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  • A delegation led by MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala visiting a gas power station in Kent, outside London. The delegation is on a four day trade and investment mission to the United Kingdom to promote investment initiatives especially in infrastructure and energy.
  • MEC Zikalala addressing members of the London Chamber of Commerce. MEC Zikalala and his delegation are on a four day trade and investment mission to the United Kingdom to promote investment initiatives especially in infrastructure and energy.
  • MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala launching the toll free number for KwaZulu-Natal Cunsumers. (L - R ) Induna uNtuli, Cllr Nkosi ,Zululand District Municipality, MEC Zikalala and the Deputy Mayor of uPhongolo Cllr B Mvelase
  • MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala recently conducted an unannounced visit of retail outlets in Phongolo to engage with consumers on their levels of satisfaction but also to see if traders are complying with the consumer protection act. The MEC also launched a consumer toll free line (0800 333 776)
  • L-R (Standing): Managing Director; Morar Incorporated; Mr Roshan Morar, MEC for KZN Education; Mr Mthandeni Dlungwane, Deputy Minister of the Department of Environmental Affairs; Ms Barbara Thomson, Msunduzi Local Municipality Mayor; Mr Themba Njilo, Interim Chairperson of Prasa ; Nazir Alli, (L-R: Seated) Deputy Minister of Finance; Mr Mcebisi Jonas, KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala during Post Budget Breakfast recently held at Imperial Hotel; Pietermaritzburg.
  • KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala and Managing Director; Morar Incorporated; Mr Roshan Morar answering questions during the Post Budget Breakfast recently held at Imperial Hotel; Pietermaritzburg.
  • KZN Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC; Mr Sihle Zikalala is seen addressing the media at the Isithebe Industrial Complex in Mandeni recently. This is a R70-million rand partnership between the provincial Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), for Isithebe to undergo major structural refurbishments.
  • KZN Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC; Mr Sihle Zikalala is seen addressing the media at the Isithebe Industrial Complex in Mandeni recently.
  • The provincial government led by Premier Willies Mchunu was in Nquthu as part of the Premier’s Imbizo to present a comprehensive report to the people of Nquthu on the reasons behind the dissolution of the municipality. Seen in the picture are KZN Cogta MEC; Ms Nomsa Dube-Ncube, KZN Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC; Mr Sihle Zikalala and KZN Premier; Mr Willies Mchunu during Imbizo.
  • KZN Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC; Mr Sihle Zikalala, KZN Sports and Recreation MEC; Bongi Sithole Moloi and Safa President Danny Jordaan discussing issues of soccer development in KwaZulu-Natal
  • MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala and his protection officers during the 2017 Harry Gwala District Marathon in Mzimkhulu.
  • MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala and his protection officer doing a warm-up before the 2017 Harry Gwala District Marathon in Mzimkhulu.
  • MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala after finishing his 10 kilometers during the 2017 Harry Gwala District Marathon in Mzimkhulu.
  • The KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala delivering his address during the Induction of the Board of Directors for Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife held in Pietermaritzburg on 03rd March 2017
  • MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Mr Sihle Zikalala has told the newly appointed Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife board that the relentless campaign by poachers especially those targeting rhino horns and ivory demands for a visionary, strong and uncompromising leadership in all organizations that are responsible for the protection and nurturing of our biodiversity.
  • The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala, as a Leader of Government Business unpacking SOPA proceedings during the interview with iGagasi FM recently.
  • KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala and KZN Premier; Mr Willies Mchunu and His Worship King Goodwill Zwelithini during the State of the Province Address in Pietermaritzburg.
  • The KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs; Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube, KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala and KZN Premier; Mr Willies Mchunu during the State of the Province Address in Pietermaritzburg.
  • The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala, presented the Best Male Album Award at the 16th Metro Awards ceremony at the Durban’s ICC recently.
  • The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala sharing the podium with other panelists during the KZN Economic Council roundtable recently held at the Durban ICC. The KZN Council, an ensemble of stakeholders from the business, civil society, labour and government is currently deliberating on, among other issues, growing the informal economy through SMME and entrepreneur empowerment.
  • 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.
  • The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs hosted a Tourism and Entrepreneurship Careers Expo in Ladysmith which imparted knowledge to the youth on entrepreneurial opportunities in the tourism space. Seen in the picture is MEC Zikalala, his delegation and students of uThukela District Municipality.
  • Seen in the picture are MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala (centre), his delegation and students of uThukela District Municipality during the Tourism and Entrepreneurship Careers Expo in Ladysmith, which aimed at imparting knowledge to the youth on entrepreneurial opportunities in the tourism space.
  • L-R: CEO of Ithala SOC Limited; Peter Ireland and Chairperson of Ithala SOC Limited; Molose Kekana listening to the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mr Sihle Zikalala at the relaunch of Ithala Bank branch at Megacity, Umlazi recently.
  • 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
 

 


 

 

 

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Aerotropolis

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Maritime

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