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27/11/2019, 11:31 AM

PMCB - The Voice Of Business In Pietermaritzburg And The Midlands

The Pietermaritzburg & Midlands Chamber of Business (PMCB) is a voluntary association of business enterprises that came into being on the 25 July 2019, as a result of a decision to broaden the mandate of the...   More

27/11/2019, 11:12 AM

Ilembe Chamber of Commerce's Entrepreneur 2019

The winners of the Ilembe Chamber of Commerce's Entrepreneur 2019 were recently announced at a function held at the SMD Ballito showroom. The Entrepreneur is a flagship business accelerator programme...   More

27/11/2019, 11:03 AM

About MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube

Leader of Government Business MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs. Previously, she was the MEC for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs. Served as the Mayor of the North...   More

27/11/2019, 10:56 AM

MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube - Committed To Working With Big Business

When we started this term of office, we committed the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (Edtea) to play a central role to ensure inclusive economic growth and...   More

27/11/2019, 10:45 AM

Invest Durban - Local Development Agencies Win The UN Award For The Mara Phones Investment In South Africa

Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone and Invest Durban won the coveted United Nations Award for excellence in promoting sustainable investment in special economic zones for South Africa. They, along with...   More

27/11/2019, 10:14 AM

Candice Padayachee - A practical look at the value of whistle-blowing tips and secure reporting mechanisms

Corporate governance and ethical culture have become increasingly important to businesses who are destined to succeed in our adverse economic environment. A significant result from KPMG's Fraud Barometer...   More

27/11/2019, 10:03 AM

Patrick Deale - Bad Company

Should an employee still be reinstated if a dismissal is unfair but the working relationship has broken down? This is what the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) had to consider in the recent Afgen appeal. S193 of...   More

27/11/2019, 09:21 AM

Roslyn Argall - Is Local Really Lekker?

The phrase - "Local is Lekker" has been coined by those encouraging local purchases. But is it really the best option for us? Let's find out. While international products are sometimes necessary, maybe even...   More

27/11/2019, 09:05 AM

Ross Andrew - Can You Handle More Business?

I am sure that most business owners would answer an emphatic yes to this, but before we do, we should look at our staff , our systems, our cash flow and our marketing strategy... Are we really ready for that...   More

26/11/2019, 06:31 PM

Marikah Calo and Benjamin Meadows - Can Set-Off Be Used By Banks?

The National Credit Act receives further clarity - common law set-off cannot be applied to regulated credit agreements. "That the National Credit Act 34 of 2005 (NCA) is not a model of clarity, has been...   More

26/11/2019, 06:23 PM

Cox Yeats Corporate & Natural Resources Team

Our goal is to provide practical, efficient and cost effective solutions to legal challenges faced by businesses in order for them to prosper. We strive to understand our clients' operations and the detail of...   More

26/11/2019, 06:12 PM

SLGs Value Added Services

As part of its holistic value-added services to its customers, Spring Lights Gas, (SLG) continues to emphasise on strategic relationships and innovative energy solutions to the piped and compressed natural gas...   More

26/11/2019, 06:02 PM

Tim Tyrrell - We Can Be Prosperous, Corruption Free Says OUTA

One of the biggest questions facing South Africans today is how do we make our country work for all. The answer however is not simple but, rather like anything South African, multifaceted. For starters where...   More

26/11/2019, 05:52 PM

Widescale Innovation At Blythedale Coastal Estate

There has been a large push to keep Blythedale ahead of the curve in the push for residential lifestyle and innovation. One such way this trend continues is that this development is now the first in Africa to...   More

26/11/2019, 05:46 PM

Grant Gavin - Meeting Expectations Is A Fail

Your best, most treasured memories and experiences are so often unexpected. Your sports team winning a final as underdogs. An unexpected bonus from your boss. Finding money in your old jeans. I'm sure you...   More

26/11/2019, 04:47 PM

Zululand Chamber Business Excellence Awards 2019

The Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZCCI) annual Business Excellence Awards were held in November. They were the highlight of the ZCCI's illustrious year. Congratulations to all the trophy...   More

26/11/2019, 04:26 PM

SmartXchange MICTE SMME Awards 2019

The SmartXchange MICTe (Media, Information Communication Technology and Electronics) business incubator celebrated its annual SMME awards at the Durban Country Club. The event, which is held annually, honours...   More

