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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

13/07/2018, 12:48 PM

Financial Services - The Winner Is FMI

The winner is FMI "I'm thrilled that we have been recognised with this prestigious award, particularly considering the standard of nominees alongside us." CEO, Brad Toerien. "I love the fact that I get to...   More

13/07/2018, 12:05 PM

Business Services - The Winner Is Blue Security

The winner is Blue Security Blue Security managing director Henk van Bemmelen said it was the first time the firm had participated in the awards and it was a complete surprise to be named as the winner in the...   More

13/07/2018, 11:56 AM

Utilities Sector - The Winner Is SLG

The Winner is SLG (Pty) Ltd SLG Group CEO Mthoko Mbatha said, "As SLG, we are pretty excited about the award as well as the recognition we have received." He added, "We are a 100% black owned company. Having...   More

13/07/2018, 11:48 AM

Financial Services - FMI named Top Business in the Financial Services sector at the 2018 Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards

GET TO KNOW KZN'S FAVOURITE FINANCIAL SERVICE BUSINESS FMI, a division of Bidvest Life Ltd, was recently named Top Business in the Financial Services sector at the 2018 Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards....   More

13/07/2018, 11:16 AM

Mining And Quarrying - The Winner Is Tronox

The winner is Tronox. Tronox is the world's largest fully integrated producer of mineral sands and pigment. The year 2018 is expected to be another year of strong performance, as the company expects to...   More

13/07/2018, 11:03 AM

Construction And Development - The Winner Is Shree Property

The Winner is Shree Property Holdings Shree Property Holdings is a property specialist that delivers turn-key warehousing and logistics solutions, customised to meet individual client requirements, and...   More

13/07/2018, 10:53 AM

Transport, Storage And Communication - The Winner Is City Logistics

The winner is City Logistics This year, City Logistics celebrates 30 years in business, and this anniversary is an opportunity to highlight many of their achievements. While transport remains a vital service...   More

13/07/2018, 10:42 AM

Elan Property Group SMME Award - The Winner Is Madunge Events And Projects

The Winner of the eLan Property Group SMME Award is Madunge Events and Projects. Madunge Events and Projects is a progressive 100% black African owned company based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. The company has...   More

13/07/2018, 10:33 AM

Spirit Of Elan - Fiona Ebrahim was the delighted winner of the eLan Property Group lucky draw prize

Fiona Ebrahim was the delighted winner of the eLan Property Group lucky draw prize. This was a cruise for twenty people on the Spirit of eLan. This 48-foot Luxury Power Catamaran holds up to 20 guests for a...   More

13/07/2018, 10:26 AM

Community And Social Services - The Winner Is THINK

The Winner is THINK (TB and HIV Investigative Network) THINK is a globally recognised and registered non-profit organisation that conducts clinical research on behalf of providers of medication to alleviate...   More

13/07/2018, 10:14 AM

BusinessFIT Entrepreneur Award - The Winner Is Walter Coughlan

The winner is ... Walter Coughlan, the founder and director of the Fair Food Company (Pty) Ltd. "On behalf of all the farmers, and staff and groups that we work with, I am very proud to be honoured," he...   More

12/07/2018, 04:58 PM

Dominic Collett - Innovation And Collaboration key To KZN Economy

Dominic Collett, the Chairman of the KwaZulu-Natal Business Chambers Council In the last month, KZN businesses were recognised at the annual Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards. This annual event has gone...   More

12/07/2018, 04:47 PM

Palesa Phili - New Durban Chamber Chief Executive Officer

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry is proud to announce the appointment of the new Chamber Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Palesa Phili, effective 1 July 2018. Palesa replaces out-going CEO, Dumile...   More

12/07/2018, 04:37 PM

Akhona Mahlati - Overcoming Our Challenges

Akhona Mahlati, chief executive director of BusinessFit Akhona Mahlati is the Chair of Bright Sparks Training Consultants, principal strategist and director for Ewe Sana Marketing and Communications,...   More

12/07/2018, 04:23 PM

Patrick Deale - Splitting Charges

Do multiple charges arising from a single act of misconduct make dismissal more likely? Workplace disciplinary enquiries have morphed into processes which mimic criminal trials. It starts with the choice of...   More

12/07/2018, 04:10 PM

KPMG - Relocation To New Offices In Umhlanga

Responding to a strong call for a flexible office space, KPMG in Durban wishes to announce that we have relocated to our new offices at 6 Nokwe Avenue, Umhlanga Ridgeside, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban, 4320. The...   More

12/07/2018, 04:00 PM

Matthew Verbaan - Innovative Financing Plans Are Setting Bridge City Apart

Bridge City is set to become the centrepiece of an affordable housing development that will see more than 350 units being developed with the first ones being up for sale towards the end of next year. This new...   More

