Why Join?

What is chamber?

A chamber of commerce is a membership organisation that consists of local business representatives who join together to promote the economic and social development of their community in order to make it a better place in which to live, work and do business. A chamber of commerce is not a government organisation or structure.

The iLembe Chamber of commerce aims to:

  • Be the recognised and effective voice of business on the North Coast of KZN, South Africa
  • Promote the region as a Tourism, business and investment destination
  • Help grow and strengthen local business
  • Bridge the gaps between the first and second economies
  • Provide a platform for business linkages and business opportunities



  • Give your business credibility and also the opportunity to leverage your influence by belonging to an internationally recognized organization.
  • Networking Platforms that link you to other like minded business people
  • Platforms and opportunities for you to market your business, product or service
  • Business linkages and exposure to business opportunities
  • Access to relevant information that impacts your business
  • 15% Off Advertising to Chamber Members only with The Northcoast Courier
  • 15% Off Advertising to Chamber Members only with Famous Publishing in your choice of The Ridge, The Crest and Business in Durban.
  • Free Membership to the National Small Business Chamber
  • 2 Free Hours of Chamber Boardroom Venue Hire



 There are two membership options which are dependant on the nature of your organisation.

1. Business Memberships
This is applicable to any business enterprises with one or more employees and where the enterprise trades or pursues business within the iLembe district and its surrounding area.

2. Network Membership
This is applicable to any public benefit, non-profit, non-government or education group.