Transnet cash stuffed Gupta coffers

Transnet cash stuffed Gupta coffers

When global consulting firm McKinsey “came clean” last Tuesday about its work at Eskom, it admitted it was not careful enough about associating with Trillian, its de facto local partner. But it claimed not to have known that Gupta lieutenant Salim Essa owned most of Trillian. Now we show that at least R30m flowed from […]

South African Urban Conference

South African Urban Conference

The South African Urban Conference | World Cities Day | African Forum for Urban Safety as part of eThekwini Urban Week The South African Cities Network (SACN), in partnership with the National Department of Human Settlements, the Department of Cooperative Governance, National Treasury, eThekwini Municipality, South African Local Government Association (SALGA) and the South African […]

Ethekwini’s plans to rejuvenate the inner city

Ethekwini’s plans to rejuvenate the inner city

A robust plan to rejuvenate the Durban Central Business District (CBD) was tabled today, 15 September by eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede during the official launch of the radical CBD clean-up and safety programme. Supported by the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and the business community, the programme’s launch, which took place at Inkosi […]

IAIA Conference comes to Durban

IAIA Conference comes to Durban

Durban has been selected as the host City of the 38th International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) Conference scheduled to take place next year. The Conference will be held from 16 to 19 May 2018 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC). The conference, which is expected to attract more than 1 200 environment experts […]

Durban gears up for Mandela Day

Durban gears up for Mandela Day

EThekwini Municipality will bring smiles to the faces of many residents during Mandela Day celebrations tomorrow, 18 July, when KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Nomusa Dube-Ncube and City officials, under the leadership of Mayor Zandile Gumede hand over houses and partake in several acts of kindness. A massive clean-up at all 110 Municipal wards […]

TD Jakes coming to Essence Festival Durban 2017

TD Jakes coming to Essence Festival Durban 2017

ESSENCE Festival Durban is back and ready to bring the party with a purpose to South Africa for the second year in a row! ESSENCE Festival Durban is back and ready to kick off the new season with a bang! Set to take place September 26 – October 1, this year’s international ESSENCE Fest will be returning to celebrate, uplift and […]

Ethekwini commended for boosting township economies

Ethekwini commended for boosting township economies

The South Regional Business Fair ended on a high note with positive comments received from participants on the City’s initiatives to include townships entrepreneurs into the mainstream economy. The Business Fair, held at the KwaMnyandu Shopping Centre over the past weekend, attracted more than 15 000 visitors who were treated to the talent and innovation […]

The Extent of eThekwini tender fraud Exposed

The Extent of eThekwini tender fraud Exposed

Close to 400 suppliers that had received tenders from the eThekwini municipality had submitted fraudulent tender documents to the city while bidding for contracts, the Auditor-General (AG) has found. In the AG’s report released on Wednesday, the eThekwini municipality is named as the worst transgressor for awarding tenders to 377 suppliers with fraudulent declarations. According to […]

Secret deal between Ethekwini Municipality and MTN exposed

Secret deal between Ethekwini Municipality and MTN exposed

Ethekwini residents are livid after discovering that their municipality has secretly signed an agreement with cellphone giant MTN to erect cellphone antennae in Durban, bypassing public participation planning regulations. The city also “lied” to residents about the proposed new cellphone masts calling them a city-wide CCTV project which would include licence-plate recognition cameras. As a […]

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