KwaZulu-Natal Top Business Portfolio

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 | 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

Fin24.com | Palladium jumps above $2 000 amid optimism over China reopening

Monday 18th May 2020

The World Platinum Investment Council says a surplus in the global platinum market is lower than feared. view more

Fin24.com | Oil jumps above $30 for first time in two months on output cuts

Monday 18th May 2020

The price of oil rose as producers in the US and elsewhere continued to cut activity. view more

Fin24.com | Gold climbs to 7-year high after US Federal Reserve's stocks, growth warnings

Monday 18th May 2020

Bullion has surged 16% this year as the spread of the virus curbed economic growth, roiled markets, and prompted vast amounts of stimulus to be unleashed by governments and central banks. 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 | LIVE | Covid-19 death toll rises to 429 as SA gears up for Level 3 lockdown

Monday 25th 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 | FIRST TAKE: A semblance of normalcy beckons at Level 3, but SA's biggest problems remain

Sunday 24th May 2020

Our ability to support and sustain livelihoods - either through job creation or social grants - has been severely damaged by the last 10 weeks. And the country's biggest problems remain as they were two months ago: Eskom, the economy, state capture and SOEs, writes Pieter du Toit. view more

News24.com | Liquor sales and tobacco ban: 11 things you need to know from Ramaphosa's speech

Sunday 24th May 2020

Why South Africa has a shortage of Covid-19 tests, and who will be allowed to fly. view more

News24.com | The science behind Level 3 - Ramaphosa lauds 'diverse and sometimes challenging views'

Sunday 24th May 2020

As President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the downgrade to Level 3 of the national Covid-19 lockdown, he thanked scientists for challenging and pushing the government's response to the global pandemic. view more

News24.com | Partial opening of religious services is being considered, Ramaphosa says

Sunday 24th May 2020

For now, all public gatherings - apart from funerals and office meetings - will remain banned when the country enters Level 3 on June 1. view more

News24.com | SA to move to Level 3, but risk of infections now even greater, warns Ramaphosa

Sunday 24th May 2020

After nearly 60 days of the tough Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a drop to Level 3, bringing a significant easing of measures to combat the deadly pandemic. view more

Sport24.co.za | Sanzaar planning Rugby Championship hub in Australia?

Sunday 24th May 2020

Rugby Australia's new boss says Sanzaar are planning a Rugby Championship series played in an Australian 'hub' in October. view more

News24.com | Every day ke payday for Daily Lotto players

Sunday 24th May 2020

The jackpot prize in Sunday's Daily Lotto draw rolled down to the next level with 50 players winning R1 011.60 by matching four numbers. view more

Sport24.co.za | Van Graan: Bulls get a premium player back in Arno Botha

Sunday 24th May 2020

The Munster head coach, a former Springbok assistant, won't be surprised if one of Jake White's new bolters plays in the Green-and-Gold again soon. view more

News24.com | Cop killed in alleged hijacking incident in Mpumalanga

Sunday 24th May 2020

A police officer has been shot and killed after engaging alleged hijackers in Kwaggafontein, Mpumalanga, police said on Sunday. view more

News24.com | Covid-19: Soup kitchens can no longer be policed or controlled, court says

Sunday 24th May 2020

The government can no longer prevent the distribution of food during the Covid-19 national lockdown after a non-governmental organisation (NGO) - 1 000 Women Trust - approached the courts and won the right to freely assist the hungry. view more

News24.com | FULL TEXT | Ramaphosa unveils Covid-19 hotspots, dos and don'ts under Level 3 lockdown

Sunday 24th May 2020

The coronavirus in South Africa will get much worse, before it gets better, President Cyril Ramaphosa said in an address to the nation on Sunday evening. Read the full speech. view more

News24.com | Speedster arrested for clocking 213km/h in Gauteng, driver reportedly a prominent soccer player

Sunday 24th May 2020

A 32-year-old man, reported to be a well-known soccer player, has been arrested for clocking 213km/h in Gauteng, police said on Sunday. view more

News24.com | Eid celebrations delayed until Monday

Sunday 24th May 2020

Eid celebrations predicted for Sunday will now take place on Monday, the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa has announced. view more

News24.com | Brrrace yourself: It's going to be a cold, windy and snowy Monday

Sunday 24th May 2020

There will be gale force north-westerly to westerly winds (65-80km/h) between Cape Columbine and Cape Agulhas in the early morning, spreading eastwards to Plettenberg Bay by late morning and to Port St Johns in the afternoon as well as the Central Karoo of the Western Cape. view more

Sport24.co.za | Roland Garros working to avoid US Open clash

Sunday 24th May 2020

Guy Forget, the Roland Garros tournament director, says they are doing all they can to make sure this year's French Open does not clash with the US Open. view more

News24.com | Smoked out: NW cop in court for allegedly stealing cigarettes worth R6K from evidence locker

Sunday 24th May 2020

A North West police officer has been charged for theft and defeating the ends of justice after she allegedly stole R6 000 worth of cigarettes out of the Rustenburg police station's exhibit store earlier in May. view more

