Past Events

The South Africa-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce offers, as one of its benefits, regular networking events for its members where they can meet and share experiences about doing business in both countries. On an ad hoc basis, non-members are included in these events, which are also a way for the Chamber to raise awareness about itself and about the Nigerian business and investment climate. The events focus mostly on corporate views and engagement but also include diplomats, ministers and government officials and agencies from time to time.

14 October 2017
Encore Theater Complex, 1217 Stanza Bopape (formerly Church Street), Hatfield, Pretoria

The Nigeria Voice Newspaper presents the Nigeria Community Excellence Awards, now in its fourth year, to reward excellence within the Nigerian diaspora in South Africa.  

The SA-NCC is sponsoring the Outstanding Nigerian Business Organisation award. We urge our members to nominate Nigerian-owned companies in this category
To nominate a company or individual or to sponsor an award, please visit the website, http://nigeriacommunityawards.co.za

Contact Olaniyi Abodedele:
0717 314 250; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SA-NCC in Association with Africa Brand Link
Tuesday 24 October 2017
The River Club, Cape Town
Sponsor: SA-NCC and Intertek

Speakers:
Hon Godwin Adama, Nigerian Consul General to SA
Tammy De Beer, Intertek
Cornelis van der Waal, Wesgro
Lacia Gess, African Brand Link
Dianna Games, SA-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce
Pierre Groenewald, Novare Equity Partners
Bruce Tedder, SA Boatbuilders Export Council
Steve Whyte, Lucky Star
Theuns de Vries, Bollore Logistics
Heloise Kruger, Get Go Clearing and Forwarding

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Michelangelo Hotel, Sandton

Speakers:

Suresh Chaytoo, SA-NCC President and Executive for Rand Merchant Bank
Nigerian Consul General Hon Godwin Adama
Gauteng Growth and Development Agency CEO Saki Zamxaka
Abdul Mustapha, Office of Overseas Affairs and Investment, Lagos State Government
Hon Commissioner Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, Lagos State Government

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20 & 21 October 2016

More than 100 people from South Africa, Nigeria and other countries attended and participated in the South Africa-Nigeria Banking & Finance Forum held in Johannesburg over a day-and-a-half. It is the SA-NCC’s biggest event to date.
 
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
Participating Companies & Organisations: Rand Merchant Bank, Gauteng Growth & Development Agency (GGDA), Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), ENSafrica, Barclays Africa, Central Bank of Nigeria, Africapital LLC New York, Nigeria Interbank Settlement System, Old Mutual Investment Group, Standard Bank, Richway Microfinance Bank (Nigeria), PricewaterhouseCoopers, Standard Chartered Bank, Norton Rose Fulbright, Union Bank of Nigeria, Enterprise Mobility Network, Forecaster Ecosa, Unified Payment Services Nigeria, Dimension Data, Allen & Overy, Africa Leadership Institute, PCI Africa, Nigeria-SA Chamber (Lagos); Abuja Chamber of Commerce (Nigeria), and Doctors Without Borders (special presentation)
Headline Sponsor: Rand Merchant Bank
Other Sponsors: GGDA, MTN, ENSafrica, JSE
In Association with the Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Commerce (Lagos)

For more details see:
http://www.sanccbankingforum.com/

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SA-NCC delegation meets the Nigerian House of Representatives Delegation visiting South Africa in March to talk to South African parliamentarians about the attacks on foreigners in 2017.

Michelangelo Hotel, Friday 17 March 2017

In attendance
Hon Martins Cobham, Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa
Hon Godwin Adama, Nigerian Consul General to South Africa
4 Members of the House of Representatives
SA-NCC Board and Selected Members

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Durban Country Club, Friday 24 March 2017

SA-NCC in association with Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal

Sponsor: Intertek
Programme:
Welcome: Francois Bietrix, Export Development Manager, Trade & Investment
KwaZulu-Natal
Introduction and Nigeria Business & Political Overview: Dianna Games,
Executive Director SA-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce
Macroeconomic Update and Forex Challenges: Michael Kafe, Standard Bank
Exporting to Nigeria: Tammy de Beer, Sales & Marketing Manager, Intertek;
Andrew Cannan, QI Logistics
Final Remarks: Hon Godwin Adama, Consul General  of Nigeria to South Africa

