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EVENTS
 

South Africa’s Freedom Day and Nelson Mandela’s Centenary Celebration

The Consulate-General hosted its National Day event on the 27th of April 2018 at the Regency Ballroom of The Olympic Collection located in West Los Angeles.

This year’s event was not only a celebration of 24 years of Freedom for South Africa, it was also dedicated to the 100th birthday celebration of former President Nelson Mandela, his life, legacy and the values he embodied.

The event was well-attended by the Los Angeles diplomatic and business community as well as by South African expatriates.

Corporate Services Manager, Mr Shadrack Nepfumbada was Master of Ceremonies who delivered the welcome address on behalf of the Consulate-General.

A short film on the life of Nelson Mandela was the special feature for the evening.  Another highlight was the presentation of the Certificate of Congratulations by the Deputy Chief of Protocol for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Ms Lourdes Saab to Acting Consul-General Talifhani Booi Mbelengwa.

Acting Consul-General Mbelengwa who was also the main speaker for the evening expounded on the socio-economic transformation that South Africa needs  in order to fully realize the country’s national development goals.

Consul Alleta Maseko and Vice-Consul Nthabiseng Matlala welcomed the guests and joined in the festivities.

The successful event also showcased both South African and American cuisine. Here are some photos taken at the event.

 
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GSA Global Sourcing Summit 2018

We are delighted to announce that the GSA Global Summit & Awards 2018 in partnership with BPESA will be taking place on 14th - 16th March with additional "Africa Only Days" on the 13th and 16th March, in Cape Town, South Africa and will attract 400+ professionals, a significant portion of which will be buyers of sourcing services.

Clearing the path to strategic sourcing success, this inaugural Summit & Awards will showcase the most ground-breaking case studies and influential speakers from around the world. We will be taking delegates on a tour of the global sourcing landscape, discussing and debating the very latest trends and predictions effecting organisations today.​

Aimed to inform and educate procurement professionals/strategic sourcing teams, the two-day conference will provide tangible insights into subject areas such as Customer Experience, Robotics Process Automation, Managing Outsourcing Relationships, Digital Transformation, Innovation and Exit Management.

Venue: 
Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa
Day One Agenda:
Half Day Conference  12pm - 5pm
Day Two Agenda:
Full Day Conference  9.30am - 5pm
GSA Global Sourcing Awards  7pm - late

Ticket registrations will be opened to the industry soon.

GSA Global Sourcing Awards 2018

The GSA Global Sourcing Awards will take place at the same time as the 2-day GSA Global Sourcing Summit on 14th – 16th March 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.

This event will bring together the world's leading strategic sourcing suppliers, support providers and buyers. Best practice will be rewarded and celebrated, and the efforts of companies and individuals who have demonstrated excellence in the strategic sourcing world in 2017/18 will be recognised at the GSA Global Sourcing Awards.

Organisations have 20 different categories to choose from:

01 - BPO Contract of the Year
02 - IT Outsourcing Project of the Year
03 - Automation Project of the Year
04 - Service Provider of the Year
05 - Law Firm of the Year
06 - Consultancy of the Year
07 - Partner Collaboration Project of the Year
08 - Digital Transformation Project of the Year
09 - Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility
10 - Innovation Project of the Year
11 - Global Destination of the Year
12 - Shared Service Centre of the Year
13 - Customer Experience Provider of the Year
14 - Buyer of Strategic Sourcing Services of the Year
15 - Award for Delivering Business Value in Global Strategic Sourcing
16 - Excellence in Skills Development
17 - Software Vendor/Business Partner of the Year 
18 - African Delivery Destination of the Year
19 - African Service Provider of the Year
20 - African Outsourcing Project of the Year

For details on how to enter and the categories available, please view the Entry Pack

Deadline for Entries
Entries must be received no later than 5pm, Friday 15th December 2017

Sponsorship Opportunities

Each sponsor is unique and has a different set of requirements, therefore we prefer to develop our packages around what you value the most. With a strong focus on ROI and whats important to you as supporter, the GSA account management team will work closely with you to develop a package that will get your brand and people in front of your ideal audience.

Contact us at admin@gsa-uk.com to find out more or call +44(0)207 292 8680 
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Kindly note the Obokwa Music international Event featuring South African Kwaito Music Star, Professor has been cancelled by its presenters. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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**Special Broad Stage Ticket Offer for SM Chamber Member**

Bizet's most popular opera direct from South Africa
Isango Ensemble in BIZET'S uCarmen (October 2 – 10)

The Broad Stage would like to offer “Friends of the SM Chamber”
a special "Buy One, Get One Free” Ticket Promotion for October 3.
Date: Saturday, October 3 
Time: 7:30pm

Discount: 50% off all seats
Promo Code: SAT (To apply the promo code at the payment screen:
click Use Discount Coupons, enter code OPERA, then click Add Coupon
before submitting your order. Or call 310.434.3200 <tel:310.434.3200> and mention code OPERA.)

Link: http://www.thebroadstage.com/portal/?to=loader.asp?target=hall.asp?
event=1464&interface=2
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