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.



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


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 Top Business Awards 2017 : Large Manufacturing : The Winner Is Corobrik

Friday 11th August 2017

THE WINNER IS... Corobrik Corobrik is South Africa's leading br... view more

KZN Top Business Awards 2017 : Tourism : The Winner Is uShaka Marine World

Friday 11th August 2017

THE WINNER IS ... uShaka Marine World uShaka Marine World, Africa... view more

KZN Top Business 2017 : Financial And Advisory Services : THE WINNER IS Natal Joint Municipal Pension Fund (NJMPF )

Friday 11th August 2017

THE WINNER IS ... Natal Joint Municipal Pension Fund (NJMPF ) The... view more

KZN Top Business Awards 2017 : Community And Social Services : THE WINNER IS SmartXchange

Friday 11th August 2017

THE WINNER IS ... SmartXchangeSmartXchange is an innovation node and a dynamic y... view more

KZN Top Business Awards 2017 : Government Sector : THE WINNER IS Dube TradePort

Friday 11th August 2017

THE WINNER IS Dube TradePort The Dube TradePort Corporation is ch... 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

David White- driven by a passion for the development of people

Saturday 24th March 2018

DAVID WHITE's professional career has been driven by a passion for the developme... view more


Fin24.com | JSE quick out of starting blocks as equity markets end the week firmer

Thursday 26th April 2018

This has been quite a week on the JSE, with Steinhoff still making headlines for all the wrong reasons and disappointing news out of Consol, but Mr Price indicating it has had a good six months. view more

Fin24.com | European stocks diverge at open before ECB

Thursday 26th April 2018

Europe's main stock markets have diverged at the start of trading, as dealers awaited the latest interest rate call from the European Central Bank. view more

Fin24.com | Hong Kong stocks end morning lower

Thursday 26th April 2018

Stocks in Hong Kong have fallen in the morning session, in line with a broad sell-off across Asian markets, with technology firms extending losses. view more

Fin24.com | Dollar holds ground as yields rise, Asia equities mostly down

Thursday 26th April 2018

The dollar has eased from its latest rally but it held most gains as US Treasury yields sat at four-year highs, but weakness in the technology sector dragged on Asian equities. view more

Fin24.com | Rand may have 'run a little hard' in falling below R12.50/$ - analyst

Thursday 26th April 2018

What direction the rand will take next appears to be fairly murky, with analysts saying that US bond yields, important economic data out of Europe and a strong dollar could impact its course. view more

KwaZulu-Natal Economic News By: Clive Coetzee


Wednesday 26th April 2017


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


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


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

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 – read 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 – Stakeholders Session uMhlathuze view more

Integrated Reporting: Leading Practices & International Developments

Monday 11th September 2017

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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 | Nzimande, Oliphant fail to end bus strike as bosses hold firm

Thursday 26th April 2018

Despite the attendance of Transport Minister Blade Nzimande and Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant, the national bus strike negotiations again deadlocked on Thursday evening. view more

Fin24.com | Steinhoff 'assessing' former chair Christo Wiese's R59bn lawsuit

Thursday 26th April 2018

The embattled retailer was reacting to news that companies in Wiese's Titan Group had instituted a R59bn claim against it for investments made in 2015 and 2016. view more

Fin24.com | Cabinet calls for amicable strike season

Thursday 26th April 2018

As South Africa enters strike season, Cabinet has urged business and labour to negotiate their way through the period expeditiously and fairly. view more

Fin24.com | JSE quick out of starting blocks as equity markets end the week firmer

Thursday 26th April 2018

This has been quite a week on the JSE, with Steinhoff still making headlines for all the wrong reasons and disappointing news out of Consol, but Mr Price indicating it has had a good six months. view more

Fin24.com | Another petrol price knock for SA motorists

Thursday 26th April 2018

The price of petrol will increase by 49c a litre on 2 May, Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe announced. view more

JCCI Business News

Business Focus Volume 2.1 Is Currently Being Distributed

Tuesday 13th March 2018

JCCI Business Focus is currently being distributed. It will be available at OR Tambo and Lanseria departure business lounges for the next few weeks as well as at a number of business chambers, office complexes... view more

Herman Breedt - A Ray Of Hope

Tuesday 13th March 2018

Herman Breedt, President of the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI). The ascension of Cyril Ramaphosa to president of the African National Congress and of South Africa has provided business... view more

