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13/07/2020, 01:02 PM

Why WhyBuyCars is the future of the South African motoring industry

[Enter Post Title Here] Why WhyBuyCars is the future of the South African motoring industry WhyBuyCars offers an innovative alternative to buying your own motor vehicle, instead letting you take out a short...   More

13/07/2020, 11:04 AM

Car Lease Payments

If you’re looking to lease a car but are worried about the how much the payments will be, you can calculate them yourself. However, you can’t assume that the business you’re signing the lease with will hold...   More

13/07/2020, 11:01 AM

What is “Leasing Cars” and Why Should I Do It

We all lust after these four wheeled beauties and wish to own one for ourselves. Although, buying cars is really difficult due to the high monthly repayments or the large lump sum you have to pay upfront. The...   More

13/07/2020, 10:55 AM

Leasing A Car: Good Idea Or Not

Transportation has become an everyday essential as cities and towns expand to accommodate modern ideals. One consideration a lot of people think about is whether or not to buy a car. There are a fair amount of...   More

13/07/2020, 10:53 AM

Financing Cars Vs Leasing Cars

In this economy, a vast number of people can’t afford the luxury of buying a car. Even those that can afford to are looking to make a smaller commitment. Some businesses have seen that people need more options...   More

13/07/2020, 10:50 AM

Car Finance Under Debt Review

Inflation is on the rise and the economy is shaky. These days falling into debt is all too easy and when it becomes overwhelming, your purchasing power becomes limited. It is a common belief that if you are...   More

13/07/2020, 10:35 AM

Credit Score For Leasing

If you’re looking to lease a car, there are a number of things you should know beforehand. One of these things is the required credit score you need. In case you aren’t sure what a credit score is, it is a...   More

13/07/2020, 10:31 AM

Blacklisted: Can I Lease A Car?

So you’ve been blacklisted. There’s no shame in that. It could happen to anyone and it shouldn’t incapacitate you. There are businesses out there that are willing to help when it comes to car finance. They...   More

13/07/2020, 10:28 AM

The Best Time To Lease

You’ve done all the research and figured out the finances, now you’re ready to lease a car. You’re probably thinking that the timing of your lease isn’t that important but if you time it right, you could end...   More

13/07/2020, 10:24 AM

How to drive a new car and spare the permanent cost of owning one

Gone are the days of casually walking into a dealership to look at a vehicle you might be interested in purchasing as a new vehicle for yourself, or family. While new stringent measures are put into place all...   More

13/07/2020, 10:18 AM

The best and fastest way to lease a car today

At times of great uncertainty - such as the current situation brought about by the COVID-19 crisis - committing to long-term financial agreements can be risky. Transunion's Consumer Financial Hardship reports...   More

01/07/2020, 09:55 PM

Business Sense Vol 6.3 hot off the press


01/07/2020, 09:42 PM

Nigel Ward - Comment on 2020 supplementary budget speech

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the opportunity to comment on the 2020 Supplementary Budget Speech delivered by the Honourable, Mr Tito Titus Mboweni, Minister of Finance of the Republic...   More

01/07/2020, 09:33 PM

Launch of the Minara home business support desk

During the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions many home businesses have lost their only living daily income to survive as many are women owned and are the only breadwinners for their families. Home...   More

01/07/2020, 09:31 PM

Jade le Roux - New offices for PMCB

It's an exciting new chapter for Pietermaritzburg and Midlands Chamber of Business (PMCB). They have moved from their current offices at the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) showgrounds. MCB CEO, Melanie...   More

01/07/2020, 09:09 PM

Business Awards to be rescheduled

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa, the Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2020, one of the highlights of the KZN business events calendar, will with much regret, be rescheduled. The...   More

01/07/2020, 08:58 PM

Felix Mahlangu - Risk and IT security management a case for cyber security

Cyber security or information technology security is the protection of computer systems from the theft of or damage to their hardware, software, or electronic data, as well as from the disruption or...   More

01/07/2020, 08:39 PM

Top law firm in the province - Cox Yeats

In the 2020 annual provincial survey assessing the top legal firms in province, a random, provincial sample of CEOs, MDs, business owners, company directors and managers and government officials...   More

