The Zimbabwe community in South Africa has launched an online platform that will see them collaborating on business projects and exchanging skills with their South African counterparts.
The launch was held in Johannesburg this Friday at Gala dinner attended by ANC delegates, Zimbabwean entrepreneurs and others.
South African’s low trust in foreigners has over the years brought challenges to social cohesion which has seen an increase of xenophobic attacks, especially in the townships.
In a move expected to build relationships between locals and Zimbabweans, the Zimbabwe community in South Africa has launched an online platform that will see a collaboration on business ideas and skills in these townships.
The programme will see Zimbabwean businessmen coach youths in skills training and economic empowerment.
Speaking at the launch, guest of honour African National Congress (ANC) deputy secretary Jesse Duarte said the programme is critical to social cohesion.
In his message, Zimbabwe Ambassador to South Africa David Hamadziripi applauded the initiative and also urged Zimbabweans living in South Africa to obey the laws of the host country.
South Africa and Zimbabwe enjoy strong bilateral relations that have benefited both countries and those that attended the launch said the initiative will go a long way in strengthening ties between the two countries.