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MEC host American Investors, 02 July 2019

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Nomusa Dube-Ncube today received and hosted investors from King Kong Organics (KKOG) in the United States of America who will be investing in the Dube Trade Port AgriZone. The Department, Premier's Office, Dube Trade Port and the Moses Kotane Institute were part of the briefing and a tour of the prospective facilities. The investment in the region of $5 million (R71 million) will see KKOG establishing a cannabis greenhouse facility after attaining a cultivation and extraction licenses as well as signing of a lease with the Dube Trade Port. The investment has the potential to create a huge value chain in the industry that will also help small growers with a market. KKOG is one of the world market- leaders in cannabis cultivation and are expanding their operations to South Africa and the African continent. Read More...

 

International Congress and Conventions Association Amp 2019, June 2019

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development Tourism and Environmental Affairs, MS Nomusa Dube-Ncube warmly welcomed the International Congress and Conventions Association Amp 2019 which is currently underway in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Read More...

 

EDTEA in conjunction with COGTA brought much-needed service delivery in uMsinga, 07 June 2019

The Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs led by MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube and The Department of Corporate Government and Traditional Affairs under the leadership of MEC Sipho Hlomuka on the 07 June 2019 visited uMsinga, Egunjuni Area in Ward 2 for different service delivery. The MEC's started with the eradication of invasive alien plants which the local residents have been battling and the electrification programme of the area. The most prevalent of alien plants are called imbricade prickly pears which are of Mexican in origin in Central America and known locally as umthonti. The department has assigned a team of 15 highly trained people who will spray and destroy the plants in three months and a cheque of R1.5 million was handed over to Msinga Local Municipality to assist in the electrification programme. Read More...

 

MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and HOD Meet with Programmes of the Department, 6 June 2019

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Ms. Nomusa Dube-Ncube and Acting Head of Department Mr. Siza Sibande met with Corporate Services which forms part of the department’s Programme 1. Chief Directors Mr Fezile Mbuli and CFO Ms Zama Mtongana took the MEC through her paces about the capacities and challenges of Programme 1. This was the first of a series of engagements that the MEC will hold with various Programmes of the department with their respective GMs.

 

The newly appointed MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental affairs, Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube paid department staff surprise visit, 5 June 2019

It was all smiles, cheeses and selfie galore as KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube paid a surprise maiden visit to the administration staff at the department’s Head Office in Pietermaritzburg. Read More

 

Farewell Dinner to honour Mr Sihle Zikalala, 28 May 2019

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Nomusa Dube-Ncube on the 28 May 2019 graced the appreciation dinner of her predecessor and now the Premier of the Province Sihle Zikalala. Read More

 


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