The Minara Chamber of Commerce is a formally constituted organisation formed in May 2000, through an initiative by the Muslim community to create unity between Muslim businesses. Over the past eleven years the Chamber has grown tremendously and now serves as a platform to represent and assist South African businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals.
The Chamber"s activities and objectives are founded on the need to provide a formal voice and guiding vision for Muslim Business. The constitution and workings are based on an adherence to an Islamic Code of Conduct and Ethics as contained in the Holy Quran.
The name Minara was chosen for the Chamber as it aptly reflects the vision and the objectives of the organisation. A "Minara" is a tall tower built on a solid base from where announcements are made. It can be seen from a distance and is a beacon. The Chamber is built on this definition, with solid structures towering from education, ethical conduct, knowledge and the experience of the community. These are built on the solid base of Islamic principles and code of conduct, thus making information, opportunities and linkages, a beacon towards which the community gathers and benefits.
The Minara Chamber of Commerce strives for a high degree of professionalism and an ethos of credibility, dedication, passion and vision. The Chamber has received official recognition from the South African government and trade organisations and has established formal relationships with other Chambers of Commerce.
Membership is open to business owners, professionals, entrepreneurs, organisations and students. There is no discrimination on the basis of race, colour, sex, creed, language or cultural caste. Membership extends across South Africa and in time will grow into the rest of Africa.
The Chamber provides services and skills to benefit members, allowing them to soar above others. Minara Chamber of Commerce will use its collective resources to uplift the economic standing of the community and become a beacon of guiding light to its fellow citizens.
In its aim to provides support to its members to establish new business networks and opportunities by exposing its members to local and international trade delegations and government officials, Minara Chamber hosted the newly elected KZN Provincial Government to a congratulations Dinner post the 2014 elections with Guest of Honor , Premier of Kwa Zulu Natal Mr Senzo Mchunu. This is amongst many other events hosted by the chamber to encourage South Africans to vote during the year of elections including a 20 year Democracy Dinner with Guest Speaker Minister Yunus Carrim.
Not forgetting our corporate social responsibility the chamber will be assisting to raise funds for the KZN Children Hospital project by facilitating a fun walk.
Minara Chamber of Commerce and Child Welfare Durban and District Fundraising Golf day 2017
Support Child Welfare Durban and District to fund their supporting projects to many children of Ethekwini!
Great Business Networking opportunities!
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