Chamber Events


Beyond the Environment: The Wider Just Energy Transition 1:00pm, Thu 28th Oct 2021



This event is now postponed, please do continue to register and you will be informed as soon as a new date has been organised.

The economy of Mpumalanga in South Africa has relied on coal mining and coal fired power stations for years, but that has to change. How will this happen?

As we approach COP26, South Africa is in focus for its carbon intensity and for its geographic concentration of the transition in Mpumalanga as a key test case, for how a just and equitable transition can occur.

In this webinar we look beyond the simple environmental climate issues, of which we are all familiar (the ‘E’ in ESG), and instead we shall focus on the ‘S’ – the social aspects in communities which encompasses retraining and reskilling of workers and the encouragement to develop new industries.

The expert panel will be led “in conversation” by Intellidex’s Peter Attard Montalto, Director the SACC and an advisor to banks, development finance institutions and corporates on the policy and political aspects of the Just Energy Transition. Peter will be joined by:

• Mzila Mthenjane – Head of Corporate Affairs for the mining company Exxaro who are deeply involved in thinking about the communities in which they work and how these communities will be affected on the path to net zero
• Prof Wayne Truter, (Associate) and Research Director, University of Pretoria

The event will allow plenty of time for Q&A from audience members.

This event is free but booking is essential. Links will be sent out in the 24 hours prior to the event.

Hosted by: Zoom

Women’s Networking Event 5:45pm, Thu 4th Nov 2021



Walkers and the South African Chamber of Commerce Women’s Chapter are delighted to invite you to join us for a networking event aimed at professional women in business. This will be a hybrid event, based in Jersey with an additional online dimension to allow for wider participation.

As well as an opportunity to network over drinks and canapes, our guest speaker, founder and CEO of KIT Consulting Dr Emiko Caerlewy-Smith will discuss “High Performance and Burnout”, with a particular emphasis on women in business, the importance of gender balanced workplace culture and building a more purposeful work/life blend.

If you would like to attend in person and can make it to The Club Hotel & Spa, St Helier, Jersey, please contact [email protected].

You can book here for the online portion of the event which will run from 5:45pm to 6:15pm and include the keynote speaker.

Zoom links will be sent out in the 24 hours prior to the event.

We hope you can join us.

Hosted by: Zoom

Third Party Events


GTR Africa 2021 Hybrid Wed 3rd Nov 2021



Global Trade Review is delighted to announce that GTR Africa will be returning for 2021 in a hybrid format, combining the benefits of our unrivalled digital event platform with an in-person event that will take place in London on November 3-4, 2021.

Encompassing GTR’s previous gatherings in London, Cape Town and Victoria Falls for a comprehensive gathering of the leading figures in Sub-Saharan trade, export and commodity finance, this event will focus on the key trends impacting on Africa’s economic health, from the many financing challenges encountered by companies in the face of the pandemic and the role of multilaterals and DFIs in providing support, to the strains on supply chains directly and indirectly across a range of sectors, digitisation drives and ongoing efforts to reduce dependence on commodities and move African companies up the value chain.

Benefitting from a special hybrid format which allows speakers to connect and participate both onstage in-person or remotely, delegates will enjoy the flexibility to choose between that unrivalled experience of live networking and knowledge sharing – all within a Covid-safe setting in accordance with the latest government guidance – or the opportunity to join virtually through our dedicated and well-established virtual event platform.

Hosted by: etc.Venues
County Hall
Westminster Bridge
London, SE1 7PB
United Kingdom

The Benefits of Accessing the South African Capital Markets 11:00am, Fri 5th Nov 2021



We're tackling capital markets and the investor landscape in our next webinar. Our panel will share their observations on current trends. We'll walk through the process of listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and identify key steps for success but also unpack why South African investors are looking at investing in offshore companies.  

Chamber President, Leon Ayo will be joined in conversation by 
Richard Stout - Head of Equity Capital Markets, Standard Bank SA 
and expert panelists from the JSE: 
Leila Fourie - Group CEO
Valdene Reddy - Director of Capital Markets
Patrycja Kula-Verster - Primary Markets Business Development Manager: Equities. 

We expect a broad spectrum of businesses, both SA and UK-based, to participate in this event. We encourage you to share this invitation with colleagues and external contacts who might find it relevant. 

Hosted by: Online