C40 New Buildings Programme in South Africa

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The vision of C40’s New Building Programme (NBP) in eThekwini is to incentivise energy efficiency and renewable energy for all new developments / buildings by 2020, in light of the more stringent updates to SANS 10400 XA, with the vision of creating  buildings resilient to extreme weather events and reducing greenhouse gases.

Minara Business Awards nomination date extended

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Attention: Editors, News Editors

MINARA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 2018 Business Recognition Awards and Gala Dinner

Venue: NMJ Centre, Durban

Date: Friday, 2nd November 2018

Time: 6.30pm for 6.45pm







The Minara Chamber of Commerce is pleased to inform you that the date for nomination submissions has been extended to the 15th August 2018.


Solly Suleman mentions that this has been done due to several holidays over the nomination period and with many away and on business several request to submit information has been heeded to and we have therefore extended the nomination date to Mid-August. He further stated that the response of nominations has been overwhelming and the adjudication panel will have a great task ahead of them.



In less than two decades since a pioneering group of captains of industry and business visionaries from the small to medium-sized commercial and professional sectors came together and contemplated launching a progressive organisation, Minara is gradually achieving its vision of galvanising and unifying independent businesses. We are realising our mission to become a tour de force within the melting pot of the country’s dynamic mixed economy.’’


At the upcoming awards ceremony, some of South Africa’s leading personalities will grace the podium with their collective knowledge, economy on business, wisdom, tips and charisma.


Minara Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the call for Nominations in the six Categories:

  • Business of the Year
  • Businessperson of the Year
  • Businesswoman of the Year
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Professional Achiever of the Year
  • Community Builder of the Year


Nomination can be completed online or alternatively you may download the forms and criteria for each category from our website www.minara.org.za or request from our offices by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




For further information on Nominations and Sponsorship opportunities contact Minara Chamber of Commerce on 031-2081898 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Roundtable discussion on National Health Insurance

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Dear News Editor


The Minara Chamber of Commerce in Partnership with Ahmed Al Kadi Private Hospital invites you to partake in an open discussion on the National Health Insurance that will be implemented in South Africa. How does this effect citizens already paying for Medical Aid Schemes and Non-medical Aid South Africans.



Our dynamic panel of Guests include :


Dr Anuschka Coovadia

Head of Healthcare for Africa

Member of the Global KPMG Centre for Universal Health Coverage



Dr Anban Pillay

Deputy Director General For Health Regulation And Compliance

South African Department Of Health


Dr Tebogo Phaleng

Chief Strategy Officer

Discovery Health


The panel will address their professional  opinions of the NHI from different perspectives and will then open discussion with guests.


We are inviting all Professionals, Medical Health Professionals, Businesspersons and the Public on this important matter that will impact all South Africans.  

Seats are limited, kindly RSVP by 10th August 2018 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 031 2081898




Durban - Head office

Tel: 0312081898 /031811 1898(Neotel)

Email: kzn@minara.org.za

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

Gauteng – Branch

Tel: 011656 0466

Email: gtn@minara.org.za

Address: 6 Western Service Road, Wendywood, Sandton

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