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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 | Markets struggle after Biden unveils huge stimulus plan

Friday 15th January 2021

Stock markets struggled Friday as investors weighed mounting coronavirus concerns and President-elect Joe Biden's proposed $1.9-trillion stimulus package appeared to have already been largely priced in. view more

News24.com | Oil retreats from 10-month high as stronger dollar dents rally

Friday 15th January 2021

Oil declined from a 10-month high as the dollar strengthened, taking the steam out of a recent rally, while investors assessed what impact a potential US stimulus package will have on driving fuel demand higher. view more

News24.com | SA stocks stay near record as Naspers offsets weak miners

Friday 15th January 2021

South African stocks held steady near recent all-time highs on Friday as investors scrutinised US President-elect Joe Biden's much-anticipated $1.9 trillion relief plan for the world's largest economy. view more

News24.com | European stock markets drop at open

Friday 15th January 2021

Europe's main stock markets lost ground in opening deals on Friday, as investors took profits after solid gains the previous day. view more

News24.com | Hong Kong stocks close higher

Friday 15th January 2021

Hong Kong stocks ended Friday on a positive note after Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion economic recovery plan, while traders remain upbeat about the long-term recovery outlook. 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 | I could not 'with a clean conscience' allow Eskom to be 'financially ruined' - Brian Molefe

Saturday 16th January 2021

Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe says he blocked the Glencore deal with Eskom because it was going to financially ruin the power utility. view more

News24.com | DJ Fresh and Euphonik pulled off air amid sexual assault allegations

Saturday 16th January 2021

Primedia has pulled DJ Fresh and Euphonik off the air following allegations by a woman that they sexually assaulted her. view more

News24.com | Cape Nature approves move to Limpopo for Cape Town baboon Kataza

Saturday 16th January 2021

Cape Nature has approved permits to export Kataza - the "problem" chacma baboon - to the Riverside Rehabilitation Centre in Limpopo. view more

News24.com | Disarray as 47 players affected after positive tests on Australian Open planes

Saturday 16th January 2021

Forty-seven players were barred from practising for a fortnight Saturday in a major setback to their Australian Open preparations after passengers on two charter flights that brought them to Melbourne tested positive to Covid-19. view more

News24.com | LIVE | Covid-19 has killed more than 36 000 people in South Africa

Saturday 16th 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 | Blade runner: Cape Town barber bust for alleged dagga stash

Saturday 16th January 2021

Four suspects have been arrested by Cape Town Metro Police on drug-related charges in various operations. view more

News24.com | Who are you gonna call? Social media's 'ghostbusters' solve digital drama

Saturday 16th January 2021

When a business faces a social media crisis, the first two days are critical. Hence the name 48H, explain Victor Dlamini and Mike Stopforth, co-founders of consultancy 48H. view more

News24.com | 'Culture is not static, we must embrace a new normal' - Limpopo Health MEC on Covid-19

Saturday 16th January 2021

"Culture is not static. We really need to look at how best we close the chapter without viewing the body. We should change some of our practices and that's why we call it the 'new normal'," Limpopo Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba says. view more

News24.com | Sharks coach confident their Covid-19 troubles behind them

Saturday 16th January 2021

Sharks coach Sean Everitt is confident he will be able to field a full-strength team for next week's Currie Cup semi-final against Western Province. view more

News24.com | 8 men arrested in connection with gang rape, murder of Port Elizabeth teen

Saturday 16th January 2021

Eight men have been arrested in connection with the gang rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Port Elizabeth. view more

News24.com | Covid-19 cases surpass 1.3 million, death toll rises to 36 000

Saturday 16th January 2021

The latest statistics, released by the Department of Health show the Covid-19 death toll has risen by 615. view more

News24.com | Alleged hijacker shot dead in Pretoria

Saturday 16th January 2021

A suspect has been shot and killed in an attempted hijacking in Pretoria, Gauteng police say. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Proteas greeted by 'tight' security upon Pakistan arrival

Saturday 16th January 2021

The Proteas are in Pakistan for the first time in 14 years, and were greeted with heavy security measures upon their arrival in Karachi. view more

