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 | JSE closes flat as it fails to catch rebound wave

Friday 16th August 2019

The JSE closed off a difficult trading week by closing flat on Friday as sentiment remains mostly bearish for local stocks view more | London stock market opens higher after delay

Friday 16th August 2019

London's FTSE 100 shares index have rebounded when it finally opened on Friday after a delay caused by an unspecified trading issue. view more | Asia stocks choppy as trade war fears dominate markets

Friday 16th August 2019

Asian markets were jittery Friday as a modest rebound in US equities failed to ease fears over the US-China trade war and its impact on the world economy. view more | Eurozone stocks rebound; London open delayed

Friday 16th August 2019

Eurozone stock markets have recovered at the start of trading, but the opening of London's benchmark FTSE 100 index was delayed owing to a "trading" issue according to its operator. view more | Tokyo stocks end marginally higher

Friday 16th August 2019

Tokyo stocks have closed slightly higher, supported by gains of Chinese shares, but trade was sluggish with investors in a wait-and-see mode ahead of the weekend. view more

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards


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


MUNICIPAL AWARD - uShaka Marine World

Tuesday 9th July 2019



Tuesday 9th July 2019

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


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Tuesday 9th July 2019


TRADE AWARD - BMW Supertech Group

Tuesday 9th July 2019

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


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Tuesday 9th July 2019


KZN Leaders


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 | Rob Marawa recovering after 3rd heart attack scare, placed in ICU

Saturday 17th August 2019

Popular broadcaster Robert Marawa has suffered a third heart attack that saw him placed in ICU, he has revealed. view more | Removing Busisiwe Mkhwebane as Public Protector is not so easy - DA

Saturday 17th August 2019

The DA's outgoing federal executive chairperson James Selfe says the party has been warned that it cannot just rely on adverse court findings against embattled Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to have her booted out of office. view more | ConCourt dismisses wife murderer Christopher Panayiotou's bid to appeal conviction

Saturday 17th August 2019

Convicted wife murderer Christopher Panayiotou has lost his Constitutional Court bid to have his conviction overturned. view more | Below par Boks grind out Pumas win in Farewell Test

Saturday 17th August 2019

It was far from clinical, but the Springboks secured a win over Argentina at Loftus on Saturday in their final home Test before the 2019 World Cup. view more | Mayor or not I'll continue fighting to dislodge ANC - Mashaba

Saturday 17th August 2019

City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says it is up to the parties that elected him into power to retain him as mayor. view more | Bok ratings: Big 'thank you' to Nkosi!

Saturday 17th August 2019

Rob Houwing's Bok report card at Loftus, where S'bu Nkosi was runaway recipient of the player-of-the-match laurel. view more | Springbok Women qualify for 2021 Rugby World Cup

Saturday 17th August 2019

The Springbok Women have booked their place in the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. view more | Political parties sign petition in fresh bid to oust NMB mayor Bobani - report

Saturday 17th August 2019

Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Mongameli Bobani might be facing a fresh bid to remove him as the DA, with the backing of COPE, the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP), the Patriotic Alliance and six ANC councillors have submitted a petition to the speaker's office urging her to hold a special meeting by next Friday, a report says. view more | Wales go top of world rugby rankings after beating England

Saturday 17th August 2019

Wales topped the world rugby rankings for the first time in their history after beating England 13-6 on Saturday in Cardiff. view more | Klaasen replaces Second in Proteas Test squad

Saturday 17th August 2019

Rudi Second has been ruled out of the Proteas' Test squad for their tour of India next month and will be replaced by Heinrich Klaasen. view more | Sonke Gender Justice to document lived experiences of women, girls and LGBTQI+ community in SA

Saturday 17th August 2019

Sonke Gender Justice has launched an initiative documenting the lived experiences of women, girls and members of the LGBTQI+ community in South Africa. view more | Free State man in court after hordes of illegal ammo and explosives found on his premises

Saturday 17th August 2019

A 53-year-old Free State man is expected back in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Monday after crates of ammunition and explosives were found on his property on Thursday. view more | Cheetahs edge Pumas in 11-try Nelspruit thriller

Saturday 17th August 2019

The Free State Cheetahs moved up to 2nd on the Currie Cup log with a comfortable bonus point win over the Pumas in Nelspruit on Saturday. view more | UPDATE | Mthembeni Majola named as IFP councillor killed in apparent hit

Saturday 17th August 2019

Authorities have confirmed the murder IFP councillor Mthembeni Majola during an apparent hit in Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal. view more | Several Titans retained ahead of 2nd MSL edition

Saturday 17th August 2019

The second edition of the Mzansi Super League is fast approaching, and the six franchises have named their retained list of players. view more | Pakistan PM welcomes UN's move to discuss Kashmir

Saturday 17th August 2019

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan welcomed the UN Security Council's decision to discuss tensions in the disputed region of Kashmir, a day after India slammed the rare meeting. view more | Cricket SA wishes Domingo well in Bangladesh role

