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A giant that’s part of our heritage is waking up and wants you on his back

A R4bn development plan is being rolled out at iSimangaliso, with ‘keen interest’ from prospective investors

Senior reporter

The first steps have been taken to make SA’s first world heritage site, iSimangaliso Wetland Park in KwaZulu-Natal, self-sustainable.

The park, spanning about 280km of the province’s east coast, is managed by the iSimangaliso Authority and falls within the portfolio of the department of environment, forestry and fisheries, which recently came under fire in the auditor-general’s 2019/2020 report for, among other things, wasteful expenditure.

The R4bn project, earmarked for completion in 10 years, will commercialise about 48 existing and new products which will enable the park to sustain itself...

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