City bus drivers undergoing road safety training
Mandla Nsele | October 22 2020

City bus drivers undergoing road safety training

In its quest to mitigate accidents on the road and to improve safety of passengers, the City’s eThekwini Transport Authority (ETA) working with the Municipality’s private bus operators, have rolled out a safe driving programme for bus drivers. As part of the transport month activities, the refresher course is aimed at helping drivers to improve their driving skills that would help the city in its endeavour to reduce road accidents.

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Anticipate New Load Shedding Schedule
Msawakhe Mayisela | October 6 2020

Anticipate New Load Shedding Schedule

eThekwini Municipality’s new load shedding schedule allows for the changes in customer loads over the years and Eskom’s new requirement of catering for up to 8 stages. Implementation of the new load shedding schedule started on Monday, 5 October.

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All Systems Go For #DFF2020
Steven J Brown | September 18 2020

All Systems Go For #DFF2020

This year’s eagerly anticipated Durban Fashion Fair (#DFF2020) – an iconic fashion event that continues to grow in stature every year – will again highlight plenty of glamour and glitter on September 23, 24, 25 – only, this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, everyone will get a “front row seat” on our virtual platform!

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Mayor Welcomes Arrest of Murder Suspect
Mluleki Mntungwa | September 11 2020

Mayor Welcomes Arrest of Murder Suspect

eThekwini Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda has applauded the KwaZulu-Natal wing of South Africa's Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) for the swift arrest of the alleged killer of the Durban Metro Police, Acting Captain Dumisani Zondi.

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Durban Filmmart Virtual Edition
EMCU | September 10 2020

Durban Filmmart Virtual Edition

The Durban FilmMart Institute is pleased to announce that the 11th Durban FilmMart virtual edition reached its halfway mark on Tuesday, 8 September with 1057 delegates registered.

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Durban Fashion Fair Show Goes On
Mandla Nsele | September 10 2020

Durban Fashion Fair Show Goes On

When it comes to eThekwini’s eagerly anticipated annual Durban Fashion Fair (#DFF2020), the show will definitely go on! This despite the challenges brought by the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Heritage & Recreation Facilities Re-open To Public
Msawakhe Mayisela | September 9 2020

Heritage & Recreation Facilities Re-open To Public

eThekwini Municipality has reopened its heritage and recreational facilities and will be implementing the necessary safety precautions. Head of the Parks, Recreation and Culture Unit Thembinkosi Ngcobo said most of the City’s facilities were closed during lockdown.

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Durban Business Fair Online
Msawakhe Mayisela | September 7 2020

Durban Business Fair Online

Despite the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, eThekwini Municipality is forging ahead with its mandate to support small businesses.

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8000 New Gravesites to Address Shortage in eThekwini
Msawakhe Mayisela | August 29 2020

8000 New Gravesites to Address Shortage in eThekwini

In a quest to address shortage of burial space in eThekwini, the Municipality has 8000 new graves available to allow residents to give their loved ones respectful and dignified burial process.

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eThekwini Welcomes Easing of Tourism Trade
Mluleki Mntungwa | August 3 2020

eThekwini Welcomes Easing of Tourism Trade

EThekwini Municipality Mayor, Councillor Mxolisi Kaunda, has welcomed the relaxation of restrictions on tourism activities announced by the Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane on 30 July. After months of restricted trade in the tourism sector due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Durban and the rest of South Africa will be easing measures to accommodate tourism related activities.

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Belgarion wins 2020 Vodacom Durban July
Dave Macleod | July 25 2020

Belgarion wins 2020 Vodacom Durban July

Four year old superstar Belgarion handed trainer Justin Snaith his fifth win and jockey Richard Fourie his third title with a stunning victory in the 2020 Vodacom Durban July in front of empty stands at Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse on Saturday afternoon.

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Municipality to open public spaces for exercise
Msawakhe Mayisela | July 23 2020

Municipality to open public spaces for exercise

eThekwini Municipality will from next week open public amenities to allow people to utilise these facilities to keep fit and healthy by walking and exercising.

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City’s Parks operates with reduced staff compliment
Mandla Nsele | June 22 2020

City’s Parks operates with reduced staff compliment

eThekwini Municipality would like to inform residents that Parks, Leisure and Cemeteries Department, operates with reduced staff compliment during level 3 lockdown. This is as a result of the city’s unwavering compliance with Covid-19 regulations that restricts the number of employees in the workplace.

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Participate in Comrades Virtual Race encourages City Mayor
Mluleki Mntungwa | June 12 2020

Participate in Comrades Virtual Race encourages City Mayor

The Mayor of eThekwini Municipality, Councilor Mxolisi Kaunda, has urged all running enthusiasts as well as the general community of eThekwini to support and participate in the Race the Comrades Legends Virtual Race which takes place on Sunday, 14 June 2020.

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eThekwini - Child Protection Week
Mluleki Mntungwa | June 1 2020

eThekwini - Child Protection Week

As the Nation marks the Child Protection Week, 27 May – 02 June, eThekwini Municipality Mayor, Councillor Mxolisi Kaunda has called on all the residents of eThekwini to use this year’s Child Protection Week to protect children from the scourge of the COVID 19 pandemic and beyond.

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Resumption of Credit Control and Debt Collection Processes
Mandla Nsele | May 26 2020

Resumption of Credit Control and Debt Collection Processes

The City will be resuming with its credit control and debt collection processes effective from 1 July 2020 to ensure that it is in a stable financial position in order to continue to provide essential services to eThekwini residents. This follows the tabling of a report during an online Executive Committee meeting held today, 26 May 2020.

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Automatic Rates Rebate Renewal
eThekwini News Flash | May 13 2020

Automatic Rates Rebate Renewal

Beneficiaries of rates rebates do not have to resubmit a renewal application. The City wants to limit the movement of its most venerable residents and will therefore automatically renew the rebates for the following categories of rebate beneficiaries:

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Closure of Garden Refuse Sites
eThekwini Municipality | May 7 2020

Closure of Garden Refuse Sites

The eThekwini Municipality wishes to inform the public that garden refuse sites remain closed under level 4 of South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdown regulations.

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Metro Police Officers praised for rescuing kidnapped man
Mandla Nsele | May 5 2020

Metro Police Officers praised for rescuing kidnapped man

A Durban man has praised Metro Police officers for their valiant efforts in a dramatic rescue after he was kidnapped and held in Inanda for 19 hours where he was brutally beaten while the kidnappers demanded ransom amounts from his family and friends.

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Opening Of Waste Management Facilities
Mandla Nsele | May 4 2020

Opening Of Waste Management Facilities

The Cleansing and Solid Waste Unit would like inform eThekwini Municipality residents that the landfill and garden sites that were closed during level 5 lockdown will be opened from the 04 May 2020. The operating times of the sites are as follows:

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Farewell Gambit
Steven J Brown | April 20 2020

Farewell Gambit

Today (April 20, 2020) the SAAMBR team situated at uShaka Marine World is mourning the death of Gambit, our beloved bottlenose dolphin who passed away this afternoon.

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