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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 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

News24.com | Markets mixed as early rally loses momentum

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Asian markets were mixed Wednesday as an early rally fizzled out on profit-taking and lingering worries about the impact of a spike in coronavirus infections around the world. 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 | ANC reverses decision to reinstate Mpumalanga rape-accused leader

Thursday 26th November 2020

The ANC Mpumalanga has reversed its decision to reinstate a provincial leader accused of raping two eight-year-olds. view more

News24.com | Funding SAA is my mandate, not my choice, Mboweni tells irate MPs

Thursday 26th November 2020

Members of Parliament at the National Council of Provinces expressed misgivings about the effects of giving the national carrier access to R10.5 billion in the medium term. view more

News24.com | Covid-19: Hospitals on the Garden Route taking strain amid fears of a resurgence in Western Cape

Thursday 26th November 2020

Hospitals on the Garden Route are under severe pressure as a Covid-19 resurgence takes hold, the Western Cape Department of Health has warned. view more

News24.com | CR17 campaign funding: Mkhwebane case 'hopeless' on merits and should be dismissed, says lawyer

Thursday 26th November 2020

The ConCourt should dismiss Busisiswe Mkhwebane application to appeal a High Court ruling which set aside her report into Cyril Ramaphosa's campaign, an advocate has said. view more

News24.com | OPINION | There needs to be more unity among South Africans fighting for a free Palestine

Friday 27th November 2020

Wesley Seale writes that at this historical juncture in world politics it is crucial for activists calling for a free Palestine, here in South Africa, to unite. view more

News24.com | OPINION | Black Friday: Buy local to help boost our economy

Friday 27th November 2020

Eustace Mashimbye is encouraging South Africans to buy local this Black Friday to help grow our economy which has been devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic. view more

News24.com | LIVE | Covid-19 in SA: Death toll at 21 289, with 778 571 confirmed cases

Friday 27th November 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 | Every day ke payday for Daily Lotto players

Thursday 26th November 2020

Here are the results for the draw. view more

News24.com | Mabuza asks for space for ANC to 'deal' with its reinstatement of rape-accused leader

Thursday 26th November 2020

The ANC should be allowed to "deal with the matter" of it reinstating to its Mpumalanga PEC, a man accused of raping two minors, said Deputy President David Mabuza. view more

News24.com | NSFAS administrator under armed protection in wake of nepotism and mismanagement allegations

Thursday 26th November 2020

National Student Financial Aid Scheme administrator Randall Carolissen has denied the allegations, saying none of his relatives was employed at NSFAS. view more

News24.com | ATM's motion of no confidence in Ramaphosa will be voted next week by an open ballot

Thursday 26th November 2020

The ATM's motion of no confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa will be voted on by open ballot next week. view more

News24.com | Men in the ANC sign pledge to 'be a positive role model' in fight against GBV

Thursday 26th November 2020

The ANC parliamentary caucus launched a campaign for the 16 days of Activism against gender-based violence and femicide. view more

News24.com | CR17 campaign funding: Mkhwebane's lawyers tell ConCourt she has jurisdiction to investigate

Thursday 26th November 2020

Lawyer representing Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has told the Constitutional Court that it was "wrong" for the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to set aside her report into President Cyril Ramaphosa's CR17 campaign, adding Mkhwebane had jurisdiction to investigate the President. view more

News24.com | Erasmus and Kolisi scoop top awards

Thursday 26th November 2020

Just a little more than a year after they spearheaded South Africa's third triumph at the Rugby World Cup in Japan, Rassie Erasmus and Siya Kolisi walked away with another set of awards on Thursday morning. view more

News24.com | ANC veterans call on party's NEC to 'act against Magashule and dismember RET group'

Thursday 26th November 2020

The ANC Veterans League in the North West has called for Luthuli House to act against party secretary-general Ace Magashule at the national executive committee (NEC) meeting this weekend. view more

News24.com | WATCH | 'El Diego' in the greatest warm-up video of all time

Thursday 26th November 2020

Take a look back at a Diego Maradona's warm-up session that left many fans enchanted by his wizardry of as we remember the Argentine's genius after his passing. view more

News24.com | KwaZulu-Natal man who doused house with petrol, and set it alight, charged with murder of toddler

Thursday 26th November 2020

A KwaZulu-Natal man has been arrested after allegedly dousing an Ezingoleni home in petrol and setting it alight, resulting in the death of a nearly two-year-old baby girl. view more

News24.com | Warrant of arrest issued for hospitalised Agrizzi as fraud and corruption case postponed

Thursday 26th November 2020

A warrant of arrest, not to be enforced until the next scheduled court appearance, has been issued against Angelo Agrizzi, who failed to appear alongside his three co-accused in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on fraud and corruption charges on Thursday. view more

News24.com | 'Unwarranted personal attack' - legal body slams Zuma Foundation for attacking Ngcukaitobi, Zondo

Thursday 26th November 2020

The General Council of the Bar of South Africa (GCB), an association of 14 societies of advocates across the country, has slammed the Jacob Zuma Foundation for publicly condemning the presence of advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi at the Zondo commission last week. view more

