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

 

Markets

Fin24.com | Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R14.38/$

Wednesday 20th March 2019

The rand closed at R14.38 on Wednesday. view more

Fin24.com | Rand makes gains on Fed's dovish comments

Thursday 21st March 2019

The rand gained 1.9% against the US dollar on Wednesday, following the US Federal Reserve Bank's announcement to keep rates on hold. view more

Fin24.com | US Fed sees no rate hikes in 2019

Wednesday 20th March 2019

Federal Reserve officials scaled back their projected interest-rate increases this year to zero. view more

Fin24.com | Markets tread cautiously ahead of US Fed rate decision

Wednesday 20th March 2019

The JSE retreated on Wednesday as it tracked other global markets lower ahead of the US Fed's rate decision. view more

Fin24.com | Palladium tops $1 600 as metal sets new highs on supply shortage

Wednesday 20th March 2019

The price of the metal - mainly used in autocatalysts in gasoline vehicles - has almost doubled from a recent low in August. 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 | Ramaphosa tells South Africans that energy is a basic human right and current crisis will pass

Thursday 21st March 2019

The country will overcome the energy crisis, corruption, poverty and unemployment if we join hands and work together, President Cyril Ramaphosa said. view more

News24.com | 2 West Rand mayors exonerated from the VBS Mutual Bank scandal

Thursday 21st March 2019

The ANC in the West Rand region of Johannesburg has welcomed the outcomes of their own investigations, launched into allegations that mayors Boyce Maneli and Maphefo Mogale-Letsie could have been involved in the VBS Mutual Bank scandal. view more

Fin24.com | Mohale: Many SA women trapped by sugar daddies

Thursday 21st March 2019

A lot of women in SA are 'trapped because of sugar daddies,' Bonang Mohale, CEO of Business Leadership SA has told Eusebius McKaiser on Radio 702. view more

News24.com | Ekurhuleni residents to wait longer for power to be restored after Allandale substation catches fire

Thursday 21st March 2019

The burning of the parts of the Allandale substation in Tembisa, Ekurhuleni, has added more inconvenience to residents as they have wait longer for power on top of being faced with consistent load shedding. view more

News24.com | 'Women, babies trapped in trees' after deadly Mozambique storm

Thursday 21st March 2019

Six days after Cyclone Idai, rescuers scramble to save hundreds stranded by floodwaters amid fears death toll will rise. view more

News24.com | Human Rights Day: What are your basic rights and where can you go when they are infringed upon?

Thursday 21st March 2019

On Human Rights Day we reflect on the rights afforded to all South Africans as enshrined and protected in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa's Bill of Rights, 25 years into our democracy. view more

Fin24.com | Ramaphosa: We will overcome the electricity crisis

Thursday 21st March 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa said that the current electricity crisis will pass and efforts are being made to address power station failures and restore loss of power from Mozambique. view more

News24.com | JUSTICE DENIED: A News24 podcast series on the human cost of wrongful convictions

Thursday 21st March 2019

Imagine losing more than a decade. That's what happened to Njabulo, Boswell, Bridgette and Thembekile. In this special report from News24 and the Wits Justice Project, we tell the stories of people who were wrongfully convicted. We explore the human cost of when justice is denied. view more

News24.com | Human Rights Day: 'To me this is a sad day, I remember the friends I lost' says Sharpeville resident

Thursday 21st March 2019

Scores of people are making their way to the Sharpeville stadium to celebrate Human Rights Day. view more

Sport24.co.za | Craig Burden included in Sharks squad for Rebels

Thursday 21st March 2019

The Sharks have made numerous changes for their Super rugby clash against the Rebels in Durban on Saturday. view more

Fin24.com | Plan for Medupi and Ingula stations will be known by month end, says Eskom internal memo

Thursday 21st March 2019

In an internal memo circulated among Eskom employees about the generation recovery plan, Chief Operating Officer Jan Oberholzer said that the way forward for Medupi power station would be known before the end of March. view more

News24.com | SA foreign services should be 'professionalised again' - former ambassador

Thursday 21st March 2019

South Africa's foreign services should be professionalised again, former ambassador Febe Potgieter-Gqubule has said. view more

Sport24.co.za | Ngidi, Nortje injuries open World Cup door for others

Thursday 21st March 2019

Lungi Ngidi's injury means that the Proteas selectors may have to start looking for a replacement for the 2019 World Cup squad. view more

Fin24.com | Brexit standoff takes UK to edge of no-deal as May seeks delay

Thursday 21st March 2019

Theresa May gambled on a desperate bid to get her Brexit deal approved by Parliament, as a standoff with the EU drove Britain to the brink of an economically disastrous no-deal divorce. view more

News24.com | NWU finds evidence of plagiarism against two staff members, ten let off the hook

Thursday 21st March 2019

Two staff members at North West University have been implicated in a prima facie case of plagiarism and misrepresentation, while no evidence of plagiarism was found against ten university employees. view more

News24.com | Human Rights Day: 'Are South Africans being given the opportunity for a better future?'

