About Us

  • The Waterberg Afrikaans Chamber of Commerce is ‘n non-political business organisation which accommodates al ramifications of the corporate framework.
  • All members of the Chamber are treated equally.  The size of the business or enterprise is not a measurable factor for more or better service.
  • The Chamber pleads and promotes the free market economical system and believes it not sinful to make profit.
  • It is the mouthpiece/voice regarding local matters, within the framework of the AHI’s mission and objectives.
  • The Chamber meets on a regular basis and gives members the opportunity to discuss matters concerning the area.
  • Projects are taken up to benefit members of the Chamber directly or indirectly through it.
  • ‘n Great advantage for any member is that he gets the chance to promote his own business interests by attending a Chamber’s frequent gathering events and meetings and keeps in touch with fellow businessmen.
  • A Chamber brings its members’ wishes and needs under the attention of the local authorities on an organised basis – with results which the individual can seldom achieve on his own.
  • A Chamber brings services and products under the attention of fellow members.  A complete list of members of the Chamber is throughout available to all members.
  • A Chamber see to the training and education of its members by presenting courses regarding current affairs like e.g. selling skills and management.
  • A Chamber continuously see to it that the youth in schools and other educational institutions take notice of all its members’ staffing needs.
  • A Chamber promotes its members’ interests through other corporal bodies and associations with similar objectives.
  • Chambers actively take part in yearly congresses by the AHI and conferences in the area.
  • In addition to the Newsletter which the AHI sends out to its members, news regarding the Chamber are also spread among its members on a regular basis.

WHAT CAN A MEMBERSHIP WITH THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEAN TO YOU?

  • The advantages that a membership holds for businessmen appear in the wide range of activities and the manner in which the interests of businesses are represented in all fields of society.  The value it holds for a member depends on the support he offers to the Chamber and how actively he himself makes use of the services.
  • Fruitful contact with fellow businessmen in the organised corporate world is offered to members of the Chamber.
  • Members can apply to the Chamber for information and guidance or for contact with other organisations and quarters.
  • Organised performance adds more weight than the voice of an individual.  The Chamber is the channel through which each Afrikaans businessman and business enterprise of organised performance, supported by the AHI as national organisations, can make use of to its own advantage and to the advantage of business in general.
  • Members can distribute ads material to fellow members during meetings as a way of promoting his services and products.
  • The Chamber has close connections with the local City Council.
  • The Chamber organises evening events (Acquaintance events) in order for members and their spouses to associate with fellow members on social level.
  • The Chamber has to be “sold” to the community in order for it to enjoy high status.
  • Members of the Chamber will receive membership certificates and window stickers as identification of their membership.
  • The Chamber lays claim to the loyalty of its members, because its existence and survival is due to them.
  • Members can, depending on their enthusiasm and participation to the Chamber affairs, be elected on the AHI’s various Chamber Managements, Standing and Regional Committees and even on the AHI’s Head Committee.

ADVANTAGES OF AHI MEMBERSHIP

  • The AHI is a source of information and references to members.
  • The AHI studies legislation that concerns members’ interests and directs representations regarding it to the authorities and other bodies.
  • A forum is presented to all members where fruitful contact with fellow businessmen can be made to promote business interests.
  • The AHI delivers representations on behalf of members on national, provincial and local level.
  • The AHI is represented on government bodies and other organisations which are of great value to members.
  • The AHI acts on behalf of members in national forums like the Business Forum, Housing Forum and the National Labour Commission.
  • Members receive information on a regular basis by means of a Newsletter, letters from the Executive Director’s desk and regular circular letters concerning matters of importance in the various sectors of the economic and trades world.
  • Training courses and seminars in a range of facets regarding the business world are presented regularly to the members and their personnel.