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Durban
eThekwini
Official flag of Durban
Flag
Map of South Africa showing Durban's location.
Coordinates: 29°53′S 31°03′E / -29.883, 31.05
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Established 1835
Government
 - Mayor Obed Mlaba
Area
 - Total 2,292 km² (884.9 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 - Total 3,346,799
 - Density 1,460/km² (3,781.4/sq mi)
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) 031
Website: Official Durban city website

Durban (Zulu: eThekwini (IPA: [ˈɛːʔtɛˌkwinĭ]) is the second most populous city in South Africa, forming part of the eThekwini metropolitan municipality. It is the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal and is famous as the busiest port in Africa. It is also a major centre of tourism due to the city's warm subtropical climate and beaches. Durban may refer to: Durban, a famous spanish-venezuelan painter Durban, a city in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa Durban, a commune of the Gers département, in France This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links DurbanFlag. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... Image File history File links Sf-map. ... A map of the nine provinces of South Africa South Africa is currently divided into nine provinces. ... KwaZulu-Natal (often referred to as KZN) is a province of South Africa. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Obed Mlaba is the mayor of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, which includes Durban, the second most populous city in South Africa. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Time zones of Africa: Striped colours indicate countries observing daylight saving South African Standard Time, or SAST, is a time zone used by all of South Africa, in addition to Lesotho and Swaziland. ... Eastern European Time Central Africa Time Israel Standard Time South Africa Standard Time Central European Summer Time West Africa Summer Time Category: ... South Africa has switched to a closed numbering system, although as of 2005 it still isnt mandatory to dial the three-digit area code. ... Zulu (called isiZulu in Zulu), is a language of the Zulu people with about 10 million speakers, the vast majority (over 95%) of whom live in South Africa. ... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... A map of South Africa showing eThekwini (within KwaZulu-Natal province) eThekwini is the name of the Metropolitan Municipality created in 2000 that includes the city of Durban, South Africa and surrounding towns. ... In South Africa, a metropolitan municipality or Category A municipality is a municipality which executes all the functions of local government for a city or conurbation. ... KwaZulu-Natal (often referred to as KZN) is a province of South Africa. ... For other uses, see Port (disambiguation). ... Tourist redirects here. ... Subtropical (or semitropical) areas are those adjacent to the tropics, usually roughly defined as the ranges 23. ... For other uses, see Beach (disambiguation). ...


According to the 2001 Census, the city has a population of 3.2 million.[1] Durban's land area of 2,292 square kilometres (884.9 sq mi) is comparatively larger than other South African cities, resulting in a comparatively lower population density of 1,460 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,781.4/sq mi).[1] South African National Census of 2001 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...

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History

It is thought that the first known inhabitants of the Durban area arrived from the north around 100,000 BC, according to carbon dating of rock art found in caves in the Drakensberg. These people were living in the central plains of KwaZulu-Natal until the expansion of Bantu people from the north sometime during the last millennium. Little is known of the history of the first residents, as there is no written history of the area before it was first mentioned by Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, who came to the KwaZulu-Natal coast while searching for a route from Europe to India. He landed on the KwaZulu-Natal coast on Christmas in 1497, and thus named the area "Natal", or Christmas in Portuguese. 100,000 BC is a serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts from November 23 to December 13, 1963. ... Radiocarbon dating is the use of the naturally occurring isotope of carbon-14 in radiometric dating to determine the age of organic materials, up to ca. ... Rock art is a term in archaeology for any man-made markings made on natural stone. ... For other uses, see Cave (disambiguation). ... The Drakensberg Drakensberg Range from space, April 1993 Maluti mountains in Lesotho The Drakensberg (Afrikaans for Dragons Mountain) mountains are the highest in Southern Africa, rising up at Thabana Ntlenyana to 3,482 m (11,422 ft) in height. ... Map showing the approximate distribution of Bantu (light brown) vs. ... See also explorations, sea explorers, astronaut, conquistador, travelogue, the History of Science and Technology and Biography. ... For other uses, see Vasco da Gama (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... 1497 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The modern city of Durban dates from 1824, when a party of 25 men under British Lieutenant F. G. Farewell arrived from the Cape Colony and established a settlement on the northern shore of the Bay of Natal, near today's Farewell Square. Accompanying Farewell was an adventurer named Henry Fynn. Fynn was able to befriend the Zulu King Shaka by helping him to recover from a stab wound he suffered in battle. As a token of Shaka's gratitude, he granted Fynn a "25-mile strip of coast a hundred miles in depth." [citation needed] During a meeting of 35 white residents in Fynn's territory on June 23, 1835, it was decided to build a capital town and name it "d'Urban" after Sir Benjamin d'Urban, then governor of the Cape Colony. [citation needed]. 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Lieutenant is a military, naval, paramilitary, fire service or police officer rank. ... Anthem: God Save the Queen Cape Colony Capital Cape Town Language(s) English and Dutch1 Religion Dutch Reformed Church, Anglican Government Constitutional monarchy Last Monarch King George VI Last Prime Minister  - 1908 – 1910 John X. Merriman Last Governor  - 1901 - 1910 Walter Hely-Hutchinson Historical era 19th century  - Dutch East India... Languages Zulu Religions Christian, African Traditional Religion Related ethnic groups Bantu Nguni Basotho Xhosa Swazi Matabele Khoisan The Zulu (South African English and isiZulu: amaZulu) are a South African ethnic group of an estimated 17-22 million people who live mainly in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... For other uses, see Shaka (disambiguation). ... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... | Come and take it, slogan of the Texas Revolution 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Major-General Sir Benjamin DUrban (1777- 25 May 1849) was a British general and colonial administrator, who is best known for his frontier policy when he was the Governor in the Cape Colony (now in South Africa). ...


