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

News24.com | Hong Kong stocks close lower

Friday 22nd January 2021

Hong Kong stocks finished with a big loss Friday, having spent most of the week enjoying big gains that sent the Hang Seng index to a 20-month high. view more

News24.com | Asian markets drop after Biden-fuelled rally

Friday 22nd January 2021

Asian markets fell Friday as investors took a breather following a strong week for global equities as Joe Biden took up residence in the White House, though there were concerns about the outlook for his new stimulus proposal. view more

News24.com | Tokyo stocks open lower on profit-taking

Friday 22nd January 2021

Tokyo stocks opened lower on Friday on profit-taking, with a dearth of fresh market-moving factors following a rally in the previous session. view more

News24.com | Markets welcome Biden presidency with healthy gains

Thursday 21st January 2021

Asian and European markets welcomed Joe Biden's first day as US president with broad gains Thursday as investors looked forward with optimism about his economic and Covid-19 recovery plans. view more

News24.com | European stocks extend gains on Biden bounce

Thursday 21st January 2021

European stock markets rose at the start of trading Thursday, extending a bounce on the back of Joe Biden taking office as US president. 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 | JUST IN | Thales' challenge to racketeering charge it faces with Zuma dismissed - paving way for trial to start

Friday 22nd January 2021

The KwaZulu-Natal High Court has dismissed with costs French arms company Thales' bid to challenge the racketeering charge it faces alongside former president Jacob Zuma. view more

News24.com | Political parties will have to disclose donors from April, after Ramaphosa signs new law

Friday 22nd January 2021

Political parties will have to start declaring their sources of funding before the local government elections, scheduled to be held later this year. view more

News24.com | Doctor who died in the KZN chopper crash had tried to save Jackson Mthembu's life that same day

Friday 22nd January 2021

One of the doctors who died in a fatal helicopter crash in KwaZulu-Natal had been part of the team who tried to save Minister Jackson Mthembu's life earlier in the day. view more

News24.com | FRIDAY BRIEFING | Democracy, independence and truth: Why SA media must be saved

Friday 22nd January 2021

In this week's edition of Friday Briefing, News24's ombud George Claassen examines why it is crucial that media houses' independence remains sacrosanct in the face of attempted manipulation from various sources. view more

News24.com | Sharks enter into global partnership with Roc Nation

Friday 22nd January 2021

The Sharks have announced a new global partnership with the internationally acclaimed agency, Roc Nation. view more

News24.com | LIVE | SA's Covid-19 death toll nears 40 000, tributes continue to pour in for Jackson Mthembu

Friday 22nd January 2021

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

News24.com | Bulls v Lions in Currie Cup playoffs: A tale of blue and more blue against toothless Lions

Friday 22nd January 2021

For such a hotly contested rivalry, especially in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Bulls and the Lions have hardly met in Currie Cup play-off games in the professional era. view more

News24.com | Disability grants: Sassa promises to clear Western Cape backlog by end of March

Friday 22nd January 2021

Sassa has assured the Western Cape legislature that applications from the more than 52 000 people whose temporary disability grants lapsed last year will all be processed by the end of March. view more

News24.com | PHOTO STORY | 'We need staff, psychological help': Inside a Gauteng Covid ICU fighting the second wave

Friday 22nd January 2021

Inside South Africa's hospitals, the second wave of Covid-19 feels like a completely different virus, nurses say. Take a look at some of the first photographs from inside the country's intensive care units. view more

News24.com | Man arrested for allegedly strangling mom and baby at Limpopo lodge

Friday 22nd January 2021

The suspect allegedly strangled Chantelle Ash, 20, and her eight-month-old baby, Tasneem. Their bodies were found with their hands tied at a Limpopo lodge last week. view more

News24.com | Pfizer cuts vaccine deliveries by as much as half to some EU countries

Friday 22nd January 2021

Pfizer has slashed in half the volume of Covid-19 vaccines it will deliver to some EU countries this week, government officials said, as frustration over the US drugmaker's unexpected cut in supplies grows. view more

News24.com | Fit-again Rabada expects fight, reverse swing ahead of his return to Test cricket

Thursday 21st January 2021

Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada is eager to get back in whites as South Africa take on Pakistan in a two-match Test series this month. view more

News24.com | 1 person bags the Daily Lotto jackpot

Thursday 21st January 2021

Here are the results for the draw. view more

News24.com | Covid-19: DA wants ad hoc committee to oversee Mabuza's vaccine rollout team

Thursday 21st January 2021

The DA wants an ad hoc committee to oversee Deputy President David Mabuza's inter-ministerial committee which will spearhead the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines. view more

