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SAITEX delivers growth in uncertain times

Aug 29th, 07:52

SAITEX delivers growth in uncertain times

Times have been tough, with consumers watching their budgets closely. But this was not the case at this year’s SAITEX, Africa’s biggest business opportunities expo.

The Southern African International Trade Exhibition has continued to grow in size and scope for the last 20 years, and continues delivering solid business returns to its thousands of loyal exhibitors and visitors.

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