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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

Fin24.com | Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R14.14/$

Tuesday 19th February 2019

TreasuryONE said earlier that the rand was likely to remain under pressure as all eyes turn to Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's Budget address tomorrow. view more

Fin24.com | Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R14.03/$

Wednesday 20th February 2019

The day's range was R13.94 to R14.32 following an eventful day. view more

Fin24.com | Stocks weaker as investors exercise caution ahead of trade talks resumption

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Stocks paused as investors struck a cautious tone ahead of the start of the next round of trade talks between China and the US. view more

Fin24.com | Hong Kong stocks end lower

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Hong Kong stocks have ended lower as investors cautiously await the resumption of trade talks between China and the US later in the day. view more

Fin24.com | Global stocks surge on hopeful signs from US-China trade talks

Sunday 17th February 2019

European and US stock markets leapt as positive signs emerged from US-China trade talks aimed at averting an escalation of a tariff war between the world's top two economies. view more

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Leaders Award 2018 - Imtiaz Sooliman the founder, director and chairman of Gift of the Givers

Monday 21st January 2019

The Standard Bank KZN Top Business Leader's award is an honorary award given t... view more

Partnership Award 2018 - The 2018 winner is eThekwini Municipality and its unit Invest Durban

Monday 21st January 2019

The Partnership award is given to a project which ref lects the importance of ef... view more

Tourism Award - The Winner Is Fairmont Zimbali Resort

Monday 21st January 2019

The Winner is Fairmont Zimbali Resort Fairmont Zimbali Resort pro... view more

KZN Top Brand 2018 - The Winner Is Ushaka Marine World

Friday 18th January 2019

Many well-known brands have been grown from within KZN and have made an indelibl... view more

Manufacturing - The Winner is aQuellé

Friday 18th January 2019

Arnold Stegen MD of Aquellé said, "This is a huge honour for us." He added,... view more

Trade Sector Award - The 2018 winner is Hirsch's

Thursday 17th January 2019

TRADE SECTOR AWARD -The 2018 winner is ... Hirsch's Hirsc... view more

Utilities Sector - The Winner is SLG (Pty) Ltd

Thursday 17th January 2019

The Winner is SLG (Pty) Ltd SLG Group CEO Mthoko Mbatha said, "As SLG, we are ... view more

Business Services - The winner is Blue Security

Thursday 17th January 2019

The winner is Blue Security Blue Security managing director Henk van Bemmelen sa... view more

Financial Services - The Winner Is FMI

Thursday 17th January 2019

FMI, a division of Bidvest Life Ltd, was recently named Top Business in the Fina... view more

Mining And Quarrying - The winner is Tronox

Wednesday 16th January 2019

The winner is Tronox. Tronox is the world's largest fully integ... 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 | Confrontation leads to shootout in Centurion parking lot

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Police have ruled out robbery and theft as motives. view more

Sport24.co.za | Cheetahs centre banned for clearing nose in face of opponent

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Cheetahs centre Nico Lee will miss the remainder of the PRO14 season after being handed a 13-week ban for clearing his nose in the face of an opponent. view more

Sport24.co.za | Sri Lankans seek historic series win in SA

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne said he wanted his players to continue playing with a smile on their faces as they seek to a Test series. view more

Sport24.co.za | Caster: ANC calls IAAF ruling 'dehumanising'

Wednesday 20th February 2019

The African National Congress (ANC) has joined the chorus of support for South African athlete Caster Semenya. view more

Sport24.co.za | PRO14 pressure rises for Cheetahs

Wednesday 20th February 2019

With time running out to make it into playoff contention, the Cheetahs will feel the heat when they line up against the Scarlets. view more

News24.com | 3 Clifton beach saga guards' reinstatement bid fails

Wednesday 20th February 2019

The Gauteng High Court has dismissed an application to have three private security guards' suspended registration reinstated by the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority. view more

Sport24.co.za | SA's sports minister to back Semenya at hearing

Wednesday 20th February 2019

South Africa's sports minister Tokozile Xasa says she will fly to Switzerland to support Caster Semenya at a landmark hearing. view more

News24.com | Police hunt for pair who held up, shot at Cape Town hikers

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Two robbers who held up a pair of hikers and shot one in the leg in Simon's Town remain at large, according to Western Cape police. view more

News24.com | Thursday's weather: Warm to hot for most of SA, but the north is going to sweat!

