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Eastern Cape Business 2018 edition

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  • Mandela
  • Water
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  • Financial
  • Municipal
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  • Water
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  • Tourism
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A unique guide to business and investment in the Eastern Cape. The 2018 edition of Eastern Cape Business is the 11th issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2006, has established itself as the premier business and investment guide for the Eastern Cape. The Eastern Cape’s investment and business opportunities are highlighted in this publication. In addition to the regular articles providing insight into each of the key economic sectors of the province, there are special features on the role of the renewable energy sector on the region’s future and on the growth of tourism (spurred by the hosting of international events such as the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, the first-ever cricket Test match to be played at night at St George’s Park and Vodacom Origins of Golf events at St Francis Links). All of the major business chambers in the province have made contributions to the journal. To complement the extensive local, national and international distribution of the print edition, the full content can also be viewed online at www.easterncapebusiness.co.za. Updated information on the Eastern Cape is also available through our monthly e-newsletter, which you can subscribe to online at www.gan.co.za, in addition to our complementary business-to-business titles that cover all nine provinces as well as our flagship South African Business title.

PROFILE The Nelson

PROFILE The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber The heartbeat of business success in the region. The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber is a Not for Profit Company representative of a broad spectrum of businesses in Nelson Mandela Bay. It is one of the largest business associations in the Eastern Cape, with a membership of more than 700 businesses employing over 100 000 people in a diverse array of sectors. The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber is a leading catalyst for economic development. In the new strategic direction of 2018, the Business Chamber will be driving the Triple Helix concept of building relationship between the universityindustry-government as the foundation of creating a competitive Nelson Mandela Bay. The Business Chamber has been the heartbeat of business success in the region for over 150 years. The Business Chamber is driven by a team of dedicated staff and volunteers, lobbying on issues affecting the ease of doing business and companies’ sustainability. The Business Chamber also builds in international relations to form a vital link between business owners and international markets. Vision To be a leading catalyst for economic development in Nelson Mandela Bay. Mission By influencing the factors and key stakeholders that create a competitive enabling business environment. Task Teams The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber has established a structure of seven task teams to facilitate the ease of doing business. The seven task teams of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber are: • Water Task Team • Roads and Storm Water Task Team • Electricity and Energy Task Team • Transport and Logistics Task Team • SME Task Team • Metro Collaboration Task Team • Trade and Investment Task Team Enterprise Development & SMME Support The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber Enterprise Development Programme was launched in 2014, to develop the skills that enhance and grow small businesses. In 2017 the Business Chamber successfully hosted Phase 3 and Phase 4 of the Enterprise Development Programme. Close to 100 SMEs (small to medium-sized enterprises) benefited from taking part in the different phases of the programme. In 2017 the Business Chamber finalised the launch of a pilot phase of the Export Development Programme which is set to commence in March 2018 for multisectoral SMMEs positioning themselves as emerging exporters. The programme is unique because of its integrated approach to the development of these emerging exporters. In addition, the SME Task Team EASTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2018 26

PROFILE has launched a Pro Bono Service Programme which entails the pairing of qualifying SMEs with service provider/s, who are volunteer members of the organisation. This programme will continue in 2018. Events Events at the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber keep business owners up to date and informed on a wide variety of topics affecting business in Nelson Mandela Bay. Regular networking functions offer business owners the chance to make new professional contacts. The Business Chamber’s flagship events – the Annual Business Chamber Golf Day, the Annual Ladies’ Breakfast and the Annual Business Chamber Banquet – are highlights on the Bay’s business and social calendar. The Events Department reached a new record in 2017 by hosting a total of 91 events. Publications and marketing As another value-added service to members, the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber provides members with a variety of publications across print and electronic platforms, including our quarterly printed member magazine, Infocom, and the printed annual Business Guide. Both of these publications are ABC-certified, glossy publications. The electronic monthly newsletter The Good News provides links to good news on the local business front. The Business Chamber regularly updates its website, and can be found on popular social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. In 2017 the Business Chamber also launched the NMBBC App: a digital, interactive platform for business to business promotion in Nelson Mandela Bay and surrounding areas. A key feature of the App is a business directory, which connects users with businesses in the region, who are members of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber. To download the App, please search NMBBC on the AppStore or PlayStore. Certificates of Origin A Certificate of Origin is a document which states the origin of goods being exported and this “origin” is a key requirement for applying tariffs and other important criteria. As an accredited provider of this service, the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber signs Certificates of Origin for member and nonmember businesses requiring the services in Nelson Mandela Bay. The Certificates of Origin Department reached a record in August 2017 when it issued the most monthly certificates it has ever completed over the past six years of recordings. This was up 22% from August 2016. Corporate Social Investment Because the majority of our membership’s workforce is based in the city, the region of Nelson Mandela Bay is the direct beneficiary of their Corporate Social Investment programmes – including skills development initiatives, bursaries and scholarships. Many of our member companies significantly contribute to alleviating poverty and specifically unemployment in the region of Nelson Mandela Bay through various initiatives purposed to grow the local economy. Every year the Business Chamber adopts NGO organisations and collects goods and services from our member companies in order to create awareness around the NGOs. In 2017 the Business Chamber adopted SOS Children’s Village Port Elizabeth and St Francis Hospice and collected several items from our companies, including furniture and vehicles. CONTACT INFO Address: KPMG House, Norvic Drive, Greenacres 6045 Tel: +27 (0)41 373 1122 Fax: +27 (0)41 373 1142 Email: info@nmbbusinesschamber.co.za Website: www.nmbbusinesschamber.co.za 27 EASTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2018

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