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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

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


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

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