e-NewsMail:Your Newsletter | April 2017

Dear Members and Friends,

April was a very busy month with much activity. The Chamber hosted delegation of 20 delegates from Saxony, headed by Dep. Minister President Martin Dulig. The companies represented a variety of industry sectors, including energy, mining supply and machinery. They visited Johannesburg, Durban and Maputo and had a number of promising discussions with potential local partners.

A delegation of 70 participants from Bavaria, headed by Dep. Minister President Ilse Aigner visited Johannesburg and Cape Town. Industries represented in this delegation were the energy sector, machinery and infrastructure related companies. The size of the delegation as well as the intensity of the discussions mirrored the great interest of Bavarian companies in establishing and expanding their partnerships with South African companies.

In the political sphere, the abrupt recall from an investment road show and then the firing of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan led to doubts about the future management of the state’s finances.

The former Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba replacing Gordhan and the downgrade of SA’s local and international credit rating to sub-investment grade caused shock waves in the economy in general and in the financial markets in particular.

The discussions in the ANC around “radical economic transformation” and the dreaded “expropriation without compensation” didn’t help to improve the dwindling trust of foreign investors in the consistency of economic policy in SA.

It is probably safe to say that we are going to see a lot more of this in the run-up to the ANC’s elective conference at the end of the year and even more until after the general elections in 2019.

The voice of reason and mutual cooperation to manage South Africa’s manifold challenges will not be listened to, until business unites and engages in discussions with government that are aimed at finding solutions and not throwing around buzzwords.

We do hope that April is the month of new beginnings towards a positive development in SA in the interest of all of her people.

Best regards

Matthias Boddenberg
Chief Executive Officer

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Exclusive Members’ Discounts

Being a member with the SA-German Chamber just got even better! To help you make the most of your partnership with us, we are offering discounts with various hotels, airlines and car rental companies around our offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Maputo and Lusaka exclusively for our members. If you are a member with the SA-German Chamber and would like to take advantage of these deals or would like to give your company exposure on our list of discounts, please contact Claudia Schmidt at cschmidt@germanchamber.co.za.

To visit the discount booklet, click here: http://suedafrika.ahk.de/en/members/member-discount-booklet/

Advertise in the SA-German Chamber’s Annual Report

Access decision-makers throughout Germany & SADC by advertising in the Chamber’s Annual Report 2016/2017! The Chamber’s Annual Report is sent out to over 600 SAGCC members throughout Germany, Switzerland, SADC and South Africa as well as over 1000 business leaders, governmental departments, media and associations within South Africa and the SADC region. This year, the Annual Report centres on the theme: Digitalisation in the workplace and Industry 4.0 in Southern Africa. For more information, please contact Claudia Schmidt at cschmidt@germanchamber.co.za.

AHK World Business Outlook

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,   

The internationalisation of business is increasing – at the same time the uncertainty about the global effects on the development in some countries is rising. To shape policy and inform the public, we would like to use the broad range of member companies of the world-wide network of German Chambers (AHK) to assess global economic developments.  

We would like to ask you to participate in this survey until May 10th, 2017. The Survey is accessible via the following link: http://ahk-survey.webtop.de/Login.htm

The survey will take no more than 3 minutes to complete. The link also works on mobile devices. You will be able to choose between a German, an English and a Spanish version.   

Your participation is highly appreciated!

The Competence Centre: Mineral Resources

Water Management seminar for the Mining Industry - 17 May 2017

The Competence Centre for Mineral Resources realises that Water Management is a key topic of concern within the mining industry in Southern Africa. We believe that proven solutions exist that can effectively address these challenges.

We therefore invite all interested and affected parties to a seminar day which will be hosted on the 17th of May 2017 at the Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, to explore actual case studies of solutions already implemented and to further solutions which can be explored.  [Read more]

As the South African market is one of its focus areas, the Centre is based in Johannesburg. However, other countries of the SADC region will be covered, specifically Zambia, Zimbabwe and the DRC. [Read more]

Contact: Lea Heidemann
Project Manager
Tel.  +27 (0)11 486 2775
Fax. +27 (0)86 687 1656
Email: lheidemann@germanchamber.co.za
Web: http://resources.germanchamber.co.za/en/

The Competence Centre: Sustainable Energies (SECC)

In the framework of the “Energy Solutions Made in Germany” Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) the SA-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be hosting an energy efficiency delegation from Germany.

