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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 | JPMorgan favours South African domestic stocks over gold, tech stocks

Friday 27th November 2020

It may be time to drop gold and tech stocks and buy into SA domestically focused stocks, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co. view more

News24.com | European stocks dip with Wall Street shut for Thanksgiving

Thursday 26th November 2020

European equities dipped Thursday as dealers nervously eyed coronavirus restrictions in subdued trade, with Wall Street shut for the Thanksgiving holiday, dealers said. view more

News24.com | Asia markets mostly up but virus, weak data keep traders cautious

Thursday 26th November 2020

Most stocks rose Thursday -- continuing this month's vaccine-fuelled markets rally -- but traders moved cautiously, with an eye on virus infections across the globe that are forcing governments to impose containment measures. view more

News24.com | Tokyo stocks close higher

Thursday 26th November 2020

Tokyo stocks closed higher on Thursday as investors bought back major shares, shaking off worries over Japan's rising number of coronavirus cases. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Global stocks hit record highs

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Global shares reached record highs on Wednesday after the Dow Jones broke 30 000, with investors relieved at the prospect of a smooth handover of power after the US presidential election and confident a Covid-19 vaccine would soon be ready. 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 | Ace Magashule refuses to comment on Cosatu's calls for the ANC to take action against him

Friday 27th November 2020

ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule says he would rather not comment on calls by trade union federation Cosatu for the ANC to take action against him. view more

News24.com | Returning Proteas fall to defeat after Bairstow heroics at empty Newlands

Friday 27th November 2020

The Proteas tasted defeat in the opening T20 against England at an empty Newlands on Friday night. view more

News24.com | Taxi driver with previous rape conviction sentenced to life in prison for raping 14-year-old

Friday 27th November 2020

A taxi driver with a previous rape conviction, has been sentenced to life in prison for a similar offence. view more

News24.com | Army could be deployed to clamp down on recent spate of truck attacks, says Cele

Friday 27th November 2020

Police Minister Bheki Cele says if needs be, the country is in a position to lobby army generals to reinforce their manpower with soldiers, in battling the attacks and torching of trucks. view more

News24.com | LIVE | Covid-19 in SA: Death toll at 21 289, with 778 571 confirmed cases

Friday 27th 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 | Sharks outclass Pumas in Currie Cup opener

Friday 27th November 2020

Sharks skipper Jeremy Ward led from the front as the home side defeated the Pumas in their Currie Cup opening encounter at Kings Park. view more

News24.com | 1 Daily Lotto player bags R500k!

Friday 27th November 2020

Here are the results for the draw. view more

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

Friday 27th November 2020

Here are the Powerball and Powerball Plus results. view more

News24.com | Eastern Cape municipal boss arrested for R4.8m Covid-19 Relief Fund fraud

Friday 27th November 2020

OR Tambo Municipal Whippery Services Manager Phumzile Johnson Gwadiso has been arrested for alleged Covid-19 Relief Fund tender fraud worth more than R4.8m. view more

News24.com | Equality Court case against Sans Souci teacher in 'slap video' withdrawn, says lawyer

Friday 27th November 2020

The Equality Court damages claim against Cape Town school teacher, Clarissa Venter, who was filmed slapping a pupil at Sans Souci Girls High, has been withdrawn. view more

News24.com | Joburg mayor Geoff Makhubo denies undue benefit from relationship with Regiments Capital

Friday 27th November 2020

The Johannesburg mayor was giving evidence relating to party funding, tenders, and the movement of cash between Regiments Capital and his company Molelwane Consulting. view more

News24.com | Steenhuisen to Malema: Give up your police security detail

Friday 27th November 2020

DA leader John Steenhuisen has challenged EFF leader Julius Malema, who recently threatened police officers, to forego the police protection he receives. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Senzo Meyiwa murder: State has enough evidence to arrest mastermind, claims Gerrie Nel

Friday 27th November 2020

Slain Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa's family waited in anguish as rumoured mastermind behind killing did not appear in court. view more

News24.com | Jesse Hess and Meghan Cremer murder cases postponed for trial preparations

