Durban named best city in SA

Comment on this story
crowds at beach2 INLSA File photo: Unprecedented levels of urbanisation in the next few decades need to be planned for, says Minister Trevor Manuel.Picture: Terry Haywood

Durban was applauded when it celebrated receiving the Govan Mbeki Award by the Human Settlement Ministry.

Although the announcement of the award was made in May, the city held a small function to celebrate the achievement at the City Hall on Tuesday.

eThekwini won in the category of best metropolitan in the country.

Mayor James Nxumalo, who represented the city at the Joburg function, presented the R600 000 cheque, a laptop, certificate, and a gold trophy to executive committee at the ceremony.

“We are very excited that our municipality has been honoured in this category of human settlement in the country. we are encouraged to do even better,” said Nxumalo.

During the ceremony in Joburg, Human Settlement Minister, Tokyo Sexwale, said that the awards were the highest expression of appreciating excellence.

sign up

Comment Guidelines

  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

  5. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles. You are only required to verify your email address once to have full access to commenting on articles. For more information please read our comment guidelines