Welcome to Wesvaal Chamber of Business, a unique Regional business organization. WCOB is – and has been throughout its long existence – a steadfast rallying point for those who believe, like our founders, that strengthening commercial ties among businesses is not only good for business but good for global living standards and good for peace.
To that end, WCOB provides a forum for businesses and other organizations to examine and better comprehend the nature and significance of the major shifts taking place in the world economy. We also offer an influential and respected channel for supplying business leadership to help governments manage those shifts in a collaborative manner for the benefit of the City’s Economy.
While policy advocacy is a major part of WCOB work, everything else we do is also devoted to promoting regional trade and investment. Indeed, much of our work is of a very practical nature, focussed on making it easier for business to operate within the City of Matlosana.
Drawing on the expertise and experience of its multi-cultural, multi sectorial membership, WCOB has also over time developed a large array of voluntary rules, guidelines, and codes – - sometimes referred to as ‘trade tools’ –- which facilitate cross-border transactions and help spread best practice among companies that are chamber members.
WCOB strives to ensure that the emerging new world, with new poles of power and leadership, stays faithful to the precept that business and trade and investment and the market economy system are key factors in raising and spreading wealth.
We remain convinced that the core values that led to the creation of WCOB over 118 years ago are as relevant today as they were then. Those values will continue to provide a compass for our efforts on behalf of business to help shape the new world that is emerging.