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15/12/2021, 10:07 AM

Almeri du Toit – How to best prepare for your B-BBEE verification

It is common knowledge that the B-BBEE Verification process is quite challenging based on all the data and documents required, finding out about unexpected interpretational changes which could negatively...   More

15/12/2021, 09:49 AM

Recognising phenomenal women in KZN

The grand finale of the Standard Bank KwaZulu-Natal Top Business Women 2021 initiative took place on 18 November at the Coastlands uMhlanga Hotel and Convention Centre. Mano Singh, Executive Head: Insurance,...   More

15/12/2021, 09:41 AM

Fée Halsted – President recognition for Ardmore founder

Fée Halsted, one of the Standard Bank KZN Top Business Women 2021, has been recognised with a National Order 2021 award. President Cyril Ramaphosa recently bestowed the National Order awards on distinguished...   More

15/12/2021, 09:29 AM

Femada Shamam – Changing the lives of older people

The Association for the Aged (Tafta) is excited to celebrate the announcement of CEO Femada Shamam as one of only 30 women hailed as a Standard Bank KwaZulu-Natal Top Woman in Business at their gala...   More

15/12/2021, 08:46 AM

Lindiwe Rakharebe - Durban ICC hosts successful Intra-African Trade Affair

The award-winning Durban International Convention Centre hosted the sixth major international in-person conference since March 2021 and the seven-day expo which kicked off large-scale business events in the...   More

15/12/2021, 08:31 AM

Barry Bredenkamp - Clock in on energy performance certificates

Owners of buildings in South Africa have exactly one year left to obtain and prominently display an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) or risk a fine of R5 million, five years imprisonment or both. The...   More

15/12/2021, 08:23 AM

Paige Sherrif – Import replacement presents massive opportunities for furniture manufacturers

The next 36 months hold unprecedented opportunities for the local furniture manufacturing industry. Recent market research by the eThekwini Furniture Cluster (EFC) shows that South Africa’s leading furniture...   More

15/12/2021, 08:10 AM

iLembe Chamber of Commerce’s The Entrepreneur 2021 Business Accelerator Programme winners

The winners of iLembe Chamber of Commerce’s The Entrepreneur 2021 Programme were announced at The Entrepreneur 2021 Exhibition, which was held at the CMH Ford Ballito Showroom. The iLembe Chamber’s The...   More

15/12/2021, 08:01 AM

Musa E. Zulu – Empowering disability expo at Richards Bay

In commemorating the Disability Rights Awareness Month, Valhalla Arts partnered with South32 Hillside Aluminium to stage the Disability Economic Empowerment Programme (DEEP)Expo in Richards Bay on 25 November...   More

15/12/2021, 07:54 AM

Werner Duvenhage - RBM to build local SMME’s

As part of its commitment to creating sustainable communities and to emphasise the importance of Small Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) in growing local economies and helping create jobs, Richards Bay...   More

15/12/2021, 07:39 AM

Dr Fareed Amod – How fresh is your breath?

Horace Jackson Brown Jr. an American author best known for his inspirational book, Life’s Little Instruction Book, which was a New York Times bestseller, says, ‘If someone offers you a breath mint, accept it."...   More

14/12/2021, 09:10 PM

Angela Leach – Three reasons to grab a bowl of Granola

Many people mistakenly associate the birth of granola with the hippies of the ‘60s and ‘70s. In more recent times, the word ‘granola’ has become slang terminology for people who live a health-focused lifestyle...   More

14/12/2021, 08:45 PM

KZN South Coast offers the best outdoor activities

The #Summerishere and many are looking for the ultimate #kidfriendly location that provides sufficient outdoor activities and well-ventilated venues. Fortunately, the KZN South Coast is a one stop,...   More

14/12/2021, 11:40 AM

Marlene Powell – Establishing and maintaining an effective work-life balance

Let me start by wishing you all a wonderfully restful, peaceful, and happy holiday season. Some of you may be in an industry that is flat out at this time of year, and some of you may have already wound down...   More

14/12/2021, 10:47 AM

Nomfundo Mcoyi – “Boss-Mom” caring for the community

Nomfundo Mcoyi is a multi-skilled entrepreneur and passionate community builder who is based in KwaZulu-Natal. She has come a long way from township girl to teacher, to founder and CEO of the Icebolethu...   More

14/12/2021, 09:51 AM

David White – Living in harmony and fulfilment on our planet

Having visited the Kruger National Park, and many other game reserves in southern Africa over the past 50 years, it never ceases to amaze me how wonderful these natural areas are when our minds become immersed...   More

