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2020/2021 Budget Policy Speech

Budget Vote presented by the MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Nomsa Dube-Ncube KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature. Read More


Budget Vote, 02 June 2020


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Forbes Woman African Leading Women Summit, 07-08 March 2020

The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government through the Department of Economic Development Tourism and Environmental Affairs under the leadership of Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube on the 8th March Hosted FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit which was held at Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (Durban). Read More


MEC Dube Visited Ladysmith In Uthukela As District Service Delivery Champion Of That District, 07 March 2020

In what has been colloquially termed the #SiegeOfLadysmith2020 in the media saw the town descend into chaos, plunged into turmoil and totally shut down impacting adversely on business. Thefeore the MEC for Economic Development and the MEC champion for that District on 07th March 2020 decided to visit that area to meet with the different stake Holders in order to seek immediate solutions facing that area. Read More


A Night With Sjava, 28-29 February 2020

It was a night to remember when thousands of music lovers from all parts of KwaZulu-Natal and other parts of the country spend their two nights with Sjava. The Department of Economic Development Tourism and Environmental Affairs, under the leadership of MEC Nomusa Dube- Ncube funded the two days home coming concert for the best Afro Pop and International Award Winning Artist who is from this Province (Bergville) Sjava (Jabulani Hadebe). Read More


KwaZulu-Natal Economic Council Meeting, 28 February 2020

The MEC for Economic Development Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Ms Nomusa and the Leader of Government Business Ms Dube -Ncube in her capacity as a Chairperson of Economic Council on the 28 of February 2020 met with the stakeholders to discuss interventions aimed at addressing economic challenges in the Province. The meeting was held under the auspices of the KZN Economic Council which deliberated on how to create, save Jobs and also contributed towards Economic Recovery. Read More


Amarula/uMthayi Festival, 22 February 2020

The Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environment Affairs with the Community of KwaMhlabuyalingana-KwaTembe under the leadership Inkosi Mabhudu Tembe on the 22nd February 2020 held the annual uMthayi – Amarula Festival – eMfihlweni , the the celabration of Amurala plant and the first taste of the home brewed Amarula Bear produced with Amarula Plant by Inkosi u Tembe. MEC for Arts, Culture and Sports and Recreation, Ms Mavimbela who represented MEC Dube-Ncube announced that the province of KwaZulu Natal will continue to support Umthayi Marula Festival. Through the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs and the festival will be marketed international. The event was graced by the presence of Delegations from neighbouring countries. Read More


Media Briefing - Marine Building, 21 February 2020

The MEC for Economic Development Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Ms Nomusa Dube -Ncube on 21st February 2020 held a Media Briefing about the Key Interventions aimed at driving the Socio-economic Development in the Province. 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...