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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 | Equity markets mixed as coronavirus dogs sentiment

Friday 18th September 2020

Asian and European markets traded mixed Friday with investors anxious over the reimposition of coronavirus restrictions, the stuttering global economic recovery, and US lawmakers' failure to agree on new stimulus. view more

News24.com | Hong Kong, mainland China stocks finish higher

Friday 18th September 2020

Hong Kong and mainland Chinese stocks ended with gains Friday, closing the week on an upbeat note, though traders remain concerned about the lack of progress on a new US stimulus. view more

News24.com | European stocks sag at open

Friday 18th September 2020

Europe's stock markets sagged in opening deals on Friday ahead of the weekend. view more

News24.com | Tokyo shares end higher on hopes for new Japan govt

Friday 18th September 2020

Tokyo shares ended higher Friday as investors stayed optimistic about the new government of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who took office this week. view more

News24.com | Global stock markets fall on Fed warning

Thursday 17th September 2020

Europe's stock markets sank, taking their cue from earlier losses in Asia after the head of the US Federal Reserve warned about the "uncertain" outlook for the virus-hit US economy. 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 | LIVE | Lockdown Level 1: Bigger church crowds, limited international travel and no sports spectators

Friday 18th September 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 | FRIDAY BRIEFING | Auditing South Africa's Covid-19 response

Friday 18th September 2020

While the pandemic hasn't affected South Africa on a scale modellers thought it would, the country has been impacted in other ways. view more

News24.com | Jake and Joey: Scrums and line-outs can't just be sexy

Friday 18th September 2020

While New Zealand has recently focused on making set-pieces like the scrums more of an attacking weapon, the Bulls' coaching staff believe a balance is required. view more

News24.com | DPE will 'request' lenders to bail out SAA

Friday 18th September 2020

SAA's business rescue practitioners on Friday gave government another week to drum up the funding needed to implement the rescue plan and restructure the airline. view more

News24.com | SA rugby teams to play for 2 titles: Super Rugby Unlocked and Currie Cup

Friday 18th September 2020

Seven South African rugby franchises will contest two trophies when the season-proper resumes. view more

News24.com | Joburg businessman at centre of criminal case against Dr Munshi denies links to his murder

Friday 18th September 2020

Mohammadh Sayed, who filed criminal charges against anaesthetist Dr Abdulhay Munshi and paediatric surgeon Prof Peter Beale, has denied any involvement in Munshi's killing. view more

News24.com | Man arrested following PE racehorse attacks

Friday 18th September 2020

A man has been arrested, following the violence at a racecourse in the Eastern Cape. view more

News24.com | Newborn's body found in bin in Cape Town

Friday 18th September 2020

A newborn baby has been found dead in a wheelie bin, and a woman's body has been found dumped along Baden Powell Drive, Tafelsig, in separate incidents. view more

News24.com | Tributes pour in for ANC's Songezo Mjongile

Friday 18th September 2020

The ANC Youth League in the Western Cape is shocked by the death of former provincial ANC secretary Songezo Mjongile who died after a short battle with cancer. view more

News24.com | R10m Eastern Cape scooter contract set aside pending investigations

Friday 18th September 2020

The Special Investigating Unit has secured an order interdicting the Eastern Cape health department from going ahead with the much-maligned R10 million medical scooter project. view more

News24.com | 'Fake and false': EFF calls off SMG BMW protests as row over racist ad is resolved

Friday 18th September 2020

The Western Cape EFF says it has called off protests against SMG BMW branches over a job advert favouring a white candidate, after accepting it was not the company's fault. view more

News24.com | Movement formed which backs Caster Semenya in her fight with World Athletics

Friday 18th September 2020

A #LetHerRun movement has been established to support female athletes banned from participating in official events because they have above average natural testosterone levels. view more

News24.com | SANDF soldier allegedly shoots Limpopo man who wasn't wearing mask

Friday 18th September 2020

During an altercation between SANDF members and a group of people who were not wearing face masks, members of the public attempted to grab a soldier's rifle and a shot went off, injuring a man. view more

News24.com | Andile Lungisa maintains innocence as he enters prison, hits out at judges

Friday 18th September 2020

ANC Nelson Mandela Bay councillor and former ANC Youth League deputy president Andile Lungisa has reportedly remained defiant in his final moments of freedom. view more

