Top Reasons to Join the Business Chamber


The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber’s strategy is based on the Quadruple-Helix Model of collaboration and partnership between Government, academia, business and civil society. NMBBC’s main objective is to position itself as an authoritative voice of business on issues relevant to economic growth and development; provide value-adding services to our members to meet their identified needs; and initiate and facilitate key economic projects that will act as catalysts for economic growth.

Best practice models on economic growth indicate that greater value is achieved through collaborative partnerships that foster growth and development in Nelson Mandela Bay

The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber is one of the largest business associations in the Eastern Cape with a membership base representing a broad spectrum of businesses.  Our aim is to connect businesses and further stimulate economic progress in Nelson Mandela Bay. As a member of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber you and your business are introduced to an opportunity that is encompassed with the correct avenues that will contribute to the growth of your business.

The core benefits of being a member include:

Task Teams

Our Task Teams drive the Business Chamber's strategic focus areas of Water, Electricity, Transport and Logistics, Roads and Storm Water, small business development and greater collaboration with the metro, to ensure an enabling business environment is in place.


Events keep business owners and employees up to date and informed on a wide variety of topics affecting business. We host high-profile speakers, ensuring that events are relevant and valuable, and connect businesses through our networking platforms. Member companies are also privy to partnering with the business chamber in hosting the annual four flagship events.


We provide members with a variety of high quality business publications across print and electronic platforms. All of our publications are free to members of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber.
Members receive the ABC certified, credible publication Infocom as well as the ABC certified annual publication Business Guide that feature essential business news and trends from the Nelson Mandela Bay region.

Enterprise Development Programme

The enterprise development programme offers local small business owners an effective combination of mentorship and skills development aimed at growing their businesses. It also offers bigger companies the opportunity of partnering with the Business Chamber to fund or facilitate certain components of the enterprise development programme.

Business-to-Business Opportunities

Your company will be listed in our Business Guide members directory as well as in our websites business directory, as we encourage members to do business with each other. As a member of the Business Chamber, you are also entitled to exclusive business-to-business deals, including discounted flights through South African Airways.

International Relations

We build international relations to form a vital link between business owners and international markets, informing our members of opportunities outside our country’s borders. We host inbound missions and advise on outbound missions, in order to strengthen ties with our twin cities.

Certificate of Origin Services

The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber signs certificates of origin (COO) for businesses in Nelson Mandela Bay. Members of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber enjoy preferential rates on this service.