Voortrekkers established the Republic of Natalia in 1838 just north of Durban, and established a capital at Pietermaritzburg. Fierce conflict with the Zulu population led to the evacuation of Durban, and eventually the Afrikaners accepted British annexation in 1844 under military pressure. A British governor was appointed to the region and many settlers emigrated from Europe and the Cape Colony. The British established a sugar cane industry in the 1860s. Farm owners had a difficult time attracting Zulu labourers to work on their plantations, so the British brought thousands of indentured labourers from India on five-year contracts. As a result of the importation of Indian labourers, Durban became the largest Asian community in South Africa. The Voortrekker Monument built in 1949. ... Flag The Natalia Republic was located in the southern half of this region Capital Pietermaritzburg Language(s) Dutch, Zulu, English Religion Dutch Reformed Church Government Republic Prime Minister Andries Pretorius Historical era The Great Trek  - Established October 12, 1839  - Battle of Blood River December 16, 1838  - Alliance with Zulu January... Pietermaritzburg is the capital and second largest city of the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. ... This article is about the Southern African ethnic group. ... Species Ref: ITIS 42058 as of 2004-05-05 Sugarcane is one of six species of a tall tropical southeast Asian grass (Family Poaceae) having stout fibrous jointed stalks whose sap at one time was the primary source of sugar. ... // The First Transcontinental Railroad in the USA was built in the six year period between 1863 and 1869. ... Fundamentally, a plantation is usually a large farm or estate, especially in a tropical or semitropical country, on which cotton, tobacco, coffee, sugar cane, or trees and the like is cultivated, usually by resident laborers. ... An Indentured servant is an unfree labourer under contract to work (for a specified amount of time) for another person, often without any pay, but in exchange for accommodation, food, other essentials and/or free passage to a new country. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ...


In 1948, the National Party was elected on a platform of racial segregation laws, which later came to be collectively known by the Afrikaans word apartheid. As a consequence of the Group Areas Act, which classified all areas of the country and city according to race, formerly multi-racial suburbs were either purged of unlawful residents or destroyed. Many Zulu men migrated to Johannesburg to work in gold and diamond mines, and a nominally-independent homeland for Zulus, KwaZulu, was established in 1977 around Zululand. This created tension between the Zulu-dominated, National Party supported Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) and the anti-apartheid party and supposedly Xhosa-dominated African National Congress (ANC). Terrorism and necklacing continued throughout the province in the 1980s as both parties competed for dominance. Political violence grew exponentially in the early 1990s during the downfall of the apartheid system. Large massacres became frequent on both sides. Fortunately, the successful multi-racial elections in 1994 eased tensions dramatically, particularly after the ANC made the IFP leader, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, minister of Home Affairs. The National Party (Afrikaans: Nasionale Party) (with its members sometimes known as Nationalists or Nats) was the governing party of South Africa from June 4th 1948 until May 9th 1994, and was disbanded in 2005. ... The Rex Theatre for Colored People Racial segregation is characterized by separation of people of different races in daily life when both are doing equal tasks, such as eating in a restaurant, drinking from a water fountain, using a rest room, attending school, going to the movies, or in the... Look up Wiktionary:Swadesh lists for Afrikaans and Dutch in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ... The Group Areas Act of 1950 (Act No. ... // This article is about the city in South Africa. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... This article is about the mineral. ... Map of the black homelands in South Africa as of 1986 Map of the black homelands in Namibia as of 1978 Bantustan is a territory designated as a tribal homeland for black South Africans and Namibians during the apartheid era. ... Flag of KwaZulu KwaZulu was a bantustan in South Africa, intended by the apartheid government as a semi-independent homeland for the Zulu people. ... Zululand was the Zulu-dominated area of what is now northern KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. ... The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) is a political party in South Africa. ... The Xhosa (IPA ( )) people are speakers of Bantu languages living in south-east South Africa, and in the last two centuries throughout the southern and central-southern parts of the country. ... For political parties with similar names in other countries, see Northern Rhodesian African National Congress and Zambian African National Congress. ... Terrorist redirects here. ... Necklacing (sometimes metonymically called Necklace) refers to the practice of execution carried out by forcing a rubber tire, filled with gasoline, around a victims chest and arms, and setting it on fire. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Photographs of the My Lai massacre provoked world outrage and made it an international scandal. ... 1994 General Election results, National Assembly African National Congress (ANC) 12,237,655 62. ... Chief Mangosuthu (Gatsha)Ashpenaz Nathan Buthelezi (born August 27, 1928) is a South African Zulu leader, and leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) which he formed in 1975. ...


Durban Today

Durban from the Air

Today, Durban is the busiest container port in Africa, the world's 9th busiest port, and a popular tourist destination. The Golden Mile, developed as a welcoming tourist destination in the 1970s, as well as Durban at large, provide ample tourist attractions, particularly for people on holiday from Johannesburg. It lost its international holiday pre-eminence to Cape Town in the 1990s, but remains more popular among domestic tourists. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixels, file size: 505 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) From Flickr: http://www. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixels, file size: 505 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) From Flickr: http://www. ... For other uses, see Port (disambiguation). ... The Golden Mile is a stretch of beach with golden sands in Durban South Africa stretching from Vetchies Pier in the south, to the newly constructed Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World in the north. ...


