She says business needs to interact "more vigorously" with the government and make it more and more aware of the impact that legislation can have on the economy.
"We talk to them regularly but have not yet reached the stage where they take what we are saying on board straight away. It's a long, slow process, like chipping away at a block of granite. On the whole it seems government is not taking on board recommendations that are being made," she says.
Drodskie says the chamber told the government it needs to do an impact assessment on every piece of legislation that is proposed.
There was "a comprehensive attachment" to the Labour Relations Amendment Bill when it was introduced which gave "a very, very good impact assessment and indication of what the downside would be".
"Unfortunately, that was ignored."
As per Peggy Drodskie acting head of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
This sentiment runs through every interaction with the government (if we can call it that). Ask all those large companies both small and large who submitted comments to the DTI on the new codes, they will say that same thing, "Unfortunately, that was ignored."