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eThekwini Municipality is partnering with SmartXchange in a ground-breaking move

In pursuit of the goal of becoming a smarter city, the eThekwini Municipality is partnering with SmartXchange in a ground-breaking move to get local businesses ready to utilise new, technological ways of doing business, by registering in a Ward Based Township Digital Business Directory called SiyaDigiTiZa.

This pilot technological advancement will profile the products and services that businesses offer and allow customers to purchase products online and have them delivered using an App.

The first targeted pilot areas are within the PINK area of Durban which is Phoenix, Inanda, Ntuzuma and KwaMashu. The SiyaDigiTiZa roadshows will be held in these areas from 26 to 29 October.

Mayor of eThekwini, Councillor Mxolisi Kaunda said: “The SiyaDigiTiZa project talks to eThekwini’s economic recovery plan which one of its holistic objectives is to support enterprises. This township digital business directory registration roadshows aims to profile local business products and services. This project will also offer enterprises an exciting marketing opportunity to enable customers to purchase products online and have them delivered using an app.”

Kaunda said everything is moving digitally hence this move to ensure township business are competitive and enhance their online presence, get discovered easily, improve local visibility as well as create brand awareness.

The first roadshow will be held at the KwaMashu Community Hall in L Section on 26 October followed by the F Community Hall in Ntuzuma on 27 October and in Inanda at the Bester Community Hall on 28 October. The final event will be in Phoenix at the Redfern Community Hall on 29 October. The registration for all venues is from 9am to 4pm.


For more details on the programme, contact Ayanda Ciliza on 031 322 1837 or email: ayanda.ciliza@durban.gov.za

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