Africa Big 7


14 FEBRUARY 2019


Africa’s Big 7 is the only food and beverage trade show in Africa to bring together hundreds of global suppliers with motivated buyers from each segment of the buying community. Africa’s Big 7 is the annual meeting place for food professionals across the continent that visits the source, meet and gain insight into the very latest developments affecting the industry.

The dti will once again be hosting a South African national pavilion at this event to showcase local manufacturing capability in order to boost exports of local products, increase intra-African trade, stimulate discussions on issues impacting the sector’s development and promote partnerships and collaboration.  Interested local manufacturers are therefore invited to submit applications to participate in this pavilion.


The following financial support will be offered to qualifying firms:

  • Air travel assistance up to R 3,500.00 (only for exhibitors located outside of Gauteng);
  • Daily subsistence allowance of R1,200.00 per day (only for exhibitors located outside of Gauteng);
  • Freight-forwarding of display materials (only for exhibitors located outside of Gauteng);
  • Exhibition space and booth rental costs for all approved exhibitors.

For more information on the exhibition, please visit:

National Pavilion application forms and guidelines can be downloaded via the dti website:

For any enquiries pertaining to applications, sector and/or event please contact:
Ms Tshepiso Malunga

Telephone: 012 394-3284


Ms Mapaseka Sephai

Telephone: 012 391 5571


NB!! The deadline for submission of complete National Pavilion application form accompanied by all supporting documentation is
15 February 2019

Click here for further information :

National Pavilion Services Application

National Pavilion Guidelines

National Pavilion Manufacturing

Food Waste Prevention and Management Guideline Workshop


07 FEBRUARY 2019


Dear Sir/Madam,

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in collaboration with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) plan to co-develop a Food Waste Prevention and Management Guideline for food waste minimisation at the consumer level, including households and restaurants.

Given your respective roles and responsibilities, you have been identified as one of the critical stakeholders to assist DEA and the CSIR in the development of the guideline.

You are hereby invited to a workshop which will entail presentations (invites to selected presenters will be sent out) and discussions surrounding research findings pertaining to household and food services food wastage, the role of retailers in the prevention and management of food waste, barriers and opportunities for food waste reduction/prevention in households and commercial kitchens, etc.

The workshop will be held on 08 February 2019 in Pretoria at the DEA Conference Venue.

Please RSVP to the workshop by no later than 16 January 2019. Your presence and participation will be highly appreciated.

Please find attached an invite to the workshop.  A draft agenda to the workshop will be shared closer to the date of the workshop.

Should you have any queries or concerns, please feel free to contact Mr Tsebo Mohapi at email:, Tel: 012 399 9820; or myself, Mr Rishal Ramdaw Sooklal at email: , Tel: 012 399 9821, or Mr Katlego Mabatle at email:, Tel: 012 399 9835.

Kind regards,

Rishal Ramdaw Sooklal
Control Environmental Officer: Grade A

General Waste: Minimization
Chemicals & Waste Management
Department of Environmental Affairs

P/Bag X447, Pretoria, 0001
473 Steve Biko Road, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0083

Tel: 012 399 9821
Fax: 012 320 0981