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 | Oil pares weekly gain amid virus fears, signs of tighter supply

Friday 3rd July 2020

Oil slipped on Friday, paring a weekly gain as strong US economic data and tightening crude supplies jostled with fears that a coronavirus resurgence will erode demand. view more

News24.com | Hong Kong stocks end week on strong note

Friday 3rd July 2020

Hong Kong shares have ended higher Friday, extending the previous day's near-3%, as global markets were boosted by a better-than-expected reading on US jobs creation. view more

News24.com | Rand strengthens to below R17/$

Thursday 2nd July 2020

The rand strengthened to below R17 against the US dollar on Thursday morning. Grim US jobless claims data could strengthen it even further. view more

News24.com | Gold heads for biggest quarterly gain since 2016 on virus woes

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Gold headed for the biggest quarterly advance since 2016 amid a surge in demand for haven assets due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, which shows no signs of abating. view more

News24.com | Gold edges closer to $1 800 as virus cases surpass 10 million

Monday 29th June 2020

Gold futures neared a level last seen at the end of 2011 as demand for haven assets surge amid concerns over rising coronavirus infections. 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 | Top advocate Seth Nthai 'moonlighted' for government after being disbarred

Sunday 5th July 2020

Seth Nthai is adamant that he is a changed man from the government-appointed lawyer who tried to solicit a R5 million bribe a decade ago. But a labour dispute now threatens to seriously undermine those claims. view more

News24.com | More than 2 000 Covid-19 patients fill Gauteng hospitals

Saturday 4th July 2020

As Covid-19 cases continue to increase in Gauteng, as of 3 July, a total of 2 232 patients are currently hospitalised in both private and public facilities in the province. view more

News24.com | LIVE | Over 2 000 patients in Gauteng hospitals, record daily increase in global cases

Sunday 5th July 2020

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

News24.com | OPINION | 100 days of lockdown: It's been a test of strength, stamina for doctors

Sunday 5th July 2020

Working in a Covid-19 ward in one of the country's hospitals is not for the faint-hearted, writes one doctor, who asked to remain anonymous. view more

News24.com | WATCH | 'A human being treated like a pig' - Bheki Cele during visit to Bulelani Qolani

Saturday 4th July 2020

Police Minister Bheki Cele visited Bulelani Qolani in Khayelitsha on Saturday morning, and listened to the concerns of residents. view more

News24.com | Afrikaans singer shot and killed on farm in the Western Cape

Saturday 4th July 2020

Police are investing the murder of well-known Afrikaans singer Wynand Breedt, who was shot and killed on his farm outside Worcester, in the Western Cape. view more

News24.com | Teacher killed, stolen bank card used to buy liquor, clothes and car battery

Saturday 4th July 2020

A 40-year-old man, arrested for the murder of a North West teacher, allegedly used her stolen bank card to buy liquor, clothes and a car battery. view more

News24.com | How Paul Treu's 'Class of 2009' created wave of top SA coaches

Saturday 4th July 2020

Paul Treu created a system that placed a high emphasis on leadership and learning, which translated into many of his former players following in his footsteps. view more

News24.com | Bukayo Saka's first Premier League goal keeps Arsenal in Euro race

Saturday 4th July 2020

Arsenal climbed back into the race to qualify for the Champions League as Bukayo Saka's first Premier League goal inspired a crucial win against Wolves. view more

News24.com | 'Naked' Cape Town man's newly rebuilt home also likely to be demolished

Saturday 4th July 2020

A newly rebuilt informal structure, built by neighbours of Bulelani Qolani of Khayelitsha, Cape Town, is likely to be demolished again. view more

News24.com | Herman Mashaba | Solutions lie with South Africans, not politicians

Saturday 4th July 2020

Current political parties don't understand the problems South Africans are dealing with and therefore do not present workable, realistic and credible solutions, writes Herman Mashaba. view more

News24.com | Four arrested for stoning to death off-duty Cape Town police officer

