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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.

 

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards

THE KZN TOP BRANDS 2018

Monday 25th June 2018

THE KZN TOP BRANDS Many well-known brandshave been grownfrom ... view more

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2018

Friday 22nd June 2018

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2018 Media Release 22 June 2... view more

KZN's Leading Brand 2018- final week of voting

Monday 11th June 2018

We have a new leader going in the final week of voting and its closer than ever ... view more

KZN's Top Brand 2018 - 17 days to go to the big announcement.

Monday 4th June 2018

Once again there has been massive movements in the polls this week. Votes ... view more

KZN's Top Brand 2018

Sunday 27th May 2018

KZN's Top Brand 2018 - 20 days to go to the big announcement. ... view more

KZN's Top Brand 2018 - 31 days to go to the big announcement.

Sunday 20th May 2018

Current top 40 brands in KZN are: view more

KZN's Top Brand 2018 - 38 day to go to the big announcement.

Monday 14th May 2018

Current top 40 brands in KZN are: The voting continues on... view more

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2018

Friday 11th May 2018

Standard Bank has announced its sponsorship of the KwaZulu-Natal Top Business Aw... view more

KZN's Top Brand 2018 - 44 day to go to the big announcement.

Sunday 6th May 2018

Current top 40 brands in KZN are: view more

KZN Top Business - Celebrating 20 Years of Promoting KwaZulu-Natal's Successes

Wednesday 17th January 2018

Celebrating 20 Years of Promoting KwaZulu-Natal's Successes The p... view more

KZN Leaders

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

AKASH SINGH's success has been driven by 'thinking big" and then having the determination to succeed

Sunday 25th March 2018

AKASH SINGH's success has been driven by 'thinking big" and then having the dete... view more

Markets

Fin24.com | Markets WRAP: Rand holds on to gains as budget day nears

Monday 22nd October 2018

The rand held on to its gains by late Monday afternoon ahead of Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's mid-term budget address on Wednesday. view more

Fin24.com | US stocks edge up at start of heavy earnings week

Monday 22nd October 2018

Wall Street stocks have edged higher, as the market sought to shake off last week's volatility at the start of a heavy week of corporate earnings results. view more

Fin24.com | Chinese equity rally lifts the JSE

Monday 22nd October 2018

The JSE started the week on the front foot as it closed firmer mainly on the back of positive sentiment emanating from Asian markets. view more

Fin24.com | Shanghai surge leads Asian markets rally

Monday 22nd October 2018

Most Asian markets have risen, with Shanghai surging more than 4% to build on a rally at the end of last week but traders are still cautious over geopolitical tensions. view more

Fin24.com | European stocks climb as Italy responds to EU

Monday 22nd October 2018

European stock markets have climbed, helped by solid gains on the Milan index as investors looked beyond a credit downgrade for Italy, which has told Brussels it will stick to a controversial budget. view more

KwaZulu-Natal Economic News By: Clive Coetzee

KZN GOS Model

Wednesday 26th April 2017

KZN GDP Model

Wednesday 26th April 2017

KZN Comp Model

Wednesday 26th April 2017

KZN Provincial Treasury - Economic Forecast South Africa June 2016

Monday 20th June 2016

Drought and electricity constraints slowed economic growth in 2015, and tighter&... view more

KZN Provincial Treasury - THE KWAZULUNATAL ECONOMY - A LEADS AND LAGS May 2016

Wednesday 15th June 2016

Leads and lags analysis for the 1st quarter 2016. Click b... view more

KZN Provincial Treasury - Provincial Labour Market May 2016

Wednesday 15th June 2016

THE KWAZULU NATAL LABOUR MARKET - APERFORMANCE AND TREND ANALYSI... view more

KZN Treasury - Business Survey

Thursday 26th May 2016

Soft Craft Research has been contracted by the KZN Treasury to conduct the KZN B... view more


 

KZN Business Sense

Business Sense Vol 4.4

Saturday 15th September 2018

Business Sense Vol 4.4 &nb... view more

Judith Nzimande - First female boss elected for KwaZulu-Natal Business Chambers Council

