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The Moja Group is focused on building sound business

Partnerships built out of respect, mutual co-operation and the shifting development paradigms of nations that share common values and growth objectives. Moja’s transformational goals is a response to African, Asian and Latin American trade and development opportunities in areas that are pivotal to restoring the dignity and realities and outcomes of the poor and working class of sister nations.

MOJA’S Strength And Capability

The Moja Groups strategic partnership in the area of media and telecommunication is based on its acute understanding of the opportunities which exist within these critical sectors. The group has the resources and necessary infrastructure for the production of a wide spectrum of content. Moja has a proven track record in the creation of content production systems, and has built a team who have both the relevant understanding and the production, filming and editing capabilities in all aspects of content production from news, current affairs, documentaries and studio based programmes.

Promoting tri-continental project cooperation, knowledge and information sharing and the creation of alternative trade regimes and institutions are important objectives.

Fair and Equitable Development Platforms

Moja aims to build fair, equitable and sustainable beneficial trade platforms that will contribute to effective and sustainable beneficiation of resources.

Promoting tri-continental project cooperation, knowledge and information sharing and the creation of alternative trade regimes and institutions are important objectives.

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Our Mission

Build Successfull And Strategic Tri-Continental Partnerships

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Our Vision

Fair And Equitable Development Platforms

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Our Team

Our Team has various backgrounds, skills & capabilities

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Common Histories And Destinies with China

China’s presence in Africa dates back centuries and spanned a number of ancient dynasties and its relationship has grown to the point where today it is Africa’s largest trading partner. China’s history with Africa is believed to be found in the 1st Century, from the early partnership with the Horn of Africa and Ethiopia to longstanding ties with South Africa, Egypt, North Africa and African East Coast with ancient impetus for continuing cultural, social, diplomatic and economic ties being entrenched.

For South Africa,

Walter Sisulu’s visit to China in 1952 had the most pronounced effect on his political sensibility and historical consciousness. In the 60 plus years since the 1955 Bandung Asian-African Conference, China’s relations with Africa have reached an enhanced level of sophistication, maturity and stability as China has shared its blueprint for economic, infrastructure and expertise with Africa. China has provided development assistance which has led to the realisation of several of Africa’s most significant infrastructural milestones. China has played a vital role in Africa through the significant solidarity and material support it has provided for liberation and independence movements across Africa.

In South Africa diplomatic, economic, social, cultural and economic co-operation has been nurtured through the alignment of mutually respectful and beneficial worldviews.

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Common Histories And Destinies with Russia

Relations between Russia and South Africa during the late 19th century were highlighted when Tsar Nicholas II considered establishing a Russian consulate in the South African Republic (ZAR, later Transvaal) in March 1897, due to the ever growing importance of the African continent for the people of Europe and important political questions.

The Tsar agreed to the appointment of a South African of Dutch origin, Dr Leyds, as the ZAR’s envoy to Russia in September 1898. At the same time, Adolph von Gernet, a Russian living in the ZAR, was appointed the Russian vice-consul in Johannesburg.

For South Africa,

Founding father and later president of the ANC, Josiah Gumede, visited the USSR in February and later from November to December 1927. Gumede considered as one of the greatest achievements of our country [the USSR] that the Socialist Revolution managed to unite people of different nationalities in their struggle for common ideals. He emphasised the significance of this experience for all nationals struggling for their independence and considered that success in this struggle would highly depend on the unity of action of all forces fighting against racism and colonialism. The Soviets helped the ANC maintain structures that came under enormous pressure, especially through the slump in the 1970s. These same structures were then replenished by new recruits fleeing South Africa after the Soweto Uprising in 1976. After that, MK cadres trained in the USSR launched devastating attacks that added to the pressure bringing apartheid leaders to the negotiating table.

Relationships between South Africa and Russia are exemplified by several agreements that were signed in the area of education and cooperation in the fields of energy, fisheries, aviation safety, natural resources as well as transport between ministers from both countries in a ceremony that marked the Russian president’s second official visit to South Africa. Russia is a key strategic trading partner in South Africa’s integrated national export strategy. South African exports increased from R2.1-billion in 2011 to R3.7-billion in 2015, reflecting an average growth of 16%. There is greater potential for business gains with Russia, particularly in the identified sectors.

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Common Histories And Destinies with India

India’s links with the struggle for freedom and justice in South Africa date back to the period during which Mahatma Gandhi started his Satyagraha movement in South Africa over a century ago.

