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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 | 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 | Ramaphosa motion of no confidence: ATM's court bid for secret ballot to be heard hours before motion

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

The ATM's urgent application to have the voting for its motion of no confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa by secret ballot will be heard on Thursday morning, hours before the motion is scheduled. view more

News24.com | Pumas lift suspensions over racist tweets in shock U-turn

Thursday 3rd December 2020

Argentina's rugby union lifted the interim suspension of skipper Pablo Matera and two other players for "discriminatory and xenophobic" tweets, just two days after calling the posts "unacceptable". view more

News24.com | LIVE | Covid-19 in SA: Cases at 796 472 as death toll hits 21 709

Wednesday 2nd 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 | OPINION | A Covid-19 resurgence? We are much better equipped to save lives this time around

Thursday 3rd December 2020

Through a combination of predictive tools and known drug treatment, we should be confident that we can minimise death rates among critically ill Covid-19 patients, Professor Burtram Fielding and Morgan Morris write. view more

News24.com | ANALYSIS | Rape increases your long-term risk of contracting HIV: Here's what could fix that

Thursday 3rd December 2020

Trauma care for rape survivors in South Africa has been crucially underfunded -- and now there's evidence of the HIV-related consequences, write Naeemah Abrahams, Rachel Jewkes and Kristin Dunkle. view more

News24.com | New Bulls star Walt Steenkamp banking on Cheetahs doing 'strange new things'

Thursday 3rd December 2020

The 25-year-old lock was one of the stars of the Cheetahs' pack before moving to Loftus last month and will definitely possess inside knowledge, but he's wary of the wily opposition coaching staff. view more

News24.com | Western Cape lockdown: Winde to announce new Covid-19 interventions

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has reiterated he is against a blanket lockdown, and is expected to announce the details of "specific" interventions. view more

News24.com | Public Protector removal: Mkhwebane's application for leave to appeal dismissed

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

The Western Cape High Court has found Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's application for leave to appeal the court for not halting the National Assembly's removal proceedings against her has no prospects of success. view more

News24.com | 4 players bag R100k in the Daily Lotto jackpot

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

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

News24.com | Zimbabwe tightens gathering limits as Covid-19 cases rise

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Hundreds of students have tested positive for Covid-19 following the reopening of schools last month. view more

News24.com | Here are your Lotto and Lotto Plus results

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Here are the winning Lotto and Lotto Plus numbers: view more

News24.com | Trump escapes punishment for using 'misleading tactics' during elections campaign

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

A federal judge in Michigan has declined to reprimand President Donald Trump's campaign. view more

News24.com | Cape Town man sentenced to 55 years in jail for raping, killing 4-year-old girl

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

The Western Cape High Court has sentenced a Khayelitsha man to 55 years in prison for raping and killing a 4-year-old girl in 2018. view more

News24.com | Interpol warns of organised criminals targeting Covid-19 vaccines

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Interpol says that, as governments prepare to roll out vaccines, criminal organisations are planning to infiltrate or disrupt supply chains view more

News24.com | Parliament gives green light for Somadoda Fikeni to join Pubic Service Commission

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Parliament has approved Somadoda Fikeni's nomination for the post of commissioner at the Public Service Commission. view more

News24.com | World Rugby chief Brett Gosper to switch to NFL role

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

World Rugby chief Brett Gosper is to step down in January to take up a new role as head of the NFL in Europe and the UK, it was announced on Wednesday. view more

News24.com | Parliament's 'outraged' justice committee wants probe after official calls MPs 'boring' in viral video

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

The "boring" comment was made after a meeting in which the Auditor-General of South Africa explained why the department got a qualified audit. view more

News24.com | WRAP | 4-Day Franchise Series: Another ton for Markram, Dolphins top after win over Knights

Thursday 3rd December 2020

A recap of Day 3 action in the latest matches in the South African 4-Day Franchise series. view more

News24.com | 'See you in four years': Trump hints at running for US presidency in 2024

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Donald Trump is openly musing about a second run at the US presidency in 2024. view more

News24.com | United Airlines won't do seasonal direct flights to Cape Town this year

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Major US airline United Airlines has decided not to have its seasonal direct flights between Cape Town and Newark/New York this year. view more

Engineering News

Sasol keeps rights-issue powder dry having 'banked' $3bn in disposals

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Debt-laden chemicals and energy group Sasol is keeping its rights-issue powder dry, indicating on Wednesday that a final decision on any possible issuance, including its scale, will depend on various factors, including whether or not it is successful in completing yet more asset disposals. CEO Fleetwood Grobler reported on Wednesday that a "go or no-go" decision on the rights issue would be announced in February, when the group was scheduled to release its interim results for the 2021 financial year. view more

Proposed 2 400 MW Batoka Gorge hydro scheme to have major impact on adventure tourism

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

The main environmental and social impacts of the propose 2 400 MW Batoka Gorge Hydroelectric Scheme (BGHES) on the Zambezi river, including serious negative impacts on adventure tourism and on the habitat of a rare bird species, were highlighted during a virtual stakeholder engagement on Wednesday. Located 47-km downstream of the Victoria Falls, the proposed project is being advanced by the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA), a binational organisation owned jointly by the governments of Zambia and Zimbabwe, and which is responsible for managing the Kariba dam and its reservoir, as well as for sustainably harnessing the hydropower potential of the Zambezi river. view more

Buying-down trend, working-from-home impacting new-vehicle sales

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Total new-vehicle sales in South Africa declined by 12% in November, to 39 315 units, compared with 44 670 vehicles sold in the same month last year. The new-passenger-car market fell by 18.1%, to 25 707 units, with the car rental industry accounting for 11.6% of car sales in November. view more

