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Dusi changes stance on key boat weight rule

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Pietermaritzburg – With the 2015 Dusi Canoe Marathon starting to attract the attention of the top paddlers in the country, the race organisers have shifted their stance on the critical rule governing the weight of kayaks. The Dusi rules state that every K1 kayak must weight a minimum of 12 …

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FNB backs SA’s biggest surfski series for 2015

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Durban – The east coast of South Africa has a reputation globally of being a surfski paddler’s paradise and the country’s biggest surfski series, the Marine Surfski Series is set to reach new heights in 2015 after banking giant First National Bank (FNB) recently confirmed their generous support of the …

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The Oyster Box ‘Brings It On’ For Festive Season

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“The festive season at The Oyster Box is always a highlight of the year and 2014 will be no different,” says General Manager, Wayne Coetzer. “It gives us an ideal opportunity to showcase our beautiful facilities, our restaurants and offer a selection of memorable events the hotel is renowned for. …

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Municipality plans new look for Bluff Beaches!

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The Municipality is planning a new look for the Bluff beaches and will be hosting public meetings in the South Durban Basin this week to discuss a proposed plan to upgrade the Bluff beaches, ie. The Cuttings, Treasure Beach, Brighton Beach, and Ansteys Beach. The first meeting takes place tomorrow …

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Entries open for prestigious 2015 Lilizela Tourism Awards

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The Lilizela Tourism Awards help to spur the country’s global competitiveness and create tourism businesses of excellence South African Tourism has announced that entries for the 2015 Lilizela Tourism Awards are now open until 15 May 2015. Consumer voting is also open to the members of the public, and will close on …

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Millions Invested in Umhlanga Beach Tourism

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Tens of millions of rands are being invested in Umhlanga below the ridge with a new tower development at Protea Hotel Umhlanga that will see the hotel double its capacity from 120 rooms to 240. Construction crews have already broken ground on the new 15-storey tower that should welcome its …

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Durban strengthens ties with Sister City Antwerp

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Stemming from the excellent Sister City relationship between Durban and Antwerp in Belgium, a delegation of about 30 high-level government officials and business leaders from Antwerp is currently in eThekwini to discuss various areas of cooperation including trade and economic development. The two-day trade mission to Durban by the Chamber …

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eThekwini Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

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In recognition of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), eThekwini Municipality in partnership with KPMG and Shanduka Black Umbrellas will be hosting a number of business seminars around the City from 17 – 23 November in 2014. The aim of these seminars is to promote small businesses in the City and …

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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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