Doing business with SA
Ahead of the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation summit during the first week of December, the
emergent economic relationship between South Africa and China is well illustrated in the small
but rapid success in South Africa of Beijing Automotive Works.
Business leaders and small companies were recognised for their contributions to the economy in
the 2015 South African Small Business Awards. It was said that despite the economy struggling,
these leaders made a positive impact through their commitment and perseverance.
A factory in Johannesburg that produces set-top boxes, has hit the 70 000 mark. And its products are being delivered across South Africa. The manufacturing centre has also helped with several community initiatives to improve employees' quality of life.
It is a healthy habit for women to celebrate themselves as women and as leaders in society,
according to Farzanah Mall, the president of the Businesswomen's Association of South Africa.
She was celebrating the winners of the annual Businesswoman of the Year Awards.
The government of the Western Cape has plans to establish a R1-billion halaal agri-processing
food park to capitalise on the multitrillion-dollar global halaal market. The park will be a cluster
of manufacturing and service firms in the halaal industry.
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