Lack of anticorruption reporting evident in South African private sector

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

The National Business Initiative, together with Corruption Watch (CW) and independent London-based global think tank Overseas Development Institute (ODI), have launched the 'Transparency in Corporate Reporting 2020' report. The report evaluates the transparency of corporate reporting by 100 companies operating in South Africa. view more

Court reserves judgment on public sector wage dispute

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

South Africa's Labour Appeal Court reserved judgment on Wednesday on a public sector wage dispute that has big implications for the government's efforts to arrest soaring debt levels. The dispute centres on whether the government should pay civil servants' salary increases that were due to come into force in April 2020. The government says it cannot afford the increases due to the Covid-19 pandemic. view more

Building confidence index gains some traction after Covid-19 slippage

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

The First National Bank/Bureau for Economic Research Building Confidence Index gained 20 points to 24 in the third quarter, with a further rise to 29 being registered thus far in the fourth quarter - both reaching their best levels since the end of 2018, respectively. However, despite the rise in confidence, the current level of the index indicates that more than 70% of respondents are dissatisfied with prevailing business conditions. view more

EOH cuts debt as it approaches end of restructuring

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Information technology services firm EOH has narrowed its headline loss a share for the year ended July 31 by 72% year-on-year to 495c. It reported on December 2 that it had also reduced its gross debt by 20% to R2.6-billion. view more

PPC expects lower interim earnings of around 18c apiece

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

JSE-listed cement manufacturer PPC expects to report basic earnings per share (EPS) of between 18c and 21c apiece for the six months ended September 30, which is between 35% and 45% lower than the restated EPS of 32c apiece reported for the six months ended September 30, 2019. The company's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation for the six months under review will, however, likely be between 12% to 17% higher than the R868-million reported for the prior period. view more

Tongaat records increase in operating profit for interim period

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Sugar and glucose producer Tongaat Hulett's share price on the JSE rose by nearly 17% on Wednesday morning following the release of an operational update for the six months ended September 30. The company said it expected to report a 70% year-on-year increase in operating profit for the six-month period, as a result of the "excellent performance" from all the sugar operations and good overall business momentum, which it said reflected continued progress with the business turnaround strategy. view more

UP opens new engineering research facility

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

The University of Pretoria (UP) has opened its new Engineering 4.0 facility, which focuses on research on smart transport, cities and infrastructure. The facility, on the Hillcrest campus, is part of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT), the university notes. 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 | Land Bank creditor urges SA to speed up rescue efforts

Thursday 3rd December 2020

National Treasury and the state-owned Land and Agricultural Development Bank are being accused of dragging their heels in negotiating a rescue package for the stricken lender. view more

News24.com | United Airlines won't do seasonal direct flights to Cape Town this year

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Major US airline United Airlines has decided not to have its seasonal direct flights between Cape Town and Newark/New York this year. view more

News24.com | Solly Moeng | Now's the time to stand with the weakest among us

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

South Africans must learn to move ahead without government in order to avoid being forever caught up in the endless internecine wars within the governing ANC, writes Solly Moeng. view more

News24.com | Union stages underground sit-in at Village Main Reef's Kopanang mine over pensions

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

The National Union of Mineworkers claims the gold producer has stopped paying pension contributions to the Mineworkers Provident Fund despite the company making the usual deductions from workers' salaries. view more

News24.com | 'Empty' handed Treasury can't pay wage increases, but it can't 'walk away' that easy - court hears

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Covid-19 has negatively impacted government's ability to uphold commitments in a three-year wage agreement, the Labour Appeal Court has heard. view more

Business NEWS24

News24.com | Land Bank creditor urges SA to speed up rescue efforts

Thursday 3rd December 2020

National Treasury and the state-owned Land and Agricultural Development Bank are being accused of dragging their heels in negotiating a rescue package for the stricken lender. view more

News24.com | United Airlines won't do seasonal direct flights to Cape Town this year

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Major US airline United Airlines has decided not to have its seasonal direct flights between Cape Town and Newark/New York this year. view more

News24.com | Solly Moeng | Now's the time to stand with the weakest among us

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

South Africans must learn to move ahead without government in order to avoid being forever caught up in the endless internecine wars within the governing ANC, writes Solly Moeng. view more

News24.com | Union stages underground sit-in at Village Main Reef's Kopanang mine over pensions

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

The National Union of Mineworkers claims the gold producer has stopped paying pension contributions to the Mineworkers Provident Fund despite the company making the usual deductions from workers' salaries. view more

News24.com | 'Empty' handed Treasury can't pay wage increases, but it can't 'walk away' that easy - court hears

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Covid-19 has negatively impacted government's ability to uphold commitments in a three-year wage agreement, the Labour Appeal Court has heard. view more

News24.com | Prosus to target online care startups for elderly after pandemic

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has increased demand for all manner of health products and services, with care for the elderly and vulnerable a particular focus. view more

News24.com | Court dismisses bid by SABC union to halt retrenchment process

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

The Labour Court has dismissed an urgent application by a union representing SABC workers to force the public broadcaster to rescind retrenchment letters issued to about 400 employees. view more

News24.com | Shift towards digital payments benefits Motsepe-linked Capprec

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

The software and payment devices provider has become one of the biggest beneficiaries of the move away from cash that has been expedited by the Covid-19 pandemic. view more

News24.com | Virus fears cloud outlook for South African banks

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

The outlook for South African banks is growing murkier amid the rising threat of a second coronavirus wave that could upend an improvement in economic activity. view more

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

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