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KZN Beaches receive 25 Blue Flags


WESSA (the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) has announced a record 82 Blue Flag sites for South Africa at the national launch of this year’s Blue Flag season held at Thesen Islands Marina in Knysna on the Garden Route today. The 2014-2015 South African Blue Flag season opens …

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A new class of luxury sailing –more than you imagined!


A new class of luxury sailing –more than you imagined! Luxury comes hand in hand with style and the Targa 48 evokes exactly that with its eye-catching designs and over-the-top amenities. With the canvas roof retracted, there is a true sense of freedom that continues out onto the Large entertaining …

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Festive season mood hits Durban

santa beach

The Municipality’s festive season operations have kicked in early this year; this is due to the fact that Durban is already experiencing an influx of visitors. The Municipality’s Festive Season Management Committee (FESMAC) has already had its first sitting to plan for the spring break holiday period up until 31 …

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Dube TradePort gets IDZ status

Government to stall Massmart/Walmart merger

In a latest effort by government to promote industrialisation, the Dube TradePort in Durban will formally become a special economic zone under the new Special Economic Zones Act 16 of 2014. Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies granted the precinct an Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) operating licence a few months …

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Non-motorised transport the way to go in eThekwini


The City of eThekwini has unveiled its Non-Motorised Transport (NMT) Network at the Green Hub in Durban. Mayor James Nxumalo on Thursday said the city was committed to developing public transport infrastructure that was safe and easy to use for its citizens. The NMT network provides accessible lanes and routes …

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SA bunnies on the hop


FANCY a bunny chow in Beijing? How about Brisbane or New York, Sydney or Edinburgh? The curry-filled half loaf is popping up all over the globe, in part due to South Africans opening eateries that showcase the cuisine to the locals and provide a taste of home to large numbers …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 03/10/2014

By Prakash Bhikha

Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery Our selection of the best pics of Durban and KZN this week! If you would like to have your awesome photos featured here, please send them to us by: – Email info@5stardurban.co.za – Post them on our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/5stardurban – Or you can also tag us in them on …

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National Marine Week 6th – 12th October

Adelie penguins on the Antarctic Peninsula– the Antarctic is their only home and it seems they are fighting with gallant pluck against overwhelming odds.

National Marine Week 6th – 12th October National Marine Week is celebrated in the second week in October and is dedicated to creating awareness about the marine and coastal environments in order to promote sustainable use and conservation of these resources for the benefit of both present and future generations.  …

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More International Flights for King Shaka International Airport


Dube TradePort works to attract more international flights to Durban A high level delegation from KwaZulu-Natal, comprising Dube TradePort officials, business and tourism bodies, headed to the 20th World Route Development Forum Chicago to lobby new airlines to start flying direct international routes into Durban’s King Shaka International Airport. World …

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A Giant 10th Birthday Halloween Celebration at uShaka


Give your favourite little horrors a Halloween experience like no other where they will be sure to be shrieking with excitement. Celebrating the biggest and most ghoulish event, uShaka Marine World will be pulling out all the stops to make this Halloween a thrilling family experience to honour the parks …

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