Geography and Climate

Duban is characterised by a mild sub-tropical climate with warm wet summers and mild moist to dry winters. Frost does not occur in the city, however due to large altitudinal variations, some western suburbs can get very chilly in the winter. Durban has an annual rainfall of 1009mm, with daytime maxima peaking from January to March at 28°C (min: 21°C), dropping to daytime highs from June to August of 23°C (min: 11°C).


The metropolitan area is topographically hilly, with very few flat areas, except in the immediate vicinity of the central business district and the harbour. The western suburbs off Hillcrest and Kloof are signicantly higher above sea-level, reaching up to 850m in the community of Botha's Hill. Many gorges and rivines are found within the metropolitan area. There is almost no true coastal plain. For the place in Adelaide, South Australia, see Hillcrest, South Australia. ... Kloof, meaning a small canyon in Afrikaans is a small, middle- to upper-income town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and is now a suburb of the greater Durban area known as eThekwini. ... Bothas Hill is a small town outside of Hillcrest in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ...


Demographics

Geographical distribution of home languages in Durban.

Black Africans account for 68.30 percent of the population, followed by Asians or Indians at 19.90 percent, Whites at 8.98 percent and Coloureds at 2.89 percent. 48.9 percent of the population is under the age of 24, while 4.2 percent are over the age of 65. The median age in the city is 25 years old, and for every 100 females, there are 92.5 males. 27.9 percent of city residents are unemployed. 88.6 percent of the unemployed are black, 18.3 percent are Coloureds, 8.2 percent are Asians or Indians, and 4.4 percent are White.[2] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (943x638, 84 KB) Summary All Stats SA products are protected by copyright. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (943x638, 84 KB) Summary All Stats SA products are protected by copyright. ... This article is about the color black; for other uses, see Black (disambiguation). ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... In the South African, Namibian, Zambian and Zimbabwean context, the term Coloured (also known as Bruinmense, Kleurlinge or Bruin Afrikaners in Afrikaans) refers to a heterogeneous group of people who posess some degree of sub-Saharan ancestry, but not enough to be considered Black under South African law. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


63.04 percent of Durban residents speak Zulu at home, 29.96 percent speak English (roughly representing the Indian and White populations), 3.43 percent speak Xhosa, 1.44 percent speak Afrikaans, 0.7 percent speak Sotho, 0.2 percent speak Ndebele, 0.1 percent speaks Northern Sotho, and 0.93 percent of the population speaks a non-official language at home. 68.0 percent of residents are Christian, 15.5 percent have no religion, 11.3 percent are Hindu, 3.2 percent are Muslim, and 0.1 percent are Jewish. 1.9 percent have other or undetermined beliefs.[2] Zulu (called isiZulu in Zulu), is a language of the Zulu people with about 10 million speakers, the vast majority (over 95%) of whom live in South Africa. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... For the Xhosa people, see Xhosa. ... Afrikaans is a West Germanic language mainly spoken in South Africa and Namibia. ... The Sotho-speaking people have lived in southern Africa since around 15th century. ... The Ndebele language, or isiNdebele, or Sindebele, is an African language belonging to the Nguni group of Bantu languages, and spoken by the AmaNdebele (the Ndebele people). ... Northern Sotho, or Sesotho sa Leboa, is one of the official languages of South Africa, and is spoken by 4,208,980 people (2001 Census Data), mostly in the provinces of Gauteng, Limpopo Province and Mpumalanga. ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... Hinduism (known as in modern Indian languages[1]) is a religious tradition[2] that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination...


10.0 percent of residents aged 20 and over have received no schooling, 13.3 percent have had some primary school, 5.7 percent have completed only primary school, 34.6 percent have had some high school education, 26.8 percent have finished only high school, and 9.6 percent have an education higher than the high school level. Overall, 36.4 percent of residents have completed high school. The median annual income of working adults aged 15-65 is ZAR 20,695. Males have a median annual income of ZAR 24,851 versus ZAR 16,927 for females.[2] This article is about institutionalized education. ... A primary school in Český Těšín, Czech Republic. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... ISO 4217 Code ZAR User(s) Common Monetary Area: Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland Inflation 5. ...


Economy

The Durban Metropolitan Area (DMA) has a large and diversified economy with strong manufacturing, tourism, transportation, finance and government sectors. Its coastal location and large port gives it comparative advantage over many other centres in South Africa for export-related industry. Durban's mild climate, warm marine current and culturally diverse population has also provided a drawcard for tourism to the region.


There has, however, been little growth in the number of jobs provided by DMA's formal sector over the past 20 years. The manufacturing sector, which is second only to government in the number of jobs provided, has been shedding jobs as firms restructure and become more capital intensive. High rates of crime have become a disincentive to growth in tourism and many other sectors. Despite a dynamic and growing small and micro business sector, the DMA has very high rates of unemployment, reaching over 30% in some areas of the city. There are still few economic opportunities in the former township areas.


The central business district has experienced an economic decline due to crime and grime. Many corporates have relocated due to rampant decentralisation, especially to the Umhlanga area north of the city. This region has become an new central business district near the Gateway Theatre of Shopping. Efforts have recently been made to attract business back to the city, with the new Point development south-east of downtown sporting the new uShaka Marine World and many new residential and leisure developments. It is hoped efforts by the city to clean up the business district, new developments in Point and the 2010 FIFA World Cup stadium north of the CBD (Moses Mabidha Stadium) will aid in the economic turnaround. Umhlanga Rocks is a seaside resort town north of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and is now part of the eThekwini Metropolitan Area, that also includes Durban. ... The Gateway Theatre of Shopping is a large shopping center located in Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal. ... uShaka Marine World is an amusement park located in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... The 2010 FIFA World Cup will be the 19th FIFA World Cup, an international tournament for football, that is scheduled to take place between 11 June and 11 July 2010 in South Africa. ... Moses Mabhida Stadium [1] named after a former General Seretary of the SACP is intended to be a world-class multi-use stadium in Durban, South Africa. ...


