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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

Fin24.com | Floor trading resumes at NYSE - with masks and plexiglas

Tuesday 26th May 2020

The New York Stock Exchange, the symbolic heart of Wall Street, reopened its floor Tuesday after a two-month closure due to the coronavirus, with traders donning masks and separated by plexiglas. view more

Fin24.com | Global stock markets climb on hopes of further lockdown easing

Monday 25th May 2020

Global stock markets climbed Monday, buoyed by the prospect of further easing of coronavirus lockdowns despite sharp increases in case rates in some countries such as Brazil. view more

Fin24.com | Rand strengthens thanks to lockdown easing globally

Monday 25th May 2020

The rand, which was seen heading past R20 to the US dollar, has strengthened in recent weeks as the world's leading economies ease lockdown restrictions. view more

Fin24.com | The rand's rebound is gathering momentum

Wednesday 20th May 2020

The rand's comeback seems to be gathering momentum. view more

Fin24.com | A month after oil plunged into the abyss, prices are surging

Wednesday 20th May 2020

For the world's most important commodity, there's never been a month like it. 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 | WRAP: Coronavirus cases now at 25 937, family shares heartache, shortage in testing kits

Wednesday 27th May 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 | Mkhize: Global demand for Covid-19 kits hampering testing in SA

Wednesday 27th May 2020

"Constraints beyond our control" are hampering South Africa's Covid-19 testing, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said during a National Assembly meeting. view more

News24.com | Western Cape mourns another 30 Covid-19 deaths

Wednesday 27th May 2020

The numbers in the Cape Metro showed the Tygerberg, Klipfontein and Khayelitsha areas had topped 2 000 cases, but were also showing a relatively high recovery rate. view more

News24.com | PICS | Covid-19: 300-bed quarantine site opens in Cape Town

Wednesday 27th May 2020

A new 300-bed quarantine site has opened up in Pinelands in Cape Town as the province prepares for a peak in Covid-19 infections. view more

News24.com | More Netcare staff test positive for Covid-19, this time in Boksburg

Wednesday 27th May 2020

All individuals who work at the East Rand health facility, who tested positive for Covid-19, will be re-tested once their quarantine period is finished. view more

Sport24.co.za | 4 more positive virus tests at Premier League clubs

Wednesday 27th May 2020

Four more people at three English Premier League clubs have produced positive findings for the coronavirus following the latest round of tests. view more

News24.com | SA scientist Quarraisha Abdool Karim wins R10m French prize

Wednesday 27th May 2020

Acclaimed HIV researcher Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim, who found that a topical gel could stop many women catching the virus, has been awarded one of France's top science prizes. view more

News24.com | DA denies money woes as it plans to cut jobs

Wednesday 27th May 2020

The DA is pushing ahead with its plans to retrench staff, but has denied it is facing financial trouble. view more

Sport24.co.za | Lionel Cronje: Jake knows how to adapt

Wednesday 27th May 2020

Flyhalf Lionel Cronje said Bulls director of rugby Jake White knows how to adapt his coaching methods to the needs of the team. view more

News24.com | Western Cape records 1 010 Covid-19 cases among public health workers - department

Wednesday 27th May 2020

The Western Cape health department has confirmed 1 010 doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers have been infected with the coronavirus in the public sector. view more

News24.com | Covid-19: Death toll at 552 as cases rise to 25 937

Wednesday 27th May 2020

The Covid-19 death toll has hit 552 - an increase of 28, says Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. view more

News24.com | Trump threatens to 'close down' social media after tweets tagged

Wednesday 27th May 2020

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to close down social media platforms after Twitter labelled two of his tweets "unsubstantiated" and accused him of making false claims. view more

News24.com | One person bags R47k in the Daily Lotto jackpot

Wednesday 27th May 2020

One person bagged R47 000 in the Daily Lotto jackpot. view more

News24.com | Life has become unbearable for migrants in SA amid coronavirus lockdown

Wednesday 27th May 2020

Even as a strict lockdown to slow the coronavirus pandemic is eased, many foreigners living in South Africa have no work and are hungry. view more

News24.com | Here are your Lotto and Lotto Plus results

Wednesday 27th May 2020

Here are your Lotto and Lotto Plus results. view more

News24.com | Pick n Pay outlet, 8 other stores in Gauteng closed for contravening regulations

