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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 | Markets mixed as early rally loses momentum

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Asian markets were mixed Wednesday as an early rally fizzled out on profit-taking and lingering worries about the impact of a spike in coronavirus infections around the world. view more

News24.com | Hong Kong shares again finish on positive note

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Hong Kong stocks ended Wednesday with gains for the fourth day in-a-row as traders cheered more positive vaccine news and an easing of political uncertainty in the United States. view more

News24.com | European stock markets climb at open

Wednesday 25th November 2020

European stock markets climbed in opening deals on Wednesday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index gaining almost 0.2% to 6 442.80 points. view more

News24.com | Tokyo stocks close higher tracking US rallies

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Tokyo stocks closed higher on Wednesday as investors took heart from rallies on Wall Street, with US political uncertainty receding. view more

News24.com | Oil keeps rising after eight-month high on demand optimism

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Oil kept rising after closing at a eight-month high on increasing optimism that recent Covid-19 vaccine breakthroughs will lead to a swift recovery in global energy demand next year. 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 | ANC reinstates rape-accused PEC member days after Ramaphosa calls on party to take GBV seriously

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Days after the government announced the launch of the 16 days of activism against women and child abuse, the ANC in Mpumalanga has reappointed a PEC member accused of rape. view more

News24.com | Covid-19 and Black Friday: Alan Winde pleads for caution to avoid 'super-spreader' events

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has urged shoppers to buy online as much as possible ahead of Black Friday, warning that amid the Covid-19 pandemic, these sales could become super-spreader events. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Two trucks set alight on N12 near Daveyton, freeway closed

Wednesday 25th November 2020

The spate of attacks on trucks continued when two trucks were set alight on the N12 highway near Daveyton in Ekurhuleni. view more

News24.com | Blue light tender fraud: State is ready for trial, despite bid to have matter struck off roll

Wednesday 25th November 2020

The State has said it is ready to proceed with the trial of former senior police officers and a businessman allegedly linked to the SAPS' fraudulent multimillion-rand blue light tender. view more

News24.com | LIVE | Covid-19 in SA: Death toll at 21 083, with 772 252 confirmed cases

Wednesday 25th November 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 | UPDATE | Missing Tzaneen teacher found safe

Wednesday 25th November 2020

A 55-year-old teacher from Tzaneen who had been missing since Saturday has been found and is safe. view more

News24.com | Golden Arrow says 200 buses stoned per month in Western Cape, with 6 to 8 robberies per week

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Golden Arrow Bus Service says this year has been a "warzone" for its drivers in in the Western Cape as 13 buses have been torched in 2020; and more than 200 are stoned every month. view more

News24.com | Police arrest 3 suspects allegedly involved in Joburg courier truck hijacking

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Three suspects, who allegedly robbed a courier truck in West Rand, Johannesburg have been arrested, according to the police. view more

News24.com | Search operation launched after Tzaneen teacher goes missing

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Limpopo police have launched a search operation for a missing 55-year-old teacher from Tzaneen. view more

News24.com | Truck attacks: Ramaphosa condemns 'mindless and bloody lawlessness'

Wednesday 25th November 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned the violence and vandalism that is affecting the road freight industry and has commended the police for the arrests made in Gauteng. view more

News24.com | Latest Covid-19 numbers: 21 083 deaths, 772 252 cases and 92.8% recovery rate

Wednesday 25th November 2020

South Africa has recorded 115 more Covid-19-related deaths, bringing the death toll to 21 083. view more

News24.com | Walt Steenkamp's easy Bulls integration highlights Jake's philosophy

Wednesday 25th November 2020

The Bulls' early success under Jake White has been predicated on quick buy-in from all his players, but his newest recruit is the best example of that. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Is the virtual reality office a post-pandemic reality?

