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The 13th Durban Boat & Lifestyle Show 24-26 June

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DURBAN BUOYED BY THE RETURN OF THE 13TH DURBAN BOAT & LIFESTYLE SHOW From Friday 24 June to Sunday 26 June (the first weekend of the school holidays), the Durban Marina will only again play host to one of the premiere events on the Durban calendar – the 13th annual …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 20/05/2016

Durban Marina

It’s been another wonderful week in KZN! Here’s 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 …

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Durban Beaches Reopened: Source of Medical Waste Still Largely Unknown

Durban Beaches Closed Due to Medical Waste

Following the precautionary closure of several beaches due to pharmaceutical waste found on the coastline, officials from eThekwini Municipality, National and Provincial Departments of Environmental Affairs and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, conducted further investigations today, 19 May 2016 to determine the possible source and extent of the waste. Durban Beaches – …

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Hussar Grill Gateway – Opening Soon! Umhlanga, Durban

Hussar Grill Gateway

It’s not every day that Durban gets super excited about a new restaurant, but the opening of Hussar Grill is giving us every excuse to hype the new addition.  Having been consistently rated as one of the best restaurants, and over 50 years of consistent success – it’s clearly something …

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Some Durban beaches closed due to health hazard

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Medical waste of unknown source washes up on Durban beaches Durban beach users are advised that uMngeni/Mangrove, Beachwood, Virginia and Glenashley beaches have been temporarily closed due to clean-up operations currently taking place at the sites. This follows a discovery of several loads of medical waste that have washed up …

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Durban: Is Desalination The Answer?

Durban Desalination

MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs for KwaZulu-Natal, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, told media gathered at the opening press briefing of WISA 2016 that all options – including that of desalination – are being considered in a bid to ensure continuous water availability for South Africans. Desalinisation has long been a …

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My Chef & SPCA: Lending A Helping Hand

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My Chef & SPCA: LENDING A HELPING HAND TO THOSE WHO HELP ALL OUR ANIMALS IN NEED The team from Blue Strawberry Caterers & My Chef took time out of their busy cooking schedule to bring some cheer to the staff at the Durban & Coast SPCA in Springfield recently by surprising them …

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Know Your City Schools Project Launched By Durban Tourism

By Knightingale Media & Photography

Durban Tourism has developed a travelling exhibition of photographs specifically for schools that is focussed on tourism, development and awareness of our home city, Durban. The Competition: The city will also run an essay competition based on the exhibition with prizes for the best essays and a certificate of participation …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 13/05/2016

By ASHR 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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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

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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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Two New TNPA Tugs Roll off Production Line

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The South African government’s Operation Phakisa: Oceans Economy initiative has yielded more results with the ceremonial launch today of two more powerful tugboats built for Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA). The two tugs – named QUNU and CORMORANT – form part of TNPA’s R1.4 billion contract awarded to Durban ship …

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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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MyChef Is A Game Changer

MyChef Stuffed Chicken

I’m not a bad cook – not at all! In fact, I like to think I’m quite good at it – mostly.  But what really gets me about the daily grind and everyday cooking is that I have to plan it, and buy it, and then cook it after a …

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PJ Powers Live & Unplugged at the Oysterbox

PJ Powers

When was the last time you enjoyed dinner and a show? – well this Friday PJ Powers will be at the Oysterbox Hotel, live and unplugged to serenade you! Dinner theatre with PJ Powers Penelope Jane Dunlop also known as PJ Powers or ‘Thandeka’, has enjoyed a highly successful musical …

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Recruits from South Durban Basin Join TNPA Training Course

Students participating in the three year Millwright course being run by the Transnet School of Engineering as part of Transnet National Ports Authority’s Operation Phakisa technical training.

Being a part of Transnet National Ports Authority’s Operation Phakisa technical training course for 23-year-old Vuyani Chiya is more than an opportunity to further his education – it is the means through which he hopes to change both his own life and that of his mother. The 23-year-old from Umlazi …

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