Botswana assumed the chairmanship of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Summit, Council of Ministers and Commission, effective from 15 July 2021 to 14 July 2022. Botswana takes over from South Africa, which held the SACU chair from 14 July 2020 to 14 July 2021.
The SACU chairmanship rotates among the member states in alphabetical order for 12 months. President of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi, will assume the role of the chairperson of the SACU Summit, taking over from South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa.
The Minister of Finance of Botswana, Peggy O Serame, will assume the role of chairperson of the SACU Council of Ministers, taking over from South African Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni.
The Secretary for Economic and Financial Policy in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development of Botswana, Kelapile Ndobano takes over as the chairman of the SACU Commission, from the Deputy-Director General - International Trade and Economic Development, Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of
South Africa, Ambassador Xavier Carim.
The Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Finance of the Kingdom of Eswatini, Sizakele Dlamini, will be the chairperson of the Finance and Audit Committee, taking
over from the Secretary for Economic and Financial Policy in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development of Botswana.