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28/08/2017, 02:22 PM

KZN Top Business Awards - Tourism : Winner - Ushaka Marine World

uShaka Marine World, Africa's largest marine theme park, is not only an integral part of the city's overall tourism offering and one of two anchor tenants along the world renowned Golden Mile, but an economic...   More

28/08/2017, 02:21 PM

KZN Top Business Awards - Government Sector : Winner - Dube Tradeport

The Dube TradePort Corporation is charged with the responsibility to develop the province's biggest infrastructural project. The designated Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is home to the state-of-the-art King...   More

28/08/2017, 02:20 PM

KZN Top Business Awards - Property And Development : Winner - Shree Property Holdings

Shree Property Holdings is a cutting-edge, property specialist, with its finger firmly on the pulse of industry trends and developments across South and Southern Africa. Shree Property Holdings specialises in...   More

28/08/2017, 02:18 PM

KZN Top Business Awards - Transport, Storage And Communication : Winner - King Shaka international Airport

Now in its 7th year of operation King Shaka International Airport has garnered many accolades over this short period. The airport was voted the top Regional Airport for Africa in the Skytrax World Airport...   More

28/08/2017, 02:17 PM

KZN Top Business Awards - Mining : Winner - Tronox

Tronox Limited is unique among its peers, in that it is the only fully integrated mineral sands producer. Of the seven ilmenite smelters in the world Tronox remains the only company which further processes the...   More

28/08/2017, 02:15 PM

KZN Top Business Awards - Community And Social Services : Winner - SmartXchange

SmartXchange is an innovation node and a dynamic young business incubation centre established to promote and support the region's vision to be the technology hub of Africa. The SmartXchange strategic focus...   More

28/08/2017, 02:14 PM

KZN Top Business Awards - Trade : Winner : Boxer Superstores

Boxer is an all 'under one roof' discount supermarket that is this year celebrating its 40 years anniversary. Today this business provides employment for over 13 5000 staff members and boasts over 240 stores -...   More

28/08/2017, 02:13 PM

KZN Top Business Awards - Business Services : Winner - Woodford Group

The Woodford Group is a Durban-based, home grown company driven by passion, ambition, and an unwavering commitment to quality. The company has worked tirelessly over the past 25 years to achieve the title of...   More

28/08/2017, 02:11 PM

KZN Top Business Awards - Financial Services : Winner - Natal Joint Municipal Pension Fund

The NJMPF is at the forefront of retirement funding administration excellence. Having scooped a total of 21 South African awards and 12 international awards in recent years, the NJMPF is the most awarded...   More

28/08/2017, 02:10 PM

KZN Top Business Awards - Large Manufacturing : Winner : Corobrik

Corobrik is South Africa's leading brickmaker, manufacturing face bricks, plaster bricks, pavers and concrete earth retaining systems. Established in 1902, the company's head office is in Durban with a...   More

28/08/2017, 02:08 PM

KZN Top Business Awards - Medium Manufacturing : Winner - Frimax Foods

On the 20 October 1982, the very first packet of potato chips was produced by a new start-up company in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal (then Natal) called Frimax Foods, headed by a 37 year old visionary, Mr...   More

28/08/2017, 02:06 PM

KZN Top Business Awards - Agriculture : Winner-Tongaat Hulett

Tongaat Hulett is an agriculture and agri-processing business, focusing on the complementary feedstocks of sugarcane and maize. Its ongoing activities in agriculture have resulted in the company having a...   More

28/08/2017, 02:04 PM

KZN Top Business Awards - Partnership Award

PARTNERSHIP AWARD Southern African Shipyards (SAS), Africa's leading commercial and naval shipbuilding and ship repair company, is on target to producing nine powerful world-class tugs for its partner...   More

28/08/2017, 02:03 PM

KZN Top Business Awards - KZN Top Brands

KwaZulu-Natal is home to a large number of well-known brands that have been home-grown and driven from within the province. Many of these companies have long histories and they continue to expand their...   More

28/08/2017, 02:01 PM

KZN Top Business Awards - Celebrating Business Success

The 2017 Standard Bank KwaZulu-Natal Top Business Awards powered by the eLan Property Group were held at a glamourous gala event on Thursday 3 August at The Wavehouse, Gateway, uMhlanga. The much anticipated...   More

28/08/2017, 02:00 PM

Standard Bank - Seeking Better Ways

Imraan Noorbhai, Standard Bank Provincial Head KZN, says, "I attest that I see the need to keep learning and enquiring. I am never satisfied with the basics and always demand to know more, ask more, and seek...   More

28/08/2017, 01:58 PM

The Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards - Moving KwaZulu-Natal Forward

