About the Chamber

Our mandate

The SA-NBC was established by a number of multinational companies in South Africa and Nigeria in 2005. It is a non-profit organization created for the promotion, facilitation and assistance of Nigeria-related business.

Its mandate, as identified in its Constitution, is to speak for South African companies doing business in Nigeria and Nigerian investors in South Africa honestly, fearlessly and with authority to help them do business with minimum risk and cost.

The Chamber is managed by a Board of up to 12 people selected from among its members. It has a President and Vice President, each with limited terms of office. It is managed by a CEO and a small Secretariat.

What is the purpose of the SA-NBC?

  • To be a voice for business in bilateral engagement between Africa’s two most important markets
  • To assist companies in both countries to understand the different operating environments, legal requirements and business culture.
  • To provide mechanisms for business-to-business engagement under its umbrella
  • To provide a ‘safe’, uncompetitive space for competitors to meet and share thoughts, experiences and ideas
  • To encourage the free movement of business, talent, goods and capital
  • To provide support and problem-solving on visa and immigration issues
  • To provide advocacy on issues with the relevant governments and related agencies

The chamber delivers on its mandate through events, information and media platforms, accessing its wide range of contacts and leveraging relationships with companies, governments, diplomatic missions, business organisations and individuals.   

The Chamber also plays a role behind the scenes to address the misperceptions among citizens about each other’s countries, working with diplomatic missions and government officials to iron out problems in the relationship.

For more information, see the Why Join? page on our website or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SA-NBC MEMBER HIGHLIGHT

  • Inqaba Biotec

    Inqaba Biotec is a genomics company with a footprint across most of Sub-Saharan Africa and it is a pioneer of genomics services on the continent. Service offerings range from DNA sequencing (Sanger and Next Generation), oligonucleotide synthesis and bioinformatics support. As a life science company, its services also include supply of reagents, consumables and instruments for life sciences. They are official partners of leading brands such as Eppendorf, Seegene, New England Biolabs, Zymo Research, Siemens Healthcare, etc. The company has offices in South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania and Mali.

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Board Members – 2022

CHAMBER POSITION NAME COMPANY COMPANY POSITION
President Sola Adegbesan Standard Bank Africa

Head, Global Markets Sales – Africa

Deputy President Tamsin Freemantle Tamsin Collins Founder
Executive Director Dianna Games Africa @ Work CEO
Member

Francis Osuyah

Fros Capital

CEO

Member Maxwell Pirikisi Liberty Holdings Divisional Director, Group Stakeholder Relations
Member Ibikunle Olatunji Independent Tax Lead: Africa
Member Sean McCoy HKLM

Chief Executive

Member Suresh Chaytoo Rand Merchant Bank Sector Director: Banks & DFIs
Member  Oyeronke Oyetunde  MTN Group Head of Regulatory Affairs

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Constitution of the South Africa-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce

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