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Celebrating women in tourism

As the commemorations for women’s month  kicked off on August 1, Tourism KwaZulu-Natal will focus on looking at some of the dynamic women who are excelling in the tourism sector. We honour these women who are striving for progress, ensuring women’s empowerment is realised and achieved. According to Global Report on Women in Tourism 2010…

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Meet the TKZN Board

Meet the TKZN Board, who have been in office from May 1, 2017. The TKZN board are made of professionals from all spheres, including business, human resources and hotel management. We appreciate the boards’ tireless efforts to ensure that TKZN remains the leaders in marketing and promoting KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa and beyond. Let’s get…

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Press Release: TKZN Offers Intensive Skills Development Training

  ___________________________________________________________________________ Tourism KwaZulu-Natal   ___________________________________________________________________________   For immediate release To                    : All media Attention        : News Editors and Journalists TKZN OFFER INTENSIVE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT TRAINING Durban, South Africa, July 8, 2018:Thirty small, medium and micro tour operators hand-picked by Tourism KwaZulu-Natal (TKZN) are undergoing an intensive skills development and training by the…

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Digital Media Kit: KZN Travel & Adventure Show 2018

Media Release    ________________________________________________________________________________ Tourism KwaZulu-Natal ________________________________________________________________________________   For immediate release To                    : All media Attention          : News Editors and Journalists EMERGING TOURISM ENTERPRENUERS PUT THEIR BEST FOOT FORWARD AT THE KZN TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE SHOW Durban; South Africa, July 4, 2018: Tourism KwaZulu-Natal, partnering with the KZN Travel and Adventure Show, which will exhibit…

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Digital Media Kit: Vodacom Durban July 2018

Joint Media Statement   For immediate release To                    : All media Attention        : News Editors/Leisure Reporters   BUMPER CROWD FOR VODACOM DURBAN JULY 2018 EXPECTED Durban, South Africa, July 3, 2018: A bumper crowd of 50 000 people are expected to attend this year’s Vodacom Durban July (VDJ)  bringing with them an additional R150 million-rand…

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Digital Media Kit: Day of the Seafarer 2018

Media Invite  Dear Media Colleague Allow us to extend a personal invitation to join us to celebrate the Day of the Seafarer which takes place on June 25. The theme this year is “Seafarer’s wellbeing”. SAMSA will host a unique panel discussion, representative of seafarers, maritime industry leaders, employers in a round table discussion in…

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Digital Kit – SAMSA’s MRCC coordinates medical airlift

PRESS ALERT Attention: News Editors/Transport and Maritime Journalists Foreign sailors medical airlift to East London East London, South Africa, June 6, 2018: This morning the South African Maritime Safety Authority coordinated a medical rescue mission, airlifting two Filipino sailors who were injured on board the bulk carrier, “KS FLORA”, which was approximately 81 kilometres from…

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Digital Media Kit: SAMSA recognizes World Oceans Day

  Dear Media Colleague On Friday, in Durban the South African Maritime Safety Authority will have an exhibition promoting safe seas and clean oceans to commemorate World Oceans Day which is held on June 8. The theme of which is “Preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean”. SAMSA believes it is critical that shipping have…

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Media Release: Tourism KwaZulu-Natal welcomes comrades runners

Dear Media Colleague On Sunday June 10 the world Will descend on KwaZulu-Natal to witness the most grueling race of steely determination as runners from here and abroad take part in the Comrades Marathon. Tourism KwaZulu-Natal welcomes all to the province to enjoy not only the race but everything else we have to offer – from our beaches,…

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Digital Media Kit: Africa’s Travel Indaba 2018

On May 08, 2018 Africa’s Travel Indaba will kick off at the Durban International Convention Centre. As we gear up for one of Africa’s largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar and one of the top three ‘must visit’ events of its kind on the global calendar; here’s your start up guide for Africa’s Travel…

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Gabriel Youngstar Masango dancing to make a difference

