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2015-02-20

Women in Business Conference and Recognition Awards
The conference was conceptualised as a tool to celebrate, motivate, educate and empower women in business. Taking our queue from the African Union's Agenda 2063, the objective of this conference is to chart a course which will contribute to the realisation of women's economic empowerment in this region for the next 50 years. Read More

JellyFish Catering Great Food = Great Times 

Durban based catering company that offers the perfect blend of delicious food, locally sourced seasonal ingredients, creative ideas and professional staff.
JellyFish caters for Corporate events on a day to day basis at Workshops, Training Days, Board Meetings, VIP Client Events, Year End Parties and Cocktail Events. We cater at major Sporting Events like Top Gear and the Durban July. We also cater to high end personal events like Weddings and Significant Birthday Parties.
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For more information, please contact
T: 
031 564 8034 | E: info@jellyfishcatering.co.za 
W: 
www.jellyfishcatering.co.za 

 
 
 
Swiss National Bank will cut interest rate to minus 0.25%
Switzerland's National Bank (SNB) will bring in a negative interest rate cutting the value of large sums of money left on deposit in the country. The Bank is imposing a rate of minus 0.25% on "sight deposits" - a form of instant access account - of more than 10m Swiss francs ($9.77m, £6.2m).
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SNB Abandons Key Policy Tool as Jordan Goes for Shock Factor
The Swiss National Bank unexpectedly scrapped its three-year policy of capping the Swiss franc against the euro in a U-turn that may change the perception of a century-old institution known for reliability. In a surprise statement that sent shockwaves through equities and currency markets, the central bank ended its cap of 1.20 franc per euro and reduced the interest rate on sight deposits, deepening a cut announced less than a month ago. Read more
   
  With the compliments of KZN Provincial Treasury,
Download  KZN GDP Estimates
   
  Saudi Arabia in oil-price war with Iran, Russia
WASHINGTON - Saudi Arabia is extending its own international jihad not only through its export of Wahhabism, an extreme form of Sunni Islam. The Islamic kingdom is now going after Russia, a main backer of the kingdom's sectarian opponent, Shiite Iran, by targeting its oil production clout to adversely impact the Russian economy. Read more
   
  America's Going to Lose the Oil Price War
The financial debacle that has befallen Russia as the price of Brent crude dropped 50 percent in the last four months has overshadowed the one that potentially awaits the U.S. shale industry in 2015. It's time to heed it, because Saudi Arabia and other major Middle Eastern oil producers are unlikely to blink and cut output, and the price is now approaching a level where U.S. production will begin shutting down. Read more
     
  On A Collision Course: U.S., South Africa And Chickens
Sussex County in the U.S. state of Delaware is the country's biggest producer of meat chicken, and the future of this business is largely dependent on overseas markets, especially for the dark meat that is less in favor in the U.S. than abroad, the NYTimes reports. Read More
   
 
   
We are recruiting for a Manager: Finance and Administration
Body: The Chamber wishes to find a suitable person to fill the position of Manager: Finance and Administration.   Our finances stem mainly from member subscriptions, certificates of origin and events and require careful management and the injection of entrepreneurial ideas to improve our revenues.  The highest costs are related to employment and rent.
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Chamber Welcomes New President
Incoming  President: Zeph Ndlovu
Incoming Deputy President: Mike Jackson
Incoming Vice President (Finance): Muhammad Seedat
Incoming Vice President: Vani Moodley
Incoming Vice President: Claudette Sigamoney
 
   
Launching Durban Routes and Durban Style, a lifestyle magazine that profiles Durban as the exceptional tourism city that it is!
The launch issue, which will be printed in time for Indaba 2015, is aimed primarily at the leisure and business tourist - but with huge appeal to local readers seeking fun attractions, entertainment and special deals! Enjoy a captive audience and advertise directly to experience seekers (both tourists and locals) looking for hotels, restaurants, events and a host of entertainment options. All major establishments will be listed in this high quality magazine, which will be printed biannually (min. 50 000 copies per issue) and strategically distributed. A digital version of each issue can also be browsed online. Read more
 
   
TPT Durban Portfolio changes
Further to recent executive portfolio changes, we at TPT have decided to review and to effect changes to the current structure at the Durban Terminals. This is in line with our objectives of growing the business, in line with the MDS objectives whilst also addressing the development of TPT management and staff. As a result of this review, TPT management is pleased to make the following announcement which comes into effect on 16 February 2015
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Nominate your top young South Africans for 2015 - M&G 200 Young
Every year, the Mail & Guardian scours the country to find noteworthy and newsworthy young South Africans to profile in its annual 200 Young South Africans publication. In its 10th year, the list has become the country's most celebrated hallmark of the up-and-coming generation, a who's who of young people at the top of their field in 10 categories. Entries close today, 19 February at midnightRead more
 
   
The Future of Collective Bargaining" by Ian Delport, IR Manager, Defy and Chairperson KZNEIA
Ian Delport, IR Manager of Defy and the Chairperson of the KZNEIA (a SEIFSA affiliate) gave an extremely interesting presentation entitled, "The Future of Collective Bargaining". The presentation outlined the Industrial Relations landscape and provided insight into labour, political and socio-economic issues impacting on collective bargaining, for example NUMSA's split from COSATU, DoL's permission to NUMSA to widen its scope, NUMSA's possible launch of a political party and the probability of a new labour federation etc.

For enquiries on HR matters contact: Diana Boast | 031 335 1000
   
Call for HR related topics
Enterprise Development always strive to assist Small businesses to breach the gap between them and big corporates. It is understood that the HR procedures used by Large business are the same as the ones to be used by Small businesses (Labour Relations Act applies to everyone who runs a business). It is for this reason the Chamber has identified the needs to come up with HR Related Workshops which will run through out the year.
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You can drop your suggestions to Dumile Khubone or call 031 335 1040.
 
   
 
JellyFish Catering Great Food = Great Times 
Durban based catering company that offers the perfect blend of delicious food, locally sourced seasonal ingredients, creative ideas and professional staff.

JellyFish caters for Corporate events on a day to day basis at Workshops, Training Days, Board Meetings, VIP Client Events, Year End Parties and Cocktail Events. We cater at major Sporting Events like Top Gear and the Durban July. We also cater to high end personal events like Weddings and Significant Birthday Parties.
Read More
For more information, please contact
T: 
031 564 8034 | E: info@jellyfishcatering.co.za 
W: 
www.jellyfishcatering.co.za 
             
   
05-03-15: Women in Business Conference and Recognition Awards
The conference was conceptualised as a tool to celebrate, motivate, educate and empower women in business. Taking our queue from the African Union's Agenda 2063, the objective of this conference is to chart a course which will contribute to the realisation of women's economic empowerment in this region for the next 50 years. Read More
   
24-02-15: Talk on International Tourism Trends
The Durban Chamber and Africa!Ignite take pleasure in inviting you to a talk on market trends in international tourism, by Dutch tourism specialist Han Verheiden. Mr Verheijden has been brought to South Africa by PUM Netherlands Senior Experts programme. 





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