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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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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

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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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The Sharks to leave Kings Park in 2017?

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The Sharks in Talks with the City The Sharks are in discussions with the City of Durban to play matches at the Moses Mabhida Stadium from 2017, but as yet no agreement has been concluded. John Smit, Chief Executive, said: “We enjoy an excellent relationship with officials from the eThekwini …

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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

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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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An 80’s revival at Sky

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It is a fair bet that when executive chef, Shaun Munro conjured up his retro menu; he did not foresee the popularity in “food nostalgia” that followed. But clearly Munro was on to something with his poetic depiction of the power food has to bring memories flooding back – “because …

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It’s World Dolphin Day!

Dolphin Day 2016 Durban

This holiday is celebrated throughout the world and in the grand scheme of things, Dolphin Day is perhaps one of the most well-known unofficial holidays of the world. Having gained steam in the 1990s and continuing into the present day, this holiday focuses on the worldwide plight of the dolphins. Considering how …

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A menu with a vodka twist at Cargo Hold

By Fotogenix Photography

On Friday, 29th April 2016 at 6.30pm, uShaka Marine World’s Cargo Hold on the Promenade introduces the first ever evening with Cruz Vodka. A popular tipple with sailors in the days of yore, vodka has come a long way since it tickled the fancy of the captain of the Phantom ship. …

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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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