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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

11/07/2019, 12:28 PM

Needing A Brighter Smile? - Dr Fareed Amod

Teeth whitening is one of the most often requested cosmetic dental procedures and the results of brightening a smile can make a difference to your appearance. A more youthful smile does of course lead to...   More

11/07/2019, 12:17 PM

Akhona Mahlati - The Need To Create A Fresh Vision

BUSINESS-FIT's RESPONSE TO SONA JUNE 2019 President Ramaphosa initiated his State of the Nation Address with a reflection on the historical origins of dispossession and alienation of the majority of this...   More

23/04/2019, 10:10 AM

Shaping the Future - KBCC

EThekwini Municipality, which has been designated as an UNESCO City of Literature in Africa, recently hosted the Articulate Africa Book and Art Fair at the Durban Exhibition Centre. The flagship event was...   More

23/04/2019, 10:07 AM

Promoting International Trade and Export For KZN - Durban Chamber

MEC commends Durban Chamber for its role in promoting International Trade and Export for KZN through issuance of Certificates of Origin. Concerns have been raised and directed at South African Chamber of...   More

23/04/2019, 10:04 AM

Enquiry Delays - Patrick Deale

When does a delay in prosecuting a disciplinary enquiry become unreasonable and unfair? The general rule is that a disciplinary inquiry must be held within a reasonable time from the date on which the alleged...   More

23/04/2019, 10:02 AM

Collaborating for Success - Merrill King

Merrill King, recently appointed joint MD of Capitol Caterers, has had a 36-year career in the food industry. King, when having to decide on a career path, followed in her brother's footsteps who was working...   More

23/04/2019, 09:59 AM

Property Team - Cox Yeats

The team's experience and expertise covers not only property transfers, mortgages and bonds but extends beyond this to town planning, appeals and rezoning applications; Home Owners Association work and much...   More

23/04/2019, 09:56 AM

What's the Verdict? - Lazelle Paola, Partner, Cox Yeats Attorneys

The question whether a residential estate's roads may or may not be controlled by its governing homeowners association has finally been answered. On 28 March 2019, the Supreme Court of Appeal handed down...   More

23/04/2019, 09:52 AM

What Should Boards Focus On In 2019? - Ugen Moodley

The game-changing implications of technology/ digital innovation, scrutiny of corporate culture, growing demands to address environmental and social issues, and investor expectations for greater board...   More

23/04/2019, 09:47 AM

Creating Innovative Solutions - Parklands College

The StellarBots from Parklands College Qualify to Represent South Africa in Uruguay. The theme for the 2018/2019 FIRST Lego League (FLL) Robotics season is "INTO ORBIT". This theme requires teams to transport...   More

23/04/2019, 09:42 AM

Building Your Resilience - Grant Gavin

How many times have you dreamed of winning the lottery? Quick, instant money. No need to grind it out for the next five to ten years. Instant fortune. As nice as that sounds, have you ever thought about what...   More

23/04/2019, 09:40 AM

Dr Fareed Amod - Dental Care Choices

Our teeth perform several functions that are important for our daily lives. They enable us to bite and chew our food, to pronounce certain words, as well smile with confidence. Missing, stained, or crooked...   More

23/04/2019, 09:39 AM

Jeanine Topping - Tips For Managing Learnerships

Jeanine Topping, CEO, JTandA Congratulations on embarking on your first unfunded learnership! I am quite sure your organisation would like to see a measurable return on investment. The beginning of a...   More

23/04/2019, 09:36 AM

Minara Chamber Writers' Competition - The Minara Aziz Hassim Literary Award

WRITERS' COMPETITION THE MINARA AZIZ HASSIM LITERARY AWARD, now in its 4th consecutive year, has seen the participation of exceptional writers and winners. Many of these writers and winners have voluntarily...   More

23/04/2019, 09:34 AM

Holiday In The Berg

The uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park in KwaZulu-Natal (The Zulu name uKhahlamba meaning barrier of the spears and the Afrikaans name Drakensberg meaning dragon mountains) is a beautiful series of mountain peaks...   More

