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R1bn investment plan to transform uShaka Marine World is ‘best option’, eThekwini Municipality told

Independent online (SA) 30 Nov 2022
Durban - Consultants tasked with advising the eThekwini Municipality on the future viability of uShaka Marine Theme 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.

Xiamen-Nice-Durban Dialogue promotes exchanges among maritime civilisations 24 Nov 2022
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 ...

Top 10 ‘hidden gem’ beaches that deserve a visit in December

Independent online (SA) 08 Nov 2022
Point Beach, KZN Ship coming into Durban’s Port which separates the Bluff and Point Beach ... Point Beach is on Durban’s popular Golden Mile and features a stunning promenade for joggers and walkers. The beach is close to uShaka Marine World and Durban on Point Waterfront where visitors can explore with kids.

Yachties come together to ‘maak n plan’ for marina

Independent online (SA) 30 Oct 2022
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”.

Durban set its sight on luring tourists with whale-watching experience

Independent online (SA) 26 Oct 2022
Durban Tourism ... Durban Tourism ... “Between 1908 and 1975, when the whaling station closed, almost 100 000 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.


Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide 11 Oct 2022
The port remains fully manned from a marine service perspective.

Port of Durban hosts 300 pupils for maritime career open day

Independent online (SA) 04 Oct 2022
DurbanTransnet National Ports Authority celebrated World Maritime Day by hosting 300 pupils from primary schools across Durban ... Dweba–Kwetana said industry professionals at the event included the Port of Durban’s first female commercial diver, marine pilots, vessel traffic controllers, tug masters and dredge masters.

Enjoy a luxurious KZN holiday with Premier Hotels

Independent online (SA) 26 Sep 2022
At one end of Durban’s Golden Mile, uShaka Marine World 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, ...

Durban’s drinking water quality now meets standards

Business Day 05 Sep 2022
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.

Need work experience? Here are great paid internships you can apply for in KZN today

Independent online (SA) 15 Jul 2022
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 ... • Marine Biology, ... African Marine Solutions ... Durban.

5 epic ways to catch the Sardine Run

Independent online (SA) 13 Jul 2022
Durban ‒ The annual Sardine Run is a world-renowned phenomenon, accompanied by some of the best diving. With the Marine Protected 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.

South African oceanographer celebrates her ancestral lineage to the waters

Independent online (SA) 18 Jun 2022
“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.

EThekwini defends Durban Eye development, says project will be privately funded

Independent online (SA) 13 May 2022
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 Marine World.

Paddling away from plastic

Independent online (SA) 07 May 2022
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.

India’s UPL applies to flush toxic pesticides into South African sea

FX Empire 30 Apr 2022
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.

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