An energetic economic discourse is developing between the South Africa's Gauteng province and South America's economic giant, Brazil. That follows the realisation that, to coin a phrase, there's an awesome amount of opportunity from Brazil.
Now, a transatlantic economic superhighway linking Gauteng and Brazil is under construction. Its aim: To stimulate and build growth in trade and industrial added value.
Dialogue, inspired by the Gauteng Economic Development Agency (Geda), between South Africa's merchants and industrialists and their counterparts in Brazil is invigorating the flow of products, ideas and capital and realising the massive two-way potential waiting to be exploited.
The first major cooperative step between Gauteng and Brazil is an informal agreement between Geda and the Brazilian Machinery Manufacturers Association (Abimark) aimed at encouraging trade and investment in the sector. More specifically, the lynchpin is to persuade Brazilian machinery manufacturers to set up plants in Gauteng.
"Today we buy machinery from …