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  Durban - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Durban is famous as the busiest port in South Africa and a centre of tourism due to the city's warm climate and beaches.
Durban is home to two rugby union teams, the Natal Sharks, who compete in the domestic Currie Cup competition, and the Sharks, who compete in the international Super 14 competition.
Durban is well-served by railways due to its role as the largest trans-shipment point for goods from the interior of South Africa.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Durban   (2605 words)

 Durban History: information related to factual events and happenings, research of South African legacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
After Durban was evacuated during a Zulu raid, the Boers declared control, renaming it Port Natal even though it was reoccupied by a British force later that year, but the Boers stood by their claim.
Gandhi was invited by a wealthy Moslem client in Durban as a lawyer and not as an indentured worker.
Although Durban is viewed by most as a resort city with deluxe hotels, good beaches and interesting restaurants and night life, it does offer a rich cultural heritage and history.
www.durban.co.za /factfile/default.asp?txt=history   (928 words)

 SA Horseracing Dot COM
Durban is a major gateway to Africa and is also the largest and busiest port city on the continent.
Durban is blessed with an abundance of vegetation and a subtropical climate with sunshine for at least 320 days a year.
Durban's beaches are characterised by soft, golden sand, palm trees and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
www.sahorseracing.com /durban.asp   (896 words)

 Tourism KwaZulu-Natal. Durban Metro
Durban itself is surrounded by African township communities with their own rich and colourful cultural activities, and which have a strong impact on the city’s culture.
Durban, already established as a gateway to the Indian Ocean as well as to the rest of Africa, has the potential to become a leading global city.
Durban affords an ideal meeting place for mega-conventions and its multi-million rand International Convention Centre and adjoining luxury Hilton Hotel complex is the focal point of a booming conference industry.
www.tourism-kzn.org /picttour/durban.html   (709 words)

 Port of Durban   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Durban Bay also served a different kind of purpose in the 1930s until late in the 1950s when it was used as a base for flying boats.
The largest ships to have entered Durban harbour were in the region of 230,000 dwt but even larger vessels are catered for in the outer anchorage.
Durban has three marinas for yachting purposes - the main marina opposite the Esplanade, served by the Point Yacht Club and Royal Natal Yacht Club, the Wilson's Wharf marina used predominantly by motor craft and the Bluff Yacht Club facility in the Silt Canal near Bayhead.
www.ports.co.za /durban-harbour.php   (2093 words)

 Durban Skyscrapers, Architecture, Buildings, Real Estate, and Construction News
Durban is the second largest industrial center in South Africa, with the continent's largest and most important harbor.
Durban is also the convention capital of South Africa and has equipped itself to entertain large numbers of visitors.
Durban is South Africa’s most culturally diverse city, drawing on a strong European influence, Indian immigration, and the fact that it is the centre of the Zulu heartland.
www.emporis.com /en/wm/ci/?id=100137   (363 words)

 Durban travel guide - Wikitravel
Durban [1] is a city of about 3 million on South Africa's east coast in KwaZulu-Natal.
Durban International Airport (formerly Louis Botha Airport) is the main airport serving the city of Durban and is 15km south of the city center.
As Durban has one of the largest Indian populations outside of India itself, a Durban curry is a popular dish and can range from mild to very hot.
wikitravel.org /en/Durban   (1300 words)

 Backpacker Hostel Durban Pietermaritzburg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
But the similarity ends there with Durban's eye-catching vendor kiosks, exotic smells of the East, glorious colours, and the hubbub of street markets.
Swimmers in Durban's waters are protected from shark attacks by shark nets.
A Durban speciality is a 'bunny chow' - a chunk of bread with its inside scooped out and filled with curry.
www.alternativeroute.net /html/durban.htm   (883 words)

 Durban,Durban Hotels,Luxury Accommodation Durban,Kwazulu Natal,South Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Delightful Durban is the largest city of the vast and varied Kwa-Zulu Natal province of South Africa.
A coastal port with a more than equable sub-tropical climate and wide golden beaches washed by the warm Indian Ocean, Durban is a holidaymaker's paradise and gateway to the dozens of seaside resort towns of the coast to the south and north of the city.
Situated on Durban's beachfront, with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and Harbour, this hotel is ideally situated near Seaworld and the Dolphinarium.
cybercapetown.com /Durban/hotels   (975 words)