Friday 27th November 2020

The murder cases of UWC student Jesse Hess, and Cape Town bakery manager Meghan Cremer have been postponed in the Western Cape High Court for trial preparations. view more

News24.com | EFF: ConCourt finds criminalising inciting others to commit 'any offence' is overbroad

Friday 27th November 2020

The Constitutional Court handed down judgment in a complex legal matter which will have important bearing on the National Prosecuting Authority's prosecution of EFF leader Julius Malema for allegedly inciting people to occupy land. view more

News24.com | Lobby groups say Zondo's criminal complaint against Dudu Myeni sends the right message

Friday 27th November 2020

Corruption fighting bodies have welcomed the decision by the state capture commission to lodge a criminal complaint against the former SAA chair for revealing the name of a secret witness. view more

News24.com | Coligny killing: Supreme Court of Appeal finds accused not guilty, overturns convictions

Friday 27th November 2020

The Supreme Court of Appeal has overturned the convictions of two men who were found guilty of the murder of 16-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu, who died on April 20, 2017 in Coligny in the North West. view more

News24.com | Why Sharks' Dylan Richardson is the ideal player for a pandemic

Friday 27th November 2020

The 21-year-old former Junior Springbok has been excellent at hooker and openside flanker, reminding one of Deon Fourie's similar role at the Stormers years ago. view more

News24.com | Zane Kilian to provide alibi in Charl Kinnear murder case, his lawyer says

Friday 27th November 2020

Zane Kilian intends providing an alibi to prove he did not shoot Anti-Gang Unit detective Lieutenant Colonel Charl Kinnear, his attorney has said outside court. view more

News24.com | SABC plans public auction of 'non-core properties', including some leased to employees

Friday 27th November 2020

The public broadcaster says it will not be able to offer right of first refusal to current tenants, as the process to purchase the properties will be public. view more

Engineering News

Govt study into local lithium-ion battery value chain almost complete

Friday 27th November 2020

A study into the possible development of a lithium-ion (li-ion) battery value-chain in South Africa will be completed by the end of the year. The study is being undertaken by Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS), on behalf of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC). It is funded by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation. view more

Gauteng progresses township economic development agenda

Friday 27th November 2020

The Bill aimed at revamping Gauteng's township economy is expected to be passed by the end of June 2021. Despite some delays caused by the Covid-19-related restrictions, the Gauteng Township Economic Development Bill has been gazetted and is currently undergoing public consultations. view more

Africa poised to benefit from strong European backing in its recovery

Friday 27th November 2020

Despite this year having been the worst year of growth for the global economy in the past 40 years, and with sub-Saharan Africa facing its first recession in 25 years with a 3.1% gross domestic product (GDP) contraction expected, there remains a strong case for a rebound, as international institutions have committed a significant amount of resources to Africa's economic recovery, The European House - Ambrosetti CEO Valerio De Molli has said. For example, the European Union (EU) has committed almost €40-billion toward recovery in Africa, while the African Development Bank committed around €10-billion, the World Bank €135-billion, the International Monetary Fund €2.7-billion and the Africa Export-Import Bank around €3-billion. view more

What the end of the UK-EU transition period means for UK-SA trade

Friday 27th November 2020

With effect from January 1 this year, the UK left the European Union (EU). But that day also inaugurated the start of a transition period, during which the UK remained part of the EU customs union and single market. That transition period ends on December 31 and thereafter the UK is free to implement its own trade deals with countries and blocs around the world. The country has already negotiated a number of trade continuation agreements (TCAs), economic partnership agreements (EPAs) and free ... view more

DNG Energy says LNG bunkering hub to benefit South Africa, rest of the world

Friday 27th November 2020

Natural gas distributor DNG Energy's floating storage unit (FSU), in Algoa Bay, South Africa, once operational and delivering liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 2021, is set to secure energy for various industries and numerous households, while also creating jobs and contributing to skills development in the country. The FSU will offer offshore, as well as onshore, logistics with ship-to-ship transfers for international trading ships and LNG "milk runs" within South Africa. view more

