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women to boost south africa's export

By unknown | Feb 14, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Xolile Bhengu

Xolile Bhengu

The Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry is looking for South African women interested in exporting their service-orientated businesses.

The chamber's three-year Access Programme for African Women in International Trade has helped 75 South African women-owned manufacturing and production businesses export their goods.

The programme is run in 15 other African countries, including Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mo-zambique, Ghana, Mali, Senegal, Cameroon, Uganda and Zambia.

The chamber's export specialist, Linda Holtes, said the programme was developed in Africa as part of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, and was initiated and supported by the International Trade Centre and Trade Facilitation Office in Canada.

The training programme is aimed at addressing poverty alleviation in Africa by empowering the continent's women.

She said the focus this year would be on women who want to export information and communications technology, design, legal and accounting, finance and insurance, health- and tourism-related services.

The access programme's three-day workshop will be held from March 26 to 28 in Johannesburg. For more information visit or


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