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29/05/2019, 09:54 AM

Dinesh Naidoo - 18 till I die

DINESH NAIDOO is regarded as one of South Africa's leading travel entrepreneurs. With his motto "18 till I die", Naidoo said he tried to enjoy every opportunity that presented itself because life was a...   More

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Arnold Vermaak - I try to live a life of significance by adding value to others and having an open mind

ARNOLD VERMAAK, the chairman of Durban based Constantia Afripack lives by the Mahatma Ghandi maxim, "Be the change you want to see in the world". Change is something that we all should encourage and embrace...   More

29/10/2017, 03:28 PM

Anant Singh - I have built great and lasting business relationships because of friendships

ANANT SINGH, CEO and chairman of the Videovision Entertainment Group, and South Africa's pre-eminent film producer, was born and raised in apartheid South Africa in Durban. He began his film career at age 18...   More

29/10/2017, 03:26 PM

Akash Singh - I am driven by the desire to do more for people

AKASH SINGH's success has been driven by 'thinking big" and then having the determination to succeed. Sigma International was founded fourteen years ago in 2004. The company's journey began when Akash Singh...   More

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Jonathan Naidoo - A Visionary Outlook

Jonathan Naidoo is passionate about the work that the SmartXchange is doing to promote the development of entrepreneurs in the MICTe sector. He says that he is extremely focused on what he wishes the...   More

02/07/2017, 01:33 PM

Eugene Stoop - An Incredible Journey

On the 15 June 2017, managing director of Boxer Superstores, Eugene Stoop, celebrated his 26th year of working at the company. Stoop says that he has had "an incredible journey with the brand". His passion...   More


Pria Hassan - Integrity and Credibility

Pria Hassan of Women of Africa (WOA) - Integrity and Credibility What happens when passion meets purpose? Multiaward winner Adv. Pria Hassan of Women of Africa (WOA) added another accolade to a long list of...   More


Neo Shabalala - No limitations

Neo Shabalala lives by the personal mantra: "I can do anything as long as I set my mind to it." She added, "I believe that there are no limitations to what I can do and achieve." These beliefs have served...   More


Pran Shree, Ceo of Shree Property Holdings

Short and long term warehousing solutions PRAN SHREE, CEO of SHREE PROPERTY HOLDINGS grew up in a family business and has been involved in it since the age of 14. He said that the most prized highlight of his...   More


Moses Tembe - co-chair of the KZN Growth Coalition provides an over- view of the purpose and achievements of this initiative

Moses Tembe hails from the northern KwaZulu-Natal area of Jozini, which he still calls home. Tembe was born in 1963. He holds a BA in Public Administration and Political Science from Unisa. He also completed...   More


Nkosinathi Solomon - A seasoned executive

Nkosinathi Solomon is Group CEO of SLG, the second largest gas trader in southern Africa. Nkosinathi is a seasoned executive with international experience of 15 years in oil and gas and five years in financial...   More


Anant Singh - Pursuing a dream

Anant Singh, CEO and chairman of the Videovision Entertainment Group, and South Africa’s pre-eminent film producer, was born and raised in apartheid South Africa in Durban. He began his film career at age 18...   More


Sharla Pillay - Making a huge difference

Sharla Pillay has been the Chief Executive of Transnet Pipelines at Transnet SOC Limited (Transnet Ltd.) since October 1, 2012 and served as its Chief Financial Officer of Transnet Pipelines until August 2007....   More


Don Mkhwanazi -A tribute to a business legend 11 April 1953 - 2 July 2016

Donald [Don] Bongani Mkhwanazi was born on April 11 1953 and grew up in Chesterville, Durban. He attended University of Zululand from 1971 until 1973 where he obtained a Bachelor of Administration. He also...   More


Stella Khumalo - Determination, hard work and passion

Stella Khumalo, Chief Executive Officer of uShaka Marine World says, “I characterise myself by three things, determination, hard work and passion. This is true for everything that I do in my private capacity...   More


Glenn Delve - An eventful journey

Glenn Delve, a Director at the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) said, “My 31 years with MSC have gone quickly − it has been an eventful journeyand a great profession to be in.” He added, “I am old school ...   More


Carol Coetzee - Chartering the unknown

Carol Coetzee, (CEO of KZN Film Commission) said that her professional journey has developed over time and most importantly she has learnt to breathe. She says, “Over the years I have always being willing to...   More


Vivian Reddy - Achieving perfection

Vivian Reddy, founder of the Edison Power Group, is an astute businessman with the drive to achieve perfection in all that he does. Reddy said, “I strive to be the best in every aspect of my professional...   More


Ugen Moodley - Trusted Advisor

Ugen Moodley is a Director of KPMG and Head of Advisory- KwaZulu-Natal and is responsible for internal auditing, corporate governance and risk management in the Province. Moodley said, “My career has been...   More


Louisa Garland-Els : A positive outlook

When designing new products, Louisa Garland-Els has often had need to say to her staff, “Don’t ever say we can’t, say we will.” This philosophy has served her well. Since its inception in October 2000,...   More


David White - A single minded and respectful approach

David White’s professional career has been driven by a passion for the development of people and especially creating employment through helping people to build their own enterprises. White says that his...   More


Siddiq Adam - Hard work and perseverance

Siddiq Adam lives by the maxim, “For as long as the intention is good and the heart is clean then success is guaranteed, given that it is accompanied by hard work and perseverance.” This maxim is very apt as...   More


Samantha Croft - Making a difference

Samantha Croft’s ongoing highlight of a long career in the hotel industry, has been in the appointment as general manager of the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani hotel. She is delighted to be entrusted with...   More


Roshan Morar-Creating a legacy

Roshan Morar is the managing and founding partner of Morar Inc., an audit and accounting practice. He is a well respected financial expert committed to making a difference at all levels in South Africa’s...   More


Pat Moodley - Passionate about economic development

Passionate about economic development Pat Moodley, the regional manager of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) for the KwaZulu-Natal region, is the well known face of the Durban office. Having...   More


Lindiwe Rakharebe- Forward momentum

Ms Lindiwe Rakharebe has been the chief executive officer of the Durban ICC since 1st April 2015. Her passion and dedication in growing the KwaZulu-Natal economy as well as her strong background in corporate...   More


Arnold Vermaak - A culture of engagement

Arnold Vermaak, the chairman of Durban based Constantia Afripack lives by the Mahatma Ghandi maxim, “Be the change you want to see in the world”. Change is something that we all should encourage and embrace...   More


David Bates - Navigating change

David Bates is the managing partner of the Durban Mazars office and represents this office both at national and international level. Bates characterises his professional journey as one of perseverance. He...   More


Akash Singh - A positive impact

Akash Singh on society is driven by the desire to do more for people and gives freely of his time. His journey began when during university years he joined AIESEC, the world’s largest student-run...   More


Mpho Mothoa - Driven by humility

Mpho Mothoa’s career began as a metallurgist for Mintek and for the last 20 years he has worked his way up the corporate ladder through various operations and executive management roles. These include General...   More


Mike Parnaby - Driven by passion

Driven by passion “Success is the progressive realisation of a worthy goal or ideal” - Earl Nightingale Mike Parnaby, CEO of PFK Electronics (Pty) Ltd, believes that his life and his company’s success are...   More