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INTERVIEW so we look at all areas of safety and security for the people within our area. Are your members drawn from different sectors, or is there a concentration on types of businesses?

If you’re a registered business you need to be a member of the Chamber; all legitimate industry sectors are entitled to become members of our chamber. We will support you and try to help you wherever we can. Our members are from all business and industry sectors. Would it be correct to say that the area covered by the RCCI has some of the country’s most dynamic businesses?

The areas we cover form the economic powerhouse of South Africa. I cannot stress strongly enough that the actual business hub of Sandton alone is responsible for decision-making (on signing powers and approval) of a large number of business transactions taking place across the country. We are also the media hub of the country. Are there particular challenges?

Randburg Chamber, which is 60 years old in 2019, would love to embrace more businesses in our area. There is so much opportunity around and we could facilitate so much more if businesses joined our chamber movement. We are delighted with the way our current directors and their teams are covering the web, social media, Facebook, LinkedIn and events. Things are very positive in our neck of the woods and we need all businesses to participate with us, so we can work more together in these tough times. The more businesses

stand together with their local chamber of commerce, the stronger our voice will be at municipal, provincial and government level. The way of doing business has changed and the Chamber is moving with the times. We are represented on the right committees, we are connected to the right people at the City of Johannesburg, we are dealing at the right levels of government though SACCI (South African Chamber of Commerce & Industry) to whom we are affiliated. They are the only national chamber body in South Africa. Do we have the correct connectivity to be able to assist local businesses in their areas of need? We continually ask this question to improve our offering. The businesses out there need to tell us what their needs are. This way we can provide a better service for them. What does the future hold?

Our Electronic Certificate of Origin programme for export is available. This saves the member so much time and is designed in South Africa especially for our markets. Businesses and members can look forward to renewed focus, positive opportunities, and facilitation in the SADC region for business growth and opportunity.

CONTACT INFO Physical address: Unit G8 Atrium Terraces, 272 Oak Avenue, Randburg, Gauteng 2194 Tel: 086 101 9218 Fax: 086 212 4407 Email: admin@rcci.co.za Website: www.rcci.co.za

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