KZN Business Sense News


26/04/2018, 02:38 PM

Business Sense Vol 4.2 - Hot Off The Press

The April 2018 edition of Business Sense Vol4.2 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 a...   More

26/04/2018, 02:26 PM

Dominic Collett - The Drive For Youth

Dominic Collett, the Chairman of the KwaZulu-Natal Business Chambers Council One of the key interventions mentioned in the State of the Nation Address was the need to empower the youth and increase youth...   More

26/04/2018, 02:02 PM

Musa Makhunga - Durban Chamber Signs MOU

Musa Makhunga, President of the Durban Chamber of Commerce The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry carries the responsibility to assist with issues and challenges facing business in the eThekwini...   More

26/04/2018, 01:49 PM

Cobus Oelofse - Ilembe The Entrepreneur Finalists Soaring

It has been just a few months since the iLembe The Entrepreneur 2017 competition and already the finalists are reaping the benefits of their hard work and the exposure that they received through this flagship...   More

26/04/2018, 01:20 PM

Saskia Hill - Walk In As A Guest And Join The Family

Saskia Hill, owner of MCS Debt Recovery, says that the success of her business has been based on treating her staff as assets and believes that happy staff equate to successful collectors. She says, "Our...   More

26/04/2018, 12:27 PM

Brett Franklin - Electronic Data And Litigation : Are You Ready?

Brett Franklin, Associate Director at Forensic KPMG, South Africa Large data volumes, distributed data sources and multiple stakeholders characterise typical business in today's digital world. Mobile and...   More

26/04/2018, 11:23 AM

Zama Mngadi-Molefe - Wellness, Efficiency And Produtivity

Zama Mngadi-Molefe, the managing director of Uvuyonothando Wellness and Consulting Services, a 100% black woman owned company, has much expertise in dealing with the human capital challenges impacting on...   More

26/04/2018, 11:04 AM

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2018

Standard Bank has announced its sponsorship of the KwaZulu-Natal Top Business Awards, which will be for a three-year period. "Standard Bank KwaZulu-Natal has an extensive footprint throughout the province,...   More

26/04/2018, 10:49 AM

Boni Mchunu - Inspiring Professionals

The inspirational message and life story that Boni Mchunu shared at the networking meeting of the KwaZulu-Natal chapter of the Women's Property Network (WPN) on Thursday 12 April was a perfect fit with the WPN...   More

26/04/2018, 10:23 AM

KZN Companies Intensify Global Trade With Ghana Mission

New markets for KwaZulu-Natal companies and a boost for the province's Trade, Investment Promotion and Economic Development Programme (TIPED) were some of the spin-offs of the recent successful Trade and...   More

26/04/2018, 10:05 AM

Durban Chamber Leads Delegation To Promote City At Global Business Round Table

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a business round table at the 8th Global Business Roundtable Congress and Exhibition held at the Sandton Convention Centre in April. This platform provided...   More

26/04/2018, 09:21 AM

Invest Durban

Also in London to support the President's investment drive were representatives of Invest Durban, a partnership between KwaZulu-Natal's eThekwini Metro City Council and the private business sector. The body...   More

26/04/2018, 09:10 AM

Investment Drive In The United Kingdom

President Cyril Ramaphosa has set the wheels of investment into South Africa in motion at the Commonwealth Business Forum in London on Tuesday 17 April. He used his keynote address at the forum to punt his...   More

26/04/2018, 08:48 AM

Durban ICC - 21 Years Of Changing Lives Celebrated

The Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) recently launched its 21st anniversary celebration campaign comprising a series of nationwide events leading up to an exclusive gala dinner on 27 October...   More

25/04/2018, 05:56 PM

Vash Singh - Top 10 Scoring Opportunities On Amended BBBEE Codes

Most companies have now been assessed on the Amended BBBEE Codes and many are unfortunately not scoring well (non-compliant to Level 7) due mainly to ineffective preparation for the challenging...   More

25/04/2018, 05:40 PM

Helper Zhou - Reputational Risk

Reputation has emerged as one of the invaluable assets across public and private sector institutions. A good reputation enhances the company's value and allows it to charge a premium compared with its peers....   More

25/04/2018, 05:20 PM

Dave Savides - Global Awards For Richards Bay Port And Coal Terminal

The 4th annual Global Ports Forum Awards held in February 2018 in Dubai saw Richards Bay firmly in the spotlight. The port was named Africa's Port/Terminal of the Year, with Port Manager Preston Khomo...   More

