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The KwaZulu-Natal Top Business Portfolio website is a portal to KwaZulu-Natal, its top businesses, organizations, municipalities and government departments. The website includes a profile of the Province, an insight into successful governance and the economy, highlights current investment possibilities in the province and provides regular news updates. KwaZulu-Natal offers you great opportunities for growth, expansion, trade and investment.

Markets

News24.com | JPMorgan favours South African domestic stocks over gold, tech stocks

Friday 27th November 2020

It may be time to drop gold and tech stocks and buy into SA domestically focused stocks, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co. view more

News24.com | European stocks dip with Wall Street shut for Thanksgiving

Thursday 26th November 2020

European equities dipped Thursday as dealers nervously eyed coronavirus restrictions in subdued trade, with Wall Street shut for the Thanksgiving holiday, dealers said. view more

News24.com | Asia markets mostly up but virus, weak data keep traders cautious

Thursday 26th November 2020

Most stocks rose Thursday -- continuing this month's vaccine-fuelled markets rally -- but traders moved cautiously, with an eye on virus infections across the globe that are forcing governments to impose containment measures. view more

News24.com | Tokyo stocks close higher

Thursday 26th November 2020

Tokyo stocks closed higher on Thursday as investors bought back major shares, shaking off worries over Japan's rising number of coronavirus cases. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Global stocks hit record highs

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Global shares reached record highs on Wednesday after the Dow Jones broke 30 000, with investors relieved at the prospect of a smooth handover of power after the US presidential election and confident a Covid-19 vaccine would soon be ready. view more

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards

PROMOTING KZN, ITS BUSINESSES AND PEOPLE - Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2020

Monday 24th February 2020

PROMOTING KZN, ITS BUSINESSES AND PEOPLE - Standard Bank KZN Top Business... view more

KZN TOP BUSINESS PERSONALITY AWARD -Allan Hirsch

Tuesday 9th July 2019

KZN TOP BUSINESS PERSONALITY AWARD The prestigious Stan... view more

GOVERNMENT AWARD - Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN)

Tuesday 9th July 2019

GOVERNMENT AWARD THE WINNER IS... view more

MUNICIPAL AWARD - uShaka Marine World

Tuesday 9th July 2019

MUNICIPAL AWARD THE WINNER IS ... view more

BATTLE OF THE BRANDS - Blue Security

Tuesday 9th July 2019

BATTLE OF THE BRANDS KwaZulu-Natal is home to many well... view more

MANUFACTURING AWARD - Imperial Armour

Tuesday 9th July 2019

MANUFACTURING AWARD THE WINNER IS ... Im... view more

TRANSPORT STORAGE AND COMMUNICATION AWARD -King Shaka International Airport

Tuesday 9th July 2019

TRANSPORT STORAGE AND COMMUNICATION AWARD THE 2019 WINNER IS ... ... view more

UTILITY AWARD- SLG (Pty) Ltd

Tuesday 9th July 2019

UTILITY AWARD THE WINNER IS ... view more

TRADE AWARD - BMW Supertech Group

Tuesday 9th July 2019

THE WINNER IS ...Supertech Group The award-winning BMW Supertech ... view more

FINANCIAL AWARD

Tuesday 9th July 2019

FINANCIAL AWARD THE WINNER IS ... FMI view more

KZN Leaders

KZN LEADERS PORTFOLIO i

Saturday 26th January 2019

KZN LEADERS PORTFOLIO is a natural progression from the KZN Top Business Portfol... view more

Neville Matjie has been appointed CEO of Trade and Investment KZN

Friday 5th October 2018

Neville Matjie has been appointed CEO of Trade and Investment KZN, effective Oct... view more

Saskia Hill - Walk In As A Guest And Join The Family

Sunday 6th May 2018

Saskia Hill, owner of MCS Debt Recovery, says that the success of her bus... view more

Paul Saad - Know your own mind and you must not let others easily influence your decisions

Monday 26th March 2018

PAUL SAAD, FutureLife's CEO said, "I am humbled that FutureLife is now recognise... view more

Carol Coetzee - I have always being willing to charter the unknown and take on new challenges

Sunday 25th March 2018

Carol Coetzee, (CEO of the KZN Film Commiss... view more

Bryan Baylis - I have always had a philosophy of imparting knowledge

Sunday 25th March 2018

BRYAN BAYLIS, has had a long and satisfying professional career in the financial... view more

Abdool Kader (Baboo) Essa - I have learnt not be disappointed if at first decisions do not go your way and to always be hopeful

Sunday 25th March 2018

ABDOOL KADER (BABOO) ESSA joined his father, Haroon Essa, at Frimax Foods, strai... view more

Dominic Collett - My main strength comes from the support of the mentors and teams that I have worked together with over the years

Sunday 25th March 2018

DOMINIC COLLETT is a professional engineer whose career has been driven by the d... view more

