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No crosshairs, but take aim at the trees!

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Durban Botanic Gardens lovers and all photographers are bound to find the newest competition by the Durban Botanic Gardens Trust intriguing. The public is invited to partake in the “Shoot the Gardens” competition, and this year’s theme is trees, since arbour week is this month. The theme gives camera yielding …

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Waterfront dream back on track

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Malaysia’s biggest property company, which owns half of the Durban Point Development Company (DPDC), plans to “revive” the stalled multibillion-rand waterfront project. According to city manager S’bu Sithole, representatives of the Malaysian company arrived in Durban this week and talks were under way. City officials tabled a report to the …

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New McLaren P1 heading to S.A. with a price tag of R21 million !

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The new 664kW McLaren P1, which debuted at the Geneva Auto Show earlier this year, will be available for sale in South Africa….with a jaw-dropping price tag of R21 million! This hybrid hypercar has a top speed of 350km/h (electronically limited), with 0-100km/h acceleration in less than 3 seconds.  From rest, the P1 …

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Durban welcomes The Morning Market

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From inland to the coast, Durban is home to many quirky artisan, hobby and food markets. Now there is a new one joining the market family. The Morning Trade launched this past Sunday at the new Rivertown Precinct in Morrison Street. Location, location, location Nuzzled in the heart of Durban …

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Foodies Indulge at the annual Taste of Durban

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Food festivals are seriously underrated. As a first timer at the annual Pick ‘n Pay Taste of Durban last weekend, I expected nothing more than your average food market: some eats to sample and buy, the occasional pop-up cafe, perhaps some wine-tasting thrown into the mix. But I was pleasantly …

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‘The Big Screen’ Takes To The Runway For The Races

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“We’re on the list,” I told the suited security, still in near disbelief – the four words that became my induction into an evening of glamour and high fashion. VIP access to the Durban July Preview Fashion Show is hardly an offer one can refuse and it quickly became a …

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Catch Some Culture This Winter

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It’s a fact: Durban doesn’t know how to ‘winter’. Instead of snow, we have clear blue skies. Rather than sub-zero temperatures, our thermometers barely brush the single digits. Our beaches are stiller warmer than their western cape counterparts are in the summer! It’s the warmest place to be: South Africa’s …

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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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Live Talent

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Last Saturday saw some of Durban’s finest up-and-coming musical talent performing at Live –The Venue’s North vs. South gig. The “band-off” featured some awesome local favourites from both north and south of the river, including Majozi, Fools of Fate, Gus Brown and Hours. True to Durban’s notorious reputation the event …

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R45m bail-out plan for Durban Country Club

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Six “old Natal families” are putting up R45 million to ensure the future of the Durban Country Club. Haemorrhaging members and R30m in debt, the club’s trustees – who include Howard Buttery, Allan van der Veen and Harish Metha, with concerned “old Natal and Durban” families – have put together …

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