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15/07/2022, 10:19 PM

Driven by the need to empower others

Business sense may be defined as keenness and quickness in understanding and dealing with a business situation (risks and opportunities) in a manner that is likely to lead to a good outcome. As the challenges...   More

15/07/2022, 10:06 PM

Johan van Deventer – The importance of understanding the Consumer Protection Act

Have you ever purchased a beautiful shawl online only to be left with an ugly dishcloth once your package had been delivered? Or maybe ordered lollipops for your kid’s birthday party and ended up with a box...   More

15/07/2022, 09:56 PM

Portio Dlamini – Making a difference

Nkosithandile Portio Dlamini, managing director of Emakheni Cleaning & Industrial Solutions, was born at Stoffelton, Impendle, which is a village located a 100km from Pietermaritzburg. She was raised by a...   More

15/07/2022, 09:48 PM

Monique Labat – International B2B networks : What’s in it for your business?

New markets International business linkages can provide your business with a number of potential benefits, including access to new markets, improved supplier and customer relationships, increased innovation,...   More

15/07/2022, 09:27 PM

Remembering Glenn Delve

Glenn Delve, the national commercial director of the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), South Africa died peacefully on the 26 June 2022. At school his aptitude tests predicted him becoming a chartered...   More

15/07/2022, 09:18 PM

Marlene Powell – Decisions! Decisions!

As business owners we are problem solvers. In order to solve problems, decisions need to be made. But, how do we know if the decisions we make are the right ones? When working with my clients we ensure that...   More

15/07/2022, 09:09 PM

Andy Gwynn – Using LinkedIN to generate more business

Following on from my first article about why you should be using LinkedIn and the two key sides to LinkedIn – your profile and your strategy – let’s delve into what you should be doing with your rofile. Your...   More

15/07/2022, 08:34 PM

Invest Durban - Turkish Airlines return to Durban warmly welcomed

Passengers onboard the Turkish Airlines flight that landed at King Shaka International Airport were given a warm Durban welcome when they stepped into international arrivals on Thursday 16 June. The airline...   More

15/07/2022, 08:05 PM

Ethekwini Municipality - River management programme aids climate adaptation

The 7 July 2022 marked the culmination of a fruitful four-year partnership between the C40 Finance Facility (CFF) and eThekwini Municipality. The CFF has been actively supporting the Municipality to develop...   More

15/07/2022, 07:50 PM

Alastair Hay – Agreement to arbitrate, Cox Yeats

The resolution of disputes by means of arbitration requires that there be an agreement between the disputing parties to that effect. Absent agreement, the default mechanism for resolving disputes is by means...   More

15/07/2022, 05:59 PM

Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga, wins prestigious mayoral achievement award

Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga is honoured to be the recipient of the Mayor’s Special Achievement Award in the investment category at the inaugural Durban Tourism Business’ Awards held at the Inkosi...   More

15/07/2022, 05:49 PM

Radisson Hotel Group opens its 14th South African Hotel in Durban

Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce its entry into its fourth South African city, Durban, with the opening of Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga. This opening brings the Group’s portfolio in one of its...   More

15/07/2022, 05:27 PM

Everest Communications – Organisational culture in the post-pandemic workplace – new ways of work

As a result of the turmoil caused by the pandemic – and the consequent impact it is having and has had on how we work – the culture of organisations is potentially under threat. Or the culture will be...   More

15/07/2022, 05:18 PM

Durban ICC a frontrunner in the World Travel Awards

Having just hosted two successful major events–Africa’s Travel Indaba and the Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour – the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) is...   More

15/07/2022, 05:07 PM

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards recognise success

Judging is well underway for the Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2022. The awards committee is delighted with the vast number of entries and the range of companies that have entered and the team is hard...   More

15/07/2022, 03:01 PM

Dr Fareed Amod – Protect your teeth while playing sport

Many people are unaware of the risks associated with a traumatic tooth injury. While there are different types of mouthguards for sport, a custom-made mouthguard can significantly reduce damage to your...   More

15/07/2022, 02:51 PM

Hasanain Abdullah – REHOP showcase event shows micro enterprise green shoots

A social initiative born from the ashes of last year’s devastating rioting and looting, which plagued KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng, has started to show encouraging green shoots. After Isipingo’s iconic trader’s...   More

15/07/2022, 02:41 PM

Re-introduction of KZN Yellowfish

KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) yellowfish, or scaly yellowfish as they are affectionately known by anglers, are being re-introduced to the Baynespruit as part of an ongoing environmental rehabilitation project by leading...   More

15/07/2022, 02:20 PM

David White – Build better businesses with BusinessFIT SA

BusinessFIT’s purpose is to help business leaders and entrepreneurs build better businesses by guiding them in implementing a defined quality assurance and sustainable development process to support their...   More

15/07/2022, 01:54 PM

David White - Conservation minds bring optimism to both endangered species and local communities

The Human Elephant Foundation is making positive strides in conservation success in KwaZulu-Natal and beyond, and through its linkages with Rewilding Africa CIC, Project Rhino, CWC Projects and other...   More

01/06/2022, 07:52 AM

Lyse Comins – Durban business in critical condition after weekend floods

Durban businesses are in a “critical condition” following the latest flash floods that hit the city and the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast at the weekend, devastating homes, businesses and infrastructure. Durban...   More

01/06/2022, 07:42 AM

Pietermaritzburg & Midlands Chamber of Business supporting export-led economic activity

The much-anticipated Pietermaritzburg & Midlands Chamber of Business Global Export Accelerator Programme (GEAP) recently got underway at an orientation session at the Fernleigh Conference Centre. The programme...   More

01/06/2022, 07:30 AM

Blue Security reshape to get closer to community

Blue Security, a leading-edge security company that has community at the centre of everything, has shifted its strategy from reach to relevance. The private security company has announced a far-reaching...   More

01/06/2022, 07:08 AM

Henk Van Bemmelen – Keeping up with change

HENK VAN BEMMELEN, CEO of Blue Security says, “I fell in love with the security business from an early age – it is in my blood. I can’t remember ever waking up and not wanting to go to work. If you have a...   More

01/06/2022, 06:53 AM

Monique Labat – Opportunities form manufacturers and exporters

Researching industry sectors The global market is constantly changing and evolving. To be successful in exporting, it is important to research industry sectors and understand the latest trends. By doing so,...   More

31/05/2022, 10:26 PM

Johan van Deventer – Does POPI apply to my employees’ personal information?

