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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


28/11/2017, 06:42 PM

Alexander Potgieter - Transforming An Industry Through Positive Partnerships

South Africa needs economic transformation, and it needs it now. Collaborating to grow small business is central to enterprise and supplier development, and achieving the goal of meaningful...   More


28/11/2017, 05:28 PM

Sean Omondi, Lusanda Raphulu and Mary Ekemezie - Bring Hidden Employee Costs To Light

While it's unlikely that a company changing hands would deliberately conceal any employee costs and liabilities from potential buyers, due to the buyer's unfamiliarity with the local employment landscape it is...   More


28/11/2017, 05:10 PM

David White and Akhona Mahlati - Entrepreneurs - Creating Value

Undoubtedly, South Africa is becoming a nation of great entrepreneurs. In our BusinessFit Entrepreneur Development Programmes, we are meeting special people. People with great vision, purpose and passion....   More


28/11/2017, 04:51 PM

Mining Tyres - Monitoring Is The Key To Performance And Savings

Translogik provides a range of hardware and software solutions for tyre management, tracking, data collection and fleet management focused on all segments of the tyre industry. We specialise in high-end tools...   More


28/11/2017, 04:38 PM

Darren Britz - SARS Disputes And Delays

The normal everyday interaction with SARS has been analogised with that of a turbulent flight. Flying is generally a pleasant process, but once you have been through a rough one, flying is never quite the...   More


28/11/2017, 04:10 PM

Hein van Spaendonck - Make ANew Year's Resolution That Counts

December and January - when it's quiet - is a great time to take a long hard look at your business, and to prepare for success in 2018. It is a time to reflect and take control, to resolve to work at your...   More


28/11/2017, 03:56 PM

Herman Breedt - JCCI President's Q & A

In this edition of Business Focus we have the privilege of showcasing our recent conversation with Herman Breedt, the new president of Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce (JCCI). In the interview that follows he...   More


28/11/2017, 03:42 PM

Liesl Venter - Business Pessimism Prevails

In the face of a rash of challenges, business confidence in Gauteng is plumbing new depths. Volatile labour relations, low productivity levels and skills shortages have all contributed to the shrinking economy...   More


28/11/2017, 03:11 PM

The Africa - Asean Business Forum

The Africa - ASEAN Business Forum was hosted at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, from 6-7 November 2017 during the inaugural Africa - ASEAN Business Expo (AABE) 2017, which was held from 6-8...   More


28/11/2017, 03:10 PM

Richard Lyon - Sales - A Profession To Be Proud Of

Where is the salesperson in this graphic? There isn't one, right. Well, did you, as a kid, dream of one day being a proud salesperson? Nope? Frankly, in every sales workshop I conduct, I ask the question and...   More


28/11/2017, 02:54 PM

Philemon Motshwaedi - 30-Days Supplier Payment Update

New Payment Process The Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development continues to make giant strides towards ensuring that it meets the commitment of the Gauteng Provincial Government to pay 100% of...   More


28/11/2017, 02:40 PM

SLG - Ushering In The Dawn Of SA's Natural Gas Age

The SLG markets natural gas and Methane-Rich-Gas (MRG) in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal respectively, to commercial and industrial customers. Natural gas and MRG have similar chemical properties, albeit with...   More


28/11/2017, 02:17 PM

Sandra Pusch - Take Charge Of Your Responsibilities As An Employer

To repair existing facilities and build new ones, many companies are largely dependent on service providers to assist them. To this end, they may put out a tender and give the job to a company they trust can...   More


28/11/2017, 02:16 PM

JCCI Sandton Regional Committee actively seeks inclusive projects involving Sandton and Alexandra in 2017

The year 2017 has been an active year for the Sandton Regional Committee of the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI). The year kicked off with a new Chairman, Vincent Charnley and Vice...   More


28/11/2017, 01:26 PM

Pressing Ahead With NHI Implementation

The IRR in the latest issue of its @Liberty policy bulletin said, "The government is busily pressing ahead with implementing its proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) system." "However, it still does not...   More


28/11/2017, 12:59 PM

Peter Reso - A Perfect Fit

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. Publisher of Business Focus, Grant Adlam was...   More


28/11/2017, 12:46 PM

Terens Quick - Building Business Partnerships With Greece

The Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in collaboration with the Embassy of Greece in South Africa, the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises-SEV, the Hellenic African Chamber of Commerce and...   More


28/11/2017, 12:45 PM

Hello Kiwi

The European Union's Hello Kiwi programme aim is to sell Greek kiwi fruits in major retail stores. The programme was launched in October 2015 and aims to promote kiwi fruit grown in Europe at sectorial level...   More


28/11/2017, 12:20 PM

James van den Berg - Dealing With Poor Performance And Misconduct

Employers often confuse poor performance and misconduct. All too often employers find that what they think is the right thing to do, does not address these two issues and in fact causes additional problems not...   More


28/11/2017, 12:12 PM

Loved By Guests

Intercontinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport hotel joins the esteemed hotels.com loved by guests hall of fame Tsogo Sun's InterContinental Johannesburg O.R Tambo Airport Hotel has just received the...   More


28/11/2017, 11:40 AM

Iline Potgieter - Safeguard Your Business From The Potentially Incapacitating Effects Of Non-Paying Clients

One should always remember that proper planning and management are the keys in effectively dealing with outstanding debts, which is one of the biggest challenges for small and medium enterprises in South...   More


21/09/2017, 09:38 PM

LEVERAGING STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS TO REVIVE GROWTH - Ernest Mahlaule

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

NEW PRESIDENT AT THE HELM

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

ACCESSING FINANCE FOR SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISES - Dorothy Lotter

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

AFRICA-ASEAN BUSINESS FORUM FROM THE 06-07 NOVEMBER 2017

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

EMPLOYMENT EQUITY AUDITS AND COMPLIANCE = Nikita Pillay

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


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