Past Events

The South Africa-Nigeria Business Chamber has hosted nearly 100 events since it was formed in 2005 both as in-person gatherings and, more recently, webinars on topics relevant to the Chamber’s mandate to drive business and investment in this important bilateral corridor. The details below. 

Africa’s evolving immigration landscape

Global immigration firm and Chamber member Fragomen, in association with the SA-NBC, lead a discussion on one of the biggest issues in Africa today – immigration and talent mobility. A panel of experts talked about issues such as work permits, visas, and the movement of critical skills.
DATE: Wednesday 16 March, 11h00 SAST


African Professionals Cocktail

The SA-NBC hosted a networking event for African professionals based in SA to gather in its first live event since the pandemic.
The invitation only cocktail, at the Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton, was held on Wednesday 23 March.

WEBINAR: Nigeria’s Consumer Sector: Preparing for takeoff?

DATE: Thursday 11 November, 10h00-11h00 SAST

The size of Nigeria's consumer market has always been a big drawcard for investors but disposable incomes have been hit hard in recent years and FMCG companies and retailers are feeling the pinch. Most South African retailers have closed their doors.

OLU DELANO: Head of Client Coverage: Stanbic IBTC, Nigeria
PRENITA PAHALADH: Global Markets Manager, Standard Bank Group
DIANNA GAMES: CEO, SA-Nigeria Business Chamber

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Exporting to Nigeria: What you need to know
30 June 2021
The SA-NBC in association with Intertek and the American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa
A content-rich event covering Nigeria’s business climate, its economic policy on trade and what is needed to export to Nigeria, focusing on Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SONCAP) requirements.
Speakers: Wilson Erumebor, Nigerian Economic Summit Group; Dianna Games, CEO, South Africa-Nigeria Business Chamber, Johannesburg, Shodhan Rao, GTS Technical Co-ordinator for SONCAP Programme Management, Intertek; Margaret Olele, American Business Council Nigeria

The SA-NBC in association with the Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Commerce, Lagos

INVESTING IN AFRICA: Post-Covid Considerations
The SA-NBC in collaboration with LEX Africa

As Africa recovers from COVID-19, the tax landscape may shift as governments and companies move into a recovery phase. Join us to learn what is in store and listen to experts from several African countries, with a specific focus on Nigeria, Mauritius and Kenya.


Ibikunle Olatunji, Africa Tax Executive, South Africa; Nazima Malik, Kaplan & Stratton, Kenya; Ivy Oisoba, Giwa Osagie, Nigeria; and Dev Erriah, Erriah Chambers, Mauritius

DATE: Wednesday 25 August 2021, 10h00-11h15 CAT

The Rise and Rise of Fintech in Africa: Focus on Nigeria & SA
SA-NBC in association with the Johannesburg Business School
We take a look at the success of fintech in Africa and speak to entrepreneurs who have made waves in this important new sector.
DATE: August 2021

Listen to the latest developments from Nigerian energy analyst Sowunmi Olabode III, a consultant to the House of Representatives Committee on Gas, Senior Legislative Aide to the Senate President and founder of the online think tank, the Energy Hub. 

How have SA and Nigerian ports fared over the Covid-19 lockdowns? What are some of the key export and import challenges for business currently? How are countries preparing for trading under African Continental Free Trade Area from early 2021? Join us to listen to our speakers to discuss these and other issues.

20 August 2020
Six rapidly growing and industrialising states in the south-west of Nigeria – Lagos, Ondo, Oyo, Osun, Ogun and Ekiti – have integrated their efforts to develop and attract investment to this commercial hub in Africa’s biggest market. The initiative is being driven by the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (Dawn Commission). We spoke to the Commission’s DG Seye Oyeleye about the opportunities on offer for investors.

In collaboration with the Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Commerce, Lagos

With Novare Equity Partners & Broll Property Group
Speakers: Hein du Plessis, Country Manager: Nigeria, Novare Equity Partners, Bolaji Edu, MD of Broll Nigeria and Gavin Cox, Group Director Africa (West Africa & Namibia)
Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

Speakers: Busisiwe Mavuso, CEO, Business Leadership South Africa; Osayaba Giwa-Osagie, Giwa-Osagie & Associates (Nigeria); Ije Jidenma, Leading Edge Consulting (Nigeria)
Date: Wednesday 24 June 2020
Remarks by: Foluso Phillips, Chairman, Nigeria SA Chamber of Commerce (Lagos) and Maxwell Pirikisi, President, SA-Nigeria Business Chamber (Johannesburg)

A joint Webinar with the Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Commerce, Lagos

Speakers: A Conversation with the CEO of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, Laoye Jaiyeola
Date: Wednesday 6 May 2020
Remarks by: SA-NBC CEO Dianna Games and JBS Senior Director, Prof Lyal White

In collaboration with the Johannesburg Business School

2020 05 JBS

Thursday 5 March
Co-sponsored by Intertek and Shepstone & Wiley


  • Ambassador Kabiru Bala, Nigeria High Commissioner to South Africa
  • Dianna Games, CEO, SA-Nigeria Business Chamber
  • Amish Shunker, Solutions Structuring Head, Standard Bank
  • Francois Betrix, Manager, Export Development, Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal
  • Thabiso Musa, Department of Trade & Industry, South Africa
  • Desigan Govender, Sales & Marketing, Intertek
  • Taryn Hunkin, Customs Expert, Shepstone & Wylie

Date: 3 December 2019
Co-sponsored by Minit Money, part of Centbee Wanderers Club, Illovo, Johannesburg

SA-NBC in association with Trade Invest Africa and DTI
Gallagher Estate, Midrand, October 3, 2019
Part of the State Visit by President Buhari, October 2019

Date: 13 November 2019
Venue: Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel

Date: 19 September 2019

Sponsored by: Intertek

Tammy de Beer,  Intertek
Arnold Mokoena, Absa
Ricky Pillay, ABC Kings

Date: 11 July
Venue: The Wanderers Club

DATE: Wednesday 27 February 2019
VENUE: Gordon Institute Of Business Science GIBS, 22 Melville Road, Illovo

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  • Africa @ Work

    Africa @ Work, a business and investment advisory company, is dedicated to facilitating and improving business in Africa through client briefings, advisory work, providing media articles and reports on African economic issues, country immersions, and events. CEO Dianna Games is a leading commentator on business issues, trends and developments in Africa and specialises in corporate engagements across a range of sectors and countries. She also heads up the South Africa-Nigeria Business Chamber.

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