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14/10/2020, 04:05 PM

Controversial Expropriation Bill revised – what can we expect? – Marikah Calo, Cox Yeats

The controversial Expropriation Bill has been extensively opposed since its introduction in 2015. In consequence, it has been subject to various amendments culminating in the Expropriation Bill, 2020 (the...   More

05/09/2020, 08:59 PM

Business Sense V6.4 featuring Dr. Mthobisi Clyde Zondi, Executive Chairman SanDock Austral Group


05/09/2020, 08:44 PM

Improved customer service

If you would like to consider some good news during the Covid-19 pandemic, then here is some: Consumers will generally get better service once the coronavirus crisis ends. Notably, customer service generally...   More

05/09/2020, 08:04 PM

Durban Chamber “joins the club”

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry has relocated to the Durban Country Club which was effective 3 August 2020. The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry is now based at the iconic and world-class...   More

05/09/2020, 07:49 PM

New president for Zululand Chamber

The Zululand Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ZCCI) has appointed Thami Sithole to take over as president from Thabani Shale. Sithole is the Richards Bay Port manager, appointed to the position in 2018. He...   More

05/09/2020, 07:09 PM

KZN women in hospitality, travel and tourism

The announcement by President Ramaphosa to move to Alert Level 2 of the COVID-19 risk adjusted strategy as from Tuesday, 18 August 2020 marked a significant leap and milestone for the tourism sector. Whether...   More

05/09/2020, 03:13 PM

“Claims conscious” contractors a double-edged sword – Peter Barnard & Claudelle Pretorius, Cox Yeats

Your company’s reputation is crucial. This is particularly true in the built environment industry, where a contractor’s reputation is just as important as his track record. Contractors hesitate to enforce...   More

05/09/2020, 01:58 PM

SLG going green post Covid-19

Pollution and greenhouse gas emissions have fallen considerably as governments across the world try to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Quarantine, the closure of international borders, and a reduced...   More

05/09/2020, 01:37 PM

Roshan Morar – Our Journey!

It’s not uncommon to hear about entrepreneurs who have unrivalled success stories – building empires which started out of garages or turning an old business into something new and impressionable. We all love...   More

05/09/2020, 01:02 PM

Durban ICC – Multi award winning centre

Opened by former president, Nelson Mandela in 1997, the Durban ICC was South Africa’s first International Convention Centre and has played a pioneering role in attracting international events to our shores...   More

05/09/2020, 11:41 AM

Durban ICC goes virtual – Scott Langley

The business of the Durban ICC is about conferences and meetings, the very thing outlawed by the Covid-19 lockdown measures. How has the Durban ICC been affected? Covid-19 and its accompanying lockdown...   More

05/09/2020, 11:15 AM

Shifting lives – Catherine Clark

Catherine Clark, Owner and Founder of the Harvest Table Catherine Clark is the owner and founder of the Harvest Table, which is a family run business based in KwaZulu-Natal. The company provides health and...   More

05/09/2020, 10:14 AM

Global award for business coach – Marlene Powell

Local business coach, Marlene Powell, has been given the great honour of being announced as ActionCOACH’s global ActionMAN (woman) of the year for 2020. Twelve years ago, Marlene was the first woman to own an...   More

04/09/2020, 09:58 PM

DR Mthobisi Clyde Zondi – Directing collaboration and co-operation

Dr Mthobisi Clyde Zondi is the Executive Chairman of the SanDock Austral Group, which is the holding company for SanDock Austral Aerospace, SanDock Austral Shipyards, SanDock Austral Defence Engineering...   More

04/09/2020, 09:21 PM

Palesa Phili – Over R50M injection of value into eThekwini businesses

Durban Chamber has launched an extended range of exclusive member benefits to help stimulate economic activity in the City. The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry is pleased to announce that it is...   More

04/09/2020, 09:00 PM

Toyota South Africa and Durban Chamber – Joint SMME development programme

Toyota South Africa Motors (Pty) Ltd (TSAM), in partnership with the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry NPC, has launched a business development programme for 13 SMEs that are Toyota suppliers. This...   More