30 May to 01 June in Johannesburg
The delegation consist of six German energy efficiency technology providers. The purpose of this delegation is to encourage exchange and explore business opportunities in energy efficiency between South African and German experts, businesses and stakeholders.

Your opportunity to meet and exchange with the delegation:

30 May 2017 between 09:00 – 15:30:
Conference on “Opportunities for Energy Efficiency in South Africa”
Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel | Corner of Rivonia Road & West Street | Sandton

31 May and 01 June:
Individual B2B meetings between the German delegates and South African businesses and stakeholders

These meetings offer parties, from both South Africa and Germany, the opportunity to discuss projects, and partnerships, catering to specific business needs, which may result in long-standing business relations.

If you are interested in visiting the conference and/or meeting with the German delegates, please be so kind as to RSVP to / contact Thomas Kallenbach (tkallenbach@germanchamber.co.za) till the 24 May 2017.

Contact us
Jens Hauser
Head of Department
Tel. +27 (0)21 422-5577
Fax. +27(0)21 424-3324 
Email: jhauser@germanchamber.co.za

Markus Wolf
Project Manager
Tel. +27 (0)21 422-5577
Fax. +27(0)21 424-3324
Email: mwolf@germanchamber.co.za

Western and Eastern Cape - Cape Town

The Ball of HOPE 2017

It’s time again for our prestigious and popular Annual Event: THE BALL OF HOPE 2017!!
The event takes place on Saturday, 13th May 2017 at the Westin Cape Town – please see attached invitation and introduction.

Please make sure that you reserve your seats/tables as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment! Reservations will be handled on a first-come-first served basis.

We look forward to welcoming you once again under the motto: “Do good by having fun!”
Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us! [Read more]

Regional Representative for the Western and Eastern Cape: 
Anja Tambusso-Ferraz

Tel. +27 (0)21 422-5577
Fax. +27(0)21 424-3324

KwaZulu Natal – Durban

SAXONY – (SACHSEN) Delegation  April 2017

This month, we hosted a delegation that included the Deputy Prime Minister and State Minister for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport of the Free State of Saxony, Mr Martin Dulig, together with a group of Saxon companies (from various industries) on a visit to the Republic of South Africa. We hosted an intensive 2-day programme over the 7th and 8th April 2017 which included a presentation of Saxony, formal address by Mr Dulig, networking sessions, B2B meetings, addresses by key local players such as TIKZN as well as sightseeing, luncheons and dinner. The delegation and activities were successful despite this being a politically sensitive time in South Africa. We were directly affected by the national strike or call-to-action, which included a march not far from our Chamber offices in Durban. This restricted the turnout of local business representatives in particular.

Regional Representative in KwaZulu-Natal: Yvonne Iyer
Tel. +27 (0)31 335 1000
Fax +27 (0)86 679 0862

Mozambique Office

Business News

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South African private sector eyes investments in Mozambique

South African Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies is mobilising his country’s private sector for a trade and investment mission in Mozambique as part of a South African government strategy aimed at increasing trade between the two countries, currently estimated at Rand 42.4 billion. [Read more]

Representative in Mozambique: Dr. Friedrich Kaufmann
Tel: +258 2149 3260
Fax:+258 2149 3258


Agility East Africa

Agility is one of the world’s largest integrated logistics solution providers with 22,000 employees in 500 offices across 100 countries and annual revenues in excess of US$4.3 billion. 

Across Africa, Agility is developing a network of international-standard warehouses and built-to-suit facilities that offer reliable infrastructure and consistent power and connectivity in secure environments.

Agility moves cargo from anywhere in the world to any destination safely, on time and on budget.  Agility also develops and manages fuel infrastructure and distribution, airport services and ground handling, remote site camps and catering, and customs modernization solutions across Africa.

For more information please contact Deanne de Vries at ddevries@agility.com or +258 843 699 140.

