On 27th of June, Blue Projects celebrated the National Day of South Africa and Oliver Tambo’s centenary, organized by the South African Embassy in Bucharest. The event gathered high officials from important public institutions and diplomatic missions, as well as representatives of well-known companies from various industries.
Relevant speeches were delivered on this occasion by prominent personalities such as, Mr. Bethwell Tiba, Chargé d’Affaires of the South African Embassy in Bucharest, Raed Arafat, Secretary of State at Minestery of Internal Affairs and Mr. Neal Barber, Managing Partner at Blue Projects and ROSABA president.
Mr. Barber held a speech for this significant moment in the history of South Africa, namely, 23 years of freedom and democracy and the centenary of diplomat Oliver Reginald Tambo, who played a significant role in the liberation of South Africa. He stated that Romania and South-Africa have been strengthening and expanding their business liaisons: “We strongly believe that Romania represents a resourceful arena for South-African investment and trading opportunities, as a gateway to European investment for South-African companies. Romania’s key advantages in terms of very competitive income & profit taxes, labor costs and skilled workforce continue to attract major private investors and offer a strong leverage in investment decisions. Further to this, Romania is a country full of well educated, hardworking and vibrant people that are dedicated and passionate to develop not only themselves but also their futures”.