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What Makes Rain Smell So Good?

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Step outside after the first storm after a dry spell and it invariably hits you: the sweet, fresh, powerfully evocative smell of fresh rain. If you’ve ever noticed this mysterious scent and wondered what’s responsible for it, you’re not alone. Back in 1964, a pair of Australian scientists (Isabel Joy …

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Sk8Shades – Durban Upcycler Takes the World by Storm

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“Necessity leads to invention is what I was always told.” In the case of Dave de Witt, a new pair of sunglasses was all it took. One of South Africa’s best skateboard ramp builders, Dave has taken his love for skateboarding and turned it into a creative and stylish business …

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Five Ladies You Didn’t Know Were Born in Durban

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Here are five lovely ladies we bet you didn’t know were Durbanites! Lara Logan: Lara Logan is a Durban-born television and radio journalist, and war correspondent who’s been an inspiration for women in journalism. We don’t see much of her in South Africa, having started her career as a reporter for Durban’s …

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Umhlanga, a Brief History

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Umhlanga – the charming, trendy resort town on the coast of KwaZulu-Natal just north of Durban city is known today as the oasis from the hustle and bustle of the city, and is the destination of choice for many. Umhlanga boasts prestigious luxury hotels, breathtaking beaches, and some of the …

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