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.
Durban - Consultants tasked with advising the eThekwini Municipality on the future viability of uShaka MarineTheme Park have found that the best option for the municipality is to invest R1 billion in the entity to make it profitable ... The third option was for the city to just be the manager of the property with no say in how the entity is run.
Attendees exchanged views on the experiences of Xiamen, Nice and Durban in promoting marine conservation and sustainable development and building an open and inclusive blue partnership for mutual benefit, with the aim to forge consensus on marine conservation and development, and ...
IT’S NOT just Afrikaaners who can make a plan – Durban’s yachting folk are equally adept, especially when it’s for a worthy cause ... Yachtsman, businessman and Durban Marina chairperson Nigel Milln said it was fitting that the port captain was a woman because marine vessels were traditionally christened by “the fairer sex”.
DurbanTourism... Durban Tourism ... “Between 1908 and 1975, when the whaling station closed, almost 100000 of the marine mammals, including giant blue whales, humpbacks and sperm whales, were killed off the KZN coast,” said du Preez.The Durban coastline is teaming with marine wildlife activity and whale sightings are common ... Durban Tourism.
At one end of Durban’s Golden Mile, uShaka MarineWorld is a world-class aquarium where penguins, seals and sharks are on view ... If you crave more grown-up pleasures, Station Road is where you’ll find Durban’s original craft distillery ... 52 minutes from Durban you’ll find Scottburgh, ...
The quality of Durban’s drinking water has been put to the test by the Institute for Water and Wastewater Technology and the results “look good”, say scientists ... coli levels in rivers, the death of marine life and beach closures ... “Recently there has been much concern about Durban’s tap water quality.
Durban - When it comes to work experience, it’s better to hit the ground running by starting as soon as you graduate. Internships are a great way to give yourself an edge in the job market ... Here are great internships you can apply for in KZN today..KZN Sharks Board internship (x2) ... Durban ... • MarineBiology, ... African Marine Solutions ... Durban.
Durban ‒ The annual Sardine Run is a world-renowned phenomenon, accompanied by some of the best diving. With the MarineProtected Area (MPA) Aliwal Shoal just offshore, Rocky Bay has become a prime dive site for everyone from beginners to advanced level – with the winter Sardine Run making it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
“I am from Limpopo, where the nearest ocean is 900km away in Durban. I never knew much about the ocean besides watching it on TV so I had no exposure about marine science careers ... them and their influence on important ecological processes, including the dispersal of marine larvae.
DURBAN - ETHEKWINI Municipality has defended the R450 million Durban Eye project, saying the development will form part of the municipality’s economic infrastructure that will draw tourists, stimulate economic growth and create jobs ... The city already has several tourist destinations that include its own assets such as uShaka MarineWorld.
Durban - It’s time to go back to glass. So said swimming legend Sarah Ferguson while walking along Durban’s beaches, devastated at the amount of plastic and other litter that was washed down by last month’s floods ... “A sea swim where all the money raised goes towards marine conservation is a first-of-its-kind in Durban, and that is exciting.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Indian agrochemicals manufacturer UPL Ltd has applied for permission to flush water contaminated by a toxic pesticides spill in South Africa’s city of Durban directly into the sea or the sewerage system, the company said on Saturday ... marine wildlife.