Saturday 15th September 2018

Judith Nzimande, the Chairperson of the KwaZulu-Natal Business Chambers Council view more

Musa Makhunga - Life After the Podium

Saturday 15th September 2018

The 1st ASPC African Sport Forum was recently hosted by the Association of Sport... view more

Palesa Phili - Join the Chamber

Saturday 15th September 2018

Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry's new chief executive, Palesa Phili is... view more

Melinda Cookson - Viable Outsourced Staffing Solutions

Saturday 15th September 2018

Melinda Cookson the proud CEO of Futurelink, a national staffing solutions compa... view more

Patrick Deale - Third Party Dismissal

Saturday 15th September 2018

Labour lawyer & mediator What if a client instructs a contrac... view more

Ugen Moodley - Growing pains - a healthy balance of optimism and pragmatism

Saturday 15th September 2018

Ugen Moodley, Managing Director - KPMG, KwaZulu-Natal Earlier t... view more

TIKZN - Think Global : KZN The African Trade Hub

Saturday 15th September 2018

Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal's (TIKZN) Export Week is scheduled to tak... view more

Mayor Zandile Gumede - Team Durban Inducted

Friday 14th September 2018

EThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede introduced and inducted the new members of Team D... view more

Zululand Chamber - Deputy Governor Mminele Visits

Friday 14th September 2018

Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry members hosted the deputy governor of ... view more

Zululand Chamber news

Start your Business Certification Day

Wednesday 10th October 2018

Tuesday, 9 October 2018 was Certification day following the International Labour Organisation’s “Start your Business” course, sponsored by the ZCCI’s Belgian partner, Trias. Three of the participants pitched their business plans to Nedbank Richards Bay’s branch Manager, Nolan Sundaram (second from left) and Standard Bank’s Manager of Small Enterprise for the Richards Bay region, Mags view more

Chamber is hiring

Monday 8th October 2018

Are you the next Marketing and Events Coordinator for ZCCI? Please refer to the attached job advert. If you have any queries do not hesitate to contact Gugu Nkosi at (hr@zcci.co.za or 035 797 1800). Marketing and Events Coordinator   The Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry has a vacancy for a Marketing and Events Coordinator view more

Links to web pages

Monday 1st October 2018

Dear Members Please visit the “Useful Links” section under the “SERVICES” tab for links to the TRANSNET Port Terminal Procurement Page, the City of uMhlathuze and King Cetshwayo District Municipality’s websites, amongst others.   view more

Mhlathuze Water Weir back in operation

Friday 28th September 2018

Mhlathuze Water would like to inform all stakeholders that its Weir which was recently temporarily halted following an underground water seepage incident is back in operation. As a temporary measure and to ensure an uninterrupted supply to its customers, Mhlathuze Water had activated the Nsezi Lake to pump water while repairs to the Weir were view more

NOTICE ON EMERGENCY REPAIRS TO FIX WATER SEEPAGE AT MHLATHUZE WEIR

Thursday 13th September 2018

13 September 2018 Mhlathuze Water is working around the clock to repair a water seepage that was detected at its Mhlathuze Weir last evening. Following the discovery of the seepage by contractors working on the refurbishment of the Weir currently underway, it was reported to Mhlathuze Water and prompt action was taken to ensure that view more

ZCCI Annual SMME Seminar on 10 September

Wednesday 5th September 2018

All Entrepreneurs and SMMEs are invitated to attend the 2018 ZCCI Annual SMME Seminar on 10 September 2018 at 08h30. The theme of the ZCCI Annual SMME seminar is "Building small business to business empires." Deputy Minister of Small Business Development, Cassel Mathale will deliver the official opening address at 09h00. He will provide insights view more

SA Express Flights to Richards Bay to resume

Friday 31st August 2018

SA Express flights to and from Richards Bay airport will resume on 17 September 2018.   Here is their flight schedule:     SA1201 JNB 06:10 - RCB 07:20 = Mon to Fri SA1202 RCB 08:05 - JNB 09:20 = Mon to Fri SA1213 JNB 16:55 - RCB 18:05 = Mon to Fri SA1214 RCB view more