01/07/2020, 07:51 PM

SLG : Committed to community - Health partners in a functional community project during COVID-19

While great uncertainty remains about the tough times ahead, the opportunity for business to band together and assist those at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic is equally significant. One such...   More

01/07/2020, 07:37 PM

The KwaZulu-Natal Top Business Portfolio 2020

KZN Top Business is a unique content marketing company that creates and distributes relevant information about businesses through a range of channels: print, digital, social, video, mobile etc. We assist in...   More

01/07/2020, 07:33 PM

Merrill King - Navigating new frontiers

You were appointed CEO on 1 March 2020. What resonates most in your first 90 days? The euphoria, scenario mapping and approval of annual budgets with projections for a successful year ahead were short lived....   More

01/07/2020, 06:52 PM

Nikita Pillay : COVID-19 health and safety - Getting back to work HR responsibilities

DRG has been helping many companies with their "Getting Back to Work HR Responsibilities" and would love to assist with these requirements within your business. We as employers are responsible for creating a...   More

01/07/2020, 06:24 PM

Elan Property - The rise of webinars

The world is in an even more turbulent state than usual, and individuals, families, and businesses have been forced to adapt in order to survive and stay relevant in the changing face of society. Many...   More

01/07/2020, 05:00 PM

Jacqueline Raw - Landing new business in a post-covid economy

There are very few people that have been able to remain financially unaffected by the global economic shutdown brought on by the various governmental lockdown measures due to COVID-19. Faced with...   More

01/07/2020, 04:45 PM

Launch of the SMME capsule series - Free expert advice for small businesses

With almost the whole country being put into hibernation by the government to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, life for small business owners has been upended. And if the loss of earnings for them has...   More

01/07/2020, 03:11 PM

Striking A Balance : Will The Courts Strike Ever Strike A Balance On The Right To Strike? - Alexander Rocher, Cox Yeats Labour Law Team

Every worker has the Constitutionally entrenched right to strike in terms of section 23(2)(c) of the Bill of Rights. The notion of a requirement in law for unions to conduct a ballot of its members, before...   More

01/07/2020, 02:38 PM

Bruce Lennon - A Composite And Exceptional Resource

Bruce Lennon is one of those unique and special people that we as the KwaZulu-Natal business community have come to regard as exceptional in his line of work. Bruce holds a BA, LLB and LLM (Master of Laws),...   More

01/07/2020, 02:21 PM

COVID-19 Economic And Business Impact Assessments 2020 - Interim Results For Ilembe District Municipality

The KwaZulu-Natal Business Chambers Council (KBCC) is undertaking an assessment of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the resulting restrictions on economic activity, on businesses in KwaZulu-Natal...   More

01/07/2020, 01:49 PM

Nikita Pillay - Performance Management

There is no doubt that managing an employee's performance can be one of the most challenging parts of any manager's role. Often by the time that the organisation's formal performance management process...   More

01/07/2020, 12:55 PM

In conversation with Dr Fareed Amod: Dentistry - An Essential Service

Dr Fareed Amod of Crown Dental Studio selected dentistry as an occupation as he has been driven since childhood to help people in the medical field. In addition, Dr Amod loves mental stimulation and while he...   More

01/07/2020, 12:38 PM

Marlene Powell - Helping Business Owners Conquer COVID-19

Marlene Powell is an ActionCOACH business coach who has been coaching business owners for more than a decade. Marlene's personal brand is defined by precision in all that she does so it is not surprising that...   More

01/07/2020, 12:25 PM

Nozibele Sogoni - Be The Best That You Can Be

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

01/07/2020, 11:56 AM

James Van Den Berg - The Words We Choose

Sometimes we have little control over circumstances; the direction our lives take. Life can at times seem uncertain, unfair even, and reliant on fortune rather than merit and skill. Modern technology has not...   More

01/07/2020, 11:29 AM

David White - Building Better Businesses For A Better Economy

I am sure that everyone went through moments of concern and anxiety during the COVID-19 lockdown. I was just the same... My rush of emotion came in the first week of Level 5 lockdown, and feeling uneasy I went...   More