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Temperatures remain warm to hot across most of the country on Thursday but the north is expected to experience very hot conditions. view more

News24.com | ANC plans to tune the nation

Wednesday 20th February 2019

The party plans to release an election album, which it says will conscientise South Africans about the most important history of the country. view more

News24.com | Mrwebi responds to R10K Bosasa payment claims: 'I heard that I am the cheapest of them all'

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Suspended special director of public prosecutions Lawrence Mrwebi says the R10 000 he allegedly received from facilities management company Bosasa did not reach his bank account. view more

News24.com | McBride labels misconduct allegations 'feeble'

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Robert McBride has dismissed misconduct allegations against him as "feeble" amid a battle over the extension of his contract as head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate. view more

News24.com | #Budget2019 ICYMI: Is Eskom dead? Tax payers to fork out whopping R243bn; and how quitting your sins can save you money

Wednesday 20th February 2019

The government will not be taking on Eskom's debt, you can now calculate just how many hours you spend working for your taxes, and here's what the budget looked like last year. view more

News24.com | R240m cash injection to fix polluted Vaal River, but it still isn't enough

Wednesday 20th February 2019

The SA National Defence Force's intervention at the severely polluted Vaal River has received a whopping R240m cash injection, the South African Human Rights Commission has heard. view more

News24.com | Durban mother faces attempted murder charge for abandoning 'miracle' baby

Wednesday 20th February 2019

The mother who allegedly abandoned her newborn baby in Durban has been charged with attempted murder, the Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court has heard. view more

Sport24.co.za | Seconds to ref Stormers v Lions derby

Wednesday 20th February 2019

South Africa's Egon Seconds will referee the South African Super Rugby derby between the Stormers and Lions at Newlands. view more

News24.com | Vicki Momberg could be left without a lawyer after she insults him in court

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Vicki Momberg, convicted in connection with a racist tirade, has called her lawyer incompetent during a court appearance for feedback on her appeal process. view more

News24.com | Judge mulls whether Jason Rohde should get more than the 15-year minimum jail term

Wednesday 20th February 2019

The Western Cape High Court should sentence Jason Rohde to more than the minimum 15-year jail term because he betrayed his wife Susan's trust and killed her in a violent and cold-blooded manner, the State has argued. view more

News24.com | State capture inquiry shines spotlight on Eskom

Wednesday 20th February 2019

The Zondo commission's legal team has begun to shine the spotlight on power utility Eskom. view more

News24.com | 'I have no reason to favour Mdluli' - Lawrence Mrwebi testifies

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Suspended special director of public prosecutions, Lawrence Mrwebi, has told the Mokgoro Inquiry that he never met former Crime Intelligence boss Richard Mdluli and had no reason to favour him. view more


 

KZN Business Sense

KZN Business Leaders

Saturday 26th January 2019

Business Sense Vol4.5

Tuesday 27th November 2018

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Celebrating Success

Tuesday 27th November 2018

Acknowledgment is one of those things that you don't think about until you not... view more

Vijay Naidoo - Addressing Challenges

Tuesday 27th November 2018

The announcement that almost R200bn had been pledged by the private sector at th... view more

Zululand Chamber - Start Your Business

Tuesday 27th November 2018

Certification day after the International Labour Organisation's Start Your Bus... view more

Neville Matjie - Transforming KwaZulu-Natal

Tuesday 27th November 2018

Neville Matjie is the chief executive officer of Trade & Investment KwaZulu-... view more

Patrick Deale - Trust At The Top

Tuesday 27th November 2018

Can a Board of Directors skip the disciplinary procedure and use a fast-... view more

Recognising Excellence

Tuesday 27th November 2018

EThekwini Municipality and its investments promotion unit, Invest Durban, have c... view more

Zululand Chamber news

ZCCI has requested a business friendly load shedding

Wednesday 13th February 2019

ZCCI CEO, Thabani Shale had a meeting with Deputy Mayor of uMlalazi Municipality Cllr BP Simelane and Municipal Manager of uMlalazi Municipality, Raymond Mnguni today (13 February 2019). The load shedding schedule for industrial and retail areas will be amended. Load shedding will occur at start of the shift or towards the end of the view more

