A sea of blue uniforms greeted the uShaka Marine World main entrance as staff enjoyed cupcakes and champagne in celebration of winning the title of top brand. The theme park that forms an integral part of Durban’s tourism offering, was recently announced as the winner of KZN’s Top Brand 2018 at the Standard Bank Top Business Awards during a Gala dinner at the Elangeni Hotel.

Attending the celebration was Grant Adlam, CEO for KZN Top Business. “Ushaka got the brand 2018 award because they got the most votes by public poll via internet. They were by far the most popular brand in KZN this year. It is an absolutely phenomenal achievement – they were way ahead. uShaka has been a work in progress for a number of years and they have really reached the top now, I think they are here to stay,” he said. Speaking at the event was uShaka CEO, Stella Khumalo. “We are very excited, we believe the award is a recognition of the efforts of not just us as the leadership of uShaka, but the staff as well.” For Khumalo, the award was testament to a two year project that was yielding amazing results.