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Author: Niki Moore

SA EXPRESS DOES DAMAGE CONTROL IN DURBAN

  The national sales team from parastatal airline SA Express touched down in Durban on Wednesday to announce a strategic partnership with the Durban Chamber of Commerce. As a result, Chamber members will be flying a little lighter with a 5% discount on peak flights and an 8% discount on off-peak flights. The visit was something of a reputational damage exercise, with the sales team acknowledging problems around their operations and trying to drum up flagging support from the Durban business community. “We apologise for the inconvenience from when we were grounded this year but we can assure all...

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DURBAN’S FUTURE CBD UTOPIA

The city of Durban is set to be unrecognisable by the year 2040, if the eThekwini Integrated Projects and Programmes Unit (IPPU) has its way. An ambitious presentation, hosted by the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday, painted a rosy picture of a densely-populated but attractive inner city, with pavement cafes, multi-use high-rise dwellings, clean pedestrian precincts and a vibrant inner-city economy. “The UN predicts that by 2030, 80% of our population will live in cities,” said presenter Zakhi Mkhize, Inner City Local Area Plan (LAP) project manager.  “At the moment we have around 70 000 people...

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