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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.

 

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards

THE KZN TOP BRANDS 2018

Monday 25th June 2018

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

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2018

Friday 22nd June 2018

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

KZN's Leading Brand 2018- final week of voting

Monday 11th June 2018

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

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

Monday 4th June 2018

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

KZN's Top Brand 2018

Sunday 27th May 2018

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

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

Sunday 20th May 2018

Current top 40 brands in KZN are: view more

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

Monday 14th May 2018

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

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2018

Friday 11th May 2018

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

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

Sunday 6th May 2018

Current top 40 brands in KZN are: view more

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

Wednesday 17th January 2018

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

KZN Leaders

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

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

Sunday 25th March 2018

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

Markets

Fin24.com | Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R14.28/$, after trading between R14.27 and R14.47/$

Wednesday 14th November 2018

The rand, along with other emerging market currencies, firmed on the back of the weaker dollar. view more

Fin24.com | JSE closes weaker as Tencent releases third-quarter earnings

Wednesday 14th November 2018

The JSE closes softer after trading mostly in the red view more

Fin24.com | European stocks drop with all eyes on Brexit

Wednesday 14th November 2018

European stocks sank in opening deals after London finally struck a draft agreement with Brussels on the terms of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union. view more

Fin24.com | Oil's plunge knocks wind out of Wall Street

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Plunging oil prices and a weakened Boeing knocked the wind of out Wall Street, ending hopes of a quick rebound from Monday's sell-off. view more

Fin24.com | Energy firms dive in Asia after oil slump, broader markets slip

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Asian energy firms took another battering after oil prices suffered their worst day in three years, while the region's equity markets fell into negative territory. view more

KwaZulu-Natal Economic News By: Clive Coetzee

KZN GOS Model

Wednesday 26th April 2017

KZN GDP Model

Wednesday 26th April 2017

KZN Comp Model

Wednesday 26th April 2017

KZN Provincial Treasury - Economic Forecast South Africa June 2016

Monday 20th June 2016

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

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

Wednesday 15th June 2016

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

KZN Provincial Treasury - Provincial Labour Market May 2016

Wednesday 15th June 2016

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

KZN Treasury - Business Survey

Thursday 26th May 2016

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


 

KZN Business Sense

SchoemanLaw - A Time Of Reflection And New Beginnings

Tuesday 6th November 2018

For obvious reasons, this is a very busy time of year for all. It is also a time... view more

Business Sense Vol 4.4

Saturday 15th September 2018

Business Sense Vol 4.4 &nb... view more

Judith Nzimande - First female boss elected for KwaZulu-Natal Business Chambers Council

Saturday 15th September 2018

Judith Nzimande, the Chairperson of the KwaZulu-Natal Business Chambers Council view more

Musa Makhunga - Life After the Podium

Saturday 15th September 2018

The 1st ASPC African Sport Forum was recently hosted by the Association of Sport... view more

Palesa Phili - Join the Chamber

Saturday 15th September 2018

Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry's new chief executive, Palesa Phili is... view more

Melinda Cookson - Viable Outsourced Staffing Solutions

Saturday 15th September 2018

Melinda Cookson the proud CEO of Futurelink, a national staffing solutions compa... view more

Patrick Deale - Third Party Dismissal

Saturday 15th September 2018

Labour lawyer & mediator What if a client instructs a contrac... view more

Ugen Moodley - Growing pains - a healthy balance of optimism and pragmatism

Saturday 15th September 2018

Ugen Moodley, Managing Director - KPMG, KwaZulu-Natal Earlier t... view more

TIKZN - Think Global : KZN The African Trade Hub

Saturday 15th September 2018

Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal's (TIKZN) Export Week is scheduled to tak... view more

Mayor Zandile Gumede - Team Durban Inducted

Friday 14th September 2018

EThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede introduced and inducted the new members of Team D... view more

Zululand Chamber news

Carol will be MC at Business Excellence Awards

Wednesday 31st October 2018

Carol Ofori, East Coast Radio DJ will be the programme director during the 2018 ZCCI Business Excellence awards ceremony on 28 November 2018 at Umfolozi Casino. Thami Sithole, Port Manager for Richards Bay is the guest speaker. Please book you seat by contacting Lihle Msweli on 035 797 1807 or pr@zcci.co.za   view more

2018 Medium term budget policy statement - Restoring good governance and fighting corruption

Tuesday 30th October 2018

Thabani Shale, ZCCI CEO welcomes the positive messages outlined in the Minister of Finance's maiden budget policy statement.   The Minister of Finance has emphasized to restore of good governance and fight corruption in all of its forms. The key is the employment of qualified, competent and incorruptible officials.   The focus on reducing the view more

