Joint SA, Zim trade fair held
By MTHULISI SIBANDA
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A just-ended trade fair exhibition in South Africa and Zimbabwe is expected to create new market for women entrepreneurs of the two neighbouring countries.
The two-day joint fair has been held at the Musina Show Grounds in Limpopo Province.Minister in the South African Presidency responsible for Women, Susan Shabangu, said the event came after Zimbabwean Minister for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)s and Cooperatives, Sithembiso Nyoni, requested that the two countries co-host a joint trade fair and exhibition for women in the two countries.
She said the two-day joint trade fair, which began on Wednesday, aimed to promote and investment between women and to facilitate access to trade markets of the two countries.
“This trade fair will offer an opportunity for women from both countries to learn first-hand about target export markets in both countries. It will also provide women an opportunity to network and have one-on-one business matchmaking, potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint venture partners,” Shabangu said.
She said the trade fair was one of the activities by the Department to facilitate cross border finance and market access for women with an opportunity to showcase and sell their products.“Our Joint Trade Fair and Exhibition is continuation of our theme “We are Africa”.
Women’s Small, Medium & Micro Enterprise Businesses (SMMEs) from both countries have been invited to come and exhibit their products ranging from textiles, agro-processing, jewellery, technology and crafts to mention but a few,” she said.
– CAJ News
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