International ICT conference heads to Durban
Developments in ICT will for four days dominate discussions in September when over 7 000 global delegates descend on Durban’s Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre for the ITU Telecom World conference. The conference, from 10 – 13 September, is an annual exhibition and forum for government and industry... Read more
KZN works towards growing tourism industry
The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government is working hard to ensure its tourism industry grows to the benefit of entrepreneurs from previously excluded communities. “We are working hard to ensure that this industry is not just growing but is also inclusive and transformed to accommodate entrepreneurs from the historically excluded communities... Read more
Park Square leads the way for future forward work spaces
Rapid technological advancements have gifted people with the ability to redefine their work lives. Saying goodbye to the nine-to-five, many professionals around the world are now untethered from their desks, able to work remotely from anywhere and at any time thanks to WIFI, smartphones and a whole host of... Read more
Volvo invests R25 m to YES initiative
Responding to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s “Thuma Mina” initiative, the Volvo Group Southern Africa is introducing a Youth Employment Initiative. The global Swedish automobile giant hopes that the initiative, unveiled on Saturday in its assembly plant in Durban, will help address South Africa’s high unemployment rate among the youth. Since 2015,... Read more
All systems go for Africa’s Travel Indaba 2018
KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Sihle Zikalala, says it is all systems go for Africa’s Travel Indaba 2018. Previously known as the Tourism Indaba, Africa’s Travel Indaba will see more than 6 000 representatives from 80 countries converging at Durban’s Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre... Read more
Hefty investment in KZN provincial road network
The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport will be spending the bulk of its budget to build, upgrade and maintain provincial road networks. Tabling the Provincial Budget on Friday, Finance MEC Belinda Scott allocated the Transport Department R10 billion, R10.4 billion and R11.1 billion budget over the 2018/19 Medium Term Expenditure... Read more
R57m for KZN small business sector
Co-operatives and small business enterprises in KwaZulu-Natal will receive R57 million from the provincial Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA). Economic Development MEC Sihle Zikalala said his department had set aside the monies for the implementation of the Radical Agrarian Socio-Economic Transformation (RASET) programme, which sought... Read more
Committee to oversee UniZulu until it is fully functional
The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training has committed to enhance its oversight responsibility on the University of Zululand’s KwaDlangezwa campus in eMpangeni, until the institution functions normally. The committed made the commitment following a meeting with the Council for Higher Education (CHE) on matters regarding the university.... Read more
Umgeni Water to get interim board soon
Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane will soon announce an interim board to oversee Umgeni Water in the interests of sound corporate governance and stability at the utility. Umgeni Water is the second largest water board in the country with an annual turnover of more than R2.4 billion and... Read more
KZN tightens security to curb rhino poaching
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife is tightening its security in an effort to prevent rhino poaching. “Ezemvelo has strengthened its manpower by recruiting an additional 18 security personnel, who will be deployed in 10 rhino reserves,” MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Sihle Zikalala, said. On Wednesday, MEC Zikalala... Read more