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SA trade mission heads for Zim

2012-10-14 18:41

Johannesburg - A delegation of officials and businesspeople from South Africa arrived in Zimbabwe on Sunday to begin a trade and investment conference, the department of trade and industry said.

The delegation is being led by deputy minister of trade and industry Elizabeth Thabethe for the fourth annual Investment and Trade Initiative (ITI), the department said in a statement.

The South African exhibition officially opens on Monday and will feature businesspeople displaying their wares and services.

The ITI is part of the department's export and investment promotion strategy that focuses on high-growth markets with the intent of creating opportunities for South African businesses.

The business delegation will include companies from sectors such as construction, manufacturing, agriculture and processing, mining, and information technology.

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Comments
  • mshiniboys - 2012-10-14 19:26

    Govenment pursuing juju.

  • raps.magans - 2012-10-14 20:08

    Mining,Construction and Agro-business .

  • ray.molekoa.5 - 2012-10-15 06:13

    You people , so early in the morning and you are already spewing vile in each others faces over what ? This hatred and intolerance .

  • danny.zulberg - 2012-10-15 07:31

    WHAT THE HELL FOR - SO WE CAN GIVE THEM PRODUCT MADE BY OUR OWN SWEAT AND TEARS AND PAID FOR BY THOSE WHO DO PAY TAX, FOR zIM TO NEVER PAY US. COME ON GUYS - WAKE UP!

      afrikeni - 2012-10-15 09:36

      These misguided statements let me wonder - I wish SARS can give the tax that Zimbabweans in South Africa are paying per year (they have them on their database as non SA citizens state where they are from on tax returns). Chance is their families are still in Zimbabwe so the tax is for the benefit of South Africa How about the free market for SA when the buyers do not reside in SA, free export without breaking a sweat & filling forms. Ask the Astor, Checkers etc how they benefited when Zimbabwe went down for the better part of the last decade. Yes there are negative items such as competition for jobs, housing etc BUT on balance I suspect SA benefited from collapsed Zimbabwe. These are worthy thesis for economics masters students to research. This attitude of SA of thinking it can't give Africa something but just take will bite it in near future. Example how about if MTN etc is chased from other African countries (where more than half its revenue comes from), what will happens to SARS & the tax you refer to. Have a wider view of how countries cycles work, - SA is next in sinking - you wanna bet?

  • thando.gqabaza - 2012-10-15 07:50

    How do we trade with those who have no money ?

  • raps.magans - 2012-10-15 08:41

    my people will perish due to lack of knowledge,i am very disheartened and disappointed by the level of ignorance shown on this corum,we need to start with an overhaul of the educational system so as to avert this narrow minded thinking and self-centred ideology being perpertuated to the younger generation cause i tell you we are retrogressing as a country .People fail to understand the basics of economics and business yet at the same time they cry for salary increase and service delivery,south africa wont grow without the need of other new markets that is in Africa.

      norman.depluhm - 2012-10-15 09:26

      Raps my bru, you're right in principle on a few levels there, but the problem is that zimbabwe is a despotic disintegrated version of an economy, from which we gain no real benefit in truth. We give them free power, we stand blindly and idly by while uncle bob does as he pleases, and we even give them money from time to time. There is a real trade reason that malema happens to be there at the same time as some 'commission' from the ANC... There are deals to be made and investment paths to carve out, but if you think for a second that this will benefit either saffas or zimbos in general, then you sir, are just a zimbozo....

  • norman.depluhm - 2012-10-15 09:22

    Is it any surprise at all that julius 'hands in the till' malema is in zim at the same time as some trade commission!?! Excuse me but just what sort of bolstering of trade ties do we need with zimbabwe, I think whatever we do trade with them is well known enough to not need a commission to assess it. I think the purpose is probably that it is a LOT easier to meet and do dodgy deals in Zim than it is here, they're just planning how to get in on the infrastructure capex the guv is about to launch. There's already a case of intimidation and assault against 'juju's thugs' by some reporters over there.

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