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October 2, 2017

Zulu museum named as Africa’s best building

A museum built in Durban to celebrate Zulu heritage has won the first Africa Architecture Awards.

uMkhumbane Cultural and Heritage Museum in Cato Manor‚ built for R75-million in 2016 and designed by Choromanski Architects of Durban‚ was unveiled as the $10‚000 (R135‚000) winner on Thursday night at the new Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town.

The awards‚ sponsored by construction materials giant Saint-Gobain‚ attracted 307 entries from 32 countries. The shortlist of 21 projects‚ as well as the final winners‚ were chosen by a jury of leading African architects and academics.

Saint-Gobain retail division MD Evan Lockhart-Barker said: “Although this [...]

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July 25, 2017

Slight decrease in rhino poaching stats

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says there has been a slight decrease in the number of rhinos poached nationally between January and June this year.

The Minister said this when she led a briefing to give a report back on the progress of the implementation of the Integrated Strategic Management Approach of Rhinoceros – a strategic approach adopted by Cabinet in August 2014.

Minister Molewa briefed the media alongside Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and State Security Minister David Mahlobo.

“There has been a slight decrease in the number of rhino poached nationally. A total of 529 rhino have been poached since January 2017 compared to 542 in [...]

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June 8, 2017

Countdown has begun for rugby’s debut at Moses Mabhida Stadium

Rugby will make its much-anticipated debut at the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium on Friday 16 June when former Cell C Sharks favourite Fred Michalak will lead out a star-studded French Barbarians side against the SA ‘A’ team in Durban on Youth Day. This match will kick-off at 16h45.

Over that weekend, the City of Durban will proudly host not just this festival match, but also the Castle Lager Incoming Series Test between the Springboks and France at Growthpoint KINGS PARK, on Saturday 17 June (kick-off at 17h00).

Commenting on these matches, The Sharks CEO, Gary Teichmann, said: “We are happy to be associated with this historic match, which the eThekwini [...]

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June 8, 2017

1000 Hills Experience

The Valley of 1000 Hills is named after the many hills, cliffs and valleys which rise up from the banks of the Umgeni River as it flows from the distant Drakensberg mountains to the Indian Ocean. The diverse area combines the luxury of laid-back country living with an ancient, indigenous culture on its doorstep. The valley has been home to the Zulu people for centuries, with many continuing to practice and live their unique traditional lifestyle.

The Valley of 1000 Hills is KwaZulu-Natal’s doorway, situated close to the beautiful beaches of the Indian Ocean as well as the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, further inland. On the crest of the hills overlooking the valley are leafy suburbs [...]

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