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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.

Markets

News24.com | Asia markets mostly up on hope for Biden recovery agenda

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Asian investors pushed markets higher again Wednesday as they await the swearing-in of Joe Biden, while they have taken heart from comments by Treasury nominee Janet Yellen. view more

News24.com | European stock markets rise at open

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Europe's main stock markets rose at the start of trading on Wednesday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.1 percent at 6,720.48 points. view more

News24.com | Hong Kong stocks rally, Ma appearance boosts Alibaba

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Hong Kong stocks continued their healthy advances Wednesday as market heavyweight Alibaba soared on the back of founder Jack Ma's first public appearance in more than two months. view more

News24.com | Tokyo shares close lower on profit-taking

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Tokyo stocks closed down Wednesday as profit-taking wiped out earlier gains, with investors taking a wait-and-see stance ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration. view more

News24.com | Southern Africa private equity investors have R30bn cash pile after virus dip

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Private-equity investors in southern Africa are closing deals again after a virus-induced lull, tapping a cash pile that stood at more than R30 billion rand in June. view more

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards

PROMOTING KZN, ITS BUSINESSES AND PEOPLE - Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2020

Monday 24th February 2020

PROMOTING KZN, ITS BUSINESSES AND PEOPLE - Standard Bank KZN Top Business... view more

KZN TOP BUSINESS PERSONALITY AWARD -Allan Hirsch

Tuesday 9th July 2019

KZN TOP BUSINESS PERSONALITY AWARD The prestigious Stan... view more

GOVERNMENT AWARD - Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN)

Tuesday 9th July 2019

GOVERNMENT AWARD THE WINNER IS... view more

MUNICIPAL AWARD - uShaka Marine World

Tuesday 9th July 2019

MUNICIPAL AWARD THE WINNER IS ... view more

BATTLE OF THE BRANDS - Blue Security

Tuesday 9th July 2019

BATTLE OF THE BRANDS KwaZulu-Natal is home to many well... view more

MANUFACTURING AWARD - Imperial Armour

Tuesday 9th July 2019

MANUFACTURING AWARD THE WINNER IS ... Im... view more

TRANSPORT STORAGE AND COMMUNICATION AWARD -King Shaka International Airport

Tuesday 9th July 2019

TRANSPORT STORAGE AND COMMUNICATION AWARD THE 2019 WINNER IS ... ... view more

UTILITY AWARD- SLG (Pty) Ltd

Tuesday 9th July 2019

UTILITY AWARD THE WINNER IS ... view more

TRADE AWARD - BMW Supertech Group

Tuesday 9th July 2019

THE WINNER IS ...Supertech Group The award-winning BMW Supertech ... view more

FINANCIAL AWARD

Tuesday 9th July 2019

FINANCIAL AWARD THE WINNER IS ... FMI view more

KZN Leaders

KZN LEADERS PORTFOLIO i

Saturday 26th January 2019

KZN LEADERS PORTFOLIO is a natural progression from the KZN Top Business Portfol... view more

Neville Matjie has been appointed CEO of Trade and Investment KZN

Friday 5th October 2018

Neville Matjie has been appointed CEO of Trade and Investment KZN, effective Oct... view more

Saskia Hill - Walk In As A Guest And Join The Family

Sunday 6th May 2018

Saskia Hill, owner of MCS Debt Recovery, says that the success of her bus... view more

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

Top Stories News 24

News24.com | Zimbabwe's foreign minister SB Moyo dies

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Moyo played an integral role in overthrowing former president Robert Mugabe in November 2017. view more

News24.com | Ramaphosa: There won't be too many opportunities for business during the vaccine roll-out

Wednesday 20th January 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa has dashed the hopes of businesspeople who want a piece of the pie during the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out. view more

News24.com | CSA interim board to oppose Omphile Ramela's court application

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Cricket South Africa's interim board is set to oppose one of its former members Omphile Ramela's court application against his removal from the structure. view more

News24.com | Highly venomous baby Rinkhals snake found in Pietermaritzburg CBD

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Pietermaritzburg shoppers might want to watch their step after a highly venomous baby snake was rescued in in the CBD by local snake expert, Dean Boswell on Tuesday. view more

