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 63 329 5438. 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:

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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 the SADC countries.

UPCOMING EVENTS 2021

Invitation | PKF Budget Event – 25th February 2021

Dear Members and Partners The Minister of Finance has a number of key issues to address when he delivers his speech this year. There are questions around vaccine funding, the state wage bill and how the gap between the budget and revenue collections is going to be bridged. Join PKF SA Tax as they deal…

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Virtual Event Invitation | The Rise Or Fall of South Africa by Dr Frans Cronje, 24th February 2021

SACANCHAM is delighted to confirm that Dr Frans Cronje will be sharing his views on The Rise Or Fall of South Africa at a virtual event scheduled to take place on Wednesday 24th February at 11am. The need for credible and well researched data is a critical requirement for businesses to anticipate shifts in their operating environment and this briefing will provide a deep-dive analysis of the key driving forces shaping South Africa today.

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Webinar: Boardroom Challenges – 12 February 2021

SACANCHAM is pleased to confirm that the founder of The Board Practice, Dr Victor Prozesky will be the guest speaker at our next webinar event scheduled for Friday 12th February at 11:00am. Dr Prozesky will address the subject of “Boardroom Challenges” at a time when headlines highlighting spectacular corporate failures across both the private and public sector are on the increase threatening the recovery prospects of our fragile economy.

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