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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 | US Treasury yields inversion ignites fear across global stocks

Monday 25th March 2019

Historically major recessions have been preceded by the inversion of short-dated and long-dated Treasury yields, which is a scenario whereby shorter-term rates are higher than longer-term rates. 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 | Mkhwebane's meeting with Pillay, Magashula and Symington 'went well'

Monday 25th March 2019

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has met with officials over alleged relating to the approval of the retirement of former SA Revenue Service (SARS) deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay. view more

News24.com | Cash-in-transit heist report: Fidelity security officials among 7 nabbed for allegedly staging robbery

Monday 25th March 2019

Seven people, including six Fidelity Security Group employees, have been nabbed in connection with allegations that they participated in a staged cash-in-transit robbery in Makapanstad, North West and later shared the spoils. view more

News24.com | Ethiopian Airlines says pilots got appropriate training

Monday 25th March 2019

Ethiopian Airlines' CEO says the pilots who flew the plane that crashed on March 10 had trained on "all appropriate simulators", rejecting reports that they had not been properly prepared to handle the new aircraft. view more

Sport24.co.za | Stormers know they can't remain one trick ponies

Monday 25th March 2019

Coach Robbie Fleck will know that a lot of game growth in other areas is necessary if the Stormers are to succeed. view more

News24.com | Orphaned by Cyclone Idai: 'It's too difficult to talk about death to children'

Monday 25th March 2019

'It will get worse': Perilous times for estimated 900,000 kids hit by Mozambique's cyclone. They have been orphaned or separated from their families, made homeless or otherwise affected by Cyclone Idai view more

News24.com | Government kick-starts plan to deal with racism, xenophobia

Monday 25th March 2019

Government has started work on a 67-page document, known as the national action plan, as a tool aimed at dealing with racism, xenophobia and discrimination in general. view more

News24.com | Man hits unrepentant smoker with fence picket

Monday 25th March 2019

Berlin police say an 81-year-old man is being investigated on charges of causing dangerous bodily harm after he whacked a smoker in a downtown train station with a fence picket for puffing on a cigarette in a non-designated area. view more

News24.com | Tuesday's weather: Hot conditions for north and central SA

Monday 25th March 2019

It will be hot over the northern and central interior on Tuesday, and warm conditions have been predicted for the rest of the country. view more

Sport24.co.za | Injured Ngidi, Nortje on track for World Cup selection

Monday 25th March 2019

Proteas fast bowlers Lungi Ngidi and Anrich Nortje - both injured and out of the IPL - are still on track to make the 2019 World Cup in England. view more

News24.com | Newcastle mayor remains in his post while awaiting murder trial

Monday 25th March 2019

The mayor of Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal is to remain in his position even though he is behind bars awaiting trial for murder. view more

News24.com | FEATURE DOCUMENTARY: Would you try a Bug Mac instead of a Big Mac?

Monday 25th March 2019

Pesky pests or delicious delicacy: How would you feel about eating deep fried locusts, ant egg salad or barbequed tarantulas? view more

News24.com | 'My God, this a disaster' - Thousands flock to Beira school to take refuge

Monday 25th March 2019

School bells in Mozambique's fourth largest city, Beira, usually start ringing at 07:00. On Monday, however, there was silence. view more

News24.com | DA's energy solution can work within a week - Natasha Mazzone

Monday 25th March 2019

The DA believes government should partially privatise Eskom and allow for competition. view more

News24.com | Teens leave Spur waiter R4 'tip for hungry Africans'

Monday 25th March 2019

Las Vegas Spur Steak Ranch in Hemingways Mall in East London has offered counselling to one of its employees, saying three patrons racially abused him. view more

News24.com | 'My name has been tarnished' - Harry Gwala mayor after murder charges withdrawn

Monday 25th March 2019

Harry Gwala District Mayor Mluleki Ndobe is angry, saying his name was tarnished when he was accused of the murder of a former ANC Youth League leader. view more

News24.com | Plane crash: No clarity on what led SA pilot to fly into Botswana building - report

Monday 25th March 2019

There's been conflicting accounts about what happened before South African pilot Charl Viljoen crashed a plane into the Matsieng Flying Club facility at Matsieng Aerodrome in Botswana. view more

News24.com | MKMVA enters the fray, lambastes Letsatsi-Duba for attacking Magashule

Monday 25th March 2019

The uMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans' Association has hit out at State Security Minister Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba, who it claims has attacked ANC secretary general Ace Magashule "without cause or reason". view more

News24.com | Rob Packham's phone was turned off the morning his wife disappeared - expert

Monday 25th March 2019

A cellphone mapping expert has told the Western Cape High Court that Rob Packham's main phone was turned off for just over two hours on the morning of February 22, 2018, when his wife Gill disappeared. view more

News24.com | Disease fears mount for Africa cyclone survivors

Monday 25th March 2019

Disease is threatening to aggravate the already dire conditions facing millions of survivors following the powerful tropical cyclone which ravaged southern Africa 10 days ago, officials warned on Sunday. view more

News24.com | Sindiso Magaqa murder: Charges provisionally withdrawn against mayor Mluleki Ndobe

