MUSIAD South Africa
6 September 2016
Business, investment and tourism exchanges are a key indicator of robust and strengthening relations between countries. At a reception hosted by Ambassador Kaan Esener of Turkey to South Africa at his residence on the occasion of the launch MUSIAD South Africa, the Ambassador said that it was a mark of the strong and growing relations between Turkey and South Africa.
Photo: Ambassador Kaan Esener, Councillor Herman Mashaba, President of MUSIAD Nail Olpak
MÜSİAD - Independent Industrialists’ and Business Association was founded on May 5, 1990, in Istanbul, Turkey, by concerned businessmen dedicated to the realization of a Turkey where human rights and supremacy of the law, justice and equality, peace and security and the welfare and happiness of the people are guaranteed; where community and universal values that are adopted historically by the people are protected; and where the country is effective in the region and respected in the world.
MUSIAD has representative branches all over the world.
The South African branch has a 15 member steering committee made up of 10 South Africans and 5 Turks. The President of MUSIAD, Nail Olpak said the SA branch was established according to South African law to enhance engagement and relations between the two countries.
“If Jo’burg works then South Africa works,” said Councillor Herman Mashaba, newly elected Democratic Alliance (DA) Mayor of the City of Jo’burg. An entrepreneur and successful businessman himself, Mashaba started a cosmetic business which has become a global enterprise. He said he will use his experience and business knowledge to boost growth in Jo’burg and welcomed the Turkish delegation and the launch of MUSIAD South Africa.