04/09/2020, 08:36 PM

RBM produces face masks from co-operatives

As part of a drive to identify opportunities for economic development in its host communities, Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) has procured 75 000 cloth face masks from four cooperatives, one from each of the...   More

04/09/2020, 08:21 PM

South Coast Chamber re-evaluate it’s role

The South Coast Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently announced that Lulu Bodla has taken the reins of the Chamber and will serve as president for the next two year term. He is joined by Zama Memela as...   More

04/09/2020, 07:58 PM

Cobus Oelofse – Ilembe Covid-19 resources

The iLembe business community, as with many other South African regions, is continuing to deal with the dynamics of the unprecedented Covid-19 situation. “We are challenged on a daily basis with situations...   More

04/09/2020, 07:22 PM

Nikita Pillay – Employment equity audits and compliance

Do you have 50 or more employees in your company? Or is your company’s annual turnover higher than Schedule 4 of the Employment Equity Act? If so, then you are labelled a ‘designated employer’. And with that...   More

04/09/2020, 06:33 PM

Michelle Cronje – Women navigating their careers

With the advent of Women’s Day and having the privilege to listen to a plethora of powerful women’s inspirational messages, I thought it appropriate to deliberate on the importance of women navigating their...   More

04/09/2020, 06:11 PM

Dr Fareed Amod - National Oral Health Month

Dr Fareed Amod of Crown Dental Studio says, “As September is national Oral Health Month in South Africa, this is a good time to pay extra attention to your dental care routine”. The COVID-19 pandemic is...   More

04/09/2020, 04:55 PM

Combining outdoor fun with cultural wonder - KwaXolo Caves

Dating back some 100 000 years, the KwaXolo Caves, located inland of Margate on the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) South Coast, were once openrock shelters for indigenous San communities, with the history of these people...   More

04/09/2020, 04:27 PM

Join the Minara membership today

For the first time we as a country and as a world have experienced a severe pandemic which has affected even first world economies. Covid 19 has shaken the world, which is in the process of rebooting and...   More

04/09/2020, 01:13 PM

David White – Building better businesses post Covid

Our advice to entrepreneurs and business owners in bouncing back post Covid is to encourage them to take an objective view of their organisations, looking at each critical aspect of their business to ensure...   More

17/08/2020, 01:26 PM

Shirley Pearson - Changing the game plan

Can you explain briefly what you do? I am a business coach and work with small to medium businesses. The analogy of the sports coach works really well. Basically, we perform the same role that a sports coach...   More

13/07/2020, 01:02 PM

Why WhyBuyCars is the future of the South African motoring industry

Why WhyBuyCars is the future of the South African motoring industry WhyBuyCars offers an innovative alternative to buying your own motor vehicle, instead letting you take out a short to medium-term lease. But...   More

13/07/2020, 11:04 AM

Car Lease Payments

If you’re looking to lease a car but are worried about the how much the payments will be, you can calculate them yourself. However, you can’t assume that the business you’re signing the lease with will hold...   More

13/07/2020, 11:01 AM

What is “Leasing Cars” and Why Should I Do It

We all lust after these four wheeled beauties and wish to own one for ourselves. Although, buying cars is really difficult due to the high monthly repayments or the large lump sum you have to pay upfront. The...   More

13/07/2020, 10:55 AM

Leasing A Car: Good Idea Or Not

Transportation has become an everyday essential as cities and towns expand to accommodate modern ideals. One consideration a lot of people think about is whether or not to buy a car. There are a fair amount of...   More

13/07/2020, 10:53 AM

Financing Cars Vs Leasing Cars

In this economy, a vast number of people can’t afford the luxury of buying a car. Even those that can afford to are looking to make a smaller commitment. Some businesses have seen that people need more options...   More

13/07/2020, 10:50 AM

Car Finance Under Debt Review

Inflation is on the rise and the economy is shaky. These days falling into debt is all too easy and when it becomes overwhelming, your purchasing power becomes limited. It is a common belief that if you are...   More

13/07/2020, 10:35 AM

Credit Score For Leasing

If you’re looking to lease a car, there are a number of things you should know beforehand. One of these things is the required credit score you need. In case you aren’t sure what a credit score is, it is a...   More

13/07/2020, 10:31 AM

Blacklisted: Can I Lease A Car?

