Maturity, one discovers, has everything to do with the acceptance of ‘not knowing’.
We as a group of businesspeople in the Vaal has above all odds survived a lot of ‘not knowing’ in the last 12 months. I am sure however that this made us stronger, more resilient, and more mature.
If we go back to last year this time, I am sure we all had big dreams, massive goals, and a certainty that 2020/2021 will be a great year, we thought-just for a moment we can control the future... but we can’t!
The be a successful businessman, means to be agile, adjustable, willing, and able to change goals, write off curveballs and hit opportunities.
The Golden Triangle Chamber of Commerce taught me that together we can survive, together we can be stronger, together we can find certainties in an uncertain world. It also taught me that business is like a boxing match:
* You are on the defensive most of the time.
* You can get hurt.
* You have to wait for the right opportunity               
   to attack
* You will get tired.
* You will get hit.
* But you have time between round to rest
  and re-assess,
* You have back-up in your corner.
* And it will be worth it if you win.
I am positive that the chamber and every member will be stronger after this, and whatever they throw at us, we will survive.  
I hope that reading this newsletter shows you, that you have a back-up team, a group that will keep on fighting, keep on helping, and keep on giving.
Chamber greetings,
Jaco Verwey.


2020 Done and dusted. Enough said.

We as C-Level want to thank every member who believed in us, paid their fees, and supported the Chamber during this year. Through all the difficulties, we grew stronger and bigger, and we realised what the importance of the Chamber is. This helped us with the planning for 2021, to make us more efficient, and job orientated.

The last 2 months saw more changes in our structures, and positive interaction with other entities, like the Manufacturing Circle. We launched the Rita Benecke Agricultural Scheme and ended off with a very successful Golf Day and Year-End function.

I personally would like to wish every member a wonderful Festive Season and New Year. Be save, get some rest, and cherish the time with your loved ones and family. Let us use this time to count our blessings and be thankful for a new dawn.
2021 will be great!


Jaco Verwey


The Golden Triangle Chamber of Commerce is a multi-sectorial business organization that has won several awards over the past 50 years. It has been awarded the Best Business Chamber in South Africa award for THREE consecutive years and focus on creating networking opportunities and unity in the business community...


The Golden Triangle Chamber of Commerce can create a voice for your business in the Vaal triangle area. All businesses involved in the Chamber of Commerce benefit equally from new opportunities and relevant information. It has a long term vision to walk the extra mile with you.

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