Updated: Sep 9, 2020
The Zululand Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ZCCI) has appointed Thami Sithole to take over as president from Thabani Shale. Sithole is the Richards Bay Port manager, appointed to the position in 2018. He joined the Chamber Executive Committee last year.
His leadership and extensive experience has seen him garner business confidence as the next Chamber president.
‘My vision for the ZCCI is to see practical and sustainable business development and support,’ said Sithole. ‘The Chamber is open and ready to collaborate as a voice and neutral partner for business.’
He admits that many challenges lie ahead, but he has called on industries to be more proactive in responding to challenges. He is geared towards fostering strategic and sustainable stakeholder relationships during his tenure to create an enabling business environment.
Sithole’s leadership at the Chamber will be supported by the two deputies, Hlengiwe Mvubu from Mondi and Gareth Reeves, chairman of the Eshowe Chamber Division.