Integrated Malaysian textile and garment maker Ramatex Berhad is continuing its expansion in South Africa with the acquisition of clothing manufacturer Lichen Apparel Namibia (Proprietary) Limited. The purchase was made by Ramatex's wholly-owned subsidiary, Ramatex Textiles Namibia (Proprietary) Limited, and falls in line with the company's goal of becoming a global firm by 2005 when the Multi-Fibre Agreement is abolished.