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

News24.com | WATCH | World shares rally to 4-week highs

Monday 6th July 2020

Global stock markets rallied to four-week highs on Monday as investors counted on a revival in Chinese activity to boost global growth. view more

News24.com | European stock markets rebound strongly at open

Monday 6th July 2020

European stock markets rebounded strongly at the start of trading on Monday following a rally in Asia, driven by hopes of a swift and solid economic recovery. view more

News24.com | Shanghai stocks soar on economic optimism

Monday 6th July 2020

Shanghai stocks surged on Monday to a more than two-year high as investors piled in following a combination of rosy predictions for the market and strong economic data. view more

News24.com | Oil pares weekly gain amid virus fears, signs of tighter supply

Friday 3rd July 2020

Oil slipped on Friday, paring a weekly gain as strong US economic data and tightening crude supplies jostled with fears that a coronavirus resurgence will erode demand. view more

News24.com | Hong Kong stocks end week on strong note

Friday 3rd July 2020

Hong Kong shares have ended higher Friday, extending the previous day's near-3%, as global markets were boosted by a better-than-expected reading on US jobs creation. 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 | INFOGRAPHICS | SA breaches 200 000 coronavirus cases, with half of those coming in just 14 days

Tuesday 7th July 2020

It took 110 days for South Africa to record 100 000 coronavirus cases. In just 14 days, that number has doubled. view more

News24.com | Brrrace yourselves: 'Mammoth' cold front to bring heavy rain, widespread snow to SA

Tuesday 7th July 2020

It's time to crank up the heater and lay out some extra blankets as a massive cold front is approaching South Africa, bringing with it heavy rain and snow in some parts. view more

News24.com | LIVE | 'Utterly unreasonable': Pharmacy chain fined for hiking mask prices during Covid-19 pandemic

Tuesday 7th July 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 | Dis-Chem fined R1.2 million after losing price gouging case for surgical masks

Tuesday 7th July 2020

The Competition Tribunal says the pharmacy chain failed to show that increases in the price of certain surgical masks were reasonable. view more

News24.com | Amahle Quku murder: Accused Leonard Mzingeli drops bail bid

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Leonard Mzingeli, the man accused of murdering teenager Amahle Quku, has abandoned his bail application in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court. view more

News24.com | Ralph Mathekga | The VBS saga that won't go away

Tuesday 7th July 2020

While the ANC and EFF have taken a stance on the VBS saga, it is likely to have a crippling impact on both parties, writes Ralph Mathekga. view more

News24.com | Thabang Moroe latest: Validity of Cricket SA boss's charges questioned

Tuesday 7th July 2020

The validity of Cricket South Africa's ethics and audit committees' reports, which served as the basis for CEO Thabang Moroe's ongoing suspension, has been called into question. view more

News24.com | Heavily armed gang ambushes cash van on Eastern Cape highway

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Eastern Cape police have launched a manhunt for a heavily-armed gang that bombed a G4S cash van and made off with an undisclosed amount of money. view more

News24.com | Anrich Nortje: ANOTHER older 'newcomer' of the year

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Anrich Nortje's deserved "newcomer" laurel at the CSA Awards should signal a prosperous SA era for the paceman, writes Rob Houwing. view more

News24.com | Rugby in SA a step closer to return after government update ... but obstacles remain

Tuesday 7th July 2020

The department of sport has provided an update on the return to play of contact sports as the struggle against the coronavirus continues. view more

News24.com | Two frontline City of Joburg officers die of 'Covid-19 related complications'

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Two City of Johannesburg frontline staffers have died of "Covid-19 related complications". view more

News24.com | Young Super Rugby stars extend Blues stay

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Exciting young winger Mark Telea and promising loose forward Hoskins Sotutu have extended their stays at the Blues. view more

News24.com | Media24 considers closing 5 magazines, 2 newspapers, as Covid-19 slashes circulation

