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What Really Happened: Durban’s Blue Waters Hotel Fire

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Guests had to be evacuated this morning after a fire erupted at the iconic beachfront hotel, The Blue Waters. Early reports stated that there was a loud explosion, and that there was a fire engulfing the hotel, fortunately, although there was a fire, eThekwini Metro Fire had it under control, and no serious injuries …

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Indaba 2016: Women in Tourism

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The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa, hosted the highly successful Women in Tourism initiative at Indaba on Sunday. This annual event is fast becoming a sought after event to attend at this acclaimed Pan African Trade show. The establishment of the Women in Tourism (WiT) forum is aimed at …

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Indaba: Opening address by Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom

Indaba 2016

Indaba 2016 Speech by Derek Hanekom – Minister of Tourism in South Africa May 7th 2016 My fellow Ministers of Tourism from Africa, Members of National, Provincial and Municipal Government present, Organisers, exhibitors, buyers and members of the media, You are all part of our tourism family. Many of you …

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KwaZulu-Natal: Fast becoming an economic powerhouse

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A journey of building a stronger KwaZulu-Natal is continuing with KZN Premier Senzo Mchunu determined to position this province as an economic powerhouse.  Today, Mchunu hosted the Ambassador of Qatar, His Excellency Mr Salem Abdulla al-Jaber and the Ambassador of Poland, Her Excellency Ms Anna Raduchwska-Brochwicz. “Because of our hard …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 06/05/2016

By Andrew Harvard Photography

Our selection of the best pics from across Durban and our beautiful province of KwaZulu-Natal this week! If you would like to have your awesome photos featured here, please send them to us by: – Email via info@5stardurban.co.za – Post them on our Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/5stardurban – Or you can also …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 22/04/2016

By Julian Carelsen Photography

Our selection of the best pics from across Durban and our beautiful province of KwaZulu-Natal this week! If you would like to have your awesome photos featured here, please send them to us by: – Email via info@5stardurban.co.za – Post them on our Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/5stardurban – Or you can also …

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International Flying Aces to Buzz Durban

Sky Grand Prix

BEST OF THE BEST TO COMPETE IN DURBAN The Sky Grand Prix of Aerobatics will take place in Durban on the 28 May at Greyville Racecourse. The Aerobatic flying will occur over the lush playing greens of Royal Durban Golf course and will feature Ten of the Worlds most experienced pilots swathed …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 15/04/2016

By Andrew Harvard Photography

Our selection of the best pics from across Durban and our beautiful province of KwaZulu-Natal this week! If you would like to have your awesome photos featured here, please send them to us by: – Email via info@5stardurban.co.za – Post them on our Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/5stardurban – Or you can also …

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World Travel Awards honour the Durban ICC for the 15th time !

Ecstatic: Durban ICC Chief Executive Officer, Lindiwe Rakharebe receives the World Travel Award for “Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre”. This is the 15th time the Centre has been voted the best facility of its kind on the continent.

The Durban International Convention Centre has taken the title of “Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre” at the World Travel Awards once again! The award was conveyed at a dazzling red carpet event at the Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est on the northern tip of Zanzibar, Tanzania on Saturday evening. Widely regarded …

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