Imraan Noorbhai, Standard Bank Provincial Head, KZN; Lalita Dhasiar- Ventura, KZN Top Business; Goolam Ballim, Standard Bank Chief Economist and Ameen Hassan, Standard Bank Head: Shariah Banking Standard Bank...   More

28/08/2017, 01:57 PM

Xoli Shabalala - Q And A

Xoli Shabalala is a Director at Tongaat Hulett Developments and iLembe Chamber Board Member What were your biggest fears embarking on breaking into an industry? My greatest fear has always been to fail. I...   More

28/08/2017, 01:54 PM

Musa Makhunga, Managing Director - HR Matters (Pty) Ltd : Engaging In Conversation Leadership Results In Sustainable solutions And Outcomes

Conversation leadership keeps on forcing its way into my thoughts as I consider what I should write about. I think this is so because I am reluctant to add to the plethora of fads on leadership such as...   More

28/08/2017, 01:52 PM

David White - CEO, BusinessFit and Akhona Mahlati - Director, BusinessFit : The Heart Of Your Business

Ever met anyone with true terror in their eyes? It's likely they run their own business. Sleepless nights about cash flow, getting that one contract that will make all the difference, big companies muscling in...   More

28/08/2017, 01:51 PM

New BWA Regional Chairperson Appointed

The Businesswomen's Association of South Africa is happy to announce the appointment of Debbi van Heerden as regional chairperson of the Durban branch. Debbi is the CEO and founding member of Mitras...   More

28/08/2017, 01:49 PM

School Boost For Sibiya

Tongaat Hulett has signed a landmark deal with education group ADvTECH to develop the first new school in the uMhlanga region in more than 14 years. The 2 000-student facility, located within the renowned...   More

28/08/2017, 01:47 PM

Corobrik chairman, Peter du Trevou, joined performers at 2017 BHCA 1820s amateur orchestra, sponsored by Corobrik

COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT Corobrik's commitment to community enhancement extends into the cultural realm. The company has now sponsored the BHCA (British Cultural and Heritage Association) 1820s...   More

28/08/2017, 01:46 PM

Vash Singh - Xcelerate Verification Agency Celebrates Ten Years Of Service Excellence In BBBEE Ratings

Xcelerate Verification Agency is proud to announce the achievement of a significant milestone, being their 10 year anniversary in business, after having started off as Izikhulu BEE Ratings. We were part of the...   More

28/08/2017, 01:45 PM

Why Not Invest Your CSI Spend With UKNZ?

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has an established track record of assisting companies and corporates to implement their corporate social investment plans in a measurable and sustainable manner. UKZN is...   More

28/08/2017, 01:43 PM

Nikita Pillay - DRG Outsourcing HR & IR Consultant : Retrenchment In Terms Of Section 189A Of The Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995

Dismissal of employees that is based on the operational requirements of the employer is regulated by Sections 189 and 189A of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (LRA). A Code of Good Practice has also been...   More

28/08/2017, 01:41 PM

Andrew Pike - Passenger Liners May No Longer Pass Africa By When Durban Calls

While Africa is on the map for foreign investors in many other sectors, the cruise ship industry mostly passes the continent by. This could start to change once the new Durban Cruise Terminal opens for...   More

28/08/2017, 01:39 PM

Ilembe Business Confidence Indes (IBCI) - 2017 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

28/08/2017, 01:36 PM

Ithala Adds Fashion Fusion To Growing List Of Tenants

There is no reason why out-of-town fashionistas should not enjoy global brands at a leading fashion chainstore - hence the opening of a Fashion Fusion store at Ondini Shopping Plaza in Ulundi has caused a...   More

28/08/2017, 01:34 PM

Craigen Naidoo - Shree Property Holdings : Mega-Project Creates New Dimension For Property Development Giant

With the foresight to look beyond the prevailing recessionary trends, Durban entrepreneur, Pran Shree, is set to mark his property development enterprise's 10th anniversary by breaking ground on a mega...   More

28/08/2017, 01:33 PM

Pat Moodley - Advancing Regional Economies

The KwaZulu-Natal office is one of the Industrial Development Corporation's (IDC) most successful regional offices in the country. The office is the second-busiest office in terms of transactions, beaten only...   More

28/08/2017, 01:31 PM

Tasia Brummer - Work Permit changes : Large Scale Work Permit Changes On The Cards - Now Is The Time To Act

The White Paper for South African Migration was released on 28 July 2017 by the Department of Home Affairs. Where you have foreign workers in South Africa, South African workers abroad, or deal in any capacity...   More

28/08/2017, 01:30 PM

Gerdus Dixon - KPMG : Evolve - The 2017 KPMG south African Industry Insurance Survey

