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  • KwaZulu-Natal Acting Premier, Mr Sihle Zikalala today led a delegation of provincial executive members who attended the annual Umkhosi weLembe formerly known as Shaka’s day at the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban. The event honours the legacy of King Shaka, the founder of the Zulu nation
  • KwaZulu-Natal Acting Premier, Mr Sihle Zikalala today led a delegation of provincial executive members who attended the annual Umkhosi weLembe formerly known as Shaka’s day at the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban. The event honours the legacy of King Shaka, the founder of the Zulu nation
  • “With this prestigious award which recognizes the work done by our Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE), KwaZulu-Natal has once again reinforced its position as the world's mega events and tourism destination,” said MEC Zikalala during the the World Travel Awards function held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC recently.
  • Speaking at the business tourism meeting at Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC today, EDTEA MEC, Mr Sihle Zikalala was emphatic that all stakeholders must work together to achieve sustainable inclusive growth to increase employment.
  • President Ramaphosa, Home Affairs Minister, Mr Gigaba and KZN Acting Premier Mr Zikalala have officially opened Home Affairs offices in Kokstad
  • MEC THUSI COMMENDS TYRE MANUFACTURING COMPANY FOR INJECTING BILLIONS INTO KWAZULU-NATAL ECONOMY The R2.1 billion expansion at Sumitomo Rubber South Africa tyre manufacturing plant in Ladysmith is a clear indication of a growing enthusiasm for local and international companies to invest in KwaZulu-Natal. This is what the MEC for KwaZulu-Natal Social Development, Mrs Weziwe Thusi said after officially opening the company’s world class bus and truck tyre manufacturing facility. Mrs Thusi was speaking on behalf of her Provincial Cabinet colleague, the MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs in KwaZulu-Natal, Mr Sihle Zikalala. “We are encouraged by the number of companies that invest huge sums of money in KwaZulu-Natal. The provincial government will continue creating conducive environment for businesses to invest and thrive,” she added. This massive investment was also a major milestone in the provincial government’s goal of growing the provincial economy thus ensuring that there is strong revenue base that enables government to bring decent services to communities, Mrs Thusi said.
  • MEC THUSI COMMENDS TYRE MANUFACTURING COMPANY FOR INJECTING BILLIONS INTO KWAZULU-NATAL ECONOMY The R2.1 billion expansion at Sumitomo Rubber South Africa tyre manufacturing plant in Ladysmith is a clear indication of a growing enthusiasm for local and international companies to invest in KwaZulu-Natal. This is what the MEC for KwaZulu-Natal Social Development, Mrs Weziwe Thusi said after officially opening the company’s world class bus and truck tyre manufacturing facility. Mrs Thusi was speaking on behalf of her Provincial Cabinet colleague, the MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs in KwaZulu-Natal, Mr Sihle Zikalala. “We are encouraged by the number of companies that invest huge sums of money in KwaZulu-Natal. The provincial government will continue creating conducive environment for businesses to invest and thrive,” she added. This massive investment was also a major milestone in the provincial government’s goal of growing the provincial economy thus ensuring that there is strong revenue base that enables government to bring decent services to communities, Mrs Thusi said.
  • #heritageDay “The year of Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela: Advancing transformation of South African's heritage landscape” ‬
  • The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environment Affairs in KwaZulu-Natal, Mr Sihle Zikalala today visited Imbali Township in Msunduzi Municipality as part of the KwaZulu-Natal government's Operation Sukuma Sakhe (OSS) programme. As part of the OSS programme, MECs meet with communities in all eleven districts to reflect on developmental programmes being planned and activated by different departments. Today' engagements focused on the most pressing social issues relating to poverty, unemployment, health and housing challenges that end up having a bearing on the social stability in the society.
  • The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environment Affairs in KwaZulu-Natal, Mr Sihle Zikalala today visited Imbali Township in Msunduzi Municipality as part of the KwaZulu-Natal government's Operation Sukuma Sakhe (OSS) programme. As part of the OSS programme, MECs meet with communities in all eleven districts to reflect on developmental programmes being planned and activated by different departments. Today' engagements focused on the most pressing social issues relating to poverty, unemployment, health and housing challenges that end up having a bearing on the social stability in the society.
  • DAY THREE OF KZN'S TRADE AND INVESTMENT MISSION TO CHINA Economic Development, Tourism and Environment Affairs MEC, Mr Sihle Zikalala has since Monday held fruitful engagements with potential investors looking at the ICT, Renewable Energy, Aqua-culture, Tourism Real Estate development as well as aerotropolis investment opportunities. The MEC and his delegation also held strategic meetings with the vice governor and mayor of Guangdong and Dongguan respectively.
  • KZN's delegation led by MEC Zikalala has just began an essential five day trade and investment mission to key cities in the People's Republic of China. Very fruitful engagements so far.
  • The 2018 version of KwaZulu-Natal Lilizela Tourism Business Awards held on the foot of Drakensberg Mountains at Sani Pass attracted considerable media interest. Seen here is KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala being interviewed live on e-TV morning news programme after hosting the glamorous function to honour successful tourism practitioners. He said they were excited to see more young people entering the tourism sector as entrepreneurs.
  • The Annual Lilizela Tourism Business Awards for 2018 were hosted in the Harry Gwala District which is home to breathtaking tourism attractions including the Majestic Drakensberg Mountains that are one of the country's World Heritage Site. Addressing the glittering function, KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala said the prestigeous accolades were 'a practical way to show appreciation to the people of & business that contribute in making South Africa the best tourism destination in the world'. He urged tourism practitioners to adapt to new digital technologies to remain competitive in the market. The winners will proceed to represent KZN in the national stanza of the Lilizela Awards in November.
  • EDTEA KZN September 11 at 4:21 PM · KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala together with Minister of Telecommunication & Postal Services Dr Siyabonga Cwele participated in the Ministerial Roundtable Discussion on Financing Digital Economic Development during the International Telecommunication 'ITU Telecom 2018' Conference held in Durban. The digital transformation is taking the world by storm & the event serves as rendezvous for cross-pollinating ideas on how to ensure that new developments benefit all nations across the world.
  • RUSSIA AND KWAZULU-NATAL AGREE TO EXPLORE AREAS OF TRADE ... KwaZulu-Natal and Russia have agreed to explore areas of trade co-operation following a meeting held in Durban between MEC for Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs Mr Sihle Zikalala and Russian Ambassador to South African, Mr Mikhail Petrakov. Russia has acknowledged the province's economic profile which is characterized by numerous sectors that could serve as basis to promote trade between KZN and certain regions within the Russian Federation.