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 | JPMorgan favours South African domestic stocks over gold, tech stocks

Friday 27th November 2020

It may be time to drop gold and tech stocks and buy into SA domestically focused stocks, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co. view more

News24.com | European stocks dip with Wall Street shut for Thanksgiving

Thursday 26th November 2020

European equities dipped Thursday as dealers nervously eyed coronavirus restrictions in subdued trade, with Wall Street shut for the Thanksgiving holiday, dealers said. view more

News24.com | Asia markets mostly up but virus, weak data keep traders cautious

Thursday 26th November 2020

Most stocks rose Thursday -- continuing this month's vaccine-fuelled markets rally -- but traders moved cautiously, with an eye on virus infections across the globe that are forcing governments to impose containment measures. view more

News24.com | Tokyo stocks close higher

Thursday 26th November 2020

Tokyo stocks closed higher on Thursday as investors bought back major shares, shaking off worries over Japan's rising number of coronavirus cases. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Global stocks hit record highs

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Global shares reached record highs on Wednesday after the Dow Jones broke 30 000, with investors relieved at the prospect of a smooth handover of power after the US presidential election and confident a Covid-19 vaccine would soon be ready. 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 | Cop out: Several top police officers fired over alleged corruption

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Several senior police officers as well as administrative personnel have been fired following their alleged involvement in corrupt activities. view more

News24.com | Covid-19: Ramaphosa to hold high level meeting ahead of planned announcement on restrictions

Tuesday 1st December 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa is on Wednesday expected to meet with the President's Coordinating Council ahead of a planned announcement on restrictions to curb the resurgence of Covid-19. view more

News24.com | Mapisa-Nqakula's Zim trip: If the meeting was 'urgent', why are there no minutes? - DA

Tuesday 1st December 2020

No minutes were taken in the hastily organised meeting between Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and her Zimbabwean counterpart in September. view more

News24.com | How Geoff Makhubo lied to amaBhungane

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Johannesburg's embattled mayor was grilled by the state capture commission last week after it was confirmed that his company received millions from a city contract - despite his earlier denials to amaBhungane. view more

News24.com | LIVE | Covid-19 in SA: Death toll at 21 644 as cases hit 792 299

Tuesday 1st December 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 | SA must learn from the scramble for Covid-19 vaccines, develop own capacity - Pandor

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

South Africa should use lessons from the pandemic to focus on ensuring that it can manufacture vaccines in future, rather than just advocating that these should be made freely available to all, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor has said. view more

News24.com | Edinburgh on Springboks' itinerary for November 2021

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

The Springboks will take on Scotland in Edinburgh in November 2021 as part of the itinerary of their end-of-year Test to Europe, SA Rugby has announced. view more

News24.com | LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Motion of no confidence is a waste of time and money

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

David Gant writes that the ATM's motion of no confidence in the president is a waste of time, but adds that perhaps a motion to set up a government of national unity will be a better option. view more

News24.com | OPINION | SA must play its part in the prevention of GBV in the workplace, and ratify C190

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Irene Charnley is urging the government to ratify Convention 190, a new global International Labour Organisation (ILO) treaty to prevent and curb violence and harassment in the workplace, including gender-based violence and femicide. view more

News24.com | 2 bag R250k in the Daily Lotto jackpot

Tuesday 1st December 2020

Two players have won the jackpot prize in the Daily Lotto draw view more

News24.com | Proteas thrashed, whitewashed at Newlands despite Van der Dussen heroics

Tuesday 1st December 2020

England have thrashed South Africa in the third and final T20 played at Newlands on Tuesday night. view more

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

Tuesday 1st December 2020

Here are the Powerball and Powerball Plus results. view more

News24.com | Public transport won't serve as a Covid-19 superspreader, vows Mbalula

Tuesday 1st December 2020

the country's transport authorities will not only deal with the usual dangers of high volumes of traffic on the country's road, but also with the added perils of Covid-19. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Man robbed at gunpoint while depositing money at mall

Tuesday 1st December 2020

Two suspects have robbed a man who tried to deposit a sum of cash at a bank at the Waterfall Mall in Rustenburg, North West. view more

News24.com | ANCYL blocks Makhura's bid to reshuffle Masuku in Gauteng legislature

Tuesday 1st December 2020

Gauteng Premier David Makhura's effort to replace former health MEC Bandile Masuku has hit a snag after MPL Thulani Ndlovu refused to resign to make way for Parks Tau to be sworn into the legislature. view more

News24.com | CSA company secretary Welsh Gwaza suspended, set to face disciplinary hearing

Tuesday 1st December 2020

Cricket South Africa's (CSA) company secretary, Welsh Gwaza, has been suspended and will sit before a disciplinary hearing on December 14 on grounds of alleged misconduct. view more

News24.com | Ex-Bafana player Jerome McCarthy granted R100 000 bail after alleged R8.7m drug bust

Tuesday 1st December 2020

Jerome McCarthy, has been granted bail of R100 000 after a shipment of 250 000 mandrax tablets was traced from Gauteng to his house in Parow, Cape Town. view more