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VENUE: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Rosebank, Johannesburg
DATE: 21 July 2016
SPEAKER: Sola Adegbesan, Head of Global Markets Sales – Africa / Global Markets / Corporate Investment Bank for the Standard Bank Group

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Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria - 9 March 2016

VENUE: GIBS, Johannesburg
DATE: 16 April 2016

Speakers:
Ambassador Uche Ajulu-Okeke, Consul General of Nigeria to South Africa
Ronak Gopaldas (Rand Merchant Bank)
Joel Chimhanda (JC Capital)
Ibikunle Olatunji (PWC)
Tammy De Beer (Intertek)
Gillian Shaw (Fatton Ariva)
Richard Cookson (Cape International)
Rob Morris (Nampak)
Richard Prevost (Interbrand)
Tunde Ogunkoya (DeltaGRIC Consulting)
Moderated by: Dianna Games (SA-NCC) and Prof Lyal White (GIBS)

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The SA-NCC, in collaboration with the Nigeria High Commission in South Africa, hosted three members of the Nigerian Cabinet at a Business Forum held on the sidelines of the China-Africa Summit in Johannesburg in December.
 
Speakers:
Nigerian Industry, Trade & Investment Minister, Hon Dr Okechukwu Enelamah
Nigerian Foreign Affairs Minister. Hon Geoffrey Onyeama
Nigerian Transport Minister, Hon Rotimi Amaechi
SA-NCC President, Suresh Chaytoo
Liberty Group CEO for West Africa, Samuel Ogbu (sponsors)
Moderator: SA-NCC Executive Director, Dianna Games
Thanks: Mr Ndu Nze, Minister, Nigeria High Commission

Event: 10th SA-NCC AGM

Date: Tuesday 24 October

Venue: Hilton Hotel, Sandton

The SA-NCC celebrated 10 years (2005-2015) at a dinner in the Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton on 2 November 2015 attended by more than 100 people, including a delegation from the Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Commerce in Lagos
 
Speakers:
Dianna Games, Africa @ Work; Executive Director, SA-NCC
Adenrele Oni, FBN Mortgages; 2015 President, SA-NCC
Francis Osuyah, Fros Capital; Board Member SA-NCC
Ambassador Martins Cobham, Nigerian High Commissioner (Acting)
Ambassador (Mrs) Uche Ajulu-Okeke, Nigerian Consul General
Ambassador George Nene, SA’s first Ambassador to Nigeria
Foluso Phillips, President, Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Commerce (Lagos)
Yunus Suleman, Sulfam; Founding President 2005, SA-NCC
Suresh Chaytoo, Firstrand; Board Member, SA-NCC

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DATE: 20 and 21 October 2016
VENUE: Sandton Convention Centre
For more information, email Dianna Games on email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The continent’s two biggest economies are pivotal to the financing of their own economies and the wider development of Africa. The countries are home to Africa’s biggest and rapidly expanding banks. Who are they and what issues are they dealing with in this rapidly growing continent as they grapple with the disruption of technology and changing legislative requirements. Top bankers from both countries and others in the financial services and related sectors will gather in Johannesburg for two days of interactive, exciting and insightful debates and presentations.

Now that the dust has settled on the Nigerian election, a new administration is in place but the economy is still suffering the effects of the low oil price and political uncertainty about the way ahead. A team of analysts looks at what has happened since the April poll and where the economy may be headed

SA-NCC with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)
Sponsored by MTN, GIBS and SA-NCC

A panel of South African and Nigerian experts discussed issues relating to Nigeria’s hard-fought election in 2015 and the effect of the outcomes on an economy hard hit by low oil prices and the country’s investment prospects

