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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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St James on Venice Mother’s Day Competition

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-Competition Closed- Spoil your mom this Mother’s Day with a free high tea for two at the St James on Venice Luxury Boutique Hotel, brought to you by 5 ★ Durban and the St James on Venice. To enter, please answer the following question: How many bedrooms does the St James on Venice Luxury Boutique Hotel have? Winners …

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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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Umgeni River Bird Park – A Beautiful Display

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The Umgeni River Bird Park was designed and built by Dr Alan Abrey. It is situated in an old quarry site which used to contain water and was visited by Alan as a young boy growing up in Durban. When looking for a bird park site, he remembered it as …

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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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Durban wins the IBM Smarter City Challenge

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THE CITY of Durban has won the IBM Smarter City Challenge that will see IBM experts providing expertise and working with the city’s leadership to develop a roadmap to a smart city which is aligned to the economic development and job creation plan for the City. IBM will provide technical …

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King Shaka Int’l Airport among best in the world

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Durban’s King Shaka Int’l Airport scores well at the World Airport Awards 2014, taking 3rd place in the “World’s Best Domestic Airports” category behind Tokyo International Airport Haneda and Shanghai Hongqiao Int’l Airport. King Shaka Int’l also secured 2nd place in “World’s Best Airports Serving Under 5 Million Passengers” just …

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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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