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Month: November 2016


Devon Scoulelis is a quiet go-getter on a mission to empower South African entrepreneurs. Six years ago the 31-year-old Glenwood High School old-boy set out to build a business on the back of what fast food giant KFC does well and not so well. He launched Chicken Xpress in a single store in Umlazi where Scoulelis paid “school fees” for 18 months, setting up a franchise model and learning how difficult life was competing with established brands. But, he stayed true to the pledge, creating a franchise model with an offering based on the South African palette. His motto:...

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On Sunday October 30, 2016, Durban’s King Shaka International Airport welcomed the inaugural flight of Air Namibia. The airline is now flying a four times weekly Windhoek – Gaborone – Durban schedule, with flights on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The airline will be servicing this route with an Embraer ERJ 135 Jet which can take up to 37 passengers. Air Namibia has fifth freedom traffic rights in Gaborone. This means that Durban passengers can travel to both Gaborone and Windhoek. Durban’s King Shaka International Airport continues to surpass both passenger and cargo volume projections, having experienced a 14%...

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FAMILIES HEAD FOR BALLITO Ballito was once a popular holiday destination, but now it has fast become the place to live, with an estimate of 30 families moving to Ballito per month. In search of security and a place that caters to families, there is a steady increase in families moving from the traditional Durban suburbs like Umhlanga, Berea, Morningside, La Lucia and Durban North. Within 10 years, Ballito went from around 12 000 residents to more than 24 000 in 2015. There are two types of buyers in the Ballito area – those looking to live within an estate...

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