Remarks by the Acting CEO of the Industrial Development Zone
10 OCTOBER 2019
Perhaps let me start by quoting one of the most powerful women on earth - Estee Lauder, the Co-Founder of Estee Lauder Companies. She once said: ““I have never worked a day in my life without selling. If I believe in something, I sell it and I sell it hard.”
KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs moves in to assure the business community of Richards Bay and surrounding areas.
21 AUGUST 2019
Pietermaritzburg: KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Nomsa Dube-Ncube has assured the business community in Richards Bay and communities in surrounding areas that government is moving with speed to deal with the social unrests that have affected businesses and the community at large.
MEC Post Budget Breakfast
01 AUGUST 2019
First and foremost, allow me to express my sincere gratitude to all of you for the support since my deployment into this portfolio. I want to pause here and pay tribute to the former leaders previously deployed by the ruling party to this portfolio. I want to salute them for their role in transforming this province into a land of prosperity.
BUDGET SPEECH SUPPLEMENTARY 2019/ 2020
30 JULY 2019
To date, 104 cooperatives have been trained in carpentry, baking, crop farming, stock farming, hand and machine sewing technical skills, and 45 in business management skills. Invasive Alien Species Programme (IASP): The programme has been able to achieve and exceed all targets that were set for the 2018 /2019 financial year.
Budget Policy Speech 2019-2010 delivered by MEC for EDTEA Nomusa Dube Ncube
30 JULY 2019
In one of his writings, Nobel Laureate, André Gide once observed that “man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose the sight of the shore”. This means that we cannot begin to push the boundaries of poverty, unemployment and inequality if we do not have the courage to dare sail away from the shore and discover new frontiers of economic opportunities.
MEDIA RELEASE POST BUDGET VOTE 4 SPEECH 30 JULY 2019
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.
Translating the Long Walk to Freedom through Schools Support Initiatives
29 JULY 2019
Mandela Day celebrated in the world by many always remind us of the acts of kindness that we practise every day however on this special day all nations take a pause and dedicate time and efforts to various activities in respect of Tata Mandela. This is made significant by the fact that July is the birth month of a big man himself.
STATE OF THE PROVINCE ADDRESS AS DELIVERED BY MR S ZIKALALA, MPL, HONOURABLE PREMIER OF THE PROVINCE OF KWAZULU-NATAL
28 JUNE 2019
A colossus of African poetry and an admired son of KwaZulu-Natal, the late Mazisi kaMdabuli Kunene, has a lingering caution: “Life does not begin with Us!” Taking heed from this national griot who gave us the epics, “Emperor Shaka the Great” and “Anthem of the Decades,” we recall how at different epochs, history has been kind to bless us with revolutionary prophets working for the the healing of our land, our rebirth, and prosperity.
State of the Nation Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa
20 JUNE 2019
We gather here at the start of the 6th Democratic Parliament, 106 years to the day after the Natives Land Act – one of the most devastating acts of dispossession, pain and humiliation – came into force.
Sparking Trade through Katembe Bridge
19 JUNE 2019
BUSINESS and government entities will on the 20th June, gather at uMhlathuze Municipality's Civic Centre to discuss opportunities that will emanate from the Mozambique KZN corridor. The Department of Trade and Industry, the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone and a number of Maputo based companies are expected to deliver presentations at the business fair hosted by Maputo KZN (MAPKZN) trade initiative.
KwaZulu-Natal embarks on Foreign Direct Investment Drive
17 JUNE 2019
Durban, South Africa: Today, the KwaZulu-Natal delegation of trade and investment professionals arrived in Sydney, Australia for the 2019 World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment, with a mission to position the province as an ideal investment destination. Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone together with Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal, will be in Australia.
RBIDZ welcomes the new MEC
29 MAY 2019
RICHARDS BAY: All categories of Staff at the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone have welcomed the MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Ms. Nomusa Dube-Ncube. A committed seasoned leader, she will marshal in a new phase of socio economic development.
Sihke Zikalala's acceptance speech - To be the primier of KZN province
22 MAY 2019
It is befitting to start by extending my sincere appreciation; and thank the Judge President of the High Court in KwaZulu-Natal - Judge A.N Jappie – ‘for taking time from your court schedule to preside over the first sitting of this House to elect the Premier, Speaker and Deputy Speaker.’
SA firms get leg-up in Houston
20 MAY 2019
Durban-based company Linsen Nambi’s stand at the Offshore Technology Conference in Texas in the US. Linsen Nambi Twitter.
