KZN Business Sense News


25/02/2018, 03:30 PM

Dominic Collett - Time To Roll Up Your Sleeves

What a wonderful experience to watch a State of the Nation Address be delivered with humility, respect and solid well thought out direction. It was a week of high drama, but the country has emerged with a...   More

25/02/2018, 03:05 PM

Ebrahim Patel - Congratulations To President Ramaphosa

The Minara Chamber of Commerce notes the recent change in the leadership of our country. We congratulate the incoming President, Cyril Ramaphosa, on his election as President of South Africa. This comes at a...   More

25/02/2018, 02:50 PM

Musa Makhunga - We Welcome The New Dawn

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the opportunity to comment on the State of the Nation Address 2018. Firstly, we join the Republic of South Africa in congratulating our newly elected...   More

25/02/2018, 02:21 PM

Standard Bank - Fulfilling A Purpose In KZN

We are excited about Africa's possibility. As a bank with an established footprint in 20 African countries, it's no exaggeration to say that Standard Bank plays an important role in driving growth and...   More

25/02/2018, 01:52 PM

Salary Trends In 2018

The HR Business Forum of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry's February meeting topic was 'Salary Trends in 2018'. Lionel van Schalkwijk, regional manager, PE Corporate Services, presented on: Actual...   More

25/02/2018, 01:20 PM

Tanya Tosen - Put Payroll On A Banting Diet

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...   More

25/02/2018, 01:00 PM

David White - QualityLeadership...It Is About Authenticity And Style?

As Samuel Johnson said in 1759 "No man was ever great by imitating,". It is selfevident that great leaders are 'outfront' in every venture. They are not buglers with clarion calls, but quiet, thoughtful and...   More

25/02/2018, 12:16 PM

Tasmiya Patel : Cox Yeats - Appointing Business Rescue Practitioners

KEY CHANGES TO THE APPOINTMENT PROCESS OF BUSINESS RESCUE PRACTITIONERS IN TERMS OF NOTICE 49 OF 2017 Business rescue was introduced in Chapter 6 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 (the Act) as a new corporate...   More

25/02/2018, 11:47 AM

Yasmeen Suliman : KPMG Durban - Tax Hikes - A Foregone Conclusion?

It is with a sense of nostalgia that I thought of the predictions for the Budget a decade ago. In 2008, tax commentators were speculating about which taxpayers would benefit most from tax relief - in the end...   More

25/02/2018, 11:24 AM

Startup Grind Durban - Putting Yourself Out There

The January 2018 Startup Grind Durban event featured Mike Saunders, not only a Durbanite, but the founder and CEO of DigitLab - a digital marketing agency. Saunders, described as a serial entrepreneur and a...   More

25/02/2018, 10:52 AM

Durban Records Best Ever Airfreight Volumes - Invest Durban

A record-breaking increase of 13.7 percent in Durban's international cargo volumes has been praised by eThekwini Municipality as the high cargo throughput is expected to impact positively on the local...   More

25/02/2018, 10:27 AM

Xoli Shabalala - Call Centres And Tourism To Drive Demand For Space In KZN

Demand for space to accommodate Durban's rapidly-expanding business sector continues to feature as a backdrop to the local economy. This is evident in the pace at which newly-created space or facilities in...   More

25/02/2018, 10:05 AM

Ilembe Business Confidence Index (IBCI) - 2017 Year-End

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

25/02/2018, 09:32 AM

Vash Singh:Xcelerate Verification Agency - Construction Companies To Take Heed Of New B-BBEE Codes

The Amended Construction Sector Code was gazetted on 1 December 2017 with immediate effect and to a large extent is different from the General Amended Codes. Companies are urged to implement these new...   More

23/02/2018, 05:04 PM

Rajes Govender:FD Vedanta - Investing In Managing The Business Finances

Many businesses fall prey to the situation where there is so much focus on growing top-line that bottom-line suffers. Eventually, management looks at the bottom-line results and cannot explain them. Such a...   More

23/02/2018, 04:45 PM

Simangaliso Austin Zungu: Sengwayo Group - Making His Mark

Technology fanatic, Simangaliso Austin Zungu, always knew he was destined to make his mark in the specialised and highly competitive world of technology and innovation. Zungu is the founder and Group MD of...   More

23/02/2018, 04:30 PM

Sazi Gcume - Opportunities To Acquire Financial Literacy

A vision to transform South Africa into a leading saving nation by 2030. In 2015, according to statistics released by the Reserve Bank, South Africa was rated as one of the worst saving nations in the...   More

