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14/09/2018, 01:39 PM

Business Focus Vol 2.3

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14/09/2018, 01:31 PM

Herman Breedt - JCCI AGM August 2018 President's Message

Herman Breedt, President of the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry I wish to take this opportunity to thank my fellow Board members for their time, hard work and constructive input. My thanks also...   More

14/09/2018, 01:16 PM

Compliance Notices

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has successfully obtained Orders in terms of section 17 5 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 ("the Act") for administrative fines to be imposed on three...   More

14/09/2018, 01:06 PM

Johan Bosch - Up lifting the people of South Africa

Johan Bosch, CEO of Red Ant Security Relocation & Eviction Services (Red Ants), is driven to create jobs that uplift the people of South Africa. Red Ants is a multi-disciplinary company offering services in...   More

14/09/2018, 12:52 PM

Dr Azar Jammine - Outlook For The South African Economy

Dr Azar Jammine, Director and Chief Economist of Econometrix, was the key note speaker at the JCCI's 128th Annual General Meeting. Jammine has been in his current position since December 1985 and has...   More

14/09/2018, 12:37 PM

JCCI Annual Conference

The JCCI Annual Conference took place on the 22 August 2018 with the theme: EXPLORING NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN URBAN FARMING AND AGRO-PROCESSING - Business and Emerging Farmers in Conversation. The...   More

14/09/2018, 12:24 PM

Anita Morar - Top Quality Chillies

Kadipore Farms CC, specialising in the production of top quality chillies, is run by the Morar family. "Kadipore Farms was started in the summer season of 1995 by mistake," says Anita Morar. At that time...   More

14/09/2018, 12:00 PM

iZindaba Zokudla - Conversations About Food

The JCCI Annual conference on Business Opportunities in Urban Farming was privileged to have as facilitator Dr Naudé Malan, senior lecturer in Development Studies in the Department of Anthropology and...   More

14/09/2018, 11:48 AM

Dr Norman Hoeltz - Aparate - The Smart Way To Agriconnect

In today's technology-driven collaborative world, the digital exchange of data, knowledge, services and skills is essential. Ways have to be defined to facilitate this new kind of digital engagement and...   More

14/09/2018, 11:37 AM

Tracy Ledger - An Empty Plate

Tracy Ledger is the author of An Empty Plate which analyses the state of the South African agri-food system. Modern society has allowed access to food to become commodified and is big business. Consequently,...   More

14/09/2018, 11:23 AM

Matex Ethiopia Expo

The Chamber's Senior Trade Assistant, Busi Mkhabele, represented a number of the JCCI Export Incubator participants at MATEX Ethiopia 2018 held on 21-26 June 2018 in Addis Ababa. MATEX is an annual...   More

14/09/2018, 11:13 AM


JCCI exhibited at the 2018 Copperbelt Mining, Agricultural, Industrial, Networking & Enterprise Exhibition (Caminex), which was held in Kitwe, Zambia from the 5 - 7 June 2018. Caminex is an important trade...   More

14/09/2018, 11:03 AM

Quintin Moorcroft - Cryptocurrencies, Yay or Nay?

What is a cryptocurrency? Bitcoin, right? Blockchain? Easy, that is the thing that you put in your backyard to tie the old mother-in- law to. Wrong and wrong. So let us try and clarify. Cryptocurrency is...   More

14/09/2018, 10:48 AM

Debbie Jones - Debit Order Collections

Debbie Jones, Director at Three Peaks Payments House Managing accounts receivable can be a tedious process, especially if you are regularly collecting payments from your customers. Not uncommonly, customers...   More

14/09/2018, 10:31 AM

The Warmest Place To Be

Durban, 'the warmest place' is a popular tourist destination. However, when visitors arrive for a holiday, a question that is often asked is "What should we do today?" Recent family visitors, on a ten-day...   More

14/09/2018, 10:13 AM

International Recognition For Boston Students

Boston City Campus & Business College (Boston) has been recognised and awarded accreditation as an independent higher education institution with the British Accreditation Council (BAC) in May 2018. The BAC is...   More

14/09/2018, 09:52 AM

Shawn Theunissen - Ten Years Of Big Impacts

The year 2018 marks a decade of impact for Property Point, which has been a driver of transformation and small business growth within the property industry over the ten years since it was founded by...   More

14/09/2018, 07:37 AM

Pascal Damoyi - Look Beautiful And Smell Good

Pascal Damoyi, Founder, Yellow Green Lifestyle Cosmetic Yellow Green Lifestyle and Cosmetics based in Wynberg, north of Johannesburg, is a 100% BEE company started by Pascal Damoyi in 2013. The company...   More