RBIDZ IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TRANSNET HOSTS NATURAL GAS CONFERENCE
10 MAY 2019
Navigating the Gas demands in the province
SA DELEGATION REGISTERS GOOD PROGRESS AT THE OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
10 MAY 2019
A South African delegation are registering good progress in Houston, Texas in the United States of America (USA) where they are showcasing their products and services at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC).
Let us celebrate Freedom Day Together
29 APRIL 2019
On behalf of the people of KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa, we wish to take this opportunity and greet our partners and the people of India. This is the most important month as we celebrate freedom and democracy; in doing so we look back with admiration and optimism to unravel the shackles of economic freedom.
RBIDZ welcomes $463 million investment in Richards Bay
09 APRIL 2019
The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ) has welcomed the announcement of an investment of $463million into Richards Bay Minerals (RBM).
Rio Tinto approves $463million investment in Zulti South
08 APRIL 2019
Rio Tinto has approved the next stage in the development of Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) in South Africa through the construction of the Zulti South project. The $463million (Rio Tinto share $343 million) investment will sustain RBM’s current capacity and extend mine life.
Address by Hon Dr Zweli Mkhize, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, at the first National Special Economic Zones Investment Conference, Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre, Durban
04 APRIL 2019
I wish to thank the organizers for affording us an opportunity to participate in this historic SEZ conference. The State of the Nation Address delivered by His Excellency President Ramaphosa this year singled out the revitalization of the Industrial Parks and Special Economic Zones (SEZs) as strategic interventions that our government will rigorously pursue to achieve inclusive economic growth.
WELCOMING REMARKS BY THE LEADER OF GOVERNMENT BUSINESS ON THE OCCASION OF THE LAUNCH OF SEZ CONFERENCE HELD AT INKOSI ALBERT INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE
03 APRIL 2019
On behalf of the Provincial Government and the people of KwaZulu-Natal, it is a special privilege to welcome all of you to this Special Economic Zones Conference. We want to express our appreciation to the national government for choosing this province for this important gathering which we believe we help our economy to integrate with economies of the world.
THE RBIDZ CARING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND SAVING WATER
29 MARCH 2019
The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone regards saving water and caring for the environment as critical issues that cannot be alienated.In the observation of the National Water Week, the RBIDZ is mindful of the importance of saving water and ensuring that water is preserved in numerous ways.
The DTI to host National Special Economic Zones Investment Conference in KZN
25 MARCH 2019
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA) will host the first National Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Investment Conference at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban from 3-4 April 2019. The theme of the conference is Moving Towards Excellence.
State of the Province address
27 FEBRUARY 2019
Madam Speaker, I stand before this august gathering to deliver this historic State of the Province Address which coincides with the attainment of 25years of democracy in our country. Following our first democratic elections which were held on 27 April1994, we took steps towards building a society that for the first time would not be based on the colour of one’s skin, but which sought to build one united, non-racial, non-sexist and prosperous South Africa.
SMME Seminar held at Ngwelezane Community Hall on the 13 February 2019
13 FEBRUARY 2019
Good Morning I rise to share my delight in seeing a house so full this morning, and welcome everybody to this important gathering. As the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone, we thank you for setting aside time to be part of this annual event. We meet here few months before government finishes its term of office. Perhaps today we need to reflect on the journey that the RBIDZ has travelled since we started the governments’ term of office in 2014.
SMME Engagement Seminar (Gala Dinner) 12 February 2019
12 FEBRUARY 2019
Good Evening First and foremost, as the RBIDZ we wish to welcome all of you to this special dinner tonight. We have decided to have this dinner ahead of our SMME Seminar scheduled to take place at Ngwelezane Hall tomorrow. We want this evening to be an engagement and networking session which must give all of us the opportunity to engage, know each other and talk about what matters the most in our business dealings. I must be quick to point out that I am sincerely grateful to be welcomed warmly by all of you.
STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS, 2019
08 FEBRUARY 2019
Yesterday we concluded this term of office and presented the State of the Province Address under the theme “we are ready to hand over towards even better and faster growth and development of our province and its people”.
RBIDZ CONTINUES ITS ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT WITH COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES
04 FEBRUARY 2019
Heightening its involvement in community development and awareness, the RBIDZ in partnership with King Cetshwayo District Municipality recently visited the Melmoth - Mfanufikile Community in an effort to analyse community needs and sustainable interventions that could assist the community develop themselves in the future.
