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King Shaka Airport gets new luxury lounge

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Durban’s King Shaka International Airport has introduced its new executive airport lounges, the R5m Umphafa VIP lounge. Lounge operator, Menzies Aviation, which is also responsible for ground handling and safety at more than 16 airports in Africa, has upped the luxury stakes by creating the only lounge for high-end travellers …

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First KZN-Poland charter touches down

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Tourism KwaZulu-Natal (TKZN) has partnered with Rainbow Tours, a tour operator in Poland, to bring tourists on charter flights to KZN. Akilanga Destination Management Company and Events is providing ground handling. TKZN CEO, Ndabo Khoza, on Thursday welcomed 250 Polish tourists to King Shaka International Airport. Khoza told Tourism Update …

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Stadium big cash cow for Durban

By Nils Fischer

Durban’s Moses Mabhida stadium is making millions of rands a year, thanks to the support of local residents. The stadium’s deficit has fallen from R34-million in 2012 to R13-million as a result. Manager Vusi Mazibuko described the R3.1-billion facility as the only “commercially active” 2010 World Cup stadium, with several …

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#DurbanThrowbackThursday – Moses Mabhida Stadium from Conception to Icon

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Named after stalwart of the armed struggle against apartheid Moses Mncane Mabhida , it is estimated that the creation of the Moses Mabhida Stadium injected some R155-billion directly and indirectly into the Durban region, creating an impressive 14 000 jobs which have positively impacted on low-income households. the stadium cost around R3.4-billion, …

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R1.4 Billion Mall for Ballito

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Ballito on the burgeoning KwaZulu-Natal North Coast is set to get a R1.4 billion regional mall with leading developers and investors, the Menlyn Maine and Flanagan & Gerard consortium, acquiring Ballito Junction Shopping Centre together with the adjacent undeveloped land and development rights. The acquisition of the existing 11000m2 mall …

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Ferrero’s new KZN chocolate plant – first hazelnut factory in Africa

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Ferrero Group’s special advisor Zola Skweyiya says Africa’s first ever hazelnut factory has the potential to create large-scale jobs and boost local exports. In an interview with SAnews, Skweyiya, who is also a former Minister and High Commissioner to the UK, said once Ferrero’s chocolate factory in KwaZulu-Natal starts producing …

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President Zuma to release ocean economy plans in Durban

by Kierran Allen

President Jacob Zuma will release the results of work done to explore the potential of the country’s ocean economy at the first Operation Phakisa open day in Durban on Wednesday. “Operation Phakisa is designed to answer that fundamental question, how do we turn our good plans into action to improve …

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Exploring the Creme de la Creme of Durban – Property Rich

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In this the first of many articles to come, we explore the finest properties on offer from the Umhlanga branch of Engel & Volkers with our new insert called  Property Rich. Durban & surrounds are often overlooked when it comes to luxury homes, but we uncovered some of the best looking luxury …

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