News24.com | Delay in delivery of PPE, so KZN asks school staff to return on Thursday

Sunday 24th May 2020

The return of staff to schools in KwaZulu-Natal has been delayed until later in the week as the education department works to distribute personal protective equipment (PPE) to all schools. view more

News24.com | EXPLAINED | You don't have to tell a police officer where you got your smokes

Sunday 24th May 2020

The possession of cigarettes during the lockdown is not a crime, and police officers may not compel you to give an explanation on why you have it on your person, despite comments made by Police Minister Bheki Cele. view more

News24.com | Man bust in KZN for possession of heroin worth R1.4m

Sunday 24th May 2020

A 38-year-old man, allegedly in possession of heroin worth more than R1.4 million, was arrested in Durban on Saturday. view more

Engineering News

South Africa to move to Level 3, but risk of infections now even greater - Ramaphosa

Sunday 24th May 2020

After nearly 60 days of tough Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a drop to Level 3, bringing a significant easing of measures to combat the deadly pandemic. view more

Full reopening of mining from June 1 - President Ramaphosa

Sunday 24th May 2020

Subject to strict Covid-19 protocols, mining will be allowed to reopen fully from June 1, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday. In his address on South Africa's response to the coronavirus pandemic, the President announced that South Africa would advance to level 3 from June 1, with an intensified response to the coronavirus in 12 hotspots that include Tshwane, Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni, Ethekwini, Nelson Mandela Bay, Buffalo City and Cape Town. view more

Mponeng detects 164 Covid cases, suspends mining - AngloGold Ashanti

Sunday 24th May 2020

Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti on Sunday confirmed that, following the detection of its first positive Covid-19 case at its Mponeng gold mine last week, a comprehensive screening, contact tracing and testing programme had revealed 164 positive cases at the site in Merafong, in Gauteng province. Six hundred and fifty tests had been conducted since last Thursday, including primary contacts and many who wished to be tested on a voluntary basis. view more

Almost two-thirds of ITS community severely impacted by Covid-19 

Friday 22nd May 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the local intelligent transport system (ITS) community, says Intelligent Transport Society South Africa (ITSSA) CEO Dr Paul Vorster. ITTSA conducted a survey among its members on the new normal brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. 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

UIF/TERS claims leading to 'enormous anger', says Master Builders' WCape

Friday 22nd May 2020

The Master Builders' Association Western Cape (MBAWC) says it is "cautiously confident" that the construction industry is ready to return to work safely, and maintains that the longer the industry remains dormant, the greater the financial losses its members will need to bear.  These losses threaten the continued employment of thousands of workers in the industry in the Cape Peninsula, says MBAWC executive director Allen Bodill. view more

MBA North calls for engagement around lockdown regulations

Friday 22nd May 2020

The Master Builders Association (MBA) North is calling on government to "proactively engage" with the construction industry to firm up the lockdown regulations relating to the industry as quickly as possible.  MBA North executive director Mohau Mphomela says that certainty will help the industry plan more effectively, and that it could help the effort to save jobs.  view more

Covid-19 highlights challenges, opportunities in South Africa's water sector

Friday 22nd May 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has magnified the deficits in the water and sanitation sectors in South Africa, Water Research Commission (WRC) CEO Dr Dhesigan Naidoo said during a webinar on May 22. He added that the pandemic had also highlighted some of the opportunities in these sectors. view more

Stable leadership will correct path of DWS

Friday 22nd May 2020

Stability in the leadership of the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) will be critical to turning the department around and achieving the targets outlined in its Annual Performance Plans and its 2020/25 Medium Term Strategic Plan. Instability in leadership positions within the DWS contributed to some of the challenges that the department is facing right now, said Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation chairperson Machwene Semenya. view more

Auto-battery makers mull alternative chemistries to lower costs, increase driving range

Friday 22nd May 2020

Battery makers and car manufacturers have seen a shift in the pursuit of altering battery chemistry to lower the costs of new energy vehicles (NEVs) that are being manufactured and extend their driving range. Speaking to Engineering News & Mining Weekly, independent research house Afriforesight Battery Metals head Pearson Mururi says there is a continued drive by automotive battery makers to invest in the development of low-cost batteries - which contain less nickel and cobalt - with low energy density for low driving-range electric vehicles. 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 | Lockdown | Cigarette ban to remain under level 3, but you can buy booze

Sunday 24th May 2020

The move to level 3 will see more sectors of the economy open for business after eight weeks of lockdown. view more

Fin24.com | OPINION | Covid-19 exposed weakness in our supply chain - and what's at stake if we don't protect it

Sunday 24th May 2020

Striving for supply chain resilience and sustainability means moving from just-in-time to just-in-case, says Reinhardt Arp. view more

Fin24.com | Bankers staying home as South Africa slowly grinds back to work

Sunday 24th May 2020

Investec Chief Executive Officer Fani Titi saw a sign of things to come when he dropped by the bank's headquarters last week. view more

Fin24.com | Masondo | Should SA have trade protection to help coronavirus recovery?

