Durban (Zulu:eThekwini, from itheku meaning "bay/lagoon") is the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. After Johannesburg, the Durban Metropolitan Area ranks second among the most populous urban areas in South Africa, virtually ex-aequo with Cape Town. It is also the second most important manufacturing hub in South Africa after Johannesburg. It forms part of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality. Durban is famous for being the busiest port in South Africa. It is also seen as one of the major centres of tourism because of the city's warm subtropical climate and extensive beaches. The municipality, which includes neighbouring towns, has a population of almost 3.5million, making the combined municipality one of the biggest cities on the Indian Ocean coast of the African continent. The metropolitan land area of 2,292 square kilometres (885sqmi) is comparatively larger than other South African cities, resulting in a somewhat lower population density of 1,513/km2 (3,920/sqmi). It has the highest number of dollar millionaires added per year of any South African city with the number rising 200% between 2000 and 2014.
Cannabis is mostly used recreationally or as a medicinal drug. It may also be used as part of religious or spiritual rites. In 2013, between 128 and 232 million people used cannabis (2.7% to 4.9% of the global population between the ages of 15 and 65). In 2015, almost half of the people in the United States have tried marijuana, 12% have used it in the past year, and 7.3% have used it in the past month.
Durban, Richards Bay, Pretoria21st Floor, Durban Bay House... As could be expected, busy times between the region’s coastal area and the inland area differ markedly, with the ports in both Durban and Richards working round the clock throughout the year, while the inland waterways areas only ever get really busy in the autumn season.
Kaunda, speaking at the launch on Durban beachfront, said the city is “open for business”, its beach waters are safe and swimming pools open and that it has procured an additional 62 Metropolitan Police vehicles that will patrol the city to keep tourists and locals safe during the holidays. “eThekwini is open for business.
“We have heard forecasts that it could take up to three months to clear vessels that are currently anchored at the Port of Durban,” Thomas said ... Speaking to BusinessReport yesterday, XA GlobalTrade Advisors CEODonald McKay said he had a number of clients who had goods stuck on vessels outside the Port of Durban ... BUSINESS REPORT .
PresidentCyril Ramaphosa’s spokesperson Vincent Magwenya has confirmed that Cabinet is discussing the crisis in the ports and rail as Transnet buckles under pressures, with thousands of containers stuck at sea off the ports of Cape Town, Richards Bay and Durban... Ramaphosa was working closely with business to ramp up growth in the economy.
The NelsonMandela Bay BusinessChamber has warned that the logistics crisis at DurbanPort was having a knock-on effect and impacting upon the sustainability of imports and exports in Gqeberha ... The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber, which has around 700 member businesses, on ...
More than 60,000 containers are stuck at sea waiting to be offloaded at South Africa's biggest port amid gridlock blamed on bad weather and equipment failures that is damaging the poor economy, according to business and political groups ... But the DA and business groups said the crisis has been long in the making.�.
Addressing members of the BlackBusinessFederation (BBF) during an ANC stakeholders engagement event in Durban on Saturday evening, Ramaphosa said while the government welcomed the fact that some of the members of the business forums were now using legitimate channels to access ...
Durban is the main artery of our economy and we need to ensure that it works perfectly.”. He said that he had listened to concerns by business and many other civil society organisations to fix the ports to prevent the collapse of the economy ... His speech in Durban comes after his ...
CitadelGlobal director and treasury partner Bianca Botes said the crisis at the Port of Durban port significantly heightened the challenges for importing and exporting businesses ... “Given the evolving situation, businesses should enhance their contingency plans ... BUSINESS REPORT .
This sentiment was expressed by the business sector as it contemplated the path ahead ... Palesa Phili, the CEO of the DurbanChamber of Commerce and IndustryNPC, said, "As organised business, we have closely monitored the situation ... This is unacceptable, businesses must bear the brunt of these delays.“ ... BUSINESS REPORT .
Transnet has warned that it would take until around February or March 2024 to clear the backlog affecting the docking and offloading of container vessels that are clogged up at its Port of Durban as a short-term intervention ... of Durban and offload the containers ... BUSINESS REPORT .
This has raised the ire of business, including the South AfricanAssociation of Ship Operators and Agents (Saasoa), which said some containers had been delayed by weeks in some ports because of the equipment failures ... a plan to turn around the business and ensure ... BUSINESS REPORT .