When there is an increase in broadband speed in the North America, we can download more episodes of our favourite TV show (mine is 30 Rock); when broadband speed increases in Africa, millions more people get online through mobile phones. Whole “development” leaps are being taken on the African continent – mind numbing and corrupt … Read more
Whenever Orlando Pirates, Moroka Swallows and Kaizer Chiefs (yes, they are all in order of importance) came down to play the likes of AmaZulu, Bush Bucks and African Wanderers, we would pile onto the trains and buses and head for King’s Park stadium. We would sing all the way. The music would continue through the … Read more
As the 2010 World Cup soccer fever grips South Africa, the Durban Tourism Unit has created a huge brand marketing presence to showcase its products and attractions during the event as a strategy to attract and increase the percentage of visitors, both foreign and domestic, to the City. The strategy also involves showcasing previously disadvantaged areas and increasing the spread of visitors and tourism benefits to previously disadvantaged areas.
To ensure that positive benefits are achieved and negative impacts are avoided, the Durban Tourism Unit has embarked on Community Tourism Awareness programme to promote tourism culture and inculcate responsible tourism in communities.
The first of a series of activations are taking place at the JL Dube Stadium in Inanda on 6 June 2010 from 9am – 4pm.
Popular DJ’s, Big Nuz and Tira, will be entertaining crowds, learn the Diski Dance and win with competitions galore. Free t-shirts will also be handed out to some of those who attend the event.
Mr Philip Sithole, Acting Head: Durban Tourism Unit says, “The activations are aimed at enhancing communities’ understanding of tourism and building their recognition of tourism as an important contributor to the local economy.’
Over the years several guides to walks and buildings in Durban have been published, but it is years since any was available. With the recent publication of Durban – Architecture and History – A guide this has changed. The publisher, Itafa Amalinde Heritage Trust, has had the benefit of experienced and knowledgeable contributors. Among them … Read more
Cynthia aka Zulu Maiden is currently running an excellent podcast where you can learn to speak Zulu. Each podcast is centred around a theme, such as ‘What’s in your house?’, and she provides a vocabulary list as well as audio recordings to help with pronunciation. In her own words: “These are podcasts designed to help … Read more