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Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  I am looking for a list of companies in a particular industry/sector.
A:
  Contact details of all our member companies are available in our Business Directory. Enter the name of the business, or keywords relating to the business, in the search box at the top of the page. Please note that our directory consists of Chamber member companies only. The Useful Contacts section also contains a list of key organization, associations and bodies.

Q:  I am looking for a list of BEE rated companies.
A:
  Member companies who have supplied copies of their BEE verification certificates can be identified by the Bee Logosymbol next to their listing in the Business Directory.  The BEE filter option appears once drilled down to company level, be it searching for all companies in a certain category, or searching for all companies using a keyword (or no keyword, thus displaying all companies).

Q:  How can I verify the authenticity of a company?
A:  The Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry have a department dealing with nationwide company verifications, this is not a service offered by Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber. Please contact the JCCI direct to find out further details, including costs, on the verification services which they offer:  charmain@jcci.co.za, +27 11 726 5300

Q:  Who do I contact regarding customer complaints?
A:
  It is the National Consumer Commission’s (NCC) mandate to administer the Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008.  A complaint form can be downloaded from their website.  The NCC’s contact details are: Tel: 0860 266 786, Fax: 0861 515 229, Email: NNetshitomboni@thencc.co.za

Q:  Can I register a company name or trademark with the Chamber?
A:
  No, the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission’s main function is the Registration of Companies, Co-operatives and Intellectual Property Rights (trademarks, patents, designs and copyright) and maintenance thereof.  CIPC (formerly CIPRO) is also the organization to be contacted to obtain statistics on openings/closures of companies both locally and nationally.  The Commissions contact details are: Call Centre 086 100 2472, International Tel +27 12 394 9973, Fax Number: 086 517 7224, International Fax: +27 12 394 1015, Email: info@cipc.co.za

NMBM Emergency Contact Numbers

Customer Care Help Line: 041 505 5555
Disconnections/Re-connections: 041 506 1700
Electricity: 041 374 44 34
Waterworks: 041 506 3000
Burst pipes: 0800 20 50 50 (toll free)
Sewerage (Blocked drains): 041 506 2418
Roads and Storm water: 041 506 2428
Disaster Management/Fire: 0800 20 50 50 (toll free)

Illegal Dumping
Report any illegal dumping to the following numbers:
Harrower Road (P.E City Area): 041 506 2019
Gail Road (Northern Areas): 041 506 63 12
Struan Way (Ibhayi): 041 406 2521
Cuyler Street (Uitenhage): 041 994 1137