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R1.8bn Suncoast Upgrade

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A R1.8 billion expansion of Durban’s landmark Suncoast casino has been given the nod, clearing the way for a doubling of the existing complex. The project by Tsogo Sun will be the biggest single investment in the history of the beachfront and will take three years to complete. All the …

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The Lion Match Company secures R80m Head Office development

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The Lion Match Company, which produces the iconic Lion Safety Matches, has increased its commercial office investment in Durban’s Point Waterfront node with R80 million loan package granted by Nedbank Corporate Property Finance. The property, comprising just over 10 000m², will be developed through the construction of a three storey …

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Major Property Developments Planned for King Shaka Airport

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The next five years will see major development at Durban’s King Shaka International Airport with a conference centre and offices planned as well as an extension of the taxiway which connects runways to ramps, hangars and terminals. The multimillion-rand project, which still needs funding approval, is only the start of …

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Goldfish in Recovery after Brain Surgery!

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Looks like George the goldfish will get to float around its pond and munch on fish flakes for much longer. Over the past year, the 10-year-old goldfish in Melbourne, Victoria, developed a brain tumour, affecting its ability to eat, swim and even interact with the other fish in his pond. …

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Sharks in for a shocking surprise!

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A revolutionary new shark repellent using an electrical field to protect bathers is to be tried off the Cape Peninsula. Humans’ fear of sharks has peaked in recent years, with 30 attacks since 1960 in peninsula waters. Only six were fatal, but five of these took place in the past …

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Nedbank funds R80 million at Dube Tradeport

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Nedbank Corporate Property Finance continues its support of strategic development nodes in KwaZulu-Natal with the funding of a new R80 million industrial warehouse development at Durban’s Dube Tradeport. In close proximity to King Shaka International Airport the world class airport centred development that is fast becoming an innovative enabler of …

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New Dolphin Show Delights!

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Ushaka Sea World now boasts a brand new show! 5 Star Durban was invited to review and tell all about the new show, which was absolutely delightful!   Young and old were squealing with delight even before the acts started, as the cameras picked up funny moments via the big …

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Sky is not the limit

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The Southern Sun, Elangeni and Southern Sun North Beach hotels, overlooking the amphitheatre and beaches on Durban’s Golden Mile, have been popular Durban landmarks for many decades and are determined to remain so. Last year parent company Tsogo Sun invested R220-million in refurbishing, consolidating and relaunching the adjoining hotels as …

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Barefoot from CPT to DBN for Breast Cancer

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It took breast cancer to strike twice, once fatally, to spur a man on to take to the road, barefoot, from Cape Town to Durban, to raise awareness for the disease. Paul Ucheck’s wife died twenty years ago from breast as she never discovered the lump in time. “Last year, …

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Tourism awards kudos for KZN’s star players

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A “dynamic duo” who are an example of the benefits that can be derived when an SMME “dreams big” have picked up a prestigious tourism award. Babo and Sizani Hadebe, the owners of the Olwandle Guesthouse in Durban North and the Olwandle Suite Hotel, across the road from the International …

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Extra show to see Noah

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Extra show to see Trevor Noah Tickets to all three Durban comedy shows by award-winning comedian Trevor Noah have sold out. Fortunately for Durbanites who missed out on purchasing tickets for the September 26, 27, and 28 shows at Suncoast Casino, an additional date has been added. Suncoast announced this …

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Lifetime Achievement Award for Durban Scientist

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Lifetime Achievement Award for Durban Scientist The National Research Foundation has bestowed its Lifetime Achievement Award on distinguished Durban scientist Professor Jerry Coovadia. The foundation, and Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor, on Thursday honoured top researchers at an awards ceremony in Joburg. Coovadia was one of two recipients …

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Earth in the Sun’s Crosshairs, Could Knock Out High Tech

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The sun has taken aim at Earth and delivered what could be a knock-out blow to modern technology. On Wednesday a massive solar flare was detected and blasted radiation toward Earth. However, the resultant Coronal Mass Ejection or CME is expected to hit the home planet on Friday. “Solar activity …

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Is it a plane? No, it’s a hoverbike!

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Hoverbike – The coolest invention in drone technology Deep in the English countryside, aeronautical engineers are perfecting a new generation of aerial drone. With increased stability and manoeuvrability, and able to carry a much heavier payload… it represents a significant leap forward in drone technology. This small drone, however, is …

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SA Shines as Prime Conference Destination

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If you want to host a mega conference without the logistical hassle or fuss, alongside breath-taking scenery and in world-class facilities then South Africa should be your destination of choice. Over the last 20 years we have hosted more than 1 038 international conferences and 118 meetings and have done …

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Earthdance Kwazulu-Natal 2014

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2014 will see the Earthdance KZN Global Peace Party bringing you a three day, two night event with 2 dance floors, taking place from 3pm on Friday, 19th to 5pm on Sunday, 21th September 2014, at Highover Lodge on the banks of the Mkomazi River in Richmond, KZN. Earthdance, which …

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Costs escalate in Children’s Hospital revamp

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The cost of the ambitious, privately funded revamp of the KwaZulu-Natal Children’s Hospital – a “gift” to the provincial health department – has more than doubled to R540 million, with R400m still needed to complete it, a National Council of Provinces (NCOP) delegation was told on Wednesday. The project, which …

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Freak Ice Wave Comes Ashore in Minnesota

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Another reason to be thankful we live in the awesome city of Durban – we never have to deal with this!! Amateur video captures a wave of ice blanketing backyards and threatening houses in the Mille Lacs Lake area of Minnesota

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