The economy has also been boosted in recent years by an influx of business mail destined for Dublin but finding its way to Durban's shores. Apparently an easy mistake to make these days due to the close proximity of the 'r' and 'l' keys on a standard 1963 QWERTY keyboard. This has meant that Durbanites have been able to latch on to and benefit from Irish business ideas, usually savvy, specialist and secretive. For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... For the song by Linkin Park, see QWERTY (song). ...


Durban's economic contribution to the region

The Durban Metropolitan Area is the main economic driver in KwaZulu-Natal, contributing over half of the province's output, employment and income. In national terms, Durban is the second most important economic complex after Gauteng, accounting for 15% of national output, 14% of household income and 11% of national employment. Regional development corridors link Durban northwards to Richards Bay and Maputo, and westward to Pietermaritzburg and Johannesburg.


Informal Sector

The police crush a demonstration against Durban Mayor, Obed Mlaba, by the Shackdwellers' Movement Abahlali base, Mjondolo

The inability of the formal sector of the economy to provide sufficient employment opportunities for Durban's growing population has led to the development of a fast growing informal sector. It is thought that about 16% of the labour force is active in the informal sector. Very few people in the informal sector appear to be involved in manufacturing activities. Most people provide services for low pay (such as domestic work) followed by trading, catering and accommodation. It is expected that future growth will occur in the trading sector. There are some 20,000 street traders in Durban including a Muthi Trade of regional importance. There have been major clashes between street traders and the police. After one such clash 500 street traders were arrested. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... A man holds up a street puppet designed to resemble George W. Bush at a demonstration against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund on April 16, 2005 in Washington, D.C.. American Civil Rights March on Washington, leaders marching from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial, August 28... Obed Mlaba is the mayor of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, which includes Durban, the second most populous city in South Africa. ...


A shack dwellers' movement Abahlali baseMjondolo that draws most of its membership from this sector has begun to vigorously contest the city's treatment of the poor. A number of its members have laid charges against the police alleging illegal arrests, assaults, evictions and, in E-Section Umlazi and the Siyanda shack settlement, killings. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


Tourism

Golden Mile

Image File history File links DSC42232. ... Image File history File links DSC42232. ... The Golden Mile is a stretch of beach with golden sands in Durban South Africa. ... Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World is situated at the northern end of Durbans Golden Mile. ... The Durban International Convention Centre (ICC) is a large convention centre in Durban, South Africa. ... uShaka Marine World is an amusement park located in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Cricket ground in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... For the womens version of the game, see Womens Test cricket. ... A night match at Old Trafford. ... Kings Park Stadium is a football stadium in Durban, South Africa which was originally built in 1891 and renovated in 1990. ... The Sharks are a South African Rugby Union team competing in the Super 14 competition (Super 12 from 1996-2005. ... The Gateway Theatre of Shopping is a large shopping center located in Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal. ...

Communications and media

Two major English-language daily newspapers are published in Durban, both part of the Independent Newspapers, the national group owned by Irish media magnate Tony O'Reilly. These are the morning editions of "The Mercury" and the afternoon "Daily News". Like most newsmedia in South Africa, they have seen declining circulations in recent years. Major Zulu language papers comprise "Isolezwe" ( Independent Newspapers), "UmAfrika" and "Ilanga", the latter being seen to be politically aligned to the IFP. Independent Newspapers also publish "Post", a newspaper aimed largely at the Indian community. A national Sunday paper, the "Sunday Tribune" is also published by Independent Newspapers as is the "Independent on Saturday".


A variety of free weekly suburban newspapers are published by the Caxton Group and there are numerous "community" newspapers, some of which are short lived and others which have had stable tenure.


A number of lifestyle magazines are published in Durban, some of which have national circulation. A major city initiative is MetroBeat magazine, a colour publication which is sent to some 400,000 households monthly with a readership of over 1.6 million. As a local government publication, it is a unique initiative and rates in the top ten consumer publications in South Africa as far as circulation is concerned.


A major English language radio station, East Coast Radio ([1]), operates out of Durban and is owned by SA media giant Kagiso Media. The national broadcaster, the SABC, has regional offices in Durban and operates two major stations here, the Zulu language "Ukhozi FM" with a huge national listenership of over 5 million, and Radio Lotus, aimed at "Indian" listeners. The other SABC national stations have smaller regional offices here, as does TV for news links and sports broadcasts. There are a number of smaller stations which are independent, having been granted licences by ICASA, the national agency charged with the issue of broadcast licences. East Coast Radio is a KwaZulu-Natal commercial radio station with an audience of over 2 million. ...


Although advertising agencies and communications companies here are smaller than in Gauteng province, where most national corporate head offices are located, there is a full complement of services on offer to support retail trade and other sectors of the marketplace.


Sports teams and stadiums

Durban is home to two rugby teams, the Natal Sharks, who compete in the domestic Currie Cup competition, and the Sharks, who compete in the international Super 14 competition. Both teams play out of the 56,000 capacity Kings Park Stadium - currently known also as the ABSA Stadium for sponsorship reasons. For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... The Natal Sharks are a South African rugby union team that participate in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... For the cricket competition originally known as the Currie Cup, see SuperSport Series. ... The Sharks are a South African Rugby Union team competing in the Super 14 competition (Super 12 from 1996-2005. ... The Super 14 is the largest rugby union football club championship in the southern hemisphere, consisting of provincial teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. ... Kings Park Stadium is a football stadium in Durban, South Africa which was originally built in 1891 and renovated in 1990. ... Kings Park Stadium, also known for sponsorship reasons as ABSA Stadium, is a football stadium in Durban, South Africa which was originally built in 1891 and extensively renovated in 1990. ...


