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The Business Conversation: Collaboration key to creating a competitive business environment


GROWTH is never by mere chance - it is the result of forces working together. These words by James Cash Penney certainly resonated with me when I had the opportunity to see how effective collaboration resulted into a tremendous turn-around for a former ship building town into a hub of tourism, knowledge and logistics. I could not help but wonder about what effective collaboration could mean for business in Nelson Mandela Bay, what it could mean to not only have a dream, but to enforce action with the aim of creating a competitive business environment.

Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber welcomes Nersa decision


The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber welcomes the National Energy Regulator (Nersa)’s decision to reject Eskom's application to hike electricity tariffs by an additional 9.58%.

It is good news for businesses in Nelson Mandela Bay that Nersa declined an application by Eskom to raise the price of electricity from July 1 (Wednesday), particularly in the current economic climate when we can ill afforded another hike at this point in time.

Save jobs in our city - oppose higher electricity tariffs for Nelson Mandela Bay


The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber will today (June 24) oppose higher electricity tariffs for Nelson Mandela Bay at a public hearing in Johannesburg.

A delegation representing business in the Bay will present at the National Energy Regulator (Nersa) public hearings on Eskom’s selective reopener application for the third Multi-Year Price Determination at the Nasrec Expo Centre.

One more week to send us your shoes


Sanda Mtundini, the owner of Sanda Transport, has put his services where his heart is by transporting the One Day Without Shoes donated shoes free of charge to the Community Chest from the offices of the Business Chamber.

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Office closure: Annual Golf Day


Business moves outdoors this Thursday!

Members, and especially those who make use of the Business Chamber's Certificates of Origin services, please take note that the offices of the Business Chamber will be closed on Thursday 16 April 2015.




Our offices will be closed on Thursday, 2nd April 2015 at 15h00 and will reopen on Tuesday, 7th April 2015 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.