SA Express to resume flights on 23 August 2018

Friday 17th August 2018

SA Express have informed us they will resume operations from 23 August 2018. The service will be phased back until full operations resume. The ZCCI will keep you updated of new developments.   Read their official statement here: SA EXPRESS CEO LETTER._ view more

Update on the N2 doubling project

Friday 17th August 2018

Mr Stewart Wilson, resident engineer in charge of the doubling of the N2 from Mtunzini to Empangeni, was the guest speaker at the ZCCI’s Empangeni Division’s AGM on 16 August. You can view his presentation here: Project N2-289 16-08-2018 view more

ZCCI President Judith Nzimande elected Chairperson of the KwaZulu-Natal Business Chambers Council.

Wednesday 8th August 2018

Judith Nzimande, the current ZCCI President was elected as the first female boss for KwaZulu-Natal Business Chambers Council yesterday. MEC of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala congratulated the new chairperson on her new appointment. view more

KZN News

Fin24.com | From taxes to the deficit: What economists expect to hear in Mboweni's mini budget

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni may be a proponent of a wealth tax, but this won't be implemented in the mini budget, say economists. view more

Fin24.com | SA's unused lunch breaks add up to 500k per employee - survey

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

The average South African contributes over R500 000 in free work hours due to unused lunch breaks over their lifetime, a recent survey has shown. view more

Fin24.com | WATCH: The Bitcoin Story as cryptocurrency marks 10 years

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Ten years on, the world's first cryptocurrency is at the forefront of a complex financial system viewed warily by markets and investors. view more

Fin24.com | Mini budget 2018: Mboweni's critical tightrope walk

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Business Unity South Africa's economic and trade policy director Oliver Serrao flags the greatest priorities and potential pitfalls ahead of Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's first - and vital - mini budget. view more

Fin24.com | Transnet's Gama slams dismissal as 'unlawful smokescreen'

Monday 22nd October 2018

Siyabonga Gama spoke to Fin24 on Monday evening, the day Transnet said would be his last as CEO. He confirmed that a letter had been sent to him, directing him to report to work, collect his belongings and return Transnet property. view more

JCCI Business News

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

Compliance Notices

Friday 14th September 2018

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has successfully obtained Orders in terms of section 17 5 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 ("the Act") for administrative fines to be imposed on three... view more

Johan Bosch - Up lifting the people of South Africa

Friday 14th September 2018

Johan Bosch, CEO of Red Ant Security Relocation & Eviction Services (Red Ants), is driven to create jobs that uplift the people of South Africa. Red Ants is a multi-disciplinary company offering services in... view more

Dr Azar Jammine - Outlook For The South African Economy

Friday 14th September 2018

Dr Azar Jammine, Director and Chief Economist of Econometrix, was the key note speaker at the JCCI's 128th Annual General Meeting. Jammine has been in his current position since December 1985 and has... view more

JCCI Annual Conference

Friday 14th September 2018

The JCCI Annual Conference took place on the 22 August 2018 with the theme: EXPLORING NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN URBAN FARMING AND AGRO-PROCESSING - Business and Emerging Farmers in Conversation. The... view more

Anita Morar - Top Quality Chillies

Friday 14th September 2018

Kadipore Farms CC, specialising in the production of top quality chillies, is run by the Morar family. "Kadipore Farms was started in the summer season of 1995 by mistake," says Anita Morar. At that time... view more

iZindaba Zokudla - Conversations About Food

Friday 14th September 2018

The JCCI Annual conference on Business Opportunities in Urban Farming was privileged to have as facilitator Dr Naudé Malan, senior lecturer in Development Studies in the Department of Anthropology and... view more

Dr Norman Hoeltz - Aparate - The Smart Way To Agriconnect

Friday 14th September 2018

In today's technology-driven collaborative world, the digital exchange of data, knowledge, services and skills is essential. Ways have to be defined to facilitate this new kind of digital engagement and... view more