14/09/2018, 07:22 AM

Tshepo Mdake - Creating Beautiful Scented Journeys

Shangila Holdings trading as Shangilia Boutique Spa is an enterprise development project of Sun International, The Carousel. The spa was officially launched on 16 October 2014 and is 100% black...   More

14/09/2018, 07:02 AM

Nomsa Mdlalose - A Story Telling Hub

Nomsa Mdlalose, Owner of Zintsomi CC Zintsomi is a storytelling hub that specialises in storytelling and training. Zintsomi nurtures, promotes and places trained storytellers in relevant positions in the...   More

13/09/2018, 06:26 PM

Ntombizovuyo Gumede - Brighten Up Your Mind And Body

Ntombizovuyo (a.k.a. Vuyo) Gumede, owner of Sphile Holdings Sphile Holdings is a legally registered entity that is 100% BBBEE owned by a black South African woman, Ntombizovuyo (known as Vuyo) Gumede. The...   More

13/09/2018, 06:17 PM

Shermina Motlhasedi and Semakaleng Osopeng - African Designed Handcrafted Jewellery

She met Jewellery was founded in 2014 by two sisters, Shermina Motlhasedi and Semakaleng Osopeng. The small South African company combines manufacturing and retailing and sells directly to customers. The...   More

13/09/2018, 06:07 PM

Warwick Hopcroft - Is Your Company Adapting To Be Able To Thrive In The Digital Transformation Era?

Warwick Hopcroft, Sales Director, Bluekey Seidor For the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about how the latest technological developments will drive and shape businesses. Is your business prepared...   More

13/09/2018, 05:53 PM

Mayor Mashaba Hands Over Keys

Mayor Mashaba recently handed over keys to beneficiaries of newly completed units at the City of Johannesburg's South Hills development. Mashaba said, "This marks a momentous occasion, as some of the...   More

13/09/2018, 05:42 PM

Mthoko Mbatha - Customer-centricity Is SLG's Competitive Differentiator

MTHOKO MBATHA is the Group Chief Executive Officer of SLG (Pty) Ltd, the second largest natural gas trading business in South Africa. He has served the company as an executive in various capacities for 14...   More

13/09/2018, 05:28 PM

South Africa Has A Lot That Is Right

Life in South Africa: Reasons for Hope, the latest report from the Institute of Race Relations (IRR), seeks to remind South Africans of the significant progress the country has made under democracy, and the...   More

13/09/2018, 05:13 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

11/05/2018, 09:52 AM

JCCI Promoting International Trade

The Chamber is a key player in promoting and facilitating international trade within Africa and internationally. As an impartial third party, we can negotiate contracts and secure funding for projects that...   More

11/05/2018, 09:43 AM

Potential Impact Of New Links Into Africa

The Belt and and Road Initiative is a road map to the future and a bridge to new opportunities for South African companies. The Belt and Road Initiative refers to the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century...   More

11/05/2018, 09:33 AM

Thusang Mahlangu - Realising His Dreams

Thusang Mahlangu achieved his vision of becoming CEO at 40 when he was appointed Africa CEO for Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) in 2017. Born and bred in Pimville Zone 7, Soweto, he joined the...   More

11/05/2018, 09:10 AM

Executive Mayor, Herman Mashaba of the City of Johannesburg, delivered his State of the City Address

RAISING INVESTOR AND BUSINESS CONFIDENCE Executive Mayor, Herman Mashaba of the City of Johannesburg, delivered his State of the City Address on the 2 May 2018. Since taking over the City of Johannesburg,...   More

11/05/2018, 08:47 AM

JCCI and Fragomen - Inspections And Compliance Seminar

JCCI and Fragomen recently hosted an immigration seminar on Inspections and Compliance, which was open to both members and non-members of the Chamber. The impetus for organising this seminar was the looming...   More

11/05/2018, 08:36 AM

Deloitte- Act Now To Shape Your Future : Deloitte Urges Business Leaders

THE FUTURE OF WORK: STRONG LEADERSHIP NEEDED The world of work has changed dramatically in recent years and is poised for even more drastic disruption over the next five to seven years as technology continues...   More

10/05/2018, 06:21 PM

SLG:Beyond Gas Trading - A Leading B-BBEE Company

As a 100% black owned company initially established in KwaZuluNatal, SLG has a stellar 16-year record of supplying gas since 2002 to majority of the industrial customers within the KwaZuluNatal area and is now...   More

