Leverage a Legacy

Belonging to the Chamber offers you access to an established network where legitimate business can meet and engage. The Durban Chamber’s strategic purpose is to help create a conducive business environment that facilitates and promotes economic growth in the region which is why we offer Durban Chamber members a bouquet of exclusive member deals.

Why Join

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Networking opportunities within your community

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Make business contacts and take advantage of networking opportunities both locally and internationally.

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Reliable business information via chamber communication channels.

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Promotion and publicity.

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Chamber events and conferencing facilities

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Business advice and business support services.

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Access to members-only discounts and services

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Chamber enterprise development initiatives and programmes

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Membership through fellowship,
creating partnerships.

Relationships are the true currency of commerce and the Durban Chamber creates a platform for our members to develop business relationships with each other as well as other key stakeholders in order to promote economic growth. 

The Chamber offers a valuable business information service to members thanks to our extensive networks across a wide range of business sectors as well as dedicated membership representatives to assist with all your business needs.

Years Established

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EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS

AFRICA DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR)

As a member, you get independent alternative dispute resolution services and training ADR specialises in alternative dispute resolution, personal profiling, training, conflict audits and the design of Dispute Management systems.

Institute of Directors Southern Africa ( IoDSA)

Offers a 20% discount to Durban Chamber members on their annual IoDSA membership fee. For more information, contact Fiona Trevethan on 082 495 9596 or iodkzn@iodsa.co.za

Momentum Funeral Cover

Offers, exclusive to Durban Chamber members, funeral cover for as little as R7.20 per month. For more information, please contact Dianne Ramroop on 079 333 0243 or dramroop@metropolitan.co.za

Old Mutual Superfund

Offers further savings on Old Mutual Superfund solutions by waiving the R500 participation fee for Chamber members. For further information, contact Kanchan Aaron (Old Mutual Corporate Consultant) on 031 581 0705 or 071 602 25333.

South African Airways (SAA)

Offer its members Point of Sale discounts of between 6 – 8% in Business Class and 5 – 9% in Economy Class on SAA domestic, regional and international flights as well as relaxed fare rules on restrictive tickets – with regard to Cancellation Fees and Date Change Penalties (excluding our lowest fare classes Q,T,V,L). To take advantage of this offer, please contact Kriba Govender KribaGovender@flysaa.com or 071 851 1722. If you process your reservations via one of the Travel Management Companies – SAA will link your agent to this discount offer. Should you be an existing SAA On Business customer – SAA will link your profile to this discount offer. If you process reservations via www.flysaa.com, SAA will link you to the On Business product and link your profile to this discount offer.

SA Express

Offers Durban Chamber members a 5% discount on peak flights and 8% discount on off-peak flights. For more information, contact Nandipha Mgwali on 071 861 9534 or email nmgwali@flyexpress.aero

We’ve Been Developing  businesses For Over  163 Years

We ensure that you get value from your Durban Chamber membership by addressing your specific business needs through our variety of services.

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(+27 31) 335 1000

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

HOW CAN THE DURBAN CHAMBER HELP DEVELOP MY NETWORK OF CONTACTS?

The Durban Chamber has a proud legacy of serving Durban businesses since 1856 – a history spanning 160 years of existence. Through our networking events and business forums, we provide platforms for your business to engage and transact with potential suppliers, customers and partners. We also offer value added services such as discounts on business services from our members and partners. We lobby government on numerous issues in our quest to promote a conducive business environment for our members.

HOW CAN THE DURBAN CHAMBER HELP ME PROMOTE MY BUSINESS?

To be seen is to be heard! As the ‘Ultimate Business Network’, the Chamber prides itself in the affiliations it has with different organisations, ranging from other Chambers of Commerce, Banks, Business entities, and tertiary institutions. To fully reap the benefits of your Chamber membership, your business needs to be an active role player within the Chamber.

HOW DOES MY BUSINESS MAKE SURE WE ARE MAXIMISING OUR MEMBERSHIP?

Ensure you are involved in Chamber activities and are aware of legislative developments that have the potential to affect your business. The Chamber communicates with its members on a regular basis through live forums as well as electronic mediums such as email mailers an

WHO DOES THE DURBAN CHAMBER REPRESENT?

We represent member companies across Durban and the surrounding areas across all sectors of industry and embracing all sizes of organisations.

WHO DOES THE DURBAN CHAMBER TRY TO INFLUENCE?

As Durban’s largest independent business voice, the Durban Chamber champions the issues that affect business and the economy of the province. As a member-driven organisation, we are tasked with addressing the policy-related concerns of members. This involves scanning and, where possible, responding to the policy documents emanating from government at all three levels – local, provincial and national – as well as identifying issues of relevance to business in the Durban area.

HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT ACTIVITIES?

The Durban Chamber communicates with its members through online platforms. Email communication is sent out to our membership informing them of upcoming activities and engagements. This information is then filtered down on to the Durban Chamber website and on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

DOES MY COMPANY HAVE TO BE A MEMBER TO ATTEND EVENTS?

Chamber events are open to members and non-members, unless otherwise stipulated. Naturally, first access will always be given to members as the Chamber has a commitment to servicing them in honouring their annual subscription payments. Depending on the nature of the event, the Chamber has the right to close or open events to members only. 

IS DURBAN CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP VALUE FOR MONEY?
Our membership department is sales and customer-relation driven, focusing on recruiting new members and keeping existing ones satisfied. Active members are entitled to the following benefits;
  1. Lobbying on behalf of business through our standing business and area forums
  2. Access to markets
  3. Local and global trade links
  4. Reliable business information
  5. Advice and support on human resources
  6. A variety of business networking opportunities
  7. Conference facilities for meetings or events
  8. Credibility derived from the Chamber brand and potential partnership to position your company brand
For more information on membership, please contact the Manager, Sibusiso Msawoni, on 031 335 1000 or email Sibusiso at: msawonis@durbanchamber.co.za

TESTIMONIALS  

“I would like to express my most heartfelt gratitude to the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Transnet for including Morena’s Projects in Transnet’s Enterprise and Supplier Development Programme and for the overall support. This is what I term as a “sincere commitment to developing small business enterprises”.

Thuli Malakoana

Director at Morena’s Projects

“On behalf of the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB), I wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the DCCI Conference team for their impeccable customer service and on point arrangement. We always feel comfortable, knowing that Sareeka and her team are in control of things. Thank you. Looking forward too many more events at the DCCI.”

Niven Maree

Alumni Relations Manager at UCT GSB

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