Saturday 4th July 2020

Four people, including two minors, have been arrested for the murder of a police officer in Cape Town. The Hawks say the off-duty officer was killed after an argument with his partner. view more

News24.com | Covid-19 relief funds: Five arrested for alleged fraud, theft

Saturday 4th July 2020

Five Pretoria residents have been arrested for Covid-19 UIF irregularities. Aged between 25 and 68, they were traced to various residences in Shoshanguve, Atteridgeville and Mamelodi. view more

News24.com | Limpopo police crack down on zama zamas, confiscate truck loaded with chrome

Saturday 4th July 2020

Limpopo police have arrested a man for transporting minerals believed to have been obtained from illegal mining. The arrest came after three suspected illegal miners appeared in court. view more

News24.com | Mpumelelo Mkhabela | The trouble with South Africa

Saturday 4th July 2020

Mpumelelo Mkhabela argues that despite lessons from other parts of the continent, South Africa is heading into decline. view more

News24.com | World's largest pension fund loses $165 billion in worst quarter

Saturday 4th July 2020

Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund lost 11%, or $164.7 billion, in the three months ended March, it said in Tokyo on Friday. view more

News24.com | Sri Lanka minister offers ICC evidence 2011 World Cup final was fixed

Saturday 4th July 2020

Sri Lanka's former sports minister says he has offered more evidence to cricket's world governing body that he says shows the 2011 World Cup was fixed. view more

News24.com | Gauteng police stations close as Covid-19 cases continue to soar

Saturday 4th July 2020

Five Gauteng police stations have been temporarily closed due to positive Covid-19 cases. view more

News24.com | Retail tech hopes to beat one key Covid-19 threat: The shopping queue

Saturday 4th July 2020

Using artificial intelligence, algorithms, bar codes, weighting and scanning technology, customers can pay for groceries and leave a store without standing in a queue. view more

News24.com | 'You will rest in eternity together' - daughter bids farewell to parents who died of Covid-19

Saturday 4th July 2020

Family and friends have said farewell to Cape Town couple Barry and Heidi Volkwijn, who died of Covid-19 on the same day. view more

Engineering News

Sasol narrows immediate asset-disposal focus to 'top ten' list

Friday 3rd July 2020

Chemicals and energy group Sasol has developed a list of ten major assets that will be prioritised for sale in the coming weeks and months as it moves to streamline the business into what is being termed 'Sasol 2.0', while also raising proceeds to help it reduce a $9.5-billion debt burden. In total, the group has identified more than 20 assets for disposal from a portfolio of about 100 cash-generating units. view more

Engineering News & Mining Weekly e-magazine now available

Thursday 2nd July 2020

For the duration of South Africa's Covid-19 lockdown period, Creamer Media is providing free digital access to our flagship Engineering News & Mining Weekly news magazine. Click now to read our latest edition. view more

Mapasa says BRL business rescue proceeding well despite some challenges

Friday 3rd July 2020

Progress is being made with the implementation of the business rescue plan of embattled construction company Basil Read Limited (BRL), a subsidiary of Basil Read Holdings Limited (BRHL), "despite challenges", Basil Read CEO Khathutshelo (K2) Mapasa tells Engineering News.. BRL operates in the construction sector, including the construction of roads, buildings and other civil engineering structures and also owns two major subsidiaries, Basil Read Mining (BRM) and Developments (Codevco). view more

ECSA suspends four Satellite Centres in light of Covid-19

Friday 3rd July 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged and shifted the premise upon which the Engineering Council of South Africa's (ECSA's) Satellite Centres were introduced, leading to the suspension these four centres, says ECSA acting strategic services executive Millicent Kabwe. In email correspondence to Engineering News, she explains that the pandemic has challenged the operating model of the contact centres, which is currently not a sustainable method of conducting business in light of the pandemic. view more

Patel directs Itac to look into scrap metal price preference system

Friday 3rd July 2020

Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel has issued a trade policy directive to the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) to urgently look into measures to help support the scrap metals industry. Patel said the industry was facing severe challenges owing to increased global demand for raw materials and a significant price increase for all main inputs into the sector. view more

