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South Africa showcased in Manila



South African Ambassador to the Philippines photo with the staff of Premier Wines and Spirits, importer of Amarula liquor and Table Mountain wines, some of the most popular sellers at the Fair.


A record of six buyers/importers of a wide range of South African products teamed up with the Embassy to showcase the country’s like arts and crafts; Rooibos, wines; Ceres juice, biltong; boerewors; as well as other South African delicacies.  The Embassy occupied part of the colourfully branded stand to showcase freshly imported Proteas and it was no surprise when the local Mistress of Ceremonies made an announcement that the popular flowers were the first product to sell out, hours before the end of the Fair.  Ambassador Agnes Nyamande-Pitso presented a bouquet of Proteas to the Chairperson of the IBF and wife of the Philippines Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Gretchen Del Rosario during her visit to the booth accompanied by other committee members.  


South African Ambassador Agnes Nyamande-Pitso pictured with Mr.  Nik Bowden and Mrs. Nelida Bowden and Mr. Romelito Ma at the Springbok Foods stall.

This fair is one of the Mission’s projects to brand South Africa and market various products in the Philippines.  The participation of the Mission has evolved over the years from importing/buying all products sold at the fair to imported only Proteas.  


Group photo of the enthusiastic  team of flower sellers from the Embassy (L-R: Standing/Back): Hayden Mulaudzi, Trisha Harn, Mary Ann Delos Santos, Abbey Cruz and Penny Marcelino.  (L-R: Front): Leila Custodio, Marife Cuadra, Armie Aledo and Ellen Vega.

This fair is one of the major fundraising events by the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs together with 50 diplomatic missions in support of underserved communities and victims of natural disasters in Metro Manila.  While the Mission does not have an Aid Programme, this fair gives an opportunity to contribute to charitable causes under the custodianship of the local Foreign Affairs.


South African Embassy Staff assisting the buyers of Proteas, which sold out hours before the end of the Fair.

SA Embassy Manila, Philippines




March 2018






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