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KwaZulu-Natal Top Business Portfolio


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

Fin24.com | Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R14.14/$

Tuesday 19th February 2019

TreasuryONE said earlier that the rand was likely to remain under pressure as all eyes turn to Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's Budget address tomorrow. view more

Fin24.com | Stocks weaker as investors exercise caution ahead of trade talks resumption

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Stocks paused as investors struck a cautious tone ahead of the start of the next round of trade talks between China and the US. view more

Fin24.com | Hong Kong stocks end lower

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Hong Kong stocks have ended lower as investors cautiously await the resumption of trade talks between China and the US later in the day. view more

Fin24.com | Global stocks surge on hopeful signs from US-China trade talks

Sunday 17th February 2019

European and US stock markets leapt as positive signs emerged from US-China trade talks aimed at averting an escalation of a tariff war between the world's top two economies. view more

Fin24.com | JSE manages gains after a lukewarm trading session

Friday 15th February 2019

European equities bared no brunt from the Asian trading session as all the major bourses advanced on the back of progress in the US-China trade talks. view more

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Leaders Award 2018 - Imtiaz Sooliman the founder, director and chairman of Gift of the Givers

Monday 21st January 2019

The Standard Bank KZN Top Business Leader's award is an honorary award given t... view more

Partnership Award 2018 - The 2018 winner is eThekwini Municipality and its unit Invest Durban

Monday 21st January 2019

The Partnership award is given to a project which ref lects the importance of ef... view more

Tourism Award - The Winner Is Fairmont Zimbali Resort

Monday 21st January 2019

The Winner is Fairmont Zimbali Resort Fairmont Zimbali Resort pro... view more

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

KZN Leaders

KZN LEADERS PORTFOLIO i

Saturday 26th January 2019

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

Neville Matjie has been appointed CEO of Trade and Investment KZN

Friday 5th October 2018

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

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

Sunday 6th May 2018

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

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

Monday 26th March 2018

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

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

Sunday 25th March 2018

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

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

Sunday 25th March 2018

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

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

Sunday 25th March 2018

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

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

Sunday 25th March 2018

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

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

Sunday 25th March 2018

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

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

Sunday 25th March 2018

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

Top Stories News 24

News24.com | Cele explains why he thinks McBride is not 'fit' for another term at IPID

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Police Minister Bheki Cele has revealed why he could not back IPID head Robert McBride in a submission to Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Police. view more

News24.com | SA will have to produce 50% more food by 2050 or face crisis - WWF report

Tuesday 19th February 2019

South Africa faces an impending food security crisis if there isn't urgent action to correct unsustainable practices, says environmental organisation World Wide Fund for Nature. view more

News24.com | Betty's Bay fire survivor Bambi put to sleep

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Bambi, the little grysbok who survived the recent Betty's Bay fires, has been put to sleep, the Country Animal Clinic has announced. view more

Sport24.co.za | Proteas: Mulder could step in for injured Philander

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Proteas coach Ottis Gibson has hinted that uncapped all-rounder Wiaan Mulder could step in for the injured Vernon Philander. view more

News24.com | Taxi driver arrested after children packed like sardines into his vehicle

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Police Department officers got more than they bargained for on Monday when they pulled over a taxi driver on suspicion of overloading. view more

Sport24.co.za | Committee on sport urges South Africans to support Caster

Tuesday 19th February 2019

The Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation has urged South Africans to support Caster Semenya in her bid to appeal a new set of IAAF regulations. view more

News24.com | Here are the winning numbers for the PowerBall and PowerBall Plus draws for Tuesday, February 19

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Here are the winning PowerBall and PowerBall Plus numbers from the Tuesday February 19 draw. view more

Sport24.co.za | Paulse: Negative off-field issues affecting Stormers

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Former Stormers wing Breyton Paulse is concerned that off-field rumblings are having an adverse effect on the team. view more

News24.com | Ramaphosa calls on traditional leaders to help get South Africans to the polls

Tuesday 19th February 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on traditional leaders to ensure all South African citizens are able to exercise their democratic right to vote. view more

News24.com | Wednesday's weather: Warm to hot weather for most of SA

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Temperatures are expected to be warm to hot and very hot in places over the northern parts of the Northern Cape on Wednesday. view more

News24.com | Govt-funded youth centre rocked by abuse, racism allegations, almost 200 children removed

Tuesday 19th February 2019

The Department of Social Development in KwaZulu-Natal has ordered a high-level investigation into allegations of physical and emotional abuse of children and staff at a youth care centre in Ladysmith. view more

