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.

TO BECOME A MEMBER

Please contact SACANCHAM via email: info@sacancham.com or via phone: +27 63 441 1735. 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 the SADC region, 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:

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

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

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

Facilitating trade for – and between – our members, and promoting sustainable commerce in Canada, Southern Africa and the SADC countries.

UPCOMING EVENTS 2021

Africa Accelerating 2021 – 26 to 28 October 2021

We are delighted to bring you, our SACANCHAM members and partners the opportunity to participate in this event, courtesy of our colleagues at the Canada- Africa Chamber of Business based in Toronto. Africa Accelerating begins with an opening address by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, kicking off three days of programming on 26 October 2021. The opportunities for business are enormous, as are the support programs and incentives on offer! From small businesses to large corporates, from policy makers to researchers, Africa Accelerating 2021 is showcasing opportunities and insights online over three-days, from 26 to 28 October 2021.

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“State of ethics and governance in the Public and Private sectors” with Prof Deon Rossouw of TEI – 2 November 2021

We are delighted to announce that Prof Deon Rossouw, CEO of The Ethics Institute (TEI), will be the guest on our webinar event scheduled for Tuesday 2 November 2021 at 11:00 CAT where he will be speaking on “State of ethics and governance in the Private and Public sectors”. As South Africa continues to be rocked by corporate scandals on a major scale, there is a need to take stock of the situation and implement urgent reforms to ensure the sustainability of business and our democracy. Deon, an internationally recognized expert in Business Ethics and the Ethics of Corporate Governance, will share his views and recommendations on how we can regain the moral high ground.

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Save the Date – Mining Indaba 7 – 10 February 2022

Mining Indaba 2022 is set to take place from 7 – 10 February 2022. Held annually in Cape Town, South Africa, Indaba is Africa’s largest mining investment conference. The event attracts over 6000 high level participants from senior international mining companies, the global investment community, major consulting firms, exploration companies and suppliers of mining equipment and services, as well as official delegations from more than 40 African countries.

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