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Mandela slates ‘crass’ proposal to exclude coloured and Indian BEE contractors

Durban in the News: Mandela slates 'crass' proposal to exclude coloured and Indian BEE contractors: A proposal to exclude South Africans who are coloured and those of Indian descent from some state contracts in KwaZulu-Natal is ill-conceived, says MP and chief Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandela. KZN storm damage to public buildings over R16m – Public Works: Preliminary costs for repairs on several public buildings that have been damaged during a storm in KwaZulu-Natal will cost over R16m to repair, Minister of Public Works Nkosinathi Nhleko has … [Read more...]

Extract from Ports & Ships Maritime News – Featured Durban Blog

Extract from Ports & Ships Maritime News: An interesting extract from Ports & Ships Maritime News which may be of interest to members: With all navigable areas of Durban Bay having been surveyed and declared safe for navigation, shipping activity in the Port of Durban was able to return to normal on Friday, 13 October, three days after one of the worst […] Durban Storm: The storm which devastated Durban on Tuesday was unprecedented, with sustained winds recorded of over 90 knots, coming from 2700 due west; it is remarkable that the … [Read more...]

Urban Organic Farming – An Innovative Solution to Unemployment and Food Insecurity

Urban Organic Farming – An Innovative Solution to Unemployment and Food Insecurity: The use of urban organic farming to address employment creation and income generation for a sustainable livelihood was explored at a workshop held at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). Director of the Department of Science and Technology-National Research Foundation Centre in Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Professor Hassan Kaya, said the workshop and site visits to urban organic farming initiatives were held to create knowledge and awareness on the … [Read more...]

Elgar, Markram continue fine form

Durban in the News: Elgar, Markram continue fine form: Proteas Test openers Aiden Markram and Dean Elgar ensured the Titans were on top after the opening day of their Sunfoil Series clash against the Dolphins. Durban man, 64, drowns in his swimming pool: A 64-year-old man has drowned in a swimming pool at his home in Reservoir Hills, Durban, police and paramedics say. ANC presidential hopefuls must push for anti-corruption court - SACBC: ANC presidential hopefuls must publicly declare that they will push for the establishment of a … [Read more...]