The Embassy of South Africa in cooperation with the Western Cape Fine Foods Initiative (WCFFI), a non-profit company that assists in developing South Africa’s agri-processing and fine food industry, organized a South African Food Festival on 26 April at the Six Palms Restaurant, Marina Hotel. The Ambassador of South Africa to Kuwait H.E. Mzolisa Bona spoke on the occasion.
The food-tasting event saw the appearance of members from the food and hospitality industry, Kuwait travel trade and the media. A South African Chef was specially flown in to Kuwait to prepare signature dishes of traditional South African fare for the festival. The event coincided with South Africa week, celebrated from 25-28 April, which commemorates 22 years of Freedom and Democracy in the country since it held its first post-apartheid elections in 27 April 1994.
In celebration of this landmark event in history, the South African Embassy organized many events to underscore South Africa’s achievements, to strengthen relations the country’s relations with Kuwait, to highlight present trade and investment opportunities, and to promote its exotic tourism destinations and experiences.