- In Durban, the emphasis on finding new land for low-income families is being replaced by a concern for finding the right combination of upgrading existing settlements; limiting land invasions; and providing new low-cost housing schemes. Infrastructure is key to achieving the correct balance.
- Durban’s port continues to expand its lead over other South African ports in terms of volumes of cargo handled. While Durban does not attract as many foreign tourists as Cape Town, it remains South Africa’s premier domestic tourist destination.
- Many other cities have turned market forces to their advantage, and found a successful niche in the global economy. Durban can do so, too. This will require greater determination, strong leadership, and a unifying vision that will make all of Durban’s people aware of the huge benefits of living in a world-class city.
Press release: Durban’s vision needs good leadership