Forum for small businesses established

THABAZIMBI – The Mmebane Chamber of Commerce was established in March this year to represent black small businesses and create a mouthpiece through which their  needs and challenges could be addressed.
The Mmebane Chamber of Commerce was established under the auspices of LIBSA (Limpopo Business Support Agency) and represent small businesses such as contractors, caterers, tuckshops, cleaning services, shebeens, hair dressers, dress making, mining, civil construction and tourism.
The organisation is affiliated with Nafcoc (National Federated Chamber of Commerce) and was visited by provincial representatives of this organisation on Tuesday 24 March.
An interim committee for Mmebane Chamber of Commerce was formed on 18 March at the founders’ meeting of the organisation.
According to chairman Sam Mamuno small businesses experiences a need to create a vehicle through which they can create links with big business, mining houses and government. When represented as a group they can be better acknowledged and together they can address challenges facing them in the wider economic framework. They also aim to alleviate poverty, to create jobs and develop skills in Thabazimbi.