Purpose and Objectives

The SA Chamber of Commerce is an umbrella organisation and conduit for trade, community and investment into and out of South Africa. The SACC aims to bring under one concerted effort, a forum and meeting point for businesses who have an interest in both the UK and South Africa in an attempt to facilitate the development of business opportunities.

The constitutional objectives of the SA Chamber of Commerce are:

  • To bring under a common management agreement, all current SA business focused organisations to benefit from; knowledge sharing around common practices, sharing of information and economies of scale in their logistical management,
  • to offer advice to members in the operation of their business as and when might be requested or appropriate,
  • to provide a united voice when dealing with government bodies and private sector groups,
  • to provide training opportunities for members in all aspects of business as appropriate with particular emphasis on operating businesses in South Africa and the United Kingdom,
  • to provide a central body for the administration, research, lobbying and support of sub-committees and associated bodies with specific interests in SA-UK business,
  • to provide a forum to promote business opportunities between members, and,
  • to provide proactive facilitation of business introductions.

Organisations and activities which make up the SA Chamber of Commerce
The SACC brings under one management structure activities offered by the SA Business Club, the Breakfast Indaba, Trade missions, SA Business Awards, Mamba Mentors, Board member events, white papers, research and open letters to government, training activities and various ad-hoc activities and events as set up by the Executive Committee and Secretariat.

Who runs the South African Chamber of Commerce
The SACC is run by the Executive Committee and Chairperson who are elected at the AGM by the members of the SACC. The administration of the SACC is carried out by the secretariat. The Executive Committee take direction and leadership on content and strategy for delivery from the Board. The Board are Corporate Members who have decided to take a more significant stake in the running of the SACC and who are set to benefit financially through contacts and lessons learnt made through the SACC. The SACC is a member funded organisation.

Buy-in from Government
The set up of the SACC has been ratified by the SA Government and the SA High Commissioner in London. We also are proudly supported by the SA DTI and UKTI.

Full written and detailed constitution obtained upon request.