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Leadership Breakfast: Beach Front Partnerships

A Partnership Solutions Breakfast discussion took place at Tsogo Sun’s Maharani Towers this morning between eThekwini Municipality’s leadership and Business Leadership represented by the Mayoral Team Durban Advisory Committee, the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry Board, plus KZN Growth Coalition Executives. This joint initiative, around improving Beachfront Partnerships has …

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The Nest Hotel – A Gem In The Cathkin Valley!

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The Nest Hotel is aptly named, as it nestles serenely in the beautiful Cathkin Valley, Central Drakensberg. It’s an easy two hour and twenty minute drive from Durban, (roughly four hours from Johannesburg) and once you arrive, you can put all thoughts of big city life completely out of your …

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Top 5 must have’s this Christmas from Toys R Us

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From magical unicorns to interactive augmented reality kits – these are the latest hot picks tipped to dominate Christmas wish lists this year.Leading South African toy brand – Toys R Us & Babies R Us SA – revealed its highly anticipated “Geoffrey’s BEST of the BEST Toys 2018” which marks …

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Zimbali developers to create R2 billion property fund

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Kuwait’s IFA Hotels & Resorts announced last week that it has entered into a joint venture with boutique financial consulting firm Jaltech to create a R2 billion property fund. The property fund, Zimbali Capital, is a Section 12J Venture Capital Company which will allow IFA and its associate partners to …

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British Airways launches direct flights between Durban and London

The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner entering King Shaka International Airport.
Image: Denver Govender

The much-anticipated inaugural non-stop flight between London and Durban, by British Airways, the flight landed  at King Shaka International Airport on Tuesday 30 October 2018 at 05:18am, the flight ushers in a new direct air service, which will be operated three times a week with British Airways latest fleet of …

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SA Corp lines up 4 SACSC Footprint Marketing Awards

SEATED – From Left to Right: Siphumelele Khuzwayo (Umlazi Mega City), Zinhle Zungu (Umlazi Mega City), Ruth Isaac (Springfield Value Centre), Adeela Haffejee (Musgrave Centre), Mariam Omarjee (Musgrave Centre)
– STANDING – André Williams (SACREL) & Donald Mclellan (Broll Property Group).

Shopping Centres owned by listed property company SA Corporate Real Estate Limited (SACREL) that fall under the Broll Property Group Property Management have scooped four silver Footprint Marketing Awards at the annual South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Congress recently in Durban. The awards, which recognise exceptional shopping centre marketing, innovation …

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uShaka Marine World announced as a 2018 National Business Awards Finalist

uShaka Marine World announced as a 2018 National Business Awards Finalist

uShaka Marine World is one of the finalists for the16th annual National Business Awards! Also known as the Oscars of South African Business, the annual National Business Awards recognise companies that boast outstanding performance in areas such as sustainability, customer focus, tech innovation and rapid growth. Backed by rigorous research …

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MALL OF THE WEST TO KICKSTART NEW NTSHONGWENI URBAN DEVELOPMENT

MALL OF THE WEST TO KICKSTART NEW NTSHONGWENI URBAN DEVELOPMENT

The first phase of the catalytic Ntshongweni Urban Development region will be an 85 000 square metre regional retail experience. Aptly named the Mall of the West, the new retail offering will cater to Durban’s underserviced western suburbs and surrounding areas and kickstart the Ntshongweni Urban Development which is expected to …

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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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