News24.com | #News24 ICYMI: SARS moves in on multi-million rand tax debt; Duchess Meghan has a secret baby shower; and Le Clos backs Semenya

Tuesday 19th February 2019

South Africa is prepared for the upcoming elections, Bernie Sanders is running for the US president in 2020, and what would you do with a R225m jackpot? view more

News24.com | Dog shoots man, court rules owner not fit for licence

Tuesday 19th February 2019

A German court has ruled that a dog owner isn't fit to carry a firearms licence after his dog shot him with a rifle. view more

Sport24.co.za | Caster: ASA assembles experts to challenge IAAF regulations

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Athletics SA has assembled a team of medical experts to challenge the IAAF's case against female athletes with high testosterone levels. view more

News24.com | EFF councillor, accused of raping fellow EFF member, to face charges

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Allegations of sexual abuse have emerged against a Limpopo EFF councillor. view more

News24.com | Boy, 10, falls to death from 10th floor flat

Tuesday 19th February 2019

A 10-year-old boy fell to his death from his family's 10th floor flat on East Street on Monday. view more

News24.com | SA ready for elections, no safety concerns, Sisulu assures diplomatic community

Tuesday 19th February 2019

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has assured the diplomatic corps that South Africa is prepared and ready to go to the polls on May 8. view more

News24.com | Bullying allegations surface in teen suicide in Pretoria - Sinoville Crisis Centre

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Another incidence of bullying is believed to be at the centre of what has led a 13-year-old Pretoria primary school pupil to commit suicide. view more

News24.com | Bosasa govt contracts to come under scrutiny in parliamentary committee probe

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Facilities management company Bosasa will be put under the microscope by the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, the committee has decided. view more

Sport24.co.za | Philander ruled out of PE Test

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Proteas seamer Vernon Philander will miss the second Test against Sri Lanka at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth due to injury. view more


 

KZN Business Sense

KZN Business Leaders

Saturday 26th January 2019

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

Zululand Chamber news

ZCCI has requested a business friendly load shedding

Wednesday 13th February 2019

ZCCI CEO, Thabani Shale had a meeting with Deputy Mayor of uMlalazi Municipality Cllr BP Simelane and Municipal Manager of uMlalazi Municipality, Raymond Mnguni today (13 February 2019). The load shedding schedule for industrial and retail areas will be amended. Load shedding will occur at start of the shift or towards the end of the view more

CCMA-BUSA launch ground-breaking webtool for small business

Friday 8th February 2019

30-January-2019   The Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) and Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) have collaborated to launch a free-to-use Web Tool dedicated to help smaller businesses with labour relations processes and matters. The joint initiative is one of the flagship projects outlined in the Presidential Jobs Summit Framework Agreement and has gone view more

RBIDZ Tenders

Tuesday 5th February 2019

Please see the list of possible projects at the RBIDZ,   Tender Advert- ICT Projects view more

RELIEF FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AS ACTING PREMIER SIHLE ZIKALALA LAUNCHES KZN YOUTH FUND

Friday 1st February 2019

The efforts by the provincial government to empower young people aiming for a career in business and entrepreneurship received a resounding applause from various quarters on Thursday. This was after the KwaZulu-Natal Acting Premier Sihle Zikalala launched a first of its kind R50 million KZN Youth Fund geared towards and billed as a long-lasting solution view more

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

SMME AGM

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 manager@zcci.co.za 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 pr@zcci.co.za   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

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

Fin24.com | Don't bank on relief from Mboweni - debt expert

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Cash-strapped SA households, facing increased levels of debt, should not bank on the minister of finance to provide much relief in his budget speech, says a debt expert. view more

Fin24.com | #Budget 2019: What small businesses should look out for

Tuesday 19th February 2019

The Small Business Institute would like Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to request an audit of government's overall financial support from all departments with programmes assisting SMEs. view more

Fin24.com | Bonang Mohale: We all have to face a bit of pain to save Eskom

Tuesday 19th February 2019

CEO of Business Leadership South Africa Bonang Mohale shares with Fin24 business's expectations for the National Budget. view more

Fin24.com | EOH, buffeted by anonymous tip, launches whistle blower app

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Expose-It enables those with sensitive information about their company or organisation to pass it on to relevant authorities without fear of being identified. view more

Fin24.com | ConCourt affirms employer's right to suspend without constituting a hearing

Tuesday 19th February 2019

An employer is not required to give an employee an opportunity to make representations before a precautionary suspension, the Constitutional Court has ruled. view more

