Dear Members and Friends

Wishing you joy, peace and happiness at this special time of the Year.

Wherever you go and whatever you do, spare a thought for those less fortunate.

May this be a time of reflection and gratitude, and appreciation for the beautiful environment in which we live.

Thank you for your continual support of the Club that has helped us to reach incredible heights.

We look forward to welcoming you back on Wednesday, 28th January 2015 at our next function, at TNPA House.

Travel safely

Warm regards
Terry Gale
Exporters Club Western Cape

Welcome to The Exporters Club Western Cape website.
Thank you for visiting us as we celebrate our 35th year, which in today's ever changing environment, is no small feat, and we are certainly proud of our achievements.
This will be a particularly exciting year as our Mother City, Cape Town, plays host to the world, as World Design Capital 2014.
The club will be actively involved and support the incredible projects that will come out of this, in particular as there will a large focus SMME's and therefore huge export potential from these businesses.
We do hope your journey with us will encourage you to participate in Club events, and look forward to the voyage ahead - may it be smooth sailing all the way!
Exporters Club Western Cape - Cargo Ship


Wednesday 25th February 2015   visit our events page

Maverick Trading, Commerce Exporter of the Year 2014

Martin Charles and his team will address the Exporters Club, sharing with us what worked for them.

Date:   Wednesday 25th February 2015
Time:   18h00 (17h30 for registration)
Venue:   Winchester Hotel,
221 Beach Road,
RSVP:   Monday 23rd February 2015

For more information please see the Events section


A delegation from the Western Cape Provincial Government visited the Cape Town Container Terminal.

From left to right:

Western Cape Provincial Government Exporters Club Western Cape Transport Port Terminals
Claude Orgill Terry Gale Pamela Yoyo
Alexei Allie   Kgaohelo Tefu
Chris Potgieter   Anthony Benjamin
Michelle Ellis    
Raybin Windvogel    
Luciene Heydemann    

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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