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27/11/2018, 10:06 AM

Nicolene Schoeman-Louw - Get Your Business To Where You Want To Be

It is no secret, things are really tough at the moment. South Africa is in a technical recession and consumer spending is at an alltime low. To many small businesses this means that the pressure is very real....   More

27/11/2018, 09:46 AM

Debbie Jones - Payments Overdue? How To Have That Conversation With Your Client

Professional firms might spend their days advising clients on their finances, but even they are aren't immune from the problem of late payments. Having a challenging conversation with your client about money...   More

27/11/2018, 09:25 AM

Shantelle Booysen - The People Who Shape Us

For Cristiano Renaldo or Serena Williams to soar to great heights and win best player of the year and 24 grand slams takes more than just practice. I absolutely believe in what Gary Player said, "The harder I...   More

27/11/2018, 09:10 AM

uShaka Marine World Voted The KZN Top Brand 2018

A MUST-SEE ATTRACTION It is almost impossible to imagine Durban without uShaka Marine World. Africa's largest marine theme park is not only an integral part of the city's overall tourism offering and one of...   More

27/11/2018, 08:48 AM

Compliance Hub - Delivering Cost Effective Compliance Solutions

Compliance Hub Consulting (Pty) Ltd was founded in 2011, to service the South African business industry as an independent service provider for Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE). Within a...   More

27/11/2018, 07:33 AM

Parklands College - Innovation In Education

Parklands College is an independent school in Cape Town, South Africa, that caters for children from Pre- Primary to Grade 12. Our focus is innovation in education and we believe that the best way to prepare...   More

27/11/2018, 07:13 AM

UKZN Foundation - University Students Going Hungry

Officials statistics all point to the fact that food insecurity is one of the biggest problems faced by students at tertiary institutions worldwide. It is estimated that about a billion people around the world...   More

26/11/2018, 02:31 PM

YES Initiative Practice Note

The Youth Employment Services (YES) amendments to the B-BBEE Codes were gazetted on 28 August 2018 and Practice Guide 1 on 12 October 2018. YES is a partnership with government, labour and civil society and...   More

26/11/2018, 02:18 PM

Boston - Investing In South Africas Future

Grit, defined as the combination of passion and perseverance for a singularly important goal is the hallmark of high achievers. This is according to psychologist Angela Duckworth who has done in-depth studies...   More

26/11/2018, 02:01 PM

The Durban Chamber of Commerce 162nd Annual Gala Dinner

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry has held an Annual Gala Dinner to commemorate and celebrate the organisation, its membership and the Durban business community as a whole every year since its...   More

26/11/2018, 01:39 PM

iLembe Chamber's The Entrepreneur 2018 Exhibition - The Entrepreneur 2018

The iLembe Chamber's The Entrepreneur 2018 Exhibition, during which The Entrepreneur 2018 competition winners were also announced, was held on the 26th of October 2018 at the SMD Showroom Ballito. The event...   More

26/11/2018, 01:22 PM

The Minara Business Recognition Awards and Gala Dinner - Lights, Camera And The Winner Is

The Minara Business Recognition Awards and Gala Dinner was held on the 2nd November 2018 in Durban. The event attracted a large number of nominations from which 18 top-finalists were shortlisted with winners...   More

26/11/2018, 12:57 PM

Nedbank PCB Business Awards

The annual signature event of the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business, the Nedbank PCB Business Awards, staged on Friday 9 November at the Royal Show Grounds, was a rollicking success with opera, comedy,...   More

26/11/2018, 12:24 PM

JTandA - Are You Comparing Apples With Apples

When considering making any significant business decision it's important to weigh up all the options... And, whilst listing all the pros and cons, it is equally significant to ensure that you are comparing...   More

26/11/2018, 11:29 AM

Wendy Kemp - If Prevention Fails, Accountability Is The Cure

Managing the dangers of debtors Studies have shown that approximately 80% of small business enterprises fail within the first five years and only 1% of the remainder grow to employ ten or more...   More

26/11/2018, 10:33 AM

Samantha Croft - Leading The Province

Tsogo Sun is pleased to announce the appointment of its first female Director of Operations KwaZulu-Natal Hotels, Samantha Croft. Mandated with supporting the management team in driving the hotel operations...   More

