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05/03/2019, 06:27 PM

Durban Chamber Board Members

HOW TO CONTACT US: Visit our website: or call +27 (0)31 335 1000 Offices: 892 Umgeni Road, Lion Match Office Park, Durban Email:   More

05/03/2019, 06:19 PM

Durban Chamber - A Custom Built Venue For Business

The Durban Chamber offers conferencing and event management services for conferences, meetings, exhibitions, trade seminars, information sessions, press conferences, cocktail events and award ceremonies, and...   More

05/03/2019, 06:11 PM

Durban Chamber Annual Golf Day

In 2018, the Durban Chamber partnered with the MTN Business Unit, the Ernie Els Foundation, Els for Autism for the Annual Golf Day which was held at the Durban Country Club. A percentage of the proceeds...   More

05/03/2019, 06:06 PM

Durban Chamber Annual Gala Dinner

The Durban Chamber partnered with long-time member and platinum sponsor, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), for the Durban Chamber's 162nd Annual Gala Dinner onboard the MSC Musica, which docked in Durban...   More

05/03/2019, 05:59 PM

Exporter Of The Year Awards - Taking KZN To The World

The Exporter of the Year awards are a showcase for emerging and established exporters of a wide range of goods and services and underline our strong trade partnerships. Transnet Port Terminals has been a...   More

05/03/2019, 05:52 PM

We Help You Grow Your Business Internationally

The Durban Chamber has helped to grow Durban businesses globally, helping them make contact with members of visiting trade delegations, source products from international suppliers, access information on...   More

05/03/2019, 05:43 PM

ESD Case Study

The Durban Chamber and Transnet Pipelines embarked on a threeyear partnership around enterprise and supplier development to accelerate the economic participation of previously disadvantaged target groups which...   More

05/03/2019, 05:36 PM

How The Chamber Can Support Your Enterprise And Supplier Development (ESD) Goals

The Durban Chamber through our ESD initiative aims to support small, medium and large micro enterprises (SMMEs) in the Durban area, in-line with the B-BEEE codes of good practice. We are committed to the...   More

05/03/2019, 05:24 PM

Durban Chamber - #SHAPEDURBAN

In 2018, The Durban Chamber provided critical Input Into the following: EThekwini Municipality Annual Report 2016/2017 EThekwini Municipality Draft Budget 2018/2019 National Climate Change Bill National Health...   More

05/03/2019, 05:07 PM

Why Durban Chamber Forums Exist

WE ADVOCATE FOR YOUR BUSINESS The Durban Chamber identifies government policy relevant to business in Durban and amplifies core issues that impact on business with short, medium - and long-term perspectives....   More

05/03/2019, 04:57 PM

Durban Chamber - Durban Business Enables Taking Durban Business To The World

A SERVICE ORGANISATION WITH TANGIBLE BENEFITS Due to the increasing number of entrepreneurs and small or micro businesses, the Durban Chamber developed an affordable membership package geared to up-skill...   More

05/03/2019, 04:43 PM

Durban Chamber - An Organisation Of Growth

In 2018, the Durban Chamber saw a growth in membership of 28% and welcomed 449 new companies to the Durban Chamber movement including 290 start-up company registrations. #DURBANMUSTRISE The Durban Chamber...   More

05/03/2019, 04:28 PM

Palesa Phili - Message From The CEO

Since it was established approximately 163 years ago, the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been an advocate on issues that impact Durban's economic growth and prosperity, advocating on behalf of and...   More

05/03/2019, 04:10 PM

Durban Chamber - In Business For A Better World

The Durban Chamber has been through significant changes in the past two years under the stewardship of its President, Musa Makhunga. In 2018, the Durban Chamber formally registered as a Non-Profit Company...   More

04/03/2019, 02:36 PM

Volume 5.1 Hot Off The Press


04/03/2019, 02:31 PM

Highlights From 2019 Budget Speech

Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni presented the National Budget, Wednesday 20 February 2019. Minister Mboweni confirmed that his Budget Speech aligns with President Cyril Ramaphosa's vision for the country....   More

