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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 | Markets WRAP: Rand ends week at R13.79/$

Friday 18th January 2019

The rand lost 0.5% against the greenback on Friday, but still ended the week slightly stronger that it started it on Monday. view more | JSE buoyed by global risk on sentiment

Friday 18th January 2019

JSE tracked other global markets on higher trading as the risk on sentiment persisted view more | Tesla cuts 7% of jobs, predicts 'very difficult' road ahead

Friday 18th January 2019

Tesla will cut its full-time employee headcount by 7%, the company just managed to eke out a profit in the fourth quarter. view more | Volatility hedge funds hit by market woes in all directions

Friday 18th January 2019

Some of the nimblest hedge-funds that trade volatility are hoping history doesn't repeat after suffering their worst year in over a decade. view more | Oil set for longest weekly rally since October on OPEC's curbs

Friday 18th January 2019

Oil headed for its longest weekly rally in three months on easing concern over whether the OPEC+ coalition will follow through on its pledge to slash production. view more

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards

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

Construction And Development - The Winner is Shree Property Holdings

Wednesday 16th January 2019

The Winner is Shree Property Holdings Shree Property Holdings is a property spec... view more

Transport, Storage And Communication - The winner is City Logistics

Wednesday 16th January 2019

The winner is City Logistics This year, City Logistics celebrates 30 years in bu... view more

Elan Property Group SMME Award - The Winner is Madunge Events and Projects

Wednesday 16th January 2019

The Winner of the eLan Property Group SMME Award is Madunge Events and Projects.... view more

KZN Leaders

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

AKASH SINGH's success has been driven by 'thinking big" and then having the determination to succeed

Sunday 25th March 2018

AKASH SINGH's success has been driven by 'thinking big" and then having the dete... view more

KwaZulu-Natal Economic News By: Clive Coetzee


Wednesday 26th April 2017


Wednesday 26th April 2017

KZN Comp Model

Wednesday 26th April 2017

KZN Provincial Treasury - Economic Forecast South Africa June 2016

Monday 20th June 2016

Drought and electricity constraints slowed economic growth in 2015, and tighter&... view more


Wednesday 15th June 2016

Leads and lags analysis for the 1st quarter 2016. Click b... view more

KZN Provincial Treasury - Provincial Labour Market May 2016

Wednesday 15th June 2016


KZN Treasury - Business Survey

Thursday 26th May 2016

Soft Craft Research has been contracted by the KZN Treasury to conduct the KZN B... view more


KZN Business Sense

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

British Airways First Direct Flight From London Arrives In Durban

Tuesday 27th November 2018

King Shaka International Airport welcomed flight BA41 on Tuesday 30 October. view more

Zululand Chamber news

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


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 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   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

Start your Business Certification Day

Wednesday 10th October 2018

Tuesday, 9 October 2018 was Certification day following the International Labour Organisation’s “Start your Business” course, sponsored by the ZCCI’s Belgian partner, Trias. Three of the participants pitched their business plans to Nedbank Richards Bay’s branch Manager, Nolan Sundaram (second from left) and Standard Bank’s Manager of Small Enterprise for the Richards Bay region, Mags view more

Chamber is hiring

Monday 8th October 2018

Are you the next Marketing and Events Coordinator for ZCCI? Please refer to the attached job advert. If you have any queries do not hesitate to contact Gugu Nkosi at ( or 035 797 1800). Marketing and Events Coordinator   The Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry has a vacancy for a Marketing and Events Coordinator view more

Links to web pages

Monday 1st October 2018

Dear Members Please visit the “Useful Links” section under the “SERVICES” tab for links to the TRANSNET Port Terminal Procurement Page, the City of uMhlathuze and King Cetshwayo District Municipality’s websites, amongst others.   view more

Mhlathuze Water Weir back in operation

Friday 28th September 2018

Mhlathuze Water would like to inform all stakeholders that its Weir which was recently temporarily halted following an underground water seepage incident is back in operation. As a temporary measure and to ensure an uninterrupted supply to its customers, Mhlathuze Water had activated the Nsezi Lake to pump water while repairs to the Weir were 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 | The great Brexit stockpile: how UK Plc is bracing for no deal

Saturday 19th January 2019

Factory floors and storage facilities are filling up as manufacturers accumulate everything from printing ink and packaging to aircraft parts and tinned food view more | ANC prescription talk makes fund managers, public service unions nervous

Saturday 19th January 2019

The ANC elections manifesto itself says the party will investigate the introduction of prescribed assets on financial institutions' funds. view more | Stop Reserve Bank nationalisation talk, says BLSA's Bonang Mohale