News24.com | Proteas await final round of Covid-19 results, Pretorius ruled out of England series

Thursday 26th November 2020

CSA medical officer Dr Shuaib Manjra revealed that if a number of players tests positive on Thursday, the opening T20 at Newlands will be cancelled. view more

Engineering News

Six steps proposed for unlocking larger-scale self-gen projects, amid ongoing government resistance

Thursday 26th November 2020

Six steps could be taken immediately by the South African government and the energy regulator to unlock more self-generation investment by residential, commercial, industrial, mining and agricultural consumers so as to minimise power shortages and reduce the threat of load-shedding, a newly released paper argues. Published by Meridian Economics and authored by Dr Grové Steyn and Celeste Renaud the briefing note argues that distributed generation projects represent the quickest response to the country's power crisis, but that they are currently being stymied by "regulatory red tape". view more

Stefanutti Stocks stays in the red as it reports R101m loss

Thursday 26th November 2020

The impact of Covid-19, as well as an adverse market, saw Stefanutti Stocks report an operating loss of R101-million for the six months ended August 31, compared with a R865-million loss in the same period last year. Contract revenue from continuing operations declined from R2.9-billion to R1.7-billion. view more

Steadily growing order books helps M&R weather remaining pandemic impacts

Thursday 26th November 2020

While still recovering from a R622-million Covid-19 impact on its business in the 2020 financial year, JSE-listed construction group Murry & Roberts (M&R) says its R60.5-billion order book will help in its upward trajectory following the pandemic. The company had reported an order book of R54.2-billion at the end of September, but this has since growth as a result of the TransGrid project award to M&R's subsidiary Clough, valued at A$1.5-billion. view more

Nissan unveils large SUV contender for local market

Thursday 26th November 2020

Japanese vehicle manufacturer Nissan has lifted the veil on the new Terra, set to make its debut in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa in the latter part of next year. The sports-utility vehicle is based on the Navara pickup, and will compete with the likes of the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Everest. view more

SVI Engineering unveils armoured Land Cruiser for civilian or military use

Thursday 26th November 2020

Starting from a cool R1.6-million (excluding VAT), it is now possible to drive around in your own armoured Land Cruiser. Specialist manufacturer of armoured products, SVI Engineering, says its new Max 3 recognises the need for a cost-effective solution to protect vehicle occupants from both ballistic and general riot threats.  view more

Forge Academy launches AI lab in Johannesburg

Thursday 26th November 2020

Nokia-powered education facility Forge Academy has unveiled a fully inclusive artificial intelligence (AI) laboratory in Johannesburg. The laboratory, based at The Gantry, in Fourways, aims to equip students with theoretical, laboratory and on-the-job training for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and the global digital economy. view more

Bombardier locomotives pass 10m kilometre mark on South African rail lines

Thursday 26th November 2020

Mobility technology company Bombardier Transportation reports that, as of November 26, its locomotive fleet provided to State-owned logistics company Transnet has successfully completed ten-million kilometres in service since operations began in December 2017. Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) in March 2014 awarded Bombardier the contract to supply 240 electric Traxx Africa locomotives as part of its rail modernisation plan. view more

Payment of compensation to Ford Kuga owners finalised

Thursday 26th November 2020

The National Consumer Commission (NCC) says the payment of compensation under a  settlement agreement entered into between the NCC and Ford Motor Company South Africa, which was made an order by the National Consumer Tribunal (NCT) in March this year, has been finalised. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, Ford had agreed to pay each consumer R50 000 as compensation if their vehicle was distributed during the period 2014 to 2017 and that vehicle was one of the 56 Ford Kuga vehicles that caught fire (and where the fire originated in the engine compartment and damaged the vehicle). view more

SANEDI rolls out cool surface proof of concept project in Limpopo

Thursday 26th November 2020

The South African National Energy and Development Institute (SANEDI) has implemented a successful cool surface proof of concept (PoC) project at the Department of Defence's (DoD's) South African Military Health Service (SAMHS) training facility in Lephalale, Limpopo. The project, which entailed the resurfacing of 15 000 m2 of walls and roofs with cool surface technology, forms part of SANEDI's Million Cool Roofs Challenge, which sees the finalist working towards accelerating access to affordable, sustainable cooling through rapid deployment of cool roof materials. view more

Waterloo solar PV farm starts commercial operations

Thursday 26th November 2020

The 75 MW Waterloo solar photovoltaic (PV) farm, located 10 km outside of Vryburg, in the North West province, has started commercial operations. The project achieved full quality and grid-code compliance by local engineering, procurement and construction contractor juwi Renewable Energies on November 21, and is part of the government's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme. 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 | Thousands of German Amazon workers to strike on Black Friday

Thursday 26th November 2020

Some 2 500 Amazon workers in Germany started a three-day strike Thursday timed to disrupt the online retailer's "Black Friday" sales bonanza. view more

News24.com | Funding SAA is my mandate, not my choice, Mboweni tells irate MPs

Thursday 26th November 2020

Members of Parliament at the National Council of Provinces expressed misgivings about the effects of giving the national carrier access to R10.5 billion in the medium term. view more