Thursday 21st March 2019

As South Africans commemorate Human Rights Day, historian Dr Gustav Venter says it will be an opportunity for the country to reflect on the accessibility of human rights for all citizens. view more

Sport24.co.za | Etzebeth starts for Stormers in Wellington

Thursday 21st March 2019

There are three changes to the Stormers team to face the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday. view more

News24.com | New Zealand bans assault weapons, triggering similar calls in US

Thursday 21st March 2019

New Zealand imposed an immediate ban on assault weapons, taking swift action in response to the Christchurch massacre and triggering renewed calls from leading American politicians for curbs in the United States. view more

News24.com | Why Facebook didn't block live New Zealand shooting video

Thursday 21st March 2019

Why did Facebook air live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting for 17 minutes? Didn't anyone alert the company while it was happening? view more

News24.com | WATCH: Load shedding leaves frustrated partygoers in the dark

Thursday 21st March 2019

A video that has come to symbolise the frustration most South Africans feel when their lives are disrupted by load shedding has gone viral on social media. view more


 

KZN Business Sense

SAVE WATER THROUGH POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT!

Thursday 14th March 2019

March 17 - 23 brings the National Water Week campaign, aptly themed "W... view more

Durban Fashion Fair Class of 2019 designers soon to be announced

Thursday 14th March 2019

After the recent call for all local designers to submit ... view more

Durban Chamber Board Members

Tuesday 5th March 2019

HOW TO CONTACT US: Visit our website: view more

Durban Chamber - A Custom Built Venue For Business

Tuesday 5th March 2019

The Durban Chamber offers conferencing and event management services for confere... view more

Durban Chamber Annual Golf Day

Tuesday 5th March 2019

In 2018, the Durban Chamber partnered with the MTN Business Unit, the Ernie Els ... view more

Durban Chamber Annual Gala Dinner

Tuesday 5th March 2019

The Durban Chamber partnered with long-time member and platinum sponsor, Mediter... view more

Exporter Of The Year Awards - Taking KZN To The World

Tuesday 5th March 2019

The Exporter of the Year awards are a showcase for emerging and established expo... view more

Zululand Chamber news

Top five needs for small businesses

Tuesday 5th March 2019

Mike Anderson, National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) founder and CEO says that running your own small business is becoming tougher and tougher. The most important area identified within the survey as critical to addressing business growth challenges is increased marketing spend. Anderson says this is a reoccurring requirement and is also the area where majority view more

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

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 | Mohale: Many SA women trapped by sugar daddies

Thursday 21st March 2019

A lot of women in SA are 'trapped because of sugar daddies,' Bonang Mohale, CEO of Business Leadership SA has told Eusebius McKaiser on Radio 702. view more

Fin24.com | Cape Town women's group pools money to build houses

Thursday 21st March 2019

A group of Cape Town women from Philippi, Crossroads, Khayelitsha and Strand have started a stokvel with a difference. They call themselves the Masakhe Ladies. view more

Fin24.com | Ramaphosa: We will overcome the electricity crisis

Thursday 21st March 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa said that the current electricity crisis will pass and efforts are being made to address power station failures and restore loss of power from Mozambique. view more

Fin24.com | Is your workplace infringing on your human rights?

Thursday 21st March 2019

While many SA companies reward hard work and engagement, there are situations that blur the lines between unfair practices and human rights infringements, says an expert. view more

Fin24.com | Plan for Medupi and Ingula stations will be known by month end, says Eskom internal memo

Thursday 21st March 2019

In an internal memo circulated among Eskom employees about the generation recovery plan, Chief Operating Officer Jan Oberholzer said that the way forward for Medupi power station would be known before the end of March. view more

Business NEWS24

Fin24.com | Mohale: Many SA women trapped by sugar daddies

Thursday 21st March 2019

A lot of women in SA are 'trapped because of sugar daddies,' Bonang Mohale, CEO of Business Leadership SA has told Eusebius McKaiser on Radio 702. view more

Fin24.com | Cape Town women's group pools money to build houses

Thursday 21st March 2019

A group of Cape Town women from Philippi, Crossroads, Khayelitsha and Strand have started a stokvel with a difference. They call themselves the Masakhe Ladies. view more

Fin24.com | Ramaphosa: We will overcome the electricity crisis

Thursday 21st March 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa said that the current electricity crisis will pass and efforts are being made to address power station failures and restore loss of power from Mozambique. view more

Fin24.com | Is your workplace infringing on your human rights?