The city is also home to two clubs in the Premier Soccer LeagueAmaZulu and the Golden Arrows. AmaZulu play most of their home games in their own Princess Magogo Stadium, but will take especially important fixtures to ABSA Stadium. Similarly, the Golden Arrows have their own stadium, King Zwelithini Stadium in the suburb of Umlazi, but play their most important matches in ABSA Stadium. Premier Soccer League is the trading name of the National Soccer League of South Africa, also known by its initials (PSL). ... AmaZulu is a South African football (soccer) club based in the city of Durban. ... External links Premier Soccer League South Africa 2010 World Cup Official Website Categories: | ... Princess Magogo Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Durban, South Africa. ... King Zwelithini Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Umlazi, South Africa. ... Umlazi is a township on the east coast of South Africa. ...


Durban is also host to the Dolphins, the provincial cricket team. Shaun Pollock, Lance Klusener and Barry Richards all come from the Dolphins (although it was formally called Natal). Cricket in Durban is played at the world famous Kingsmead Cricket Ground. It was here that Graeme Pollock and Barry Richards slaughtered the Australian bowling in 1969.


Durban is one of cities of 2010 FIFA World Cup. The stadium has not been built yet. On January 29, 2006, Durban hosted a race in A1 Grand Prix, driven on a street track. It is rumoured that Durban will bid for the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the 2020 Summer Olympics. The 2010 FIFA World Cup will be the 19th FIFA World Cup, an international tournament for football, that is scheduled to take place between 11 June and 11 July 2010 in South Africa. ... is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A1GP (formerly A1 Grand Prix) is an open-wheel auto racing series. ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ...


The city is home to Greyville Racecourse, a major Thoroughbred horse racing venue which annually hosts a number of prestigious races including the country's premier event, the July Handicap, and the premier staying event in South Africa, the Gold Cup. Greyville Racecourse is a Thoroughbred race track in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Thoroughbred horse racing in the United Kingdom is governed by the Horseracing Regulatory Authority (the HRA) which makes and enforces the rules, issues licences or permits to trainers and jockeys, and runs the races through their race course officials. ... The Durban July Handicap is a South African Thoroughbred horse race held annually on the first Saturday of July since 1897 at Greyville Racecourse in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. ...


Transport

Durban downtown

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (800x653, 389 KB) Commercial Street in downtown Durban. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (800x653, 389 KB) Commercial Street in downtown Durban. ...

Air

Durban International Airport services both domestic and international flights, with regularly-scheduled service to Swaziland, Mozambique, and Mauritius. The airport handled four million passengers in 2005, up over 15 percent from 2004. Plans are at an advanced stage for the construction of a new airport, to be known as King Shaka International Airport, at La Mercy, about 36 kilometres (22 mi) north of the Central Business District, and 15 kilometers north of Umhlanga Rocks. Durban International Airport (IATA: DUR, ICAO: FADN), formerly Louis Botha Airport, is located in Durban, South Africa. ... King Shaka International Airport is a proposed airport located at La Mercy, 30 kilometres north of Durban, South Africa, that is expected to replace Durban International Airport, which will be decommissioned. ... “km” redirects here. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... The Central Business District of Sydney, Australia. ... Umhlanga Rocks is a seaside resort town north of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and is now part of the eThekwini Metropolitan Area, that also includes Durban. ...


The airport serves as a major gateway for travelers to KwaZulu-Natal and the Drakensberg. The Drakensberg Drakensberg Range from space, April 1993 Maluti mountains in Lesotho The Drakensberg (Afrikaans for Dragons Mountain) mountains are the highest in Southern Africa, rising up at Thabana Ntlenyana to 3,482 m (11,422 ft) in height. ...


Sea

Durban has a long tradition as a port city. The Port of Durban, which was formerly known as the Port of Natal, is one of the few natural harbours between Port Elizabeth and Maputo, and is also located at the beginning of a particular weather phenomenon which can cause extremely violent seas. These two features made Durban an extremely busy port of call for ship repairs when the port was opened in the 1840s. The Port of Durban is now the busiest port in South Africa, as well as the busiest container port in the Southern Hemisphere. For other uses, see Port (disambiguation). ... A harbor (or harbour) or haven is a place where ships may shelter from the weather or are stored. ... Port Elizabeth is a city in South Africa, situated in the Eastern Cape Province, at 33°58′ S 25°36′ E. The city is located on Algoa Bay, and is one of the major seaports in South Africa. ... Maputo is the capital of Mozambique. ... // First use of general anesthesia in an operation, by Crawford Long The first electrical telegraph sent by Samuel Morse on May 24, 1844 from Baltimore to Washington, D.C.. First signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) on February 6, 1840 at Waitangi, Northland New Zealand. ... For other uses, see Port (disambiguation). ... Shipping containers at a terminal in Port Elizabeth, New Jersey. ... southern hemisphere highlighted in yellow (Antarctica not depicted). ...


The modern Port of Durban grew around trade from Johannesburg, as the industrial and mining capital of South Africa is not located on any navigable body of water. Thus, products being shipped from Johannesburg outside of South Africa have to be loaded onto trucks or railways and transported to Durban. The Port of Maputo was unavailable for use until the early 1990s due to civil war and an embargo against South African products. There is now an intense rivalry between Durban and Maputo for shipping business. // This article is about the city in South Africa. ... For other uses, see Truck (disambiguation). ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... A civil war is a war in which parties within the same culture, society or nationality fight against each other for the control of political power. ... For delayed access after publication, see Embargo (academic publishing). ...


