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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 | Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R14.46/$

Friday 22nd March 2019

The rand ended the day at R14.46/$, as uncertainty in the markets impacted emerging market currencies. view more

Fin24.com | Hong Kong stocks finish week with more gains

Friday 22nd March 2019

Hong Kong stocks have finished the week on a positive note, taking their cue from a Wall Street rally, with investors now looking ahead to fresh high-level China-US trade talks next week. view more

Fin24.com | Tokyo stocks close marginally higher

Friday 22nd March 2019

Tokyo stocks have closed slightly higher as rallies on Wall Street helped improve investor sentiment, but a stronger yen limited the gains. view more

Fin24.com | Rand makes gains on Fed's dovish comments

Thursday 21st March 2019

The rand gained 1.9% against the US dollar on Wednesday, following the US Federal Reserve Bank's announcement to keep rates on hold. view more

Fin24.com | US Fed sees no rate hikes in 2019

Wednesday 20th March 2019

Federal Reserve officials scaled back their projected interest-rate increases this year to zero. view more

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Leaders Award 2018 - Imtiaz Sooliman the founder, director and chairman of Gift of the Givers

Monday 21st January 2019

The Standard Bank KZN Top Business Leader's award is an honorary award given t... view more

Partnership Award 2018 - The 2018 winner is eThekwini Municipality and its unit Invest Durban

Monday 21st January 2019

The Partnership award is given to a project which ref lects the importance of ef... view more

Tourism Award - The Winner Is Fairmont Zimbali Resort

Monday 21st January 2019

The Winner is Fairmont Zimbali Resort Fairmont Zimbali Resort pro... view more

KZN Top Brand 2018 - The Winner Is Ushaka Marine World

Friday 18th January 2019

Many well-known brands have been grown from within KZN and have made an indelibl... view more

Manufacturing - The Winner is aQuellé

Friday 18th January 2019

Arnold Stegen MD of Aquellé said, "This is a huge honour for us." He added,... view more

Trade Sector Award - The 2018 winner is Hirsch's

Thursday 17th January 2019

TRADE SECTOR AWARD -The 2018 winner is ... Hirsch's Hirsc... view more

Utilities Sector - The Winner is SLG (Pty) Ltd

Thursday 17th January 2019

The Winner is SLG (Pty) Ltd SLG Group CEO Mthoko Mbatha said, "As SLG, we are ... view more

Business Services - The winner is Blue Security

Thursday 17th January 2019

The winner is Blue Security Blue Security managing director Henk van Bemmelen sa... view more

Financial Services - The Winner Is FMI

Thursday 17th January 2019

FMI, a division of Bidvest Life Ltd, was recently named Top Business in the Fina... view more

Mining And Quarrying - The winner is Tronox

Wednesday 16th January 2019

The winner is Tronox. Tronox is the world's largest fully integ... 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 | DA Gauteng youth leader to lay assault charges after attack at election debate

Saturday 23rd March 2019

Pogiso Mthimunye is to lay assault charges after being allegedly assaulted by "a group of people wearing ANC t-shirts" while attending an election town hall debate hosted by radio station Motsweding FM. view more

Fin24.com | Meet the SABC's 8 newest board members - if Ramaphosa approves

Saturday 23rd March 2019

The National Assembly in Parliament HAS approved a report by the portfolio committee on communications, after it interviewed 24 candidates to fill eight vacancies at the board of the public service broadcaster. view more

News24.com | WATCH: All Black Sonny Bill Williams visits SA-born mosque attack survivor in hospital

Saturday 23rd March 2019

Ziyaad Shah is recovering from the bullet wounds he sustained during last week's horrific Christchurch mosque shootings which left 50 people dead. view more

News24.com | 'Brace ourselves': Cyclone death toll tops 600 in Africa

Saturday 23rd March 2019

With the flooding easing in parts of Mozambique, fears are rising that the waters could yield up many more bodies. view more

News24.com | Police station petrol-bombed as protesters try to occupy 600 RDP houses

Saturday 23rd March 2019

The protesters barricaded the road to the houses and while SAPS members were policing protesters, another group allegedly petrol-bombed the Alra Park satellite station. view more

News24.com | White people caused Cyclone Idai, says BLF

Saturday 23rd March 2019

Cyclone Idai, a tropical cyclone that hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, is not a natural disaster but a direct consequence of the white, Western system of ecological assault for profits, Black First Land First (BLF) said in a statement. view more

