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Nedbank Green Wine Awards 2014 Winners Come to Durban

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On the 10th of November wine Durban connoisseurs will be able to sample the winning wines from the Nedbank Green Wine Awards 2014. The 16 top achievers attended a function in their honour at Myoga restaurant on Thursday, October 16, where wine royalty celebrated their achievement. Reyneke Chenin Blanc 2013 …

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100,000 to Join Diwali Festivities in Durban

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More than a 100 000  people from various backgrounds and parts of the country are expected to attend the Durban Diwali Festival that starts today. It is one of the most important Hindu festivals, and like Christmas, it is a time of great joy, goodwill and light. South African Hindu …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 17/10/2014

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 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 …

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#CityOfDurbanThrowback – Smith Str. History

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Smith Street, named after Captain Thomas C . Smith (27th Regiment , Royal Inniskillings) who was in command and built the Old Fort in 1842 . The troops marched into Durban with hopes of showing a British presence, and curbing the intentions of Dutch farmers who wanted to establish a republic …

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Durban restaurant nominated for Boschendal Style Award!

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There’s no mistaking the incredible restaurants we have around South Africa and the level of competitiveness that follows owning a restaurant. Occasionally Durban restaurants do get overlooked in restaurant awards throughout South Africa, but not this time! One of Durban’s longest standing restaurants, Harvey’s, is one of 20 restaurants nominated …

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Jesse Clegg to rock Sky Venue

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Jesse Clegg to rock Sky Venue Get ready for a spectacular intimate performance by renowned South African rock artist Jesse Clegg at the iconic Southern Sun Maharani Tower – SKY VENUE on Friday October 31. The performance forms part of his national tour where he will serenade the audience with …

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Hobby-Scope – Why not start a new hobby today?

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Miserable weather doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be miserable and bored – we investigate some hobbies in Durban, from the sublime to the nerdy… Why not join a few like-minded folks and try something new?… Belly – Dancing: Belly-dancing is a great way to keep fit, and boost your …

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Sky’s the limit after 40 years’ break

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More than 40 years after hanging up his wings, Kloof pensioner Mike Atter has taken to the skies. Atter, 73, completed his first solo flight at the Durban Skyye Flight School based at Virginia Airport at the weekend. This was quite a feat, said chief flying instructor Brad Isaacson. “He …

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Tuesday Meme-thon – 15 of the funniest pics

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Today is the very first instalment of the Tuesday meme-thon! A collection of Africa & Durban inspired Meme’s from around the world! Because Friday is faaar away and some of us may need some help getting there! You’re welcome! 🙂 Listening to the ocean… that’s how you do it! Ever …

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Ferrero’s new KZN chocolate plant – first hazelnut factory in Africa

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Ferrero Group’s special advisor Zola Skweyiya says Africa’s first ever hazelnut factory has the potential to create large-scale jobs and boost local exports. In an interview with SAnews, Skweyiya, who is also a former Minister and High Commissioner to the UK, said once Ferrero’s chocolate factory in KwaZulu-Natal starts producing …

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President Zuma to release ocean economy plans in Durban

by Kierran Allen

President Jacob Zuma will release the results of work done to explore the potential of the country’s ocean economy at the first Operation Phakisa open day in Durban on Wednesday. “Operation Phakisa is designed to answer that fundamental question, how do we turn our good plans into action to improve …

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Durban gets it’s jumbos – four years later

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The city of Durban has shown renewed interest in art, says artist Andries Botha, whose on-off-on elephant sculpture work looks set to finally transform the N3 entrance to the CBD. Four years after his grand steel-and-stone elephants were shot down by an eThekwini politician, he was back on site this …

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Exploring the Creme de la Creme of Durban – Property Rich

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In this the first of many articles to come, we explore the finest properties on offer from the Umhlanga branch of Engel & Volkers with our new insert called  Property Rich. Durban & surrounds are often overlooked when it comes to luxury homes, but we uncovered some of the best looking luxury …

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Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic 2014 Finishes in Style!

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Defending Champion Nolan Hoffman from Team Abantu was the first man home in the Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic today (October 12). Hoffman, who hails from Franschhoek, crossed the finish line in just 02:25:16 after setting off with a field of just under 12 000 riders from the Pietermaritzburg City …

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Famous Denim Heavyweights G-Star Raw Open Up Shop In Durban

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In a flurry of media attention on Thursday night, this famous brand opened up their first Durban stand-alone menswear store in Gateway Theater of Shopping, Umhlanga.  The event was hosted for all of us “media folk” to get the first peek at their new store and range, featuring a live …

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Dube TradePort IDZ to contribute R5.6bn to SA’s GDP by 2060

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KwaZulu-Natal’s Dube TradePort would contribute R5.6-billion to South Africa’s gross domestic product and create about 150 225 jobs by 2060, President Jacob Zuma told a gathering of public and private sector stakeholders and investors at the formal opening of the industrial development zone (IDZ) on Tuesday. IDZ benefits, which include …

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50 Years of Decor at The Beverly Hills

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THE BEVERLY HILLS – THEN AND NOW The Beverly Hills turns 50 this year, and for those countless numbers of guests worldwide who return here time and time again…from the decor to the supreme comfort levels, it’s about that sense of coming home There simply isn’t a soul around who …

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Vote For Durban! Upload Your Awesome Pics!

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Durban is One of the Finalists of New7Wonders Cities campaign! New7Wonders Cities campaign has reached its final round of voting, and the beautiful city of Durban has made the list of the top 14 New7Wonders Cities! The winners of the New7Wonders Cities campaign will be announced on the 7th December 2014 …

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South Africa’s Restaurant Week

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It’s just over a week before the second-ever Restaurant Week hits South Africa from the 23 October to the 2 November. Restaurants across the country are going to be participating – that means Durban restaurants are stepping up to the plate! If you’re a foodie, it’s a pretty exciting time to …

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