04/03/2019, 02:18 PM

Assistance For Labour Relations Processes

Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) and the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) have collaborated to launch a free-touse Web Tool dedicated to help smaller businesses with labour...   More

04/03/2019, 02:07 PM

Musa Makhunga - Paying It Forward

Musa Makhunga's passion for people and society has been driven by the need to "pay it forward". He believes that he would not have achieved as much as he has done in his life if he was not assisted by the...   More

04/03/2019, 01:49 PM

Patrick Deale - Collective Misconduct

What's the difference between collective and derivative misconduct and why is it important to distinguish between them? PRASA Case PRASA1 had to pay a high price for failing to make the distinction after it...   More

04/03/2019, 01:22 PM

Teigue Payne - Cycling The Battlefields of KZN

Cycling is a great way to tour the Battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) - as I discovered when I joined Spekboom Tours' inaugural tour of the historic sites of the Newcastle-Ladysmith and Spioenkop areas...   More

04/03/2019, 12:42 PM

Pranesh Kara - The Transformational CIO

In its 20th year, the Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey 2018 is the largest IT leadership survey ever undertaken, with just under 4000 responses from chief information officers (CIOs) and technology executives...   More

04/03/2019, 12:21 PM

Merrill King - Much To Celebrate

As Capitol Caterers enters its 25th year in the industry they have much to celebrate! One of the country's most prestigious catering companies, Capitol Caterers, is entering its 25th year of catering service...   More

04/03/2019, 12:06 PM

Alastair Hay - Commercial And Construction Law

The Hay Team, headed by Senior Partner, Alastair Hay, specialises predominantly in Commercial and Construction Law. The team comprises Alastair, Philip Thompson, Marikah Calo and Abigail Dunlop. Alastair has...   More

04/03/2019, 11:56 AM

Commissions Of Inquiry : A Toothless Hound? Philip Thompson and Marikah Calo

Over the past six years there have been a multitude of Commissions of Inquiry ('COI') convened to inquire into various scandals. COIs steal the limelight and are almost inescapable in the news. We need to...   More

04/03/2019, 11:45 AM

Debbie Jones - Payments Overdue?

How to have THAT conversation with your client. Professional firms might spend their days advising clients on their finances, but even they are aren't immune from the problem of late payments. Having a...   More

04/03/2019, 11:03 AM

Andrew Layman - Upward Mobility:A Way To Promote IT

The aspiration for upward mobility is sometimes attributed to people who have reached the extension, as it were, of the career ladder. Their search is for higher executive status, more perks, more luxurious...   More

04/03/2019, 10:13 AM

Hluhluwe Game Reserve - Unforgettable Memories

Our driver braked sharply as a huge black mamba glided slowly across the road in front of us. A little later we were treated to a protective rhino mother and her calf wallowing in a mud bath. Further along...   More

04/03/2019, 09:44 AM

Jeanine Topping - What's On The Cards In 2019?

JTandA is passionate about ensuring that the training providers it assists to become accredited are able to deliver learning programmes that culminate in specified National Qualifications Framework (NQF)...   More

04/03/2019, 09:13 AM

Nicolene Schoeman-Louw - SMEs Must Focus On Relationship Building

I want to make a bold statement. For many years, start-ups and small businesses have been kept at the back by service providers and even themselves. Let me explain why... As a young professional, I remember...   More

01/03/2019, 04:10 PM

Dr Fareed Amod - Making A Positive Difference

Getting to the dentist during normal working hours can often be a challenge. In addition, no one knows when toothache will strike or a front tooth chip; normally this is just before an important meeting....   More

01/03/2019, 03:52 PM

Blythedale Coastal Adventure Market - Keeps Getting Better

On the first Sunday of every month, you can be a part of the most epic market on the North Coast. If you're a casual marketgoer, you and your family will love the interesting vendors and delicious food, in by...   More

01/03/2019, 03:37 PM

Ilembe Business Confidence Index (IBCI) 2018 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

01/03/2019, 03:01 PM

Thabiso Dube and Tim Bettany - Waste As A Resource

Both individuals and businesses generate large amounts of waste: from food and garden waste, to old clothes, furniture and appliances, plastic bags and paper, to construction and demolition waste,...   More

01/03/2019, 02:29 PM

Promoting The Visibility Of KZN Brands

The KZN Top Business is a unique content marketing company that creates and distributes relevant information about businesses through a range of communication channels: digital, social, video, print...   More

01/03/2019, 02:10 PM

Mike Miller - Launching A Business In The UK And SA?

