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The province to live, work and play.
For most who read this, we’re preaching to the converted. KZN residents know this is THE province in which to live, work and play. This magazine has its roots in Business in Durban which was remodelled to cover the entire province. It is proudly published by Media24 as a testament to all the good in KZN.
In this magazine, you’ll find critical information about doing business in KZN, from the pillars of the province’s sophisticated economy to corporates and entrepreneurs. The intended editorial approach of this publication is robust. We are 100% committed to economic growth in KZN, but won’t be kowtowing to the powers that be nor are we interested in being purveyors of Pollyanna news. Our country is seized with radical economic transformation.
Beyond the banner waving and slogans, it is a critical debate. If I had a buck for every time I’ve Issue 01 JUNE 2018 07 heard a politician wax lyrical about transforming the economy for the better, I’d be worth a fortune. The crux of successful economic development, of course, is HOW to grow and transform to create more jobs and a better life for all.
Greg Ardé is a journalist based in Durban, South Africa. He has written three books and currently edits a magazine.
In the course of his 30-year career Greg has been involved with a number of media, including newspapers, radio and television. He is the former bureau chief of the Sunday Times in Durban and editor of a monthly magazine which appeared in that newspaper.
He was previously deputy editor of the Sunday Tribune, property editor of the same publication and business editor of The Mercury.
He was political reporter on the Daily News and worked for the South African Press Association in the run-up to South Africa's first democratic elections in 1994. In that time he covered political violence extensively. Greg has a national diploma in journalism from the erstwhile Technikon Natal.
As part of this, he served a year’s internship at the Daily Dispatch in East London and later ran the Dispatch's Umtata bureau, close to the birthplace of Nelson Mandela. He is deeply committed to issues of justice, accountability and development and wrote a weekly column for 15 years.
Greg has a keen interest in the evolution of cities and in 2013 and 2014, contributed to the Resilient Cities series, an initiative sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation.
Greg’s passion for politics, cities and development nurtured a curiosity in business and entrepreneurs and he has run three publications in that vein.
In the course of his career, Greg has also facilitated a number of roundtable talks aimed at improving education, economic development and job creation in Durban, the city he calls home.