Durbs’ friendliest city label lauded

2013-09-11 00:00

THE KZN Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) has joined the scores of well-wishers as Durban snatched the label of the friendliest city ahead of both Johannesburg and Cape Town in this year’s Anholt-GfK Roper City Brand Index.

“This is excellent news for Durban and the whole of KwaZulu-Natal as the city and province strive to boost their attractiveness as a tourist destination against the backdrop of stiff competition from other regions within South Africa and worldwide,” said KZN MEC for Cogta Nomusa Dube.

The poll behind the Anholt-GfK Roper City Brand Index asked, among other attributes, for a rating of the cities’ international status, contribution to science and culture, and quality of governance.

“This is a spectacular achievement for Durban even as the city and its management receive regular flak from the opposition in the eThekwini metropolitan council,” said Dube.

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