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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 | Gold investors take new aim at miners with returns falling short

Monday 21st September 2020

A coalition of gold investors, including firms backed by billionaires John Paulson and Naguib Sawiris, is urging changes at miners. view more

News24.com | Asian markets weighed by virus spikes and stimulus gridlock

Monday 21st September 2020

Most Asian markets fell Monday following another disappointing performance on Wall Street with investors concerned about an uptick in coronavirus infections in Europe and the United States. view more

News24.com | Hong Kong stocks end sharply lower

Monday 21st September 2020

Hong Kong shares tumbled Monday on concerns about fresh coronavirus spikes that are forcing governments to reimpose economy-damaging containment measures. view more

News24.com | European stocks slump 3% on virus second wave fears

Monday 21st September 2020

European stock markets nosedived as investors fretted over mounting fears of a second coronavirus wave and tighter government restrictions to combat the killer disease, notably in Spain. view more

News24.com | Downbeat opening for Wall Street as tech stocks struggle

Friday 18th September 2020

Wall Street opened with little enthusiasm as stock traders digest the implications of Washington's continued failure to agree on a new stimulus package to bolster the battered US economy. view more

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards

PROMOTING KZN, ITS BUSINESSES AND PEOPLE - Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2020

Monday 24th February 2020

PROMOTING KZN, ITS BUSINESSES AND PEOPLE - Standard Bank KZN Top Business... view more

KZN TOP BUSINESS PERSONALITY AWARD -Allan Hirsch

Tuesday 9th July 2019

KZN TOP BUSINESS PERSONALITY AWARD The prestigious Stan... view more

GOVERNMENT AWARD - Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN)

Tuesday 9th July 2019

GOVERNMENT AWARD THE WINNER IS... view more

MUNICIPAL AWARD - uShaka Marine World

Tuesday 9th July 2019

MUNICIPAL AWARD THE WINNER IS ... view more

BATTLE OF THE BRANDS - Blue Security

Tuesday 9th July 2019

BATTLE OF THE BRANDS KwaZulu-Natal is home to many well... view more

MANUFACTURING AWARD - Imperial Armour

Tuesday 9th July 2019

MANUFACTURING AWARD THE WINNER IS ... Im... view more

TRANSPORT STORAGE AND COMMUNICATION AWARD -King Shaka International Airport

Tuesday 9th July 2019

TRANSPORT STORAGE AND COMMUNICATION AWARD THE 2019 WINNER IS ... ... view more

UTILITY AWARD- SLG (Pty) Ltd

Tuesday 9th July 2019

UTILITY AWARD THE WINNER IS ... view more

TRADE AWARD - BMW Supertech Group

Tuesday 9th July 2019

THE WINNER IS ...Supertech Group The award-winning BMW Supertech ... view more

FINANCIAL AWARD

Tuesday 9th July 2019

FINANCIAL AWARD THE WINNER IS ... FMI view more

KZN Leaders

KZN LEADERS PORTFOLIO i

Saturday 26th January 2019

KZN LEADERS PORTFOLIO is a natural progression from the KZN Top Business Portfol... view more

Neville Matjie has been appointed CEO of Trade and Investment KZN

Friday 5th October 2018

Neville Matjie has been appointed CEO of Trade and Investment KZN, effective Oct... view more

Saskia Hill - Walk In As A Guest And Join The Family

Sunday 6th May 2018

Saskia Hill, owner of MCS Debt Recovery, says that the success of her bus... view more

Paul Saad - Know your own mind and you must not let others easily influence your decisions

Monday 26th March 2018

PAUL SAAD, FutureLife's CEO said, "I am humbled that FutureLife is now recognise... view more

Carol Coetzee - I have always being willing to charter the unknown and take on new challenges

Sunday 25th March 2018

Carol Coetzee, (CEO of the KZN Film Commiss... view more

Bryan Baylis - I have always had a philosophy of imparting knowledge

Sunday 25th March 2018

BRYAN BAYLIS, has had a long and satisfying professional career in the financial... view more

Abdool Kader (Baboo) Essa - I have learnt not be disappointed if at first decisions do not go your way and to always be hopeful

Sunday 25th March 2018

ABDOOL KADER (BABOO) ESSA joined his father, Haroon Essa, at Frimax Foods, strai... view more

Dominic Collett - My main strength comes from the support of the mentors and teams that I have worked together with over the years

Sunday 25th March 2018

DOMINIC COLLETT is a professional engineer whose career has been driven by the d... view more

