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Leadership


2015/02/26


At our last Leadership Forum, local business consultant and owner/managing director of the Karkloof Canopy Tour, Kai Schulz, did a presentation entitled “Fear Factor Leadership”.

Unlocking Economic Potential


2015/02/19


The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) based at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) conducts some pertinent and extremely useful research

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LOAD SHEDDING

Please find the schedule for the Msunduzi Municipality attached.  Please ignore the load shedding times for a Sunday.  Should load shedding take place on a Sunday it will follow the scheduled times for a Thursday.

EBIZBLITZ ARTICLES

Agriculture disappoints, manufacturing surprises - click here.

Load shedding in security industry - click here.

JOBS FUND HONES IN ON AGRICULTURE, DEADLINE LOOMING

The Jobs Fund creates jobs by supporting initiatives that generate employment in innovative ways. The fund offers once-off grants in the areas of enterprise development, infrastructure, support for work seekers and institutional capacity building. The current round focuses on the agriculture sector, with specific focus on subsectors that continue to require labour intensive farming practices.  Applications close on February 28 and no extensions will be granted. The Jobs Fund awards grants to organisations through a competitive project application process where only the best ideas are funded. It operates on challenge fund principles. Funding allocations are transparent, open and competitive, and are made by an independent Investment Committee. The Jobs Fund accepts applications from the private, public and non-governmental sector during calls for proposals. Project partners are required to share both risk and costs by matching the grant fund allocation on a 1:1 ratio for private sector partners or 1:0.2 for non-private sector partners.  It is seeking innovative approaches that will provide comprehensive support packages to smallholder farmers. This support must address constraints that hinder smallholder productivity and commercial viability. These constraints include but are not limited to: access to appropriate finance, markets, infrastructure and integration into the existing agricultural value chains. The total grant allocation is ZAR600 million with grant sizes ranging from a minimum of ZAR20 million to a maximum of ZAR200 million. For further information on the application process click here.

MSUNDUZI MUNICIPALITY NOTICE RE DISRUPTIONS DUE TO NEW CABLES
Please find attached a notice issued by the Msunduzi Municipality regarding disruptions to be expected due to the laying of new electricity cables. 

 ESKOM LOAD SHEDDING SCHEDULE
Please find below a schedule indicating Eskom’s generating capacity which indicates the days on which load-shedding is most likely to take place.

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WHISTLEBLOWER NUMBER FOR MSUNDUZI
Members of the public with knowledge of corruption or any other criminal practices are invited to use a newly-instituted hotline to report these abuses. Information can be shared either by phone – 080 100 0545 or through email - msunduzihotline@tip-offs.com

To enable effective follow-up, the information ideally should contain:
• Names of people involved.
• Date and time of the incident or theft.
• Whether there is any proof.
• Whether it happens regularly.
• Where the incident took place.
• Whether there was money involved.
• Whether there are any witnesses.

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The PCB is to publish its very own quarterly glossy business magazine.

Capital will promote the greater Pietermaritzburg and KwaZulu-Natal Midlands area through a focus on enterprise. People, and the myriad ways in which they make money and succeed, are what drive an economy and shape the future. Their stories - often inspiring and frequently surprising - are the stories that Capital will tell.

Capital will speak to both a local audience and to a wider national and international readership. It will achieve this through the focused distribution of a quarterly, A4-sized glossy magazine enhanced by a multimedia edition that drives reader interaction beyond what is possible with print. Complete with video, audio, photo galleries, research polls and clickable adverts, this innovative digital version, along with the print issue, will be distributed far and wide via other chambers of business, government departments, consulates, airports and subscriptions.

Should you wish to be part of this publication please contact: Heidi Jadoo on 033 345 2747 or pcb@pcb.org.za. The booking form is attached and adverts will be accommodated on a first come, first serve basis.

This sneak peek of the interactive, digital magazine is to show you what we are doing with Capital magazine.

ABOUT US

The Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business (PCB) was constituted in August 2002 following unity negotiations among three former business organisations – the Pietermaritzburgse Sakekamer, the Midlands Black Business Chamber and the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Commerce and Industries.   In forming a new chamber of commerce and industry, the unifying bodies agreed to forego their independent identities.    Following the unification, the PCB was afforded the recognition of the local and provincial governments as the representative of the business community in Pietermaritzburg.

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The PCB is an affiliate member of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) and through this national chamber is linked to the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) and the World Chambers Federation (WCF). 

The PCB is a registered Non-profit Company in terms of the Companies Act no. 71 of 2008 and a registered Non-profit Organisation (027-519-NPO).

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