National Treasury warns of debt spiral, refutes criticism of reneging on spending commitments

Friday 3rd July 2020

National Treasury on Friday warned in a briefing to MPs that failure to arrest South Africa's debt trajectory would see borrowing costs consume almost a third of the national budget by 2024 and slammed proponents of greater government spending. Treasury said in a presentation to the standing and select finances committees that at the current rate, the country's debt to GDP ratio would reach the 100% mark by 2023/24. It would would exceed 140% of GDP within five years and would see the budget deficit remain around 12% for "a long time". The fiscal crisis, defined as a state's inability to bridge the gap between its expenses and tax revenues, would wipe more than R2-trillion (about US$117.5-billion) off the country's GDP for a decade. view more

Jaguar Land Rover, partners to launch wireless charging taxi project in Oslo

Friday 3rd July 2020

In a programme known as 'ElectriCity', Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will join Nordic taxi operator Cabonline (NorgesTaxi), the region's largest charge point operator Fortum Recharge, US technology developer Momentum Dynamics and the City of Oslo to build wireless, high-powered charging infrastructure for taxis in the Norwegian capital.  The project will be the first wireless high-powered charging system for electric taxis in the world.  view more

Host of new tech sees Merc trucks save up to 5% on fuel

Friday 3rd July 2020

The new Actros heavy-duty truck launched in South Africa comes with a host of "next-level innovations", says Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA) CEO Michael Dietz. These include the absence of outside mirrors in favour of in-cab screens (mounted on the A-pillars) that are linked to outside cameras, and something called predictive power train control (PPC). view more

Public-led, private-backed water infrastructure roll-out signalled

Friday 3rd July 2020

Public and private organisations in the water sector and financiers are ready to build water infrastructure projects and deal with demand, as well as water loss and delivery barriers, to improve water management and long-term security. These projects include bulk water supply infrastructure, and infrastructure repair and maintenance works. view more

IDC appoints Gert Gouws acting CFO

Friday 3rd July 2020

The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has appointed Gert Gouws as its acting CFO for a period of three months while the process of appointing the permanent incumbent is being finalised. The IDC notes that the recruitment process is progressing well and is expected to be concluded soon. view more

KZN Business Sense

Nigel Ward - Comment on 2020 supplementary budget speech

Wednesday 1st July 2020

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the opportunity to comment ... view more

Launch of the Minara home business support desk

Wednesday 1st July 2020

During the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions many home businesses have... view more

Jade le Roux - New offices for PMCB

Wednesday 1st July 2020

It's an exciting new chapter for Pietermaritzburg and Midlands Chamber of Busi... view more

Business Awards to be rescheduled

Wednesday 1st July 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa, the Standard Bank KZN Top ... view more

Felix Mahlangu - Risk and IT security management a case for cyber security

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Cyber security or information technology security is the protection of computer ... view more

Top law firm in the province - Cox Yeats

Wednesday 1st July 2020

In the 2020 PMR.africa annual provincial survey assessing the top legal firms in... view more

SLG : Committed to community - Health partners in a functional community project during COVID-19

Wednesday 1st July 2020

While great uncertainty remains about the tough times ahead, the opportunity for... view more

The KwaZulu-Natal Top Business Portfolio 2020

Wednesday 1st July 2020

KZN Top Business is a unique content marketing company that creates and distribu... view more

Merrill King - Navigating new frontiers

Wednesday 1st July 2020

You were appointed CEO on 1 March 2020. What resonates most in your firs... view more

Zululand Chamber news

Excellence through Collaboration

Friday 22nd November 2019

Share in the excitement of the winners at the 2019 Business Excellence Awards. view more

Excellence through Collaboration

Friday 22nd November 2019

The annual Business Excellence Awards were held at the Umfolozi Casino on 15 November 2019 and it was indeed the ZCCI’s premier event of the year. However, without the generous sponsorship of our partners, an event of this magnitude would not be possible. Therefore, a heartfelt thank you to: RBCTCoca-ColaTronoxMondiSouth 32RBIDZAirlinkUmfolozi Casino1 KZN TVBidvest Tank view more