Arnold Vermaak - I try to live a life of significance by adding value to others and having an open mind

Sunday 25th March 2018

ARNOLD VERMAAK, the chairman of Durban based Constantia Afripack lives by the Ma... view more

Anant Singh - I have built great and lasting business relationships because of friendships

Sunday 25th March 2018

ANANT SINGH, CEO and chairman of the Videovision Entertainment Group, and South ... view more

Top Stories News 24

News24.com | KwaZulu-Natal double farm murder: Police hunting four more suspects

Monday 21st September 2020

Police are pursuing four more suspects in the double murder of Glen and Vida Rafferty, who were shot dead on their KwaZulu-Natal farm last month. view more

News24.com | KwaSizabantu 'cult': KZN social development dept vows to follow up on allegations

Monday 21st September 2020

The KwaZulu-Natal Social Development Department says it will dispatch officials to follow up on allegations of abuse in the embattled KwaSizabantu Mission Church. view more

News24.com | LIVE | Mosquito-transmitted illness may provide immunity against Covid-19, study says

Monday 21st September 2020

Stay up to date with the latest news, views and analysis as the number of coronavirus cases in SA increases. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Brazen thief steals Newcastle municipality's job application box - in broad daylight

Monday 21st September 2020

The municipality is worried the box may be used in a money-for-jobs scam. view more

News24.com | Murder of Ocean Basket owner and her mother: Domestic worker, boyfriend in court

Monday 21st September 2020

A domestic worker and a man understood to be her boyfriend appeared in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court. view more

News24.com | KPMG still discussing what reparations to offer to purged former SARS employees

Monday 21st September 2020

KPMG which wrote the now-withdrawn "SARS rogue unit" report said it had a number of discussions about contributing towards the rebuilding of SARS to address issues of the past. view more

News24.com | Women's buying power reshaping SA property market

Monday 21st September 2020

There has been a steady increase in women's buying power in the residential property market, data shows. view more

News24.com | Judge to rule on Andile Lungisa bail application on Friday

Monday 21st September 2020

Former ANC Youth League leader Andile Lungisa must wait until Friday to hear whether he will be granted bail by the Grahamstown High Court, the NPA confirmed. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Tight squeeze: Cops stop minibus 'with 33 passengers'

Monday 21st September 2020

Law enforcement officials pulled over a Quantum minibus taxi transporting 33 passengers. view more

News24.com | State Capture Inquiry: Spotlight falls on Free State R1 billion housing project

Monday 21st September 2020

A housing project in the Free State fell under the eagle eye of the state capture enquiry on Monday. view more

News24.com | Opposition parties in North West reject ANC's efforts to remove mayors, speakers

Monday 21st September 2020

Both the DA and the EFF in the North West have described the recalling of mayors, speakers, and whips in five municipalities by the ANC's interim provincial committee as nothing but factional politics. view more

News24.com | Ramaphosa on bed rest for common cold

Monday 21st September 2020

The presidency has confirmed that President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking some bed rest. view more

News24.com | Taking the knee has lost its power, says QPR's Ferdinand

Monday 21st September 2020

Taking the knee before football matches is not going to change attitudes to racism only actions will, Les Ferdinand, director of football at English second tier side Queens Park Rangers says. view more

News24.com | Mantashe: Nuclear will play 'bigger role' in clean energy initiatives

Monday 21st September 2020

Government has commenced consultations with suppliers of nuclear power reactors, said Minister Gwede Mantashe. view more

News24.com | ANC Zim flight: DA launches PAIA application to force release of report

Monday 21st September 2020

The DA will bring a PAIA application to compel President Cyril Ramaphosa to release the report into the ANC's Zimbabwean trip on a military jet. view more

News24.com | Zimbabwe teachers demand pay rise and Covid-19 allowance, to boycott work until demands met

Monday 21st September 2020

Zimbabwe's biggest teachers' union says its members would not return to work for the first time since March unless demands are met. view more

News24.com | 3 killed after car crashes into tree, splits in two

Monday 21st September 2020

Three men have been killed and two others seriously injured after the car they were travelling in crashed into a tree in Brackendowns, Alberton. view more

News24.com | Man arrested for allegedly raping missing girl, 11, in the Eastern Cape

Monday 21st September 2020

A 23-year-old man has been arrested after an 11-year-old girl, who went missing, was found raped at his house in Ngqeleni, Eastern Cape view more

