Durban Chamber launches extended range of exclusive member benefits to help stimulate economic activity in the City
Durban – The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry is pleased to announce that it is upgrading its exclusive member benefits package for active Chamber members to a total of 24 value-adding benefits, based on member input and requests. The Chamber has negotiated these agreements to provide exclusive benefits valued in excess of R50 million, an unprecedented injection of direct value into member businesses.
“In the current challenging economic environment, no business, no matter the size or industry, is immune to the operational and revenue pressures being experienced across business sectors,” said Durban Chamber CEO, Palesa Phili.
“As part of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry's ongoing support to a member network of approximately 3 000 SMMEs and 54,000 informal businesses in eThekwini and beyond, we have looked for value-adding benefits, securing tangible value that will alleviate pressure on the bottom line of our member businesses.”
"Landing in the middle of a recession as it did, the outbreak of COVID-19, has wreaked havoc on the economic and business context in eThekwini, the province and the country as a whole. As we enter into Level 2, this is a deeply challenging period for businesses of all sizes and across all industries and that is why, as a member-focused organisation, we have been working tirelessly to ensure that businesses have access to the resources and tools required to maintain operations during this rebooting period of constrained economic activity."
“We are very grateful to the eThekwini businesses that have agreed to contribute discounts and savings ranging from motor vehicles and tyres to executive education, HR services, training, leisure/recreation, pharmaceutical services, and many more products and services. At a conservative 20% uptake, the value that is available to businesses through this program is R50m. Participating members who have contributed to this suite of exclusive member benefits, are: Accord Development Consulting Group; Action Coach; Ahavah Consulting, Avis Budget Rent A Car; Cowey Park Pharmacy; Denzile Reddiar and Associates; DNA Auto Centre Bosch Car Service; Epic Centre; eThekwini Toyota and Hillcrest Toyota; GAD Consulting; Icebolethu Group; Isuzu Trucks New Germany; Kofi and Eat Fresh; Makrosafe Holdings; McCallister Catering; Onomo Hotel; Pfirestorm; Profitshare Partners; Regent Business School; Samac Engineering Solutions; Subb10 Technologies; Sumitomo Rubber South Africa; and Barons Bluff (Volkswagen),” said Phili.
“These benefits are available exclusively to members in good standing. They may email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that their membership account is up to date in order to start accessing their due benefits.”