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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.

 

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards

THE KZN TOP BRANDS 2018

Monday 25th June 2018

THE KZN TOP BRANDS Many well-known brandshave been grownfrom ... view more

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2018

Friday 22nd June 2018

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2018 Media Release 22 June 2... view more

KZN's Leading Brand 2018- final week of voting

Monday 11th June 2018

We have a new leader going in the final week of voting and its closer than ever ... view more

KZN's Top Brand 2018 - 17 days to go to the big announcement.

Monday 4th June 2018

Once again there has been massive movements in the polls this week. Votes ... view more

KZN's Top Brand 2018

Sunday 27th May 2018

KZN's Top Brand 2018 - 20 days to go to the big announcement. ... view more

KZN's Top Brand 2018 - 31 days to go to the big announcement.

Sunday 20th May 2018

Current top 40 brands in KZN are: view more

KZN's Top Brand 2018 - 38 day to go to the big announcement.

Monday 14th May 2018

Current top 40 brands in KZN are: The voting continues on... view more

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2018

Friday 11th May 2018

Standard Bank has announced its sponsorship of the KwaZulu-Natal Top Business Aw... view more

KZN's Top Brand 2018 - 44 day to go to the big announcement.

Sunday 6th May 2018

Current top 40 brands in KZN are: view more

KZN Top Business - Celebrating 20 Years of Promoting KwaZulu-Natal's Successes

Wednesday 17th January 2018

Celebrating 20 Years of Promoting KwaZulu-Natal's Successes The p... 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

Markets

Fin24.com | Markets LIVE: Renault quarterly sales decline on emerging-markets plunge

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Renault SA sees a bigger drop in third quarter sales than expected, with shares falling to the lowest in more than three years. view more

Fin24.com | Oil stumbles on US stockpile worry and Saudi production pledge

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Oil has faltered below $70 a barrel as Saudi Arabia said it has no intention of using its oil wealth as a political tool. view more

Fin24.com | Markets unfazed with heat on Mboweni before mini budget

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

As the temperature in Cape Town soared to 36 degrees Celsius, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni may be feeling heat of a different kind. view more

Fin24.com | European stocks slide at open

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

European stock markets have slid at the start of trading following a slump in Asia, with investors offloading shares on geopolitical tensions. view more

Fin24.com | Asian markets resume downward spiral as geopolitical fears set in

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Asian markets mostly fell on Tuesday as geopolitical risks pile up, from US tensions with Russia and Saudi Arabia, to trade issues and Italy's budget stand-off with the European Union. view more

KwaZulu-Natal Economic News By: Clive Coetzee

KZN GOS Model

Wednesday 26th April 2017

KZN GDP Model

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

KZN Provincial Treasury - THE KWAZULUNATAL ECONOMY - A LEADS AND LAGS May 2016

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

THE KWAZULU NATAL LABOUR MARKET - APERFORMANCE AND TREND ANALYSI... view more

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 Vol 4.4

Saturday 15th September 2018

Business Sense Vol 4.4 &nb... view more

Judith Nzimande - First female boss elected for KwaZulu-Natal Business Chambers Council

Saturday 15th September 2018

Judith Nzimande, the Chairperson of the KwaZulu-Natal Business Chambers Council view more

Musa Makhunga - Life After the Podium

Saturday 15th September 2018

The 1st ASPC African Sport Forum was recently hosted by the Association of Sport... view more

Palesa Phili - Join the Chamber

Saturday 15th September 2018

Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry's new chief executive, Palesa Phili is... view more

Melinda Cookson - Viable Outsourced Staffing Solutions

Saturday 15th September 2018

Melinda Cookson the proud CEO of Futurelink, a national staffing solutions compa... view more

Patrick Deale - Third Party Dismissal

Saturday 15th September 2018

Labour lawyer & mediator What if a client instructs a contrac... view more

Ugen Moodley - Growing pains - a healthy balance of optimism and pragmatism

Saturday 15th September 2018

Ugen Moodley, Managing Director - KPMG, KwaZulu-Natal Earlier t... view more

TIKZN - Think Global : KZN The African Trade Hub

Saturday 15th September 2018

Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal's (TIKZN) Export Week is scheduled to tak... view more

Mayor Zandile Gumede - Team Durban Inducted

Friday 14th September 2018

EThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede introduced and inducted the new members of Team D... view more

Zululand Chamber - Deputy Governor Mminele Visits

Friday 14th September 2018

Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry members hosted the deputy governor of ... view more

