THIRD PARTY EVENT: Life Is Wonderful: Mandela's Unsung Heroes Sat 10th Nov, 2018 Free



The 1963/4 Rivonia Trial is one of the most extraordinary in legal history, at which Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment. After 27 years in prison, he emerged with a vision of a multiracial democracy which averted a bloody civil war in South Africa. But he did not act alone.

In this new film, former English High Court Judge, Sir Nick Stadlen tells the story of Mandela's co-defendants at the Rivonia Trial, the lawyers who saved them from the gallows, and some of the other brave men and women who supported them in their fight for the freedom of South Africa. It is an inspiring story of immense courage and self-sacrifice on the part of a small group of idealists. In the words of Andrew Mlangeni, Accused Number 10, they were a multiracial band of comrades who fought for a multiracial democracy.

The film had its world premiere at the 2018 Encounters South Africa International Documentary Film Festival where it won the award for Best International Film and was also shown as part of the Nelson Mandela Centenary Programme.

It is now available to view on the Channel 5 website until 11 December 2018.

Hosted by: Channel 5

TXF Cape Town 2018 Thu 29th Nov, 2018 See website


See website

It's been an exciting time for South Africa and the future looks bright for projects and deals. With anticipation brimming in the market now is the time to make connections and join the discussion over South Africa's future. Which is why TXF have packed more interactive sessions and senior speakers into this event than ever before.

The SACC has a 15% discount available for representatives from banks, law firms, insurers and financiers who would be interested in attending the event. To apply for a discounted ticket, please email [email protected] for the code to use on the TXF website to reserve your place.

Hosted by: Table Bay Hotel
V & A Waterfront
Cape Town
South Africa

The Domino Effect Tue 4th Dec, 2018 £24.00



Featuring: Robin Hollington | MD Inspired Information Systems Limited

Find out what happens when your business hasnt updated its processes to accommodate the changes to GDPR?  Find out how a simple email invitation could lead to a chat with (or enforcement action from) the Information Commissioners' Office.

Five months on, Inspired Information Services Limited have examined how SMEs have implemented GDPR, particularly in respect of the requirements of websites and added security, pagespeed and mobile friendly analysis. They will present their findings to the SA Chamber on 4 December and suggest a number of simple actions that can mitigateany immediate risk of falling foul of the ICO.

Speaker Bio

After a 20-year career as a Royal Marines Officer, during which time he completed a degreeand a Masters in the "Design of Information Systems" (from a business perspective) and was admitted to the Institute of Directors and the British Computer Society, Robin entered the Defence Industry. Moving to the Information Security space he organically grew a consulting business from almost zero to £1.2M in 5 years, during which time he was instrumental in defining the Vision and Mission for the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers and drafting their MOA and getting this trade body off the ground and established.  Choosing to move on at the start of the recession was always going to be interesting, and a couple of years later after a family bereavement lead to a change of focus. He established his own Information Security, Data Protection, Technology and Business Planning consultancy business focused on start-up and SME businesses, covering all aspects from Vision andMission, organisational structures, business plans, definition of appropriate technology,(including web, e-mail and social media) and marketing. He hates accounts and admin! More recently he has established an Event Management Company, Number 300 Ltd, focused onextreme charitable challenge events.

Inspired Information Services Limited focuses on three strands of business:

1. Information Security Consulting, covering Data Protection advice and security testing.
2. Business Information Technology, (we believe a company's technology should support its business strategy, not constrain it. IT should also inform the strategy, yet too often small and medium sizedbusinesses lack the experience or knowledge or engage advisers who wish them to make an investment intechnology - we provide that advice).
3. Strategic Consulting Strategic, Operational and Innovative Thinking are the foundations of our offerings, which include leadership advisory, consulting and operations management.

In light of our observations around websites, website security and GDPR, particularly in the smaller business space, where we see over 95% of sites fail to meet today's expectationsand/or have security vulnerabilities and/or fail to comply with GDPR, we have introduced an SME focused website review covering the key aspects of what a website should "have" today.A comprehensive report is created to allow business owners to work through a list of fixes. It isa fixed price £495 for SA Chamber members (£100 discount). Those after a review of securityvulnerabilities can take advantage of a specific Security test, also £495 (again a £100 discount),whilst those seeking a more comprehensive report, can have both for £895.

Hosted by: TBC - Central London

Third Party Event: Diaspora Events 2018 Wed 12th Dec, 2018 Free



Third Party Events to be booked directly with SA Diaspora United

Black Tie Dinner at the House of Lords Tue 12th Mar, 2019 £140.00



This sumptuous Gala Dinner, to be hosted in the glorious Cholmondeley Room at the House of Lords is a very special evening in the Chamber's calendar this year. This will be a wonderful networking opportunity for business leaders to meet and exchange ideas in this highly prestigious venue.

Book early to avoid disappointment. Early preference will be given to bookings of tables (10 people +), individual tickets also available.

More details and high profile keynote speaker to be advised.

Hosted by: House of Lords
Houses of Parliament
London, SW1A 0AA

Chamber Awards Wed 15th May, 2019 See website


See website

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.

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