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Economic Events

Private Label Manufacturing Association (PLMA)

South African companies attending the PLMA trade show on November 16-18 brought the exotic taste of South Africa to the annual event. They exhibited South African wines, teas, jams, sauces, and skin care products and interacted with local businesses to explore transnational partnerships and exporting opportunities.

More than 2,400 exhibit booths, over 5,000 buyers and visitors, and nearly 20,000 different products are showcased at the PLMA, making it a unique opportunity for exhibitors to meet as many buyers from as many retail channels.


We are expecting a representation of about fifteen South African companies with a range of products from jams and sauces to cosmetics, biltong and wine producers. These companies will be showcasing their wide array of products at the trade show.

South African Automotive Week 

Johannesburg, South Africa

13 – 17 October 2014

From October 13 to 17, the South African Consulate General participated in South Africa’s Automotive Week, the international trade show for stimulating trade and business opportunities in manufacturing and the related sector. In partnership with ten automotive companies, the Consulate brought together businesses from the automotive industry to strengthen international ties and build bilateral relations through the event.




IMG_2991The 20th World Route Development Forum

Chicago, Illinois, USA • 20 – 23 September 2014

At the 20th World Route Development Forum held in Chicago this year, the Province of KwaZulu-Natal, which will host World Routes 2015 in September next year, introduced aviation representatives and organizations to the City of Durban. A key gateway for Africa, Durban is a thriving tourist destination, an avant-garde aviation hub, and cutting-edge location for investment and business opportunities.





KwaZulu Natal Investment Opportunity Breakfast 

McCormick Place Convention Center

23 September 2014

On the occasion of the 2014 World Routes Development Forum, the South African Consulate General in Chicago, in partnership with Trade & Investment KZN, hosted a KwaZulu-Natal Investment Opportunity Breakfast.  MEC Mr. Michael Mabuyakhulu, Durban Executive Mayor Mr. James Nxumalo, and Consul Economic Donnadelliah Maluleke opened the floor for a discussion on KwaZulu-Natal Province as an enticing investment destination for Chicagoland businesses.




Wine Tasting at Blue Crane Imports

October 1st, 2014

On October 1st, 2014, Chicago-based importer and distributor Blue Crane Imports hosted a South African Wine Tasting Event. Blue Crane Imports selected six wines from South African producer Catherine Marshall”s highly acclaimed range. Ms. Marshall was also in attendance, greeting guests and speaking about her line of wines from South Africa.




On 12 August 2014, the Chicago Trade Office met with Ms. Lisa Packer, the representative for the Western Cape Citrus Producers Forum. South African Citrus was being exhibited at the Midwest Produce Expo by two importers. The Consul Economic, Ms. Donnadelliah Maluleke, attended the show and met with the importers of SA products.

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 In communication with the show organizers and the Cosmetics Export Council of South Africa, the South African Consulate helped to organize the space for the 3 companies exhibiting at the show under individual EMIA funding. The companies were Lillian Terry International, Caribbean Tan, and I-Slices.


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The ANC’s business arm – the Progressive Business Forum (PBF),  was invited by the President and Founder of the Rainbow Push Coalition, Rev. Jesse Jackson, to attend the 43rd anniversary conference of the Rainbow Coalition and the Citizenship Education Fund, to be held in Chicago, USA. In conjunction with their participation at the event, the Chicago Office took the lead and developed a day program for 1 July for the SA businesses which included a networking session and a seminar by the founder of the Cycle of Success Institute, Mr. John Mautner.




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