Zululand Chamber news

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 (hr@zcci.co.za 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

NOTICE ON EMERGENCY REPAIRS TO FIX WATER SEEPAGE AT MHLATHUZE WEIR

Thursday 13th September 2018

13 September 2018 Mhlathuze Water is working around the clock to repair a water seepage that was detected at its Mhlathuze Weir last evening. Following the discovery of the seepage by contractors working on the refurbishment of the Weir currently underway, it was reported to Mhlathuze Water and prompt action was taken to ensure that view more

ZCCI Annual SMME Seminar on 10 September

Wednesday 5th September 2018

All Entrepreneurs and SMMEs are invitated to attend the 2018 ZCCI Annual SMME Seminar on 10 September 2018 at 08h30. The theme of the ZCCI Annual SMME seminar is "Building small business to business empires." Deputy Minister of Small Business Development, Cassel Mathale will deliver the official opening address at 09h00. He will provide insights view more

SA Express Flights to Richards Bay to resume

Friday 31st August 2018

SA Express flights to and from Richards Bay airport will resume on 17 September 2018.   Here is their flight schedule:     SA1201 JNB 06:10 - RCB 07:20 = Mon to Fri SA1202 RCB 08:05 - JNB 09:20 = Mon to Fri SA1213 JNB 16:55 - RCB 18:05 = Mon to Fri SA1214 RCB view more

SA Express to resume flights on 23 August 2018

Friday 17th August 2018

SA Express have informed us they will resume operations from 23 August 2018. The service will be phased back until full operations resume. The ZCCI will keep you updated of new developments.   Read their official statement here: SA EXPRESS CEO LETTER._ view more

Update on the N2 doubling project

Friday 17th August 2018

Mr Stewart Wilson, resident engineer in charge of the doubling of the N2 from Mtunzini to Empangeni, was the guest speaker at the ZCCI’s Empangeni Division’s AGM on 16 August. You can view his presentation here: Project N2-289 16-08-2018 view more

ZCCI President Judith Nzimande elected Chairperson of the KwaZulu-Natal Business Chambers Council.

Wednesday 8th August 2018

Judith Nzimande, the current ZCCI President was elected as the first female boss for KwaZulu-Natal Business Chambers Council yesterday. MEC of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala congratulated the new chairperson on her new appointment. view more

KZN News

Fin24.com | Gartner drafted terms of reference for SARS multi-million rand contract, inquiry hears

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

IT company Gartner says it helped design the terms of reference for its multi-million rand contract with SARS, the Nugent Inquiry into the administration of the tax revenue service has heard. view more

Fin24.com | Markets LIVE: One of China's biggest funds is getting ready to dump stocks

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

China Everbright, the state-backed manager of about HK$139 billion ($18 billion) in assets, said the company is preparing to sell shares in as many as 30 stocks on concern that valuations worldwide have peaked. view more

Fin24.com | Mkhize: Govt to launch lawsuit against VBS perpetrators to recover money

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize said that the outcome of forensic investigations into municipalities which invested in VBS Mutual Bank means government can now launch disciplinary proceedings and criminal complaints against those implicated. view more

Fin24.com | Saudis plan energy, metals deals to salvage forum facing outcry

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Saudi Arabia plans to announce a raft of deals in energy and base metals as it tries to spotlight its annual investment conference, an event overshadowed by international outrage over the killing of a journalist critical of the government. view more

Fin24.com | From tax to deficit: What economists want from the mini budget

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Tito Mboweni may be a proponent of a wealth tax, but this won't be implemented in the mini budget, say economists. view more

JCCI Business News

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

Compliance Notices

Friday 14th September 2018

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has successfully obtained Orders in terms of section 17 5 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 ("the Act") for administrative fines to be imposed on three... view more

Johan Bosch - Up lifting the people of South Africa

Friday 14th September 2018

Johan Bosch, CEO of Red Ant Security Relocation & Eviction Services (Red Ants), is driven to create jobs that uplift the people of South Africa. Red Ants is a multi-disciplinary company offering services in... view more

Dr Azar Jammine - Outlook For The South African Economy

Friday 14th September 2018

Dr Azar Jammine, Director and Chief Economist of Econometrix, was the key note speaker at the JCCI's 128th Annual General Meeting. Jammine has been in his current position since December 1985 and has... view more