News24.com | LIVE | SA records 9 780 new Covid-19 cases and 839 more deaths, US death toll surpasses 400 000

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Stay up to date with the latest news, views and analysis as the number of coronavirus cases in SA increases. view more

News24.com | WP's Jantjies, Snyman accept public criticism ... but bigger picture at play

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Western Province may have come in for some public criticism this season for their style of play, but they remain on track for silverware. view more

News24.com | DEVELOPING | US inauguration: Trump issues pardons as unceremonious White House exit looms

Wednesday 20th January 2021

All eyes are on the US Capitol this week where the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden is set to take place on Wednesday. view more

News24.com | Omphile Ramela takes Cricket SA, sports ministry to court over his removal as board member

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Former South African Cricketer's Association president and removed Cricket South Africa interim board member Omphile Ramela has taken CSA to court over his removal as a board member. view more

News24.com | Family blames municipality after child crushed by concrete stormwater pipe

Wednesday 20th January 2021

A 6-year-old boy from Govan Mbeki in Port Elizabeth has been crushed to death by a concrete stormwater pipe while playing on church grounds. view more

News24.com | Heated argument over jumping queue leaves one dead, two injured in KwaZulu-Natal

Wednesday 20th January 2021

An argument over two men who allegedly jumped a queue at a business in Isipingo in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday led to a shooting which left one person dead and two injured. view more

News24.com | Covid-19 claims life of top HIV scientist Dr Arthi Ramkissoon

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Well-known South African HIV/Aids researcher and CEO of the KwaZulu-Natal Children's Hospital Trust, Dr Arthi Ramkissoon, succumbed to Covid-19 on Monday. view more

News24.com | Mabuza's appointment to lead ministerial committee on vaccines 'nothing more than ANC internal politics' - DA

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Cabinet spokesperson Phumla Williams said the IMC would assist with "the quick decision-making from all the relevant departments that contribute towards the smooth roll-out of the vaccination programme". view more

News24.com | ANALYSIS | Biden can transform the US from a humanitarian laggard into a global leader - here's how

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Edward R. Carr writes that incoming US President Joe Biden will need to restore credibility at a time when critical challenges like climate change have gotten harder to meet. view more

News24.com | Heineken to cut SA jobs by 7% amid ongoing liquor sales ban

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Heineken suspended a R6 billion expansion project in August 2020, and is now restructuring its South Africa operations. view more

News24.com | R60m PowerBall winner dumped by lover before striking gold with Lady Luck

Tuesday 19th January 2021

According to Ithuba, the first multimillion-rand winner of the year - a man in his 30s - reported to the National Lottery operator offices on Tuesday to claim his fortune. view more

News24.com | Broke Amathole Municipality will now pay salaries after govt intervenes

Tuesday 19th January 2021

The broke Amathole District Municipality will now pay its employees their salaries after intervention from national and local government. view more

News24.com | UK sees record deaths as virus variants deepen global concern

Tuesday 19th January 2021

The world received more frightening reminders of the pandemic's worsening danger as Britain's daily death toll reached a record, Germany looked set to tighten its partial lockdown and two Australian Open players tested positive. view more

News24.com | Here are the Powerball and Powerball Plus results

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Here are the winning Powerball and Powerball Plus numbers from the Tuesday, 19 January, draw. view more

News24.com | Sibanye's head of SA gold operations dies from Covid-19 complications

Tuesday 19th January 2021

The precious metals mining company said that Shadwick Bessit passed away on Saturday, 16 January 2021, from Covid-19 related complications view more

News24.com | Mkhize: Staff shortages at Steve Biko Covid-19 triage area resolved

Tuesday 19th January 2021

The staff shortage at Steve Biko Academic Hospital's triage area have been sorted out after 33 nurses were employed on an urgent basis. view more

Engineering News

Raising distributed-generation licensing threshold to 50 MW would unlock at least 5 000 MW in ...

