Events & Gallery 2022
NETWORKING FUNCTION 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.
WOMEN’S DAY AUGUST 2022
The 9th of August marked South Africa’s National Women’s day. 66 years ago, 20,000 women of all races marched in Pretoria to fight against inequality. To celebrate Women’s month, High Commissioner Gita Kamath hosted the Auditor-General of South Africa, Tsakani Maluleke, in conversation with the Australian Business Chamber of Commerce – Southern Africa’s Chair, Judi Nwokedi. Ms Maluleke is the first female Auditor General in the institution’s 109-year history. She delivered a powerful message on accountability and integrity within the public service.
AGM & NETWORKING MAY 2022
The Australian Business Chamber of Commerce Southern Africa (ABCSA), convened for their Annual General Meeting (AGM) and networking in May 2022 at the beautiful Worley offices, situated in Melrose Arch.
The night began with a warm welcome and beverages at the reception area of the conference facilities. The event was well attended by both the ABCSA members covering many industries and many potential members. Included in attendance, as always, were the representatives of the Australian High Commission and the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (AUSTRADE).
Our chairperson, Ms Judi Nwokedi, in her true form, led proceedings with introductions, apologies and all AGM proceedings, with all motions being passed and a few queries being addressed. All attendees were then treated to a fabulous presentation on Energy, Chemicals and Resources from our Worley hosts and proud ABCSA supporters, Ms Megan Keefer and the current Senior VP Mr Shaun Mills.
Megan took the forum through their five-year ambition: To be recognized as “the leader in sustainability solutions” through their “People”, Their “Portfolio” and Our “Planet”. This, together with Shaun’s stories around his travels within the Worley group and what they are doing globally was impressive to hear.
The official AGM then came to an end and Worley invited all participants to join them for snacks and beverages.
ROUND TABLE 12 MAY 2022
Round Table event with former, CEO of Anglo American, Mr. Mark Cutifani – Thursday, 12 May 2022