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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


07/12/2017, 10:50 AM

Danny Zandamela - New Strategy Positions Ithala SOC Limited For Growth

As champions of banking the unbanked in KwaZulu-Natal, Ithala SOC Limited believes poverty alleviation and wealth creation can be fast-tracked through financial inclusion. Recently appointed CEO, Danny...   More


07/12/2017, 10:40 AM

Invest Durban - Unlocking Investment Opportunities

To drive economic growth through attracting new investment projects, boost investor confidence and improve ease of doing business in eThekwini, Mayor Zandile Gumede officially launched the new Invest Durban...   More


07/12/2017, 10:28 AM

David White - A Passion For People

David White is a seasoned chief executive officer with a flair for marketing and general management. White's first passion is people development. He says, "People are my passion, as I believe it is people who...   More


07/12/2017, 10:23 AM

DRG Outsourcing And BusinessFIT Go To London

DRG Outsourcing and BusinessFit go to London to meet and share insights with high level human resource management consultants and business leaders within their network, and to explore new and exciting markets...   More


07/12/2017, 09:48 AM

Minara Chamber Business Awards 2017

Six extraordinary South Africans, from various sectors of business and society, won awards for their success stories in commerce, industry and professional sectors at the prestigious Minara Chamber of Commerce...   More


07/12/2017, 09:39 AM

Dominic Collett - One Stop Shop Investment Centre Opening

On the 18 November 201, we celebrated a significant milestone in boosting the KZN economy by attracting investment through the establishment of a 'One Stop Shop' for investors, who will be welcomed and guided...   More


17/10/2017, 10:29 PM

KZN Business Sense Vol 3.6

The December 2017 edition of Business Sense Vol3.6 will be distributed shortly. It will be available at King Shaka International Airport and Oribi Airport departure lounges for the next few weeks as well as at...   More


17/10/2017, 10:26 PM

INTRODUCTION TO SUCCESSFUL COMMUNICATION? - Gayle Adlam

As you are well aware the ability to communicate is the most important life skill and something that should not be overlooked. Communication skills include the ability to: speak appropriately with a wide...   More


16/10/2017, 11:34 PM

A DURBAN BUSINESS VISIONARY - Pran Shree

In just 10 years Durban business visionary, Pran Shree, has transformed a small family business into a mega property development enterprise, optimising property solutions for a host of blue-chip clients....   More


16/10/2017, 11:18 PM

RECOGNISING KEY EXPORT ROLE PLAYER - Durban Chamber of Commerce

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry in partnership with Transnet Port Terminals hosted a breakfast on 4 October to announce the nominees of this year’s KZN Exporter of the Year Awards. Over the years...   More


16/10/2017, 11:11 PM

A CATALYTIC FORCE - Vijay Naidoo

As we reflect on the passing of another ‘Women’s Month’, women’s role in the sphere of business may be worthy of some discussion…  The case for giving woman owned businesses a greater slice of the economic pie...   More


16/10/2017, 11:10 PM

SARS DISPUTES AND DELAYS - Darren Britz

Legal Equal Footing The normal everyday interaction with SARS has been analogised with that of a turbulent flight. Flying is generally a pleasant process, but once you have been through a rough one, flying is...   More


16/10/2017, 10:52 PM

COX YEATS MARITIME LAW TEAM

INTRODUCING COX YEATS MARITIME LAW TEAM Andrew Clark is a Partner and head of the Maritime Law Team at Cox Yeats Attorneys. His specialist practice areas are maritime law, international trade and insurance,...   More


16/10/2017, 10:45 PM

IS SOUTH AFRICA PREPARED TO DEAL WITH OIL SPILLS? - Tamryn Simpson

On average, South Africa’s coast line is occupied by an estimated 12 000 vessels per annum, either passing through or visiting one of its many ports. Of these vessels, many are tankers collectively carrying an...   More


16/10/2017, 10:26 PM

PROFESSIONALISM, HARD WORK, HONESTY AND INTEGRIT- Michael Posemann

Michael Posemann, one of the senior partners at Cox Yeats, was honoured at the 2017 annual Maritime Law Association Conference for his service and contribution to maritime law and industry in South Africa....   More


16/10/2017, 10:20 PM

UNLOCKING THE OCEAN’S ECONOMY - Invest Durban

Invest Durban recently participated in The KwaZuluNatal Strategic Business Engagement and Exhibition for the Small Harbours and State Coastal Property, hosted by the National Department of Public Works. The...   More


16/10/2017, 08:10 PM

A DECADE OF OPTIMISING PROPERTY SOLUTIONS - Shree Property Holdings

With a decade of industrial property development behind it, Shree Property Holdings is poised again for still greater diversification in both the South African and international property space. According to...   More


16/10/2017, 07:58 PM

FIXED TERM EMPLOYEE CONTRACTS - Nikita Pillay DRG

One of the most important changes to the Labour Relations Act (the Act), which came into effect on 1 January 2015, is the added protection afforded to employees on fixed term contracts. While some employers...   More


16/10/2017, 07:57 PM

UKZN – ENABLING A BRIGHTER FUTURE

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has positioned itself to be the University of Choice for students with disabilities. At the University’s spring graduation in September, 15 graduates with disabilities...   More


16/10/2017, 07:51 PM

SUCCESSION OF LEADERS -Dominic Collett

This has been the most difficult article to write. With the recent exposé of unacceptable business behaviour and the current struggles of political leaders in court, it was difficult to find motivation in...   More


16/10/2017, 07:50 PM

NEW APPOINTMENT AT ITHALA SOC LIMITED - Danny Zandamela

Danny Zandamela is the new CEO of Financial Services Provider, Ithala SOC Limited. Zandamela has over 34 years of banking and leadership experience, 16 of which have been as Senior Executive / CEO in various...   More


16/10/2017, 07:48 PM

BUSINESS CLUB - Vash Naidoo

Visiting Self-Transformation Coach and Speaker, Vash Naidoo presented her Kick Ass Self-Transformation workshop, as well as the Role of Personal Values in Decision Making, at the iLembe Business Club Session...   More


16/10/2017, 07:47 PM

FLEXIBILITY IN LEADING AND MANAGING - Musa Makhunga

It is a fact that we are living in a rapidly changing world and there is nowhere else where this is palpable than in workplaces. In the recent past, which is still deeply rooted in the present, everything was...   More


16/10/2017, 07:43 PM

THE ILEMBE WIB FORUM- Lauren Abdo

Lauren Abdo, from Marketing Works, is the new chairperson of the iLembe Chamber's Women in Business Standing Committee. Lauren is a marketing specialist by day, and mom to two little people and wife to one big...   More


16/10/2017, 07:42 PM

EXPANDING HORIZONS - (UKZN) Foundation

A seminar on Expanding Horizons: Trade and Investment Opportunities between South Africa and India was held on the 20th September 2017 at the UKZN Westville Campus. The event was organised by the Consulate...   More


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