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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 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

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

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

  • 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 »

  • 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 »