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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 | European stocks drop at open

Friday 22nd January 2021

European stocks fell at the open Friday, extending the previous session's falls as the focus switches back to the economic impact of fresh virus lockdowns. view more

News24.com | BlackRock opens door to bitcoin in boost for cryptocurrency

Saturday 23rd January 2021

BlackRock, Wall Street's biggest money manager, is opening the door to investing in bitcoin futures in a potential boost for the controversial cryptocurrency. view more

News24.com | Hong Kong stocks close lower

Friday 22nd January 2021

Hong Kong stocks finished with a big loss Friday, having spent most of the week enjoying big gains that sent the Hang Seng index to a 20-month high. view more

News24.com | Asian markets drop after Biden-fuelled rally

Friday 22nd January 2021

Asian markets fell Friday as investors took a breather following a strong week for global equities as Joe Biden took up residence in the White House, though there were concerns about the outlook for his new stimulus proposal. view more

News24.com | Tokyo stocks open lower on profit-taking

Friday 22nd January 2021

Tokyo stocks opened lower on Friday on profit-taking, with a dearth of fresh market-moving factors following a rally in the previous session. 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 | Cele wants probe into Mpumalanga premier for not wearing mask at Jackson Mthembu funeral

Sunday 24th January 2021

Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane has apologised after she was captured on camera not wearing a mask while attending the funeral of Jackson Mthembu. view more

News24.com | Kruger Park evacuates some camps, closes roads as Cyclone Eloise hits

Sunday 24th January 2021

Main roads have been closed, bushveld camps evacuated and rivers are flowing strongly due to heavy downpours as a result of tropical storm Eloise. view more

News24.com | PICS | Cyclone Eloise downgraded in severity, but floods hit KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo

Sunday 24th January 2021

There have been reports of light flooding and debris causing roads to be closed in low-lying areas of Limpopo after heavy rains as a result of tropical storm Eloise. view more

News24.com | Covid-19: AfriForum takes SAHPRA, Mkhize to court to approve ivermectin for patients

Sunday 24th January 2021

AfriForum it taking the legal route to ensure ivermectin can be used to treat Covid-19 patients, as the University of Free State prepares clinical trial protocol to determine its efficacy. view more

News24.com | SA Breweries suspends contracts of 550 temporary workers - report

Sunday 24th January 2021

SA Breweries has suspended the contracts of 550 temporary workers indefinitely, citing the impact of the alcohol ban, according to a report by the Business Times. view more

News24.com | LIVE | SA hits 1 412 986 Covid-19 cases as death toll climbs to 40 874

Monday 25th January 2021

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

News24.com | Cyclone Eloise: Homes wrecked, thousands displaced in Mozambique, report says

Sunday 24th January 2021

Severe winds and heavy rains wrecked thousands of buildings, ruined crops and displaced almost 7 000 people in Mozambique over the weekend, officials said in their first detailed report on the disaster. view more

News24.com | 2 Daily Lotto players win the prize

Sunday 24th January 2021

Here are the results for the draw. view more

News24.com | Liverpool's woes continue as Bruno Fernandes fires Man United to victory in FA Cup thriller

Sunday 24th January 2021

A late Bruno Fernandes free-kick proved to be the match-winner as Manchester United beat Liverpool in an FA Cup thriller at Old Trafford to advance to the fifth round. view more

News24.com | Covid-19: Another Gauteng matric exam marker dies

Sunday 24th January 2021

Yet another Gauteng matric examinations marker has died after testing positive for Covid-19. view more

News24.com | Covid-19: US tops 25 million cases, says Johns Hopkins University

Sunday 24th January 2021

More than 25 million Covid-19 cases have been recorded in the United States since the pandemic began, Johns Hopkins University said Sunday, just days after President Joe Biden's inauguration. view more

News24.com | South Africa Tests mark 'monumental moment' for Pakistan cricket

Sunday 24th January 2021

South Africa will play their first Test in Pakistan for 14 years this week, a match being described as a "monumental moment" for the revival of international cricket in the country. view more

News24.com | CT City down Arrows in 6-goal thriller

Sunday 24th January 2021

Cape Town City produced a scintillating second-half performance as they rallied from behind to record a 4-2 victory over Golden Arrows at Cape Town Stadium view more

