Municipal Service Cost Increases, a perfect storm?

The Middelburg is caught in a spiral of outside forces; National Legislature dictates municipal services increases, NERSA approved an excessive electricity price increase, and to top it off the fiasco of the Optimum Mine/Tegata that has been dragging on for years. The inability or unwillingness of the various owners, roleplayers and Department of Mineral to […]

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eFiling for Customs Registrations

SARS is hosting information sessions on the Customs Registration eFiling system they will be rolling out during the last quarter of 2019, to assist in the Registration, Licensing and Accreditation (RLA) of importers and exporters. The purpose of the information sessions is to inform businesses that SARS is planning to action a decision to bring […]

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Can we exist without Coal Mines?

South Africa is measured against global coal mining statistics and assumptions are being made that we are in the same position as countries such as the United Kingdom, where their mining industry has been operational for centuries.  In Mpumalanga mining accounts for 83% of South Africa’s coal production. Coal mining expert Vuslat Bayoglu said, “South […]

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Improved Trade Expectations

Trade conditions as reflected by the Trade Activity Index was marginally higher in May 2019 compared to in April 2019. The seasonally adjusted for May increased by 1 index point on April 2019 and was also 1 index point higher than in May last year. A harsh environment in the wholesale, retail, hotel and catering […]

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Why do we set goals?

This question was answered over a period of 5 months with a group of selected businesses. Content included: Mission/Vision Generating cash flow Streetwise marketing Sales Leadership and team Leverage Systems Finance Some feedback from participants: Xpert Welding: “Learning about marketing – market share = wallet share” Golden Steel Engineering: “The material that was given and […]

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Have you been searching for a way to get more exposure for your business but have yet to find the right medium?

Middelburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry creates exposure to the right target market. Our Value Proposition MCCI represents businesses within the Steve Tshwete municipal area, within the framework of our constitution and is affiliated to the South African Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and the Small Business Institute. Our staff provides services to small, micro, […]

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