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05/03/2019

Durban Chamber - #SHAPEDURBAN

In 2018, The Durban Chamber provided critical Input Into the following:
EThekwini Municipality Annual Report 2016/2017
EThekwini Municipality Draft Budget 2018/2019
National Climate Change Bill
National Health Insurance Bill
Medical Schemes Amendment Bill
Employment Equity Amendment Bill
#SHAPEDURBAN

The Durban Chamber is a proud partner of the #ShapeDurban movement led by the eThekwini Municipality.

The City has introduced the Shape Durban concept, which is an economic and inclusive growth initiative geared towards building a City that everyone wants to live in.

The City wants to fundamentally change the way in which strategies are developed, through a new approach which is a "partnership for growth". In essence, it seeks to co-create a strategy/growth path that is developed, signed, owned and implemented by a cross-section of key economic stakeholders. This is a call to action in eThekwini for a compact that changes the growth path of the city which will help create a conducive business environment and bolster economic growth. The Durban Chamber will champion all business inputs derived from the conversations from the Shape Durban movement to stimulate public-private partnerships.

ADVOCACY CASE STUDY 1

In 2018, the Chamber called for an urgent round table discussion on the threat businesses face, relating to N3 protest action, vigilante business for a and the violence that occurred at the Moses Mabhida stadium during a soccer match, The Chamber realised there was a need for commonality of concern for seeking solutions through discussion and relevant action. A task team was derived from the discussions and continues to work closely to monitor the status of the related business issues.

ADVOCACY CASE STUDY 2

In 2018, the Durban Chamber facilitated meaningful round table discussions between key port stakeholders to address critical challenges regarding port operations and efficiency. The Durban Chamber remains committed to economic development and believes our port must be safe, reliable and competitive to meet individual and business needs while simultaneously facilitating local economic growth and supporting government development strategies and plans.

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 Durban Chamber SHAPEDURBAN.pdf


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