The Nordic-South African Business Association is a private non-profit initiative founded in 2007 to support the development of stronger business ties between South Africa and the Nordic countries
What does the NSBA offer?
NSBA offers a unique networking platform to the Nordic and South African business communities, by providing members with a forum where they can identify and discuss common ground regarding joint commercial interests and doing business in South Africa and/or the Nordic countries.
The focus of NSBA is to facilitate the growing of relationships and to stimulate business between all members of the organisation, as well as other organisations in the countries in which they operate.
This is achieved through:
Communicating current business-related information to Nordic and South African companies through formal and informal gatherings, such as talks and seminars, and via the NSBA website, social media and NSBA News.
Offering member-companies an exclusive opportunity to promote their business to NSBA and associated communities through sponsorships, event hosting and speaking engagements, direct mails and through showcasing their companies on the NSBA website and social media.
Promoting social and cultural exchange between the Nordic community and South African friends through events such as A Taste of Nordic, Christmas Dinner Dance and the Charity Golf Day and our themed After Work gatherings.
We organise a number of annual events to which we invite guest speakers to speak on current and business related topics. Our speakers are typically high-profile individuals from the government or industry, chosen by the board or suggested by the members. Regularly, we invite more than one speaker and do panel discussions in order to stimulate debate.
Our flagship events include the NSBA Annual Charity Golf Day, the Annual General Meeting, A Taste of Nordic and the Christmas Dinner Dance.
We have also organised matchmaking events, as well as events targeting smaller audiences with specific sector interests for example renewable energy or retail focused events. The speakers for these events are recruited amongst our member companies, thereby giving our members the opportunity to showcase their companies and services, as well as share their focused knowledge with likeminded individuals/companies.
The themed NSBA After Work-gatherings are held every third Thursday of the month at Ramsay Webber’s premises in Illovo. A short talk is followed by drinks thereby creating opportunity for informal networking and socialising.
In addition to event invitations, NSBA distributes a regular newsletter, in which we include current Nordic news, interviews with interesting Nordic and South African personalities and adverts, as well as views and offers from our members.