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Qatar Airways announces new international flight route to Durban

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MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs of KZN Highlights new Qatar Airways Durban Route at World Routes Summit The province of KwaZulu-Natal, together with the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) has invested heavily in the establishment of King Shaka International Airport and the surrounding state-of-the-art Dube TradePort …

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Government sets aside R450 million for KZN Agri-parks

National Minister for Rural Development and Land Reform Mr Gugile Nkwinti together with KZN MEC for Agriculture and Rural development Mr Cyril Xaba and KZN Agriculture and Rural Development Head of Department Dr Siphiwe Mkhize, unpacking
more on the Agri-Parks Programme

Government has set aside R450 million for the establishment of Agri-parks in KwaZulu-Natal out of a total budget of R2 billion for the national roll out, making it the province with the most allocated Agri-Parks. Ten sites have been identified for the establishment of Agri-parks which are at different stages …

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When you prefer knots to km/h…


The 5 Star Durban “Crew” were recently treated to a Durban Harbour tour by Boating World.  We found ourselves on board one of their many offerings, a pre-loved Riviera 37.  Now before I bore you with boat-speak – it was only a two hour tour, and by the end of …

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Durban – We’ve done it!


The announcement was made this morning! The 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held in Durban! After a long anxious wait, Durban has finally been confirmed as the host city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. South Africans & Durbanites, young and old, should feel a great sense of pride in the city. …

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Durban Best City for Work

Aerial view of Durban city and harbour

JOBSEEKERS are more likely to strike employment luck in Durban than in Cape Town or Johannesburg, figures released last week show. eThekwini’s official unemployment rate stood at 16.5% compared with Johannesburg’s (26.2%) and Cape Town’s (22.6%), according to Statistics SA’s quarterly Labour Force Survey. Nelson Mandela Bay has the highest …

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Hanekom: We need to change visa requirements to save tourism

Tourism Minister: Derek Hanekom

The tourism minister, Derek Hanekom, has told Talk Radio 702’s John Robbie that cabinet has appointed a task team to look into the damage being caused to tourism by tough new entry requirements imposed by the home affairs minister, Malusi Gigaba. Gigaba has stood by his regulations, dismissing claims by …

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Vodacom Durban July 2015 – Over R250m spent by visitors

Horse racing closeup action of jockeys horses on race track

Restaurant owners, players in the hospitality sector and hawkers are smiling all the way to the bank after more than 70 000 revellers descended on the coastal City of Durban for Saturday’s Vodacom July horse racing event, and splashed a whopping R250 million on alcohol, food and accommodation. “This is …

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Cardboard Boat Racing

The 12th edition of the prestigious Durban International Boat & Lifestyle Show, South Africa’s biggest boating and outdoor lifestyle event on and around water, will be taking place at the Durban Marina over the weekend of 17 to 19 July 2015. The show presents a variety of marine craft, from one …

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