Latest Events

Held on 18 April 2023

Exclusive cocktails and networking event hosted by Finance Isle of Man

From left to right: Yash Naidoo, Nedbank Private Wealth; SAIN Team – Jessica Bunyan, Vicky Berrington CEO, Carine van Greunen

Along with their strategic partner, Finance Isle of Man, The British Chamber of Business in South Africa hosted an exclusive member’s cocktails and networking event on Tuesday, 18 April 2023, in Johannesburg.
The Isle of Man is a leading international business centre, known for its innovation, professionalism and long-standing policy of positive engagement with international initiatives and standards.




Held on 21 September 2022

“Plug in to the future – Experience a brave new world”

 SAIN and BMW Northcliff hosted an exclusive event and showcased the BMW electromobility range. An expert talked on: “Destination Sustainability” on the role BMW is playing in driving sustainability forwards.

Held on 9 June 2022

“Understanding Shariah Compliant Funding” 

An educational, on-line presentation with Mufti Ismail Desai | CEO and Chairman of Global Islamic Financial Services Firm | GIFS

Mufti Ismail Desai highlighted on these topics:

  • Islamic finance
  • Sukuk/Islamic Bonds
  • Islamic capital raising process
  • Case studies


    Held on 25 May 2022

    “Corporate Immigration in Africa:
    Navigating the Gaps with IBN Immigration Solutions”

    An informative, on-line presentation with Andreas Krensel – Partner | IBN Immigration Solutions

    Andreas focused on:
    – The South African Immigration market for Corporates
    – Current gaps in the African Corporate Immigration framework and how IBN Immigration Solutions works to bridge those gaps

    To listen to the recorded presentation click here

      Held on 10 May 2022

      “Funding/Finance solutions for Africa-based entities”

      An extensive, on-line presentation with Sagie van Niekerk – Corporate Finance Advisor | SAIN

      Sagie highlighted these important points:
      – Key considerations in funding/financing business/project
      – Funding/finance options available
      – Structuring a funding solution
      – Sourcing of funding/finance

      To listen to the recorded presentation click here


        Held on 2 March 2022

        “At the end of the rainbow…”


         A revealing, on-line presentation with Chris Hart – Executive Chairman | Impact Investment Africa

        Chris highlighted these prominent points:
        • The Socio-Economic Political Context
        • Strategic SONA and Budget Takeaways
        • Three 2-year Scenarios – Local and Global
        • The Opportunities that Flow

        To listen to the recording click here



          Held on 18 November 2021

          SAIN  hosted an exclusive session with Protea Diamonds, where the process of diamond manufacturing and the future of mining in Africa was highlighted

            The speakers:

            • Elan Duek,  Director of Protea Diamonds, took you on a true diamond experience journey.
            • Jacques Roux,  CEO of Metulla Tutum Engineering, discussed; Micro-Mine – “The future of mining in Africa and globally…

            To listen to the audio presentation click here

            To view the Micro-Mine presentation click here

            To listen to the SAIN Investors Speech by Jacques Roux click here

            Held on Wednesday, 22 September 2021

            “SAIN Africa Forum – How to successfully Package your Project”

            Andile Skosana, CEO of CityCon Africa, talked about a framework to deliver projects. Projects with a single objective, simple revenue streams and investment requirements ….usually one client and one supplier, and typically only a small number of stakeholders. There were some interesting  audience questions…

            To listen to the recorded presentation click here

              Held on 25 August 2021 

              “Investing in Africa | Post-Covid Tax Considerations”

              SAIN had pleasure in extending this invitation to our members…

              As Africa recovers from COVID-19, the tax landscape may shift as governments and companies move into a recovery phase.

              LEX Africa and the South Africa-Nigeria Business Chamber invited you to join their webinar as their experts talked about:
              •    Africa tax outlook
              •    Insights for expanding multinationals
              •    Transfer pricing and other global trends
              •    Likely government tax strategies in the post-pandemic era
              •    Spotlight on tax in Nigeria
              •    Focus on Mauritius as a preferred tax centre

               To listen to the recorded presentation click here




              Held on 28 July 2021 

              “South Africa Project Outlook” 

              Get a sneak peek at upcoming and ongoing projects in South Africa…

              SAIN had pleasure in inviting you to a webinar on “South Africa Project Outlook”. In this presentation, ABiQ discussed the current project market including top upcoming and ongoing projects in South Africa, top-performing sectors, challenges, and the future of the market.

              To listen to the recorded presentation click here



              Held on 22 July 2021 

              “When the smoke clears…”

              Breaking news that was not to be missed!

              SAIN invited you to join in on this informative, on-line presentation with…

              Chris Hart | Executive Chairman | Impact Investment Africa

              The upheavals over the past few weeks have rocked confidence. Descriptions of the mayhem include ‘coup attempt’ and ‘insurrection’. However, it has been private sector facilities, infrastructure and businesses that have been the target with government owned buildings and infrastructure unscathed. The upheavals have also not been widespread with the brunt in KZN and Gauteng to a much lesser extent. Civil society has also taken a stand against perpetrators.
              We unpack the unfolding events and the impact on social, political and economic activities. The consequences are surprisingly positive on the future outlook of South Africa.

              To listen to the recorded presentation click here



              Held on 23 June 2021 

              “Unlocking South Africa’s Cannabis Industry”

              An on-line presentation on the cannabis industry in South Africa…

              SAIN and Schindlers Attorneys, together with Sativius and Baobab International, collectively named “The Greenhouse Project”, presented on:

              • South African cannabis law today, and to come – Paul-Michael Keichel (Schindlers)
              • Cannabis as private property – Andrew Lawrie (Schindlers)
              • Cannabis as medicine – Declan Burger (Sativius)
              • Local and international opportunities in cannabis – Pierre van der Hoven (Baobab International)

              To listen to the recorded presentation click here
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              Held on 6 May 2021

              “SAIN Africa Forum – Entering into Africa”

              An on-line conversation about entering into Africa…

              Dave Turner from ABiQ provided us with an overview on the Projects Market in Africa. He covered current/upcoming Projects Opportunities, Country forecast, sectors analysis and who the major players are.

