Pietermaritzburg is just a few kilometers away from Durban and the well known N3 road which takes you to Gauteng province. Pietermaritzburg, Howick, Mooi River, Richmond, Camperdown, Impendle, Vulindlela, Table Mountain and Ethsheni are key towns in uMgungundlovu District Municipality. Economically this district is the third largest contributor to the provincial GGP after eThekwini and uThungulu district, standing at 11%. Statistically there are 197 052 are employed with a total labour force of 596 178.
Dominant sectors in this area are:
Amajuba District Municipality is situated within the north western corner of the KwaZulu-Natal. The district has abundant water, a reliable labour force, well developed transport infrastructure, first world educational, medical and community services, internationally-acclaimed tourism attractions, and an enviable lifestyle. It comprises of three local municipalities namely Newcastle, Dannhauser and Utrecht. The district’s economy was historically focused on coal mining but colliers have closed. The municipality is predominately urban and the largest concentration of people occurs in the Newcastle, Madadeni, Osizweni areas.
Nodes and Development Corridors for KZN for the next five years.
|Develop agricultural potential in low income peri-urban fringe (Edendale Valley)|
|Protection of high potential agricultural land for commercial production - Midlands Meander|
|Support land reform beneficiaries to increase agricultural production (consider supply linkages and possible joint ventures with major companies such as Rainbow Chickens, Uni-pork etc.)|
-Battle fields routes: development of linkages to benefit previously disadvantaged
Drakensberg eco-tourism: develop cultural tourism opportunities with bordering communities
|Midlands Meander & Albert Falls Amble: increase arts & crafts resources & improve benefit to previously disadvantaged areas and land reform beneficiaries.|
|Improve links of Midlands Meander route to Drakensburg|
|Develop cultural tourism potential of Impendle & link to Drakensberg & Meander|
Formalise and plan Impendle to position for investment
Provide adequate affordable housing and related services in towns
Finally, the Agrarian Revolution Strategy has clearly identified targeted Districts for 2006/7 which should each receive approximately R35m of Siyavuna funding . Each district will have specific targeted commodity focus areas that respond to the Provincial Agricultural Framework, areas of identified Hunger, and the priority areas identified by the Provincial Government and the Premier for 2006/7 specifically.
|Implement 'massified' / high impact Maize and Bean projects in conjunction with market / processing facilities, mechanisation fund and sustainable irrigation infrastructure|
|Establish Mushroom production and distribution sites at all hospitals and clinics with high malnutrition records and seriously low levels of child growth rates (in conjunction with Vitamin supplementation programmes|
|Implement Nguni projects in partnership with Livestock Associations established under the Siyavuna Diptank Programme and the ARRUP Corridors (using Zimbambele Savings Clubs|
|Implement infrastructural support to PDI Cut Flower growers in partnership with Umgungundlovu District and Department of Economic Development|
|Support Land Reform initiatives|
|Support Land Care and Alien Weed Control Initiatives|
|COMPANY NAME||SOURCE COUNTRY||WEBSITE|
|Nam Viet Joint Stock Company (NAVIFICO)||Vietnam||www.navifico.vn|
|Liberty Holdings Limited||SA||www.libertyholdings.co.za|
|Omniflex (Pty) Ltd||Aus/UK||www.omniflex.com|
|PI Shurlock (Pty) Ltd||SA||www.ci.co.za|
|Preformed Line Products SA (Pty) Ltd||USA||www.preformedsa.co.za|
The district is located in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, on the national N3 toll road between Durban and Gauteng. It has the efficient roads and railways that link the rural areas with urban centers and the Oribi airport that has been recently upgraded. Pietermaritzburg is the only major city; other key urban centers are Howick, Mooi River, Richmond and Camperdown. The district has seven local municipalities namely Impendle, Mkhambathini, Mpofana, Msunduzi, Richmond, uMngeni and uMshwathi.
|Impendle||033 996 0771||033 996 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Umsunduzi||033 392 3000 / 2494||033 394 0037||Mxolisi.email@example.com
|Mkhambathini||031 785 9300||031 785 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Richmond||033 212 2155/6/7||033 212 2102||Sibusiso.email@example.com
|Mpofana||033 263 1221||033 263 1127||Muzi.firstname.lastname@example.org
|uMngeni||033 239 9200||033 330 email@example.com
|Umshwathi||033 502 0280/2||033 503 firstname.lastname@example.org
The government projects are the responsibility of each respective government department, therefore TIKZN is not responsible for the updating of this information. For further assistance, kindly contact the department responsible directly. Follow this link for available projects:http://www.kwazulunatal.gov.za
Despite the fact that KwaZulu-Natal covers such a small portion of South Africa's land area, a significant percentage of the country's small-scale farmers are based here. Agriculture in KwaZulu-Natal is extremely diverse and is reflected in the patterns of its topography. Most of the world's agricultural activities can be practised here. Due to the good reliable rainfall and fertile soils, the region's agricultural sector has become very productive, and is known for its specialist capability in several types of farming. The Province has a total of 6.5 million hectares of land for farming purposes of which 82% is suitable for extensive livestock production and 18% is arable land.
The agricultural sector is focused mainly on the following:
Crops: Sugar, Maize
Horticulture: Sub-tropical fruits especially pineapples and bananas, Cashew nuts, Potatoes, Vegetables
Animal Husbandry: Beef, Sheep (mutton and wool), Pigs, Poultry
Forestry: SA Pine, Saligna, Black Wattle, eucalyptus, poplar,
There is tremendous potential for agricultural expansion in KwaZulu-Natal. It has been conservatively estimated that if the agricultural natural resources were optimally managed, the present production yield could be increased dramatically, thus unlocking the full agricultural production potential of KwaZulu-Natal.
The social programs and the government/private sector joint projects that have been facilitated and implemented by the sugar industry bear testimony to the industry's conscious commitment to the socio-economic and welfare upliftment of its employees. The key challenge for the sugar cane industry remains the maintenance of competitiveness in relation to other world-class producers and industries.