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A city of eastern South Africa on Durban Bay, an inlet of the Indian Ocean. Visited by Vasco da Gama as early as 1497, the site was settled by the British in 1824. Durban is a major seaport and year-round resort.


(Placename) a port in E South Africa, in E KwaZulu/Natal province on the Indian Ocean: University of Natal (1909); resort and industrial centre, with oil refineries, shipbuilding yards, etc. Pop: 595 061 (2011)


(ˈdɜr bən)

a seaport in SE Natal, in the E Republic of South Africa. 982,075.
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Noun1.Durban - a port city in eastern South Africa on the Indian OceanDurban - a port city in eastern South Africa on the Indian Ocean; resort and industrial center
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The Committee would also like an update on the acquisition of distressed poultry farms, some of which have since closed, particularly in eThekwini municipality.
Gumede thanked the MWL for letting Durban be a part of its program on its African tour, organized in cooperation with eThekwini Municipality.
The focus of this research was SMMEs operating within the eThekwini municipality, in KwaZulu-Natal, the province in South Africa.
User perceptions of urine diversion dehydration toilets: Experiences from a cross-sectional study in eThekwini Municipality.
The visit saw Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) signed between Ethekwini Municipality and Newcastle City Council as well as the Durban Chamber and the North East Chamber.
Their topics include a comparative analysis of solid waste management in developed and developing countries, solid waste collection and transportation, the effective integration of scavengers in solid waste recycling and material recovery, challenges and options for solid waste management in Uganda, re-engineering urban government for sustainable municipal solid waste management, and experiences of South Africa's eThekwini Municipality with innovation in municipal solid waste management.
Political interest in street naming only reemerged in January 2007, with the local ANC leadership of (now renamed) eThekwini Municipality determined to pursue a national party resolution to 'honour the heroes' of the postapartheid era.
Julie-May joined the Durban ICC in 2011 having spent 10 years heading up the Strategic Projects Unit of eTheKwini Municipality where she was responsible for all major infrastructural projects and all large-scale national and international events hosted in the city of Durban.
The deputy head of communicable disease services in the eThekwini municipality, Dr Ayo Olowolagba, said that at least 200 samples were taken from Mayville, Amaoti, KwaMashu and Ntuzuma.
The annual event will be organised over the next four years, in conjunction with the Kwazulu-Natal Province and Ethekwini Municipality.
The keynote speaker at the Iftaar-dinner in Durban was the Executive Mayor of Ethekwini Municipality Counsellor James Khumalo.
The partnership, between Soitec and Ethekwini Municipality, which has resulted in the solar plant, is also designed to include skills development in which the local community will benefit, especially the youth.