The SBI is constituted to promote the economic and business interests of its more than one hundred chamber organisation members and thousands of small to medium business enterprises, in the wider economy. The SBI stands for sustainable market led job creation, inclusive economic growth and ethical leadership. Those with small businesses that decide to join the new iBhayi Small Business Chamber will have a number of services and expertise available to them, such as- legal services, tourism advice, training advice and support for women in business, to name a few.
Members will also be able to collaborate and discuss issues that affect small businesses, such as reduction of red tape and minimum wage increases. A committee, consisting of six small business owners in Port Elizabeth, was elected at the July 5th meeting, they are Mr Herman Nell, Mr Pieter Kitshoff, Mr David Stopforth, Mrs Carol Stopforth, Mr Andre Nel and Mrs Gaynor Bronkhorst.