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New Dolphin Show Delights!

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Ushaka Sea World now boasts a brand new show! 5 Star Durban was invited to review and tell all about the new show, which was absolutely delightful!   Young and old were squealing with delight even before the acts started, as the cameras picked up funny moments via the big …

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Sky is not the limit

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The Southern Sun, Elangeni and Southern Sun North Beach hotels, overlooking the amphitheatre and beaches on Durban’s Golden Mile, have been popular Durban landmarks for many decades and are determined to remain so. Last year parent company Tsogo Sun invested R220-million in refurbishing, consolidating and relaunching the adjoining hotels as …

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Barefoot from CPT to DBN for Breast Cancer

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It took breast cancer to strike twice, once fatally, to spur a man on to take to the road, barefoot, from Cape Town to Durban, to raise awareness for the disease. Paul Ucheck’s wife died twenty years ago from breast as she never discovered the lump in time. “Last year, …

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Tourism awards kudos for KZN’s star players

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A “dynamic duo” who are an example of the benefits that can be derived when an SMME “dreams big” have picked up a prestigious tourism award. Babo and Sizani Hadebe, the owners of the Olwandle Guesthouse in Durban North and the Olwandle Suite Hotel, across the road from the International …

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Extra show to see Noah

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Extra show to see Trevor Noah Tickets to all three Durban comedy shows by award-winning comedian Trevor Noah have sold out. Fortunately for Durbanites who missed out on purchasing tickets for the September 26, 27, and 28 shows at Suncoast Casino, an additional date has been added. Suncoast announced this …

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Lifetime Achievement Award for Durban Scientist

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Lifetime Achievement Award for Durban Scientist The National Research Foundation has bestowed its Lifetime Achievement Award on distinguished Durban scientist Professor Jerry Coovadia. The foundation, and Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor, on Thursday honoured top researchers at an awards ceremony in Joburg. Coovadia was one of two recipients …

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Earth in the Sun’s Crosshairs, Could Knock Out High Tech

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The sun has taken aim at Earth and delivered what could be a knock-out blow to modern technology. On Wednesday a massive solar flare was detected and blasted radiation toward Earth. However, the resultant Coronal Mass Ejection or CME is expected to hit the home planet on Friday. “Solar activity …

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SA Shines as Prime Conference Destination

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If you want to host a mega conference without the logistical hassle or fuss, alongside breath-taking scenery and in world-class facilities then South Africa should be your destination of choice. Over the last 20 years we have hosted more than 1 038 international conferences and 118 meetings and have done …

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Costs escalate in Children’s Hospital revamp

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The cost of the ambitious, privately funded revamp of the KwaZulu-Natal Children’s Hospital – a “gift” to the provincial health department – has more than doubled to R540 million, with R400m still needed to complete it, a National Council of Provinces (NCOP) delegation was told on Wednesday. The project, which …

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Tourism Month message is ‘get out and explore’

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September is Tourism Month and Tourism KwaZulu-Natal is calling on everyone in the province to show their support by wearing a yellow t-shirt every Friday for the month. “Tourism is everybody’s business, because we are all ambassadors for our destination,” said Ndabo Khoza, CEO for Tourism KwaZulu-Natal. Coupled with the …

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