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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 | European stock markets open mixed

Friday 25th September 2020

European stock markets were mixed at the open on Friday, at the end of another volatile week for equities driven by coronavirus developments. view more

News24.com | Gold may hit record before year-end on election risk, Citi warns

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Uncertainty over the contest and delays about the outcome may "be under-appreciated by precious metals markets," say analysts in a quarterly commodities outlook. view more

News24.com | Asia markets mixed as virus worries temper strong Wall St lead

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Asian investors struggled to match their Wall Street counterparts, with markets mixed as spiking infection rates, new containment measures and still no US stimulus fuel concerns about economic recovery. view more

News24.com | Hong Kong stocks finish with gains

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Hong Kong stocks ended on a positive note after fluctuating through the day, with a healthy Wall Street lead offset by growing concerns about spiking coronavirus infections. view more

News24.com | Tokyo stocks edge down after long weekend

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Tokyo stocks closed marginally lower Wednesday after a long weekend and as worries grew of fresh spikes in coronavirus cases in Europe and the United States. 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 | Absa Cape Epic drops aQuellé as sponsor, Orlando Pirates monitors probe

Friday 25th September 2020

Absa Cape Epic organisers have decided to drop aQuellé as an event sponsor, following allegations of impropriety, abuse and money laundering at the KwaSizabantu Mission. view more

News24.com | 4 family members killed at home in Cape Town shooting

Friday 25th September 2020

Four family members have been killed and another was injured by unknown gunmen in Browns Farm, Cape Town. view more

News24.com | Andile Lungisa granted bail, pending ConCourt application

Friday 25th September 2020

Nelson Mandela Bay ANC councillor Andile Lungisa has been released on bail, pending his Constitutional Court challenge against his prison sentence. view more

News24.com | Artist hopes life-sized portrait of dead sex worker will haunt the police

Friday 25th September 2020

A life-sized portrait has been placed near the police station where a sex worker died in custody. view more

News24.com | LIVE | SA death toll hits 16 283, while the number of cases now sits at 667 049

Friday 25th 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 | Black Lives Matter | Kolisi: Players will show respect in their own way

Friday 25th September 2020

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi says each Stormers players will "show respect in the way that they want to" ahead of kickoff against the Lions at Loftus on Saturday. view more

News24.com | Global Day of Climate Action: Strike action planned across SA for Friday

Friday 25th September 2020

Thousands of climate activists and supporters are expected to commemorate Global Day of Climate Action. view more

News24.com | Dilemma for Springboks as Rugby Championship decision looms

Friday 25th September 2020

The Springboks were included in the 2020 Rugby Championship fixtures, but the world champions have several hurdles to clear before they can take part. view more

News24.com | Protesters at Nigerian embassy call for foreign nationals to 'go back home'

Friday 25th September 2020

Nigerian High Commissioner to South Africa Kabiru Bala says he refuses to accept that all his compatriots living in the country were criminals. view more

News24.com | FRIDAY BRIEFING | Conspiracies, illness and excuses: How Jacob Zuma tried to dodge the Zondo commission

Friday 25th September 2020

Are we ever likely to see Jacob Zuma return to testify at the Zondo commission, despite the chair's legal threat? view more

News24.com | Covid-19 figures: 77 more people die, 1 861 new cases

Thursday 24th September 2020

A total of 1 861 new Covid-19 cases have been identified in the past 24-hour cycle, with 77 more people losing their lives to the virus, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says.. view more

News24.com | Gauteng cops arrest four alleged members of notorious Rolex gang

Thursday 24th September 2020

Gauteng police say they have arrested four members of the notorious Rolex gang. view more

News24.com | Lekker Heritage Day for 2 Daily Lotto players

Thursday 24th September 2020

Two players have won the jackpot prize walking away with R137 879 each. view more

News24.com | KL Rahul hits highest-ever score by an Indian in IPL history on sombre day

Thursday 24th September 2020

Captain KL Rahul recorded the highest-ever score by an Indian batsman in IPL history as he took Kings XI Punjab to a comfortable victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore. view more

News24.com | Stop sharing fake news about human trafficking and kidnapping, cops urge

Thursday 24th September 2020

Police have urged the public to stop spreading fake news and bogus messages about human trafficking and kidnapping of women and children. view more

News24.com | 'You have 24 hours': Masuku threatens Bloom over claims of 'runaway costs' of Nasrec hospital

Thursday 24th September 2020

Embattled Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku has threatened legal action against Gauteng DA MPL Jack Bloom. view more

News24.com | French rugby chief Laporte in tears after police custody ends

Thursday 24th September 2020

French rugby federation president Bernard Laporte says the case against him is baseless. view more

News24.com | Steenhuisen promises DA's non-racialism approach will help fix the country

Friday 25th September 2020

The DA has claimed that its newly adopted non-racialism principle, following backlash from inside and outside the organisation, will help fix the country. view more

News24.com | Your weather update: A sunny Friday in store for most of SA, but rain returns to Western Cape

Thursday 24th September 2020

It will be a pleasantly warm day with most cities hitting highs in the upper 20s, but rain is expected for the Western Cape, according to the South African Weather Service. view more

