South Africa 28.11.2016 12:10 pm

Business in Ekurhuleni has new voice

FILE PICTURE: ANCYL national convenor Mzwandile Masina. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

FILE PICTURE: ANCYL national convenor Mzwandile Masina. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

41 000 businesses across 8 000 industries are conducting business with the metro, says Mayor Masina.

Coordinating and fostering solid relations between the City of Ekurhuleni and the private sector is now easier following the launch of a business council, reports the Kempton Express.

“To date, over 41 000 businesses across 8 000 industries are conducting business with the metro,” said Executive Mayor Mzwandile Masina during the launch of the council.

According to him, this huge number demands the City’s increased and smooth cooperation with business.

“We’ve set up an interim advisory board to begin work that’ll ensure that council is inclusive of every sector in order to achieve one voice for business.”

“We’re excited about this initiative because it’ll open wide access to the city’s leadership, which is very important for investment. I would encourage every business forum to be part of the council,” said Chris van Biljon, CEO of the Ekurhuleni Business Initiative.

Chairperson of the interim advisory board Thabang Hlanyane has made an appeal to all business to be part of the council in order to contribute to the city’s growth and the advancement of the local economy.

Caxton News Service

 

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