Saturday 17th August 2019

Cricket SA has wished its South Africa A coach, Russell Domingo, well on his appointment as head coach of Bangladesh. view more | 18 arrested following Soweto looting spree

Saturday 17th August 2019

The looting took place at shops belonging to foreign nationals in Dobsonville, Meadowlands, Rockville, Naledi, Zola, Emdeni and surrounding areas. view more | Ruth First's death commemorated, 37 years on

Saturday 17th August 2019

Ruth First was killed on August 17, 1982 when she opened a parcel bomb sent by the apartheid regime to her office in Mozambique. view more | All Blacks demolish Wallabies to retain Bledisloe Cup

Saturday 17th August 2019

The All Blacks have retained the Bledisloe Cup after annihilating the Wallabies at Eden Park. view more

Engineering News

Sasol's shares fall as it postpones results announcement

Friday 16th August 2019

JSE-listed Sasol's shares fell by nearly 16% on Friday morning after the company announced that it had postponed the release its results for the 2019 financial year to September 19. It had been due to publish its results on August 19. Sasol's board this week received a preliminary report from an independent review that had been commissioned to ascertain the factors that had impacted on the cost and schedule changes for the Lake Charles Chemicals Project, in Louisiana, in the US. This follows after the group in May announced a $1-billion to $1.3-billion upward revision in the cost of the project to between $12.6-billion and $12.9-billion. view more

Cape Town airport to receive multibillion-rand boost over next five years

Friday 16th August 2019

The Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) is set to receive an estimated R7.5-billion capital investment over the next five years. By 2024, CTIA will boast a new, realigned runway, as well as revamped domestic and international terminals, says Airports Company South Africa corporate affairs senior manager Deidre Davids. She says the upcoming expansion programme is linked directly to facilitating the current and future growth of the Western Cape's main airport. view more

Transportable, tradable 'green' hydrogen earmarked to replace oil

Friday 16th August 2019

Clean hydrogen, which South Africa is ideally placed to produce because of its superior sunshine, prime wind, available land and platinum abundance, is earmarked to one day replace oil in a world anxious to mitigate climate change, the planet's most pressing current problem. New liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) technology has made it possible for hydrogen to be handled in the same way as oil is, using conventional oil tankers and road tankers for transport and underground tanks for storage. view more

City of Johannesburg to sell its 1 000 km fibre network

Friday 16th August 2019

The City of Johannesburg is selling its 1 000 km fibre network through an open tender process and expects to raise minimum proceeds of R853-million and maximum proceeds of just over R1-billion. The city explained in a statement issued on Friday that the sale of the fibre network was aimed at lowering data costs by up to 50% and bridging the digital divide across the city. view more

Molefe has only seven days to pay money - Solidarity

Friday 16th August 2019

Trade union Solidarity on Friday told former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe that he has only seven days to pay the R700 000 he owes them. Solidarity said it has received a letter from Molefe's attorneys requesting a 30-day postponement for the payment of the money. view more

Latam adds next-gen Airbus A350 plane to its Sao Paulo-South Africa route

Friday 16th August 2019

Latin American airline group Latam Airlines on Friday hosted a media tour of the latest addition to its fleet - an Airbus A350 XWB - which operates on its route between Sao Paulo, in Brazil, and Johannesburg. The plane, with the capacity to transport 30 business and 309 economy class passengers, started operating on the route on August 1. view more

Nersa approves 13% average tariff increase for Tshwane

Friday 16th August 2019

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa has approved a 13.07% average tariff increase for the City of Tshwane metropolitan municipality for the period from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020. The approved tariffs were implemented from August 7, following a public hearing held in July to consider the application by the municipality. view more

Opinion: Engineered in Africa

Friday 16th August 2019

In this opinion piece, Engineering News Senior Deputy Editor Martin Zhuwakinyu writes about the glut of information technology talent in Africa. As an Afro-optimist, it always warms the cockles of my heart when something positive is said about the continent, especially by someone from outside our shores. The latest person to do so is US technology entrepreneur Christina Sass, who averred in a recent interview that there is a glut of high-end information technology talent in Africa, which should come in handy in a world facing a desperate shortage of software engineers. view more

Outa to challenge the Aarto Amendment Act

Friday 16th August 2019

The Organization Undoing Tax Abuse said it plans to mount a legal challenge against the amendment of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act. The Act sets up a demerit system for drivers, who lose points for traffic offences, which may result in the loss of a driving licence. The organization called for the Bill to be amended, due to concerns that it would not improve road safety, it is logistically cumbersome to the point of being potentially unconstitutional, and paves the way for corruption. view more

MyCiTi suspension on N2 hits Cape Town commuters hard in the pocket

Friday 16th August 2019

Commuters in Khayelitsha are battling to get to work, as the suspension of the MyCiTi service on the N2 enters its 10th week. Those who can afford it are clubbing together to use e-hailing services, spending up to R250 for the trip to the city, GroundUp reports. view more

