South African languages Afrikaans Xhosa Zulu

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Finalists for the South African Chamber Business and Community Awards announced

The Awards are upon us, the last details are going into place as the finalists wait with bated breath to see if they have won their category.

South African languages Afrikaans Xhosa Zulu

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The finalists are:

  • Alysia Silberg
  • Bernie de Le Cuona
  • Beverley Power
  • Cherry Armstrong
  • Craig Morgan
  • David Gluckman
  • Dawn Denton
  • Deborah Morris
  • Deborah Thomas
  • Felicia Meyerwitz-Singh
  • Gerhard Visagie
  • Ian Selvan
  • Jaco van Zyl
  • Jeanette Kruger
  • Jody Cleworth
  • Kenda Macdonald
  • Lesley Ann van Selm
  • Lisa Ashton OBE
  • Lord Peter Hain
  • Lucy Mashigo
  • Lynelle Swanepoel
  • Mark Treagus
  • Michael Asher
  • Natalie Davids
  • Neil Tomlinson
  • Niall Mellon
  • Nyasha Gwatidzo
  • Palesa Mokoena
  • Pamela Naidoo
  • Paul O’Sullivan
  • Philip Otto
  • Roelof Temmingh
  • Roy Ettlinger
  • Scott Smyth
  • Talita Ferreira

The Chamber has judged 15 winners so it is suggested that all finalists attend, or book for a stand-in to attend, as each has a good chance to win in their category.

Last minute bookings can be made on the website or by emailing

Reasons you’d want to attend the evening:

  • There is a great keynote speaker talking about the Rivonia Trialists
  • Entertainment is of West End stage quality by South Africans performing on the West End and global stages
  • You can hear about how Cyril Ramaphosa might play out the next two years
  • You can buy raffle tickets for excellent prizes including an invitation to attend a private screening of the Rivonia Trial film
  • To get an amazing goodie bag
  • Meet South Africans from the community as well as business leaders of the city
  • To network and make new friends
  • To enjoy South African hospitality, food and wine.

Three more sponsors

Anglo American

Anglo American is a globally diversified mining business with a strong base in South and Southern Africa. Their portfolio includes: 

  • Diamonds (De Beers)
  • Copper
  • Platinum Group Metals
  • Iron Ore & Manganese
  • Coal
  • Nickel 

They pride themselves on their strong commitment to sustainability and have set themselves a number of ambitious stretch-goals in line with UN targets. Their purpose is to re-imagine mining to improve people’s lives.

Switch Branding

Switch is a proudly independent agency offering creative direction, branding, design, photography & illustration.

The Switch Group was established in Johannesburg in 1999. 19 years later, they have become one of the largest independent design and communication consultancies in South Africa, as well as having a London based office.

They believe in brands with a purpose and through collaboration help companies achieve their potential.


Valufin: changing the way forex is managed

Valufin is an independent foreign exchange management consultancy focused on supporting internationally trading businesses to manage their currency risk.

Providing an all-embracing foreign currency management function, they focus on currency requirements, business risks and integrating that with responses to the market movements. In addition, they handle rate negotiation utilising the excellent relationships they have in place with a number of carefully selected currency providers.

They seamlessly integrate with companies to ensure exposures are known in time, reporting of currency activities is accurate, costing of products and services is appropriate and correct profits and cash flows are accounted for. Valufin supports you in international negotiations to ensure you sign up to a deal that is best for the business.

They help create a forex strategy aligned to your corporate objectives; allowing you to run your business without the constant worry of the impact currency movements might be having.