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.
  • Jan van der Westshuizen (Chair)
  • Dries van Rooyen (Vice)
  • Pierre Gouws (Treasurer)
  • Beverly Pothier
  • Alan Bell
  • Richard Thorpe
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The Chamber occasionally brings out statements out on pertinent issues happening in Greater Knysna, affecting businesses in the private sector.  Click here to for an overview of these statements.

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