News24.com | America and South Africa share a painful history, says US ambassador to SA Lana Marks

Saturday 16th January 2021

"America and South Africa share sacred principles that people are equal before the law," says US ambassador to South Africa Lana Marks. view more

News24.com | SATURDAY PROFILE | Bobi Wine has shaken up Ugandan politics: four things worth knowing about him

Saturday 16th January 2021

Throughout the electoral campaign, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni has been upstaged by a formidable young challenger: popular musician-turned-parliamentarian Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine. Luke Melchiorre examines four things worth knowing about Bobi Wine. view more

News24.com | Lockdown: Independent schools turn to online learning

Saturday 16th January 2021

Independent schools will turn to online learning after the decision that the opening of schools has been postponed to next month. view more

News24.com | PICTURES | Proteas arrive in Karachi for first Pakistan tour in 14 years

Saturday 16th January 2021

The South African cricket team arrived in Karachi to play two Tests and three Twenty20 internationals on their first tour of Pakistan in 14 years. view more

News24.com | MONEY CLINIC | I defaulted under debt review. I now have a net income of R12k. What do I do?

Saturday 16th January 2021

A Fin24 reader defaulted on his repayments while under debt review. With money to spare after his salary deductions he wants to know the way forward. view more

News24.com | Gauteng ANC postpones Diko and Masuku's disciplinary hearing

Saturday 16th January 2021

The ANC's disciplinary hearing against presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko and former health MEC Bandile Masuku is set to resume on Tuesday. view more

News24.com | DEVELOPING | Donald Trump impeached a second time for 'incitement' of US Capitol riot

Saturday 16th January 2021

The US House of Representatives has begun its proceedings to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time in 13 months - which would make him the only president to receive rebuke twice. view more

Engineering News

South African Breweries cancels R2.5bn investment after latest alcohol ban

Friday 15th January 2021

South African Breweries, part of Anheuser-Busch InBev, has cancelled a further R2.5-billion rand of investment earmarked for 2021 following a third local ban on alcohol sales in the country, it said on Friday. SAB's cancelled investments in South Africa in relation to the ban now total R5-billion. In August, the maker of Carling Black Label and Castle Lager beer cancelled R2.5-billion of planned expenditure following a second alcohol ban. view more

WRC calls for expressions of interest for Water Seed funding

Friday 15th January 2021

The Water Research Commission (WRC) and the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) are calling on interested stakeholders to apply for the Water Seed Fund programme. Higher education institutions and small and medium enterprises in the water sector have until January 29 to submit an expression of interest to be considered for funding to support their projects. view more

Covid-19 outbreak causes suspension of flights to Skukuza Airport

Friday 15th January 2021

South African private-sector airline Airlink has announced that Skukuza Airport in the Kruger National Park has been closed and will remain closed until January 28. This was due to an outbreak of Covid-19 at the Lower Sabie Rest Camp. "In order to protect our customers, crews and personnel from exposure to the virus, we have decided to halt all operations at the Skukuza Airport until the 28th January 2021," stated airline MD and CEO Rodger Foster. "We apologise to ticketholders for any inconvenience this might cause." view more

AfCFTA to aid Africa's recovery from Covid, but full-scale implementation to be challenging

Friday 15th January 2021

The advent of duty-free trade within the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has come at a "critical time for the global economy" and will ultimately boost sustainable post-Covid-19 economic recovery for the African continent, AfCFTA Secretariat SG Wamkele Mene said during his address at the Southern Africa European CEO Dialogue, held in November. Trading under AfCFTA has been effective as of January 1, with the implementation date having been delayed by six months, owing to Covid-19-related challenges. However, Mene believes this timing may prove beneficial in terms of a post-pandemic recovery. view more

Department of Basic Education delays reopening of schools by two weeks

Friday 15th January 2021

The Department of Basic Education and the National Coronavirus Command Council announced on Friday that the reopening of private and public schools will be delayed by two weeks. The new dates for the reopening of private schools will vary depending on the calendar that they follow. For public schools and private schools which follow the same calendar, School Management Teams will report for duty on January 25, teachers will go back to school on February 1, and learners will return on Monday, February 15. The schools that have already reopened have been persuaded to consider closing and reopen on February 15. view more

