Networking Event 8 November 2022
On the 8th of November 2022, ABCSA members gathered at the stunning offices of Flight Centre for our annual End of Year event, which was kindly sponsored by Flight Centre. Members from the Australian High Commission as well as H.E. Ms. Gita Kamath were kind enough to join us to raise a glass in the good cause of South Africa-Australasian trade relations and to bid farewell to Ms. Gita herself and thank her for all the hard work that she has done. It was an incredible evening with two past chairmen present, Mr Chris Hamilton and Mr Shane Hunter, as well as the incoming chair Mr Shaun Mills present. What was always a strong sentiment during my tenure is that ABCSA is a family – a community of South Africans and Australians. Our last networking session for 2022 provided our members and friends opportunity to connect with each other. We know that in this chaordic world, among the most common sentiments expressed is a longing for community— the feeling of belonging to a group with a purpose that invites and inspires the person to contribute meaningful work. Have a safe and blessed Festive season and well deserved break.
Welcome to our newest member
AFL South Africa (AFLSA) is a not-for-profit organisation and an official international affiliate of the Australian Football League (AFL). AFLSA’s core objective is to foster the grass-roots development of Australian Rules Football as a mass participation program for young boys & girls through township schools. In Australia they call it footy. In South Africa we call it footyWILD.
Interview with the Australian Trade and Logistics Corporation
The Australian Trade and Logistics Corporation recently held an interview with our Chairperson, Ms Judi Nwokedi, discussing business opportunities between the two countries. To view the full episode, please click on the link below.
World Wine Tasting Champions Documentary
On behalf of Madman Entertainment and from the team behind Red Obsession comes BLIND AMBITION.
Wining the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Sydney and Tribeca Film Festivals, this powerful and uplifting story about four Zimbabwean refugees who conquered the odds to become South Africa’s top wine stewards or as they’re known professionally, sommeliers, set their sights on the coveted title of ‘World Wine Tasting Champions’.
Directed by Australian filmmakers Warwick Ross and Rob Coe, Blind Ambition tells the story of Tinashe, Pardon, Joseph and Marlvin: the world’s unlikeliest sommeliers. An uplifting story of hope, courage and determination, BLIND AMBITION is the “Cool Runnings” of the wine world.
If you haven’t yet seen the trailer, please click on the following link: https://youtu.be/ci7DaP0gV_I
This documentary was released in Sydney, Australia on 3 March 2022.
TIKZN Invitation: KZN Annual Export Week - 29 Nov - 2 Dec 2022
The Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN), the official inward investment promotion agency for the province of KwaZulu-Natal, would like to extend the following invitation email to Bilateral Chamber Representatives and Members to attend their KZN annual export week event that is taking place from the 29th November 2022 till 2nd December 2022 at the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
Please feel free to contact Mr Blaine Chetty on e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org or T) 012 460 0238 should further details be required regarding any of the event activities and he will be able to link you with the respective activity organizers.
For updates on the webinars held recently
The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), in partnership with the Botswana Investment and Trade Centre held a “Doing Business with Botswana” Webinar event last week.
If you were unable to make it, please find below link of the recording and copy of the presentation slides:
Attendees included Government officials from Australia, Botswana, and South Africa, METS companies doing business in Botswana as well as those who are looking to enter different markets in Africa.
For more information – please visit the page.
Fasken's 2022 Mining Webinars - 2-9 March 2022
Following the recent announcement that the World’s Premier Mineral Exploration & Mining Convention – PDAC will be moving to June, Fasken have decided that it will continue with their scheduled program for March and would like to invite all ABCSA members that are interested in attending. The webinar events will take place from 2 to 9 March 2022. All sessions will be held virtually and will continue to provide you with the most updated legal trends in mining. Fasken will have additional sessions that will be offered in June.
For the Fasken Annual Seminar Series, please click on any of the event titles to register for the event.
With the active support of the Australian High Commission and Australia’s trade, investment and promotion agency, the Australian Trade Commission, Australian Business Chamber of Commerce (Southern Africa) (ABCSA) is now reaching out to multi-nationals and SME’s who have active business interests in Southern Africa to become members.
This will not only cover the mining industry but across the whole gambit of industries thus giving ABCSA a broader base to work from.
Explore business opportunities
In business, access to commercial and government networks is critical.
The Australian Business Chamber (Southern Africa) brings you access to a dynamic membership base.
Search for new partners, build relationships, explore opportunities or simply learn from experience on opening a business.
Doing Business in Africa
Africa is home to 6 of the top 10 fastest growing countries in the world and Australian exports to sub-Saharan Africa now top $11 billion a year.
We want to help you tap into those markets.