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Is South Africa open for business?

South Africa is the most industrialised, technologically advanced, and diversified economy on the African continent and compares favourably to other emerging markets. However, its economy has taken a huge knock due to the global pandemic. This is according to Luke Govender, Director of Export Promotion and Outward Investment from the Department of trade, industry, and competition.

‘Courageous Conversations’ on COVID-19 as a Disruptor

COVID-19 is a powerful ‘disruptor’ that has given us a stark reminder of the need to rethink our identity, where we belong, our ‘normative’ view of citizenship and solutions needed to enable us to secure long-term survival of our civilisation and the environment we live in.

Cyril Ramaphosa due to arrive in the UK this week to take part in G7 Summit of World Leaders

In line with the UK’s Presidency of the G7, the Summit will take place in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, beginning on Friday and continuing through...

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Women’s Chapter Launch

The South Africa Chamber of Commerce UK is delighted to announce the launch of the Professional Women’s Chapter. The aim of this chapter is to serve as a community and platform for the development and support of professional women in business.

Freedom Day Celebration pays homage to first democratic elections

The South African Chamber of Commerce UK hosted a celebration joined by an influential panel of speakers, sharing their memories and reflections on Freedom Day and how April 27th, 1994 shaped their future and that of South Africa.

Gala Dinner Goes Virtual

On Tuesday, 23rd March the South African Chamber of Commerce UK took its Annual Gala Dinner online. Reluctant to see another cornerstone event fall victim to the pandemic, Chamber Chairman Sharon Constançon and her dedicated team took the decision to move the event into the virtual space and host the dinner via Zoom.

SARB Governor, Lesetja Kganyago gives SA Chamber exclusive insights

On Friday, 26th March the Chamber had the honour of hosting the Governor of the South African Reserve Bank, Lesetja Kganyago, for the second time.

The significance of Human Rights Day

In this wide-ranging essay, Sir Nick Stadlen, former English High Court Judge and producer of the "Life Is Wonderful" documentary about the Rivonia Trial, explores the significance, history and meaning of Human Rights Day, particularly in relation to the South African Constitution.

Isle of Man Government joins the SA Chamber of Commerce UK

We are delighted to welcome the Isle of Man government as a Platinum Member of the SA Chamber of Commerce UK. In announcing their...

Challenging gender bias and inequality makes good business sense

On 11th March, the South African Chamber of Commerce UK will be joining a global week of activity to mark International Women’s Day (8th...

Sustainable finance for a sustainable planet and economies

The banking industry is changing. The days of being greeted at the door by your friendly local branch manager, who knows you and understands...

Global Supply Chains: Africa’s Opportunities Post Covid-19

Last Wednesday, the South African Chamber of Commerce hosted a webinar moderated by Andrew Skipper of Hogan Lovells, featuring Kuseni Dlamini, Jean Craven, Dirk...

How do South African businesses perform in a pandemic?

Businesses in the South African Chamber of Commerce share their experiences of the year and how they see their prospects for 2021. by Antony Shaw,...

Welcome to 2021!

by Sharon Constançon, SACC Chairman I’m sure many of us were relieved to put 2020 behind us and to start a New Year with fresh...

Andrew Williamson Obituary

by John Battersby Andrew Philip Faure Williamson, who has died aged 78 distinguished himself both as a lawyer in several key anti-apartheid trials in South...