The Department of Economic Development Tourism and environmental affairs under the leadership of MEC Nomusa Dube Ncube visited the UKhahlamba local Municipality under uThukela District Municipality to launch the state of an Art Digital Centre which is the first of its kind in the province. This is the initiative led by Moses Kotane Institute which is one of the EDTEA’s entities that are the extension to make sure that all spheres of EDTEA’s service users are serviced. This event was graced by the presence of the National Health Deputy Minister Mr Joe Phahla who is also a National Champion for the UKhahlamba District, The HOD Champion Mr Chonco and the local Municipality leadership.
The MEC and the delegation then gave away sports kits for the local teams and proceeded to the Royal Natal which is the establishment that is under KZN Wildlife Ezemvelo which it also a part of EDTEA family, this was a visit that the MEC took to go and see the old and destroyed great part of hotel that used to stay the London’s Queen Elizabeth when she visited the Drakensberg mountains. “As a Department of Economic Development Tourism and Environmental Affairs we are very serious about Tourism development, we want the community to own tourism, when we talk about township and rural Tourism Development that’s when our communities will get a chance to own tourism and create jobs, as a Province we are very happy that the country has been opened for business, we can now proudly call the visitors to come and explore our beautiful province, said MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube
This gathering will see in future a lot of business opportunities with other countries as it was attended by more than 10 delegates from countries like Switzerland to name but the few.
Seen in the pic is Mr Chonco the HOD for Arts, Culture and Recreation, Ms July the CEO of Moses Kotane, National Deputy Minister for Health Mr Joe Phahla during the MKI /uKhahlamba Launch of the Digital Centre.
Seen in the pic is Mrs Nola Kubheka who is one of the traders showing the MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental affairs Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube how she makes the Zulu traditional Baskets.
Seen in the picture is the TKZN CEO Mr Narvel, the MEC for EDTEA and the ambassador of Switzerland discussing the business opportunities and the potential the uKhahlamba Drakensberg have in the Tourism industry and the attraction it could get from all over the world.
The MEC having an interview with SABC over that beautiful background of Mountains which is thee attraction the uKhahlamba boast with.