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Promoting and developing small business The National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry is active in the Free State.

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AFCOC’s main objective is to promote, unite and encourage the development of small business in South Africa in general and black entrepreneurs in particular, thereby drawing the majority from the peripheries of the consumption-based economy to the frontlines of production-based economic activity and decision making processes. NAFCOC Free State responded in a special way to address the distress faced by members during lockdown. In 2020, the chapter: •Lobbied for localised provincial funding during the lockdown.

• Campaigned for the regulation of township businesses (trading permits and adherence to bylaws). • Assisted small and informal businesses in applying for Covid-relief funding. • Worked with government on a programme to assist people living with disability to gain access to markets and procurement opportunities. • Encouraged youth to be more involved in agriculture and try to find solutions to the lack of access to funding. • Worked with Standard Bank to assist small enterprises to open business accounts.

Vision To be the leading voice of business in South Africa. Mission To develop and promote economic growth among existing and new businesses.

Values Empowerment, dignity, integrity, hard work and commitment. ■ Contact details

NAFCOC members applying for permits.

Chairperson: Tshepo Matsaba Tel: 083 485 7883 Email: matsabat@nafcocfs.org.za National website: www.nafcoc.org.za

BUSINESS CHAMBERS IN THE FREE STATE Free State Black Business Chamber Contact: Mr Lucky Motsamai

Cell: 066 204 5295

Free State Youth Chamber of Business and Commerce Contact: Mr Sam Motlogeloa Cell: 081 442 8928

Email: info@fsbbc.co.za Email: yccifs@gmail.com

Mangaung Chamber of Commerce and Industry Contact: The President Tel: +27 51 522 1710 Email: President@bcci.co.za Phenomenal Women Contact: Ms Thato Mokhothu

Cell: 071 383 4183

Vredefort Tourism Association Contact: Ms Renee de Jong

Cell: 071 448 4332

Email: vredefortinfo@gmail.com

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