Vision for a sustainable future
As the eThekwini Municipality is at the halfway point towards the 30-year City Vision, we are delighted that we are on track to achieving our vision of becoming Africa’s most caring and liveable city by the year 2030. This borne out via recent global awards from The New York Times, National Geographic, Mercer Consulting, & others.
Part of our long-term vision is to ensure that Durban and KwaZulu-Natal are recognised as gateways to trade and tourism, not only in South Africa, but Southern Africa as well. The value of having the largest port in Sub-Saharan Africa means that the city is at the centre of national government’s Strategic Infrastructure Programme, and we are preparing ourselves to reap all the benefits associated with this project.
There are number of major infrastructural and business developments across the City that will ensure that the economy keeps growing. These include the Dube Trade Port and International Airport, the 55km Western Aqueduct, the new Durban dig-out port, the dry port at Cato Ridge, the Cornubia development, the Durban-to-Gauteng rail upgrades, and Samsung Electronics Manufacturing, just to name a few.
The province is ready to use its strategic position to boost its profile in the maritime, manufacturing, services, and agricultural sectors.
The harbour and new international airport, among many other assets ranging from new industrial estates to our large fibre-optic network will be used to promote business investments, trade, and tourism which will all have a positive impact on the economy of the country as a whole.”