 Accommodation in Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Durban is a holiday destination quite unlike any other.
Sophisticated and cosmopolitan, Durban after dark is abuzz with elegant lounges, funky taverns, local theatre and live music, trendy clubs, pubs and discos.
Durban is world-renowned for its "Golden Mile" - the Durban beach front.
www.places.co.za /accommodation/durban_accommodation.html   (88 words)

 Routes Travel Info Portal: Durban
Durban offers all the typical attractions of a city, and of course all those of a seaside city with beaches and a harbor.
Durban is known as eThekweni in Zulu, meaning Place of the Bay.
The name Durban was given to the settlement in 1835 by the Reverend Allen Gardiner.
www.routes.co.za /kn/durban/index.html   (184 words)

 UW - Eau Claire | Center for International Education -Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Durban (population of 3,200,000) is the third largest city in South Africa.
Durban is located in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, the most culturally diverse region in South Africa.
Durban is the largest city in the province.
www.uwec.edu /CIE/sac/program/durban.htm   (1084 words)

 Durban North Bed and Breakfast Accommodation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Plan your coastal vacations and holidays using Durban North as the perfect, central springboard for the North Coast, from Durban to Umhlanga Rocks.
If you're looking for accommodation that is up market, quality assured, yet affordable and puts uou in the heart of it all for Durban and the North Coast, browse through our select Durban North accommodation section.
Durban North boasts a wide selection of restaurants, from Ciao Itallia to Splashes, Gina's, Skewers and Oscars, each with its own unusual offering.
www.durban-north.co.za   (443 words)

 Durban travel guide
It is a melting pot of African, European and Asian influences which heve led to a myriad of styles in the city.
Thanks to the beautiful, soft weather all year round, Durban is a real holiday paradise, with warm beaches lined by hotels and appartments with great views over the ocean.
Durban still houses the largest Indian population outside of India.
www.world66.com /africa/southafrica/durban   (465 words)

 Durban Accommodation, Hotels / Durban and KwaZulu Natal Accommodation South Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Durban hotels, bed and breakfasts or guest houses in Durban, Margate, Drakensberg, the Battlefields, Natal Midlands and...
Appropriately enough, the Zulu name for Durban is Thekwini, meaning "The Place Where the Earth and the Ocean Meet".
Durban Conferences - The 5 Star graded Suncoast Conference and Corporate Events invite you to experience a destination with a difference in Durban, South Africa - a conference venue where...
www.durban-venues.co.za   (1239 words)

 durban.co.za Search Directory — the complete local guide to finding accommodation, shopping, business, facts & history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Anything related to visiting and exploring Durban is in Going Out, from dining to sightseeing and not to forget the annual and local event guide that is searchable through the what's on.
Facts and information on Durban can be found under Fact File, and when you want to become part of Durban.co.za, goto Contact Us.
Durban formerly known as Port Natal - A natural port that has grown into one of South Africa's best-known and most popular coastal resorts and commercial ports.
www.durban.co.za   (297 words)

 BootsnAll.com - Durban, South Africa - August 1999
Durban was named after Sir Benjamin D'Urban, one of the early Colonial governors, and was once considered to be one of the jewels of the British Empire, much as North America was!!
There are too many to mention, but speaking first hand I would happily recommend The Edward, 5 stars, right on the beachfront, famous for it's seafood smorgasbords, ($23) and host to Royalty past and present.
They offer a home from home, albeit close to all the best that Durban has to offer, and they can be e-mailed at nomads@zing.co.za.
www.bootsnall.com /africatravelguides/aug99durban.shtml   (1428 words)

The BAT Centre is an arts and culture community centre found in the small craft harbour, off Durban's Victoria Embankment.
Our Mission is to celebrate the arts and culture of Durban, KwaZulu Natal and South Africa by promoting local talent and skills.
Also to act as a community cultural center for the city of Durban, the people of the harbour and the Esplanade and to become a resource to outlying arts and cultural centers and creative people.
www.batcentre.co.za   (265 words)

 NGO Monitor - Human Rights NGOs - Arab Israeli Conflict   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The NGO declaration at the Durban conference, written in highly politicized language, reflected a concerted effort to undermine Israel.
Irwin Cotler, "BEYOND DURBAN: The conference against racism that became a racist conference against Jews," December 2001.
Tom Lantos, "The Durban Debacle: An Insider's View of the World Racism Conference at Durban," (PDF) The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, vol.
www.ngo-monitor.org /issues/durban.htm   (916 words)

