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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 | Equities edge higher before Yellen, on eve of Biden inauguration

Tuesday 19th January 2021

European stock markets edged up Tuesday following a strong showing in Asia ahead of a key speech from US Treasury secretary nominee Janet Yellen. view more

News24.com | European stock markets climb at open

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Europe's main stock markets advanced in opening deals on Tuesday, after earlier gains across most of Asia, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.7 percent at 6,768.26 points. view more

News24.com | Hong Kong stocks finish with big gains

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Hong Kong stocks finished sharply higher Tuesday, in line with a broad advance across Asian markets, boosted by a surge in interest from mainland Chinese investors. view more

News24.com | Investors eye recovery as most Asia markets rise, Yellen in focus

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Optimism about the global economic recovery and vaccine rollouts trumped ongoing concerns about soaring virus infections Tuesday with most Asian markets clocking up big gains. view more

News24.com | Tokyo's Nikkei closes up on bargain-hunting

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index closed up nearly 1.4 percent on Tuesday as investors bought on dips following two days of profit-taking. 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 | Covid-19 vaccine rollout: Military roped in, health professionals to help manage adverse reactions

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Administration of vaccines will be managed very carefully through registration cards and scanners, health department says. view more

News24.com | Mkhize: Staff shortages at Steve Biko Covid-19 triage area resolved

Tuesday 19th January 2021

The staff shortage at Steve Biko Academic Hospital's triage area have been sorted out after 33 nurses were employed on an urgent basis. view more

News24.com | Fridges, fears and finding more vaccines: Western Cape gears up for first Covid jabs

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde insists that the province has the right to buy extra Covid-19 vaccines separately for its citizens if its wants to. view more

News24.com | R60m PowerBall winner dumped by lover before striking gold with Lady Luck

Tuesday 19th January 2021

According to Ithuba, the first multimillion-rand winner of the year - a man in his 30s - reported to the National Lottery operator offices on Tuesday to claim his fortune. view more

News24.com | Heineken to cut SA jobs by 7% amid ongoing liquor sales ban

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Heineken suspended a R6 billion expansion project in August 2020, and is now restructuring its South Africa operations. view more

News24.com | LIVE | Scientists scramble to analyse new variants as SA hits 1 346 936 Covid-19 cases, 37 449 deaths

Tuesday 19th 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 | ANC members on the defence amid calls for Ace Magashule to do the right thing

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Embattled former ANC youth league deputy president and former councillor Andile Lungisa has lashed out at two NEC members who have called for secretary-general Ace Magashule to step aside. view more

News24.com | 1 killed, 2 injured after allegedly jumping grant queue outside KZN post office

Tuesday 19th January 2021

One person has been killed and two others injured after a 45-year-old man opened fire on them alleging that they had jumped the R350 grant queue outside a Post Office in Isipingo. view more

News24.com | Broke Amathole Municipality will now pay salaries after govt intervenes

Tuesday 19th January 2021

The broke Amathole District Municipality will now pay its employees their salaries after intervention from national and local government. view more

News24.com | UK sees record deaths as virus variants deepen global concern

Tuesday 19th January 2021

The world received more frightening reminders of the pandemic's worsening danger as Britain's daily death toll reached a record, Germany looked set to tighten its partial lockdown and two Australian Open players tested positive. view more

News24.com | Here are the Powerball and Powerball Plus results

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Here are the winning Powerball and Powerball Plus numbers from the Tuesday, 19 January, draw. view more

News24.com | Sibanye's head of SA gold operations dies from Covid-19 complications

Tuesday 19th January 2021

The precious metals mining company said that Shadwick Bessit passed away on Saturday, 16 January 2021, from Covid-19 related complications view more

News24.com | Rassie not convinced that Rainbow Cup may actually take place

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Rassie Erasmus wasn't sure whether the Rainbow Cup, a tournament that will involve the four Super Rugby franchises and 12 teams from Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Italy, will take place. view more

News24.com | Evictions: What is allowed under adjusted lockdown 3?

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Although the Level 3 regulations have been adjusted, certain core conditions remain," explains attorney Simon Dippenaar. view more

News24.com | Spur loses executive to Covid-19

Wednesday 20th January 2021

The company announced on Tuesday evening that Graeme Kiewitz, a director and HR executive, passed away on Monday, 18 January 2021 following a Covid-19 related illness. view more

News24.com | SAHRC urges Sassa and City of Cape Town to work together to ease queues

Tuesday 19th January 2021

South African Human Rights Commissioner Chris Nissen says Sassa needs to do more to resolve the queueing crisis in Cape Town. view more

News24.com | Ngcobo scores stunner as Kaizer Chiefs' winning run continues over TTM

Tuesday 19th January 2021

21-year-old attacker Nkosingiphile Ngcobo scored a stunning opener as Kaizer Chiefs made it three wins in a row with a comfortable win over TTM in a PSL clash at FNB Stadium. view more

News24.com | Lukhanyo Am: We have a massive responsibility to stay safe

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Sharks captain Lukhanyo Am has admitted that Covid-19 disruptions have been difficult, but also understands the massive responsibility on his side to ensure they stay safe. view more

