Picture: High Commissioner of South Africa to Mozambique, Mandisi Mpahlwa celebrating the Best Pavillion Award that SA won at FACIM 2017, with businesspeople.

South Africa was the centre of attraction and the envy of about 30 countries at the Mozambique International Trade Fair, commonly known as Facim, on Saturday when it scooped two awards at a ceremony hosted by Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario. 

South Africa romped home with the best pavillion award, while Kama Industries, a Johannesburg-based com­pany producing audible and visual signalling devices, was voted the best exhibitor at Facim 2017, the trade and industry department (dti) said on Sunday. 

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South African High Commissioner to Mozambique Mandisi Mpahlwa, who re­­ceived the country’s award, could not contain his excite­ment as it was third time lucky for SA after coming third last year and second in 2015, the dti said. “This award talks to South Africa’s high regard for Mozambique in general, and Facim in particular".