India was at the forefront of the international community in its support to the anti- apartheid movement; it was the first country to sever trade relations with the apartheid Government (in 1946) and subsequently imposed a complete - diplomatic, commercial, cultural and sports - embargo on South Africa. India worked consistently to put the issue of apartheid on the agenda of the UN, NAM and other multilateral organizations and for the imposition of comprehensive international sanctions against South Africa. The ANC maintained a representative office in New Delhi from the 1960s onwards. India actively worked for the AFRICA Fund to help sustain the struggle through support to the frontline states.

For South Africa,

Relationships between South Africa and India are exemplified by the fact that India today being South Africa’s sixth to eight largest trading partner. This was highlighted by the South African Trade and Industry Minister, Dr Rob Davies on 30 April 2018 when he was addressing the India-South African Business Summit in Sandton, Johannesburg. Dr Rob Davies pointed out that bilateral trade continues to grow. While it was totaled R68-billion in 2012, it had risen to R107-billion in 2017. This trade had been accompanied by investment. Dr Davies stated that "Approximately 130 Indian firms are operating in South Africa in one way or another." A number of Indian brands are well-established in South Africa and he noted that South African companies have also invested in India. Dr Rob Davies also pointed out that the current economic growth forecasts for South Africa represented the floor growth level, not the ceiling, and that Goldman Sachs had chosen South Africa as the "hot emerging market" for this year. He said that "We are seeking a massive investment drive [with a target of $100-billion]. That is a stretch target, but it can be achieved."

The Indian Minister of Commerce, Industry and Civil Aviation, Minister Suresh Prabhu, emphasised at the summit that "Africa and India have the youngest populations. He said "What we need to do today .... is to address the expectations of the young people." He cited the great potential between Africa and India, especially Southern Africa and India, and "particularly" South Africa and India. He said that "We are working for a better world. The huge potential that exists, we'd like to develop together."

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Common Histories And Destinies with Brazil

During the latter years of the apartheid era, South African companies made several investments in Brazil. However, while Brazil developed relations with the former Portuguese colonies of Africa, it didn't cultivate a strong relationship with the apartheid-era government, and instead developed ties with the allies of such anti-apartheid organizations such as ANC and SWAPO. After South Africa held its first multiracial elections in 1994, President Fernando Henrique Cardoso became the first Brazilian head of state to visit South Africa in 1996.

The appointment of Ambassador Otto A Maia during April 1996 to South Africa marked the first time ever that a career diplomat with the rank of Under Secretary-General was appointed as Brazilian Ambassador to any African country. Relations developed quickly between the two countries, especially after the election of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as president in 2002. Lula's government has developed strong ties with Thabo Mbeki's government in South Africa, particular in the areas of AIDS/HIV, fair trade, reform in the United Nations Security Council, land reform, and other socio-economic issues. Relations got a further boost with the creation of the IBSA Dialogue Forum. The second forum was held in South Africa, while the first and fourth summit were in Brazil.

For South Africa,

South Africa and Brazil enjoy strong bilateral relations as symbolised by high level visits and various Agreements signed across a number of sectors since 1994. The relationship between the two countries is also underpinned by a common desire to influence the global agenda in the 21st century in a manner that reflects the aspirations of developing countries.      At a bilateral level, the key sectoral areas of cooperation include trade and industry, science and technology, agriculture and rural development, arts and culture, defense, education and skills development, health, arts and culture, tourism, and environmental affairs.

It is worth noting that 73% of Brazilian exports to South Africa and 58% of South African exports to Brazil correspond to high-value- added goods, which is quite impressive in light of the fact the global exports of both countries are highly dependent on commodities (above 60%  in both cases). South Africa has historically been a net importer of goods from Brazil. South African exports to Brazil in 2016 accounted for US$ 336 million, while Brazilian exports to South Africa totalled US$ 1.4 billion.

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Common Histories And Destinies

An unstable global economic climate has created the imperative for new outlooks and relationships. Trade terms, tariffs, treaties which have served to undermine the position of Africa and the South have brought about a renewed urgency for the realignment of tri-continental and global economic institutions.

In this regard the formation of BRICS represents a vital global alternative for established trade and economic cooperation.

Core Principles For Effective Partnerships

Forging a new global political and economic platform will require effective partnerships which are built on the core principles of integrity, fairness, excellence, sustainability, respect and unity. Shifting this distorted global narrative requires a realignment of critical sectors which will contribute to the unlocking of the potential of marginalised and prejudiced economies..

In South Africa diplomatic, economic, social, cultural and economic co-operation has been nurtured through the alignment of mutually respectful and beneficial worldviews.