              Olivia Ferreira from TMF Group shared her expertise and knowledge, and things to consider as you expand into Africa.

              To listen to the recorded presentation, click here

              Held on 25 March 2021

              “SAIN Africa Forum – Public Private Partnerships in South Africa”

              Chris Hart and our panel of experts had a discussion on public private sector partnerships to provide infrastructure in local municipalities.

              Panel Discussion:
              The panel included two construction companies and a local municipality leader – we explored alternate ways of funding and building facilities to provide water, energy and other basic services:

              Chris Hart | Executive Chairman | Impact Empowerment Ventures
              Khulekani Nxumalo | Executive Chairman | Sydwalt (Pty) Ltd
              Gareth Warner | Managing Director | Sigma Solar Africa
              Andile Skosana | Development Strategy Advisor  | CityConsolidator Africa (Pty) Ltd




              Held on 25 February 2021

              “Budget speech event 2021”

              Unmasking the plan to return to normality?

              Mazars hosted an online, unique 3D virtual budget event delivered via their interactive platform, with keynote speakers, Bruce Whitfield, Diana Seccombe and Daniel Silke. These economic and tax experts unpacked one of the most important budget speeches of the last 20 years.

              To view the recorded presentation, click here


              Held on 17 February 2021

              “SAIN | Africa Forum”

              On-line presentation: Trade and Export into Africa

              An overview of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement 

              Pieter Steyn, Partner at Werksmans and Chairman of Lex Africa

              The AfCFTA presents new opportunities and potential for African business growth.  It is however important to understand the process and timetable as well as the remaining challenges to achieving a single market of 55 countries with 1.3 billion consumers and combined GDP of more than USD3 trillion.

              To view the slide presentation, click here

              Leveraging the AfCFTA to Unlock Trade and Investment Opportunities – The Role of the Private Sector

              John Rocha, Chief Director. Trade invest Africa, DTIC

              The economic and distributive effect of the AfCFTA | Trade and Investment Opportunity | DTIC incentives to support trade and investment with the rest of Africa | Key priorities for 2021/22 and Beyond.

              To view slide the presentation, click here

              SAIN – how we can support you

              Held on 1 December 2020

              “Disruption with impact … what is coming in 2021

              Presented by: Beata Rossudowski

              To view the recorded presentation, please click here

              Beata Rossudowski (BComm (UNISA)), Vice President of Global Digital Cooperative (GDC), City Director of AiYellow

              Beata will share the practical insights for taking your business online and how to do it more effectively.
              She will cover:
              • 2020 lessons learned
              • Sector Shaping Trends
              • Impact of sustainable development goals
              • The new financial paradigm

              Held on 23 November 2020

              SAIN | Africa Forum

              Presentations by AfDB and DTIC

              To view the recorded presentation, please click here

              “Positioning for Growth: Private Sector as the Engine for Growth in Africa” – John Rocha

              To view the slide presentation, please click here…

              Held on 7 October 2020

              “SAIN | Africa Forum”

              On-line presentation: SAIN Africa Forum and round table discussion

              The topics for discussion are the following:

                  Our strategic objectives as an organisation
                  Our Africa Footprint and partners
                  Our current project pipeline and how you as a member can form part of
                   these projects

                   Member round table:
                  An understanding of your business: Each member to give a 60 second
                   overview about your company and current work in Africa/South Africa
                  Brief preview of upcoming events and Member input on topics and
                   speakers you would like to hear

              Held on 10 September 2020

              “Immigration | Opening of SA Borders”

              Presented byHans Kroll

              To view the slide presentation, please click here…

              The presenter, Hans Kroll of IBN Immigration Solutions, will share his views of the impact Covid-19 has had on immigration and travel in Africa; the latest news of the opening of South African borders and compare border policies between Africa and the rest of the world.

              Held on 13 August 2020

              “Business success against economic implosion”

              Presented byChris Hart

              To view the slide presentation, please click here…

              The presenter, Chris Hart, Executive Chairman of Impact Investment Africa, will share his views on how much Covid-19 could impact the SA economy and how the pandemic could bankrupt more people than it kills. But, we can win!

              Held on 23 July 2020

              The Law says | “Buyers Beware”

              Presented byDenese Zaslansky

              To view the recorded presentation, please click here…

              The presenter, Denese Zaslansky, CEO of Firzt Realty Company, will discuss how Roman law, on which South Africa’s legal system is based, lays down a principle: “Let the buyer beware”. A buyer has to be cautious, and ensure that he protects his own interests.
              The objective of the presentation is to make the layman aware of what questions to ask and what clauses to add to an Offer to Purchase when buying a property.

              Held on 25 June 2020

              PART 3 | Selling in a COVID-19 world

              Presented by: Najen Naidoo

              To view PowerPoint presentation, please click here…

              COVID-19 has touched every aspect of our lives and in a time of business unusual everyone is asking themselves what the future will look like in general, but more so for themselves and their businesses. We look at the things we know, what the world is going through together, and what this means for businesses in South Africa. 
              Do we rely solely on the government to help navigate us out of this catastrophe or are there things that we can do to help?

              We investigate important topics such as how do we restart our business as lockdown starts lifting, what should we be selling, who we should be selling to and how do we sell.