Introduction: Dr Lyal White, head of the Centre for Dynamic Markets at GIBS
Panel:
- Dianna Games, CEO Africa @ Work and Executive Director, SA-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce
- Samuel Ogbu, CEO West Africa for the Liberty Group
- Adetunji Omotola, President of the Guild of Nigerian Professionals in South Africa
- Tunde Ogunkoya, i-Partner West Africa for SAP

THANK YOU: Adenrele Oni, MD & CEO, FBN Mortgages Limited, Lagos, and President, SA-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce

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SA-NCC in Association with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)

Speakers:
- Simon Freemantle, Senior Political Economist, Standard Bank Research
- Regan Robinson, International Sales Executive: Africa, PriceCheck
- Adenrele Oni, CEO, First Bank of Nigeria Mortgages and SA-NCC President
- Dr Lyal White, Director, Centre for the Dynamic Markets at GIBS

Simon Freemantle shared the findings of a new report produced by Standard Bank, “Understanding Africa’s Middle Class,” which examines the behaviour of consumers in different income segments and the growth trajectory of consumer markets from 1990 up to 2030, across 11 economies in Africa.             
Regan Robinson addressed the issue of online shopping in Nigeria, looking at the trends of this fast-growing segment of consumers in Africa’s biggest economy, highlighting what is driving this growth

The SA-NCC hosted a farewell for the outgoing Consul General of Nigeria, Hon Okey Emuchay MFR, after six years in South Africa. The event was attended by business people, diplomats and Nigerian dignitaries

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Organised by the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Supported by the SA-NCC

Speakers: SA-NCC Honorary CEO, Chamber members Standard Bank, Broll Property Group, Hydraform, Intertek and others

Venue: JCC House, Milpark, Johannesburg

Date: 14 May 2014

Hosted by JCCI

Speakers:
- Bismarck Rewane, CEO, Financial Derivatives Company, Lagos
- Yvette Babb, Africa Strategist, Standard Bank
- Annabel Bishop, Chief Economist, Investec

Venue: Gordon Institute of Business Science, Illovo, Johannesburg

Date: 7 March 2014

Sponsores: Standard Bank Group, SA-NCC and GIBS

Date: Thursday, 21 November 2013

Venue: Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel

SA-NCC in Association with the Guild of Nigerian Professionals

Speakers: SA-NCC President and General Manager, First Bank of Nigeria in South Africa Adenrele Oni and President, Guild of Nigerian Professionals, Adentunji Omotola

Venue: Maslow Hotel, Sandton

Date: 1 October 2013

Sponsors: SA-NCC and Maslow Hotel

Speakers:
- Nigeria Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
- Nigeria Tourism Minister Edem Duke
- Helmut Engelbrecht, Head of Investment Banking Africa, Standard Bank

Venue: Holiday Inn, Sandton

Date: 6 May 2013

Date: Wednesday 21 November 2012

Venue: Da Vinci Hotel, Sandton

Speaker: Yewande Sadiku, Head of Investment Banking, Stanbic IBTC

Venue: Hyatt Regency Hotel, ROsebank, Johannesburg

Date: 6 September 2012

Sponsor: Standard Bank

Speakers: Novare Equity Partners, Standard Bank, DTZ Leadenhall and CBA Capital Partners