Fin24.com | INSIDE LABOUR: Democratic lessons to be learned

Saturday 23rd March 2019

As SA coasts uncomfortably towards the May 8 election, it is time to take stock of where we are and where we may be going, writes Terry Bell. view more

Fin24.com | What power cuts? says couple living off the grid

Saturday 23rd March 2019

The rolling blackouts around the country have peeved millions of South Africans, but one Garden Route household does not even notice them. view more

News24.com | Where the investigations related to Trump stand

Saturday 23rd March 2019

This is a look at where the investigations related to US President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him. view more

News24.com | Rahima Moosa hospital in talks with Eskom about possible exemption from load shedding

Saturday 23rd March 2019

In the midst of rolling blackouts Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital says it is in talks with City Power and Eskom to have its own load shedding schedule and be exempted from that of its surrounding area. view more

News24.com | 'I had my first hot water shower today and I almost cried' - Randburg resident after 4 days of no power

Saturday 23rd March 2019

After spending almost a week in the dark, residents of Darrenwood and surrounding areas of Randburg in Johannesburg are breathing a sigh of relief because their electricity has been restored. view more

News24.com | Unicef warns it is 'running out of time' for Mozambique cyclone victims

Friday 22nd March 2019

The chief of the UN children's emergency agency warned that humanitarian efforts were running late for the tens of thousands of Mozambicans affected by last week's monster tropical cyclone ldai. view more

News24.com | Ramaphosa: Truths revealed at Zondo commission will hurt

Friday 22nd March 2019

The truth will come out in the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture, and the truth will hurt the ANC and some individuals, says President Cyril Ramaphosa. view more

News24.com | Fikile's albatross: People always asked if I were a 'Gupta minister'

Friday 22nd March 2019

Former minister Fikile Mbalula says he "suffered" and was "attacked" for taking a stand and informing the ANC top brass that Ajay Gupta allegedly knew about his Cabinet appointment before he was offered the job. view more

News24.com | Mosque shooting survivor from SA gets surprise visit from New Zealand PM

Friday 22nd March 2019

The former Capetonian was visited by New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern after surviving mosque attack. view more

Sport24.co.za | Semenya optimistic over CAS verdict in IAAF case

Friday 22nd March 2019

South African double Olympic champion Caster Semenya is hopeful that the Court of Arbitration for Sport will declare the IAAF's case "invalid". view more

News24.com | Ramaphosa not worried that Eskom will lead to ANC vote shedding

Friday 22nd March 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa is not worried that Eskom's woes and the accompanying rolling blackouts will hurt the ANC at the ballot box on May 8. view more

News24.com | If you've been mentioned, come forward and state your case - Mbalula to his ANC comrades

Friday 22nd March 2019

ANC head of elections Fikile Mbalula is happy to have removed the "albatross" that's been hanging around his neck since he told ANC national executive committee members about being approached by one of the controversial Gupta brothers. view more

News24.com | PICS: Doctor in Moz treats patient in the dark: 'I only took a break to go home and bath'

Friday 22nd March 2019

Providing adequate medical services to scores of people affected by Cyclone Idai in Beira, Mozambique is proving to be one of the most challenging aspects of the recovery from the floods that have killed at least 200 people. view more

News24.com | Newcastle mayor arrested on murder charge

Friday 22nd March 2019

A suspect believed to be the Mayor of Newcastle Ntuthuko Mahlaba has been arrested on a murder charge. view more


 

KZN Business Sense

SAVE WATER THROUGH POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT!

Thursday 14th March 2019

March 17 - 23 brings the National Water Week campaign, aptly themed "W... view more

Durban Fashion Fair Class of 2019 designers soon to be announced

Thursday 14th March 2019

After the recent call for all local designers to submit ... view more

Durban Chamber Board Members

Tuesday 5th March 2019

HOW TO CONTACT US: Visit our website: view more

Durban Chamber - A Custom Built Venue For Business

Tuesday 5th March 2019

The Durban Chamber offers conferencing and event management services for confere... view more

Durban Chamber Annual Golf Day

Tuesday 5th March 2019

In 2018, the Durban Chamber partnered with the MTN Business Unit, the Ernie Els ... view more

Durban Chamber Annual Gala Dinner

Tuesday 5th March 2019

The Durban Chamber partnered with long-time member and platinum sponsor, Mediter... view more

Exporter Of The Year Awards - Taking KZN To The World

Tuesday 5th March 2019

The Exporter of the Year awards are a showcase for emerging and established expo... view more

