The Secretariat function of the SADC Banking Association is provided by the Banking Association South Africa.
The Secretariat convenes Board meetings twice a year over and above special project meetings. Members are also serviced through a dedicated portal area which Board members can use to access information relevant to meetings, operational and governance issues.
Constituted in 1998, the SADC Banking Associationʼs (SADC BA) existence finds root in the CCBGʼs wish that a federation of banking associations, from the SADC region, be created to interface with them on matters relating to regional financial integration in general, and the SADC Finance and Investment Protocol (FIP) specifically. The SADC BA is therefore a recognised structure in SADC.
Over the years the SADC BA has increased its participation on CCBG sub committee structures and today it plays an active role in the payments, financial markets, banking supervision, and exchange control sub-committees. A participant on the paymentʼs sub-committee, the SADC BA is intrinsically involved in their ground-breaking Payments Project. The SADC BA views this project as being both strategic and necessary for the advancement of banking in SADC.
Beyond the CCBG agenda, the SADC BA provides a regional banking leadership platform for strategic direction to be given on matters pertinent to the transformation of the banking sector in the region.
Being conscious of a collective duty to promote and transform the whole of SADC into a dynamic and well-integrated economic block.
SADC BA is taking the necessary steps to maximise the cooperation of member banking associations to encourage, inter alia:
- The creation of an environment for the development and proliferation of harmonised, inclusive, and sustainable banking services in SADC.
- Improved technical and regulatory capacity of member associations to make their financial market more attractive to both regional and international investors.
In this context and currently, financial literacy, topical regulatory compliance issues, and SADC BA Payments Training are the core work themes for the Secretariat.
SADC Banking Association
SADC Banking Association Board Members
We have created alliances with recognized entities that contribute to improving quality of banking in the SADC region.
Associacao Angole de Bancos
Mr. Mário Ferreira do Nascimento, Chairperson
Niria Lopes Oramalu, General Secretary
DR Congo Bankers Association
Yves Cuypers, President – Chairperson
Angélique Mbuyi, Secretary
Bankers Association of Lesotho
Molefe Leqhaoe, Chairperson
Mapaseka Malebanye, Secretary
The Mauritius Bankers Association Ltd
Daniel Essoo, CEO
Doris Bakeroot, PA
Mozambique Bankers Association
Teotonio dos Anjos Comiche, Chairperson Anastacia Rosaria, Secretary
Bankers Association South Africa
Dr Y Abba Omar, Senior GM Strategy & Communications
Melinda Coetzee , PA
Bankers Association of Zimbabwe
Mr. Ralph Watungwa, CEO
Thokozani Tankwa, PA
Sue Matsemwa, PA
Botswana Bankers Association
Oabile Mabusa, Chairperson
Mpo Thwane, PA
Zakhele Lukhele, Chairperson
Happiness Masuku, Secretary
Bankers Association of Malawi
Lyness Nkungula, CE0
Kwanele Gwenya, President
Vigil Thondoya, Secretary
Namibia Bankers Association
Mr. Brian Katjaerua, Chairperson
Leandrie Gradidge, Secretary
Seychelles Bankers Association
Phillip Moustache, Chairperson
Tanzania Bankers Association
Tuse M Joune, Chairperson
Zambia Bankers Association
Leonard Mwanza, CEO
Precious Kaela, PA