Southern Africa-Canada Chamber of Commerce

Chambre de commerce de l’Afrique australe et du Canada
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The Southern Africa – Canada Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic, influential business organisation dedicated to promoting and developing business interests between Southern Africa and Canada. The Chamber provides a focal point for establishing business contacts and networking opportunities, serving as an influential advocate with governments, and advancing common interest agendas for a diverse and vital membership. As a forum for Canadian companies and investors in Southern Africa, membership of the Chamber allows members to stay abreast of policy and regulatory developments. Our activities keep members well-informed of business trends, offering the best opportunities for networking and developing business contacts. The Chamber’s mission is to serve as a resource and catalyst for its members and for Southern African companies in general to develop their interests with Canadian businesses.

LOCATION

SACANCHAM operates not only in South Africa, but also represents the business interests of Canadian companies throughout the SADC countries, including the mountain kingdom of Lesotho, the Indian Ocean financial hub of Mauritius, Namibia with two deserts and mineral wealth, and Madagascar, known for its unique ecological diversity.   With all these countries, Canada shares historic ties through the Commonwealth and La Francophonie. The work of the Chamber is strengthened by the commitment of our Patron, HE Sandra McCardell The High Commissioner of Canada to South Africa, and her very competent teams at the High Commission in Pretoria and the Trade Office based in Johannesburg.

TO BECOME A MEMBER

Please contact Sandy Andrew, Co-ordinator, on 082 433 6085 or 011 460 6980, or via email: sandy@sacancham.com.
A Membership Form will be forwarded to you, including a Rates Card. On completion and return of the Membership Form to the Co-ordinator, an invoice will be forwarded, payment of which will entitle your organisation to membership of the Southern Africa-Canada Chamber of Commerce. You will receive a Certificate of Membership for display.

THE ROLE OF THE SOUTHERN AFRICA-CANADA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

As a forum for companies, individuals, investors and other stakeholders in Canada, Southern Africa and beyond, the Southern Africa-Canada Chamber of Commerce provides a focal point for establishing business contacts and networking opportunities, serves as an effective advocate within society, fosters sustainable commerce and advances common business interests for a diverse and vital membership.

 

WE ACHIEVE THIS THROUGH:

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Ethically promoting the interests of members and conveying their views to decision-makers in industry, government and the community.

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Adding real value to membership through an extensive program of publications, seminars, events, functions and missions.

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Building and growing a diverse membership and providing the membership with a significant platform for networking opportunities.

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Facilitating trade for – and between – our members, and promoting sustainable commerce in Canada, Southern Africa and other parts of Africa.

BOARD MEMBERS

At the first Board meeting of the Southern Africa-Canada Chamber Of Commerce

From left: Mr Frik Landman (USB-ED), Ms Alyson D’Oyley (Director), Mr Mike Morgan (Bryte), Mr Brian Lever (AGT), HE Sandra McCardell – High Commissioner Of Canada (Patron), Ms Lenore Kerrigan (opentext), Mr Hennie Oosthuizen (Director), Mr Greg Nott (Director), Ms Noluthando Gosa (Akhona Group), Mr Ralph Berold (Canadian Solar), Mr Edwyn O’Neill (Bryte)

Additions to the Board of the Southern Africa-Canada Chamber Of Commerce

The second Board meeting at the Westcliff Hotel 13 September 2017 included Yvonne Mhinga, (Deputy Chair) and Kuseni Dlamini. Greg Nott was elected Chairperson, with Mike Morgan appointed Acting CEO. (Absent: Alyson D’Oyley, Noluthando Gosa and Ralph Berold).

UPCOMING EVENTS 2018

The SACANCHAM events calendar 2018

  SAVE THE DATE:  Our first event is on February 21st at the Norton Rose Fulbright Auditorium.  Wayne Duvenage, CEO of OUTA, will be speaking on OUTA’s role as a civil intervention organisation, plus an overview of the State Capture issue and why their role / challenge was (and remains) important. Click on our News page…

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