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ELIDZ response to Yekani matter

MEDIA
ENQUIRY RESPONSE

PUBLICATION:
SUNDAY TIMES

DATE
17 JANUARY 2020

JOURNALIST:
MPUMZI ZUZILE

Yekani
Manufacturing is a key investor in the ELIDZ’s ICT sector and has a long
history of manufacturing from East London. 
Established in 1974, in East London, Eastern Cape, as SATV, the company
went through several ownership changes over the years. In 2003 the company was
bought by Vektronix and in June 2016 it was bought by the Yekani Group renamed
Yekani Manufacturing.

 Yekani is an investment project with excellent
potential and as the ELIDZ we are of the view that with the right […]

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Meek […]

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