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Black Female US Investors Make Black History in South Africa With Black Girl Magic
New venture develops trade between Black female South African Vintners And African American female investors.
(Editors Reach: Roots & Vines Founder Jennifer White via WhatsApp (619) 408-5510.)
"Roots & Vines" Owned by African American Women
Makes Black History in South Africa During "Black History Month"
During Black History Month as celebrated in the United States, representatives of the newly formed, San Diego, California based, Roots & Vines Trading Company are in South Africa making history. Roots & Vines is developing trade agreements to initiate increased commerce between California Black businesses and Black South African businesses.
The new venture is an answer in part to the call for Black entrepreneurship from the November 2016 Durban Essence Magazine Festival that included a business conference. The entertainment segment of the festival was headlined Steve Harvey; Kelly Price; Estelle and others from the U.S. along with local South African talent producer DJ Black Coffee; Nondumiso; Tembe; kwaito group Big Nuz; Wololo; Babes Wodumo among others, while business workshops were conducted by the International Relations Department of the City of Durban, The Durban Chamber of Commerce, and the Kwazulu-Natal Trade & Investment Agency.
Roots & Vines investors believe there is nothing more satisfying than bringing fine wine from the roots of Africa to the United States to satisfy the palate of wine connoisseurs who live in and who visit the Golden State. The representatives will host Black Girl Magic Wine parties in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban and will visit Black owned female wineries to choose top wines to bring to a select group of wine drinkers with the purpose of choosing the first wine which will wear the label, "Roots & Vines Fine Wine."
A networking mixer honoring Black women winemakers will be held today, February 27th at The Commodore Hotel, Portswood Rd., near Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002 South Africa, from 4pm to 6pm. Founder Jennifer White says, "While the end goal is to choose wine, the trip is also to establish the spirit of doing business in Africa that benefits the native people of Africa."
Thuy Cooper, a Roots & Vines investor says "We are not just purchasing wine in South Africa, we are going back to our roots to do business."
Mathabo Kunene, the widow of the President Nelson Mandela's first Poet Laureate and UCLA Professor for over two decades, Mazisi Kunene, will host the Roots & Vines Investors during their stay in Durban.