Salisbury Island, part of the Port of Durban, was formerly a full naval base until it was downgraded in 2002. It now contains a naval station and other military facilities. The future of the base, however, is uncertain, as there is increasing demand to use Salisbury Island as part of the port facilities. The multinational Combined Task Force One Five Zero (CTF-150) The British Grand Fleet, the supreme naval force of World War I A rare occurrence of a 5-country multinational fleet, during Operation Enduring Freedom in the Oman Sea. ...


Rail

Durban is well-served by railways due to its role as the largest trans-shipment point for goods from the interior of South Africa. Shosholoza Meyl, the passenger rail service of Spoornet, operates two long-distance passenger rail services from Durban: a daily service to and from Johannesburg via Pietermaritzburg, and a weekly service to and from Cape Town via Kimberley and Bloemfontein. These trains terminate at Durban Railway Station. Shosholoza Meyl is the name for the long-distance passenger services unit of Spoornet, the South African main-line railway operator. ... Spoornet, formerly South African Railways and Harbours, is the name of the South African railway system. ... Pietermaritzburg is the capital and second largest city of the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. ... Nickname: Motto: Spes Bona (Latin for Good Hope) Location of the City of Cape Town in Western Cape Province Coordinates: , Country Province Municipality City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality Founded 1652 Government [1]  - Type City council  - Mayor Helen Zille  - City manager Achmat Ebrahim Area  - City 2,499 km²  (964. ... Kimberley is a town in South Africa, and the capital of the Northern Cape. ... Bloemfontein at night Bloemfontein (IPA: , Afrikaans and Dutch for spring of Bloem (bloom), flower spring or fountain of flowers is the capital city of the Free State Province of South Africa. ...


Metrorail operates a commuter rail service in Durban and the surrounding area. The Metrorail network runs from Durban Station outwards as far as Stanger on the north coast, Kelso on the south coast, and Cato Ridge inland. Metrorail is the commuter rail service in the major urban areas of South Africa. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Roads

One national road starts in Durban and one passes through it: The N3, the busiest national road in South Africa, which links Durban with Johannesburg; and the N2, which links Durban with East London, and Port Elizabeth before ending in Cape Town. The N3 is particularly important as goods are moved by truck from Johannesburg to be shipped out of the Port of Durban. The N3 starts in the Central Business District, and interchanges with the N2 at the Westville Four-Level Interchange, officially known as the E. B. Cloete Interchange, which is informally nicknamed the Spaghetti Junction due to the complicated nature of the interchange. The N2 runs through the entire city from north to south, and is known locally as the "Outer Ring Road". The National Road System is a network of highways that link all the major population centres in South Africa. ... Map of the route of the N3 The N3 is a highway in South Africa that forms a part of the National Road System, connecting Johannesburg and Durban, respectively South Africas largest and second-largest cities. ... // This article is about the city in South Africa. ... N2 is the main coastal highway of South Africa linking the extreme east of KwaZulu-Natal Province to Western Cape. ... East London (Afrikaans: Oos-Londen, Xhosa: Imonti) is a city in southeast South Africa, situated in the Eastern Cape Province at 32. ... Port Elizabeth is a city in South Africa, situated in the Eastern Cape Province, at 33°58′ S 25°36′ E. The city is located on Algoa Bay, and is one of the major seaports in South Africa. ... Nickname: Motto: Spes Bona (Latin for Good Hope) Location of the City of Cape Town in Western Cape Province Coordinates: , Country Province Municipality City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality Founded 1652 Government [1]  - Type City council  - Mayor Helen Zille  - City manager Achmat Ebrahim Area  - City 2,499 km²  (964. ... Spaghetti Junction is a nickname that can be given to a complicated or massively intertwined interchange, such that it resembles a plate of spaghetti. ... The term orbital has several meanings: In physics and chemistry it is used to describe an atomic electron configuration, see also molecular orbital and atomic orbital. ...


Durban also has a system of freeway and dual carriageway M-roads, which connect different parts of the city. The M4 exists in two segments: The northern segment starts as an undivided highway at Ballito—where it separates from the N2—passing through Umhlanga Rocks, becoming a dual carriageway just south of that town, and ending at the northern edge of the Durban CBD. The southern segment of the M4 starts at the southern edge of the CBD, connecting it with Durban International Airport, where it reconnects with the N2. The M7 connects the N2 and the Durban South Industrial Basin with the N3 and Pinetown via Queensburgh. The M19 connects the N2 with Pinetown via Westville. The M13 acts as an alternative to the N3, which is tolled at Mariannhill, as well as feeds traffic through Gillitts, Kloof, and Westville. For specific systems, such as the Autobahns of Germany, see list of highway systems with full control of access and no cross traffic. ... This early German Autobahn uses a dual carriageway design. ... Ballito Beach Ballito is a small holiday town located in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. ... Pinetown is an industrial town just inland from Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Queensburgh is a lower class town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa that is situated inland (southwest) from Durban and now forms part of eThekwini, the Greater Durban Metropoliton. ... Gillitts is a suburb on the western boundary of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. ... Kloof, meaning a small canyon in Afrikaans is a small, leafy, middle- to upper-income suburb of the greater Durban area eThekwini in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Westville is a town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa that is situated inland between Durban and Pinetown. ...


