We all love Durbs – it’s warm, fun and exciting and you’ll never run out of things to do! To prove how awesome the city really is, check out the latest news headlines: Durban made the shortlist for the New 7Wonders Campaign – the same campaign responsible for Table Mountain being named New 7Wonders of Nature. Competing with cities to the likes of Bangkok, London, Saint Petersburg, Kuala Lumpur and Barcelona, Durbs is playing with the big boys now! The 7 official New7Wonders Cities will be announced on 7 December 2014 so, needless to say, the city will be upping their game and providing even more awesomeness to draw more tourists.
Durban is a city where they work hard and play hard; and it has much more on offer than only uShaka Marine World and the famous Rikshaws. You are truly spoiled for choice when it comes to leisure, nightlife, shopping and not to mention the divine culinary wonders to be found around every corner!
What’s big & happening?
Durban International Film Festival 2014
The 35th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is happening from 17 to 27 July 2014 with over 250 screenings of cutting-edge cinema from around the world with a special focus on films from South Africa and Africa. This is the largest South African film festival and also presents screenings in township areas where cinemas are non-existent.
Durban International Boat and Lifestyle Show 2014 – 18–20 July
One of the signature events on the Durban calendar, the 2014 Durban International Boat and Lifestyle Show is a must for all you boat lovers out there. It takes place on and around the water at the Durban Marina. Whatever you’re into: little dinghies, speed boats, yachts, luxury catamarans, fishing boats, the Boat and Lifestyle Show is sure to have something that will tickle your fancy.
For those more comfortable with their feet on solid Mother Earth, the Lifestyle section offers the very best of off-road vehicles, caravans, trailers and whatever else that might appeal to your inner adventurer.
UIA2014 World Congress in South Africa - 25th World Congress on Architecture, 3 - 7 August, Durban 2014.
UIA 2014 will bring architects from around the world to debate their common concerns and interests. 2014 acknowledges the link between urgent human need for housing, infrastructure, basic services, employment and social development are acknowledged as being strongly linked to political decisions and economies. UIA 2014 is an opportunity for African architects to make their mark in the debate that perceives poverty eradication as a first unavoidable step in human progress. 2014 will explore how architects might play a pivotal role in addressing social inequalities.
Written by: Christine Kleyn