Mike Miller has worked and lived in both South Africa and England for more than five decades. Mike is one of the founders of the South African Chamber of Commerce (SACC) in the UK and has just taken on the...   More

27/11/2018, 02:16 PM

Business Sense Vol4.5


27/11/2018, 02:11 PM

Celebrating Success

Acknowledgment is one of those things that you don't think about until you notice it's missing. As business leaders, we often don't take time to celebrate the successes and achievements, of ourselves and of...   More

27/11/2018, 02:01 PM

Vijay Naidoo - Addressing Challenges

The announcement that almost R200bn had been pledged by the private sector at the recent investment conference convened by President Ramaphosa has been greeted with euphoria, and has led to the conference...   More

27/11/2018, 01:47 PM

Zululand Chamber - Start Your Business

Certification day after the International Labour Organisation's Start Your Business Course at the Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry took place on 9 October 2018. The ZCCI's SMME development and...   More

27/11/2018, 01:39 PM

Neville Matjie - Transforming KwaZulu-Natal

Neville Matjie is the chief executive officer of Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN), where he has worked for the last 15 years. TIKZN is a South African trade and inward investment promotion agency and...   More

27/11/2018, 01:17 PM

Patrick Deale - Trust At The Top

Can a Board of Directors skip the disciplinary procedure and use a fast-track procedure to dismiss a CEO when they believe the trust relationship has broken down? This possibility of such a novel procedure...   More

27/11/2018, 01:01 PM

Recognising Excellence

EThekwini Municipality and its investments promotion unit, Invest Durban, have collectively scooped no fewer than eight Diamond Arrow Awards in the prestigious awards, an annual awards event which...   More

27/11/2018, 12:51 PM

British Airways First Direct Flight From London Arrives In Durban

King Shaka International Airport welcomed flight BA41 on Tuesday 30 October. The British Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner was the first of three direct flights a week between Durban and London's Heathrow...   More

27/11/2018, 12:28 PM

Khadija Ally - Clarity On Vat For Residential Property Developers

A vendor that changes the use of goods from a wholly or partly taxable purpose to a wholly non - taxable purpose is deemed to make a taxable supply in the course or furtherance of that vendor's enterprise. In...   More

27/11/2018, 12:09 PM

Alexander Rocher and Sunil Hansjee - Operationally Justifiable Retrenchments

Section 189A(19) of the Labour Relations Act, 1995, as amended (the LRA), which regulates so called large scale retrenchments compelled the Labour Court to find that an employee was dismissed for a fair reason...   More

27/11/2018, 11:49 AM

Connecting Africa

On Saturday, 10 November, Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi and KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism MEC Sihle Zikalala officially opened the new Maputo-Catembe Bridge that...   More

27/11/2018, 11:41 AM

Nalinda Ajanaku - Leaders In Professional And Quality Customer Interaction

Mbono Communications is a 100% female black-owned South African company with its base in the Eastern Cape. The company provides contact centre services and is able to undertake any type of inbound and outbound...   More

27/11/2018, 11:02 AM

Durban Chamber KZN Exporter Of The Year Awards

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in partnership with Transnet Port Terminals, recently announced the winners and finalists of the 2018 edition of the KZN Exporter of the Year Awards. The Award...   More

27/11/2018, 10:31 AM

Andrew Layman - Long Service-Is It To Be Celebrated?

Although long service is not as common as it used to be, it is still customary for organisations to reward and celebrate it. For example, a person who leaves UCT after 45 years' service may take a taxable cash...   More

27/11/2018, 10:20 AM

Sandile Xolo - Preparing For The Inevitable Is A Priority In Tight Financial Times

Sandile Xolo, marketing and communications manager at Ithala SOC Ltd. says, "Funeral cover is the most soughtafter insurance in the country. Death remains an inevitable part of the human journey, making...   More

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