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  • MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala at the post SONA dialogue hosted by the Black Management Forum at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Westville Campus – Durban. The debate was focusing on the stimulation of South Africa’s economy in line with the SONA 2017
  • MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala delivering his keynote address at the post SONA dialogue hosted by the Black Management Forum at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Westville Campus – Durban.
  • Seen in the picture are MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala with Umkhanyakude District Mayor; Solomon Mkhombo , MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development; Mr Themba Mthembu and Inkosi Tembe tasting the first brew of the Marula fruit.
  • Seen in the picture are MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala, Inkosi Tembe with Amabutho at the annual Umthayi/Marula Festival recently held at Tembe Royal residence, eMfihlweni..
  • The Umthayi Marula Festival is a traditional event where the women folk of the Tembe clan in northern KwaZulu-Natal present a drink brewed from the first harvest of the Marula fruit to the head of the Tembe clan, Inkosi Mabhudu Tembe. In the past few years, it has grown from just being a traditional affair to become a major tourism and economic development draw card in the uMkhanyakude area. Seen in the picture are MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala with Umkhanyakude District Mayor; Solomon Mkhombo and Inkosi Tembe tasting the first brew of the Marula fruit.
  • Senior women of the Tembe clan converge at the Emfihlweni Royal Residence to present the first brew of the Marula fruit to the Head of the Tembe Clan, Inkosi Mabhudu Tembe at the start of the 2017 uMthayi Marula Festival recently.
  • MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala doing a media interview during the annual Umthayi/Marula Festival recently held at Tembe Royal residence, eMfihlweni.
  • TASTING TIMES: MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr. Sihle Zikalala, Umkhanyakude District Mayor Solomon Mkhombo and Inkosi Tembe taste the first brew of the Marula fruit at the annual Umthayi/Marula Festival recently held at Tembe Royal residence, eMfihlweni.
  • MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr. Sihle Zikalala recently visited Hulamin in Pietermaritzburg. He was taken through the different departments. This was part of Government’s initiative to strengthen public-private partnerships.
  • MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr. Sihle Zikalala recently hosted The KwaZulu-Natal Economic Council at the Durban’s Olive convention Centre. Seen in the picture is MEC Zikalala during the interview with SABC.
  • MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr. Sihle Zikalala recently hosted The KwaZulu-Natal Economic Council at the Durban’s Olive convention Centre. Economic Council Summit’s theme "Stimulating Economic activity in a low Economic Growth Environment”.
  • Seen in the picture during the Operation Sukuma Sakhe (School functionality visits) in Umkhanyakude District are:L-R: School Governing Board Member, The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala and his HOD Champion; Dr Enoch Nzama (Department of Education).
  • The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government visited (uMkhanyakude District) Jozini Municipality under the programme Operation Sukuma Sakhe (School functionality visits). The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala as Umkhanyakude District Champion visited Isicelosethu High School to provide support and ensuring that the school have teaching aids, stationery, books, and also to monitor the progress, plans for the school management team.
  • MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala (also the Umkhanyakude District Champion ) addressing the school management team, local leadership and officials at Isicelosethu High School during the Operation Sukuma Sakhe (School functionality visits) in Umkhanyakude District.
  • MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala’s delegation then proceeded to the second school (Lundindi Primary) where he addressed the school management team, local leadership and officials during the Operation Sukuma Sakhe (School functionality visits) in Umkhanyakude District.
  • MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala’s delegation met at the Ngwavuma Community Hall for the communal engagement as part of the Operation Sukuma Sakhe (School functionality visits) in Umkhanyakude District.
  • MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala (Right) with the Acting Head of Department; Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sibusiso Myeza during the media briefing on the World Economic Forum Africa to be hosted in KwaZulu-Natal in May this year.
  • Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa; Mr Cyril Ramaphosa and the Acting Premier of KwaZulu-Natal; Mr Sihle Zikalala who is also the MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs during the World Economic Forum 2017.
  • MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala with the CEO of KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board, Mr Mthokozisi Radebe and the team hard at work during the early Wednesday morning hours installing the shark nets as means of ensuring that KwaZulu-Natal beaches are always safe for the tourists. The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board is world renowned for its significant contribution towards safe bathing and shark research.
  • MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala doing a media interview after lending a hand with KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board in installing the shark nets as means of ensuring that KwaZulu-Natal beaches are always safe for the tourists. This event took place at Wilsons Walf in Durban recently.
  • MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala speaking at the signing ceremony of the MOU of the China-Africa Circular Economy Industrial Park on the 13th December 2016 at Oyster Box Hotel – Umhlanga – Durban – KwaZulu-Natal.
  • MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala seen after signing ceremony of the MOU of the China-Africa Circular Economy Industrial Park in Umhlanga – Durban. This investment of US $112 million aims to undertake recycling and reuse of waste cobalt-nickel-tungsten material, recycling waste electronics, end-of-life vehicles. The estimated annual turn-over is US $5 Million, tax over US $ 20 Million and more than 2000 sustainable jobs will be created.
 

 


 

 

 

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