Eunice Magagula Goes On Well-Deserved Retirement

Tuesday 13th March 2018

After 30 years of service at the Chamber, Eunice has finally retired. The 7th floor, where the JCCI seminars, missions, meetings and AGMs are held, was her domain. She took enormous pride in the... view more

Herman Breedt - Living His Dream

Tuesday 13th March 2018

Herman Breedt's motto is: "Live your dream, you don't want to sit one day with regrets and say why didn't I do this or if only I did that". Breedt is certainly not sitting still and strives to be an active... view more

JCCI Partners With Trias

Tuesday 13th March 2018

At the end of 2017 the Chamber entered into a partnership with Trias, a Belgian-funded development organisation. Their programme, Partnerships for Empowered Entrepreneurs Representation in South Africa... view more

Newly Expanded Data Centres

Tuesday 13th March 2018

South Africa Data Centre (SADC) Johannesburg and SADC Cape Town will support rising demand for cloudbased services in southern Africa. Africa Data Centres, part of the leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid... view more

Lusanda Raphulu - Focus On Local Labour Laws

Monday 12th March 2018

Lusanda Raphulu, Partner, Employment and Benefits Practice at Bowmans As China's interest in SA grows, so will the focus on local labour laws. An estimated 10,000 Chinese companies are already doing business... view more

JLL Makes Fortune's 2018 World's Most Admired List

Monday 12th March 2018

Ranking recognises company's reputation for innovation, people management and global competitiveness. JLL has again been named to FORTUNE magazine's World's Most Admired Companies list. The list is a major... view more

Richard Lyon - Effective Sales Compensation

Monday 12th March 2018

What compensation do your sales personnel need to achieve your business goals? There are two trains of thought on how to pay a sales team - Commission-only package Basic salary with an incentive tagged on I... view more

Tanya Tosen - Put Payroll On A Banting Diet

Monday 12th March 2018

The way employers feel about their payroll department is best equated to the banting diet - no one naturally cares about dieting, but everyone is worried that someone else is getting it right, in a better... view more

SLG - A Leading Supplier Of Piped Natural Gas

Monday 12th March 2018

SLG and SLCNG are leading suppliers of natural gas in South Africa trusted for their reliable supply of piped and compressed natural gas (CNG) to blue chip companies such as Hulamin, Toyota, Sapref,... view more

Johannesburg Roads Agency - The War On Potholes

Monday 12th March 2018

Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) continues to fight its war on potholes and has to date repaired 44 350 potholes across the City since the beginning of the 2017/2018 financial year. At present, the City is... view more

Investigating Opportunities In St Helena

Monday 12th March 2018

A high-level delegation of business and political leaders from the island of St Helena has been investigating trade opportunities in Johannesburg. The delegation included senior executives from the banking and... view more

JCCI - Launching SME Exporters

Monday 12th March 2018

JCCI SME Export Incubator is a launchpad for small, medium and micro (SME) exporters wanting to get their product or service into foreign markets. The Export Incubator provides participants with: General... view more

Lungisani Gumede - Soulhiller Services And Projects

Monday 12th March 2018

Lungisani Gumede is only 20 years old and has great plans for the future. For the last three years he has been working at mastering his carpentry skills and is reaping the rewards of his efforts. During 2017... view more

Nkoketse Mametse - Lust Be Original

Monday 12th March 2018

Nkoketse Mametse founded Lust Be Original in 2009 as a 100% black owned company. Originally a clothing brand, Mametse decided that he needed to do something different and established himself primarily as a... view more

Leonard Hlangabeza - Nyathi Arts Creations

Monday 12th March 2018

Leonard Hlangabeza is the chief executive officer of Nyathi Arts Creations, which was founded in 2010. Hlangabeza is passionate about working with clay and enjoys creating beautiful and functional ceramic... view more

Retang Phaahla - Summer Trading 87'

Monday 12th March 2018

Retang Phaahla and her mother Nondumiso Phaahla are the driving force behind Summer Trading 87', a 100% black owned company, that markets and distributes indigenous tea products. The company forms part of a... view more

David White and Akhona Mahlati : BusinessFIT - Quality Leadership...It Is About Authenticity And Style!

