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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 R14.12/$

Friday 15th February 2019

TreasuryONE said earlier that the rand weakened sharply against major currencies on Thursday on continued concern over Eskom and the potential further fallout. 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

Fin24.com | JSE manages gains after a lukewarm trading session

Friday 15th February 2019

European equities bared no brunt from the Asian trading session as all the major bourses advanced on the back of progress in the US-China trade talks. view more

Fin24.com | Local bourse closes flat as rand weakens

Thursday 14th February 2019

The US dollar did retreat after the release of US retail sales data which came in worse than anticipated, but this did not result in significant strengthening for the rand and other emerging market currencies. The rand was trading 0.84% weaker at R14.18/$ at 17:00. view more

Fin24.com | TECHNICAL ANALYSIS - JSE All-share Index at critical resistance

Thursday 14th February 2019

The JSE All-share Index is testing a critical resistance zone right now. 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 | Rasool accuses Zille of using her husband to 'salvage' her SOPA speech, Zille says accusations 'pathetic'

Sunday 17th February 2019

While ANC election campaign leader in the Western Cape, Ebrahim Rasool accuses outgoing Western Cape Premier Helen Zille of using her husband to rescue her state of the Province Address, Zille reponds saying the claiims are "pathetic". view more

News24.com | Body of drowned Verulam 12-year-old boy recovered

Sunday 17th February 2019

The body of a 12-year-old boy whose body was swept away in a swollen river in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday has been recovered. view more

News24.com | DA leader Mmusi Maimane takes his election campaign to Limpopo

Sunday 17th February 2019

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane embarked on a whirlwind visit of Limpopo this weekend as the party tries to garner support ahead of the 2019 general elections. view more

News24.com | ANC MP defects to Manyi's ATM

Sunday 17th February 2019

The Office of the ANC Chief Whip in the National Assembly has confirmed the resignation of ANC MP Dr Zukile Luyenge, who defected to the African Transformation Movement (ATM). view more

News24.com | DA launches new election billboard that targets load shedding

Sunday 17th February 2019

In the run-up to the 2019 national elections, the Democratic Alliance has launched a new billboard with the focus on load shedding. view more

News24.com | 24 bodies retrieved from flooded Zimbabwe gold mine: report

Sunday 17th February 2019

Rescue workers retrieved 24 bodies and eight survivors Saturday from two flooded gold mines in Zimbabwe where officials fear dozens more illegal miners are still trapped, state television has reported. view more

News24.com | Thirty-two ANC members fail party vetting process for election lists - report

Sunday 17th February 2019

A report says that the ANC's top six had "red-flagged" 32 ANC members who will now be scrutinised by the party's integrity committee. view more

News24.com | Pule Mabe cleared of sexual harassment charges by ANC grievance panel - report

Sunday 17th February 2019

The complainant's version has reportedly been rejected by the panel, while Mabe's could be corroborated by witnesses. view more

News24.com | The Scorpions are not back. What the new anti-corruption unit could, and should, look like

Sunday 17th February 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa may not have had the political capital to announce the re-establishment of a Scorpions-type unit, but he should have at least started the conversation, those in the know say. view more

Sport24.co.za | Hat-trick hero Schoeman ends Lions Argentina hoodoo

Sunday 17th February 2019

Marnus Schoeman was the unlikely hero as visitors the Lions buried a Super Rugby jinx by defeating the Jaguares in Argentina for the first time. view more

News24.com | PICS: SA photographer wins top international award for capturing sharks underwater

Sunday 17th February 2019

A South African photographer has won a top award for his work on sharks at the World Shootout 2018 awards. view more

News24.com | 10 ways the City of Cape Town wants to drought-proof the metro

Sunday 17th February 2019

The City of Cape Town has made key shifts in the way it thinks about water and has come up with a draft strategy that hopes to cushion citizens from future water shocks. view more

News24.com | Preservation order for Bushiri's aircraft, investigators allege loan agreement fabricated

Sunday 17th February 2019

Self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri's multimillion-rand private jet has been attached by the Asset Forfeiture Unit amid allegations that he fabricated loan agreement papers to acquire it. view more

