NMB Chamber’s 7th professional social connect attracts over 100 participants
Over 100 emerging professionals from in and around the Bay attended the Nelson Mandela Bay Chamber’s seventh Professional Social Connect (PSC) on 19 January at Mazars, in Humewood. The event was the first for this year and was hosted by the Chamber in partnership with Mazars, with First National... Read more
Coega’s top job-creating manufacturing sector drives development
The Coega Development Corporation (Coega) last week attended the Manufacturing Indaba to gain first-hand insights into the emerging opportunities and existing challenges within the South African manufacturing sector. As a leading catalyst for the championing of socio-economic development and a leading multi-sector investment destination, Coega is committed to ensuring... Read more
Upskilling coastal communities in marine protection, governance
The South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI), with the support of the National Skills Fund (NSF) under the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and in collaboration with the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), and the Centre for Law in Action (CLA) piloted a first-of-its-kind... Read more
Siemens spearheads local microgrid energy transition in Upper Blinkwater
According to the World Bank, 600 million people in Africa, 43% of the continent, lacked access to electricity in 2022. Africa’s persistent energy challenge, aggravated by its vast landscapes, diverse geographical conditions, and countless isolated rural communities, points to the potential of microgrids as a beacon of hope that... Read more
Brand South Africa empowers SMMEs through Play Your Part Ignite
Small businesses are essential to the well-being of the South African economy, employing between 50 and 60 percent of the country (Kalidas et al, 2020). In an economy where small to medium-sized enterprises are a key economic driving force, potential business ideas need to be nurtured into functioning and... Read more
Coega ready for business to gas-to power energy
Since Tuesday 6 March 2023, Coega has participated in solution-seeking discussions to enable adequate energy generation across Africa, during the 15th annual Africa Energy Indaba at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.  The prestigious event, which serves as the ideal platform for achieving Africa’s sustainable energy vision and keeping... Read more
Mercedes funds global fellowships for sustainable action by young people
Mercedes-Benz is funding a global fellowship that will provide training and scholarships to thousands of young people from around the world to implement their projects in the areas of environmental sustainability and decarbonization. To provide the seed money for the fellowship, Mercedes-Benz auctioned the world’s most valuable car, a... Read more
Transformation for VW’s supply chain
Through the ongoing support of Volkswagen’s B-BBEE Initiatives Trust, a former employee of Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) was able to realise his dream of becoming a business owner – and a supplier to his former employer. Morgan Waterboer, co-owner and managing director of MCR Plastics, has received support... Read more
Shop local and online: Strategy for economic growth
Retail chains across the country scrambled to upgrade existing platforms or create online stores to ensure they could continue operating during the hard lockdown in 2020. During this period online shopping experienced unprecedented growth, irrevocably changing shopping behaviour. Many small businesses did not survive the lockdowns. A study by... Read more
Bay’s new property cluster to facilitate efficiency for sector
The inauguration of a property cluster in the Metro is set to facilitate more efficient land planning and development processes between major stakeholders in the property sector and the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.  This is an initiative of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber, which over the last year... Read more
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