Ramaphosa’s debate to help unlock Bay’s potential as Africa’s auto hub
The President’s Debate panel discussion, which will take place at the Annual General Meeting of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber on 6 June 2024, promises to be a significant and insightful event, focusing on the potential of Nelson Mandela Bay as the automotive hub on the African continent.... Read more
Bay chamber collaboration to unlock opportunities for township businesses
The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber is hosting the first Kasi Bizconnect event on 16 May 2024 in collaboration with other stakeholders to unlock developmental opportunities for township-based businesses in the Metro.  The event is designed for formal and informal small businesses operating in various townships across Nelson Mandela... Read more
Bay chamber, Standard Bank extend partnership for landmark entrepreneurship desk
The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber and Standard Bank have extended their partnership for the Chamber’s landmark Entrepreneurship Desk. Standard Bank sponsored the Desk when it was first launched in 2022 and supported its initiatives to ensure its sustainability. “We are extremely delighted that our anchor partner Standard Bank... Read more
Chamber establishes its 9th geographic cluster in Fairview
A collective approach in addressing enabling environment issues of common interest in Fairview has led to businesses establishing a Geographic Cluster in the area to foster a thriving working environment.  This is the ninth cluster to be established by businesses in the metro under the Nelson Mandela Bay Business... Read more
Chamber, AIDC-ECMOU  represents significant step for Bay
The memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber and Automotive Industry Development Centre Eastern Cape (AIDC-EC) represents a significant step towards driving sustainable growth and development, particularly within the automotive industry, while also benefiting other industries in the Nelson Mandela Bay region. The MOU... Read more
Chamber, Standard Bank launch entrepreneurship desk accelerator
The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber in collaboration with Standard Bank, have launched an Entrepreneurship Desk Accelerator Programme with a significant focus on empowering entrepreneurs in three critical areas.  Chamber’s Business Information Manager Lunga Mjodo says the programme is structured to provide essential skills to entrepreneurs such as leadership,... Read more
Business, government need to work together to change SA says BLSA CEO
Business and government need to work together to address some of the urgent challenges facing South Africa to spur the country towards a sustainable growth path, says Busisiwe Mavuso, the CEO of Business Leadership South Africa. Mavuso delivered her keynote address at the Chamber’s Annual Ladies Breakfast event today... Read more
Double shift power outage costs Struandale businesses millions
A 14-hour power outage has cost businesses operating in Struandale millions of rands in lost manufacturing time and is severely compromising their ability to achieve production targets.     The unplanned power outage on the Chatty/Swartkops 132 kV circuit breaker is the 43rd to hit the industrial areas of the metro... Read more
BLSA CEO to headline Chamber’s annual ladies breakfast
Business Leadership South Africa’s chief executive Busisiwe Mavuso will be headlining the Chamber’s Annual Ladies Breakfast flagship event which will be held in Nelson Mandela Bay, on 01 September 2023. Chamber CEO Denise van Huyssteen says Mavuso is highly respected within business circles as a leader who subscribes to... Read more
Chamber beachfront businesses establish a cluster
The Beachfront Cluster has become the seventh geographical cluster to be established under the banner of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber to facilitate a more efficient and collaborative approach between businesses in the area to tackle key issues which affect the operations of their businesses. At the inaugural... Read more
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