Arnold Vermaak - I try to live a life of significance by adding value to others and having an open mind

Sunday 25th March 2018

ARNOLD VERMAAK, the chairman of Durban based Constantia Afripack lives by the Ma... view more

Anant Singh - I have built great and lasting business relationships because of friendships

Sunday 25th March 2018

ANANT SINGH, CEO and chairman of the Videovision Entertainment Group, and South ... view more

Top Stories News 24

News24.com | JUST IN | Andile Lungisa granted parole, set to be released from prison today

Tuesday 1st December 2020

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality ANC councillor and former ANC Youth League deputy president Andile Lungisa has been granted parole and will be released from prison on Tuesday. view more

News24.com | Key witness in Charl Kinnear murder case targeted in drive-by shooting

Tuesday 1st December 2020

In what appears to be a chilling message, a key state witness in the murder of decorated Anti-Gang Unit cop Charl Kinnear has been the victim of a drive-by shooting at his Johannesburg home. view more

News24.com | No decision on whether NPA will appeal the Coligny judgment

Tuesday 1st December 2020

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has not yet decided whether or not it will be appealing the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judgment that acquitted the two men found guilty of murdering 16-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu in Coligny, the North West. view more

News24.com | LIVE | Covid-19 in SA: Cases hit 790 004, as death toll rises to 21 535

Tuesday 1st December 2020

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

News24.com | Argentina dump rugby captain Matera after racist, xenophobic tweets resurface

Tuesday 1st December 2020

Argentina rugby skipper Pablo Matera has been stripped of the captaincy and suspended along with two other players over "discriminatory and xenophobic" tweets. view more

News24.com | OPINION | The parallels of fighting the Aids epidemic and Covid-19 pandemic

Tuesday 1st December 2020

If the goal of ending HIV/Aids as a public health threat by 2030 is going to be achieved, we need the same political will, worldwide collaboration and commitment used to respond to Covid-19 to tackle the Aids epidemic, writes Anna Mokgokong. view more

News24.com | Businessman owing City Power R3.4 million held for allegedly trying to bribe officials

Monday 30th November 2020

The Hawks have arrested a Roodepoort businessman, who owed the City of Johannesburg millions of rands, for allegedly attempting to bribe officials. view more

News24.com | Domestic worker accused of killing Ocean Basket owner and mother denied bail again

Tuesday 1st December 2020

One of the four suspects who are accused of killing an Ocean Basket restaurant owner and her mother has failed in a second bid for bail. view more

News24.com | Black lawyers' body lashes out at critics of Zondo and his commission

Monday 30th November 2020

The Black Lawyers Association has lashed out at those criticising Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo and his commission of inquiry into state capture. view more

News24.com | Cape Town's former noon gunner Dudley Malgas has died

Monday 30th November 2020

Family of late former Chief Petty Officer Dudley Malgas say they will always remember him for his big heart and ability to give to others. view more

News24.com | Disappointed De Kock: Proteas haven't needed a sixth bowler

Monday 30th November 2020

Proteas skipper Quinton de Kock says his side has not really needed a sixth bowler in their T20 series against England. view more

News24.com | Coligny killing: Slain teen's family distraught over acquittal of two men

Monday 30th November 2020

The family of slain Matlhomola Moshoeu is distraught over the acquittal of two men who were earlier convicted for his murder. view more

News24.com | WATCH | William Booth 'attempted hit': Zane Kilian, co-accused's bail application postponed

Monday 30th November 2020

Zane Kilian and four others' bail application for the attempted murder of lawyer William Booth has been postponed in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court. view more

News24.com | Covid-19: Winde investigating 'mini-lockdowns' for Western Cape, but it's the 'last thing we want'

Monday 30th November 2020

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde is investigating whether the "blunt instrument" of mini-lockdowns in the province might be needed to stop the rising numbers of new Covid-19 cases. view more

News24.com | Cheetahs set to lose 2 more players to European clubs

Monday 30th November 2020

The Cheetahs are set to lose two more players to overseas clubs. view more

News24.com | Eastern Cape family murders: Woman's partner makes first court appearance

Monday 30th November 2020

A man arrested for allegedly butchering his partner - an Eastern Cape mother - and her six children, will apply for bail next week. view more

News24.com | Eskom to be charged with misleading regulator over pollution

Monday 30th November 2020

South Africa's biggest polluter says it will be charged with supplying misleading information to a government air quality officer. view more

News24.com | Zuma lawyers face misconduct complaint over Zondo commission 'walkout'

Monday 30th November 2020

Former president Jacob Zuma's advocate Muzi Sikhakhane and his legal team are facing a professional misconduct complaint over the "irresponsible and unprofessional" way in which they represented Zuma during his walkout at the state capture inquiry. view more

