Opening Message from the CEO, Lindiwe Rakharebe
With another busy year drawing to a close, I can look back and reflect on the undertakings and endeavours of the past twelve months and admit a sense of accomplishment at all that has been achieved. Despite challenging economic conditions in both the local and international markets, the Durban ICC has once again managed to produce solid financial results growing both its revenue and net profit figures in the past year.
When I consider the strides we have taken in the areas of economic impact, job creation, and meaningful transformation, I am proud of what has been accomplished this year. When I review the fruits of our efforts in social investment and skills development, I am re-energised to build on these accomplishments in the year ahead.
In this edition of Sanibonani we will take a look back at the successful International AIDS Conference we hosted in July, the largest event of its kind ever to be hosted on the African continent.
From a CSI Perspective, we share the stories of two of our recent initiatives with the Makabongwe Pre-School and how we commemorated World AIDS Day with support for the LIV Village. We end off with two announcements of recent appointments at the Centre and delicious festive recipe to try at home over the holidays!
Finally, on behalf of the Durban ICC Team, I would like to thank all our clients and stakeholders for your support and partnership in making 2016 such an amazing year! We wish you and your loved ones a happy Festive Season and a prosperous and successful New Year!