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Lifting the licensing threshold for distributed-generation projects to 50 MW or higher could unlock an estimated 5 000 MW of additional capacity in five years and go a long way to rapidly easing South Africa's debilitating power supply constraints. This is the conclusion of a Meridian Economics analysis of a recent industry survey conducted by EE Business Intelligence at the request of Meridian Economics. view more

The UK has deregulated citrus imports, including from South Africa

Wednesday 20th January 2021

With the UK's departure from the European Union's (EU's) single market and customs union at the start of this year, London has deregulated, among other commodities, citrus fruit and leaf imports. The UK is a major market for South Africa's citrus sector, reportedly taking 9.5% of the country's citrus exports in 2019. Only the Netherlands took a larger proportion (17%). China was in third place (7.6%).  "Leaving the EU single market and customs union means we can tailor regulation and import controls specifically to the needs of Great Britain rather than the EU," a spokesperson for the UK High Commission in South Africa told Engineering News in an exclusive interview. "However, imports of citrus fruit and leaves into Northern Ireland will currently continue to be subject to the EU's plant health import requirements." view more

Project launched to define role of finance in South Africa and India's 'just transitions'

Tuesday 19th January 2021

A new multi-partner initiative has been launched with the aim of defining the role that finance can and should play in supporting both South Africa and India's aspirations to implement "just transitions" to more climate-resilient economies. The 'Just Transition Finance Roadmaps in South Africa and India Project' is being backed by the UK's development finance institution, the CDC Group, in partnership with Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) and the National Business Initiative (NBI), of South Africa, as well as the Observer Research Foundation, LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, the Harvard Kennedy School's Initiative for Responsible Investment and the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy. view more

After baptism of fire, empowered valves manufacturer on road to recovery

Tuesday 19th January 2021

After fulfilling, in November 2019, all the conditions precedent to finally consummate the R165-million acquisition of valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) from Aveng the new black owners faced a true baptism of fire. CEO and co-shareholder Tumi Tsehlo, who previously headed the South African Mint for eight years, reports that the business immediately slumped to its worst four-month performance in history - and that was before Covid-19 had even made its deadly appearance in South Africa. view more

Ramaphosa forms inter-ministerial committee on vaccines, to be led by David Mabuza

Tuesday 19th January 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa has established an inter-ministerial committee to oversee the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines in the country. Ramaphosa announced this at a Zoom meeting of the ANC's Progressive Business Forum on Tuesday.  view more

AMSP opens Covid-19 vaccines pre-orders for AU member States

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Following the announcement by African Union (AU) chairperson President Cyril Ramaphosa on January 14 that the AU has secured a provisional 270-million Covid-19 vaccine doses for Africa through its Covid-19 African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (Avatt), the Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP) has, on behalf of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), started the Covid-19 vaccines pre-order programme for all AU member States. Trade finance institution African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) will facilitate payments by providing advance procurement commitment guarantees of up to $2-billion to the manufacturers on behalf of the member States. view more

Kasada acquires African hotel portfolio from AccorInvest

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Kasada Capital Management - through the debut fund, Kasada Hospitality Fund - has acquired a portfolio of eight sub-Saharan African hotels from AccorInvest. The transaction relates to the Pullman, Novotel, Ibis Plateau and Ibis Marcory hotels in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire; the Pullman, Novotel and Ibis hotels in Dakar, Senegal; and the Ibis hotel in Douala, Cameroon. view more

Unions want Labour Court to order SAA to sort out backpay within 7 days

Tuesday 19th January 2021

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and the SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) intend to make an urgent application to the Labour Court in Johannesburg on 28 January to have a deal regarding backpay of members of South African Airways (SAA) declared unlawful or unfair. The unions want payment to their SAA members made within seven days, if their application is granted. view more

Concerns about future viability drove M&A activity in last months of 2020

Tuesday 19th January 2021

In its latest 'Global Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Industry Trends' analysis, PwC finds that deal volumes went up 18% in the second half of 2020, while deal values increased by 94%, compared with the first half of the year. Deal activity in the second half of last year experienced a surge despite continued uncertainty created by Covid-19 across the world. view more