So you’ve been blacklisted. There’s no shame in that. It could happen to anyone and it shouldn’t incapacitate you. There are businesses out there that are willing to help when it comes to car finance. They...   More

13/07/2020, 10:28 AM

The Best Time To Lease

You’ve done all the research and figured out the finances, now you’re ready to lease a car. You’re probably thinking that the timing of your lease isn’t that important but if you time it right, you could end...   More

13/07/2020, 10:24 AM

How to drive a new car and spare the permanent cost of owning one

Gone are the days of casually walking into a dealership to look at a vehicle you might be interested in purchasing as a new vehicle for yourself, or family. While new stringent measures are put into place all...   More

13/07/2020, 10:18 AM

The best and fastest way to lease a car today

At times of great uncertainty - such as the current situation brought about by the COVID-19 crisis - committing to long-term financial agreements can be risky. Transunion's Consumer Financial Hardship reports...   More

01/07/2020, 09:55 PM

Business Sense Vol 6.3 hot off the press


01/07/2020, 09:42 PM

Nigel Ward - Comment on 2020 supplementary budget speech

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the opportunity to comment on the 2020 Supplementary Budget Speech delivered by the Honourable, Mr Tito Titus Mboweni, Minister of Finance of the Republic...   More

01/07/2020, 09:33 PM

Launch of the Minara home business support desk

During the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions many home businesses have lost their only living daily income to survive as many are women owned and are the only breadwinners for their families. Home...   More

01/07/2020, 09:31 PM

Jade le Roux - New offices for PMCB

It's an exciting new chapter for Pietermaritzburg and Midlands Chamber of Business (PMCB). They have moved from their current offices at the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) showgrounds. MCB CEO, Melanie...   More

01/07/2020, 09:09 PM

Business Awards to be rescheduled

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa, the Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2020, one of the highlights of the KZN business events calendar, will with much regret, be rescheduled. The...   More

01/07/2020, 08:58 PM

Felix Mahlangu - Risk and IT security management a case for cyber security

Cyber security or information technology security is the protection of computer systems from the theft of or damage to their hardware, software, or electronic data, as well as from the disruption or...   More

01/07/2020, 08:39 PM

Top law firm in the province - Cox Yeats

In the 2020 annual provincial survey assessing the top legal firms in province, a random, provincial sample of CEOs, MDs, business owners, company directors and managers and government officials...   More

01/07/2020, 07:51 PM

SLG : Committed to community - Health partners in a functional community project during COVID-19

While great uncertainty remains about the tough times ahead, the opportunity for business to band together and assist those at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic is equally significant. One such...   More

01/07/2020, 07:37 PM

The KwaZulu-Natal Top Business Portfolio 2020

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

01/07/2020, 07:33 PM

Merrill King - Navigating new frontiers

You were appointed CEO on 1 March 2020. What resonates most in your first 90 days? The euphoria, scenario mapping and approval of annual budgets with projections for a successful year ahead were short lived....   More

01/07/2020, 06:52 PM

Nikita Pillay : COVID-19 health and safety - Getting back to work HR responsibilities

DRG has been helping many companies with their "Getting Back to Work HR Responsibilities" and would love to assist with these requirements within your business. We as employers are responsible for creating a...   More

01/07/2020, 06:24 PM

Elan Property - The rise of webinars

The world is in an even more turbulent state than usual, and individuals, families, and businesses have been forced to adapt in order to survive and stay relevant in the changing face of society. Many...   More

01/07/2020, 05:00 PM

Jacqueline Raw - Landing new business in a post-covid economy

There are very few people that have been able to remain financially unaffected by the global economic shutdown brought on by the various governmental lockdown measures due to COVID-19. Faced with...   More

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