"At some point in your life, if you're lucky, you get to design the way in which things evolve." - Daniel Day-Lewis The 2017 edition of the annual KPMG Insurance Survey has revealed that the South African...   More

28/08/2017, 01:29 PM

Achieving A Common Vision For KZN

The annual KZN Growth Coalition breakfast, sponsored by Investec, was held at the Coastlands Hotel in Umhlanga on the 18 August 2017. The event was attended by a wide range of representatives from the private...   More

28/08/2017, 01:27 PM

Council Approves Durban Investment Promotion Strategy To Boost Economy

The eThekwini's new Investment Promotion Strategy and Implementation Plan which was approved by the Full Council sitting on 1 August is set to take the City's international investment attraction and retention...   More

28/08/2017, 01:26 PM

BusinessFIT KZN Top Entrepreneur Award 2017

Mr Calvin Mathibeli was awarded the BusinessFit KZN Top Entrepreneur Award 2017 at the recent Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards powered by the eLan Property Group. Mathibeli is the founder of Calvin and...   More

28/08/2017, 01:25 PM

Vivian Reddy Bags Two Major Accolades In One Night!

Vivian Reddy, Entrepreneur extraordinaire and Visionary supreme has done it again - leaving his competition and the business community standing in awe. Thursday, 3 August 2017 was a day of victory and...   More

28/08/2017, 01:23 PM

The Vision For The New Leadership Of The Durban Chamber is "In Business For A Better World"

The new President, Mr Musa Makhunga, is very passionate about ensuring that the Durban Chamber leads business towards "Profit with Conscious". At the Annual Gala Dinner the first ever, "Durban Business Code...   More

28/08/2017, 01:21 PM

Enter The 2017 KZN Exporter Of The Year Awards

The partnership between the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Transnet Port Terminals continues to grow as they will again host the 2017 KZN Exporter of the year awards. Now in their 17th year, the...   More

28/08/2017, 01:19 PM

Dominic Collett - Chairman of the KwaZulu-Natal Business Chambers Council : Celebrating Business Achievement

This month saw the celebration of the top business achievers at the KZN Top Business Awards. I was honoured to be able to attend the wonderful event hosted by Top Business, Standard Bank and the eLan Property...   More

28/08/2017, 12:35 PM

KZN Business Sense Vol3 No 4

KZN Business Sense Vol3 No 4   More


Boxer - An Incredible Journey - Eugene Stoop

On the 15 June 2017, managing director of Boxer Superstores, Eugene Stoop, celebrated his 26th year of working at the company. Stoop says that he has had "an incredible journey with the brand". His passion...   More

29/06/2017, 03:28 PM

Cox Yeats Commercial & Natural Resources Law Team

Michael Jackson is the Managing Partner at Cox Yeats Attorneys and head of the Commercial & Natural Resources Law Team. His specialist practice areas are Business Law, Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions, Natural...   More

25/06/2017, 03:35 PM

Durban International Film Festival 2017

The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced a strong focus on development, women, and 'tales of transit' during the festival next month. Ster Kinekor Musgrave and Gateway as well as the...   More

25/06/2017, 03:33 PM

How Green Are Our Valleys? - Justin Mackrory

Presently Ugu South Coast Tourism in conjunction with the Ugu South Coast Development Agency is working on new trail concept called the Umzumbe River Trail which we anticipate could become akin to the famed...   More

25/06/2017, 03:25 PM

African Renaissance Festival 2017

The 19th edition of the annual African Renaissance Festival was hosted at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) from the 25 to 27 May 2017. The Festival included a two day...   More

25/06/2017, 03:21 PM

Invest Durban

The Durban Investment Promotion Authority (known historically as DIPA) now has the refreshed brand name of 'Invest Durban'. This change followed on the identification of the need for South African cities to...   More

25/06/2017, 03:17 PM

Reporting Bee Transactions - Michael Jackson (Cox Yeats Attorneys)

On 9 June 2017, the Department of Trade & Industry published a notice requiring all parties involved in major B-BBEE transactions to register the transaction with the B-BBEE Commission within 15 days of...   More

25/06/2017, 03:14 PM

A Passion For People Development - Brenda Vilbro

Brenda Vilbro's career in learning and development has been driven by a passion for people. This passion resulted in the establishment of her training company, New Generation Skills in 2005. The B-BBEE level...   More

25/06/2017, 03:11 PM

Disrepect, Rudeness and General Incivility Is Expensive For Organizations - Musa Makhunga

Have you noticed how rampant disrespect, rudeness and general incivility involving individuals at work is? It is common to read about and see this trend in news coverage involving board members, executive...   More

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