News24.com | Covid-19: Another 11 381 new cases as SA's total closes in on 1.4m

Thursday 21st January 2021

South Africa's Covid-19 recovery rate has risen above 85% as the country recorded 11 381 new cases on Thursday. view more

News24.com | Parliament unites in praise of Jackson Mthembu

Thursday 21st January 2021

The death of Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, shocked and saddened MPs from both sides of the House. view more

News24.com | White House website adds gender-neutral pronouns as Biden meets LGBT+ demands

Thursday 21st January 2021

By Rachel SavagePeople can now select gender-neutral pronouns when contacting the US government, as President Joe Biden signed a raft of executive actions on his first day in office, including an order tackling discrimination against LGBT+ people. view more

News24.com | Twist in death of police commander after body of suspect was found in her police vehicle

Thursday 21st January 2021

The suspect was found with bullet wounds to the head on Friday, at 20:00, inside the car, which was parked at a soccer field. view more

News24.com | Civil Aviation Authority probing Netcare helicopter crash that killed pilot, 4 healthcare workers

Thursday 21st January 2021

The SA Civil Aviation Authority (Sacca) has sent a team to the scene of the fatal helicopter crash in KwaZulu-Natal that claimed the lives of four Netcare healthcare workers and a pilot. view more

News24.com | Lions will embrace the heat at Loftus - literally and figuratively

Thursday 21st January 2021

The Lions aren't too preoccupied with what challenges the predicted hot weather will pose in Saturday's Currie Cup semi-final against the Bulls. view more

Engineering News

2021 poised to be significant year of transition for SA's energy and minerals sectors

Friday 22nd January 2021

This year could prove to be game changing for the long-term prospects and resilience of South Africa's energy and minerals sectors. The electricity sector, which together with Eskom has sapped confidence and growth from the South African economy for more than a decade, should begin its slow recovery in earnest this year. view more

As South Africa veers from NDP jobs and poverty goals 'course corrections' proposed

Thursday 21st January 2021

With the National Development Plan's (NDP's) goals of achieving full employment and eliminating poverty by 2030 already out of reach ahead of the onset of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic, which has since obliterated the plan's objectives entirely, the outgoing National Planning Commission (NPC) has outlined recommendations for a "course correction" in a 170-page analysis. The document, titled a 'Review of Economic Progress towards Vision 2030', was first published in December and was formally canvassed with stakeholders during a well-attended webinar on Thursday. view more

Construction bodies unite into single alliance

Thursday 21st January 2021

Twenty-nine of South Africa's professional, contractor, supplier and other bodies within the construction industry have united to form a single umbrella organisation, called the Construction Alliance South Africa (CASA). Industry stalwart John Matthews has been appointed as CASA chairperson. view more

Positive and passionate Kim Pratley passes away

Friday 22nd January 2021

South African industrial chemicals and supplies manufacturer Pratley has announced the passing of  CEO and MD Kim Pratley on January 19. "As a company, we mourn the passing of our beloved father, dedicated MD, mentor, friend and colleague. His passing leaves a deep hole in the lives of everyone at Pratley and all those who knew him. He was so many things to so many of us, and as much sadness fills our hearts, we are comforted by the many memories and achievements that he spearheaded during his time as head of Pratley. His legacy will live on through everything we do," says Pratley manager Andrew Pratley. view more

Oxygen supply hampered by logistical issues, but there are adequate reserves, say suppliers

Thursday 21st January 2021

Industrial gases company Afrox has confirmed that it has adequate reserves of liquid oxygen in storage across South Africa and that it has supplied oxygen as required by public and private hospitals in all provinces at substantially higher than normal demand levels. In response to questions from Engineering News, Afrox corporate and marketing communications manager Nolundi Rawana explained that, in understanding medical oxygen supply, the supply chain of converting the oxygen contained in the atmosphere into a pure liquid state and transport it through various logistical means and delivery systems back into a gas and into the lungs of a patient, must be considered. view more

Motus sharpens aim at used-car market with launch of Motus Select

Thursday 21st January 2021

The JSE-listed Motus group has kicked off the year with the launch of Motus Select, which replaces the long-standing Imperial Select as the retail motor group's pre-owned vehicle brand. Traditionally Motus Select was the used-car brand for only the Motus Hyundai, Kia and Renault multifranchise dealers.  view more

