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Month: February 2016

JT ROSS HEADS TO SYDNEY ROAD AND GLEN ANIL

In a dusty little corner down at Durban City Hall, in the economics or planning department, one hopes there is a wall of photographs celebrating the accomplishment of successful private property developers in eThekwini. Make no mistake, there are rogue property developers and ghastly monuments to their corruption in Durban. But the city is also blessed with an enviable collection of talent in the private sector. This includes visionaries and honest, dutiful men and women doing their best in a tough economy. The development of Umhlanga and Riverhorse are the result of public private partnerships between the city and...

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WINGING IT IN THE TAKE AWAY BUSINESS

Chicken is without a doubt one of the most bankable beauties in the take-out galaxy. Apparently South Africans consume more than a billion birds a year and you only have to see the multitude of fowl fast food outlets to appreciate the gig has wings. Though, this isn’t the main reason the proprietors of Afro’s got into the chicken business. Afro’s Chicken is a homegrown Durban brand and a relative newcomer to the busy market. Emil Venter started the business because, after a career in restaurants, he found things had got a little too fussy. In the course of...

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MINISTER WARNS DURBAN TO PULL UP ITS SOCKS

“A smart port city implies that the port of Durban has to be at the forefront of enhance the coexistence of ports and urban areas integrating them into a seatropolis and creating programmes and projects that engage citizens and encourage development,” deputy minister of Transport, Sindisiwe Chikunga, told delegates at the first annual Durban Maritime Summit today. Although she noted that Durban shared the same challenges as the beleaguered global maritime economy as major trade partners in Asia and Europe took strain and the local economy faced tough economic times, she wasn’t prepared to let Durban off the hook....

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DOING BUSINESS BY THE BOOK

Online book retail giant Amazon has opened a bricks and mortar book shop in Seattle and, according to the New York Times, plans to add another 300 to 400.  For the many of us who believed that Amazon had started the eBook revolution and that the eBook was poised to have the same effect that CD’s had on vinyl LPs and DVDs had on video, this is a shock. Online was expected to turn the book selling fraternity on its head with independents the first to fall off the page. So, is Amazon reflecting a return to the traditional...

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NO PLAIN SAILING FOR SHIP OWNERS

All is definitely not shipshape in the maritime sector, according to Dr Henrietta van Niekerk, director and head of dry bulk analysis for London based Clarksons, the world’s leading integrated shipping services group. As keynote speaker at the first annual Durban Maritime Summit, she quickly poured cold water on one of government’s key growth initiatives for the maritime industry. Operation Phakisa, which aims to boost South Africa’s ocean economy, fingers ship building as one of the biggest potential growth areas. The only problem is why build ships at a time when the global fleet is way too large and...

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