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Once the preserve of gamers with deep pockets, the pandemic is giving Virtual Reality the boost it needs to go mainstream. view more

News24.com | OPINION | Gender-based violence is all of our problem

Wednesday 25th November 2020

The tales of the violence committed against women narrated in stories like The Rape of Dinah and Milkman draw our attention in these 16 Days of Activism to the barrage of gender-based violence which is so widespread in our country, writes Juliana Claassens. view more

News24.com | R500k for one Daily Lotto player!

Tuesday 24th November 2020

Here are the results for the draw. view more

News24.com | Swallows soar to top of PSL standings with win over hapless Kaizer Chiefs

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Newly-promoted Swallows FC went top of the Premiership standings with an impressive win over Kaizer Chiefs thanks to a goal by Joseph Mhlongo at Dobsonville Stadium. view more

News24.com | Judgment reserved in PP application for leave to appeal dismissal of bid to halt removal proceedings

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Judgment has been reserved in Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's application for leave to appeal the Western Cape High Court ruling which dismissed her bid to halt the National Assembly's removal proceedings against her. view more

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

Tuesday 24th November 2020

Here are the Powerball and Powerball Plus results. view more

News24.com | ANC acting chief whip in Nelson Mandela Bay Ncediso Captain dies of Covid-19

Tuesday 24th November 2020

ANC acting chief whip in the Nelson Mandela Bay council, Ncediso Roosevelt Captain, has died of Covid-19, the party in the Eastern Cape said. view more

News24.com | Limpopo court hears man accused of ordering hit on his wife is a threat to witnesses

Tuesday 24th November 2020

The Polokwane Magistrate's Court heard a man accused of masterminding the murder of his businesswoman wife and her colleague may "silence" witnesses. view more

Engineering News

Surging Covid-linked borrowing costs pose threat to Africa's energy transition

Tuesday 24th November 2020

The surge in borrowing costs affecting most African countries in the wake of the economic and fiscal harm that has accompanied the Covid-19 pandemic poses a serious risk to the much-needed recovery in energy investment across the continent, which is set to collapse by 30% in 2020. International Energy Agency (IEA) executive director Dr Fatih Birol, who together with African Union Commission (AUC) infrastructure and energy commissioner Dr Amani Abou-Zeid co-chaired the AUC-IEA Second Ministerial Forum on Tuesday, stressed that a strong investment recovery was urgently required to improve energy access across the continent, which was poised to retreat for the first time in seven years in 2020. view more

South Africa could sell shares in restructured national airline

Wednesday 25th November 2020

South Africa could offer to sell shares in the bankrupt national airline to the public as part of an ambitious new plan to revive the carrier outlined by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni. The government could bring the various parts of the South African Airways group into one company that would be co-owned by the state, pension funds, individual investors and an operational partner, Mboweni said in an interview at the Bloomberg Capital Markets Focus virtual event on Tuesday. That includes low-cost arm Mango and maintenance unit SAA Technical as well as the flagship carrier. view more

Volkswagen celebrates assembly of four-million vehicles at Uitenhage

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has celebrated the assembly of its four-millionth vehicle at its Uitenhage plant, in the Eastern Cape. The first of these vehicles was manufactured 72 years ago, in November 1948, when the premises still belonged to South African Motor Assemblers and Distributors.  view more

Saice launches career growth platform for engineers

Wednesday 25th November 2020

The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice) has launched an innovative new platform - Saice Connect - that enables its members to network and engage with potential employers and like-minded individuals. The platform is designed to bridge the gap between skills shortages in many industries and high unemployment rates. view more

De Ruyter calls for upscaling of power procurement plans as he questions whether coal IPP will ...

