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KwaZulu-Natal Business 2020-21 edition

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The 2020/21 edition of KwaZulu-Natal Business is the 12th issue of this unique publication that, since its launch in 2008, has established itself as the premier business and investment guide for the KwaZulu-Natal Province. In addition to the regular articles providing insight into each of the key economic sectors of the province, there is a special feature on the vital role played by ports in the province, from the coal exported from Richards Bay to the new cruise liner terminal addition to the Port of Durban. The 10th anniversary of the 2010 FIFA World Cup coincides with the birthday of the Moses Mabhida Stadium, an iconic design that has become a standard feature on the KwaZulu-Natal sporting and events calendar. Likewise the Durban ICC which continues to burnish the province’s reputation as meetings and convention centre.

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ADVERTORIAL see money differently NEDBANK BUSINESS BANKING AIMS TO SUPPORT ALL BUSINESS SECTORS Matthew Moore, Nedbank’s Provincial Business Banking Manager for KwaZulu-Natal, says that his team are specialists in commercial industries, agriculture and the public sector. ‘ At Nedbank Business Banking we believe that you need a flexible, resilient financial partner who not only understands your circumstances and aspirations, but also provides you with relevant solutions and a banking experience that is hassle-free, allowing you to concentrate on what’s most important to you – running your business,’ says Moore. Our bigger-picture banking approach enables us not only to provide you with the banking solutions you need, but also to give you a holistic view of how our products are connected to create a framework that yields maximum impact across every facet of your business and beyond. We know that success in business is about partnerships, and that is why we put the building of deep, lasting, value-adding relationships at the centre of everything we do. This means your goals are our goals, your vision is our vision, and your success is our success – while you rely on our additional support that is most needed in times of change and uncertainty. In the agricultural sector particularly, Nedbank understands that if the various challenges it faces are not addressed, it will threaten economic growth, food security, ‘… Nedbank has developed innovative funding solutions designed to support farmers … ’ employment and investment. ‘By using our financial expertise to do good, we partner with our agricultural clients to contribute to a growing, competitive, transformed and climate-resilient agricultural sector.’ To this end Nedbank has developed innovative funding solutions designed to support farmers with sustainable farming interventions, ranging from water efficiency mechanisms and cutting-edge irrigation to renewable-energy financing. Moore says that Nedbank’s leadership position in renewable-energy finance is helping many farmers and agribusinesses to benefit from cleaner, more reliable and affordable power generation than the national grid can provide. If you are interested in taking your business to the next level, please contact Matthew Moore on +27 84 240 6799, send an email to Matthewmo@nedbank.co.za or visit www.nedbank.co.za/business.

ADVERTORIAL see money differently NEDBANK BUSINESS BANKING HELPS PUBLIC SECTOR SEE MONEY DIFFERENTLY Nedbank is committed to delivering easy and innovative banking solutions to government, municipalities and state-owned enterprises throughout South Africa. Sithembiso Cele, Nedbank's Provincial Manager for the Public Sector in KwaZulu-Natal, says that given the strategic importance of the public sector to the economy and the country at large, Nedbank has a dedicated public sector team to provide financial solutions that enable the broader mandate of service delivery. ‘We understand that the various spheres of government and their agencies face unique challenges, and are ready and able to draw on the bank’s innovative, seamless and hassle-free products to help build a greater nation.’ But the bank's role goes beyond providing banking solutions to these vital entities. As money experts who do good, Nedbank strives to empower the people behind the public sector. 'We help them save time by providing onsite help from our dedicated teams and through our market-leading Nedbank Money app and other digital solutions. We also help them save money through our preferential banking solutions and our award-winning Financial Fitness and Consumer Education Programme. The programme helps them manage their money better by providing budgeting and ‘ Nedbank strives to empower the people behind the public sector. ’ money management training, equipping their staff members to deal with everyday money management challenges better.' With the exclusive benefits available to municipal staff members who bank with Nedbank, savings of more than R2 000 a year in fees alone are made possible. These staff members also enjoy free personal card delivery and pay no initiation fees, benefit from the Greenbacks Programme, get free basic travel insurance and an additional 20% discount on top-up travel insurance, twelve airport lounge visits a year and a free wills consultation and drafting service. To find out more about how Nedbank can partner with your organisation togrowa greater South Africa, please contact Sithembiso Cele on +27 83 647 2486, send an email to SithembisoC@nedbank.co.za or visit www.nedbank.co.za/business. Nedbank Ltd Reg No 1951/000009/06. Authorised financial services and registered credit provider (NCRCP16). SPO5997

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