Buses

Remant Alton, which bought the recently privatised eThekwini Municipal Bus Company, operates scheduled bus services throughout the Durban metropolitan area. Remant Alton is barely functional, has lost key individuals, suffered the loss of 56 buses in a fire, and had many of the remainder impounded due to unroadworthiness. This has left Durban with no functioning public transport system. Several companies run long-distance bus services from Durban to the other cities in South Africa. [3]


Taxis

Durban has two kinds of taxis: metered taxis and minibus taxis. Unlike many cities, metered taxis are not allowed to drive around the city to solicit fares and instead must be called and ordered to a specific location. There are a number of companies which service the Durban and surrounding regions. These taxis can also be called upon for airport transfers, point to point pick ups and shuttles. For specific countries see Taxicabs around the world. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ...


Minibus taxis are the standard form of transport for the majority of the population who cannot afford private cars.[4] Although essential, these taxis are often poorly maintained, and are frequently not road-worthy. These taxis make frequent unscheduled stops to pick up passengers, which cause accidents when drivers to the rear are unable to stop in time.[5][6] With the high demand for transport by the working class of South Africa, minibus taxis are often filled over their legal passenger allowance, making for high casualty rates when minibuses are involved in accidents. Minibuses are generally owned and operated in fleets, and inter-operator violence flares up from time to time, especially as turf wars over lucrative taxi routes occur.[7] There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


Rickshaws

Durban is also famous for its iconic Zulu Rickshaw pullers navigating throughout the city. These colourful characters are famous for their giant, vibrant hats and costumes. Although they have been a mode of transportation since the early 1900s, they mostly cater to tourists. Languages Zulu Religions Christian, African Traditional Religion Related ethnic groups Bantu Nguni Basotho Xhosa Swazi Matabele Khoisan The Zulu (South African English and isiZulu: amaZulu) are a South African ethnic group of an estimated 17-22 million people who live mainly in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Japanese rickshaw (jinrikisha), 1886. ... A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ...


Suburbs

Main article: List of Durban suburbs

This is a list of suburbs of the city of Durban, South Africa: // Central The Berea The Bluff Cato Manor Glenwood Mayville Morningside Queensburgh Yellowwood Park Northern Chatsworth Durban North La Lucia Mount Edgecombe Phoenix Umdloti Umhlanga Rocks Western Bothas Hill Cowies Hill Gillitts Hillcrest Kloof New Germany Pinetown...

Educational institutions

Private schools

Clifton School is a private day school for boys located in Morningside, an area above the city of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Eden Girls College is a womens college in Bangladesh. ... Durban Girls College is a private boarding and day school for girls located on the Berea in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Highbury Preparatory School is a private school for boys accepting boarding and day pupils up to grade 7. ... Holy Family College is a private Catholic school situated in Glenmore, Durban. ... Kearsney College is a private boarding school for boys located in Bothas Hill, a small town that lies between the provincial capital of Pietermaritzburg and Durban, the largest city of KwaZulu-Natal, a province in South Africa. ... St. ... Maris Stella School is a private Catholic school for girls located on the Berea in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... St. ... Thomas More College is a private, co-educational school located in Kloof, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Roseway Waldorf School is a coeducational privately-funded alternative school in Alverstone, near Bothas Hill, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ...

Public schools

  • Atholton Primary School
  • Bonela Primary School
  • Carrington Primary School
  • Chelsea Preparatory School
  • Parlock Primary School

Chelsea Preparatory School celebrates its 75th birthday this year Chelsea homepage

Maris Stella Durban Girls High School is a public high school for girls located in Glenwood, a working class suburb of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Durban High School or D.H.S. is a public school located in the Berea in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Durban High School or D.H.S. is a public school located in the Berea in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Durban North College or Durban Noord Kollege (in Afrikaans) is a high school situated to the north of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... It has been suggested that George Campbell Technical High School be merged into this article or section. ... Glenwood High School is a public high school for boys located in Glenwood, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Hillcrest High School is a public, co-educational high school located in Hillcrest, near Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Kloof High School is a public, co-educational high school located in Kloof, near Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Kloof Junior Primary School is a public, co-educational junior primary school situated in Kloof, near Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Kloof Senior Primary School or K.S.P. is a public, co-educational senior primary school situated in Kloof, near Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ...

Northlands Girls High School NGHS is an all girls school situated in the suburb of Durban North, South Africa. ... Northwood School is situated in Durban North, on the coastline of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. ... Pinetown Boys High School is a public school for boys in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Westville Boys High School, often referred to as WBHS, is a public high school located in Westville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Westville Girls High School is a public school for girls in Westville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ...

Tertiary institutions

Solvista Secondary School It has been suggested that University of Durban-Westville be merged into this article or section. ... The Durban University of Technology is a technical university in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ...


Sister cities

Durban's sister cities are: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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Partner Cities

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Nickname: Motto: Sterker door strijd (Stronger through Struggle) Location of Rotterdam Coordinates: , Country Netherlands Province South Holland Government  - Mayor Ivo Opstelten  - Aldermen Jeannette Baljeu Hamit Karakus Orhan Kaya Lucas Bolsius Jantine Kriens Dominic Schrijer Roelf de Boer Leonard Geluk Area [1]  - City 319 km²  (123. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain...

See also

Durban Art Deco // Art Deco is a truely international style. ...