Covid-related risks dominate Allianz Risk Barometer 2021

Tuesday 19th January 2021

A trio of Covid-19-related risks heads up the tenth Allianz Risk Barometer 2021, reflecting potential disruption and loss scenarios companies are facing in the wake of the pandemic. Business interruption and pandemic outbreak are this year's top business risks with cyber incidents ranking a close third. view more

KZN Business Sense

Palesa Phili - Call to support Ethekwini Economic Council

Saturday 14th November 2020

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes this opportunity to support... view more

Khaya Sengani - Durban and Indonesia establish new relations

Saturday 14th November 2020

Premier of KwaZulu-Natal Sihle Zikalala welcomed Honorary Consul General of Indo... view more

Ethekwini to rebuild city's economy

Saturday 14th November 2020

The eThekwini Economic Council is a milestone in the City's journey towards a ... view more

Siya Digitiza: Smartxchange supports township and rural SMMe's to grow digitally

Friday 13th November 2020

The idea of revolutionising township and rural businesses, through the digitizat... view more

A tribute to Mthoko Mbatha

Friday 13th November 2020

Mthoko Mbatha was the Group CEO of SLG (Pty) Ltd, the second largest trading com... view more

SLG - Compliance: The key to project completion

Friday 13th November 2020

In order to bring change into business, capital investment projects are continuo... view more

Can a restraint of trade clause be enforced during a pandemic? - Wade Ogilvie and Adrian Krige, Cox Yeats

Friday 13th November 2020

Many companies have limped their way through lockdown and have survived by cutti... view more

Corporate & Natural Resources team, Cox Yeats

Friday 13th November 2020

The Corporate and Natural Resources team comprises a commercial team of lawyers ... view more

Umhlanga development open for business

Friday 13th November 2020

Four years since announcing the revolutionary concept of Umhlanga Arch, this dev... view more

Roshan Morar - Is 2020 the tipping point for cybersecurity?

Friday 13th November 2020

Well it certainly seems likely, at the last discussion at the World Economic For... view more

Zululand Chamber news

Durban Chamber news

New President of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry - new President of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Mr Nigel Ward

Friday 28th June 2019

At the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry's recent Annual General Meeting... view more

Durban Chamber KZN Exporter Of The Year Awards

Tuesday 27th November 2018

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in partnership with Transnet Port T... view more

The Durban Chamber of Commerce 162nd Annual Gala Dinner

Monday 26th November 2018

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry has held an Annual Gala Dinner to co... view more

iLembe Chamber of Commerce news

KZN News

News24.com | Nigeria's biggest bank eyes expansion to 8 other African countries

Wednesday 20th January 2021

The African Free Trade Agreement has seen Access Bank eyeing expansion on the continent, with a view to ultimately targeting 22 countries. view more

News24.com | 2 out of every 3 cigarettes sold in SA are illicit, report estimates

Wednesday 20th January 2021

The sale of illicit, tax-evading cigarettes has become "endemic" across SA a in the wake last year's lockdown blanket ban on tobacco trade, claims a report by Tax Justice SA. view more

News24.com | Southern Africa private equity investors have R30bn cash pile after virus dip

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Private-equity investors in southern Africa are closing deals again after a virus-induced lull, tapping a cash pile that stood at more than R30 billion rand in June. view more

News24.com | OPINION | Africa's eyes are on Biden's prioritisation of continental trade

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Tonight, president-elect Joe Biden will make his entrance in the White House, ready to assume power as the US turns a new leaf. Africa will be watching closely too as policies under Biden's watch will have a direct impact on, among others, agricultural trade, writes Ivor Price. view more

News24.com | Asia markets mostly up on hope for Biden recovery agenda

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Asian investors pushed markets higher again Wednesday as they await the swearing-in of Joe Biden, while they have taken heart from comments by Treasury nominee Janet Yellen. view more

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News24.com | Nigeria's biggest bank eyes expansion to 8 other African countries

Wednesday 20th January 2021

The African Free Trade Agreement has seen Access Bank eyeing expansion on the continent, with a view to ultimately targeting 22 countries. view more

News24.com | 2 out of every 3 cigarettes sold in SA are illicit, report estimates

