City of Ekurhuleni could be home to Disney Africa

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With an investment and land demarcation of 400 hectares, the City of Ekurhuleni could be the home of Disney Africa, a first of its kind on African soil.

The announcement was made by the City of Ekurhuleni’s executive mayor Clr Mzwandile Masina during his State of the City address today. “Throughout the continent, there is no theme or amusement park of this magnitude. Currently, the Disney network stretches across first world cities, such as Paris, California, Florida, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo.

” The city must never stop this ambitious goal which will transform our area to one of the most exciting cities of the world.”

“Disney Africa in the City of Ekurhuleni will serve as a world-class entertainment centre, drastically increasing tourism domestically, whilst attracting tourists from other African countries and the rest of the world. The city has the capacity to implement a project of this nature, as it will leverage off the existing world-class infrastructure, such as the OR Tambo International Airport, the Gautrain, prime residential estates, glitzy entertainment venues, mega shopping malls and recreational facilities, ” said Masina.

He said in addition to the tourism sector, Disney Africa presents several opportunities for the development and enhancement of other priority sectors that contribute towards the South African economy.

“These include construction, real estate, creative industries, further creating job opportunities amongst many others for our citizens.”

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