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10/07/2017, 11:45 PM

Ernest Mahlaule, President of the JCCI – Asean, A Hub Of Economic Cooperation And Investment In Southeast Asia

At first glance, the ASEAN intergovernmental bloc might seem like unfamiliar terrain to most South African business people, but a closer look reveals a swathe of economic opportunity in what is arguably one of...   More


10/07/2017, 11:40 PM

Dan Blignaut – Blockchain Adapt Or Die

Blockchain technology is a buzz word, right after the other buzz word, Bitcoin is mentioned. For those that aren’t familiar with either term, here is a brief explanation. Blockchain is a structure where...   More


10/07/2017, 11:35 PM

Caroline Kanzara: Manager, Fragomen – Immigration Development In Nigeria

Nigeria is considered to be the economic hub of West Africa. With this reputation as an economic powerhouse stems a large movement of goods and people into the country. Nigeria has established one of the most...   More


10/07/2017, 11:30 PM

Lathasha Subban – The Power Of HR Leadership

On the 8 June 2017, the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP) presented at the 4th Annual Emergence Growth HR Conference 2017. The theme was “The power of HR”, and it was well represented in the...   More


10/07/2017, 01:37 PM

Ernest Mahlaule the President of the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry - JCCI Annual Conference

The annual JCCI Conference is an event that is very close to my heart. Last year the annual conference was revived as there is a need to create an opportunity for key stakeholders in the economy to engage...   More


10/07/2017, 01:27 PM

The Future Of Property Is In Good Hands

Izandla Property, South Africa’s new empowered property benchmark has recently been launched. Izandla Property is a majority blackowned property company powered by Investec Property (IP) and Investec Property...   More


10/07/2017, 01:26 PM

David White and Akhona Mahlati - The Heart Of Your Business

Ever met anyone with true terror in their eyes? It’s likely they run their own business. Sleepless nights about cash f low, getting that one contract that will make all the difference, big companies muscling...   More


10/07/2017, 01:25 PM

SpringLights Gas – Nkosinathi Solomon,

(SLG) was established in 2002 to trade piped natural gas to industrial and commercial customers in KwaZulu-Natal. Since then, it has grown its geographic presence to cover most of the province supplying to...   More


10/07/2017, 01:24 PM

Business Unusual In Joshco - Anthony Thamsaqa Ngcezula

Anthony Thamsaqa Ngcezula, the recently appointed CEO of JOSHCO, the City of Johannesburg’s social housing company, has described his first 100 days at the helm of the entity as “challenging but fulfilling”....   More


10/07/2017, 01:23 PM

North Meets South West Breakfast - Sakhumzi Restaurant In Soweto

The Sandton Region of the JCCI is spearheading an initiative to bring together Sandton corporates and township entrepreneurs from Soweto and other regions within Gauteng. “Through these regular networking...   More


10/07/2017, 01:22 PM

Usha Jivan, Managing Director, Beescore (Pty) Ltd – SA Mining Recovery To Be Short-Lived

Amidst the turbulence and distractions of the past few months, including the capture of the state and the legalized private use of cannabis, a couple of documents have come across my desk that deserve a...   More


10/07/2017, 01:21 PM

Johannesburg’s best dance - Joburg Ballet

THREE CHOREOGRAPHERS COLLABORATE ON NEW PRODUCTION Johannesburg’s best dance companies come together to create a magical show that depicts the highs and lows of the entertainment industry. Big City, Big Dreams...   More


10/07/2017, 01:20 PM

Tanya Tosen, Remuneration Consultants – Adopting Leading Practice

What can be done to remunerate employees better? The simple answer is plenty. Yet many employers do not get the most out of employee package structuring. This is one of those areas where there are “too many...   More


10/07/2017, 01:19 PM

Nosa Logistics – How Driver Fatique Threatens All Road Users

Almost everyone knows that driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or other drugs is a deadly combination. However, few people realise the danger associated with driving while fatigued. In fact,...   More


10/07/2017, 01:18 PM

The Event Organisers

SINGAPORE MANUFACTURING FEDERATION The Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF), formerly known as the Singapore Manufacturers’ Association, was first established in 1932. With a membership of over 3000...   More


10/07/2017, 01:17 PM

Alan Keep, Managing Partner, Bowmans – Move Over BITCOIN, Here Comes BOWMONEY

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are not abstract concepts for leading pan-African law firm, Bowmans. From 1 July this year, Bowmans’ staff will be using ‘BowMoney’ to reward fellow employees who exemplify the...   More