    Core Principles For Effective Partnerships

  • Integrity
  • Fairness
  • Excellence
  • Sustainability
  • Respect

SHIFTING THE NARRATIVE

The globalized current affairs, news, information and entertainment sectors have created an environment in which digital migration is no longer just desirable but an imperative. Restricted, biased and entrenched global media conglomerates have created a critical demand for a technological platform which opens up the airwaves to greater market participation. The migration to a digital satellite media is therefore seen as being critical for the creation of real-time cross border terrestrial access. This transformation will provide a viable telecommunications alternative that will be affordable to the poor and working class.

Potential For Media Partnerships

Out of this current media landscape of inequality and bias, the potential exists for the creation of a new viable global media order where worldwide satellite and online news, information and entertainment services become a reality for Africa, Russia, Asia, Latin America and the South. Out of this new media of openness and equality will emerge a greater access and demand for real-time news and information that bears a greater relevance for Africa, Russia, Asia, Latin America and the South.

South Africa has a license for a BRICS television channel that covers more than 25 African countries. It would be very beneficial for both South Africa and Russia to forge relationships between Russian television channels and BRICS television channels. The Moja Group is committed to the development of strategic partnerships which will free and expand the consumer market for news, information and entertainment on and about the peoples in the tri-continental sphere.

Partnership Potential with BRICS

Through its business interests in the Energy, Telecommunications, Training and Development, Construction, Mineral Resources, Tourism, Arts and Culture and Agricultural and Fisheries, the Moja Group is committed to the realisation of strategic partnerships which contribute to the creation of a society in which greater opportunities exist for rapid growth and development which are born out of strategic partnerships.

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Editorial Research

Moja’s content development is built on the foundation of a strong research unit which will be focused on the development of innovative program content using the latest technology. This unit comprises skilled media and broadcast specialist who will be dedicated to the development of a content mix which will satisfy the needs of audiences in Africa, Russia, Asia, Latin America and the South.


Moja Research Institute

The work undertaken by the content development unit will be guided by the overarching work of the Moja Research Institute. The Institute will be tasked to manage a number of programmes and events that will help facilitate high-level discussions as well as fostering people-to-people relations. The Institute will serve as a hub for critical thought in media, development, global governance, pan-Africanism, Latin American- Sino-African, FOCAC and BRICS relations. It has a number of focus areas which serve to match thinking with leaders in order for them, as leaders, to implement the thought. As a research hub, based in Cape Town, the Institute facilitates thinking, dialogue, training, mediation and research among other areas throughout the African continent.

The MOJA Research Institute, has the capacity and expertise to provide Africans, Latin Americans and Asians, and our partners in the other BRICS countries, especially political, economic and social leaders with:

◦ Teaching and training in media and journalism but with a specific orientation to media development in Latin America-Asia- and-Africa, and BRICS in particular; this will primarily be done through short courses and an undergraduate degree.
◦ Media research and analytics on particular subject areas, so required by the public, private and civil sectors; primarily the Institute will facilitate such research and analytics.
◦ Public affairs through communications, public diplomacy and people to people relations; primarily through networking sessions, panel discussions and seminars.


Moja Marketing

Moja Marketing will direct the media, marketing, public relations and community awareness programmes undertaken by the group. The Moja Marketing division will play a central role in ensuring that all the Groups programme of activities are aligned to its broader objective. The Marketing Division is staffed by skilled media, marketing and public relations specialist who will ensure that the Moja Groups strategic partnerships are managed with integrity and with an appreciation of the broader aspirations of key stakeholders.

2018 represents a milestone for the three continents of Africa, Asia and Latin America. In particular, it is an important year for China and South Africa. This year we celebrate the centenary birth of Nelson Mandela, one of Africa’s greatest sons. We also mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa. In the past two decades, the relations between the two countries have deepened significantly. In 2000, China and South Africa agreed to a “Partnership” while in 2004 this was elevated to a “Strategic Partnership”. By the 2010, the relationship between the two countries became so important that a “Comprehensive Strategic Partnership” was signed. Only a few countries in the world enjoy this level of relations with China and this has directly led to the establishment of the South Africa-China High-Level People-to-People Exchange Mechanism. As a result, this high level people-to-people mechanism is an investment in ensuring that the solid relations between the two countries are felt on the ground between “ordinary” Chinese people and “ordinary” South Africans.

The agreements and bilateral must not only be seen at a high- level but that people on the ground in the two countries witness the interchange between culture, sport, the arts, music, development, science, technology and other opportunities. Later in the year, the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Summit will be held in South Africa while the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) will be held in China. These gatherings will be significant in solidifying the cooperation in development between the emerging economies as well as the specific relationship between Africa and China. In both these relations, South Africa plays a pivotal role.