Tuesday 7th July 2020

The publisher says the planned interventions are expected to affect around 510 staff members. view more

News24.com | Massmart starts consultation with labour over possible job cuts at Game stores

Tuesday 7th July 2020

The retailer says the decision comes after it recently completed an 'assessment of opportunities to improve our South African Game store efficiencies'. view more

News24.com | Proteas' extended squad is far from being a simple animal to manage

Tuesday 7th July 2020

A group of 44 players undeniably shows that depth is available. But will some feel they have a purpose? And what about those who were left out? Heinz Schenk investigates. view more

News24.com | PICS | Gauteng woman in hospital after tree falls on her car

Tuesday 7th July 2020

A woman has been injured when a tree fell on to her car in Pretoria. view more

News24.com | Government winning court cases but losing public buy-in, say analysts

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Government may be winning court cases seeking to challenge their response to the Covid-19 pandemic, but they are losing public buy-in. view more

News24.com | 8 arrested for alleged fraudulent Kimberley health dept contracts worth almost R500m

Tuesday 7th July 2020

The Hawks' Serious Corruption Investigation Unit has arrested eight people in the Northern Cape for alleged fraud, corruption and money laundering. view more

News24.com | SA's universities need R1.8 billion to be Covid-19 ready

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Blade Nzimande has said funding for universities varied from R2.1 million to R402.8 million. view more

News24.com | 'We trust the teachers with our children's lives' - East London parent

Tuesday 7th July 2020

No longer having to juggle between parenting a 12-year-old child who is home alone and a full-time job has come as a welcome relief for medical technologist Asanda Tyokolo. view more

Engineering News

Eskom to seek authorisation to proceed with repurposing of four coal stations

Tuesday 7th July 2020

State-owned electricity producer Eskom aims, within the coming months, to seek authorisation from its board and government to initiate a formal bidding process for the repurposing and repowering of the Camden, Komati, Grootvlei and Hendrina coal-fired power stations using lower-carbon generation technologies. All units at the four stations, which currently employ some 1 530 people directly, are scheduled to stop producing electricity between 2021 and 2028. view more

Renergen believes Virginia project could relieve global helium shortage woes

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Emerging natural gas and helium producer Renergen says its Virginia project, in South Africa's Free State province, has the potential to be the answer to the world's helium shortage woes following a recent helium prospective resources report, which confirms that the project has undiscovered gross recoverable helium volumes of more than 344-billion cubic feet (bcf). With the world consuming an average of 80 t of helium a day, Renergen CEO Stefano Marani tells Engineering News that the report has given the company the necessary data to begin planning Phase 2 of the project, "and [the company's] intention is that Phase 2 will supply enough helium to overcome long-term shortfalls". view more

UJ engineers develop 3D-printed ventilator that supports multiple patients 

Tuesday 7th July 2020

An engineering team from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) has designed and developed a portable 3D-printed mechanical ventilator that has a customisable base plate to treat multiple patients. The ventilator, named Aura Imprimere - meaning a breeze of air provided by printing - also allows off-grid operations for up to 1.5 hours should electricity supply be cut. view more

Public Enterprises calls on unions to agree among themselves on SAA's future

Tuesday 7th July 2020

The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has urged unions representing employees of financially-embattled State-owned airline South African Airways (SAA) to hold bilateral meetings among themselves to establish an agreed future for the carrier. SAA was under business rescue and its creditors were scheduled to vote on the business rescue plan for the airline on July 14.  The DPE reported that it had held separate meetings with all the SAA unions and with representatives of the airline's non-unionised staff. Of the seven unions represented at SAA, four plus the non-unionised staff representatives have accepted in principle the voluntary severance packages (VSPs) being offered by the DPE to SAA employees.  view more

Rain doubles Pargo pick-up points for Sims

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Data network provider rain and Pargo have more than doubled the number of pick-up points available for rain's fourth-generation (4G) Sim cards amid a growing demand for the data-only Sim cards. There are now 260 Pargo pick-up points at selected Clicks stores across Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, the Western Cape, North West, the Eastern Cape and Free State. view more

