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21/09/2017, 09:38 PM


We have now entered the final stretch of 2017, and very soon we are going to begin taking stock of all our efforts to drive change. For this edition of Business Focus, I want to share with you key highlights...   More

21/09/2017, 09:18 PM


The Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), the preeminent business association representing the interests of key sectors of the South African economy, announces the appointment of its new...   More

21/09/2017, 09:15 PM


JCCI consultant, Henry Harper, CEO of Finance Link (Pty) Ltd, says that one of the biggest needs of the SME Sector is finance in all its varieties and how to procure it. Successful business finance...   More

21/09/2017, 09:14 PM


The Africa-ASEAN Business Forum is part of the inaugural Africa-ASEAN Business Expo 2017. This will be a valuable opportunity for business linkages with ASEAN countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines,...   More

21/09/2017, 08:58 PM


DRG Outsourcing Do you have 50 or more employees in your company? Or is your company’s annual turnover higher than Schedule 4 of the Employment Equity Act? If so, then you’re labelled a ‘designated employer’....   More

21/09/2017, 04:13 PM

Andrew Pike - Passenger Liners May No Longer Pass Africa By When Durban Calls

While Africa is on the map for foreign investors in many other sectors, the cruise ship industry mostly passes the continent by. This could start to change once the new Durban Cruise Terminal opens for...   More

21/09/2017, 03:59 PM

Tasia Brummer- Work Permit Changes

Large scale work permit changes on the cards – now is the time to act The White Paper for South African Migration was released on 28 July 2017 by the Department of Home Affairs. Where you have foreign workers...   More

21/09/2017, 03:48 PM

Hein van Spaendonck – Development through Failure Is Expensive And Not Just In Monetary Terms!

So, ‘Passion’ – whether for a product, invention or just delivering a great service – will get an entrepreneur on his way. But even experts who are passionate about their profession and get a business up and...   More

21/09/2017, 02:55 PM

The 2017 JCCI Annual Conference

Where to from here? The 2017 JCCI Annual Conference heard several illustrious speakers presenting their success stories and challenges for the future on various topics. Presenters included: • Gauteng...   More

21/09/2017, 02:52 PM

Kagiso Sesoko - Made To Measure

Kagiso Sesoko of Paperpush was the delighted winner of the Peter Reso Designs’ custom-made suit, which was a lucky draw prize at the 2017 JCCI Annual Conference. Peter Reso Designs has been in business since...   More

21/09/2017, 02:45 PM

Martin Sanne – Towards The 4th Industrial Revolution

New and emerging technologies are fundamentally changing our world in ways previously unimaginable. Technology driven innovation has always caused business models to go extinct. Some companies couldn’t evolve...   More

21/09/2017, 02:05 PM

Dirk van Dyk – New Innovation In Technical Skills Development

A Tooling Manufacturing Perspective The challenges of the global business environment have made traditional manufacturing systems increasingly obsolete. It is impossible to foresee all the changes that will...   More

21/09/2017, 01:50 PM

Driving Economic growth In Namibia

High Commissioner for the Republic of Namibia Ambassador Veiccoh K Nghiwete presented on the business opportunities available in Namibia at the JCCI Conference on the 8 August 2017. South Africa and Namibia...   More

21/09/2017, 01:33 PM

Translogik South Africa – Tyres, Pressures, Temperatures, Treads!!!

These are all words that often conjure up deep and dark nightmares for most fleet owners and operators. Perish the thought that a flat tyre is the cause of a valuable cargo stranded on the roadside. Damage...   More

21/09/2017, 01:26 PM

Dan Blignaut – A Friendly And Atonishing Business Haven

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Pretoria in partnership with Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) organized a trade and investment promotion seminar at JCCI Auditorium in Johannesburg. The...   More

21/09/2017, 01:08 PM

Kulula.Com And British Airways (Operated By Comair) Wins Big At The Business Traveller Africa Awards

The kulula.com and British Airways (operated by Comair) are proud to announce that they were successfully named Best African Low-Cost Airline (kulula) and Best African Regional Short-Haul Airline (British...   More

21/09/2017, 12:58 PM

Adv. Fay Mukaddam : Making Financial Markets Inclusive For Africa

4AX Seeks To Broaden And Deepen Capital Markets In South Africa Economies, the world over it seems, are in a state of serious and constant flux. The ripple effects of the 2008/9 Western financial crisis...   More

21/09/2017, 12:44 PM

James van den Berg : Bafundise Skills – Effective Discipline Skills

Bafundise Skills is proud to bring our Johannesburg based clients’ public workshops on: 1. Managing poor performance and misconduct 2. Investigating, preparing, leading and presenting disciplinary case 3....   More

21/09/2017, 12:25 PM

Mehrdad Syadatnasab – Reopening Of The Economy To Global Business

New Beginning For Iran’s Economy Iran is an important and historical country with an ancient civilization in the Middle East Region. Situated in strategic location, with a population of about 80 million, it is...   More

21/09/2017, 12:24 PM

Joburg Property Company – A World Class Architectural Innovation

Joburg Property Company (JPC), managers of the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) property portfolio, have been instrumental in the conceptual design of the Speakers Chamber which was inspired by the Tswana word...   More

21/09/2017, 12:13 PM

It’s Heritage Month

The city’s history comes alive in the buildings and monuments that tell stories of important moments in its formation, making it a unique city, with all its historical scars. This Heritage Month, the city...   More

21/09/2017, 12:04 PM

Henco de Kock : Debtors Not Pay? Cash Flow Problems?

Dynamic Debt Solutions, aside from providing debt collection services, in a nutshell,provides its clients, most of whom find themselves in financial distress, with a solution. his is achieved by identifying...   More

10/07/2017, 11:45 PM

Ernest Mahlaule – 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 – 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

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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


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


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


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


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

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