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Sjava Visit MEC, 17 January 2020

On the 17 January 2020 the KwaZulu-Natal afro pop award winning artist Sjava his real name (Jabulani Hadebe) visited the MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube in her residence. MEC Dube ncube has expressed her excitement that the kingdom of the Zulu will play host to two music shows featuring the son of the Soil Sjava the concerts will take place on the 29 Feb and 1st March 2020 at Inkosi Albert Luthuli international Convention Canter. Read More


Schools Functionality Programme: uThukelea District Municipality, 15 January 2020

The KwaZulu Natal Legislature on 15 January 2020 led a very successful Schools Functionality Programme across the Province in all District Municipalities as part #Back2School2020 campaign. The Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs under the leadership of MEC Dube-Ncube and the MEC champion for uThukela District Municipality was assigned to visit uThukela District Municipality to oversee that the process if teaching and learning start well. Read More


MEC Dube-Ncube Put An End To Illegal Liquor Sale As Part Of Fighting Gender-Based Violence In Inanda, 10 December 2019

With the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children awareness campaign drawing to a close and concluding on Tuesday, 10 December 2019, KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, is living good on her pledge to remedy the scourge of gender-based crimes in the Inanda area by ridding the so-called “rape capital” of illegal liquor outlets. Read More


Gender Based Violence Interventions Dialogue, 03 December 2019

The Leader of Government Business Nomusa Dube-Ncube has expressed her appreciation to stakeholders who have joined hands with government in the fight against gender based violence. Read More


KZN Economic Council Community Engagement, 30 November 2019

In 2013 KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs formulated the KwaZulu Economic Council, where the province became the first province to formally launch the Economic Council Forum in the country, which also led to the signing of a Social Accord. Read More



KZN unleashing women entrepreneurship revolution: 30 November 2019

The Leader of Government Business Nomusa Dube-Ncube congratulated one of entities under her department - Ithala - for its role in driving the entrepreneurship revolution over the past 60 years. On the 30th of November 2019 Ithala Hosted Ithala Imbokodo Iyazenzela Women in SMME’s Awards at the Durban’s ICC. Read More


Cannabis Investment Protocol - State of Readiness in KZN: 27 November 2019

The Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Entity Moses Kotane on the 27 hosted a Cannabis Investment Protocol - State of Readiness in KZN “Today is the beginning of a series of information sharing sessions on the issue of Cannabis. The entity Moses Kotane Institute of Technology has conducted a study which shows that there are endless opportunities to use the cannabis industry to stimulate agriculture and many other sectors.” Read More



Launch of Conlog in Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone: 27 November 2019

Launch of Conlog’s R110 million smart electricity meter manufacturing plant within Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone. On behalf of KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government, MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube welcomes the investment from Conlog. Read More



Bilateral Meeting with the delegation from the State of Baden-Wurttemberg – Germany, 25 November 2019

The acting Premier of KwaZulu Natal, the MEC for Economic Development Tourism and Environmental Affairs and the Leader of Government business, Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube and the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Executive Council on the 25th November 2019 held a Bilateral Meeting with the high powered delegation from the State of Baden-Wurttemberg – Germany. Read More



KZN Acting Premier and EDTEA MEC Dube-Ncube declares war against gender-based violence, 25 November 2019

As part of the launch of this year’s 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, KwaZulu-Natal Acting Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube on the 25 November 2019, declared war against spiralling incidents of Gender-based Violence in Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality (Estcourt) in uThukela District. Read More


BPSA GBS Awards, 21 November 2019

The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs and capacity the Leader of Government Business, Ms Nomusa Dube –Ncebe on the 21st November 2019 attended the BPSA GBS Awards which was held in Durban. Read More


KwaZulu-Natal EDTEA MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube declares war against alien plants and environmental degradation: Jozini, 21 November 2019

The aggressive invasion of alien plants currently proliferating vast parts of KwaZulu-Natal calls for consented efforts from all environmental partners and communities to join hands for the ultimate eradication of the species. Read More


MEC Dube-Ncube and Minister Gordan visits Durban Port Terminal, 18 November 2019

The MEC for Economic development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs and the Leader of Government Business, Nomusa Dube-Ncube is confident that a long-lasting solution to congestion at the Durban Port Terminal is within reach. On the 18th November 2019 she had a series of meetings with the Minister of Public Enterprises Mr Pravin Gordhan – Transnet management, eThekwini Municipality, Durban Chamber of Commerce and stakeholders in the maritime industry. Read More


Opening of the Durban’s Beachfront Promenade, 16 November 2019

The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs: Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube and His worship Mayor of eThekwini Metro; Cllr Mxolisi Kaunda on the 16th of November 2019 officially opened the Durban Beachfront Promenade. The MEC responsible for Tourism in the Province she assured the people of eThekwini that with this the new promenade the tourist will have a memorable experience along the Durban Beachfront. Read More


MEC Dube- Ncube officially launched Operation Khawuleza in Uthukela District as the MEC champion for that District A, 22 October 2019

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube on Tuesday 22 October 2019 expanded the accelerated efforts by the provincial government to expedite service delivery in municipalities by handing over the yellow metal plant machines to the uThukela District Municipality. Read More


Launch of the Toyota HIACE in Prospection South of Durban, 04 October 2019

Dube-Ncube reflects on her personal journey with the Toyota brand in her early childhood and early years of her career. Read More


Unveiling of two helicopters, 03 October 2019

MEC for Economic Development, Tourism Economic Development: Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube. On the 3rd October 2019 she graced the unveiling of two helicopters worth R250 million that were bought by Transnet. The event took place at the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone’s Techno-Park. RBIDZ is an entity led by the MEC and she has reiterated the commitment to ensure that the MOU signed between Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone, Transnet and uMlathuze Local Municipality is used to drive socio-economic development. Read More


Umthelebhelo heritage and horse racing cup, 28 September 2019

As part of Tourism Month celebration the Member of KwaZulu Natal Executive Committee responsible for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs: Ms Nomusa Dube –Ncube and Dr Zweli Mkhize, National Minister of Health attended 2019 Umtelebhelo heritage and horse racing cup on the 28 September 2019 in golden Horse racing course Pietermaritzburg. Read More


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