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SODURBA calls for partnerships with local businesses

IT’S all systems go as Sodurba South Durban Tourism and ward 66 councillor JP Prinsloo unveiled plans to revitalise local tourism.

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Sodurba chairman Helga du Preez, ward 66 Cllr JP Prinsloo and Sodurba spokesman Melissa Lee, are amped about involving more local tourism roleplayers in their strategy to improve the Sodurba region’s tourism offerings.

Sodurba hosted a meeting for stakeholders and community members recently to proactively engage on the role of tourism, improving the quality of local tourism, increasing access to transport and information to visitors and locals, regulating local businesses as well as how concerned groups can work together for the greater good of the environment.

FREE Park & Ride!

FREE Park & Ride from Harlequins thanks to CMH Kempster South.

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Please remember Foreshore Drive will be closed on 29 June 2019. Parking available at Harlequins with a free shuttle service.

World Wildlife Day 2019

The WESSA membership team out at the celebration of World Wildlife Day, hosted by WESSA on Saturday 3 March at WESSA Educational Centre in Bluff.
PUPILS from Durban South schools including Bluff Christian Academy, Assegai Primary, Parsee Rustomjee Primary and Grosvenor Boys High School experienced a unique environmental education programme to celebrate World Wildlife Day on Saturday, 2 March.
Bluff Christian Academy grade 5 pupil Thando Zikalala is fascinated by the different marine organisms he found during the rocky shores ecosystems outreach held at Treasure Beach on Saturday, 2 March.

The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa’s (WESSA) Treasure Beach educational centre on the Bluff played host to a rocky shores ecosystem challenge at Treasure Beach. Pupils explored the different sea creatures within the water close to the shore and simultaneously enjoyed first-hand experience of the harmful effects of water pollution on marine life. Part of the programme was well suited for the young ones’ curious minds as it included educational exhibits displaying different experiments and information all aimed at focusing on life below water and marine species.

 

WESSA is affiliated with a number of organisations in its mission to protect and care for the environment including the United Nations, Youth Managers Foundation, Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, Department of Environmental Affairs, Durban Solid Waste and eThekwini Municipality.

 

Durban gets new Ricksha buses!

Yesterday saw the launch of the multi-million rand state-of-the-art Ricksha buses and Sodurba got the chance to experience the first ride!!!

eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede, said under her leadership she wants to see Durban increasing its market share of tourists dramatically in all seasons of the year.

Tourism is a major contributor in the city’s economy and with summer vacations looming on the horizon, the Municipality is pulling all the stops to look after the welfare of all its tourists.

“We are a city hard at work. Tourists that come to our city should automatically be our ambassador when they are gone back home. We will only do that by ensuring that we unceasingly meet their needs.

“Hopping on the Ricksha Bus is the most convenient way for them to explore the City’s tourism offerings where one is able to sight see scenic overviews of a range of Durban’s major attractions, while learning about the City’s history, its people and their heritage, cultural diversity and many more,” said Gumede.

She added: ” It is going to be an experience that will forever be engraved in the minds of many of our tourists we are very excited.”

Source: IOL