The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) will lead the business representatives on an Investment and Trade Initiative (ITI) to Kinshasa and Lubumbashi later this week.
The business delegation comprises companies in the agriculture and agro-processing, infrastructure, built environment, energy, mining and capital equipment, electro technical and medical equipment, solutions and supplies sectors.
The ITI is part of government’s Export and Investment Promotion Strategy that focuses on targeted high growth markets with the objective of creating investment and export opportunities for South African companies and of promoting South Africa as a trade and investment destination.
Planned activities during both legs of the ITI, which kicks off on Sunday, include business seminars, mini-exhibitions and business-to-business meetings.
“The ITI to DRC will strengthen cooperation between the business communities of both countries through the possible formation of joint ventures and partnerships,” said Minister Rob Davies on Tuesday.