1:30 PM13:30

NRCS Meeting

The EU delegation has secured an update meeting with NRCS’ acting CEO Mr. Edward Mamadise for Thursday 19 October, from 1:30 and end by 3:30 on 19 October. The venue is the Embassy of the Netherlands (210 Florence Ribeiro Av., Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria).

Any corporate members of the EU Chamber interested in joining the meeting are kindly requested to let us know as soon as possible by mail, at info@euchamber.co.za .

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to Jun 8

Connected Industries Conference - discounted rate

Connected Industries conference hosted by Africa Automation Fair are offering all exhibitors of Africa Automation Fair 2017 and Exhibition Partners a 20% discount off Connected Industries delegate fees for seats bought for clients.

"Connected Industries conference will lead South Africa and the rest of the African continent on discussions on the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  The conference offers a comprehensive progamme, looking at the global economic impact of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” on the South African Economy as well as looking at the technology behind the revolution and the impact it will have on efficiency and quality, as well as infrastructural requirements."

Date: 06 – 07 June 2017
Time: 09h00 – 18h00 daily
Venue: The Blue Wing Conference & Event Venue, The Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg

General registration

Register to attend at the discounted promotional rate

Download the conference programme

View the conference speakers and profiles

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to May 5

Circular Economy Mission To South Africa - 2-5 May 2017 JHB-DBN

Details on EU initiatives in the area of circular economy can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/environment/circular-economy/index_en.htm 

Interested organisations can confirm by Friday 31 March 2017 whether they intend to participate. Registration can be encoded at:







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to Nov 17


The Emerging Markets Summit gathers professionals worldwide in government/public sector, academia, financial services and insurance, social development and poverty alleviation, economic development, Agriculture, manufacturing, construction and services sector for six key deliberations to unlock the investment potential for Emerging markets under one roof. Keynote speakers will give insight into macro trends, synthesizing learnings from different regions. 

Our Senior Advisor Ignaz Fuesgen will join the panel on 16 November (12h00-13h00) on

Further info can be found here: http://theglobalinvestgroup.com/emerging-markets

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8:30 AM08:30

Seminar "Expropriation in the 'public interest'" is it a necessary means of transformation?

  • EU Chamber in coop with Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The EU Chamber in cooperation with law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr invites to a panel discussion that will explore the following topics:

  • Expropriation in South Africa today - a legal snapshot

  • The intended purpose of the Expropriation Bill and does it deliver?

  • "Public interest" contextualised in the current policy framework

  • Practical implications of the current legal debate - a corporate perspective

If you like to receive an invitation, please contact info@euchamber.co.za

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to Jun 29

EU Chamber on Manufacturing Indaba 2016

This year's Manufacturing Indaba theme is "Manufacturing the Future".

Details on the conference and exhibition can be found at www.manufacturingindaba.co.za.

The EU Chamber will be an "Endorsing Partner" of the Manufacturing Indaba and will have an exhibition stand showcasing European manufacturers and their contribution to South African manufacturing. In addition, a number of European companies will be panellists.

Please meet us on our stand or arrange meetings via the matchmaking facility.

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to Jun 10

Infrastructure Africa

  • Sandton Convention centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Infrastructure Africa Forum is to focus in providing informative and interactive sessions with government, investors, industrial leaders and policy makers entities on policy and regulatory frameworks and recent infrastructure developments. The full programme can be found here.

The EU Chamber is an Endorsing Partner 

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to Jun 9

Gauteng Economic Indaba hosted by Gauteng Provincial Government

In a bid to foster economic growth, the Gauteng Provincial Government will convene an Economic Indaba with business, labour and civil society.

The Economic Indaba will take place on the 8th and 9th June 2016 at the Cedarwoods Hotel in Woodmead. The aim of the Economic Indaba is to to solicit inputs from various stakeholders on the Gauteng City Region's (GCR) Economic Plan.

The Gauteng Premier, David Makhura announced during the State of the Province Address that a new Provincial Economic Plan has been formulated. The plan will focus on positioning Gauteng strategically in relation to the SADC region, African continent, BRICS countries and major economies in the world which are compatible with our own economy.

The following representatives of the EU Chamber and EU Delegation will attend as panellists:

  • Stefan Sakoschek, EU Chamber (Commission: Manufacturing)
  • Ignaz Fuesgen, EU Chamber (Commission: Economic Enablers)
  • Bart van Uythem, EU Delegation (Commission: Enterprise Development and Building the Social Economy)
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11:15 AM11:15

Briefing Session: Unpacking the SADC EU Economic Partnership Agreement for Business

After extensive negotiations, the SADC EU Economic Partnership Agreement is expected to be signed in June 2016, thereby strengthening the EU SADC partnership and opening up new opportunities for business. The briefing session will provide detailed analysis of its content and a unique opportunity to assess its impact on business activities as well as the measures which implementation of the agreement will require.

This event is only open to Corporate Members of the EU Chamber and selected guests. For further information, please contact info@euchamber.co.za.

