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Training the new wave of young skilled workers

By Mamiki Matlawa ACCORDING to Stats SA, there is a staggering unemployment rate of 63,2% among the youth, accounting for individuals between the ages of...

New ‘bespoke’ business insurance for truckers, restaurants and professionals

DISCOVERY Business Insurance has launched four new products it says are tailored to the specific needs of restaurant owners, healthcare professionals, lawyers and accountants,...

An auto sales anniversary worth celebrating

AS the country observed the first-year anniversary since the start of lockdown, new vehicle sales provided reason for the industry to celebrate. Twelve months ago,...

Second home sales soar

FNB has revealed that they’ve seen a 46% increase in the total number of buyers who purchased their secondary properties in the fourth quarter of...

SA’s first media NFT launched

THE concept of NFTs, or Non-Fungible Tokens, has arrived in South Africa, with numerous artworks available for purchase or auction via these digital certificates...

Manufacturers reporting constrained supply chains

GLOBAL restrictions implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19 have had a direct impact on manufacturing supply chains with constraints still evident across many...

R20m for distressed KZN tourism businesses

AT least 400 KwaZulu-Natal tourism businesses are set to benefit from the R20-million Tourism Relief Fund which has been set up by the provincial...

‘Gold partner’ landmark for SA tech company

Digital technologies company Makwa IT Technologies has been certified as a Cisco Gold Partner in South Africa, the first 100% black and youth-owned company...

SME financing: know your options

DESPITE the recent easing of certain lockdown restrictions, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have been under pressure for some time due to a sluggish...

Hey brew, score R1.3m for your idea to solve a social problem

APPLICATIONS for the 11th annual SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards and 6th annual Disability Empowerment Awards are open for entry and eligible entrepreneurs have...

5 ways the Expropriation Bill could wreck SA’s economy

WHEN legislation is used to derail the economy, it must be viewed as a misuse of power. That’s the view of employers’ organisation NEASA,...

N3 upgrade hailed

Call to curb ‘lawless’ business forums NEWS that work has resumed on a series of upgrades to the N3 highway – estimated to be worth...

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Municipality opens multi-million rand automotive hub

TRADING conditions for 33 informal traders and entrepreneurs who were previously operating under makeshift stalls have been transformed for the better following the official...

April / May 2021

The KZN Industrial & Business News is the only industrial publication of its kind dedicated to the region providing suppliers to industry with a...

Pothole patcher hailed a ‘game changer’ for SA roads and SMEs

KWAZULU-Natal-based Shisalanga Construction, known for road building innovations like using recycled plastic in asphalt, has now turned its attention to the nationwide pothole problem,...

Custom cluck trucks transport chicks in style

THE largest independent, non-integrated, day-old chick supplier in Southern Africa, Eagles Pride Hatchery, has taken delivery of two Serco-built truck bodies designed specifically for...