Agri SA calls for govt aid as Land Bank is too important to fail

Friday 27th November 2020

Industry organisation Agri SA has warned that the action by Moody's Investor Service to lower the Lank Bank and Eskom's respective ratings pose a risk to food security and overall economic recovery in South Africa. It says Moody's downgraded the State-owned Land Bank as a result of ongoing delays in the implementation of the financial institution's restructuring plan and related liability and equity solutions. view more

Moody's downgrades Telkom's credit rating following sovereign rating action

Friday 27th November 2020

Ratings agency Moody's Investors Service has downgraded telecommunications group Telkom's corporate family rating to Ba2, from Ba1, with a negative outlook. This followed Moody's downgrading of South Africa's sovereign rating by one notch to Ba2 with a negative outlook on November 20. view more

Opinion: How African countries can mobilise private capital for their infrastructure drives

Friday 27th November 2020

In this opinion piece, Standard Bank corporate and investment banking CE Kenny Fihla writes about governments turning to public-private partnerships to deliver large-scale projects. Given the pressure on investment yields in developed markets, African nations have an opportunity to attract private-sector funding as they embark on infrastructure development programmes to boost their economies. view more

Renergen hopeful of clearing well drilling delays at Virginia with well integrity tests

Friday 27th November 2020

Emerging domestic natural gas and helium producer Renergen is progressing with the drilling of the P2V2 well at its Virginia gas project, in the Free State. The well has been beset with delays since being spudded in June; however, the company on November 27 said it now had two drill rigs active on the project, with Renergen having recently successfully set casing at the base of the Karoo sequence. view more

Despite improvements, rail safety remains a concern - RSR

Friday 27th November 2020

Despite improvements in some areas of national railway safety, statistics in the latest 'State of Railway Safety Report 2019/20', published on November 27, reveals "a grim picture of safety within the railway industry", the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) reports. Despite an overall 24% reduction in network traffic since the 2010/11 reporting period, operational occurrences per million train kilometres still increased by 6%, while security-related incidents per million train kilometres increased dramatically by 105%. 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 | MONEY CLINIC | How do I go about getting back the extra money paid towards my non-access bond?

Saturday 28th November 2020

A Fin24 reader hoping to use some of his home loan funds for renovations was surprised to find the bank has rejected his application while his wife is under debt review. view more

News24.com | Petrol prices to decrease by 13 cents per litre

Friday 27th November 2020

While petrol prices will decrease, partly because of reduced international prices of the fuel, the prices of diesel and illuminating paraffin and gas will increase. view more

News24.com | Joburg mayor Geoff Makhubo denies undue benefit from relationship with Regiments Capital

Friday 27th November 2020

The Johannesburg mayor was giving evidence relating to party funding, tenders, and the movement of cash between Regiments Capital and his company Molelwane Consulting. view more

News24.com | People are back at malls, buying luxury goods among other things - Sandton City owner

Friday 27th November 2020

Real estate investment trust company Liberty Two Degrees says footfall at the country's premier shopping centre recovered to 87% of pre-lockdown levels on weekends in October. view more

News24.com | Lobby groups say Zondo's criminal complaint against Dudu Myeni sends the right message

Friday 27th November 2020

Corruption fighting bodies have welcomed the decision by the state capture commission to lodge a criminal complaint against the former SAA chair for revealing the name of a secret witness. view more

Business NEWS24

News24.com | MONEY CLINIC | How do I go about getting back the extra money paid towards my non-access bond?

