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Prosperity and the good of all is our business

As a businessperson, entrepreneur and even corporate organisation in Emfuleni, joining the GTCoC offers many benefits, including business-to-business opportunities and networking and identifying international trading opportunities.

The prosperity and good of all sectors and stakeholders of the community is the business of the Golden Triangle Chamber of Commerce (GTCoC) in Emfuleni.  That’s exactly why the GTCoC is taken seriously by all stakeholders - civil society, national government, local government , corporates and other stakeholders - and why businesspeople are flocking to join the organisation in recent years.

In a community and region increasingly depressed and polarised on declining levels of investor confidence, increasing unemployment, infrastructure and administrative decay, the GTCoC has identified and is carving out a “high road” scenario charting the way forward through present challenges.

“If we want Emfuleni to prosper and flourish then business leaders must get to grips with every kind of challenge that is barring economic and social development - that means not standing idly by and only criticising but shouldering social responsibility with relevant stakeholders,” says Klippies Kritzinger, CEO of GTCoC.  This is a matter of identifying practical “believable and achievable” goals with relevant stakeholders, coming up with agreed solutions, unlocking resources and implementing for sustainability across the spectrum of issues affecting the entire community and business.

“We follow this approach from high to grass roots - from policy formulation and regulation to infrastructure maintenance to billing issues and on to protecting not only the environment but also building an enabling environment for business to flourish.

“And we give credit where credit is due and where it is not, we highlight the issue and offer to become part of the solution,” says Kritzinger.  It’s all about identifying the tipping point issues and factors in the community and developing and taking an appropriate response with representative stakeholders regardless of politics or special interest, he added.  The fact that Emfuleni remains the poorest region in Gauteng - South Africa’s richest province and economic hub - shows that a social and environmental focus for organised and united business is essential if existing service delivery issues were to be overcome.

“Business cannot be seen as the enemy.  And yes, the profit which creates investment and job opportunities is vital but must be seen to have a purpose as it cannot survive in either a social vacuum or bubble any more than it can survive not having access to reliable services and utilities,” said Kritzinger.  As a businessperson, entrepreneur and even corporate organisation in Emfuleni, joining the GTCoC offers many benefits, including business-to-business opportunities and networking and identifying international trading opportunities.

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