Task Teams


The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber has established a structure of seven 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.

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 by addressing factors which might inhibit business.

Water Task Team

Aims to create a secure supply at the correct quality level.

Board Lead: Christopher Mashigo

Task Team Chairperson: Nick Chapman

Electricity Task Team

Aims to create an energy smart city.

Board Lead: MC Botha

Task Team Chairperson: Angus Clark

Roads and Storm Water Task Team

Addresses concerns regarding the upgrade and maintenance of key roads in the Metro. Promotes an efficient and safe road and storm water network in the Metro.

Board Lead: Loyiso Dotwana

Task Team Chairperson: Riccardo Temmers

Metro Collaboration Task Team

Is a closed Task Team. Ensures strong collaboration between the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro and the Business Chamber at Executive level & Task Team level.

Board Leads: Thomas Schaefer, Andrew Muir, Tshiwela Mhlantla, MC Botha and Nomkhita Mona

Task Team Chairperson: Denise van Huyssteen

SME Task Team

Aims to create an enabling environment for sustainable growth of SME member companies in priority sectors.

Board Lead: Robert Niemand

Task Team Chairperson: Wesley Augustyn

Transport and Logistics Task Team

Aims to improve Logistics to support investment in the region.

Board Lead: Hoosain Mahomed

Task Team Chairperson: Lance Petersen

Trade and Investment Sub Committee

Is a closed task team. Aims to create an enabling environment and facilitate economic growth.

Board Lead: Denise van Huyssteen

Task Team Chairperson: Dave Coffey

Industry 4.0

The objective of the task team is: Creating opportunities out of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.


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.

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, Justine Viljoen at taskteams@nmbbusinesschamber.co.za