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We have a broad objective of providing a networking forum for our members

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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Benefits include what you need to know about doing business in Southern Africa, and whom to speak with.  View our membership presentation flyer for more information

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Australia Day 2024

Australia Day celebrates our nation’s story, from its ancient Indigenous heritage to its modern multicultural identity. To mark the occasion, guests enjoyed gourmet street food representing Australia’s diverse migration history. Inside, guests saw images of the Yuendumu Doors painted by Aboriginal elders to facilitate the journey and connection between cultures, which has resonance in South Africa. This event also highlighted the strong relationship between Australia and South Africa, focusing on mining expertise, investment, and scientific collaborations.

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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.

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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 

AACC confirms postponement of Australia Africa Business Summit| 12 - 24 May 2024

The Australia Africa Chamber of Commerce (AACC) confirms that, following advice from our event partner the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat [ AfCFTA ],  the Australia Africa Business Summit scheduled to take place in Melbourne from 12-14 May, 2024 will be postponed.

AACC President, Duncan Harris said the decision was made after consultation with H.E. Wamkele Mene,  Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and is due to the event schedule taking place concurrently with other key events in Africa in the first half of the month of May.  

H.E. Wamkele Mene said: “In order to ensure that the Australia-Africa Business Summit attracts the relevant stakeholders to achieve its objective of fostering further collaboration between Australia and Africa, we believe postponing the event at this time would enable us leverage on the drivers of this initiative, should we host this significant Summit at a more opportune period within the year.”  

He concluded by stating “It is in our best interest to ensure a successful inaugural Summit, which is why we have   to take the very difficult decision of postponing the event to secure the effective launch of this transformative and innovative Summit. He added that ‘the AfCFTA Secretariat team is readily available to support the AACC and explore options accordingly”

The AACC will therefore confirm new dates for the inaugural Summit after conclusion of deliberations with the AfCFTA Secretariat.

We greatly regret this postponement and will liaise with all registered Speakers, Sponsors, Delegates and Exhibitors to discuss an immediate way forward.

For more details please visit the website.

What’s Happening in Southern Africa?|18 April 2024 | 17h30

The Australian Business Chamber of Commerce Southern Africa will be hosting an event on Energy Transition – What’s Happening in Southern Africa? on 18 April 2024 from 17h30 – 19h30 at the Worley offices in Melrose Arch. Please Please RSVP by 11 April 2024 to Fabienne.

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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.

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.


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