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Task Teams

The action arm of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber

The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber has established a structure of six task teams to facilitate the ease of doing business. The task teams consist of business member volunteers who are passionate about the sustainability of business in the city of Nelson Mandela Bay.

Please note: Two of the task teams (Metro Collaboration and SME Task Teams) are closed groups.

Known as the Action Arm of the Business Chamber, the task teams have traditionally been the enablers of creating an environment for business to grow in and addressing inhibiting factors impacting business.

Contact Bev Mattheus on taskteams@nmbbusinesschamber.co.za or 041 373 1122 to join a Task Team or for more information. 

Water Task Team 

Overall objective: Create a secure supply at the correct quality level.

Goals: Secure water supply; Waste Reduction; Consistent Water Quality; Re-use of Water; Sewerage System.


The Nelson Mandela Bay region is currently experiencing a water crisis, with water restrictions imposed by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. Please click on the below image, to download the current water tariffs:


The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber implores all concerned to use water sparingly and encourages the business fraternity to support water saving initiatives, to bring down the City's water consumption levels.

Water Saving Icons

QUERIES RELATED TO WATER RESTRICTIONS: email waterrestrictions@mandelametro.gov.za or call 041 506 2139/ 041 506 2347 or visit the Municipality's website for water related information.

Is your water consumption high? 

Water Consumption

Electricity & Energy Task Team

Overall objective: Creating an energy smart city.

Goals: Cost of Supply; Quality of Supply; Security of Supply; Visibility of Supply.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: New Electricity Tariffs for 2017/18

The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber’s Electricity and Energy Task Team wants to inform member companies of important changes with regards to the Electricity Tariffs for 2017/18. These changes, which will be effective from 1 July 2017, might prompt urgent action from you to ensure your electricity bills will be optimised.

The new tariffs follow intensive talks between the municipality and representatives from the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber’s Electricity and Energy Task Team. The 2017/18 tariffs have been approved by both Council and the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa). A major goal of determining the new Electricity Tariffs for 2017/18 was to promote economic development and employment in Nelson Mandela Bay.

Download the new tariffs for 2017/18 here.

Is your electricity consumption high? 

Electricty Supply

Roads and Storm Water Task Team

Overall objective: Addressing concerns regarding the upgrade and maintenance of key roads and storm water facilities in Nelson Mandela Bay.

Goals: Assess and prioritize Roads of critical importance to business and unlocking economic potential; Assess and prioritize Roads of critical importance to business and unlocking economic potential.

Transport and Logistics Task Team

Overall objective: Improve Logistics to support investment in the region.

Goals: Improve electronic data interchange with SARS Customs; Public Transport to the Coega IDZ; Bench-marking Transport Logistics; Develop a business case for the future use of the available land, following the relocation of tank farm and manganese ore; Identifying opportunities for business.

Port Consultation Sessions

Port Consultation Sessions, hosted by Transnet National Ports Authority, will take place on Monday, 10 July (Port of Ngqura) and Tuesday, 11 July (Port of Port Elizabeth) where the Port Development Framework, Capital Programme and Port Operations Performance Standards will be discussed. Please click on the below link for the full presentation:

Port User Port Performance Consultation Roadshow Presentation

Metro Collaboration Task Team

Overall objective: To ensure strong collaboration between the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and the Business Chamber at Executive level and Task Team level.

Please note that the Metro Collaboration Task Team is a closed group. 

SME Task Team

Overall objective: To create an enabling environment for sustainable growth of SME member companies in priority sectors.

Goals: Formalise a structure for business to transact; Enable SME's to reach the basic compliance need of big business; Set up formal structures to access existing databases, review results of the research; Alignment of SME development with the Business Vision 2030 and IDP and ensure it dovetails; Explore untapped industry that Nelson Mandela Bay needs e.g. Oceans Economy, Tourism; Create a platform that provides skills development, strategic advice, financing options and mentoring .

Please note that the SME Task Team is a closed group. 


The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber’s SME Task Team has embarked on an SME Pro Bono Service Opportunity Programme to create a formal structure for businesses to transact through identifying members willing to offer pro bono services or advice to other members and, in return, this engagement will help the service provider further its networking potential.

Task Teams

Benefits to participating Service Providers include:

• Develop future business opportunities and a new client pipeline;
• Showcase good corporate citizenship and encourage collaboration;
• Contribute to the Service Providers’ scorecards;
• Recognition of Service Providers on Business Chamber platforms.

The focus areas for the first phase of the Pro Bono Service Opportunity Programme are limited to the following areas: legal, tax, human resources/labour best practice, accounting and financial systems, automation systems, and marketing/access to markets.

The first phase of the programme is set to run from October this year. SMEs will be matched with appropriate Service Providers.

Qualification criteria for SMEs:

• First 40 SMEs on a first come first served basis, with a maximum of 10 per functional area.
• Businesses who are deemed to be SMEs as per Dti definition of business with turnover under R10-million per annum;
• Must be current members (i.e. full subscriptions paid) of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber in the year services are required.
• In good standing with legislative requirements of tax clearance certificate.
• Acceptance to enter into and sign a legally binding pro bono service agreement.
• Participation in the program is strongly encouraged, but is voluntary.

For more information, please contact Task Team Co-ordinator, Bev Mattheus at taskteams@nmbbusinesschamber.co.za

Metro Water Usage


Average dam level: 31.88%

The Action Arm of the Chamber

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


Please note the latest tariff increases in respect of the various services and categories offered by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.

Click here to view the new tariffs effective as of 1 July 2017