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“Investors that look for growth, economic stability and political stability can find all of that in Angola”, according to Mrs. Maria Luisa Abrantes, director of ANIP, the Angola Investment Agency. After SANEC’s SADC Ambassadors Lunch in May this year, the Editor-in-Chief of Atlantico Weekly interviewed the director of ANIP about the investment opportunities in Angola for Dutch companies.

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The Port of Durban is under pressure to develop new capacity to meet container handling and storage demand. Marc Descoins, Durban dig-out port programme director of Transnet, argues that an increase in demand and the changing nature of the shipping industry are two primary drivers for an additional port in Durban.

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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.

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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.

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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

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As a follow-up to the visit of the Walvis Bay Corridor Group to the Netherlands on 6 June 2013, SANEC visited the Namibian Port of Walvis Bay on 28 and 29 June 2013 to explore opportunities for Dutch businesses.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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