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MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube mobilises communities to be the shield against the destruction of the environment, 16 September 2019

More education, more campaigns and more dedication of resources were needed to assist township and rural communities living in environments highly plagued with litter. Read More


uThukela Post Budget Speech Road Shows, 14 September 2019

The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Ms Nomusa Dube –Ncube on the 14 September hosted the very first Post Budget speech Roadshow and Planting Season Launch in uThukela District Municipality as the MEC Champion for that District. Read More


The Official Launch of Aerotropolis, 12 September 2019

The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube together with the Premier of KwaZulu- Natal , Mr Sihle Zikalala, and the newly appointed Mayor of eThekwini Metro, Mxolisi Kuanda on the 12 September 2019 officially unveiled the Durban Aerotropolis Masterplan and also lunched the Aerotropolis Institute of Africa. Read More


KwaZulu Natal Investor Awards, 12 September 2019

The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube and Speaker of eThekwini Metro, Ms Weziwe Thusi hosted the KwaZulu Natal Investor Awards and Investment Dinner where the delegates and potential investors around the country explored the investment opportunities offered by being located within Aerotropolis (A City within the Airport). Read More


Women in ICT Conference, 10 September 2019

MEC for the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs open a new window of opportunity as she addresses women in ICT on 1oth September at Grayville, Durban. With the advent of the technological era upon us, the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube is not resting on her laurels and will, on Tuesday, address a Women In ICT Conference themed: “Inclusive Digital Economy”. Read More


Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Held KwaMashu Business Revitalisation Programme, 09 September 2019

As undertaken in MEC Dube-Ncube Budget Policy Statement her intentions to revive and ignite the Township Economy, KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs on 07 September 2019 preside over KwaMashu Business Revitalisation Programme. Read More


163 Anniversary of the Durban Chamber of Commerce & Industry, 21 August 2019

The 163 anniversary of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry provides us with an opportunity to renew our vows that Durban will be reborn, rejuvenated, and rises again. Durban is too important a city in Africa and the world to go to ruins under our collective watch. Read More


Young Women Business Dialogue, 20 August 2019

Ladies, I am sure you will be fascinated to know that globally, women control about $20 trillion in annual consumer spending, and that this figure could climb as high as $28 trillion in the next few years. Stats say the $13 trillion in total yearly earnings could reach $18 trillion in the same period. Read More


MSC SA Christens New Vessel and Announces Commitment to Creating Jobs in South Africa! 16 August 2019

Durban, South Africa: At the christening ceremony for the new MSC Aino (TEUS* 12108) Container Vessel in Durban today (16 August), MSC South Africa announced the formation of its new training facility, the Shosholoza Ocean Academy, which will begin to operate from October 2019. Read More


KZN Climate Change & Sustainable Development Summit, 14- 15 August 2019

KwaZulu-Natal hits stratospheric levels of discussions on the first day of the provincial climate change summit as issues of stakeholder involvement are thrust in the spotlight. Read More


FNB Business Breakfast, 13 August 2019

MEC for Economic Development Toursim & Environmental Affairs Nomusa Dube-Ncube attends the FNB Business Breakfast, a very informative session that is attended by women in business that seeks to transform industries and redefine how male dominant sectors operate. The theme this year was 'limitless' with a focus on aviation and brand positioning in the marketing space and opportunities available for women. Read More


EDTEA MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube intervenes in Ward 7 Nhlalakahle as it battles massive illegal dumping and proliferation of alien plants, 11 August 2019

Living up to her Budget Speech Policy undertaking to intervene in Nhlalakahle's Ward 7, Umvoti near Greytown, illegal dumping and proliferation of alien plants, KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Nomusa Dube-Ncube joined forces with the local community, the Municipality and department employees to clean up the area and rid it of alien plants. Read More


Provincial Women's Day Celebrations in Osizweni Sportsground, 09 August 2019

On 09 August 2019 MEC for EDTEA Ms Nomsa Dube-Ncube attended the Provincial Women’s Day Celebration in Newcastle, Osizweni Sportsground . Speaking ahead MEC Dube-Ncube heaped praise at the role of women. Read More


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There is increasing global agreement that an ‘aerotropolis’ may be described as an urban form placing an airport at its centre with a city developing around it, linking workers, suppliers business decision


Economic Outlook

The year 2012 was characterized by sluggish economic environment with noticeable deceleration of economic growth and worsening unemployment in both industrialized and emerging markets.  


Industrial Economic Hubs

The Industrial Economic Hubs are an active translation of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) directed at promoting spatial development through the activation of sectors that have potential to unlock business... 



The province and the country collectively believe that the maritime sector is a sleeping economic giant in terms of its potential impact to the provincial economy.


Public Entities

The public entities as statutory organisations falling under the Department’s purview are essential in assisting in the implementation of the Department’s... 


Unlocking Tourism

The Province of KwaZulu-Natal derives immense benefits from the tourism industry ranging from employment, foreign currency receipts and a source of livelihood to a number...