KZN Business Sense

Introducing KZN's Brand DNA Stories

Tuesday 16th July 2019

The diverse and vibrant province of KwaZulu-Natal has produced some of South Afr... view more

New Appointments

Tuesday 16th July 2019

Thabani Shale was appointed as the new Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry... view more


Thursday 11th July 2019

The Insolvency & Business Rescue Law Team consists of Thys Scheepers... view more


Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Allan Hirsch, the founder and CEO of Hirsch's is an outstanding example ... view more


Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Can an employer proceed with a disciplinary enquiry after an employee re... view more


Tuesday 2nd July 2019

When a legal crisis strikes your business - how do you feel? What do you do? view more


Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Ever been in a role at an organisation where you know it's just NOT for you? Eve... view more


Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Prescription extinguishes a debt and brings finality to disputes. It is ... view more

CMH Nissan Durban

Tuesday 2nd July 2019

OUR HERITAGE CMH Nissan Durban forms part of a large network of C... view more


Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Success is actually a fairly simple formula. First, you need to set a goal. Seco... view more

Zululand Chamber news

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

Book your seat at the annual SMME Seminar on Thursday, 19 September 2019 at the Kingfisher Hall, ZCBF Office park. Share in “Success through Synergy.” view more

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

ZCCI New Members’ Tea

Thursday 16th May 2019

24 new ZCCI members attended a New Members’ Tea at Bayshore Inn on Thursday, 16 May 2019. The event was sponsored by ABSA Bank. Companies present included representatives from our sponsors, ABSA Bank, Tendele Mine, La Fusion Chefs, Umtapo Publishers, Emprint, Sne Sishosho Trading, CI Agro Culture, Ntokozi ilo Trading, Isibhaya Guesthouse, Corporate Communications, Siphizandla view more

Good bye to the Chamber Manager

Tuesday 30th April 2019

Christa van der Walt, the ZCCI’s manager, is leaving Chamber today, to start her own business, Corporate Communications. The ZCCI wishes to thank Christa for her invaluable contribution over the last four years and wish her all the best in her future endeavours. view more

2018 Business Excellence Awards

Wednesday 24th April 2019

The 2018 Business Excellence Awards again rewarded Zululand Business owners for the work done during the year. 28 November 2018 saw the Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosting the prestigious annual Business Excellence Awards with the theme "Pinnacle of Excellence". The venue was the Dome at the uMfolozi Casino and Convention Resort. This year's view more

CEO meets Minister of Labour

Tuesday 16th April 2019

ZCCI CEO, Thabani Shale had a high level meeting in Nongoma on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 with the minister of Labour, Minister Mildred Oliphant, and the UIF Commissioner, Tebogo Maruping.   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

Business NEWS24

JCCI Business News

Parklands College - Innovation In Education

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Parklands College is an independent school in Cape Town, South Africa, that caters for children from Pre- Primary to Grade 12. Our focus is innovation in education and we believe that the best way to prepare... view more

Joan Warburton-McBride - Launch Of JCCI Global Trade Training Academy

Wednesday 28th November 2018


Obituary Of Eunice Magagula

Wednesday 28th November 2018

The Chamber staff were sad to hear of the passing of a dear colleague, Eunice Magagula, who retired in December 2017 after 30 years of service. Eunice took care of the thousands of delegates attending... view more

Bernadette Zeiler - Fostering Cooperation

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Mr Van Dzung - Ambassador of Vietnam and Mr Dao Duc - Head of Trade Office and a high ranking delegation of Da Nang City of Vietnam met with JCCI President, Herman Breedt and Bernadette Zeiler - Head of... view more

Mthoko Mbatha - Fuelled By The Demand For Natural Gas

Wednesday 28th November 2018

MTHOKO MBATHA is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Spring Lights Gas (Pty) Ltd (abbreviated to SLG) the second largest natural gas trading company in South Africa. He has served the company in various... view more

David Rosin - The National Credit Amendment Bill 2018

Wednesday 28th November 2018

At the end of March 2017, 24.68 million consumers were credit-active in South Africa, of which 14.99 million were in good standing. The balance either had impaired records (three or more payments or months in... view more

Faith Tigere - Pushing Ahead With African Integration

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Regional economic integration of the continent is key for its continued development. This is a strategy that has been driven forward by many regional institutions including the Southern African Development... view more

Skhumbuzo Macozoma - Users Must Pay For Roads Says SANRAL CEO

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Although South Africa has the 10th largest road network in the world, its need and efficient usage must be interrogated, says Skhumbuzo Macozoma, CEO of the SA National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL). He said... view more

Sandile Xolo - Preparing For The Inevitable Is A Priority In Tight Financial Times

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Sandile Xolo, marketing and communications manager at Ithala SOC Ltd. says, "Funeral cover is the most soughtafter insurance in the country. Death remains an inevitable part of the human journey, making... view more

Debbie Jones - Payments Overdue? How To Have That Conversation With Your Client

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Professional firms might spend their days advising clients on their finances, but even they are aren't immune from the problem of late payments. Having a challenging conversation with your client about money... view more

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