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  • KLCBT’s reports presented at the AGM

    During a well attended AGM of over 80 members present, the KLCBT’s senior management presented a very interesting overview of the organisation’s activities and its vision for the coming year(s). Auditor Margaret Raubenheimer from A2A Kopano declared the company solvent with sound financial practices and gave an unqualified audit report … more »

  • Nominate your favourite company to receive an award

    How many times do you receive exceptional customer service or some business impresses you to such an extent, that you think to yourself – They deserve an award for this! Now is your chance to make it happen for real.  The new format of the Annual Awards of the Kruger … more »

  • Notice of KLCBT AGM

    All members of the Kruger Lowveld Chamber of Business and Tourism, and all interested parties are hereby invited to attend our Annual General Meeting to be held: 17 April 2019 11h00 – 13h00 (followed by a light lunch) at Emnotweni Arena Attendance is at no cost, but please RSVP to … more »

  • Business Losing Confidence – Lowvelder

    The last bit of trust in Eskom and government’s ability to deal with the situation has disappeared.  This has led to business confidence plummeting.  They will not invest a single cent in projects, marketing campaigns, increased employment and expansion until they are 100% sure of a turnaround. How can we … more »

  • No loadshedding anticipated for this week

    Sunday, 24 March 2019: The improvement in plant performance, together with replenished diesel and water reserves over the last few days, as well as the increase of imports from Mozambique’s Cahora Bassa to 850MW, has positively shifted system performance. The risk of loadshedding remains, as the system continues to be … more »

  • SA Needs Action – and fast!

    This was at the heart of the message given during the key note address by Maarten Ackerman, Chief Economist at Citadel, during the KLCBT’s annual budget speech breakfast.   Following an indisputably tough 2018, the year ahead should provide some welcome relief for emerging markets given the US Federal Reserve’s more … more »

  • KLCBT Annual Awards – Renewed!

    Contestants and guests at this year’s KLCBT Annual Awards Banquet are in for a very exciting, renewed event. We have revised the categories to include those which are more relevant in the modern business environment and to our community. All categories and criteria are on the website. Click on this … more »

  • Our plea against electricity price hikes

    We submitted our final follow-up report to NERSA yesterday, which was the last opportunity for stakeholders to stop the requested price hike of 15% per year over 3 years. We included all the feedback received from members, and once again argued that 4—6% increase will be reasonable, but 15% will … more »

  • Eskom, What now? – 15 February 2019, Lowvelder

    “Let’s not panic,” president Cyril Ramaphosa told reporters on Wednesday.  This was after public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan warned cabinet that Eskom could cease to exist by April if government did not intervene… KLCBT points out that Mpumalanga had a number of hydroelectric plants, including the historic Belvedere plant in … more »

  • First KLCBT Cocktail Event for 2019, “was really something”

    We had a wonderful time at the first cocktail function this year. With a new year to start and everyone ready for 2019. This event was really something. The people enjoyed a welcoming drink before they started to get to know each other a bit more. Plying the games are … more »