News24.com | KZN man arrested for allegedly shooting two women in their heads

Monday 21st September 2020

A KwaZulu-Natal man who allegedly killed two women by shooting them in their heads, has been arrested, police say. view more

News24.com | Cele: Farm murders not a priority crime, but police doing all it can to prevent attacks

Monday 21st September 2020

Police Minister Bheki Cele says farm attacks are often associated with violence against victims, which ranges from common assault, attempted murder and rape. view more

Engineering News

Hulamin expects to return to profitability in the second half of this year

Monday 21st September 2020

Significant cost reduction efforts, coupled with stringent controls over working capital, helped to reduce the impact of Covid-19-related restrictions on aluminium supplier Hulamin's performance for the six months ended June 30, CEO Richard Jacob said on September 21. The company noted that cost reduction, strict controls over working capital and a weaker exchange rate had partially offset the impact of the pandemic, which resulted in major disruptions to manufacturing operations and severe demand shocks in most markets. view more

BLSA's Mavuso calls for urgency in implementation of economic recovery plan

Monday 21st September 2020

South Africa's move to Alert Level 1 in the Covid-19-induced lockdown is "the right one", as this means that more of the economy can function, and "more people can get back to work", says Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso. In her weekly newsletter on September 21, Mavuso comments that reopening the borders in time for the peak tourism season will help "the decimated hotels and leisure industry" to start to recover, marking the first step in South Africa's recovery process. view more

Comair's business rescue plan has been approved

Monday 21st September 2020

The proposed business rescue plan for private sector airline group Comair was approved by a decisive majority on Friday. Comair operates the British Airways in South Africa and Kulula low cost carrier brands. The preferred investment consortium for the group is composed of several former members of the Comair board and executive management. This consortium will inject new equity of R500-million into the group and receive 99% of its shareholding in return (after the business rescue plan's suspensive conditions have been met). Up to 15% of the shareholding will be transferred to an appropriate broad-based black economic empowerment partner within 12 months. view more

UIF TERS payments to resume

Monday 21st September 2020

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is set to resume its Covid-19 Temporary Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) benefits payments on September 21. UIF acting commissioning Marsha Bronkhorst said a payment plan would be run for all outstanding payments for April, May and June over September 21 and 22, after which payments from July 1 to August 15 will be run across September 23 through to September 26. view more

Opinion: National Infrastructure Plan 2045 must encourage hybridity to attain financing

Monday 21st September 2020

In this opinion piece, Nelson Mandela University Infrastructure Development & Engagement Unit associate Bongani Mankewu writes that a move from government to governance is needed for infrastructure to be catalytic to economic growth. The South African government adopted a National Infrastructure Plan in 2012 with the intent to transform our economic landscape while simultaneously creating a significant number of new jobs and strengthening the delivery of basic services. The plan also supports ... view more

SAPVIA, SAWEA partner to assist local renewables project developers

Monday 21st September 2020

Renewable energy lobby organisations the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) and the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) have joined forces with the Independent Power Producers Office, REEFSA and the Black Energy Professionals Association to launch the Developing Developers Programme. The programme, which consists of a seven-part series of workshops, aims to drive change, enhance the local skills base and ensure South Africa reaps the full benefits of a decarbonised economy. view more

Kangnas wind farm's main transformer energised

Monday 21st September 2020

The main transformer of the 140 MW Kangnas wind farm, on the outskirts of Springbok, in the Northern Cape, was energised on September 21. The 250 MVA transformer was locally manufactured and was transported to site from Gauteng by road. view more

TIPS Tracker: The economy and the pandemic

Monday 21st September 2020

Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies' (TIPS's) 'Tracker: The economy and the pandemic' highlights important trends in the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa and how they affect the economy. Since August 18, when the country moved to Level 2 of the lockdown, the number of cases has plateaued at over 1 500 new cases daily. view more

Astral Foods CEO hospitalised after motorcycle accident

Monday 21st September 2020

Poultry producer Astral Foods CEO Chris Schutte has been hospitalised following a motorcycle accident in celebration of his upcoming sixtieth birthday. Schutte was airlifted to a medical facility, in George, where he is being stabilised and treated for multiple fractures after the accident on September 19. view more

Durban Container Terminal receives another eight straddle carriers

Monday 21st September 2020

Another eight new electric straddle carriers have arrived at the Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 2 fully assembled, completing the terminal's order of 23 for the current calendar year. This followed the delivery of 13 of the electric straddle carriers in August. view more

KZN Business Sense

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

Tuesday 8th September 2020

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

Improved customer service

Saturday 5th September 2020

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

Durban Chamber "joins the club"

Saturday 5th September 2020

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

New president for Zululand Chamber

Saturday 5th September 2020

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

KZN women in hospitality, travel and tourism

Saturday 5th September 2020

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

SLG going green post Covid-19

Saturday 5th September 2020

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

Roshan Morar - Our Journey!

