Southern Africa-Canada Chamber of Commerce

Chambre de commerce de l’Afrique australe et du Canada
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The Southern Africa–Canada Chamber of Commerce (SACANCHAM) is a proactive, influential business organisation dedicated to promoting and developing business opportunities between Southern Africa, Canada and those to which the High Commission, Canada and the Trade Office, Canada have jurisdiction (Mauritius, Lesotho, Namibia, Madagascar, Zambia, Comoros and Seychelles).

Since the launch of SACANCHAM in June 2017 by the Patron, HE Sandra McCardell, High Commissioner, Canada, the Chamber has built an enviable reputation for arranging high-quality workshops and events that inform and often challenge attendees, in addition to offering quality networking sessions. Regular liaison and reciprocal visits with other international Chambers including Australia, Switzerland, Turkey, Nigeria and the UK offer our members wider business opportunities.

SACANCHAM continues to support the Chamber’s Mission Statement, namely ‘To attract an influential network of leading businesses that create value in a sustainable manner.’

LOCATION

SACANCHAM operates not only in South Africa, but also represents the business interests of Canadian companies throughout the SADC countries, including the mountain kingdom of Lesotho, the Indian Ocean financial hub of Mauritius, Namibia with two deserts and mineral wealth, and Madagascar, known for its unique ecological diversity.   With all these countries, Canada shares historic ties through the Commonwealth and La Francophonie. The work of the Chamber is strengthened by the commitment of our Patron, HE Sandra McCardell The High Commissioner of Canada to South Africa, and her very competent teams at the High Commission in Pretoria and the Trade Office based in Johannesburg.

TO BECOME A MEMBER

Please contact Sandy Andrew, Co-ordinator, on 082 433 6085 or via email: sandy@sacancham.com.
A Membership Form will be forwarded to you.  On completion and return of the Membership Form to the Co-ordinator, an invoice will be forwarded, payment of which will entitle your organisation to membership of the Southern Africa-Canada Chamber of Commerce. You will receive a Certificate of Membership for display.

THE ROLE OF THE SOUTHERN AFRICA-CANADA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

As a forum for companies, individuals, investors and other stakeholders in Canada, Southern Africa and beyond, the Southern Africa-Canada Chamber of Commerce provides a focal point for establishing business contacts and networking opportunities, serves as an effective advocate within society, fosters sustainable commerce and advances common business interests for a diverse and vital membership.

 

WE ACHIEVE THIS THROUGH:

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Ethically promoting the interests of members and conveying their views to decision-makers in industry, government and the community.

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Adding real value to membership through an extensive program of publications, seminars, events, functions and missions.

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Building and growing a diverse membership and providing the membership with a significant platform for networking opportunities.

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Facilitating trade for – and between – our members, and promoting sustainable commerce in Canada, Southern Africa and other parts of Africa.

UPCOMING EVENTS 2019

The 2019 Ambassadors Cup of Nations Golf Challenge

The Ambassadors Cup of Nations Golf Challenge takes place on 1 September 2019 at Steyn City Golf Estate. This is a highly prestigious event, where corporate South Africa is invited by Her Excellency Sandra McCardell, High Commissioner Canada, to host international Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Trade Commissioners for a round of golf on the pristine,…

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An Invitation: What is right or wrong with the SA economy?

  INVITATION:  A NOT-TO-BE-MISSED EVENT – What is right or wrong with the SA economy?  5 sessions – 17-19 July 2019 Speakers: Brian Kantor – Chief Strategist and Economist at Investec Wealth & Investment SA Russell Lamberti – Chief Strategist at investment advisory firm ETM Analytics Professor Robert Vivian – Professor of Finance and Insurance at the University of the Witwatersrand Bonang Mohale – Chief…

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