 Durban: People 's Coalition Against War in Iraq : IMC-SA
At a meeting held in Durban on the 29 January 2003, the People's Coalition Against War in Iraq was formed in response to the global call for a sustained campaign to protest against the American war machine that is threatening war on Iraq.
There are a series of events that have been planned to raise consciousness against this war.
The People's Coalition while Durban based, is affiliated to the national Anti-war Coalition, and will be joining in protest actions across the country on the 15th.
sa.indymedia.org /news/2003/02/3092.php   (379 words)

 Durban Accommodation
Durban formerly known as Port Natal is located on the East coast in the KwaZulu-Natal Province.- A natural port that has grown into one of South Africa's best-known and most popular coastal resorts and commercial shipping ports.
Durban is known as the city where the sun never sets and a taste of the respectable nightlife proves it.
We make it easy and affordable to organise your vacation in Durban - directories of hotels, villas, self catering accommodation, car hire, events, tours, golf courses, wedding venues, conference facilities and film locations are all accessible.
www.durban-direct.com   (368 words)

 SIT Study Abroad - South Africa: Reconciliation and Development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Durban, South Africa’s second largest city, is located on the Indian Ocean in an area known for its coastal beauty.
A fusion of African, Western, and Eastern cultures, Durban is home to, among others, the proud Zulu nation, the descendants of British settlers, and the descendants of indentured Indian laborers.
With its progressive history and interesting political landscape, Durban offers unique opportunities to explore the interdependent spheres of reconciliation and development.
www.sit.edu /studyabroad/africa/sadurban.html   (206 words)

 The UN World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, Durban, South Africa
Participants revived the scurrilous charge that "Zionism is Racism" and used false and hostile allegations to delegitimize Israel.
Copies of the anti-Semitic work, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, were sold on conference grounds; anti-Israel protesters jeered participants chanting "Zionism is racism, Israel is apartheid," and "You have Palestinian blood on your hands"; fliers depicting Hitler with the question, "What if I had won?" circulated among conference attendees.
The NGO conference, according to the UN, aimed to publicize the "voices of the victims." In this forum, the Jewish Caucus proposed that Holocaust denial and anti-Jewish violence caused by Jewish support for Israel be labeled forms of anti-Semitism.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/UN/durban1.html   (1146 words)

 UN World Conference Against Racism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, who was named a public member of the U.S. delegation to the U.N. World Conference Against Racism, advised the White House that he would not go to Durban due to continuing efforts to use the forum to de-legitimize Israel with unfounded charges of racism.
August 30, 2001, Durban — A press conference organized by more than 20 world Jewish organizations concerned about the strongly anti-Israel tone of the U.N. World Conference Against Racism in Durban was interrupted today by a stream of jeers and anti-Israel epithets from Palestinian sympathizers.
The protest was the latest attempt by anti-Israel forces to politicize the world conference and to intimidate representatives of Jewish organizations on hand to monitor the proceedings, said Stacy Burdett, ADL's representative in Durban.
www.adl.org /durban/durban_083001.asp   (457 words)

 eThekwini Online - Tourism and Leisure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Clermont, like many of Durban’s townships, is probably best known to the wider world for the political violence which racked the area during the 80s.
Durban's iconic new 70 000-seat stadium proposal has grabbed headlines recently, but it is only the tip of a giant redevelopment wave that will be sweeping the...
The strike by about 20 seasonally-employed beachfront lifeguards in Durban last weekend, did not endanger lives, nor were the strikers municipal employees.
www.durban.org.za   (646 words)

 Durban Update: Final Declaration Recognizes Palestinian Right of Return; Omits Language Critical of Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
September 8, 2001, Durban — The World Conference Against Racism ran a full day beyond its scheduled conclusion on September 7 and ended with the adoption of a "compromise" proposal on the Middle East reached between the European Union and Arab countries and facilitated by South Africa.
At the final plenary session, Arab delegates led by Syria and Pakistan sought to add three paragraphs of the earlier anti-Israel language that had prompted the U.S. and Israel to abandon the conference.
Durban Update: Final Declaration Recognizes Palestinian Right of Return; Omits Language Critical of Israel (09/8/01)
www.adl.org /durban/default.asp   (366 words)

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