Saturday 5th September 2020

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

Durban ICC - Multi award winning centre

Saturday 5th September 2020

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

Durban ICC goes virtual - Scott Langley

Saturday 5th September 2020

The business of the Durban ICC is about conferences and meetings, the ve... view more

Zululand Chamber news

Excellence through Collaboration

Friday 22nd November 2019

Share in the excitement of the winners at the 2019 Business Excellence Awards. view more

Excellence through Collaboration

Friday 22nd November 2019

The annual Business Excellence Awards were held at the Umfolozi Casino on 15 November 2019 and it was indeed the ZCCI’s premier event of the year. However, without the generous sponsorship of our partners, an event of this magnitude would not be possible. Therefore, a heartfelt thank you to: RBCTCoca-ColaTronoxMondiSouth 32RBIDZAirlinkUmfolozi Casino1 KZN TVBidvest Tank view more

Tourism Workshop

Wednesday 6th November 2019

All stakeholders in the Tourism environment are invited to a workshop on 27 November 2019. Cost R250pp. Book your space by calling Lihle Msweli on 035 797 1807 or email Njabulo at tourism@zcci.co.za view more

Excellence through Collaboration

Tuesday 15th October 2019

You are invited to the annual Business Excellence Awards. Book your seats today! view more

Excellence through Collaboration

Tuesday 10th September 2019

It is time for the annual Business Excellence Awards and nominations are open. Please note that both members and non-members can nominate Zululand companies, worthy of an award. Contact Lihle Msweli on 035 797 1807 or marketing@zcci.co.za for nomination forms and more information. view more

Women and Leadership Seminar

Thursday 15th August 2019

Join us for our Women's month special, empower the women around you and improve the overall performance of your business.Book now for “Women in Leadership” training – the costs are R200 for ZCCI members and R300 for non-members. The Seminar starts at 8am. view more

SMME Seminar

Monday 5th August 2019

Leadership training

Monday 29th July 2019

ZCCI Chamber Manager appointed

Thursday 20th June 2019

Vanessa Ncobela has been appointed as new ZCCI Chamber Manager. She has over 15 years corporate communication and stakeholder relations experience. Moreover she has worked for local corporates such as Foskor and Richards Bay Minerals. view more

Chamber is hiring

Monday 17th June 2019

Training and Events Co-ordinator The Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry has a vacancy for a Training and Events Co-ordinator in our Richards Bay office. The ideal candidate will be responsible for: Identify training needs for chamber members Develop and manage  the annual training and events calendar Regular and constructive liaison to companies Promotion of view more

Durban Chamber news

New President of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry - new President of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Mr Nigel Ward

Friday 28th June 2019

At the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry's recent Annual General Meeting... view more

Durban Chamber KZN Exporter Of The Year Awards

Tuesday 27th November 2018

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in partnership with Transnet Port T... view more

The Durban Chamber of Commerce 162nd Annual Gala Dinner

Monday 26th November 2018

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry has held an Annual Gala Dinner to co... view more

iLembe Chamber of Commerce news

KZN News

News24.com | Women's buying power reshaping SA property market

Monday 21st September 2020

There has been a steady increase in women's buying power in the residential property market, data shows. view more

News24.com | Mantashe: Nuclear will play 'bigger role' in clean energy initiatives

Monday 21st September 2020

Government has commenced consultations with suppliers of nuclear power reactors, said Minister Gwede Mantashe. view more

News24.com | Astral Foods CEO Chris Schutte hospitalised after motorcycle accident

Monday 21st September 2020

Astral CEO Chris Schutte has been in a motorcycle accident, just over a month after recovering from Covid-19. view more

News24.com | KPMG still discussing what reparations to offer to purged former SARS employees

Monday 21st September 2020

KPMG which wrote the now-withdrawn "SARS rogue unit" report said it had a number of discussions about contributing towards the rebuilding of SARS to address issues of the past. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Partial lockdowns return to Madrid

