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 - Exciting new marine research may be the result of a rare visitor to the SA coastline ...Shelley Kjonstad/AfricanNewsAgency(ANA) ... When they were found here, there was normally a pair or more ... He added they had been working closely with Dr GregHofmeyr from Bayworld, who has considerable experience in marine mammal management.
Durban - A lobby group is pushing for Vetch’s Reef to return to being the marine eco jewel it once was ... management plan for sand pumping on Durban's beaches ... “It was also home to millions of other marine creatures, which helped sustain the food chain on the Durban beachfront.
Carol Ofori made the big move from Johannesburg to Durban last month as she embarked on a brand-new radio chapter at East Coast Radio. She shares some gems she discovered in Durban. Here are five places she loves to visit in Durban.. uShaka MarineWorld... uShaka Marine World has cemented itself as one of Durban’s top entertainment destinations.
Durban - THE eThekwini Municipality is proposing to purchase Durban beach front attraction Funworld for R40 million to bolster the city's tourism sector. The proposal is a joint venture between the city and uShaka Marine theme park ... Funworld CC trading as Durban Funworld has been on a month-to-month lease since 2017.
These are the stories that engaged our readers this week..Scores pay last respects to Durban’s slain drugs ’godmother’. People spilled out onto MarineDrive to pay their last respects to alleged drug kingpin, SimoneJasmin...Dudu Myeni reveals identity of secret state capture witness Mr X ... X” ... .
Eastern Cape...View this post on Instagram ... A splashy encounter at UshakaMarineWorld ... A post shared by uShaka Marine World (@ushakamarineworld) on Sep 30, 2020 at 11.00pm PDT. No visit to Durban is complete without a trip to Ushaka Marine World. uShaka Marine World boasts an array of exciting activities from snorkelling ocean walker and shark diving ... .
The photos of both new J pod mothers, J35, or Tahlequah, and J41, were taken during a health survey done by scientists Holly Fearnbach, marine mammal research director for SR3, and JohnDurban, senior scientist at Southall Environmental Associates...Bigg's killer whales eat marine mammals including seals and have plenty to prey upon.
DURBAN - Seven animal rescues before 9.30am ... Halkett-Siddall urged Durban residents not to buy animals from the side of the road because it only drives the illegal trade in wild animals ... Many birds, from day-old chicks to large birds of prey and marine birds, are also rescued.
Tahlequah and several of the southern resident orcas were known to be expecting, after a recent drone survey of the orcas by JohnDurban, senior scientist at Southall Environmental Associates and Holly Fearnbach, marine mammal research director of the nonprofit SR3.