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KWAZULU-NATAL BLUE FLAG BEACHES A BOON FOR TOURISM

Ushaka Beach Durban, Image: Denver Govender

The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala, has welcomed the awarding of Blue Flag status to nine beaches in KwaZulu-Natal as a much-needed positive boon for the province’s tourism prospects. A total of seven beaches in the Ray Nkonyeni District to the south of the …

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The #DFF2018 AFROFUTURISM Winners Announced!

#DFF2018 winners: Aldytha Da Silva (Business Award: Kryolan); Ntando Shandu (New Face); Martin John Steenkamp (Fashion Innovator & Next Generation Emerging Designer Awards); Samuel Quame Owusu (Best African Menswear Collection); Nassim Samma (Best African Ladieswear Collection); Zama Mathe (DFF Durban Designer of the Year 2018); Brenda Quin (Best Ladieswear Collection); Zamabhele Ntshangase (Rising Star); Chu Suwannapha (Best Menswear Collection); Khulekani Sithole and Sicelinhlanhla Ngcobo (Rising Star); Nandile Mkhize (New Face); Cari St Quentin (Rising Star); Insert: Muzi Innocent Mhlambo (Collection of the Week).

The Durban Fashion Fair (DFF), celebrating a seven year run ended on a high note last night (Saturday, September 22) with an award ceremony recognizing local and international emerging and established designers. The DFF ran alongside the Durban Business Fair who also celebrated their 20th anniversary at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli …

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Umgeni welcomes R1.4 billion game-changing commercial space

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Construction on the R1,4 Billion Umgeni Lifestyle and Deco Park is in full swing and is expecting the completion of Phase A of construction by as soon as October this year and the grand opening on the 1 November 2018. Conceptualised by Eris Property Group, in partnership with PRASA and …

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Endless Horizons Boutique Hotel

Endless Horizons Boutique Hotel, Image: Denver Govender

While the rest of South Africa seems to be thawing from the onslaught of a bitter winter chill. Winter is just a figment of the imagination in an absolutely idyllic and sun-kissed Durban. We were greeted by warm and friendly faces at the Endless Horizons Boutique Hotel. The beautiful view …

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Durban Named 5th Wealthiest City in Africa!

The City of Durban has been named the fifth wealthiest city in Africa.
Image: Denver Govender (Snapout Photography)

“We will not rest until we claim a spot in the top three.” That was the upbeat reaction from the MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr. Sihle Zikalala, to news that Durban had been named as the fifth wealthiest city in Africa. According to the Afr-Asia Bank’s …

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Durban Cheese & Wine Festival 2018!

Durban Cheese & Wine Festival!

Come and enjoy a beautiful day out at Chris Saunders Park, on Sunday the 23rd of September for the first ever Durban Cheese & Wine Festival! With wines and cheeses from all over, there will be plenty to choose from to satisfy everyone’s palette. Wander through and try out various …

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Music with a view at White Mountain

Music with a view: KwaZulu-Natal’s only three-day acoustic music festival, White Mountain is known for its intimate, relaxed atmosphere and stunning setting.  Photo supplied.

Now in its 13th year, the annual White Mountain Festival is coming up from 27 to 30 September and is the perfect opportunity to get away from it all and unwind in a stunning setting while enjoying a three-day line-up of some of the best acoustic acts in the country. …

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AfroFuturism at the Durban Fashion Fair 2018!

Picture credit: Senzo Ntuli
Models: Samkelo Shinga & Samantha Jali

For four days from September 19-22, the Durban ICC and surrounds will be transformed into a fashion extravaganza for the seventh annual Durban Fashion Fair with its 2018 theme – “AfroFuturism” – which forms part of the main Durban Business Fair. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Durban Business Fair, eThekwini …

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Transnet Due to Commence DCT Berth Deepening Project

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Transnet’s forthcoming project to create deeper berths at Durban Container Terminal (DCT): Pier 2’s North Quay will enable the Port of Durban to accommodate newer generation container vessels by 2023. Addressing stakeholders at a business breakfast in Durban on Tuesday, representatives of Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), Transnet Port Terminals …

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Summer Park Umhlanga breaks ground

Summer Park Umhlanga breaks ground

Following the successful, first-ever residential online sales launch 9 months ago, Summer Park Umhlanga officially broke ground on Thursday, 16 August. Having started with an extremely positive reaction, with R60 million sold in 42 seconds of the online launch, Summer Park Umhlanga has not slowed down in sales, resulting in …

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Durban ICC Became A Symbol For Democracy

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The Durban International Convention Centre has been a winner since 8 August 1997 when South Africa’s first democratic president Nelson Mandela cut the ribbon. It is perhaps significant that Durban ICC celebrates its 21stanniversary in the year that also marks 100 years since the birth of our beloved Madiba. _____________________________________________________ …

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The Secret is out this Sardine Season…

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With the aloes already blooming, the Sardine Season is about to reveal its secrets to those who cast their bets wisely. Traditionally, Sardine Season with its many festive events, reaches its pinnacle when little silvery fish make their way to the shores of the KZN South Coast. Secret methods and …

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An Afternoon Of Decadence At Hilton Durban

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Few things satisfy the sophisticated section of your palate like an afternoon of decadence that can be experienced with the age-old tradition of an afternoon High Tea. The elaborate ritual made popular by Anna, Duchess of Bedford in the Victorian Era, was used as a delicious treat to bridge the …

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Surf’s Up! Direct to Durban

British Airways will fly directly from London to Durban

Travellers hoping to escape the Northern Hemisphere’s shorter days and long, cold nights this winter have a new destination: the South African city of Durban with the start of British Airways’ new direct service. From October 29 the airline’s customers will be able to surf their heart out along the …

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Signed Agreement Paves Way for New Durban Cruise Terminal

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Transnet National Ports Authority has concluded an agreement that will see KwaZulu Cruise Terminal Pty Ltd (KCT) finance, construct, operate, maintain and transfer a new Cruise Terminal Facility in the Port of Durban by October 2020. The parties signed off on this R200 million-plus project at an official ceremony on …

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