Policy and Advocacy
Currently the oldest metropolitan chamber in Africa, we continue to add value to our members through our robust interactions and partnerships with both the private and public sectors. These initiatives are over and above the numerous value adding services offered by the chamber and our system of Standing Forums which meet regularly to consider and debate relevant issues within the sectors that they represent.
In enabling the vision of the Durban Chamber, the Policy and Advocacy department provides reliable and relevant policy perspective through:
- Identifying government policy relevant to business in Durban
- Informing, through research, broader perspectives and approaches on such policy
- Liaising with relevant institutional structures to enhance robust collaboration
- Amplifying core issues that impact on business with short, medium and long term perspectives
- Promoting an appreciation of broad based economic, social and environmental sustainability
- Advocating good practice to our members and enabling policy for the city, province and state
- Assisting in promoting partnership approaches to complex problematic issues affecting business
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THE DURBAN CHAMBER PROVIDES CRITICAL INPUT INTO THE FOLLOWING:
- eThekwini Municipality Annual Report (yearly)
- eThekwini Municipality Draft Budget (yearly)
- National Legislation such as Climate Change Bill; National Health Insurance Bill; Medical Schemes Amendment Bill; Employment Equity Amendment Bill; etc.
- Provincial Legislation
- Municipal By-laws, Policies and Bills
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joint covid-19 related projects
During the nation-wide lockdown and even well after the lockdown, the Durban Chamber convened robust discussions with EDTA, TIKZN and eThekwini Municipality to secure the survival of businesses during these difficult times by ensuring that concerns and inputs from our local business community were submitted to national government.
As an output of these engagements, a multi-stakeholder business support integrated service plan and support programme was launched to assist SMME’s with access to Covid-19 information, fund application support and connection to new opportunities.
Durban was hailed by World Bank as a best practice city during Covid-19. A strong working relationship with the Durban Chamber resulted in a quick response and evaluation process from the city to help address the impact on SMME’s.
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