National Business Initiative
The National Business Initiative (NBI) is a non-profit business public interest organisation. It has around 200 members and focuses on the contribution of the business community to socio-economic delivery.
- Enterprise links through networking
- Case studies
- Training programmes
Tel: +27 21 421 5121
Business Networking International (BNI)
BNI aims to teach business professionals about the word of mouth process and how it can be used to build strong relationships.
Business and Professional Networking
BNI is one of the larger business networking organisations in the world. Founder, Ivan Misner, is a New York Times best-selling author. He is often referred to as the “Father of Modern Networking,” and is a leading expert in business networking and referral marketing.
– Events calendar
Tel: 082 777 8557
Biznetwork helps its members to connect, learn and grow.
Biznetwork is a networking club aimed at small and medium business owners who want to develop themselves in their business capacity. Biznetwork is the brainchild of First National Bank.
National, Botswana, Namibia
- Online Interactive discussion forums
- Interact with other members online
- Two-weekly informative newsletters
- Business directory
- Business articles
- The web portal is packed with know-how and business tools
- Field specific one-on-one expert advice (full members only
- Access to mentorship through Enterprise SA
Tel: 0860 010 151
The Institute of Directors (IoD)
The Institute of Directors assists business leaders in their development.
The Institute of Directors
The Institute of Directors (IoD) is a well-established organisation. Founded in London in 1903, the Southern African Chapter of the Institute was formed in 1960 by Harry Oppenheimer. It is the only organisation in Southern Africa that specifically represents directors, professionals, and business leaders in their individual capacities.
- Breakfast meetings
- Including topics such as King III, Finance for Directors and Secrets to being an effective Company Secretary and more
- Information Sharing
- Books and Publications
- Governance & Legal Advisory Services
- Board Evaluations
- Director Development and Education
- Functions and Events
- Forums and Committees
- Reports and Guidelines
- Director Lifestyle Programme
- Business Directory
- Meeting and Training Room Facilities
Telephone: +27 11 430 9900
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