April 2015 Members' Business Briefing with Dr Zweli Mkhize
Topic: Executing on the NDP - improving co-operation between government and business".
ANC Treasurer General, Dr Zweli Mkhize addressed Chamber members regarding strengthening and promoting cooperation between government and business relations.He also highlighted the National Development plans' initiative to build a national infrastructure and a fiscal framework for strong economic growth. Dr Mkhize encouraged businesses to partner with government and work together to promote growth in all facets of South Africa's society in order to continue to create a thriving economy.
The event was kindly sponsored by Sterling Member: British American Tobacco
March 2015 Members' Business Briefing with Professor Nick Binedell
Topical monthly briefing in Johannesburg by a political or business leader, followed by networking and refreshments; sponsored by a Chamber member.
Speaker: Dr. Nick Binedell
Topic: Strategic leadership in tough and fast-changing times
Sponsored by HSBC, Dean of GIBS, Professor Nick Binedell presented the Chamber members with his account of the history of innovation in South Africa through speaking on "Strategic leadership in tough and fast-changing times." The event was a remarkable approach to the dynamics of change from past to present.
Cape Town - Reception on board HMS Dragon
Chamber members are invited to a reception in celebration of the UK SA bilateral relationship aboard HMS Dragon at the Waterfront, Cape Town.
Please email Western Cape Representative of the Chamber, Eimear Costigan for more information.
February 2015 Members' Business Briefing with Christopher Gilmour
A good start to the programme for 2015. Christopher Gilmour, investment analyst and financial market commentator spoke on "South Africa - Swimming Against the Tide" - a commentary on the factors affecting SA's ability to experience economic recovery in the next two years; followed by refreshments and networking on the Terrace at the Inanda Club.
Sterling members' luncheon with Lord Livingston
Sterling members and UK Minister for Trade & Investment, Lord Ian Livingston will be hosted by Barclays Africa in Johannesburg, to participate in discussions on some of the challenges and success stories of doing business in Africa.
November 2014 Cape Town Members' Business Briefing with Tim Butcher
Tim Butcher, award winning British journalist and best-selling author gave a fascinating talk on Stanley's exploits in Africa. Pre-Christmas cheer and a lively atmosphere were enjoyed by all.
November 2014 Members’ Business Briefing with Jabu Mabuza
Despite the unseasonal chill, leading SA businessman Jabu Mabuza delivered a positive message to British Business at the final briefing in Johannesburg, for 2014. The gathering was reminded of the value of long-standing business links between the UK and SA and encouraged to claim all the rights and benefits deriving from the relationship.
October 2014 Members’ Business Briefing with Andy Henderson
UK Trade Commissioner to South Africa and Chairman of the British Chamber in Southern Africa, Mr Andy Henderson gave an overview of the Chamber's activities since the re-launch in April. Engagement by members is essential and the importance of active membership was emphasized. Andy also used the opportunity to introduce the UKTI team and services to the members present.
Sponsor: Nedbank Private Wealth
Meet and Build – The Overseas Business Network
David Dawson addressing potential exporters to South Africa at the South Yorkshire International Trade Centre. Representatives of British Chambers in fast-growing international markets visited Sheffield to forge personal relationships with local businesses at ground level, providing valuable business to business knowledge and advice.
September 2014 Members’ Business Briefing with James Duddridge
UK Minster for Africa, James Duddridge MP's commitment to UK SA business partnerships and prosperity was well received by a large and captivated audience. Q&A panel with Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to South Africa, Baroness Patricia Scotland QC and the High Commissioner, Mrs Judith Macgregor underlined the continued commitment of the British government to business development in Africa.
Sponsor: Barclays Africa
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