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PROFILE

of an airport precinct plan and an airport technology hub including an innovation centre. The rejuvenation of Imbali and Edendale township centres and a new leather hub in Plessislaer, being driven by the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Department of Economic Development, will open up further opportunities to the west of the city. Massive new commercial, residential and light industrial centres being planned alongside the N3 to the east will bring the city closer to the planned freight / logistics centre. Further commercial developments alongside the N3 are planned around the new Brookside Mall and polocrosse fields in the central area.

in the Park, along with the nearby Hilton Arts Festival. With its Victorian architecture, township tours and rich heritage of South African Indian and Zulu culture, it exemplifies a warm, friendly, diverse yet integrated South African city.

Key facts and figures District municipality: Umgungundlovu District Municipality Population: 670 000 Area covered: 650km² Key infrastructure Main roads: Excellent national, provincial and local road network Railways: On the main line between Durban and Johannesburg Airports: Pietermaritzburg Airport, with five daily flights between the city and OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg, and one daily flight to Cape Town Ports: 45 minutes drive from the Port of Durban

An Integrated Rapid Passenger Transport Network is at an advanced planning and early implementation stage which, in addition to the Pietermaritzburg Urban Renewal Programme of beautification, will revitalise the city centre and connect economic zones. The sale of industrial and commercial land is being driven by a new Land Management Office, and an Investment Facilitation Committee provides a Local Government “one-stop-shop” for investors and developers.

Tourism

Contact details Key personnel Mayor: Councillor Themba Njilo Municipal Manager: Mr Sizwe Hadebe

Msunduzi has something for everyone. For those interested in our complex history, major tourist attractions include several museums, the Tatham Art Gallery and historical buildings, including links with former icons President Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi. It is a hub for several tourist routes including the Freedom Route, Midlands Meander, Albert Falls Amble and Boston-Bulwer Beat, where recreational activities, arts and craft outlets and fine dining restaurants abound. It has a beautiful National Botanical Garden, parks, and numerous entertainment and sporting events throughout the year, including Cars in the Park and Art

Key contact people Senior Manager: Local Economic Development (acting), Ms Nombuso Hlophe General Manager: Development Services, Dr Ray Ngcobo Tel: +27 33 392 2600 | Fax: +27 33 392 2726 Email: nombuso.hlophe@msunduzi.gov.za Physical address: Professor Nyembezi Building, 341 Church Street, Pietermaritzburg 3200 Postal address: PO Box 85, Pietermaritzburg 3200 Website: www.msunduzi.gov.za

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