AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (SOUTHERN AFRICA)

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Our objective is to develop business activities, promote trade, and in turn, deepen the relationship between Australia and Southern African countries.

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Recent Energy Transition Event – 18 April 2024

In April, we held an exciting event exploring the Energy Transition and its implications in South Africa.

Energy transition and decarbonisation are at the forefront of conversations globally and it is recognised that we need to explore different ways of accessing energy if we are to reduce our emissions and realise our sustainability goals.

On this journey, it will be important to understand what frameworks and policies are in place to promote sustainability. What solutions are companies providing to promote the energy transition? What long-term plans or roadmaps are companies and governments implementing towards reducing their carbon emissions footprint and improving sustainability? What new technologies or solutions are companies developing or marketing to progress?

The event was headlined by guest speakers Harol Koyama (Chief Executive Officer of H2 PowerTech) and Mark Flower (Regional Managing Consultant of Worley Consulting). Harol spoke on developing hydrogen production and fuel cell power generation products capable of competing with traditional power generation systems, such as diesel generators for grid-connected backup power and off-grid primary power applications. Mark spoke on the Energy Transition in Southern Africa, the current initiatives, projects underway and more specifically the context for Green Hydrogen and the associated developments in Southern Africa.

There was a strong attendance at the event, and it generated a vibrant discussion on the context and path forward for the energy transition in South Africa.

I would like to thank the speakers and the guests that attended the event and look forward to further engaging on this important topic.

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Welcome to our newest member

Alude Xuba

Alude Xuba holds a LLB and LLM (mercantile law) degree from the University of Pretoria and further holds a certificate in media law from the University of the Witwatersrand. Alude is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa.

Latest News

MOU signed between ABCSA & SACCI

Mr. Danny Vengedasamy of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) and Mr. Shaun Mills of the Australian Business Chamber of South Africa (ABCSA) signed a Memorandum Of Understanding aimed at fostering relationships between the two chambers where there exists mutual interest in business and economic development of the chambers members. The MOU focuses on disseminating to both chambers members information on services and partnership possibilities that may be available from either or both entities, providing sectoral assistance to one another, notifying each other of and assisting each other in events promoting the products of their business communities, organizing joint meetings and seminars where there are common interests, assisting with trade missions where appropriate and to inform members about possibilities of investment and advantageous trade opportunities for both chambers members, undertaking market studies on sectors presenting interest for both chambers, promote trade and economic cooperation between the two countries, hold joint meetings when necessary and arrange business to business engagements aimed at fostering trade and business partnerships.

Various Mining Conferences: Feedback required

The Africa Down Under (ADU) mining conference will be held from the 6-8 September in Perth, Western Australia. The next Mining Indaba, will be held from the 5-8 February 2024 in Cape Town.

The Chamber would welcome advice from any ABCSA members planning to participate in ADU or Mining Indaba 2024.

Chamber executive officers would be happy to have a discussion with members about participation arrangements or to explore how we might coordinate representation and share information.

Your feedback on the above would be greatly appreciated.

Please send any comments or feedback through to Fabienne Rossouw.

Advance - Global Australian Awards

Advance.org is a professional non-profit organisation for global Australians. Each year, the Global Australian Awards takes place, which recognises the work of remarkable Australians that are making an extraordinary impact on the global stage in the industry sectors that are of particular importance to Australia.

The Global Australian Awards recognise global Australians – including Australians living and working overseas, international alumni of Australian universities and recent migrants to Australia. The Global Australian Awards showcase the achievements of these inspiring global Australians who are innovating in their field and shaping the world. Selected by a judging panel of eminent Australians, the Global Australian Award winners and finalists are collectively known as the Advance Game Changers. Since 2021, Advance has promoted over 100 outstanding individuals who are shaping our world.

For nominations and more information, please feel free to visit their website, https://advance.org/awards/, or e-mail : [email protected].

Upcoming Events

Australian Energy Week 2024| 11 - 14 June 2024

The Australian Energy Week 2024, will be taking place from 11 – 14 June 2024 in Melbourne, Australia.

South African businesses have the opportunity to showcase their products and services at the South Africa Pavilion, a dedicated space for South African businesses to exhibit their capabilities and engage with potential customers and partners in the Australian energy sector.

The Australian Energy Week is a premier event that attracts key decision-makers from across the energy industry, providing a platform for networking, knowledge-sharing, and business development. With a strong focus on innovation and collaboration, the event presents an excellent opportunity for South African companies to showcase their capabilities and explore new business opportunities in Australia.

For more details on the event please visit https://energyweek.com.au/ 

ESG in Mining - Initiatives to promote ESG and sustainability in mining| 26 June 2024 : 14h00

Creamer Media is hosting a webinar event on “ESG in Mining – Initiatives to promote ESG and sustainability in mining”, which will be taking place on the 26th of June 2024 at 14h00. If you are interested in attending, please find below more information

To register, please click on the following link: Webinar Registration – Zoom

Webinar Highlights

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The Chamber

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.

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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.

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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.

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