KZN Business Sense

Friday 26th October 2018

“First Female Boss elected for KwaZulu-Natal Business Chambers Council” Read the article on P2  of the KZN Business Sense newspaper.   KZN Business Sense V4.4 pdf view more

Start your Business Certification Day

Wednesday 10th October 2018

Tuesday, 9 October 2018 was Certification day following the International Labour Organisation’s “Start your Business” course, sponsored by the ZCCI’s Belgian partner, Trias. Three of the participants pitched their business plans to Nedbank Richards Bay’s branch Manager, Nolan Sundaram (second from left) and Standard Bank’s Manager of Small Enterprise for the Richards Bay region, Mags view more

Chamber is hiring

Monday 8th October 2018

Are you the next Marketing and Events Coordinator for ZCCI? Please refer to the attached job advert. If you have any queries do not hesitate to contact Gugu Nkosi at (hr@zcci.co.za or 035 797 1800). Marketing and Events Coordinator   The Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry has a vacancy for a Marketing and Events Coordinator view more

Links to web pages

Monday 1st October 2018

Dear Members Please visit the “Useful Links” section under the “SERVICES” tab for links to the TRANSNET Port Terminal Procurement Page, the City of uMhlathuze and King Cetshwayo District Municipality’s websites, amongst others.   view more

Mhlathuze Water Weir back in operation

Friday 28th September 2018

Mhlathuze Water would like to inform all stakeholders that its Weir which was recently temporarily halted following an underground water seepage incident is back in operation. As a temporary measure and to ensure an uninterrupted supply to its customers, Mhlathuze Water had activated the Nsezi Lake to pump water while repairs to the Weir were view more

NOTICE ON EMERGENCY REPAIRS TO FIX WATER SEEPAGE AT MHLATHUZE WEIR

Thursday 13th September 2018

13 September 2018 Mhlathuze Water is working around the clock to repair a water seepage that was detected at its Mhlathuze Weir last evening. Following the discovery of the seepage by contractors working on the refurbishment of the Weir currently underway, it was reported to Mhlathuze Water and prompt action was taken to ensure that view more

ZCCI Annual SMME Seminar on 10 September

Wednesday 5th September 2018

All Entrepreneurs and SMMEs are invitated to attend the 2018 ZCCI Annual SMME Seminar on 10 September 2018 at 08h30. The theme of the ZCCI Annual SMME seminar is "Building small business to business empires." Deputy Minister of Small Business Development, Cassel Mathale will deliver the official opening address at 09h00. He will provide insights view more

SA Express Flights to Richards Bay to resume

Friday 31st August 2018

SA Express flights to and from Richards Bay airport will resume on 17 September 2018.   Here is their flight schedule:     SA1201 JNB 06:10 - RCB 07:20 = Mon to Fri SA1202 RCB 08:05 - JNB 09:20 = Mon to Fri SA1213 JNB 16:55 - RCB 18:05 = Mon to Fri SA1214 RCB view more

KZN News

Fin24.com | Theresa May's Brexit deal: What we know so far

Wednesday 14th November 2018

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will ask her cabinet to back her draft Brexit deal despite the fact that she might still fail to get it past her own Conservative Party. view more

Fin24.com | Gordhan's meeting with Mkhwebane was a 'good interaction' - lawyer

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Pravin Gordhan's lawyer says his appearance before Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane was a "good interaction" and they await the outcome of how the investigation would proceed. view more

Fin24.com | Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R14.28/$, after trading between R14.27 and R14.47/$

Wednesday 14th November 2018

The rand, along with other emerging market currencies, firmed on the back of the weaker dollar. view more

Fin24.com | JSE closes weaker as Tencent releases third-quarter earnings

Wednesday 14th November 2018

The JSE closes softer after trading mostly in the red view more

Fin24.com | Land expropriation: What's the state of play?

Wednesday 14th November 2018

South Africa's ruling African National Congress is forging ahead with plans to amend the Constitution to make it easier to seize land without paying for it, overriding complaints from some opposition parties that it isn't following proper procedure. view more

JCCI Business News

Business Focus Vol 2.3

Friday 14th September 2018

Business Focus Vol 2.3 view more

Herman Breedt - JCCI AGM August 2018 President's Message

Friday 14th September 2018

Herman Breedt, President of the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry I wish to take this opportunity to thank my fellow Board members for their time, hard work and constructive input. My thanks also... view more

Compliance Notices

Friday 14th September 2018

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has successfully obtained Orders in terms of section 17 5 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 ("the Act") for administrative fines to be imposed on three... view more

