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  • The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development Tourism, and Environmental Affairs under the leadership of Mr Zikalala recently joined forces with the KwaTembe community in KwaMhlabuyalingana Local Municipality under uMkhanyakude District to celebrate uMthayi Marula Festival the first brewery of the traditional Amarula bear. Thousands of visitors from around the Province as well as the neighbouring countries such as Mozambique and Swaziland flocked to eMfihlweni Royal Household to celebrate this event.
  • "If it wasn't for this event you would see the continued proliferation of lodges and bed and breakfast establishment in this district. As the government we are please with this and we want to commit more into the Umthayi as it has the potential as well to strengthen social cohesion and cultural exchange between the countries of South Africa, Mozambique and Swaziland," said Mr Zikalala; MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs during Umthayi Amarula Festival, at Emfihlweni Royal Residence KwaTembe.
  • "If it wasn't for this event you would see the continued proliferation of lodges and bed and breakfast establishment in this district. As the government we are please with this and we want to commit more into the Umthayi as it has the potential as well to strengthen social cohesion and cultural exchange between the countries of South Africa, Mozambique and Swaziland," said Mr Zikalala; MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs during Umthayi Amarula Festival, at Emfihlweni Royal Residence KwaTembe.
  • The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala, has welcomed the appointment of the new Chief Executive Officer of the KwaZulu-Natal Growth Fund (KZNGF), Mr Aubrey Shabane. In welcoming his appointment, Mr Zikalala had this to say: “I welcome the announcement of the appointment of Mr Shabane as the new CEO by the KZNGF Board. Mr Shabane has been a valuable assert since he joined the KZNGF as a chief investment officer in 2015 and we are confident that he will continue to excel in his new responsibility.”
  • KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Sihle Zikalala has bemoaned what he termed as modern day slavery after doing inspection at a textile factories in Newcastle on Tuesday. The MEC played a huge role when he also rescued dozens of foreign nationals locked like slaves in a small non-ventilated room. They had no documentation and they revealed to Home Affairs officials that they were recruited from Swaziland and Lesotho.
  • KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Sihle Zikalala has bemoaned what he termed as modern day slavery after doing inspection at a textile factories in Newcastle on Tuesday. The MEC played a huge role when he also rescued dozens of foreign nationals locked like slaves in a small non-ventilated room. They had no documentation and they revealed to Home Affairs officials that they were recruited from Swaziland and Lesotho.
  • KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Sihle Zikalala has bemoaned what he termed as modern day slavery after doing inspection at a textile factories in Newcastle on Tuesday. The MEC played a huge role when he also rescued dozens of foreign nationals locked like slaves in a small non-ventilated room. They had no documentation and they revealed to Home Affairs officials that they were recruited from Swaziland and Lesotho.
  • MEC Sihle Zikalala, met with Matt Harrington the visiting US Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs. MEC Zikalala is seen here also with Consul General Sherry Zalika Sykes and the Head of International Relations at the KZN Premier's Office, Mr Richard Radebe.
  • MEC Sihle Zikalala commended the construction and establishment of the brand new Edtea Amajuba District office in the Newcastle CBD which he officially opened on Tuesday 19 February 2019. The MEC stressed that its grandeur and top architecture should translate to greater impact and inspire its occupants to deliver high quality services. Acting HOD Siza Sibande said this was one of the best regional offices in the department that conforms to high health and safety standards.
  • Not even the searing heat and scorching sun could stop the MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (Edtea), Sihle Zikalala from rolling up his sleeves, as he got down to business of cleaning up Amandawe area in Umdoni Municipality. MEC Zikalala used Umdoni as the launch-pad of a province-wide massive clean-up campaign dubbed Thuma Mina/Green Deeds Campaign. The launch was also a rallying call for communities to protect the environment. Thuma Mina Green Deeds campaign is aimed at promoting a clean, green and healthy environment.
  • Not even the searing heat and scorching sun could stop the MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (Edtea), Sihle Zikalala from rolling up his sleeves, as he got down to business of cleaning up Amandawe area in Umdoni Municipality. MEC Zikalala used Umdoni as the launch-pad of a province-wide massive clean-up campaign dubbed Thuma Mina/Green Deeds Campaign. The launch was also a rallying call for communities to protect the environment. Thuma Mina Green Deeds campaign is aimed at promoting a clean, green and healthy environment.
  • "We must work together to implement youth empowerment initiatives that will help build a robust and enduring productive capacity of young people throughout the corners of this province. This Youth Fund is a step in the right direction and forms the basis of further partnership". said Acting KZN Premier, Mr Sihle Zikalala during the launch of KZN Youth Fund in Durban, Mayville recently.