The iLembe Chamber will, over the next few weeks, issue membership renewal invoices for the membership year 2016/17 which runs from April 2016 to March 2017. Although I would have preferred to visit each member prior to membership renewal, it is unfortunately not possible in our very fast growing business community.
Whilst the iLembe Chamber had a financially successful 2015, with a 37% improvement year on year in net retained income, the significant economic and business challenges ahead will demand a unified effort from our local business community.
In his 2016 budget speech, termed a budget for inclusive growth, the Minister of Finance highlighted some of the opportunities that can only be capitalised upon through a strong and representative business association.
- In his speech he emphasised partnerships amongst the role players in our economy, and declared that the engagement with business, as a social partner, will be intensified.
- He highlighted the importance of investment, growth, productivity, competitiveness and trade - and especially how this can be achieved through incentives to business.
- A commitment to address, in partnership, institutional barriers to business, as well as regulatory burdens to investors.
- The creation of partnerships with the private sector, amongst others in pursuit of reducing the administrative costs of starting businesses.
The intention and commitment from government, at all levels, to engage with business is unequivocal – your business membership of the Chamber provides it with the mandate to do the same on behalf of businesses in the iLembe District.
In addition, please ensure that you utilise all the programmes and engagements offered by the Chamber as both a resource and networking platform for your business.
The annual fees approved at the 2015 AGM are as follows:
We are looking forward to a year of collaboration and growth in our district’s business community.
|| Fees 2016/17
| Individual member
|| R 700
| 1 – 3 Employees
|| R 975
| 4 – 10 Employees
|| R 1 900
| 11 – 20 Employees
|| R 2 550
| 21 – 50 Employees
|| R 3 200
| 51 – 100 Employees
|| R 6 300
| 101 – 150 Employees
|| R 9 600
| 151 – 250 Employees
|| R17 000
| Corporate Members
| NPO Members
|| No fee payable
Please see our attached updated annual calendar below and to ensure that your membership detail is current please Click Here
Thank you for your continued support.