Saturday 19th January 2019

Calls for the nationalisation of the central bank do not send a positive message to markets about the future country, says the head of Business Leadership South Africa. view more | How to deal with Eskom's ever-rising electricity tariffs

Saturday 19th January 2019

Eskom has applied to Nersa for a 15% tariff increase from 1 April 2019 for three consecutive years compounded, on top of a 4,5% RCA price increase already awarded, and further RCA applications in the pipeline. view more | Black industrialists - key players in government's commitment to grow SA

Saturday 19th January 2019

B-BBEE has produced patchy outcomes, at best. Enter the Black Industrialist Policy, writes Soria Hay. 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


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

Radebe insists IRP to be approved soon, amid Nedlac uncertainty

Friday 18th January 2019

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has reiterated that Cabinet could soon approve the long-awaited update to South Africa's Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for electricity, despite persistent suggestions that National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) sign-off of the document is still months away. Speaking at a briefing in Pretoria on Friday, following a meeting with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Minister Khalid Al-Falih, Radebe indicated that consultations had been finalised with both Parliament and Nedlac. view more

Aveng sells noncore Aveng Water business

Friday 18th January 2019

JSE-listed Aveng will sell Aveng Water and the Aveng Namibia Water business to Cambrose 735, a special purpose vehicle incorporated as a private company, Infinity Partners, for the purpose of the transaction, for R95-million. Infinity Partners is a 100% black-owned company jointly held by E-Squared Investments and Aveng Water's current MD Suzie Nkambule. view more

Clough JV selected as preferred tenderer for civil works at Australian hydropower project

Friday 18th January 2019

The Clough Salini Joint Venture (JV) has been selected as the preferred tenderer for about A$4-billion worth of civil works packages for the Snowy 2.0 project - a multiyear infrastructure project. Clough is a wholly owned subsidiary of Murray & Roberts and has a 35% shareholding in the JV. view more

Location a key discussion point as Saudi Aramco mulls South African refinery investment

Friday 18th January 2019

"Location, location, location," South Africa's Minister Jeff Radebe quipped on Friday after a meeting with his Saudi counterpart, Khalid Al-Falih, where it was agreed that Saudi Aramco and the Central Energy Fund (CEF) would jointly study a plan for a new oil refinery and petrochemical investment in South Africa. Radebe listed both Coega, in the Eastern Cape, which had been earmarked previously by the CEF's PetroSA as a possible location for a refinery that failed to materialise, as well as Richards Bay, in KwaZulu-Natal, as possible siting options. view more

Policy uncertainty index remains in negative territory - NWU

Friday 18th January 2019

The North West University (NWU) Business Schools' Policy Uncertainty Index (PUI) remained in negative territory in the fourth quarter of 2018. The business school noted that the country's economy had moved out of recessionary territory, but that economic recovery was slow and patchy. view more

SA has good policies but lacks implementation - Trade and Industry official

Friday 18th January 2019

South Africa has some of the best economic policies in the world but fails when it comes to implementing them, a senior government official said on Friday. The deputy director-general of special economic zones and economic transformation at the department of trade and industry Sipho Zikode also told a workshop that the economy needed to grow at a faster pace to create job opportunities especially for youth. view more

E-toll contract not renewed but extended - Electronic Toll Collection

Friday 18th January 2019

The Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) says its Gauteng e-toll contract with the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) has been extended - not renewed. It says the extension was made as per the provisions of the contract entered into between the parties in 2009. This was after the Democratic Alliance charged on Thursday that the ANC misled South Africans about the renewal of the contract. The party's premier candidate for Gauteng, Solly Msimanga, claimed that the contract was renewed ... view more

President signs into law three 2018 tax Bills

Friday 18th January 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law three 2018 tax Bills that give legislative effect to the tax proposals announced by former Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba in his yearly National Budget Speech on February 21, 2018, the National Treasury announced in a statement on Friday. These are the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Act; the Taxation Laws Amendment Act; and the Tax Administration Laws Amendment Act. view more

South African-built Hilux wins Dakar 2019

Friday 18th January 2019

A South African-built bakkie has clinched the 2019 Dakar rally. Driven by Qatari driver Nasser Al Attiyah and French co-driver Mathieu Baumel, the Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa's (SA's) Hilux powered to the checkered flag on Thursday, nearly 47 minutes clear of second-place Nani Roma and Alex Haro Bravo, in their Mini. view more

Inside one of Joburg's flagship urban renewal projects

Friday 18th January 2019

Urban property fund Divercity is helping City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba to realise his concept of restoring the Johannesburg central business district (CBD) to a degree of its former glory, as well as his wish to "turn Johannesburg into a construction site", with old buildings being given a new lease on life. view more

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