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.
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.
DURBAN - THE eThekwini Municipality should take punitive action against city officials who are not doing ... The DurbanMarineTheme Park received a qualified audit with findings, which was a regression from an unqualified audit with no findings over the past two financial years.
DURBAN - A team from the South AfricanAssociation for Marine Biological Research (Saambr) in Durban has successfully nursed a southern elephant seal back to good health ... facility at Ushaka Marine World, has another 50 kilograms to gain before reaching his goal weight.
So, whether you intend to visit for a day or plan a holiday, the options are endless ... Located on Durban’s Golden Mile, uShaka Beach offers cool waves and, if lucky, marine life sightings like dolphins ... According to the Northern CapeTourism website, the shipwreck just off the coastline provides a home for many fish, crustaceans and marine plant life.
Durban. A 3m python that was captured by a herdsman who intended eating it, has been rescued and is recovering at DangerousCreatures in uShaka MarineWorld. Durban snake catcher Nick Evans said he received a call this weekend from a community member in Osindisweni ,saying that he ...
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.