KZN Business Sense News


15/09/2018, 10:11 AM

Business Sense Vol 4.4

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15/09/2018, 09:57 AM

Musa Makhunga - Life After the Podium

The 1st ASPC African Sport Forum was recently hosted by the Association of Sport Performance Centres (ASPC) in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport and Recreation. The event was also...   More

15/09/2018, 09:49 AM

Palesa Phili - Join the Chamber

Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry's new chief executive, Palesa Phili is passionate about encouraging big corporates to rejoin the Chamber. Phili says, I am ready to talk and I am ready to engage with...   More

15/09/2018, 09:42 AM

Melinda Cookson - Viable Outsourced Staffing Solutions

Melinda Cookson the proud CEO of Futurelink, a national staffing solutions company, is unwaveringly passionate about the diverse industry in which she works. Melinda entered the staffing industry in 1995 as a...   More

15/09/2018, 09:24 AM

Patrick Deale - Third Party Dismissal

Labour lawyer & mediator What if a client instructs a contractor to remove one its employees? Businesses tend to focus on their core functions and outsource non-core functions to specialists. They negotiate...   More

15/09/2018, 09:13 AM

Ugen Moodley - Growing pains - a healthy balance of optimism and pragmatism

Ugen Moodley, Managing Director - KPMG, KwaZulu-Natal Earlier this year KPMG performed our fourth annual Global CEO Outlook where we reached out to 1,300 CEOs of large companies from around the world to get...   More

15/09/2018, 08:58 AM

TIKZN - Think Global : KZN The African Trade Hub

Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal's (TIKZN) Export Week is scheduled to take place 1 - 5 October 2018 at the Inkhosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre. Now in its seventh year, the annual programme...   More

14/09/2018, 06:10 PM

Mayor Zandile Gumede - Team Durban Inducted

EThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede introduced and inducted the new members of Team Durban Durban at a breakfast function on Wednesday 5 September 2018. Team Durban will provide strategic FDI (Foreign Direct...   More

14/09/2018, 05:53 PM

Zululand Chamber - Deputy Governor Mminele Visits

Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry members hosted the deputy governor of the South Africa Reserve Bank, Daniel Mminele on 1 August 2018 in Richards Bay. Daniel Mminele has been deputy governor of the...   More

14/09/2018, 05:43 PM

Thandolwenkosi Mthembu - Transforming informal settlements

Thandolwenkosi Mthembu lives by the motto, "If you do what you are passionate about then you won't feel that you are working." Mthembu who is from Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal, is the founder of Azaniya Urban...   More

14/09/2018, 05:31 PM

David White - An Aid for Disciplinary Hearings

Hearing Aid is a one stop shop that offers the services of qualified, independent chairpersons for disciplinary hearings. These professional services are available through DRG Outsourcing and Colin Heads &...   More

14/09/2018, 05:19 PM

Quintin Moorcroft - Cryptocurrencies, Yay or Nay?

What is a cryptocurrency? Bitcoin, right? Blockchain? Easy, that is the thing that you put in your backyard to tie the old mother-in- law to. Wrong and wrong. So let us try and clarify. Cryptocurrency is...   More

14/09/2018, 05:14 PM

Debbie Jones - Debit Order Collections

Debbie Jones, Director at Three Peaks Payments House Managing accounts receivable can be a tedious process, especially if you are regularly collecting payments from your customers. Not uncommonly, customers...   More

14/09/2018, 05:09 PM

The Warmest Place To Be

Durban, 'the warmest place' is a popular tourist destination. However, when visitors arrive for a holiday, a question that is often asked is "What should we do today?" Recent family visitors, on a ten-day...   More

14/09/2018, 05:05 PM

International Recognition For Boston Students

Boston City Campus & Business College (Boston) has been recognised and awarded accreditation as an independent higher education institution with the British Accreditation Council (BAC) in May 2018. The BAC is...   More

14/09/2018, 05:00 PM

Jeanine Topping - Ensuring quality focused accredited training providers

Jeanine Topping is the owner of Jeanine Topping and Associates (JTandA), which since May 2010, has been assisting training providers with acquiring and maintaining their accreditation. Accredited training...   More

14/09/2018, 04:47 PM

Enrico Pillay - Automated Inventory Management Systems Transform Businesses

A streamlined digital inventory management system is crucial to your business, be it a small to medium retail store or larger wholesale company. A recent industry report has shown that over 70% of online...   More