Monday 21st September 2020

New partial lockdown measures became effective on Monday in Madrid's working class district of Vallecas, the morning after residents took to the streets to call for better health provisions, complaining of discrimination by the authorities. view more

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News24.com | Women's buying power reshaping SA property market

Monday 21st September 2020

There has been a steady increase in women's buying power in the residential property market, data shows. view more

News24.com | Mantashe: Nuclear will play 'bigger role' in clean energy initiatives

Monday 21st September 2020

Government has commenced consultations with suppliers of nuclear power reactors, said Minister Gwede Mantashe. view more

News24.com | Astral Foods CEO Chris Schutte hospitalised after motorcycle accident

Monday 21st September 2020

Astral CEO Chris Schutte has been in a motorcycle accident, just over a month after recovering from Covid-19. view more

News24.com | KPMG still discussing what reparations to offer to purged former SARS employees

Monday 21st September 2020

KPMG which wrote the now-withdrawn "SARS rogue unit" report said it had a number of discussions about contributing towards the rebuilding of SARS to address issues of the past. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Partial lockdowns return to Madrid

Monday 21st September 2020

New partial lockdown measures became effective on Monday in Madrid's working class district of Vallecas, the morning after residents took to the streets to call for better health provisions, complaining of discrimination by the authorities. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Forever young? Longer shelf-life for food

Monday 21st September 2020

A US company has developed a liquid which can extend the shelf-life of fruit and vegetables. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Judge halts Trump administration's WeChat ban

Monday 21st September 2020

A US judge early Sunday blocked the Trump administration from requiring Apple and Google to remove Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat for downloads by late Sunday. view more

News24.com | Retailers rethinking business models for survival - survey

Monday 21st September 2020

Despite retail trade confidence having edged up in the third quarter of the year, underlying business conditions remain tough, a survey shows. view more

News24.com | Jet fuel is now so cheap it's being blended for use by ships

Monday 21st September 2020

The shift, almost unthinkable just a year ago, reflects the obliteration of demand the aviation industry has suffered in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. view more

News24.com | Trump's WeChat prohibition in US put on hold by judge

Sunday 20th September 2020

Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in San Francisco on Saturday issued a preliminary injunction at the request of the United States WeChat Users Alliance. view more

News24.com | Elon Musk's showy events gin up hype Tesla doesn't always live up to

Sunday 20th September 2020

The last time Elon Musk held a Tesla briefing similar to the battery day event he'll host this week, he boasted about his track record of following through on big promises. view more

News24.com | Gauteng e-tolls: Sanral urges govt to make a decision - report

Sunday 20th September 2020

According to media reports Sanral CEO Skhumbuzo Macozoma said the decision on whether to keep the system or scrap it rests with President Cyril Ramaphosa's cabinet. view more

News24.com | Saudi firms start talks to form $11 billion petrochemicals maker

Sunday 20th September 2020

The talks are at an initial stage and no agreement has been reached, the companies said Sunday. Saudi Industrial owns 50% of National Petrochemical. view more

News24.com | Gordhan: SA government will provide initial funding for SAA

Saturday 19th September 2020

The South African government will provide initial funding to cover certain restructuring costs for South African Airways, said Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan. view more

News24.com | UIF coronavirus TERS payments to resume

Monday 21st September 2020

The aim of the benefit campaign is to put cash in the hands of workers to shield them from the worst effects of lockdown as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. view more

News24.com | WATCH | How low-burping cows could put a dent on emissions

Saturday 19th September 2020

A Swiss-engineered cattle-feed additive being tested out in the United States could be one promising step in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from cattle. view more

News24.com | MONEY CLINIC | My wife and I are expats. What is the best way to have our R500k investments paid out?

Saturday 19th September 2020

A Fin24 reader and his wife wants to know how to go about having their investments paid out and the tax implications thereof. view more

News24.com | What to know about buying property on auction

Saturday 19th September 2020

Buying property at an auction does not necessarily guarantee that you'll get a better deal, but there are tips on how to approach it, an expert explains. view more

News24.com | Dlamini-Zuma: Masks are a matter of life or death as SA borders open

Friday 18th September 2020

Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said the eighteen land borders will now be open for cargo, migrants and tourists. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Why are Huawei phone prices rising in China?

Friday 18th September 2020

Chinese consumers are rushing to buy smartphones from Huawei featuring its high-end Kirin chips, fearing curbs on the firm's access to US technology will soon cut off production of its premium handsets. view more

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