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 […]

Durban residents asked to use electricity wisely

Durban residents asked to use electricity wisely

With winter fast approaching, the demand on electricity supply is expected to increase. Residents are therefore urged to use electricity conservatively to ensure a sustained supply to all users. Individual households can help by achieving reductions in electricity consumption, especially during peak times, by following a few energy saving tips. This includes replacing incandescent globes […]

Ethekwini welcomes new City Manager

Ethekwini welcomes new City Manager

City Manager, Sipho Nzuza, who started his tenure at the beginning of the month, intends focusing on expediting service delivery, increasing tourism and investment promotion while capitalising on Durban being a port City. Attaining a clean audit outcome is also his top priority. He has also given his assurance to accelerate rural development endorsing the call […]

PHD in isiXhosa no small feat

PHD in isiXhosa no small feat

Love of home language leads to research uniting people of Zimbabwe and SA Writing a thesis entirely in Xhosa is rare, but Rhodes PhD recipient Hleze Kunju has done just that. Calling his thesis a milestone for Xhosa academic writing, Kunju collected his doctoral degree, written completely in Xhosa, at Rhodes University last week. Kunju, […]

A Conversation on Social Cohesion

A Conversation on Social Cohesion

Social Cohesion Dialogue to discuss how different racial groups can unite to boost the economy of the City The third instalment of a series of dialogues, in the run-up to the 3rd Social Cohesion Conference, will unpack how a united and collaborative effort between business people of different racial groups (particularly Black and Indian) can […]

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