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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.
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KZN's Top Brand 2018

Sunday 27th May 2018

KZN's Top Brand 2018 - 24 days to go to the big announcement. ... view more

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Sunday 20th May 2018

Current top 40 brands in KZN are: view more

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

Monday 14th May 2018

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

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2018

Friday 11th May 2018

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

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

Sunday 6th May 2018

Current top 40 brands in KZN are: view more

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

Wednesday 17th January 2018

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

KZN Business Awards - 2017 CELEBRATING BUSINESS

Tuesday 28th November 2017

KZN Business Award s - 2017 CELEBRATING BUSINESS The 2017 Standard Bank K... view more

Order Top Business Portfolio and get a complementary copy of the limited edition of the KZN Leaders Portfolio.

Friday 8th September 2017

The KwaZulu-Natal Top Business Portfolio in the printed form is the WHO'S ... view more

Standard Bank KwaZulu-Natal Top Business Awards powered by the eLan Property Group

Thursday 31st August 2017

KZN Business Award s - 2017 CELEBRATING BUSINESS 2017-08-07 ... view more

KZN Top Business Awards 2017:Construction And Development:The Winner Is Shree Property Holdings

Friday 11th August 2017

THE WINNER IS... Shree Property Holdings Shree Property Holdings ... view more

KZN Leaders

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

Monday 26th March 2018

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

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

Sunday 25th March 2018

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

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

Sunday 25th March 2018

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

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

Sunday 25th March 2018

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

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

Sunday 25th March 2018

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

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

Sunday 25th March 2018

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

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

Sunday 25th March 2018

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

AKASH SINGH's success has been driven by 'thinking big" and then having the determination to succeed

Sunday 25th March 2018

AKASH SINGH's success has been driven by 'thinking big" and then having the dete... view more

Michael Jackson - You should make a place work, if it is an environment that works

Saturday 24th March 2018

MICHAEL JACKSON's strong adherence to the core values of integrity and client se... view more

Markets

Fin24.com | Rand up slightly in early trade as US breaks for Memorial Day

Monday 28th May 2018

The rand gained 0.4% in early trade, in the wake of ratings agency S&P choosing to keep SA's sovereign credit rating unchanged on Friday night. view more

Fin24.com | Europe stocks rise, led by Milan

Monday 28th May 2018

European equities markets have risen, led by the Milan FTSE MIB stock exchange, which jumped nearly 2% as investors backed an economist formerly with the International Monetary Fund. view more

Fin24.com | Tokyo stocks open higher as N. Korea fears ease

Monday 28th May 2018

Tokyo stocks opened higher as geopolitical worries ebbed after US and North Korean officials met to resume preparations for a summit between the leaders of the two countries. view more

Fin24.com | Asia energy firms dive with oil, Trump-Kim hopes provide optimism

Monday 28th May 2018

Energy firms plunged with oil prices in Asia after Saudi Arabia and Russia signaled they could lift output, while indications Donald Trump's summit with Kim Jong Un could be back on provided support to equity markets. view more

Fin24.com | Oil drops as Saudis signal likely supply boost

Sunday 27th May 2018

Global oil prices have fallen after top producer Saudi Arabia signaled a likely boost in supply as soon as the third quarter, and world stock markets were mixed over the sudden US move to cancel the summit with North Korea. view more

KwaZulu-Natal Economic News By: Clive Coetzee

KZN GOS Model

Wednesday 26th April 2017

KZN GDP Model

Wednesday 26th April 2017

KZN Comp Model

Wednesday 26th April 2017

KZN Provincial Treasury - Economic Forecast South Africa June 2016

Monday 20th June 2016

Drought and electricity constraints slowed economic growth in 2015, and tighter&... view more

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

Wednesday 15th June 2016

Leads and lags analysis for the 1st quarter 2016. Click b... view more

KZN Provincial Treasury - Provincial Labour Market May 2016

Wednesday 15th June 2016

THE KWAZULU NATAL LABOUR MARKET - A†PERFORMANCE AND TREND ANALYSI... view more

KZN Treasury - Business Survey

Thursday 26th May 2016

Soft Craft Research has been contracted by the KZN Treasury to conduct the KZN B... view more


 

KZN Business Sense

Boni Mchunu - Inspiring Professionals

Thursday 26th April 2018

The inspirational message and life story that Boni Mchunu shared at the networki... view more

KZN Companies Intensify Global Trade With Ghana Mission

Thursday 26th April 2018

New markets for KwaZulu-Natal companies and a boost for the province's Trade, ... view more

