Thursday, October 29, 2009

An Arch With A View

Over the last two and half years, I have in my capacity as Safety Advisor, had the privilege of visiting our Moses Mabhiba FIFA 2010 World Cup soccer stadium at various stages throughout its construction.

On 22 October 2009 while embarking upon our final site visit, during the walk about we were very pleasantly surprised when the Structural Engineer involved with the arch and the cable car, extended us an invite we couldn’t refuse.

He had arranged for Neels and I to be among the first to experience a trip to the top of the arch in Durban’s famed cable car, an activity that with much anticipation, will soon be open to the public. The view from above the stadium is awesome; it overlooks the home of Shark’s rugby the ABSA Stadium, as well as Durban Country Club and all along the Durban Beach front.

The 360 degree view, as far as the eye can see, is nothing short of spectacular. I can only imagine what it must be like at night and look forward to finding out someday. For now, I feel privileged to have already experienced it; it was one of those unforeseen special occasions, that stay with you for a long time to come.

Neil Enslin
Safety Advisor

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