The latest news from Richards Bay Accommodation.
THE KZN Bodyboarding Association
trial was contested at Alkantstrand Beach in Richards Bay
At first, conditions weren’t looking too good with some small swells on high tide and a moderate North Easterly pushing through. There was a really disappointing turn-out with a small dropknee and men’s division and not one boys’ or female entry. Thanks to help from the riders, everything was soon set up and the first heat hit the water.
Arriving at Richards Bay Airport , American Indians will be sharing their crafts and culture in Zululand - Calen Nipshank, Mel Cornshucker, Zululand Crafters Association Co-Ordinator - Kushu Dlamini, WK Kellogg Foundation Programme Manager - Mathabo Molobi, Lavra Fragua-Cota, Joseph Brian Suina, Rose Simpson and Julia Wall
UNCANNY similarities between American Indian and African
artworks were the subject of discussion in Zululand this week.
Arriving on Monday in Richards Bay
, American Indians from around America and sponsored by the Institute of American Indian Art and the WK Kellogg Foundation, were excited about their forthcoming visit to the Zululand region.
Rose Simpson, who does life-size sculptures in clay and is an accomplished potter said one of the most astounding impressions she has had regarding African art and culture, is the likeness to her own culture.
LARGE Yellowfin Tuna are traditionally caught in the waters off Richards during the period April to May. However catches have been unusually good so far this season, as seen during the recent uMhlathuze Fishing Festival (formerly the Richards Bay
Bonanza) despite very unfavourable sea conditions.
SA wins Triathlon World Cup gold
Hendrik de Villiers, the African champion, has successfully fought his way up in the men's category to finish first in the Richards Bay
BG Triathlon World Cup
held yesterday on the KZN
north coast. De Villiers had a bicycle accident during a training session earlier this year and surprised many by winning the African championship title in Mauritius in March.
Kick-off for multi-million rand soccer stadium in Bay
RURAL communities will be getting a taste of live World Cup Soccer action and also gain a share of the economic development opportunities created by 2010.
On Tuesday, uThungulu District Municipality confirmed the planned implementation of Fan Festival Sites across Zululand which will include big screens, enabling all communities to watch the 2010 soccer matches live.
The sites will subsequently use the facilities for future sports events.
BUOYANT conditions in the coal industry
have spurred some spectacular share price appreciation and merger and acquisition activity in the past year.
Coal producer and washer Wescoal said last week that the industry was "experiencing the most buoyant market conditions for many years and this is expected to continue in the short to medium term due to worldwide energy demand."
A week before, black empowered ferrochrome producer Merafe Resources and mining services company Scharrig Mining announced a joint venture, Merafe Coal, to exploit their coal properties in Mpumalanga.
THE R.2-billion RBCT Phase V expansion project, with planned
commissioning by the first quarter of 2009, is moving ahead on time and
well within budget.
Currently in the detailed design phase, construction on the access
bridge, earthworks on I and J line stockyards and the ESUP storage dams
are in progress.
All major contracts have been placed and R803-million worth of
contracts have been committed thus far, according to a media release.
Of the contracts awarded, 25% have been awarded to BEE entities.
With Naval Island in the background, work is progressing well on the ESUP storage dams
Hospitality Industry Invited to 2010
Zululand's hospitality industry gathered in Richards Bay on Thursday to hear the latest strategic developments and planning for the 2010 Soccer World Cup.
With Richards Bay in the running to be chosen as a major satellite hub for the massive event, Tourism KZN (TKZN) in conjunction with MATCH, who are appointed by FIFA to provide ticketing, accommodation technology services for the FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009, 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013, gave detailed presentations to hotel, guest house and B&B representatives.
Richards Bay and surrounds need to provide a minimum of 200 rooms as part of the criteria to be chosen as a satellite hub.
But there has been a slow response from the hospitality industry across the country to sign up as FIFA's contracted accommodation, and according to MATCH's Jeanine Topping, Zululand has been no exception.
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