Panel Discussion 31 July 2023
On Monday 31 July 2023, the Australian Business Chamber of Commerce Southern Africa hosted a panel discussion event focused on operating in the South African Business Environment. The event was graciously hosted by Nedbank at their offices in Sandton and well attended by the members of ABCSA despite it being an early start on a cold Monday morning. The event started with an energetic and very informative presentation by Ms Nicky Weimar, Chief Economist at Nedbank, on the current economic outlooks for South Africa after which Mr Scott Morris of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission moderated a panel discussion on the knowledge, experience and perspectives of business leaders operating in the South African Business Environment with particular focus on energy & Infrastructure, inclusivity, Investment Environment, Security and Skills. The panel consisted of Ms Natalie Wills from Cotton On, Mr Errol Smart from Orion Minerals and Mr Engelbert Binedell from Growthpoint Properties who all provided valuable insights and perspective on both the challenges and the opportunities these provide to business. On completion of the formal activities, many of the members and panellists spent time networking and building on existing and new connections. ABCSA would like to thank Nedbank for hosting of the event, Scott Morris for moderating, Nicky Weimar for the presentation, the panellists for their valuable insights and all of the ABCSA members that attended the event. The feedback received was all extremely positive and ABCSA look forward to hosting similar events through the course of this year. We will keep our members updated on these plans and welcome feedback and ideas on future events.
Welcome to our newest member
Shane is a mining engineer with around 34 years of industry experience across coal, gold, diamonds and base metals. His work in industry has covered production, planning and projects at multinational and junior mining companies. He was also a mining analyst at a South African stockbroking company for four years. Shane is currently a VP Projects at Sibanye Stillwater.
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.
Alkebulan Immigrants Impact Awards ceremony
The Alkebulan Immigrants Impact Awards ceremony is due to take place in November this year. These awards aim at recognizing and celebrating the remarkable contributions of immigrants from across all nations to their host countries, fostering unity and cross-cultural understanding. The Alkebulan Immigrants Impact Awards have been designed to honour immigrants who have excelled in various fields, including business, culture, education, and community development. These awards hold substantial importance as they not only acknowledge the achievements of immigrants but also promote cross-cultural understanding and collaboration between immigrant communities and their host nations.
If you are interested in sponsoring or a partnership in this event, please find attached information as well as how to nominate if you have someone in mind.
For more information, please feel free to contact Feziwe Zuma on +27 65 539 4952 or email at email@example.com
Hydrogen Safety & Hazardous Areas Conference, Sandton | 4 - 5 December 2023
IDC Technologies is excited to bring this conference to South Africa, having previously been held in Brisbane in Perth, this dynamic two-day event is dedicated to delivering an in-depth learning opportunity for stakeholders engaged in the hydrogen and hazardous areas industry across South Africa and Africa.
Both conferences in Australia were SOLD-OUT.
This is a technical conference designed to deliver practical insights, real-world case studies, presentations, panel discussions, and the chance to participate in a hazardous safety masterclass.
IDC Technologies want to equip attendees with a comprehensive understanding of hydrogen safety and its related hazards. The conference is timely as it contributes to the advancement of South Africa’s renewable energy initiative. Your participation holds immense significance, as it will serve as a driving force addressing the importance of safety as we propel renewable energies forward. It is also a great opportunity to connect with industry, forge new partnerships, and build your knowledge.
For more information and to view the program click here Hydrogen Safety & Hazardous Areas – Conference Program.
ABCSA is a proud sponsor of the event and therefore ABCSA members will receive a sponsor discount. When registering, please type ABCSA in the coupon section on the booking page to receive the discount. Book before 20 September 2023 and members will receive an extra 10% discount on top of the members discount which is a 20% discount.
Secure your place at the conference, by clicking this link.
Branching Out ~ New Markets for Importers and Exporters | 23 - 24 October 2023
Branching Out is designed to open doors.
We will bring together Australian exporters and importers to hear from diverse country representatives showcasing new trade and investment opportunities from across the globe. The 2-day hybrid conference which takes place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, South Wharf, Victoria, Australia will address diversification and supply chain challenges and offer insight and key contacts to branch out into new markets.
Don’t miss this chance to secure strategic, long-lasting partnerships that will reshape your markets and skyrocket your business.
If you are interested in attending, please visit the website via the link.
Please find the below (and attached) special VIP Discount access code for ABCSA global members:
Promo Code: ABCSA_VIP
Inaugural Australia Africa Business Summit 2023 | 10 - 12 October 2023
The Australian Business Chamber of Commerce (Southern Africa) is pleased to announce that registrations are officially open for the highly anticipated inaugural Australia Africa Business Summit 2023 that is taking place in Melbourne, Australia from 10 – 12 October 2023.
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to elevate your brand, expand your network, and enhance your business strategy. There are a range of sponsorship opportunities available, meticulously designed to increase brand awareness and establish valuable connections. Be sure to grab your early bird tickets, sales end on 13 August 2023. Please visit the Australia Africa Business Summit website (www.australiaafricabusinesssummit.com) for ticket information and purchases. Registrations close on 30 September 2023.
The Future of Work Virtual Conference 2023|28 September 2023
CNBC Africa are hosting a webinar event on “The Future of Work Virtual Conference 2023 | Innovation and Leadership in a Rapidly Evolving World of Work” which will be taking place on 28 September 2023 from 13h30 to 16h30 CAT. If you are interested in attending, please find below more information.
To register, please click on the following link: https://hopin.com/events/the-future-of-work-virtual-conference-2023
Global Education - Study Abroad Expos |20 - 22 September 2023
Global Education are hosting three Study Abroad Expos in September 2023. It is a leading education event that helps introduce potential students to international university representatives in person. At the Global Education Study Abroad Expos, students and parents will have the opportunity to learn more about their international university partners and their programs as well as connect with representatives and ask questions about the admissions process.
For further information or to register, please visit : https://www.globaleducation.co.za/expo
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.