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South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry Partners with Africa Oil and Power

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  • The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) has signed a strategic business partnership with Africa Oil & Power (AOP) for the second year in a row.
  • SACCI constructively influences the environment in which business operates.
  • AOP 2020 serves as a platform for bold and decisive policy-making decisions.

Cape Town, South Africa – Africa Oil & Power (AOP) 2020 is proud to announce its strategic partnership agreement with the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) for the second year in a row.

SACCI represents a diverse spectrum of business interests from 50 regional chamber movements representing 20,000 small businesses, through to national associations and South Africa’s largest corporates – making SACCI the largest grouping of business interests in South Africa.

Both AOP and SACCI acknowledge that volatile business conditions continue globally, and that perceptions surrounding the effects of COVID-19 will contribute to a conservative stance on financial and capital markets.

“The outbreak and spread of COVID-19 has had a significant impact on not only African, but also global financial and commodity markets, affecting trade and output. There is a need for bold and decisive economic policy decisions, and AOP 2020 serves as a platform to stimulate new collaboration and trade on the continent,” says AOP Acting CEO James Chester.

Under the theme #InvestWithoutBoundaries, AOP highlights the importance of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area as a catalyst for energy production and innovation. AOP aims to ignite business opportunities throughout the continent by collaborating with all sectors of Africa’s energy value chain and encouraging cross-border collaboration, investment and job creation.

“Regional integration of the African economy is key to building economic stability. The Africa Continental Free Trade Area will bolster regional cooperation and encourage countries to make a concerted effort to coordinate on trade, knowledge-transfers and energy-sharing projects,” Chester notes.

AOP 2020 will, for the first time, host the Africa Renewables Forum, Africa LNG Forum and the Energy Finance Forum. This represents the only conference to fully integrate the sectors of oil and gas with power, uniting explorers, producers, financiers, service providers, power companies and governments from every corner of the continent.

The fifth edition of AOP returns to Cape Town on September 15-17, for three days of deal-making and discussions focused on Africa’s energy transition, industrialization, regional business and economic transformation.

Learn more about AOP 2020 at and apply to join as a speaker by emailing If you wish to sponsor or exhibit at AOP 2020, email us at

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Charné Hollands

Charné Hollands

Charné Hollands is the Deputy Editor at Energy Capital & Power. She holds a Higher Certificate in Professional Photography and Masters in Media Studies from the University of Cape Town. Charné writes content for ECP's website and events as well as co-authored African Energy Chamber: Road to Recovery.