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  • One cannot leave business in the hands of government – Oupa Pilane – 27 June 18, Newshorn

    During his last speech as President of the KLCBT, well-known local businessman, Oupa Pilane, said that the only way forward for SA, is to ensure business stays in the hands of capable business people and not with government… Download article:  One cannot leave business in the hands of the goverment … more »


  • KLCBT’s efforts praised as most impressive – 22 June 2018, Lowvelder

    KLCBT’s president, Oupa Pilane, gave a thoughtful, sobering and rousing farewell speech at the chamber’s annual general meeting last week…. Christopher Harvie from the Hazyview Chamber commented that it is a most impressive organization and it was an eye-opener to see just how much it does for tourists, particularly concerning … more »


  • Tourism Safety of utmost Importance – 22 June 2018, Lowvelder

    Over the past two weeks Kruger Lowveld Tourism has received reports of overland trucks being robbed at gunpoint and transfer vehicles with visitors being caught up in protest action on the roads within the Kruger Lowveld region, it is reported in its newsletter this week… Download article:  Tourism safety of … more »


  • Lowveld well represented at expo – 18 May 2018, Lowvelder

    For the sixth year in succession, Kruger Lowveld Tourism had a stand at Indaba, South Africa’s premier tourism trade show.  Twenty-five members joined it. The show is held annually in Durban and took place this year from May 8 to 10. Feedback from stand sharers was generally positive.  Those who … more »


  • War on Tourist-Unfriendly Roads continues – 17 April 2018, Lowvelder

    After years of engagement, finally, for the first time ever, there has been an acknowledgement from the Department of Public Works, Roads and Transport (DPWRT) that tourism is a key economic driver in the province. On April 5 KLCBT managed to secure a meeting with DPWRT.  Neither departmental HOD arrived.  … more »


  • Poor roads threaten Lowveld’s Tourism – 6 April 2018, Lowvelder

    Poor roads are ruining the Lowveld’s economy.  Businessman and KLCBT President Oupa Pilane, condemned the provincial government publicly this week for failing to maintain infrastructure. Download article:  Poor roads threaten Lowvelds tourism Lowvelder 06 April 2018


  • Road blockades are a horror for safari visitors – 30 March 2018, Lowvelder

    A group of Australian tourists vowed never to return to the Kruger National Park after encountering protesters hindering their visit.  Paul Kruger, Phabeni and Numbi gates were inaccessible due to service-delivery protests that took place on the R536 and R538 this week. Kruger Lowveld Tourism worked relentlessly to stop continuation … more »


  • Facets of Mbombela’s future plans shared – 23 March 2018, Lowvelder

    I’m sorry to disappoint anyone who thought they were having breakfast with the singer, joked Neil diamond, municipal manager of the City of Mbombela Local Municipality.  He was the guest speaker at a breakfast hosted by Kruger Lowveld Chamber of Business and Tourism (KLCBT), held at Emnotweni last Friday morning… … more »


  • New Municipal Manager to interact with public – 14 March 2018, Newshorn

    Neil Diamond, acting Municipal Manager of City of Mbombela will provide an unprecedented opportunity for local business owners to participate in an open forum with the city management. The event is facilitated by KLCBT. Download article:  New Municipal Manager to interact with public – Newshorn 14 March 2018


  • Economist paints positive picture for SA – 14 March 2018, Newshorn

    Providing a balanced and authoritative perspective on SA’s economic and political outlook, Dr Rolof Botha’s address to the business sector in the city, was well accepted.  He addressed members of the KLCBT and AHI at the Emnotweni Casino in Mbombela. Download article:  Economist paints positive picture for SA – Newshorn … more »