Zululand Chamber news

Top five needs for small businesses

Tuesday 5th March 2019

Mike Anderson, National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) founder and CEO says that running your own small business is becoming tougher and tougher. The most important area identified within the survey as critical to addressing business growth challenges is increased marketing spend. Anderson says this is a reoccurring requirement and is also the area where majority view more

ZCCI has requested a business friendly load shedding

Wednesday 13th February 2019

ZCCI CEO, Thabani Shale had a meeting with Deputy Mayor of uMlalazi Municipality Cllr BP Simelane and Municipal Manager of uMlalazi Municipality, Raymond Mnguni today (13 February 2019). The load shedding schedule for industrial and retail areas will be amended. Load shedding will occur at start of the shift or towards the end of the view more

CCMA-BUSA launch ground-breaking webtool for small business

Friday 8th February 2019

30-January-2019   The Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) and Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) have collaborated to launch a free-to-use Web Tool dedicated to help smaller businesses with labour relations processes and matters. The joint initiative is one of the flagship projects outlined in the Presidential Jobs Summit Framework Agreement and has gone view more

RBIDZ Tenders

Tuesday 5th February 2019

Please see the list of possible projects at the RBIDZ,   Tender Advert- ICT Projects view more

RELIEF FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AS ACTING PREMIER SIHLE ZIKALALA LAUNCHES KZN YOUTH FUND

Friday 1st February 2019

The efforts by the provincial government to empower young people aiming for a career in business and entrepreneurship received a resounding applause from various quarters on Thursday. This was after the KwaZulu-Natal Acting Premier Sihle Zikalala launched a first of its kind R50 million KZN Youth Fund geared towards and billed as a long-lasting solution view more

KBCC strategic planning in eShowe

Tuesday 15th January 2019

The KwaZulu-Natal Business Chamber Council (KBCC) held their annual strategic planning session at Aloe Lifestyle Hotel in eShowe last week, under the leadership of ZCCI president, Judith Nzimande. The session was also attended by the Durban Chamber President Musa Makhunga, Pietermaritzburg Chamber President, Bonginkosi Mshengu and CEO Melanie Veness, Fabcos founding member Nathi Mbele; Ilembe view more

SMME AGM

Monday 10th December 2018

The SMME Committee AGM will be held on 12 December 2018 at 13h00 at Nyoni Room at ZCBF Community Park. RSVP to manager@zcci.co.za Nominations for the SMME Committee needs to be submitted by 12:00 on 12 December 2018. Nomination Form for SMME Forum Committee view more

Invitation to a ZCCI Youth Chapter Workshop

Thursday 6th December 2018

Invitation – ZCCI Youth Chapter workshop (13 December 2018) view more

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

Durban Chamber news

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 | Meet the SABC's 8 newest board members - if Ramaphosa approves

Saturday 23rd March 2019

The National Assembly in Parliament HAS approved a report by the portfolio committee on communications, after it interviewed 24 candidates to fill eight vacancies at the board of the public service broadcaster. view more

Fin24.com | INSIDE LABOUR: Democratic lessons to be learned

Saturday 23rd March 2019

As SA coasts uncomfortably towards the May 8 election, it is time to take stock of where we are and where we may be going, writes Terry Bell. view more

Fin24.com | What power cuts? says couple living off the grid

Saturday 23rd March 2019

The rolling blackouts around the country have peeved millions of South Africans, but one Garden Route household does not even notice them. view more

Fin24.com | Quit bad financial decision-making that's holding you back

Saturday 23rd March 2019

Most of us have accepted the narrative that making the right choices when it comes to our finances is beyond our capacity and reach. It isn't, says Zizipho Zungu. view more

Fin24.com | Obesity is Africa's healthcare crisis, too

Saturday 23rd March 2019

A recent study showed the economic impact of obesity in South Africa is $48.8 bn per year, with non-communicable diseases on the rise, says Kasumi Iwase. view more

Business NEWS24

Fin24.com | Meet the SABC's 8 newest board members - if Ramaphosa approves

Saturday 23rd March 2019

The National Assembly in Parliament HAS approved a report by the portfolio committee on communications, after it interviewed 24 candidates to fill eight vacancies at the board of the public service broadcaster. view more

Fin24.com | INSIDE LABOUR: Democratic lessons to be learned

Saturday 23rd March 2019

As SA coasts uncomfortably towards the May 8 election, it is time to take stock of where we are and where we may be going, writes Terry Bell. view more

Fin24.com | What power cuts? says couple living off the grid

Saturday 23rd March 2019

The rolling blackouts around the country have peeved millions of South Africans, but one Garden Route household does not even notice them. view more

