Partnership Award 2018 - The 2018 winner is eThekwini Municipality and its unit Invest Durban
The Partnership award is given to a project which ref lects the importance of effective inter-agency collaboration and partnerships.
The 2018 winner is eThekwini Municipality and its unit Invest Durban. Russel Curtis, Head of Department Invest Durban reflected, â€œIt is an honour, as the city of Durbanâ€™s leadership, to be in partnership with our business friends and business leaders in Durban. Tonight, is a great reflection of that partnership and the great work together.â€
Over 45 people from business and government â€“ the biggest combined regional delegation ever to travel on an investment roadshow â€“ recently visited the United Kingdom (UK) to promote the province of KwaZulu-Natal.
The Mission, led by the KwaZulu-Natal MEC Finance, Mrs Belinda Scott, Her Worship, eThekwini Mayor, Cllr. Zandile Gumede and a number of prominent local business leaders promoted the City and Province
as a premier investment destination, whilst showcasing a diverse range of flagship, investor-ready projects through a series of organised business-tobusiness engagements.
Cllr Sipho Kaunda, eThekwini Municipalityâ€™s Economic Development and Planning Committee Chairperson
attributed the interest, â€œto the opportunities the region has for both small and large investors. The 65+ B2B meetings concluded on the Friday alone set a new record from which additional investments will flow into our economy.â€
Invest Durban will now be assisting these businesses, and others from both the UK and Durban who couldnâ€™t attend, to make follow ups in the coming weeks. This increased bilateral trade and investment will be ensured to benefit all communities in both the United Kingdom and Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.