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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

10/04/2020, 04:57 PM

Melanie Wester - Capitol Caterers Re-structures Executive For Future Growth And Opportunity

With an innovative five-year strategic plan on hand, Group Chairman, Giles King announced on 1 March 2020 the appointments of Merrill King to the position of group CEO and Laura Morton to joint managing...   More

10/04/2020, 04:39 PM

Nikita Pillay - Personal Development Analysis

The PDA Assessment (Personal Development Analysis), through a simple, precise and scientifically proven methodology, allows us to describe and analyse the behavioural profile of individuals and identify their...   More

10/04/2020, 04:09 PM

Collagen for athletes - William Dyer

Collagen peptides are making big waves in the health and beauty world right now, and once you see the benefits of collagen, you'll know exactly why. They're a cold-soluble, highly bioactive protein made of...   More

10/04/2020, 04:02 PM

Coenie Middel - How A Global Innovation Team Plans To Take On The COVID-19 Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has done what few ever thought possible -- grounded planes, shut mines and factories, emptied malls and closed schools, not in one country only, but all around the world. As the number...   More

10/04/2020, 03:46 PM

Jacqueline Raw - Dominate Instagram This Lockdown

As the second-largest social media platform in South Africa (and growing quickly!), cracking the Instagram code has never been more critical. According to Jacqueline Raw, owner and founder of Ycagel, Instagram...   More

10/04/2020, 03:27 PM

Mike Saunders - Humancentricity In A Digital World

Mike Saunders, CEO of Digitlab, is often tagged as the internet boffin and the social network guru. He is also the author of three books, and in this session of 'Coffee with Grant' Mike chats about his latest...   More

10/04/2020, 03:05 PM

Shirley Pearson - Settling Into The Rhythm Of COVID-19

It's interesting how the coronavirus is bringing out the best and worst in businesses. There are some businesses that have forgotten their value of integrity and have stopped paying suppliers even though the...   More

10/04/2020, 02:40 PM

Grant Gavin - All That Exists is The Present

Wherever you are right now, I hope that you are safe and happy. You may be a little stressed, and that is understandable, but remember that you always have so much to be grateful for. Anxiety (Stress) is fear,...   More

10/04/2020, 01:15 PM

Dr Fareed Amod - Make Great Choices About Your Dental Care

Dr Fareed Amod is a dentist with an entrepreneurial spirit. Crown Dental Studio is one of the few truly 24-hour dental practises in Durban which is not limited to emergency dentistry treatment. Amod says, "We...   More

10/04/2020, 12:49 PM

Five Ways To Stay Fit And Healthy During Lockdown

Although movement outdoors is limited during the national lockdown, maintaining a health and fitness regime is incredibly beneficial for both mind and body. Renishaw Hills, a mature lifestyle estate in...   More

10/04/2020, 11:03 AM

Belgotex - We strive to be a world-class African brand

OUR HERITAGE The history of Belgotex Floors dates to 1983, when founding chairman Stephan Colle established a progressive yarn manufacturing plant - Natal Nylon Industries - producing the latest hi-tech nylon...   More

09/04/2020, 04:59 PM

BusinessFIT - Sharing An Understanding Of B-BBEE In The UK

BusinessFit returned from a further successful trip to the United Kingdom (UK). The purpose was to provide UK audiences with a deeper and more meaningful understanding of the structure and intention of...   More

31/03/2020, 10:12 AM


AIM FOR BEHAVIOURAL INTELLIGENCE - Cheryl Mackinnon Ever been in a role at an organisation where you know it's just NOT for you? Ever employed a person and soon realised they don't have the behavioural traits...   More

20/03/2020, 07:56 AM

HR Policy - CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): - David White

POLICY: CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) This guidance should serve as the foundation for organisational decisions about health- and legal-risk mitigation. Being able to demonstrate corporate policy alignment with...   More

20/02/2020, 06:46 PM

Nigel Ward - Chamber Comment On SONA

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the opportunity to comment on His Excellency, Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa's 2020 State of the Nation...   More

20/02/2020, 06:42 PM

Minara Chamber - Graduates Networking Evening

The Minara Chamber of Commerce Graduates networking evening was recently held in partnership with Standard Bank Kingsmead. The event offered new graduates a platform to network and to gain advice on planning...   More

20/02/2020, 06:37 PM

Angie Clausen - A Career In Wellness

Angie "Abalisious" Clausen's professional career started in 2006 as a corporate account executive for United Business Solutions. Her primary focus was on office automation and CCTV systems. Angie thrived in...   More

20/02/2020, 06:20 PM

Elan Property - Shift Africa

Shift Africa is an eLan Property Group initiative, that combines corporate social responsibility with general business sense. Shift Africa empowers existing and prospective business owners, with the objective...   More

