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Welcome to City Story

What is Durban’s true identity? Too many Durbanites believe a negative narrative about our city. We know that there are real challenges that need to be addressed, that is why CityStory exists… but let’s also celebrate what is great about Durban.
For example, Did you know Durban is the most internationally awarded City in South Africa!

CityStory is a collective of passionate individuals who’s ambition is to see Durban grow into a hub of excellence.
If you would like to shape Durban, we’d love to hear from you, and connect you to like minded people in your area of interest.

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Latest Content

“Good Business” is doing Business for Good
April 30, 2020

"Good business" is more than the bottom line. Business for good can in fact be "good business", as these three Durban businesses have found

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The Whole Child
February 25, 2020

The Whole Child is a partner of City Story. In 2018, a number of people who had networked with each other through City Story,...

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City Serve 2019 – Recap
January 29, 2020

On Saturday, 30 November, City Story facilitated a collaborative effort of over a dozen Citizen-led organizations & Churches along the Durban Golden Mile. The...

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Would you like to be involved in shaping Durban?

If so, we'd love to hear from you, and connect you to like minded people in your area of interest.

Latest Events

Rise Up – Teachers’ Conference
September 12, 2020 8:00 am Rise Up – Teachers’ Conference

City Story is proud to present to you its second annual Rise Up Teachers’ Conference. Where events of this nature tend towards upskilling teachers alongside vague leadership lessons, our lens is different. This years Rise Up Conference carries the spirit of Unlocked, which has set the tone for the day-long conference happening on Saturday, 12 September 2020. Teachers from all around our City are invited to join us and we can’t wait to have them!

The day aims to not just build capacity and upskill teachers but to bless and appreciate teachers in a way they deserve. We want to leave them feeling valued, inspired, and filled with hope for the role they are given to play in building our nation one child at a time.

The conference aims to give teachers a new perspective on their role as City influencers and Nation Buildes, and that they CAN make a difference.

If you are a teacher, you need to be at this event. If you know a teacher, you need to buy them a ticket!

This is currently a SAVE THE DATE notice. More details will be made available soon.

The Station Urban Events Space, 65 Masabalala Yengwa Avenue, Stamford Hill, Durban, South Africa Alison Elliotte
City Serve 2020
Date: November 28, 2020
Time: 8:30 am
Frequently Asked Questions

When we say, “Durban can become one of the most desired African cities to live in”, we are referring to the whole of the eThekwini Municipality i.e. the greater Durban area.

Although many people have written off the CBD because of crime and drugs, there is a trend that shows more diverse groups of people being attracted back into the CBD who enjoy the facilities and lifestyle that Durban has to offer. We therefore aim to change the negative narrative in the media and in our everyday conversations about Durban. Simply put, the CBD is right in the middle of our greatest assets and we need it to be safe, beautiful and flourishing in order for us to thrive as a city.

Having said that, it is important to realise that the Durban CBD, the beaches, the Point, the harbour and the main sporting precinct still hold key Durban attractions that drive our city’s economy. Think about our Cricket, Rugby and Soccer stadiums, the beaches, the promenade, uShaka Marine World, the ICC and the Exhibition Centre – these features are what keep Durban alive and vibrant by attracting big events and driving tourism. Along with the key geographic location of our harbour, these assets grow our economy and that, in turn, improves Durban’s reputation.

Our motto is to CONNECT, COLLABORATE, CHANGE. We therefore aim to connect local government, businesses and churches and collaborate with the people of this city. This can only be achieved as a collective effort, so if you want to be part of this movement, join our #CommunityOfCourage by signing up here.

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