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“A Pretoria Boy” by Peter Hain

Peter Hain’s latest book, A Pretoria Boy, was launched in the UK last Thursday, September 9th, 2021, by Icon Books. Lord Hain, in describing the...

Sharon Constançon to run virtual London Marathon to provide a classroom for children in SA

At this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon, Breadline Africa’s runners are going the distance for the 42 children at Izibonele Educare Centre in South Africa – and Sharon Constançon, Chairman of the SACC, is one of this year’s virtual runners!

Courageous Conversations – The Global Citizen: How COVID-19 has affected the progress of sustainability goals

The South African Chamber of Commerce (UK) hosted the third instalment of Courageous Conversations - The Global Citizen, on 30 July 2021. This is...

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SACC UK Youth Day Webinar – A Focus on Education

“It takes a village to raise a child” is an African epigram that is inordinately used to describe the vigor and collaborative efforts required to ensure that a child has the best environment for optimal growth and development. Although this growth relies on numerous factors such as a happy home, nutrition, health, and a safe environment, one factor that encompasses all of these, is a constituent of the state of the future of South Africa: the quality of children’s education. With education being a central socio-economic right that provides the foundation for lifelong learning and economic opportunities, it is important to consider it as a national currency by enhancing its quality.

Petition to abolish expensive hotel quarantine gathers pace

An online petition to the British Government to allow fully vaccinated people travelling to the UK from South Africa to quarantine at home has gained 44,422 signatures (at time of writing) and has received a response from HM Government.

Emerald Isle Chapter Launched

On Thursday, 24th June we were delighted to launch the new “Emerald Isle Chapter”. Encompassing the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, the Emerald Isle Chapter will represent and assist businesses throughout the Island who are South African or who do regular business with South Africa.

2021 Castle Lager, Lions Series Cook-Along

On Thursday, 10th June several SACC members joined the 2021 Castle Lager Lions Series Cook-Along. Presenter David Flatman, sports pundit and England International, was...

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...

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...

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.
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