South African banks approve more than R30.6bn in Covid-19 relief

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Local banks have so far approved more than R30.6-billion in relief to individuals and businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and the national lockdown imposed in response, the Banking Association South Africa said on Tuesday. In addition, over R10.6-billion has been extended to distressed businesses under a Covid-19 loan guarantee scheme. view more

Africa's biggest investment takes shape under Islamist threat

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Dozens of soldiers clutching AK-47s and grenade launchers watch over roaring bulldozers on the white sand beach that meets a tropical turquoise sea. They're guarding Africa's biggest investment: a $23 billion project to export Mozambique's natural gas from an area increasingly besieged by an Islamist insurgency. Companies led by Total SA will pump the gas from wells about 40 kilometers (25 miles) offshore, cool it to temperatures below minus 260 degrees Fahrenheit so that it turns to liquid, then ship it to electricity plants from France to China. The consortium is about to finalize almost $16-billion in project financing -- another record for the continent. view more

Omnia more than halves debt as stabilisation plan is concluded

Tuesday 7th July 2020

JSE-listed diversified chemicals group Omnia Holdings reports that it achieved solid results for the financial year ended March 31, noting that this reflected the finalisation of the group's stabilisation plan which included the successful recapitalisation of the business. Omnia's balance sheet and debt profile were significantly strengthened in the year under review, following an oversubscribed rights issue of R2-billion in September 2019 and the finalisation of a new debt package at the end of December 2019. view more

EVs are starting to buoy the global metals market

Tuesday 7th July 2020

The market gloom over the metals that will power the cars of the future is starting to lift. Supply overhangs and then the coronavirus pandemic had crushed short-term prospects for the minerals used to make rechargeable batteries. But new government commitments to green transport in China and Europe, as well as curtailments to mining and future investments, have led to a growing consensus the markets are bottoming out. view more

Engineering News & Mining Weekly e-magazine now available

Thursday 2nd July 2020

For the duration of South Africa's Covid-19 lockdown period, Creamer Media is providing free digital access to our flagship Engineering News & Mining Weekly news magazine. Click now to read our latest edition. view more

KZN Business Sense

Nigel Ward - Comment on 2020 supplementary budget speech

Wednesday 1st July 2020

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the opportunity to comment ... view more

Launch of the Minara home business support desk

Wednesday 1st July 2020

During the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions many home businesses have... view more

Jade le Roux - New offices for PMCB

Wednesday 1st July 2020

It's an exciting new chapter for Pietermaritzburg and Midlands Chamber of Busi... view more

Business Awards to be rescheduled

Wednesday 1st July 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa, the Standard Bank KZN Top ... view more

Felix Mahlangu - Risk and IT security management a case for cyber security

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Cyber security or information technology security is the protection of computer ... view more

Top law firm in the province - Cox Yeats

Wednesday 1st July 2020

In the 2020 PMR.africa annual provincial survey assessing the top legal firms in... view more

SLG : Committed to community - Health partners in a functional community project during COVID-19

Wednesday 1st July 2020

While great uncertainty remains about the tough times ahead, the opportunity for... view more

The KwaZulu-Natal Top Business Portfolio 2020

Wednesday 1st July 2020

KZN Top Business is a unique content marketing company that creates and distribu... view more

Merrill King - Navigating new frontiers

Wednesday 1st July 2020

You were appointed CEO on 1 March 2020. What resonates most in your firs... view more

Zululand Chamber news

Excellence through Collaboration

Friday 22nd November 2019

Share in the excitement of the winners at the 2019 Business Excellence Awards. view more

