Khumalo said that u Shaka hoped to continue to earn its place as one of KZN’s top businesses and brands in years to come.It would build on recent awards which include a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor, Best Attraction at Durban Chamber of Commerce Tourism Awards 20, Lilizela Award 2017 for Best Marine Experience, Best Tourism Brand KZN 2017, third place in the Sunday Times Generation Next (for the 6th consecutive year), the company’s CEO winning a Regional Business Achiever Award by The Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa and Trip Adviser ranks u Shaka as #1 attraction out of 118 in Durban.“SMMEs are the backbone of our economy and deserve more recognition for their contribution and support in their efforts,” Cele said.She went on to thank the participating mentees for their commitment to the programme and their willingness to learn as well as the mentors for contributing their time and experience to the ESD programme.The Theme Park also boosts the seventh largest aquarium in the world with 22 million litre tanks housing more than 300 species of marine life and 10000 sea creatures.
Concerts SA receives financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Concerts Norway.
On saxophone will be Leon Scharnick who, as recently as 26 May, was fronting his own quartet at The Rainbow.
Rounding off the quintet will be young drummer Kabelo Mokhatla.
Mandla Mlangeni is a South African trumpeter and composer based in Johannesburg.
An active bandleader and musician, Mlangeni has toured widely- regionally and in Europe- and features in many of the most notable recent contemporary SA jazz projects.
This is a far-sighted initiative by the Durban Chamber and Transnet Pipelines, who will strengthen and broaden their supplier base, and we hope it has a wider application in the future.” Portia Dlamini, one of the participating SMMEs, Emakheni, affirmed that the ESD initiative is a great opportunity for her company and the other SMMEs to take advantage of the business knowledge and network of the mentors.