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The KwaZulu-Natal Top Business Portfolio website is a portal to KwaZulu-Natal, its top businesses, organizations, municipalities and government departments. The website includes a profile of the Province, an insight into successful governance and the economy, highlights current investment possibilities in the province and provides regular news updates. KwaZulu-Natal offers you great opportunities for growth, expansion, trade and investment.

 

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THE KZN TOP BRANDS 2018

Monday 25th June 2018

THE KZN TOP BRANDS Many well-known brandshave been grownfrom ... view more

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2018

Friday 22nd June 2018

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2018 Media Release 22 June 2... view more

KZN's Leading Brand 2018- final week of voting

Monday 11th June 2018

We have a new leader going in the final week of voting and its closer than ever ... view more

KZN's Top Brand 2018 - 17 days to go to the big announcement.

Monday 4th June 2018

Once again there has been massive movements in the polls this week. Votes ... view more

KZN's Top Brand 2018

Sunday 27th May 2018

KZN's Top Brand 2018 - 20 days to go to the big announcement. ... view more

KZN's Top Brand 2018 - 31 days to go to the big announcement.

Sunday 20th May 2018

Current top 40 brands in KZN are: view more

KZN's Top Brand 2018 - 38 day to go to the big announcement.

Monday 14th May 2018

Current top 40 brands in KZN are: The voting continues on... view more

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2018

Friday 11th May 2018

Standard Bank has announced its sponsorship of the KwaZulu-Natal Top Business Aw... view more

KZN's Top Brand 2018 - 44 day to go to the big announcement.

Sunday 6th May 2018

Current top 40 brands in KZN are: view more

KZN Top Business - Celebrating 20 Years of Promoting KwaZulu-Natal's Successes

Wednesday 17th January 2018

Celebrating 20 Years of Promoting KwaZulu-Natal's Successes The p... view more

KZN Leaders

Paul Saad - Know your own mind and you must not let others easily influence your decisions

Monday 26th March 2018

PAUL SAAD, FutureLife's CEO said, "I am humbled that FutureLife is now recognise... view more

Carol Coetzee - I have always being willing to charter the unknown and take on new challenges

Sunday 25th March 2018

Carol Coetzee, (CEO of the KZN Film Commiss... view more

Bryan Baylis - I have always had a philosophy of imparting knowledge

Sunday 25th March 2018

BRYAN BAYLIS, has had a long and satisfying professional career in the financial... view more

Abdool Kader (Baboo) Essa - I have learnt not be disappointed if at first decisions do not go your way and to always be hopeful

Sunday 25th March 2018

ABDOOL KADER (BABOO) ESSA joined his father, Haroon Essa, at Frimax Foods, strai... view more

Dominic Collett - My main strength comes from the support of the mentors and teams that I have worked together with over the years

Sunday 25th March 2018

DOMINIC COLLETT is a professional engineer whose career has been driven by the d... view more

Arnold Vermaak - I try to live a life of significance by adding value to others and having an open mind

Sunday 25th March 2018

ARNOLD VERMAAK, the chairman of Durban based Constantia Afripack lives by the Ma... view more

Anant Singh - I have built great and lasting business relationships because of friendships

Sunday 25th March 2018

ANANT SINGH, CEO and chairman of the Videovision Entertainment Group, and South ... view more

AKASH SINGH's success has been driven by 'thinking big" and then having the determination to succeed

Sunday 25th March 2018

AKASH SINGH's success has been driven by 'thinking big" and then having the dete... view more

Michael Jackson - You should make a place work, if it is an environment that works

Saturday 24th March 2018

MICHAEL JACKSON's strong adherence to the core values of integrity and client se... view more

Markets

Fin24.com | US stocks bounce as Turkish currency rises

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Wall Street stocks have gained early as a bounce in the embattled Turkish currency tempered worries about emerging economies. view more

Fin24.com | Turkish lira, equities enjoy modest recovery

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Turkey's lira has recovered somewhat, while equities also rebounded from the previous day's turmoil thanks to upwardly-revised eurozone growth data. view more

Fin24.com | Rand firms by 2.5% against the dollar in early trade

Tuesday 14th August 2018

The rand, which reached its lowest level in two years on Monday to trade at R15.41/$, was on Tuesday morning again near the R14/$ mark. view more

Fin24.com | European equities advance at open

Tuesday 14th August 2018

European stocks have risen in cautious opening deals, aided partly by rebounding German economic growth, as fears remain over Turkey's currency crisis. view more

