Inspection of Margate Airport and Visit to KwaXolo Caves, 12 September 2020

The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube, the MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Mr Bheki Ntuli, the Mayor of Ugu District Municipality, Cllr S. Ngcobo, the Mayor of Ray Nkonyeni Local Municipality, Cllr. N. Mqwebu and Portfolio Chairperson of Development Planning Services Cllr. H. Boylann on the 12 of September 2020 visited the Margate Airport under Ray Nkoyeni Local Municipality on the South Coast to inspect the renovations of that airport which is currently under way.


About R10 million has been injected by the KwaZulu Natal Department of Economic Development Tourism and Environmental Affairs into this project which has created much needed jobs for the local communities. “We are committed to modernizing our small airports – not only to allow for an easy flow of passengers and tourists to various corners of this province - but to make our airport attractive destinations for future investments” MEC Dube Ncube Said during the visit.


As part of heritage and tourism month activation the dignitaries also visited a range of caves at KwaXolo, South Coast. This must-see tourism feature which boast San paintings that are more than 100 000 years old. This rich heritage and history is used to stimulate tourism for the benefit of rural communities.


The delegation that experienced the rock descending showing the joy as they finished the course up the rock during the Kwaxolo Caves visits.


The tour guide showing the MEC for edtea some of the writing that were done by the koi people that lived in the Kwaxolo caves centuries ago.


The MEC for EDTEA took sometime to reflect as she was watching the beautiful mountains from the cave.

The MEC and the delegation took some time to listen to one of the airport engineers as the briefing about the state of the airport was presented to them by the team that was led by Ms Yolanda Van Ransburg, airport Manager


The delegation exploring the beauty of kwaXolo.