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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 will host its Annual Business Recognition Awards in Durban this year after a successful event in Gauteng in 2017 the Chamber President Solly Suleman is all geared up to raise the bars at this year event and anticipates an influx of high profiled and deserving nominations.


Minara was founded in KwaZulu-Natal in 2000 to focus on uplifting and promoting individual, family-owned and independent Muslim businesses with a vision and mission to bring them from the margins into the frontline of the mainstream economy and create interfaith Business transactions. It later started the businesswomen’s chapter and promotes black economic empowerment skills transfer workshops and youth development.


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 forms and criteria for each category can be downloaded from our website or requested 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.



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Tel: 0312081898 /031811 1898(Neotel)


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

Gauteng – Branch

Tel: 011656 0466


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