Sunday 24th May 2020

A developmental state is not about intervention by the state, but about the scope and quality of interventions in the economy, says Deputy Minister of Finance David Masondo. view more

Fin24.com | Help all SA airlines or put economic recovery at risk, industry body warns

Sunday 24th May 2020

African governments could be shooting themselves in the foot in terms of economic recovery if airlines are not given adequate financial support, an industry body has warned. view more

Business NEWS24

Fin24.com | Lockdown | Cigarette ban to remain under level 3, but you can buy booze

Sunday 24th May 2020

The move to level 3 will see more sectors of the economy open for business after eight weeks of lockdown. view more

Fin24.com | OPINION | Covid-19 exposed weakness in our supply chain - and what's at stake if we don't protect it

Sunday 24th May 2020

Striving for supply chain resilience and sustainability means moving from just-in-time to just-in-case, says Reinhardt Arp. view more

Fin24.com | Bankers staying home as South Africa slowly grinds back to work

Sunday 24th May 2020

Investec Chief Executive Officer Fani Titi saw a sign of things to come when he dropped by the bank's headquarters last week. view more

Fin24.com | Masondo | Should SA have trade protection to help coronavirus recovery?

Sunday 24th May 2020

A developmental state is not about intervention by the state, but about the scope and quality of interventions in the economy, says Deputy Minister of Finance David Masondo. view more

Fin24.com | Help all SA airlines or put economic recovery at risk, industry body warns

Sunday 24th May 2020

African governments could be shooting themselves in the foot in terms of economic recovery if airlines are not given adequate financial support, an industry body has warned. view more

Fin24.com | AngloGold confirms 164 coronavirus cases at Mponeng mine

Sunday 24th May 2020

AngloGold Ashanti has confirmed that 164 employees at its Mponeng mine in the Merafong district have tested positive for Covid-19. view more

Fin24.com | Could a social impact bond work to fund SA's Covid-19 interventions?

Sunday 24th May 2020

The combined fiscal and monetary policy stimulus to manage the Covid-19 crisis comes to R800 billion. But arguably, funding gaps will persist. Analysts from Intellidex have proposed a social bond which could they say could raise an additional R100 billion. view more

Fin24.com | OPINION | The new normal: Rewind to the 80s, but with internet

Sunday 24th May 2020

Drastic change presses the reset button. Trend forecaster Herman Singh from the Future Advisory considers what the post-Covid-19 future may look like. view more

Fin24.com | Amazon wants to build your favorite podcast

Sunday 24th May 2020

In recent months, Audible, the audiobook service owned by Amazon.com has been meeting with talent agencies and producers to discuss acquiring potential new podcast projects--or, in the terminology that Audible prefers, 'Audible Originals.' view more

Fin24.com | Hertz files for bankruptcy after rental car demand vanishes

Saturday 23rd May 2020

The Chapter 11 filing in Delaware allows Hertz to keep operating while it devises a plan to pay creditors and turn around the business view more

Fin24.com | OPINION | Eskom must tackle the cost of its coal contracts

Saturday 23rd May 2020

Eskom must tackle the prohibitive cost of its coal contracts, says Vuslat Bayoglu. view more

Fin24.com | Franchise business owners feel lockdown pinch

Saturday 23rd May 2020

Franchising is often seen as a safe business model, as operators buy into an established brand with support from franchisers. view more

Fin24.com | S&P maintains South Africa's junk status, warns of Covid-19 impact on growth

Saturday 23rd May 2020

The country's long term foreign and local currency debt ratings is kept at 'BB-' and 'BB' respectively view more

Fin24.com | Naspers reportedly in bid to buy eBay classifieds unit

Saturday 23rd May 2020

Naspers and an investor group backed by German publisher Axel Springer SE are among suitors that submitted bids for EBay classified-advertising business, according to people familiar with the matter. view more

Fin24.com | IAN MANN REVIEWS | Making innovations that make money

Saturday 23rd May 2020

Innovation is great - until it costs more than it earns, says Ian Mann. view more

Fin24.com | MONEY CLINIC: I have invested R1m to be paid out monthly, I have not received any during Covid-19. What can I do?

Saturday 23rd May 2020

A widow in desperate need of the money she invested seeks the help of an expert on her options of what to do next. view more

Fin24.com | Billionaires only got wealthier during the pandemic

Friday 22nd May 2020

The fortunes of US billionaires rose 15% in the two months since the coronavirus pandemic hit, a study found, with Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg seeing massive gains. view more

Fin24.com | US airline Delta eyes Cape Town route

Sunday 24th May 2020

Delta, one of the major US airlines, has applied to fly to Cape Town as part of its existing direct flight to Johannesburg. view more

Fin24.com | Steinhoff appoints new chair, deputy chair

Sunday 24th May 2020

Moira Moses will succeed Heather Sonn as chair following the latter's recent resignation, while Alexandra Watson will step up as deputy chair. view more

Fin24.com | Sasol shares fall after warning of 20% drop in earnings

Friday 22nd May 2020

Anticipated lower earnings top a turbulent year for the company, in which it has battled several operational crises, including the effects of Covid-19 in markets where it operates. view more

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