Tracy Ledger - An Empty Plate

Friday 14th September 2018

Tracy Ledger is the author of An Empty Plate which analyses the state of the South African agri-food system. Modern society has allowed access to food to become commodified and is big business. Consequently,... view more

Matex Ethiopia Expo

Friday 14th September 2018

The Chamber's Senior Trade Assistant, Busi Mkhabele, represented a number of the JCCI Export Incubator participants at MATEX Ethiopia 2018 held on 21-26 June 2018 in Addis Ababa. MATEX is an annual... view more

CAMINEX 2018

Friday 14th September 2018

JCCI exhibited at the 2018 Copperbelt Mining, Agricultural, Industrial, Networking & Enterprise Exhibition (Caminex), which was held in Kitwe, Zambia from the 5 - 7 June 2018. Caminex is an important trade... view more

Quintin Moorcroft - Cryptocurrencies, Yay or Nay?

Friday 14th September 2018

What is a cryptocurrency? Bitcoin, right? Blockchain? Easy, that is the thing that you put in your backyard to tie the old mother-in- law to. Wrong and wrong. So let us try and clarify. Cryptocurrency is... view more

Debbie Jones - Debit Order Collections

Friday 14th September 2018

Debbie Jones, Director at Three Peaks Payments House Managing accounts receivable can be a tedious process, especially if you are regularly collecting payments from your customers. Not uncommonly, customers... view more

The Warmest Place To Be

Friday 14th September 2018

Durban, 'the warmest place' is a popular tourist destination. However, when visitors arrive for a holiday, a question that is often asked is "What should we do today?" Recent family visitors, on a ten-day... view more

International Recognition For Boston Students

Friday 14th September 2018

Boston City Campus & Business College (Boston) has been recognised and awarded accreditation as an independent higher education institution with the British Accreditation Council (BAC) in May 2018. The BAC is... view more

Shawn Theunissen - Ten Years Of Big Impacts

Friday 14th September 2018

The year 2018 marks a decade of impact for Property Point, which has been a driver of transformation and small business growth within the property industry over the ten years since it was founded by... view more

Pascal Damoyi - Look Beautiful And Smell Good

Friday 14th September 2018

Pascal Damoyi, Founder, Yellow Green Lifestyle Cosmetic Yellow Green Lifestyle and Cosmetics based in Wynberg, north of Johannesburg, is a 100% BEE company started by Pascal Damoyi in 2013. The company... view more

Tshepo Mdake - Creating Beautiful Scented Journeys

Friday 14th September 2018

Shangila Holdings trading as Shangilia Boutique Spa is an enterprise development project of Sun International, The Carousel. The spa was officially launched on 16 October 2014 and is 100% black... view more

Nomsa Mdlalose - A Story Telling Hub

Friday 14th September 2018

Nomsa Mdlalose, Owner of Zintsomi CC Zintsomi is a storytelling hub that specialises in storytelling and training. Zintsomi nurtures, promotes and places trained storytellers in relevant positions in the... view more

Ntombizovuyo Gumede - Brighten Up Your Mind And Body

Thursday 13th September 2018

Ntombizovuyo (a.k.a. Vuyo) Gumede, owner of Sphile Holdings Sphile Holdings is a legally registered entity that is 100% BBBEE owned by a black South African woman, Ntombizovuyo (known as Vuyo) Gumede. The... view more

Engineering News

Eskom gearing up for big grid-scale battery storage roll-out

Monday 22nd October 2018

State-owned electricity utility Eskom is preparing to roll-out battery energy storage systems (BESS) across multiple sites as part of a replacement plan for the 100 MW Kiwano concentrated solar power (CSP) project initially approved as part of the $3.75-billion World Bank loan extended to the group in 2010. Speaking at the SA Energy Storage 2018 conference in Johannesburg on Monday, Cigre Southern Africa's Prince Moyo, who is also an Eskom GM, confirmed that the scale of the BESS project is aligned with Kiwano's assumed daily production rate of 1 440 MWh, or 525 GWh a year. view more