May 2017 LEKGOTLA Network:
COMETSA PMS Work-Integrated Learning Network (WILNet)

The 2nd Bridge – Transitioning from the Institution of Learning (Academy, College, University) to the Place of Work (Industry) through Cooperative Work Integrated Education (CWIE) & Work-Integrated Learning (WIL).
Guest Speaker: Mr Boni Gantile, CEO of the Southern African Society for Cooperative Education (SASCE), http://www.sasce.net
Host & Facilitator: Sam Tsima, President/Chairman, COMETSA GoC International (Pty) Ltd
Date: Saturday, 13th May 2017 
Time: 09h00 – 13h00

Venue: The Mannah Executive Guest Lodge, Hotel & Conference Centre, 39 Pomona Road, outside Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng Province
Fees: Volunteers = R290.00 (excl. VAT); Members = R350.00 (excl. VAT); Non-Members = R390.00 (excl. VAT)
RSVP: COMETSA Offices, Portia Diketane, Tel. +27 (0) 11 974 9308;
Email: callcentre@Cometsa-GoC.com ; www.Cometsa-PMS-Lekgotla.com ; www.Cometsa-GoC.com ; www.samtsima.com

Aluglass Bautech Engineering Quiet since 1973

Aluglass Bautech is a well-established manufacturer and supplier of exceptional quality products for the high end residential and commercial customers. We focus on customised acoustic treatment, specialised glass solutions and technical sun control.
Our engineering skill, custom design and quality materials can offer solutions to most societal and professional challenges.

We give you all the advice you need to choose the most suitable product, be it blinds, awnings, doors and partitions or absorption panels for commercial and residential projects. You can also rely on us for professional installation and after sales service.

For more information visit our website: www.aluglass.co.za

BASF Kids‘ Lab awarded Best Workshop: Innovation at SciFest 2017.

  • Third international experimentation programme coinciding with  20th-anniversary celebrations.
  • “Clever Foodies” discovering health benefits of fruits and vegetables.

Johannesburg, South Africa – 07 April 2017. BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, was awarded 'Best Workshop Innovation' for its highly successful Kids’ Lab workshops at the National Science Festival (SciFest) in Grahamstown held earlier in March 2017. [Read more]

BRIP AFRICA is happy to anounce, that we have positions for German speaking employment seekers.

The candidates have to have either:
• South African citizenship
• South African Permanent residence
• Refugee status with work permission for South Africa
• South African Spousal visa
• Sout African Life partner visa
• South African Study Permit

Please contact: job@brip-africa.com for further questions.

The Board of Investment (BOI) and the Financial Services Promotion Agency (FSPA) of Mauritius are conducting a joint targeted Investment Promotion Mission in South Africa from 8 to 12 May 2017.  Business Forums will be organised in Cape Town and Johannesburg on Monday 8 and Thursday 11 May respectively. The main focus sectors comprise Manufacturing, Freeport & Logistics, Real Estate, Financial Services, ICT-BPO, Life Sciences and Healthcare, inter alia. A private sector delegation from Mauritius in the Manufacturing, Freeport, Property Development and Financial Services sectors will attend the Business Forums for networking. 

The official delegation will be led by Mr. Ken Poonoosamy, Managing Director of BOI and Mr. Harvesh Seegolam, Chief Executive of FSPA. Accordingly, meetings will be scheduled to discuss potential investment projects. 

Kindly register to attend the Business Forums and request for meetings. Mr. Mahesh Oodit, Attaché, Trade and Investment, will be available for pre-meeting sessions with you in Johannesburg and Cape Town, as from 20 March 2017. The registration website link is https://www.gevme.com/RSA2017  

For more information, kindly contact the Organising Team on:
M: + 27 (0) 78 086 0072 | T: +230 203 3889 | E: rsa@investmauritius.com

Currencies Direct are one of the first non-bank, foreign exchange payment specialists established, boasting over 20 years’ experience. With a global footprint that spans across 22 branches, they’ve helped over 150,000 satisfied customers save money on their overseas money transfers.

The approach they take is one of a ‘private bank’, protecting your wealth and maximising its value in foreign currency; all whilst employing a combination of market knowledge, precise timing and support and guidance from their friendly currency experts.

