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Tourism Month message is ‘get out and explore’

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September is Tourism Month and Tourism KwaZulu-Natal is calling on everyone in the province to show their support by wearing a yellow t-shirt every Friday for the month. “Tourism is everybody’s business, because we are all ambassadors for our destination,” said Ndabo Khoza, CEO for Tourism KwaZulu-Natal. Coupled with the …

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Saving our Rhino: The numbers game gains momentum

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This August cabinet announced the tiers of its integrated strategic interventions planned for the management of our country’s rhino. It’s not a simple plan, and promises no quick fix to the ongoing poaching scourge. Instead, it proposes a mix of long-term and short-term interventions. These include compulsory actions such as …

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Durban waste water ‘is safe to drink’

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Durban – People may snarl at it but it is only a matter of time before Durban residents start drinking purified sewage water, the former head of eThekwini Water and Sanitation, Neil Macleod, said this week. In fact, Macleod said Durban residents were already drinking purified waste water because the …

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No crosshairs, but take aim at the trees!

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Durban Botanic Gardens lovers and all photographers are bound to find the newest competition by the Durban Botanic Gardens Trust intriguing. The public is invited to partake in the “Shoot the Gardens” competition, and this year’s theme is trees, since arbour week is this month. The theme gives camera yielding …

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Waterfront dream back on track

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Malaysia’s biggest property company, which owns half of the Durban Point Development Company (DPDC), plans to “revive” the stalled multibillion-rand waterfront project. According to city manager S’bu Sithole, representatives of the Malaysian company arrived in Durban this week and talks were under way. City officials tabled a report to the …

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Durban ICC scoops World Travel Award!

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Perseverance, passion and the pursuit of excellence has kept the Durban International Convention Centre at the top of its league. The Durban ICC has been voted ‘Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conferencing Centre’ at the World Travel Awards (WTA) for an unprecedented thirteenth time. Now in its 21st year, the WTA …

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Brave Woman from KZN plays Key Role in Sierra Leone’s War on Ebola

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A KwaZulu-Natal woman is playing a vitally important role in Sierra Leone’s war on Ebola. The Witness reports that Sharon Ekambaram, who hails from Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, is head of a human rights unit at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – Doctors Without Borders in English – and is the liaison officer responsible for co-ordinating the joint efforts …

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New McLaren P1 heading to S.A. with a price tag of R21 million !

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The new 664kW McLaren P1, which debuted at the Geneva Auto Show earlier this year, will be available for sale in South Africa….with a jaw-dropping price tag of R21 million! This hybrid hypercar has a top speed of 350km/h (electronically limited), with 0-100km/h acceleration in less than 3 seconds.  From rest, the P1 …

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Durban Wins Green Award Two Years in a Row

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ETHEKWINI Municipality has scooped the National Arbor City Award for the second consecutive year. The Municipality was announced the overall winner by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Bheki Cele, on Monday. The award is aimed at encouraging municipalities to undertake greening initiatives. Earlier Mayor James Nxumalo had …

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R22bn GO!Durban Project is Well Underway

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Construction of GO!Durban, the eThekwini Municipality’s new integrated rapid public transport network is well underway with the development of the C3 corridor from Bridge City, in KwaMashu, to Pinetown CBD, in the first phase of the project. The first corridor or trunk route is due to be operational in 2016. …

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Celebrate World Pasta Day at Remo’s

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World Pasta Day is officially celebrated worldwide on Sat 25th but Remo’s brings you WORLD PASTA WEEKEND!!  (24th-26th October.) Join Remo’s Fratelli in celebrating World Pasta Day, a day foodies have dedicated to the consumption of pasta around the world.  This day is internationally celebrated on the 25th October. Remo’s …

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Hilton Durban Appoints New Director of Operations

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DURBAN, South Africa – September 4, 2014 Hilton Durban today announced the appointment of Kudzayi Nheweyembwa as Director of Operations. Markus Fritz, general manager, Hilton Durban, said, “We are very pleased to announce Kudzayi’s appointment as the new Director of Operations for Hilton Durban. It is a pleasure to see …

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KZN Boxing Clubs Receive Kick-Start

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The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation has kick-started it’s programme of handing over boxing equipment to boxing clubs across the province. MEC Ntombikayise Sibhidla-Saphetha, who made the announcement on Tuesday, said the programme was aimed at ensuring boxers in the province receive quality training. “Currently, we are …

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Durban Designers to Showcase in London

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After participating in the successful 2014 Durban Fashion Fair (DFF), seven local designers will this week have an opportunity to showcase their exclusive collections in the South African Fashion and Culture Show which is part of the London Fashion Week. This came after the international buyers were impressed with the …

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Two more Durbanites on shortlist for Mars one-way trip

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Divashen Govender (22) and Michael Grundling (26), both from Pinetown, are now among 705 people worldwide short-listed as possible candidates for 24-person Mars One plan to establish a permanent human colony on Mars by 2025.  They join fellow Durbanite Adriana Maraise, a PhD student at the University of Kwazulu-Natal’s School …

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The Mercury Wine Week

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When wine tasting, I always feel rather posh. I’m not claiming to be a pro at wine tastings, and try my best not to be a ‘poser’, but when holding a wine glass and sipping on all the different blends of delicious wine, I can’t help but feel quite sophisticated …

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The Durban Neon Run

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South Africa’s most electric night event, the Durban Neon Run, powered by 5FM – where participants run, walk, cycle or skate a 5km route at night covered in neon accessories and body paint before partying the night away – takes place at Kings Park Stadium in Durban on Saturday, August …

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