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Richards Bay is South Africa's largest harbour. It is situated on a 30 square kilometre lagoon of the Mhlatuze River, (forceful), on the northern coast of KwaZulu-Natal. A harbor (or harbour) or haven is a place where ships may shelter from the weather or are stored. ... KwaZulu-Natal (often referred to as KZN) is a province of South Africa. ...


It began as a makeshift harbour that was set up by Commodore of the Cape, Sir Frederick Richards during the Boer War of 1879. In 1935 the Richards Bay Game Sanctuary was created to protect the ecology around the lagoon and later by 1943 it expanded into the Richards Bay Park. The town was laid-out on the shores of the lagoon in 1954 and proclaimed a town in 1969. In 1976 Richards Bay harbour was converted into a deep water harbour with railway and a oil/gas pipeline linking the port to Johannesburg. An aluminium smelter and fertilizer plant have been erected at the harbour. Titanium is mined from the sand dunes close to the lagoon. Boer guerrillas during the Second Boer War There were two Boer wars, one in December 16, 1880- March 23, 1881 and the second from October 11, 1899- May 31, 1902 both between the British and the settlers of Dutch origin (called Boere, Afrikaners or Voortrekkers) in South Africa that put... 1879 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... Oil is a generic term for organic liquids that are not miscible with water. ... Gas (actually as, part of the Gnu Binutils package) is the default Gcc Back-end. ... Johannesburgs skyline as seen from the observation deck of the Carlton Centre. ... General Name, Symbol, Number aluminium, Al, 13 Chemical series poor metals Group, Period, Block 13 (IIIA), 3, p Density, Hardness 2700 kg/m3, 2. ... Fertilizers are chemicals given to plants with the intention of promoting growth; they are usually applied either via the soil or by foliar spraying. ... General Name, Symbol, Number Titanium, Ti, 22 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 4, 4, d Density, Hardness 4507 kg/m3, 6 Appearance Silvery metallic Atomic properties Atomic weight 47. ...

Province of KwaZulu-Natal Present South African Flag found from http://groups. ... KwaZulu-Natal (often referred to as KZN) is a province of South Africa. ...

Provincial Capital:

Pietermaritzburg Location of Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal province Pietermaritzburg is the capital of KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa. ...

Major Metros:

Ethekwini (includes Durban) Durban is a vibrant cosmopolitian city in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. ...

District Municipalities:

Ugu Umgungundlovu Uthukela Umzinyathi Amajuba Zululand Umkhanyakude Uthungulu King Shaka East Griqualand

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. ... Location of Kokstad in KwaZulu-Natal Province Kokstad is a town in the Sisonke District of KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. ... Ladysmith is the name of several places: in Canada: Ladysmith, British Columbia in the United States: Ladysmith, Wisconsin in South Africa: Ladysmith, South Africa Siege of Ladysmith, 1900 Ladismith This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... KwaDukuza (also called Stanger) is a historic capital of the Zulus. ...


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Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (200 words)
It is situated on a 30 square kilometre lagoon of the Mhlatuze River, (forceful), on the northern coast of KwaZulu-Natal.
In 1935 the Richards Bay Game Sanctuary was created to protect the ecology around the lagoon and later by 1943 it expanded into the Richards Bay Park.
In 1976 Richards Bay harbour was converted into a deep water harbour with railway and a oil/gas pipeline linking the port to Johannesburg.
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