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  • First KLCBT Cocktail Event for 2019, “was really something”

    We had a wonderful time at the first cocktail function this year. With a new year to start and everyone ready for 2019. This event was really something. The people enjoyed a welcoming drink before they started to get to know each other a bit more. Plying the games are … more »

  • Take a hike in Kruger Lowveld

    With more and more day- and overnight-trails opening every week, hiking is rapidly becoming one of Mpumalanga’s major drawcards for visitors. There are literally hundreds of spectacular hiking trails on offer, lasting anything from several hours to several days. Examples include day hikes at Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) … more »

  • Lowveld or Slowveld business?

    When we first moved here, we first encountered the pet-name for the Lowveld as the “Slowveld” which was supposed to refer to a slower paced lifestyle, less traffic, having more time with your family because of that… etc. BUT then we started to set up our own business and with … more »

  • Unethical increase condmned – 1 February 2019, Lowvelder

    Eskom’s application for a tariff hike was slammed by local stakeholders during the public participation session held by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) at the Orion Hotel last Friday. The KLCBT proposed an increase of 4,8%.  COO, Linda Grimbeek, told the panel that the proposed increase will … more »

  • KLCBT against electricity tariff increases

    As we always do, KLCBT’s Linda Grimbeek made a presentation at the NERSA hearing held last Friday, on behalf of the Business Community of the Lowveld. Eskom wants to recover “old shortages” spanning a number of years, by increasing our tariffs with 5% per year, but that is not all… … more »

  • Slight increase in tourist arrivals to Kruger National Park and Mpumalanga over the Festive Season

    The 2018 festive season saw Mpumalanga province’s arrivals increasing slightly to 1,576,507 from 1,535,361 (3% increase) recorded in 2017. These figures reflect a period between December 1, 2018 to January 15, 2019. This feedback received from various tourism stakeholders points to a marginal growth in geographic spread with more people … more »

  • For the Newcomer – Work your way into the “clique” – Lowvelder

    Download PDF:  For the newcomer – Work your way into the clique 25012019 Lowveld Media

  • Tourism Mpumalanga – What is your New Year’s Resolution?

    Our New Year’s Resolution is to Put Mpumalanga Back on the Map for tourists. It is just not good enough for us all to sit around complaining that our tourist numbers are down and that we have fallen to sixth place in the league of the provinces. We must do … more »

  • Tips to do business in the Lowveld – Lowvelder

    To do business in the Lowveld, one has to understand the local culture. According to Linda Grimbeek, chief operating officer of the Kruger Lowveld Chamber of Business and Tourism (KLCBT), no standard advice guide on how to do better business, applies to the region. The KLCBT is the official representative … more »

  • Christmas Message from KLCBT President, Mr Oupa Pilane

    Members once again we are on the last lap of a bumpy 2018. The good this is that many of us have survived it and we thank God for that. We can all agree that times are harder now than they have ever been. We are all aware of the … more »