Fin24.com | Turkish lira struggles in Asia but equities see some stability

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Turkey's lira has remained under pressure in Asian trade but markets in the region enjoyed a little more stability after the previous day's turmoil. view more

KwaZulu-Natal Economic News By: Clive Coetzee

KZN GOS Model

Wednesday 26th April 2017

KZN GDP Model

Wednesday 26th April 2017

KZN Comp Model

Wednesday 26th April 2017

KZN Provincial Treasury - Economic Forecast South Africa June 2016

Monday 20th June 2016

Drought and electricity constraints slowed economic growth in 2015, and tighter&... view more

KZN Provincial Treasury - THE KWAZULUNATAL ECONOMY - A LEADS AND LAGS May 2016

Wednesday 15th June 2016

Leads and lags analysis for the 1st quarter 2016. Click b... view more

KZN Provincial Treasury - Provincial Labour Market May 2016

Wednesday 15th June 2016

THE KWAZULU NATAL LABOUR MARKET - APERFORMANCE AND TREND ANALYSI... view more

KZN Treasury - Business Survey

Thursday 26th May 2016

Soft Craft Research has been contracted by the KZN Treasury to conduct the KZN B... view more


 

KZN Business Sense

Success Breeds Success

Friday 13th July 2018

The winners of the Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2018 were annou... view more

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Leaders Award - Imtiaz Sooliman the founder, director and chairman of Gift of the Givers

Friday 13th July 2018

The Standard Bank KZN Top Business Leader's award is an honorary award given t... view more

Tourism Award - The Winner Is Fairmont Zimbali Resort

Friday 13th July 2018

The Winner is Fairmont Zimbali Resort Fairmont Zimbali Resort pro... view more

Partnership Award - eThekwini and Invest Durban

Friday 13th July 2018

The Partnership award is given to a project which ref lects the importance of ef... view more

The KZN Top Brands As Voted For By The People of KZN - uShaka Marine World

Friday 13th July 2018

Many well-known brands have been grown from within KZN and have made an indelibl... view more

Manufacturing - The Winner is aQuellé

Friday 13th July 2018

The Winner is aQuellé. Arnold Stegen MD of Aquellé said, "Thi... view more

Trade Sector Award - The Winner Is Hirschs

Friday 13th July 2018

The 2018 winner is ...Hirsch's Hirsch's has built a solid rep... view more

Financial Services - The Winner Is FMI

Friday 13th July 2018

The winner is FMI "I'm thrilled that we have been recognised ... view more

Business Services - The Winner Is Blue Security

Friday 13th July 2018

The winner is Blue Security Blue Security managing director Henk ... view more

Utilities Sector - The Winner Is SLG

Friday 13th July 2018

The Winner is SLG (Pty) Ltd SLG Group CEO Mthoko Mbatha said, "... view more

Zululand Chamber news

ZCCI President Judith Nzimande elected Chairperson of the KwaZulu-Natal Business Chambers Council.

Wednesday 8th August 2018

Judith Nzimande, the current ZCCI President was elected as the first female boss for KwaZulu-Natal Business Chambers Council yesterday. MEC of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala congratulated the new chairperson on her new appointment. view more

Visit by Deputy Governor Mminele to the Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Tuesday 7th August 2018

Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry members hosted the Deputy Governor of the South Africa Reserve Bank, Daniel Mminele on 01 August 2018 in Richards Bay. Daniel Mminele has been Deputy Governor of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) since July 2009. He oversees Financial Markets, International Economic Relations and Policy, Legal Services as well view more

Click through to Transnet TPT’s list of open tenders

Friday 20th July 2018

As per the agreement reach on Thursday, 7 June 2018, the link to TPT’s website will be displayed on the ZCCI’s web page, for ease of access to RFQs. Click here: https://www.transnetportterminals.net/pages/default.aspx view more

SMME Seminar and Exhibition 2018

Thursday 5th July 2018

The ZCCI SMME Seminar and Exhibition 2018 will be held in August at the King Fisher Hall at the ZCBF. The Minister of Small Business Development, Minister Lindiwe Zulu has been invited to deliver the opening address. view more

President Cyril Ramaphosa will host the President of the Republic of Ghana.