CCMA-BUSA launch ground-breaking webtool for small business

Friday 8th February 2019

30-January-2019   The Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) and Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) have collaborated to launch a free-to-use Web Tool dedicated to help smaller businesses with labour relations processes and matters. The joint initiative is one of the flagship projects outlined in the Presidential Jobs Summit Framework Agreement and has gone view more

RBIDZ Tenders

Tuesday 5th February 2019

Please see the list of possible projects at the RBIDZ,   Tender Advert- ICT Projects view more

RELIEF FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AS ACTING PREMIER SIHLE ZIKALALA LAUNCHES KZN YOUTH FUND

Friday 1st February 2019

The efforts by the provincial government to empower young people aiming for a career in business and entrepreneurship received a resounding applause from various quarters on Thursday. This was after the KwaZulu-Natal Acting Premier Sihle Zikalala launched a first of its kind R50 million KZN Youth Fund geared towards and billed as a long-lasting solution view more

KBCC strategic planning in eShowe

Tuesday 15th January 2019

The KwaZulu-Natal Business Chamber Council (KBCC) held their annual strategic planning session at Aloe Lifestyle Hotel in eShowe last week, under the leadership of ZCCI president, Judith Nzimande. The session was also attended by the Durban Chamber President Musa Makhunga, Pietermaritzburg Chamber President, Bonginkosi Mshengu and CEO Melanie Veness, Fabcos founding member Nathi Mbele; Ilembe view more

SMME AGM

Monday 10th December 2018

The SMME Committee AGM will be held on 12 December 2018 at 13h00 at Nyoni Room at ZCBF Community Park. RSVP to manager@zcci.co.za Nominations for the SMME Committee needs to be submitted by 12:00 on 12 December 2018. Nomination Form for SMME Forum Committee view more

Invitation to a ZCCI Youth Chapter Workshop

Thursday 6th December 2018

Invitation – ZCCI Youth Chapter workshop (13 December 2018) view more

Carol will be MC at Business Excellence Awards

Wednesday 31st October 2018

Carol Ofori, East Coast Radio DJ will be the programme director during the 2018 ZCCI Business Excellence awards ceremony on 28 November 2018 at Umfolozi Casino. Thami Sithole, Port Manager for Richards Bay is the guest speaker. Please book you seat by contacting Lihle Msweli on 035 797 1807 or pr@zcci.co.za   view more

2018 Medium term budget policy statement - Restoring good governance and fighting corruption

Tuesday 30th October 2018

Thabani Shale, ZCCI CEO welcomes the positive messages outlined in the Minister of Finance's maiden budget policy statement.   The Minister of Finance has emphasized to restore of good governance and fight corruption in all of its forms. The key is the employment of qualified, competent and incorruptible officials.   The focus on reducing the view more

KZN Business Sense

Friday 26th October 2018

“First Female Boss elected for KwaZulu-Natal Business Chambers Council” Read the article on P2  of the KZN Business Sense newspaper.   KZN Business Sense V4.4 pdf view more

Durban Chamber news

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

Fin24.com | #Budget 2019: Tito's top 10 quotes from the 'problem' Public Protector to going the distance

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni was in his element presenting his maiden Budget address. Here is a sample of his top 10 quotes from his pre-budget media briefing and his official speech. view more

Fin24.com | Accounting body strips former VBS board chair of membership

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Saica has recommended that ex- VBS board chairperson Tshifhiwa Matodzi be stripped of his registration with the organisation. The decision means that Matodzi won't be recognised as a chartered accounted. view more

Fin24.com | #Budget2019: 10 top reads on Tito Mboweni's 'budget for the future'

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says although there are no quick fixes, South Africa is ready for renewal. Have a look at some of Fin24's top budget stories. view more

Fin24.com | ANC welcomes Eskom aid, DA claims more will follow

Wednesday 20th February 2019

The ANC in Parliament has welcomed the finance minister's stance that struggling state-owned entities should no longer be given unconditional bailouts, while the DA says Eskom's R69bn bailout only 'kicks the can down the road'. view more

Fin24.com | WATCH: Some praise, some concerns and no holy cows...

