The Federation of Swazi Business Community (FESBC) which lobbies for a more conducive business environment and promotes trade in Eswatini has announced a number of new companies, which recently joined as members. The list was
made public during the Eswatini-Taiwan Business Forum held at the Royal Swazi Sun Convention Centre by FESBC Chief Executive Officer Duduzile Dlamini-Nhlengetfwa.

The newly-registered companies are:
• Daviot (Pty) Ltd, which is based in Manzini and Ezulwini, and deals with developed residential estate and cold rooms;
• Crystal Vision, which does watermelon farming in Nkwene and Hhelehhele;
• Solovela Investment. Solovela grows its own fruit trees on a 3.6 hectare farm for the production of
juice. It also produce corn mahewu; and is currently working with the University of Eswatini on product analysis.
They also produce a pure local non-alcoholic beverage amongst other products.

The CEO said there were more companies that had recently registered with the federation in the areas of wholesale, agri-business, manufacturing, stationery, consultancy, brokerage, supply and construction to name a few. “The
organization has partnerships with other non-research stakeholders including SWABCHA, Skillshare Swaziland, SCCCO and CANGO”, said Nhlengetfwa. She said the federation had been strengthened in training and capacity building
from these partnerships. She said the business forum had come at the right time where the Government of Eswatini was encouraging Emaswati to venture into business. The CEO also said they were providing support to businesses and entrepreneurs who had specific needs. These included youth, women and informal sector businesses. On another note,
Nhlengetfwa stated that she was impressed with the role the Taiwan embassy was playing in developing the country’s economy.

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