For overseas money transfers, preparation and processing of SARB applications, SARS tax clearance and more, contact them today.

For more information visit our website:

eltherm brings German technology to South Africa – nominated as a 702 Nedbank Business Accelerator finalist.

The Nedbank Business Accelerator Campaign with Radio 702 celebrates entrepreneurs who build the businesses that South Africa needs. eltherm South Africa has been nominated as a 2017 finalist.

Zweli Dladla and his company eltherm South Africa was built on the opportunity that he and his partners recognised for bringing the latest German technology in heat tracing to South Africa.

eltherm South Africa takes the concept of ‘heat tracing’ and uses it to improve client products, increase their energy efficiency and minimise break-downs on their production lines. 
For more information visit www.eltherm.co.za.

Listen to the full podcast here: http://business.702.co.za/nominee/1779/eltherm-south-africa

HACCP Training Course – with a difference

IQM Group is offering a 1-day intensive training course for food and beverage

Numerous organizations around the world have adopted the HACCP planning approach as their “first line” of defense against unwanted consequences in the event of poor quality, unsafe food due to contamination and failure to meet regulatory requirements. From ample industry experience, many of these HACCP Plans are inadequate lacking the thoroughness in implementation and validation. [Read more]

Who should attend this HACCP training?

  • All personnel responsible for or involved with food safety
  • HACCP Team members and internal auditors
  • Personnel involved in procurement, preparation and handling of food and beverage
  • Senior managers responsible for food safety, quality and legality.

Gravity Risk Consultants International

Founded in 2014 Gravity Risk Consultants International has a directorate whose range of expertise places this organization at the forefront of the security industry. With combined experience that spans military security, mining security, risk management and close protection as well as economics and global business.

This unique dual perspective, led to the desire to establish an organization that would change the face of security in South Africa by having the resources to understand the perspectives of both a client and supplier in the security sector.

Why choose Gravity Risk? www.gravityriskconsultants.co.za

Nachfolge gesucht

Grosse, international tätige Beratungskanzlei mit deutschen Wurzeln und Hauptsitz in Deutschland sucht so schnell als möglich eine Nachfolge für die Office Managerin und Assistentin des Geschäftsführers in Johannesburg.

Voraussetzung sind sehr gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse, eine der beiden Sprachen sollte Muttersprache sein. Auch wenn die Assistenz weit über die Administrative hinausgeht, setzen wir das fluessige Arbeiten mit dem Windows Office Paket (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) voraus. Da regelmäβiger Kontakt mit Mandanten und Kollegen national sowie international stattfindet, ist auch ein offenes und freundliches Wesen mit guten Umgangsformen erforderlich.

Bitte wenden Sie sich diesbezueglich an Frau Heidel Bekker, Email: hbekker@germanchamber.co.za.

Polyglot Group

Founded in 1995, Polyglot Group is a global boutique consultancy that helps businesses to expand & optimise their operations both locally & across borders, providing them with tailored solutions in  Human ResourcesRecruitment, Payroll Outsourcing, Language and Business.

With a presence spanning over 9 time zones as well as a network of partners across the globe, our mission is to partner with businesses of all sizes and from all industries to accompany them on their growth journey.

Present in 4 continents, 6 countries & 12 cities as well as speaking a total of 28 languages, we are the ultimate global partner.

For more information please contact:

Simon Miclet  - Country Manager South Africa 
E: simon@thepolyglotgroup.com or M: +27 (0) 71 111 3629

The sole distributors of Tchibo and importers of other quality products from Germany/Europe have launched their online shop: www.treasures4u.co.za (South Africa only).
German food available online in addition to our other products
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Portal.Afrika www.portalafrika.de

Auf der Website Portal.Afrika berichten Germany Trade & Invest und die Deutsche Industrie- und Handelskammer für das südliche Afrika (AHK Südliches Afrika) in einem gemeinsamen Projekt über Wirtschaft und Märkte in Subsahara-Afrika. Portal.Afrika betrachtet branchen- und länderspezifisch das Wirtschaftsgeschehen im Subsahara-Afrikaraum, liefert Marktprognosen und detaillierte Fakten über Projekte und Ausschreibungen, informiert über Veranstaltungen sowie über wirtschaftliche Hintergründe.