Land Bank reworking debt plan after State guarantee declined

Friday 15th January 2021

South African State-owned Land Bank said on Thursday it was working on a new debt restructuring plan after the National Treasury declined to provide a partial government guarantee. The country's largest agriculture-focused lender defaulted on its debt in April and has been in talks with creditors since. view more

Association pleads with Free State transport department for road repairs

Friday 15th January 2021

Agricultural association Free State Agriculture (FSA) has directed a letter to the Free State Department of Police, Roads and Transport requesting urgent actions to repair roads for critical access in the province. This comes as recent flooding in the province has caused severe damage to roads in the province. view more

Consumers playing role in keeping plastic tubs out of landfills, says Polyco

Friday 15th January 2021

Research has highlighted that a significant proportion of consumers re-use margarine, large yoghurt and ice cream tubs made from polypropylene (PP), extending their lifespan and keeping these products out of landfill. Led by nonprofit company the Polyolefin Responsibility Organisation (Polyco), the 'PP tub re-use research' aims to guide a higher-level of repurposing for these plastic packaging items by improving their design for re-use and recyclability. view more

PepsiCo's net-zero supply chain target provides blueprint for industry, says GlobalData

Friday 15th January 2021

Following food company PepsiCo's announcement on January 14 of a plan to achieve net-zero emissions across its supply chain by 2040, data analytics and consulting company GlobalData has indicated that net-zero supply chains are the future of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), as 84% of consumers globally show an interest in sustainable production. "Introducing an initiative to achieve net-zero emissions is an ambitious target for any player of this size in the FMCG industry. Meeting the goal would not only aid in the battle against climate change, but also closely align with consumer demands on a global scale," says GlobalData consumer analyst Ramsey Baghdadi. view more

Cyberattacks using supply chains expected to increase in 2021, warns McAfee

Friday 15th January 2021

The December 2020 Sunburst campaign revealed the supply chain as a new attack vector that will continue to be exploited, says cybersecurity multinational McAfee senior VP and chief technology officer Steve Grobman. Sunburst exploited the SolarWinds Orion information technology (IT) monitoring and management software platform and used it to distribute a malicious software backdoor, called Sunburst, to dozens of that company's customers, including several high-profile US government agencies. 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 | I could not 'with a clean conscience' allow Eskom to be 'financially ruined' - Brian Molefe

Saturday 16th January 2021

Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe says he blocked the Glencore deal with Eskom because it was going to financially ruin the power utility. view more

News24.com | Who are you gonna call? Social media's 'ghostbusters' solve digital drama

Saturday 16th January 2021

When a business faces a social media crisis, the first two days are critical. Hence the name 48H, explain Victor Dlamini and Mike Stopforth, co-founders of consultancy 48H. view more

News24.com | MONEY CLINIC | I defaulted under debt review. I now have a net income of R12k. What do I do?

Saturday 16th January 2021

A Fin24 reader defaulted on his repayments while under debt review. With money to spare after his salary deductions he wants to know the way forward. view more

News24.com | MultiChoice has not monopolised the pay-TV market, inquiry hears

Friday 15th January 2021

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) says it is determined to stimulate competitiveness in a market MultiChoice has dominated for more than two decades. view more

News24.com | Airlines cull South Africa routes as virus flares

Friday 15th January 2021

Several international airlines have streamlined flights to SA following travel restrictions meant to limit the spread of a new Covid-19 variant fuelling an infection resurge. view more

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News24.com | I could not 'with a clean conscience' allow Eskom to be 'financially ruined' - Brian Molefe

Saturday 16th January 2021

Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe says he blocked the Glencore deal with Eskom because it was going to financially ruin the power utility. view more

News24.com | Who are you gonna call? Social media's 'ghostbusters' solve digital drama

Saturday 16th January 2021

When a business faces a social media crisis, the first two days are critical. Hence the name 48H, explain Victor Dlamini and Mike Stopforth, co-founders of consultancy 48H. view more

News24.com | MONEY CLINIC | I defaulted under debt review. I now have a net income of R12k. What do I do?

