An official visit by the Western Cape Government to Angola has paved the way for 17 local businesses to establish trade partnerships in this African market.
Premier Helen Zille and Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, aided by Wesgro, led a business delegation to Angola to enhance relations between the two regions. Businesses from both regions participated in a business to business workshop to explore opportunities for collaboration, specifically with regard to agricultural production.
“The value of the Western Cape’s exports to all of our markets increased by 78% between 2009 and 2014. Angola is South Africa’s 13th biggest market for wine sales and through smart agreements, there is significant potential to increase the volume of wine we export to other African countries,” said Winde.
Published in the July 2015 issue of WineLand magazine.