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.

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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

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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

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