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19/04/2022, 06:15 PM

KZN Floods Discussion Supply chain disrupted - Dominic Collett

Less than a year after being forced forced to close during looting and unrest, KwaZulu-Natal businesses have been now been hit by floods. They have been unable to move and receive goods, due to damaged roads,...   More

10/04/2022, 03:41 PM

There are only better days ahead

Welcome to the April edition of Business Sense. As commented by Dominic Collett above a return to normalisation is very welcome. The announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa of the ending of the state of...   More

10/04/2022, 03:22 PM

Claim some of your skills development levy contributions

The 30 April is looming; It’s that time of the year again. Businesses should be compiling their workplace skills plan (WSP) and annual training report (ATR) and submitting them online before this...   More

10/04/2022, 03:04 PM

Neville Matjie – Exploring opportunities in the Halal economy

The KwaZulu-Natal Trade and Investment Indaba & World Halal Day took place in March 2022. The three-day event was hosted by Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN), in collaboration with the United World...   More

10/04/2022, 02:28 PM

KZN South Coast is a motorsports’ enthusiasts’ dream!

The KZN South Coast is an adventure activity hub, home to some of the country’s best hiking, biking and 4x4 trails. But beyond that, the Paradise of the Zulu Kingdom also happens to have the only Motorsport...   More

10/04/2022, 12:51 PM

Water Banks role in the fight against Covid-19

Abeco Tanks – the world’s first bank for the business of water – are no strangers to the reality that water is both an essential lifesaving force and a commodity that needs to be saved for times of scarcity....   More

10/04/2022, 12:36 PM

TAFTA supports age with rights campaign

The Association for The Aged (Tafta) has joined the global movement of the Age with Rights campaign to cast a spotlight on upholding the rights of older people. As a build up to the next United Nations annual...   More

10/04/2022, 12:22 PM

Lindiwe Rakharebe - Durban ICC in turbo mode to host Africa’s Travel Indaba

Durban ICC, CEO Lindiwe Rakharebe say, “The signature venue for Africa’s Travel Indaba is waiting to warmly welcome thousands of delegates.” Durban’s award-winning Inkosi Albert Luthuli International...   More

10/04/2022, 12:07 PM

Ilembe Business Confidence Index (IBCI) – 2021 Year-End

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

10/04/2022, 11:50 AM

Why should you enter the business awards?

Many people query why they should go through the process of entering business awards. Why should they put in the time and the effort to complete an entry form for their business? We’ve compiled a list of some...   More

09/04/2022, 07:50 PM

Enter the Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2022

In 2022 Standard Bank will be celebrating its 160th year of enabling individuals and businesses to achieve their ambitions – a testament to the brand’s innovation, resilience, commitment, and adaptability....   More

09/04/2022, 07:34 PM

Durban Business Fair 2022 registrations are open

The Durban Business Fair (DBF) registrations are now open. The annual fair will take place at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre and Durban Exhibition Centre from 20 to 25 September 2022. Register...   More

09/04/2022, 07:18 PM

Durban Chamber - Participate in hosting experiential learning of KwaZulu-Natal unemployed youth

According to Stats SA, youth unemployment in South Africa reached an all time high of 64.40 percent in the second quarter of 2021. The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Manchu Group have...   More

09/04/2022, 07:01 PM

Dominic Collett – Returning to normalisation

KZN is now starting to show signs of returning to some normalisation after the COVD restrictions. Unfortunately, there is a lot of catchup work to be done by all to return our economy to where we can realise...   More

08/04/2022, 09:42 PM

Cathie Lewis – A fresh perspective on corporate governance

King IV defines corporate governance as the exercise of ethical and effective leadership by the governing body towards the achievement of the following governance outcomes: ■■ Ethical culture ■■ Good...   More

08/04/2022, 09:12 PM

Join Iman Rappetti for a media masterclass

The next KZN Top Business Masterclass will be facilitated by Iman Rappetti on the topic of Don’t just wing it! Why media training matters. Iman will be joined by Neil Raath who has had many years of experience...   More

08/04/2022, 08:48 PM

Iman Rappetti – Don’t just wing it! Why media training matters

Seeing people on television bumbling their way through an interview is uncomfortable to watch. What’s even more uncomfortable than that is the reputational risk and damage that is caused to an individual or a...   More

08/04/2022, 08:01 PM

David White – King IV is as valid today as it was when initiated in 2017

Corporate governance is the combination of rules, processes, and laws by which businesses are operated, regulated and controlled. The term encompasses the internal and external factors of an organisation that...   More

08/04/2022, 06:23 PM

Johan van Deventer – Just another piece of paper?