23/02/2018, 04:12 PM

Mike Schuit - Demand For North Coast Properties

Finding that perfect home for a client is about more than bricks and mortar. "Usually triggered by an external stimulus or lifechange, buyers are searching for a new nest, a base, but also a ticket into a...   More

23/02/2018, 03:54 PM

Daisy White:Magic Moments Trust - Empowering South African Artists

The Magic Moments Trust Painting Programme, established by Daisy White, helps people to discover and develop their creativity through teaching them painting skills and providing them with access to the...   More

23/02/2018, 02:40 PM

Marking A Milestone - Tafta's 60 Year Legacy

After six decades of serving the needs of KwaZulu-Natal's elderly, community building and facilitating meaningful participation of newcomers, the organisation remains at the forefront of elder care, constantly...   More

23/02/2018, 02:04 PM

Vincent Laycock - Exploring Coffee

Vinny says, "We escape the city to find peace amongst the wild." Vincent Laycock is a Durban based entrepreneur, who has had a long-seated passion to own a coffee business. This passion led to the opening of...   More

22/02/2018, 01:16 PM

Peter Streng - Rubiq : HR Post Sona And In The New Political Landscape

Peter Streng, Founder & Director RUBIQ I would like to think that, although a product of Apartheid, and by that I mean, born in that era and carving a career through the June '76 riots and its aftermath,...   More

22/02/2018, 12:47 PM

Trevor Clark - The Dynamics Driving Your Team's Behaviour

How many organisations do you encounter that have it all - funding, infrastructure, a clear, deliverable business plan and a team loaded with A-Grade resumes; but still not getting runs on the board? The...   More

17/01/2018, 03:14 PM


Learning never stops if we are to make progress in our daily lives and business careers. Bafundise Skills is a niche training and development company that offers public courses in a relaxed and friendly...   More

17/01/2018, 03:11 PM

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

The publishers of the KwaZulu-Natal Top Business Portfolio are proud to be celebrating our 20th edition in 2018. Our innovative approach to staying abreast of media trends ensures that our communication...   More

07/12/2017, 03:34 PM

The Talkhouse Cafe

The Talkhouse Café, situated at the Westville Mall in central Westville, is owner managed by husband and wife team, Shane and Leanne Ellis. As its name suggests, the popular coffee shop is a great place to...   More

07/12/2017, 03:29 PM

Musa Makhunga - Age Discrimination In SA INC

Musa Makhunga, Managing Director - HR Matters (Pty) Ltd AGE DISCRIMINATION IS NORMALISED IN SA INC. DESPITE IT BEING AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS. When I was at the starting blocks of my career, I can recall...   More

07/12/2017, 03:18 PM

Theasen Pillay - How Business Can Improve Productivity By Up To 35%

Theasen Pillay, Litigation Attorney and Debt Counsellor - TPA Debt Management In what is undoubtedly one of the more economically challenging periods in South Africa, during which businesses are investing...   More

07/12/2017, 03:09 PM

Sandile Bekwa - Make It Better!

Sandile Bekwa's vision and life motto is to 'Make it Better', which resulted in the acronym for his business name, MIB Transport. Bekwa was born in Pietermaritzburg, where he completed his schooling and...   More

07/12/2017, 02:56 PM

David White & Akhona Mahlati : Entrepreneurs - Creating Value

David White - CEO, BusinessFit Akhona Mahlati - Director, BusinessFit David White and Akhona Mahlati share a passion for developing entrepreneurs and speak about the value created in highly engaged work...   More

07/12/2017, 02:36 PM

Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Excellence Awards

SUSTAINING YOUR LEGACY Business excellence was rewarded when the annual Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Excellence Awards were held on 25 October 2017. Hosted at the Umfolozi Casino and...   More

07/12/2017, 02:19 PM

Vash Singh : BBBEE Case Study - From Level 8 To Level 1

Vash Singh, Managing Director - Xcelerate Verification Agency (formerly Izikhulu BEE Ratings) Since the new BBBEE codes have been used to assess companies on their scorecard, many are unfortunately finding...   More

07/12/2017, 02:07 PM

Nedbank PCB Annual Banquet 2017

As is the custom, the 2017 Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business / Nedbank Business Awards, held on 10 November at the Royal Showgrounds, was a glamourous affair. A veritable galaxy of accolades covering most...   More

07/12/2017, 02:02 PM

Ilembe Promotes Social And Economic Development

Establishment of the iLembe District Economic Development Facilitation Committee The iLembe District Municipality and the iLembe Chamber of Commerce signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the 1st of...   More