News24.com | KZN tops list for housebreakings in SA, survey finds

Tuesday 1st December 2020

KwaZulu-Natal households experience the highest proportion of housebreakings in the country, according to Statistic SA. view more

News24.com | Proteas suffer injury blow as Rabada ruled out of ODI series against England

Tuesday 1st December 2020

The Proteas have suffered a major injury blow with the news that Kagiso Rabada won't play any part in the upcoming ODI series against England. view more

News24.com | Eswatini Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini transferred to SA for Covid-19 treatment

Tuesday 1st December 2020

The prime minister of Eswatini, Africa's last absolute monarchy, has been taken to South Africa for treatment. view more

Engineering News

Nampak posts R283m operating loss

Tuesday 1st December 2020

JSE-listed packaging manufacturer Nampak has reported a loss of R4.3-billion for the year ended September 30. CEO Erik Smuts attributed the loss mainly to impairments related to goodwill at Bevcan Nigeria and assets at Bevcan Angola, Plastics South Africa and DivFood. view more

Absa PMI decreases again to 52.6

Tuesday 1st December 2020

The Absa Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) has declined to 52.6 index points in November, from 60.9 points recorded in October. Financial services provider Absa explains that the decline comes after three consecutive upward moves and brings the index to its lowest level since July. view more

Agribusiness Confidence Index jumps to 61 in the fourth quarter

Tuesday 1st December 2020

The Agricultural Business Chamber/Industrial Development Corporation Agribusiness Confidence Index has rallied to 61 points in the fourth quarter - its highest level since the third quarter of 2014. This followed a notable recovery to 51 points in the third quarter of the year, implying that agribusiness' optimism about business conditions in South Africa is rising. view more

Ctrack Freight Transport Index growth slows

Tuesday 1st December 2020

The October Ctrack Freight Transport Index (CFTI) shows that the index will not boast the same growth in the fourth quarter as the record-breaking third quarter, but that some improvement is still expected. The index measures the health of South Africa's logistics sector. view more

Solidarity union members to protest at Denel on Wednesday

Tuesday 1st December 2020

The Solidarity trade union has announced that its members who are employees of State-owned defence industrial group Denel will stage a protest march at the group's head office in Irene, Centurion, south of Pretoria, on Wednesday at noon. The protest is to express their dissatisfaction over lack of payment of their salaries. "It has been six months now that Denel has not paid salaries properly or has not met its statutory obligations," highlighted Solidarity defence and aviation sector coordinator Helgard Cronjé. "Loyal employees have now come under tremendous financial pressure while head office staff still receive their full pay. Meanwhile, blameless employees are losing their homes and cars while those who have been mainly responsible for the mess are not affected at all." view more

Over 400 000 job opportunities already supported through employment stimulus

Tuesday 1st December 2020

More than 400 000 job opportunities have already been supported through the Presidential Employment Stimulus, with several programmes in the recruitment or beneficiary identification phase, the Presidency confirmed on December 1. The remaining programmes are all on track to meet their targets, the Presidency added, noting that 11 national departments and all nine provinces are responsible for the implementation of the programmes which are supported through the employment stimulus. view more

Redefine welcomes signs of green shoots after Covid-19 significantly impacts financial year

Tuesday 1st December 2020

Real estate investment trust (Reit) Redefine Properties says it is "well placed" to benefit from logistics growth in Poland after hard lockdown restrictions and dividends withheld by offshore investments "significantly dampened results" for the financial year ended August 31. Tough trading conditions locally, in South Africa, and internationally, brought on by Covd-19, resulted in a 49% year-on-year decrease in Redefine's distributable income per share to 51.5c. view more

New CEO announced for Sumitomo Rubber South Africa 

Tuesday 1st December 2020

Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA), the manufacturer of Dunlop, Sumitomo and Falken tyres for the African continent, has announced the appointment of Lubin Ozoux as its new CEO and executive director as from January 1.  Ozoux will take over from outgoing CEO, Riaz Haffejee, who has led the company for the past eight years.  view more

Goodyear South Africa appoints new MD

Tuesday 1st December 2020

Piotr Czyzyk has been appointed as the new MD for Goodyear South Africa (SA). In his former role as product business unit commercial director in Europe, Czyzyk was responsible for overseeing Goodyear's Central European operation. view more

World Net Logistics now Rhenus Logistics South Africa

Tuesday 1st December 2020

World Net Logistics will be known as Rhenus Logistics South Africa, as from December 1. Acquired by the Rhenus Group in 2019, the company will now operate under a new name, ushering in a new era after 18 years as an independent entity.  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 | Solidarity Fund sticking around for second Covid-19 wave

Tuesday 1st December 2020

The Solidarity Fund intends to wrap up its operations once addressing issues related to the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. view more

News24.com | Appeal court rejects Airlink's attempt to recover the R510 million it is owed by SAA

Tuesday 1st December 2020

In the view of Airlink, this revenue had always "belonged" to it and was just temporarily being held and handled by SAA. view more

News24.com | Govt now wants wage dispute hearing with public sector employees postponed to February