Richards Bay IDZ drives skills development required to grow the economy of the province
23 JANUARY 2019
Richards Bay: The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone, located along the biggest port of Richards Bay is investing millions of rands to ensure the development of skills required to drive socio-economic development in KwaZulu-Natal. The public entity has joined forces with King Cetshwayo District Municipality to ensure that learners from previously disadvantaged communities are assisted to further their studies in institutions of higher learning.
Remarks by RBIDZ Representative, TOP 100 MATRIC ACHIEVERS
22 JANUARY 2019
Remarks by RBIDZ Representative (Executive Manager - Office of the CEO) KCDM Matric Top 100 Achievers Awards- 22 January 2019 Her Worship the Mayor, Cllr Mkhulisi Municipal Manager, Mrs Ndlovu Speaker, Mr Hadebe District Education Circuits Directorate RBIDZ Social and Ethics Chairperson, Bab’Mbatha All Councillors Present Senior representatives from Department of Education CEO’s present Richards Bay Corporates’ representatives Principals Educators Parents Learners All guests Members of the Media
eThekwini Mayor – Cllr Zandile Gumede, congratulates the Matric Class of 2018 and acknowledges RBIDZ’s contribution to learners at King Cetshwayo District Municipality
04 JANUARY 2019
Welcoming Remarks by Her Worship, the Mayor Cllr Zandile Gumede on the Occasion of the Release of Matric Results held on the 4th January 2019 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Albert Hospital.
Speech by MEC for EDTEA, Mr Sihle Zikalala on the Nelson Mandela Lecture
19 DECEMBER 2018
Remarks and Introduction of the former President of the Republic of South Africa His Excellency J.G Zuma delivered by Acting Premier Sihle Zikalala On the occasion of the Memorial Lecture held on the 19 December 2018
RBIDZ CEO RESIGNATION
11 DECEMBER 2018
MEC Sihle Zikalala pays tribute to the former CEO of the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zones (RBIDZ)
Centre of Entrepreneurship Heralds a platform for Opportunities
05 DECEMBER 2018
Richards Bay, UMfolozi TVET College will on the 6th December launch the Centre of Entrepreneurship located at the Richards Bay IDZ, Techno- Park. The uMfolozi TVET College, Centre of Entrepreneurship will provide the Youth in the region with facilities, services and networking platform to effect opportunities for collaboration and competitive markets that will have a greater impact on job creation and a multiplying effect on the economy.
Premier of KwaZulu Natal Mr Willies Mchunu welcoming guests to the Indian Ocean Regional Association Dinner held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre on 01 November 2018
01 NOVEMBER 2018
Premier of KwaZulu Natal Mr Willies Mchunu welcoming guests to the Indian Ocean Regional Association Dinner held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre on 01 November 2018 (Delivered by MEC for Health Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo) Programme Director; MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Honourable Sihle Zikalala; Your Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Members of the Business Community; Distinguished Guests; Ladies and Gentlemen;
Richard’s Bay IDZ gate wins AfriSam-SAIA sustainable architecture award
25 OCTOBER 2018
The Richard’s Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ) entrance gate in KwaZulu-Natal has won a Seminal Sustainable Design Award, in the sustainable architecture category, at the biennial AfriSam-South African Institute of Architects (AfriSam-SAIA) Awards for Sustainable Architecture and Innovation, which were held on Friday, 25/10/2018, in Cape Town.
MEDIUM TERM BUDGET POLICY
24 OCTOBER 2018
2018 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement Speech Madam Speaker President of the Republic Deputy President Cabinet Colleagues and Deputy Ministers Deputy Speaker Governor of the South African Reserve Bank Leaders of all political parties MECs for Finance Representatives of organised business and labour Civil society and faith community leaders Honourable Members Directors-General of the National Treasury and other departments Acting Commissioner of SARS
MEC to unveil R200bn investment opportunities plan for KZN
12 OCTOBER 2018
Durban - Tomorrow, the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environment affairs, Sihle Zikalala, is expected to officially unveil a raft of investment opportunities in the province.
Fast Facts From President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Recently Held Job Summit - Call Of Action
09 OCTOBER 2018
FAST FACTS FROM PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA’S RECENTLY HELD JOB SUMMIT - CALL OF ACTION Following on from a two-day Jobs Summit, President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on all stakeholders to assist in the creation of much needed jobs in the country and against this background the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) constituencies signed the historic framework agreement, which, amongst other measures, includes the following key actions:
President Cyril Ramaphosa: Opening of Jobs Summit
04 OCTOBER 2018
Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Opening of the Presidential Jobs Summit, Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg Programme Director, Minister of Labour, Ms Mildred Oliphant, Nedlac Executive Director, Mr Madoda Vilakazi, Ministers and Deputy Ministers, Leaders of labour, business and the community sector, Members of the diplomatic corps, Distinguished guests, Delegates, Fellow South Africans, We gather here today to answer the call of the people of South Africa for decent work.
Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on economic stimulus and recovery plan
21 SEPTEMBER 2018
Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on economic stimulus and recovery plan 21 September 2018 Ministers, Senior Officials, Members of the Media, Fellow South Africans, Ladies and Gentlemen, In the State of the Nation Address in February, we announced a range of measures that we would initiate to set the country on a new path of growth, employment and transformation.
Putting a spotlight on progress and unleashing potential of women
07 SEPTEMBER 2018
Publication: ZO Advertorial, Publication Date: 7 September 2018
Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies recently commented on the proposed SEZs Regulations to be Gazetted
10 AUGUST 2018
Trade and Industry- Minister Dr Rob Davies, has gazetted draft regulations on the Governance and Composition of the Special Economic Zones (SEZs).
Address by Premier of the Province of KwaZulu-Natal TW Mchunu during the visit of the Governor of Nevada
02 AUGUST 2018
On behalf of the Government and people of KwaZulu-Natal, it is a special privilege to welcome you to the Province of KwaZulu-Natal
Overview of the recently held RBIDZ BRICS round table discussion
01 AUGUST 2018
During the BRICS Business Council meeting, Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone held a BRICS Round Table Discussion involving leaders from all spheres
Investment opportunities beckon for South Africa
18 JULY 2018
South Africa’s ambassador to BRICS, Professor Anil Sooklal, said yesterday that there was an abundance of investment opportunities for South Africa
10 reasons why BRICS SA matters
18 JULY 2018
In the context of BRICS, KwaZulu-Natal could play a vital role in spurring economic growth primarily because of its two ports, Richards Bay and Durban.
RBIDZ hosts Round Table Panel discussion
17 JULY 2018
On Tuesday, the round table discussion was hosted ahead of the BRICS Business Council which will take place at the Durban International Convention Centre in Durban on 22 and 23 July.
BRICS ambassador vows Ramaphosa's investment target will be reached
17 JULY 2018
Richard's Bay – The target set by President Cyril Ramaphosa to garner $100 billion in local and foreign investment to boost the South African economy is “modest” and would be achieved within a year
Round Table Discussion hosted by the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone together with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO)
12 JULY 2018
KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government won the bid to host the BRICS Business Council from the 22nd to the 23rd July 2018 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre.
SMME Development one of the RBIDZ’s priorities in driving socio - economic development
05 JULY 2018
RBIDZ as a vehicle for socio economic development and community upliftment...
MoU heralds a new dawn for uMhlathuze
05 JULY 2018
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on Thursday, 5 July 2018, between the uMhlathuze Municipality, Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) and the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ)
KZN Industrial & Business News June/July 2018
03 JULY 2018
In the course of ‘business’, the RBIDZ does not lose focus on delivering quality when it comes to infrastructure development.
Business Women's Association of South Africa Finalists 2018
03 JULY 2018
Exceptional women acknowledged 2018 is the year of the woman. It started with Oprah’s Golden Globes declaration that ‘Time is up’. We agree.
MEC for EDTEA, Mr Sihle Zikalala, calls upon the US investors to explore the province for investments
03 JULY 2018
The RBIDZ was recently privileged to be invited by the US Consulate General, Her Excellency, Ms. Sherry Sykes in the 242nd US Independence Day celebration in Durban.
242nd Independence Day of the United States of America celebrations
28 JUNE 2018
Remarks by the leader of Government business Sihle Zikalala on the occasion of the celebration of the US Independence Day.
Deputy Minister Andries Nel to Visit Umhlathuze Municipality
15 JUNE 2018
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Deputy Minister, Mr. Andries Nel will visit Umhlathuze Municipality on the 14 and 15 June 2018.
Gauteng EDTEA Portfolio Committee takes on an oversight visit at the RBIDZ
12 JUNE 2018
The RBIDZ is activating various engagement sessions with key provincial and national stakeholders.
