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List of SwissCham Members


ABB South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

ADS Engineering (Pty) Ltd.

Aircraft Risk Comapany (Pty) Ltd.

Alternative Structures (Pty) Ltd.

Ammann Construction Machinery South Africa

Ambassadors Handbook t/a Embassy Direct

Avance Asset Management (Pty) Ltd.

Bank Lombard Odier & Co. Ltd.

BCC Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd.

BI Associates (Pty) Ltd.

BioPher (Pty) Ltd.

Bosch H.G. & Associates

Brainforce (Pty) Ltd.

B & S Agencies (Pty) Ltd.

Buhler (Pty) Ltd.

Bryte Insurance Company Limited

Burckhardt Compression South Africa

Clariant Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Consulate General of Switzerland

Craton Capital Advisory (Pty) Ltd.

Deloitte Consulting (Pty) Ltd.


DormaKaba South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

École Hoteliére De Lausanne

Eikendal Vineyards (Pty) Ltd.

Embassy of Switzerland - Pretoria

Endress+Hauser (Pty) Ltd.

Expat-Living Info

eSoftwaresolutions (Pty) Ltd.

Egon Zehnder International (SA)

Econommic Development Board - Mauritius

First Internatioal Portfolio Managers (Pty) Ltd.

Foundation for Professional Development FPD

Friedland, Hart, Solomon & Nicolson Attorneys

Ferring (Pty) Ltd.

French Corner Caterers

FLEK SWISS Consulting (Pty) Ltd.

Geberit Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Glencore Holdings (Pty) Ltd.

Geobrugg Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd.

HBZ Bank Limited

Hilti South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

House of Encouragement South Africa NPC

IMMK Consultants (Pty) Ltd.

InterGest South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Into SA Limited

Kyburg Wine Estate (Pty) Ltd.

KNAPP Logistics SA (Pty) Ltd.

Kaizen Institute South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Lindt & Sprüngli (Pty) Ltd.

Maurer Daniela (Individual Member)

Mediclinic International plc.

Mercurius (Pty) Ltd.

Micron Precision Tools (Pty) Ltd.

Morgan Attorneys

Naledi Rail Engineering (Pty) Ltd.

Neo Avanti (Pty) Ltd.

Nestle (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd.

Novartis South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Nicole Ross Attorneys

Oryx Oil South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Pharmaco Distribution (Pty) Ltd.

Philafrica Foods (Pty) Ltd.

Pictures Guest House

Portman Wealth Solutions (Pty) Ltd.

RAXSOH International (Pty) Ltd.


Roche Products (Pty) Ltd.

Rolex Watch Co. (S.A.) (Pty) Ltd.

Roedl & Partner Inc.

Rothco (Pty) Ltd.

Rand Swiss (Pty) Ltd.

Schindler Lifts SA (Pty) Ltd.

SGS South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

SICPA (Pty) Ltd.

Setiloane Thero (Individual Member)


Stuber Lars (Individual Member)

Spellas Lengert Kuebler Braun Inc. Attorneys

SSACI - Swiss South African Cooperation Initiative

Sulzer (SA) Holdings (Pty) Ltd.

Steinacher Juerg L. (Individual Member)

Swiss Business Hub South Africa

Swissfin / Bupa Advisory Office

Swiss Hotel School - South Africa

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Advisors South Africa (Pty) Ltd.


SG-E Swiss Global Enterprise

Swiss International Air Lines

Swisscontact (Pty) Ltd.

Swissfirplace (Pty) Ltd.

Swisslaw t/a Umbricht Swiss Attorneys


Swiss Re Corp. Sol. Advisors SA (Pty) Ltd.

Syngenta South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Takasago Int. Corporation SA (Pty) Ltd.

Tavrida Electric Africa (Pty) Ltd.

The Khoi Watch Company (Pty) Ltd.

Von Moricz - Bon Voyage Travel (Pty) Ltd.

VOLTAS Technologies (Pty) Ltd.

V-Tech (Pty) Ltd.

Vogel Malan Attorneys & Notaries

Watermans Chartered Accountants

WerthSchroeder Attorneys

Zurich Services Company (Pty) Ltd.







The Swiss Chamber of Commerce, SwissCham Southern Africa – South Africa Chapter, was inaugurated in April 2008.

SCSA-SAC is a bilateral Chamber of Commerce and Industry and as such it is our aim to strengthen and expand trade relations between Switzerland and South Africa.

Switzerland is in the top ten most important investment and trading partners to South Africa. The presence of Swiss enterprises in South Africa dates back to more than 100 years.

SwissCham is the most important private sector-focused body when it comes to the business ties between the two countries, obviously together with its parent Chamber, being SwissCham Southern Africa in Zürich.

SwissCham is a cooperation partner to the Swiss Business Hub at the Embassy in Pretoria, as well as to Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE).