Johan Bosch - Up lifting the people of South Africa

Friday 14th September 2018

Johan Bosch, CEO of Red Ant Security Relocation & Eviction Services (Red Ants), is driven to create jobs that uplift the people of South Africa. Red Ants is a multi-disciplinary company offering services in... view more

Dr Azar Jammine - Outlook For The South African Economy

Friday 14th September 2018

Dr Azar Jammine, Director and Chief Economist of Econometrix, was the key note speaker at the JCCI's 128th Annual General Meeting. Jammine has been in his current position since December 1985 and has... view more

JCCI Annual Conference

Friday 14th September 2018

The JCCI Annual Conference took place on the 22 August 2018 with the theme: EXPLORING NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN URBAN FARMING AND AGRO-PROCESSING - Business and Emerging Farmers in Conversation. The... view more

Anita Morar - Top Quality Chillies

Friday 14th September 2018

Kadipore Farms CC, specialising in the production of top quality chillies, is run by the Morar family. "Kadipore Farms was started in the summer season of 1995 by mistake," says Anita Morar. At that time... view more

iZindaba Zokudla - Conversations About Food

Friday 14th September 2018

The JCCI Annual conference on Business Opportunities in Urban Farming was privileged to have as facilitator Dr Naudé Malan, senior lecturer in Development Studies in the Department of Anthropology and... view more

Dr Norman Hoeltz - Aparate - The Smart Way To Agriconnect

Friday 14th September 2018

In today's technology-driven collaborative world, the digital exchange of data, knowledge, services and skills is essential. Ways have to be defined to facilitate this new kind of digital engagement and... view more

Tracy Ledger - An Empty Plate

Friday 14th September 2018

Tracy Ledger is the author of An Empty Plate which analyses the state of the South African agri-food system. Modern society has allowed access to food to become commodified and is big business. Consequently,... view more

Matex Ethiopia Expo

Friday 14th September 2018

The Chamber's Senior Trade Assistant, Busi Mkhabele, represented a number of the JCCI Export Incubator participants at MATEX Ethiopia 2018 held on 21-26 June 2018 in Addis Ababa. MATEX is an annual... view more

CAMINEX 2018

Friday 14th September 2018

JCCI exhibited at the 2018 Copperbelt Mining, Agricultural, Industrial, Networking & Enterprise Exhibition (Caminex), which was held in Kitwe, Zambia from the 5 - 7 June 2018. Caminex is an important trade... view more

Quintin Moorcroft - Cryptocurrencies, Yay or Nay?

Friday 14th September 2018

What is a cryptocurrency? Bitcoin, right? Blockchain? Easy, that is the thing that you put in your backyard to tie the old mother-in- law to. Wrong and wrong. So let us try and clarify. Cryptocurrency is... view more

Debbie Jones - Debit Order Collections

Friday 14th September 2018

Debbie Jones, Director at Three Peaks Payments House Managing accounts receivable can be a tedious process, especially if you are regularly collecting payments from your customers. Not uncommonly, customers... view more

The Warmest Place To Be

Friday 14th September 2018

Durban, 'the warmest place' is a popular tourist destination. However, when visitors arrive for a holiday, a question that is often asked is "What should we do today?" Recent family visitors, on a ten-day... view more

International Recognition For Boston Students

Friday 14th September 2018

Boston City Campus & Business College (Boston) has been recognised and awarded accreditation as an independent higher education institution with the British Accreditation Council (BAC) in May 2018. The BAC is... view more

Shawn Theunissen - Ten Years Of Big Impacts

Friday 14th September 2018

The year 2018 marks a decade of impact for Property Point, which has been a driver of transformation and small business growth within the property industry over the ten years since it was founded by... view more

Pascal Damoyi - Look Beautiful And Smell Good

Friday 14th September 2018

Pascal Damoyi, Founder, Yellow Green Lifestyle Cosmetic Yellow Green Lifestyle and Cosmetics based in Wynberg, north of Johannesburg, is a 100% BEE company started by Pascal Damoyi in 2013. The company... view more

Tshepo Mdake - Creating Beautiful Scented Journeys

Friday 14th September 2018

Shangila Holdings trading as Shangilia Boutique Spa is an enterprise development project of Sun International, The Carousel. The spa was officially launched on 16 October 2014 and is 100% black... view more

Nomsa Mdlalose - A Story Telling Hub

Friday 14th September 2018

Nomsa Mdlalose, Owner of Zintsomi CC Zintsomi is a storytelling hub that specialises in storytelling and training. Zintsomi nurtures, promotes and places trained storytellers in relevant positions in the... view more