Excellence through Collaboration

Friday 22nd November 2019

The annual Business Excellence Awards were held at the Umfolozi Casino on 15 November 2019 and it was indeed the ZCCI’s premier event of the year. However, without the generous sponsorship of our partners, an event of this magnitude would not be possible. Therefore, a heartfelt thank you to: RBCTCoca-ColaTronoxMondiSouth 32RBIDZAirlinkUmfolozi Casino1 KZN TVBidvest Tank view more

Tourism Workshop

Wednesday 6th November 2019

All stakeholders in the Tourism environment are invited to a workshop on 27 November 2019. Cost R250pp. Book your space by calling Lihle Msweli on 035 797 1807 or email Njabulo at tourism@zcci.co.za view more

Excellence through Collaboration

Tuesday 15th October 2019

You are invited to the annual Business Excellence Awards. Book your seats today! view more

Excellence through Collaboration

Tuesday 10th September 2019

It is time for the annual Business Excellence Awards and nominations are open. Please note that both members and non-members can nominate Zululand companies, worthy of an award. Contact Lihle Msweli on 035 797 1807 or marketing@zcci.co.za for nomination forms and more information. view more

Women and Leadership Seminar

Thursday 15th August 2019

Join us for our Women's month special, empower the women around you and improve the overall performance of your business.Book now for “Women in Leadership” training – the costs are R200 for ZCCI members and R300 for non-members. The Seminar starts at 8am. view more

SMME Seminar

Monday 5th August 2019

Leadership training

Monday 29th July 2019

ZCCI Chamber Manager appointed

Thursday 20th June 2019

Vanessa Ncobela has been appointed as new ZCCI Chamber Manager. She has over 15 years corporate communication and stakeholder relations experience. Moreover she has worked for local corporates such as Foskor and Richards Bay Minerals. view more

Chamber is hiring

Monday 17th June 2019

Training and Events Co-ordinator The Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry has a vacancy for a Training and Events Co-ordinator in our Richards Bay office. The ideal candidate will be responsible for: Identify training needs for chamber members Develop and manage  the annual training and events calendar Regular and constructive liaison to companies Promotion of view more

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 | Sifiso Skenjana | The 100-day cigarette ban: A story of Trojans, bone collectors and chancers

Sunday 5th July 2020

In crisis, there is always opportunity, and tobacco need not forever remain a "sin product" in South Africa, says Sifiso Skenjana. view more

News24.com | Zimbabwe VP blames colonisers for not teaching locals how to run economy

Monday 6th July 2020

Mohadi, who is one of Zimbabwe's two vice-presidents lamented the economic depression the country has gone through since independence from Britain in 1980. view more

News24.com | Numsa and Sacca threaten legal action over possible SAA liquidation

Monday 6th July 2020

Two days ago National Treasury presented a slide presentation to a parliamentary committee stating that SAA did not require further bailouts as it was insolvent. view more

News24.com | India's first Covid-19 vaccine races to meet August target

Sunday 5th July 2020

Bharat Biotech International received regulatory approval to start human clinical trials for its experimental shot earlier this week. view more

News24.com | We've agonised over decision to reject claims, but it's the right one, says Santam

Monday 6th July 2020

Santam says the lockdown is not an insured loss, but an economic one that was never underwritten by insurers and reinsurers. view more

Business NEWS24

News24.com | Sifiso Skenjana | The 100-day cigarette ban: A story of Trojans, bone collectors and chancers

Sunday 5th July 2020

In crisis, there is always opportunity, and tobacco need not forever remain a "sin product" in South Africa, says Sifiso Skenjana. view more

News24.com | Zimbabwe VP blames colonisers for not teaching locals how to run economy

Monday 6th July 2020

Mohadi, who is one of Zimbabwe's two vice-presidents lamented the economic depression the country has gone through since independence from Britain in 1980. view more

News24.com | Numsa and Sacca threaten legal action over possible SAA liquidation

Monday 6th July 2020

Two days ago National Treasury presented a slide presentation to a parliamentary committee stating that SAA did not require further bailouts as it was insolvent. view more

