The Durban metro says it has implemented a “watertight” plan to ensure the safety of hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers who are expected to descend on the city and its beaches for the festive season.

Phillip Sithole, eThekwini municipality’s head of economic development and planning, said the city is expecting 702,000 visitors and direct spend of as much as R1.14bn, which would boost the city’s GDP by R2.86bn and add about 6,000 jobs. ..

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