01/07/2020, 10:55 AM

Vehicle Leasing Making An Impact

The Woodford Group, a locally-based, proudly South African company that has been in the vehicle rental and leasing business for 30 years is making an impact in the market with its new service...   More

25/06/2020, 02:44 PM

An open conversation with Merrill King - Navigating New Frontiers

You were appointed CEO on 1 March 2020. What resonates most in your first 90 days? The euphoria, scenario mapping and approval of annual budgets with projections for a successful year ahead were short lived....   More

03/06/2020, 09:54 AM

Wheels24 - How to drive a new car and spare the permanent cost of owning one

Gone are the days of casually walking into a dealership to look at a vehicle you might be interested in purchasing as a new vehicle for yourself, or family. While new stringent measures are put into place all...   More

28/05/2020, 04:50 PM

Grant Adlam - Always Evolving as a Publishing House

Over the last two months of lockdown I've had numerous calls from the business sector asking me how I have survived while other publishers are going under by the day. The main question asked is, “What have...   More

27/05/2020, 11:25 AM

Offline to Online: 3 Tips to COVID-proof your business - Jacqueline Raw Owner and Founder of Ycagel

We've all felt the financial ramifications of COVID-19. The impact of the state of natural disaster and the repercussions of the National lockdown is not yet fully quantified, and sadly the end, is by no...   More

23/04/2020, 06:25 AM

Noda will disrupt the old normal - David Yapp

Whilst most sentences start with the doom and gloom of the current state of the world’s economy, ours begins with a story of success, hard work and achievement. An entertainment product like few others that...   More

10/04/2020, 06:43 PM

Cox Yeats Opens Johannesburg Office

Cox Yeats Attorneys has seen the need to expand its footprint nationally, to service existing KwaZulu-Natal and Johannesburg clients with businesses based in Gauteng. This need resulted in KZN's largest...   More

10/04/2020, 06:22 PM


MOODY'S DOWNGRADE WILL HURT SA'S POST COVID RECOVERY Nigel Ward, President, Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry NPC The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry has noted Moody's Investors Service decision...   More

10/04/2020, 06:16 PM

Max's Lifestyle Village - No beating a person with passion

Max Mqadi is the wellknown businessman behind Max's Lifestyle Village, and he is considered one of Umlazi's 'own'. Max's Lifestyle Village is known to locals as 'KwaMax'. The highly successful butchery, shisha...   More

10/04/2020, 06:12 PM


There have been many comments on whether the lockdown will continue after the 16th April and other issues of concerns vis a vis businesses that will not open; the potential of phenomenal job losses, and the...   More

10/04/2020, 06:06 PM

FIRST STOP SHOP - Invest Durban

Invest Durban was recommended by the Durban City Council and organised private business as the First Stop Shop to stimulate new investment in the Durban metropolis. We act as a partnership between the Metro...   More

10/04/2020, 05:59 PM

Patrick Deale, Labour lawyer & mediator

Promotion: when would a failure to promote an employee be unfair? Patrick Deale, Labour lawyer & mediator The Labour Appeal Court (LAC) considered such a case in the Department of Rural Development. A manager...   More

10/04/2020, 05:54 PM

The Future Is Safe At The Blythedale Coastal Estate

The COVID-19 pandemic is on the up, and panic is rising. We're yet to see the peak of the outbreak in many countries around the world, but this virus is causing huge adverse effects for people's health, their...   More

10/04/2020, 05:29 PM


In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the South African Government declared a National State of Disaster on 15 March 2020. The findings of the pre-lockdown Covid-19 National Small Business Survey, which were...   More

10/04/2020, 05:26 PM

How safe are we during and after the lockdown - Trisha Gokool Parshotam, Dragon Protection

Protection Services As I pen this column dear South Africa, it comes to mind that by the time this article reaches you, we will be on day 14 of the lockdown and day 100 of the year 2020. Now what is important...   More

10/04/2020, 05:22 PM

Beverley Mackay - Facilitating Access To Property Finance

Beverley Mackay is a property finance specialist whose entrepreneurial spirit led her to establish The Bond House in 2017. "One of the achievements that I have been the proudest of in my career is being...   More

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