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PROFILE

The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber The Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela BayBay Business Chamber Business Chamber PROFILE

A catalyst for economic growth in the region.

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A catalyst for economic growth in the region. he Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber a not-for-profit The heartbeat of business success in theis region.

An eighth task team, called Industry organisation representative of a broad spectrum of businesses 4.0, begins its work in 2019 to prepare he Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber is a not-for-profit in he Nelson Mandela Bay.Bay It isBusiness one of the largestis business Nelson Mandela not-for- local businesses for the digital shift. organisation representative of a broadChamber spectrum ofabusinesses associations in the Eastern Cape, with a membership of moreof profit company representative of a broad spectrum in Nelson Mandela Bay. than 700 businesses employing over 100 000 Bay. people in a diverse array businesses in the Nelson Mandela It is one of largest business associations in the Eastern of sectors. It ais membership one of the largest business associations in the Eastern Cape, with of more than 700 businesses employing The Chamber is a leadingemploying catalyst Cape, with aMandela membership of morearray than businesses overNelson 100 000 people Bay in a Business diverse of700 sectors. for over economic development, through itsofstrategic Helix model 100 people in a diverse array sectors. Triple The 000 Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber is a leading catalyst of collaboration industry, academia and isgovernment, which forThe Nelsonbetween Mandela Bay Business Chamber a leading catalyst for economic development, through its strategic Triple Helix model serves the development, foundation ofthrough creating competitive Nelson Mandela Bay. economic itsastrategic Tripleand Helix concept of building of as collaboration between industry, academia government, which Denise van Huyssteen, Mandela Bay Business The Business Chamber been the heartbeat of business success relationships between thehas university-industry-government as the foundation serves as the foundation of creating a competitive Nelson Mandela The Nelson Chief Executive Officer ofBay. creating competitive NelsonThe Mandela Bay.the Theheartbeat Business Chamber in the region over 150 years. Chamber is driven by has a Chamber Enterprise Development Theafor Business Chamber hasBusiness been of business Now inwas its launched seventh phase, been the heartbeat of business success in the region over 150 years. the Programme in 2014,the to team of dedicated andforvolunteers, lobbying onfor issues affecting success in the staff region over 150 years. programme is funded by and the ofThe Chamber isisdriven staff thevan skills that enhance ease doing business and companies’ sustainability. The organisation TheBusiness Business Chamber drivenby byaateam teamofofdedicated dedicated staffand and develop Denise Huyssteen, CapeOfficer Development lobbying ononissues the ease ofofdoing business small businesses. In Chief 2018 the alsovolunteers, builds international toaffecting form a vital link between business volunteers, lobbyingrelations issues affecting the ease doing business growEastern Chief Executive Nomkhita Mona, Corporation (ECDC) and is geared and sustainability. Chamber also builds in Business Chamber successfully owners and international markets. The andcompanies’ companies’ sustainability. TheBusiness organisation also builds internaExecutive Officer. hosttowards developing international relations to form a vital linkbetween betweenbusiness business owners developing sustainable tional relations to form a vital link ownersand and ed towards the fifth phase of the sustainable Enterprise SMEsthrough through an grow enabling and international markets. SMEs an enabling and international markets. enhance and small Development Programme, with creative enterprise development creative enterprise development businesses. In 2018 the Business SMEs set to graduate in March 2019. programme, and also also have to facilitate Vision programme, and facilitate Chamber successfully hosted Vision To be a leading catalyst for economic development in Nelson Mandela Bay. Over 120 entrepreneurs benthe effective combination of skillsof ToTobebe a leading catalyst for economic development in Nelson Mandela Bay. efited the effective combination the fifth phase of the Enterprise a leading catalyst for economic development throughout from this programme. development, coaching skills development, coaching and Development Programme, Nelson Mandela Bay. Meanwhile, the pilot phaseand of mentoring using lessons learnt Mission mentoring using lessons learnt from which SMEs graduated in the Business Chamber’s Exporter fromprevious previous phases. ByMission influencing the factors and key stakeholders that create a from phases. March 2019. By influencing the factors and key stakeholders that create a competitive Development Programme concludinception in 2014, the competitive enabling business environment. Sinceits 120 its inception in have 2014, By influencing the factors and key stakeholders that create a competitive ed atSince entrepreneurs enabling business environment. theOver end of 2018, with 10 comprogramme has benefitted the programme hasprogramme. benefitted enabling business environment. benefited from this panies finishing this programme in its 186businesses businesses who have been Task Teams 186 have been Meanwhile, thewho pilotis phase first year. The programme aimed of at empowered with skills skillsExporter to The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber has established a structure empowered with to run run the Business Chamber’s Task teams empowering SMEs to position themfinanciallysustainable sustainable enterprises ofThe taskNelson teams Mandela to facilitate the ease ofChamber doing business. The task teams are: financially enterprises Development Programme forto Bay Business has established a structure The• Nelson Mandela Task Bay Business Chamber has established a structure selves emerging exporters. toas unlock socio-economic Team into socio-economic development 2018/2019 had 10 participants. ofInfrastructure three task teams divided sub-groups, to facilitate the ease of unlock of seven taskSub-group teams to facilitate the ease of doing business. development through structured • doing Water through structured multi-level training, That figure has grown for the business. The task teams are: The task teams are: multi-leveland training, mentoring • • Roads and Stormwater Sub-group mentoring linkage support. The 2019/2020 intake with and 19 Infrastructure Task Team • Water TaskSub-group Team linkage support. The programme • Electricity programme runsregistered. over nine months participants The - Roads and Stormwater Sub-group Events at the Nelson Mandela Bayis • • SMME Roads and Storm runs nine months and Task Team Water Task Team and is over facilitated by theempowNelson programme is aimed at - Water Sub-group • • Special SME Task Team Business Chamber keep business facilitated by Nelson Mandela Projects Task Team Mandela University Business School ering SMEs to the position themselves - Electricity Sub-group • andTeam Energy Task Team owners upeWatchdog. toBusiness date and informed University School and the and the as emerging exporters. • Electricity SMME Task • Enterprise and Logistics Task Team on a eWatchdog. wide of topics affecting Programme Withvariety an unemployment rate of • Transport SpecialDevelopment Projects Task Team • TheMetro Collaboration Team Chamber Enterprise Development business in Nelson Bay. Nelson Mandela BayTask Business 36.4%, this augurs Mandela well for Nelson Events • Programme Trade andDevelopment Investment Team networking functions offer Enterprise Programme was launchedTask in 2014, to develop the skills that enhance Regular Mandela as small businesses Enterprise Development and Exporter Development Events atBay the Nelson Mandela Bay The Nelson Mandela Bay Chamber Enterprise Development and small businesses. entrepreneurship arebusiness seen as Business Chamber keep Thegrow Nelson Mandela BayBusiness Business Chamber Enterprise Develop- and wasseventh launched in 2014,the toindevelop thedevelop skills thatthe enhance and vehicles Programme NowProgramme in its phase, programme is funded by the joband creation. ownersto updrive to date informed ment was launched 2014, to skills that EASTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2019 12 grow small businesses. Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) and is geared One of the graduates, Yolanda

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