Monday 25th March 2019

Murder charges against Harry Gwala District mayor Mluleki Ndobe have been provisionally withdrawn, the Umzimkhulu Magistrates Court heard. 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

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 | Apple announces Apple credit card with Goldman Sachs

Monday 25th March 2019

The card is tied to Apple Pay, a service that lets people load banking information and pay in stores like Starbucks or use it for purchases online. view more

Fin24.com | BUSA: Business must support cyclone Idai survivors

Monday 25th March 2019

The cyclone rocked the southern African countries of Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi. The death toll from the cyclone reportedly stands at more than 750, with 110 000 people displaced. view more

Fin24.com | Icasa's new acting chair pledges commitment after Mahlaloga's conviction

Monday 25th March 2019

The appointment of Keabetswe Modimeng is significant given former chair Rubben Mahlaloga's conviction on fraud charges and removal from the Icasa board last week. view more

Fin24.com | Rothschild's Kingston eyes role in state-owned enterprises

Monday 25th March 2019

Martin Kingston, who on April 1 steps down as CEO of Rothschild & Co.'s South African unit after 13 years, wants to help revive the country's beleaguered state-owned companies. view more

Fin24.com | Buffett's next deal will be his most important

Monday 25th March 2019

Everybody wishes they knew what Warren Buffett will acquire next. Buffett wishes he knew, too, says Tara Lachapelle. view more

Business NEWS24

Fin24.com | Apple announces Apple credit card with Goldman Sachs

Monday 25th March 2019

The card is tied to Apple Pay, a service that lets people load banking information and pay in stores like Starbucks or use it for purchases online. view more

Fin24.com | BUSA: Business must support cyclone Idai survivors

Monday 25th March 2019

The cyclone rocked the southern African countries of Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi. The death toll from the cyclone reportedly stands at more than 750, with 110 000 people displaced. view more

Fin24.com | Icasa's new acting chair pledges commitment after Mahlaloga's conviction

Monday 25th March 2019

The appointment of Keabetswe Modimeng is significant given former chair Rubben Mahlaloga's conviction on fraud charges and removal from the Icasa board last week. view more

Fin24.com | Rothschild's Kingston eyes role in state-owned enterprises

Monday 25th March 2019

Martin Kingston, who on April 1 steps down as CEO of Rothschild & Co.'s South African unit after 13 years, wants to help revive the country's beleaguered state-owned companies. view more

Fin24.com | Buffett's next deal will be his most important

Monday 25th March 2019

Everybody wishes they knew what Warren Buffett will acquire next. Buffett wishes he knew, too, says Tara Lachapelle. view more

Fin24.com | Rothschild & Co. shakes up SA management team

Monday 25th March 2019

Rothschild & Co.'s SA unit says its CEO, Martin Kingston, will cede his role to Paul Bondi and Giles Douglas and become executive chairman as he prepares to be more involved in work aimed at supporting the government. view more

Fin24.com | Naspers CEO bets Dutch listing will fix Tencent stake discount

Monday 25th March 2019

Naspers Chief Executive Officer Bob van Dijk has been working for years to solve a problem rivals might envy - getting investors to value his South African firm nearer to its $133bn stake in Tencent. view more

Fin24.com | Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R14.37/$

Monday 25th March 2019

TreasuryONE said earlier that emerging market currencies had weakened, led by Turkey's lira and the rand. view more

Fin24.com | Economists split on SA avoiding Moody's negative cut

Monday 25th March 2019

South Africa may just be able to cling onto the stable outlook of its sole investment-grade rating this week, helping it stay clear of a forced selloff of billions of rand of its debt. view more

Fin24.com | US Treasury yields inversion ignites fear across global stocks

Monday 25th March 2019

Historically major recessions have been preceded by the inversion of short-dated and long-dated Treasury yields, which is a scenario whereby shorter-term rates are higher than longer-term rates. view more

Fin24.com | No policy regulating investment in deal with Nene's son, PIC inquiry hears

Monday 25th March 2019

The judicial commission of inquiry into the Public Investment Corporation has heard that there was no policy in place in March 2014 to regulate a deal between the asset manager and the son of then-deputy minister of finance and chairperson of the PIC Nhlanhla Nene. view more

Fin24.com | Boeing to meet regulators, pilots to detail 737 Max fixes

Monday 25th March 2019

Boeing plans to meet this week with customers and regulators to explain the measures it's taking to get its 737 Max back into service, after the aircraft was grounded following two deadly crashes in less than five months. view more

Fin24.com | Inside Discovery's new bank

Monday 25th March 2019

Discovery Bank hits the market this week with 50 000 people who have signed up requesting to become customers. view more

Fin24.com | Brexit: May faces endgame as own ministers plot to oust her

Monday 25th March 2019

Theresa May will face up to her own desperately weak political position on Monday as members of Parliament move to take over Brexit policy and her own ministers plot to oust her. view more

Fin24.com | We are not out of the woods, things could change at short notice - Eskom's Eztinger

