South Africa and Nigeria are the biggest economies in Sub-Saharan Africa and key markets for investment. This makes the relationship an important one. Companies from both countries, recognising the challenges but also the potential, established the then SA-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce in 2005, with the aim of promoting bilateral investment and to provide a resource for assisting companies with information, networking and advice. It also engages with Nigerian companies and delegations visiting South Africa or running companies here. Membership includes large corporates, as well as SMEs owned and run by both South Africans and Nigerians.
The organisation rebranded in 2019, changing its name to the South Africa-Nigeria Business Chamber and revising its member packages to include a new Platinum Membership.
MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES & BENEFITS 2019
There are three categories of membership: Platinum, Gold and Silver.
The Platinum membership is the top-level, elite membership package, aimed at large corporates who have extensive business interests in Nigeria, or wish to be more closely associated to Africa’s biggest market. But the category is open to anyone wishing to take advantage of its benefits.
The Gold and Silver memberships offer the same member benefits, but the annual fee is different to accommodate the different company size of potential members. The Chamber has always welcomed small companies into the fold, and we wish to continue this by making the pricing affordable at this level.
Note that membership is annual, based on a calendar year.
Companies joining after June will be liable for 50% of the fee and benefits for the remainder of the year. They can opt to join at the beginning of the new year to fit in with the calendar cycle or they may opt for a June-July membership invoicing round, with membership running for a full year.
Note that if a member wishes to cancel membership, we must be notified before the membership expires or you will still be liable for payment for the new term.
HOW TO APPLY
Once the information has been assessed and your membership is approved, you will be send an invoice. Once payment is confirmed, the primary member listed on the form will be notified with a welcome letter and benefits will apply immediately.