India South Africa Business Forum 2019

India South Africa Business Forum 2019

India South Africa Business Forum was organized by Department of Trade & Industry, Republic of South Africa at ITC Maurya, New Delhi on 25th January, 2019 which was the highlight of the visit of H.E. Mr Cyril Ramaphosa,, Hon’ble President of Republic of South Africa to India, accompanying the large business delegation.

The visit was accorded the highest importance as Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India joined President Ramaphosa to address the India South Africa Business Forum which was attended by select representatives of the Government and Business Community. Shri Narendra Modi in his welcome address mentioned that the visit of the President of South Africa is happening at the very important time when India is celebrating 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi ji. India South Africa bilateral trade is more than $ 10 billion and our trade relations have become more and more intense to facilitate trade and investment between the two countries.

The India South Africa Business Forum was addressed by H.E. Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, Hon’ble President of Republic of South Africa, besides, Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Mr. Rakesh Bharti Mittal, President, CII and Dr Ganssho Mandla, Chairman, Sasol.

Dr Khotso Mokhele
Mr Rajiv Arora, Executive Vice President, Muez Hest met Dr Khotso Mokhele, Non Executive Chairman, AECI Limited, South Africa. Mr Rajiv introduced Muez Hest to Dr Mokhele and informed that in over 24 years Muez Hest has been able to successfully commission over 275 projects worldwide. Mr Rajiv also extended invitation to Dr Mokhele to visit R&D Centre of Excellence of Muez Hest in Mumbai, which is fully equipped with the Pilot Plant.
Mr Rajiv Arora, Executive Vice President, Muez Hest informed Dr Mokhele that there could be business potential for synergy by way of setting up new plants or even technological up-gradation of existing plants, besides, value addition, by offering state of the art cutting edge innovative process technologies.

Anil Agarwal, Chairman
Mr Rajiv Arora, Executive Vice President, Muez Hest met Mr Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta Resources, who has a large presence in South Africa. Mr Rajiv Arora introduced Muez Hest as a leading professional organization offering state of the art, cutting edge technological solutions in the Oils & Fats and Oleochemicals sector, which has tremendous scope in South Africa.
Mr Rajiv also informed Mr Anil Agarwal that Muez Hest is spearheaded by a technocrat Mr Javed Husain, Managing Director & Co-founder, who has very extensive and rich experience in Africa, besides, South Africa being at the forefront, could be our natural partner. Mr. Anil Agarwal mentioned that newer sectors for bilateral cooperation between India and South Africa needed to be explored, which include agriculture and food processing.
Phumzile Langeni
Mr Rajiv Arora, Executive Vice President, Muez Hest met H.E. Ms Phumzile Langeni, South African Presidential Investment Envoy and briefed her about the activities of Muez Hest and its interest in South Africa. Mr Rajiv informed Ms that Muez Hest is the only Indian engineering company which has its own in house R&D Centre, recognized by Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India and equipped with the Pilot Plant to undertake trials of various innovative value added products. Ms Langeni emphasized on making efforts in promoting partnerships between India & South Africa.