Impact this March’s cycle events will have on Western Cape’s economy

The cycle tour has turned March into the second best moth of the year for tourism and created a second festive season for Cape Town, says Ms Janine Myburgh, President of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “You can see this simply by looking at the airport statistics which show that the numbers of […]

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 […]

Nearly 47% of businesses intend to invest in renewable energy [Survey results]

Nearly half the businesses in Cape Town are planning to generate their own electricity and reduce dependence on Eskom supplies, according to a survey of members of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry. They were answering the question: “Do you intend to invest in renewables to generate some or all of your electricity and […]

The Effect of the Economy on Business [Survey results]

The Chamber recently issued a survey questioning, The effect of the economy on business, to its 3500+ email subscribers. The questions asked covered issues of red tape, business’ plans to cut costs, postal services, traffic related issues and the effect they’ve had on business. Below are links to download the media releases based on the […]