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Author: Joseph Wolf


Devon Scoulelis is a quiet go-getter on a mission to empower South African entrepreneurs. Six years ago the 31-year-old Glenwood High School old-boy set out to build a business on the back of what fast food giant KFC does well and not so well. He launched Chicken Xpress in a single store in Umlazi where Scoulelis paid “school fees” for 18 months, setting up a franchise model and learning how difficult life was competing with established brands. But, he stayed true to the pledge, creating a franchise model with an offering based on the South African palette. His motto:...

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Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani General Manager Samantha Croft, Mayor Zandile Gumede, Suncoast Casino Marketing Manager Louise Howell and Executive Sous Chef Clinton Bonhomme. The Tsogo Sun Amashova Classic – which turns 30 this year – is expected to make a larger than ever contribution to the city’s economy as entries pass the 11 000 mark. The Amashova, which comprises a mainline event between Durban and Pietermaritzburg as well as two shorter legs – a 65km challenge between Cato Ridge and the Suncoast Casino and a 35km event that starts at Hillcrest and ends at Suncoast – is both the...

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Only two sites remain for development at exclusive residential estate, Izinga Estate. One of the many successful developments rolled out within the Tongaat Hulett Development portfolio, Izinga is a sought after residential node that is a near sell out. Andile Mnguni, Development Executive at Tongaat Hulett Developments, says that, following the sales of all available single residential and development sites within the current phases at Izinga, just two planned unit development (PUD) sites remain. Already, four high end residential complexes have been developed on PUD sites within the estate, providing a signature lock-up-and-go environment that is not only spacious but...

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You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream

Dynamic Durban duo Karen McIntosh and Melissa Cuthbert have teamed up their ice cream companies and are poised to lick the opposition. The partnership between Miss K Ice Cream Food and Huberto’s Luxury Ice Cream will build on a four-year collaboration between McIntosh and Cuthbert. Both women will harness their strengths as active participants in the health and wellness sector. McIntosh is marketing graduate who majored in logistics and ran a decorating and furnishings firm. She also has extensive marketing experience in the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) environment. McIntosh launched Miss K Ice Cream Food in 2013. Her...

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– Siya Ndlela & Hilton veterinary surgeon Ryan van Deventer. Ryan van Deventer (Hilton veterinary surgeon), Dylan Lane (Husqvarna), Pavel Hajman (Husqvarna), Stefan Terblanche (CEO of Rugby Legends & former Springbok) & Craig MacKenzie (Gwahumbe Game & Spa). Power tools manufacturer, Husqvarna, which usually supplies the forestry, agricultural and industrial sector with equipment, has found a somewhat unexpected application for its chainsaws and blowers – dehorning rhinos! The company has donated a petrol chainsaw for the initial cutting and the battery saw for the finer trimming as well as a blower to keep the anaesthetised rhino cool during the...

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