Business NEWS24

Fin24.com | Don't bank on relief from Mboweni - debt expert

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Cash-strapped SA households, facing increased levels of debt, should not bank on the minister of finance to provide much relief in his budget speech, says a debt expert. view more

Fin24.com | #Budget 2019: What small businesses should look out for

Tuesday 19th February 2019

The Small Business Institute would like Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to request an audit of government's overall financial support from all departments with programmes assisting SMEs. view more

Fin24.com | Bonang Mohale: We all have to face a bit of pain to save Eskom

Tuesday 19th February 2019

CEO of Business Leadership South Africa Bonang Mohale shares with Fin24 business's expectations for the National Budget. view more

Fin24.com | EOH, buffeted by anonymous tip, launches whistle blower app

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Expose-It enables those with sensitive information about their company or organisation to pass it on to relevant authorities without fear of being identified. view more

Fin24.com | ConCourt affirms employer's right to suspend without constituting a hearing

Tuesday 19th February 2019

An employer is not required to give an employee an opportunity to make representations before a precautionary suspension, the Constitutional Court has ruled. view more

Fin24.com | Comair: We have been profitable for 72 years

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Ahead of its settlement agreement with SAA, Comair says its ongoing diversification into non-airline business continues to offset the narrow margins and volatility of commercial aviation. view more

Fin24.com | We control these mines, defiant AMCU says amid calls for secondary strike

Tuesday 19th February 2019

The union vowed to meet any attempts to interdict the secondary strike in court. view more

Fin24.com | Stocks weaker as investors exercise caution ahead of trade talks resumption

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Stocks paused as investors struck a cautious tone ahead of the start of the next round of trade talks between China and the US. view more

Fin24.com | Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R14.14/$

Tuesday 19th February 2019

TreasuryONE said earlier that the rand was likely to remain under pressure as all eyes turn to Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's Budget address tomorrow. view more

Fin24.com | Minimum wage: Will Mboweni make it simpler for employers?

Tuesday 19th February 2019

It is wait-and-see whether Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will make the administration of the national minimum wage simpler for employers in his Budget 2019. view more

Fin24.com | SARS moves against controversial businessman Mazzotti over multi-million rand tax debt

Tuesday 19th February 2019

The SA Revenue Service has obtained a Warrant of Execution in the North Gauteng High Court on Monday against controversial businessman Adriano Mazzotti. view more

Fin24.com | Make your message heard and don't take no for an answer, says Shilpa Mehta of Production Logix

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Shilpa Mehta is the co-owner of electronics company Production Logix and a member of the global non-profit group known as the Entrepreneurs' Organisation. view more

Fin24.com | ANALYSIS: Business and government are finally getting it together over a decent growth strategy

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Back in the early nineties, the story of South Africa's negotiated transition from apartheid to democracy was often told using the story of the friendship between then-ANC negotiator Cyril Ramaphosa and then-National Party negotiator Roelf Meyer. view more

Fin24.com | Zimbabwe central bank is said to consider devaluing bond notes

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Zimbabwe's central bank is considering devaluing its quasi-currency as part of a raft of reforms to the nation's foreign-exchange system, according to a central bank official. view more

Fin24.com | Don't trample on workers, Cosatu pleads in march to Parliament

Tuesday 19th February 2019

The federation marched to Parliament on the day before Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is set to deliver his maiden Budget to call for job security and an end to retrenchments. view more

Fin24.com | Support for Eskom threatens govt spend and debt, MPs hear

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Government's financial support for Eskom will put pressure on the state's ability to maintain the expenditure ceiling, and will possibly have implications for government debt, members of Parliament have heard. view more

Fin24.com | AMCU calls all mines to join Sibanye strike against job losses

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Labour union AMCU has called on its members working across the nation's gold, platinum and coal mines to down tools in support of a strike at Sibanye. view more

Fin24.com | Other businesses also want in on Fireblade deal, says Home Affairs minister

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Home Affairs minister Siyabonga Cwele has told Parliament's portfolio committee on home affairs that more businesses have come forward wanting to offer private airport terminal services similar to those of Fireblade. view more

Fin24.com | Ramaphosa's big growth plan threatened by power cuts

Tuesday 19th February 2019

A major 18-sector growth initiative is imperilled by power cuts now ripping up the economy, warns one of the architects of President Cyril Ramaphosa's signature growth strategy. view more

Fin24.com | Zim's tech company launches Uber-type app for tractors

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Zimbabwe Stock Exchange listed tech company, Cassava Smartech, an off shoot of Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, has launched a tractor sharing service app modelled along ride hailing service Uber. 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

