For Immediate Release
29 September 2017
Durbanites to Unite in Cleaning the Inner City
IN response to eThekwini Municipality’s clarion call for different sectors to play their role in rejuvenating the inner City to boost business confidence and attract investors, First National Bank (FNB) will on Sunday, 1 October partner with Stillwater Sports and the Municipality to host a clean-up campaign.
Members of the media and public are invited to join the public-private partnership initiative to spruce up the inner City as well as create a safe and clean environment.
The clean-up is a build-up to the inaugural FNB Durban 10 kilometres CitySurfRun which is earmarked to become one of Durban’s most popular events. This event will take place on 8 October from Masabalala Yengwa Street and finish at Moses Mabhida Stadium.
Mayor Zandile Gumede said she is pleased with the prompt response from the private sector as it supports the recently launched Radical Durban Central Business District clean-up and safety programme.
“Our vision is that by 2040, the inner City must be Africa’s leading, most vibrant, liveable, walkable city centre that provides economic, residential, sporting and leisure opportunities for all,” she said.
City clean-up pioneer, Blake Dyason said the City is a tourism hub that should host more international events. However, in order for this to succeed, he said it is essential to create awareness and instil pride among locals. “We are pleasantly surprised by the support we have received from the local running community, local businesses and residents in joining this movement.”
Date: 1 October 2017
Meeting venue: Durban beachfront promenade (Next to Bike 'n Bean coffee shop)
Time: 10am to 2pm
For more information on the FNB Durban 10 kilometres CitySurfRun email or visit
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Head of Communications Tozi Mthethwa.
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