21/11/2021, 08:53 PM

Celebrating the women of KwaZulu-Natal

The Standard Bank KwaZulu-Natal Top Business Women gala evening will take place on 18 November at the Coastlands uMhlanga Hotel and Convention Centre. The 2021 initiative celebrates the achievements of some...   More

21/11/2021, 08:43 PM

Dominic Collett – New Chairperson for the KBCC

Dominic Collett has been re-elected as the chairperson of the KwaZulu-Natal Business Chambers Council (KBCC). He was also recently re-elected as treasurer on the board of the iLembe Chamber of Commerce....   More

21/11/2021, 08:39 PM

In memory of Andrew John Layman

Andrew John Layman born in Durban on 26 November 1944 passed away peacefully on the 16 October 2021, in Hi1ton, KZN aged seventy-six. He will always be remembered for his commanding personality, his deep...   More

21/11/2021, 08:33 PM

Esayvanie Reddy – Building high-growth businesses

As the late Mr. Rajen Reddy would say, “The measure of achievement and success must rightfully be balanced by the knowledge that we must pass failure along the way. Education is when you read the fine print,...   More

21/11/2021, 08:29 PM

Invest Durban and buy local – invest local

With the South African and global economy showing early signs of some recovery following 2020’s devastating economic slump, eThekwini Metro’s team at Invest Durban has ramped up their vigorous drive to improve...   More

21/11/2021, 08:23 PM

Cox Yeats celebrates multiple nominations on Best Lawyers’® List

Cox Yeats Attorneys are proud to announce that 14 of their partners have been recognised in the 13th Edition of Best Lawyers® in South Africa. This is the largest of their number ever to have been included in...   More

21/11/2021, 08:16 PM

Johan van Deventer – Employment equity compliance solutions

What is Employment Equity and how we at LabourNet can assist you! With the constant evolving economy and fast-paced world we live in, LabourNet as an entity has also evolved and transformed to accommodate for...   More

21/11/2021, 08:09 PM

Zosukuma Kunene – Managing the digital landscape

Human development has always been directly linked to our ability to efficiently save information. A fast moving South African startup, CleverCloud, is aggressively addressing the problem of better managing our...   More

21/11/2021, 08:05 PM

The new wave - WhyBuyCars

Lockdown has been particularly difficult for South Africans with many having to undergo a change in lifestyle and approach to everyday activities. The change has revealed a few stark realisations related to...   More

21/11/2021, 08:01 PM

Marlene Powell – Together everyone achieves more

Your team members are the biggest asset in your company and when your team are as passionate about your company as you are there should be synergy in all areas. Isn’t that the ideal image of a successful...   More

21/11/2021, 07:53 PM

Durban ICC CEO Lindiwe Rakharebe scoops two awards for leadership

You can’t keep a good woman down. Despite the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic which brought travel and conference tourism to a standstill, Lindiwe Rakharebe, CEO of the Durban ICC, has bagged a...   More

21/11/2021, 07:37 PM

Bongi Mkhize – Success stems from hard work

Bongi Mkhize, the CEO of the KwaZulu-Natal Joint Municipal Pension Fund (NJMPF), grew up in Ndwedwe which is situated in a very underdeveloped region. In commenting on his childhood and early schooling Bongi...   More

21/11/2021, 07:18 PM

SA Harvest – Fighting hunger in South Africa

South Africa’s fastest growing food rescue organisation, SA Harvest, is continuing its rapid expansion in its mission to end hunger in South Africa. The NPO, which launched in October 2019, operates from four...   More

21/11/2021, 07:13 PM

Malcolm Young – Choose Life rises to the challenge of Covid-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, people worldwide have significantly changed their drinking habits, shifting from consuming alcohol in bars and restaurants to drinking at home. For many, alcohol is part of their...   More

21/11/2021, 07:05 PM

Fareed Amod – What should I look for in a toothbrush?