Collaboration with China will accelerate SA's Industrial development
28 MAY 2018
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe says close cooperation between South Africa and China will accelerate the implementation of South Africa’s industrial development programme. Magwanishe was speaking
KZN poised to exploit growth opportunities in maritime sector
22 MAY 2018
KZN poised to exploit growth opportunities in maritime sector, Publication: The Mercury
Special Economic Zones are engine rooms for transaction
22 MAY 2018
Special Economic Zones are engine rooms for transaction, Publication: The Mercury
Driving inclusive and championing equitable economic distribution
22 MAY 2018
Driving inclusive and championing equitable economic distribution, Publication: The Mercury
The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone is bustling with well conceptualised infrastructure
21 MAY 2018
Taking you through the pride of the RBIDZ Infrastructure…
IN A MISSION TO ADVANCE SUSTAINABLE GROWTH THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS AND LEVERAGING A COLLECTIVE EXPRESSION TO GROW & DRIVE ECONOMIC PROSPERITY
18 MAY 2018
RBIDZ recently hosted Edtea’s Post Budget Speech Interactive Breakfast Session at its Phase 1A estate.
MEC SIHLE ZIKALALA POST BUDGET SPEECH RBIDZ INTERACTIVE SESSION
16 MAY 2018
Remarks by KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala during the Post Budget Breakfast in Richards Bay on 16 May 2018
Budget policy speech for 2018/2019
15 MAY 2018
Budget policy speech for 2018/2019 delivered to the KwaZulu-Natal provincial legislature
£s for the Promenade
05 MAY 2018
Publication: Independent on Saturday (Main), Publication Date: 05 May 2018
Green light for R Bay repair dock
18 APRIL 2018
Green light for R Bay repair dock, Publication: Mercury, The (Network)
SA: Cyril Ramaphosa: Address by South Africa's President, on the launch of the new investment drive (16/04/2018)
16 APRIL 2018
In the State of the Nation Address in February, I announced that a central priority for government this year is to encourage significant new investment in our economy.
Environmental advance for RBIDZ
09 APRIL 2018
Environmental advance for RBIDZ, Publication:Zululand Observer Monday (Business)
ISO 14001 CERTIFICATION BRINGS ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT STANDARDS INTO THE HEART OF RBIDZ
05 APRIL 2018
The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone Company SOC Ltd. (RBIDZ), a Special Economic Zone that is purpose-built to attract domestic and foreign direct investments
Focusing on South Africa's Special Economic Zones
01 APRIL 2018
Focusing on South Africa's Special Economic Zones, Publication: Sawubona (Inside)
RBIDZ PACKS PRICELESS JOY IN A SCHOOL SHOE….
26 MARCH 2018
When you give a pair of shoes to a child, you give so many other things like Hope, Dignity and Joy.
RBIDZ scoops B-BBEE award
26 MARCH 2018
RBIDZ scoops B-BBEE award from Publication: Zululand Observer Monday (Business)
SMME SEMINAR 20 MARCH 2018
23 MARCH 2018
The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone in partnership with Umhlathuze Municipality will be hosting a SMME Seminar on the 20th of March 2018.
EDTEA sets aside R57 million (2018/19) for the Radical Agrarian Socio-Economic Transformation (Raset) programme
23 MARCH 2018
In Durban recently - Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC Sihle Zikalala said that Radical Economic Transformation was not organised looting.
RBIDZ leads entrepreneurial development
23 MARCH 2018
RBIDZ leads entrepreneurial development, Publication: Zululand Observer Weekend (Main)
Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone Scores at the B-BBEE Annual Commission’s Awards...
22 MARCH 2018
RBIDZ scored big when it scooped a Recognition Award at the annual B-BBEE Commission’s Awards
RB ENERGY SERVICES – LOGISTICS COMPANY COMMENCES CONSTRUCTION
16 MARCH 2018
As a destined motor-force for economic emancipation the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone is set to turn things around within the economic landscape
TECHNOLOGY HUBS (PARKS) SET TO BOOST REGIONAL ECONOMY
16 MARCH 2018
The thought that started as a dream and a journey with no destination is realized today, the R120 million budget
28 FEBRUARY 2018
State of the province address as delivered by Mr T W Mchunu
Heightening the economy and creation of jobs through Special Economic Zones and infrastructure a focal point
23 FEBRUARY 2018
The month of February in the country is a critical one with every citizen all ears to comprehend the direction for the country’s governance and the state’s outlook into the future
SALGA ON INTENT TO “EXPLORE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOMENT ZONES”
21 FEBRUARY 2018
SALGA an officially recognised body representing local government and municipalities, recently visited Richard Bay Industrial Development Zone
Budget Speech 2018 by Malusi Gigaba Minister of Finance
21 FEBRUARY 2018
At the very advent of our democracy, as the nation was emerging from more than three centuries of colonial oppression, which President Nelson Mandela described as an “extraordinary human disaster that [had] lasted too long”, he urged that out of that experience had to be born a society of which all humanity would be proud.