Saturday 28th November 2020

A Fin24 reader hoping to use some of his home loan funds for renovations was surprised to find the bank has rejected his application while his wife is under debt review. view more

News24.com | Petrol prices to decrease by 13 cents per litre

Friday 27th November 2020

While petrol prices will decrease, partly because of reduced international prices of the fuel, the prices of diesel and illuminating paraffin and gas will increase. view more

News24.com | Joburg mayor Geoff Makhubo denies undue benefit from relationship with Regiments Capital

Friday 27th November 2020

The Johannesburg mayor was giving evidence relating to party funding, tenders, and the movement of cash between Regiments Capital and his company Molelwane Consulting. view more

News24.com | People are back at malls, buying luxury goods among other things - Sandton City owner

Friday 27th November 2020

Real estate investment trust company Liberty Two Degrees says footfall at the country's premier shopping centre recovered to 87% of pre-lockdown levels on weekends in October. view more

News24.com | Lobby groups say Zondo's criminal complaint against Dudu Myeni sends the right message

Friday 27th November 2020

Corruption fighting bodies have welcomed the decision by the state capture commission to lodge a criminal complaint against the former SAA chair for revealing the name of a secret witness. view more

News24.com | Treasury warns of fiscal crisis over state wages as court case nears

Friday 27th November 2020

The government and labour unions will square off in the Labour Appeal Court next week over Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's proposal to freeze wages. view more

News24.com | SABC plans public auction of 'non-core properties', including some leased to employees

Friday 27th November 2020

The public broadcaster says it will not be able to offer right of first refusal to current tenants, as the process to purchase the properties will be public. view more

News24.com | JPMorgan favours South African domestic stocks over gold, tech stocks

Friday 27th November 2020

It may be time to drop gold and tech stocks and buy into SA domestically focused stocks, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co. view more

News24.com | Thousands of German Amazon workers to strike on Black Friday

Thursday 26th November 2020

Some 2 500 Amazon workers in Germany started a three-day strike Thursday timed to disrupt the online retailer's "Black Friday" sales bonanza. view more

News24.com | Funding SAA is my mandate, not my choice, Mboweni tells irate MPs

Thursday 26th November 2020

Members of Parliament at the National Council of Provinces expressed misgivings about the effects of giving the national carrier access to R10.5 billion in the medium term. view more

News24.com | ArcelorMittal South Africa faces legal action over short time pay

Thursday 26th November 2020

Union says workers salaries have been reduced as a results of the changes in working times and describes the system as "unfair and unlawful". view more

News24.com | Former Bell Pottinger partners still owe liquidators about R36 million

Thursday 26th November 2020

Bell Pottinger went into administration in September 2017 after being expelled from the UK's premier public relations industry body for work done for the Gupta family. view more

News24.com | Mr Price says it lost R1.8 billion in sales in April due to strict lockdown

Thursday 26th November 2020

The fashion and homeware retailer reported a 24.8% decline in headline earnings per share in the 26 weeks ended 26 September. view more

News24.com | Bitcoin plunges along with other digital currencies

Thursday 26th November 2020

Bitcoin slumped as much as 8.7%, the most since early August, while digital coins like Ether also tumbled view more

News24.com | ECB warns against 'abrupt' end to pandemic aid

Thursday 26th November 2020

The European Central Bank warned Wednesday that a premature withdrawal of government support to the eurozone's pandemic-hit economies could derail the recovery and trigger a wave of bankruptcies. view more

News24.com | Speed up SAA restructure so it can continue key role in Africa - aviation official

Thursday 26th November 2020

SAA and South Africa have played a major role in the growth of aviation in Africa, says an official of the International Air Transport Association. view more

News24.com | WATCH | What do we know about the Christmas bubble rules?

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Plans to allow people to form a temporary bubble over the festive season will be welcome news to families across the country. But how much do we know about what is being proposed? view more

News24.com | WATCH | Scotland becomes first nation in world to provide free period products

Wednesday 25th November 2020

The Scottish parliament unanimously passed legislation requiring the government to make period products available for free to those who cannot afford them. view more

News24.com | WATCH | UK wants fines for telcos using firms like Huawei

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Britain's telecoms companies could be fined up to 10% of turnover or £100 000 ($133 140) a day if they contravene a ban on using equipment made by China's Huawei under a new law put forward on Tuesday. view more

News24.com | Aviation body kicks off major security operations for transporting Covid-19 vaccine

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Governments have to step up and make sure they have all the right logistics for the vaccine to be administered successfully to people in Africa, says an aviation official. view more

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