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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

05/03/2019, 06:06 PM

Durban Chamber Annual Gala Dinner

The Durban Chamber partnered with long-time member and platinum sponsor, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), for the Durban Chamber's 162nd Annual Gala Dinner onboard the MSC Musica, which docked in Durban...   More

05/03/2019, 05:59 PM

Exporter Of The Year Awards - Taking KZN To The World

The Exporter of the Year awards are a showcase for emerging and established exporters of a wide range of goods and services and underline our strong trade partnerships. Transnet Port Terminals has been a...   More

05/03/2019, 05:52 PM

We Help You Grow Your Business Internationally

The Durban Chamber has helped to grow Durban businesses globally, helping them make contact with members of visiting trade delegations, source products from international suppliers, access information on...   More

05/03/2019, 05:43 PM

ESD Case Study

The Durban Chamber and Transnet Pipelines embarked on a threeyear partnership around enterprise and supplier development to accelerate the economic participation of previously disadvantaged target groups which...   More

05/03/2019, 05:36 PM

How The Chamber Can Support Your Enterprise And Supplier Development (ESD) Goals

The Durban Chamber through our ESD initiative aims to support small, medium and large micro enterprises (SMMEs) in the Durban area, in-line with the B-BEEE codes of good practice. We are committed to the...   More

05/03/2019, 05:24 PM

Durban Chamber - #SHAPEDURBAN

In 2018, The Durban Chamber provided critical Input Into the following: EThekwini Municipality Annual Report 2016/2017 EThekwini Municipality Draft Budget 2018/2019 National Climate Change Bill National Health...   More

05/03/2019, 05:07 PM

Why Durban Chamber Forums Exist

WE ADVOCATE FOR YOUR BUSINESS The Durban Chamber identifies government policy relevant to business in Durban and amplifies core issues that impact on business with short, medium - and long-term perspectives....   More

05/03/2019, 04:57 PM

Durban Chamber - Durban Business Enables Taking Durban Business To The World

A SERVICE ORGANISATION WITH TANGIBLE BENEFITS Due to the increasing number of entrepreneurs and small or micro businesses, the Durban Chamber developed an affordable membership package geared to up-skill...   More

05/03/2019, 04:43 PM

Durban Chamber - An Organisation Of Growth

In 2018, the Durban Chamber saw a growth in membership of 28% and welcomed 449 new companies to the Durban Chamber movement including 290 start-up company registrations. #DURBANMUSTRISE The Durban Chamber...   More

05/03/2019, 04:28 PM

Palesa Phili - Message From The CEO

Since it was established approximately 163 years ago, the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been an advocate on issues that impact Durban's economic growth and prosperity, advocating on behalf of and...   More

05/03/2019, 04:10 PM

Durban Chamber - In Business For A Better World

The Durban Chamber has been through significant changes in the past two years under the stewardship of its President, Musa Makhunga. In 2018, the Durban Chamber formally registered as a Non-Profit Company...   More

04/03/2019, 02:36 PM

Volume 5.1 Hot Off The Press


04/03/2019, 02:31 PM

Highlights From 2019 Budget Speech

Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni presented the National Budget, Wednesday 20 February 2019. Minister Mboweni confirmed that his Budget Speech aligns with President Cyril Ramaphosa's vision for the country....   More

04/03/2019, 02:18 PM

Assistance For Labour Relations Processes

Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) and the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) have collaborated to launch a free-touse Web Tool dedicated to help smaller businesses with labour...   More

04/03/2019, 02:07 PM

Musa Makhunga - Paying It Forward

Musa Makhunga's passion for people and society has been driven by the need to "pay it forward". He believes that he would not have achieved as much as he has done in his life if he was not assisted by the...   More

04/03/2019, 01:49 PM

Patrick Deale - Collective Misconduct

What's the difference between collective and derivative misconduct and why is it important to distinguish between them? PRASA Case PRASA1 had to pay a high price for failing to make the distinction after it...   More

04/03/2019, 01:22 PM

Teigue Payne - Cycling The Battlefields of KZN

Cycling is a great way to tour the Battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) - as I discovered when I joined Spekboom Tours' inaugural tour of the historic sites of the Newcastle-Ladysmith and Spioenkop areas...   More

04/03/2019, 12:42 PM

Pranesh Kara - The Transformational CIO

In its 20th year, the Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey 2018 is the largest IT leadership survey ever undertaken, with just under 4000 responses from chief information officers (CIOs) and technology executives...   More

04/03/2019, 12:21 PM

Merrill King - Much To Celebrate

As Capitol Caterers enters its 25th year in the industry they have much to celebrate! One of the country's most prestigious catering companies, Capitol Caterers, is entering its 25th year of catering service...   More

04/03/2019, 12:06 PM

Commercial And Construction Law

Alastair Hay, Philip Thompson, Marikah Calo and Abigail Dunlop The Hay Team, headed by Senior Partner, Alastair Hay, specialises predominantly in Commercial and Construction Law. The team comprises Alastair,...   More

04/03/2019, 11:56 AM

Commissions Of Inquiry : A Toothless Hound?

Philip Thompson and Marikah Calo Over the past six years there have been a multitude of Commissions of Inquiry ('COI') convened to inquire into various scandals. COIs steal the limelight and are almost...   More

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