Fin24.com | Quit bad financial decision-making that's holding you back

Saturday 23rd March 2019

Most of us have accepted the narrative that making the right choices when it comes to our finances is beyond our capacity and reach. It isn't, says Zizipho Zungu. view more

Fin24.com | Obesity is Africa's healthcare crisis, too

Saturday 23rd March 2019

A recent study showed the economic impact of obesity in South Africa is $48.8 bn per year, with non-communicable diseases on the rise, says Kasumi Iwase. view more

Fin24.com | Stage 2 load shedding confirmed for Saturday

Friday 22nd March 2019

Eskom to implement Stage 2 load shedding on Saturday, due to shortage of capacity. view more

Fin24.com | Tesla chief Musk calls on workers to help deliver cars

Friday 22nd March 2019

Tesla chief Elon Musk on Thursday urged workers to make helping with the 'biggest wave' of deliveries in the electric car maker's history their top priority, Business Insider reported. view more

Fin24.com | Ramaphosa: Allegations of sabotage at power stations being investigated

Friday 22nd March 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa has said efforts are being made to address the electricity crisis, ahead of the elections. view more

Fin24.com | The week that was: Fin24's top 5 stories

Friday 22nd March 2019

From the news of Eskom planning for stage 5 and 6 load shedding, the much talked about load shedding updates to the design defects at Medupi power station, here is the week that was... view more

Fin24.com | EOH appoints interim board chairperson

Friday 22nd March 2019

IT service compay EOH has appointed non-executive director Jesmane Boggenpoel as interim board chairperson as the search for a permanent chairperson continues. view more

Fin24.com | The unsafe web: How Facebook failed to stop the NZ massacre livestream

Friday 22nd March 2019

The horrible murder of 50 people a week to the day in New Zealand was live streamed on Facebook. Over 1.5 million videos of the event were removed. This as Facebook's own artificial intelligence was incapable of detecting the stream. view more

Fin24.com | Tesla accuses billionaire's engineer of stealing tech secrets

Friday 22nd March 2019

He sold his internet company for billions of dollars and then bet on an electric-vehicle startup, posting about it frequently on social media, but he's not Elon Musk. view more

Fin24.com | SARS 'hopeful' union will accept offer in bid to avert strike

Friday 22nd March 2019

South African Revenue Service spokesperson Sandile Memela said the tax body remained committed to "resolving the impasse" with the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) who have threatened to down tools within days. view more

Fin24.com | Zuma says nuclear could've solved load shedding

Friday 22nd March 2019

Former president Jacob Zuma, whose administration has been blamed for the current power outages, has told Business Day the power crisis could have been averted if the country had built nuclear reactors. view more

Fin24.com | Hawks say they are waiting 'anxiously' for access to PwC report into Steinhoff

Friday 22nd March 2019

The 3000-page forensic probe into accounting fraud was given to Steinhoff leadership by PwC earlier in the month. view more

Fin24.com | MTN South Sudan gets boost as hopes rise that war is ending

Friday 22nd March 2019

The MTN Group's South Sudan unit said it's investing at least $30m in revitalising and expanding its operations as a new deal to end a five-year civil war brings relative peace to much of the country. view more

Fin24.com | Nationwide 'shortage' of solar panels, storage batteries as demand spikes

Friday 22nd March 2019

Eskom's rolling blackouts have led to a huge spike in demand for solar panels and storage batteries - and a country-wide shortage of both as suppliers battle to meet demand. view more

Fin24.com | Ferial Haffajee: PwC's Steinhoff report is a whitewash laced with white privilege

Friday 22nd March 2019

Steinhoff's caretaker board and management have not risen to the challenge of good corporate citizenship, says Ferial Haffajee. view more

Fin24.com | Black Management Forum questions 'lack of transparency' in appointing new SARS commissioner

Friday 22nd March 2019

The Black Management Forum is concerned with what it deems to be a 'rushed and guarded' recruitment process in terms of appointing a new SARS boss. view more

Fin24.com | Union puts SARS on notice for strike

Friday 22nd March 2019

Nehawu said earlier in the week it had failed to reach an agreement on wage negotiations with the revenue collection agency. view more

JCCI Business News

Parklands College - Innovation In Education

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Parklands College is an independent school in Cape Town, South Africa, that caters for children from Pre- Primary to Grade 12. Our focus is innovation in education and we believe that the best way to prepare... view more

