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SANBA aims to connect the players in the blockchain ecosystem in South Africa, in order to create a pre-competitive space for research, development and innovation and to catalyse blockchain adoption in South Africa.



SANBA will connect members of the blockchain ecosystem to each other.  The first connection is a “Who’s Who” of blockchain in South Africa, so that we are able to map out the ecosystem.  Please add your details to the list.



SANBA  is a collaboration between government, academia, research organisations, business, start-ups and civil society.  It is a distributed and decentralised organisation, managed by the SA Blockchain community. 


The South African Blockchain Alliance (SANBA) is a distributed, decentralised and autonomous network of blockchain ecosystem players, consisting of government, academia, business, start-ups and civil society. The aim is to connect the SA blockchain community to optimally leverage this linked ecosystem to move blockchain forward in SA. It will actively assist existing initiatives such the South African Financial Blockchain Consortium (SAFBC), the Intergovernmental Financial Working Group (IFWG), the Blockchain Entrepreneurship Club of South Africa (BECSA) and others. The ultimate objective is to create a supportive innovation environment so that South Africa emerges as the blockchain innovation hub of Africa.


SANBA Official Launch

The South African National Blockchain Alliance (SANBA) will be officially launched on 3 April 2020, by the DG of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), Dr P Mjwara. The DSI will be supporting the SANBA ecosystem in terms of it’s national mandate.

The launch will be live-streamed from 09h00 on 3 April 2020. Watch this space for more information.