News24.com | ArcelorMittal South Africa faces legal action over short time pay

Thursday 26th November 2020

Union says workers salaries have been reduced as a results of the changes in working times and describes the system as "unfair and unlawful". view more

News24.com | Former Bell Pottinger partners still owe liquidators about R36 million

Thursday 26th November 2020

Bell Pottinger went into administration in September 2017 after being expelled from the UK's premier public relations industry body for work done for the Gupta family. view more

News24.com | Mr Price says it lost R1.8 billion in sales in April due to strict lockdown

Thursday 26th November 2020

The fashion and homeware retailer reported a 24.8% decline in headline earnings per share in the 26 weeks ended 26 September. view more

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News24.com | Thousands of German Amazon workers to strike on Black Friday

Thursday 26th November 2020

Some 2 500 Amazon workers in Germany started a three-day strike Thursday timed to disrupt the online retailer's "Black Friday" sales bonanza. view more

News24.com | Funding SAA is my mandate, not my choice, Mboweni tells irate MPs

Thursday 26th November 2020

Members of Parliament at the National Council of Provinces expressed misgivings about the effects of giving the national carrier access to R10.5 billion in the medium term. view more

News24.com | ArcelorMittal South Africa faces legal action over short time pay

Thursday 26th November 2020

Union says workers salaries have been reduced as a results of the changes in working times and describes the system as "unfair and unlawful". view more

News24.com | Former Bell Pottinger partners still owe liquidators about R36 million

Thursday 26th November 2020

Bell Pottinger went into administration in September 2017 after being expelled from the UK's premier public relations industry body for work done for the Gupta family. view more

News24.com | Mr Price says it lost R1.8 billion in sales in April due to strict lockdown

Thursday 26th November 2020

The fashion and homeware retailer reported a 24.8% decline in headline earnings per share in the 26 weeks ended 26 September. view more

News24.com | Bitcoin plunges along with other digital currencies

Thursday 26th November 2020

Bitcoin slumped as much as 8.7%, the most since early August, while digital coins like Ether also tumbled view more

News24.com | ECB warns against 'abrupt' end to pandemic aid

Thursday 26th November 2020

The European Central Bank warned Wednesday that a premature withdrawal of government support to the eurozone's pandemic-hit economies could derail the recovery and trigger a wave of bankruptcies. view more

News24.com | Speed up SAA restructure so it can continue key role in Africa - aviation official

Thursday 26th November 2020

SAA and South Africa have played a major role in the growth of aviation in Africa, says an official of the International Air Transport Association. view more

News24.com | WATCH | What do we know about the Christmas bubble rules?

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Plans to allow people to form a temporary bubble over the festive season will be welcome news to families across the country. But how much do we know about what is being proposed? view more

News24.com | WATCH | Scotland becomes first nation in world to provide free period products

Wednesday 25th November 2020

The Scottish parliament unanimously passed legislation requiring the government to make period products available for free to those who cannot afford them. view more

News24.com | WATCH | UK wants fines for telcos using firms like Huawei

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Britain's telecoms companies could be fined up to 10% of turnover or £100 000 ($133 140) a day if they contravene a ban on using equipment made by China's Huawei under a new law put forward on Tuesday. view more

News24.com | Aviation body kicks off major security operations for transporting Covid-19 vaccine

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Governments have to step up and make sure they have all the right logistics for the vaccine to be administered successfully to people in Africa, says an aviation official. view more

News24.com | SA Express anchor funders could be Abu-Dhabi-based fund and KZN church group, Shembe

Thursday 26th November 2020

An Abu Dhabi-based investment firm and the foundation of a church group in KwaZulu-Natal have emerged as anchor investors for the SA Express equity crowdfunding initiative. view more

News24.com | New tool launched to help airlines meet climate commitments

Thursday 26th November 2020

The International Air Transport Association launched a new tool to help airlines meet their climate commitments. view more

News24.com | Business confidence up, but will it last?

Wednesday 25th November 2020

After reaching an all-time low in the second quarter, during the height of the Covid-19 lockdown, business confidence in South Africa seems to have picked up again. view more

News24.com | Petra's collection of rare blue diamonds fetches $40.3 million

Thursday 26th November 2020

The Letlapa Tala Collection of five blue diamonds, weighing 85.6 carats in total, were mined from the Cullinan Mine in September 2020 within the within the space of one week's production. view more

News24.com | Lawmakers quiz Eskom on R488-billion debt - and who they owe

Thursday 26th November 2020

Around R330bn of Eskom's R488bn debt is guaranteed by National Treasury, and the power utility will in the 2021 financial year repay R21 billion of the guaranteed debt. view more

News24.com | EOH employees colluded with government officials to secure tenders, inquiry hears

Wednesday 25th November 2020

The judicial commission into state capture has heard how the tender processes were abused so that EOH could lock down deals with the state. view more

News24.com | Listed tech firm EOH made payments to Zizi Kodwa and former Zuma PA

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Just over a million rand in payments were made from EOH's former public sector head to politically exposed persons over a period of two years, a probe found. 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

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