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2015/03/26


The issue of excessive red tape for importers/exporters comes up frequently.

Corporate Governance


2015/03/19


I read with interest two recent articles published by the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA) with regard to the governance at State Owned Enterprises (SOE’s).

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SCHOOLS INVITED TO ENTER 2015 SAIIA SASOL ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT

The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) has invited schools to participate in the 2015 SAIIA Sasol Environmental Sustainability Project (ESP). The goal of the ESP is to equip South African youth with knowledge and understanding of the local and international issues connected to environmental sustainability and requires teams of learners to research topics related to global environmental sustainability, provide case examples, and to consider what possible recommendations or solutions they would propose at a local and international level. To register, complete the school registration form on the last page of the pdf document. For more information click here or see youth@saiia.org.za.

SURVEY ON FRAUD AND CORRUPTION 

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been invited to participate in a conference on fraud and corruption in Africa and is keen to determine to what extent the business community is faced with this scourge.  To this end, businesses are urged to complete a three-minute survey and forward it to info@sacci.org.za as soon as possible.  To access the survey, click here.

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.

LOAD SHEDDING FACT SHEETS
Eskom has compiled new fact sheets to address various queries about load shedding. 

Load shedding checklist.
Pumped storage.
Selecting the right type of generator.
Save electricity.

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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