The Australian Business Chamber of Commerce Southern Africa hosted an Africa-Australia Skills & Education Session as well as the End of Year Social Event on the 7th of November 2023 from 18h00 – 20h00 at the Workshop 17 in Sandton.  In addition to the members and their guests, the event was honoured to have the Australian High Commissioner, H.E. Ms Tegan Brink, in attendance and featured presentations by Ms Kerry Marques from EIT (Engineering Institute of Technology) on Building a Stronger South African Engineering Sector & EIT’s Upskilling Efforts, Ms Azaria Chasenski from Orion Minerals on the Community Skills Development Journey, Dr Corrin Varady from the Idea Group on Basic Education To Required Skills Development and Mr Adi Stephan on The Future of Work: Evolving Digital Skills. The presentations were captivating with the speakers sharing their vast knowledge and experience across a broad range of topics related to Skills and Development from both a South African and Australian context. After the presentations, there was a Q&A session during which many insights and ideas where shared amongst the participants and audience alike. Her excellency the High Commissioner, closed off the session after which the members, guests and the presenters had the opportunity to socialize and network amongst each other while enjoying the fantastic spread kindly provided for by Growthpoint who sponsored the event.

A very big thank you to H.E. Ms Tegan Brink, The members of the High Commission and Australian Trade Commission, The Guest Speakers, Growthpoint and all of our valued members and their guests for making the evening such a great success.