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Third Party Event: Latin American Dance Workshop Sun 18th Mar, 2018 £7.00

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Featuring: Elsa Perez

Third Party Event to be booked directly with the organiser. See poster for details.

Hosted by: Hall next Abbey Good Coffee
Lesnes Abbey, Abbey Road
Abbey Wood, DA17 5DL

Chamber Connects: Lord Hain - UK whistle-blower on SA State Capture Tue 20th Mar, 2018 £20.00

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Featuring: Lord Peter Hain - veteran anti-apartheid activist and life-long friend and ally of South Africa


Lord Hain has been instrumental in surfacing the corruption, money laundering and state capture led by the Gupta family during the rule of President Jacob Zuma

Lord Hain's letter was "a new twist in a giant corruption scandal that is shaking the South African state, and damaging the reputations of a number of global companies". 

Peter Hain's "smoking gun" provides bank accounts detailing how Guptas took billions from SA.

£400m may inadvertently have been laundered by HSBC and Standard Chartered.

Lord Hain accuses Hogan Lovells of propping up state capture.

"I'm very hopeful and enthused about Cyril's presidency because I think he's a uniquely qualified leader for this period in South African history."

Peter needs no introduction to many having recently again taken a stand for a fair SA for all - bringing down corruption, exposing it at a time of change in SA.

One needs to listen to him first hand to begin to understand the risk that South Africa was in of  "going over the edge". 


Lord Peter Hain was born in 1950 and brought up in South Africa, he has been in politics for over 50 years.  His South African-born parents, Adelaide and Walter, after being jailed and then banned for their anti-apartheid activism in Pretoria were forced to leave for exile in London in March 1966 after the Government instructed all architectural firms from employing his father.

Aged 19, Peter became a British anti-apartheid leader, especially in stopping all-white South African sports tours from 1969 onwards. In December 2015 he received from South Africa the OR Tambo National Award in Silver for his 'excellent contribution to the freedom struggle'.   

He is a Vice-President of Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA). MP for Neath 1991-2015, he served in the Labour governments of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown for twelve years, seven in the Cabinet. As Secretary of State for Northern Ireland he negotiated an end to the conflict, bringing old enemies together in government in 2007.  In November 2015 he was introduced to the House of Lords.  

The author of 21 books, his memoirs Outside In (London, Biteback 2012; and his parents' story Ad & Wal: values, duty, sacrifice in Apartheid South Africa (London, Biteback, 2014).  Chairman of the Donald Woods Foundation charity, Patron of the Canon Collins Trust  and a Trustee of the Listen Charity, he is Visiting Professor at the University of Witwatersrand Business School.

Richard Citron MA(Cantab) FCA CTA (F) TEP MAE is a tax partner in BDO's London office.  He has been at BDO's London office since 1979 and has been a partner since 1988.  After graduating from Clare College Cambridge he qualified as an accountant (ICAEW) and as a member of the Chartered Institute of Tax (CTA).  He is now a fellow of both.

Richard is a member of STEP, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.  STEP was founded in BDO's Baker Street offices.

Richard is also a Practicing Associate of the Academy of Experts, having appeared in Court as an expert witness on a number of occasions.

Richard practices in many areas of tax including corporate, personal, trusts and individuals, generally with a cross-border or international aspect. He acts for executives posted  to and from the UK, including advising on the structure of their benefits and remuneration packages, and advises companies investing into and out of the UK.

David Warneke is a Partner at BDO, is the National Head of Tax Technical for BDO South Africa and heads up the Tax Consulting division of BDO in the Western Cape.

David is Adjunct Associate Professor in Tax at the University of Cape Town and was recently appointed to the Tax Court in South Africa by the State President.  He is also a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants' National Tax Committee and also its Southern Region Tax Committee.

David has 20 years of tax experience and consults to large listed and unlisted multi-national and local corporate entities. He has extensive experience in advising corporate clients on a very wide range of tax issues.

David has a B.Com (Hons) (Accounting) degree, an H. Dip in Tax Law, a Masters' Degree in Tax Law and is a Chartered Accountant (SA).

Hosted by: BDO LLP
55 Baker Street
London, W1U 7EU

Chamber Connects: Alec Hogg - SA's Real Political Challenges Thu 19th Apr, 2018 £20.00

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Hosted by: Anglo American
20 Carlton House Terrace
St. James's
London, SW1Y5AN
United Kingdom

The real business application of crypto technology, token economics and blockchain Wed 9th May, 2018 £20.00

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Featuring: Redsand Labs in Association with Nona Creative

An exploration into the powerful technology and real-world applicationof blockchain, smart contracts and cryptocurrencies and the implications for businesses trade, manage their ecosystems and supply chains and raise finance.

More details to follow.

Hosted by: TBC

Business & Community Awards 2018 Wed 16th May, 2018 £69.00

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Featuring: Keynote Speaker - Sir Nicholas Stadlen

The South African Chamber of Commerce (UK) is pleased to bring you the 2018 Business & Community Awards

This glorious event will be held at the Millenium Gloucester Hotel in Kensington, London on the evening of 16 May 2018. 

Entertainment will be bought to you by Njabulo Madlala (South African baritone) and Simon Shibambu (South African base).

The Chamber will be presenting a buffet of South African starters, main courses and desserts accompanied by South African wines,beers and cider.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:Sir Nicholas Stadlen

A retired UK High Court Judge who has been involved in many high profile cases, for example the 12 year Bank of England case where he completed the longest speech in legal history.  He has also interviewed famous world politicians, is a visiting fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford and has written a book on the Rivonia Trail which is now a feature film being released this year.  He will be talking about the lessons we can learn from what really happened behind the scenes of that trial of 10, who became prominent South Africans because of what they stood for.

Sponsored tickets to a private filming will be auctioned on the night.

We highly recommend that you book early since places at this prestigious event are limited.

For more information on the Awards evening CLICK HERE

Hosted by: Milennium Gloucester Hotel
Harrington Gardens.
London, SW7 4LH

Third Party Event: Diaspora Events 2018 Thu 17th May, 2018 Free

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Third Party Events to be booked directly with SA Diaspora United