KwaZulu-Natal Top Business Portfolio

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 | WATCH | World shares rally to 4-week highs

Monday 6th July 2020

Global stock markets rallied to four-week highs on Monday as investors counted on a revival in Chinese activity to boost global growth. view more

News24.com | European stock markets rebound strongly at open

Monday 6th July 2020

European stock markets rebounded strongly at the start of trading on Monday following a rally in Asia, driven by hopes of a swift and solid economic recovery. view more

News24.com | Shanghai stocks soar on economic optimism

Monday 6th July 2020

Shanghai stocks surged on Monday to a more than two-year high as investors piled in following a combination of rosy predictions for the market and strong economic data. view more

News24.com | Oil pares weekly gain amid virus fears, signs of tighter supply

Friday 3rd July 2020

Oil slipped on Friday, paring a weekly gain as strong US economic data and tightening crude supplies jostled with fears that a coronavirus resurgence will erode demand. view more

News24.com | Hong Kong stocks end week on strong note

Friday 3rd July 2020

Hong Kong shares have ended higher Friday, extending the previous day's near-3%, as global markets were boosted by a better-than-expected reading on US jobs creation. 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 | Bulelani Qolani 'took off his clothes to taunt law enforcement', says City of Cape Town

Monday 6th July 2020

The City of Cape Town says new footage obtained by law enforcement officials of Bulelani Qolani paints a different picture to the video that went viral, the City has said. view more

News24.com | North West Cogta MEC Gordon Kegakilwe dies after testing positive for Covid-19

Monday 6th July 2020

North West MEC for Cooperative Governance, Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs, Gordon Kegakilwe has died after a short illness. view more

News24.com | DA slams 'top secret' draft plan to put a command council in charge of municipalities

Monday 6th July 2020

A plan in what appears to be a "top secret" draft document from the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs proposes the centralisation of municipalities. view more

News24.com | LIVE | Lockdown: Cinemas, theatres and libraries can now reopen - here are all the new rules

Monday 6th July 2020

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

News24.com | Chief Justice Mogoeng refuses to apologise for Israel comments: 'There will be no retraction'

Monday 6th July 2020

Mogoeng has been criticised by several organisations and high-ranking officials, including International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor, over comments he made on Israel. view more

News24.com | Parents barricade gates of Limpopo schools as more grades return to the classroom

Monday 6th July 2020

Parents at some schools in Limpopo barricaded gates on the first day of the return of pupils because of lack of preventative measures against Covid-19. view more

News24.com | Covid-19: Recruitment of police trainees grinds to a halt

Monday 6th July 2020

It has not been possible to enlist new police recruits to start training, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a parliamentary reply by Police Minister Bheki Cele says. view more

News24.com | Lechesa Tsenoli on claims about his death: 'The report of my death was an exaggeration'

Monday 6th July 2020

National Assembly Deputy Speaker Lechesa Tsenoli says he can relate to the immortal words of Mark Twain, who wrote: "The report of my death was an exaggeration." view more

News24.com | Cell C shareholder Blue Label takes R330m hit from WiConnect

Monday 6th July 2020

Blue Label Telecoms says Covid-19 had a significant negative impact on the retail operations of WiConnect. view more

News24.com | 'We haven't made a cent': After months without income, wine tour operators fear for their future

Monday 6th July 2020

The continuing coronavirus lockdown will have a devastating impact on South Africa's R7.2 billion wine tourism sector, the industry has warned. view more

News24.com | Every day ke payday for Daily Lotto players

Monday 6th July 2020

The jackpot prize in the Daily Lotto draw rolled down to the next level with 209 players winning R1 739 by matching four numbers. view more

News24.com | Zimbabwean police arrests nurses striking over low pay, says union

Monday 6th July 2020

Zimbabwean police arrested more than a dozen nurses and union representatives protesting outside a hospital to demand wage increases. view more

News24.com | There's PPE for up to 3 months, says Limpopo Health MEC after journalist's death sparked concern

Monday 6th July 2020

Limpopo Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba has promised harsh action against officials who fail to order personal protective equipment. view more

News24.com | Disaster Management Act: FF Plus court bid dismissed

Monday 6th July 2020

The FF Plus' court bid challenging the constitutionality of the Disaster Management Act has been dismissed by the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. view more

News24.com | Cape Town refinery blast: Memorial to be held for two engineers

Monday 6th July 2020

The two people who died in the explosion at the fuel refinery in Cape Town have been named. view more

News24.com | Your Tuesday weather: Rain for Western Cape, but otherwise fine and cool for rest of SA

Monday 6th July 2020

Showers in the Western Cape will dampen an otherwise fine and cool day across the country, the South African Weather Service says. view more

