A game of amagende, or jacks, plenty of colour, loads of lucky draw prizes, and a sumptuous two-course meal to match the occasion were among the highlights of a Chamber Lunch at the Pietermaritzburg and Midlands Chamber of Business.
With former president Leo Quayle deputising for CEO Melanie Veness, The Chamber Lunch theme was “Diversity is our strength. Unity is our power” and guests were encouraged to dress to express their difference or be proudly South African.
Guests tried their hand at amagende, one of 10 recognised indigenous games of South Africa. Stones are placed in a circle or a square. Each player then tries to grab the most stones, throw them in the air and catch them in one hand until all the stones are back in place.
Guests also listened to brief company presentations from accounting spreadsheet guru Brian Bedingfield (Bedingfield and Associates), event’s organiser Gail Cornhill and Annette Pheiffer (Siyabonga), as they tucked into another delicious meal prepared by CHC.
Judging by the laughter and earnest conversation more or less in equal measure, the lunch was another supremely successful networking event.
Don’t miss the next Chamber lunch on the 7 June 2023 at Hollywoodbets Scottsville Racecourse for the Annual PMCB Race Day.