Monday 25th March 2019

Even though Eskom has stopped load shedding, there is still a risk that the electricity system could change at short notice, said acting head of generation Andrew Etzinger. view more

Fin24.com | EOH officially no longer a reseller of Microsoft software licences

Monday 25th March 2019

The JSE-listed IT company has announced that its Channel Partner Agreement with Microsoft has been terminated. view more

Fin24.com | Rand in for volatile week as SA awaits rates announcement, Moody's

Monday 25th March 2019

The SA Reserve Bank will announce its interest rate decision on Thursday, while Moody's is expected to make its latest credit rating announcement on Friday. view more

Fin24.com | Aspen Pharmacare to list on A2X

Monday 25th March 2019

A total of 17 companies have been listed on the exchange, including heavy hitters Naspers, the Standard Bank Group and Sanlam. view more

Fin24.com | Naspers to separate Tencent stake, web assets in Dutch listing

Monday 25th March 2019

Naspers plans to carve out its internet businesses, including a $133bn stake in China's Tencent Holdings, that has long exceeded the technology investor's own market value. view more

Fin24.com | Mboweni warns of elevating 'state ownership to a religion'

Monday 25th March 2019

The finance minister says a discussion must begin on whether the government needs to retain control of all the assets it owns given the poor state of the national finances. 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

90 000 gold and platinum jobs at risk as Eskom hikes loom

Monday 25th March 2019

The Minerals Council South Africa is ringing alarm bells over the threat posed to employment and production in the gold and platinum sectors as a result of recently approved electricity tariff increases, including the 13.8% hike to be implemented from April 1. In addition, the council is warning that the hikes will accelerate the State-owned utility's own downward spiral as mines and smelters, which currently consumes 30% of Eskom's yearly production, respond by closing unprofitable operations. view more

Sacci, SBI urge govt to do more to resolve Eskom's troubles

Monday 25th March 2019

The recent round of rolling blackouts plaguing South Africa, and uncertainty about the longer-term power supply situation in South Africa are having a devastating impact on business, says South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) CEO Alan Mukoki. Although Eskom does not expect to implement load-shedding this week, people and businesses across the country have been negatively affected by load-shedding in recent weeks. view more

M&R acquires another US-based firm

Monday 25th March 2019

JSE-listed engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts' (M&R's) Cementation Americas, which forms part of the M&R Underground Mining platform, has acquired 100% of Terra Nova Technologies (TNT) for $38-million. The acquisition will be funded from a revolving and term loan credit facility, as well as from existing cash resources. view more

ATON extends long stop date of M&R takeover offer to June

Monday 25th March 2019

Construction and engineering group Murray & Roberts (M&R) announced on Monday that Germany-based ATON has extended the long stop date for completing the buyout of M&R share from March 31 to June 30. This is owing to pending merger control clearances and competition authority approvals from South African and Canadian authorities, following the launch by ATON of a hostile takeover bid, at R17 per M&R, last year. view more

Group Five subsidiary companies to continue operating as going concerns - BRPs

Monday 25th March 2019

The joint business rescue practitioners (BRPs) for Group Five and Group Five Construction on Monday confirmed that subsidiary companies of these entities would continue to operate as going concerns, as they do not fall directly into business rescue proceedings. This is also the case for Group Five's international subsidiaries and holdings. view more

Mboweni questions need to hold onto State assets

Monday 25th March 2019

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said a discussion must begin on whether the government needs to retain control of all the assets it owns given the poor state of the national finances. Mboweni has asked Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan for a list of noncore State assets and has been provided with an "extensive list," he said while being interviewed and answering questions from callers on Power FM radio. view more

EOH Microsoft licence partnership woes deepen

Monday 25th March 2019

JSE-listed information technology services company EOH announced in a statement on Monday that it had, on March 12, received a 30-day notice period from software multinational Microsoft Ireland of its intention to terminate the Partner Network Agreement with a number of EOH group companies, and was not provided with reasons for the termination. It did not stipulate which companies in the group had been served with the notice. The EOH group comprises about 270 legal entities that employ about 11 500 people. view more

Transnet in talks with Kenya for deal to operate Lamu port

Monday 25th March 2019

Kenya is in talks with Transnet of South Africa to operate a seaport that the East African nation is developing to partly use for planned exports of oil. The state-owned South African logistics company is leading a group of companies that are pitching to provide the equipment for the initial three of 32 berths planned at Lamu port, and to operate the facility, Kenya Ports Authority MD Daniel Manduku said. view more

JRA completes two Ivory Park road upgrades, more to follow

Monday 25th March 2019

City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba on Monday opened two newly built and rehabilitated roads in Ivory Park, Ward 78, near Midrand. The R6-million project, which was funded by the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA), included the installation of underground stormwater management systems and interlocking blocks on the sidewalk path of the road, since stormwater and blocked drains contributed to the deterioration of roads. view more

Numsa members embark on strike at BMW's Rosslyn plant

Monday 25th March 2019

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) on Monday claimed that BMW South Africa had unilaterally changed the terms of service for contract workers. As a result, Numsa members have embarked on a strike at BMW's Rosslyn plant, in Pretoria. view more


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