Ladies & Gentlemen
We are honoured to host the Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille, at our July function, taking place on Wednesday 22nd July 2015.
In view of our esteemed guest, we have selected Cape Town's finest, The Flagship, 28th Floor, Portside, as the venue.
Thank you to our co-sponsors, Rand Merchant Bank and First National Bank, for making this event possible.
Please see our Events page for the official invitation - please take note of the relevant details.

Warm Regards
Terry Gale
Exporters Club Western Cape
Exporters Club Western Cape - Cargo Ship


Thursday 10th September 2015   visit our events page

Exporters Club Western Cape (ECWC) &
Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC)

The Exporters Club Western Cape (ECWC) and Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC) are joining forces on Thursday 10th September at an afternoon, early evening function at the Lord Charles Hotel. Somerset West, focussing on export trade and initiates and finance.

Date:   Thursday 10th September 2015
Time:   Arrival- Registration – 13h30 to 14h00
Business Briefing Program – 14h00 to 18h00
Venue:   Lord Charles Conference Centre,
Somerset West
RSVP:   Tuesday 7th September 2015

For more information please see the Events section



The delegation will be headed by Parliamentary State Secretary (equivalent position: Vice Minister) of the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Mrs. Dorothee Bär. She is also the Federal Government‘s Coordinator for Goods Transport and Logistics and plays a vital role for the German logistics industry.

The meeting will be relevant in particular for those who would like to expand their business into Europe or those who would like start to export into Europe.
There will be input by members of the Chamber, Delegation and the Exporters Club followed by an opportunity for a round table discussion and also individual business meetings.

Organisations: Cape Chamber, Logistics Alliance Germany and The Exporters Club Western Cape
Date: Thursday, 17 September 2015
Time: 08:00 - 08:30 - 10:00
Cost: Free of charge to members
Venue: Cape Chamber offices, 4th floor - 33 Martin Hammerschlag Way, Foreshore, Cape Town

All Chamber members are welcome to attend the meeting

For any queries / to RSVP, kindly contact Mary Jean Thomas-Johnson on email: or Tel: 021 402 4300

Update! Extra prize for Western Cape Exporter of the Year Competition 2015

The Chamber is extremely proud to announce that this year's winner of the 2015 Western Cape Exporter of the Year Competition will, in addition to the floating trophy, also receive a free entry badge to The Asian Financial Forum (AFF) to be held in Hong Kong from 18 – 19 January 2016. This prize is worth US$1 1000.

For a copy of the entry form click here:

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Implementation of new Customs Cargo Scanner in the Port of Cape Town

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3rd Annual Woman in Maritime Conference 2015

It is with much excitement that we kick off the year, with the announcement that many schools have improved their results and increased their pass rates.

One particular highlight for me was seeing pupils from Intlanganiso Secondary from Khayelitsha on the front page of a major newspaper due to their achievements in 2013. The school achieved a 94.1% pass rate, up from 69.6% the previous year.

Our achievements so far
• We trained 1473 students from the townships to date at the Iziko Maritime Centre in the Waterfront on the importance of education, job shadow experience and how to grow yourself to make you competitive in the job market
• Schools include Intlanganiso, Intumeleng, iQhayiya, Harry Gwala, Hout Bay High, Bulumko and Thembelihle Senior Secondary
• Three iThuba attendees started a Youth Foundation in Khayelitsha after attending and being inspired by our course. How lovely it was to receive this feedback from them.
• We obtained sponsorship from Exporters Club Western Cape & Contract Forwarding to assist with the hiring of the buses, Now Media for the booklets we give to students to take home and Iziko provides our venue.

Ithuba in 2014 and beyond

We are changing our focus for the iThuba sessions in 2014 to focus on Grade 11 learners going forward. Once we have trained the Grade 12 learners of the schools we support, we will continue with the younger learners as we feel the message is more meaningful and there is less pressure on the students than in their matric year.

We also hope to reach more scholars through our initiative and we will be investigating options. Any clients wanting to become involved are welcome to contact me directly at

Looking forward to a challenging and rewarding year ahead!

Exporters' club attracts growing membership
  by Liezl Venter

Terry Gale has been re-elected as the chairman of the Exporters Club Western Cape.
Also re-elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in October was the executive committee of the club.
"We have grown membership exponentially in 2013 and it continues to be a target for 2014," said Gale. "At the same time the club is also in a very sound financial position and we are very happy with what was achieved during the past year. With the team ready to go we have great expectations for 2014."
The ECWC hosts monthly information sessions for its members and is involved in several business and government initiatives.
"It really is about being pro-active and engaging with the various role-players in an effort to create a positive environment for exporters," said Gale. "In this regard we have worked very hard towards establishing relationships with Transnet and the port for example."
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