An unyielding focus on Ethics and Governance

Unmatched market access to other members at our networking functions, to stakeholders, government officials (including US government officials) and to other bi-national Chambers.

Business Networking Opportunities utilising the platforms we provide through our networking events, workshops and Forums.

Collective anonymity to protect individual companies when challenging issues are debated.

Representation for Policy and Advocacy submissions to ensure optimal representation of our members we have joined Business Unity South Africa which is the apex business body in SA.

Bi-National cooperation is ensured to create a favourable business environment in South Africa.



  • Advocacy on proposed legislation compiled by Forums through their working groups.
  • A monthly Parliamentary Report that is compiled by our Parliamentary Correspondent who attends parliament.
  • A weekly report that summarises global economic activity of the past week.


We offer 9 Forums that are the engine rooms of AmCham. The Forums offer an expert guest speaker on recent topical issues, and are the vehicle for members to network, raise their issues, and to compose submissions on legislation.

Brandholder Anti-Counterfeiting – addresses active engagement in fighting counterfeit trade through collaboration with stakeholders such as Customs, the Hawks, CIPC, and municipalities.

Digital – focuses on Industry 4.0, the new world of work, upskilling and digital competency, and commenting on critical legislation.

Energy – participates in energy issues such as the role of coal, gas and renewables, and engages with relevant players in the energy space for legislation and networking.

Health and Wellness focuses on health and wellness-related topics for discussion, including mental wellness, and engages on key legislative issues, such as the NHI.

People Management – addresses important topical issues such as youth unemployment, critical skills and engagement with labour stakeholders.

Policy & Government Relations – proactively responds to issues facing business, and addresses policy proposals and processes.

Regional Trade - overviews current, and African trade matters, logistics and customs issues. Provides trade news and updates, and focuses on African regional trade agreements.

Tax - addresses tax-related issues and the sharing of best practice between multinationals.

Transformation – monitors transformation through the implementation of the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice and issues faced by multinationals in the country through commenting on legislation and engaging with the DTIC and BEE Commission.

Networking Events:

  • A program of breakfasts, lunches, and receptions to facilitate networking for our members.
  • Training Workshops on topical business issues.
  • Briefings for visiting senior company representatives and trade delegations.
  • Intimate CEO Breakfasts with invited speakers.
  • A Black-Tie Thanksgiving event every November to give thanks for the gift of another year.

Member Benefits:

  • Special rates at our member hotels and venues.