World Tourism Day Celebration, 27 September 2019
The Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs celebrated World Tourism day in style, MEC Nomusa Dube –Ncube on the 27 September welcomed the number of guest from across the country to the Kingdom of the Zulu to celebrate the Tourism Month. Read More
MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube mobilises communities to be the shield against the destruction of the environment, 16 September 2019
More education, more campaigns and more dedication of resources were needed to assist township and rural communities living in environments highly plagued with litter. Read More
uThukela Post Budget Speech Road Shows, 14 September 2019
The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Ms Nomusa Dube –Ncube on the 14 September hosted the very first Post Budget speech Roadshow and Planting Season Launch in uThukela District Municipality as the MEC Champion for that District. Read More
The Official Launch of Aerotropolis, 12 September 2019
The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube together with the Premier of KwaZulu- Natal , Mr Sihle Zikalala, and the newly appointed Mayor of eThekwini Metro, Mxolisi Kuanda on the 12 September 2019 officially unveiled the Durban Aerotropolis Masterplan and also lunched the Aerotropolis Institute of Africa. Read More
KwaZulu Natal Investor Awards, 12 September 2019
The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube and Speaker of eThekwini Metro, Ms Weziwe Thusi hosted the KwaZulu Natal Investor Awards and Investment Dinner where the delegates and potential investors around the country explored the investment opportunities offered by being located within Aerotropolis (A City within the Airport). Read More
Women in ICT Conference, 10 September 2019
MEC for the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs open a new window of opportunity as she addresses women in ICT on 1oth September at Grayville, Durban. With the advent of the technological era upon us, the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube is not resting on her laurels and will, on Tuesday, address a Women In ICT Conference themed: “Inclusive Digital Economy”. Read More
Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Held KwaMashu Business Revitalisation Programme, 09 September 2019
As undertaken in MEC Dube-Ncube Budget Policy Statement her intentions to revive and ignite the Township Economy, KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs on 07 September 2019 preside over KwaMashu Business Revitalisation Programme. Read More
163 Anniversary of the Durban Chamber of Commerce & Industry, 21 August 2019
The 163 anniversary of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry provides us with an opportunity to renew our vows that Durban will be reborn, rejuvenated, and rises again. Durban is too important a city in Africa and the world to go to ruins under our collective watch. Read More
Young Women Business Dialogue, 20 August 2019
Ladies, I am sure you will be fascinated to know that globally, women control about $20 trillion in annual consumer spending, and that this figure could climb as high as $28 trillion in the next few years. Stats say the $13 trillion in total yearly earnings could reach $18 trillion in the same period. Read More
MSC SA Christens New Vessel and Announces Commitment to Creating Jobs in South Africa! 16 August 2019
Durban, South Africa: At the christening ceremony for the new MSC Aino (TEUS* 12108) Container Vessel in Durban today (16 August), MSC South Africa announced the formation of its new training facility, the Shosholoza Ocean Academy, which will begin to operate from October 2019. Read More
KZN Climate Change & Sustainable Development Summit, 14- 15 August 2019
KwaZulu-Natal hits stratospheric levels of discussions on the first day of the provincial climate change summit as issues of stakeholder involvement are thrust in the spotlight. Read More
FNB Business Breakfast, 13 August 2019
MEC for Economic Development Toursim & Environmental Affairs Nomusa Dube-Ncube attends the FNB Business Breakfast, a very informative session that is attended by women in business that seeks to transform industries and redefine how male dominant sectors operate. The theme this year was 'limitless' with a focus on aviation and brand positioning in the marketing space and opportunities available for women. Read More
EDTEA MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube intervenes in Ward 7 Nhlalakahle as it battles massive illegal dumping and proliferation of alien plants, 11 August 2019
Living up to her Budget Speech Policy undertaking to intervene in Nhlalakahle's Ward 7, Umvoti near Greytown, illegal dumping and proliferation of alien plants, KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Nomusa Dube-Ncube joined forces with the local community, the Municipality and department employees to clean up the area and rid it of alien plants. Read More
Provincial Women's Day Celebrations in Osizweni Sportsground, 09 August 2019
On 09 August 2019 MEC for EDTEA Ms Nomsa Dube-Ncube attended the Provincial Women’s Day Celebration in Newcastle, Osizweni Sportsground . Speaking ahead MEC Dube-Ncube heaped praise at the role of women. Read More
SADTU Women in Leadership Conference – Durban, 07 August 2019
On 07 August 2019 MEC for Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs Ms Nomsa Dube-Ncube attended the SADTU Women in Leadership Conference in Durban. Read More
EDTEA MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube thrilled at thriving co-ops and pledges more government support, 06 August 2019
More and more co-operatives and SMMEs deserve funding from the state to stimulate job creation, enable activity in the informal economy and help the state spread its resources. Read More
Celebrating 25 years of Democracy: Growing South Africa Together for Women’s Emancipation: 05 August 2019
2019/2020 Budget Policy Speech: 30 July 2019
Delivering her dynamic maiden Budget Speech Policy under the theme “Position KwaZulu-Natal as a Technological Hub to Harness the Fourth Industrial Revolution for Economic Growth, Development and Job Creation”, KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube said the province is marching full steam into a digitally inspired future. Enthralling and mesmerising MPLs and guests with an artificial intelligence-inspired visual presentation of her budget speech being beamed in giant monitors around the House and outside, Dube-Ncube said the economy and society is being fundamentally changed by technology of the Fourth Industrial Revolution disrupters. Read More...