14/09/2018, 04:34 PM

David White and Charles Henzi - More Success For BusinessFIt In London

BusinessFit executives, David White and Charles Henzi, made their third trip (in less than a year) to London in August 2018. They have come back enthusing about the business opportunities that have been...   More

14/09/2018, 04:28 PM

iLembe Business Confidence Index (iBCI ) - 2018 Mid-Year

Enterprise iLembe, in partnership with the iLembe Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Tourism, collaborate to produce the iLembe Business Confidence Index (iBCI), aimed at providing a biannual picture of business...   More

14/09/2018, 04:09 PM

Blythedale Coastal Adventure Market

Excitement mounts as the launch of the unique Blythedale Coastal Adventure Market on the 4 November draws near. This market combines a multitude of aspects; creating a unique product and overall experience,...   More

14/09/2018, 03:56 PM

NHI Round-Table Discussion

NHI Round-Table Discussion A National Health Insurance (NHI) roundtable discussion was recently held at Ahmed Al-Kadi Private Hospital together with the Minara Chamber of Commerce. The initiative was held to...   More

14/09/2018, 03:42 PM

Trevor Clark - You Get The Team You Deserve

Trevor Clark, professional speaker, business and executive coach. Picture this - Emelia owns a medium-sized business that she has built from the ground up over the last seven years. Lots of hard work and...   More

08/08/2018, 08:40 PM


In today's business world, the name of the game is staying with the times -- it's not an easy thing to do when the trends are always changing. Which medium will better promote your products or services and...   More

13/07/2018, 03:18 PM

Success Breeds Success

The winners of the Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2018 were announced at a glamorous gala dinner held at the Elangeni & Maharani Hotel on the 21 June. The annual awards, now in their twelfth year, is...   More

13/07/2018, 02:51 PM

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Leaders Award - Imtiaz Sooliman the founder, director and chairman of Gift of the Givers

The Standard Bank KZN Top Business Leader's award is an honorary award given to a business person who has demonstrated exemplary business achievement, industry influence and is a true inspiration to...   More

13/07/2018, 02:34 PM

Tourism Award - The Winner Is Fairmont Zimbali Resort

The Winner is Fairmont Zimbali Resort Fairmont Zimbali Resort promises legendary hospitality, superb attention to detail and an atmosphere of pure paradise. The resort plays an active role in stimulating...   More

13/07/2018, 02:18 PM

Partnership Award - eThekwini and Invest Durban

The Partnership award is given to a project which ref lects the importance of effective inter-agency collaboration and partnerships. The 2018 winner is eThekwini Municipality and its unit Invest Durban....   More

13/07/2018, 02:07 PM

The KZN Top Brands As Voted For By The People of KZN - uShaka Marine World

Many well-known brands have been grown from within KZN and have made an indelible mark on consumer behaviour. The Standard Bank KZN Top Business Top Brand is enthusiastically contested over several weeks,...   More

13/07/2018, 01:56 PM

Manufacturing - The Winner is aQuellé

The Winner is aQuellé. Arnold Stegen MD of Aquellé said, "This is a huge honour for us." He added, "It is fantastic recognition and we are thrilled." aQuellé is dedicated to delivering an innovative,...   More

13/07/2018, 01:25 PM

Trade Sector Award - The Winner Is Hirschs

The 2018 winner is ...Hirsch's Hirsch's has built a solid reputation by being associated with big brands, giving good service and carrying a wide range of products for the home, as well as supporting its...   More

13/07/2018, 12:48 PM

Financial Services - The Winner Is FMI

The winner is FMI "I'm thrilled that we have been recognised with this prestigious award, particularly considering the standard of nominees alongside us." CEO, Brad Toerien. "I love the fact that I get to...   More

13/07/2018, 12:05 PM

Business Services - The Winner Is Blue Security

The winner is Blue Security Blue Security managing director Henk van Bemmelen said it was the first time the firm had participated in the awards and it was a complete surprise to be named as the winner in the...   More

13/07/2018, 11:56 AM

Utilities Sector - The Winner Is SLG

The Winner is SLG (Pty) Ltd SLG Group CEO Mthoko Mbatha said, "As SLG, we are pretty excited about the award as well as the recognition we have received." He added, "We are a 100% black owned company. Having...   More

13/07/2018, 11:48 AM

Financial Services - FMI named Top Business in the Financial Services sector at the 2018 Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards

GET TO KNOW KZN'S FAVOURITE FINANCIAL SERVICE BUSINESS FMI, a division of Bidvest Life Ltd, was recently named Top Business in the Financial Services sector at the 2018 Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards....   More