Wednesday 20th February 2019

There was praise, criticism and questions post Budget 2019. Watch politicians, economists and CEOs react to Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's maiden address. view more

Business NEWS24

Fin24.com | #Budget 2019: Tito's top 10 quotes from the 'problem' Public Protector to going the distance

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni was in his element presenting his maiden Budget address. Here is a sample of his top 10 quotes from his pre-budget media briefing and his official speech. view more

Fin24.com | Accounting body strips former VBS board chair of membership

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Saica has recommended that ex- VBS board chairperson Tshifhiwa Matodzi be stripped of his registration with the organisation. The decision means that Matodzi won't be recognised as a chartered accounted. view more

Fin24.com | #Budget2019: 10 top reads on Tito Mboweni's 'budget for the future'

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says although there are no quick fixes, South Africa is ready for renewal. Have a look at some of Fin24's top budget stories. view more

Fin24.com | ANC welcomes Eskom aid, DA claims more will follow

Wednesday 20th February 2019

The ANC in Parliament has welcomed the finance minister's stance that struggling state-owned entities should no longer be given unconditional bailouts, while the DA says Eskom's R69bn bailout only 'kicks the can down the road'. view more

Fin24.com | WATCH: Some praise, some concerns and no holy cows...

Wednesday 20th February 2019

There was praise, criticism and questions post Budget 2019. Watch politicians, economists and CEOs react to Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's maiden address. view more

Fin24.com | Mboweni has declared war on public servants, says union

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's first Budget speech is a "declaration of war" against public servants, the Public Servants Association has said. view more

Fin24.com | Right2Know wants state capture commission to probe broadcasters

Wednesday 20th February 2019

There is a need for a full investigation into how state capture could have affected the broadcasting and media sector in SA, claims the Right 2 Know Campaign. view more

Fin24.com | 'I'm sticking around' - Mboweni ends speculation of post-election exit

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has denied speculation that he is keeping the ministerial seat warm until after the polls. view more

Fin24.com | Moody's: Mboweni's Budget shows further erosion in SA's fiscal strength

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Moody's, the only major ratings agency that has not already downgraded SA's sovereign debt to junk, says Tito Mboweni's maiden Budget "highlights the government's limited fiscal flexibility amid a challenging economic environment". view more

Fin24.com | Sin tax hikes will only boost illicit tobacco, lobby group warns

Wednesday 20th February 2019

During his first budget speech in Parliament on Wednesday, Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni announced that a large business unit aimed at seeking out tax ducking companies would be re-established in April. view more

Fin24.com | Ferial Haffajee: Middle classes pay for the years of rot - as corporates get off more easily

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's Budget for 2019 is toughest on the middle class, which pays the largest part of the cost of state capture, says Ferial Haffajee. view more

Fin24.com | Mkhwebane takes on Mboweni over Treasury DG remarks

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says she is not pleased with Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's comments which she says trivialises her remedial action concerning Treasury Director General Dondo Mogajane. view more

Fin24.com | Mboweni: Plum season is over, but it can come again

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni likened the National Budget to an aloe plant, surviving through a drought. view more

Fin24.com | Shock turns to hope as traders bet SA can dodge downgrade

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Just minutes into his maiden budget speech and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni looked to have sparked a market rout. view more

Fin24.com | Alexander Forbes hails 'tough but realistic' Mboweni

Wednesday 20th February 2019

An economist at Alexander Forbes Investments says Budget 2019 aims to reduce immediate fiscal and economic risks - including unstable SOEs and a large public sector wage bill. view more

Fin24.com | #Budget2019: Cosatu says government failed to 'rise to the occasion'

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Cosatu criticised Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's Budget speech for failing to "rise to the occasion" and provide a clear plan on how to tackle the economic crises stalking the country. view more

Fin24.com | Tax clock: Calculate how many hours you spend working for your taxes

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Just how many hours of your day do you spend working for government taxes? view more

Fin24.com | #Budget2019: Tough times ahead with economic outlook worse

Wednesday 20th February 2019

The economic picture emerging from Budget 2019 was not a rosy one and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says the outlook for SA has weakend. view more

Fin24.com | #Budget2019: Rand yo-yos through Mboweni's address

Wednesday 20th February 2019

The rand initially lost some ground to trade at R14.35/$ during the first stages of Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's Budget 2019 speech. view more

Fin24.com | Mboweni: 'Speedy' Mogajane is a good Christian, but the Public Protector is a problem

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said he had full confidence in Treasury's Director-General Dondo Mogajane, and that he was reviewing Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's recommendation of remedial action on Mogajane's appointment. view more

JCCI Business News

Parklands College - Innovation In Education

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Parklands College is an independent school in Cape Town, South Africa, that caters for children from Pre- Primary to Grade 12. Our focus is innovation in education and we believe that the best way to prepare... view more

