The Voice of Business

Background & History – KLCBT

As the official representative body of business and tourism in the Kruger Lowveld (Ehlanzeni District), our main mandates are to promote the region as a tourism and investment destination, to provide a diverse suite of networking and marketing opportunities for our members, and to represent and speak on behalf of the business and tourism community of our area.  We do this by building and maintaining meaningful relationships with all spheres of government as well as likeminded organisations, and by acting as liaison between these entities and the business community.

Background & History – KLCBT

  • Form strong alliances with likeminded organisations (Currently affiliated to SACCI, AHI, SATSA and FEDHASA and seeking increased affliations)
  • Form meaningful and sustainable relationships with all spheres of government (Good relationship with MEC, District LED and Mbombela Local Municipality – in process to sign an MOU between private sector and Mbombela Municipality to form the Mbombela Economic Development Partnership – an NPC which will incubate economic development projects), and all relevant government agencies
  • Through our strong relationships and continual engagement, we address key focus areas which are stumbling blocks for development and growth, they are…

Key focus areas identified

  • Tourism safety & security
  • State of our public attractions in general
  • A permanent long term solution for Pilgrim’s Rest
  • State of our roads
  • Public Participation
  • Buy Local
  • Water supply to the region
  • Anti-Corruption initiatives and promotion of Ethics
  • Local Economic Development

Visit our Advocacies section for further information about these.