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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.
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(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)
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(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
Republic of South Africa, South Africa - a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
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With regards to crime in general, the MEC said she had been assured by MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Mxolisi Kaunda, now eThekwini Municipality Mayor, that law enforcement agencies have been implored to fight any form of crime ensure safe and stability in the area.
Durban, with its pristine beaches and idyllic tourist destinations along with world-class hotels and shopping malls, is a leading South African Tourist destination forming part of the eThekwini Municipality where some of the world's premier exhibitions and conferences are hosted.
Other key members of the delegation included the city manager of eThekwini Municipality, members of the Durban Chamber, the executive director of Grindrod Bank and representatives of Dube Trade Port.
He concluded that the MWL does not discriminate religiously or ethnically, and aims to serve everyone, as "Islam is a religion that serves God without expecting anything in return." Gumede thanked the MWL for letting Durban be a part of its program on its African tour, organized in cooperation with eThekwini Municipality. She also praised the league's international message that "spreads the culture of forgiveness, peace, understanding and love among religions and cultures around the world," and for its efforts to enhance communication throughout the world.
Due to time and funding constraints, the data was collected from a small sample of small businesses within eThekwini Municipality with the hope of generalizing the results to all small businesses in South Africa.
User perceptions of urine diversion dehydration toilets: Experiences from a cross-sectional study in eThekwini Municipality. Water SA 39/2: 305-312.
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.
Present with the mayor to launch eThekwini Municipality's hands-on "clean-up campaign" of defaced signs--part of "an ongoing process" designed to "rid the city of negative sentiments from citizens who are not embracing change"--was City Manager Michael Sutcliffe, as well as an illustrious collection of influential local African National Congress (ANC) members and councillors (eThekwini Online 2009a).
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.