News24.com | WATCH: Small blue creatures! See these die-hard smurfs fans break a world record

Saturday 16th February 2019

A group of German friends claimed a world record for the highest number of people dressed and painted blue in the regulation smurf attire - curly hats and all - gathered in one place. view more

News24.com | Scrap e-tolls, demands Gauteng ANC as repeated call falls on deaf ears

Sunday 17th February 2019

The ANC in Gauteng is not happy with its national leadership after the contentious e-tolls issue was left out of both the party's January manifesto launch and in President Cyri Ramaphosa's state of the nation address last week. view more

Sport24.co.za | Humble hero Perera describes innings of a lifetime

Sunday 17th February 2019

Before Kingsmead, Kusal Perera's best offering in his 14 Test matches for Sri Lanka was a knock of 110 against Zimbabwe in Harare back in 2016. view more

Sport24.co.za | S15: Bulls, Sharks hit ground running

Saturday 16th February 2019

Former ally Duane Vermeulen tormenting them was just another reason for the Stormers to wince in the Loftus after-match dressing room, writes Rob Houwing. view more

News24.com | Ramaphosa: Arrests on the cards for VBS crooks

Saturday 16th February 2019

VBS scandal top of agenda during roll-out of ANC's manifesto in Limpopo view more

News24.com | NEW DISCOVERY: Witches' marks, initially thought to be graffiti, found inside caves

Saturday 16th February 2019

An unprecedented number of "witches' marks" dating back 60 000 years have been discovered inside caves at a limestone gorge in the East Midlands. view more

News24.com | Baby miraculously survives after being bundled in a pillow and thrown into a medical waste bin

Saturday 16th February 2019

There has been another miraculous escape for a new-born infant who was allegedly discarded by his mother in Durban. 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 | Eskom's load shedding - the biggest political nightmare to have shaken the ANC

Sunday 17th February 2019

Load shedding returned with a vengeance, reaching levels of severity not seen for four years and analysts say it has blown up into the biggest political threat facing President Cyril Ramaphosa's ANC just three months away from elections. view more

Fin24.com | Want to improve managing your money? Here are 7 tools

Sunday 17th February 2019

This list looks at seven top South African products disrupting the traditional way of doing finance. view more

Fin24.com | Gordhan expects full assessment on Eskom's troubles within 2 weeks

Sunday 17th February 2019

While Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan is hoping to get a report back from the team tasked with assessing the problems at Eskom within two weeks, an analyst says bringing in external help shows the risk of outsiders coming into the power utility's "challenging" culture. view more

Fin24.com | 5 questions: Accounting body's new boss on 'rogue accountants' & helping SA impress rating agencies

Sunday 17th February 2019

Shahied Daniels, recently appointed as new CEO of the SA Institute of Professional Accountants, talks strategy with Fin24. view more

Fin24.com | Guardians for Eskom's power stations as load shedding fears continue

Sunday 17th February 2019

Police and intelligence officers will be deployed to Eskom's power stations to prevent sabotage as the government implements a plan to end outages and help the utility recover, reports the Sunday Times. view more

Business NEWS24

Fin24.com | Eskom's load shedding - the biggest political nightmare to have shaken the ANC

Sunday 17th February 2019

Load shedding returned with a vengeance, reaching levels of severity not seen for four years and analysts say it has blown up into the biggest political threat facing President Cyril Ramaphosa's ANC just three months away from elections. view more

Fin24.com | Want to improve managing your money? Here are 7 tools

Sunday 17th February 2019

This list looks at seven top South African products disrupting the traditional way of doing finance. view more

Fin24.com | Gordhan expects full assessment on Eskom's troubles within 2 weeks

Sunday 17th February 2019

While Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan is hoping to get a report back from the team tasked with assessing the problems at Eskom within two weeks, an analyst says bringing in external help shows the risk of outsiders coming into the power utility's "challenging" culture. view more

Fin24.com | 5 questions: Accounting body's new boss on 'rogue accountants' & helping SA impress rating agencies

Sunday 17th February 2019

Shahied Daniels, recently appointed as new CEO of the SA Institute of Professional Accountants, talks strategy with Fin24. view more