12/07/2018, 03:44 PM

Avi Maharaj - Empowering Individuals And Organizations

Avi Maharaj, General Manager, Siyaya Skills Institute Siyaya Skills Institute, a division of EOH Holdings Limited was registered in 2001 and is one of the market leaders in the Further Education and Training...   More

12/07/2018, 03:28 PM

David White, Charles Henzi And Akhona Mahlati - International Influence

David White and Charles Henzi of DRG have held senior HR roles in global corporates and subsequently have become independent leadership process facilitators. Both recently visited London and...   More

12/07/2018, 02:44 PM

Cox Yeats - Construction, Engineering And Infrastructure Team

The Cox Yeats Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure Team has extensive experience in all construction related areas of the law from contracts to bridge and building collapses, representing individuals,...   More

12/07/2018, 02:23 PM

Peter Barnard and Marikah Calo - Dealing With The Law And Lawlessness

Peter Barnard (Partner) & Marikah Calo (Candidate Attorney), Cox Yeats Attorneys The construction industry in South Africa is a significant contributor to the country's employment and economic growth. Whilst...   More

12/07/2018, 01:30 PM

Taking Durban To The World

KwaZulu-Natal's largest combined regional business and government delegation ever to travel to Britain were there in June to share the facts that Durban is Africa's 'premier investment destination'. This...   More

12/07/2018, 01:05 PM

Rajes Govender - Is Your Cash Flow A Victim Of Rapid Business Growth?

Rajes Govender CA(SA), FD Vedanta - Executive Solutions It all seems wonderful when the orders flow in and business growth has finally become a reality...until your accountant mentions that the business is...   More

12/07/2018, 12:51 PM

Ilembe Chamber Gala Dinner

The Fairmont Zimbali Lodge & Resort Hotel hosted the iLembe Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Gala Dinner in their newly launched Conference Facility's Hibiscus Room on the 10th of May 2018. Nedbank...   More

12/07/2018, 12:41 PM

Minara Chamber - Recognition Awards 2018

The Minara Chamber of Commerce will host its Annual Business Recognition Awards in Durban this year after a successful event in Gauteng in 2017. The Chamber President Solly Suleman is all geared up to raise...   More

12/07/2018, 12:31 PM

Melanie Veness - Women In Business Luncheon

Melanie Veness, CEO Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business August is on its way, and its merry winds bring the promise of Spring, and a burst of fabulous women's events that celebrate the contribution of women...   More

11/07/2018, 05:39 PM

Zululand Chamber - Together We Stand

Zululand Chamber Commerce and Industry Standard Bank Business Women's Conference 2018 "You are only as good as the last service you give", reminded Johanna Mukoki, multiple award-winning business woman and...   More

11/07/2018, 05:28 PM

Durban Chamber Hosts Inaugural Young CEO's Breakfast

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in partnership with Vodacom, recently hosted its inaugural Young CEO's Breakfast at the Chamber's Conference Centre in Morningside, Durban. The event focused on...   More

11/07/2018, 04:55 PM

Prasheen Maharaj - Opportunity And The Collaborative Economy

Prasheen Maharaj, CEO, Southern African Shipyards There is an African saying that "if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." This saying could not be more relevant today in South...   More

11/07/2018, 04:36 PM

Support For Charities Gives Durban ICC A Human Face

When it is not bagging global awards for its excellence as a conference venue, the Durban ICC helps pack meals for hungry children, helps pupils access free physics and chemistry classes and supports HIV/AIDS...   More

11/07/2018, 04:15 PM

Renishaw Hills - A Quality Mature Lifestyle Village

Discerning investors looking for a qualityfinish mature lifestyle village that offers a holistic, outdoors' lifestyle in a modern, open-plan design, offering endless coastal views, can expect to find every...   More

11/07/2018, 04:01 PM

eLan - Win R1 Million Plot Of Land Competition

One lucky person could be the proud owner of a piece of land on the magnificent Blythedale Coastal Estate, on the booming North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. The eLan Gold Cup is the final event in the Festival of...   More

11/07/2018, 03:51 PM

Café Brevé - Feel At Home

Situated very conveniently in the heart of Hillcrest, Café Brevé is a simplistic modern coffee shop catering to people from all walks of life. Their relaxed and casual vibe makes anyone feel right at home and...   More

11/07/2018, 03:40 PM

Billy Last - Latest Data Breach Shines Spotlight On Protection Of Personal Information

The recent cyber-attack and holding hostage of a South African insurance provider's IT infrastructure has drawn attention to the dire need for effective protection of consumer data. While the company asserts...   More

11/07/2018, 03:23 PM

Trevor Clark -Your Entrepreneurial Ladder

Trevor Clark, professional speaker, business and executive coach. How often do you see the title "Entrepreneur" on business cards and as a social media status lately? I believe entrepreneurship is a journey,...   More

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