News24.com | Gordhan urges unions to accept packages ahead of SAA business rescue vote

Monday 6th July 2020

The Department of Public Enterprises said more staff intend to sign voluntary severance package agreements after the vote on the airline's business rescue plan next week. view more

News24.com | Nearly 3 000 coronavirus cases at mines, with platinum workers bearing the brunt

Monday 6th July 2020

The number of deaths has been slowly rising, despite hygiene and safety guidelines aimed at curbing the spread of infections, including daily screening of employees. view more

News24.com | Covid-19: US deaths toll surges past 130 000 - tally

Monday 6th July 2020

US coronavirus deaths topped 130 000 amid a surge in Covid-19 cases that has put President Donald Trump's handling of the crisis under the microscope. view more

News24.com | India surges in cases as virus slams US hospitals

Monday 6th July 2020

India on Monday became the country with the third-highest coronavirus caseload in the world, as officials warned that hospitals in the United States were in danger of being overwhelmed by a surge in infections. view more

Engineering News

Covid-19 pushes back start of Navara production at Nissan SA

Monday 6th July 2020

The start of assembly of the one-ton Navara pickup at Nissan South Africa's (Nissan SA's) Rosslyn plant, in Pretoria, has been pushed back from November this year to early next year, says Nissan Group of Africa MD Shinkichi Izumi. "Covid-19 has caused a slight delay in the start of production." view more

Engineering News & Mining Weekly e-magazine now available

Thursday 2nd July 2020

For the duration of South Africa's Covid-19 lockdown period, Creamer Media is providing free digital access to our flagship Engineering News & Mining Weekly news magazine. Click now to read our latest edition. view more

Seifsa eagerly awaits scrap metal industry relief

Monday 6th July 2020

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has welcomed government's announcement that it has tasked the International Trade Administration Commission (Itac) of South Africa to look into measures to support the metals and engineering (M&E) sector. Seifsa says it appreciates that government has recognised the strain the M&E sector is in, owing to steep price hikes in both raw materials and main inputs, as a result of Covid-19, as well as existing sector issues. view more

Minerals Council regrets delay of 2018 Mining Charter review

Monday 6th July 2020

Minerals Council South Africa on Monday expressed regret that the finalisation of the review of the contested elements of the 2018 Mining Charter had been delayed following a judgement of the full bench of the High Court in Pretoria ordering that a number of other parties be joined to the action. These parties include various community organisations, trade unions and the South African Mining Development Association. view more

CoJ council has until Friday to approve budget

Monday 6th July 2020

Gauteng Cooperative Governance MEC Lebogang Maile has urged  the City of Johannesburg Municipal Council to put the interest of the residents of the City first following its failure to approve an annual budget for the start of the municipal financial year 2020/21. The Gauteng Provincial Executive Council has called on the Municipal Council to urgently convene and approve the budget by no later than Friday. view more

Nedbank launches SDG-linked capital instrument

Monday 6th July 2020

Nedbank has launched a new "green" tier two capital instrument that is linked with sustainable development goals (SDG), which is the first of its kind in South Africa. The instrument is linked on the green bonds segment of the JSE. view more

BER says some criticism of Treasury is misplaced

Monday 6th July 2020

The Bureau for Economic Research (BER) says a heated debate is raging about the fiscal consolidation outlined in the supplementary budget tabled by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on June 24. "The debate ranges from vociferous critique against the planned spending cuts from 2021 to scepticism from rating agencies and some local analysts on whether the envisaged cuts could even be implemented. view more

Roles of govt, business in restarting economy need clearer definition, says BLSA

Monday 6th July 2020

In her weekly newsletter, Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso says a clearer perspective of the roles and responsibilities of business and government needs to be established as the country grapples with restarting its economy. She notes that, on one level, there are common interests shared between business and government and that both parties want a thriving economy that can generate the revenue needed for government to deliver on its political mandate. view more

Industrial property seems to weather Covid-19 weakening best - FNB

Monday 6th July 2020

Brokers continue to perceive the industrial property market as the strongest of the three classes in commercial property - industrial, retail and office. However, there has been weakening demand-supply balances in all three property classes since Covid-19 hit South Africa, says FNB property sector strategist John Loos. view more

Blue Label expects double-digit rise in earnings

Monday 6th July 2020

JSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms expects to report a more than 20% increase in earnings for the year ended May 31, 2020. This will be a turnaround on the prior year's performance, which reported losses on basic, headline and core headline a share of 727.81c, 312.49c and 304.77c respectively. view more

KZN Business Sense

Nigel Ward - Comment on 2020 supplementary budget speech

Wednesday 1st July 2020

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the opportunity to comment ... view more