African tech startup funding passes $700m in record-breaking 2020

Friday 22nd January 2021

New funding records were set over the course of 2020 as 397 technology startups raised $701.5-million. These figures have increased substantially compared with the previous year, with the number of funded startups having increased by 27.7% compared with 2019, while total funding grew by 42.7%, says startup news and research portal Disrupt Africa co-founder Tom Jackson. He adds that, although growth has slowed a little, the numbers represent impressive growth on 2019 in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic and mean the African tech startup ecosystem continues on its positive trajectory from a funding perspective. view more

Pandemic management, vaccine to shape economies in 2021

Thursday 21st January 2021

Three factors will determine the trajectory of the global economy in 2021, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu chief global economist Dr Ira Kalish has said. Speaking during a virtual executive conference hosted by professional services organisation Deloitte on January 20, he said the path of the pandemic and how it is managed; the vaccine and how it is rolled out; and what governments do in response to this would determine the trajectory of the global economy. view more

Reserve Bank keeps rates on hold at 3.5%

Thursday 21st January 2021

The Reserve Bank has decided to keep rates unchanged at 3.5%, in line with the expectations of economists. Governor Lesetja Kganyago made the announcement on Thursday afternoon, following the bank's Monetary Policy Committee's (MPC) first meeting for the year this week. Two of the MPC's five members were in favour of a cut of 25 basis points.  view more

Busa pays tribute to Mthembu

Thursday 21st January 2021

Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) says organised business mourns the passing of Jackson Mthembu, who was "one of South Africa's hardest-working Ministers and a reliable social partner to engage with". Mthembu passed away this week from Covid-19-related complications. view more

KZN Business Sense

Palesa Phili - Call to support Ethekwini Economic Council

Saturday 14th November 2020

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes this opportunity to support... view more

Khaya Sengani - Durban and Indonesia establish new relations

Saturday 14th November 2020

Premier of KwaZulu-Natal Sihle Zikalala welcomed Honorary Consul General of Indo... view more

Ethekwini to rebuild city's economy

Saturday 14th November 2020

The eThekwini Economic Council is a milestone in the City's journey towards a ... view more

Siya Digitiza: Smartxchange supports township and rural SMMe's to grow digitally

Friday 13th November 2020

The idea of revolutionising township and rural businesses, through the digitizat... view more

A tribute to Mthoko Mbatha

Friday 13th November 2020

Mthoko Mbatha was the Group CEO of SLG (Pty) Ltd, the second largest trading com... view more

SLG - Compliance: The key to project completion

Friday 13th November 2020

In order to bring change into business, capital investment projects are continuo... view more

Can a restraint of trade clause be enforced during a pandemic? - Wade Ogilvie and Adrian Krige, Cox Yeats

Friday 13th November 2020

Many companies have limped their way through lockdown and have survived by cutti... view more

Corporate & Natural Resources team, Cox Yeats

Friday 13th November 2020

The Corporate and Natural Resources team comprises a commercial team of lawyers ... view more

Umhlanga development open for business

Friday 13th November 2020

Four years since announcing the revolutionary concept of Umhlanga Arch, this dev... view more

Roshan Morar - Is 2020 the tipping point for cybersecurity?

Friday 13th November 2020

Well it certainly seems likely, at the last discussion at the World Economic For... view more

Zululand Chamber news

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 | Hong Kong stocks close lower

Friday 22nd January 2021

Hong Kong stocks finished with a big loss Friday, having spent most of the week enjoying big gains that sent the Hang Seng index to a 20-month high. view more

News24.com | Barloworld to sell car sales business for almost R1 billion

Friday 22nd January 2021

Barloworld will have 50% stake in NMI Durban South Motors, when it concludes its almost R1 billion joint venture deal with Durban's Akoo family. view more

News24.com | Asian markets drop after Biden-fuelled rally

Friday 22nd January 2021

Asian markets fell Friday as investors took a breather following a strong week for global equities as Joe Biden took up residence in the White House, though there were concerns about the outlook for his new stimulus proposal. view more

News24.com | Tokyo stocks open lower on profit-taking

Friday 22nd January 2021

Tokyo stocks opened lower on Friday on profit-taking, with a dearth of fresh market-moving factors following a rally in the previous session. view more

News24.com | SA stocks set record as news of Chris Griffith's CEO appointment boosts Gold Fields

Friday 22nd January 2021

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange benchmark rose for a second day on Thursday, edging up 0.1% to its seventh record close of 2021, as investors look forward to increased economic support to battle the effects of the pandemic. view more

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News24.com | Hong Kong stocks close lower

Friday 22nd January 2021

Hong Kong stocks finished with a big loss Friday, having spent most of the week enjoying big gains that sent the Hang Seng index to a 20-month high. view more

