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
Coega: Over R385m investment secured in Q1: 2023-24
It’s onwards and upwards for the Coega Development Corporation as it welcomed four investors, with a combined investment value of over R385.2 million, to the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) during the first quarter of the 2023/24 financial year (FY), as a story of good progress.  Reflecting on the Q1... Read more
Vodacom invest over R500m in EC
Vodacom Eastern Cape region will invest over R500 million into the network and power backup upgrades across the province during the 2023/2024 financial year. This significant investment into the network will help the region expand connectivity in deep rural areas and townships that had no connectivity before. This will... Read more
Bay Chamber’s entrepreneurship Desk surpasses 200 mark since inception
The Nelson Mandela Business Chamber’s Entrepreneurship Desk has grown exponentially since its launch in April last year and has now surpassed the 200 mark of qualifying small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) that have been registered. The Desk currently has 220 registered businesses of which 51% are women-owned and... Read more
Naamsa, Bay chamber establish strategic partnership
Positioning Nelson Mandela Bay as a logistics hub for the South African automotive sector is the shared objective of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber and the Automotive Business Council, naamsa, in a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed today . The two business organisations have formed a... Read more
Loadshedding costs NMB economy R1 billion a month
The Nelson Mandela Bay economy has been losing approximately R1 billion a month or the equivalent of R200 million a day since the start of this year due to severe load shedding. These losses can be attributed to the cost of purchasing generators and operating costs such as diesel... Read more
Chamber encourages stakeholders to rally behind climate resilience, development plan
Chamber President Loyiso Dotwana has encouraged all stakeholders in Nelson Mandela Bay to rally behind a Climate Resilience and Development Plan, so as to enable the Metro to unleash its true potential for the benefit of all. Dotwana made this call at the Presidential Climate Commission’s stakeholder workshop which... Read more
Chamber recognises volunteers for contribution to its programmes
The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber has recognised Basil Mugwagwa and Gary Koekemoer for selflessly volunteering their time in assessing and developing recommendations to address issues relating to Nelson Mandela Bay’s sanitation system. Mugwagwa is a Senior Engineer at Aspen Pharmacare and also serves as the Chamber’s Water and... Read more
Chamber: Collaboration, action to save investment, jobs
South Africa is currently operating in a radically different environment which requires out-of-the-box thinking, agility, resilience and collaboration, said Loyiso Dotwana, President of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber during the organisation’s Thirteenth Annual General Meeting held today at the Southern Sun Hotel, in Nelson Mandela Bay.  Dotwana said... Read more
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