Often employees’ personal information is the last thing we think of when wrestling with our Protection of Personal Information (POPI) compliance, but they should not be. Employees do not only play a role in...   More

31/05/2022, 10:12 PM

Marlene Powell – Sales is a science and it’s predictable

How much money and time would you invest to be given a formula for sales that will guarantee you predictable results? No matter what industry you are in or how many years you have been in business, sales is...   More

31/05/2022, 09:59 PM

Custom Group – Facial recognition technology – The future of access control

The digital world has moved drastically from being a small extension of our daily lives to being the central hub upon which most people and companies now build their lives. The security of the myriad of...   More

31/05/2022, 09:37 PM

LHL Engineering capitalising on metals and engineering opportunities

LHL Engineering’s vision is to be ‘the-go-to engineering team’ known for outstanding quality, safety, customer service and value. LHL has its roots dating back to 1969 when the company was started to support...   More

31/05/2022, 09:26 PM

Cox Yeats listed in the Legal 500 rankings 2022

Cox Yeats Attorneys is delighted to announce that the firm has been recognised by The Legal 500 in two categories in 2022, namely Shipping and Transport, and Construction. Through an annual comprehensive...   More

31/05/2022, 09:05 PM

Legal legend Graham Cox dies

Legal legend Graham Cox, died peacefully on Friday, 6 May 2022, just days before his 90th birthday. He had been battling pneumonia for the past six weeks. Graham Cox was well recognised in the Durban legal...   More

31/05/2022, 08:52 PM

KZN Growth Coalition rebuilding the KZN economy

The annual KZN Top Executive Breakfast took place on 12 May 2022 at the Durban ICC. The breakfast is an initiative of the KZN Growth Coalition, which is partnership between the KZN provincial government and...   More

31/05/2022, 08:30 PM

Kerry Foods – Africa’s largest and most advanced taste facility

New Durban facility, Kerry, will produce sustainable nutrition solutions for consumers across the continent. Kerry, the world’s leading taste and nutrition company, officially opened the largest and most...   More

31/05/2022, 08:04 PM

David White – An hour with Professor Mervyn King

I had the great joy of an hourlong meeting with Professor Mervyn King, an elder in our South African business community, and a giant in global governance and sustainability. It was to be an hour that I will...   More

31/05/2022, 07:45 PM

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards new date 27th July 2022

KZN has experienced the worst flood in its history and has been declared a national state of disaster. This catastrophic event has impacted the lives of many people, and the leadership of Standard Bank...   More

31/05/2022, 05:14 PM

Andy Gwynn – Generate more business using LinkedIN

As of December 2021, the number of LinkedIn users reached 9.46 million in South Africa. Most people have heard of the on-line networking platform, used by businesses and professionals, called LinkedIn. I know...   More

31/05/2022, 04:24 PM

Everest Strategic Communications – The future of employee communications

We live in a world where adapting to fast-changing markets is no longer an option for companies and business owners. Rethinking employee communication and embracing digital technologies is here to stay and we...   More

31/05/2022, 04:04 PM

iLembe Chamber recently launched The Entrepreneur 2022

The iLembe Chamber’s 12th annual The Entrepreneur Programme and Competition was recently launched. The guest speaker at the event was Nureshka Viranna, a Forbes Africa Top 30 Under 30 in the Technology...   More

31/05/2022, 03:54 PM

A unique hinterland tourism experience – KZN South Coast launches Umzumbe River Trail

The South African Tourism Board stated, “Hiking trails are the best way to experience South Africa’s scenery, sunny climate and outdoor culture – it’s one of the world’s most popular hiking destinations....   More

31/05/2022, 03:43 PM

Lindiwe Rakharebe – A winning Africa’s Travel Indaba

Durban’s Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre Complex came through with flying colours when it hosted the 2022 Africa’s Travel Indaba over four days during May 2022 and proved it has not lost...   More

31/05/2022, 03:32 PM

Dr Fareed Amod – Can gum disease be cured?

With more than two-thirds of all adults showing some form of gum infection, gum disease is one of the most common infections affecting people around the world today. Gum disease commonly refers to a wide...   More

31/05/2022, 03:11 PM

Mbali Mapholi – Which tea is best for me?

Tea is the most popular beverage in the world after tap water with over six billion kilogrammes of tea consumed annually! With a growing variety of teas on offer, many shoppers don’t know which tea is best...   More

31/05/2022, 02:58 PM

TAFTA celebrating 90th birthdays

The Association for The Aged (Tafta) recently honoured three elders turning 90 and over in the year 2022 with a combined birthday bash held at the Anna Conradie Service Centre at Tafta Lodge. The organisation...   More

31/05/2022, 02:45 PM

David White – Caring, sharing and encouraging. A message from Moses Tembe Moses

Tembe and I first met each other many years ago. At our initial meeting we instantly formed a bond of interest, cooperation, and respect. I saw clearly at the time, and today continue to see Moses as a highly...   More

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

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