Eastern Gauteng Chamber of Commerce

7th oldest chamber

The Eastern Gauteng Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EGCCI) will celebrate its 100th AGM on March 16.

It has a proud history of offering its members – large and small – myriad services to make running a business in our town hassle-free.

Its main purpose is to act as the voice of its members.

What does the chamber do?

  • It provides:
  • Host services;
  • Business networking opportunities;
  • Hosts forums for loggying, service delivery and knowledge transfer; and
  • Works tirelessly to make Eastern Gauteng a prefferred location for commerce and industry.

Services provided by the chamber:

  • Issuing of certificates of origin;
  • Certification of documents for FICA purposes;
  • Discovery Medical Aid for small businesses;
  • Publication of a business directory;
  • Letters of introduction for trading;
  • Helping to establish your business in East Gauteng; and
  • SACCI reports on the economy and legislation that may affect your business.

EGCCI highlights include:

  • The Springs Chamber of Commerce (SCC) was established in 1917 and is the seventh oldest chamber in the country.
  • G Sizer was the first elected president and held office until 1923.
  • 47 dedicated individuals have held office, drawn for senior management within Springs’ commercial and industrial sectors.
  • In 1950, the SCC was the first in the country to welcome and incorporate the growing number of local industrial companies.
  • During his tenure in the ’60s, Lu Sher was elected president of the Association of Commerce, now the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  • In 1987 the Springs Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) became the second city in the country to establish a business watch.
  • 2009 saw the SCCI expand its geographical boundaries to incorporate Brakpan and Nigel and was renamed EGCCI.