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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 10/10/2014

By Photo Fundi

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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KZN Beaches receive 25 Blue Flags

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WESSA (the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) has announced a record 82 Blue Flag sites for South Africa at the national launch of this year’s Blue Flag season held at Thesen Islands Marina in Knysna on the Garden Route today. The 2014-2015 South African Blue Flag season opens …

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Throwback Thursday – Durban’s West Street

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Throwback Thursday – Durban’s West Street The Durban CBD boasts a well-planned grid of city streets, many of which have now been renamed to honour struggle heroes. West Street is no different – originally named after Martin West, a British born man who worked for the Dutch East India Company. He …

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A new class of luxury sailing –more than you imagined!

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A new class of luxury sailing –more than you imagined! Luxury comes hand in hand with style and the Targa 48 evokes exactly that with its eye-catching designs and over-the-top amenities. With the canvas roof retracted, there is a true sense of freedom that continues out onto the Large entertaining …

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Festive season mood hits Durban

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The Municipality’s festive season operations have kicked in early this year; this is due to the fact that Durban is already experiencing an influx of visitors. The Municipality’s Festive Season Management Committee (FESMAC) has already had its first sitting to plan for the spring break holiday period up until 31 …

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Savannah wins a gourmet trip to London!

Judges - Executive Chef of Durban Country Club, Xanthos Giannakopoulos, IHS Durban Campus Principal, Genee’ Griffiths and Executive Sous Chef of the International Convention Centre, Desmond Davies.

Saturday, saw the much anticipated kick-off of the National Finals of the Ultimate School Cook Off Competition, presented by the International Hotel School (IHS) and held at their Durban Campus in Westville. After an exciting round of regional finals which were held in September at IHS’s campuses in Durban, Sandton …

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Dube TradePort gets IDZ status

Government to stall Massmart/Walmart merger

In a latest effort by government to promote industrialisation, the Dube TradePort in Durban will formally become a special economic zone under the new Special Economic Zones Act 16 of 2014. Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies granted the precinct an Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) operating licence a few months …

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Non-motorised transport the way to go in eThekwini

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The City of eThekwini has unveiled its Non-Motorised Transport (NMT) Network at the Green Hub in Durban. Mayor James Nxumalo on Thursday said the city was committed to developing public transport infrastructure that was safe and easy to use for its citizens. The NMT network provides accessible lanes and routes …

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SA bunnies on the hop

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FANCY a bunny chow in Beijing? How about Brisbane or New York, Sydney or Edinburgh? The curry-filled half loaf is popping up all over the globe, in part due to South Africans opening eateries that showcase the cuisine to the locals and provide a taste of home to large numbers …

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eThekwini Living Legends Nominations Open

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EThekwini Municipality is excited to announce that nominations for eThekwini Living Legends Awards 2015 have been officially opened. The public is encouraged to nominate citizens of eThekwini who have achieved greatness in various sectors of our society. EThekwini Living Legends recognises individuals who have positively contributed to the wellbeing and …

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Foodie Extravaganza at The Oyster Box

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The Oyster Box is a great example of how delicious dining in Durban can be. This month the Oyster Box Hotel is going to be rather busy in the kitchen as they have quite a few events planned. Rest assured the dishes served will be elegant, delicious and worth every …

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Friday Fan Day Photo Gallery 03/10/2014

By Prakash Bhikha

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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National Marine Week 6th – 12th October

Adelie penguins on the Antarctic Peninsula– the Antarctic is their only home and it seems they are fighting with gallant pluck against overwhelming odds.

National Marine Week 6th – 12th October National Marine Week is celebrated in the second week in October and is dedicated to creating awareness about the marine and coastal environments in order to promote sustainable use and conservation of these resources for the benefit of both present and future generations.  …

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Throwback Thursday – Durban’s Landmark “Ghost House”

The house as it stands today. Photo by Denver Govender

For this week’s “Throwback Thursday” we take a look at the landmark commonly referred to as the “Ghost House” or “Haunted House” just up the north coast of Durban. Gurusamy Veerasamy Naidu, a South Indian businessman and the first Indian to sail on the Queen Elizabeth II, came to Durban in the …

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Durban’s Pop-up Restaurants

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Pop-up restaurants are certainly not a new concept but they have become ever so popular in South Africa. There are many reasons why pop-up restaurants are growing in popularity; it could be the anticipation of not knowing what meals are up for grabs until it’s popped up, or the excitement of being …

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More International Flights for King Shaka International Airport

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Dube TradePort works to attract more international flights to Durban A high level delegation from KwaZulu-Natal, comprising Dube TradePort officials, business and tourism bodies, headed to the 20th World Route Development Forum Chicago to lobby new airlines to start flying direct international routes into Durban’s King Shaka International Airport. World …

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Charity Dinner at Cargo Hold Restaurant – 2nd October

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Sound out this charity dinner at the Cargo Hold … As well known deaf chef Kurt Ramborger from the Viuda Bistro in Texas put it: “You don’t need ears to cook.” Yet, despite the fact that the South African hospitality industry is desperately short of good chefs, many potentially talented cooks …

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Reminder: Road Closure for Oct 12 – Amashova Durban Classic

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The Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic 2014 is around the corner – taking place on Sunday, October 12th with three races, 106km, 65km half Challenge and 35km Family Fun Ride, all supported by full road closures. Now in its 28th year, the Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic organisers are confident …

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DUT Photographic Competition Winner

The splendour of Sunrise at the moyo uShaka Pier Bar

Nolita Sinayhakh, is a 21 year old third year student at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) who is studying towards a Diploma in Photography and specialising in portrait and commercial photography, recently snapped up first prize in the Gooderson Leisure Photographic competition. Her picturesque photograph of the moyo uShaka …

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Craft Beer Tasting at Robsons

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For a young lady that didn’t drink beer so readily, I have changed my tune within this last year. I owe this change of heart to craft beers! Recently, I was invited to go to a beer tasting at Robsons in Shongweni, and am so glad I got to experience …

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