Ntombizovuyo Gumede - Brighten Up Your Mind And Body

Thursday 13th September 2018

Ntombizovuyo (a.k.a. Vuyo) Gumede, owner of Sphile Holdings Sphile Holdings is a legally registered entity that is 100% BBBEE owned by a black South African woman, Ntombizovuyo (known as Vuyo) Gumede. The... view more

Engineering News

Eskom highlights risk of further debt accumulation as it gears up to defend big hikes

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Debt-laden electricity utility Eskom is preparing for yet another bruising encounter with consumers in the coming months, during which it will seek to justify it latest R762-billion, three-year revenue application. If successful with its fourth multiyear price determination (MYPD4) application, Eskom would be entitled to implement three yearly tariff hikes of 15% for the 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 financial years. The outcome would be a rise in the standard tariff from 93.79c/kWh currently to 142.65c/kWh by the end of the tariff period. view more

Motus about more than car sales, says acting CEO

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Motus is on track to list on the JSE on November 22, in the specialised retail sector, following the unbundling of the Imperial group into its two main businesses: Imperial Logistics and Motus, with the latter housing all of its automotive related activities. Imperial was, in fact, founded as a single car dealership in downtown Johannesburg in 1948. view more

Investment pledges will add about R338bn to South Africa's economic growth - PwC

Wednesday 14th November 2018

The proposed investment pledges announced during the Presidential Investment Summit in October could add about R338-billion to South Africa's gross domestic profit (GDP) between 2019 and 2024, says PwC. President Cyril Ramaphosa stated at the conference that "nearly R290-billion" had been pledged by both local and international companies seeking to participate in the President's five-year $100-billion investment plan. view more

Need for regulatory, payment efficiencies highlighted during SME Indaba

Wednesday 14th November 2018

The efficiency of securing regulatory compliance and the speed at which small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are paid by private companies and public organisations were on Wednesday cited as some of the biggest concerns for small businesses. Speaking at the Small Business Institute (SBI) SME Indaba, in Bryanston, SBI chairperson Bernard Swanepoel pointed to the National Development Plan (NDP) goal of the small business segment supporting 90% of all new jobs created and emphasised that this implied that the responsibility was shifted back to small businesses and small business organisations and chambers. view more

South Africa's land expropriation unnerves investors - World Bank executive

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Plans by South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) to change the constitution to allow the expropriation of land without compensation have unnerved investors, a senior World Bank group executive said on Wednesday. President Cyril Ramaphosa's party has made the acceleration of land redistribution a key issue ahead of 2019 elections, while pledging to carry out land reform in a way that does not threaten food security. view more

Land issue is a festering sore - Ramaphosa

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Whenever President Cyril Ramaphosa travels abroad and hosts a media conference, he now inevitably faces questions around land reform without expropriation. His stock answer? That without comprehensive land reform, South Africa's hard-won stability may come undone. While Wednesday was no different, with the president being asked by a reporter why South Africa was moving in a "Marxist way" which was "disastrous for Zimbabwe", Ramaphosa was quick to say that the land reform policies were in no way a paradox to what former President Nelson Mandela stood for. view more

Policy support needed for development of sustainable alternative energy sources - SAEEC

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Although natural gas is about 60% cleaner than coal in terms of carbon dioxide emissions, it currently contributes only 1.5% of the country's total primary energy needs. Even through the National Development Plan (NDP) aims to delink economic development from environmental decay and carbon-intensive energy, while promoting social advancement, there is still no natural gas-focused policy in place. Strategic Fuel Fund South Africa corporate services GM Marion de Wet on Wednesday discussed the causality between a supportive policy and regulatory framework and the sustainable development of a South African natural gas economy at the South African Energy Efficiency Confederation (SAEEC) conference. view more

South Africa must consider charging strategies before investing in EVs

Wednesday 14th November 2018

South Africa needs to develop controlled charging strategies before it embarks on large-scale investment in electric vehicles (EVs), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research research engineer Paseka Mabina said during the South African Energy Efficiency Confederation conference, on Wednesday. He discussed the need for demand response programmes when a number of EVs are entering the road network. view more

Vanadium batteries the solution to meet growing energy storage demand - Bushveld

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs) are a front-runner technology for meeting the growing demand in the energy storage sector, says Bushveld Energy CEO Mikhail Nikomarov. During a webinar on energy storage this week, he noted that data by US-based multiservice professional firm Navigant shows that VRFB demand is expected to increase to over 18 000 MWh by 2027. view more

MTN shares rise on report that Nigeria could reduce $10.1bn fine

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Shares in South Africa's MTN Group rose 2.6% on Wednesday on a media report that Nigerian authorities could reduce the $10.1-billion sum they are demanding from the telecoms company in a dispute. The sum covers the return of funds transferred overseas by MTN and a separate $2-billion tax bill. view more


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