Profile of Gabriel Youngstar Masango Dancing to make a difference   Choreographer for Dim-Dep: Faces of Environmental Success and South Africa’s top 10 finalist for “So You Think You Can Dance Season 3”,Gabriel Youngstar Masango is giving his all to raise awareness about environmental sustainability through dance. The KwaMashu born multi-talented African contemporary dancer has…

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Meet Nonkululeko Mchunu the dancer with big dreams

Profile of Nonkululeko Mchunu Passionate Dancer Nonkululeko Mchunu (32) is a dancer with big dreams and relates to her role as 21st Century Sindy in Atlas Duma’s production of the Dim-Dep Musical 2018. “I don’t have to pretend I am something I am not as Sindy and I are very similar. We have big dreams,…

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Madala Kunene reaching out to audiences

Profile of Madala Kunene One of South Africa’s greatest guitarist, music veteran, performer, father and husband Madala Kunene is giving his all to raise awareness about the environment. At 67 years old he is without a doubt king of the Zulu guitar and Zulu blues – and he is one of the leading greats involved…

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Meet Ntokozo Ngcobo the woman with many talents

Profile of Ntokozo Ngcobo Woman with many talents Ntokozo Ngcobo (28) has been in the entertainment industry for more than nine years. making a name for herself as a poet, motivational speaker, actor, presenter and singer. The returning Dim-Dep cast member believes this year’s production will “be bigger and better” and will leave the audience…

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Buhle Ngcobo says performing arts chose her

Profile of Buhle Ngcobo Performing arts chose me Growing up in the small township of KwaDukuza did not stop the fierce and outgoing Buhle Ngcobo (24) from fulfilling her dream of becoming a performer. Buhle plays Sindy in the musical play, Dim-Dep: Faces of Environmental Success. She said her character was very emotional, strong and…

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A day with the legends: Meet academic, musician and environmentalist Prof Anthony Rippon

Profile of Proffessor Anthony Rippon Academic, musician, environmentalist Proffesor Anthony (Tony) Rippon is a man, who in his own words “wears a couple of hats”, one being an ambassador for the Dim-Dep Enviro Blitz aimed at highlighting environmental matters through “edutainment”. Dim-Dep: Faces of Environmental Success is an ongoing interactive and creative theatre production. “My…

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Performing Arts is a calling says Mandla Sibia

Profile of Mandla Sibia Performing arts is a calling Mandla Sibia (30) promised himself as a young boy that he would make a name for himself as one of the greats in the theatre and production business. Sibia, father of three, plays the leading role of Mngoni (Mpume’s father) – a humbled man with dignity…

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The sky’s the limit for Philisiwe Lee Ngamlana

Profile of Philisiwe Lee Ngamlana   The Sky’s the limit Philisiwe Lee Ngamlana (22) gave up a future in engineering to pursue her “destiny” in the entertainment industry. Ngamlana is one of the actors who plays the character of Mpume Mngoni – a powerful, energetic and creative black woman proud of being a member of…

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Digital Media Kit: Dim-Dep Enviro Blitz

On April 24, the Dim Dep Enviro Blitz, an initiative with eThekwini Municipality and Invotech, will kick off with a media launch. The Blitz will involve community activations in high-density areas in townships taxi ranks and shopping centers, followed by community outreach projects, where the community and city work together to clean, preserve, and maintain their…

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Media Update: SAMSA investigates port collision

Attention: News Editors/Maritime Reporters Press Release SAMSA investigates port collision Durban, South Africa, April 16, 2018: The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA), has launched an investigation into a collision between a car carrier vessel and an inactive tugboat while the ship was berthing alongside Durban Point Precinct. The vessel CSCC ASIA, operated by Hoegh Autoliners,…

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KZN Film Commission Business of Film Breakfast

Captains of industry, filmmakers, and advertising agencies, on the 13th of March 2018 sat together in a Business of Film Indaba in Durban hearing from speakers that the industry is booming and the time was now to invest in it. The business breakfast was hosted at Coastlands on the Ridge hotel. FBI Communications facilitated and…

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