Joan Warburton-McBride - Launch Of JCCI Global Trade Training Academy

Wednesday 28th November 2018

THE JOHANNESBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY BUILDS ON ITS DECADES OF EXPERTISE, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE TO LAUNCH A GLOBAL TRADE, CUSTOMS AND LOGISTICS ACADEMY JCCI has served the interests of business... view more

Obituary Of Eunice Magagula

Wednesday 28th November 2018

The Chamber staff were sad to hear of the passing of a dear colleague, Eunice Magagula, who retired in December 2017 after 30 years of service. Eunice took care of the thousands of delegates attending... view more

Bernadette Zeiler - Fostering Cooperation

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Mr Van Dzung - Ambassador of Vietnam and Mr Dao Duc - Head of Trade Office and a high ranking delegation of Da Nang City of Vietnam met with JCCI President, Herman Breedt and Bernadette Zeiler - Head of... view more

Mthoko Mbatha - Fuelled By The Demand For Natural Gas

Wednesday 28th November 2018

MTHOKO MBATHA is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Spring Lights Gas (Pty) Ltd (abbreviated to SLG) the second largest natural gas trading company in South Africa. He has served the company in various... view more

David Rosin - The National Credit Amendment Bill 2018

Wednesday 28th November 2018

At the end of March 2017, 24.68 million consumers were credit-active in South Africa, of which 14.99 million were in good standing. The balance either had impaired records (three or more payments or months in... view more

Faith Tigere - Pushing Ahead With African Integration

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Regional economic integration of the continent is key for its continued development. This is a strategy that has been driven forward by many regional institutions including the Southern African Development... view more

Skhumbuzo Macozoma - Users Must Pay For Roads Says SANRAL CEO

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Although South Africa has the 10th largest road network in the world, its need and efficient usage must be interrogated, says Skhumbuzo Macozoma, CEO of the SA National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL). He said... view more

Sandile Xolo - Preparing For The Inevitable Is A Priority In Tight Financial Times

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Sandile Xolo, marketing and communications manager at Ithala SOC Ltd. says, "Funeral cover is the most soughtafter insurance in the country. Death remains an inevitable part of the human journey, making... view more

Debbie Jones - Payments Overdue? How To Have That Conversation With Your Client

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Professional firms might spend their days advising clients on their finances, but even they are aren't immune from the problem of late payments. Having a challenging conversation with your client about money... view more

Compliance Hub - Delivering Cost Effective Compliance Solutions

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Compliance Hub Consulting (Pty) Ltd was founded in 2011, to service the South African business industry as an independent service provider for Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE). Within a... view more

YES Initiative Practice Note

Wednesday 28th November 2018

The Youth Employment Services (YES) amendments to the B-BBEE Codes were gazetted on 28 August 2018 and Practice Guide 1 on 12 October 2018. YES is a partnership with government, labour and civil society and... view more

Wendy Kemp - If Prevention Fails, Accountability Is The Cure

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Managing the dangers of debtors Studies have shown that approximately 80% of small business enterprises fail within the first five years and only 1% of the remainder grow to employ ten or more... view more

Joy Orlek - SARS Identifies Trade Facilitation Imperatives

Wednesday 28th November 2018

In a refreshingly frank presentation to the freight industry last week, acting chief officer Customs & Excise, Beyers Theron, conceded that the revenue authority had failed to deliver on its mandate of... view more

In Conversation With Ernest Mahlaule

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (JCCI) immediate Past President, Ernest Mahlaule, has been appointed chairperson for the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA). Congratulations on your... view more

Property Point R1BN In Procurement Opportunities For Small Businesses Created

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Property Point, the Growthpoint Properties initiative, has officially facilitated more than R1bn successful procurement opportunities for small businesses operating in South Africa's property sector. Property... view more

The South African Chamber of Commerce UK

Wednesday 28th November 2018

The South African Chamber of Commerce UK is an umbrella organisation and conduit for trade, community and investment into and out of South Africa. The SACC aims to bring under one concerted effort, a forum and... view more

David White and Akhona Mahlati - Registered In The UK

Wednesday 28th November 2018

DRG Outsourcing and BusinessFit have been accepted as Platinum members of the London-based South African Chamber of Commerce UK (SACC) and to be represented on the South African arm of its executive... view more