Wednesday 27th May 2020

A Pick n Pay outlet, seven stores owned by foreign nationals and a butchery were closed by Gauteng MEC Faith Mazibuko for contravening the law. view more

News24.com | Malawi virus cases and suspects flee isolation sites after repatriation from South Africa

Wednesday 27th May 2020

More than 400 repatriated Malawians, including a handful of COVID-19 patients, on Wednesday fled quarantine and isolation sites in the city of Blantyre, a local health official said. view more

News24.com | Gauteng health dept repurposes AngloGold hospital as a Covid-19 facility

Wednesday 27th May 2020

A hospital being renovated to specifically handle coronavirus cases is expected to be handed over to the Gauteng Department of Health at the end of June. view more

Sport24.co.za | Roland Garros planning for fans not empty seats

Wednesday 27th May 2020

Roland Garros chiefs have insisted that the French Open, delayed until September due to the coronavirus, will have fans attending even with social distancing rules. view more

News24.com | 29 test positive for Covid-19 at a frail care centre in Port Elizabeth

Wednesday 27th May 2020

Ten staff members and 19 residents had tested positive for Covid-19 at the Lorraine Frail Care Centre in Port Elizabeth. view more

Engineering News

Auto industry to face up to 30% job, production losses, says AIDC report

Wednesday 27th May 2020

Taking into account an anticipated 6.1% decline in South Africa's economic growth owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, new-vehicle sales will probably fall by between 20% and 30% in 2020, says a report issued by the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC), titled Re-gearing the Gauteng Automotive Sector, Navigating the Business Impact of Covid-19. Local vehicle production will probably track this decline, adds the report. view more

Engineering News & Mining Weekly e-magazine now available

Thursday 21st May 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

VWSA restarts production, exports 

Wednesday 27th May 2020

Following a gradual production ramp-up, the Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) plant in Uitenhage has resumed its manufacturing and export operations. Production was restarted on May 4 already, in line with the regulations pertaining to Alert Level 4 of the Covid-19 lockdown, with essential employees returning to work in a phased approach.  view more

Pandemic-induced slump in global energy investment risks locking in obsolete technologies

Wednesday 27th May 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has set in motion the largest drop in global energy investment in history, with spending expected to plunge by $400-billion in 2020, a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report shows. Describing the slump as "unparalleled" and "staggering" in both scale and swiftness, the 'World Energy Investment 2020' report forecasts that global investment will fall by 20%  when compared with 2019, with potentially serious implications for energy security and clean-energy transitions. view more

Reports of CEF acquiring Sasol's fuel retail network dismissed

Wednesday 27th May 2020

Chemicals and energy group Sasol has dismissed reports that it plans to sell its fuel retail business as part of an ongoing asset disposal process, while the State-owned Central Energy Fund (CEF) has described as "malicious" reports that it is in talks to acquire Sasol's petrol stations. Sasol CFO Paul Victor reiterated that the cash-strapped group was in the process of reviewing opportunities to divest from noncore assets but said in a statement that it remained committed to a strategy of growing its fuel retail presence in South Africa. view more

Scopa unsatisfied with pace of DWS investigation

Wednesday 27th May 2020

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) has expressed its discontent over the slow progress of investigations into unauthorised, irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure cases at the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) and its water trading entities. While the committee commended the department for work already done so far, it requested a detailed report that includes the full names of all officials implicated in wrongdoing. view more

Sithole appointed PIC chief

Wednesday 27th May 2020

The Ministry of Finance on May 27 announced that Cabinet had approved its recommendation of appointing Abel Moffat Sithole as CEO and nonexecutive director of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), for a period of five years. Sithole is currently the principal executive officer of the Government Employees Pension Fund and the commissioner of the Finance Sector Conduct Authority. view more

More than one in six youth out of work owing to Covid-19 − ILO

Wednesday 27th May 2020

More than one in six young people have stopped working since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, while those who remain employed have seen their working hours cut by, on average, 23%, says the International Labour Organisation (ILO). According to a report, titled 'ILO Monitor: Covid-19 and the World of Work', the youth are being disproportionately affected by the pandemic and the substantial and rapid increase in youth unemployment seen since February is affecting young women, more than young men. view more

