Home Business Help Desk

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Press Release : Launch of the Minara Home Business Support Desk


During the Covid-19 pandemic and Lockdown restrictions many home business have lost their only living daily income to survive as many are women owned and are the only breadwinners for their families. Home Industries include products from and not limited to food, clothing, beauty care, hygiene are being promoted on a daily basis to earn an income.


The Minara Chamber of Commerce continues to maintain its objective to support businesses and empowering our community, and as a vehicle to steer, empower and educate smme’s we have a created this help desk to specifically assist home businesses that have been greatly impacted during this lockdown with restrictions on businesses and more importantly as South Africans tighten their budgets on expenses.


Small home Businesses through this programme will be mentored, educated and advised through our network of business leaders and partner organisations on additional support that can be accessed.

For further information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Business Survey Impact of Covid19

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Dear Business Owners 


The Minara Chamber of Commerce, as a member of the KwaZulu Natal Business Chambers Council (KBCC), is collaborating with the KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs and UKZN's Graduate School of Business & Leadership, in conducting an assessment of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the resulting restrictions on economic activity, on businesses in KZN.



Your participation in the survey is important and valuable, please shape the design of interventions by completing the survey.


To complete the survey, please click on the link below.



Thank you in advance for your participation. 




Solly Suleman

President: Minara Chamber of Commerce


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Press Release

Date: Tuesday, 19 May 2020




The Pre Covid19 economic landscape was a straightened one not only nationally but globally. COVID19 has severely and destructively exacerbated the situation to a virtual crisis point.


As a Chamber we have been at the coalface of witnessing the extent of the crisis and unfortunately given the prognosis is still an unpredictable we foresee worse to follow. The damage to the business sector and been widespread at all levels of business; however it is the SMME sector that will unfortunately suffer the brunt of the effects. This is a critical sector not only for job retention but also as a propeller of economic activity.


Durban - Head office

Tel: +2731 2081898

Email: kzn@minara.org.za

Address: 32 West Riding Row, GMH Centre, Office: 4, Sherwood

Gauteng – Branch

Email: gtn@minara.org.za

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