Tourism Workshop

Wednesday 6th November 2019

All stakeholders in the Tourism environment are invited to a workshop on 27 November 2019. Cost R250pp. Book your space by calling Lihle Msweli on 035 797 1807 or email Njabulo at tourism@zcci.co.za view more

Excellence through Collaboration

Tuesday 15th October 2019

You are invited to the annual Business Excellence Awards. Book your seats today! view more

Excellence through Collaboration

Tuesday 10th September 2019

It is time for the annual Business Excellence Awards and nominations are open. Please note that both members and non-members can nominate Zululand companies, worthy of an award. Contact Lihle Msweli on 035 797 1807 or marketing@zcci.co.za for nomination forms and more information. view more

Women and Leadership Seminar

Thursday 15th August 2019

Join us for our Women's month special, empower the women around you and improve the overall performance of your business.Book now for “Women in Leadership” training – the costs are R200 for ZCCI members and R300 for non-members. The Seminar starts at 8am. view more

SMME Seminar

Monday 5th August 2019

Leadership training

Monday 29th July 2019

ZCCI Chamber Manager appointed

Thursday 20th June 2019

Vanessa Ncobela has been appointed as new ZCCI Chamber Manager. She has over 15 years corporate communication and stakeholder relations experience. Moreover she has worked for local corporates such as Foskor and Richards Bay Minerals. view more

Chamber is hiring

Monday 17th June 2019

Training and Events Co-ordinator The Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry has a vacancy for a Training and Events Co-ordinator in our Richards Bay office. The ideal candidate will be responsible for: Identify training needs for chamber members Develop and manage  the annual training and events calendar Regular and constructive liaison to companies Promotion of view more

Durban Chamber news

New President of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry - new President of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Mr Nigel Ward

Friday 28th June 2019

At the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry's recent Annual General Meeting... view more

Durban Chamber KZN Exporter Of The Year Awards

Tuesday 27th November 2018

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in partnership with Transnet Port T... view more

The Durban Chamber of Commerce 162nd Annual Gala Dinner

Monday 26th November 2018

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry has held an Annual Gala Dinner to co... view more

iLembe Chamber of Commerce news

KZN News

News24.com | Retail tech hopes to beat one key Covid-19 threat: The shopping queue

Saturday 4th July 2020

Using artificial intelligence, algorithms, bar codes, weighting and scanning technology, customers can pay for groceries and leave a store without standing in a queue. view more

News24.com | World's largest pension fund loses $165 billion in worst quarter

Saturday 4th July 2020

Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund lost 11%, or $164.7 billion, in the three months ended March, it said in Tokyo on Friday. view more

News24.com | Standard Bank: We will not let climate groups dictate how the bank is run

Saturday 4th July 2020

Standard Bank said it takes climate risks seriously. But it will not let "single-issue advocates" dictate how it runs its AGMs or constitutes its board. view more

News24.com | OPINION | Zuckerberg says advertisers will be back 'soon enough'. Sadly, he might be right

Saturday 4th July 2020

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has shrugged off an ad boycott by major advertisers after the company's share price nosedived. Sadly, history is on his side, says Richard Lord. view more

News24.com | Labour Court battle between SAA rescue practitioners and unions about more than airline's future

Saturday 4th July 2020

The Labour Appeal Court is set to rule whether it was indeed "unfair" of SAA's business rescue practitioners to start retrenchment proceedings without a rescue plan. view more

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News24.com | Retail tech hopes to beat one key Covid-19 threat: The shopping queue

Saturday 4th July 2020

Using artificial intelligence, algorithms, bar codes, weighting and scanning technology, customers can pay for groceries and leave a store without standing in a queue. view more

News24.com | World's largest pension fund loses $165 billion in worst quarter

Saturday 4th July 2020

Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund lost 11%, or $164.7 billion, in the three months ended March, it said in Tokyo on Friday. view more

