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  • MEC Zikalala recently engaged with SMMES & Cooperatives in Ladysmith on Radical Agrarian Socio-Economic Transformation (RASET) Programme. RASET is government driven initiative aimed at promoting active economic participation by rural and township communities in the production and distribution of agricultural products. Mr Zikalala told hundreds of SMMEs and cooperatives that his department has set aside R57 million for the activation of the RASET programme
  • The community of the Mbuyazi clan in KwaMbonambi near Richards Bay recently received a whopping R74 million development fund from Richards Bay Minerals (RBM). The company's operations are based in four communities: Sokhulu, Mbonambi, Dube and Mkhwanazi. Unlike the trusts for the other three communities, the Mbonambi trusts have never been fully functional as there has not been any legally appointed leadership within the community since 2005. Speaking on behalf of the Premier today, MEC Zikalala commended RBM saying that the fund would improve people's lives.
  • President Cyril Ramaphosa and MEC Sihle Zikalala have commended the Volvo Group for committing itself to future growth and youth development initiatives. Ramaphosa and Zikalala were speaking during the celebration of the VOLVO trucks plant expansion and youth development initiatives in Durban recently. Ramaphosa said Volvo’s youth development initiatives were in line with the Youth Employment Service (YES) that aims to see more than one million young South Africans being offered paid work experience over the next three years.
  • KwaZulu-Natal is hosting the Fourth BRICS Ministers Meeting, the first to be hosted by South Africa. The ministers are meeting to discuss the role BRICS can play to solve some of the pressing environmental issues from climate change, biodiversity loss to energy security. The theme for the two day meeting is "strengthening cooperation on circular economy amongst BRICS countries in the context of sustainable consumption and production". MEC Zikalala is also part of the meeting
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  • MEC Zikalala and EDTEA HOD Pumla Ncapayi taking pictures outside the legislature before presenting the EDTEA Budget Speech Policy 2018/2019.
  • MEC Zikalala and EDTEA HOD Pumla Ncapayi taking pictures outside the legislature before presenting the EDTEA Budget Speech Policy 2018/2019.
  • Africa's Tourism Indaba was recently held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban. The week long Indaba has attracted local and international visitors including exhibitors, buyers and media. The KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Sihle Zikalala is seen taking a picture with Londiwe Ngcamu of Nongoma Siyavaya Tours during the walkabout at the exhibition stands.
  • Africa's Tourism Indaba was recently held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban. The week long Indaba has attracted local and international visitors including exhibitors, buyers and media. The National Minister for Tourism, Derek Hanekom, was joined by his Deputy, Elizabeth Thabethe, the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Sihle Zikalala, eThekwini Deputy Mayor Fawzia Peer and eSwatini Minister for Tourism Christopher Gamedze on a walkabout of the exhibition stands.
  • Africa's Tourism Indaba was recently held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban. The week long Indaba has attracted local and international visitors including exhibitors, buyers and media. The National Minister for Tourism, Derek Hanekom, was joined by his Deputy, Elizabeth Thabethe, the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Sihle Zikalala, eThekwini Deputy Mayor Fawzia Peer and eSwatini Minister for Tourism Christopher Gamedze on a walkabout of the exhibition stands.
  • Africa's Tourism Indaba was recently held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban. The week long Indaba has attracted local and international visitors including exhibitors, buyers and media. The National Minister for Tourism, Derek Hanekom, was joined by his Deputy, Elizabeth Thabethe, the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Sihle Zikalala, eThekwini Deputy Mayor Fawzia Peer and eSwatini Minister for Tourism Christopher Gamedze on a walkabout of the exhibition stands.
  • KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr. Sihle Zikalala, as part of his pre-budget speech engagements, presenting to the media the province's Environmental Outlook Report. The report contains essential information related to the state of the environment in KwaZulu-Natal and provides early warnings on the long term effects of environmental degradation. Among its contents are climate change, land modifications, marine and ecosystems, air quality and waste management.
  • MEC Zikalala unpacking the contents of the Environment Outlook Report on SABC. The report focuses on climate change, air quality management, biodiversity and ecosystem health, land modification, freshwater resources, marine and coastal resources, economics, human settlements and waste. The report is a vital tool for planning for future development, spatial planning and economic development activities for the province.
  • Freedom without economic freedom is hollow, says MEC Zikalala. Addressing thousands of people who attended Freedom Day celebrations in Nzalabantu outside Richards bay recently, Zikalala said the provincial government had plans to empower those who were defranchised. He said in upholding the legacy of Madiba, government would ensure Black Africans, the youth and women in particular become the forerunners in pushing back the frontiers of economic inequality, poverty and joblessness.
  • The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Sihle Zikalala, as part of Operation Sukuma Sakhe recently interacted with the community of ward 3 in Ukhahlamba, under the Thukela District municipality. As part of the visit Zikalala also opened a R1.7 million bridge over the Mlambonja River. Community members welcomed the opening of the bridge as a welcome reprieve as crossing the river had in the past been very difficult and risky, particularly for school going children.
  • The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Sihle Zikalala, as part of Operation Sukuma Sakhe recently interacted with the community of ward 3 in Ukhahlamba, under the Thukela District municipality. As part of the visit Zikalala also opened a R1.7 million bridge over the Mlambonja River. Community members welcomed the opening of the bridge as a welcome reprieve as crossing the river had in the past been very difficult and risky, particularly for school going children.
  • MEC Zikalala addressing the New Bigginings Bible School Entrepreneurship event in Durban recently. Zikalala commended the church for organizing the event, saying that the session armed it's members with the necessary tools and expertise to combine business acumen with a spiritual grounding. Zikalala said the provincial government has programmes aimed at driving radical economic transformation in KZN. The programmes are directed at promoting the processes of industrialisation, infrastructure development and acceleration of entrepreneurship.
  • The KZN Mining Indaba 2018 was hosted in Newcastle recently. It was aimed at addressing all obstacles that prevent the province from achieving its goal of steering the mining sector towards growing the economy and reducing the socially volatile situation of the troika challenge of inequality, poverty and unemployment faced by the vast majority of the people. The two-day Indaba, was attended by mining stakeholders and all KZN MECs, and it was addressed by the Premier of the Province, Willies Mchunu, the Minister of Mineral Resources, Gwede Mantashe and MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr. Sihle Zikalala.
  • Mineral Resources Minister Mr Gwede Mantashe has emphasised the need for partnerships between mining companies, labour as well as communities, in order for mining to be sustainable. Speaking at the provincial Mining Indaba taking place in Newcastle on 18th and 19th April 2018, Minister Mantashe indicated this would ensure that we realise our objective of a meaningfully transformed, competitive and growing mining sector. “It’s not competitiveness and growth versus transformation. Both are required in order for sustainability of the sector,” Minister Mantashe said.