Launch of the Minara home business support desk

Wednesday 1st July 2020

During the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions many home businesses have... view more

Jade le Roux - New offices for PMCB

Wednesday 1st July 2020

It's an exciting new chapter for Pietermaritzburg and Midlands Chamber of Busi... view more

Business Awards to be rescheduled

Wednesday 1st July 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa, the Standard Bank KZN Top ... view more

Felix Mahlangu - Risk and IT security management a case for cyber security

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Cyber security or information technology security is the protection of computer ... view more

Top law firm in the province - Cox Yeats

Wednesday 1st July 2020

In the 2020 PMR.africa annual provincial survey assessing the top legal firms in... view more

SLG : Committed to community - Health partners in a functional community project during COVID-19

Wednesday 1st July 2020

While great uncertainty remains about the tough times ahead, the opportunity for... view more

The KwaZulu-Natal Top Business Portfolio 2020

Wednesday 1st July 2020

KZN Top Business is a unique content marketing company that creates and distribu... view more

Merrill King - Navigating new frontiers

Wednesday 1st July 2020

You were appointed CEO on 1 March 2020. What resonates most in your firs... view more

Zululand Chamber news

Excellence through Collaboration

Friday 22nd November 2019

Share in the excitement of the winners at the 2019 Business Excellence Awards. view more

Excellence through Collaboration

Friday 22nd November 2019

The annual Business Excellence Awards were held at the Umfolozi Casino on 15 November 2019 and it was indeed the ZCCI’s premier event of the year. However, without the generous sponsorship of our partners, an event of this magnitude would not be possible. Therefore, a heartfelt thank you to: RBCTCoca-ColaTronoxMondiSouth 32RBIDZAirlinkUmfolozi Casino1 KZN TVBidvest Tank view more

Tourism Workshop

Wednesday 6th November 2019

All stakeholders in the Tourism environment are invited to a workshop on 27 November 2019. Cost R250pp. Book your space by calling Lihle Msweli on 035 797 1807 or email Njabulo at tourism@zcci.co.za view more

Excellence through Collaboration

Tuesday 15th October 2019

You are invited to the annual Business Excellence Awards. Book your seats today! view more

Excellence through Collaboration

Tuesday 10th September 2019

It is time for the annual Business Excellence Awards and nominations are open. Please note that both members and non-members can nominate Zululand companies, worthy of an award. Contact Lihle Msweli on 035 797 1807 or marketing@zcci.co.za for nomination forms and more information. view more

Women and Leadership Seminar

Thursday 15th August 2019

Join us for our Women's month special, empower the women around you and improve the overall performance of your business.Book now for “Women in Leadership” training – the costs are R200 for ZCCI members and R300 for non-members. The Seminar starts at 8am. view more

SMME Seminar

Monday 5th August 2019

Leadership training

Monday 29th July 2019

ZCCI Chamber Manager appointed

Thursday 20th June 2019

Vanessa Ncobela has been appointed as new ZCCI Chamber Manager. She has over 15 years corporate communication and stakeholder relations experience. Moreover she has worked for local corporates such as Foskor and Richards Bay Minerals. view more

Chamber is hiring

Monday 17th June 2019

Training and Events Co-ordinator The Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry has a vacancy for a Training and Events Co-ordinator in our Richards Bay office. The ideal candidate will be responsible for: Identify training needs for chamber members Develop and manage  the annual training and events calendar Regular and constructive liaison to companies Promotion of view more

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 | Sifiso Skenjana | The 100-day cigarette ban: A story of Trojans, bone collectors and chancers

Sunday 5th July 2020

In crisis, there is always opportunity, and tobacco need not forever remain a "sin product" in South Africa, says Sifiso Skenjana. view more

News24.com | Zimbabwe VP blames colonisers for not teaching locals how to run economy

Monday 6th July 2020

Mohadi, who is one of Zimbabwe's two vice-presidents lamented the economic depression the country has gone through since independence from Britain in 1980. view more

News24.com | Numsa and Sacca threaten legal action over possible SAA liquidation

Monday 6th July 2020

Two days ago National Treasury presented a slide presentation to a parliamentary committee stating that SAA did not require further bailouts as it was insolvent. view more

News24.com | India's first Covid-19 vaccine races to meet August target

Sunday 5th July 2020

Bharat Biotech International received regulatory approval to start human clinical trials for its experimental shot earlier this week. view more

News24.com | We've agonised over decision to reject claims, but it's the right one, says Santam

Monday 6th July 2020

Santam says the lockdown is not an insured loss, but an economic one that was never underwritten by insurers and reinsurers. view more

