Tshwane Branch Newsletter | January 2020

Tshwane Branch Newsletter | January 2020

SAACI-Tshwane newsletter – January 2020

  • Greetings fellow SAACI members and welcome to 2020. A year wherein we will discover new and innovative ways of doing business.
  • SAACI-Tshwane is aiming high this year and have plans to inspire, educate and entertain members.
  • With the challenges of doing business in the current economy, the  SAACI-Tshwane branch kick-off brunch event on  11 February will focus on doing things differently.


It`s game on with SAACI-Tshwane -Survival of the fearless

Keep a look out for the invitation, due to hit your desk and the website within the next day or two. Remember non-members are also most welcome to attend our events so bring a friend/s along.

At the close of 2019 The Tshwane branch committee hosted Glenton de Kock, SAACI CEO at its year-end combined lunch and committee meeting on 20 November. The meeting was hosted by Leon at the Carabella restaurant at Monte de Dios.

We arrived in bright sunshine and were seated outdoors on the terrace of the Carabella.  And then the storm came – the blue skies vanished, and thunder and lightning flashed around us. However, nothing deterred, we carried on with the meeting, surrounded by waterfalls streaming off the awning over our heads and having to raise our voices to be heard over the noise of the storm!

Glenton shared the latest SAACI strategy plans and we look forward to playing our part in assisting. Within the next few weeks Leon will be assisting by heading up a sub committee tasked with looking at future trends.

The afternoon was fun-filled with planning, discussions, laughter and the very welcome rain, during which time we enjoyed a delicious meal accompanied by celebratory bubbly.

The SAACI branch committee are here to serve you and are available 24/7.

We aim to retain the honour of being voted the Best Branch of the Year once again!

We hope that you had a wonderful festive season and that 2020 will be a fantastic year!

Tshwane Branch Newsletter | January 2020

Newsletter: SAACI Tshwane Branch | Oct 19

Greetings to all our valued Tshwane SAACI members and a special welcome to our many new members!

The KZN Congress is now a memory and we wait with eager anticipation for the announcement of the 2020 Congress scheduled to take place in Johannesburg.

 The Tshwane team enjoyed the KZN Congress and they returned home in high spirits after once again being voted SAACI’s Best Branch.

The year 2019 has been a difficult year in the business arena and we are grateful to be able to host amazing events that have been well supported by our members. 

Thank you to all our sponsors who constantly support our branch events, without their support we would not be able to offer our members the chance to win wonderful raffle prizes and to also attend events at beautiful venues.

Past Event Recap

In keeping with the Branch decision to keep healthy minds and bodies the AGM Mindful Meet Up Breakfast was hosted by CSIR ICC  with a guided meditation and soundscape session followed by the AGM business and a healthy breakfast.

Our August Women’s Day event at The Blades in Kameeldrift was very relevant in this high stress demanding environment we all find ourselves in.  We invited our members to an open discussion on how to Balance Work and Life and keep all the balls in the air. The guest speakers Nianell, Samantha le Roux, Irene Costa, Rochelle Pheiffer and Shanna Jacobsen set the ball rolling by telling us how they cope with the pressure of business, running a home and most of all taking time out for family.

The morning ended with us being entertained by Nianell, a performance that had us spell-bound listening to her beautiful voice and the emotion she imparts through music and song.

Please visit our facebook page to see photos from all previous events 

The Tshwane Branch committee is busy at present planning the next members event in January and our message to the members is – be prepared to be amazed.

At present we are all very busy with yearend preparations and before we know it, December will be upon us.


The branch has also incorporated a social media approach which integrates branch events and creative video production to further benefit branch members. The social media operation is headed by Bonde Kekana our Social Media Guru who has had extensive video production experience involving SAACI events and members nationally. The aim is to creatively enhance brands of both SAACI and the members through co-branding tactics that aim to grow the Tshwane branch in numbers and quality of engagement.

Bonde Kekana

And lastly, remember to take time out with your loved ones and keep a healthy mind and body