Tag: China

Thandi wines seals deal to export range of wines to China

Thandi wines seals deal to export range of wines to China

AFRICA, ASIA, BUSINESS, INTERNATIONAL
PRETORIA, South AfricaIt was signed, sealed and soon to be delivered as Western Cape’s Thandi Wines secured a one-year contract with a Chinese distributor to export their range of premium wines to China. This momentous contract was agreed upon on the margins of the 19th SIAL China International Trade Fair for Food where twenty-three South African agro-processing companies are currently showcasing local products and services. The Managing Director of Thandi Wines, Mr Vernon Henn said that the contract value sits at more than R700 000. “We will commence the contract with a shipment of two containers that will be having more than 26 000 bottles. We will then follow that up with another two containers. Thereafter, the contract will be renewed on an annual basis,” said Henn.
Trade between SA and Asia positive towards growing and cementing of relations, says Consul-General Hlahla

Trade between SA and Asia positive towards growing and cementing of relations, says Consul-General Hlahla

AFRICA, ASIA, BUSINESS, INTERNATIONAL
PRETORIA, South AfricaThe South African Consul-General in Shanghai, Ms Mpho Hlahla says that each and every amount of trade taking place between South Africa and Asia is a positive movement towards the growing and cementing of mutually beneficial economic trade relations. Hlahla said this during the official opening of the South African National Pavilion at the 19th SIAL China International Trade Fair for Food taking place in Shanghai, China. Hlahla pronounced on the fact that twenty-three of South Africa’s agro-processing companies succeeding in showcasing on a platform regarded as Asia’s largest food innovation exhibition demonstrated how well regarded and in demand South African-made products were in the region. “You have to appreciate that this is a premium show
The DTI to promote local agro-processing products and services in China

The DTI to promote local agro-processing products and services in China

AFRICA, BUSINESS, INTERNATIONAL
PRETORIA, South AfricaThe Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will lead a delegation of twenty-three local companies from the agro-processing sector to Shanghai, China to promote local products and services at the annual SIAL China International Trade Fair for Food that will take place from 16-18 May 2018. The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says that the SIAL China International Trade Fair for Food is the largest Asian food fair and offers South African companies keen on promoting their products and services in foreign markets with the best platform to boosting their visibility in the region. SIAL China will offer our businesspeople with a unique opportunity to meeting market leaders of the food, beverage and hospitality industry in China “China ra
Mauritius, a gateway for investment into Africa’s energy sector

Mauritius, a gateway for investment into Africa’s energy sector

AFRICA, BUSINESS, INTERNATIONAL
LONDON, United KingdomMauritius has enjoyed numerous accolades within the business community of late. In 2018 it was ranked 25th out of 190 countries in the World Bank ‘Ease of Doing Business’ report, taking first place in Sub-Saharan Africa. It also came out as top African country in the World Economic Forum’s 2017-18 Global Competitiveness Index. The country’s location in the Indian Ocean has long positioned it as an attractive stepping stone for investments with China and Asia. The country has been the largest source of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India for many years, but many other factors have contributed to Mauritius growing reputation as a stable and competitive investment hub. Investment Protection and Promotion Agreements (IPPAs) and Double Taxation Treaties t
President Museveni receives Chinese investor

President Museveni receives Chinese investor

AFRICA, BUSINESS, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
ENTEBBE, Uganda Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has received and held discussions with Mr. Pengfei Zhang, a Chinese entrepreneur who has expressed interest to invest in a multi-manufacturing factory for production of an assortment of electric equipment. During the meeting that took place at State House, Entebbe earlier this week and attended by Parliamentary Speaker, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, President Museveni told Mr. Pengfei Zhang who is Chairman of China-based Taichang Group Company Limited, that besides manufacturing electrical equipment like transformers, meters and domestic appliances like kettles and flat irons, the Chinese investor should also venture into making concrete electrical poles. He said that Uganda has been using seasoned wooden electric poles, which do not l...
Chinese President invites President Museveni to attend the China-Africa Conference

Chinese President invites President Museveni to attend the China-Africa Conference

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA
Entebbe, Uganda Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has received an invitation from his Chinese counterpart, Mr. Xi Jinping, to attend the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit that is slated to take place later this year in the Chinese Capital of Beijing. The Chinese Ambassador to Uganda, Mr. Zheng Zhua Qiang, delivered the invitation to President Museveni today at State House, Entebbe. FOCAC is an official forum between China and African states. There have been five Summits held to date with the most recent having taken place in Beijing, China in July 2012. Previous Summits were held in Beijing in October 2000; December 2003 in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, November 2006 in Beijing and November 2009 in Sharm el Sheikh, Sinai Peninsular in Egypt. Ambassador Zheng Zhua als...
UWEC bids farewell to Zakayo

UWEC bids farewell to Zakayo

AFRICA, BUSINESS, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA
Entebbe, Uganda Uganda's oldest chimpanzee famously known as Zakayo was laid to rest last Saturday at Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Center ( UWEC) , Entebbe. According to the Minster of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Prof Ephraim Kamuntu, Zakayo has been an Iconic species and very popular to both the general and international public. This he says has given Uganda, and the Ministry of Tourism at large, to use his legacy to drum up support to conserve chimpanzee in Uganda and other wildlife in general. However, he used to this opportunity to call upon Ugandans to support conservation efforts in addressing conservation challenges such as poaching, illegal wildlife trade, trafficking, human wildlife conflicts, encroachment and climate change. " All these nega...
Getting Feedback on New Tools to Protect People’s Privacy

Getting Feedback on New Tools to Protect People’s Privacy

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
SAN JOSE, United States of America Following the recent Facebook content privacy scandals, Face book has taken its first steps to protect peoples privacy. According to Facebook, they will build a feature that addresses feedback from people who use Facebook, privacy advocates and regulators.  All users will gain access to more information and control, over the data Facebook receives from other websites and apps that use their services. "Today, we're announcing plans to build Clear History. This feature will enable you to see the websites and apps that send us information when you use them, delete this information from your account, and turn off our ability to store it associated with your account going forward." notes Facebook " Apps and websites that use features such as