RBIDZ secures a widespread of future opportunities to King Cetshwayo District Municipality - Matric Class of 2017
16 FEBRUARY 2018
This was done through the Study Assistance Programme that has been recently rolled out
STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA, MR CYRIL RAMAPHOSA
16 FEBRUARY 2018
In celebrating the centenary of Nelson Mandela we are not merely honouring the past, we are building the future.
Focusing on South Africa's Special Zones (SEZs)
12 FEBRUARY 2018
South Africa has eight (8) Special Economic Zones located in different provinces...
KZN EDTEA GETS CLEAN AUDIT
06 FEBRUARY 2018
Durban - The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) legislature’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) has hailed the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA)
Swahili as compulsory subject on the cards...
01 FEBRUARY 2018
School learners will soon be compelled to learn an extra compulsory language to accommodate other Africans living in the country.
R53m Richards Bay road upgrade a boost for business
01 JANUARY 2018
R53m Richards Bay road upgrade a boost for business, Publication: KZN Industrial & Business (Inside)
With a record of significant achievements, RBIDZ is poised to transform the economic landscape
21 DECEMBER 2017
RBIDZ clean audit
Business boosts for gender violence awareness
08 DECEMBER 2017
Business boosts for gender violence awareness, Publication: Zululand Observer Weekend (Main)
Medway Road Expansion Hailed by the Captains of Industry
30 NOVEMBER 2017
The cutting of a ribbon recently by the KwaZulu-Natal, MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Sihle Zikalala officially marked
Address by KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environment Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala during the Official Opening of Medway Road Project in Richards Bay
28 NOVEMBER 2017
From the outset, we want to congratulate the management and staff of the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone for the completion of this important project.
Address by KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala during the Induction of the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone Board in Richards Bay
28 NOVEMBER 2017
Significantly, we wish to welcome the new Board Members that are taking the baton forward from the outgoing board and unreservedly thank them for their willingness to executing the mandate of the Department
WELCOMING REMARKS BY THE PREMIER OF THE PROVINCE OF KWAZULU-NATAL WILLIES MCHUNU ON THE OCCASION OF THE LAUNCH OF ONE-STOP SHOP BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA HIS EXCELLENCY J.G ZUMA INKOSI ALBERT INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE
18 NOVEMBER 2017
On behalf of the Provincial Government and the people of KwaZulu-Natal, it is a special privilege to once again welcome the President of the Republic His Excellency J.G Zuma and members of the national cabinet.
Address by President Zuma on the occasion of the InvestSA One Stop Shop (OSS) launch, Inkosi Albert Luthuli (ICC)
18 NOVEMBER 2017
I am pleased to join you to celebrate this momentous occasion, the launch of the KwaZulu-Natal InvestSA One Stop Shop for investors.
RBIDZ ACKNOWLEDGES STAFF COMMITMENT TO OBJECTIVES
13 NOVEMBER 2017
The establishment of the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone few years ago ushered in a new era of economic growth in the province.
RBIDZ prides itself with the completed “State of the Art” Techno - park Administration Building
30 OCTOBER 2017
Techno - Parks by their nature are drivers of technological innovation, instigators of job creation and advancement of economic opportunities.
Medium Term Budget Policy Statement Speech - Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba
26 OCTOBER 2017
Fellow South Africans Molweni! Sanibonani! Dumelang! Goeie middag! Avhusheni! It is my privilege to present the twentieth Medium Term Budget Policy Statement for consideration of the House and all South African ...
Address by the MEC for Address by MEC for Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala at the International Gas Options Conference in Durban on 11 October 2017 Focusing on the Black Industrialists in the economy and energy sector
12 OCTOBER 2017
First and foremost, we wish to express our appreciation to all role-players and industry stakeholders for landing their weight to this important International Gas Conference and particularly to today’s programme focusing on Black Industrialists programme.
Address by KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala during the International Gas Co-operation Summit held in Durban on 10th October 2017
10 OCTOBER 2017
As the Province of KwaZulu-Natal, we feel privileged to be part of this esteemed session that not only deliberates on the future of an alternative energy mix in the country, but also interrogates what role those who were previously excluded can play in the energy sector.
DoE: Mmamoloko Kubayi: Address by Minister of Energy, during the opening address at the the International Gas Cooperation Summit, Durban
10 OCTOBER 2017
I am delighted to welcome you to our beautiful country, South Africa. It is a great pleasure for me to once again welcome some of you who have previously participated in gas conferences such as the South Africa: Gas Option Conferences hosted in 2015 and 2016.
