SEDA Funding for Small Business

The Small Business Development Portfolio Committee will be hosting Mr Alex Qunta, Provincial Manager of SEDA who will provide information on funding opportunities for small business.

The Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) is an agency of the Department of Small Business Development which provides non-financial support to small enterprises and co-operatives.

We welcome your attendance and engagement at the meeting.

For more information, please contact Narieman Solomon on 021 402 4300 or email



Wednesday, 16 August 2017


Cape Chamber Office


12:00 – 13:30


Members: Free
Non-members: R250


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021 402 4300
Narieman Solomon

Fancy Food Show, New York 2017

The largest market place in North America devoted exclusively to specialty food and beverage producers and buyers, known as Fancy Food Show (FFS), New York City.
FFS was conducted in collaboration with USAID with its Africa-wide food pavilion (12 companies from 5 African countries). WCFFI assisted USAID with co-ordination of WCFFI member food companies exhibiting at FFS. FFS is a good platform to secure linkages with US Buyers for future exports and disseminate food trends and information for WCFFI members.

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Left & Middle: Mr. J. Abramson & Mrs. R. Abramson, Owner of Fynbos Fine Foods.
Right: Mr. N. Wilkinson, co-owner of Rio Largo.

Right: Mrs. B. Wilkinson, co-owner of Rio Largo

WCFFI in the East Africa

Food SA represented 17 companies’ products on the outward selling mission to East Africa on 24 to 30 June 2017. Not only was great exports linkages made but strategic partnerships were established in both Kenya and Tanzania, especially for Halal products. Raw material suppliers were sought and communications are underway between South African companies and East African companies identified.
Investor prospectus completed.

Left: Mr. Paul Ouma, Chairman of Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry/KNCCI. Right: Mr. Nazeem Sterras, CEO of WCFFI

Back: Mr. R. Naidoo, Owner of SANCRYL.
Left: Mr. R. Rabia, CEO of Tristar Investments, Tanzania. Right: Mr. Nazeem Sterras, CEO of WCFFI

WCFFI and its partner Aurecon completed the feasibility study on 3 sites in the WC. Investors will now have a choice where best to extract the best RoI and still meet the socio – economic criteria to address unemployment, poverty and inequality especially within Agro Processing.

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Negotiations in China

Nazeem Sterras (centre) is seen here faciliting deals on behalf of member companies at Food and Hotel China.

Minister Alan Winde, Nazeem Sterras and Premier Helen Zille on the WCFFI stand in China.

WCFFI in the Middle East

Outward Selling Mission with DTI to Kuwait and Qatar WCFFi secured investment partners for the planned Halal Park.

There was a lot of interest shown in the basket of products presented by WCFFI, with the assistance of South Africa Ambassadors export orders to supply large retailers was secured.

Miami Free Trade Zone

Delegates from many African States attended the Africando Conference and the Miami Food show. The delegation visited two family owned companies namely Goya and Badia who showed interest in importing products from Africa.

Debbie Payne with delegates and the owner of Badia.

Entrance to Miami Free trade Zone.

Chinese Delegation Visits

Chinese Delegation Visits

A Chinese delegation visited the offices of WCFFi to discuss opportunities for members to supply into the Chinese market.

Workshop at Stellenbosch Hills

Workshop at Stellenbosch Hills

Members who attended a workshop on13th August. Diana Swales was chosen by speaker Adrienne Westman from Top Alliance to have her logo designed free. The members were made aware of the importance of social media and the impact it can have on extending their reach with their business and products. Marisa Munroe from Woolworths delivered a very informative presentation on the timelines of launching into the chains and how innovation is driven by customer requests.

R1 billion Halal Industrial Park

The signing of an agreement with the Malaysian government has led to a R1 billion investment in to establishing a halal processing hub. This initiative will support the agri-processing sector while attracting direct foreign investment.