International and national air transport bodies appeal to South Africa to support its airlines

Wednesday 27th May 2020

The International Air Transport Association (Iata), the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) and the Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa (Barsa) have jointly appealed to the South African government to provide direct financial relief to the country's airline sector. This was to help counter the severe effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent national lockdown and commercial air passenger travel ban. Iata has estimated that South African airline revenues this year would plummet 56% in comparison to last year. In monetary terms, this would be a fall of $3-billion, or some R55-billion. This would endanger 252 100 South African jobs, as well as cost the country $5.1-billion (about R93-billion) in gross domestic product, provided by the aviation and aviation-dependent tourism sectors. view more

SAA will not be resuming flights just yet, say BRPs

Wednesday 27th May 2020

A press statement issued this week, which suggests that South African Airways (SAA) will resume domestic services by mid-June, is "incorrect" and in violation of SAA's business rescue practitioners' (BRP's) communications protocol. The protocol was put in place to ensure that unvetted releases are not issued. view more

KZN Business Sense

Local KZN communities benefit with aid from Zero2Five and Bellevue Cafe

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Zero2Five and Bellevue Café Soup Kitchen in full swing ... view more

Covid-19 lockdown anxiety can increase substance abuse warns Choose Life

Thursday 30th April 2020

Anxiety and stress during the Covid-19 lockdown could see many people tu... view more

Cafe Bellevue in Kloof to reopen as a soup kitchen

Monday 27th April 2020

Since the beginning of the national lock-down in South Africa no restaur... view more

Samantha Watt - Standard Bank KZN Top Business Women

Saturday 25th April 2020

Samantha Watt is the owner of Say Watt which is a young, bold and passionate con... view more

Nozibele Sogoni - Founder and Managing Director of Nozibele Solutions.

Friday 24th April 2020

BE THE BEST YOU THAT YOU CAN BE Nozibele Sogoni whose first name ... view more

Beekman Group - The Holiday Club vies for international award

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

We are excited to announce that The Holiday Club has been nominated for ... view more

Beekman Group - Annual leisure industry gala cancelled, winners announced

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

The worldwide Covid-19 pandemic has taken no prisoners and this included... view more

Committed to Community: Health Partners in a Functional Community Project during COVID-19

Friday 17th April 2020

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

Business Sense Volume 6.2

Friday 10th April 2020

Cox Yeats Opens Johannesburg Office

Friday 10th April 2020

Cox Yeats Attorneys has seen the need to expand its footprint nationally... 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

Fin24.com | Eskom could make a R16bn loss in 2020, MPs hear

Wednesday 27th May 2020

The power utility could record a loss of R16 billion for the 2020 financial year, said Acting Director General of the Department of Public Enterprises Kgathatso Tlhakudi. view more

Fin24.com | SA Banks not immune to collapsing, Reserve Bank warns

Wednesday 27th May 2020

While South African banks are more resilient than their European counterparts, they are not immune to collapsing as bad debts increase "significantly". view more

Fin24.com | Former SAA chair Dudu Myeni declared delinquent director

Wednesday 27th May 2020

Former South African Airways chair Dudu Myeni has been declared a delinquent director in terms of the Companies Act. view more

Fin24.com | Thabi Leoka | The impact of Covid-19 will be much deeper than we realise

Wednesday 27th May 2020

Because the lockdown was protracted, the damage to the economy will be severe, says Thabi Leoka. view more

Fin24.com | Abel Sithole appointed as new PIC head

Wednesday 27th May 2020

Cabinet has approved the appointment of Abel Sithole as the CEO and Executive Director of the Public Investment Corporation, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced on Wednesday. view more

Business NEWS24

Fin24.com | Eskom could make a R16bn loss in 2020, MPs hear

Wednesday 27th May 2020

The power utility could record a loss of R16 billion for the 2020 financial year, said Acting Director General of the Department of Public Enterprises Kgathatso Tlhakudi. view more

Fin24.com | SA Banks not immune to collapsing, Reserve Bank warns

Wednesday 27th May 2020

While South African banks are more resilient than their European counterparts, they are not immune to collapsing as bad debts increase "significantly". view more