The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone commemorates Heritage Day
22 SEPTEMBER 2017
South Africans celebrate Heritage Day by remembering the cultural heritage of the many cultures that make up our rich and diverse nation.
Women and Youth at the centre of RBIDZs skills development
12 SEPTEMBER 2017
August is the month where we celebrate the contribution of women towards the dismantling of inequality, a notion that is described as crime against humanity.
RBIDZ CEO Pays Tribute to KZN Premier TW Mchunu and Leader of Government Business - Mr Sihle Zikalala during the KZN Growth Coalition Breakfast Meeting held in Durban
18 AUGUST 2017
Chief Executive Officer of the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone, Pumi Motsoahae, has paid tribute
Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone Caring for a Girl Child
14 AUGUST 2017
It was a day to remember for 878 school girls from Ikusasalethu High School in the outskirts of Mtubatuba
RBIDZ EXTENDS A HELPING HAND TO SANCA AND AMANGWE VILLAGE
07 AUGUST 2017
Intervening to common demands with an intention to contribute towards change in our societies
TAKING ACTION TO INSPIRE OUR COMMUNITIES IN HONOUR OF TATA MANDELA
18 JULY 2017
Giving back and contributing to projects aimed at sustaining and developing our communities is the stance that the RBIDZ collectively took.
CONFIDENCE MATURES AS RICHARDS BAY IDZ, TECHNO-PARK ADMINISTRATION BUILDING INCLINES TO COMPLETION
06 JULY 2017
The sustainable infrastructural growth and impending investment portfolio for the RBIDZ demonstrates outstanding potential for growth and economy elevation.
Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone boosting confidence to the many learners of Umlalazi schools.
14 JUNE 2017
While primary years of schooling are often met with groans and complaints, it is our human duty as parents, human beings and public entities to educate our children.
The RBIDZ cements a flagship through CSI donation
13 JUNE 2017
Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ) on the 6th June handed over material to commence the building of a multi-purpose centre in Mandlanzini.
DTI Signs MoU Black Industrialists Initiative June 2017
07 JUNE 2017
A Memorandum of Understanding is signed between the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, KZN and Department of Trade and Investment.
Positioning our people to economic transformation opportunities is key to the RBIDZ in driving Radical Economic Transformation
02 JUNE 2017
Upbeat in becoming a motor-force for change and taking a central role in the radical transformation of the economy of the province, the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ) is deliberately focusing on opening opportunities for emerging contractors as part of efforts aimed at fast-tracking their entry into the mainstream economy.
Minister Rob Davies: Trade and Industry Dept Budget Vote 2017/18
25 MAY 2017
Minister of Trade and Industry – Dr Rob Davies presents the Budget Vote Speech , 23 May 2017
The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone recognises the AFRICA DAY – 25 May
25 MAY 2017
The African Continent celebrates Africa Day today, which is the day that marks the founding day of the Organisation of African Unity in 1963
RICHARDS BAY OFFICIALS RECEIVE HIGH LEVEL TRAINING ON SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES DEVELOPMENT, MANAGEMENT AND OPERATION IN CHINA
23 MAY 2017
Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone senior management partake on a fourth Capacity Building programme on Special Economic Zones taking place in Tianjin - China from the 24th May to 13 June 2017.
Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi: Energy Dept Budget Vote 2017/18
19 MAY 2017
Speech by Minister of Energy during the Department of Energy Budget Vote for 2017/18 financial year at Parliament of RSA
Unlocking Gas to Power market dynamics, financing and investment in the World Congress - Cape Town (16-17 May 2017)
17 MAY 2017
Various stakeholders from across the world join heads in a two day Gas to Power -World Congress taking place in Cape Town
RBIDZ A SITE FOR ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE SAYS KZN PREMIER MR TW MCHUNU WHILST ADDRESSING THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND TEAM
15 MAY 2017
RBIDZ marketed through International Monetary Fund
MEC for Economic Development to launch the Black Industrialists Programme 2017-18
15 MAY 2017
MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs – Mr Sihle Zikalala on his Budget Policy Speech 2017/18, announces that R15 million has been set aside to intensify implementation the Black Industrialists Programme
RBIDZ WELCOMES THE MINDS OF HOPE ATTENDING THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
04 MAY 2017
RBIDZ is delighted to welcome all delegates from across the globe attending the World Economic Forum Africa.
