Diplomacy and Delight: South African Ambassador Graces SATCC’s Christmas Luncheon in Bangkok
South African/Thai Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Festive Season at Bistro 33, Sukhumvit, Bangkok.
by Andrew J Wood
Bangkok, December 3, 2023 – The South African/Thai Chamber of Commerce (SATCC) wrapped up the year with joy and camaraderie at their recent Christmas Luncheon held at the Bistro 33 Restaurant in Bangkok. The event, filled with festive cheer, showcased a delightful blend of South African and traditional flavors, bringing together members, guests, and families for an unforgettable celebration.
The Christmas Luncheon, hosted by SATCC, featured a lavish carvery and an authentic South African braai, delivering a culinary experience that delighted the taste buds of all attendees. Bistro 33’s warm and welcoming ambiance along with its huge wood fired ovens and outdoor BBQ set the stage for an afternoon of networking, merriment, and cultural exchange.
Among the distinguished guests was His Excellency Darkey Ephraim Africa, the South African Ambassador to Thailand, accompanied by Mrs Thandiwe Doris Africa. Their presence added a touch of grace and elevated the festive spirit of the occasion. Ambassador Africa, who assumed his post in April 2023, previously served as Consul General in Lagos, Nigeria, from 2015 to 2022.
“The SATCC Christmas Luncheon was a fantastic way to conclude the year, bringing together our diverse community to celebrate the holiday season,” remarked Kallie (Karel) de Lange CEO Marvel Beverage and Events Co Ltd and the Director of Events at SATCC, “We were honored to have Ambassador Africa and Mrs. Africa join us, adding a special significance to the event.”
The luncheon served not only as a platform for networking but also as an opportunity for members to reflect on the year’s achievements and strengthen connections within the South African and Thai business communities. The SATCC, known for fostering collaboration and friendship, once again succeeded in creating an environment where cultures converged and bonds were forged.
The South African/Thai Chamber of Commerce remains committed to facilitating business partnerships, cultural exchange, and community engagement. As the year draws to a close, SATCC looks forward to another year of fostering collaboration and creating memorable experiences for its members.
About SATCC: The South African/Thai Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting business ties and cultural understanding between South Africa and Thailand. Through various events and initiatives, SATCC aims to strengthen the bond between the two nations and create a thriving business community. Contact https://satcc.info