Posted on :
27 Feb, 2012
Durban is a busy port city in South Africa; it is the third largest city in South Africa and forms part of the eThekwini metropolitan municipality. Durban is a major tourism centre in south Africa, this is due to subtropical climate and the beautiful beaches that are excellent for tourism, the major tourist destinations in Durban are the Golden Mile, uShaka Marine World, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Sun coast Casino and Entertainment World, the tourism sector provides jobs for people in the art and crafts business, tour guides, tour bus drivers, hotel waiters, managers, and workers.
Durban is one of the cities that is going to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and there are many job opportunities for bricklayers, quantity surveyors, architects, project managers, structural engineers, civil engineers, construction managers and any other person involved in the construction industry, as there will is a lot of construction taking place like the building of hotels, stadiums, apartments in preparation for the World Cup.
Durban has a diverse economy, that is based on the manufacturing, transportation, finance, tourism and government sector, the transport industry in Durban is quite big because of the import port that overseas a huge influx of exports and imports from south Africa and Africa, this creates many jobs for people in the export and import business, traders, haulage truck drivers, and ship owners.
The police force is another major source of employment that you can find in Durban, since the city has a very high crime rate, and there are many job opportunities in the police force as they try to curb the increase in crime rate before the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
As with most South African cities Durban hags a huge informal sector which employs the bulk of the working population in Durban with 16% of the labor force in informal sector, people can be employed as street traders and vendors. The services sector provides jobs for teachers, lecturers, nurses, doctors. Durban has many top educational institutions such as the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and Durban University of Technology and other tertiary institutions.