About Us

The Knysna Tourism NPC was reconstituted into the Greater Knysna Business Chamber at a special general meeting on the 26th September 2019. GKBC is an independent, non-political, membership based, non-profit company (NPC) dedicated to promoting a business-friendly environment. GKBC serves to represent all businesses in the Greater Knysna area, including those in formal, informal and rural areas.

Key objectives for the chamber:
  • To formally represent Greater Knysna business interests in facilitating the growth of the local economy.
  • To unite Greater Knysna businesses to speak with one voice.
  • To provide a platform for business engagement with all local, regional, provincial and national government entities.
  • To formally represent business engagement with Knysna Council and Municipality and to hold them accountable.
  • To engage and represent business with other Chambers, business and investment initiatives and delegations.
  • To upskill business owners through various initiatives.

Pierre Gouws (Chair)
Richard Sohn (Vice)
Andries Fourie (Treasurer)
Evelyn Pepler
Elmay Bouwer
Mark Sofianos
Chris Schutte
Hermann Kapp
Martin Hansson
Clifford Elion
Megan Taplin
Ypie Kingma (Office Administrator)
Southern Right Financial Solutions (Legal Secretary)




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