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.
INVENTIVE LED STREET LIGHTS ON UPGRADED MEDWAY ROAD GLEAM DIRECTION TO ELEVATED TECHNO- PARK ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
12 SEPTEMBER 2017
Techno-Parks by their nature are drivers of technological innovation, instigators of job creation and economic opportunity within and beyond all boarders of the region.
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.
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.