Business NEWS24

News24.com | Sifiso Skenjana | The 100-day cigarette ban: A story of Trojans, bone collectors and chancers

Sunday 5th July 2020

In crisis, there is always opportunity, and tobacco need not forever remain a "sin product" in South Africa, says Sifiso Skenjana. view more

News24.com | Zimbabwe VP blames colonisers for not teaching locals how to run economy

Monday 6th July 2020

Mohadi, who is one of Zimbabwe's two vice-presidents lamented the economic depression the country has gone through since independence from Britain in 1980. view more

News24.com | Numsa and Sacca threaten legal action over possible SAA liquidation

Monday 6th July 2020

Two days ago National Treasury presented a slide presentation to a parliamentary committee stating that SAA did not require further bailouts as it was insolvent. view more

News24.com | India's first Covid-19 vaccine races to meet August target

Sunday 5th July 2020

Bharat Biotech International received regulatory approval to start human clinical trials for its experimental shot earlier this week. view more

News24.com | We've agonised over decision to reject claims, but it's the right one, says Santam

Monday 6th July 2020

Santam says the lockdown is not an insured loss, but an economic one that was never underwritten by insurers and reinsurers. view more

News24.com | Cheers? English pubs shake off lockdown into uncertain world

Sunday 5th July 2020

More than half of food and drink businesses plan to open on what's been dubbed "Super Saturday" but just 19% of consumers say they're planning to go out on the first day. view more

News24.com | 'Push the accountability button': SAICA chief hails Tongaat Hulett fine

Sunday 5th July 2020

The JSE this week fined sugar producer Tongaat Hulett a maximum of R7.5 million and publicly censured it for publishing financial statements that contained errors. view more

News24.com | Retail tech hopes to beat one key Covid-19 threat: The shopping queue

Saturday 4th July 2020

Using artificial intelligence, algorithms, bar codes, weighting and scanning technology, customers can pay for groceries and leave a store without standing in a queue. view more

News24.com | World's largest pension fund loses $165 billion in worst quarter

Saturday 4th July 2020

Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund lost 11%, or $164.7 billion, in the three months ended March, it said in Tokyo on Friday. view more

News24.com | Standard Bank: We will not let climate groups dictate how the bank is run

Saturday 4th July 2020

Standard Bank said it takes climate risks seriously. But it will not let "single-issue advocates" dictate how it runs its AGMs or constitutes its board. view more

News24.com | OPINION | Zuckerberg says advertisers will be back 'soon enough'. Sadly, he might be right

Saturday 4th July 2020

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has shrugged off an ad boycott by major advertisers after the company's share price nosedived. Sadly, history is on his side, says Richard Lord. view more

News24.com | Labour Court battle between SAA rescue practitioners and unions about more than airline's future

Saturday 4th July 2020

The Labour Appeal Court is set to rule whether it was indeed "unfair" of SAA's business rescue practitioners to start retrenchment proceedings without a rescue plan. view more

News24.com | Zondo commission: Businessman behind Prasa tender hinted at channelling money to ANC

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Former Prasa chairperson, Popo Molefe, has said the director of Swifambo Rail Leasing revealed that his company made payments to someone who needed money for 'the movement'. view more

News24.com | BP sells petrochemical arm to rival Ineos for $5 billion

Tuesday 30th June 2020

BP, hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic slashing demand for oil, announced the sale of its petrochemical business to privately-owned rival Ineos for $5.0 billion. view more

News24.com | Isaah Mhlanga | SA still has a narrow window of economic opportunity. It's getting narrower

Tuesday 30th June 2020

The IMF has released two new publications that provide additional insights on prospects for economic recovery, says Isaah Mhlanga. view more

News24.com | Extension granted for publishing Kulula.com owner's business rescue plan

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Comair's business rescue practitioners have obtained another extension to deliver the airline's business rescue plan. view more

News24.com | Petrol, diesel prices to rise as global oil price recovers

Tuesday 30th June 2020

South African Motorists will again be paying R1.72 per litre more for the most popular grade of petrol from Wednesday view more

News24.com | First quarter GDP falls by 2% as recession continues

Tuesday 30th June 2020

South Africa's economy contracted by 2.0% in the first quarter of 2020, says Statistics South Africa. view more

News24.com | Gold heads for biggest quarterly gain since 2016 on virus woes

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Gold headed for the biggest quarterly advance since 2016 amid a surge in demand for haven assets due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, which shows no signs of abating. view more

News24.com | Western Cape government calls on Gordhan to rescue Cape Town Port from Covid-19 carnage

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Transnet says 20 employees from the Durban Container Terminal have volunteered to be deployed to the port to speed up the rate at which ships can berth. view more

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