Past Events

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.

Sponsor: EY


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


Webb Ellis Trophy Tour Cape Town

The Webb Ellis trophy entering the Cape Town harbour on board HMS Iron Duke during the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour. A reception attended by Chamber members was held on board.


Webb Ellis Trophy Tour Johannesburg

The British High Commissioner, Mrs Judith Macgregor and Trade Commissioner Mr Andy Henderson with the Webb Ellis trophy at a reception hosted by UKTI and attended by Chamber Members and British Business Community.


August 2014 Members’ Business Briefing with Leslie Maasdorp

Mr Maasdorp is the newly appointed CEO of Advtech. His input on the role and impact of education in the Business arena in South Africa was intriguing and many interesting questions arose.

Sponsor: KPMG


July 2014 Members’ Business Briefing with Robin Grimes

Prof. Robin Grimes is the FCO Chief Scientific Advisor. He shared information on UK government's approach to the value of science for development and entrepreneurship. The topic of the Chamber briefing was “Scientific Research – The road from ideas to business delivery"

Sponsor: Arup


June 2014 Members’ Business Briefing with Judith Macgregor

Her Excellency Judith Macgregor, the British High Commissioner to South Africa offered unique insight on the prospects of bi-lateral trade between the two regions.

Sponsor: G4S



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