26/11/2019, 04:13 PM

Parklands College - Kelp Drinking Straws Invention Wins Gold At Cape Town Expo For Young Scientists

Every year Parklands College runs an internal Science Expo for its cohort of Grade 10 Physical Science learners. The Expo offers opportunities for investigations following the Scientific Method and Engineering...   More

26/11/2019, 04:04 PM

Nedbank PMCB Awards 2019

The Nedbank Pietermaritzburg & Midlands Chamber of Business Awards, presented at the annual banquet, was a glittering affair that recognised companies and individuals for their exemplary achievements in 2019....   More

26/11/2019, 03:55 PM

2019 KZN Exporter Of The Year Awards

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in partnership with Transnet Port Terminals (TPT), recently announced the winners of the 2019 KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Exporter of the Year Awards. The 2019 KZN...   More

26/11/2019, 03:44 PM

Minara Business Awards Winners 2019

The Minara Chamber of Commerce Business Awards and Gala Dinner 2019 was an evening of networking. The gala dinner was attended by businesspersons, professionals, community leaders, 18 dynamic finalists and six...   More

26/11/2019, 03:37 PM

Fareed Amod - Does Straightening Crooked Teeth Matter

A smile is one of the first things that others see about us and is one of the things that make that first impression of you in the minds of others. A happy expression can make you appear more approachable and...   More

26/11/2019, 03:28 PM

Laiela Dorasamy - Why Do We Give

As we approach the festive season, there is a flurry of activity around searching for the perfect gift, in fact, one of the first thoughts that come to mind at this time of year is gift giving. Have you ever...   More

26/11/2019, 02:47 PM

BusinessFit, DCCI, and SACC Join Forces To Support SME Growth And Development - New Trade Opportunities For SA Companies

In a true sense of collaboration for the benefit of all, BusinessFit (SA and International), the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and the South African Chamber in London (SACC) have joined forces...   More

09/09/2019, 10:30 AM

Hot Off The Press Business Sense V5.4

Some featured articles this edition are; Meet Michael Jackson from Cox Yeats, featured on the front cover - story page 3 Business Sense recognised as a "Voice of Durban Business" by the Durban Chamber of...   More

09/09/2019, 10:28 AM

Business Sense recognised as a Voice of Durban Business

Business Sense recently celebrated its fifth year of publication as its first edition was launched in August 2014. This anniversary was especially noteworthy as Business Sense was recognised as a "Voice of...   More

09/09/2019, 10:17 AM

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry - New Board And Council Announced

Mr Nigel Ward, Executive Vice President of Manufacturing and Support at Toyota South Africa, is the new President of the Durban Chamber and was officially inaugurated at the Durban Chamber's 163rd Annual Gala...   More

09/09/2019, 09:59 AM

Cox Yeats - Another Bold Move

KZN's largest locally based legal practice, Cox Yeats Attorneys, recently made another bold 'move' to provide space for an approximate threefold increase in professionals in the last few years. The law firm's...   More

09/09/2019, 09:29 AM

Marlene Powell - Do You Need To Take Action

Eleven years ago, Marlene Powell left her role in the financial sector of the corporate world to become ActionCOACH's first woman business coach in South Africa. Having come to a cross road in her life...   More

09/09/2019, 09:27 AM

Dhiren Naicker - The Expanded Powers Of The Public Audit Act

CONSIDERATIONS FOR PRO-ACTIVE MONITORING Amendments to the Public Audit Act (PAA) have introduced revolutionary provisions which significantly affect the Public Sector in South Africa. In order to better...   More

09/09/2019, 09:09 AM

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Women - Showcasing The Women In KZN

KZN Top Business is proud to introduce a new multimedia initiative showcasing the achievements of women in KwaZulu-Natal. This initiative is an opportunity to recognise some of the industrious and enterprising...   More

09/09/2019, 08:48 AM

Patrick Deale - A Refresher On Resignations

What are the practical mechanics of notice periods? Resignations have featured in several labour court judgements and CCMA awards recently. They reveal quite a lot of misconceptions about how the mechanics of...   More

09/09/2019, 08:16 AM

Roslyn Argall - When Does A Company Need ERP Software

Many companies find their curiosity piqued and are intrigued by the idea of implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software in order to streamline their workflow, increasing scalability within their...   More

09/09/2019, 07:39 AM

SLG - A Leading Supplier Of Compressed Natural Gas

SLCNG (Pty) Ltd (SLCNG), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SLG (Pty) Ltd (SLG) and South Africa's largest supplier of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), commenced operations in 2015. The company's unique CNG technology...   More