Catalysing Sustainable Private Sector Investment in Africa

Invitation to the EU-Africa Business Forum Breakfast Dialogue hosted by the European Commission on 3rd May 2017, in Durban, South Africa at the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani hotel.

The European Commission is delighted to invite you to participate in a dialogue on "Catalysing Sustainable Private Sector Investment in Africa". The event is organised in cooperation with Africa investor (Ai) in the framework of the EU-Africa Business Forum leading up to the Africa- EU Summit of Heads of State and Government, scheduled to take place in Abidjan, Côte  d'Ivoire, in November 2017.
This invitation-only event for business leaders and government representatives will be taking place on the side-lines of the World Economic Forum on Africa in Durban. It is designed to present the proposed EUR 4.1 billion European External Investment Plan (EIP) and to engage African and European business leaders in a structured dialogue for sustainable jobs, growth and investment in Africa.

Due to high demand, we look forward to receiving your earliest confirmation to secure your seat.

For any question on the content of the event, please contact Miliswa Cawe (mcawe@africainvestor.com, +27 11 783 2431) will follow up with your office on behalf of Africa investor to confirm your participation and logistic issues. For any question on the content of the event, please contact DEVCO-Durban-Dialogue@ec.europa.eu.

International Bazaar to be held in Pretoria

An International Bazaar and Family Fun day will be hosted in Pretoria on 20 May, as a charity fundraising initiative of the International Diplomatic Spouses Association – IDSA. Handicrafts and food from all over the world will be on sale. There will be a Raffle with amazing prizes, entertainment for children, as well as performances by the Gum Boot Dancers from Boys' High and the Dare to Dream ballet dancers from Hammanskraal, among others.
All profits will be destined to support various charitable organizations, as one of the main purposes of the association.

IDSA is an organization comprised of spouses of Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to South Africa and embodies a vital link between the diplomatic community and ordinary South Africans, especially vulnerable andunderprivileged groups. Last year alone, IDSA raised over R350 000 to ease the plight of women and children through various local charities, in addition to direct donations of food, toiletries, and toys and hours of volunteer work.

The bazaar will be held at the St. Mary's Diocesan School for Girls (186, Duxbury Road, Hillcrest, Pretoria) on 20 May, from 10.00 to 14.00. Entrance fee is R30 (free for children 5 & under).

For tickets in advance please contact: idsasouthafrica@yahoo.co.za

South Africa to host 10th World Choir Games
Olympic Games of Choral Music take place on the African continent for the first time

In 2018 South Africa will witness one of the most spectacular music events of choral singing: The 10th World Choir Games, the Olympic Games of choral music will be held in Tshwane from July 4-14, 2018. For the first time in its history Africa will be the host of this huge event – the biggest celebration of choral music will finally take place for the first time on the continent that gave the world singing, rhythm and dancing!

Thousands of singers from all over the world will get the chance to experience at first hand the atmosphere, the special spirit and character of South African choral music, share their common passion for singing and get inspired by each other. They’re eager to join this 11 days journey and meet singers from other countries and cultures in competitions, at Friendship Concerts and in fascinating super-sized singing projects.

More information about the 10th anniversary of the World Choir Games 2018 can be found on the official website at www.wcg2018.com.

Contact: Mr Christoph Höppel |  E-Mail: choeppel@gmx.de

House for Sale in KZN

4 Bedroom house with fitted Built in cupboards and wall to wall carpets - 2 bedrooms with en-suite. General bathroom with shower and toilet

Kitchen, scullery and laundry with fitted cupboards, granite tops, Eye level double oven, stove and extractor fan Dining room and Lounge - air conditioned. Lounge with wall to wall carpet.

