20 Jun Africa’s Largest Marine Theme Park Wins Again
Last week, Africa’s largest marine theme park, took home three more awards for its service delivery and value for money offering, again, cementing its place as a leader within the KwaZulu-Natal hospitality sector.
A highly commended award for the 2019 Employer of Choice in the Public Sector, was presented at the Future of HR Summit in Johannesburg. This summit brings together business leaders and decision-makers from across South Africa.
Presented in our home town of Durban, we won the award in the municipality category at the Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards for the third year in a row!
We placed 3rd in the national Coolest Local Entertainment category for The Sunday Times Generation NEXT awards. This is particularly important as it hinges on a public vote with participation only open to the youth of South Africa. The first position went to Sun City, followed by Gold Reef City in second and uShaka Marine World in third. Other finalists included the Bela Bela Warmbaths, Carnival City, Grandwest Casino, Nu Metro, Ster Kinekor, the V&A Waterfront and the National Zoo.
Thanking the management and staff at uShaka Marine World, CEO Dr Stella Khumalo noted: “This is an acknowledgement of the work done by 500 dedicated staff members at uShaka Marine World and about 150 SAAMBR staff members who, despite challenging economic conditions, still put on a smile and give our guests the “the unlimited fun’ that we promise. Our guests’ disposable incomes continue to diminish but they still believe that we are the best place to visit. This is one for the whole uShaka team. We scored a hat trick!”
Dr Khumalo attributed recognition via the Future HR Award – which included competitors such as Air Traffic Navigation Services, COEGA Development Corporation, Rand Water and the Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority – to a number of human resource management and development programmes that had been introduced.
“Remember, their success is as a result of our staff having embraced them, “she said.