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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

10/05/2018, 12:15 PM

David White and Charles Henzi - Giving Direction And Setting The Pace In growing Enterprises

A GUIDE FOR LEADERS As owners and directors of DRG Outsourcing, we have entered into a collaboration with the Top Leaders Portfolio in launching a leadership development initiative by way of a short book...   More

10/05/2018, 11:20 AM

Tsogo Sun Amashova Launches 150km Route

South Africa's oldest classic cycle race, the Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic, has been reinvented with the inclusion of a 150km route for the first time in its history. This year also marks its recognition...   More

10/05/2018, 10:20 AM

Brendan Peyper To Star In Musical

Lefra Productions has just announced that the South African superstar, Brendan Peyper, is to play the role of Buddy in the brand-new musical, Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, written by well-known West End...   More

13/03/2018, 08:53 AM

Business Focus Volume 2.1 Is Currently Being Distributed

JCCI Business Focus is currently being distributed. It will be available at OR Tambo and Lanseria departure business lounges for the next few weeks as well as at a number of business chambers, office complexes...   More

13/03/2018, 08:48 AM

Herman Breedt - A Ray Of Hope

Herman Breedt, President of the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI). The ascension of Cyril Ramaphosa to president of the African National Congress and of South Africa has provided business...   More

13/03/2018, 08:33 AM

Eunice Magagula Goes On Well-Deserved Retirement

After 30 years of service at the Chamber, Eunice has finally retired. The 7th floor, where the JCCI seminars, missions, meetings and AGMs are held, was her domain. She took enormous pride in the...   More

13/03/2018, 08:26 AM

Herman Breedt - Living His Dream

Herman Breedt's motto is: "Live your dream, you don't want to sit one day with regrets and say why didn't I do this or if only I did that". Breedt is certainly not sitting still and strives to be an active...   More

13/03/2018, 08:06 AM

JCCI Partners With Trias

At the end of 2017 the Chamber entered into a partnership with Trias, a Belgian-funded development organisation. Their programme, Partnerships for Empowered Entrepreneurs Representation in South Africa...   More

13/03/2018, 07:54 AM

Newly Expanded Data Centres

South Africa Data Centre (SADC) Johannesburg and SADC Cape Town will support rising demand for cloudbased services in southern Africa. Africa Data Centres, part of the leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid...   More

12/03/2018, 06:05 PM

Lusanda Raphulu - Focus On Local Labour Laws

Lusanda Raphulu, Partner, Employment and Benefits Practice at Bowmans As China's interest in SA grows, so will the focus on local labour laws. An estimated 10,000 Chinese companies are already doing business...   More

12/03/2018, 05:47 PM

JLL Makes Fortune's 2018 World's Most Admired List

Ranking recognises company's reputation for innovation, people management and global competitiveness. JLL has again been named to FORTUNE magazine's World's Most Admired Companies list. The list is a major...   More

12/03/2018, 05:35 PM

Richard Lyon - Effective Sales Compensation

What compensation do your sales personnel need to achieve your business goals? There are two trains of thought on how to pay a sales team - Commission-only package Basic salary with an incentive tagged on I...   More

12/03/2018, 05:19 PM

Tanya Tosen - Put Payroll On A Banting Diet

The way employers feel about their payroll department is best equated to the banting diet - no one naturally cares about dieting, but everyone is worried that someone else is getting it right, in a better...   More

12/03/2018, 05:11 PM

SLG - A Leading Supplier Of Piped Natural Gas

SLG and SLCNG are leading suppliers of natural gas in South Africa trusted for their reliable supply of piped and compressed natural gas (CNG) to blue chip companies such as Hulamin, Toyota, Sapref,...   More

12/03/2018, 04:54 PM

Johannesburg Roads Agency - The War On Potholes

Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) continues to fight its war on potholes and has to date repaired 44 350 potholes across the City since the beginning of the 2017/2018 financial year. At present, the City is...   More

12/03/2018, 04:34 PM

Investigating Opportunities In St Helena

A high-level delegation of business and political leaders from the island of St Helena has been investigating trade opportunities in Johannesburg. The delegation included senior executives from the banking and...   More

