Welcome to our first trade newsletter from the Israeli Embassy in South Africa. Every month
we will be bringing you news, views and different perspectives on business ties and opportunities
between Israel and South Africa.
We will also be providing information on our Facebook page
South Africa and WATEC
The Trade and Economic Office of the Embassy of Israel is organising custom made tours for
South African businessmen and women which include one-on-one meetings with innovative
companies and site visits to see technology in a real world environment at the upcoming WATEC
water technology conference between 22nd and 24th October 2013
The Israeli water market is internationally recognized as highly developed, having benefited from
many years of experience in managing scarce water resources. Moreover, the national industry is
widely regarded as a nexus of world-class expertise in the water field. WATEC presents the
perfect opportunity to hear from and meet a range of growing water, energy & environment
companies seeking a combination of partners, investment and professional services to develop
For more information please contact Michael Shapiro on +27 11 783 9605 or email.
New Ambassador sees significant trade opportunities
Welcome Ambassador Lenk! The new Ambassador is excited to be here and by the wealth of
possibilities that he sees for Israeli-South African trade opportunities. Ambassador Lenk speaks
about the possibilities in his Citizen op-ed here. Read more about Ambassador Lenk on our
Innovative Israeli Companies seeking partners in SAThe Trade and Economic Office of the Embassy of Israel received requests from a number of
innovative and successful Israeli companies who are looking for local partners in South Africa.
Below is a description of some of the Israeli companies that are looking for local partners.
For information please contact the Embassy’s Trade Office on +27 11 783 9605 or send an email
A Leading supplier of virus resistant vegetable seeds is looking for a distributor in South Africa.
The vegetables have high yield and a long shelf life. More information is available here.
Eldir Plastics is one of the world’s leading and most dynamic plastic products manufacturers
specializing in variety of storage containers. Eldir are looking for distributors in South Africa.
Medical Personnel Course in Israel
Come to Israel and participate in an Israeli government sponsored course in Trauma Management
at the renowned Rambam Hospital in Haifa.
Physicians, nurses and paramedics involved in the organization and treatment of trauma can
join the Mashav (Israel’s International Development Agency) sponsored free course on “Developing
and Organizing a Trauma System and MCS Organization” that is taking place between 23 March
& 4 April 2014.
Israel is one of only a few countries in the world with more than 60 years of experience in preparing
its health care system to deal with mass casualty situations and this course will provide insights and
experience which can be utilized in South Africa.
For more information and application details please click here.
Start-up of the Month: Free Mobile Phone calls!
Free phone calls from your mobile phone? Who wouldn't want that? Viber is an Israeli company
that provides you with exactly that - free phone calls, texting, photo and video messaging.
Founded in 2010, it now has more than 200 million users in more than 193 countries and has
expanded from its iPhone presence to Android and other platforms. Its younger demographic and
proprietary “stickers” service has proved very popular, differentiating it from other platforms.
Innovative Israel: Curiyo
Two thirds of Africa’s online activity takes place in South Africa. So why not utilize a new Israeli
add-on to maximize the amount of information you can get in the fewest number of clicks?
The latest product from the Israeli founder of Answers.com does just that.
Bob Rosenschein named his new startup Curiyo because “we curate information from across
the Web and put it together for you,” Read more about Curiyo here.