CAPE TOWN - South African business people on Thursday expressed satisfaction with the quality of their engagements, level of exposure and the positive reception they had experienced during an outward trade and investment mission to Luanda in Angola.
The business people’s participation at the event, which started on Monday until Friday, has been organised and funded by the Trade and Industry department (the dti) through its export marketing and investment assistance scheme.
The director of Lucchini SA, Gcobisa Bokleni-Toyi, said her company was looking for trade and investment partnerships in the steel and metal sectors. She said her company’s goal was to access the Angolan rail market and become the preferred forged solid train wheels supplier.
“Since the beginning of the week, the response has been positive. I met with one steel production company which declared its interest to work with us, especially for the provision of materials to develop wagons and passenger coaches,” she said.
“I am also delighted that the meeting with the president of Luanda Railway materialised because it presented us with an opportunity to reintroduce ourselves and build on the previous engagements we have had with Luanda Railway last year,” added Bokleni-Toyi.