EThekwini Municipality has formed partnerships with various cities around the world as strategic
international interventions. Durban has 13 Global sister cities all partnerships are based on formal cooperation agreements that focus on various areas of intervention including economic development,
trade and investment promotion.

The unit’s purpose in these sister cities relationships is to facilitate information and knowledge sharing, skills development and trading relationships with the NEPAD/African sister cities and other sister cities so that the SA SMMEs will be able to access trade opportunities in the global markets through those sister city relationships.

Through the International Pavilion featured at the annual business fair, the unit hosts businesses from the various cities affording them an opportunity to share information and expertise as well as identify potential businesses links/opportunities with Durban businesses.

Sindi Shangase
Tel: +27(0)31 311 4497 / 4500

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