Joan Warburton-McBride - Launch Of JCCI Global Trade Training Academy

Wednesday 28th November 2018

THE JOHANNESBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY BUILDS ON ITS DECADES OF EXPERTISE, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE TO LAUNCH A GLOBAL TRADE, CUSTOMS AND LOGISTICS ACADEMY JCCI has served the interests of business... view more

Obituary Of Eunice Magagula

Wednesday 28th November 2018

The Chamber staff were sad to hear of the passing of a dear colleague, Eunice Magagula, who retired in December 2017 after 30 years of service. Eunice took care of the thousands of delegates attending... view more

Bernadette Zeiler - Fostering Cooperation

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Mr Van Dzung - Ambassador of Vietnam and Mr Dao Duc - Head of Trade Office and a high ranking delegation of Da Nang City of Vietnam met with JCCI President, Herman Breedt and Bernadette Zeiler - Head of... view more

Mthoko Mbatha - Fuelled By The Demand For Natural Gas

Wednesday 28th November 2018

MTHOKO MBATHA is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Spring Lights Gas (Pty) Ltd (abbreviated to SLG) the second largest natural gas trading company in South Africa. He has served the company in various... view more

David Rosin - The National Credit Amendment Bill 2018

Wednesday 28th November 2018

At the end of March 2017, 24.68 million consumers were credit-active in South Africa, of which 14.99 million were in good standing. The balance either had impaired records (three or more payments or months in... view more

Faith Tigere - Pushing Ahead With African Integration

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Regional economic integration of the continent is key for its continued development. This is a strategy that has been driven forward by many regional institutions including the Southern African Development... view more

Skhumbuzo Macozoma - Users Must Pay For Roads Says SANRAL CEO

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Although South Africa has the 10th largest road network in the world, its need and efficient usage must be interrogated, says Skhumbuzo Macozoma, CEO of the SA National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL). He said... view more

Sandile Xolo - Preparing For The Inevitable Is A Priority In Tight Financial Times

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Sandile Xolo, marketing and communications manager at Ithala SOC Ltd. says, "Funeral cover is the most soughtafter insurance in the country. Death remains an inevitable part of the human journey, making... view more

Debbie Jones - Payments Overdue? How To Have That Conversation With Your Client

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Professional firms might spend their days advising clients on their finances, but even they are aren't immune from the problem of late payments. Having a challenging conversation with your client about money... view more

Compliance Hub - Delivering Cost Effective Compliance Solutions

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Compliance Hub Consulting (Pty) Ltd was founded in 2011, to service the South African business industry as an independent service provider for Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE). Within a... view more

YES Initiative Practice Note

Wednesday 28th November 2018

The Youth Employment Services (YES) amendments to the B-BBEE Codes were gazetted on 28 August 2018 and Practice Guide 1 on 12 October 2018. YES is a partnership with government, labour and civil society and... view more

Wendy Kemp - If Prevention Fails, Accountability Is The Cure

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Managing the dangers of debtors Studies have shown that approximately 80% of small business enterprises fail within the first five years and only 1% of the remainder grow to employ ten or more... view more

Joy Orlek - SARS Identifies Trade Facilitation Imperatives

Wednesday 28th November 2018

In a refreshingly frank presentation to the freight industry last week, acting chief officer Customs & Excise, Beyers Theron, conceded that the revenue authority had failed to deliver on its mandate of... view more

In Conversation With Ernest Mahlaule

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (JCCI) immediate Past President, Ernest Mahlaule, has been appointed chairperson for the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA). Congratulations on your... view more

Property Point R1BN In Procurement Opportunities For Small Businesses Created

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Property Point, the Growthpoint Properties initiative, has officially facilitated more than R1bn successful procurement opportunities for small businesses operating in South Africa's property sector. Property... view more

The South African Chamber of Commerce UK

Wednesday 28th November 2018

The South African Chamber of Commerce UK is an umbrella organisation and conduit for trade, community and investment into and out of South Africa. The SACC aims to bring under one concerted effort, a forum and... view more

David White and Akhona Mahlati - Registered In The UK

Wednesday 28th November 2018

DRG Outsourcing and BusinessFit have been accepted as Platinum members of the London-based South African Chamber of Commerce UK (SACC) and to be represented on the South African arm of its executive... view more

Wendy Kemp - If Prevention Fails, Accountability Is The Cure

Monday 26th November 2018

Managing the dangers of debtors Studies have shown that approximately 80% of small business enterprises fail within the first five years and only 1% of the remainder grow to employ ten or more... view more

