Our Esteemed History

The Centre is a historic landmark that was built in 1955. During the 1970s, the facility became an iconic cinema(Ster Kinekor) within South Africa. Years later, the cinema became unavailable and had to close its doors to the public.


Into the 21st century, and after years of being abandoned and in a state of total disrepair, the building had a glimpse of hope for rehabilitation. This is when the Olive Group stepped in to purchase it in 2009.


The Olive Group had a vision to restore an old, broken facility into what would become a world class Convention Centre and Sports Arena. This vision from inception to completion took 7 years of hard work and dedication. What you see today is a realization of a vision becoming a reality. The new facility is now the second largest Conference and Convention Centre in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.


Documentary “Redevelopment of the Landmark Durban Ice Rink”