MEC encourages businesses to unite

2015-10-15 06:00
The SCCCI Executive committee (from left) Samson Musariri, Ivan Naidoo (president), Vijay Naidoo, Cllr Nomusa Mqwebu (mayor), Hopson Shezi, Thanduxolo Ncane and Sibusiso Blose.

PHOTO: precious gumede

The SCCCI Executive committee (from left) Samson Musariri, Ivan Naidoo (president), Vijay Naidoo, Cllr Nomusa Mqwebu (mayor), Hopson Shezi, Thanduxolo Ncane and Sibusiso Blose. PHOTO: precious gumede

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

THE MEC for Human Settlements and Public Works, Ravi Pillay, was guest of honour at the South Coast Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI) business breakfast at the Hill Billion Estate Hotel on Friday.

Pillay spoke about leadership and conflict that such organisations have, among other issues.

Pillay said a chamber is all about uniting and having a common vision, which should drive members to reach their goal.

SCCCI president, Ivan Naidoo shared the chamber’s vision and objectives, reminding guests that SCCCI is the official South African Chamber Institute representative on the South Coast.

“Our objective is to help businesses on the South Coast become part of the growth through dynamic internal efficiencies, growth in strategies and external linkages,” said Pillay.

Pillay said the chamber unites businesses and creates opportunities for the business community to grow, and also accommodates small businesses and grooms them as they grow.

Pillay also encouraged local business owners, especially women, to join the SCCCI.

“The SCCCI does not differentiate between the various sectors and levels in the economy, all businesses within Ugu, outside Ugu, NGOs and associations are welcome to become members,” he said.

Another guest, Hibiscus Coast Municipality mayor Nomusa Mqwebu, said she is excited about the municipality’s partnership with the chamber as it will boost the South Coast economy.

Mqwebu said she hopes more businesses join the chamber and help to sustain the attractiveness of the South Coast.

Dr Sipho Nzimande of Ugu South Coast Development Agency (USCDA) also said they need more businesses to join the chamber.

“Our goal of a economically stable district will be reached as more businesses come into partnership with USCDA because we offer various services to businesses as part of the agency’s vision and mission,” said Nzimande.

SCCCI made membership forms available, highlighting that the annual membership fees were very low

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.