Sharing news from Titi S. Nxumalo, South African Consulate-General Milan, Italy
I would like to take the opportunity to welcome everybody back from the August holidays which I hope brought much needed rest to all. The Mission has indeed begun its work in full swing at the beginning of September and already has a busy schedule.
For South Africa, the October/November period will be of importance as we look forward to the Ambrosetti Conference that will take place at the end of October in Johannesburg, as well as the second iteration of the President’s Investment Summit that seeks to highlight the investment opportunities in South Africa amongst global partners.
These two events are of great importance to the economic future of the South African economy and the development of job opportunities for South Africa and its youth. We look forward to observing the outcomes of these two meetings and the deepening of economic ties between South Africa and Italy.
In July 2019, the Mission went to the Azimuth Centre in Milan which is a substance abuse rehabilitation centre in Milan that helps people who have just completed their prison sentences to rehabilitate themselves and see life in a positive manner without the use and abuse of substances. The day was a huge success and a fun day for all involved. Activities included helping with the gardening, decorating the facility, and cooking a South African Braai for the patients.
In the coming months, entering into the third quarter of the year, the Mission continues to seek to enhance its economic relations with the north of Italy, exploring synergies that will be mutually beneficial to all involved. In this regard, the focus of the Mission in the coming quarter will be on agro-processing as well as co-operative developments which are two areas that could have positive impacts on the economy as well as the upliftment of rural communities.
I would like to also thank all of our partners for their continued support to the Mission and to the work that we are able to do together to further strengthen and deepen our economic relations and the opportunities available to all involved.
I wish all our followers the very best for the quarter ahead and great success in their endeavours. Lastly, I also take the opportunity to wish the South African Rugby Team all the very best for the Rugby World Cup in Japan taking place at the moment.
Titi S Nxumalo
SOUTH AFRICAN WINE TASTING IN COMO: SOLD OUT!
On 19 September 2019, the Como branch of the Italian Association of Sommeliers organized a South African wine tasting event, which registered a record number of 100 participants with 30 more on the waiting list who could not unfortunately enjoy a very successful event.
The Consul-General welcomed the guests and the wine expert Guido Invernizzi led the audience through the fascinating history of South African wines. The tasting focused on six wines presented by the Italian importer of South African wines, AfriWines.
The Economic Office of the South African Consulate-General in Milan has the pleasure to inform that, having reached the sixth edition, the South Africa-Italy Summit (Southern Africa- Europe Ceo Dialogue) organised by The European House Ambrosetti will be taking place in Johannesburg on 29-30 October 2019 at The Maslow Hotel.
The Summit is a platform of dialogue and debate on themes of common interest to foster business opportunities.
The Sessions will be dedicated to:
1. Global Macrodynamics
2. CEOs View on African Business
3. Regionalisation of Business and Value Chains
4. Energy, Connectivity and Sustainability
5. New Technologies for the Future and Skills for Development.
For more information on the event please contact:
For participants from Italy: Alice Vertemati – Alice.vertemati@Ambrosetti.eu
For participants from South Africa: Nico de Kock – firstname.lastname@example.org
VeronaFiere SpA and Fieragricola have organized a trade mission to South Africa. A group of 12 Italian entrepreneurs, manufacturers of the main technologies for vineyards and orchards, will be visiting South Africa between 2-4 October 2019.
The trade mission includes B2B meetings between the Italian companies and South Africa potential partners as well as machinery trials in the vineyard and visits to wine cellars and companies operating in the relevant sectors.
South Africa offers interesting business opportunities being the most competitive and innovative market in the Sub-Saharan region. The South African Government is implementing investment promotion policies in key sectors such as agro-food and automotive to create jobs and to grow the economy.
South Africa at BookCity Milano
“Le donne scrivono il Sudafrica. Da Olive Schreiner a Nadine Gordimer e alla giovane generazione di Yewande Omotoso” – presented by Prof.ssa Itala Vivan
Sunday, 17 November 2019 @ 16:30
Sala Weil Weiss – Castello Sforzesco Free entrance