News24.com | Standard Bank: We will not let climate groups dictate how the bank is run

Saturday 4th July 2020

Standard Bank said it takes climate risks seriously. But it will not let "single-issue advocates" dictate how it runs its AGMs or constitutes its board. view more

News24.com | OPINION | Zuckerberg says advertisers will be back 'soon enough'. Sadly, he might be right

Saturday 4th July 2020

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has shrugged off an ad boycott by major advertisers after the company's share price nosedived. Sadly, history is on his side, says Richard Lord. view more

News24.com | Labour Court battle between SAA rescue practitioners and unions about more than airline's future

Saturday 4th July 2020

The Labour Appeal Court is set to rule whether it was indeed "unfair" of SAA's business rescue practitioners to start retrenchment proceedings without a rescue plan. view more

News24.com | Zondo commission: Businessman behind Prasa tender hinted at channelling money to ANC

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Former Prasa chairperson, Popo Molefe, has said the director of Swifambo Rail Leasing revealed that his company made payments to someone who needed money for 'the movement'. view more

News24.com | First quarter GDP falls by 2% as recession continues

Tuesday 30th June 2020

South Africa's economy contracted by 2.0% in the first quarter of 2020, says Statistics South Africa. view more

News24.com | BP sells petrochemical arm to rival Ineos for $5 billion

Tuesday 30th June 2020

BP, hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic slashing demand for oil, announced the sale of its petrochemical business to privately-owned rival Ineos for $5.0 billion. view more

News24.com | Isaah Mhlanga | SA still has a narrow window of economic opportunity. It's getting narrower

Tuesday 30th June 2020

The IMF has released two new publications that provide additional insights on prospects for economic recovery, says Isaah Mhlanga. view more

News24.com | Petrol, diesel prices to rise as global oil price recovers

Tuesday 30th June 2020

South African Motorists will again be paying R1.72 per litre more for the most popular grade of petrol from Wednesday view more

News24.com | Gold heads for biggest quarterly gain since 2016 on virus woes

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Gold headed for the biggest quarterly advance since 2016 amid a surge in demand for haven assets due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, which shows no signs of abating. view more

News24.com | Western Cape government calls on Gordhan to rescue Cape Town Port from Covid-19 carnage

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Transnet says 20 employees from the Durban Container Terminal have volunteered to be deployed to the port to speed up the rate at which ships can berth. view more

News24.com | Extension granted for publishing Kulula.com owner's business rescue plan

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Comair's business rescue practitioners have obtained another extension to deliver the airline's business rescue plan. view more

News24.com | Shell says it will take up to $22 billion hit from coronavirus

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Anglo-Dutch energy giant Royal Dutch Shell will take a vast second-quarter charge of up to $22 billion due to coronavirus and collapsing oil prices, it announced Tuesday. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Nissan denies corporate conspiracy to oust Ghosn

Monday 29th June 2020

On Monday Nissan blasted media reports which suggested there was a company conspiracy to oust former chairperson Carlos Ghosn. view more

News24.com | Government denies delaying BATSA tobacco ban case

Friday 26th June 2020

BATSA says it's government causing delays in the hearing of its case, and government says it's BATSA. view more

News24.com | OPINION | Vehicle finance: Are balloon payments still relevant?

Friday 26th June 2020

How are balloon payments still relevant in an environment where consumers are more financially stretched due to the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic? view more

News24.com | Former owner of Sunday Times, Tiso Blackstar to delist from the JSE

Saturday 27th June 2020

The former owner of Sunday Times says because of its shrinking size, it no longer makes sense to remain listed on the JSE. view more

News24.com | Vodacom appoints interim CFO

Friday 26th June 2020

Sitho Mdlalose will serve as interim CFO from 1 July until Vodacom announces a permanent candidate. view more

News24.com | Moody's: Stabilisation of SA budget by 2023 'unlikely'

Friday 26th June 2020

If government reins in public spending and collects more taxes, it could see public debt as a percentage of GDP begin to decline by 2023/24. But Moody's is skeptical. view more

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