Long passage, entrance Hall at front and back of house, prayer room Double garage with storage room and automated door. Central alarm system with armed response. [Read more]

Contact: Goonum Narsigan: +27 (0) 83 262 9312

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German Football Ambassador nominated

Horst Kriete has been nominated for the "German Football Ambassador". Football and development aid are parts of his life for over 35 years now. 1979 he started his international carrier in Nigeria and was responsible for the training program of the national football federation. From 1997-2002 he was technical advisor to the South African Football Association SAFA. Since then, Kriete experienced a lot and influenced football in dozens of countries. [Read more]

DEG invests in Southern African fashion retailer

There is high demand for affordable, fashionable clothing in Southern Africa. The German Investment and Development Corporation DEG financing for the Southern African retail chain, Retailability (Pty) Limited, focuses on this need. DEG is providing 100 million South African Rand to the retailer which targets customers in the low to middle income bracket. [Read more]

Experimento in three African countries

Discovering and understanding scientific and technological interrelationships: this is the aim of Siemens Foundation and its international educational program Experimento. [Read more]

Investitionsgarantien des Bundes - Jahresbericht 2016

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

das BMWi hat seinen Jahresbericht zu den Investitionsgarantien des Bundes 2016 veröffentlicht. Im Jahr 2016 hat der Bund Deckungen in Höhe von EUR 4,3 Mrd. für 72 Projekte in 22 Ländern übernommen. Wesentliche Anlageländer waren Russland, gefolgt von China, Indien, der Türkei sowie Indonesien. Aber auch Investitionen in Iran, Honduras und Marokko hat der Bund abgesichert.

Das BMWi bittet Sie, bei Ihren Kontakten vor Ort auf das Angebot des Bundes zur Absicherung von Direktinvestitionen im Ausland hinzuweisen. Die konstant hohe Nachfrage nach Investitionsgarantien zeigt, dass die Unternehmen diese Absicherungsmöglichkeit für Investitionen schätzen – vielleicht ergibt sich an der ein oder anderen Stelle die Möglichkeit, die Garantien als weiteren Baustein für eine Investition anzubringen. Auch deshalb ist dem BMWi daran gelegen, dieses Garantieinstrument weiter bekannt zu machen, vor allem auch bei kleinen und mittelständischen Unternehmen.

Der Jahresbericht 2016 ist als PDF und ePaper abrufbar unter http://www.agaportal.de/jahresberichte. Unter diesem Link werden in einem kurzen Film auch die Kernaussagen des Jahresberichts 2016 präsentiert. Weitere Informationen (z.B. zu den Richtlinien oder zum Antragsverfahren) finden Sie unter http://www.agaportal.de/main-navigation/investitionen-investitionsgarantien/grundlagen-investitionsgarantien/grundzuege-investitionsgarantien.

Upcoming Chamber Events

Webinar: AHK-Marktupdate Südafrika

German Solar Training Week:
Solar Water Pumping, Irrigation and Treatment

Lusaka, Zambia

Ball of HOPE 2017  

Water Management in the Mining Industry
Johannesburg, South Africa

30 May - 01 June 2017
Opportunities for Energy Efficiency in South Africa


Mining on Top: Africa Summit

Other Events


The Mabopane Career Fair and Expo

Mauritius Business Forums 2017

ZIM-SA Forum
Investment Opportunity Conference

International Bazaar and Family Fun day
Pretoria, South Africa

23 & 24 May 2017
Foundation in Occupational Health and Safety Mozambique
Training Course (Beira)

25 & 26 May 2017
Fundamentals in Labour Law Mozambique and Labour Relations Management
Course 2017 (Beira)

31 May & 01 June 2017
Munich, Germany
Africa Construction Summit 2017

Africa Automation Fair, incorporating Process Expo Africa, aims to be the largest, most comprehensive showcase of Industrial Automation, Control and Information Technologies of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, drawing a record number of local and international exhibitors and visitors.

Austrian Business Chamber Golf Day
Houghton Golf Club

ZIMEC – 7th Zambian International Mining and
Energy Conference and Expo

Lusaka, Zambia

Copperbelt Mining Trade Expo and Conference (CBM-TEC)
Kitwe, Zambia

RichAfrica Infrastructure Summit & Expo 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa

Asia-Pacific Regional Conference
Perth, Australia

3–5 May 2017
Engage in debates
Be a Leader of Today
Join the intergenerational dialogue
47th St. Gallen Symposium


This is our call for Expression of Interest

Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 
Perth, Australia

The German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce and its Conference Patron, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann, take great pleasure in announcing the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, to be held in Perth from 3-5 November, 2017. 

