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 slips in line with Asian Pacific peers

Wednesday 25th April 2018

The JSE opened the day weaker, moving in line with its Asian Pacific counterparts, but was mainly covered in red with some rand hedges provided a glimmer of hope. view more

Fin24.com | Rand tests R12.50/$ as local strikes, US yields weigh

Wednesday 25th April 2018

The rand briefly breached R12.50 to the dollar as the local currency came under pressure from rising US bond yields and local protest action. view more

Fin24.com | Markets sink on rising US bond yields

Wednesday 25th April 2018

New York equities have tumbled after the yield on the 10-year US Treasury bond hit 3.0% for the first time in more than four years. view more

Fin24.com | Metal markets steady as aluminum supply worries start to ease

Wednesday 25th April 2018

After three weeks of intense volatility, metal markets seem to be calming down. view more

Fin24.com | Rand weakens as dollar nears 4-month high

Wednesday 25th April 2018

The rand fell 1% against the dollar in early trade, weakening to its lowest level since early January 2018. 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

Ithala Development Finance Corporation : 2018 Business Achievers Awards - KZN Small Business Achievers Saluted

Wednesday 25th April 2018

The entrepreneurial spirit and tenacity of small business leaders in KwaZulu-Nat... view more

Toyota Warrior Race - Challenging You To #BEMORE

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Set against a backdrop of pristine beaches, unspoiled forest, rivers and estuari... view more

James Kriel and Caron Botha - A Steaming Cup Of Coffee : The Digs Kitchen

Wednesday 25th April 2018

James Kriel and Caron Botha aim to deliver great food and drinks, with excellent... 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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Integrated Reporting: Leading Practices & International Developments

Monday 11th September 2017

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Durban Chamber news

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

Durban Chamber - Seminar on the SES

Wednesday 14th February 2018

iLembe Chamber of Commerce news

KZN News

Fin24.com | Judge Davis to decide Standard Bank 'forex' appeal against commission

Wednesday 25th April 2018

The Competition Appeal Court has heard arguments on an appeal by Standard Bank to a decision by the Competition Tribunal in a case in which 18 banks are respondents. view more

Fin24.com | Treasury must 'come to the party' on VAT - committee

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Treasury's efforts to lessen the impact of the VAT hike on vulnerable households has come under fire, with civil society groups challenging the terms of reference for its newly-appointed panel. view more

Fin24.com | Fuel prices could hit record levels in May - AA

Wednesday 25th April 2018

There is a strong likelihood of a fuel price hike to record levels in May, says the Automobile Association. view more

Fin24.com | Guptas didn't buy me with private flight to Russia - Mabuza

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Deputy President David Mabuza deflected sharp questions about his relationship with the Guptas in Parliament, saying he does not feel he is beholden to them for flying him to Russia when he fell ill. view more

Fin24.com | WhatsApp bans European under-16s from using app

Wednesday 25th April 2018

In an update to its terms of service, WhatsApp says the minimum age for users outside the European Union remains 13 years. 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

Nissan's Rosslyn investment decision draws nearer; NP200, NP300 life extended

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Nissan South Africa (Nissan SA) expects to announce the decision on the production of a new model at its Rosslyn plant in the next three months, says Nissan Group of Africa MD Mike Whitfield. Speaking at a media function at Gerotek, in Pretoria, on Wednesday, he said the announcement was "not a question of if, but when". view more

First renewables projects reach financial close after April 4 signing

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Wind turbine supplier Nordex has received an order to supply 47 turbines to the 147 MW Roggeveld wind farm, which is among the first projects to reach financial close following the signing of agreements for 27 independent power producer projects on April 4. Situated in the Karoo, on the boundary between the Western and Northern Cape, the wind farm is being developed by Building Energy, which, in 2014, purchased the project from G7 Renewable Energies, which initiated development of the site in 2009. view more

Global wind body sees South African market returning to 'full health' in 2018

Wednesday 25th April 2018

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) expects the South African wind market to return to "full health" in the coming year, following more than two years of uncertainty. The council's latest Global Wind Report, which deals with market developments for 2017, notes that the South African renewable energy sector has been through "challenging times", owing to a long-running dispute with Eskom over the signing of power purchase agreements (PPAs) for projects procured in 2015. view more

Eskom dealing with coal shortages at seven power stations

Wednesday 25th April 2018

State-owned power utility Eskom on Wednesday said it had put measures in place to deal with the coal shortages at seven of its power stations, in Mpumalanga, and has assured the public that this would not result in load-shedding. view more

M&R Water, partner launch innovative wastewater treatment demo plant

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Murray & Roberts Water (MRW), together with its European technology partner, Organica Water, on Wednesday launched an innovative, environment-friendly wastewater treatment plant that closely resembles a greenhouse at the eThekwini municipality's Verulam Wastewater Treatment Works. The first of its kind in South Africa, the new demonstration plant not only eliminates the unpleasant odours usually associated with wastewater treatment facilities but also produces 30% less sludge, uses 30% less energy and has a 50% to 75% smaller geographic footprint. view more

Treasury announces panel of experts to review VAT zero-rated items

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene announced that Stellenbosch University's Professor Ingrid Woolard will chair the nine-member independent panel of experts that will review the current list of Value-Added Tax (VAT) zero-rated items. Woolard is currently dean of Economic and Management Sciences at Stellenbosch University. The other members are: Ayabonga Cawe, Professor Ada Jansen, Dr Thabi Leoka, Dr Neva Makgetla, Lynn Moeng, Cecil Morden, Prenesh Ramphal and Professor Imraan Valodia.  view more

Davies launches Lesedi skills development academy in Atlantis

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Skills development is critical to the economy and is non-negotiable, says Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies. view more

Growthpoint Properties issues maiden $425m eurobond, lists on JSE green bond segment

Wednesday 25th April 2018

JSE-listed real estate investment trust Growthpoint Properties has successfully priced its inaugural US dollar-dominated eurobond, the proceeds of which will be used to fund its expansion in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). view more

Barloworld to sell Iberian equipment business, shares hit

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Barloworld will sell its underperforming Iberian equipment business to privately-owned Italian group Tesa following a strategic review. Shares in the equipment, car rental and logistics provider fell more than 7% after Wednesday's announcement, in which Barloworld said the overall proceeds of the transaction are estimated to be R2.4-billion. view more

Consol reconsiders decision to relist on the JSE

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Glass packaging manufacturer Consol Holdings no longer plans to relist on the main board of the JSE, citing challenging market conditions. view more

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