Zululand Chamber news

ZCCI Standard Bank Annual Business Women’s Conference

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry is extending their invitation to you   Come and join East Coast Radio DJ Carol Ofori at Umfolozi Hotel Casino in Empangeni on the 22 May 2018 Local business women and female entrepreneurs are invited to attend the 2018 ZCCI Standard Bank Annual Business Women's Conference. The conference will view more

SMME Forum at the RBIDZ’s Techno Hub

Wednesday 25th April 2018

About 60 small and medium business owners joined the ZCCI for an SMME Forum meeting at the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone’s new Technohub. Always a popular speaker, the RBIDZ’s Mzamo Khuzwayo was the first speaker on the agenda. He brought business owners up to speed on the latest development and investors of the RBIDZ. view more

Rosy prospects of SA economy surprised us, Reserve Bank admits

Friday 13th April 2018

The SA Economy is on an upswing Рread more here: https://goo.gl/ZVTspo view more

New Water Minister wows to revive the Water Department

Friday 23rd March 2018

New Water and Sanitation Minister, Gugile Nkwinti wants to return the department to the level it was under former Minister Kader Asmal. Read the article here:http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/nkwinti-vows-to-revive-ailing-water-dept-with-focus-on-5-key-pillars-20180322 view more

Wally Fry guest speaker at Eshowe Divisional Meeting

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Wally Fry, entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Fry’s Family Food, was the guest speaker at the Eshowe Divisional Meeting on Tuesday, 13 March 2018. He shared his experiences and his passion on how he succeeded in turning his dream into a multi-national corporation, employing 1 000 people all over the world. You can watch his view more

Independent Power Production halted

Tuesday 13th March 2018

The signing of 27 independent power producer contracts on Tuesday has been put on hold, after the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and Transform RSA managed to obtain a last-minute court interdict. Read more here… https://www.fin24.com/Economy/Eskom/last-minute-court-interdict-blocks-ipp-signing-20180313 view more

Scent of Success – Business Women’s Conference 2017

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

The ZCCI’s 2017 Business Women’s Conference was themed “Scent of Success” and the event showcased the ladies of Zululand at their finest. Keynote Speaker Dr Albertina Luthuli spoke about her childhood and how she achieved success in a male dominated era. Guest Speaker, Kerishnie Naiker is a former Miss South Africa, who has turned tragedies view more

City of uMhlathuze Spatial Development Framework

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

During the IDP presentation, City officials also presented the City’s SDF plans for the future. Here is the presentation: SDF Presentation – uMhlathuze view more

City of uMhlathuze IDP Plan for 2018-19

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

The City of uMhlathuze has discussed their IDP Plan for the next two years at a public meeting last week.  Here is their presentation:IDP Presentation РStakeholders Session uMhlathuze view more

Durban Chamber news

Musa Makhunga - Durban Chamber Signs MOU

Thursday 26th April 2018

Musa Makhunga, President of the Durban Chamber of Commerce The Du... view more

Durban Chamber Leads Delegation To Promote City At Global Business Round Table

Thursday 26th April 2018

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a business round table at the... view more

Musa Makhunga - We Welcome The New Dawn

Sunday 25th February 2018

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

iLembe Chamber of Commerce news

KZN News

Fin24.com | Telkom turns to mobile and fibre as landline business takes knock

Monday 28th May 2018

Telkom is steering its business towards "new revenue streams", such as mobile, data and the Internet of Things, as its traditional business is in a decline, according to the group's annual financial report. view more

Fin24.com | Gordhan: SA airlines already working together amid merger talks

Monday 28th May 2018

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan has told eNCA discussions regarding the merger of three government airlines would continue this week with other relevant ministers. view more

Fin24.com | Be vigilant, warns Goliath and Goliath CEO after losing R300k in email scam

Monday 28th May 2018

Goliath and Goliath CEO Kate Goliath is encouraging small businesses to ramp up security measures after her comedy and entertainment agency fell victim to invoice intercepting as a result of email hacking. view more

Fin24.com | Are you facing a tax audit by SARS? Know your rights

Monday 28th May 2018

A taxpayer who is subject to a tax audit has certain rights to engage with SARS, says Graeme Palmer from Garlicke & Bousfield Inc. view more

Fin24.com | Google challenges South Africans to build a better society

Monday 28th May 2018

Google is challenging South Africans to make the country better as it launches a programme to improve communities. view more

JCCI Business News

JCCI Promoting International Trade

Friday 11th May 2018

The Chamber is a key player in promoting and facilitating international trade within Africa and internationally. As an impartial third party, we can negotiate contracts and secure funding for projects that... view more

Potential Impact Of New Links Into Africa

Friday 11th May 2018

The Belt and and Road Initiative is a road map to the future and a bridge to new opportunities for South African companies. The Belt and Road Initiative refers to the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century... view more

