KZN Top Business Portfolio

Who's who in business

Afro's Chicken Shop

Afro's Chicken Shop is a homegrown food brand that has, until recently, been KwaZulu-Natal's best kept secret. We are a small start-up that is proudly local and passionate about the environment

Airports Company South Africa

Regarded as one of the best airports in the world, passenger numbers and flights have been on the increase since King Shaka International Airport (KSIA) opened nine years ago. From its inception in 2010, KSIA has garnered many accolades over this short period.

B-Active Sports

B-Active Sports is the name behind many popular sporting events across South Africa and this sports management company is a formidable player in the sports industry in South Africa

Beekman Group

The Beekman Group proudly celebrates 50 years of operation in 2020


Twenty-eight years ago, the company embarked on their ‘Green Journey’. Operating from their 100 000m2 green factory, Belgotex is committed to sustainability on all levels. ‘We Tread Softly’ is one of their core values, and this is very evident in what they do

Blue Security

Blue Security CEO Henk van Bemmelen puts the company’s success down to its core mission on which its business ethics were built, that has led to strong relationships with communities


The fully-fledged retail business we see today as Boxer has carved a very interesting 41-year journey. Throughout its existence, one thing remains true... they were, they are, and they always will be "the people's champion" fighting for low prices, quality goods and ensuring the upliftment of their respective communities


Never in the history of our time, have entrepreneurial and innovative initiatives been as critically important as they are today. Global challenges for entrepreneurs, engineers and scientists are to guide positive change to environmental and social aspects of our living.

Capitol Caterers

Capitol Caterers services more than 100 customised catering contracts in the education, healthcare, commercial and retirement sectors within South Africa and Eswatini

Cato Ridge Dry Port

The Cato Ridge Logistics and Intermodal Hub, now more aptly referred to as the Cato Ridge Dry Port (CRDP), has been the topic of discussion in the transportation and logistics corridors for many years

Cox Yeats

KwaZulu-Natal grown brand. The fundamental DNA of the law firm is: “To make a positive difference in our world and to do this by consistently being the most dynamic and innovative law firm possible, offering highly personalised expertise to our clients.”

Crown Dental Studio

We provide team-based, comprehensive dental care for children and adults, including patients of all ages who are anxious or have an underlying developmental or medical condition that may add complexity to the management of their oral health

DRG Outsourcing

At DRG, people development and engagement are our passion. It is our belief that, if people are given the right training and understanding of their work expectations; an opportunity to contribute their ideas and be involved in planning, organising and decision making; are encouraged to feel that they belong in the organisation and that their contribution is meaningful, then all organisational aims, milestones and goals become achievable

DRG Siyaya

The inspiration to recreate DRG Siyaya as a human resource franchise facilitator came from a growing awareness of many smaller human resource companies, operated by highly competent individuals, hampered by not having the stretch in products and services to realise their full potential


Established in 1905, Defy made its debut by manufacturing the first electric stove in South Africa. In the last 115 years, the brand has further entrenched its footprint in South African households through manufacturing durable goods such as gas ovens, washing machines, dryers and ovens. This led to Defy becoming the biggest white goods manufacturer in the country while presenting the largest product range in South Africa


Established in 2011, Digitlab set out on a journey to ‘help people win’ in digital. The foundation and strength of the business was a diverse team of creatives, designers, developers, programmers, strategists, technologists, researchers, and writers working together to craft and create beautiful digital experiences for their clients

Dragon Protection Services

Dragon Protection Services was established at the beginning of 1998 in Durban in response to an identified need for specialist security and protection services provision

Durban ICC

Opened by former president, Nelson Mandela in 1997, the Durban ICC was South Africa’s first International Convention Centre and has played a pioneering role in attracting international events to our shores since its inception.

Geek Managed Services

Geek Managed Services is a technology services business with 25 years of experience in providing connectivity, IT management, cyber security and cloud centric solutions to small to medium businesses


Providing guidance, information and expertise across the whole project lifecycle. GeoAfrika draws on the skills of experienced professional teams working across surveying, land information systems, legal services and property management

HR Matters

HR Matters offers contingency placement and retained head hunting and executive search services to our clients, across a number of sectors and industries


Allan and Margaret Hirsch started their family run appliance business in a tiny showroom in Umhlanga Rocks Drive, Durban in 1979. Today Hirsch’s has grown into a chain of mega appliance and home furnishing stores in KwaZulu-Natal, the Cape and Gauteng. Their strength, they believe, is in their well trained staff, and customer service

IBV International Vaults

International Bank Vaults operates South Africa's first and only private safety deposit vault in South Africa, providing a value added service to all major private bank clients.

Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Ltd (IDC) Copy

This year the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) celebrates 80 years of existence in its role as a Development Funding Institution (DFI)

KPMG South Africa

KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services

Lenmed Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre

Lenmed Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre is the only private hospital in KwaZulu-Natal offering paediatric cardiac surgery. It is also a unique facility with a multidisciplinary 15-member paediatric team representing 11 specialist disciplines which include: paediatricians, paediatric cardiology, paediatric cardiothoracic surgery, paediatric haematology and oncology, paediatric genetics, paediatric neurology, paediatric pulmonology, paediatric endocrinology, paediatric gastroenterology and hepatology, paediatric general surgery and paediatric nephrology.

Lovemore Bros

Established by brothers Rob and Bruce Lovemore in 1989 and celebrating 30 years of operation in 2019. The family machinery logistics business has been built on a legacy of performance excellence that spans decades, with a focus on customised solutions from point to point in the southern African region

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)

MSC has 493 offices in 155 countries with a team of 70 000, dedicated fleet of 560 container vessels with an intake capacity of circa 3.1 million TEU. We have a global sailing schedule covering 200 trade routes and calling at more than 500 ports

Morar Incorporated

Morar Incorporated is a national firm of chartered accountants and registered auditors providing quality financial business services and solutions to the private and public sector

NCT Forestry (NCT)

NCT is recognised as an international supplier of quality round wood timber, hardwood pulpwood chips and is the largest forestry marketing organisation in southern Africa.


The KwaZulu-Natal Joint Municipal Pension/Provident Funds (NJMPF) drives inclusive, transparent and sustainable practices through innovation and financial literacy.


Retractaline is the undisputed market leader in the design, manufacture, and supply of a comprehensive range of laundry care products and accessories

Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT)

All RBCT’s operations and administrative functions are conducted in Richards Bay. RBCT is owned by Anglo Operations, ARM Coal, South32 Coal, Exxaro, Glencore Operations, Kangra Sasol Mining, South Dunes Coal Terminal, South African Coal Mine Holdings, Tumelo Coal Mines and Umcebo Mining, with Optimum Coal and Koornfontein in business rescue

Royal HaskoningDHV

Royal HaskoningDHV has been connecting people for 135 years. Together, through our expertise and passion, we have helped contribute to a better society and improved people’s lives with work underpinned by our sustainable values and goals

SLG (Pty) Ltd

As a 100% black-owned company, SLG has an 18-year record of supplying natural gas together with a suite of value added services to various industrial/commercial customers in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng

SanDock Austral Shipyards

Building on the proud reputation gained from being Africa’s leading commercial and naval shipbuilding and ship repair company, Southern African Shipyards is striving to become a globally recognised company


SmartXchange aims to support and promote Media, Information Communication Technology and electronics (MICTe) entrepreneurs in South Africa through incubating small businesses

South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is the foremost accountancy body in South Africa and one of the leading institutes in the world

Standard Bank

Through dedicated business units with specialist staff, Standard Bank offers a wide range of solutions to our customers, from the most basic to the most sophisticated of financial services

Supertech Group

The award-winning BMW Supertech Group consists of six dealerships, Supertech Durban, Supertech Pinetown (including Motorrad), Supertech Pietermaritzburg, Supertech Shelly Beach Supertech Newcastle and Supertech East London in the Eastern Cape. The Group is the largest BMW Dealership group in KwaZulu-Natal.

The FD Centre

The FD Centre South Africa is part of an international group founded in the UK in 2001 by current chairman Colin Mills. Over the last two years The FD Centre has become the largest and most respected provider of part-time finance director (FD) services in South Africa

Tongaat Hulett

Tongaat Hulett is a leading sugar producer and employer in many of the five African countries in which it operates


Tronox is quite unique among its peers, in that it is the only fully integrated mineral sands producer. Of the seven Ilmenite smelters in the world, Tronox remains the only company which further processes the smelter slag to produce final saleable products (Titanium pigment). Our feedstock production also exceeds our current pigment demand, hence a portion of our final products are sold externally.

Tyson Properties

Tyson Properties is a leading real estate agency and award-winning brand that has grown from a single office with a staff of just six to a national operation over the past 13 years

UKZN Foundation

The Foundation strives to cultivate a strong relationship with all donors, which typically consists of trusts, foundations, businesses, high net worth individuals, alumni and the general public

UKZN Graduate School of Business and Leadership

UKZN is one of the country’s top research-led institutions, which means that MBA students have the benefit of being taught by academics who are conducting and publishing cutting-edge research in their particular fields and who bring ground breaking knowledge and thought leadership into the classroom


WhyBuyCars features short-term leasing options with a range of vehicles offered at a monthly price that includes insurance, maintenance and taxes

Woodford Car Hire

Woodford Car Hire has worked tirelessly over the past 25 years to establish itself not only as South Africa's largest independent car hire company, but also as a trusted and recognisable brand that our valued customers and clients feel a connection to

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