26/11/2018, 10:13 AM

Jonathan Naidoo - Incubator Of The Year 2018

The South African Business Conference, hosted by SEDA, in partnership with the Department of Small Business Development culminated in a Gala Awards Dinner that was attended by The Honourable Minister of Small...   More

26/11/2018, 10:01 AM

Blythedale Coastal Adventure Market - A Marketable Success

In a previous issue of KZN Business Sense, the impending launch of Blythedale Coastal Adventure Market (BCAM for short) was discussed. Having had several fruitful instalments since that publication, it seemed...   More

26/11/2018, 09:45 AM

The South African Chamber of Commerce UK

The South African Chamber of Commerce UK is an umbrella organisation and conduit for trade, community and investment into and out of South Africa. The SACC aims to bring under one concerted effort, a forum and...   More

26/11/2018, 09:36 AM

David White and Akhona Mahlati - Registered In The UK

DRG Outsourcing and BusinessFit have been accepted as Platinum members of the London-based South African Chamber of Commerce UK (SACC) and to be represented on the South African arm of its executive...   More

15/09/2018, 10:11 AM

Business Sense Vol 4.4

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15/09/2018, 09:57 AM

Musa Makhunga - Life After the Podium

The 1st ASPC African Sport Forum was recently hosted by the Association of Sport Performance Centres (ASPC) in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport and Recreation. The event was also...   More

15/09/2018, 09:49 AM

Palesa Phili - Join the Chamber

Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry's new chief executive, Palesa Phili is passionate about encouraging big corporates to rejoin the Chamber. Phili says, I am ready to talk and I am ready to engage with...   More

15/09/2018, 09:42 AM

Melinda Cookson - Viable Outsourced Staffing Solutions

Melinda Cookson the proud CEO of Futurelink, a national staffing solutions company, is unwaveringly passionate about the diverse industry in which she works. Melinda entered the staffing industry in 1995 as a...   More

15/09/2018, 09:24 AM

Patrick Deale - Third Party Dismissal

Labour lawyer & mediator What if a client instructs a contractor to remove one its employees? Businesses tend to focus on their core functions and outsource non-core functions to specialists. They negotiate...   More

15/09/2018, 09:13 AM

Ugen Moodley - Growing pains - a healthy balance of optimism and pragmatism

Ugen Moodley, Managing Director - KPMG, KwaZulu-Natal Earlier this year KPMG performed our fourth annual Global CEO Outlook where we reached out to 1,300 CEOs of large companies from around the world to get...   More

15/09/2018, 08:58 AM

TIKZN - Think Global : KZN The African Trade Hub

Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal's (TIKZN) Export Week is scheduled to take place 1 - 5 October 2018 at the Inkhosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre. Now in its seventh year, the annual programme...   More

14/09/2018, 06:10 PM

Mayor Zandile Gumede - Team Durban Inducted

EThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede introduced and inducted the new members of Team Durban Durban at a breakfast function on Wednesday 5 September 2018. Team Durban will provide strategic FDI (Foreign Direct...   More

14/09/2018, 05:53 PM

Zululand Chamber - Deputy Governor Mminele Visits

Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry members hosted the deputy governor of the South Africa Reserve Bank, Daniel Mminele on 1 August 2018 in Richards Bay. Daniel Mminele has been deputy governor of the...   More

14/09/2018, 05:43 PM

Thandolwenkosi Mthembu - Transforming informal settlements

Thandolwenkosi Mthembu lives by the motto, "If you do what you are passionate about then you won't feel that you are working." Mthembu who is from Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal, is the founder of Azaniya Urban...   More

14/09/2018, 05:31 PM

David White - An Aid for Disciplinary Hearings

Hearing Aid is a one stop shop that offers the services of qualified, independent chairpersons for disciplinary hearings. These professional services are available through DRG Outsourcing and Colin Heads &...   More

14/09/2018, 05:19 PM

Quintin Moorcroft - Cryptocurrencies, Yay or Nay?

