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KwaZulu-Natal Business Chamber Council elects new chair

Updated: Jan 27, 2022


Dominic Collett, the current President of the iLembe Chamber of Commerce, has been elected as the new Chairperson of the KwaZulu-Natal Business Chambers Council (KBCC).


Dominic take over the reins from Akash Singh, the outgoing Chairperson who is also the immediate past President of the Durban Chamber of Commerce.

Dominic Collett, the current President of the iLembe Chamber of Commerce, has been elected as the new Chairperson of the KwaZulu-Natal Business Chambers Council (KBCC).


Dominic take over the reins from Akash Singh, the outgoing Chairperson who is also the immediate past President of the Durban Chamber of Commerce.


Judith Nzimande (President of the Zululand Chamber of Commerce) was elected as Deputy Chairperson whilst Melanie Vaness, the CEO of the Pietermaritzburg Chamber, is the new Treasurer.


The KBCC is the umbrella body for business associations in KwaZulu-Natal. Current members of the KBCC include the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Minara Chamber of Commerce, the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business, iLembe Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, the KZN Growth Coalition, the Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce, Kokstad Chamber of Commerce, the KZN Youth Chamber, FABCOS and NAFCOC.


Dominic, a Civil Engineer by profession, is Principal and Market Segment Leader with Dutch engineering conglomerate Royal HaskoningDHV.

Judith Nzimande, the first female President of the Zululand Chamber of Commerce, holds the role of General Manager: HR with Richards Bay Coal Terminal Proprietary Limited (RBCT) and leads the Human Resources and Corporate Affairs Department.


Melanie Veness has been the CEO of the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business since February 2011. She chaired the Chamber CEO’s Forum at the South African Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SACCI), and served on the SACCI Board. She currently serves on the KZN Economic Council.

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