past submissions

Comment on Human Resource Development Strategy

The Durban Chamber welcomes the opportunity to comment on the KZN Provincial Human Resource Development Strategy for the period 2018 to 2045. The Durban Chamber believes that it is significant to South Africa’s economic growth to promote the development of skills and capacities to ensure the economy is well-served in sectors identified as being of particular importance. ...Read more

Comment on Sugar- Sweetened Beverages Taxation

The National Treasury has proposed a tax on sugar sweetened beverages with effect from 1 April 2017 to reduce excessive sugar intake. The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the opportunity to comment on the proposed Sugar- Sweetened Beverages Taxation. The Chamber would like to make Treasury aware of the following impact the SSB Tax will have on industries...Read more

Media Releases

Premier Mchunu, Musa Makhunga and participants of the Roundtable

MPC Statement January 2018

In early 2018, some of the risks to the inflation outlook have dissipated somewhat. The Rand appreciated following the African National Congress (ANC) elective conference, Eskom was granted a lower-than-expected tariff increase and S&P Global Ratings downgraded South Africa’s long-term local currency sovereign credit rating to sub-investment grade ...Read more

Press Release on the NERSA Announcement of the Approved Eskom 9.4% Electricity Tariff Hike

Having made oral presentations and written submissions to NERSA over the Eskom RCA MYPD3 2013/14 Application, the Chamber is pleased to see the significant reduction in the tariff hike from a proposed 16% to the now approved 9.4% tariff hike...Read More