Our History

Middelburg is an extensive farming and industrial town in the South African province of Mpumalanga. The British Army occupied Middelburg on 27 July 1900 and left at the end of the Anglo Boer War after 1903. At that time the businesses that survived the occupation formed the Middelburg Chamber of Commerce in 1903. MCCI has had many exciting projects that have impacted our town’s economy, such as offering businesses Medical Aid for the smaller businesses’ staff members from 1957 and the establishment of the English High School, Steelcrest in the 1980s. In 1998 MCCI opened the Information Centre that offered tourism and business information. These successes inspired every generation to support and create a prosperous community. Current economic data is available in our 2018/19 Business Guide.


1903 exco

J. Cambell, H. Laver, J.W. Henwood, H.O. Eksteen, J Rabie, JB Hill (Secretary),
G.L. Langridge, J.S. Williams, S. Shimeld, A.J. Burrows

Who we are and what does Middelburg Chamber stand for?

From the beginning, the local businessmen formed the association for the protection and advancement of business in Middelburg. From this small beginning of a handful of members, the Chamber mushroomed to a business association, respected by its sister chambers throughout the country.

The original aim of being a watchdog for business remains relevant, by holding the local government bodies accountable for the environment in which the various industries operate and by acting as an advisory institution for local people in business.

Our Message

"As the leading Middelburg business organisation, we strive to unite the majority of business to beneficially influence our environment by encouraging members to active commitment, innovation and professional service for the protection and advancement of business in Middelburg.”

Our Vision

Working towards a prosperous community.

MCCI focus on development and organisation of commercial and trade in the local Steve Tshwete Municipal area. We also support and create opportunities for sustainable development.

Our Cause

Make Middelburg a Smart City

As our physical and digital worlds become intertwined, The Chamber is supporting Middelburg to use these connections to realise their advantages.
Digitalization will enable Middelburg to recognise opportunities and face challenges with ease.
What Middelburg has in common with major cities is their effort to use digital transformation as an opportunity for lasting positive change. And with international companies located her, this is a sure way for business to embrace the Smart City concept.
Making Middelburg a Hub for Commerce, Industry and Tourism by working with Local Businesses and Residents.


MCCI is an autonomous not for profit institution. It enjoys its legal entity to represent the various products and services activities of our members. Our tasks and duties are to give the best services to member firms and companies. We issue membership certificates to members that are in good standing, and we communicate regularly with our members to inform them of MCCI’s fixed and occasional functions, events or related activities.


We aim to be a Centre of Excellence by the delivery of outstanding services, and in the pursuit of our targets. Therefore quality benchmarks must be achieved, and MCCI continually strives to ensure that its performance matches the high expectations of its members and the public.

South African Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Chamber of the year award – 2010/11


World Chamber Forum Finalist

Youth Development Programme - 2013