Whereas SACCI’s focus is mainly on national and international issues at the macro level, constituent chambers serve their members at local and regional levels in an equally important way.
A chamber is established in a town or city for the following reasons :
- to assess and evaluate the needs of the local business community
- to monitor development at the local level
- to mobilise business opinion on local issues
- to exert a positive influence on the environment in which business operates
- to promote and encourage the pursuit of a high standard of business ethics
- to disseminate information that is useful to the business fraternity
- to create opportunities for improving business skills
- to extend business contacts locally and nationally, and to allow individual business-people to share in the national business decision-making process
- to uphold the market economy and private enterprise system
- to be “The Voice of Business” – a binding force combining the skills and influences of men and women engaged in business in one form or another.