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Launch uKhahlamba Digital Centre, 22 September 2020

The Department of Economic Development Tourism and environmental affairs under the leadership of MEC Nomusa Dube Ncube visited the UKhahlamba local Municipality under uThukela District Municipality to launch the state of an Art Digital Centre which is the first of its kind in the province. This is the initiative led by Moses Kotane Institute which is one of the EDTEA’s entities that are the extension to make sure that all spheres of EDTEA’s service users are serviced. This event was graced by the presence of the National Health Deputy Minister Mr Joe Phahla who is also a National Champion for the UKhahlamba District, The HOD Champion Mr Chonco and the local Municipality leadership. Read More


The International Coastal Clean-Up, 19 September 2020

The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Environmental Affairs, Barbara Creecy and the MEC for Economic Development Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube embarked on the clean-up campaign as part of International Coastal clean-up at Amanzimtoti Beach on the 19th September 2020. The programme was led by a multidisciplinary sectorial teams comprising of national, provincial, local government, private companies and civil society. Read More


Inspection of Margate Airport and Visit to KwaXolo Caves, 12 September 2020

The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube, the MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Mr Bheki Ntuli, the Mayor of Ugu District Municipality, Cllr S. Ngcobo, the Mayor of Ray Nkonyeni Local Municipality, Cllr. N. Mqwebu and Portfolio Chairperson of Development Planning Services Cllr. H. Boylann on the 12 of September 2020 visited the Margate Airport under Ray Nkoyeni Local Municipality on the South Coast to inspect the renovations of that airport which is currently under way. Read More


Province of KwaZulu-Natal welcomed more than R3,2 Billion Investment, 04 September2020

The KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs and Leader of Government Business, Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube and the MECs who are part of the Economic Sectors, Investment, Employment and Infrastructure Development (ESIEID) Cluster of Executive Council of the Provincial Government on the 04th September 2020 visited Dube Trade Port Special Economic Zone to welcome more than R3,2 Billion foreign direct investment from different companies. Read More


One Home One Garden and Nestle Visit, 20 August 2020

The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Ms Nomusa Dube –Ncube as the MEC champion for uThukela District Municipality on the 20th August 2020 along with Al-imdaad Foundation donated number of garden material to the needy households under the umbrella of KZN Provincial Programme: One Home One Garden in Escourt: Inkosi langalibalele Local Municipality. Read More


Handover of Food Hampers: Swayimane & Transkop, 05 August 2020

The Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs together with uTongaat Hullet and Red Cross on the 05th August 2020 handed-over, Over 100 Food parcels to the needy House Holds in Swayimane and Transkop. Read More


International Day of Co-Operatives, 30 July 2020

MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube, Ms Ruth Bhengu: Executive Director: Institute for Co-operative & Community Economic Development and eThekwini Municipality Cllr Thanduxolo Sabela on the 30th of July 2020 celebrated the International Day of Co-Operatives under the theme (Co-Operatives for Climate Change), with the 100% women owned Co-op specialising in container conversion business which is based in Ward 16 Pinetown- Durban. Read More


The unveiling of free Wi-Fi Hotspots and switching on of JL Dube Broadband Highsite, 09 July 2020

The 9th July 2020 marked the beginning of the digital revolution as inspired by the first President of a democratic South Africa Nelson Mandela who once remarked: "It always seems impossible until it is done." For the first time, communities in Pietermaritzburg who have always battled to access internet will have access to free Wi-Fi. Read More


Programme In Uthukela District, Estcourt: 03 July 2020

As part of the accelerated efforts to boost and augment efforts geared towards food security, KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncubeon the 3rd July 2020 visited the Wembezi area under Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality to hand over seeds, implements, garden tools and trees to impoverished households as part of the relaunch of One Home One Garden programme. Read More


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Unlocking Tourism

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