JCCI Annual Conference

Friday 14th September 2018

The JCCI Annual Conference took place on the 22 August 2018 with the theme: EXPLORING NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN URBAN FARMING AND AGRO-PROCESSING - Business and Emerging Farmers in Conversation. The... view more

Anita Morar - Top Quality Chillies

Friday 14th September 2018

Kadipore Farms CC, specialising in the production of top quality chillies, is run by the Morar family. "Kadipore Farms was started in the summer season of 1995 by mistake," says Anita Morar. At that time... view more

iZindaba Zokudla - Conversations About Food

Friday 14th September 2018

The JCCI Annual conference on Business Opportunities in Urban Farming was privileged to have as facilitator Dr Naudé Malan, senior lecturer in Development Studies in the Department of Anthropology and... view more

Dr Norman Hoeltz - Aparate - The Smart Way To Agriconnect

Friday 14th September 2018

In today's technology-driven collaborative world, the digital exchange of data, knowledge, services and skills is essential. Ways have to be defined to facilitate this new kind of digital engagement and... view more

Tracy Ledger - An Empty Plate

Friday 14th September 2018

Tracy Ledger is the author of An Empty Plate which analyses the state of the South African agri-food system. Modern society has allowed access to food to become commodified and is big business. Consequently,... view more

Matex Ethiopia Expo

Friday 14th September 2018

The Chamber's Senior Trade Assistant, Busi Mkhabele, represented a number of the JCCI Export Incubator participants at MATEX Ethiopia 2018 held on 21-26 June 2018 in Addis Ababa. MATEX is an annual... view more

CAMINEX 2018

Friday 14th September 2018

JCCI exhibited at the 2018 Copperbelt Mining, Agricultural, Industrial, Networking & Enterprise Exhibition (Caminex), which was held in Kitwe, Zambia from the 5 - 7 June 2018. Caminex is an important trade... view more

Quintin Moorcroft - Cryptocurrencies, Yay or Nay?

Friday 14th September 2018

What is a cryptocurrency? Bitcoin, right? Blockchain? Easy, that is the thing that you put in your backyard to tie the old mother-in- law to. Wrong and wrong. So let us try and clarify. Cryptocurrency is... view more

Debbie Jones - Debit Order Collections

Friday 14th September 2018

Debbie Jones, Director at Three Peaks Payments House Managing accounts receivable can be a tedious process, especially if you are regularly collecting payments from your customers. Not uncommonly, customers... view more

The Warmest Place To Be

Friday 14th September 2018

Durban, 'the warmest place' is a popular tourist destination. However, when visitors arrive for a holiday, a question that is often asked is "What should we do today?" Recent family visitors, on a ten-day... view more

International Recognition For Boston Students

Friday 14th September 2018

Boston City Campus & Business College (Boston) has been recognised and awarded accreditation as an independent higher education institution with the British Accreditation Council (BAC) in May 2018. The BAC is... view more

Shawn Theunissen - Ten Years Of Big Impacts

Friday 14th September 2018

The year 2018 marks a decade of impact for Property Point, which has been a driver of transformation and small business growth within the property industry over the ten years since it was founded by... view more

Pascal Damoyi - Look Beautiful And Smell Good

Friday 14th September 2018

Pascal Damoyi, Founder, Yellow Green Lifestyle Cosmetic Yellow Green Lifestyle and Cosmetics based in Wynberg, north of Johannesburg, is a 100% BEE company started by Pascal Damoyi in 2013. The company... view more

Tshepo Mdake - Creating Beautiful Scented Journeys

Friday 14th September 2018

Shangila Holdings trading as Shangilia Boutique Spa is an enterprise development project of Sun International, The Carousel. The spa was officially launched on 16 October 2014 and is 100% black... view more

Nomsa Mdlalose - A Story Telling Hub

Friday 14th September 2018

Nomsa Mdlalose, Owner of Zintsomi CC Zintsomi is a storytelling hub that specialises in storytelling and training. Zintsomi nurtures, promotes and places trained storytellers in relevant positions in the... view more

Ntombizovuyo Gumede - Brighten Up Your Mind And Body

Thursday 13th September 2018

Ntombizovuyo (a.k.a. Vuyo) Gumede, owner of Sphile Holdings Sphile Holdings is a legally registered entity that is 100% BBBEE owned by a black South African woman, Ntombizovuyo (known as Vuyo) Gumede. The... view more