News24.com | Stormers coach on Black Lives Matter: 'It's all about education and understanding'

Friday 18th September 2020

Stormers coach John Dobson says they have taken note of matters pertaining to the Black Lives Matter movement and are working towards a greater level of understanding. view more

News24.com | Latest Covid-19 numbers: 15 772 deaths, 655 572 cases, 89.3% recovery rate

Friday 18th September 2020

South Africa has recorded 67 more Covid-19-related fatalities, bringing the death toll to 15 772. view more

News24.com | ANC North West interim structure to discuss failed attempt to recall mayors, speakers

Friday 18th September 2020

The North West ANC's interim provincial committee is set to meet on Friday, following days of attempting to remove 15 officials across five municipalities in the province. view more

News24.com | Uber in SA not looking at woman driver/woman passenger option yet

Friday 18th September 2020

Uber says it is not yet looking at an option for women passengers to request a driver who is also a woman. view more

News24.com | New evidence points to corruption in SAP's R1bn water deals

Friday 18th September 2020

At the height of state capture, the software giant walked into the most captured places in SA and walked out with record-breaking deals by paying "commissions" worth millions. view more

News24.com | OPINION | South Africa's Covid-19 Tracing app - would you download it?

Friday 18th September 2020

There's no need to be worried about the Covid-19 tracing app, as personal data never leaves your device, writes Jarred Mailer-Lyons. view more

Engineering News

Govt commits to provide SAA with R10.5bn - administrator

Friday 18th September 2020

The South African government has told administrators of South African Airways (SAA) that there is a "clear cabinet commitment" to provide the state airline with R10.5-billion of funds, one of the administrators said on Friday. The administrator told an SAA creditor meeting that the government's communication had the support of National Treasury but the timelines and mechanisms for the funding were yet to be finalised. view more

IPP Office says next renewables bid window by end Jan 'latest', but possibly before year-end

Thursday 17th September 2020

The head of South Africa's Independent Power Producer (IPP) Office, which performs the IPP procurement function on behalf of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), says discussions are under way with the department to finalise the roll-out plan for the Section 34 determination that caters for the procurement of 11 813 MW of new generation capacity. Speaking during a webinar on Thursday, IPP Office CEO Tshifhiwa Bernard Magoro said that the fifth bid window, known as BW5, of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) would be launched by the end of January 2021 at the latest, but that the request for proposals (RFP) could be released before the end of 2020. view more

Infrastructure South Africa drafting 25-year National Infrastructure Plan

Thursday 17th September 2020

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille has confirmed that a single entry point for all the projects in the country's Infrastructure Investment Plan will be created, through an entity called Infrastructure South Africa (ISA). ISA will be at arm's length from the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI), and will be responsible for project preparation, packaging, funding pathways and providing strategic oversight over all the gazetted projects. view more

BMG launches new online platform

Friday 18th September 2020

Industrial products provider BMG, part Engineering Solutions Group (ESG), has launched its new online shopping platform - BMG Online - to make doing business in the industrial sector easier. "Although the planning, development and execution for our e-commerce shopping portal go back over two years, the Covid-19 lockdown has had a material impact on BMG Online's design and format. Benchmarked on international best practice, the new system is efficient, user-friendly and customer-centric. view more

DPWI, AgriSeta partner to train and certify 400 artisans

Friday 18th September 2020

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has partnered with the Agricultural Sector Education Training Authority (AgriSeta) to provide artisan development training to 400 Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) participants. Artisan development is often overlooked by school leavers and not considered as a career, and yet artisanal skills are required in all sectors of the economy, says AgriSeta. view more

ATNS launches virtual Aviation Training Academy

Friday 18th September 2020

With Covid-19 restrictions, Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) is piloting virtual training through its Aviation Training Academy. ATNS' Aviation Training Academy offers aviation training to several countries in Africa since it was certified as a training institution in 1996. view more

Cameroon seeking to build $3bn dam to export electricity

Friday 18th September 2020

Cameroon will build a $3-billion hydropower plant as part of an ambitious plan to make the central African nation an exporter of electricity by 2035. The 810 MW Grand Eweng project on the Sanaga river, a joint venture between the government and the US-based energy company Hydromine, is the fifth hydro-project on the river. view more

Unions threaten legal action if government does not commit to saving State-owned airlines

