MEDIA INVITATION
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
29 MAY 2018
 
Sod Turning For the Upgrade of Sbusiso Mdakane Public Realm at V-Section in Umlazi
 
EThekwini Mayor, Zandile Gumede invites members of the media to a sod turning ceremony for the upgrade of Sibusiso Mdakane Public Realm at V-section in Umlazi.
 
The Mayor will unpack the plan of this proposed development, highlighting the importance of the infrastructure upgrades and other initiatives currently underway in Umlazi. The proposed development includes street lighting which will be changed into new designed light poles, pavements will be enhanced by block pavers to give the precinct a new look and feel, pedestrian walkways will be widened to allow people to walk or run without being run over by cars.
 
This initiative is aimed at promoting township economy and redressing the past imbalances in township areas by supporting local business, improving infrastructure and providing municipal services closer to the people.
 
Mayor Zandile Gumede said this proposed development contributes to the overall agenda of strategic investments with the purpose of stimulating economic activity in rural and township areas, creating jobs and improving the lives of the people.
 
“This development is an indication that the City is committed to advancing radical economic transformation in all sectors and that a sizeable impact in diversifying our range of existing tourism products in township areas is achieved,” she said
 
Members of the media are invited to the sod turning ceremony scheduled as follows:
 
DATE : Wednesday, 30 May 2018
VENUE: MAX’S Lifestyle –Umlazi
TIME : 13:00 – 16:00
 
For more information and to RSVP, contact Amanda Sibiya: izwakele.sibiya@durban.gov.za and Sihle Mahlinaza: sihle.mahlinza@durban.gov.za
 
ENDS
 
Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s Acting Head of Communications, Mandla Nsele.
 
 
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