Wednesday 20th January 2021

The sale of illicit, tax-evading cigarettes has become "endemic" across SA a in the wake last year's lockdown blanket ban on tobacco trade, claims a report by Tax Justice SA. view more

News24.com | Southern Africa private equity investors have R30bn cash pile after virus dip

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Private-equity investors in southern Africa are closing deals again after a virus-induced lull, tapping a cash pile that stood at more than R30 billion rand in June. view more

News24.com | OPINION | Africa's eyes are on Biden's prioritisation of continental trade

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Tonight, president-elect Joe Biden will make his entrance in the White House, ready to assume power as the US turns a new leaf. Africa will be watching closely too as policies under Biden's watch will have a direct impact on, among others, agricultural trade, writes Ivor Price. view more

News24.com | Asia markets mostly up on hope for Biden recovery agenda

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Asian investors pushed markets higher again Wednesday as they await the swearing-in of Joe Biden, while they have taken heart from comments by Treasury nominee Janet Yellen. view more

News24.com | Hong Kong stocks rally, Ma appearance boosts Alibaba

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Hong Kong stocks continued their healthy advances Wednesday as market heavyweight Alibaba soared on the back of founder Jack Ma's first public appearance in more than two months. view more

News24.com | Tokyo shares close lower on profit-taking

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Tokyo stocks closed down Wednesday as profit-taking wiped out earlier gains, with investors taking a wait-and-see stance ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration. view more

News24.com | December inflation eases to 3.1%

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Overall the average consumer inflation for 2020 inflation was 3.3% view more

News24.com | Jack Ma emerges for the first time since Ant and Alibaba crackdown

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Jack Ma has resurfaced after months out of public view that fueled speculation, especially as Beijing, which previously quietly detained billionaires that have run afoul of the law, have been scrutinising his empire view more

News24.com | WATCH | Vaccine manufacturing is lumpy, UK says

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Britain's vaccine rollout is limited by a "lumpy" manufacturing process with production changes by Pfizer and a delay by AstraZeneca that could lead to brief supply disruption, Vaccine Deployment Minister Nadhim Zahawi said. view more

News24.com | European stock markets rise at open

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Europe's main stock markets rose at the start of trading on Wednesday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.1 percent at 6,720.48 points. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Home workers make Logitech a lockdown winner

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Quarterly income at Logitech rose more than three-fold as home workers and computer gamers drove soaring profits for the computer accessories maker. view more

News24.com | Canada clears Boeing 737 MAX to fly again

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Canada's transport ministry said Monday it has approved the Boeing 737 MAX to fly again in this country starting on Wednesday, ending a nearly two-year grounding following two deadly crashes. view more

News24.com | Disneyland Paris postpones re-opening to April

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Disneyland Paris, Europe's biggest tourist attraction, said Monday it now expects to reopen on April 2, seven weeks later than planned, because of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. view more

News24.com | MONEY CLINIC | My estranged husband didn't settle his debt, now I can't get vehicle finance

Wednesday 20th January 2021

A Fin24 reader married in community of property is struggling to get vehicle finance as her now-estranged husband has not paid his debts. view more

News24.com | Sibanye's head of SA gold operations dies from Covid-19 complications

Tuesday 19th January 2021

The precious metals mining company said that Shadwick Bessit passed away on Saturday, 16 January 2021, from Covid-19 related complications view more

News24.com | Evictions: What is allowed under adjusted lockdown 3?

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Although the Level 3 regulations have been adjusted, certain core conditions remain," explains attorney Simon Dippenaar. view more

News24.com | Spur loses executive to Covid-19

Wednesday 20th January 2021

The company announced on Tuesday evening that Graeme Kiewitz, a director and HR executive, passed away on Monday, 18 January 2021 following a Covid-19 related illness. view more

News24.com | France's Total takes stake in Indian solar energy group Adani

Tuesday 19th January 2021

French oil giant Total said that it would pay $2.5 billion for a 20% stake in India's Adani Green Energy Limited, a major solar energy producer, as it diversifies away from fossil fuels into renewables. view more

News24.com | Steel baron Eric Samson dies

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Steel magnate Eric Samson, best known for building Macsteel into one of South Africa's largest companies, has died. view more

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