Witbank Chamber Of Commerce & Industry
The Witbank Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a local organization of businesses and companies in Nkangala Region with the intention to develop and further the interests of local companies and businesses in South Africa. Many businesses are international operating companies with offices in South Africa Members of a Chamber of Commerce are usually international and local operating companies, such as lawyers, property developers, tourism companies, manufacturing companies, import and export businesses, banks, finance companies, legal advisors, IT and electronics manufacturers etc.
The Witbank Chamber Of Commerce & Industry’s main activities are, safeguarding business interests and sharing business experiences and business interests, contact with governments, civil society, local media and the press and organised trade shows and events.
Witbank Chamber Of Commerce History
The Witbank Chamber of Commerce and industry (WCCI) was established at a meeting held in the old Carlton Hotel on the 15th April 1908, at which Samuel Stanford-who is generally accepted as the founder of Witbank-was elected as the first President. The Vice-President was Harr l Tamplin-Lewis and Secretary was Regin Wreford. In 1910, the chamber affiliated to the national body the Association of Chamber of Commerce (ASSOCOM), which merged with the Federated Chamber of Industries in 1990 to form the south African Chamber of Business (SACOB)- The Voice of Business.
During its 90 odd years of its existence (that is around 1998) was grown to be as the biggest in the province of Mpumalanga and was one of the 12 largest in the country. With a permanent staff and its own premises, offering a basket of over 36 services to its members. The growth the Chamber enjoyed was as result of dedicated people with common goal of developing and creating business opportunities in Witbank and its environment throughout the years.
Who We Are & What We Stand For
We are the voice of Business championing the local economy as a force for economic growth, job creation and prosperity in the Nkangala Region
We advocate and voice the collective opinion, concern and aspiration of the private sector and local business offer helpful advice and solid assistance to the Government in its efforts to promote the local economy and encourage investment and stimulate economic activity in the Nkangala Region
Businesses sign up to become members in order to have a stronger and unified voice of the business community in the region.