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:

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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

FASKEN virtual panel discussion: From North to South – Competition Law & Public Interest Aspects to Consider When Doing Business

Please be advised that due to the sudden unavailability of a panelist who has taken ill, we are postponing the event which was scheduled for Thursday 24th June to a later date in July 2021. We regret any inconvenience this unavoidable postponement may cause and will advise you of the rescheduled date as soon as it has been agreed. We look forward to hosting you at our future virtual events over the next few weeks.

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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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More upcoming events for 2021

Please diarise the following upcoming events for 2021. Look out for the notification and invitations which will be sent once registrations are open. For more details on upcoming events, visit our website.

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