Fin24.com | Former SAA chair Dudu Myeni declared delinquent director

Wednesday 27th May 2020

Former South African Airways chair Dudu Myeni has been declared a delinquent director in terms of the Companies Act. view more

Fin24.com | Thabi Leoka | The impact of Covid-19 will be much deeper than we realise

Wednesday 27th May 2020

Because the lockdown was protracted, the damage to the economy will be severe, says Thabi Leoka. view more

Fin24.com | Abel Sithole appointed as new PIC head

Wednesday 27th May 2020

Cabinet has approved the appointment of Abel Sithole as the CEO and Executive Director of the Public Investment Corporation, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced on Wednesday. view more

Fin24.com | IDC wants Daphne Mashile-Nkosi's mining venture placed in business rescue

Wednesday 27th May 2020

The development finance institution wants Kalagadi Manganese, owned by prominent black businesswoman Daphne Mashile-Nkosi, to be put into business rescue over claims that it is struggling to pay its creditors. view more

Fin24.com | Struggling state diamond miner Alexkor may run out of money next month

Wednesday 27th May 2020

Alexkor is not operating as a going concern and could see its remaining cash reserves depleted by June, the department of public enterprises has warned. view more

Fin24.com | Govt says tobacco ban a matter of public health

Wednesday 27th May 2020

The government has for the first time published its comprehensive case for banning the sale of tobacco products in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. view more

Fin24.com | Woolworths may bail out troubled Australian units to the tune of R1 billion due to Covid-19

Wednesday 27th May 2020

Country Road is struggling to survive the impact of the pandemic as it was forced to close during the lockdown, while David Jones suffered from a fall in foot traffic. view more

Fin24.com | US Treasury pressure leads to new probe of African Development Bank chief

Wednesday 27th May 2020

The bank's board has agreed to an independent probe of its president, Akinwumi Adesina. view more

Fin24.com | Confusion at SAA as business rescue practitioners say flights might not resume next month

Wednesday 27th May 2020

SAA published a statement on its website earlier in the week saying it is retaining its current domestic schedule between Johannesburg and Cape Town from mid-June. view more

Fin24.com | SA Development Bank seeks loans to plug funding gap

Wednesday 27th May 2020

Development Bank of Southern Africa is in talks with multilateral lenders and commercial banks to help plug a funding gap as disruptions in debt capital markets hinder its ability to sell bonds. view more

Fin24.com | Sasol says it is not looking to sell its fleet of petrol stations

Wednesday 27th May 2020

The group's chief financial officer says no discussions to sell its downstream fuel retail business are taking place. view more

Businessinsider.co.za | Today's business update - and the new rules for religious services

Wednesday 27th May 2020

What you need to know in SA business today. view more

Fin24.com | OPINION | When we do leave home, entertainment will look very different

Wednesday 27th May 2020

How will our immersion into the instant gratification and individualised entertainment that on demand viewing has given us play out when we can leave home? asks Sabine Lehmann. view more

Fin24.com | Kieswetter: Coronavirus is a chance to reimagine SA economy, address past injustices

Wednesday 27th May 2020

SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter said that as the country gears to reopen the economy, we cannot go back to the unequal status of society before lockdown. view more

Fin24.com | Odds stacked against investment industry as Covid-19 hits pension contributions

Tuesday 26th May 2020

The investment industry could face one of its toughest years to date in 2020 as people are losing their jobs and cashing out their pensions to survive while companies are giving those who remain employed options to save less for retirement. view more

Fin24.com | Airline debt could rise to $550bn by year end, industry body warns

Tuesday 26th May 2020

There are still large gaps in the financial aid needed to help airlines survive the Covid-19 crisis, warns the International Air Transport Association. view more

Fin24.com | Eskom plan to skip pollution equipment not legally feasible

Tuesday 26th May 2020

Eskom's desire to avoid spending R42 billion reducing sulfur dioxide emissions at one of its power plants isn't legally feasible, says the Department of Environmental Affairs. view more

Fin24.com | South Africa rations diesel after refinery shutdowns curb supply

Tuesday 26th May 2020

South Africa has implemented diesel rationing, as demand recovered more quickly than expected after a lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus was eased. view more

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