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 - A POLICE officer was shot dead in uMlazi on Tuesday night ... A source in the area told Daily News that two men entered the building and one grabbed the officer's hand while one shot him at close range. Although it is unclear how many times the officer was shot, a source said he heard at least three shots.
A group of Durban surfers, who had to be escorted out of the water in January for defying the ban on surfing, has thanked Durban Metro search and rescue officers for being professional and understanding ... officers from Durban Metro Search and Rescue escorted us out of the water.”.
Durban - A MAN was taken in for questioning by police after he allegedly held hostage staff at the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) offices in Durban on Thursday afternoon ... The Durban CBD came to a standstill on Thursday, afternoon when an armed man apparently held staff ...
DURBAN - THE family of a Port Shepstone police officer who was killed by his wife, said the couple had a rocky relationship. Nonkululeko Ngwabe, 46, was this week sentenced in the Pietermaritzburg High Court to 22 years’ imprisonment for killing her husband, WarrantOfficer Thulani Ngwabe, 51 ... “Thulani had moved out of his family home twice.
A Durban mom, who accidentally left her car window open while she exercised on the promenade for several hours, has expressed her gratitude to the Durban metro officer who guarded her car until she arrived ... “During this time, I still sat at the restaurant, having my coffee, when I received a call from a Durban metro police officer.
DURBAN - EXTRA police personnel has been deployed to Pietermaritzburg following the shooting of seven suspected high-profile criminals earlier this week ... In 2017, extra police officers were deployed to uMlazi just outside Durban, following the death of notorious criminal, Sandile “Chillies” Bhengu.
Durban. Four men including two police officers, accused of kidnapping and killing a Phoenix man for allegedly stealing a grass-cutting machine, have pleaded not guilty. The trial started in the Durban High Court last week.
Durban - The eThekwini Mayor has vowed to renew efforts tackle rampant ... Over the past decade, several businesses have fled the Durban CBD for Umhlanga where they have set up head offices due to a decay in the city that has been amplified by crime and the non-adherence to bylaws.
This programme will work again with the national partners (DBE and SACE) and focus on KwaZulu Natal province (our Durban office is located in the provincial training center where the senior provincial officials are based). Evidence-based research is a key component of this programme ... In this position you report to the Country Programmes Manager ... .