10/07/2017, 01:16 PM

Paul Bishop – Cross-Border Trading Opportunities

Paul Bennett Bishop, Project Manager of the JCCI’s Global Business Accelerator, recently presented at the Property Point’s To The Point session on: Cross-Border Trading Opportunities that SMEs Are Missing Out...   More


10/07/2017, 01:16 PM

Chris Haralambous Partner, Cox Yeats Attorneys – Pay Disparity In The Workplace does Not Necessarily Contravene The Law

Before employers get caught up in the hype surrounding “pay parity” issues, it must be understood that there are two very distinct pieces of amended legislation that have an impact on the so called “pay...   More


10/07/2017, 01:15 PM

Meet Your City Officials

The City Of Joburg Property Commpany On Friday 23 June over 100 delegates attended the Meet Your City Officials Business Breakfast organized by the JCCI Property Cluster to introduce the CEO of The City of...   More


10/07/2017, 01:14 PM

Cox Yeats – Attend A Critical Workshop : Law, Business And Labour

The Cox Yeats Labour Team, in conjunction with The People Solutions Company, is presenting a critical workshop on: Adapting to challenges and a changing economy within South Africa’s Human Resources and...   More


10/07/2017, 01:13 PM

Bernadette Zeiler – Introducing Our New JCCI Head of International Trade

After many years at the Chamber, Nada Reyneke has left in search of new challenges. We thank her for her long and dedicated service to the business community. We are delighted to introduce our new Head of...   More


10/07/2017, 01:12 PM

Accessing Finance For Small And Medium Enterprises – New Chamber Service

SMEs experience great difficulty with accessing business finance. Consequently, JCCI’s new service is aimed at helping SMEs access the loans they need. Using a skilled intermediary, who is steeped in the...   More


10/07/2017, 01:11 PM

Business Focus V1 N2

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09/07/2017, 11:50 PM

Discover New Business Opportunities In South And Asean

Some 100 manufacturers from Africa and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will be converging in Johannesburg, South Africa for the inaugural Africa-ASEAN Business Expo 2017 in November, to...   More


21/04/2017

Special Spots For Sundowners

“Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words,” said Roman playwright Plautus more than 2 000 years ago. Jo’burgers love to do just that – celebrate any and every occasion with something bubbly, a...   More


21/04/2017

Chantal Gray - Managing Director, NOSA Logistics : Solving A Transport Dilemma

Over the years, the road transport industry in South Africa, has grown in leaps and bounds as the demand for goods has grown. Thousands of trucks take to our highways and byways every day delivering everything...   More


21/04/2017

Rob Hare - Senior Associate, Tax Practice at Bowmans - Surprise - You Have To Pay Tax

With SARS’ fiscal year having come to an end on 31 March, many executives and tax advisors will have been working hard to ensure their companies and clients pay their fair share of tax. Sometimes, however,...   More


21/04/2017

Business Embraces Plans To Revitalise The Inner City

The Johannesburg Business Forum has thrown its weight behind the City of Johannesburg’s efforts to revitalise the inner city to make it investor friendly so it can unlock economic growth and create jobs. The...   More


21/04/2017

JRA - M2 / Main Reef And Linked Extensions

The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) has embarked on a R30 million upgrade of the M2 West Highway/ Main Reef Road and linked extensions to ease congestion and improve access on this key arterial route. The...   More


21/04/2017

Herman Mashaba - Top Opportunities For The City Of Joburg

I strongly believe that our residents’ demand for change, as witnessed in the previous local government elections, requires a shift from the way the City of Joburg has previously conducted the business of...   More


21/04/2017

Cathie Lewis, Grindrod Company Secretary - Sustainability : The Heart Of Corporate Governance

Cathie Lewis, Grindrod Company Secretary, is a passionate proponent of King IV™ (King IV). One of its pivotal principles is that of corporate sustainability, which well resonates with her long standing beliefs...   More


21/04/2017

King IV Demands Greater Accountability

The King IV™ Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa was launched in November 2016 by the King Committee and the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA). King IV is a set of far reaching...   More


21/04/2017

Sandile Nyaba - General Manager, The Corruption Hotline : What Is A Whistleblower?