10/05/2018, 06:09 PM

Residents Of Gauteng Metros Least Reliant On Grants

Households in Gauteng's three metropolitan areas rely less on social grants than those in the five metropolitan areas located in other provinces. This is according to the 2018 South Africa Survey, published...   More

10/05/2018, 05:55 PM

JCCI Visit By Deputy Minister Mr Bulelani Magwanishe

On 13 April 2018 the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Bulelani Magwanishe, visited the JCCI Export Incubator with Zanele Mkhize - Chief Director - Trade Invest Africa and Vusi Skosana - Parliamentary...   More

10/05/2018, 05:48 PM

A Launchpad For SME Exporters

The Global Business Accelerator / JCCI SME Export Incubator is a launchpad for SME exporters wanting to get their product or service into foreign markets. The Export Incubator provides participants...   More

10/05/2018, 05:31 PM

Anja Pauls - Market Day At JCCI

Ms Anja Pauls, the representative for the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ), visited the Global Business Accelerator's market day on the 23 March 2018. Ms Anja Pauls is the BMZ...   More

10/05/2018, 05:23 PM

Lerato Nonyane - Fresh And Thirst Quenching

Molly's Food Enterprise is a proudly 100% black owned company founded in 2013 by Johannesburg-born entrepreneur Lerato Nonyane. Nonyane's early career was in the hospitality industry. She worked as an...   More

10/05/2018, 05:10 PM

William Haywood - Cost-Effective, Safe And Alternative Energy Solution

William Haywood is the owner and managing director of Liquifire Organic Fuel CC, which is a manufacturing company that produces and distributes organic fuel. Liquifire Organic Fuel CC is a 110% Black owned...   More

10/05/2018, 04:57 PM

Theresa Moller - New Trainer For The Incubator

Theresa Moller, executive director, of Be-Direct Solutions is currently responsible for training the incubates participating in the JCCI SME Export Incubator. The three-year programme is aimed at developing...   More

10/05/2018, 04:48 PM

Anne Serebolo Mogadingoane - Wines Of Distinction

Absolute Style Wines was founded by Anne Serebolo Mogadingoane in 2016. Mogadingoane has over 15 years of management experience in various government sectors of the economy. Her qualifications include a...   More

10/05/2018, 04:40 PM

Godfrey Rajool - Quality Oil And Lubricants

Bestbuy Oil was founded by Godfrey Rajool in 2014. Through a rebellious spirit and a lofty objective; the company aims to offer branded oil and lubricants at affordable prices, while actively participating in...   More

10/05/2018, 04:25 PM

Tamara Dini - Five Competition Law Pitfalls To Avoid In 2018

Tamara Dini, Partner, Bowmans' Competition Practice, South Africa Competition law is complex, and evolving and encapsulates much more than cartel conduct. With competition regulators becoming increasingly...   More

10/05/2018, 04:03 PM

Dirk Meyer - Corobrik Steps On The Gas With Multi-Billion Rand Investment

Corobrik, South Africa's leading brick maker, has embarked on a multibillion rand investment roll out to grow its business and develop new markets over the next five to six years. Dirk Meyer, the chief...   More

10/05/2018, 03:48 PM

Brett Franklin - Electronic Data And Litigation:Are You Ready?

Brett Franklin, Associate Director at Forensic KPMG, South Africa Large data volumes, distributed data sources and multiple stakeholders characterise typical business in today's digital world. Mobile and...   More

10/05/2018, 02:27 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa launched the Youth Employment Service (YES)

President Cyril Ramaphosa launched the Youth Employment Service (YES) in March 2018, at the Riverside Incubation Hub in Fourways, Johannesburg. The YES initiative aims to see more than one million young South...   More

10/05/2018, 02:06 PM

Tasia Brummer - Department Of Home Affairs To Enforce Legal Immigrant Employment

Tasia Brummer, Immigration Specialist at Xpatweb Companies may expect "a knock on the door" from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) to conduct required audits and investigations on their employment...   More

10/05/2018, 01:47 PM

ICT Skills For Disadvantaged Learners

New Media Print and Digital Communication Specialists (PTY) LTD T/A New Media Inc. and Destiny Village are in partnership with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) in the provision of Information and...   More

10/05/2018, 01:32 PM

Zama Phakathi - Understanding Mass Audiences

Talking to a mass audience is no easy feat! You must create value, show relevance and be authentic, writes Zama Phakathi CEO and Founder of Splendid Marketing and Communications - an entity of the Splendid...   More

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