News24.com | Trump spends last day in White House, Biden goes to Washington

Tuesday 19th January 2021

President Donald Trump spent his last full day in the White House mulling pardons and President-elect Joe Biden was set to arrive in Washington ahead of an inauguration that his predecessor, in a final break with tradition, will snub. view more

News24.com | Steel baron Eric Samson dies

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Steel magnate Eric Samson, best known for building Macsteel into one of South Africa's largest companies, has died. view more

Engineering News

Project launched to define role of finance in South Africa and India's 'just transitions'

Tuesday 19th January 2021

A new multi-partner initiative has been launched with the aim of defining the role that finance can and should play in supporting both South Africa and India's aspirations to implement "just transitions" to more climate-resilient economies. The 'Just Transition Finance Roadmaps in South Africa and India Project' is being backed by the UK's development finance institution, the CDC Group, in partnership with Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) and the National Business Initiative (NBI), of South Africa, as well as the Observer Research Foundation, LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, the Harvard Kennedy School's Initiative for Responsible Investment and the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy. view more

After baptism of fire, empowered valves manufacturer on road to recovery

Tuesday 19th January 2021

After fulfilling, in November 2019, all the conditions precedent to finally consummate the R165-million acquisition of valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) from Aveng the new black owners faced a true baptism of fire. CEO and co-shareholder Tumi Tsehlo, who previously headed the South African Mint for eight years, reports that the business immediately slumped to its worst four-month performance in history - and that was before Covid-19 had even made its deadly appearance in South Africa. view more

Ramaphosa forms inter-ministerial committee on vaccines, to be led by David Mabuza

Tuesday 19th January 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa has established an inter-ministerial committee to oversee the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines in the country. Ramaphosa announced this at a Zoom meeting of the ANC's Progressive Business Forum on Tuesday.  view more

AMSP opens Covid-19 vaccines pre-orders for AU member States

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Following the announcement by African Union (AU) chairperson President Cyril Ramaphosa on January 14 that the AU has secured a provisional 270-million Covid-19 vaccine doses for Africa through its Covid-19 African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (Avatt), the Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP) has, on behalf of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), started the Covid-19 vaccines pre-order programme for all AU member States. Trade finance institution African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) will facilitate payments by providing advance procurement commitment guarantees of up to $2-billion to the manufacturers on behalf of the member States. view more

Unions want Labour Court to order SAA to sort out backpay within 7 days

Tuesday 19th January 2021

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and the SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) intend to make an urgent application to the Labour Court in Johannesburg on 28 January to have a deal regarding backpay of members of South African Airways (SAA) declared unlawful or unfair. The unions want payment to their SAA members made within seven days, if their application is granted. view more

Concerns about future viability drove M&A activity in last months of 2020

Tuesday 19th January 2021

In its latest 'Global Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Industry Trends' analysis, PwC finds that deal volumes went up 18% in the second half of 2020, while deal values increased by 94%, compared with the first half of the year. Deal activity in the second half of last year experienced a surge despite continued uncertainty created by Covid-19 across the world. view more

Covid-related risks dominate Allianz Risk Barometer 2021

Tuesday 19th January 2021

A trio of Covid-19-related risks heads up the tenth Allianz Risk Barometer 2021, reflecting potential disruption and loss scenarios companies are facing in the wake of the pandemic. Business interruption and pandemic outbreak are this year's top business risks with cyber incidents ranking a close third. view more

Business performance, strategy, Covid-19 drive further change in nonexecutive practices

Tuesday 19th January 2021

While 2020 was a year of fluctuations and novel challenges, the remuneration of nonexecutive directors continues to be increasingly linked to the performance of businesses, as well as their ability to adapt to new challenges and new demands from stakeholders and shareholders, says professional services and advisory multinational PwC South Africa People and Organisation Reward Tax, Legal and Governance leader associate director and co-lead Leila Ebrahimi. Ebrahimi is the editor of the PwC '2021 Nonexecutive Directors Practices And Fees Trends' report, released on January 19. view more

Work progresses at Kariba Dam Rehabilitation Project

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Binational organisation the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) is progressing work at the Kariba Dam Rehabilitation Project (KDRP). In a January 19 update, the authority said that ongoing KDRP works comprise two components, namely reshaping of the plunge pool and the refurbishment of the spillway gates. view more

African central bankers out of policy space to fight recessions

Tuesday 19th January 2021

African central bankers meeting in the next two weeks amid a resurgent coronavirus may find they've used up most of their interest-rate ammunition to lift their economies out of recessions that still affect much of the continent. Monetary policy committees have limited scope to provide stimulus after aggressive easing when lockdowns first shuttered output in 2020, with inflation quickening in Nigeria and Angola and restrictions that would dull the impact of rate cuts continuing in South Africa and Kenya. 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 | Evictions: What is allowed under adjusted lockdown 3?

