The official Durban 2010 web site has gone live.
Launched by Julie-May Ellingson, head of Durban's strategic projects unit, the site is user-friendly and interactive.
"Durban's cultural diversity has created a rich cosmopolitan society of world-class African uniqueness, which is echoed in its personality," she says. "The new Durban 2010 web site gives us a platform to showcase the city and its 2010 developments to the rest of the world."
In its initial phase, the web site serves as an information portal to local residents wanting to know about the city's preparations for the FIFA World Cup, as well as potential visitors who want to know more about the city.
"The web site is a source of up-to-date information with factual, easy-to-read content on subjects such as stadium construction, infrastructure development and transportation," says Ellingson.
Designed by Adapt IT, the web site seeks to depict Durban's personality and warmth, and was developed using world-class technology. It has been launched in English and Zulu and will later also be made available in the three official FIFA languages – Spanish, German and French.