Durban, Our Award Winning Home 

Posted on 2016/11/12 00:00 by : Curtis, Russell

SA was ranked as the 5th most beautiful country in the world in the 2017 country rankings

UTILITIES: 2015 African Utility Week Industry Awards: Municipality of the Year for Durban

WATER & SANITATION: 2014 Winner of Stockholm Industry Water Award: most progressive water utility in Africa and a forerunner in the world of utility-run service Stockholm International Water Institute

HOUSING: 2014 & 2015 Winner of Govan Mbeki Award for best Housing Delivery unparalleled record of housing delivery Judging Panel, and 2014 SALGA Awards for water quality & best housing delivery

ROADS: 2015 CAPSA Conference eThekwini recognised as the leading road authority in Africa alongside SANRAL and no 1 in terms of internal capacity.

ENVIRONMENT: 2012 Winner SAs Greenest City Award; 2013 & 2014 Arbor City Award and 100 Resilient Cities Partner (Rockerfeller Foundation)

SOLID WASTE: 2014 Professional Management Review Awards PMR Golden Arrow Award

INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS: Numerous international project specific awards (e.g. U.N. recognized landfill gas to electricity, Use-It waste recovery projects, etc.)

INVESTMENT PROMOTION: R700Bn on Durban Investments Dashboard & 2016 winner of KZN Top Business Portfolio Award for best Investment Promotion.

TREASURY & FINANCE: Best Credit Rating in SA municipal sector (AA- in long-term with positive watch and A1+ in short-term). Unqualified Audit Reports from the A.G.s Office since 2000.

New 7 Wonders City of the World 2014

SAs Top performing City for growth in millionaires since 2000 - New World Wealth Report, 2015

Rated Number 1 City in Africa for Quality Of Living by Mercer Consulting in 2015 & 2016

Rated by the New York Times as number 7 of their Top 52 Places to Go in 2015

National Geographic rated Durban in Top 10 Oceanfront Cities, globally in 2015

Voted by CNN as one of the worlds Top 10 most underrated cities; the Umhlanga Pier as the best globally, & the Coolest City in SA

Master Card Global Destination City Index predicted Durban to be fastest growing tourism city in Africa & would be one of the fastest growing tourism citys worldwide

2017 Tom Tom Traffic Index ranked Durban as the least traffic congested Metro City in South Africa, underlining the City's logistics attractiveness for global business

Most affordable of all SA Metro Cities to live in The 2016 Numbeo & Expatistan Cost of Living Indices.

SA is #1 on the Top 10 Cheapest Countries for Transport (train, bus, & air) 2014 Report

GoBankingRates 2016 Report ranked SA (and in several categories, Durban) as the cheapest country in the world to live and retire in, out of 112 countries.

Durban ranked #1 in SA, & whole of Africa for capital investment growth in residential properties, plus in Top 50 Worldwide (@ #26) - 2016 Knight Frank Global Residential Cities Index

Durban included in 7 Emerging Luxury Housing Markets To Watch in 2015 by Christies International Real Estate Group

SA is in the second quartile out of 189 countries on the 2016 World Bank Doing Business Report
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