Chamber Events


East of England Meet & Greet Fri 22nd Mar, 2019 Free



Join the SA Chamber East of England Chapter at their inaugural event.

Come find you favourite South African food in the shop and buy your vetkoek and mince from Flavour Fusion (The South African food van run by Kerief Catering). Bring your family and friends along to this very first informal but undoubtedly lekker event.

We have ordered sunshine but this can't be guaranteed. We also know that South Africans don't tend to be scared of a little rain.

Let's get together and start building our community.

Hosted by: Toft Shop
6 High St
Cambridge, CB23 2RL

Leadership Skills - Course 3 Tue 26th Mar, 2019 £100.00



Featuring: Eva Eldridge

Thoughtfully built around you

The final part of the Leadership skills training session will bring together lessons learned from the previous two sessions, and explore how to put it all into practice. Most of all, it will focus on self-reflection and how to have a better control of our thoughts, emotions and behaviours in the future.

No Skype callers on this session as it will involve mostly group activities and there won't be a lecture as such to listen to.

Admission is free for sponsors, finalists and winners from the Chamber's Business and Community Awards 2018, half price for SACC members (£50) and full price for non-members (£100).  Market price for each half day session is £395.

Hosted by: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
65 Fleet Street
London, EC4Y 1HT

#MeetSouthAfrica Sat 30th Mar, 2019 Free



Come and meet us!

If you are a South African in the UK Midlands region or wish to know more about South Africa, please join us on Saturday 30 March 2019 in Birmingham. 'Friends of South Africa' and non-South Africans are welcome. Come and share the Spirit of Ubuntu with us.

If you have a small business and would like a stall to exhibit your wares or to confirm your attendance please email Pumela Salela.

Hosted by: Burlington Hotel
Burlington Arcade
126 New St
Birmingham, B2 4JQ
United Kingdom

TXF Africa 2019: Project, Export & Commodities Finance Tue 9th Apr, 2019 See website


See website

Join us on April 9th for a series of intimate, content-focused roundtables where you'll have the chance to throw in your two cents about the most pressing concerns facing the continent. From localising the commodity market to ramping up funds for infrastructure, we've got it covered!

9 April (roundtables and ice-breaker drinks) & 10 April (main agenda)
Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire Hotel

April 10th will see a full agenda at the Sofitel, Abidjan, where all 300 delegates can gather for the day. We're bringing you a series of debates, idea labs, panels and case studies to keep you in tune with the latest from Africa.

A few of our speakers signed up so far include:

  • Alain Descamps, Chairman, Société des Transports Abidjanais sur Rails
  • Pierre Ezan, CFO, ENEO
  • Sujay Sarkar, Regional CFO, West & Central Africa, Olam International
  • Josephine Gauld, British Ambassador to the, Republic of Cote D'Ivoire, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom
  • Birgitta Lindström Kruk, Senior Manager Export & Project Finance, SCANIA
  • Marie-Laure Mazaud, Deputy CEO, STOA

Conducted in English, translated in French

Visit the website to view all speakers and the agenda

TXF are offering a 15% discount to South African Chamber of Commerce members.

Hosted by: Sofitel
Boulevard Hassan II
Ivory Coast

Chamber Awards Wed 15th May, 2019 £89.00



The South African Chamber of Commerce Awards is a celebration of the best efforts and achievements of the South African community in the UK, all wrapped up into a fantastic gala evening. We invite nominations in a range of award categories, each focussing on specific areas on business and community activity. If you know someone who excels at what they do, then they deserve your nomination.

For full details, including award categories and sponsorship opportunities, please visit the dedicated Awards website.

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

Summer Drinks Wed 3rd Jul, 2019 £24.00



The annual Chamber Summer Drinks. Venue and details to follow.

Hosted by: Tbc

Third Party Events


A Lesson from Aloes Wed 27th Feb, 2019 See website


See website

The first London production in 35 years

"Our race is a mistake."

In the small backyard of a house in a shabby Port Elizabeth suburb, pots of aloe - the desert plant that can thrive in the most barren soil - bear silent witness to a world where trust has been betrayed and destroyed.

South Africa in the 1960s. Apartheid is at its height. Mandela's ANC has just been banned as a terrorist organisation. Informers are everywhere.

Left leaning Afrikaner Piet and his wife, Gladys, hold a party for their mixed-race friend Steve who has just been released from prison.

But when mistrust creeps into your own backyard, the closest of ties are undone. Who has betrayed this group of friends? And why is one of them on a one way ticket out of the country?

Unseen in London since its UK premiere at the National Theatre 35 years ago where it was directed by Athol Fugard himself and won rave reviews, this new production directed by Janet Suzman marks the 25th anniversary year of the first free and democratic elections in South Africa.

The original production of A Lesson From Aloes premiered at the Market Theatre Johannesburg in 1978, where it provoked huge controversy and narrowly escaped being banned. The Broadway production won the New York Critics Circle Award for Best New Play.

The cast of this new production comprises Dawid Minnaar as Piet, David Rubin as Steve and Janine Ulfane as Gladys, with lighting by the legendary South African lighting designer, producer and co-founder of The Market Theatre in Johannesburg, Mannie Manim.

Members of the South African Chamber of Commerce are affered a discount on the regular £20 price down to £17.50 by using the code "FUGARD" when booking.

Book Tickets Here

Hosted by: Finborough Theatre
118 Finborough Road
London, SW10 9ED