Monday 12th March 2018

As Samuel Johnson said in 1759, "No man was ever great by imitating". It is self-evident that great leaders are 'out-front' in every venture. They are not buglers with clarion calls, but quiet, thoughtful and... view more

Costar Takawira : Baldmin Projects - Mining To Boost Employment

Monday 12th March 2018

According to managing director Costar Takawira, Baldmin Projects, a locally based South African company, was awarded a multimilliondollar contract in Tanzania to design, manufacture, install and commission a... view more

Tsogo Sun - A Year Of Intense Training

Monday 12th March 2018

The Tsogo Sun Entrepreneurs programme has inducted 42 new beneficiaries from 30 different SMEs for a year of intense training, coaching, mentorship and support - to assist them to professionalise and grow... view more

Engineering News

New association aims to raise level of debate on energy economics in South Africa

Thursday 26th April 2018

A new independent professional organisation was launched in Pretoria on Thursday with the aim of raising the level of research and debate on energy economics in South Africa, where policy and regulatory uncertainty remain a major constraint to investment. Named the South African Association for Energy Economics (SAAEE), the organisation is also the thirtieth affiliate of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas, experience and issues among professionals interested in energy economics. view more

Fuel cell frenzy as cars, plants deploy platinum to protect environment

Thursday 26th April 2018

Hyundai has just launched its new Nexo fuel cell car in South Korea, pre-orders for Honda's 2018 Clarity fuel cell car have exceeded expectations, Doosan Fuel Cell America has cut the ribbon on three 460 kW fuel cells at the Waterbury Pollution Control Authority in Connecticut, FuelCell Energy has announced an agreement to sell a 2.8 MW fuel cell power plant to the Tulare Waste Water Treatment Facility in California, Amazon has contracted with Plug Power to ... view more

Icasa announces new regulations for mobile network service providers

Thursday 26th April 2018

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) on Thursday issued new regulations which seek to prohibit mobile network providers from charging out-of-bundle tariffs without the consent of their subscribers in a bid to regulate runaway data prices.  This comes after Icasa last year published its draft End-User and Subscriber Service Charter regulations for comment that dealt with out-of-bundle billing before regulating data prices. view more

Ramaphosa to meet labour ministry after minimum wage protests

Thursday 26th April 2018

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday meet officials from the labour ministry to discuss the planned introduction of a national minimum wage, a day after nationwide protests over the policy which he has championed. Several thousand union members marched in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and other cities on Wednesday to voice their opposition to the R20 ($1.6) an hour minimum wage, which they have called "starvation wages". view more

Increasing debt at water trading entity unacceptable - Portfolio Committee

Thursday 26th April 2018

The Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation is worried about the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) Water Trading Entity's (WTE's) increasing debt book, despite various calls by the committee to use intergovernmental relations framework avenues to address the problem, committee chairperson Mlungisi Johnson said in a statement on Thursday.   view more

Irish forklift manufacturer launches new headquarters, manufacturing facility

Thursday 26th April 2018

Irish manufacturer of multidirectional forklifts Combilift, which specialises in customised machines, on Wednesday launched its new 46 500 m2 global headquarters and manufacturing facility, in which it invested about €50-million. The facility, which is based in Monaghan, Ireland, currently produces about 110 machines a week, with the aim to increase this to 140 machines a week by the end of the year. view more

PRASA steps in as union calls for payment of Autopax employees' salaries

Thursday 26th April 2018

The United National Transport Union (Untu) on Thursday demanded the South African government ensure that the employees of bus operator Autopax receive their salaries. view more

Reclaimers 'dispossessed' in Joburg's waste-based commodity frontier

Thursday 26th April 2018

Initiatives to integrate reclaimers, or waste pickers, into Johannesburg's waste management programme have resulted in new forms of dispossession of reclaimers, says University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) human geography senior lecturer Dr Melanie Samson. view more

Petrol going up 49c/l in May

Thursday 26th April 2018

The price of petrol will increase by 49c a litre on Wednesday 2 May, Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe announced on Thursday afternoon. Diesel (0.05% Sulphur) will increase by 59c/l increase, while diesel with 0.005% Sulphur will go up 58c/l. view more

Tests confirm deadly listeria strain at South Africa's Tiger Brands' plant

Thursday 26th April 2018

Tiger Brands, which faces two class action lawsuits over a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people, said results from an independent laboratory confirmed the presence of the deadly listeria strain in one of its food factories. The government, which has been criticised for taking too long to find the cause, in March linked the outbreak to a meat product known as "polony" made by Tiger's Enterprise Food in the northern city of Polokwane. view more

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