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28/11/2018, 08:42 PM

Parklands College - Innovation In Education

Parklands College is an independent school in Cape Town, South Africa, that caters for children from Pre- Primary to Grade 12. Our focus is innovation in education and we believe that the best way to prepare...   More

28/11/2018, 04:28 PM

Joan Warburton-McBride - Launch Of JCCI Global Trade Training Academy


28/11/2018, 04:17 PM

Obituary Of Eunice Magagula

The Chamber staff were sad to hear of the passing of a dear colleague, Eunice Magagula, who retired in December 2017 after 30 years of service. Eunice took care of the thousands of delegates attending...   More

28/11/2018, 04:08 PM

Bernadette Zeiler - Fostering Cooperation

Mr Van Dzung - Ambassador of Vietnam and Mr Dao Duc - Head of Trade Office and a high ranking delegation of Da Nang City of Vietnam met with JCCI President, Herman Breedt and Bernadette Zeiler - Head of...   More

28/11/2018, 03:54 PM

Mthoko Mbatha - Fuelled By The Demand For Natural Gas

MTHOKO MBATHA is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Spring Lights Gas (Pty) Ltd (abbreviated to SLG) the second largest natural gas trading company in South Africa. He has served the company in various...   More

28/11/2018, 03:14 PM

David Rosin - The National Credit Amendment Bill 2018

At the end of March 2017, 24.68 million consumers were credit-active in South Africa, of which 14.99 million were in good standing. The balance either had impaired records (three or more payments or months in...   More

28/11/2018, 02:49 PM

Faith Tigere - Pushing Ahead With African Integration

Regional economic integration of the continent is key for its continued development. This is a strategy that has been driven forward by many regional institutions including the Southern African Development...   More

28/11/2018, 01:52 PM

Skhumbuzo Macozoma - Users Must Pay For Roads Says SANRAL CEO

Although South Africa has the 10th largest road network in the world, its need and efficient usage must be interrogated, says Skhumbuzo Macozoma, CEO of the SA National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL). He said...   More

28/11/2018, 01:15 PM

Sandile Xolo - Preparing For The Inevitable Is A Priority In Tight Financial Times

Sandile Xolo, marketing and communications manager at Ithala SOC Ltd. says, "Funeral cover is the most soughtafter insurance in the country. Death remains an inevitable part of the human journey, making...   More

28/11/2018, 12:54 PM

Debbie Jones - Payments Overdue? How To Have That Conversation With Your Client

Professional firms might spend their days advising clients on their finances, but even they are aren't immune from the problem of late payments. Having a challenging conversation with your client about money...   More

28/11/2018, 12:47 PM

Compliance Hub - Delivering Cost Effective Compliance Solutions

Compliance Hub Consulting (Pty) Ltd was founded in 2011, to service the South African business industry as an independent service provider for Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE). Within a...   More

28/11/2018, 12:41 PM

YES Initiative Practice Note

The Youth Employment Services (YES) amendments to the B-BBEE Codes were gazetted on 28 August 2018 and Practice Guide 1 on 12 October 2018. YES is a partnership with government, labour and civil society and...   More

28/11/2018, 12:19 PM

Wendy Kemp - If Prevention Fails, Accountability Is The Cure

Managing the dangers of debtors Studies have shown that approximately 80% of small business enterprises fail within the first five years and only 1% of the remainder grow to employ ten or more...   More

28/11/2018, 12:12 PM

Joy Orlek - SARS Identifies Trade Facilitation Imperatives

In a refreshingly frank presentation to the freight industry last week, acting chief officer Customs & Excise, Beyers Theron, conceded that the revenue authority had failed to deliver on its mandate of...   More

28/11/2018, 11:55 AM

In Conversation With Ernest Mahlaule

Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (JCCI) immediate Past President, Ernest Mahlaule, has been appointed chairperson for the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA). Congratulations on your...   More

28/11/2018, 11:30 AM

Property Point R1BN In Procurement Opportunities For Small Businesses Created

Property Point, the Growthpoint Properties initiative, has officially facilitated more than R1bn successful procurement opportunities for small businesses operating in South Africa's property sector. Property...   More

28/11/2018, 11:03 AM

The South African Chamber of Commerce UK

The South African Chamber of Commerce UK is an umbrella organisation and conduit for trade, community and investment into and out of South Africa. The SACC aims to bring under one concerted effort, a forum and...   More