Thursday 5th July 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa will host the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on the occasion of his State Visit to South Africa this morning. This will be the first state visit that President Ramaphosa hosts since he became President of the Republic of South Africa. One of the view more

Olive Group Convention Centre

Friday 22nd June 2018

Mr  Sastri Ramiah of the Olive Convention Centre gave a presentation at the ZCCI’s Richards Bay Divisional Meeting on 26 April 2018. Have a look at the presentation here:   Olive Group   Mr Ken Daniel gave a presentation on “Market Next.” Have a look at his presentation here:   Expand 2 Africa PPT view more

Chamber Social Media Pages.

Tuesday 12th June 2018

Look us up on the Chamber Social media Pages: Facebook: @Zululandcci Twitter: @ZCCI1 LinkedIN:  Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry Like, follow and connect with the Chamber! view more

Eskom Statement

Tuesday 12th June 2018

Dear Member, Below statement is from Eskom for your information and reference. Eskom sympathises with its over 47 000 employees who have worked very hard to help keep the lights on during the past financial year. However, due to the difficult financial situation that the company currently faces, Eskom has decided to offer no salary view more

Transnet Engagement at ZCCI

Monday 11th June 2018

Mbali Mathenjwa of Transnet Port Terminal’s Corporate Affairs Division, met with about 80 ZCCI members and business owners on Thursday, 7 June 2018. She explained the Transnet Structure and Transnet Port Terminal (TPTs) good relationship with the ZCCI. Answering questions from the floor, Ms Mathenjwa said inter alia that problems regarding the procurement are not view more

Transnet Engagement Session – Fully booked

Wednesday 6th June 2018

Please note that all seats have been allocated for the Transnet Port Terminals engagement session tomorrow.   We look forward to seeing all the members that have booked .   view more

Durban Chamber news

Durban Chamber CEO challenges business leaders to donate R67 for Mandela Day

Wednesday 11th July 2018

The Durban Chamber of Commerc... view more

Durban Chamber appoints new CEO

Wednesday 11th July 2018

iLembe Chamber of Commerce news

KZN News

Fin24.com | Trump staff debates his possible N-word use in new Omarosa tape

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Top Trump campaign officials appear to discuss how to 'spin' the possible release of video featuring the then-candidate using a racial slur in the latest recording of an internal discussion released by former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman. view more

Fin24.com | Johannesburg is open for business, Herman Mashaba tells property investors

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba is staying true to his word more than a year after he announced grand plans for the City of Johannesburg. view more

Fin24.com | Gold Fields punished as miner forced back to the drawing board on South Deep

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Investors dumped Gold Fields stock as the miner is forced to come up with another plan to save its massive South Deep mine after years of losses and failed turnarounds. view more

Fin24.com | Top reads on Fin24: Nearly three-quarters of SA households 'financially unwell' and why Woolies' gluten-free bread is over R50 a loaf

Tuesday 14th August 2018

In case you missed it, here's a roundup of Tuesday's top economic and finance reads on Fin24. view more

Fin24.com | Makhosi Khoza: SA could become ungovernable

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Khoza, the executive director of local government strategy at the OUTA, says municipal mismanagement means rate-paying communities have started demanding to govern themselves, with damaging consequences. view more

JCCI Business News

JCCI Promoting International Trade

Friday 11th May 2018

The Chamber is a key player in promoting and facilitating international trade within Africa and internationally. As an impartial third party, we can negotiate contracts and secure funding for projects that... view more

Potential Impact Of New Links Into Africa

Friday 11th May 2018

The Belt and and Road Initiative is a road map to the future and a bridge to new opportunities for South African companies. The Belt and Road Initiative refers to the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century... view more

Thusang Mahlangu - Realising His Dreams

Friday 11th May 2018

Thusang Mahlangu achieved his vision of becoming CEO at 40 when he was appointed Africa CEO for Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) in 2017. Born and bred in Pimville Zone 7, Soweto, he joined the... view more

Executive Mayor, Herman Mashaba of the City of Johannesburg, delivered his State of the City Address

Friday 11th May 2018

RAISING INVESTOR AND BUSINESS CONFIDENCE Executive Mayor, Herman Mashaba of the City of Johannesburg, delivered his State of the City Address on the 2 May 2018. Since taking over the City of Johannesburg,... view more

JCCI and Fragomen - Inspections And Compliance Seminar

Friday 11th May 2018

JCCI and Fragomen recently hosted an immigration seminar on Inspections and Compliance, which was open to both members and non-members of the Chamber. The impetus for organising this seminar was the looming... view more