It is imperative to know what is a ‘Whistleblower’. Generally, a whistleblower is an employee that reports an employer's misconduct. There are laws that protect whistleblowers from being fired or mistreated...   More


21/04/2017

Dr Pat Smythe - Executive Chairman : Talent Lessons From An African Safari

For decades, educators and businesses have advocated the development of well-rounded individuals (students and employees) with little or no recognition of their unique talents - developing them into “little...   More


21/04/2017

Marisa Jacobs - Director - Head of Immigration and Mobility, Xpatweb : Work Visas And Expanding Your Business Family

How difficult is it really to obtain a work visa for a foreign skilled employee? Like many things in life, very easy when you know what you need and how to go about it, but near impossible where you are...   More


21/04/2017

Amanuel Gebremeskel - Technical Director, South African Institute Of Steel Construction : Opportunities In Steel

Algeria is an upper middle income country that is confidently emerging from a few decades of political instability and relative economic isolation. It is rich in oil and gas and happens to be the largest...   More


21/04/2017

Chris Anderson - Algeria Ready To Strengthen Trade And Industry Ties With South Africa

Algerian ambassador to South Africa Abd-El-Naceur Belaid called for stronger economic partnerships between Algeria and South Africa at an Algeria-South Africa trade and investment summit held in...   More


21/04/2017

Why Should South Africans Do Business In Algeria?

ACCESS TO REGIONAL MARKETS • Geostrategic position allowing proximity to the European, African and Arab markets • Seven border markets (Tunisia, Libya, Niger, Mali, Morocco, Western Sahara,...   More


21/04/2017

Call For Comment

Open Learning Policy Framework for South African Post-School Education and Training The Department of Higher Education has called for public comment on the Open Learning Policy Framework for South African...   More


21/04/2017

Private Training Providers To Register With DHET

All private training providers will have to apply to DHET for registration by 30 June 2017. The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is currently tightening control of private training...   More


21/04/2017

David White, CEO BusinessFit and Akhona Mahlati, Director BusinessFit - South Africa Desperately Needs More Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs stimulate the economy, bring innovation into our everyday existence, and importantly fuel economic growth and create employment opportunities. But where do we find these Entrepreneurs? We know...   More


20/04/2017

TSK Interiors : Building On Success

When Thuso Koboyatau and Thato Setati set up TSK Construction in 2011, their goals were simple: to improve the quality of their lives through self-empowerment and wealth creation, while offering a high-quality...   More


20/04/2017

Ndzilo Fire Protection Engineers - Have A Dream - Set A Goal

With six permanent and 11 contract staff, Ndzilo Fire Protection Engineers (Pty) Ltd was once the only youth-owned company – and one of three black-owned companies – in its sector. Founder HenchardNjoni said,...   More


20/04/2017

Uplifting The South African Economy

Growthpoint is South Africa’s largest property company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, owning and managing a portfolio of commercial, industrial and retail properties in South Africa and Australia....   More


20/04/2017

Q And A With Lerato Motsamai

LeratoMotsamai is a former corporate professional with 17 years retail, commercial and logistics experience in the downstream petrochemical industry. Currently she is an award winner entrepreneur and founder...   More


20/04/2017

Save Time And Money With Electronic Certificates Of Origin

As an International Chamber of Commerce accredited issuer of trade documents, JCCI has traditionally issued manual certificates of origin. Now, however, the world-wide trend is towards the issuing of...   More


20/04/2017

Terrance M. Booysen, Lucien Caron and Robert Davies - Holding Directors Personally Liable - Where To Draw The Line

Directors in South Africa are being scrutinised for their role within organisations. Board and executive decision-making is being challenged in parliament and in court and, at the very least, some directors...   More


20/04/2017

Vincent Charnley - JCCI Sandton Appoints New Regional Chairman

Vincent Charnley, CEO of Phambili Services, has been appointed chairman of the JCCI Sandton Region. Vincent is the founder member and executive director of Phambili Services, as well as the Black Waste...   More


20/04/2017

In Conversation With Ernest Mahlaule

The president plays a critical role in leading the Chamber in line with its vision, mission and strategy. This is achieved by: • Preoccupation with the advocacy role on behalf of not only chamber members...   More


20/04/2017

The Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry - A Proud Tradition Of Service To Business

The concept of businesses joining together in a mutual effort to increase commerce and lobby government led to the formation of the first Chamber of Commerce in Marseilles in 1599. The Johannesburg Chamber of...   More


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