News24.com | Chief executive of kulula.com-owner Comair steps down

Monday 30th November 2020

Wrenelle Stander has decided to step down as CEO and executive director of the board of JSE-liseted Comair. view more

News24.com | WATCH | Cop and dop: 'Drunk' constable reverses into fence, can't stand up

Tuesday 1st December 2020

In a video, a police constable from Wolmaransstad in the North West can be seen looking confused as he attempts to figure out what to do next after reversing into a fence. view more

Engineering News

Aveng may 'upsize' R300m recapitalisation should shareholders show appetite

Monday 30th November 2020

Infrastructure and contract mining group Aveng has expressed confidence that its recently unveiled debt restructure and recapitalisation plan will provide the "reset" required for its two  remaining core businesses, McConnell Dowell and Moolmans, to begin growing again, with the Australasian region poised to be the main driver of that growth. The JSE-listed company, which reported a headline loss of R950-million for its pandemic-affected 2020 financial year compared with a R1.5-billion loss in 2019, is at the tail-end of a far-reaching restructuring exercise, initiated in 2017 when its debt burden became unsustainable. view more

Barloworld to focus on industrial goods, food sector going forward

Monday 30th November 2020

Barloworld will, in the medium to long term, focus on two verticals, namely industrial goods and related services, as well as food and food ingredients, says CEO Dominic Sewela. "As we manage the pivoting out of the automotive and logistics business . . . we are very clear that we don't want to be a conglomerate akin to the old Barlowold. Whatever acquisitions we make will be around these two businesses. view more

UNDP, WRC award R3m grant to water innovators

Monday 30th November 2020

Seven water innovators have been awarded an aggregate R7-million grant to kick off field testing and further product development after a call for solutions to help resolve some of South Africa's water challenges, particularly those exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in South Africa and the Water Research Commission (WRC) received 36 applications from private businesses, academia and nongovernmental organisations, with 16 shortlisted to pitch their ideas to a panel of water sector experts. view more

BLSA CEO urges South Africans to 'face the realities' of Covid-19 pandemic

Monday 30th November 2020

Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busi Mavuso is urging South Africans to "face the realities of the pandemic" or risk facing a worse spike in infections that will ultimately do more damage to the economy and public health. In her weekly newsletter, she laments that the Covid-19 pandemic "remains extremely dangerous" as infection rates continue to rise. The economic scars of the crisis are deep, she adds, noting that South Africa now has 1.8-million fewer jobs than before the pandemic, while many more South Africans are now working less, or at lower salaries. view more

Mahle Behr recognized as one of Africa's top Kaizen performers

Monday 30th November 2020

Mahle Behr has been recognised as one of Africa's top Kaizen performers at the Africa Kaizen Annual Conference (AKAC). Mahle Behr was selected to represent South Africa after being crowned national automotive Kaizen champion, and competed against 22 other nominees from 13 African countries. view more

Eskom to be charged with misleading regulator over pollution

Monday 30th November 2020

Eskom Holdings, South Africa's State power utility, said it will be charged with supplying misleading information to the national air quality officer as well exceeding emissions limits at the Kendal coal-fired power plant and breaching its Atmospheric Emission License. "Eskom can confirm it has been summoned to appear at the eMalahleni Regional Court," the company said in a response to queries on Monday. view more

Invicta's strategy paying off, says CEO

Monday 30th November 2020

Investment holding and management company Invicta Holdings is starting to see its strategy, which focuses on lowering debt levels, optimising return on equity, simplifying structures and focusing on key operational areas, pay off. This is despite the negative impact of Covid-19 and related uncertainties, CEO Steven Joffe said in a statement on November 30. view more

Vukile reports R206m interim loss

Monday 30th November 2020

JSE-listed Vukile Property Fund has managed to contain its retail vacancies at 3% in the six months ended September 30, while sustaining a rent collection rate of 95%. The company, in its latest results statement, says the footfall at its properties was at 86% for the six months under review, compared with the footfall reported for the six months ended September 30, 2019. view more

Arid areas in poorer and richer countries affected differently by climate change

Monday 30th November 2020

At the global level, as climate has been changing, the amount of vegetation in arid areas has been increasing. But scientists at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, have, following analysis of 15 years' worth of satellite imagery of vegetation and rainfall, identified a worrying trend: vegetation in arid areas in poorer developing countries is declining. It is vegetation in arid areas of richer developing (or emerging market) and developed countries that is increasing. Arid regions comprise ... view more

GIZ calls for expressions of interest for a project to improve artisan training in South Africa

Monday 30th November 2020

German international cooperation for sustainable development and international education agency GIZ has issued a call for expressions of interest from service providers in South Africa to manage a process to improve the quality and market relevance of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and skills development under its Sustainable Development for a Green Economy Programme 2 (SD4GE II). Interested parties will also be required to manage the implementation of phase assessments, share and document implementation experience and develop an exemplary Internal Integrated Summative Assessment (IISA) that takes cognisance of and integrates the use of modern technology in assessments. 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 | Unilever to trial four-day working week in New Zealand

