Wholesale & Retail Sectors

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The Wholesale and Retail Sectors are regarded as a key growth sector and is dominated by the food industry.

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The Chamber supports local area and sector development by providing the following:

1. Enterprise development - increasing awareness of opportunities for learning, development and links to expertise.

2. Networking events - enabling members to connect with new customers, suppliers, experts and decision-makers.

3. Support sector associations to strengthen their cluster facilitation capabilities.

4. Strengthening of dialogue with the public sector - towards more effective public investment, smarter service delivery, procurement efficacy and to stop doing what the private sector can do with greater efficacy.

Related Links:

WESGRO – Provincial Agency for Sector Support in the Western Cape

The Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA) facilitates the skills development needs of the Sector

The highest densities of enterprises are found in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape. The headquarters of many of South Africa’s largest supermarkets and retail chains are based in Cape Town.

The sector employs a large portion of the total active workforce, and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, No. 75 of 1997, makes a Sectoral Determination establishing conditions of employment and minimum wages for employees within the sector. The sector has seen its fair share of volatility with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the recent spate of riots and vandalism. The global and local economic environments also impacts consumer spend within the sector, as does technological advancement evident in online purchasing.

We welcome you to engage with us to improve the Wholesale & Retail sector.



Partner Information

consumer goods council

CEO: Zinhle Tyikwe

Co-Chairperson: Gareth Ackerman

CEO: Fred Makgato

Chairperson: Maria D'Amico

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