20/02/2020, 06:07 PM

CIPC - New Requirements

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission's ("CIPC") Annual Return is a statutory requirement in Section 33(1) of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 (as amended) ("Companies Act"). The requirement means...   More

20/02/2020, 05:58 PM

LG Electronics - relocated its plant from Johannesburg to Durban

RELOCATION TO DURBAN ONE of the world's top electronics company, LG Electronics, has relocated its plant from Johannesburg to Durban, much to the excitement of job seekers. On 24 January the company unveiled...   More

20/02/2020, 05:55 PM

Patrick Deale - Power Hungry Unions

How does the Labour Court deal with unions who ignore the rules of orderly labour relations? We have a problem. The problem is that the rules of engagement are too often simply abandoned when some unions...   More

20/02/2020, 05:49 PM

SLG - Showers of Savings

In all industries around the world, the cost of energy (fossil, electrical, renewable and nuclear) has become more significant than ever before, negatively impacting on companies' budgets. South Africa is no...   More

20/02/2020, 05:41 PM

Cox Yeats - An Eventful Few Months

Cox Yeats Attorneys has had an eventful few months. The end of July 2019 saw the firm relocate to custom built offices on the Umhlanga Ridge, followed by a client event at the end of November 2019 to welcome...   More

20/02/2020, 05:29 PM

Jonathan Batho-Negotiating The Minefield Of Information Technology Contracts

As the technology sector presses further into business functions, processes, management analytics and even artificial intelligence (AI) enabled competitive advantage, businesses are required to adopt...   More

20/02/2020, 05:25 PM

New Blood At Cox Yeats

JONATHAN BATHO: Jonathan re-joined Cox Yeats at the beginning of 2020 as Team Leader of the firm's Information & Communications Technology practice, extending the firms' services portfolio to include its'...   More

20/02/2020, 05:17 PM

Capitol Caterers - A BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 2019

Capitol Caterers has been acknowledged for their contribution to the KwaZulu-Natal economy. Hot on the heels of receiving the Standard Bank KZN Top Business Award in the Business Services Sector in 2019,...   More

20/02/2020, 05:10 PM


If you own your own business, staying ahead of the competition by keeping your skills sharp and current goes without saying. "The only problem is that our time is often limited and wading through modules of...   More

20/02/2020, 05:00 PM

Melanie Veness - The PMCB Inaugural 2020 Chamber Lunch

OFF TO A SIZZLING START The inaugural 2020 Chamber Lunch was a rollicking affair on a typically hot summer's day, with a hint of Valentine's Day. Pietermaritzburg Midlands Chamber of Business CEO Melanie...   More

20/02/2020, 04:39 PM

Dr Fareed Amod - Straightening Teeth Without Visible Braces


20/02/2020, 04:32 PM

Blue Security - KZN Brand DNA

OUR HERITAGE Blue Security recently celebrated 30 years of service to the greater Durban community in 2019, with the company growing from a small local business into a trusted household name. Durban...   More

20/02/2020, 04:25 PM

Nikita Pillay - Policies And Procedures

Regardless of your organisation's size, developing formal policies and procedures can make it run much more smoothly and efficiently. They communicate the values and vision of the organisation, ensuring...   More

20/02/2020, 04:18 PM

ABSA Engages In Discussions On EWC With IRR

The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) recently met ABSA officials for an in-depth discussion on the matter of expropriation of property without compensation (EWC) and its consequences for South Africans and...   More

20/02/2020, 04:05 PM

Ross Andrew - Business Networking

The Why Why do we network our businesses? Although most people join a network to generate more sales, this is only one facet of networking and perhaps if this is you, you may well be leaving some money in the...   More

20/02/2020, 03:56 PM

PROMOTING KZN, ITS BUSINESSES AND PEOPLE - Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2020

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

20/02/2020, 03:49 PM

Ilembe Business Confidence Index (IBCI)

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

20/02/2020, 08:48 AM

Laiela Dorasamy - What Is Love?

Ahavah means to love and to give, which is exactly what we do, and what we love to help our clients to do, by sourcing the most relevant,impactful and outstanding gifts and promotional items, according to...   More

20/02/2020, 08:25 AM

Phindile Makwakwa - Do Romance In The Zulu Kingdom

Phindile Makwakwa, the acting chief executive officer of Tourism KwaZulu-Natal (TKZN), said, "After the kids have gone back to school, couples are often on the lookout for a short romantic holiday to reconnect...   More

20/02/2020, 08:07 AM

David White - Building A Nation

Looking forward into 2020 we feel positive that South African Entrepreneurs are going to play their part, and do what it is we are expecting from them... to innovate and create employment. As has been...   More

27/11/2019, 11:44 AM

Are You Acknowledging The Success In Your Organisation?

This edition of KZN Business Sense acknowledges the many men and women who have succeeded in their various endeavours, both individually and collectively, in a range of business enterprises around the province...   More

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