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Although the Level 3 regulations have been adjusted, certain core conditions remain," explains attorney Simon Dippenaar. view more

News24.com | Sibanye's head of SA gold operations dies from Covid-19 complications

Tuesday 19th January 2021

The precious metals mining company said that Shadwick Bessit passed away on Saturday, 16 January 2021, from Covid-19 related complications view more

News24.com | Spur loses executive to Covid-19

Wednesday 20th January 2021

The company announced on Tuesday evening that Graeme Kiewitz, a director and HR executive, passed away on Monday, 18 January 2021 following a Covid-19 related illness. view more

News24.com | Steel baron Eric Samson dies

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Steel magnate Eric Samson, best known for building Macsteel into one of South Africa's largest companies, has died. view more

News24.com | Brexit pushes billions into France - bank chief

Tuesday 19th January 2021

The Bank of France's governor said Tuesday that Britain's withdrawal from the European Union has driven almost 2 500 jobs and "at least €170 billion in assets" to France so far. view more

Business NEWS24

News24.com | Evictions: What is allowed under adjusted lockdown 3?

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Although the Level 3 regulations have been adjusted, certain core conditions remain," explains attorney Simon Dippenaar. view more

News24.com | Sibanye's head of SA gold operations dies from Covid-19 complications

Tuesday 19th January 2021

The precious metals mining company said that Shadwick Bessit passed away on Saturday, 16 January 2021, from Covid-19 related complications view more

News24.com | Spur loses executive to Covid-19

Wednesday 20th January 2021

The company announced on Tuesday evening that Graeme Kiewitz, a director and HR executive, passed away on Monday, 18 January 2021 following a Covid-19 related illness. view more

News24.com | Steel baron Eric Samson dies

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Steel magnate Eric Samson, best known for building Macsteel into one of South Africa's largest companies, has died. view more

News24.com | Brexit pushes billions into France - bank chief

Tuesday 19th January 2021

The Bank of France's governor said Tuesday that Britain's withdrawal from the European Union has driven almost 2 500 jobs and "at least €170 billion in assets" to France so far. view more

News24.com | France's Total takes stake in Indian solar energy group Adani

Tuesday 19th January 2021

French oil giant Total said that it would pay $2.5 billion for a 20% stake in India's Adani Green Energy Limited, a major solar energy producer, as it diversifies away from fossil fuels into renewables. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Trump orders security risk check on China drones

Tuesday 19th January 2021

President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order directing US agencies to prioritize removing Chinese-made drones from American government fleets. view more

News24.com | International Energy Agency trims 2021 oil demand forecast

Tuesday 19th January 2021

The International Energy Agency (IEA) trimmed its 2021 global oil demand forecast Tuesday as fresh coronavirus lockdowns cloud the outlook but said mass vaccination programmes should help bolster a second half rebound. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Pandemic reveals hidden poverty in wealthy Japan

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Food parcels are distributed by charity groups in Tokyo to help the the growing number of Japanese pushed into poverty by the coronavirus pandemic. view more

News24.com | WATCH | China says it is ready to help Kenya with debt

Tuesday 19th January 2021

With the coronavirus crisis having pummeled revenues and debts falling due, Kenya is in talks with China over dealing with its debt challenges - the Chinese embassy in Nairobi has said. view more

News24.com | Equities edge higher before Yellen, on eve of Biden inauguration

Tuesday 19th January 2021

European stock markets edged up Tuesday following a strong showing in Asia ahead of a key speech from US Treasury secretary nominee Janet Yellen. view more

News24.com | Glencore seals Zambia copper sale but must wait for the cash

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Glencore has agreed to sell its stake in Mopani Copper Mines to the Zambian government for $1.5 billion, but will get just $1 upfront. view more

News24.com | November mining production disappoints, despite rally in commodity prices

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Mining production declined 11.6% on a year-on-year basis in November, worse than the consensus of 5%. view more

News24.com | Regulator wraps up probe into Bitcoin trader MTI, says it will aid prosecutors

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Mirror Trading International was provisionally liquidated in late December after its offices were raided by authorities and it stopped paying out funds to its thousands of members. view more

News24.com | Eskom anticipates 12 renewable projects with over 1000 MW capacity by year-end

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Eskom said the 12 projects with a combined 1082 MW capacity were part of deals to with renewable energy independent power producers totaling 2305MW inked in 2018. view more

News24.com | European stock markets climb at open

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Europe's main stock markets advanced in opening deals on Tuesday, after earlier gains across most of Asia, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.7 percent at 6,768.26 points. view more

News24.com | Hong Kong stocks finish with big gains

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Hong Kong stocks finished sharply higher Tuesday, in line with a broad advance across Asian markets, boosted by a surge in interest from mainland Chinese investors. view more

News24.com | Down and out confidence levels for hotels, restaurants and business services in Q4

Tuesday 19th January 2021

The BER says that it is the "prolonged" reduction in employment at hotels, restaurants and business services is "most worrisome". view more

News24.com | JSE closes probe into Iqbal Survé-linked AYO's share price, finds 'no irregularities'

Tuesday 19th January 2021

The local bourse's Market Regulation Division says it found no irregularities in its probe of a sudden 400% increase in the group's share price. view more

News24.com | Unions want Labour Court to order SAA to sort out backpay within 7 days

Tuesday 19th January 2021

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA and the SA Cabin Crew Association intend to make an urgent application to the Labour Court regarding members' backpay from SAA. view more

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