Tuesday 1st December 2020

The trial, which starts this month and will run for a year, is limited to New Zealand at this stage. view more

News24.com | Eskom to be charged with misleading regulator over pollution

Monday 30th November 2020

South Africa's biggest polluter says it will be charged with supplying misleading information to a government air quality officer. view more

News24.com | More customers repaying their debt, but certain 'pockets' are still struggling - Standard Bank

Monday 30th November 2020

The bank says it has identified "pockets of pressure" among its clients who are struggling to service their debt after repayment holidays came to an end. view more

News24.com | Chief executive of kulula.com-owner Comair steps down

Monday 30th November 2020

Wrenelle Stander has decided to step down as CEO and executive director of the board of JSE-liseted Comair. view more

News24.com | South African buyout firms take equity in Zimbabwe border post

Monday 30th November 2020

The investment will be a critical step in boosting trade between Zimbabwe and South Africa. view more

Business NEWS24

News24.com | Unilever to trial four-day working week in New Zealand

Tuesday 1st December 2020

The trial, which starts this month and will run for a year, is limited to New Zealand at this stage. view more

News24.com | Eskom to be charged with misleading regulator over pollution

Monday 30th November 2020

South Africa's biggest polluter says it will be charged with supplying misleading information to a government air quality officer. view more

News24.com | More customers repaying their debt, but certain 'pockets' are still struggling - Standard Bank

Monday 30th November 2020

The bank says it has identified "pockets of pressure" among its clients who are struggling to service their debt after repayment holidays came to an end. view more

News24.com | Chief executive of kulula.com-owner Comair steps down

Monday 30th November 2020

Wrenelle Stander has decided to step down as CEO and executive director of the board of JSE-liseted Comair. view more

News24.com | South African buyout firms take equity in Zimbabwe border post

Monday 30th November 2020

The investment will be a critical step in boosting trade between Zimbabwe and South Africa. view more

News24.com | WRAP | Gordhan: It's time for Moyane to take the stand at the State Capture inquiry

Monday 30th November 2020

The axed SARS commissioner was last year granted leave to cross-examine the minister of public enterprises over claims Gordhan made about Moyane's complicity in the state capture project. view more

News24.com | UK's Raab sees a Brexit deal in days if EU moves on fish

Sunday 29th November 2020

British and EU Brexit negotiators have been showing pragmatism and "good faith" during recent talks and "there's a deal to be done" potentially this week, the UK foreign secretary has said. view more

News24.com | SA retailers turn from China to source local clothes

Sunday 29th November 2020

Retailers including The Foschini Group and Woolworths are increasing investment in local clothing manufacturers to reduce dependency on Chinese imports and secure their supply chains. view more

News24.com | MONEY CLINIC | How do I go about getting back the extra money paid towards my non-access bond?

Saturday 28th November 2020

A Fin24 reader hoping to use some of his home loan funds for renovations was surprised to find the bank has rejected his application while his wife is under debt review. view more

News24.com | Petrol prices to decrease by 13 cents per litre

Friday 27th November 2020

While petrol prices will decrease, partly because of reduced international prices of the fuel, the prices of diesel and illuminating paraffin and gas will increase. view more

News24.com | Joburg mayor Geoff Makhubo denies undue benefit from relationship with Regiments Capital

Friday 27th November 2020

The Johannesburg mayor was giving evidence relating to party funding, tenders, and the movement of cash between Regiments Capital and his company Molelwane Consulting. view more

News24.com | People are back at malls, buying luxury goods among other things - Sandton City owner

Friday 27th November 2020

Real estate investment trust company Liberty Two Degrees says footfall at the country's premier shopping centre recovered to 87% of pre-lockdown levels on weekends in October. view more

News24.com | Lobby groups say Zondo's criminal complaint against Dudu Myeni sends the right message

Friday 27th November 2020

Corruption fighting bodies have welcomed the decision by the state capture commission to lodge a criminal complaint against the former SAA chair for revealing the name of a secret witness. view more

News24.com | Treasury warns of fiscal crisis over state wages as court case nears

Friday 27th November 2020

The government and labour unions will square off in the Labour Appeal Court next week over Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's proposal to freeze wages. view more

News24.com | SABC plans public auction of 'non-core properties', including some leased to employees

Friday 27th November 2020

The public broadcaster says it will not be able to offer right of first refusal to current tenants, as the process to purchase the properties will be public. view more

News24.com | JPMorgan favours South African domestic stocks over gold, tech stocks

Friday 27th November 2020

It may be time to drop gold and tech stocks and buy into SA domestically focused stocks, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co. view more

News24.com | 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

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