Payslip, Pay Stub, Remittance Advice, Remuneration Statement. Call it what you will, but by definition, it is formal confirmation that employers are legally bound to provide to an employee at the end of a pay...   More

08/04/2022, 05:43 PM

Dr Fareed Amod – A passion for business

Dr Mohamed Fareed Amod, founder, CEO, and head dental surgeon of Crown Dental Studio was born and bred in Durban - KwaZulu-Natal. Dr Amod’s deep interest in people, coupled with his desire to continually...   More

08/04/2022, 04:27 PM

Marlene Powell – Do you suffer from arithmophobia?

End your fear of numbers – with one financial practical tool at a time! Do you want your business to succeed? 100% yes? Well, the reality is that avoiding your numbers is not an option! Don’t let finance...   More

08/04/2022, 03:52 PM

Monique Labat – Challenges, lessons and opportunities

This is the third in a series of articles on Business to Business (B2B) linkages and the theme throughout these articles is access to relevant and verified information. How do you gain the local knowledge and...   More

08/04/2022, 02:52 PM

Zama Luthuli and Natalie Keegan – Providing public relations solutions in Northern KZN

Everest Strategic Communications, a boutique public relations agency now has a footprint and local presence in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal. The KwaZulu-Natal branch was opened on 6 April 2022. Experienced...   More

07/02/2022, 11:49 AM

Sanelisiwe Gantsho – The modern business agenda

Creating shared value, ESG integration and cognitive diversity The concept of ‘creating shared value’ according to Michael Porter at the World Economic Forum in 2012, is rethinking capitalist systems in...   More

07/02/2022, 11:24 AM

Cindy Norcott – Win a copy of “How Does She Do It”

Businesswoman and philanthropist, Cindy Norcott, has recently launched her second book titled: “How does she do it”. This book follows on the success of her first book, titled, ‘How To Be Unstoppable,’ which...   More

07/02/2022, 10:49 AM

Sibongile Dimbaza – Business Chambers challenge municipal electricity tariff methodology

The Pietermaritzburg and Midlands Chamber (PMCB) together with the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber (NMBBC) have jointly filed papers to legally challenge the National Energy Regulator’s (Nersa) municipal...   More

07/02/2022, 10:20 AM

Durban Chamber doing business with Pakistan

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry NPC in partnership with the Pakistan Embassy presents the opportunity to travel to Pakistan for FREE to attend a business trade delegation. Requirements: 1. A...   More

07/02/2022, 09:50 AM

Tony Clarke - New property practitioners act commences

As of 1 February 2022, the new Property Practitioners Act (PPA) will officially commence. According to Tony Clarke, Chairman of the Real Estate Business Owners of South Africa (REBOSA), this is a welcome step...   More

07/02/2022, 09:24 AM

Rebuilding the lives of Isipingo’s market hawkers

The Rebuilding for Hope and Prosperity Initiative (REHOP), which comprises the Minara Chamber of Commerce and six other Muslim NGOs in coalition, have worked jointly with the eThekwini Municipality to rebuild...   More

07/02/2022, 08:51 AM

Sean Sharp – Missing link in your B-BBEE spend

January and February can be some of the most stressful months of the year for companies looking to retain or improve their B-BBEE rating. With the financial year-end looming, some businesses may be scrambling...   More

05/02/2022, 09:09 PM

Michael Gullan – Nuture a culture of active E-Learning

Active e-learning is an approach to online instruction that actively engages learners through conversations, problem solving, case studies, role plays and other methods. Active e-learning places greater...   More

05/02/2022, 08:36 PM

Break free and explore #GOSOUTHKZN

Enjoy an indulgent getaway to the KZN South Coast For those looking to indulge in a luxurious experience complete with top-quality service, world-class accommodation and endless pampering, the KZN South Coast...   More

04/02/2022, 11:55 PM

Grant Adlam – Network with the who’s who of KZN business

KZN Top Business understands that marketing is the driving force of any business. As such we pride ourselves on being an innovative content marketing company motivated by the desire to keep learning about...   More

04/02/2022, 10:02 PM

Marlene Powell – How in love are you with your business?

