About MBTF

The Magalies Business and Tourism Forum (MBTF) is a politically neutral, non-profit organization.

Magalies Business and Tourism Forum believe that, together, we can make a difference and build a strong business sector in our area, which includes Magaliesburg, Hekpoort, Skeerpoort, Tarlton, Vlakdrif, Syferbult, Maanhaarrand, and the direct surroundings.

We embrace our business and local community in the following ways and the main benefits which you will receive when joining the MBTF are:

  • The MBTF Exec – 12 dedicated MBTF Executive members, each with different skill sets and who are available to discuss your needs and suggestions.
  • Dedicated MBTF secretary to assist with communication, advertising, your social media needs and suggestions to get your name out there.
  • Communication – what’s HOT, what’s happening, what to prepare for and what to look out for.
  • MBTF has very active Social Media Pages

- (PLEASE LIKE US to get updates).

  • Various Whatsapp platforms
  • News Flashes and Newsletters
  • Websites –
  • Input and action on local governance and statutory matters with open communication with Mogale City, Gautrans and other official organisations to assist in keeping our town clean, safe and beautifying of the area, Also, addressing matters of public safety, Fire and Safety and various Security companies as well as public services provisioning. Membership also provides individuals with a forum from which to engage with local government and large corporates on issues such as environmental impact assessments, town planning, economic development etc.
  • Networking opportunities include bi-monthly breakfasts where we exchange valuable business and information on what’s happening in our area.
  • Connecting and working together and exploring opportunities with other organizations such as local and national government and tourism role-players such as; the Magalies Biosphere; The National Small Business Initiative, Magalies Meander; Cradle Tourism association; Magalies Development Initiative; Magalies Child Welfare; Happy Yappers animal sanctuary, and other local charities; Disaster management; the police and local sector and Community Policing Forum; Rustenburg, the West Rand and Harties tourism associations; and the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, to name but a few. These affiliations give you access to all the benefits and opportunities offered by all these organisations.
  • Annual Magalies Rocks the Cradle weekend festival is now in its 5th year and is organised by the MBTF Exec Committee to offer local businesses the chance to showcase what they have on offer. It also creates awareness of our area as a destination of choice, which, in itself, has had a much bigger impact than merely the immediate business which is created over that specific weekend. It is affordable and we encourage everyone to participate.
  • Annual Golf day in June/July to showcase and create awareness for the Magalies Rocks the Cradle weekend festival and also, to generate funding for this event.
  • Business Expo in June to showcase the businesses in the Magalies area.
  • Creating greater awareness of our area and exploring opportunities through the media – may it be social media, printed media, television and radio. (this has been very successful to date, through FIESTA, MOOILOOP and other TV programs, as well as previous radio awareness campaigns with HOT91.9 FM.)
  • 12 strategically placed You are HERE Billboards which are updated yearly to create awareness and provide visitors with an easy overview of what is on offer in our area. These information boards give our members an affordable advertising opportunity ( from R15/billboard/month).
  • Printed Map and brochure – annually updated, we distribute more than 50,000 of these folded brochures at different venues in and around Magalies. It gives all members the opportunity to list your business at no additional cost and also provides some advertising opportunities. These publications have proved to be very popular and effective.
  • Magalies Tourism Portal – free listing for all MBTF members on this fabulous website which focuses on tourism and offers online booking opportunities. It also links enquiries straight to your own website. Online visibility about what we have on offer is very important and this offers exactly that, even to the smallest of businesses. https://magaliestourism.com/
  • Magalies Cares – connecting with our local charities and schools - giving them a platform from which to communicate with businesses and residents from the area. We currently have about seventeen honorary members.
We are a self-funded organisation with 121 members currently. Apart from membership fees and the occasional donation towards a specific project, we receive no external funding. The MBTF Exec Members do not receive any remuneration and they all give their time and energy towards Magalies on a pro bono basis because of their passion for promoting our beautiful area. We work according to the tenets of a solid and thorough constitution, annually audited financial statements, as well as an annual AGM for our members.

We would like to invite you to get involved, and so, make a difference. Let us work together to promote our area to become a destination of choice and attract both visitors and potential inhabitants.
Show your support and reap the benefits – join us as a business or and individuals that share our goals  - Join MBTF
We work to interconnect the diverse opportunities offered by the many diverse entities in our area.
WE NEED YOU and WE LOVE MAGALIES!

 


Membership of the Magalies Business Forum is open to any person, company, close corporation or association engaged in commerce in the area.

Multiple Business Membership:

  • Register more than 2 local businesses and pay only R750 for the 3rd and subsequent businesses with full benefits
Honorary Membership Exempt from fee
Private Membership R590.00/year
Micro Business Membership (five and less employees) R750.00/year
Local Business membership (more than 5 employees) R1,820.00/year
Corporate Membership R3,640.00/year
Affiliate Membership (less than 20 members) R5000.00/year
Affiliate Membership (more than 20 members) R7500.00/year
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