Mandela Day - Ladysmith
KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs joined hands with several community organisations on Mandela International to bring relief to two indigent families in Alfred Duma Local Municipality in Ladysmith. Here is the first of the families, the Mofokeng family led by Alina Mofokeng, an elderly woman. Mofokeng (64) a pensioner who lives in Nkunzi with her extended family is currently unemployed and received old age pension from the government to support herself and her siblings. Mofokeng received a brand new house and a donation of furniture from Bawas Legacy Foundation. She is on ART and reported that she has no health complications at the moment. She was referred to Duduza Care Centre social work unit by a caregiver working on the ground. She was blessed with 5 daughters and they all have more than two children. At the moment she is responsible for 15 grandchildren living in the family and they are all sharing a one room attached below. The adults sleep in a rondavel next to the one room. It is unacceptable for more than 5 people to share a one room due to health complication. Read More...
The Climate Footprint Project - Workshop
The Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs in partnership with The Under2 Coalition of The Climate Group, Ricardo Energy & Environment (UK based environmental consultancy) and Sustainable Energy Africa (South African based energy and development non-governmental organisation) recently hosted the Climate Footprint Project- workshop. Read More...
MEC host American Investors, 02 July 2019
KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Nomusa Dube-Ncube today received and hosted investors from King Kong Organics (KKOG) in the United States of America who will be investing in the Dube Trade Port AgriZone. The Department, Premier's Office, Dube Trade Port and the Moses Kotane Institute were part of the briefing and a tour of the prospective facilities. The investment in the region of $5 million (R71 million) will see KKOG establishing a cannabis greenhouse facility after attaining a cultivation and extraction licenses as well as signing of a lease with the Dube Trade Port. The investment has the potential to create a huge value chain in the industry that will also help small growers with a market. KKOG is one of the world market- leaders in cannabis cultivation and are expanding their operations to South Africa and the African continent. Read More...
International Congress and Conventions Association Amp 2019, June 2019
KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development Tourism and Environmental Affairs, MS Nomusa Dube-Ncube warmly welcomed the International Congress and Conventions Association Amp 2019 which is currently underway in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Read More...
EDTEA in conjunction with COGTA brought much-needed service delivery in uMsinga, 07 June 2019
The Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs led by MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube and The Department of Corporate Government and Traditional Affairs under the leadership of MEC Sipho Hlomuka on the 07 June 2019 visited uMsinga, Egunjuni Area in Ward 2 for different service delivery. The MEC's started with the eradication of invasive alien plants which the local residents have been battling and the electrification programme of the area. The most prevalent of alien plants are called imbricade prickly pears which are of Mexican in origin in Central America and known locally as umthonti. The department has assigned a team of 15 highly trained people who will spray and destroy the plants in three months and a cheque of R1.5 million was handed over to Msinga Local Municipality to assist in the electrification programme. Read More...
MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and HOD Meet with Programmes of the Department, 6 June 2019
KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Ms. Nomusa Dube-Ncube and Acting Head of Department Mr. Siza Sibande met with Corporate Services which forms part of the department’s Programme 1. Chief Directors Mr Fezile Mbuli and CFO Ms Zama Mtongana took the MEC through her paces about the capacities and challenges of Programme 1. This was the first of a series of engagements that the MEC will hold with various Programmes of the department with their respective GMs.