09/09/2019, 07:37 AM

Invest Durban - Top Investment Promotion Agency

Invest Durban Unit has won something of a "doublecrown" set of awards this year. At the June 2019 World Forum for FDI in Sydney, the respected international Conway Group of investment analysts and advisors...   More

09/09/2019, 07:29 AM

Laiela Dorasamy - The Art Of Corporate Gift Giving

As we enter the final quarter of the year, our focus begins to shift in anticipation of the merriment of the festive season. Holidays are being planned, party invites begin streaming in, and gifts are being...   More

08/09/2019, 01:17 PM

Nicolene Schoeman-Louw - Trusted Legal Products And Services

SMEs can access trusted legal products and services from an award-winning law firm. The reality is that legal services are often one of those aspects left unattended; there are many reasons for this. The...   More

08/09/2019, 01:00 PM

DRG Human Capital - KZN Leaders Forum

The KZN Leaders' Forum, convened by DRG Human Capital and co-sponsored by Standard Bank and KZN Top Business took place at Butlers Restaurant in Hillcrest, KZN. The theme centred upon sustainable enterprise...   More

08/09/2019, 12:46 PM

Grant Gavin - Assume Nothing Ever

Nothing in your life will hold you back or cause you more pain than the result of an incorrect assumption. Regardless of the context, or whether the assumption is made in your personal life, or in a business...   More

08/09/2019, 12:30 PM

Capitol Caterers Group - Fulfilling A Lifetime Dream

A pioneering training initiative that began as a dream many years ago has finally become a reality for the Capitol Caterers Group. Speaking at the official opening of the Midlands Hospitality Academy, joint MD...   More

08/09/2019, 12:09 PM

9 Markets Of Warwick

The Markets of Warwick have long been on my list of places to visit in Durban. A quick search on Google came up with the Markets of Warwick website and a group tour was easily booked and confirmed by...   More

08/09/2019, 11:47 AM

Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry NPC 163rd Annual Gala Dinner - From Durban With Love

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted its 163rd Annual Gala Dinner on Wednesday, 21 August 2019, at The Globe Theatre. The theme for the night was "From Durban, with love" and showcased Durban's...   More

08/09/2019, 11:29 AM

KwaZulu-Natal Growth Coalition - Multi-Billion Investment Into KZN Economy

KwaZulu-Natal is set to prove, yet again, its attractiveness to investors when two international conglomerates open up their doors in the province later this year. Addressing captains of industry during the...   More

08/09/2019, 11:18 AM

21st African Rennaissance Festival

This year marks the 21st anniversary of the annual African Renaissance Festival, a milestone of which the organisers are extremely proud. This initiative has grown in stature, attracting the attention of the...   More

08/09/2019, 11:09 AM

Musa Zulu - ThisAbility A Graduation From Acceptance To Embracing

Musa E. Zulu, creative director of his company, Valhalla Arts is a published author, an award winning entrepreneur, international artist, celebrated motivational speaker and prominent disability activist in...   More

08/09/2019, 10:48 AM

Ithala - Moulding The Entrepreneurs Of Tomorrow

The official unemployment rate in South Africa is at 27.6% according to Stats SA. A greater concern is that youth unemployment stands at 55.2% of this official unemployment figure. The job market is unable to...   More

06/09/2019, 05:47 PM

Parklands College - Authentic Learning Experiences

Parklands College, an innovative school based on the West Coast near Cape Town, is passionate about preparing learners for the future. This is achieved by creating authentic learning experiences, where...   More

06/09/2019, 05:22 PM


OUR HERITAGE Network Configurations (NETCONFIG) is 20 years old this year. The company has developed a unique and holistic approach to IT management for businesses that understand the true value of an...   More

06/09/2019, 04:55 PM

Alta Keyter - What Is Intellectual Property

Amit K Mehta said, "If you want to be an entrepreneur, it's not a job, it's a lifestyle. Everyone has an idea, but very few possess the courage and passion to execute it. Ideas makes no any difference only...   More

06/09/2019, 04:38 PM

Blythedale Coastal Estate - Africas First Eco Smart City

Blythedale Coastal Estate, located on the KZN North Coast, is set to become 'Africa's first Eco-Smart City'. It was conceptualised with the long-term future in mind. There are a whole host of reasons that this...   More

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