References

  1. ^ a b eThekwini Municipal Profile 2006. Municipal Demarcation Board.
  2. ^ a b c (Statistics South Africa Census 2001)
  3. ^ http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=13&art_id=vn20070420104248892C358861
  4. ^ Transport. CapeTown.org.
  5. ^ South Africa's minibus wars: uncontrollable law-defying minibuses oust buses and trains from transit. LookSmart.
  6. ^ Transportation in Developing Countries: Greenhouse Gas Scenarios of south alabama. Pew Center.
  7. ^ Taxing Alternatives: Poverty Alleviation and the South African Taxi/Minibus Industry. Enterprise Africa! Research Publications.
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Bothas Hill is a small town outside of Hillcrest in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Cowies Hill is a small residential suburb of Pinetown in Durban, South Africa. ... Gillitts is a suburb on the western boundary of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. ... For the place in Adelaide, South Australia, see Hillcrest, South Australia. ... Kloof, meaning a small canyon in Afrikaans is a small, leafy, middle- to upper-income suburb of the greater Durban area eThekwini in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... New Germany is a town situated just inland from Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Pinetown is an industrial town just inland from Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Westville is a town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa that is situated inland between Durban and Pinetown. ... Winston Park is a small residential area that lies between Gillitts and Hillcrest in the Upper Highway Area of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Amanzimtoti is a coastal town just south of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Isipingo Beach is a resort town built on a high ridge of sand at the mouth of the Isipingo River just south of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Umlazi is a township on the east coast of South Africa. ...

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Province of KwaZulu-Natal Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... KwaZulu-Natal, often referred to as KZN, is a province of South Africa. ...

Provincial Capital:

Pietermaritzburg Image File history File links KwaZulu-Natal_coa. ... Pietermaritzburg is the capital and second largest city of the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. ...

Major Metros:

eThekwini (includes Durban) A map of South Africa showing eThekwini (within KwaZulu-Natal province) eThekwini is the name of the Metropolitan Municipality created in 2000 that includes the city of Durban, South Africa and surrounding towns. ...

District Municipalities:

Ugu | Umgungundlovu | Uthukela | Umzinyathi | Amajuba | Zululand | Umkhanyakude | uThungulu | iLembe | Sisonke A map of South Africa showing Ugu (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Ugu is one of the 11 districts of KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. ... A map of South Africa showing Umgungundlovu (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Umgungundlovu is one of the 11 district municipalities (districts) of KwaZulu-Natal province. ... A map of South Africa showing Uthukela (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Uthukela is one of the 11 districts of KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. ... A map of South Africa showing Umzinyathi (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Umzinyathi is one of the 11 district municipalities (districts) of KwaZulu-Natal province. ... A map of South Africa showing Amajuba (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Amajuba is one of the 11 districts of KwaZulu-Natal province. ... A map of South Africa showing Zululand (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Zululand is one of the 11 district municipalities (districts) of KwaZulu-Natal province. ... A map of South Africa showing Umkhanyakude (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Umkhanyakude is one of the 11 districts of KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. ... A map of South Africa showing uThungulu (within KwaZulu-Natal province) uThungulu is one of the 11 district municipalities (districts) of KwaZulu-Natal province. ... A map of South Africa showing iLembe (within KwaZulu-Natal province) iLembe is one of the 11 district municipalities (districts) of KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa. ... A map of South Africa showing Sisonke (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Sisonke is one of the 11 districts of KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. ...

Local Municipalities:

Amajuba | Zululand | Umkhanyakude | uThungulu | Umzinyathi | Uthukela | Umgungundlovu | iLembe | eThekwini | Ugu | Sisonke | A map of South Africa showing Amajuba (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Amajuba is one of the 11 districts of KwaZulu-Natal province. ... A map of South Africa showing Zululand (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Zululand is one of the 11 district municipalities (districts) of KwaZulu-Natal province. ... A map of South Africa showing Umkhanyakude (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Umkhanyakude is one of the 11 districts of KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. ... A map of South Africa showing uThungulu (within KwaZulu-Natal province) uThungulu is one of the 11 district municipalities (districts) of KwaZulu-Natal province. ... A map of South Africa showing Umzinyathi (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Umzinyathi is one of the 11 district municipalities (districts) of KwaZulu-Natal province. ... A map of South Africa showing Uthukela (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Uthukela is one of the 11 districts of KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. ... A map of South Africa showing Umgungundlovu (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Umgungundlovu is one of the 11 district municipalities (districts) of KwaZulu-Natal province. ... A map of South Africa showing iLembe (within KwaZulu-Natal province) iLembe is one of the 11 district municipalities (districts) of KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa. ... A map of South Africa showing eThekwini (within KwaZulu-Natal province) eThekwini is the name of the Metropolitan Municipality created in 2000 that includes the city of Durban, South Africa and surrounding towns. ... A map of South Africa showing Ugu (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Ugu is one of the 11 districts of KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. ... A map of South Africa showing Sisonke (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Sisonke is one of the 11 districts of KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. ...

Smaller Cities:

Empangeni | Kokstad | Ladysmith | Newcastle | Port Shepstone | Richards Bay | KwaDukuza | Tongaat | Vryheid Location of Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal Empangeni is a town in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. ... [ link title] Location of Kokstad in KwaZulu-Natal Province Kokstad is a town in the Sisonke District of KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. ... Ladysmith (2001: pop. ... Newcastle is a town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Port Shepstone is situated on the mouth of the largest river on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, the Mzimkulu River (the great home of all rivers). ... Richards Bay is South Africas largest harbour. ... KwaDukuza (Previously called Stanger) is a historic capital of the Zulus. ... Tongaat is a sugarcane growing town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa that is situated on the banks of the Tongati River north of Durban and now forms part of eThekwini, the Greater Durban Metropoliton. ... ghghghgh Vryheid is a coal mining and cattle ranching town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ...

Coordinates: 29°53′S, 31°03′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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