KZN Future 50

In KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), we have talent, resources, resourcefulness, courage, and a can-do attitude to make things happen. These are the attributes of any business owner with the guts to start and the commitment to grow a business here too. Business owners hold the key to unlocking growth and prosperity in KZN. Their drive to thrive despite the odds, contribute to the well-being of our communities, our province, and the world.

ECR Breakfast and Business growth specialist Pavlo Phitidis are celebrating those getting it right through the KZN Future 50. This weekly profile of a forward-focussed business shows how growth brings a better future to us all.

Pavlo shares these KZN business stories, offers insights on what will accelerate their growth, and asks listeners to help make it happen for the business owner, their business, and the society they operate in.

Catch the feature on-air on East Coast Radio every Monday at 07h50, or listen to the podcast here.
Weekly English South Africa Business News · Business
50 Episodes
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East Coast Board (Pty) LTd - Episode 50

East Coast Board, a prominent board manufacturing business in KwaZulu-Natal, is managed by Salona Lutchman Sewgoolam and Sandheer Sewgoolam. Founded in 1997 by Ramesh Lutchman, the business started with modest resources but has since grown significantly under the stewardship of the second generation. Learn more about East Coast Board, this…
25 Jun 4 min

Beapo - Episode 49

Beapo, founded by Siyabonga Gule, is making waves in the business community of KwaZulu-Natal. Specialising in strategic sourcing, Beapo helps businesses optimise their supply chains, focusing on cost efficiency, reliability, and certainty. This service is particularly important for large organisations with complex procurement needs.
18 Jun 3 min

Ample Power - Episode 48

Ample Power, led by Chief Executive Officer James Siedle for 15 years, has become a cornerstone in KwaZulu-Natal's energy solutions landscape. Specialising in comprehensive power systems integrating solar, battery, and generator technologies, they cater to diverse clients—from residential homes to large commercial properties. Learn more about Ample Power, this week's…
11 Jun 4 min

L'Atelier Paris - Episode 47

Learn more about L'Atelier Paris, this week's KZN Future 50 featured business. L'Atelier Paris, founded by Jean-Philippe Avenel, brings the charm of French luxury to our very own Umhlanga. Located in The Oceans Mall, this boutique offers a stunning selection of fine watches and jewellery from brands like Cartier, TAG…
4 Jun 5 min

Intellisec- Episode 46

Intellisec, led by Managing Director Denzil Steyn, is a key player in the security and systems integration sector in South Africa. The company specialises in the installation and integration of cameras, access control systems, fire detection, and voice evacuation systems into various environments, including buildings, shopping centres, and warehouses. Their…
28 May 4 min

Food Sock - Episode 45

Foodsock, led by Mike Nel, is a business based in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, focused on addressing nutritional needs and unemployment in the region. The company produces meal kits that provide all the ingredients necessary to create a nutritious meal for four to six people. These kits are specifically designed to…
21 May 5 min

Steelco - Episode 44

Steelco, led by Mike Eglington, stands as a cornerstone in KwaZulu-Natal's steel sector. Founded in Pietermaritzburg, the company has cemented its position as a premier supplier and stockist of a wide array of steel products, catering to fabricators, consumers, and various industrial users. From flat sheets to square tubes, Steelco…
14 May 5 min

Icon Information Systems Pty Ltd - Episode 43

Icon Information Systems, founded by Rimmon Kisten, stands at the forefront of cybersecurity solutions. While the technological landscape continues to evolve, their dedication to addressing cyber threats sets them apart. With cybercrime on the rise globally, their commitment to safeguarding businesses against potential breaches is both commendable and necessary. Learn…
7 May 5 min

Dynamed - Episode 41

Dynamed: Pioneering Medical Device Manufacturing in South Africa. Learn more about Dynamed, this week's KZN Future 50 featured business…
23 Apr 4 min

P&A Fabricators - Episode 40

P&A Fabricators, founded by Gerald Anthony, stands as a prominent figure in the realm of sheet metal fabricating and manufacturing. The company plays a vital role in various industries, including construction, automotive, building, and road sectors, by crafting engineer products and innovative solutions crucial for infrastructure development. Learn more about…
9 Apr 4 min

Livecopper - Episode 39

Learn more about Livecopper, this week's KZN Future 50 featured business... Livecopper, founded by Alf Allingham and Andrew Davies, stands as a testament to innovation in the retail industry. Established in 2012, it became the first online store dedicated to providing a wide range of light fittings, electrification, plumbing, and…
2 Apr 4 min

HVK Consulting - Episode 38

HVK Consulting Engineers, founded by Yegan Pillay, is making significant strides in the field of civil engineering. Specialising in the design and construction of buildings, hospitals, residential blocks, bridges, and roads, the firm has distinguished itself through its blend of engineering expertise and innovative vision. Learn more about HVK Consulting,…
26 Mar 4 min

Eb Castings - Episode 37

EB Castings: Crafting Metal and Specialized Printing Learn more about Eb Castings, this week's KZN Future 50 featured business…
19 Mar 5 min

Pro Talent - Episode 36

Learn more about Pro Talent, this week's KZN Future 50 featured business. Pro Talent, founded by Cindy Norcott 30 years ago in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, specializes in placing permanent staff for local companies and facilitating remote placements for international firms seeking South African talent. The company's innovative approach has garnered…
12 Mar 5 min

NetConfig- Episode 35

Learn more about Network Configurations, this week's KZN Future 50 featured business…
5 Mar 5 min

We Are Food - Episode 34

Learn more about We Are Food, this week's KZN Future 50 featured business... From Kitchen Creations to Culinary Empire: The Story of We Are Food.
27 Feb 3 min

GreenHill Laboratories - Episode 32

In the realm of scientific innovation and industry advancement, Greenhill Laboratories stands as a beacon of excellence and ingenuity. Founded by Shaun Groenink, Greenhill Laboratories has carved a niche for itself as a premier testing, production, and consulting laboratory catering to a diverse array of industries including agriculture, food, healthcare,…
13 Feb 4 min

The Artisan Baker - Episode 31

In the realm of KZN's entrepreneurial landscape, the spotlight falls today on Barry Korb's artisan bakery, a beacon of culinary craftsmanship nestled in the heart of the province. The Artisan Bakery, renowned for its mastery in crafting exquisite sourdough bread, embodies the fusion of artistry and precision that defines the…
6 Feb 4 min
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