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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.

Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber's SONA wishlist

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The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber has compiled a wish list on the issues we want addressed in 2016, in anticipation of Thursday’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Jacob Zuma.

As the authoritative voice of Nelson Mandela Bay business, the Business Chamber is committed to ensuring a competitive enabling business environment for our members.

Exciting developments around PE Airport

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NELSON Mandela Bay residents have much to look forward to this year, with new retail tenders on the cards at the Port Elizabeth International Airport as well as the possibility of the development of land there for light commercial and industrial purposes.

Airports Company SA (Acsa) shared new plans for the airport at the first event of the year hosted by the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber on Friday.

Celebrating a busy 2015

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IT has been a busy year for the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber as well as our membership base, who together employs over 60 000 people in the Metro.

As the countdown to the end of production and the winding down of the working year progresses, it inevitably gives us time to reflect on the successes achieved in 2015.