Welcoming the new president of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry Musa Makhunga, second from right, at the organisation’s 161st annual dinner last night were, from left, the chamber’s chief executive, Dumile Cele; Mac Mia, a former chamber president, who received the life membership award; the dinner’s guest speaker, Eric Tocknell - the founder of Wimpy Restaurants Group in the southern hemisphere; and The Mercury’s editor, Yogas Nair. The Mercury is one of the founding signatories of the chamber’s business codes of ethics, which was launched last night.Picture: Motshwari Mofokeng/ANA
Welcoming the new president of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry Musa Makhunga, second from right, at the organisation’s 161st annual dinner last night were, from left, the chamber’s chief executive, Dumile Cele; Mac Mia, a former chamber president, who received the life membership award; the dinner’s guest speaker, Eric Tocknell - the founder of Wimpy Restaurants Group in the southern hemisphere; and The Mercury’s editor, Yogas Nair. The Mercury is one of the founding signatories of the chamber’s business codes of ethics, which was launched last night.Picture: Motshwari Mofokeng/ANA
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Musa Makhunga: President of the Durban Chamber of Commerce


Musa Makhunga has been inaugurated as the new President of the Durban Chamber of Commerce. He is a businessman who has founded his own company of which he is the managing director:


  • HR Matters is the name of his company, a human resources leadership firm.

  • He first studied at the University of Zululand where he got his B Paed in Secondary Education and Learning. He later studied at the University of Durban Westville in the Management Development Programme.

  • He also studied in the Development Programme in Labour Relations through the UNISA School of Business Administration and the University of Stellenbosch Business School where he got his Hons. B B&A in Business Administration and Management.

  • Before he started his career in HR he was a teacher, who taught Business Economics, English and History.

  • He embarked on his career in business when he started as a training officer for Tongaat Hulett between 1989 and 1991.

  • Afterwards he moved on to become a HR Practitioner and HR Officer at Zululand Anthracite Colliery and Richards Bay Minerals.

  • In 1998 he became the HR Manager for Woolworths and then in 2004 he took the position of HR Manager Stanbic Bank.

  • He joined Ithala Development Corporation Limited as Executive: Corporate Services and was there between 2005 and 2006.

  • In 2006 he started HR Matters and was the Managing Director.

  • Before he became President of the Durban Chamber of Commerce he was a council member there.