We invite you to join the largest gathering of German and Australian business and political leaders to explore the future opportunities for business, trade and investment between both countries as well as the Asia-Pacific region. The conference will provide a platform for more than 500 Australian and German company representatives to develop tangible business opportunities during the two-day program. 

Be in the room when sector experts and senior business and government leaders explore the future opportunities in areas such as Mining & Resources, Industry 4.0, Energy, Health Technologies, Defence Industries and how Australia acts as a premier business gateway for the  Asia-Pacific region. Finally, the event will provide delegates with a comprehensive economic outlook for the Asia Pacific region.

The Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry would like to get an indication of interest to participate or receive more information, please contact Heidel Bekker on Email: (hbekker@germanchamber.c.za) or Tel:011 486 2775 

Zim – SA Forum Investment Conference

DATES:11 & 12 May 2017
TIME: 09h00 – 15h00

Zim-SA Forum is a culmination of a strong desire to bring together professionals and business people from both our countries. It is an initiative by the Zimbabwe business community living in South Africa and their South African counterparts with the aim of acting as a conduit for investment, as well as an avenue to open partnerships with the business community seeking to invest in Zimbabwe.

To that end, an investment conference, themed “Zimbabwe is open for business”, will be hosted in partnership with The Zimbabwe Ministry of Macro Economic Planning and Investment Promotion, The Zimbabwe Embassy to South Africa, The Black Business Council and the Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton. [Read more]

Gallagher Convention Centre

African Construction and Totally Concrete Expos caters for the entire African construction, cement and concrete industries. The audience includes architects, engineers, contractors, quantity surveyors, government representatives as well as suppliers of products and services to the industry. New for 2017, we have six dedicated zones enabling you to make the most of your time at the show! [Read more]


These are the latest members that joined our network in the past two months.


Start-ups in traditional industries such as handicrafts, tourism, merchandising and the service industry account for the majority of basic start-ups. Here, medium-sized companies are developed which create jobs and training placements throughout Bavaria. [Read more]


The “Why, Where, When and How” to Exhibit…with the support of The Chamber:
If used correctly, a trade show can be one of the most effective marketing tools available to your company. Your targeted customers visit you, in large numbers, to experience your product in action and meet you face-to face.


Please allow a minimum of six weeks to book your appointment and apply for your Schengen visa if you are a non-EU citizen. Online appointment booking system: Tel: 0861 00 22 45 or www.visa-germany.co.za. Please note that your personalised trade fair visitor entrance ticket and your proof of payment serves as your “invitation letter” when applying for your visa, if you are a South African citizen.

Trade Fair Calendar




Cologne, Germany



Messe Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf, Germany



Cologne, Germany



Cologne, Germany

26 Aug-
03 Sept


Messe Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf, Germany



Messe Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf, Germany


spoga + gafa incl. spoga horse

Cologne, Germany



Cologne, Germany



Cologne, Germany


Annapoorna -
World of Food India

Cologne, Germany



Messe Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf, Germany



Cologne, Germany



Cologne, Germany



Messe Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf, Germany


Pacprocess India

Messe Düsseldorf
New Delhi, India



Cologne, Germany



Messe Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf, Germany



Messe Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf, Germany


BWC Expat Coaching for the South African Environment

Brigitta Wurnig Coaching GmbH (BWC), one of the top executive coaching companies in Hamburg, Germany, now offers coaching for German executives who are navigating the South African business environment as Expats. BWC’s South African Country Manager, Pat Roberts, is an experienced executive coach based in Johannesburg. She is a South African citizen with experience in coaching executives on how to achieve maximum effectiveness in the South African culture and business environment.

If you are interested in achieving your best during your stay in South Africa, please call Pat on +27 (0)82 441 4623.

Christine Botes
t/a CB Professional Placements.