13/07/2018, 11:16 AM

Mining And Quarrying - The Winner Is Tronox

The winner is Tronox. Tronox is the world's largest fully integrated producer of mineral sands and pigment. The year 2018 is expected to be another year of strong performance, as the company expects to...   More

13/07/2018, 11:03 AM

Construction And Development - The Winner Is Shree Property

The Winner is Shree Property Holdings Shree Property Holdings is a property specialist that delivers turn-key warehousing and logistics solutions, customised to meet individual client requirements, and...   More

13/07/2018, 10:53 AM

Transport, Storage And Communication - The Winner Is City Logistics

The winner is City Logistics This year, City Logistics celebrates 30 years in business, and this anniversary is an opportunity to highlight many of their achievements. While transport remains a vital service...   More

13/07/2018, 10:42 AM

Elan Property Group SMME Award - The Winner Is Madunge Events And Projects

The Winner of the eLan Property Group SMME Award is Madunge Events and Projects. Madunge Events and Projects is a progressive 100% black African owned company based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. The company has...   More

13/07/2018, 10:33 AM

Spirit Of Elan - Fiona Ebrahim was the delighted winner of the eLan Property Group lucky draw prize

Fiona Ebrahim was the delighted winner of the eLan Property Group lucky draw prize. This was a cruise for twenty people on the Spirit of eLan. This 48-foot Luxury Power Catamaran holds up to 20 guests for a...   More

13/07/2018, 10:26 AM

Community And Social Services - The Winner Is THINK

The Winner is THINK (TB and HIV Investigative Network) THINK is a globally recognised and registered non-profit organisation that conducts clinical research on behalf of providers of medication to alleviate...   More

13/07/2018, 10:14 AM

BusinessFIT Entrepreneur Award - The Winner Is Walter Coughlan

The winner is ... Walter Coughlan, the founder and director of the Fair Food Company (Pty) Ltd. "On behalf of all the farmers, and staff and groups that we work with, I am very proud to be honoured," he...   More

12/07/2018, 04:58 PM

Dominic Collett - Innovation And Collaboration key To KZN Economy

Dominic Collett, the Chairman of the KwaZulu-Natal Business Chambers Council In the last month, KZN businesses were recognised at the annual Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards. This annual event has gone...   More

12/07/2018, 04:47 PM

Palesa Phili - New Durban Chamber Chief Executive Officer

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry is proud to announce the appointment of the new Chamber Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Palesa Phili, effective 1 July 2018. Palesa replaces out-going CEO, Dumile...   More

12/07/2018, 04:37 PM

Akhona Mahlati - Overcoming Our Challenges

Akhona Mahlati, chief executive director of BusinessFit Akhona Mahlati is the Chair of Bright Sparks Training Consultants, principal strategist and director for Ewe Sana Marketing and Communications,...   More

12/07/2018, 04:23 PM

Patrick Deale - Splitting Charges

Do multiple charges arising from a single act of misconduct make dismissal more likely? Workplace disciplinary enquiries have morphed into processes which mimic criminal trials. It starts with the choice of...   More

12/07/2018, 04:10 PM

KPMG - Relocation To New Offices In Umhlanga

Responding to a strong call for a flexible office space, KPMG in Durban wishes to announce that we have relocated to our new offices at 6 Nokwe Avenue, Umhlanga Ridgeside, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban, 4320. The...   More

12/07/2018, 04:00 PM

Matthew Verbaan - Innovative Financing Plans Are Setting Bridge City Apart

Bridge City is set to become the centrepiece of an affordable housing development that will see more than 350 units being developed with the first ones being up for sale towards the end of next year. This new...   More

12/07/2018, 03:44 PM

Avi Maharaj - Empowering Individuals And Organizations

Avi Maharaj, General Manager, Siyaya Skills Institute Siyaya Skills Institute, a division of EOH Holdings Limited was registered in 2001 and is one of the market leaders in the Further Education and Training...   More

12/07/2018, 03:28 PM

David White, Charles Henzi And Akhona Mahlati - International Influence

David White and Charles Henzi of DRG have held senior HR roles in global corporates and subsequently have become independent leadership process facilitators. Both recently visited London and...   More

12/07/2018, 02:44 PM

Cox Yeats - Construction, Engineering And Infrastructure Team

The Cox Yeats Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure Team has extensive experience in all construction related areas of the law from contracts to bridge and building collapses, representing individuals,...   More

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