News24.com | SA's heritage is one of 'dispossession and humiliation' - EFF

Thursday 24th September 2020

The EFF has reiterated its call for the removal of all colonial and apartheid statues, saying South Africa's heritage is one of "dispossession. view more

Engineering News

Repurposing of mining land could help create farming jobs at scale

Friday 25th September 2020

While the viability of rehabilitiating mined land for agricultural purposes is still being debated and researched, there are success stories in the making, where mining companies are helping their host communities develop sustainable agricultural economies as mining activity winds down. These agri-economies can help to sustain employment numbers in areas where mining had been the major employer. view more

G20 Trade Ministers support economic diversification

Friday 25th September 2020

Ministers from the largest economies - including the US, China, the EU, India, Japan, Brazil and Indonesia - attended the G20 Trade and Investment Ministers meeting earlier this week, where they took a stance to support economic diversification. South Africa was the only country representing the African continent at the meeting. view more

FDI can sustainably strengthen Africa, says Merkel's Africa representative

Friday 25th September 2020

Foreign direct investment (FDI) can sustainably strengthen the development of the African continent so that the people that live on it "can create real opportunities and prospects for themselves and their families", says Günter Nooke, who is the African representative of  German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He says that, in order to achieve this, the European Union (EU) and countries therein - like Germany - should focus on economic development, but adds that "this is not possible without the help of the private sector". view more

Ten lessons to guide South Africa's 'just transition' from coal to renewables

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

A new study, which outlines global best practices for just-transition journeys, includes ten lessons for South Africa to consider as the country prepares to navigate what it hopes will be a just transition, over the coming decades, from an electricity sector based on coal to one based increasingly on renewable energy. Published on September 23 by the RES4Africa Foundation, the study has been written in collaboration with South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and ERM. view more

Green hydrogen study integrating SADC ahead of trillion dollar market emergence

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

A German-funded project to develop a green hydrogen atlas across Southern Africa is integrating the Southern African Development Community (SADF) region ahead of the projected opening up of a trillion dollar market going into the future. Funded €5.7-million by the Germany Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Green Hydrogen Atlas-Africa project is also placing Southern Africa on the road to contributing meaningfully to global sustainable development goals. (Also watch attached Creamer Media video.) view more

Western Cape launches fifth Cape Cycle Routes network

Friday 25th September 2020

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde and Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities David Maynier have launched the Karoo Crossing Route in the Cape Karoo gem of Prince Albert. The Karoo Crossing is the fifth route in the Cape Cycle Routes network, which is a Western Cape government-led initiative and marketed by Wesgro - the tourism, trade and investment agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape. view more

Covid-19 pushes out launch of new D-Max to 2022 

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSA) has postponed the launch of its new generation D-Max bakkie from 2021, to the first half of 2022, says IMSA technical operations senior VP Dominic Rimmer. "Our next generation bakkie programme remains a top priority for the South African market and has the ongoing support of project team members in Japan, Thailand and South Africa," he notes. view more

Manufacturing tipping point could be pushed back by innovation and tech - De Ruyter

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Addressing the Manufacturing Circle annual general meeting (AGM) on September 22, Eskom CEO and former Manufacturing Circle former chairperson Andre de Ruyter said that investing in research, embracing innovation and technology and lowering manufacturing costs are equally critical in boosting manufacturing competitiveness, as is a collaborative approach. The manufacturing sector has reached a "tipping point", he said, adding that eliminating growth and investment barriers, while boosting the demand for local goods are just some of the measures required to place it on the path of success. view more

'Green' ship breaking facility planned in South Africa

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

South Africa's national development finance institution, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), is backing a project to establish an environmentally-friendly ship-scrapping facility in the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone on the country's west coast. The new facility, to be named 34South, is formally described as a 'green ship recycling facility'. The IDC will be the largest shareholder in 34South. Consultancy and research firm Frost & Sullivan Africa consulting analyst Yaa Agyare-Dwomoh pointed out in a research note that the vast majority of the world's ship breaking takes place in just three countries in South Asia. Calculated in terms of gross tonnage of ocean-going commercial ships scrapped, last year Pakistan accounted for 22% of the global total, India for 26% and Bangladesh for 42% - for a combined total of 90%. (Turkey accounted for 5%, China 2%, the European Union 1% and the rest of the world 2%.) view more

Pandemic presents opportunity to rethink PEPs, speaker says

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

There is a need to reconsider the approach of Public Employment Programmes (PEPs) and to structure these to upskill workers for the workplace of the future, a webinar hosted by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure on September 22 has revealed. Development Economist consultant Liesel Eksteen said that, even before the pandemic, the world of work was changing rapidly and South African industries were shedding jobs as automation became ever more prevalent. 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 | Russian plan to dig biggest Zimbabwe platinum mine advances

Friday 25th September 2020

A project that aims to develop Zimbabwe's biggest platinum mine has cleared a significant hurdle. view more

News24.com | Sasol's Lake Charles Project in US slowly re-opening after Hurricane Laura

Friday 25th September 2020

The petrochemical company says there is "no apparent damage to major process equipment, utilities or infrastructure" from the hurricane. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Airlines want Covid tests that give quick results