Thursday 21st March 2019

While many SA companies reward hard work and engagement, there are situations that blur the lines between unfair practices and human rights infringements, says an expert. view more

Fin24.com | Plan for Medupi and Ingula stations will be known by month end, says Eskom internal memo

Thursday 21st March 2019

In an internal memo circulated among Eskom employees about the generation recovery plan, Chief Operating Officer Jan Oberholzer said that the way forward for Medupi power station would be known before the end of March. view more

Fin24.com | Rand makes gains on Fed's dovish comments

Thursday 21st March 2019

The rand gained 1.9% against the US dollar on Wednesday, following the US Federal Reserve Bank's announcement to keep rates on hold. view more

Fin24.com | Brexit standoff takes UK to edge of no-deal as May seeks delay

Thursday 21st March 2019

Theresa May gambled on a desperate bid to get her Brexit deal approved by Parliament, as a standoff with the EU drove Britain to the brink of an economically disastrous no-deal divorce. view more

Fin24.com | Here's how airplane crash investigations work, according to an aviation safety expert

Thursday 21st March 2019

The fatal crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 has resulted in the worldwide grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft. Here's how crash investigations should work, says Daniel Kwasi Adjekum. view more

Fin24.com | How to bounce back from a bad financial record - especially if you run your own business

Thursday 21st March 2019

Gary Palmer, CEO of Paragon Lending Solutions offer eight tips on how to bounce back, even if you have a chequered financial past. view more

Fin24.com | Steinhoff, Bosasa et al: When bad business is bad for business

Thursday 21st March 2019

If doing bad business is bad for business, think what a dose of good business ethics can do for the economy in the wake of a slew of corporate scandals, says Anton Ressel. view more

Fin24.com | Labour court rules extension of Sibanye-Stillwater wage agreement to AMCU is lawful

Wednesday 20th March 2019

The Labour Court has ruled that a gold wage agreement between Sibanye-Stillwater and unions NUM, UASA and Solidarity, which has been extended to AMCU as well as non-unionised employees, is valid and lawful. view more

Fin24.com | Judgment reserved on AYO interdict against Commission

Wednesday 20th March 2019

Judgment has been reserved on an interdict being sought by AYO Technology Solutions against the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission. view more

Fin24.com | US Fed sees no rate hikes in 2019

Wednesday 20th March 2019

Federal Reserve officials scaled back their projected interest-rate increases this year to zero. view more

Fin24.com | Stage 4 load shedding on Human Rights Day

Wednesday 20th March 2019

Eskom will implement Stage 4 load shedding on Thursday. view more

Fin24.com | Steinhoff's share bounce fizzles out

Wednesday 20th March 2019

After gaining 10% earlier in the week, shares in Steinhoff have returned to where they were trading before the multinational retailer released an overview of the PwC forensic report into its books. view more

Fin24.com | Standard Bank appoints new chief risk officer

Wednesday 20th March 2019

Standard Bank has appointed David Hodnett as group chief risk officer. view more

Fin24.com | Markets tread cautiously ahead of US Fed rate decision

Wednesday 20th March 2019

The JSE retreated on Wednesday as it tracked other global markets lower ahead of the US Fed's rate decision. view more

Fin24.com | NBA strikes YouTube deal for dedicated African channel

Wednesday 20th March 2019

The National Basketball Association has signed a deal with YouTube for a dedicated African channel to boost its presence on the continent. view more

Fin24.com | Eskom in urgent talks with Petro SA to speed up delivery of critical diesel shipment

Wednesday 20th March 2019

Eskom is in talks with Petro SA to accelerate the offloading of a shipment of diesel in a bid to ease the need for load shedding. The shipment was expected to arrive earlier this week and be in use by Thursday - and the need for load shedding depends on when it comes. view more

