Amongst the international guests expected to jet into Durban for the Festival are Grammy award-winning musician Jill Scott and the renowned Bishop T.D Jakes.
The strike will affect all services provided by Metro Police.
“Departments such as Economic Development and Road Development are keen to invest money in the area, but we first need to sort out issues.”
The toilets remain locked and there are no change rooms for sporting people who use the facility.
Metro Police will be out in force this weekend and have intensified roadblocks and law enforcement operations.
A group of about 20 people tried to move onto the piece of land in Lacey Road.
The Mayor has warned those raising issues of concern not to allow politics to cloud the issue.
Motorists and pedestrians are advised to approach the construction site with care.
City officials are still assessing the costs of the damage caused by gale force winds on Saturday.
The City believes the rejuvenation of the CBD will attract more investors and create jobs.
Affected residents are urged to contact the Disaster and Emergency Unit on 031 361 00 00.