Sanral's strategy, transformation policy ready for Cabinet approval

Monday 22nd October 2018

The South African National Roads Agency Limited's (Sanral's) Horizon 2030 strategy is "ready to go to Cabinet", in a process that will be managed by the Department of Transport (DoT), says Sanral transformation manager Ismail Essa. He says the Minister of Transport, Dr Blade Nzimande, as well as Sanral's new board, have been taken through the document, which identifies the key pillars that support the organisation, as well as the enablers to assist it with the delivery of its mandate for the future. The document also refines Sanral's vision, mission, core values and strategic objectives. view more

DBSA awarded funding to create R2bn climate finance facility

Monday 22nd October 2018

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) announced on Monday that it has been awarded funding of R795-million to establish a R2-billion Climate Finance Facility (CFF) focusing on infrastructure projects and businesses that mitigate or adapt to climate change.  The DBSA received funding from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The bank said it will provide R650-million and is in advanced discussions with a local institution for the balance.  view more

This year marks positive turning point for South African economy - economist

Monday 22nd October 2018

Despite South Africa having experienced subpar economic growth in the last decade, financial services firm Citibank economist Gina Schoeman believes this year has marked a positive turning point for the country. While the country's gross domestic product (GDP) growth is expected to be only 0.8% this year, she pointed out that a slightly-above 1% growth is on the cards for 2019, with GDP growth expected to reach growth levels of just below 2% in 2020. view more

Mboweni walks budget tightrope to fix ailing economy

Monday 22nd October 2018

South Africa's new finance minister will target spending on agriculture, infrastructure and job creation projects in his inaugural budget speech on Wednesday in a bid to haul the economy out of a recession. With the government facing a ballooning debt, stubbornly high unemployment, struggling state companies, and dwindling coffers, Tito Mboweni, a former central banker only two weeks in the top finance job, will have to walk a tightrope to breath new life into Africa's most industrialised economy. view more

Congo sets deadline for plan on 11 000 MW hydropower plant

Monday 22nd October 2018

The Democratic Republic of Congo gave two groups of investors a four-week deadline to submit a joint proposal on the development of the multibillion-dollar Inga 3 hydropower plant. The government signed an accord with Chinese and Spanish consortia this week to advance the 11 000 MW facility, the first time it's formally appointed entities to draw up plans to develop Inga 3 since the project was announced about a decade ago. The Chinese group includes China Three Gorges Corp. and State Grid International Development Ltd., while the Spanish partners comprise Actividades de Construccion y Servicios and AEE Power Holdings. view more

Gautrain expansion decision 'not imminent', warns MEC Vadi

Monday 22nd October 2018

Government's sign-off on the expansion of the Gautrain rail network "is not imminent", warns Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi. He noted on Monday that the feasibility study for the proposed Gauteng Rapid Rail Integrated Network Extension Plan had been completed. This study concluded that the expansion project would provide "significant economic and transport related benefits" to Gauteng. view more

Nersa initiates public consultation process on two Eskom applications

Monday 22nd October 2018

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has initiated a public consultation process on two Eskom applications. The first application is the regulatory clearing account (RCA) application of R21.6-billion for the fifth year (2017/18) of the multiyear price determination (MYPD) 3 period, which is a backward-looking application. view more

Transnet removes Gama as CEO

Monday 22nd October 2018

The board of directors of South African state-owned logistics firm Transnet said it had removed Chief Executive Siyabonga Gama, who has been accused of misconduct in a multimillion-dollar deal. Transnet, which operates nearly three-quarters of the African rail network, the bulk of which is in South Africa, has been investigating allegations of corruption in the procurement of diesel and electric locomotives. view more

Global trade and development trends impact on South Africa, present opportunities

Monday 22nd October 2018

The recently released United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) Trade and Development Report for 2018, entitled 'Power, Platforms and the Free Trade Delusion', outlines a number of lessons that South African can learn, and also presents opportunities for the country to capitalise on. Opportunities abound for South Africa in a number of areas, despite the worrying trend of the world economy remaining on shaky ground. view more


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