Tuesday 1st December 2020

The state has reached out to public sector unions to try and resolve a long-running wage dispute without heading to court. view more

News24.com | Govt wants a settlement on public servants wages, union says

Tuesday 1st December 2020

According to the Public Servants Association, government has engaged with the union on the wage dispute and wants to reach a settlement. view more

News24.com | Ascendis Health appoints CJ Kujenga as new CFO

Tuesday 1st December 2020

The group's share price has declined by more than 95% over the past five years as it grapples with a debt pile that has balloned to R7.96 billion. view more

Business NEWS24

News24.com | Solidarity Fund sticking around for second Covid-19 wave

Tuesday 1st December 2020

The Solidarity Fund intends to wrap up its operations once addressing issues related to the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. view more

News24.com | Appeal court rejects Airlink's attempt to recover the R510 million it is owed by SAA

Tuesday 1st December 2020

In the view of Airlink, this revenue had always "belonged" to it and was just temporarily being held and handled by SAA. view more

News24.com | Govt now wants wage dispute hearing with public sector employees postponed to February

Tuesday 1st December 2020

The state has reached out to public sector unions to try and resolve a long-running wage dispute without heading to court. view more

News24.com | Govt wants a settlement on public servants wages, union says

Tuesday 1st December 2020

According to the Public Servants Association, government has engaged with the union on the wage dispute and wants to reach a settlement. view more

News24.com | Ascendis Health appoints CJ Kujenga as new CFO

Tuesday 1st December 2020

The group's share price has declined by more than 95% over the past five years as it grapples with a debt pile that has balloned to R7.96 billion. view more

News24.com | Recovery of South Africa's manufacturing sector losing momentum

Tuesday 1st December 2020

The November ABSA Purchasing Manager's Index, which measures economic activity in the manufacturing sector, has declined to its lowest level since July. view more

News24.com | Unilever to trial four-day working week in New Zealand

Tuesday 1st December 2020

The trial, which starts this month and will run for a year, is limited to New Zealand at this stage. view more

News24.com | Eskom to be charged with misleading regulator over pollution

Monday 30th November 2020

South Africa's biggest polluter says it will be charged with supplying misleading information to a government air quality officer. view more

News24.com | More customers repaying their debt, but certain 'pockets' are still struggling - Standard Bank

Monday 30th November 2020

The bank says it has identified "pockets of pressure" among its clients who are struggling to service their debt after repayment holidays came to an end. view more

News24.com | Chief executive of kulula.com-owner Comair steps down

Monday 30th November 2020

Wrenelle Stander has decided to step down as CEO and executive director of the board of JSE-liseted Comair. view more

News24.com | South African buyout firms take equity in Zimbabwe border post

Monday 30th November 2020

The investment will be a critical step in boosting trade between Zimbabwe and South Africa. view more

News24.com | WRAP | Gordhan: It's time for Moyane to take the stand at the State Capture inquiry

Monday 30th November 2020

The axed SARS commissioner was last year granted leave to cross-examine the minister of public enterprises over claims Gordhan made about Moyane's complicity in the state capture project. view more

News24.com | UK's Raab sees a Brexit deal in days if EU moves on fish

Sunday 29th November 2020

British and EU Brexit negotiators have been showing pragmatism and "good faith" during recent talks and "there's a deal to be done" potentially this week, the UK foreign secretary has said. view more

News24.com | SA retailers turn from China to source local clothes

Sunday 29th November 2020

Retailers including The Foschini Group and Woolworths are increasing investment in local clothing manufacturers to reduce dependency on Chinese imports and secure their supply chains. view more

News24.com | MONEY CLINIC | How do I go about getting back the extra money paid towards my non-access bond?

Saturday 28th November 2020

A Fin24 reader hoping to use some of his home loan funds for renovations was surprised to find the bank has rejected his application while his wife is under debt review. view more

News24.com | Petrol prices to decrease by 13 cents per litre

Friday 27th November 2020

While petrol prices will decrease, partly because of reduced international prices of the fuel, the prices of diesel and illuminating paraffin and gas will increase. view more

News24.com | Joburg mayor Geoff Makhubo denies undue benefit from relationship with Regiments Capital

Friday 27th November 2020

The Johannesburg mayor was giving evidence relating to party funding, tenders, and the movement of cash between Regiments Capital and his company Molelwane Consulting. view more

News24.com | People are back at malls, buying luxury goods among other things - Sandton City owner

Friday 27th November 2020

Real estate investment trust company Liberty Two Degrees says footfall at the country's premier shopping centre recovered to 87% of pre-lockdown levels on weekends in October. view more

News24.com | Lobby groups say Zondo's criminal complaint against Dudu Myeni sends the right message

Friday 27th November 2020

Corruption fighting bodies have welcomed the decision by the state capture commission to lodge a criminal complaint against the former SAA chair for revealing the name of a secret witness. view more

News24.com | Treasury warns of fiscal crisis over state wages as court case nears

Friday 27th November 2020

The government and labour unions will square off in the Labour Appeal Court next week over Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's proposal to freeze wages. view more

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