Thusang Mahlangu - Realising His Dreams

Friday 11th May 2018

Thusang Mahlangu achieved his vision of becoming CEO at 40 when he was appointed Africa CEO for Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) in 2017. Born and bred in Pimville Zone 7, Soweto, he joined the... view more

Executive Mayor, Herman Mashaba of the City of Johannesburg, delivered his State of the City Address

Friday 11th May 2018

RAISING INVESTOR AND BUSINESS CONFIDENCE Executive Mayor, Herman Mashaba of the City of Johannesburg, delivered his State of the City Address on the 2 May 2018. Since taking over the City of Johannesburg,... view more

JCCI and Fragomen - Inspections And Compliance Seminar

Friday 11th May 2018

JCCI and Fragomen recently hosted an immigration seminar on Inspections and Compliance, which was open to both members and non-members of the Chamber. The impetus for organising this seminar was the looming... view more

Deloitte- Act Now To Shape Your Future : Deloitte Urges Business Leaders

Friday 11th May 2018

THE FUTURE OF WORK: STRONG LEADERSHIP NEEDED The world of work has changed dramatically in recent years and is poised for even more drastic disruption over the next five to seven years as technology continues... view more

SLG:Beyond Gas Trading - A Leading B-BBEE Company

Thursday 10th May 2018

As a 100% black owned company initially established in KwaZuluNatal, SLG has a stellar 16-year record of supplying gas since 2002 to majority of the industrial customers within the KwaZuluNatal area and is now... view more

Residents Of Gauteng Metros Least Reliant On Grants

Thursday 10th May 2018

Households in Gauteng's three metropolitan areas rely less on social grants than those in the five metropolitan areas located in other provinces. This is according to the 2018 South Africa Survey, published... view more

JCCI Visit By Deputy Minister Mr Bulelani Magwanishe

Thursday 10th May 2018

On 13 April 2018 the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Bulelani Magwanishe, visited the JCCI Export Incubator with Zanele Mkhize - Chief Director - Trade Invest Africa and Vusi Skosana - Parliamentary... view more

A Launchpad For SME Exporters

Thursday 10th May 2018

The Global Business Accelerator / JCCI SME Export Incubator is a launchpad for SME exporters wanting to get their product or service into foreign markets. The Export Incubator provides participants... view more

Anja Pauls - Market Day At JCCI

Thursday 10th May 2018

Ms Anja Pauls, the representative for the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ), visited the Global Business Accelerator's market day on the 23 March 2018. Ms Anja Pauls is the BMZ... view more

Lerato Nonyane - Fresh And Thirst Quenching

Thursday 10th May 2018

Molly's Food Enterprise is a proudly 100% black owned company founded in 2013 by Johannesburg-born entrepreneur Lerato Nonyane. Nonyane's early career was in the hospitality industry. She worked as an... view more

William Haywood - Cost-Effective, Safe And Alternative Energy Solution

Thursday 10th May 2018

William Haywood is the owner and managing director of Liquifire Organic Fuel CC, which is a manufacturing company that produces and distributes organic fuel. Liquifire Organic Fuel CC is a 110% Black owned... view more

Theresa Moller - New Trainer For The Incubator

Thursday 10th May 2018

Theresa Moller, executive director, of Be-Direct Solutions is currently responsible for training the incubates participating in the JCCI SME Export Incubator. The three-year programme is aimed at developing... view more

Anne Serebolo Mogadingoane - Wines Of Distinction

Thursday 10th May 2018

Absolute Style Wines was founded by Anne Serebolo Mogadingoane in 2016. Mogadingoane has over 15 years of management experience in various government sectors of the economy. Her qualifications include a... view more

Godfrey Rajool - Quality Oil And Lubricants

Thursday 10th May 2018

Bestbuy Oil was founded by Godfrey Rajool in 2014. Through a rebellious spirit and a lofty objective; the company aims to offer branded oil and lubricants at affordable prices, while actively participating in... view more

Tamara Dini - Five Competition Law Pitfalls To Avoid In 2018

Thursday 10th May 2018

Tamara Dini, Partner, Bowmans' Competition Practice, South Africa Competition law is complex, and evolving and encapsulates much more than cartel conduct. With competition regulators becoming increasingly... view more

Dirk Meyer - Corobrik Steps On The Gas With Multi-Billion Rand Investment

Thursday 10th May 2018

Corobrik, South Africa's leading brick maker, has embarked on a multibillion rand investment roll out to grow its business and develop new markets over the next five to six years. Dirk Meyer, the chief... view more

Brett Franklin - Electronic Data And Litigation:Are You Ready?

