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DURBAN N2/M41 TO BE COMPLETED BY MID-OCTOBER

Belanda | Oct 03 , 2018

The new interchange which was started in April 2013 features a multi-stack bridge and four levels with no signalisation.

This interchange is designed to provide continuous access to the Verulam, Phoenix, Mount Edgecombe, uMhlanga Ridge Town Centre and the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast.

Corné Roux, the Eastern Region project manager for SANRAL said that the biggest challenge was accommodating the traffic during construction.

“The interchange sits on a major national road, the N2, and the M41 feeds major residential, industrial and commercial areas such as Phoenix, Mt Edgecombe… read more


TOP 10 STUDENT DESIGNERS NAMED

Belanda | Jul 17 , 2018

Durban – Student from the Durban University of Technology dominated the second round of judging at the Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award, presented by Durban Fashion Fair when they snatched nine of the ten finalist berths at a glitzy evening of fashion at Greyville Racecourse on Tuesday evening.

Pietermaritzburg student designer Nosipho Ntuli staved off what could have been a DUT clean-sweep by securing a top ten spot, but the judges conceded afterwards that it had been very tough to separate the top ten from the thirty semi-finalists.

Judges Terrence Bray, Kathrin… read more


HOW YOU CAN WIN A SLICE OF THE DURBAN JULY MILLIONS

Belanda | Jul 04 , 2018

The Vodacom Durban July is the most valuable and biggest horse race in Africa, and as far as South Africa is concerned, it is the one time of the year even non-racing people want to get involved.

Last year on TAB alone, about R138 million was bet on the race and that does not include what was spent with bookmakers and office pools around the country.

This year, those going into their local tote will discover they have a number of betting options on the race over 2 200m at Greyville Racecourse that carries a stake of R4.25 million.

Of course, there is the normal win and… read more


uShaka Marine World Top Honours

Belanda | Jun 29 , 2018

uShaka Marine World, Africa’s largest marine theme park and an integral part of the city’s overall tourism offering, was recently announced as the winner of KZN’s Top Brand 2018 at the Standard Bank Top Business Awards.

The announcement made recently at a Gala Dinner hosted at the Elangeni Hotel is testament to the fact that uShaka Marine World is not only an engine for growth and redevelopment within the city’s Point Waterfront precinct but also an economic success in its own right.

CEO for uShaka Marine World, Mrs Stella Khumalo, said that being chosen above respected consumer… read more


Police call for calm after farmhouse, sugarcane fields set alight

Benice Burger | Apr 09 , 2018

National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole has called for calm and tolerance in Umlalazi, Eshowe, in KwaZulu-Natal following violent protests.

Hundreds of residents went on the rampage after a man was shot dead on the Gqobhokani farm.

According to police, on Wednesday two young men, one of them being 30-year-old Spamandla Xulu, were fishing at a dam on the Gqobhokani farm.

The men were confronted by a security guard who requested that they leave. An altercation ensued which led to the guard allegedly fatally shooting Xulu. The second man escaped uninjured.

The… read more


I was not drunk – motorist charged with killing two cyclists.

Benice Burger | Jan 19 , 2018

Durban – Omesh Ramnarain, the motorist charged with crashing into and killing two cyclists on the M4 Highway leading out of Durban almost two years ago, says he was not drunk on the morning of the accident.

The Durban Regional Court on Monday heard his version that he had only consumed four cider drinks during that evening although at one stage “other patrons” at the bar had split drinks on him.

He also denied any negligence claiming that he was driving home at about 05:00 when he heard a “loud bang” and his windscreen shattered.

“I braked… read more


New device guarantees safety for thousands of partying matrics

Jenna Deeley-Smith | Nov 22 , 2017

Parents of thousands of matriculants set to descend on Durban for the annual Rage Festival next month should not worry about their safety, organisers say.

This thanks to a new high-tech armband, which will store their personal information, including contact details for parents in case of an emergency.

The festival will take place in Durban, Umhlanga and Ballito, from December 2 to December 9.

That will be few days after the end of their matric exams on November 28.

Howler™ is a platform that is used by event organisers to consolidate event planning, promotion,… read more


Just tap for food – UberEATS now in Durban

Benice Burger | Oct 30 , 2017

There is no better way than having your favourite meal delivered right to your door, at home or at the office. No more wasting time in the kitchen or at the shops as UberEATS has finally arrived in Durban.

UberEATS is an online meal ordering and delivery service powered by Uber. It partners with the best local restaurants in dozens of cities around the world to get people the food they want delivered faster.

The service operates in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria and Stellenbosch, where it has proved popular. UberEATS, which was launched in South Africa,… read more


Ramaphosa to meet Indian business in Durban

Benice Burger | Oct 17 , 2017

The SA Muslim Network will on Sunday host a discussion with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in Durban to iron out issues affecting South Africa and the Indian community.

The organisation said it extended an invitation to all presidential candidates and Ramaphosa was the first to accept. Chairperson Faisal Suliman said issues affecting the country including crime, health and unemployment would be discussed.

“Beyond this, we hope to look at issues affecting the broader Indian community such as the recent talk that BEE policies might be changed. We want to know how these changes… read more


Cape Town takes the prize as South Africa’s healthiest city

Benice Burger | Oct 13 , 2017

Statistics show that South Africans now spend more money on beer than on vegetables and fruit combined.

Durbanites eat the least sugar and salt while Cape Town and Johannesburg residents are better at stocking up on fruit and vegetables.

This is among the findings of the Discovery Vitality ObeCity Index 2017‚ released on Wednesday‚ which presents the latest insights on weight status as measured by Body Mass Index and waist circumference and food purchasing behaviour of nearly half a million Vitality members in Johannesburg‚ Pretoria‚ Cape Town‚ Durban‚ Bloemfontein and… read more


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