Cllr Mxolisi Kaunda

His Worship the Mayor of

eThekwini Municipality


Cllr Sipho Kaunda

Ethekwini Municipality Economic

Development & Planning

Committee (ECOD) Chairperson

Meet our Economic Development Unit team


Dr. Ajiv Maharaj

Deputy Head

Economic Development Unit


Tshegang Chipeya

Snr Research Advisor


Nuthan Maharaj

Project Manager


Denny Thaveer

Project Manager


Siphesihle Thusi

Assistant Researcher

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Mbali Mthembu

Graduate Trainee

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Graduate Trainee

What We Do

The Durban EDGE is eThekwini Municipality’s platform to provide cutting-edge economic intelligence and insight to economic decision makers. The brand was established in 2011 by the City’s Economic Development Unit. The Durban EDGE produces publications; economic info releases, as well as on-demand seminars; an annual release on the State of the Durban Economy; and topical research papers.

Each release includes reliable data on the global, domestic, and local economy; designed to assist researchers, investors, business leaders, politicians and other key stakeholders. Anyone interested in receiving economic insights, participating in its activities, or contacting The Durban EDGE, is encouraged to email: [email protected]