Durban Chamber - Policy and Advocacy 


The Durban Chamber has mushroomed, from its small beginnings in 1856 to a substantial association, respected by its sister chambers throughout the country. Currently the oldest metropolitan chamber in Africa, we continue to add value to our chamber members through our robust interactions and partnerships with both the private and public sector. These initiatives are over and above the many great services offered by the chamber and the system of Standing Forums which meets regularly to consider relevant issues within the sectors that the committees represent.  

In enabling the vision of the Durban Chamber the Policy and Advocacy Department provides reliable and relevant policy perspective through:

The Durban Chamber Standing Forums include:

  1. Area forums: North, Central, South and West
  2. Durban Port Committee
  3. Economic Affairs Forum
  4. Environmental Forum
  5. HR Forum
  6. Infrastructure Forum
  7. Safety and Justice Forum
  8. SMME Forum
  9. Tourism Forum
  10. Trade and Investment Forum
  11. WIB Forum

Ad hoc forums:

  1. Manufacturing forum
  2. NPO forum

For more information about the Durban Chamber Standing Forums, please click here.

For more information regarding Policy and Advocacy initiatives, please contact: Justice Matarutse, Manager Policy and Advocacy, or call 031 335 1000.

For more information on the Durban Chamber services, visit our website