Venue: Michelangelo Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg

Date: Thursday 25 October 2012

Sponsor: SA-NCC

Speakers: Intertek, Safmarine, Business Connexion, First Bank of Nigeria,

Venue: Southern Sun Grayston, Johannesburg

Date: Tuesday 12 April 2011

Sponsor: Intertek

Speakers: Anthony Lopes-Pinto, Imara Group; Francis Osuyah, Phillips Consulting

Venue: Southern Sun Grayston, Johannesburg

Date: 22 October 2010

Sponsors: Southern Sun and SA-NCC

Speaker: KPMG Executive, Nigeria

Venue: KPMG Wanooka, Parktown, Johannesburg

Date: 26 March 2010

Sponsor: KPMG

Speaker: Boyce Lloyd, Commercial & Strategy Director, SABMiller Africa

Venue: Southern Sun Grayston, Johannesburg

Date: 15 October 2009

Sponsor: Southern Sun and SA-NCC

Speaker: Michael Hugman, Emerging Market Strategist, Standard Bank

Venue: Protea Balalaika, Johannesburg

Date: 13 May 2009

Sponsor: Standard Bank

Speaker: Simon Harford, Actis

Venue: Hilton Hotel, Johannesburg

Date: 2 April 2009

Sponsor: SA-NCC

Speakers: Nozipho January Bardill, Head of Corporate Affairs, MTN

Jon Zehner, JP Morgan

Venue: Sandton Sun Hotel, Johannesburg

Date: 25 September 2008

Sponsor: MTN

Speaker: FirstBank of Nigeria Executive

Venue: Hilton Hotel, Sandton

Date: 20 November 2008

Sponsor: First Bank of Nigeria

Event: South Africa-Nigeria Business Forum

Date: 28 and 29 July

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg

Sponsor: Standard Bank Africa

Speaker: Lewis Musasike, Director and Head of Corporate and Investment Banking, Standard Bank Africa

Topic: Business climate and Opportunities in Nigeria

Venue: Hilton Hotel, Johannesburg

Date: 12 September 2007

Sponsor: Aelex, Nigerian law firm

Speaker: Dele Olojede, Head of Timbucktu Media, SA, and Theo Emuwa, Aelex, Nigeria

Topic: Post Election Scenarios for Nigeria and Business Climate Update

Venue: Michelangelo Hotel, Johannesburg

Date: 25 July 2007

Sponsor: KPMG

Speaker: Seyi Bickersteth, Country Managing Partner, KPMG, Nigeria

Topic: Nigeria's Investment Outlook in an election year

Venue: Johannesburg Country Club, Auckland Park

Date: 27 March 2007

Sponsor: Standard Bank

Speaker: Oti Ikomi, the Director of Global Transactional Banking at Standard Bank of South Africa

Topic: Nigeria's Potential as a Top 20 Global Economy - A Focus on Payment Systems

Venue: Park Hyatt Hotel, Rosebank

Date: 21 November 2006

Event: Seminar

Subject: Nigeria at 46: Are Things Falling Apart?

Hosts: Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town

Chamber Participation: Chaired by Chamber CEO

Date: 12 October 2006

Event: South Africa-Nigeria conference

Organisers: International Institute of Research

Chamber Participation: The event was endorsed by the chamber, chaired by its CEO, Dianna Games, and several of the speakers were chamber board members

Date: 18 and 19 September 2006

Venue: Southern Sun Grayston

Event: Nigeria Investment Forum

Sponsors: MTN, Multichoice, First Bank of Nigeria, Phillips Consulting, Standard Bank, KPMG, Citigroup, Virgin Nigeria and Johnnic Communications

Co-hosts: Nigerian High Commission, SA-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce, DTI, Phillips Consulting

Speakers: A wide range of government and private sector representatives

Date: 23 August 2006

Venue: Hilton Hotel, Johannesburg

Sponsor: Virgin Nigeria

Speaker: Mike Higgins, Director of Sales and Outstations, Virgin Nigeria, based in Lagos

Topic: The challenges of launching Virgin Nigeria

Date: 26 June 2006

Venue: Rosebank Hotel, Johannesburg

Sponsor: First Bank of Nigeria

Speakers: Jacob Ajekigbe, MD of First Bank, Fanus Nothnagel, MD of Massdiscounters, Foluso Phillips, CEO of Phillips Consulting, based in Lagos.

Topics: First Bank's repositioning in light of financial consolidation in Nigeria; Challenges of Massmart in setting up in Nigeria and the role of the Nigeria-SA Chamber in Lagos

Date: 30 May 2006

Sponsor: Johnnic Communications West Africa

Speakers: Brian Pottinger, CEO of Johnnic Africa; Lara Preston, Johnnic Africa, Francis Osuyah, MD of Phillips Consulting; Noel Holland, Vice President for Cotecna

Topics: Johnnic's projects in Nigeria and African film festival in South Africa; the political economy of Nigeria; and the new rules for imports into Nigeria

Date: 30 March 2006

Venue: Southern Sun Grayston, Johannesburg