28/11/2018, 10:53 AM

David White and Akhona Mahlati - Registered In The UK

DRG Outsourcing and BusinessFit have been accepted as Platinum members of the London-based South African Chamber of Commerce UK (SACC) and to be represented on the South African arm of its executive...   More

26/11/2018, 11:33 AM

Wendy Kemp - If Prevention Fails, Accountability Is The Cure

Managing the dangers of debtors Studies have shown that approximately 80% of small business enterprises fail within the first five years and only 1% of the remainder grow to employ ten or more...   More

14/09/2018, 01:39 PM

Business Focus Vol 2.3

Business Focus Vol 2.3   More

14/09/2018, 01:31 PM

Herman Breedt - JCCI AGM August 2018 President's Message

Herman Breedt, President of the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry I wish to take this opportunity to thank my fellow Board members for their time, hard work and constructive input. My thanks also...   More

14/09/2018, 01:16 PM

Compliance Notices

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has successfully obtained Orders in terms of section 17 5 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 ("the Act") for administrative fines to be imposed on three...   More

14/09/2018, 01:06 PM

Johan Bosch - Up lifting the people of South Africa

Johan Bosch, CEO of Red Ant Security Relocation & Eviction Services (Red Ants), is driven to create jobs that uplift the people of South Africa. Red Ants is a multi-disciplinary company offering services in...   More

14/09/2018, 12:52 PM

Dr Azar Jammine - Outlook For The South African Economy

Dr Azar Jammine, Director and Chief Economist of Econometrix, was the key note speaker at the JCCI's 128th Annual General Meeting. Jammine has been in his current position since December 1985 and has...   More

14/09/2018, 12:37 PM

JCCI Annual Conference

The JCCI Annual Conference took place on the 22 August 2018 with the theme: EXPLORING NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN URBAN FARMING AND AGRO-PROCESSING - Business and Emerging Farmers in Conversation. The...   More

14/09/2018, 12:24 PM

Anita Morar - Top Quality Chillies

Kadipore Farms CC, specialising in the production of top quality chillies, is run by the Morar family. "Kadipore Farms was started in the summer season of 1995 by mistake," says Anita Morar. At that time...   More

14/09/2018, 12:00 PM

iZindaba Zokudla - Conversations About Food

The JCCI Annual conference on Business Opportunities in Urban Farming was privileged to have as facilitator Dr Naudé Malan, senior lecturer in Development Studies in the Department of Anthropology and...   More

14/09/2018, 11:48 AM

Dr Norman Hoeltz - Aparate - The Smart Way To Agriconnect

In today's technology-driven collaborative world, the digital exchange of data, knowledge, services and skills is essential. Ways have to be defined to facilitate this new kind of digital engagement and...   More

14/09/2018, 11:37 AM

Tracy Ledger - An Empty Plate

Tracy Ledger is the author of An Empty Plate which analyses the state of the South African agri-food system. Modern society has allowed access to food to become commodified and is big business. Consequently,...   More

14/09/2018, 11:23 AM

Matex Ethiopia Expo

The Chamber's Senior Trade Assistant, Busi Mkhabele, represented a number of the JCCI Export Incubator participants at MATEX Ethiopia 2018 held on 21-26 June 2018 in Addis Ababa. MATEX is an annual...   More

14/09/2018, 11:13 AM


JCCI exhibited at the 2018 Copperbelt Mining, Agricultural, Industrial, Networking & Enterprise Exhibition (Caminex), which was held in Kitwe, Zambia from the 5 - 7 June 2018. Caminex is an important trade...   More

14/09/2018, 11:03 AM

Quintin Moorcroft - Cryptocurrencies, Yay or Nay?

What is a cryptocurrency? Bitcoin, right? Blockchain? Easy, that is the thing that you put in your backyard to tie the old mother-in- law to. Wrong and wrong. So let us try and clarify. Cryptocurrency is...   More

14/09/2018, 10:48 AM

Debbie Jones - Debit Order Collections

Debbie Jones, Director at Three Peaks Payments House Managing accounts receivable can be a tedious process, especially if you are regularly collecting payments from your customers. Not uncommonly, customers...   More

14/09/2018, 10:31 AM

The Warmest Place To Be

Durban, 'the warmest place' is a popular tourist destination. However, when visitors arrive for a holiday, a question that is often asked is "What should we do today?" Recent family visitors, on a ten-day...   More

14/09/2018, 10:13 AM

International Recognition For Boston Students

Boston City Campus & Business College (Boston) has been recognised and awarded accreditation as an independent higher education institution with the British Accreditation Council (BAC) in May 2018. The BAC is...   More