Deloitte- Act Now To Shape Your Future : Deloitte Urges Business Leaders

Friday 11th May 2018

THE FUTURE OF WORK: STRONG LEADERSHIP NEEDED The world of work has changed dramatically in recent years and is poised for even more drastic disruption over the next five to seven years as technology continues... view more

SLG:Beyond Gas Trading - A Leading B-BBEE Company

Thursday 10th May 2018

As a 100% black owned company initially established in KwaZuluNatal, SLG has a stellar 16-year record of supplying gas since 2002 to majority of the industrial customers within the KwaZuluNatal area and is now... view more

Residents Of Gauteng Metros Least Reliant On Grants

Thursday 10th May 2018

Households in Gauteng's three metropolitan areas rely less on social grants than those in the five metropolitan areas located in other provinces. This is according to the 2018 South Africa Survey, published... view more

JCCI Visit By Deputy Minister Mr Bulelani Magwanishe

Thursday 10th May 2018

On 13 April 2018 the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Bulelani Magwanishe, visited the JCCI Export Incubator with Zanele Mkhize - Chief Director - Trade Invest Africa and Vusi Skosana - Parliamentary... view more

A Launchpad For SME Exporters

Thursday 10th May 2018

The Global Business Accelerator / JCCI SME Export Incubator is a launchpad for SME exporters wanting to get their product or service into foreign markets. The Export Incubator provides participants... view more

Anja Pauls - Market Day At JCCI

Thursday 10th May 2018

Ms Anja Pauls, the representative for the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ), visited the Global Business Accelerator's market day on the 23 March 2018. Ms Anja Pauls is the BMZ... view more

Lerato Nonyane - Fresh And Thirst Quenching

Thursday 10th May 2018

Molly's Food Enterprise is a proudly 100% black owned company founded in 2013 by Johannesburg-born entrepreneur Lerato Nonyane. Nonyane's early career was in the hospitality industry. She worked as an... view more

William Haywood - Cost-Effective, Safe And Alternative Energy Solution

Thursday 10th May 2018

William Haywood is the owner and managing director of Liquifire Organic Fuel CC, which is a manufacturing company that produces and distributes organic fuel. Liquifire Organic Fuel CC is a 110% Black owned... view more

Theresa Moller - New Trainer For The Incubator

Thursday 10th May 2018

Theresa Moller, executive director, of Be-Direct Solutions is currently responsible for training the incubates participating in the JCCI SME Export Incubator. The three-year programme is aimed at developing... view more

Anne Serebolo Mogadingoane - Wines Of Distinction

Thursday 10th May 2018

Absolute Style Wines was founded by Anne Serebolo Mogadingoane in 2016. Mogadingoane has over 15 years of management experience in various government sectors of the economy. Her qualifications include a... view more

Godfrey Rajool - Quality Oil And Lubricants

Thursday 10th May 2018

Bestbuy Oil was founded by Godfrey Rajool in 2014. Through a rebellious spirit and a lofty objective; the company aims to offer branded oil and lubricants at affordable prices, while actively participating in... view more

Tamara Dini - Five Competition Law Pitfalls To Avoid In 2018

Thursday 10th May 2018

Tamara Dini, Partner, Bowmans' Competition Practice, South Africa Competition law is complex, and evolving and encapsulates much more than cartel conduct. With competition regulators becoming increasingly... view more

Dirk Meyer - Corobrik Steps On The Gas With Multi-Billion Rand Investment

Thursday 10th May 2018

Corobrik, South Africa's leading brick maker, has embarked on a multibillion rand investment roll out to grow its business and develop new markets over the next five to six years. Dirk Meyer, the chief... view more

Brett Franklin - Electronic Data And Litigation:Are You Ready?

Thursday 10th May 2018

Brett Franklin, Associate Director at Forensic KPMG, South Africa Large data volumes, distributed data sources and multiple stakeholders characterise typical business in today's digital world. Mobile and... view more

President Cyril Ramaphosa launched the Youth Employment Service (YES)

Thursday 10th May 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa launched the Youth Employment Service (YES) in March 2018, at the Riverside Incubation Hub in Fourways, Johannesburg. The YES initiative aims to see more than one million young South... view more

Tasia Brummer - Department Of Home Affairs To Enforce Legal Immigrant Employment

Thursday 10th May 2018

Tasia Brummer, Immigration Specialist at Xpatweb Companies may expect "a knock on the door" from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) to conduct required audits and investigations on their employment... view more

