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A high profile delegation from South Korea, led by entrepreneur Dr Hae-Jung Jung, the founder, President and Chairman of M.K. International, a company which has 50,000 employees and an annual turnover of $3 Billion USD, was hosted at the NMMU (George Campus) as guests of Prof Johnson, Campus Principal, and his wife, Dr Bridget Johnson.

The company is seeking investment opportunities in the Southern Cape region, amongst others, and Dr Jung has shared some ideas and examples of the company’s worldwide investments and interests with Prof Johnson and other attendees, which included the Deputy Mayor of George, Cllr Daniel Maritz.

A subsequent visit by Dr Jung and partners to the NMMU George Campus is bearing fruit in the form of an imminent financial investment in the Campus, details of which will be announced in due course.

The relationship with the Korean visitors was facilitated through MK Enterprises (SA) led by Mr Hilton Slamet, a local business entrepreneur who has spent several years in South Korea. M.K. International's diversified activities include industrial engineering, manufacturing of industrial equipment and products, and international trading.

The company reportedly also provides consulting engineering services and financial advisory services for projects that include Makro, Wal-Mart, port development, city development, and many others.

Korean visit

In the photograph Prof Quinton Johnson is accompanied by the Deputy Mayor of George, Cllr Daniel Maritz, Dr Hae-Jung Jung, Chairman of M.K. International and Mr Hilton Slamet.

Contact information
Ms Alet van Tonder
Manager: Marketing & Corporate Relations
Tel: 27 44 801 5098