14/09/2018, 09:52 AM

Shawn Theunissen - Ten Years Of Big Impacts

The year 2018 marks a decade of impact for Property Point, which has been a driver of transformation and small business growth within the property industry over the ten years since it was founded by...   More

14/09/2018, 07:37 AM

Pascal Damoyi - Look Beautiful And Smell Good

Pascal Damoyi, Founder, Yellow Green Lifestyle Cosmetic Yellow Green Lifestyle and Cosmetics based in Wynberg, north of Johannesburg, is a 100% BEE company started by Pascal Damoyi in 2013. The company...   More

14/09/2018, 07:22 AM

Tshepo Mdake - Creating Beautiful Scented Journeys

Shangila Holdings trading as Shangilia Boutique Spa is an enterprise development project of Sun International, The Carousel. The spa was officially launched on 16 October 2014 and is 100% black...   More

14/09/2018, 07:02 AM

Nomsa Mdlalose - A Story Telling Hub

Nomsa Mdlalose, Owner of Zintsomi CC Zintsomi is a storytelling hub that specialises in storytelling and training. Zintsomi nurtures, promotes and places trained storytellers in relevant positions in the...   More

13/09/2018, 06:26 PM

Ntombizovuyo Gumede - Brighten Up Your Mind And Body

Ntombizovuyo (a.k.a. Vuyo) Gumede, owner of Sphile Holdings Sphile Holdings is a legally registered entity that is 100% BBBEE owned by a black South African woman, Ntombizovuyo (known as Vuyo) Gumede. The...   More

13/09/2018, 06:17 PM

Shermina Motlhasedi and Semakaleng Osopeng - African Designed Handcrafted Jewellery

She met Jewellery was founded in 2014 by two sisters, Shermina Motlhasedi and Semakaleng Osopeng. The small South African company combines manufacturing and retailing and sells directly to customers. The...   More

13/09/2018, 06:07 PM

Warwick Hopcroft - Is Your Company Adapting To Be Able To Thrive In The Digital Transformation Era?

Warwick Hopcroft, Sales Director, Bluekey Seidor For the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about how the latest technological developments will drive and shape businesses. Is your business prepared...   More

13/09/2018, 05:53 PM

Mayor Mashaba Hands Over Keys

Mayor Mashaba recently handed over keys to beneficiaries of newly completed units at the City of Johannesburg's South Hills development. Mashaba said, "This marks a momentous occasion, as some of the...   More

13/09/2018, 05:42 PM

Mthoko Mbatha - Customer-centricity Is SLG's Competitive Differentiator

MTHOKO MBATHA is the Group Chief Executive Officer of SLG (Pty) Ltd, the second largest natural gas trading business in South Africa. He has served the company as an executive in various capacities for 14...   More

13/09/2018, 05:28 PM

South Africa Has A Lot That Is Right

Life in South Africa: Reasons for Hope, the latest report from the Institute of Race Relations (IRR), seeks to remind South Africans of the significant progress the country has made under democracy, and the...   More

13/09/2018, 05:13 PM

David White and Charles Henzi - More Success For BusinessFIt In London

BusinessFit executives, David White and Charles Henzi, made their third trip (in less than a year) to London in August 2018. They have come back enthusing about the business opportunities that have been...   More

11/05/2018, 09:52 AM

JCCI Promoting International Trade

The Chamber is a key player in promoting and facilitating international trade within Africa and internationally. As an impartial third party, we can negotiate contracts and secure funding for projects that...   More

11/05/2018, 09:43 AM

Potential Impact Of New Links Into Africa

The Belt and and Road Initiative is a road map to the future and a bridge to new opportunities for South African companies. The Belt and Road Initiative refers to the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century...   More

11/05/2018, 09:33 AM

Thusang Mahlangu - Realising His Dreams

Thusang Mahlangu achieved his vision of becoming CEO at 40 when he was appointed Africa CEO for Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) in 2017. Born and bred in Pimville Zone 7, Soweto, he joined the...   More

11/05/2018, 09:10 AM

Executive Mayor, Herman Mashaba of the City of Johannesburg, delivered his State of the City Address

RAISING INVESTOR AND BUSINESS CONFIDENCE Executive Mayor, Herman Mashaba of the City of Johannesburg, delivered his State of the City Address on the 2 May 2018. Since taking over the City of Johannesburg,...   More

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