We are delighted to join the many thousands of supporters and congratulate the Springboks on winning the World Rugby Cup on Saturday. Bringing home the Webb Ellis trophy, after a very edgy 12-11 victory over New Zealand, was a win not only for the team but for many South Africans.
As said team captain Siya Kolisa, “There’s so much division in the country, but we show, as people with different backgrounds, that it is possible to work together in South Africa, not just on the rugby field but in life in general.”
Celebrating achievements on the sports field, in the workplace and in life in general is always hugely motivational and lifts one’s aspirations to new heights to dream of what is possible.
Our front-page features Nkosenhle Hlophe who is leading his company Kenako Marketing’s growth and shaping the industry they operate in. See page 3.
We congratulate all the women participating in this year’s KZN Top Business Women 2023 – their stories are all greatly uplifting and inspire others to strive for more.
East Coast Radio has partnered with business growth specialist Pavlo Phitidis on a campaign to highlight the vital importance that established businesses hold for KwaZulu-Natal. Page 4.
We extend our congratulations to all the winners at the Minara Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. In his speech, Chamber President Solly Suleman, emphasised the need for unity to confront current crises and global challenges. Page 6.
The Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) has once again been crowned as “Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre” at the esteemed 2023 World Travel Awards. Page 7
There are many individuals and companies providing opportunities for personal growth and development as well as different means of making our businesses and our lives simpler and more efficient. We note just a few of the articles:
Payroll software digitisation – Page 4
What stage is your business at really? – Page 5
Mental health in the workplace – Page 8
Should you specialise in a manufacturing MBA? – Page 9
Bridging the digital divide – Page 10
The power of background checks – Page 12
Solar energy’s role in environmental stewardship – Page 13
Our back page features the Africa Marketing Initiative (TAMI), which is one of many organisations in South Africa helping to encourage ongoing and predictable trade into and from South Africa.