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November 14, 2019

Durban weather: Rain on Thursday poses “an extreme danger to life”

There is a biblical amount of rain set for KZN on Thursday. The Durban weather forecast could be a deadly one, according to the professionals.

KwaZulu-Natal is set for another torrential downpour on Thursday, just days after severe storms took the lives of two people in the province. A couple were confirmed dead earlier this morning, following a roof collapse initiated by the deluge. The Durban weather has also closed some major roads.

Saws wary of Thursday forecast

There has been abject chaos on the East Coast, and things don’t look too great for the rest of the week either. Showers are threatening to persist over the next 72 hours, culminating with a biblical amount [...]

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September 11, 2019

Two new helicopters start operating at Durban, Richards Bay ports

Two new helicopters valued at R250-million went into service on August 31 at the Durban and Richards Bay ports, replacing helicopters that were at the end of their lifecycle.

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) acquired the Italy-manufactured Leonardo AgustaWestland 109SP helicopters under the Transnet Market Demand Strategy and its fleet renewal programme.

The programme seeks to improve operational efficiency and safety in the ports.

The helicopters will service the KwaZulu-Natal ports, where they will transfer marine pilots onto and off visiting ships for vessels to be guided in safely and efficiently.

TNPA will introduce the complementary [...]

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July 22, 2019

Locations Africa Expo Sends Message in Durban: ‘Africa is Ready’

DURBAN–The first edition of the Locations Africa Expo and Conference was held this week during the Durban FilmMart, with an eye toward identifying and growing the opportunities to lure incoming productions to the continent.

“Locations Africa is trying to service a need on the continent to discuss the physical production…on the ground, highlighting film commissions, the services sector, the crew, the facilities, the organizations, the understanding of the incentives and legislative environment,” said Locations Africa’s Azania Muendane (pictured).

The three-day event brought together representatives of African film commissions, production services companies, location [...]

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July 8, 2019

Durban July: Do It Again does the double

Do it Again becomes only the fifth horse in history to win back-to-back Durban July titles.

A dramatic pre-gate scratching of the race favourite Hawaam opened the door for 2018 winner Do It Again to become the fifth horse in the 123 years of the Durban July to win back-to-back when he snuck home at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Saturday.

Trained by Justin Snaith and ridden by Richard Fourie, the gelding was always going to be up there with the contenders and when Hawaam was scratched following an injury on entrance to the starting gate the defending champion slipped into the favourite slot to bag the R4.25 million.

Another pre-race contender Rainbow Bridge came home [...]

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