Fin24.com | Guardians for Eskom's power stations as load shedding fears continue

Sunday 17th February 2019

Police and intelligence officers will be deployed to Eskom's power stations to prevent sabotage as the government implements a plan to end outages and help the utility recover, reports the Sunday Times. view more

Fin24.com | Samsung in smartphone push as it creeps on the home turf of Apple

Sunday 17th February 2019

Samsung will open three US retail stores to promote its Galaxy line of smartphones as the South Korean giant sets to launch an updated flagship handset. view more

Fin24.com | 'Africa's most successful trader' Jacques Magliolo accused of fraud, running a ponzi scam

Sunday 17th February 2019

"Africa's Most Successful Trader" and "international bestselling author" Jacques Magliolo is being accused of fraud and running a Ponzi scheme. view more

Fin24.com | #Budget 2019: Mboweni 'must trim government fat'

Sunday 17th February 2019

Reducing spending is expected to take centre stage in this year's Budget, but questions remain about where the Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will manage to find money, given the current tough economic climate. view more

Fin24.com | We owe South Africa an explanation on how Eskom failed - Gordhan

Sunday 17th February 2019

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says government owes South Africans an explanation on how multi-billion projects such as the Medupi and Kusile coal plants failed, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has said. view more

Fin24.com | Important tax change for South Africans working abroad

Sunday 17th February 2019

SA law has been changed in relation to the exemption of foreign employment income and effective 1 March 2020 this exemption will be capped, says a tax expert. view more

Fin24.com | The Sunday Read: Accounting body will deal with bad apples, says CEO amid Zondo revelations

Sunday 17th February 2019

It is unfortunate that "a few rogue accountants" managed to tarnish the image of the accounting profession in SA, says the new CEO of the SA Institute of Professional Accountants. view more

Fin24.com | Palladium still hasn't peaked

Sunday 17th February 2019

Platinum's lesser-known cousin keeps going from strength to strength, says David Fickling. view more

Fin24.com | Trump's new trade decision: Impose tariffs on imported cars?

Sunday 17th February 2019

Sometimes, on a bad night, Brad Strong wakes at 02:00 and can't get back to sleep. The insomnia isn't about his family or money or health. It's about tariffs. view more

Fin24.com | South Africans feel less happy than 5 years ago - survey

Saturday 16th February 2019

About 71% of South Africans surveyed by Pernod Ricard feel the country is less convivial - or happy - than five years ago. view more

Fin24.com | Child support - what the law says

Saturday 16th February 2019

All parents carry the responsibility to financially support their children, with very rare exceptions, explains attorney Simon Dippenaar. view more

Fin24.com | 5 questions: Total's Adewale Fayemi on Brulpadda - and hitting the ground running

Saturday 16th February 2019

Fin24 talks to Total's Adewale Fayemi about the company's significant find at Brulpadda, and how the next steps will unfold. view more

Fin24.com | SA likely lost R1bn per load shedding stage per day - analyst

Saturday 16th February 2019

Based on previous losses, it is likely that the loss to SA's GDP due to Eskom load shedding since last Sunday has been about R1bn per load shedding stage per day, says an analyst. view more

Fin24.com | Load shedding not likely over the next few days: Eskom

Sunday 17th February 2019

Eskom says there is low probability of load shedding over the next few days, but may cut power at short notice view more

Fin24.com | WATCH: China trade deal deadline could slide: Trump

Saturday 16th February 2019

US President Donald Trump says he could see letting the March 1 deadline for reaching a trade agreement with China slide a little, as representatives from both sides meet for talks this week. view more

Fin24.com | Load shedding: This is how Eskom plans to turn things around

Saturday 16th February 2019

A look at the nine-point plan that Eskom hopes will turn its fortunes around. 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

Gordhan's IPP renegotiation proposal triggers 'breach of contract' warnings

Friday 15th February 2019

A report indicating that the South African government may seek to renegotiate power purchase agreements (PPAs) concluded with independent power producers (IPPs) in 2011 and 2012 is raising alarm bells within the industry, which is still recovering from a protracted period of uncertainty created by Eskom's refusal to sign new PPAs between 2015 and 2018. Business Day reported on Friday that Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan had proposed that contracts concluded during the first two bid windows of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) be renegotiated to "alleviate pressure on Eskom and the electricity tariff". view more