Our members range from self-employed or small and medium enterprises to large, multi- national corporations






  • To further trade relations between Swiss and South African Companies.
  • To assist in the development of industry and commerce within the business community.
  • To promote, encourage and represent the business interests of members.
  • To help SME’s develop their contacts with the larger Corporations.
  • To collect and disseminate information relating to corporate social responsibility community involvement and the practice of commerce and industry.



Basic Services


  • Introductions and referrals to potential business partners.
  • Assistance with focused research in regard to location, partners, suppliers and customers. Market overview and specific sectorial information.
  • Assistance with regard to rules and regulations concerning technical specifications and/or import formalities etc.
  • Providing a framework and network for referrals thus assist as a “one stop shop” at the planning stage of an enterprise, or at the changing stage of an established enterprise.
  • We are able to assist with setting up, as well as advise on corporate citizenship programmes.
  • SwissCham with its neutrality, can assist in underlining such efforts through programmes such as SSACI(Swiss South African Cooperation Initiative). Advise on Black Empowerment, and/or such other programmes.
  • Luncheon and dinner meetings with leading speakers from industry, government and opinion leaders as an excellent networking and communication platform.



We have hosted speakers such as:


  • Dennis Dykes, Chief Economist, Nedbank
  • Tito Mboweni, then Governor of the SA Reserve Bank
  • Mosiuoa Lekota, COPE
  • Tony Twine, Econometrix
  • Sepp Blatter, FIFA President
  • Saki Macozoma, Liberty Life
  • Michael Spicer, Business Leadership South Africa
  • Thami Bolani, Chairman, National Consumer Forum
  • Kuseni Dlamini, CEO, Old Mutual
  • Bobby Godsell, Chairman, Business Leadership SA
  • Jacko Maree, CEO, the Standard Bank Group
  • John Kane-Berman, CEO, SA Institute of Race Relations
  • Gill Marcus, Governor, SA Reserve Bank
  • Fiona Forde, Journalist & Author
  • Dr. Christo Wiese, Chairman, Pepkor & Shoprite
  • Donna Oosthuyse, Country Manager, Citi Bank SA
  • Helen Zille, Leader of the Democratic Alliance
  • Prof. Raymond Parsons, Professor, Graduate School of Business, North West University, Special Policy Advisor, BUSA
  • Dr. Blade Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education and Training
  • Brigadier Piet Byleveld, Crime & Commercial Investigator
  • Adv Thuli Madonsela, Public Protector of South Africa
  • Moeletsi Mbeki, Political Economist
  • Herman Mashaba, Mayor of Johannesburg, Entrepreneur and Author
  • Mmusi Maimane, Parliamentary Leader of the Democratic Alliance
  • Doris Leuthard, Federal Councillor of Switzerland
  • Malusi Gigaba, Minister of Home Affairs
  • Lesetja Kganyago, Governor of the South African Reserve Bank
  • Zenene Sinombe, High Commissioner of the Republic of Botswana
  • Valentin Zellweger, Ambassador, Director of International Law, acting as Legal Advisor to the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Nicky Newton-King, CEO of The Johannesburg Stock Exchange
  • Danie Meintjes, CEO of Mediclinic Group
  • Dr Anthea Jeffrey, Head of Policy Research, Institute of Race Relations
  • Nhlanhla Nene, Minister of Finance
  • Sipho Pityana, Chairman, Anglogold Ashanti
  • Wayne Duvenhage, CEO, Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA)
  • Dr. Marcus Cornaro, Ambassador of the European Union to South Africa



Special packages for large Corporates


(to be negotiated, as per individual needs )

  • Assistance or active support in the areas of promotion and marketing of products and services.
  • Facilitating of business plans, marketing concepts and strategies.
  • Providing advice on the formation of companies or subsidiaries.
  • Procurement of custom tailored legal or tax advise, etc.




"Success demands singleness of purpose – accomplishment is our journey”




SwissCham aims to contribute and further the economic, commercial and cultural relationship between the Swiss and South African Business Community





  • Excellent customer service
  • Commitment
  • Integrity
  • Creativity
  • Social responsibility


Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment - Verification Certificate


Thero Setiloane

 Thero Setiloane



 Former Executive Vice President of Business Sustainability, Anglo Gold Ashanti
 and former CEO of Business Leadership SA



Jurg Schalch

 Dr Jürg A. Schalch




Roberto Agustoni

 Roberto Agustoni



 Chairman and CEO, Pharmaco Distribution (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg

Dirk Dijkstra

 Dirk Dijkstra



 Managing Director, Hilti South Africa (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg

Thomas Hippele

 Thomas C. Hippele



 Director & Founder, Mercurius (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg

 Director, Swisslaw / Umbricht Attorneys, Johannesburg
 Legal Advisor to the Embassy of Switzerland in Pretoria


Mike Morgan

 Mike Morgan


 Business Consultant


Andre Schulz

 Dr André Schulz



 General Manager Southern Africa, Lufthansa Group


Director residing in Switzerland:


                                          Georg C. Umbricht

                                          Umbricht Attorneys at Law, Zurich




Evelyn Ralphs