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04/03/2019, 10:13 AM

Hluhluwe Game Reserve - Unforgettable Memories

Our driver braked sharply as a huge black mamba glided slowly across the road in front of us. A little later we were treated to a protective rhino mother and her calf wallowing in a mud bath. Further along...   More

04/03/2019, 09:44 AM

Jeanine Topping - What's On The Cards In 2019?

JTandA is passionate about ensuring that the training providers it assists to become accredited are able to deliver learning programmes that culminate in specified National Qualifications Framework (NQF)...   More

04/03/2019, 09:13 AM

Nicolene Schoeman-Louw - SMEs Must Focus On Relationship Building

I want to make a bold statement. For many years, start-ups and small businesses have been kept at the back by service providers and even themselves. Let me explain why... As a young professional, I remember...   More

01/03/2019, 04:10 PM

Dr Fareed Amod - Making A Positive Difference

Getting to the dentist during normal working hours can often be a challenge. In addition, no one knows when toothache will strike or a front tooth chip; normally this is just before an important meeting....   More

01/03/2019, 03:52 PM

Blythedale Coastal Adventure Market - Keeps Getting Better

On the first Sunday of every month, you can be a part of the most epic market on the North Coast. If you're a casual marketgoer, you and your family will love the interesting vendors and delicious food, in by...   More

01/03/2019, 03:37 PM

Ilembe Business Confidence Index (IBCI) 2018 Year-End

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

01/03/2019, 03:01 PM

Thabiso Dube and Tim Bettany - Waste As A Resource

Both individuals and businesses generate large amounts of waste: from food and garden waste, to old clothes, furniture and appliances, plastic bags and paper, to construction and demolition waste,...   More

01/03/2019, 02:29 PM

Promoting The Visibility Of KZN Brands

The 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...   More

01/03/2019, 02:10 PM

Mike Miller - Launching A Business In The UK And SA?

Mike Miller has worked and lived in both South Africa and England for more than five decades. Mike is one of the founders of the South African Chamber of Commerce (SACC) in the UK and has just taken on the...   More

27/11/2018, 02:16 PM

Business Sense Vol4.5


27/11/2018, 02:11 PM

Celebrating Success

Acknowledgment is one of those things that you don't think about until you notice it's missing. As business leaders, we often don't take time to celebrate the successes and achievements, of ourselves and of...   More

27/11/2018, 02:01 PM

Vijay Naidoo - Addressing Challenges

The announcement that almost R200bn had been pledged by the private sector at the recent investment conference convened by President Ramaphosa has been greeted with euphoria, and has led to the conference...   More

27/11/2018, 01:47 PM

Zululand Chamber - Start Your Business

Certification day after the International Labour Organisation's Start Your Business Course at the Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry took place on 9 October 2018. The ZCCI's SMME development and...   More

27/11/2018, 01:39 PM

Neville Matjie - Transforming KwaZulu-Natal

Neville Matjie is the chief executive officer of Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN), where he has worked for the last 15 years. TIKZN is a South African trade and inward investment promotion agency and...   More

27/11/2018, 01:17 PM

Patrick Deale - Trust At The Top

Can a Board of Directors skip the disciplinary procedure and use a fast-track procedure to dismiss a CEO when they believe the trust relationship has broken down? This possibility of such a novel procedure...   More

27/11/2018, 01:01 PM

Recognising Excellence

EThekwini Municipality and its investments promotion unit, Invest Durban, have collectively scooped no fewer than eight Diamond Arrow Awards in the prestigious awards, an annual awards event which...   More

27/11/2018, 12:51 PM

British Airways First Direct Flight From London Arrives In Durban

King Shaka International Airport welcomed flight BA41 on Tuesday 30 October. The British Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner was the first of three direct flights a week between Durban and London's Heathrow...   More

27/11/2018, 12:28 PM

Khadija Ally - Clarity On Vat For Residential Property Developers

A vendor that changes the use of goods from a wholly or partly taxable purpose to a wholly non - taxable purpose is deemed to make a taxable supply in the course or furtherance of that vendor's enterprise. In...   More

27/11/2018, 12:09 PM

Alexander Rocher and Sunil Hansjee - Operationally Justifiable Retrenchments

Section 189A(19) of the Labour Relations Act, 1995, as amended (the LRA), which regulates so called large scale retrenchments compelled the Labour Court to find that an employee was dismissed for a fair reason...   More

27/11/2018, 11:49 AM

Connecting Africa

On Saturday, 10 November, Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi and KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism MEC Sihle Zikalala officially opened the new Maputo-Catembe Bridge that...   More

27/11/2018, 11:41 AM

Nalinda Ajanaku - Leaders In Professional And Quality Customer Interaction

Mbono Communications is a 100% female black-owned South African company with its base in the Eastern Cape. The company provides contact centre services and is able to undertake any type of inbound and outbound...   More

27/11/2018, 11:02 AM

Durban Chamber KZN Exporter Of The Year Awards

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in partnership with Transnet Port Terminals, recently announced the winners and finalists of the 2018 edition of the KZN Exporter of the Year Awards. The Award...   More

27/11/2018, 10:31 AM

Andrew Layman - Long Service-Is It To Be Celebrated?

Although long service is not as common as it used to be, it is still customary for organisations to reward and celebrate it. For example, a person who leaves UCT after 45 years' service may take a taxable cash...   More

27/11/2018, 10:20 AM

Sandile Xolo - Preparing For The Inevitable Is A Priority In Tight Financial Times

Sandile Xolo, marketing and communications manager at Ithala SOC Ltd. says, "Funeral cover is the most soughtafter insurance in the country. Death remains an inevitable part of the human journey, making...   More

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

Business Sense Vol 4.4   More

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

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