The newly appointed MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental affairs, Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube paid department staff surprise visit, 5 June 2019
It was all smiles, cheeses and selfie galore as KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube paid a surprise maiden visit to the administration staff at the department’s Head Office in Pietermaritzburg. Read More
Farewell Dinner to honour Mr Sihle Zikalala, 28 May 2019
KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Nomusa Dube-Ncube on the 28 May 2019 graced the appreciation dinner of her predecessor and now the Premier of the Province Sihle Zikalala. Read More
KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs Mr Sihle Zikalala handed-over three 7 tons trucks and three Toyota Hilux bakkies to King Cetshwayo Fresh Produced Market, 09 May 2019
MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Mr Sihle Zikalala visited the King Cetshwayo District to honour his commitment he made when RASET programme was conceptualized that he will assist farmers with fleet that will assist in moving their produce from farm gate to fresh produce market and to the consumers which are the demand departments. MEC Zikalala handed over three 7 tone trucks of which two of them are refrigerated and one is not refrigerated. He further handed over two 4x4 vans, a revolving credit facility that will assist famers to be paid on time as well as additional commodities to be supplied by market. Read More
Africa's Tourism Indaba 2019
The Province of Kwazulu-Natal held yet another successful tourism Indaba despite the misfortunes this Province had in the last two weeks, This event was attended by the National Minister of Tourism and his Deputy thousands of buyers and traders, different ministries from all over the World on his address the MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Mr Sihle Zikalala highlighted the role KwaZulu-Natal have played in the development and supporting of Tourism industry, he also assured all the traders and Buyers that KwaZulu-Natal is still the best Province to do businesses at.When Delivering his Speech the National Minister of Tourism, Minister Derek Hanukah requested the traders and delegates to offer a helping hand to all the victims of the storms that recently happened in this province, after the official opening the Ministers accompanied by MEC Zikalala did a walk about to see all the exhibitors before they went to officially opened the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Stand. Read More
Opening Of Clothing Factory In Imsinga, 29 April 2019
The MEC for the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala on the 29 April 2019 officially reopened Clothing factory that was closed 25 years ago in Keats Drift in uMsinga. This clothing Factory already employed 137 people amongst other things that will be produced by the factory besides clothes is the Sanitary Towels. Apart from that the MEC also took time to open a new cashless ATM machine by Ithala at a shop owned by Mr Khwezi Majola, It will be used mainly by Sassa grants beneficiaries and those who need cash. Read More
Business Regulation Campaign In Uthukela District Municipality 9 April 2019
The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala visited Estcourt CBD where he conducted a massive Business Regulation & inspection at some trading stores. Some of the violations ranged from expired foods, labour law infringements & illegally-run loan shark businesses. The MEC was appalled, also at the violation of basic conditions of employment wherein some of the employees are kept overnight at the shop. Read More
SEZ Event Update
KwaZulu-Natal is currently hosting the 2 day Special Economic Zone ( SEZ) conference in Durban, the aim of this Conference is to discuss the opportunities that the Government of the Republic Of South Africa is opening for investments and creation of jobs , KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Sihle Zikalala and Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies took some time this morning to inspect the exhibition of businesses housed in various SEZs around the country. Read More
EDTEA Opened Coffin Manufacturing plant 02 April 2019
The Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs on the 02 April 2019 officially opened the Government owned state of the art coffin and furniture manufacturing plant in Cedara, Pietermaritzburg. The programme is under the department's environmental unit that deals with Invasive Alien Species through this initiative 600 jobs created and has provided training to 10 000 emerging furniture builders. Read More
Official Opening of Home Affairs Offices, 28 March 2019
National Minister of Home Affairs, Mr Siyabonga Cwele and The KwaZulu-Natal Leader of Government Business and the Acting Premier, Mr Sihle Zikalala on the 28 March 2019 officially opened the State of Art Department of Home Affairs Offices in iNdwedwe. Read More
Fourth Industrial Revolution Summit 25-26 March 2019
The Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs together with the Moses Kotane Institute of Technology on the 25 – 26 march 2019 held the Fourth Industrial Revolution Summit which aimed on identifying what KwaZulu-Natal as Province needs to do in order adapt from the challenges and opportunities presented by 4IR. The Government leaders and speakers from around the Globe shared their learning, expertise, and unpacked the opportunities and challenges that come with the fourth industrial revolution. Read More
Business Day Dialogues, 19 March 2019
KZN government and the Financial Development Institutions (DFIs), on the 19 March 2019 engaged in a candid discussion about what needs to be done to assist SMMEs and Co-operatives to adapt to the Fourth Industrial revolution. This Dialogue aim at ensuring on how the SMME’S and Co-ops could digitize themselves or rather market themselves through the different channels created by 4IR. PIC one (L-R) Mr Nisaar Mohamed, Sector Specialist- Knowledge Economy and Green Economy Trade and Investment KZN, Ms Makhosazane Ngiba, CEO and Founder of Makhophila Training Academy, Mr Sihle Zikalala, MEC for EDTEA and Mr Alex Granger, Global Speaker and Author during the Dialogue. Read More...
The KwaZulu-Natal department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA) is pioneering the Bulk Buying and Warehousing programme, an intervention which is expected to dramatically transform the architecture of the provincial economy.
As part of preparing to grand launch of this programme scheduled to take place later in Mandeni Municipality later this month, EDTEA MEC Mr Sihle Zikalala held a massive road show in Esikhaleni Township, which followed an earlier business regulations drive which was held in King Cetshwayo District which saw the Authorities shutting down few businesses that flouted an array of trade regulations as determined by the KZN Provincial Government. Click here to read more.