25/04/2018, 05:05 PM

Madonsela To Be Guest Speaker At Ilembe Gala Dinner

The iLembe Chamber CEO Cobus Oelofse is delighted to announce that Thuli Madonsela will be the guest speaker at its annual gala dinner on Thursday 10 May 2018. Nedbank will again partner with the iLembe...   More

25/04/2018, 04:53 PM

Ithala Development Finance Corporation : 2018 Business Achievers Awards

The entrepreneurial spirit and tenacity of small business leaders in KwaZulu-Natal was recently celebrated at the 2018 Business Achievers Awards gala ceremony in Durban. Hosted by the Ithala Development...   More

25/04/2018, 04:20 PM

David White and Charles Henzi - A Guide For Leaders

As owners and directors of DRG Outsourcing, we have entered into a collaboration with the Top Leaders Portfolio in launching a leadership development initiative by way of a short book authored by us. The...   More

25/04/2018, 03:54 PM

Rajes Govender - The Perfect Storm Within Your Finance Department

Rajes Govender CA(SA), FD Vedanta - Executive Solutions Do any of the following apply to your finance department? Unplanned leave by your head of finance cannot be taken due to no backup plan in place Ongoing...   More

25/04/2018, 03:39 PM

Peter Streng - HR Post Sona And In The New Political Landscape

Peter Streng, Founder and Director RUBIQ When I wrote part one of this article (published in the previous edition of KZN Business Sense - Vol.4 No.1) - I was, like most South Africans caught up in the...   More

25/04/2018, 03:16 PM

Toyota Warrior Race - Challenging You To #BEMORE

Set against a backdrop of pristine beaches, unspoiled forest, rivers and estuaries, lies the Blythedale Coastal Estate. It is the perfect setting for an adventure, and the ideal location for the next Toyota...   More

25/04/2018, 02:37 PM

James Kriel and Caron Botha - A Steaming Cup Of Coffee : The Digs Kitchen

James Kriel and Caron Botha aim to deliver great food and drinks, with excellent service, in relaxed surroundings. If you are near the Lion Match Office Park in Umgeni Road, Durban, a good way to start your...   More

25/04/2018, 02:15 PM

Tsogo Sun Amashova Launches 150km Route

South Africa's oldest classic cycle race, the Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic, has been reinvented with the inclusion of a 150km route for the first time in its history. This year also marks its recognition...   More

25/04/2018, 01:55 PM

Trevor Clark - A Business That Works Without You

Trevor Clark - professional speaker, business and executive coach. Do you plan to sell your business at some point in the (near or distant) future? Whether you will be selling to retire, or are simply keen...   More

18/04/2018, 06:42 PM

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2018

4 April 2018 - Standard Bank has announced its sponsorship of the KwaZulu-Natal Top Business Awards, which will be for a three-year period. “Standard Bank KwaZulu-Natal has an extensive footprint throughout...   More

25/02/2018, 03:30 PM

Dominic Collett - Time To Roll Up Your Sleeves

What a wonderful experience to watch a State of the Nation Address be delivered with humility, respect and solid well thought out direction. It was a week of high drama, but the country has emerged with a...   More

25/02/2018, 03:05 PM

Ebrahim Patel - Congratulations To President Ramaphosa

The Minara Chamber of Commerce notes the recent change in the leadership of our country. We congratulate the incoming President, Cyril Ramaphosa, on his election as President of South Africa. This comes at a...   More

25/02/2018, 02:50 PM

Musa Makhunga - We Welcome The New Dawn

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the opportunity to comment on the State of the Nation Address 2018. Firstly, we join the Republic of South Africa in congratulating our newly elected...   More

25/02/2018, 02:21 PM

Standard Bank - Fulfilling A Purpose In KZN

We are excited about Africa's possibility. As a bank with an established footprint in 20 African countries, it's no exaggeration to say that Standard Bank plays an important role in driving growth and...   More

25/02/2018, 01:52 PM

Salary Trends In 2018

The HR Business Forum of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry's February meeting topic was 'Salary Trends in 2018'. Lionel van Schalkwijk, regional manager, PE Corporate Services, presented on: Actual...   More

25/02/2018, 01:20 PM

Tanya Tosen - Put Payroll On A Banting Diet

The way employers feel about their payroll department is best equated to the banting diet - no one naturally cares about dieting, but everyone is worried that someone else is getting it right, in a better...   More

25/02/2018, 01:00 PM

David White - QualityLeadership...It Is About Authenticity And Style?

