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R18m approved for Durban Commonwealth Games Bid

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The Executive Committee has approved the allocation of R18m as part of the shared costs towards the bidding process for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. A report on the progress of the bidding process for Durban to host the 2022 Games was tabled at the EXCO meeting at City Hall on …

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eThekwini and US talk trade

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Mayor James Nxumalo hosted US Ambassador Patrick Gaspard and US Consul-General Frances Chisholm at the Durban City Hall last week.  The ambassador and his delegation paid a courtesy visit to Durban to talk about possible co-operations with the City. Ambassador Gaspard said he was excited to be in Durban. He …

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Durban Now Sole Bidder For 2022 Commonwealth Games!

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Edmonton last night withdrew its bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games because of economic problems caused by the drop in worldwide oil prices, claiming that they wanted to focus on 2026 instead.  The decision leaves Durban in South Africa as the only bidder for the Games, putting them in pole …

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R200m Call Centre opens in Durban

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The expansion of skills remains vital to the support offered by government to investors, says Trade and Industry (dti) Minister Rob Davies. The Minister, who was joined by King Goodwill Zwelithini, was speaking at the launch of the R200-million CCI Call Centres building in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, on Friday. The dti’s …

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Beverly Hills and Oyster Box Favourites for the Super Rich

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In a list compiled from research done by the company New World Wealth showing SA’s luxury hotels with the highest number of multimillionaire visitor bookings annually, Durban did well – with the two Umhlanga landmark establishments ranking among the Crème de la Crème of South African hotels. The Beverly Hills Hotel, which has …

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Pleasure boat cruises for Durban

Bridge Over the Umgeni River known as Blue Lagoon

New pleasure boat cruises along the uMngeni River, along with a coffee shop, restaurant and vibrant crafts centre, could be on the cards for Durban as part of a plan to develop “green” tourist businesses close to the Blue Lagoon. Late last year managers of the Durban Green Corridor issued …

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Durban, Africa’s Eastern Gem

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By Dan Booth – Business Traveller USA Always the bridesmaid, Durban seldom takes first place when one thinks of South Africa’s major urban centers; Johannesburg is the country’s magnet for international commerce and charming Capetown, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet, claims the spotlight with its grandiose geography and …

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