Southern African Research and Information Foundation (SARIF)

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Act as a private sector support arm in economic research information gathering and dissemination and project conception, preparation and appraisal; become a conduit for business contacts leading to joint ventures between Europe and Southern Africa; provide investment advisory services to those wishing to invest in the region.

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Pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, project and programme evaluation and monitoring in industry, mining and agriculture; policy advice on economic and political adjustment programmes; economic and market information on European regions; comprehensive research and surveys on specific economic problems and phenomena; assistance in setting up and running small enterprises; identification of funding institutions and negotiation of loan agreements; representation of Southern African companies in Europe and vice versa, particularly using retired or jobless professionals in Europe; identification and evaluation of potential joint venture companies and negotiation of joint venture agreements; fund management, private placements, investment roll programme operation, debt equity swaps, debt to nature swaps, secondary securities market advice; setting up and evaluation of venture funds. Special non-income generating activities: micro-projects for local communities; seminars and conferences; dissemination of research findings; social economic history studies.


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Subjects *

  • Information
    • Information
  • Commerce
    • Investment
    • Business Enterprises
  • Research, Standards
    • Research
  • Government
    • Private
  • Economics
    • Economic

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production



Last News Received

4. Jul 1997
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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