Three most critical issues affecting the socio-economic future of South Africa (Survey Results)

More than 39 percent of businesses in the Western Cape believe that education is one of the three most critical issues affecting the socio-economic future of South Africa, according to a Cape Chamber of Commerce survey of its members. But the survey also revealed strong negatives with Government incompetence, Government corruption, President Zuma, political leadership, […]

9.4% increase in Eskom electricity tariffs will not solve Eskom’s problem

NERSA’s decision to approve a 9.4 percent increase in Eskom electricity tariffs will not solve Eskom’s problem and it may make them worse says the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “What it means is that more businesses and domestic consumers will turn to alternative energy sources to escape the high and seemingly ever-increasing tariffs,” […]

[2016 Budget] Cut corruption, wastage and the cost of the public service

The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the commitment in the 2016 Budget to tackle corruption and wastage but is disappointed at the lack of detail on how the cost of the public service is to be reduced. One of our biggest problems is the unsustainable cost of the public service and the promised […]