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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

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

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