Tuesday 24th November 2020

Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter has again called on government to open the way for the procurement of more new electricity capacity in addition to the 11 800 MW outlined in a recently gazetted Ministerial determination, cautioning that the 1 500 MW of new coal included in the determination is unlikely to be built in the timeframes outlined, if at all. Speaking to broadcaster Bruce Whitfield as part of a PSG-organised webinar, De Ruyter said that, even if the capital could be raised for new coal, the projects would struggle to secure environmental approvals and the commissioning schedule envisaged in the Integrated Resource Plan of 2019. view more

Global workforce to reach highest level of risk in 2021 - International SOS

Wednesday 25th November 2020

The risk to the global workforce has reached its highest level since 2016, according to the findings of International SOS's 'Risk Outlook 2021' report. The outlook reveals findings from the Business Resilience Trends survey of over 1 400 risk professionals across 99 countries, carried out by Ipsos MORI. It also brings together insights from the Workforce Resilience Council and extensive International SOS proprietary data. view more

Global steel output up 7% y/y in October as industry recovers

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Global crude steel production in October rose 7% year on year to 162-million tonnes as other countries joined China in a recovery in industrial activity. China, the world's biggest producer and consumer of the metal, remained the stand-out performer with a gain of 12.7% to 92.2-million tonnes, data from the World Steel Association showed on Tuesday. view more

Eskom's turnaround strategy to bear first fruit in April 2021

Tuesday 24th November 2020

Eskom CEO André de Ruyter says progress is being made in the unbundling of the utility and that "by April [2021], we should see a change". He noted that the negative impact of load-shedding on the economy is well known and it is something that Eskom wishes to put behind it as quickly as possible. view more

African green hydrogen can provide important economic impetus - BMBF

Tuesday 24th November 2020

The establishment of an African hydrogen economy based on renewable energy can provide important impetus in the Southern African region and offer new perspectives, especially to young people. That is the view of German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Energy and Green Hydrogen Technologies Division head Dr Christoph Roevekamp. BMBF or Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung - promotes education, science and research and is funding the Green Hydrogen Atlas-Africa project in Southern Africa and West Africa. view more

A 'just transition' is complicated - panel

Tuesday 24th November 2020

As South Africa emerges from the Covid-19-induced economic crisis, the most strategic objective would be to relieve the economy and its growth path from the stronghold of insufficient access to sustainable and competitive power generation, advisory Pan-African Investment and Research Services founder and CE Dr Iraj Abedian has said. He has published a research paper on a just energy transition, which states that even before the pandemic struck, the country had already recorded a technical recession, it being the second in just two years, which is in part owing to the State-owned energy utility Eskom's inability to supply adequate and reliable electricity. 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 | Mboweni can't keep ducking us on Mpati Commission report - Parliament

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Standing committee on finance says Mboweni can't keep postponing engaging Parliamant about how the Mpati Commission Report's recommendations are being implemented. view more

News24.com | Hong Kong shares again finish on positive note

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Hong Kong stocks ended Wednesday with gains for the fourth day in-a-row as traders cheered more positive vaccine news and an easing of political uncertainty in the United States. view more

News24.com | Tokyo stocks close higher tracking US rallies

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Tokyo stocks closed higher on Wednesday as investors took heart from rallies on Wall Street, with US political uncertainty receding. view more

News24.com | Oil keeps rising after eight-month high on demand optimism

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Oil kept rising after closing at a eight-month high on increasing optimism that recent Covid-19 vaccine breakthroughs will lead to a swift recovery in global energy demand next year. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Qantas to require Covid vaccine for overseas flights

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Australia's Qantas Airways will insist in future that international travellers have a Covid-19 vaccination before they fly, describing the move as "a necessity" on Monday. view more

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News24.com | Mboweni can't keep ducking us on Mpati Commission report - Parliament

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Standing committee on finance says Mboweni can't keep postponing engaging Parliamant about how the Mpati Commission Report's recommendations are being implemented. view more

News24.com | Hong Kong shares again finish on positive note

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Hong Kong stocks ended Wednesday with gains for the fourth day in-a-row as traders cheered more positive vaccine news and an easing of political uncertainty in the United States. view more

News24.com | Tokyo stocks close higher tracking US rallies

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Tokyo stocks closed higher on Wednesday as investors took heart from rallies on Wall Street, with US political uncertainty receding. view more

News24.com | Oil keeps rising after eight-month high on demand optimism

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Oil kept rising after closing at a eight-month high on increasing optimism that recent Covid-19 vaccine breakthroughs will lead to a swift recovery in global energy demand next year. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Qantas to require Covid vaccine for overseas flights

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Australia's Qantas Airways will insist in future that international travellers have a Covid-19 vaccination before they fly, describing the move as "a necessity" on Monday. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Is the virtual reality office a post-pandemic reality?