23/04/2019, 09:32 AM

Nicolene Schoeman-Louw - The Fourth Industrial Revolution and The Law

Nicolene Schoeman-Louw, SchoemanLaw Inc, Cape Town The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us, and on the one side many professionals, including attorneys are questioning their role in the future. This is a...   More

23/04/2019, 09:31 AM

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2019

Entries for the Standard Bank KwaZulu-Natal Top Business Awards 2019 are now open. The annual awards now in their 12th year celebrate business success across a range of different categories. Imraan Noorbhai,...   More

23/04/2019, 09:29 AM

Invest Durban - Facilitating Large Scale Investment Projects

Durban, KZN investment facilitation efforts have borne fruit, with the country taking home the Investment Promotion Award. "South Africa's investment mobilisation drive is gaining traction and the latest data...   More

23/04/2019, 09:26 AM

Stuart Singleton - Cycling Support On The M4

Avid cyclist and dealer principal from CMH Nissan Durban, Stuart Singleton, noticed that many cyclists on the M4 Ruth First Highway were without a backup vehicle on Saturdays and Sundays. Many cyclists'...   More

18/04/2019, 04:34 PM

Merrill King - Navigating The Mind Field Of Changing Food Trends

Merrill King, Managing Director, Capitol Caterers With the global food trends swiftly moving consumers towards greater intrigue and interest in top quality, eco-friendly and organic food products, caterers on...   More

18/04/2019, 04:18 PM

Andy Horton has been elected as the new president of the iLembe Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Tourism

NEW BOARD MEMBERS AT THE ILEMBE CHAMBER Andy Horton has been elected as the new president of the iLembe Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Tourism at a board meeting that took place on Wednesday 3 April 2019....   More

18/04/2019, 03:42 PM

Vijay Naidoo - Right-Sizing Leading To Profitability

Vijay Naidoo, President, South Coast Chamber of Commerce and Industry The scourge of unemployment blighting our country will not be fixed by short-term thinking and actions. A long-term solution requires a...   More

18/04/2019, 03:40 PM

Anesh Singh - UKZN Foundation R67 For Mandela Campaign

Universities across South Africa are generating third stream income through commercial initiatives, research and fundraising to support their operations and student funding. The University of KwaZulu-Natal...   More

18/04/2019, 03:14 PM

eLan Real Estate - Paradise Defined

The North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal continues to be a property hotspot. Both government and private enterprises are responding to high demand by flexing their financial muscle and collective strategic ability....   More

18/04/2019, 03:01 PM

Paul Mikula - The Launch Of Phansi Partners

A new breath of life for the Phansi Museum. The Phansi Museum in Glenwood hosts an extraordinary collection of African Ubuntu Art and traditional memorabilia. Tragically these humble organisations do not...   More

18/04/2019, 02:57 PM

David White and Mike Miller - Helping Businesses To Enter The UK Space

David White, CEO of DRG Outsourcing and Chairman of BusinessFit in South Africa, visited the UK in March 2019 at the invitation of the South African Chamber of Commerce to attend the blacktie Gala Dinner...   More

05/03/2019, 06:27 PM

Durban Chamber Board Members

HOW TO CONTACT US: Visit our website: or call +27 (0)31 335 1000 Offices: 892 Umgeni Road, Lion Match Office Park, Durban Email:   More

05/03/2019, 06:19 PM

Durban Chamber - A Custom Built Venue For Business

The Durban Chamber offers conferencing and event management services for conferences, meetings, exhibitions, trade seminars, information sessions, press conferences, cocktail events and award ceremonies, and...   More

05/03/2019, 06:11 PM

Durban Chamber Annual Golf Day

In 2018, the Durban Chamber partnered with the MTN Business Unit, the Ernie Els Foundation, Els for Autism for the Annual Golf Day which was held at the Durban Country Club. A percentage of the proceeds...   More

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