South Africa’s Eastern Cape Development Cooperation (ECDC) is in the Netherlands for a study visit focusing on the top-sector Agro food. SANEC informed the delegation about the Netherlands Agro, Food & Technology Centre (NAFTC) Southern Africa.» More information
The Clinton Foundation has announced a partnership with the Government of the Netherlands to implement Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) in Malawi and Tanzania. The Government of the Netherlands will invest $3 million to expand the Clinton Development Initiative's (CDI) smallholder farming program, adopted by President Banda in September 2012 as a cornerstone of Malawi's national agriculture strategy.» More information
SANEC proudly announces that it has reached its first year jubilee as a resident of WTC The Hague. As WTC The Hague is a hub where all parties that focus on international business come together, it is the perfect office location for an international business facilitator like SANEC.» More information
SANEC member Van Oord is looking forward to welcome other SANEC members and partners at their offices overlooking the Nieuwe Maas in Rotterdam to share their business thoughts. You are cordially invited to this third SANEC Members in Business Cocktail of 2013.» More information
Cape Town: the digital gateway to Africa!
Member of the SANEC board PwC joined forces with Wesgro and the City of Cape Town to develop a publication on Cape Town’s Creative Software Design and Development sector. Danie Fölscher (PwC Western Cape): ‘We believe that Cape Town’s innovative spirit and talent fuel the growth potential in this sector globally’» More information
SANEC signs proposal for representation offices with Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative
SANEC and the Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative (MCLI) signed a representation proposal on Friday 12 July 2013.» More information
Zimbabwe is picking up
The newly appointed Ambassador to the Embassy of the Netherlands in Harare, Zimbabwe, Gera Sneller, visited the SANEC office in The Hague, to discuss collaboration in order to promote economic and trade relations between Zimbabwe and the Netherlands. SANEC is engaged with a number of Dutch companies who are starting to explore the Zimbabwean market.» More information
SANEC @ Congolese Economic Forum for the EU
At the 3rd annual Congolese Economic Forum for the EU (Brussels 24 - 25 June 2013) several innovative investment opportunities were presented to the European private sector. SANEC participated in the Forum, allowing for effective knowledge transfer and new market entry contacts for Dutch companies looking to do business in & with the Democratic Republic of Congo.» More information
The South African Ezra Ndwandwe wrote a business report about the differences between the Dutch economy and that of South Africa. She wondered why many more Dutch companies will invade in international markets soon and what makes the Dutch economy successful compared to South Africa.» More information
South Africa's Competitiveness Indicators
SANEC attended the Trade Officers Dialogue Session on South African Economic Landscape. In cooperation with DTI, Brand SA, host of the session, provided presentations on South Africa's Competitive Drivers and Investment Opportunities aligned with the Industrial Policy Action Plan South Africa (IPAP) 2013-2016. An interesting business discussion followed with participants of the EU commission and different European trade councils.» More information
According to Financieel Dagblad (a renowned Dutch newspaper), one in five fast growing investments in Africa is initiated in the Netherlands. Many multinationals have placed their African activities with a Dutch representative office, because of the favourable fiscal and legal environment of the Netherlands.» More information
During an open interactive discussion at the Embassy of South Africa on 7 June 2013 with Dutch agro food suppliers, Mr Alan Winde (Minister of Economic Development, Finance and Tourism of the Western Cape) presented the challenges in South Africa and the southern African continent:» More information
SANEC would like to invite you to meet our incoming Dutch trade delegation around the Africa Ports & Harbours Show 2013.» More information
On the ‘Road To Excellence’ with Minister Winde
During his visit to the Netherlands, Minister Alan Winde accompanied SANEC at the CFO Day 2013, ‘The Road To Excellence’ on 5 June. During this event, SANEC hosted a Roundtable with the Minister in one of the meeting rooms of the Kurhaus.» More information
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Seasons are changing, but business goes on asual. We also changed the way we would like to interact with you. We have successfully launched our Facebook-page and have welcomed over 1.000 digital relations in less than one month! In case you haven’t liked us yet, we invite you to do so and we provide a dynamic mix of interesting information!
The second Members in Business Cocktail of 2013 was hosted at the modern headquarters of SANEC board member KPMG. Prominent guest at this cocktail was Minister Alan Winde, Minister Minister of Economic Development, Finance and Tourism of the Western Cape.» More information
New Managing Director VOPAK
Our Board member Marcel van de Kar, Managing Director of Vopak Terminal Durban (Pty) Ltd, will be replaced by Erik Kleine. We wish Marcel all the best with his new position as Global Account Director at the Global Office Rotterdam VOPAK. We are looking forward to a fruitful cooperation with Erik Kleine.» More information
Africa’s rise is real!
According to the Africa Attractiveness Survey of SANEC board member Ernst & Young, there is good reason to pause and celebrate the progress that Africa has made: “Despite the impact of the ongoing global economic situation, the size of the African economy has more than tripled since 2000 and many parts of the region forecast to continue experiencing relatively high growth rates.”» More information
The Netherlands – Tanzania Investment Forum
As a follow up of the visit of The Tanzania Private Sector Foundation of the United Republic of Tanzania (TPSF) to the Netherlands, the TPSF and SANEC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote the development of bilateral business relations between Tanzania and the Netherlands. Incentive behind this MoU is the mutually accepted need to strengthen bilateral business and trade relations between the business communities of Tanzania and the Netherlands.» More information