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  • Service Delivery Protests: What is Kruger Lowveld doing?

    Over the past few weeks the Lowveld has experienced disruptive service delivery protests which have had a significant negative effect on tourism within the region. As a Regional Tourism Organisation, Kruger Lowveld Tourism doesn’t have the authority or power to direct law enforcement agencies to deal with the illegal road … more »

  • SA Needs Action – and fast!

    This was at the heart of the message given during the key note address by Maarten Ackerman, Chief Economist at Citadel, during the KLCBT’s annual budget speech breakfast.   Following an indisputably tough 2018, the year ahead should provide some welcome relief for emerging markets given the US Federal Reserve’s more … more »

  • KLCBT & Cash Connect offers cash solution during breakfast

    If you were unable to attend the presentation by Cash Connect at the recent KLCBT Networking Breakfast, you can download it here. Their unique cash handling solution is a “smart safe” that requires no back office cash supervisor, there is zero risk of cash shrinkage, reduced cash deposit fees, etc. … more »

  • KLCBT Annual Awards – Renewed!

    Contestants and guests at this year’s KLCBT Annual Awards Banquet are in for a very exciting, renewed event. We have revised the categories to include those which are more relevant in the modern business environment and to our community. All categories and criteria are on the website. Click on this … more »

  • Kruger Lowveld at the Caravan, Camp and Destination Show

    Kruger Lowveld Ehlanzeni and Ehlanzeni District Municipality exhibited jointly at the Pretoria FM Caravan, Camp and Destination Show held at the Gallagher Convention Centre from 22-24 February 2019, showcasing what the region has to offer the domestic visitor. Much fun was had by Nomkhosi from Kruger Lowveld and Nathi from EDM … more »

  • Our plea against electricity price hikes

    We submitted our final follow-up report to NERSA yesterday, which was the last opportunity for stakeholders to stop the requested price hike of 15% per year over 3 years. We included all the feedback received from members, and once again argued that 4—6% increase will be reasonable, but 15% will … more »

  • Eskom, What now? – 15 February 2019, Lowvelder

    “Let’s not panic,” president Cyril Ramaphosa told reporters on Wednesday.  This was after public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan warned cabinet that Eskom could cease to exist by April if government did not intervene… KLCBT points out that Mpumalanga had a number of hydroelectric plants, including the historic Belvedere plant in … more »

  • 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 »