Our cover photo and lead story features Hameed Noormahomed who is the Standard Bank Head of Business Clients, Client Coverage, KwaZulu-Natal.
Commenting on his professional career thus far, Hameed says, “I have had an enjoyable journey and accomplished much along the way. I have walked the long road and saw opportunities instead of challenges. I dreamt big and wanted to succeed in everything that I did.” His story can be found on page 3.
Newly appointed SLG Group CEO Mzi Tyhokolo has had 20 years of experience in the gas industry, with 14 of those years being at SLG and six years at Sasol Gas. See page 4.
On page 5 we introduce you to Andrew Clark who is the recently appointed managing partner of Cox Yeats Attorneys, which is based in uMhlanga Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal.
We are delighted to have Business Coach Marlene Powell on board as a regular columnist on page 7. Marlene is one of the top business coaches with ActionCOACH and has been coaching for the last 13 years. She is in the top 100 Action Coaches in the world and has won numerous awards. Last year she was voted as ActionCOACH’s Global Action Man of The Year for the African continent. She has won the ActionCOACH Brand Personality of the Year award for South Africa for two years running.
Judging is well underway for the Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2021. This year a large number of entries have been received. The shortlists appear on pages 8 and 9. The June edition of Business Sense will contain a special feature on all the winners.
Our ‘Coffee with Grant’ interviews on page 10 feature Johan van Deventer, Regional Manager KZN, LabourNet and Johannes Maree, CEO Destinata Capital. Maree gives insight into the Section 12J tax programme, which is set to end on the 30 June 2021.
The iLembe Chamber’s 11th annual The Entrepreneur Programme and Competition was launched on Tuesday, the 18th of May 2021. Read more on page 11.
Currently, Elangeni Buildings is one of the leading family-owned building companies in KwaZuluNatal. Read more on page 13.
David White and his teams at DRG and BusinessFit have since 2017 been travelling back and forth to the United Kingdom to help open the doors to ‘simple trade’ between South Africa and the United Kingdom. Read page 16.
We are proud to share our growing collection of video interviews with you. One of the most powerful techniques is through QR codes. Open the camera on your phone (or use a scanning app) and hover steadily for 2-3 seconds over the QR Code to see the video.