News24.com | Barloworld to sell car sales business for almost R1 billion

Friday 22nd January 2021

Barloworld will have 50% stake in NMI Durban South Motors, when it concludes its almost R1 billion joint venture deal with Durban's Akoo family. view more

News24.com | Asian markets drop after Biden-fuelled rally

Friday 22nd January 2021

Asian markets fell Friday as investors took a breather following a strong week for global equities as Joe Biden took up residence in the White House, though there were concerns about the outlook for his new stimulus proposal. view more

News24.com | Tokyo stocks open lower on profit-taking

Friday 22nd January 2021

Tokyo stocks opened lower on Friday on profit-taking, with a dearth of fresh market-moving factors following a rally in the previous session. view more

News24.com | SA stocks set record as news of Chris Griffith's CEO appointment boosts Gold Fields

Friday 22nd January 2021

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange benchmark rose for a second day on Thursday, edging up 0.1% to its seventh record close of 2021, as investors look forward to increased economic support to battle the effects of the pandemic. view more

News24.com | Mr Price reports R7.5bn in sales growth for most of the last quarter of 2020

Friday 22nd January 2021

The self-proclaimed cash-based, fashion-value retailer Mr Price has reported that it has grew its retail sales by 5.8% to R7.5 billion for most of the last quarter of 2020. view more

News24.com | Tito Mboweni asks for more time for Treasury report after missing first deadline

Friday 22nd January 2021

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni asked that the deadline in the tabling of the documents be moved to March to allow National Treasury to prepare for the national budget in February. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Merkel sees 'much broader scope' for cooperation with Biden

Friday 22nd January 2021

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that she sees a "much broader scope" for cooperation with Washington now that Joe Biden has replaced Donald Trump in the White House. view more

News24.com | Google signs deal with French media to pay for content

Friday 22nd January 2021

Google has reached a deal with French media publishers, months after the country's competition authority urged it to pay publishing companies and news agencies for using their content. view more

News24.com | Oil producers face a long haul back to business as usual

Friday 22nd January 2021

This is no time for the world's oil producers to start adding supplies to the global market if they want to drain a glut that built up because of Covid-19. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Masks against coronavirus

Thursday 21st January 2021

Videographic illustrating the two main types of mask are most widely used to counter the coronavirus. A coronavirus variant that emerged in England has swept through more than 60 nations including China, officials confirmed on Wednesday. view more

News24.com | 'Extremely poor' workplace compliance with Covid-19 protocols - NPC

Thursday 21st January 2021

Workplace compliance with Covid-19 protocols has been "extremely poor" and should be improved, National Planning Commissioner Miriam Altman has said. view more

News24.com | SABC insists there will be no blackout as rift with workers widens

Thursday 21st January 2021

Unions at the South African Broadcasting Corporation marched to the Union Buildings on Wednesday over their job cuts impasse with management. view more

News24.com | NUMSA wins fight to have retrenched Macsteel workers redeployed and keep their severance pay

Thursday 21st January 2021

Not only did Macsteel agree to try to place retrenched workers, it will also try to ensure they do not earn less than before and retain all monies paid to them. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Cannabis farm found in London financial district

Thursday 21st January 2021

The first cannabis farm has been found in London's historic financial district, where office buildings have been emptied because of lockdowns to contain the spread of Covid-19. view more

News24.com | Reserve Bank keeps rates on hold at 3.5%

Thursday 21st January 2021

The Reserve Bank also revised the growth forecast for 2020 to -7.1%, slightly better than -8% at the last meeting. view more

News24.com | SA wine exports increase 7.7% in 2020 despite temporary lockdown ban

Thursday 21st January 2021

Despite lockdown challenges, South Africa's wine industry still managed to export 319.2 million litres. view more

News24.com | Fauci pledges US Covax support in re-engagement with WHO

Thursday 21st January 2021

US infectious-disease chief Anthony Fauci pledged his country's commitment to the World Health Organisation, including membership in a global effort to deploy Covid-19 vaccines. view more

News24.com | Capitec will refund interest if you repay your loans after Covid-19 relief break

Thursday 21st January 2021

Capitec says it has already refunded more than R160 million to customers and will pay another R60 million this month. view more

News24.com | SA needs a sustainable way to deal with its debt, says Ramaphosa advisor Trudi Makhaya

Thursday 21st January 2021

Trudi Makhaya, economic advisor to President Cyril Ramaphosa, told a webinar on the progress made on the National Development Plan on that debt consolidation shouldn't be too aggressive view more

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