SA-Zim business link launched

economyJohannesburg A new business to business initiative called SA-Zim Business Connection will be launched on 19 August 2009 at the Zimbabwean Embassy in Pretoria. The purpose of this is to encourage South African businesses to explore business opportunities in the economically troubled country with a long-term view of reviving its economy and thereby, forging sustainable relat

The event will be graced by the Zimbabwe Deputy Minister of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion, Hon. Dr S Udenge as the keynote speaker. The guest composition will be senior business executives, associates and senior government official from South Africa and Zimbabwe.

The idea for this initiative came about as a result of the apparent need for Zimbabwe to emerge out of the doldrums and a call by Prime Minister Morgan Tshvangirai for South African businesses to assist in that regard.

We are very excited about this new formation and look forward to the prospect of partnering with Zimbabwe in an effort to revive its economy, says George Moyo the chairman of Neema Africa Trust.

This is on the heels of a landmark meeting that took place in March 2009, in Victoria Falls, chaired by the former minister of foreign affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. It addressed issues of existing bilateral political, economic and trade relations between the two countries and the consolidation of the bilateral agreements between South Africa and Zimbabwe.

SA-ZIM Business Connection is led by business executives and highly skilled experts who provide advice and capital to interested parties. It operates under the auspices of Neema Africa Trust, an independent non-profit agency registered under Section 21, formed to work with socio economic development agencies. It also facilitates investment interactions between Zimbabwean and South African businesses.

Neema Africa intends assisting various socio economic development projects in the fields of agriculture, small business development, training, health and education in Zimbabwe.

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