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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

06/09/2019, 03:51 PM

Cobus Oelofse - Business Confidence In Ilembe Increasing

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

06/09/2019, 03:32 PM

Dr Fareed Amod - 24 Hour Perfect Smiles

Dental veneers are an easy way to address a variety of physical and aesthetic problems and can improve the appearance of your teeth. Dr Fareed Amod at Crown Dental Studio says, "They can make it possible for...   More

06/09/2019, 01:51 PM

David White - A Visionary And So Much More...Imtiaz Sooliman

As a mentor in BusinessFit I am constantly meeting extraordinary people and hearing their amazing ideas of how they aim to make a positive contribution to the economy ... and help move South Africa...   More

16/07/2019, 09:02 AM

Introducing KZN's Brand DNA Stories

The diverse and vibrant province of KwaZulu-Natal has produced some of South Africa's most famous home-grown brands. Many of these brands have achieved success in the local, national and international market...   More

16/07/2019, 09:01 AM

New Appointments

Thabani Shale was appointed as the new Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZCCI) president on 31 May 2019. Shale was unanimously elected as president with Hlengiwe Mvubu and Thami Sithole elected...   More

16/07/2019, 08:55 AM


The Insolvency & Business Rescue Law Team consists of Thys Scheepers, Partner and head of this team; partners Callyn Wilkinson and Nkosinathi Gobhozi; Associate Tasmiya Patel and Candidate Attorney Carla...   More

11/07/2019, 01:45 PM

Trust Must Be Earned - Allan Hirsch

Allan Hirsch, the founder and CEO of Hirsch's is an outstanding example of someone who came from humble beginnings and had to overcome personal challenges to become successful. He well illustrates that "where...   More

11/07/2019, 01:40 PM


Can an employer proceed with a disciplinary enquiry after an employee resigns with immediate effect on receipt of a notice of suspension or notice of enquiry? No & Yes "No" - said the Labour Court in Kalipa...   More

11/07/2019, 01:38 PM


When a legal crisis strikes your business - how do you feel? What do you do? Maybe you have worked hard and until now, successfully managed to avoid expensive legal bills? But now... something has gone very...   More

11/07/2019, 01:36 PM


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 required for the role? They are just not assertive...   More

11/07/2019, 01:33 PM


Prescription extinguishes a debt and brings finality to disputes. It is the period within which a creditor must act to recover a debt, failing which, the debt will prescribe and the creditor can no longer...   More

11/07/2019, 01:30 PM

CMH Nissan Durban - Stuart Singleton

OUR HERITAGE CMH Nissan Durban forms part of a large network of Combined Motor Holdings (CMH) motor retailers. Formally known as Datcentre Motors, the Durban dealership was established 48 years ago in...   More

11/07/2019, 01:25 PM

Inanda Valley, A Place Of Influence

If you are looking to catch up with the cultural legacies that contribute to the story of KwaZulu-Natal, then a trip to the Inanda Valley is a must. The Inanda Heritage Route serves as an inspiration to the...   More

11/07/2019, 01:23 PM

Capitol Caterers - Giles King

OUR HERITAGE Capitol Caterers, the brain child of Giles King, was founded in 1993 and is one of the country's most prestigious catering companies. Headquartered in Pietermaritzburg, Capitol Caterers is...   More

11/07/2019, 01:17 PM

Promoting Success in KZN

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

11/07/2019, 01:15 PM

Inanda Valley, A Place of Influence

If you are looking to catch up with the cultural legacies that contribute to the story of KwaZulu-Natal, then a trip to the Inanda Valley is a must. The Inanda Heritage Route serves as an inspiration to the...   More

11/07/2019, 01:12 PM

First Place for Stellarbots - Parklands College

The Parklands College StellarBots win Project Presentation for South Africa in Uruguay The theme for the 2018/2019 FIRST Lego League (FLL) Robotics season was "INTO ORBIT". This theme requires teams to...   More

11/07/2019, 01:10 PM

Keynote Speaker in Demand - David Allen

From stuttering schoolboy to international keynote speaker, has earned his stripes as a thought-provoking speaker to many different industries and about many different subjects. His subjects include...   More

11/07/2019, 01:07 PM

Accountability Partners Are A Must with Goal Setting - Grant Gavin

Grant Gavin, Founder of the Durban Entrepreneurs Club, International Speaker, Business Coach and owner of RE/MAX Panache Success is actually a fairly simple formula. First, you need to set a goal. Secondly,...   More

11/07/2019, 01:02 PM

Training Accreditation Made Easy - Jeanine Topping

Jeanine Topping and Associates (JTandA) is a professional consultancy aiding training providers to apply for accreditation from a Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA), the Quality Council for Trades...   More

11/07/2019, 12:43 PM

Driving Investment Promotion in Durban

Invest Durban Unit is responsible for driving all investment promotion, foreign direct investment facilitation, foreign investor aftercare and constructive advocacy for investment related policy, programme and...   More

11/07/2019, 12:41 PM

KZN Exporter of The Year Awards 2019

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry recognises the meaningful contribution to economic development that is driven by export markets. International trade contributes to the development of a diverse...   More

11/07/2019, 12:35 PM

Minara Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2019

Nominations are open for the Minara Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2019 in the following categories: Minara Business of the Year This award recognises an outstanding majority Muslim-owned business...   More

11/07/2019, 12:32 PM

Ilembe Gala Dinner 2019

The iLembe Chamber's Gala Dinner 2019, presented in collaboration with Nedbank, took place at the prestigious Fairmont Zimbali Resort on the 24 May 2019. The flagship event in the iLembe District's business...   More

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