uShaka Marine World scores awards hat trick this past week!
Africa’s largest marine theme park, UShaka Marine World, last week 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.
The first – a highly commended award for the 2019 employer of choice in the public sector was presented after the Future of HR Summit in Johannesburg which brings together business leaders and decision makes from across South Africa.
The second, presented in uShaka’s home town of Durban, was the winning award in the municipality category at the Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards for the third year in a row while the third was the Sunday Times Generation NEXT.
uShaka was third in the national coolest entertainment category. The Sunday Times Generation NEXT is particularly important as it hinges on a public vote with participation only open to the youth of South Africa. 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 Community 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.