With the Rugby World Cup now at the quarter finals stage, excitement is building after South Africa recovered from their shock loss to Japan and fans are now gearing up to face Wales at Twickenham.
Unless you have managed to secure a golden ticket to watch any of the remaining fixtures, you have no choice but to be one of the estimated 4 billion fans who will be following the action on TV.
But instead of shouting at the TV while sitting at home, why not immerse yourself in South African culture at Jungle Braai?
The South African-themed restaurant will be screening all the action at both of its branches in Brick Lane and Walthamstow.
If your business is seeking to establish a presence in South Africa, this is the perfect opportunity to learn more about its people.
Jungle Braai was established in 2008 after chef Ammo bu Ray spent years learning the art of Braai cooking with the Mbtumbu tribe, deep in the South African jungle.
But as well as learning more about South African tastes – including sosaties (skewers of succulent meat marinated in African spices) and Zulu boerewors – business owners wanting to open a branch in South Africa will get a full insight into why Springbok fans are so passionate about rugby.
London boasts a thriving South African community centred on areas such as Wandsworth, Leytonstone, Putney and Wimbledon. If you’re a business person then there’s every chance that this taste of South African food, passion and culture will leave you hungry to find out more about the links between the two countries and the commercial opportunities they offer.
In the past, exploring the many business opportunities on offer in South Africa would have meant, at the very least, travelling out to the country to undertake face-to-face market research and networking.
If the signs were good, it would then involve the painstaking process of locating, leasing or even purchasing premises in order to give your business a physical presence in South Africa.
Few business owners in the UK are prepared to take this expensive and time consuming gamble. But there is a less risky alternative.
Advances in telephone technology means it is now possible to establish a virtual landline in South Africa that will allow you to establish a presence in the country without having to invest in setting up a physical office there.
There are over 54 million people in South Africa and the country has a rich history of trading with the UK. By setting up a virtual landline in a thriving metropolis like Cape Town you remove the need for complicated national and international dialling codes by creating a number that local customers will think is connecting them to a business based just down the road.
However, the calls can be routed to a landline or mobile number of your choice, allowing you to operate your business from the UK in a manner which replicates the bond of trust and familiarity enjoyed by competitors out in Cape Town.
It’s a competitive world and a global marketplace, and the last thing you want is for your business to be crushed under the rolling maul of bigger companies able to send teams out to South Africa to stake out the market for themselves. A virtual South African phone line will level the playing field and allow you to meet your international expansion goals, no matter what the size of your business.
For more information about establishing a virtual landline in South Africa, contact Telephone Number Solutions today. While we are happy to respond quickly to email enquiries, we think it’s better to talk on the telephone, so why not calls us on 0333 130 7651?
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