What to expect


We have different corporate partner packages, depending on the package to which the member chooses to upgrade. Some packages are due to Trade Exchange agreements.

We encourage members to attend and participate in Business Chamber events and utilise the services as per their needs. Through this, members will be able to get the full value of being a member.

So where does the value really lie?

Once becoming a member of the chamber, many doors in the business world start opening for you and your business. 


Your fees amount depends on the number of permanent staff that are in your company. That determines which category you fall under and then shows us what amount you should be paying. This is standard, unless you become a partner or form a Tradex (trade agreement) with the Business Chamber. Partners pay as per their package of different benefits and sponsorship. Tradex’s differ according to the contract benefits and agreement.


You can expect to receive different platforms that will aid your business’s growth. These platforms include: networking events, marketing sessions, informative events, business analyses and many more. The Business Chamber provides these platforms and you need to take the opportunity to use them.

So: why the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber?

Our city is beautiful, but there is a lot more that needs to be done within it. The Business Chamber is a company that drives plans that will change the Metro. There are any success stories that come out of what we do. Wouldn’t you want to be a part of the change?

Examples of what we have done: Created a How To Build A City series of events where we discuss ways in which we can better and build the city; Created a task team platform where issues within the city (regarding water, electricity, SMES and more) can be acknowledged and plans can be created and implemented to help better the city; championed a project that helped gain more air access from our city and much more.

So the question actually is: why not join the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber?

Business to Business

Business Chamber members can get discounted flights through SAA

SOUTH African Airways (SAA) and the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber have entered into a Corporate Loyalty Partnership Agreement in the form of a Corporate Loyalty Program, offering significant benefits to Business Chamber Members.

When it comes to engaging with all sectors of the market, SAA’s approach is not that of a "one size fits all”, but rather a collaborative "fit for purpose” tailored approach that speaks to the needs of all market segments - be it corporate, government or the travel industry. This enables SAA to better service market needs and in so doing, offer benefits to valued customers by linking their needs to the product offering.

SAA is proud to be associated with some of the country’s leading organisations, such as the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber, and has been instrumental in providing the network necessary to sustain and grow domestic, regional and international business for these blue chip entities.

SAA has taken this relationship a step further by being one of the first Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber members to support their "members doing business with members” initiative.

The revised structure and generous incentives entitle corporate clients to upfront discounts that complement SAA’s popular Voyager program. It incorporates various classes of travel that caters to early bookings and last minute travel, attracting the incentive scheme that rewards your company for choosing SAA.

The benefits include:

  • Members will automatically qualify for Point of Sale discounts of between 5 – 8% in Business Class and 5 – 12 % in Economy Class on SAA domestic, regional and international flights.
  • Relaxed fare rules on restrictive tickets – with regard to Cancellation Fees and Date Change Penalties (excluding our lowest fare classes Q,T,V,L).

To take advantage of this offer:

  • Contact Tracy Mentzel tracymentzel@flysaa.com or 083 375 1498;
  • If you process your reservations via one of the Travel Management Companies – SAA will link your agent to this discount offer;
  • Should you be an existing SAA On Business customer – SAA will link your profile to this discount offer;
  • If you process reservations via www.flysaa.com , SAA will link you to the On Business product – and link your profile to this discount offer.

SAA looks forward to welcoming you on board.

Partnering with our member organisation on SME support 

The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber is passionate about supporting the small to medium business environment in Nelson Mandela Bay. 

Apart from our regular skills training, events and networking opportunities hosted at the Business Chamber, we also link entrepreneurs with the member organisations that offer additional and complimentary support and services in the space of enterprise development.

Below are a few of the organisations that can assist you: 


Name of Organisation 

Contact Person 

Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SEFA) 

Luthando Yibe - 041 373 4153

Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) 

Zukiswa Ncanywa - 041 363 1640

Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA)

Andile Yengeni - 041 390 8500

Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC)

Mlungiseleli Zilimbola - 041 373 8260

Shanduka Black Umbrellas 

Fezeka Matshoba - 041 501 3400

The Hope Factory 

Bernadette Koert - 041 484 7400

Propella Business Incubator 

Anita Palmer - 041 502 3700


Guy Taylor - 041 922 5119

Seda Nelson Mandela Bay ICT Incubator (SNII)

Phumza Mfenyana - 041 409 8600

Business Partners

Estelle Grobler - 041 367 1082

The Business Place Nelson Mandela Bay

The Business Place has a mission to serve as a navigation tool to direct, guide and grow entrepreneurs and micro-businesses to a point where they become employment-generating and financially independent entities.

For more information, please contact The Business Place at 041 450 1940 or reception-pe@tbp.co.za

Project Nelson Mandela Bay  


Project Nelson Mandela Bay is a private “good citizen” initiative with the objective of making Nelson Mandela Bay “The greatest City in South Africa”. The initiative is being coordinated in conjunction with the local business and civil society community. 

Visit their website for more information: www.projectnmb.co.za