News24.com | Trump administration had no Covid-19 vaccine distribution plan, says White House

Sunday 24th January 2021

There was no distribution plan for the coronavirus vaccine set up by the Trump administration as the virus raged in its last months in office, new President Joe Biden's chief of staff, Ron Klain, says. view more

News24.com | Heavy rains hits Jozini in northern KZN - Tropical cyclone Eloise not expected to be as severe as initially predicted

Sunday 24th January 2021

Heavy rain hit Jozini, in northern KwaZulu-Natal, on Sunday afternoon but the South African Weather Service (Saws) said it does not expect more severe weather conditions as tropical cyclone Eloise has been downgraded to a tropical depression. view more

News24.com | Eskom load reduction for Sunday now includes parts of Gauteng

Sunday 24th January 2021

Eskom has announced that there will be more load reduction - localised rolling blackouts aimed at easing the burden on the power grid - in several provinces on Sunday evening, including parts of Gauteng. view more

News24.com | Sharks coach heaps praise on powerful pack

Sunday 24th January 2021

Sharks coach Sean Everitt was a happy man after his charges defeated Western Province to advance to the Currie Cup final. view more

News24.com | Scottish leader accuses Boris Johnson of 'fearing democracy' over independence issue

Sunday 24th January 2021

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon accused British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday of fearing democracy when it comes to letting the Scottish people express their will on independence from the United Kingdom. view more

News24.com | Lockdown: Solidarity challenges Motshekga's authority to keep private schools closed

Sunday 24th January 2021

According to trade union Solidarity, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga does not have the authority to tell independent schools when they may open or close. view more

News24.com | Ramaphosa pays tribute to healthcare staff who treated Mthembu: 'You did everything you could'

Sunday 24th January 2021

During his eulogy at the funeral of Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu, President Cyril Ramaphosa thanked the healthcare workers who treated him in hospital. view more

Engineering News

Barloworld restructures its Motor Retail business in R947m deal

Friday 22nd January 2021

Barloworld has entered into an agreement with NMI Durban South Motors (NMI-DSM) to dispose of its Motor Retail business as a going concern for R947-million. NMI-DSM is a joint venture of the Barloworld group, in which Barloworld holds a 50% interest alongside the Akoo family.  view more

2021 poised to be significant year of transition for SA's energy and minerals sectors

Friday 22nd January 2021

This year could prove to be game changing for the long-term prospects and resilience of South Africa's energy and minerals sectors. The electricity sector, which together with Eskom has sapped confidence and growth from the South African economy for more than a decade, should begin its slow recovery in earnest this year. view more

After pandemic, oil firms even less willing to cover $3.9bn cost of South Africa's clean fuel plan

Friday 22nd January 2021

After being hit by the pandemic, oil companies in South Africa are unlikely to upgrade refineries to cut sulphur emissions unless the government allows them to pass the costs on to consumers or offers other support, the South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) says. New rules requiring oil refineries in South Africa to cut diesel sulphur levels to 10 parts per million (ppm) had been due to come into effect in 2017 but have been postponed indefinitely due to a disagreement between the government and SAPIA, which represents oil majors, over who will cover the cost. view more

Redefine Properties resolves not to declare full-year dividend

Friday 22nd January 2021

The board of real estate investment trust (Reit) Redefine Properties has resolved not to pay a dividend in respect of the 2020 financial year, in the face of ongoing Covid-19 uncertainty. The board explained in a January 22 statement that it had considered the needs of all stakeholders in the context of a rapidly changing trading environment. view more

South Africa's widening budget gap may drive up tax targets

Friday 22nd January 2021

South Africa may be forced to revise its tax increase targets as its budget shortfall is set to breach wartime levels for a second consecutive year. The budget deficit will reach 11% of gross domestic product in the fiscal year through March 2022, according to the median estimate of 13 economists in a Bloomberg survey. That compares with the government's estimate of 10.1% published in October's medium-term budget policy statement. view more

Tribunal issues order for interim arrangement in GovChat, WhatsApp and Facebook matter