12/03/2018, 04:01 PM

JCCI - Launching SME Exporters

JCCI SME Export Incubator is a launchpad for small, medium and micro (SME) exporters wanting to get their product or service into foreign markets. The Export Incubator provides participants with: General...   More

12/03/2018, 03:50 PM

Lungisani Gumede - Soulhiller Services And Projects

Lungisani Gumede is only 20 years old and has great plans for the future. For the last three years he has been working at mastering his carpentry skills and is reaping the rewards of his efforts. During 2017...   More

12/03/2018, 03:03 PM

Nkoketse Mametse - Lust Be Original

Nkoketse Mametse founded Lust Be Original in 2009 as a 100% black owned company. Originally a clothing brand, Mametse decided that he needed to do something different and established himself primarily as a...   More

12/03/2018, 02:39 PM

Leonard Hlangabeza - Nyathi Arts Creations

Leonard Hlangabeza is the chief executive officer of Nyathi Arts Creations, which was founded in 2010. Hlangabeza is passionate about working with clay and enjoys creating beautiful and functional ceramic...   More

12/03/2018, 02:28 PM

Retang Phaahla - Summer Trading 87'

Retang Phaahla and her mother Nondumiso Phaahla are the driving force behind Summer Trading 87', a 100% black owned company, that markets and distributes indigenous tea products. The company forms part of a...   More

12/03/2018, 02:13 PM

David White and Akhona Mahlati : BusinessFIT - Quality Leadership...It Is About Authenticity And Style!

As Samuel Johnson said in 1759, "No man was ever great by imitating". It is self-evident that great leaders are 'out-front' in every venture. They are not buglers with clarion calls, but quiet, thoughtful and...   More

12/03/2018, 01:50 PM

Costar Takawira : Baldmin Projects - Mining To Boost Employment

According to managing director Costar Takawira, Baldmin Projects, a locally based South African company, was awarded a multimilliondollar contract in Tanzania to design, manufacture, install and commission a...   More

12/03/2018, 01:26 PM

Tsogo Sun - A Year Of Intense Training

The Tsogo Sun Entrepreneurs programme has inducted 42 new beneficiaries from 30 different SMEs for a year of intense training, coaching, mentorship and support - to assist them to professionalise and grow...   More

12/03/2018, 01:04 PM

eLan Property - Mauritius Is Within South African's Reach

Investing outside the country is not necessarily an all-ornothing decision - especially if you are considering Mauritius as a destination. Regular flights lasting just a few hours connect the island to South...   More

12/03/2018, 12:49 PM

Vash Singh - Construction Companies To Take Heed Of New B-BBEE Codes

Vash Singh, Managing Director of Xcelerate Verification Agency The Amended Construction Sector Code was gazetted on 1 December 2017 with immediate effect and to a large extent is different from the General...   More

12/03/2018, 12:09 PM

Reso Designs - Perfectly Tailored

Grant Adlam, publisher of JCCI Business Focus was so impressed with Peter Reso Designs' custom-made suits that he has had his own fitted. Being an active sportsperson, Adlam has often struggled to find suits...   More

12/03/2018, 11:56 AM

Kulula - Business On The Move

The word kulula means 'it's easy' in Zulu and Xhosa, and emphasizes the airline's 'full-on' approach to air travel. To further this approach, kulula work, specialising in corporate travel has been established...   More

29/11/2017, 10:51 AM

Business Focus Vol1No4 Currently Being Distributed

JCCI Business Focus is currently being distributed. It will be available at OR Tambo and Lanseria departure business lounges for the next few weeks as well as at a number of business chambers, office complexes...   More

29/11/2017, 10:43 AM

Herman Breedt - Immense Challenges Facing SA

Herman Breedt, President of the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The mediumterm Budget Policy Statement presented by Minister Malusi Gigaba on the 25 October underscores the immense challenges...   More

29/11/2017, 10:30 AM

Liesl Venter - Non-Traditional Markets Showcased To Grow Experts

An aggressive drive to diversify South Africa's export markets is under way. "Finding new markets and exporting goods and services is where we see real hope for our industries," Joan Warburton-McBride, CEO of...   More

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