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EThekwini is ready for the Durban July

ATTENDEES are guaranteed a fun-filled, relaxed and safe experience for this year’s physical Hollywoodbets Durban July taking place at the Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse on the 2nd of July.

This comes after this metropolitan city hosted the 2021 experience under level 4 lockdown restrictions that did not allow walk ins of which everyone is thrilled to have this year’s experience since the lockdown ban has been lifted.

During the media briefing held at the Radisson Blu Durban hotel in Umhlanga the Ethekwini mayor, Councillor Mxolisi Kaunda, stated that its all systems go for the city to host such a prestigious annual event.

In his address to the media, he said: “We are excited to host the July experience this year at a physical venue. We are even more excited about the economic spinoffs that this event is going to bring to the city.”

“The estimated 35 000 people who will head to the Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse are expected to spend R145 million with the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in economy activity projected to be R362 million,” said Kaunda.

“An estimated 740 people within the tourism and hospitality as well as related value chains industry will get employment because of this event,” furthered Kaunda.

He stated that the city is really getting back on its old self with the said economic spinoff expected over the weekend and that safety measures are in place and that everything will run smoothly on the big day.

“To provide visitors with a true authentic township experience, the city is extending the July experience to five satellite venues. This is also due to ticket sale restrictions at the main venue,” said Kaunda.

He stated that the satellite venues include Magaba Lounge, Mojo’s Carwash and Shisanyama, Max’s Lifestyle, Under the Moon and Maqaqa Lounge Lifestyle and these venues will feature a fashion element, entertainment and online betting in a bid to offer a holistic July experience for patrons.

This will not only uplift the economy of the city and boost the tourism sector but also prove beneficial to businesses since many have been negatively affected over the past two years when the event was held behind closed doors.

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