Friday 18th September 2020

Two trade unions, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca), have jointly announced that, together, they are going to challenge in court the liquidation of State-owned airlines South African Airways (SAA) and South African Express (SAX). The unions pointed out that SAX was already under provisional liquidation and that SAA was in immediate danger of liquidation. Numsa and Sacca have officially communicated, by letter, their intention to the Presidency, the Department of Public Enterprises, the National Treasury and the Speaker of the National Assembly. These individuals and institutions were given until Friday to announce immediate concrete measures to prevent the liquidation or closure of the two airlines. view more

Daimler's first hydrogen fuel-cell truck to start customer trials in 2023

Thursday 17th September 2020

Daimler Trucks has unveiled its first hydrogen-based fuel cell truck. The GenH2 Truck is aimed at the long-haul transport market and marks the beginning of commercial fuel-cell drive development for the German truck maker. view more

Glencore admits deal to buy South African strategic crude oil reserves was invalid

Thursday 17th September 2020

The Strategic Fuel Fund (SFF) has reached an in-principle agreement with diversified miner Glencore to reverse the 2015 sale of South Africa's strategic crude oil reserves. Glencore has agreed that the sale of the three-million barrels of oil was invalid, after first challenging the matter with the SFF and its parent company, the Central Energy Fund. view more

KZN Business Sense

"Claims conscious" contractors a double-edged sword - Peter Barnard & Claudelle Pretorius, Cox Yeats

Tuesday 8th September 2020

.Your company's reputation is crucial. This is particularly true in the built ... view more

Improved customer service

Saturday 5th September 2020

If you would like to consider some good news during the Covid-19 pandemic, then ... view more

Durban Chamber "joins the club"

Saturday 5th September 2020

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry has relocated to the Durban Country ... view more

New president for Zululand Chamber

Saturday 5th September 2020

The Zululand Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ZCCI) has appointed Thami Sitho... view more

KZN women in hospitality, travel and tourism

Saturday 5th September 2020

The announcement by President Ramaphosa to move to Alert Level 2 of the COVID-19... view more

SLG going green post Covid-19

Saturday 5th September 2020

Pollution and greenhouse gas emissions have fallen considerably as governments a... view more

Roshan Morar - Our Journey!

Saturday 5th September 2020

It's not uncommon to hear about entrepreneurs who have unrivalled success stor... view more

Durban ICC - Multi award winning centre

Saturday 5th September 2020

Opened by former president, Nelson Mandela in 1997, the Durban ICC was South Afr... view more

Durban ICC goes virtual - Scott Langley

Saturday 5th September 2020

The business of the Durban ICC is about conferences and meetings, the ve... 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 | US curbs WeChat transfers, freezes TikTok as deadline looms

Friday 18th September 2020

The US will ban some transactions over the Chinese-owned WeChat app while freezing TikTok's app starting Sunday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has said. view more

News24.com | DPE will 'request' lenders to bail out SAA

Friday 18th September 2020

SAA's business rescue practitioners on Friday gave government another week to drum up the funding needed to implement the rescue plan and restructure the airline. view more

News24.com | Facebook accused of watching Instagram users through cameras

Friday 18th September 2020

Facebook is again being sued for allegedly spying on Instagram users, this time through the unauthorised use of their mobile phone cameras. view more

News24.com | New evidence points to corruption in SAP's R1bn water deals

Friday 18th September 2020

At the height of state capture, the software giant walked into the most captured places in SA and walked out with record-breaking deals by paying "commissions" worth millions. view more

News24.com | 2020's silver lining: Venture capitalists eager to fund start-ups

Thursday 17th September 2020

Venture capital fund managers are continuing with business as usual, investing in new ideas and start-ups. Some even report more appetite for investing in early-stage ventures. view more

Business NEWS24

News24.com | US curbs WeChat transfers, freezes TikTok as deadline looms

Friday 18th September 2020

The US will ban some transactions over the Chinese-owned WeChat app while freezing TikTok's app starting Sunday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has said. view more

News24.com | DPE will 'request' lenders to bail out SAA

Friday 18th September 2020

SAA's business rescue practitioners on Friday gave government another week to drum up the funding needed to implement the rescue plan and restructure the airline. view more