As Samuel Johnson said in 1759 "No man was ever great by imitating,". It is selfevident that great leaders are 'outfront' in every venture. They are not buglers with clarion calls, but quiet, thoughtful and...   More

25/02/2018, 12:16 PM

Tasmiya Patel : Cox Yeats - Appointing Business Rescue Practitioners

KEY CHANGES TO THE APPOINTMENT PROCESS OF BUSINESS RESCUE PRACTITIONERS IN TERMS OF NOTICE 49 OF 2017 Business rescue was introduced in Chapter 6 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 (the Act) as a new corporate...   More

25/02/2018, 11:47 AM

Yasmeen Suliman : KPMG Durban - Tax Hikes - A Foregone Conclusion?

It is with a sense of nostalgia that I thought of the predictions for the Budget a decade ago. In 2008, tax commentators were speculating about which taxpayers would benefit most from tax relief - in the end...   More

25/02/2018, 11:24 AM

Startup Grind Durban - Putting Yourself Out There

The January 2018 Startup Grind Durban event featured Mike Saunders, not only a Durbanite, but the founder and CEO of DigitLab - a digital marketing agency. Saunders, described as a serial entrepreneur and a...   More

25/02/2018, 10:52 AM

Durban Records Best Ever Airfreight Volumes - Invest Durban

A record-breaking increase of 13.7 percent in Durban's international cargo volumes has been praised by eThekwini Municipality as the high cargo throughput is expected to impact positively on the local...   More

25/02/2018, 10:27 AM

Xoli Shabalala - Call Centres And Tourism To Drive Demand For Space In KZN

Demand for space to accommodate Durban's rapidly-expanding business sector continues to feature as a backdrop to the local economy. This is evident in the pace at which newly-created space or facilities in...   More

25/02/2018, 10:05 AM

Ilembe Business Confidence Index (IBCI) - 2017 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

25/02/2018, 09:32 AM

Vash Singh:Xcelerate Verification Agency - Construction Companies To Take Heed Of New B-BBEE Codes

The Amended Construction Sector Code was gazetted on 1 December 2017 with immediate effect and to a large extent is different from the General Amended Codes. Companies are urged to implement these new...   More

23/02/2018, 05:04 PM

Rajes Govender:FD Vedanta - Investing In Managing The Business Finances

Many businesses fall prey to the situation where there is so much focus on growing top-line that bottom-line suffers. Eventually, management looks at the bottom-line results and cannot explain them. Such a...   More

23/02/2018, 04:45 PM

Simangaliso Austin Zungu: Sengwayo Group - Making His Mark

Technology fanatic, Simangaliso Austin Zungu, always knew he was destined to make his mark in the specialised and highly competitive world of technology and innovation. Zungu is the founder and Group MD of...   More

23/02/2018, 04:30 PM

Sazi Gcume - Opportunities To Acquire Financial Literacy

A vision to transform South Africa into a leading saving nation by 2030. In 2015, according to statistics released by the Reserve Bank, South Africa was rated as one of the worst saving nations in the...   More

23/02/2018, 04:12 PM

Mike Schuit - Demand For North Coast Properties

Finding that perfect home for a client is about more than bricks and mortar. "Usually triggered by an external stimulus or lifechange, buyers are searching for a new nest, a base, but also a ticket into a...   More

23/02/2018, 03:54 PM

Daisy White:Magic Moments Trust - Empowering South African Artists

The Magic Moments Trust Painting Programme, established by Daisy White, helps people to discover and develop their creativity through teaching them painting skills and providing them with access to the...   More

23/02/2018, 02:40 PM

Marking A Milestone - Tafta's 60 Year Legacy

After six decades of serving the needs of KwaZulu-Natal's elderly, community building and facilitating meaningful participation of newcomers, the organisation remains at the forefront of elder care, constantly...   More

23/02/2018, 02:04 PM

Vincent Laycock - Exploring Coffee

Vinny says, "We escape the city to find peace amongst the wild." Vincent Laycock is a Durban based entrepreneur, who has had a long-seated passion to own a coffee business. This passion led to the opening of...   More

22/02/2018, 01:16 PM

Peter Streng - Rubiq : HR Post Sona And In The New Political Landscape

Peter Streng, Founder & Director RUBIQ I would like to think that, although a product of Apartheid, and by that I mean, born in that era and carving a career through the June '76 riots and its aftermath,...   More

22/02/2018, 12:47 PM

Trevor Clark - The Dynamics Driving Your Team's Behaviour

How many organisations do you encounter that have it all - funding, infrastructure, a clear, deliverable business plan and a team loaded with A-Grade resumes; but still not getting runs on the board? The...   More

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