Please SAVE THE DATE for our next Business Network meeting on 14 May 2019 at Silverstar Casino.

Come and meet the President of SACCI and discus the way forward economically with him.

Trust to see you there !

Invest in South Sudan Roadshow

The Republic of South Sudan in collaboration with SACCI is embarking on a global roadshow to promote investment and trade opportunities between the two countries.
You are hereby cordially invited to a presentation by the Government of South Sudan on Wednesday, April 24 from 9h00 to 16h00 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

Following a short presentation by Hon. Nhial Deng Nhial, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Hon. Salvatore Garang Mabiordit, Minister of Finance and Planning, you will have the opportunity to engage directly through one-on-one meetings with the delegation of ministers and key South Sudanese industry leaders:

  •  Hon. Paul Mayom Akech, Minister of Trade, Industry and East African Affairs
  •  Hon. Onyoti Adigo Nyikwec, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security
  •  Hon. Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, Minister of Petroleum
  •  Hon. Gabriel Thokuj Deng, Minister of Mining
  •  Hon. Dr Abraham Maliet Mamer, South Sudan Investment Authority Secretary General
  •  Dr. Chol Thon Abel, Managing Director, Nilepet Corporation
  •  Hon. Dier Tong, Central Bank Governor
  •  Leaders from the private sector

Seats are limited, so please respond here before Thursday, April 18.

Please click on the link for more information and registration

Please forward this invite to any person you think may be interested in attending this event.

The NEW Business Directory

Stakeholder Interactive Session on Brexit and its implications for SA

Please find attached notes (and associated annexures) from the Stakeholder Interactive Session on Brexit and its implications for South Africa, hosted by the DTI on 3 April 2019.

A detailed brief of the proceedings and outcomes of the session shall be shared by the DTI as soon as possible. In the meantime, in order to facilitate consultations within your companies or industry associations, the following action items as agreed during the session should serve as a guide:

Identifying EU-SADC EPA Protocol 1 Article 43 Derogation products for continued cumulation with UK materials or inputs for exports to the EU;
Concrete data on trade flows and sourcing arrangements;
Imports of materials from the UK that could be affected by the temporary UK MFN regime;
Assessment of preference erosion as a result of loss of preferential advantage due to the UK MFN regime;
Assessment of competitiveness in light of UK MFN regime visa-vis competitor countries in the UK;
Assessment of competitiveness in relation to competitor countries with rollover agreements with the UK (i.e. Switzerland and Chile) as well as GSP beneficiary countries into the UK;
With regards cumulation (policy considerations): (a) Implications/impact of full cumulation with EU as demanded by the UK on industry; and (b) impact on industry with respect future/potential investments and regional integration (i.e. extent to which we can source from within the region (i.e. within SACU, SADC, and Africa);
Impact of UK MFN duties on future investment decisions;

Please take note some of the above action items are captured in the questionnaire referred to below.

Attached herein is accompanying supporting documents that should assist you as you make your respective firm/sector assessments of the possible implications of the various Brexit scenarios as discussed during the interactive session. These are:
South Africa's (or SACU) tariff schedule/book as at January 2019;
Overview of possible Brexit scenarios;
UK-published temporary MFN regime, including preferential import duties applicable to qualifying/eligible unilateral Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) scheme countries;
The UK-Chile post-Brexit trade agreement;
The UK-Switzerland post-Brexit Agreement;
Questionnaire to assist with collating information from companies or associations (NOTE: this was adapted into generic format from the questionnaire that has already been shared with the automotive and agro-processing sectors)
Below is the link that will direct you to the UK tariff portal, especially for those tariff lines whose duties on their MFN schedule is denoted as an asterisk (*).

Lastly, below is a news article by the Minister of Trade and Industry on Brexit that was published on Business Day of 4 April 2019.

Please send completed questionnaires to the following contact at the DTI:

Kissinger Ntsako Nkuna
Market Access (Trade Negotiations)
International Trade and Economic Development Division


Brexit Stakeholder Session Notes



Layout of Brexit Scenarios and Possible Implications on SA

Make UK no deal implications - customs briefing


Schedule 1 - January 2019-_1

Questionnaire to SA Economic Sectors

Bingo evening

Bingo evening Friday 31st May 2019.  Book a table for only R1 200 for your company and friends, and have a great fun filled evening out. Lots of great prizes to be won.

BINGO letter – sponsorships 2019

Town of the Year competition

Once again,  congratulations we did it !  We have qualified for the Town of the Year competition .

Next step now we must vote .  By entering your vote on 33157 it costs R1.50 and you can vote 30 times we might just make it to the top.

Please note that the vote line closes on Friday 15 march at 12:00.

BUSA submission on the Draft Expropriation Bill, 2019

Dear Member,

For your information, please find attached BUSA’s submission to the Department of Public Works on the Draft Expropriation Bill, 2019

Annexure 1 - BUSA submission to Select Committee on Expropriation Bill final (March 2016)

Annexure 2 - BUSA presentation on the Expropriation Bill to the Select Committee

Annexure 3 - Agbiz submission on the Expropriation Bill 2019

Annexure 4 - Agri SA comments on Expropriation Bill 2019

Annexure 5 - BUSA Submission Constitutional Review Committee 15 06 2018

BUSA submission on Expropriation Bill (2019-02-19 - Final)

Revised Expropriation Bill published 21 December 2018

Business Network

World Economic Forum 2019

Dear Member

Please note the link below regarding World Economic Forum 2019 in Davos, for your information and reference.