With 18 years of local and international recruitment experience including running my own recruitment business, I know all about discipline, high volume, efficiency and delivery. I am naturally focused and decisive, which means I particularly adept at making time-critical, complex decisions. That said I also understand the powerful impact of nurturing client and candidate relationships. I want to redefine recruitment through the fact that people are our business. I want to maximise our skill at identifying top candidates who will network together with us to provide a competitive advantage to our clients.

Currently recruiting GERMAN CUSTOMER SERVICE AGENTS – CAPE TOWN R 13 000 – R 16 000
To manage all customer queries and requests regarding the booking and planning of their travel arrangements in line with quality standards in order to ensure a positive customer experience that leads to customer satisfaction and retention.
Matric and write and speak GERMAN – Start date 1st May 2017
Christine 021 556 9728 / mailto:christine@cbpro.co.za

Tourismus Entrepreneur in Africa

We are looking for a person within the African continent that would like to start our next sub brand for responsible trips to Africa.

With our brand viventura we are already leader in sending Germans in a sustainable and responsible way to South America and we want to build up the same for Africa.

Therefore we need to find our next Entrepreneur.
Kindly have a look at the programme:

Stellenausschreibung Goethe-Institut Kenia

Das Goethe-Institut Kenia sucht ab 1. November 2017 unbefristet eine(n) Leiter/in des Bereichs Information und Bibliothek (40 Stunden pro Woche).

Zu Ihren Aufgaben gehören: Mehr

Weitere Informationen zu den Aktivitäten des Goethe Instituts finden Sie unter: www.goethe.de/kenia
Bitte senden Sie Ihre Bewerbung (bitte nur digital, maximal 3 MB) mit den üblichen Unterlagen (Lebenslauf, Zeugnisse, Motivationsschreiben) bis 15. Juni an Dr. Nina Wichmann: Nina.Wichmann@goethe.de

Opportunities to live and work in Cape Town, SA

German Call Centre Agents - R 18k + incentive bonus and 1 X return flight per year.
Join the leading online marketing company (e-commerce/gaming) based in Cape Town. An exciting opportunity for German commerce graduates living in Germany, wanting to live and work in Cape Town for at least 2 years. You'll spend 3 months at a Training Centre in London, free accommodation included, whilst your work permit and Visa are arranged by in house immigration consultants. Once granted, you'll be based in Cape Town with 3 months free accommodation. You're independent, numerate, have a customer service aptitude and an ability to make decisions. Benefits included. Email your full CV to Leigh@adrt.co.za

SES in South Africa:
90 assignments since 1993

Senior Experten Service (SES) –
Foundation of German Industry for International Cooperation.
Senior Experts and Assignment conditions

SES is backed by about 12,000 retired Senior Experts, drawn on many years of professional experience and pass on their knowledge on a voluntary basis and train fellow workers in their subject fields all over the world. No costs are incurred to them through working for SES.
The services of SES are aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises, public authorities, professional bodies and business associations, social and medical institutions as well as training institutions.

SES in South Africa
Areas covered: technology, agrarian sector, project management, tourism, financial sector, water & sanitation, health sector, schools and vocational training centers
Contact:  Danilla van Jaarsveldt on 0027 (0)11 496-2775

Goethe-Institut now offers language courses for kids aged 10 to 16

Kids from the age of 10 to 16 can now learn German at the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg. Our special youth courses are particularly designed for young learners and lead up to our official FIT certification. The next course starts on 15 July. We also offer an end of the year course running from 1 October to 8 December. This course can be booked with a 10% early bird discount for everyone signing up by  September.

For more information, call our language course office.

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wir schlagen vor, dass wir für Sie in unserer monatlich erscheinenden e-NewsMail eine anonymisierte Anzeige (Chiffre) schalten und Ihnen die Rückantworten zuleiten. Dafür benötigen wir einen kurzen Text in englischer Sprache, in dem Sie kurz das Profil des gewünschten Kooperationspartners beschreiben. Die e-NewsMail erscheint jeweils um den 20.ten eines Monats und eine Anzeige (etwa 10 Zeilen, Word-Dokument) kostet Euro 120. Bei Interesse, kontaktieren Sie Frau Heidel Bekker (hbekker@germanchamber.co.za).