News24.com | Facebook accused of watching Instagram users through cameras

Friday 18th September 2020

Facebook is again being sued for allegedly spying on Instagram users, this time through the unauthorised use of their mobile phone cameras. view more

News24.com | New evidence points to corruption in SAP's R1bn water deals

Friday 18th September 2020

At the height of state capture, the software giant walked into the most captured places in SA and walked out with record-breaking deals by paying "commissions" worth millions. view more

News24.com | 2020's silver lining: Venture capitalists eager to fund start-ups

Thursday 17th September 2020

Venture capital fund managers are continuing with business as usual, investing in new ideas and start-ups. Some even report more appetite for investing in early-stage ventures. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Daimler to pay $2.2 billion in US settlements

Thursday 17th September 2020

Daimler will pay $2.2 billion to resolve a US government diesel emissions cheating investigation and claims from 250 000 US vehicle owners, court documents show. view more

News24.com | British Airways boss defends virus job losses

Thursday 17th September 2020

British Airways chief executive Alex Cruz on Wednesday defended heavy job cuts at the airline after coronavirus decimated demand, declaring that customers were "still afraid of travelling". view more

News24.com | WATCH | Face to Face: Mobility and Covid-19

Friday 18th September 2020

Hans-Peter Kleebinder is a mobility expert and visionary. So how does he envision the future of mobility? And what effect will the pandemic have? Will private vehicles become more important again? And what will that mean for the "sharing economy"? view more

News24.com | TymeBank dips its toes into insurance, but not with its sister-companies in Motsepe stable

Thursday 17th September 2020

TymeBank has partnered with Hollard to sell insurance in its Pick n Pay kiosks from October. view more

News24.com | Saudi oil minister urges compliance with OPEC+ cuts

Thursday 17th September 2020

Saudi Arabia's energy minister on Thursday pressed oil cartel OPEC and its allies to comply fully with production cuts amid falling crude prices, insisting that doing so was "not an act of charity". view more

News24.com | Cellphone radiation could be killing insects, study finds

Friday 18th September 2020

Radiation from mobile phones could have contributed to the dramatic decline in insect populations seen in much of Europe in recent years, a German study showed Thursday. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Lawmakers blame Boeing, FAA for 737 MAX failures

Friday 18th September 2020

Two Boeing 737 MAX crashes that killed all 346 passengers and crew aboard were the "horrific culmination" of failures by the planemaker and the Federal Aviation Administration, a U.S. House panel concluded after an 18-month investigation. view more

News24.com | Tourism minister seeks funding for industry revival

Thursday 17th September 2020

Tourism minister Mmamoloko Kubayi Ngubani has approached Treasury for additional funds for a marketing campaign to help attract international visitors and revive the sector. view more

News24.com | WATCH | US consumer spending loses steam

Thursday 17th September 2020

US consumer spending slowed in August, with a key retail sales gauge unexpectedly declining, as extended unemployment benefits were cut for millions of Americans. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Why SUVs are conquering the world

Thursday 17th September 2020

They clog up the roads, pollute the air - and are a huge earner for the automobile industry. Just why are SUVs so popular? And how bad are these vehicles really for our planet? view more

News24.com | All new energy supply growth can come from zero-carbon sources, new proposal says

Thursday 17th September 2020

All new electricity supply growth worldwide can now come from zero-carbon sources, according to a plan released by businesses and environmental advocates Wednesday that charts the path to a net-zero world by 2050. view more

News24.com | Strategic Fuel Fund agrees to draft deal with Glencore as oil sale court case continues

Thursday 17th September 2020

The court heard arguments that Joemat-Pettersson's conduct as minister was reckless and former SFF CEO Sibusiso Gumede oversaw a transaction of corruption and bribes. view more

News24.com | SA must now face corruption and second wave threat, warns business lobby

Thursday 17th September 2020

Business 4 South Africa's steer co-chair Martin Kingston joined President Cyril Ramaphosa's calls for the country to remain vigilant against Covid-19 and corruption. view more

News24.com | Trump says no TikTok deal yet amid security concerns

Thursday 17th September 2020

President Donald Trump says he isn't ready to approve a deal for an American company to partner with Chinese-owned video app TikTok. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Sony PlayStation 5 to launch in November

Thursday 17th September 2020

Sony announced on Thursday that its next-generation PlayStation 5 console would launch this November. view more

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