Friday 25th September 2020

European airlines are pinning hopes on pre-flight Covid-19 tests that deliver results as fast as pregnancy tests to help restore passengers' confidence in taking to the skies. view more

News24.com | Rate cuts won't cure SA's skills shortage, Kganyago says

Friday 25th September 2020

Additional interest-rate cuts won't resolve the real problems holding back the country's economy, says the central bank governor. view more

News24.com | Oil drops after warnings on US economy and global crude demand

Thursday 24th September 2020

After trading above $43 a barrel in late August, oil has lurched lower this month amid signs a resurgence in the coronavirus could lead to more lockdown measures. view more

Business NEWS24

News24.com | Russian plan to dig biggest Zimbabwe platinum mine advances

Friday 25th September 2020

A project that aims to develop Zimbabwe's biggest platinum mine has cleared a significant hurdle. view more

News24.com | Sasol's Lake Charles Project in US slowly re-opening after Hurricane Laura

Friday 25th September 2020

The petrochemical company says there is "no apparent damage to major process equipment, utilities or infrastructure" from the hurricane. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Airlines want Covid tests that give quick results

Friday 25th September 2020

European airlines are pinning hopes on pre-flight Covid-19 tests that deliver results as fast as pregnancy tests to help restore passengers' confidence in taking to the skies. view more

News24.com | Rate cuts won't cure SA's skills shortage, Kganyago says

Friday 25th September 2020

Additional interest-rate cuts won't resolve the real problems holding back the country's economy, says the central bank governor. view more

News24.com | Oil drops after warnings on US economy and global crude demand

Thursday 24th September 2020

After trading above $43 a barrel in late August, oil has lurched lower this month amid signs a resurgence in the coronavirus could lead to more lockdown measures. view more

News24.com | WATCH | TikTok sets lofty goal: 25 000 new US jobs

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

A question emerged after President Donald Trump agreed over the weekend to keep the popular video-sharing app running in the United States for another week: how can they possibly create 25 000 new jobs in the United States? view more

News24.com | WATCH | Digital banking takes off amid Nigeria's pandemic

Thursday 24th September 2020

With lockdown measures exacerbating queues at banks and limiting the amount of money people can withdraw, more Nigerians are reportedly turning to digital banking. view more

News24.com | Basil Read concludes troublesome Olifants River project

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Basil Read embarked on the business rescue proceedings in 2018, following a R1 billion loss after tax for the 2017 financial year. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Musk says cheaper Tesla batteries 3 years away

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Investors slashed $50 billion from Tesla's market value after CEO Elon Musk promised to cut electric vehicle costs so radically that a $25 000 car that drives itself will be possible - but not for at least another three years. view more

News24.com | The Foschini Group gets greenlight to acquire Jet Stores

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Mr Price was concerned lower rentals that Jet managed to negotiate and R800 million worth of stock would give The Foschini Group an unfair advantage. view more

News24.com | Smaller shopping centres faring better as malls struggle, Fairvest says

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Fairvest is focused on the lower LSM market and owns centres like the Nyanga Junction in Cape Town and some Boxer Centres in the Eastern Cape to name a few. view more

News24.com | SAA bailout raises hackles at National Treasury

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Treasury staff are reluctantly complying with orders to find funds to bail out the embattled state-run airline, according to two people familiar with the matter. view more

News24.com | Pound drops after surge in virus cases revives risk of lockdown

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

The pound extended its decline to a two-month low as investors fretted over the possibility of a new lockdown in Britain. view more

News24.com | Nedbank becomes first SA bank to join Nasdaq network that showcases green bonds

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Nedbank has been invited to become the first South African green bond issuer to contribute to the Nasdaq Sustainable Bond Network. view more

News24.com | China state media blasts US for 'extortion' in TikTok deal

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Chinese state media blasted Oracle's proposed deal with the hit video app TikTok, calling the agreement a "dirty and underhanded trick. view more

News24.com | Gold may hit record before year-end on election risk, Citi warns

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Uncertainty over the contest and delays about the outcome may "be under-appreciated by precious metals markets," say analysts in a quarterly commodities outlook. view more

News24.com | Johnson tells UK to work at home for 6 months as virus spreads

Tuesday 22nd September 2020

Boris Johnson told Britons to work from home when possible and ordered pubs and restaurants to close early as he sought to stamp out a resurgence of coronavirus. view more

News24.com | Early signs of economic recovery underway, Reserve Bank says

Tuesday 22nd September 2020

There are early signs that the SA economy is on a path to recovery, but economic activity is still subdued, data from the SA Reserve Bank shows. view more

News24.com | HSBC orders social media blackout after suspect funds report

Tuesday 22nd September 2020

HSBC told its staff to stop posting on all the bank's social media accounts over fears of "negative reactions" to the revelations in leaked suspicious activity reports. view more

News24.com | WATCH | China's Global Times casts doubt on TikTok deal

Tuesday 22nd September 2020

A deal China's ByteDance has struck with Oracle and Walmart over the future of TikTok is unlikely to receive Chinese government approval, Global Times said in an editorial. view more

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