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eThekwini and US talk trade

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Mayor James Nxumalo hosted US Ambassador Patrick Gaspard and US Consul-General Frances Chisholm at the Durban City Hall last week.  The ambassador and his delegation paid a courtesy visit to Durban to talk about possible co-operations with the City. Ambassador Gaspard said he was excited to be in Durban. He …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 13/02/2015

By Fotogenix Photography

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 Twitter (#5stardurban / @5stardurban)   A …

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Durban Now Sole Bidder For 2022 Commonwealth Games!

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Edmonton last night withdrew its bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games because of economic problems caused by the drop in worldwide oil prices, claiming that they wanted to focus on 2026 instead.  The decision leaves Durban in South Africa as the only bidder for the Games, putting them in pole …

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International Wellness Guru Deepak Chopra heads to Durban

DuJour Magazine's Jason Binn and Forever Young Wine's Seth Greenberg & Arty Dozortsev Host Deepak, Mallika & Gotham Chopra Launch Of The Chopra

The Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) is delighted to host international wellness guru, Dr. Deepak Chopra during his second South African tour in March this year. The prestigious tour is presented by Oval International, a registered Private Institute of Higher Education, in partnership with the Durban ICC. Dr. Chopra …

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The Fairview Wine & Burger Pairing Evening

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RepubliK, one of Durban’s gourmet burger restaurants, is hosting their first wine and burger pairing evening on Tuesday, 10 February. It may be a first for RepubliK, but I also think this concept is new for avid wine tasters and burger eaters. Regardless of how new it may be; it …

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Comrades ‘Carnival in Camperdown’ Spectators’ Spot

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This year’s Comrades Marathon up-run is on 31 May 2015.  You are invited to dress up ‘Carnival-Style’ to cheer on the approximately 20000 Comrades Marathon runners at the award-winning #NedbankGreenMile – the only official spectator point along the race route. In 2015, this carnival-themed 1600m #NedbankGreenMile, which has easy access …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 06/02/2015

By Wayne Danker (Righteous Photography)

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 Twitter (#5stardurban / @5stardurban)   A …

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R200m Call Centre opens in Durban

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The expansion of skills remains vital to the support offered by government to investors, says Trade and Industry (dti) Minister Rob Davies. The Minister, who was joined by King Goodwill Zwelithini, was speaking at the launch of the R200-million CCI Call Centres building in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, on Friday. The dti’s …

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Holiday Swap KZN Coming to SABC1 on the 9th Feb

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Holiday Swap KZN will be screening their very first episode on the 9th Feb at 18:00 on SABC1 Young and old are bound to enjoy watching the two teams of KZN Local Celebs as they experience a few of the mind blowing experiences on offer in KZN A note from …

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17 Young Loggerhead Turtles Head Out to Sea

Lesley Labuschagne, Leaveil Jacks, Jamie-Lee Swatrz and Riaan Boschoff

Last week, on Thursday, January 29th, 17 young Loggerhead Turtles were taken 5 nautical miles off Durban and returned to the warm Agulhas current. Well adapted for life in the open ocean, young turtles usually thrive for the first few years of their lives by floating in the open ocean …

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Beverly Hills and Oyster Box Favourites for the Super Rich

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In a list compiled from research done by the company New World Wealth showing SA’s luxury hotels with the highest number of multimillionaire visitor bookings annually, Durban did well – with the two Umhlanga landmark establishments ranking among the Crème de la Crème of South African hotels. The Beverly Hills Hotel, which has …

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Cuisine Crawl at The Oyster Box Hotel

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If you have never set foot into the Oyster Box Hotel; you better add it to your 2015 food adventures to-do list. I can confidently say this hotel is a pearl in Durban’s food scene. Recently I was invited to the Cuisine Crawl; where a group of us were taken …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 30/01/2015

By Carl Smorenburg Photography

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 Twitter (#5stardurban / @5stardurban)   A …

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30 Things To Do for Valentine’s Day in KZN

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Armed with this nifty guide, there are finally no more excuses for a soggy Valentine’s. Whip out your notebooks, open your browsers, and get cracking on the most epic Valentine’s of your life! 1. Flights of Fancy For A Romantic Picnic Why not spoil your Valentine with a sumptuous, romantic …

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Blow Hair Bar – A New Era

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40-year-old Donovan Foti has recently claimed ownership of Blow Hair Bar, a funky neighbourhood salon that provides a one-on-one personal experience in a retro, laid back environment, in the heart of Glenashley.  “The Location is very important in choosing to buy any business, and this one was just right. Blow …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 23/01/2015

By Prakash Bhikha

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 Twitter (#5stardurban / @5stardurban)   A …

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Suncoast Towers Hotel appoints new Head Chef

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  Tsogo Sun’s Suncoast Towers hotel is pleased to announce the appointment of Sandren Govender as Head Chef. In his new role he will be responsible for overseeing the hotel’s dining venue, room service, catering and culinary events, as well as further enhancing the hotels celebrated culinary offerings. “I’m thrilled …

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