2023 Associations

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The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry evolved from the SA Chamber of Business (SACOB) which was created by dynamic forces at play in South African business as the Federated Chamber of Industries amalgamated with the then ASSOCOM (Associated Chambers of Commerce).

Today SACCI represents a diverse spectrum of business interests from the around 30 regional chamber movements representing 20 000 small businesses, through to the 10 national associations and 30 odd corporates- making SACCI the largest business grouping of business interests in South Africa.

Canadian Council on Africa is Not for Profit and a Pan-Canadian organization with representations across Canada.  Our mission is to promote Trade, Investment and Economic Development relations between Canada and the Continent of Africa. Created in 2002, members and partners of CCAfrica represent all the sectors of the Canadian economies.

The NEPAD Business Foundation (NBF) is a non-profit organisation formed in 2002 to coordinate private sector initiatives aimed at Africa’s economic growth and development, in support of the African Union’s continental development agenda. Over the last twenty years the NBF has successfully mobilised and managed impactful development projects through public-private partnerships and collaboration.

As a trusted neutral player in the development space and a project-based organisation, the NBF is committed to improving the state of the region through implementing sustainable business initiatives focused on trade facilitation, climate action / green transition and digital transition. The NEPAD Business Foundation is the interim secretariat of the SADC Business Council and the Strategic Waters Partners Network.

The SADC Business Council (SADC BC) is a regional apex body of national business associations of the 16 SADC Member States established in line with article 23 of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Treaty.

The SADC BC provides a platform and opportunity to access and engage with SADC business leaders, governments, policymakers, and industry leaders, to influence the efficiency, effectiveness, and success of SADC plans and priority programmes and regional projects. The SADC BC contributes towards technical issues affecting regional integration through thematic technical and ministerial committees and advocate for sectoral and multi-sectoral business interests.