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7:00 PM19:00

Networking event with Gauteng Premier David Makhura (organised by the Austrian Business Chamber)

Please note: the booking fee for this event is R 250-00 per person. 

RSVP is essential - to book please contact Monika at members@austrianbc.co.za.

The Austrian Business Chamber will serve a welcome drink and finger snacks and the rest of the evening will be on a cash bar basis.

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9:00 AM09:00

Seminar on life skills development for youth social inclusion and employability

The seminar was organised by the EU Delegation in Pretoria.

The agenda of the day can be found here. Ignaz Fuesgen, Senior Advisor of the EU Chamber, gave a brief presentation on "Life skills for employability: what are employers looking for beyond technical skills?" (presentation).

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1:00 AM01:00

European Union day

To celebrate Europe Day on 9th May - the European Union Delegation to South Africa is raising awareness about EU - SA relations. In order to enter you need to describe the EU-SA partnership in a single tweet using the #SA_EUTalk and tag @EUinSA.

Entries close on the 4th May and T&Cs apply.


The EU Chamber's representatives will attend the celebrations inthe Pretoria Botanical Gardens.

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to Apr 29

The 6th Annual World Congress: Global Business Round Table

Stefan Sakoschek, Regional Director of the EU Chamber, will be a guest speaker on 28 and 29 April 2016 on the Africa-EU panel to discuss European companies doing business in Africa and in a plenary session on lobbying African Governments for regional integration and transformation.

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1:00 PM13:00

ESASTAP Plus Innovation Conference

The ESASTAP Plus project will host a "South Africa (SA) – European Union (EU) Conference on Innovation" especially intended for policy-makers, cooperation facilitators and innovation managers interested in discussing the latest developments and possible future scenarios of the EU-South Africa cooperation in the fields of Innovation (RTDI). The goal of the conference will be to:

  • provide feedback from researchers, businesses and business support structures to policy makers and notably to discuss the barriers, challenges and good practices experienced by businesses and researchers involved in EU-South Africa collaboration in Innovation,
  • exchange on recommendations on policy measures in order to overcome barriers and enhance EU-South Africa innovation collaboration; and to
  • present best practices on Innovation cooperation between South Africa and Europe.

For registration and further enquiries please contact:

The EU Chamber supports the objectives of the conference and will give a short presentation on the gala dinner following the conference.

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6:00 PM18:00

An Executive Update: Afrika Tikkun Service's Cradle to Career Model - an innovative skills development and recruitment solution for Corporates (Errol Pillay, Afrika Tikkun Services)

Following our insightful session with IBM on their Equity Equivalent Programme, we will focus this time on Skills Development, a priority component of the Scorecard with increased weighting under the new Codes. 

Afrika Tikkun as one of the largest and most reputable NGOs in South Africa has extended its operational model and established a commercial affiliate that leverages its existing childhood and youth development programmes towards a holistic "cradle to career" model in Afrika Tikkun Services. 

The integrated approach which offers a one-stop shop solution from the corporate's HR requirements analysis, tailored training according to pre-agreed curricula, to the final placement in a permanent employment position. Corporates benefit not only from optimal Scorecard compliance but, similar to Equity Equivalent Programmes, enjoy measurable economic benefits in terms of reduced HR recruitment costs and higher productivity due to customised training. Thus far, no European corporate has taken advantage of this strategic supply chain option.
Errol Pillay, CEO of Afrika Tikkun Services (pty) Ltd, will highlight the salient features of the model and illustrate how this solution strikes the fine balance between economic benefits, Scorecard compliance and good corporate citizenship in a very efficient and effective manner. 

Seats are limited. Corporate Members enjoy guaranteed access. 

Please note that this a "personal invitation only" event. If you haven't received an invitation but would be interested to attend, please contact us

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6:00 PM18:00

An Executive Update on Equity Equivalent Programmes: IBM South Africa’s recently approved programme (Ziaad Suleman, Gavin Pieterse, both IBM)

Under the new B-BBEE Scorecard, the Ownership element makes up for 25 out of 100 possible points. No or very low scores in that category will result in an overall rating close to Level 5 – a level that will impose additional challenges on your business operations in South Africa.

Since many European corporates have global practices preventing them from complying with the Ownership element of the B-BBEE scorecard through the traditional sale of shares to black South Africans, Equity Equivalent programmes are viable alternatives which address not only compliance requirements but have, if set up appropriately, positive effects on your Supply Chain, Research and HR operations. As a matter of fact, no EU corporate has taken advantage of this option thus far.

Ziaad Suleman, CEO IBM, and Gavin Pieterse, Executive Manager IBM,  have kindly agreed to provide first-hand insights and feedback on their journey from the very first idea, internal business case discussions to the final approval of their programme by DTI in June 2015. V

Seats are limited. Corporate Members enjoy guaranteed access. 

Please note that this a "personal invitation only" event. If you haven't received an invitation but would be interested to attend, please contact us

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