Engineering News

Buying only SA-made vehicles could boost GDP by R37bn, says Wits study

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

New research by the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) shows that a government policy of buying only locally produced cars, bakkies, buses and trucks at national and provincial government level could, through various multiplier effects, increase South Africa's gross domestic product (GDP) by R36.8-billion a year. The policy could also have an one-off positive growth impact of 1.18% on GDP; result in a 1.35% improvement in the trade balance; increase direct employment in the automotive manufacturing industry by 0.75% and improve the budget deficit by 9.13%, owing to an increase of R3.14-billion in national tax revenue. view more

Energy storage seen as an enabler for grid modernisation in realising IRP 2030 vision

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

The advent of technologies such as energy storage, small-scale embedded generation and smart grid solutions are set to fundamentally change the landscape of South Africa's electricity, Eskom generation group executive Thava Govender said during an opening address at the SA Energy Storage conference on Tuesday. "The challenge we face today is making this invisible product called electricity visible. Once visible, electricity can be better directed and optimised. Energy storage offers the means to make electricity visible." view more

Johannesburg mayor Mashaba denounces Gordhan explanation on Denel loan

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has accused Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan of being "economical with the truth" in explaining how state owned arms firm Denel received a R290-million unsecured loan from the city's sinking fund management company. In a written response to questions in parliament, Gordhan said the loan was duly approved and registered with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Securities. view more

Eskom gearing up for big grid-scale battery storage roll-out

Monday 22nd October 2018

State-owned electricity utility Eskom is preparing to roll-out battery energy storage systems (BESS) across multiple sites as part of a replacement plan for the 100 MW Kiwano concentrated solar power (CSP) project initially approved as part of the $3.75-billion World Bank loan extended to the group in 2010. Speaking at the SA Energy Storage 2018 conference in Johannesburg on Monday, Cigre Southern Africa's Prince Moyo, who is also an Eskom GM, confirmed that the scale of the BESS project is aligned with Kiwano's assumed daily production rate of 1 440 MWh, or 525 GWh a year. view more

Sanral's strategy, transformation policy ready for Cabinet approval

Monday 22nd October 2018

The South African National Roads Agency Limited's (Sanral's) Horizon 2030 strategy is "ready to go to Cabinet", in a process that will be managed by the Department of Transport (DoT), says Sanral transformation manager Ismail Essa. He says the Minister of Transport, Dr Blade Nzimande, as well as Sanral's new board, have been taken through the document, which identifies the key pillars that support the organisation, as well as the enablers to assist it with the delivery of its mandate for the future. The document also refines Sanral's vision, mission, core values and strategic objectives. view more

Treasury-led initiative offers free financial education to communities

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

The National Treasury and related financial organisations have undertaken what they called a successful campaign to financially educate South African communities. The pilot initiative "Money Smart Week South Africa" went live in the communities of Mamelodi, Tembisa, Alexandra and Soweto from October 8 to 12. view more

Reduce and reuse raw materials to slash waste and emissions, UN and think-tanks urge

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

The rapid consumption of raw materials must be curbed to cut waste and carbon emissions, the United Nations and global think-tanks have urged, with resource consumption set to almost double by 2060, especially in developing economies. In the twentieth century, the world mined 34 times more construction materials than ever before, the International Resource Panel (IRP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said in a report on Tuesday. view more

How strong steel might kill off the next big battery metal story

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Vanadium's astonishing rally is threatening its chances of being the next big battery metal. Prices have surged more than 800% in about two years, driven by Chinese demand for stronger steel. There's also been speculation that vanadium will become a key metal for the battery industry. But with prices now at extreme levels, it could be too expensive, according to Evraz, a Russian steelmaker and one of the top producers of vanadium. view more

Pollutec 2018 shines the spotlight on Burkina Faso

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Pollutec 2018, which will mark the fortieth anniversary of this international environmental trade show, is set to cover 14 key industry sectors, and focus keenly on Africa - notably Burkina Faso - as well as other key regions, such as South America and South-East Asia. Pollutec has featured an Africa-focused area since 2016, with this serving as a meeting point for project holders from 22 countries across the continent. view more

DBSA awarded funding to create R2bn climate finance facility

Monday 22nd October 2018

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) announced on Monday that it has been awarded funding of R795-million to establish a R2-billion Climate Finance Facility (CFF) focusing on infrastructure projects and businesses that mitigate or adapt to climate change.  The DBSA received funding from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The bank said it will provide R650-million and is in advanced discussions with a local institution for the balance.  view more


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