Banks urge Ramaphosa to put politics aside in fixing State firms

Friday 15th February 2019

A lobby group representing South African banks urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to prioritise the country's wider interests rather than securing votes for the ruling African National Congress if he is to boost confidence in the economy before May elections. Ramaphosa's plan to split its troubled power utility Eskom Holdings into three separate parts has met resistance from the country's largest labor federation, which has been in an alliance with the ANC and the country's communist party since winning the nation's first multi-racial elections in 1994. While his administration has replaced boards and top executives at state-owned companies, including Eskom, it hasn't embraced the job cuts needed to bring costs down or the privatisation of State assets. view more

Hostile construction environment to persist until infrastructure spend recovers

Friday 15th February 2019

Construction is a depressing place to be at the moment, says Hogan Lovells partner and construction head Clive Rumsey, citing the lack of large infrastructure projects, deriving from lacklustre economic growth and a backlog in tender adjudication, as some of the reasons why the sector is struggling financially. "Of the major players in the construction sector, divisions of Basil Read and the Liviero Group have already gone into business rescue, Group Five is sitting at around 70c a share . . . Aveng around 5c a share," he comments. view more

Barloworld shareholders approve BEE share scheme Khula Sizwe

Friday 15th February 2019

JSE-listed Barloworld Group shareholders have voted in favour of the company's broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) share scheme, Khula Sizwe, following an extraordinary general meeting.  The industrial brand management group on Friday, said this transaction will pave the way for it to increase its BBBEE ownership contribution by 14 percent, improving overall ownership to around 48%, excluding mandated investments. view more

African market is opening up to corporate PPAs - Baker McKenzie

Friday 15th February 2019

At a time when electricity tariffs are increasing and the shift towards greener energy is gaining momentum, law firm Baker McKenzie says Africa is starting to see a surge in the signing of corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs). view more

Icasa boss sentenced to 20 years in prison for fraud, money laundering

Friday 15th February 2019

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) chairperson Rubben Mohlaloga has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for fraud and money laundering. Mohlalonga was sentenced - alongside former acting head of the Land Bank Philemon Mohlahlane and attorney Dinga Rammy Nkwashu - on Thurday at the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court, the National Prosecuting Authority confirmed. view more

Daimler Trucks upbeat on 2019 prospects, new Arocs expands range

Friday 15th February 2019

Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA) CEO Jasper Hafkamp is confident that the momentum seen in the second half of the year in terms of new-truck sales in the local market will continue into 2019. The first half of 2018 was "very bad", but the outlook improved significantly as the year progressed, especially in the fourth quarter, he notes. view more

Mondi expects earnings for 2018 to rise 25% to 29%

Friday 15th February 2019

Paper and packaging company Mondi said on Friday it expected earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization for the year ended December 31 to be above that of the comparable prior year period of €1.48-billion. Mondi, which will release its results on February 28, said special item net charges after tax for the year would be around €92-million, of which €81-million was recognised in the first half. The group recognised special item net charges after tax of €53-million the previous year. view more

Pioneer Foods four months revenue up 7.8%, buoyed by UK price inflation in UK

Friday 15th February 2019

Pioneer Foods said on Friday its turnover increased by 7.8% in the four months to 31 January, primarily driven by price inflation in bread, wheat flour, rice, export fruit and a sound volume growth in these products and breakfast cereals in the UK. The owner of brand names such as Weet-Bix, Liqui-Fruit, Ceres, Sasko, Safari, Spekko and White Star said the overall like-for-like volume growth was two percent, excluding the contribution of the acquired businesses Wellington and Lizi, implying basket inflation of 5.8%. view more

Grand Parade to close Dunkin', Baskin Robbins in South Africa

Friday 15th February 2019

Grand Parade Investments said on Friday it had filed to close its Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin Robbins franchises in the country due to poor performance and would instead channel capital into its chain of Burger King outlets. "The decision to exit Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin Robbins was made following sustained losses in these businesses and an unsuccessful process to dispose of these businesses," the company said in a statement. view more


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