Benefits Of Becoming a Member

The Witbank Chamber Of Commerce & Industry focuses on catalysing economic growth, promoting the ease of doing business for member companies in the community. There are plenty of benefits of joining a chamber of commerce. But perhaps the biggest one is how it changes your business in the eyes of consumers.

A study found that consumers were 49 percent more likely to have a favorable opinion of a business if they know that business is a member of the local chamber of commerce. Membership also impacted consumer awareness by 73 percent and increased the likelihood that consumers would choose those companies to do business with by 80 percent.

Basically, it all comes down to trust, according to study, “When someone is active in their local chamber of commerce, the impression that folks get is that they are trustworthy, they’re leaders in the community and they’re someone that consumers want to do business with.” The idea is that your local chamber of commerce is a trusted entity within your community. So by becoming a member, you get to enjoy some of that trust among your target customers.

Business-to-Business Opportunities

Your company will be listed in our Business Guide members directory as well as in our websites business directory, as we encourage members to do business with each other. As a member of the Business Chamber, you are also entitled to exclusive business-to-business deals, including discounted flights through South African Airways.

Enterprise Development Programme

The enterprise development programme offers local small business owners an effective combination of mentorship and skills development aimed at growing their businesses. It also offers bigger companies the opportunity of partnering with the Business Chamber to fund or facilitate certain components of the enterprise development programme.

International Relations

We build international relations to form a vital link between business owners and international markets, informing our members of opportunities outside our country’s borders. We host inbound missions and advise on outbound missions, in order to strengthen ties with our twin cities

Certificate of Origin Services

The Witbank Chamber Of Commerce & Industry signs certificates of origin (COO) for businesses in Witbank/Emalahleni. Members of the Witbank Chamber Of Commerce & Industry enjoy preferential rates on this service.

Publications

We provide members with a variety of high quality business publications across print and electronic platforms. All of our publications are free to members of the Witbank Chamber Of Commerce & Industry. Members receive the ABC certified, credible publication Infocom as well as the ABC certified annual publication Business Guide that feature essential business news and trends from the Nelson Mandela Bay region.

Task Teams

Our Task Teams drive the Business Chamber's strategic focus areas of Water, Electricity, Transport and Logistics, Roads and Storm Water, small business development and greater collaboration with the metro, to ensure an enabling business environment is in place.Members receive the ABC certified, credible publication Infocom as well as the ABC certified annual publication Business Guide that feature essential business news and trends from the Nelson Mandela Bay region.

Events

Events keep business owners and employees up to date and informed on a wide variety of topics affecting business. We host high-profile speakers, ensuring that events are relevant and valuable, and connect businesses through our networking platforms. Member companies are also privy to partnering with the business chamber in hosting the annual four flagship events.

Welcoming you to Join as a Member

Submit membership application along with the required supporting documents

  1. Company CK Documents
  2. Proof of Residence (Not older than 6 months)
  3. BEE (Certificate or Sworn Affidavit) 

The application for membership must be completed and signed by an authorised signatory.