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A win for all electricity users in the country

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Not just business but electricity users throughout South Africa will benefit from a judgement which was handed down yesterday (Tuesday, August 16) in favour of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber and four energy intensive companies based in the city of Port Elizabeth including Borbet SA, PG Group, Crown Chickens and Agni Steels SA.

Rugby coach inspires Bay business leaders

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FOLLOWING a nail-biting win in his home town this weekend, South African rugby coach Allister “Toetie” Coetzee was the guest speaker at a business breakfast hosted in Nelson Mandela Bay today [29 June].

The humble new South African rugby coach, who was appointed earlier this year, spoke about the joys and challenges of his job to the group of business leaders who attended the event, hosted by the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber in partnership with Lynn Williams Media and Communications at Running Waters in Kragga Kamma.

State of the Metro Address

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The State of the Metro address presented by Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor Danny Jordaan today [Thursday, June 9] was on the whole favourably received by the business community of Nelson Mandela Bay.

After a year of tremendous activity and numerous engagements with the Executive Mayor, there has most definitely been a bolstering of the leadership in the city and with this an enhancement of business confidence in our region.

Tough times in business call for greater action

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The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber during its Annual General Meeting (AGM) last night called on companies in the city to get proactively involved in lobbying for an enabling environment and to constructively work with key stakeholders to develop solutions which will stimulate the local economy.

In his Annual Report, Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber President Ian Nicholls acknowledged that the AGM comes at a particularly challenging time in South Africa’s economy. “It is during challenging times, that we as business should be spurred into action. Instead of watching from the side-lines, we should rather be focused on taking the right steps to influence key outcomes.”

Bay business still confident, despite challenges

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DESPITE the subdued economic conditions in the country, more than 80% of businesses surveyed by the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber are investing in their companies this year.

The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber Membership Survey 2016 was conducted earlier this year amongst our member companies in Nelson Mandela Bay.

Of the respondents who indicated that they would invest in their businesses this financial year, 38% said they would invest in human resources and infrastructure; 24% only in human resources and 22% only in infrastructure.

Business Chamber: Easter Weekend Closure

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Our offices will be close on Thursday, 24th March 2016 at 12h00 and will reopen on Tuesday, 29th March 2016 at 08h00.

On behalf of all at the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber we would like to wish you and your families a very Happy Easter.

THANK YOU: Business Chamber Golf Day 2015

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Thank you for participating in the Nelson Mandela Bay Annual Golf Day 2016. We trust that you had an unforgettable experience with us.

A special thank you to all our Tees, Greens and prize sponsors for their amazing contribution to the day.

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