Thursday 10th May 2018

Brett Franklin, Associate Director at Forensic KPMG, South Africa Large data volumes, distributed data sources and multiple stakeholders characterise typical business in today's digital world. Mobile and... view more

President Cyril Ramaphosa launched the Youth Employment Service (YES)

Thursday 10th May 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa launched the Youth Employment Service (YES) in March 2018, at the Riverside Incubation Hub in Fourways, Johannesburg. The YES initiative aims to see more than one million young South... view more

Tasia Brummer - Department Of Home Affairs To Enforce Legal Immigrant Employment

Thursday 10th May 2018

Tasia Brummer, Immigration Specialist at Xpatweb Companies may expect "a knock on the door" from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) to conduct required audits and investigations on their employment... view more

Engineering News

SAAO, DST launch optical telescope that will serve as 'the eye' for the MeerKAT

Friday 25th May 2018

The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) on Friday inaugurated the MeerLICHT optical telescope, in Sutherland, in the Northern Cape, to function as "the eye" of the MeerKAT radio array - the country's precursor to the Square Kilometre Array. The MeerLICHT will provide a simultaneous, real-time optical view of the radio (transient) sky as observed by MeerKAT. As such, it provides a uniquely broad contemporaneous view of the southern skies through multiple windows of the electromagnetic spectrum. view more

Gordhan: SA airlines already working together amid merger talks

Monday 28th May 2018

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan told eNCA on Sunday evening that discussions regarding the merger of three government airlines would continue this week with other relevant ministers. South Africa has been abuzz with the potential consequences of merging Mango Airlines with SA Express and South African Airways. The airlines have each been pulled back from abysmal management in the past decade, as the case for owning a national airline comes under scrutiny. view more

Telkom reports lower FY18 earnings

Monday 28th May 2018

JSE-listed Telkom on Monday posted a 19.2% decline in profit after tax to R3.15-billion for the financial year ended March 31 The group attributed this mostly to a higher effective tax rate, which increased from 15.2% in 2017 to 26.4% in 2018 and a 3.6% decrease in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) to R10.5-billion. view more

Mahindra, AIH start local bakkie assembly in Durban

Friday 25th May 2018

Mahindra & Mahindra South Africa (MMSA) has initiated contract assembly of its Mahindra and Bolero bakkies in KwaZulu-Natal. Production volume will be 2 500 a year in a single shift, but can be increased to 4 000 units a year. Production is from semi-knockdown kits, imported from India through the Port of Durban. view more

Size of government under review

Friday 25th May 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa revealed on Friday that a review of the size and structure of the National Executive and government departments was under way, with a technical task team having been established to undertake the process. In his reply to a national assembly question by the Democratic Alliance about whether the review had begun, Ramaphosa said the Presidency would be the lead department in the task team. view more

Stronger rand cuts Hulamin's interim earnings

Friday 25th May 2018

JSE-listed Hulamin expects to report a 55% decrease in earnings a share and headline earnings a share to 25c for the six months ended June 30. The company said in a statement on Friday that its profits had been impacted on by the performance of the rand against the dollar and the euro, as conversion prices of Hulamin's rolled products were principally foreign-denominated. view more

Aton increases interest in M&R to 43.70%, lifts offer price to R17 a share

Friday 25th May 2018

German-owned Aton has acquired a further 18.25-million shares in Murray & Roberts (M&R). Following the settlement of these shares' acquisition, Aton will hold 194.35-million shares in M&R, representing about 43.70% of the entire issued share capital. view more

Esor postpones release of FY18 results

Friday 25th May 2018

Civil engineering and construction group Esor has postponed the release of its annual financial statements for the year ended February 28 to June 29. The group on Friday said it still needed to confirm various claims and provisions on certain material contracts and the related impact on revenue recognition and would, therefore, not be in a position to publish its results by May 31, as is required by the listings requirements of the JSE. view more

Should desalination play a bigger role in South Africa's water future?

Friday 25th May 2018

South Africa's prolonged drought conditions and arid environment are increasingly highlighting the country's existing water infrastructure vulnerabilities and demand that alternative and non-conventional sources of water beyond the traditional surface and groundwater resources be explored. Various short- and long-term augmentation methods to make up the current and future shortfall in available natural water resources are being considered, from reuse, rainfall and stormwater harvesting, through to water demand management and seawater desalination - all of which already play a minimal role in the water resources mix. view more

SAA, partner airlines assist stranded SA Express passengers

Friday 25th May 2018

South African Airways (SAA) and its partner airlines Mango and SA Airlink have put in place replacement capacity to support South African (SA) Express passengers. This comes after the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) on Thursday suspended SA Express' flights after an audit uncovered "severe cases of noncompliance that pose serious safety risks". view more


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