KwaZulu-Natal municipalities are experiencing a sharp decline in revenue due to the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown.
More than 2 million people have visited Durban since the start of the festive season.
As the New Year draws closer, Durban residents and tourists can expect a spectacular show of fireworks this evening at North Beach on the Golden Mile. The city has put together a firework display and people can attend free of charge.
eThekwini mayor Mxolisi Kaunda has visited several malls including Bridge City in KwaMashu, Galleria Mall in Amanzimtoti and at Umlazi Mega City to check on safety measures.