Saturday 16th January 2021

A Fin24 reader defaulted on his repayments while under debt review. With money to spare after his salary deductions he wants to know the way forward. view more

News24.com | MultiChoice has not monopolised the pay-TV market, inquiry hears

Friday 15th January 2021

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) says it is determined to stimulate competitiveness in a market MultiChoice has dominated for more than two decades. view more

News24.com | Airlines cull South Africa routes as virus flares

Friday 15th January 2021

Several international airlines have streamlined flights to SA following travel restrictions meant to limit the spread of a new Covid-19 variant fuelling an infection resurge. view more

News24.com | Covid-19 continues to knock Truworths' sales

Friday 15th January 2021

Clothing store Truworths says that its operations continue to be materially and negatively impacted by Covid-19 pandemic. view more

News24.com | WATCH | UK economy pushed into reverse by November lockdown

Friday 15th January 2021

Britain's economy shrank in November for the first time since the initial Covid-19 lockdown last spring, hit by a tightening of social-distancing rules. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Car plants shut down as chips run short

Saturday 16th January 2021

Automakers are shutting down production due to a shortage of chips, and it's partly down to the Trump administration's war on Chinese tech firms. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Trump administration takes final swipes at China

Friday 15th January 2021

The Trump administration took another swipe at China and its biggest firms on Thursday, imposing sanctions on officials and companies for alleged misdeeds in the South China Sea. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Streets of Lisbon deserted as Portugal begins new national lockdown

Friday 15th January 2021

The streets of the capital Lisbon are deserted as Portugal enters a fresh national lockdown. view more

News24.com | Ramaphosa 'obviously concerned' about SAB divestment, impact on growth

Friday 15th January 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is "obviously concerned" about the effect the alcohol ban could have on his investment drive. view more

News24.com | Markets struggle after Biden unveils huge stimulus plan

Friday 15th January 2021

Stock markets struggled Friday as investors weighed mounting coronavirus concerns and President-elect Joe Biden's proposed $1.9-trillion stimulus package appeared to have already been largely priced in. view more

News24.com | As Hawks start probe of MTI, investigators link with team working on alleged 2018 Ponzi scam

Friday 15th January 2021

Investigators from the Hawks probing bitcoin trading platform Mirror Trading International are in communication with colleagues investigating an earlier alleged scam uncovered in 2018. view more

News24.com | Oil retreats from 10-month high as stronger dollar dents rally

Friday 15th January 2021

Oil declined from a 10-month high as the dollar strengthened, taking the steam out of a recent rally, while investors assessed what impact a potential US stimulus package will have on driving fuel demand higher. view more

News24.com | Expect major fuel price hikes in February, AA warns

Friday 15th January 2021

Unless the current situation improves drastically by the end of January, the price of petrol could increase by 80 cents a litre, says the AA. view more

News24.com | SA Breweries cancels billions more in investment due to alcohol ban

Friday 15th January 2021

South African Breweries has cancelled a further R2.5 billion of capital investment following the third blanket ban on alcohol sales.. view more

News24.com | Hong Kong stocks close higher

Friday 15th January 2021

Hong Kong stocks ended Friday on a positive note after Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion economic recovery plan, while traders remain upbeat about the long-term recovery outlook. view more

News24.com | European stock markets drop at open

Friday 15th January 2021

Europe's main stock markets lost ground in opening deals on Friday, as investors took profits after solid gains the previous day. view more

News24.com | Tokyo stocks lower with eyes on fresh US stimulus

Friday 15th January 2021

Tokyo stocks opened marginally higher before slipping into negative territory on Friday, with investors watching details of incoming US president Joe Biden's plan for new stimulus. view more

News24.com | Asian markets struggle after Biden unveils huge stimulus plan

Friday 15th January 2021

Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus proposal was met with a shrug in Asia Friday as observers said the massive spending spree had been largely factored into valuations, while profit-taking weighed on markets at the end of a broadly healthy week. view more

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