THE JOHANNESBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY BUILDS ON ITS DECADES OF EXPERTISE, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE TO LAUNCH A GLOBAL TRADE, CUSTOMS AND LOGISTICS ACADEMY JCCI has served the interests of business... view more

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 says IRP to be finalised in March and promises to address IPP issues soon

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe listed the finalisation of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for electricity as South Africa's main energy priority and indicated on Tuesday the policy should be approved in March. Speaking on the sidelines of the 2019 edition of Africa Energy Indaba he said he would be meeting the business and labour constituencies at the National Economic Development and Labour Council on March 5 and expected the IRP to be finalised soon thereafter. view more

Load-shedding 'extremely dangerous' to local auto sector, warns Naamsa chairperson

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Load-shedding is "extremely dangerous" to the local automotive industry, says Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) president and CEO Andrew Kirby. Kirby is also chairperson of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa). view more

Nampak marks 50 years on JSE amid moves to streamline and reduce environmental footprint

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Packaging group Nampak, which celebrated 50 years on the JSE on February 19, is a markedly different business from the one that has its roots in a cardboard box-making factory established by John Herzberg in Waterkant Street, Cape Town, in 1918. Rising levels of automation across a portfolio of 49 manufacturing sites in Africa and Europe, together with a growing environmental consciousness, also distinguish the contemporary enterprise from the business that listed on the Johannesburg bourse in February 1969, under the stewardship of then chairperson Oscar Fruman. view more

AfDB optimistic about Eskom's turnaround prospects

Tuesday 19th February 2019

The African Development Bank (AfDB), which has extended billions of rands in loans to Eskom, says it is optimistic the actions being taken to turnaround the embattled South African power utility will bear fruit. Power, energy, climate and green growth complex VP Amadou Hott told Engineering News Online on Tuesday that the bank was not concerned about its exposure to Eskom, despite revelations that the State-owned company would required a capital injection by April to remain a going concern. view more

Regional development focus necessary for Africa's energy future - panel

Tuesday 19th February 2019

A number of trends and influences are driving change in the energy sector, with the collective drive towards a safer, more environment-friendly, reliable and sustainable future. Leading a panel discussion at the Africa Energy Indaba, on Tuesday, Strategic Concepts chairperson Sean Cleary said the transition to a low-carbon economy could not be insensitive to social needs. view more

Digitalisation could facilitate energy access, efficiency in Africa - panel

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Digitalisation within the African energy sector is accelerating at a rapid rate, creating demand for innovation and adaptation to new market technologies and the development of new skill sets within organisations, Trade and Industry Policy Strategies executive director Saul Levin told delegates at Africa Energy Indaba, on Tuesday. By adopting digitalisation, $300-billion could be added to Africa's economy by 2026. However, prominence should be given to an African approach to maximise the benefit for Africa, a panel discussion led by Levin found. view more

Parliament approves long-delayed Carbon Tax Bill

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Parliament on Tuesday approved the long-delayed Carbon Tax Bill as it seeks to reduce harmful carbon emissions in Africa's most industrialised and polluting country. Big energy users including Sibanye-Stillwater and ArcelorMittal's local unit have opposed plans by South Africa to enact carbon tax laws in 2019, arguing the levies are unaffordable and should be scrapped or delayed. view more

Defence group Denel to seek investment partners - CEO

Tuesday 19th February 2019

State-owned defence group Denel could sell stakes in some divisions as part of a new strategy to return to profitability within two years, its chief executive said on Tuesday. The company has also asked the government for financial support to help underpin a strategy its board approved last week, Daniel du Toit told Reuters in an interview. view more

Paramount secures armoured vehicle contract with UAE

Tuesday 19th February 2019

South African defence and aerospace company Paramount Group has secured a contract with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for its next generation armoured personnel carrier - Mbombe 4, which was unveiled at defence and security expo IDEX 2019, being held in the Middle East this week.  Manufactured in South Africa, the Mbombe 4, represents the "pinnacle" of land systems technologies and is drawing on Paramount's and South Africa's "exceptional" heritage as leaders in the field of armoured vehicle design, the company stated. view more

M&R expects significant improvement in interim HEPS

Tuesday 19th February 2019

JSE-listed engineering group Murray & Roberts (M&R) expects a significant improvement in total earnings per share (EPS) and headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the six months ended December 31. Basic EPS for the period are expected to increase by between 57% and 75% year-on-year to between 44c and 49c, while basic HEPS are expected to increase by between 54% and 71% year-on-year to 43c and 48c. view more


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