Fin24.com | Stage 5 and Stage 6 load shedding? Here's what you need to know

Wednesday 20th March 2019

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan told South Africa on Tuesday about the seriousness of the power crisis facing Eskom, saying it will be a "huge struggle to overcome". This as Fin24 revealed on Tuesday that government and Eskom officials were planning for Stage 5 and Stage 6 load shedding to stave off a national blackout. 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

Boiler-tube leaks playing big role in rise of unplanned losses to over 12 000 MW

Wednesday 20th March 2019

State-owned electricity producer Eskom has confirmed that boiler-tube leaks are significant contributor to unplanned losses of more than 12 000 MW across its coal fleet. The underperformance of the coal fleet, including those units in commercial operation at the Medupi and Kusile projects, is also the main contributor to South Africa's current bout of confidence-sapping load-shedding. view more

Ramaphosa demands action on Prasa turnaround

Thursday 21st March 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa has ordered Transport Minister Blade Nzimande to urgently resolve the problems facing South Africa's rail commuter transport system, a statement from the presidency on Thursday said. Ramaphosa met with Nzimande on Tuesday following the president's train ride on Monday when he experienced first hand the delays of an unreliable Metrorail service. view more

African Energy Chamber calls for oil and gas industry collaboration

Thursday 21st March 2019

The chief executive and chairman of the African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org), NJ Ayuk, has called for more industry collaboration on key issues pertaining to Nigeria's oil and gas industry. Ayuk made the call for strengthened cooperation as he led an industry delegation to Nigeria this week to meet various oil industry players, a press release by the Energy Chamber said. view more

Brics Bank to lend Eskom up to $780m

Wednesday 20th March 2019

The New Development Bank (NDB) plans to lend as much as $780-million to Eskom for infrastructure projects this year as the ailing power utility battles to keep power supply steady. Eskom, which on Wednesday entered a seventh day of controlled power cuts, is contending with operational and financial challenges, threatening the productivity of Africa's most-industrialised economy. The government is considering various interventions to turn the company around, including a $4.8-billion bailout over three years and splitting the organisation into three parts to help contain costs. view more

Gauteng launches 2019 travel survey to assist with transport planning

Wednesday 20th March 2019

The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport (DoRT) has launched a general household travel survey (GHTS) to assist it in determining travel needs and patterns within the province. The last survey was conducted in 2014. view more

Criminals hinder South African building projects

Wednesday 20th March 2019

A South African engineering contractors' lobby group has asked the government to better enforce security as criminals have disrupted or vandalised R25.5-billion of construction projects across the country. Armed gangs "recently" disrupted the R1.65-billion Mtentu Bridge project, in the Eastern Cape province, and a R2.4-billion oil-storage investment project at Saldanha, in the Western Cape, was halted on March 13 after people demanding to be part of the project burnt down properties, the South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors (Safcec) said in a March 18 letter addressed to Finance Minister Tito Mboweni. view more

AMSA disputes Numsa's claims

Wednesday 20th March 2019

ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) expressed its disappointment on Wednesday, following the publication of a statement by National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) on Tuesday, that claimed that some AMSA employees are forced to work even if conditions are dangerous. Numsa, which has been on strike at AMSA's operations nationally since March 11, further claimed that AMSA refused to insource contract workers, while paying contract workers less for doing the same work as permanent employees. view more

South Africa's FDI inflows reach five-year high in 2018

Wednesday 20th March 2019

South Africa's foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows rose to a five-year high of R70.7-billion in 2018 from R26.8-billion the prior year, the central bank said on Wednesday, despite outflows in the final quarter of last year. The 2018 FDI inflows were the highest since 2013, when the country recorded inward investment of R80.1-billion, the bank said. view more

SARB likely to hold rates on March 28

Wednesday 20th March 2019

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is expected to leave interest rates unchanged next week, and with a weak currency threatening to stoke inflation, it probably won't cut rates this year, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday. Inflation in Africa's most industrialized economy is currently below the Reserve Bank's mid-point of its 3% to 6%%, but the central bank watches consumer prices 12 to 18 months down the line and forecasts are for it to be above that sweet spot. view more

Mercedes-Benz South Africa produces 500 000th W205 C-Class

Wednesday 20th March 2019

The 500 000th W205 C-Class - the current model - rolled off the line at the Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) assembly plant in East London, in the Eastern Cape, on March 16. MBSA also this year celebrates 25 years of manufacturing the C-Class sedan and 25 years of women on the production line. view more


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