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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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The bigger picture shows no solution to the education crisis

I believe that free education for all is a worthy aspiration and should be pursued as it would catapult our country into a new era.  In its pre-1994 manifesto, the ANC promised free education, only to find that it is not affordable.  The best that it has been able to manage is to provide for the children of poor families, and this is a significant step in the right direction. At present, the government is being held to ransom by some (and it is unlikely to be the majority of) university students who, regrettably, are unable to see the...

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Human Settlements and Trading Services Committee chairperson Mondli Mthembu (second from right) and Ward 20 Councilor Mandla Mbambo handed over six bicycles to the GO!Durban Academy and the Durban Green Corridor. (From left to right) Qiiniso Sithole, Mzwakhe Langa and Sakhile Langa from KwaDabeka received the bikes. TIKZN economist Felleng Mahlatsi.   Over 100 children enrolled in the GO!Durban Cycle Academy gathered at eNanda Adventure Park and KwaDabeka Adventures over the past couple of weeks to paint their vision of what transport could look like in years to come. This was one of a series of road safety awareness campaigns...

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Even through the gas market has stagnated due to a lack of economic growth, Afrox says that the R60 million state-of-the-art facility that it officially unveiled at Riverhorse Valley on Friday is a sign of its confidence in the KwaZulu-Natal economy. “Our R60m Riverhorse Valley facility is geared specifically for efficiency and cost-effectiveness, aimed at benefiting customers in the medical, hospitality and industrial sectors and sets a new standard by which modern industrial gases hubs will be measured,” managing director, Schalk Venter, said before cutting loose a bunch of red balloons. This modern 18 000 square metre site which...

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