Durban (Zulu:eThekwini, from itheku meaning "bay/lagoon") is the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. After Johannesburg, the Durban Metropolitan Area ranks second among the most populous urban areas in South Africa, virtually ex-aequo with Cape Town. It is also the second most important manufacturing hub in South Africa after Johannesburg. It forms part of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality. Durban is famous for being the busiest port in South Africa. It is also seen as one of the major centres of tourism because of the city's warm subtropical climate and extensive beaches. The municipality, which includes neighbouring towns, has a population of almost 3.5million, making the combined municipality one of the biggest cities on the Indian Ocean coast of the African continent. The metropolitan land area of 2,292 square kilometres (885sqmi) is comparatively larger than other South African cities, resulting in a somewhat lower population density of 1,513/km2 (3,920/sqmi). It has the highest number of dollar millionaires added per year of any South African city with the number rising 200% between 2000 and 2014.
Cannabis is mostly used recreationally or as a medicinal drug. It may also be used as part of religious or spiritual rites. In 2013, between 128 and 232 million people used cannabis (2.7% to 4.9% of the global population between the ages of 15 and 65). In 2015, almost half of the people in the United States have tried marijuana, 12% have used it in the past year, and 7.3% have used it in the past month.
The plant contained about 1 600 hazardous materials and the blaze, which took place more than a week ago, has affected air quality and marine ecosystems around the DurbanNorth area ...Last week, environmental lobby group, groundWork also advised people of Durban against any swimming activities in that area.
Now a week later and air quality and marine life in Durban are still under threat following the torching of a chemical warehouse in Cornubia, which housed over 1600 hazardous materials ... At the time the EthekwiniMunicipality reported mass fish and crustacean deaths along the Umhlanga and Umdhloti Lagoons, north of Durban and closed the beaches.
SERVICE levels at Transnet’s two ports in KwaZulu-Natal, Durban and Richards Bay, which were gripped by shutdowns, looting and the burning of businesses last week, have improved since Thursday, Transnet said on Friday ...Terminal operations at Durban also continued to improve.
The fact that certain groups managed to close the economic umbilical cord - the main road from South Africa's largest port in Durban to its industrial heartland, Gauteng - for several days reveals some level of organisation and determination as well as the weakness of the authorities ... But no nefarious groups have yet shown any marine proclivities.
Service levels in the ports of Durban and Richards Bay have improved slightly since the start of yesterday’s working shifts, South Africa’s logistics group Transnet said in an update on Friday ...Terminal operations at the Port of Durban continue to improve and marine services have been going ahead throughout the disruptions.
Johannesburg - DurbanTourism’s national roadshow will point its wheels towards the Western Cape as the team gets ready to spread the Durban heatwave, following a successful run in other provinces. Durban Tourism’s winter campaign is promoting Durban as the perfect winter destination ... Here are some of the must-see places to visit in Durban..
DURBAN - THE eThekwini Municipality has once again come to the rescue of the cashstrapped uShaka MarineWorldTheme Park as it announced a R160-million bailout as part of efforts to save the entity from total collapse ...Kaunda said Durban has two flagship entities critical for the city’s tourism industry.
By the time he relocated to South Africa in 1968 his fascination for marine fish had already gained depth. King, who lived in Durban for many years before moving to St Lucia on KZN’s north coast 12 years ago, has frequented all the celebrated and not so well known local dive spots over the years.