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

Engineering News

Aveng Strabag Joint Venture to appeal ruling on calling of Mtentu bridge bonds

Friday 22nd March 2019

The Aveng Strabag Joint Venture (ASJV) reported on Friday that it would appeal the dismissal of an urgent application, lodged by the ASJV in February, seeking to prevent the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) from making a call on the bonds relating to the Mtentu bridge contract, terminated due to force majeure. The ASJV launched a pre-emptive application in the North Gauteng High Court for an order preventing Sanral from making a call on the Mtentu bonds until its dispute with the agency had been resolved. view more

Intervention needed to protect South Africa's infrastructure projects

Friday 22nd March 2019

Urgent intervention is needed to protect infrastructure projects, investor confidence and the safety of professionals in the built environment, Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) member Yunus Bayat said on Friday, in response to reports of widespread "construction mafia" and gang-related activities on construction sites. "The Delangokubona Business Forum continues to intimidate foremen, project managers and construction bosses by going onto project sites and demanding a stake in their projects. view more

Intellidex cuts South African growth forecast as load-shedding woes continue

Friday 22nd March 2019

Capital markets research firm Intellidex has cut its growth forecast for South Africa's economy for this year further to 1%, from the previous estimate of 1.2%. In a statement on Friday, it highlighted a strong risk scenario of negative full-year growth, as a result of load-shedding. view more

Imminent global water shortfall can be managed through partnerships

Friday 22nd March 2019

The world has just over one decade to resolve the ever-diminishing supply of water or face a 40% shortfall and demand management is the fastest, cheapest strategy to get started on resolving the challenge. One year after the release of a World Bank study that showed that maintaining a business-as-usual approach to managing water will lead to a significant deficit by 2030, World Bank senior water resources management specialist Nick Tandi on Friday said there was now a strengthening case for water stewardship. view more

Revitalised Bloodhound project gets new livery and headquarters

Friday 22nd March 2019

The Bloodhound is back and on the hunt to set a new world land speed record (LSR). Under the new ownership of Ian Warhurst, CEO of Grafton LSR, the freshly assembled Bloodhound LSR team will focus on completing development of the jet- and rocket-powered car and moving to the next phase of the programme - high speed testing - as soon as possible. view more

Localisation seen as key to stimulating struggling capital equipment sector

Friday 22nd March 2019

The growth of the capital equipment sector, and the manufacturing sector in general, is being stifled by South Africa's heavy reliance on imports, and its inability to deliver on its localisation promises. The manufacturing sector has the potential to significantly accelerate South Africa's economic growth and development, however, unnecessary imports, upwards of $88-billion for goods which are - or can be - supplied by local manufacturers, is costing South Africa innumerable jobs and much-needed economic momentum. view more

Exxaro terminates Group 5 contracts

Friday 22nd March 2019

Exxaro has decided to terminate its agreement with Group Five Construction subsidiary, Group 5 Projects, with effect from March 21, following Group Five's announcement that it has embarked on business rescue proceedings. Exxaro in April 2017 appointed Group 5 Projects to build a new small coal plant as part of the Grootegeluk Plant 6 (GG6) expansion project at its Grootegeluk mine, near Lephalale, in Limpopo. view more

Black Management Forum questions 'lack of transparency' in appointing new Sars commissioner

Friday 22nd March 2019

The Black Management Forum (BMF) has said that it is concerned with what it deems to be a 'rushed and guarded' recruitment process in appointing a new commissioner for the South African Revenue Service (Sars). Last week Finance Minister Tito Mboweni reappointed Mark Kingon as the acting head of the revenue service until June 11, or until President Cyril Ramaphosa appoints a permanent commissioner. view more

Zuma says nuclear could've solved load-shedding

Friday 22nd March 2019

Former president Jacob Zuma, whose administration has been blamed for the current power outages, has said the power crisis could have been averted if the country had built nuclear reactors.  In an interview with Business Day on Friday, Zuma said the costly nuclear build programme he supported during his presidency could have "solved our problems, once and for all". view more

Dube TradePort set for R18bn expansion

Friday 22nd March 2019

The R18-billion expansion of one of two of KwaZulu-Natal's special economic zones (SEZs), the Dube TradePort, is set to create hundreds of jobs as the province gears for yet another round of development for its Durban Aerotropolis precinct, KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC Sihle Zikalala has said. At a media briefing earlier this week, he said the multibillion-rand second phase of the Dube TradePort would benefit from an "unparalleled wave" of investments. view more


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