What is a cryptocurrency? Bitcoin, right? Blockchain? Easy, that is the thing that you put in your backyard to tie the old mother-in- law to. Wrong and wrong. So let us try and clarify. Cryptocurrency is...   More

14/09/2018, 05:14 PM

Debbie Jones - Debit Order Collections

Debbie Jones, Director at Three Peaks Payments House Managing accounts receivable can be a tedious process, especially if you are regularly collecting payments from your customers. Not uncommonly, customers...   More

14/09/2018, 05:09 PM

The Warmest Place To Be

Durban, 'the warmest place' is a popular tourist destination. However, when visitors arrive for a holiday, a question that is often asked is "What should we do today?" Recent family visitors, on a ten-day...   More

14/09/2018, 05:05 PM

International Recognition For Boston Students

Boston City Campus & Business College (Boston) has been recognised and awarded accreditation as an independent higher education institution with the British Accreditation Council (BAC) in May 2018. The BAC is...   More

14/09/2018, 05:00 PM

Jeanine Topping - Ensuring quality focused accredited training providers

Jeanine Topping is the owner of Jeanine Topping and Associates (JTandA), which since May 2010, has been assisting training providers with acquiring and maintaining their accreditation. Accredited training...   More

14/09/2018, 04:47 PM

Enrico Pillay - Automated Inventory Management Systems Transform Businesses

A streamlined digital inventory management system is crucial to your business, be it a small to medium retail store or larger wholesale company. A recent industry report has shown that over 70% of online...   More

14/09/2018, 04:34 PM

David White and Charles Henzi - More Success For BusinessFIt In London

BusinessFit executives, David White and Charles Henzi, made their third trip (in less than a year) to London in August 2018. They have come back enthusing about the business opportunities that have been...   More

14/09/2018, 04:28 PM

iLembe Business Confidence Index (iBCI ) - 2018 Mid-Year

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

14/09/2018, 04:09 PM

Blythedale Coastal Adventure Market

Excitement mounts as the launch of the unique Blythedale Coastal Adventure Market on the 4 November draws near. This market combines a multitude of aspects; creating a unique product and overall experience,...   More

14/09/2018, 03:56 PM

NHI Round-Table Discussion

NHI Round-Table Discussion A National Health Insurance (NHI) roundtable discussion was recently held at Ahmed Al-Kadi Private Hospital together with the Minara Chamber of Commerce. The initiative was held to...   More

14/09/2018, 03:42 PM

Trevor Clark - You Get The Team You Deserve

Trevor Clark, professional speaker, business and executive coach. Picture this - Emelia owns a medium-sized business that she has built from the ground up over the last seven years. Lots of hard work and...   More

08/08/2018, 08:40 PM


In today's business world, the name of the game is staying with the times -- it's not an easy thing to do when the trends are always changing. Which medium will better promote your products or services and...   More

13/07/2018, 03:18 PM

Success Breeds Success

The winners of the Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2018 were announced at a glamorous gala dinner held at the Elangeni & Maharani Hotel on the 21 June. The annual awards, now in their twelfth year, is...   More

13/07/2018, 02:51 PM

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Leaders Award - Imtiaz Sooliman the founder, director and chairman of Gift of the Givers

The Standard Bank KZN Top Business Leader's award is an honorary award given to a business person who has demonstrated exemplary business achievement, industry influence and is a true inspiration to...   More

13/07/2018, 02:34 PM

Tourism Award - The Winner Is Fairmont Zimbali Resort

The Winner is Fairmont Zimbali Resort Fairmont Zimbali Resort promises legendary hospitality, superb attention to detail and an atmosphere of pure paradise. The resort plays an active role in stimulating...   More

13/07/2018, 02:18 PM

Partnership Award - eThekwini and Invest Durban

The Partnership award is given to a project which ref lects the importance of effective inter-agency collaboration and partnerships. The 2018 winner is eThekwini Municipality and its unit Invest Durban....   More

13/07/2018, 02:07 PM

The KZN Top Brands As Voted For By The People of KZN - uShaka Marine World

Many well-known brands have been grown from within KZN and have made an indelible mark on consumer behaviour. The Standard Bank KZN Top Business Top Brand is enthusiastically contested over several weeks,...   More

13/07/2018, 01:56 PM

Manufacturing - The Winner is aQuellé

The Winner is aQuellé. Arnold Stegen MD of Aquellé said, "This is a huge honour for us." He added, "It is fantastic recognition and we are thrilled." aQuellé is dedicated to delivering an innovative,...   More

13/07/2018, 01:25 PM

Trade Sector Award - The Winner Is Hirschs

The 2018 winner is ...Hirsch's Hirsch's has built a solid reputation by being associated with big brands, giving good service and carrying a wide range of products for the home, as well as supporting its...   More

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