07/12/2017, 01:53 PM

2017 KZN Exporter Of The Year Awards:Creative Category - Africa!Ignite

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES CATEGORY Africa!Ignite has again been recognised in 2017 for its success in growing market access for rural craft entrepreneurs in the Creative Industries category. Africa!Ignite was the...   More

07/12/2017, 01:48 PM

2017 KZN Exporter Of The Year Awards:Agro-Processing - Avolands

AGRO-PROCESSING CATEGORY Scenicel (Pty) Ltd trading as Avolands were the winners in the agriculture and agro-processing category. Avolands is a group of companies that is made up of avocado growers, avocado...   More

07/12/2017, 01:36 PM

2017 KZN Exporter Of The Year Awards:Manufacturing And Large Category - Sappi Southern Africa Limited

MANUFACTURING AND LARGE CATEGORY Sappi Southern Africa Limited was the delighted winner of two awards - the manufacturing award and the large exporters award. "Winning these awards was a great achievement, as...   More

07/12/2017, 01:30 PM

2017 KZN Exporter Of The Year Awards:BBBEE Category - Toyota SA Motors

BBBEE CATEGORY Toyota SA Motors were the winners of the BBBEE Exporter of the Year category, which is sponsored by Transnet Port Terminals. L - R: Musa Makhunga; Marco Valente, PFK Electronics (finalist);...   More

07/12/2017, 01:23 PM

2017 KZN Exporter Of The Year Awards : Medium Category - Microfinish

MEDIUM CATEGORY Winning the 2017 KZN exporter of the year award in the medium category is indeed a tremendous achievement for all at Microfinish. The business has navigated countless dead-ends over the last...   More

07/12/2017, 01:16 PM

2017 KZN Exporter Of The Year Awards - Emerging Catergory

EMERGING CATEGORY Winner of the Emerging category, Siyakha Imperial Printing Company (SIP) has been running for over 20 years with the vision to produce value added high quality labelling to the industry. The...   More

07/12/2017, 12:30 PM

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) : Service Providers - Consistency Award

The Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has an innovative, flexible and unique approach to shipping that has allowed the company to grow significantly over the last twenty years. Founded in 1970, MSC is now...   More

07/12/2017, 12:22 PM

Dumile Cele - Ensuring Sustained Economic Growth through Exports

2017 KZN EXPORTER OF THE YEAR AWARDS The outstanding performance of companies exporting within KwaZulu-Natal was recognised and celebrated at the 17th edition of the 2017 KZN Exporter of the Year awards held...   More

07/12/2017, 12:12 PM

UKZN - Silent Challenges Facing Higher Education

Since the early 1990s, the demographics of the student body attending higher education institutions has undergone a radical shift. Nowadays, the student profile of universities strongly reflect both regional...   More

07/12/2017, 12:06 PM

Pressing Ahead With NHI Implementation

The government is busily pressing ahead with implementing its proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) system," says the IRR in the latest issue of its @Liberty policy bulletin. "However, it still does not...   More

07/12/2017, 11:59 AM

Chris du Toit - Tongaat Hulett Developments To Target Major Investors

Durban may contribute 14% of South Africa's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) but it doesn't have 14% of the big property players active in the market. To attract these companies, it is important to deliver the...   More

07/12/2017, 11:53 AM

Annisha Shree - A Property Development Enterprise Making A Social Difference

KwaZulu-Natal based property development giant and market leader, Shree Property Holdings, pushes the industrial, commercial and residential property boundaries, optimising business solutions for clients......   More

07/12/2017, 11:33 AM

Knightfrank - Is Your Commercial Property Lease Up For Review?

The monthly rental of business premises is often one of the largest expenses facing a business. However, due to the nature of commercial leases, which usually run for lengthy periods of time, it is essential...   More

07/12/2017, 11:16 AM

Claudia Aires - The Importance Of Financial Emigration

SARS World-Wide Tax There are many South Africans working or living abroad, only returning to South Africa for holidays or to visit family. This reflects a modern way of life, where the South African...   More

07/12/2017, 11:07 AM

Cox Yeats - Property Services

Cox Yeats boasts some of the top property lawyers in South Africa. Their specialist team combines their knowledge and experience of property law and conveyancing with innovative ideas to maximise profit...   More

07/12/2017, 10:59 AM

Robin Westley - Regulation Of Roads In Secure Estates

Over the past couple of decades, the number of secure estates in South Africa, both residential and commercial/industrial, have increased exponentially. This has been largely driven by security concerns...   More

Older >>