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Once the preserve of gamers with deep pockets, the pandemic is giving Virtual Reality the boost it needs to go mainstream. view more

News24.com | Four key trends for travel, tourism recovery - report

Tuesday 24th November 2020

There is a need for the public and private sector to work together to recover the millions of jobs impacted in the global tourism and travel industry due to the coronavirus pandemic. view more

News24.com | Cocoa prices soar as producers and processors clash

Tuesday 24th November 2020

Tensions between cocoa-producing countries and manufacturers over costs have led to soaring prices on the international market, even as demand slumps because of the coronavirus. view more

News24.com | Germany's DAX 30 index to add 10 companies in major revamp

Tuesday 24th November 2020

Germany's blue-chip DAX 30 index will grow by 10 companies and tighten entry rules following criticism over the spectacular collapse of former member Wirecard, stock exchange operator Deutsche Boerse said Tuesday. view more

News24.com | European stock markets climb at open

Wednesday 25th November 2020

European stock markets climbed in opening deals on Wednesday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index gaining almost 0.2% to 6 442.80 points. view more

News24.com | Markets mixed as early rally loses momentum

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Asian markets were mixed Wednesday as an early rally fizzled out on profit-taking and lingering worries about the impact of a spike in coronavirus infections around the world. view more

News24.com | Economic activity picks up, but still short of pre-lockdown levels

Tuesday 24th November 2020

Data from the SA Reserve Bank indicates a rebound in economic activity for the third quarter, but not yet a full recovery from the second quarter. view more

News24.com | Prasa tells Parly it is on the mend, some MPs still skeptical

Wednesday 25th November 2020

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa told Parliament that it would get to grips with its finances, hold implicated officials accountable and recover lost funds. view more

News24.com | Slight uptick in consumer sentiment about SA property market

Tuesday 24th November 2020

Consumer sentiment about the property market in South Africa improved slightly (2%) in the third quarter of the year to 76% compared to the second quarter. view more

News24.com | Coronavirus cases detected in farmed mink in Poland

Tuesday 24th November 2020

Cases of novel coronavirus have been found in mink farms in Poland for the first time, scientists said on Tuesday, following an outbreak in Denmark that led to a mass cull. view more

News24.com | Saudi Aramco says Huthi strike tore large hole in oil tank

Tuesday 24th November 2020

Saudi Aramco said Tuesday that a strike by Yemen's Huthi rebels on its plant in Jeddah tore a hole in an oil tank, triggering an explosion and fire that was quickly extinguished. view more

News24.com | Stocks boosted as Biden begins White House transition

Tuesday 24th November 2020

Stock markets mostly rose Tuesday as news that Donald Trump's team will now work with Joe Biden ahead of his inauguration built on optimism that vaccines could soon be rolled out around the world. view more

News24.com | Suspension of SABC retrenchment process extended to end December

Tuesday 24th November 2020

The SABC insists that the delay does not mean the retrenchment process has been terminated. view more

News24.com | Kieswetter: Lack of funds hobbling efforts to rebuild SARS in line with Nugent report

Tuesday 24th November 2020

SARS should be funded around R14 billion, which is not the case, says Commissioner Edward Kieswetter told members of Parliament. view more

News24.com | Tokyo's Nikkei ends up 2.5% as Biden gets transition help

Tuesday 24th November 2020

Tokyo's Nikkei index closed up 2.50 percent Tuesday after US President Donald Trump dropped opposition to government aid for Joe Biden's transition team, with markets also buoyed by new vaccine news. view more

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