Friday 22nd January 2021

The Competition Tribunal has released an order for an interim arrangement until it issues its decision in the interim relief application against WhatsApp and Facebook by Government's WhatsApp-based citizen engagement platform. The order, which will regulate the arrangements between GovChat, WhatsApp and Facebook from now until the Tribunal issues its decision, was issued because the parties were unable to agree on arrangements among themselves during this interim period. view more

'Comply with Political Party Funding Act' - Pityana urges business, politicians

Friday 22nd January 2021

With the Political Party Funding Act expected to come into effect from April 1, Business Unity South Africa president Sipho Pityana has called on political parties and business to urgently comply with the legislation. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the signing of the Act, on Friday, paving the way for transparent and accountable party funding. Pityana said the legislation was a long time coming. view more

Saice welcomes new construction industry umbrella body

Friday 22nd January 2021

The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice) has welcomed the establishment of the newly formed construction industry umbrella body, the Construction Alliance South Africa (Casa). Saice CEO Vishaal Lutchman says the institution "looks forward to playing an active role in creating a united voice in our quest to lead the post-Covid recovery of the industry, as well as tackling a number of longstanding issues such as transformation of the sector, corruption and unethical business practices". view more

Craft Craze app to boost craft beverage manufacturers' reach

Friday 22nd January 2021

A mobile application (app) - Craft Craze - has been developed to further the market reach and ease of access to South African-made craft beverages, including the growing craft beer market. Prototype app development started in March 2019, after which Craft Craze presented the concept to breweries in Gauteng. The resulting "fantastic response" led to the concept being developed further, with app development having started in earnest in April 2020, Craft Craze CEO Jorge Jardim tells Engineering News. view more

Positive and passionate Kim Pratley passes away

Friday 22nd January 2021

South African industrial chemicals and supplies manufacturer Pratley has announced the passing of  CEO and MD Kim Pratley on January 19. "As a company, we mourn the passing of our beloved father, dedicated MD, mentor, friend and colleague. His passing leaves a deep hole in the lives of everyone at Pratley and all those who knew him. He was so many things to so many of us, and as much sadness fills our hearts, we are comforted by the many memories and achievements that he spearheaded during his time as head of Pratley. His legacy will live on through everything we do," says Pratley manager Andrew Pratley. 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 | SA Breweries suspends contracts of 550 temporary workers - report

Sunday 24th January 2021

SA Breweries has suspended the contracts of 550 temporary workers indefinitely, citing the impact of the alcohol ban, according to a report by the Business Times. view more

News24.com | Eskom load reduction for Sunday now includes parts of Gauteng

Sunday 24th January 2021

Eskom has announced that there will be more load reduction - localised rolling blackouts aimed at easing the burden on the power grid - in several provinces on Sunday evening, including parts of Gauteng. view more

News24.com | A sweet aftertaste: how global sugar binge surprised even the world's top traders

Sunday 24th January 2021

A home-baking frenzy, stimulus checks and stockpiling all meant that global demand fared quite well last season, proving wrong some of the world's top sugar traders view more

News24.com | In Zimbabwe, coronavirus sick told to buy their own ventilators

Sunday 24th January 2021

The situation in Zimbabwe illustrates what happens when the coronavirus collides with one of the world's most run-down health systems - nurses on strike, oxygen running out and undertakers not keeping up view more

News24.com | Eskom to roll out load reduction in 4 provinces including Limpopo, Mpumalanga

Saturday 23rd January 2021

Eskom will be rolling out load reduction - localised blackouts aimed at easing the burden on the power grid - in four provinces, it said in an announcement on Saturday afternoon. view more

Business NEWS24

News24.com | SA Breweries suspends contracts of 550 temporary workers - report

Sunday 24th January 2021

SA Breweries has suspended the contracts of 550 temporary workers indefinitely, citing the impact of the alcohol ban, according to a report by the Business Times. view more

News24.com | Eskom load reduction for Sunday now includes parts of Gauteng

Sunday 24th January 2021

Eskom has announced that there will be more load reduction - localised rolling blackouts aimed at easing the burden on the power grid - in several provinces on Sunday evening, including parts of Gauteng. view more