I f you, as a business owner, want to reignite the passion in your business and learn to LOVE what you do whilst building a commercial profitable business that works without YOU then invest time to read...   More

04/02/2022, 08:53 PM

Grant Adlam – Going above and beyond Woodford Group

Renting a car often comes with angst – complicated booking websites, hidden costs, lengthy queues, and mounds of paper work. I recently had a really great experience renting a car from Woodford Car Hire...   More

04/02/2022, 08:51 PM

Dr Fareed Amod – Healthy habits for oral health

We all know that brushing twice a day and flossing regularly is necessary to keep your teeth healthy but there are other good habits you can learn to improve oral health. Our hygienist, Mateenah Amod has some...   More

04/02/2022, 05:52 PM

B-Active Sports – The ultimate swim, bike, run series

B-Active Sports is the name behind many popular sporting events across South Africa and this sports management company is a formidable player in the sports industry in South Africa. The company has been...   More

04/02/2022, 05:22 PM

Johan van Deventer – Is your payroll making business sense?

Employers or Human Resource divisions are often faced with the administration and filing of employee documents such as CVs, contracts, IDs, licences, medicals, employee disciplinary records, leave, etc. This...   More

04/02/2022, 04:47 PM

David White - Masterclass on Corporate Governance

A masterclass on governance, which is aimed at company directors is to be hosted online on the 8 March at 10.30 am by KZN Top Business. A practical corporate governance structure provides a system of rules,...   More

04/02/2022, 04:08 PM

Zosukuma Kunene - Productivity isn’t lost its wasted

The current Covid-19 Global Pandemic has highlighted the importance of individual productivity within companies. Fully understanding what impacts our business productivity is critical to surviving and thriving...   More

04/02/2022, 03:28 PM

Marlene Powell living her dream

Marlene Powell is making a difference in people’s businesses and in their personal lives. Thirteen years ago, she left her comfortable but strong role in the financial sector of the corporate world. This move...   More

04/02/2022, 02:58 PM

Monique Labat – What is your strategic B2B approach?

Like anything in life or in business, you have to put in the time and resources if you wish to reap the benefits. Don’t focus on the short-term outcomes, rather look to long-term outcomes. In that way you’ll...   More

04/02/2022, 01:15 PM

Richards Bay Minerals ensuring youth health and wellness

Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) in partnership with MTV Staying Alive Foundation (MTV SAF) together with the King Cetshwayo District Department of Health recently launched the ground-breaking MTV Shuga programme...   More

04/02/2022, 01:07 PM

Get moving and take action

The quote on the front page of this edition of Business Sense is from Albert Einstein, Nobel Prize Winner & Professor of Theoretical Physics who said, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you...   More

04/02/2022, 12:23 PM

Andrew Widegger - All City Lodge Hotels are now open

Nearly two years after the start of the pandemic, when all 63 City Lodge Hotel Group properties were forced to temporarily suspend their services, the group is delighted to announce that from 7 February 2022,...   More

04/02/2022, 11:46 AM

David White – Building business solutions

Ecosystems for South African entrepreneurs and business leaders Every country in the world is striving to grow and maintain a productive population and sustainable economy. This is the intent of governments...   More

15/12/2021, 01:29 PM

Navigating the new normal

We welcome you to the pages of this edition of Business Sense and thank all our contributors for their valued inputs. We are very proud to recognise some of the phenomenal women in KwaZulu-Natal who...   More

15/12/2021, 11:30 AM

Accessing international business opportunities

The KwaZulu-Natal Business Chamber Council (KBCC) is delighted to announce that the recently launched Durban Chapter of the South Africa Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom (SA Chamber UK) has joined its...   More

15/12/2021, 11:22 AM

Zero2Five’s large scale relief programme

Thousands of children in KwaZulu-Natal affected by the July social unrest and the ongoing effects of Covid-19 benefit from Zero2Five’s largescale relief programme. Following the July unrest in KwaZulu-Natal,...   More

15/12/2021, 10:19 AM

Monique Labat – Why use B2B linkages?

Implementing a strategy of Business to Business (B2B) linkages has proven to be the solution for many companies seeking to secure new markets, new suppliers or new clients. Fundamental to B2B is access to...   More

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