Engineering News

Energy committee blasts department for 'boycott' of meeting on fuel prices

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe and his department's failure, on Tuesday, to show up at a hotly awaited meeting in Parliament on the fuel price has been described as a "boycott" and "a disgrace" by Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Energy. Neither the Minister, nor his deputy Thembisile Majola, director-general (DG) Thabane Zulu, nor other officials of the department turned up at the meeting, which has been on the agenda for two weeks. view more

Ramaphosa proposes new sovereign wealth fund - party officials

Tuesday 14th August 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa has proposed setting up a sovereign wealth fund to help boost economic growth, and his ruling African National Congress (ANC) backs the plan, two senior party officials said on Tuesday. Ramaphosa, who replaced scandal-plagued Jacob Zuma as ANC leader late last year, is trying to rekindle growth before next year's national election. view more

Lazard drafting plan to bolster Eskom's balance sheet - sources

Tuesday 14th August 2018

State-owned power firm Eskom has hired financial adviser Lazard to draft a plan to shore up its balance sheet as it struggles to emerge from a financial crisis, two banking sources told Reuters. Cash-strapped Eskom is critical to Africa's most industrialised economy as it supplies more than 90% of its power and is one of its most indebted state firms. view more

City of Joburg makes 71 inner city properties available for private sector development

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Johannesburg executive mayor Herman Mashaba has declared Johannesburg's inner city open for business by putting 71 properties out to tender for private sector development into mixed-income housing, student accommodation and small business rental space. This forms part of City of Joburg's inner city revitalisation project, which was approved by the council in September 2017. view more

Tiger Brands class action lawsuits combined into one certification application

Tuesday 14th August 2018

The attorneys acting on behalf of the different applicants in two separate listeriosis class action lawsuits against Tiger Brands over the listeriosis outbreak have agreed to combine the lawsuits into a single certification application. Tiger Brands on Tuesday said its legal representatives had, on Monday, met with the attorneys for claimants, Richard Spoor and LHL Attorneys, and the Deputy Judge President of the Gauteng local division of the High Court, Johannesburg to discuss the matter. view more

Research chairs established to assist South African waste sector

Tuesday 14th August 2018

The South African waste sector is in desperate need of change, says Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Waste Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) Roadmap Implementation Unit manager Professor Linda Godfrey. Speaking at the launch of South Africa's first research chairs in waste, on Tuesday, she said waste and climate and waste and society are two key elements of South Africa's Waste RDI Roadmap, which was implemented by national government to support more effective decision-making, faster insertion of context-appropriate technology, and strengthened capability and capacity. view more

SAPA to continue to campaign for chicken to be exempt from VAT

Tuesday 14th August 2018

The South African Poultry Association will continue to campaign for chicken to be exempt from value-added tax (VAT) because it believes it is in the interests of the country and lower-income households, it said in a statement on Tuesday.   SAPA is disappointed that the Woolard panel did not recommend the zero-rating of chicken. A final decision on any additional products to be zero-rated will probably be taken later this year, and SAPA intends to contribute vigorously to the public debate.   "Our argument will be based on the detailed submission made to the panel, supported by an economic and regulatory analysis prepared by our advisers, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)," it said in a statement on Tuesday.   view more

Ford produces milestone 500 000 Rangers in South Africa

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa's (FMCSA's) Silverton assembly plant, in Pretoria, has produced its 500 000th Ford Ranger. "The current Ford Ranger has been a remarkable success story for FMCSA, and we are delighted to have reached the 500 000 mark for this vehicle programme," Ford Middle East and Africa Operations VP Ockert Berry said on Tuesday. view more

Fund manager Vantage provides R2bn for six South African renewable energy projects

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Fund manager Vantage said late on Monday it had, through its renewable energy fund Vantage GreenX Note II, provided R2.05-billion of funding to six solar and wind energy projects in South Africa with a combined capacity of 433 MW. The projects, which are part of South Africa's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, reached financial close in July. view more

Kudu gas project might not be viable for Namibia - Energy Minister

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Namibia's long-delayed Kudu gas-to-power project, seen as key to boosting electricity security in the southwest African country, might not be viable, Mines and Energy Minister Tom Alweendo said on Monday. Namibia's offshore Kudu Gas Fields have proven and probable recoverable reserves estimated at more than 3.3-trillion cubic feet and are a central part of the country's plans to reduce its dependence on electricity imports. But the project has been delayed for around 25 years. view more


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