News24.com | A sweet aftertaste: how global sugar binge surprised even the world's top traders

Sunday 24th January 2021

A home-baking frenzy, stimulus checks and stockpiling all meant that global demand fared quite well last season, proving wrong some of the world's top sugar traders view more

News24.com | In Zimbabwe, coronavirus sick told to buy their own ventilators

Sunday 24th January 2021

The situation in Zimbabwe illustrates what happens when the coronavirus collides with one of the world's most run-down health systems - nurses on strike, oxygen running out and undertakers not keeping up view more

News24.com | Eskom to roll out load reduction in 4 provinces including Limpopo, Mpumalanga

Saturday 23rd January 2021

Eskom will be rolling out load reduction - localised blackouts aimed at easing the burden on the power grid - in four provinces, it said in an announcement on Saturday afternoon. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Revenues at Trump properties tank

Saturday 23rd January 2021

Some of former President Donald Trump's most high-profile hospitality properties took a large revenue hit last year as Covid-19 lockdowns hurt business, according to a financial disclosure filed on his final day in office. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Norwegian Air gets backing for survival plan

Saturday 23rd January 2021

Norway backed Norwegian Air's survival plan on Thursday as Industry Minister Iselin Nyboe said that the government had no intention of being a shareholder but would stump up cash if private investors did too. view more

News24.com | Key UK customs system overwhelmed within weeks of Brexit

Saturday 23rd January 2021

A key UK government customs system has been overwhelmed within weeks of Brexit and threatens to trigger more disruption as freight traffic increases. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Lebanese crisis leaves students struggling to pay fees

Saturday 23rd January 2021

Lebanon's worst economic crisis has prompted universities to change the exchange rates they use, with devastating consequences for students who pay in the stricken local currency. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Musk offers $100 million prize for carbon capture

Saturday 23rd January 2021

Tesla founder Elon Musk is offering a $100 million prize for the best technology to capture carbon dioxide emissions. view more

News24.com | BlackRock opens door to bitcoin in boost for cryptocurrency

Saturday 23rd January 2021

BlackRock, Wall Street's biggest money manager, is opening the door to investing in bitcoin futures in a potential boost for the controversial cryptocurrency. view more

News24.com | Vacancies rise as landlords battle rough rental market

Saturday 23rd January 2021

Activity in the residential rental market is driven by low interest rates, attractive market pricing, lower transfer duties and the changing housing needs due to the pandemic. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Ford to recall 3 million vehicles

Saturday 23rd January 2021

Ford said on Thursday it will recall 3 million vehicles for air bag inflators that could rupture, at a cost of $610 million. view more

News24.com | MONEY CLINIC | I've received my debt clearance certificate but still can't get credit. What now?

Saturday 23rd January 2021

A frustrated Fin24 reader went into debt review and has since received a debt clearance certificate, but is still unable to obtain credit. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Amazon offers to help Biden with vaccine rollout

Friday 22nd January 2021

Amazon.com offered to help with the United States' efforts involving the Covid-19 vaccine, according to a letter addressed to President Joe Biden, seen by Reuters. view more

News24.com | Johann Rupert angers Swiss with early Covid-19 shot

Saturday 23rd January 2021

Rupert was one of 12 test patients in the canton of Thurgau shortly before vaccinations were offered to a wider public which has angered Swiss residents. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Facebook hands decision on Trump ban to oversight board

Friday 22nd January 2021

Facebook said on Thursday it was referring its decision to indefinitely suspend the accounts of former US President Donald Trump to its independent oversight board. view more

News24.com | Cell C vows to let 'law take its course' on former exec arrested in R64m fraud case

Friday 22nd January 2021

Mobile operator Cell C says it will allow the law to take its course following the arrest of an ex executive for alleged fraud and corruption relating to a R64m tender scam. view more

News24.com | Nedbank board chair takes immediate sick leave

Friday 22nd January 2021

Nedbank said Vassi Naidoo needs time to focus on a medical treatment not related to Covid-19. view more

News24.com | Ramaphosa signs off 2020 tax acts

Friday 22nd January 2021

The tax acts were published in the government gazette this week and give effect to tax proposals outlined in the February 2020 budget. view more

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