TECHNO-HUB REACHES YET ANOTHER MILESTONE
25 APRIL 2017
The Richards Bay Techno-hub in Phase 1A has hit yet another project milestone.
Unlocking long-term socio-economic benefits through infrastructure development
18 APRIL 2017
THE Richards Bay IDZ is steaming ahead with the rollout of infrastructure development projects.
Richards Bay plant to make pearly whites
17 APRIL 2017
It’s hard to avoid references to a phoenix while thinking about a deal being inked on Tuesday that will turn industrial waste into a pearly white pigment ... and put hundreds of people to work.
R4,5 billion titanium beneficiation plant to open in Richards Bay
11 APRIL 2017
The plant aims at producing titanium dioxide pigment, a product used in paint, toothpaste and colourants for food products.
SA embraces new energy alternative
10 APRIL 2017
Post event article
RBIDZ to seal R4.5-billion titanium deal
07 APRIL 2017
Massive titanium beneficiation plant will be built in Alton north
RBIDZ engage with small businesses
07 APRIL 2017
Seminar addresses key issues facing small businesses
RBIDZ FM PRIVATE LOUNGE
23 FEBRUARY 2017
South Africa embraces a new environmentally friendly energy alternative: What does this mean for business and the country?
RBIDZ DRIVES RADICAL ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION THROUGH SKILLS AND TRAINING
14 NOVEMBER 2016
The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone is set to become a motor-force of change and take a central role in the radical transformation of the economy in the province.
RBIDZ ANNOUNCED AS ONE OF THE FIRST SITES FOR LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS POWER PLANTS
The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ) is extremely pleased with the announcement by the Department of Energy at the South Africa Gas Options Conference held in Cape Town that Richards Bay is to be allocated approximately 2000 megawatts of the 3126 megawatts allocated to the Gas to Power (G2P) programme.
RBIDZ DONATES 60 INDIGENOUS TREES AS PART OF THE ANNUAL ARBOR WEEK CAMPAIGN
27 SEPTEMBER 2016
South Africa celebrates Arbor Week in the first week of September annually. This year, the event was held in the Cinci, KwaMthethwa Area, Mfolozi Local Municipality. RBIDZ donated 60 indigenous trees to schools and crèches in the area. In total, more than 500 trees were planted.
RBIDZ GETS SEAL OF APPROVAL FOR CUSTOMS CONTROL IN PHASE 1A
01 SEPTEMBER 2016
The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone Company SOC Ltd (RBIDZ) is officially in business to ensure investors at its Phase 1A industrial estate, adjacent to the Port of Richards Bay, reap a range of rewards.
RBIDZ CONTRIBUTES TO FEMALE EMPOWERMENT THIS WOMEN’S MONTH
25 AUGUST 2016
The month of August in South Africa pays homage to the great phenomenon that is women. South Africans not only commemorate the robust women of 1956 who fought for women’s liberation, but also honour the present day heroines who positively impact on the governance of the land.
RICHARDS BAY IDZ POISED FOR INVESTMENT AND JOBS BOOST
11 AUGUST 2016
The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ) on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast has unveiled promising investment and job-creating capacities with the launch of two major projects. At a double ceremony to mark Richards Bay Innovation Day, Sihle Zikalala, the MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs opened the Richards Bay IDZ Phase 1A Customs Control Gate Complex followed by a sod-turning event for the Techno Hub led by the MEC for Finance, Ms. Belinda Scott.
RICHARDS BAY IDZ LOOKS AT ALUMINIUM HUB
28 APRIL 2016
With the increasing contribution of the aluminium industry to the South African economy, particularly in the automotive field, the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ) is seriously considering the establishment of an aluminIum metals hub within the Richards Bay area.
TENDERS MUST BE TRANSPARENT AND OPEN TO PUBLIC SCRUTINY
27 APRIL 2016
In order to grow, small businesses need to compete for work in the government and private sectors. This process often involves the submission of tenders.
RBIDZ acts on a call to invest in socio-economic development
28 AUGUST 2015
RBIDZ acts on a call to invest in socio-economic development, Publication: ZULULAND OBSERVER WRAP ADVERTORIAL
Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone signs R2.1 Billion worth of investment
01 APRIL 2015
The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone has signed two more major investments at the signing ceremony held on the 1 April 2015 in Richards Bay.
RBIDZ set to change the economic landscape of the region
18 MARCH 2015
Following the announcement of R320 million investment projects last year, the RBIDZ is set to change the economic landscape of the region boasting about R8.7 billion worth of investments with 2000 jobs to be created.