Wendy Kemp - If Prevention Fails, Accountability Is The Cure

Monday 26th November 2018

Managing the dangers of debtors Studies have shown that approximately 80% of small business enterprises fail within the first five years and only 1% of the remainder grow to employ ten or more... view more

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

Engineering News

R69bn in support for Eskom made conditional on restructuring

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has turned down a proposal for R100-billion of Eskom's debt to be transferred across to the National Treasury, but has instead announced R23-billion a year in financial assistance for the debt-laden utility that is directly tied to a restructuring of the business. Over a three-year period the assistance would amount to R69-billion, which Mboweni stressed was designed to help Eskom with its reconfiguration and pay off debt and "not to pay salaries". view more

'No quick fixes', Mboweni warns as Eskom bail-out widens deficit

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni used his inaugural Budget address on Wednesday to outline the "tough steps" required to fix South Africa's deteriorating fiscal position and the country's failing State-owned enterprises (SoEs). He told lawmakers there were "no quick fixes", while confirming a R23-billion-a-year bail-out for Eskom over three years, which had been made conditional on the unbundling of the power unity into three separate SoEs. The unbundling plan is currently being opposed by several trade unions, which see it as a precursor to privatisation. view more

Govt revises contingency reserve to support cash-strapped SoEs

Wednesday 20th February 2019

With State-owned entities (SOEs) posing very serious risks to the fiscal framework, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on Wednesday said that National Treasury was "taking very serious steps to fix the fiscal position and SoEs". With funding requests from South African Airways (SAA), the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Denel, Eskom and other financially-challenged SoEs having increased, Mboweni said that government had revised the contingency reserve upwards to R13-billion for 2019/20 to respond to possible requests for financial support. This excludes any requests from power utility Eskom, which is in severe financial distress. view more

R100bn to be injected into infrastructure fund over ten years

Wednesday 20th February 2019

National Treasury will be reprioritising resources towards President Cyril Ramaphosa's infrastructure fund and away from the wage bill, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said on Wednesday, with government committing R100-billion over the next decade towards the building and operation of key infrastructure assets. In several instances, the private sector will be responsible for the design, build and operation. view more

Govt allocates R19.8bn to support business incentives

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Government has made a three-year allocation of R19.8-billion to support industrial business incentives, 48% of which goes to manufacturing development, the National Treasury announced on Wednesday. The medium-term expenditure framework (MTEF) allocation includes a reprioritised amount of R600-million for the Clothing and Textile Competitiveness Programme, which aims to reposition South Africa to compete against other low-cost producing countries. view more

Another fuel levy increase lies ahead, carbon tax to be implemented

Wednesday 20th February 2019

A carbon tax on fuel of 9c/l on petrol and 10c/l on diesel will become effective from June 5, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said on Wednesday. Further, the general fuel levy will increase by 15c/l for petrol and diesel from April 3, while the Road Accident Fund (RAF) levy will be increased by 5c/l, also from April 3. view more

Industries and municipalities contribute to Vaal river pollution, SAHRC hears

Wednesday 20th February 2019

There is continued unlawful spillage, mainly sewage, into waterways that run into the Vaal river, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) was told on Wednesday, during the final sitting of its inquiry into the contamination of the river. South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and Remediation Intervention Team commander Colonel Andries Mahapa was providing the SAHRC with an update on the defence force's work to resolve the pollution of the river. view more

VWSA to reach record production this year, says Schäfer

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) should this year produce a record number of vehicles at its Uitenhage plant, in the Eastern Cape, says CEO Thomas Schäfer. He says the local arm of the German car maker should produce 161 900 vehicles, of which 108 000 are scheduled to be exported. view more

South African new-vehicle market to decline by 0.4% in 2019, says Toyota

Wednesday 20th February 2019

South Africa's new-vehicle market should reach roughly 550 000 units this year, 0.4% down from last year's 552 226 units, says Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) president and CEO Andrew Kirby. He says TSAM expects the first half of 2019 to be tough, especially with elections looming in May. view more

Power pools could benefit Africa's regions

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Power pooling is an effective means of mitigating electricity supply risk over a large area served by numerous utilities, information technology services company EOH divisional manager Rob Surtees said during the second day of the Africa Energy Indaba. During a panel discussion on energy trading and power pools, he stressed the need for an interchange of power flow among the various regions in Africa. view more


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