News24.com | India's first Covid-19 vaccine races to meet August target

Sunday 5th July 2020

Bharat Biotech International received regulatory approval to start human clinical trials for its experimental shot earlier this week. view more

News24.com | We've agonised over decision to reject claims, but it's the right one, says Santam

Monday 6th July 2020

Santam says the lockdown is not an insured loss, but an economic one that was never underwritten by insurers and reinsurers. view more

News24.com | Cheers? English pubs shake off lockdown into uncertain world

Sunday 5th July 2020

More than half of food and drink businesses plan to open on what's been dubbed "Super Saturday" but just 19% of consumers say they're planning to go out on the first day. view more

News24.com | 'Push the accountability button': SAICA chief hails Tongaat Hulett fine

Sunday 5th July 2020

The JSE this week fined sugar producer Tongaat Hulett a maximum of R7.5 million and publicly censured it for publishing financial statements that contained errors. view more

News24.com | Retail tech hopes to beat one key Covid-19 threat: The shopping queue

Saturday 4th July 2020

Using artificial intelligence, algorithms, bar codes, weighting and scanning technology, customers can pay for groceries and leave a store without standing in a queue. view more

News24.com | World's largest pension fund loses $165 billion in worst quarter

Saturday 4th July 2020

Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund lost 11%, or $164.7 billion, in the three months ended March, it said in Tokyo on Friday. view more

News24.com | Standard Bank: We will not let climate groups dictate how the bank is run

Saturday 4th July 2020

Standard Bank said it takes climate risks seriously. But it will not let "single-issue advocates" dictate how it runs its AGMs or constitutes its board. view more

News24.com | OPINION | Zuckerberg says advertisers will be back 'soon enough'. Sadly, he might be right

Saturday 4th July 2020

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has shrugged off an ad boycott by major advertisers after the company's share price nosedived. Sadly, history is on his side, says Richard Lord. view more

News24.com | Labour Court battle between SAA rescue practitioners and unions about more than airline's future

Saturday 4th July 2020

The Labour Appeal Court is set to rule whether it was indeed "unfair" of SAA's business rescue practitioners to start retrenchment proceedings without a rescue plan. view more

News24.com | Zondo commission: Businessman behind Prasa tender hinted at channelling money to ANC

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Former Prasa chairperson, Popo Molefe, has said the director of Swifambo Rail Leasing revealed that his company made payments to someone who needed money for 'the movement'. view more

News24.com | BP sells petrochemical arm to rival Ineos for $5 billion

Tuesday 30th June 2020

BP, hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic slashing demand for oil, announced the sale of its petrochemical business to privately-owned rival Ineos for $5.0 billion. view more

News24.com | Isaah Mhlanga | SA still has a narrow window of economic opportunity. It's getting narrower

Tuesday 30th June 2020

The IMF has released two new publications that provide additional insights on prospects for economic recovery, says Isaah Mhlanga. view more

News24.com | Extension granted for publishing Kulula.com owner's business rescue plan

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Comair's business rescue practitioners have obtained another extension to deliver the airline's business rescue plan. view more

News24.com | Petrol, diesel prices to rise as global oil price recovers

Tuesday 30th June 2020

South African Motorists will again be paying R1.72 per litre more for the most popular grade of petrol from Wednesday view more

News24.com | First quarter GDP falls by 2% as recession continues

Tuesday 30th June 2020

South Africa's economy contracted by 2.0% in the first quarter of 2020, says Statistics South Africa. view more

News24.com | Gold heads for biggest quarterly gain since 2016 on virus woes

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Gold headed for the biggest quarterly advance since 2016 amid a surge in demand for haven assets due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, which shows no signs of abating. view more

News24.com | Western Cape government calls on Gordhan to rescue Cape Town Port from Covid-19 carnage

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Transnet says 20 employees from the Durban Container Terminal have volunteered to be deployed to the port to speed up the rate at which ships can berth. view more

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