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Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2022 Finalists Announced

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2022 Finalists Announced

Media Release

Durban, 21 July 2022

Several top businesses, organisations and individuals are waiting in anticipation to hear who will be honoured at the Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2022.

The gala event, now in its 16th edition, will be held on the 27 July at the new Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga. The award proceedings will be streamed live.

The aim of the Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards is to celebrate the achievements of companies and organisations in a range of categories. Of note these reflect some of the challenges experienced over the past two and a half years.

“We at Standard Bank are particularly excited about this event where we celebrate the captains of industry, the thought leaders and the trendsetters of 2022. This is indeed the business flagship event for the year,” said Imraan Noorbhai, Standard Bank Head Consumer Client Coverage, KZN.

He added, “Standard Bank is committed to driving Africa’s growth and business plays a crucial role in the growth of Africa. Businesses provide employment, fuel economies, and connect the continent and the rest of the world. We are proud that we have the opportunity to recognise business success and growth in KZN and highlight our brand proposition of ‘It can be’.”

In line with King IV Corporate Governance Principles, the awards aim to promote excellence, achievement, and accountability in all entities.

The finalists in the various category awards are as follows:

1. Business Innovation

• The Holiday Club (Beekman Group)

• Mi7 National Group

• Hannah Grace

• Inzalo Utility Systems

2. Entrepreneur Resilience

• Dr Fareed Amod – Crown Dental Studio

• Portio Dlamini – Emakheni Cleaning & Industrial Solutions

• Allan, Margaret, Richard and Luci Hirsch – Hirsch's

• Saskia Hill – MCS Debt Recovery & Connect BPS

• Nondumiso Mthwa – Idwala Property Group

• Isaac Mbatha – Sky Tents

3. Digital/System Implementation

• SmartXchange

• Airshot

• Netstream Integrated Solutions

4. Employee Wellbeing

• uThandekile Foundation

• KZN Oils

• Cox Yeats Attorneys

5. Small Business Start-up

• Eita Radio

• Visual Network South Africa

• Infinity Growth Digital Marketing

6. Community and Social Responsibility

• East Coast Radio


• Project Rhino

• The Association for the Aged (Tafta)

• Innovate Durban

7. Family Business

• Beekman Group

• LHL Engineering

• Magnet Electrical Supplies

The announcements of the winners will include the recipient of the KZN Personality Award which is an honorary award given to a person of exemplary industry influence. In addition, the 20 top brands, which are selected by public SMS vote only, will be announced. The accolade of being ranked as the KZN Top Brand is much coveted with much interest and hundreds of votes submitted.

Commenting on the awards, Grant Adlam, CEO KZN Top Business says, “They are a great way to showcase the many achievements in KwaZulu-Natal. These businesses and organisations have risen above the ordinary and have very good stories to tell. We are looking forward to celebrating these achievements at the awards evening.”

For more information

Issued by:

Gayle Adlam

KZN Top Business


Current KZN Top Brand


  1. Beekman Group

  2. Blue Security

  3. Woodford Car Hire

  4. East Coast Radio

  5. Hollywoodbets

  6. KZN Oils

  7. LHL Engineering

  8. SLG

  9. Tyson Properties

  10. Cox Yeats Attorneys

  11. Hirsch’s

  12. Icebolethu Group

  13. Magnet

  14. Imperial Armour

  15. DRG

  16. Mediterranean Shipping Company

  17. King Shaka International

  18. Plennegy

  19. The Sharks

  20. Durban ICC

Issued by:

Gayle Adlam

KZN Top Business



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