Healthy teeth and gums prevent oral problems arising and they’re crucial for our well-being. Brushing your teeth daily is essential in keeping your teeth and gums in good condition. Significantly, new...   More

21/11/2021, 06:52 PM

Enterprise iLembe - First anniversary of KZN North Coast wine cellar

Celebratory bubbles cascaded over guests at the first anniversary of the Seventeen87 Wine Cellar at Sugar Rush Park in Ballito, a historical legacy on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. Surrounded by luxury five...   More

21/11/2021, 06:47 PM

David White – Building impactful ecosystems for entrepreneurs and business leaders

There are many reasons why enterprises fail. The biggest perhaps being that setting up and managing a business in itself is enormously complex. It is complex for many reasons, which often include the inability...   More

28/08/2021, 12:42 AM

KZN finding focus in uncertainty

KwaZulu-Natal’s businesspeople are very resilient and even in the face of numerous challenges are committed to keep going forward as the articles in this edition well illustrate. The KZN Top Business leader...   More

28/08/2021, 12:19 AM

Ebrahim Patel – Looting and destruction affect entire value chain

The widespread unrests and incidents of looting in KZN and Gauteng during July brought devastation on an economy already weakened by the impact of the Covid19 Pandemic. The Minara Chamber of Commerce has...   More

27/08/2021, 11:46 PM

Richards Bay Minerals operations to restart

Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) and community stakeholders have reached an agreement to support enhanced governance and controls of community trusts, together with greater transparency. This agreement signifies...   More

27/08/2021, 11:28 PM

Johan van Deventer – Selection criteria & retrenchments

South Africa has experienced several negative economic factors including the COVID-19 pandemic that have negatively affected the performance of companies in all industries. Companies have failed to achieve...   More

27/08/2021, 10:55 PM

Shanaaz Trethewey – Are one-year lease agreements a thing of the past?

Deciding which rental agreement is best for the income you want to earn on your property can be challenging for landlords. As with any successful business, your journey as a landlord should begin with a...   More

27/08/2021, 10:30 PM

Recognising inspiring women in KZN

Standard Bank KZN and KZN Top Business are delighted to announce that the second Standard Bank KZN Top Business Women initiative will be held in the last quarter of 2021. This initiative provides a multimedia...   More

27/08/2021, 10:10 PM

Dr Ahmed Shaikh – Adapt or die for education

Higher education institutions have long been considered to be the repositories of knowledge and learning and the structures through which knowledge is produced and disseminated. They have survived sweeping...   More

27/08/2021, 09:26 PM

Dr Thulani Vilakazi – A virtual event for the Dundee July

The annual glitz and glamour event, the Dundee July rural horse race, was a virtual event held on Saturday 14 August. This popular event was established in 2005 by the KZN Department of Sport and Recreation...   More

27/08/2021, 09:00 PM

Dr Fareed Amod – Is wisdom teeth removal necessary?

Thousands of wisdom tooth extractions are performed around the world each year by dentists or oral surgeons. Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure where one or more wisdom teeth — the four permanent...   More

27/08/2021, 08:37 PM

Mell Rijnvis – Virtual relaxation supports mental health

The World Health Organisation and the South African Department of Health call for immediate action to be taken. The mental health crisis has been deemed the ‘real pandemic’ and looking back in history at past...   More

27/08/2021, 08:16 PM

FreeMe Wildlife working together to enrich lives

With the ever-increasing human population and resulting development, wildlife throughout the world is coming under threat because of conflict with people in the race for space and resources to survive. South...   More

27/08/2021, 06:19 PM

Clarissa Johnston and Laura Strugnell inspiring new generations in South Africa

Clarissa Johnston and Laura Strugnell, 30 and 29 years old respectively, have recently returned from the Toyoko Olympic games where they competed in the artistic swimming event as a duet. Both swimmers came...   More

27/08/2021, 06:16 PM

Fatima Moolla – Dynamic leadership producing results for incubator

Fatima Moolla joined SmartXchange in 2015 as centre manager at the newly established branch in Port Shepstone. This branch was a game-changer for the organisation as its reach was expanded away from an urban...   More

27/08/2021, 06:11 PM

Donna Barnard – Greenheart Organics

After over a decade of business experience which was gained through the startup and running of Console Care, a home-based nursing agency, Donna Barnard has found herself in an entirely different arena with a...   More

27/08/2021, 05:52 PM

Nozibele Sogoni - Nozibele Solutions

Nozibele Sogoni whose first name means ‘be kind’ is the founder and managing director of Nozibele Solutions which was launched in 2013. She is a motivational speaker, SETA accredited mentor and coach as well...   More

27/08/2021, 05:49 PM

Portia Mthembu – Standard Bank

Portia Mthembu has been in the employ of Standard Bank for the past 17 years. During this time Portia has fulfilled various roles within the bank and her career aspirations are to add more value to the...   More

27/08/2021, 05:45 PM

Esay Reddy – KZN Oils

Celeste Esayvanie Sivalingum Reddy is an accomplished business woman with 30 plus years of experience in the petroleum, quick service restaurant, healthcare manufacturing, telecommunications and distribution...   More

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