Featured Project: Marianhill Crossing Shopping Centre – Building (KZN)

 

Description
Construction of a development on a 7 598m² property on Erf 18976, Wiltshire Road in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal. The Marianhill Crossing Shopping Centre previously known as Milkyway Shopping Centre, is proposed to consist of line shops, a fuel station, a medical centre, parking space for 350 vehicles and 8 delivery bays for trucks. Approximate GPS Coordinates: -29.862975, 30.839494.

 

Status Region
Design Pinetown
Category Value
Building Unknown At This Stage
Industry Timing
Healthcare & Retail 2020 Onwards.
Sector Class
Private Invited / Negotiated

 


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"You have to do everything you can, you have to work your hardest, and if you do, if you stay positive, you have a shot at a silver lining." from: Silver Linings Playbook.

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Featured Tender: Capacity Improvements To The EB Cloete Interchange

Featured Tender: KZN

Contract Number:

N.002-250-2009/9B – SANRAL – Readvertisement

Description:

The South African National Roads Agency Soc Limited (SANRAL) Invites Tenders For capacity Improvements To The EB Cloete Interchange (km 17,21) On National Route 2 Section 25 which Includes The N2 From Wiggens Road Underpass (km 16,0) To Umgeni Road Interchange (km 20,7) And National Route 3 Section 1 Between Sherwood Interchange (km 8,4) To Westville Viaduct (km 11,8). This Project Is In The Province Of Kwazulu Natal In The Ethekwini Metropolitan Municipality the Approximate Duration Is 63 Months (Including The 3 Month Mobilization Period).

Category Industry
Infrastructure, Electrical & Instrument Road
Region Site Inspection
KwaZulu-Natal No Details.
Closing Date Contract Period
13 November 2020 at 11:00 63 Months

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Interesting Facts about KZN

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Washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, KwaZulu-Natal, with its subtropical coastline, sweeping savannah in the east and magnificent Drakensberg mountain range in the west, generously caters for just about every taste imaginable.

KwaZulu-Natal, a coastal South African province, is known for its beaches, mountains and savannah populated by big game. The safari destination Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, in the northeast, is home to black and white rhinos, lions and giraffes. Durban is an Indian-influenced harbour city and a popular surfing spot. Cultural villages around the town of Eshowe showcase the traditions of the indigenous Zulu people.

Sardine Run


An extraordinary natural phenomenon, that is witnessed annually on the KwaZulu-Natal coast, during late autumn or early winter is the “sardine run”. Also referred to as “the greatest shoal on earth”, the sardine run occurs when millions of sardines migrate from their spawning grounds south of the southern tip of Africa, northwards along the Eastern Cape coastline towards KwaZulu-Natal, following a path close inshore, often resulting in many fish washing up on beaches along the coast. The huge shoal of tiny fish can stretch for many kilometres and is followed and preyed upon by thousands of predators, including game fish, sharks, dolphins and seabirds. Usually, the shoals break up and the fish disappear into deeper water around Durban.

Economy

Durban is a rapidly growing urban area and is by most measures the busiest port in Africa, with a good rail network linking into Southern Africa. Sugar refining is the main industry. Sheep, cattle, dairy, citrus fruits, corn, sorghum, cotton, bananas, and pineapples are also raised. There is an embryonic KwaZulu-Natal wine industry. In addition to sugar refining, industries (located mainly in and around Durban) include textile, clothing, chemicals, rubber, fertilizer, paper, vehicle assembly and food-processing plants, tanneries, and oil refineries.

There are large aluminium-smelting plants at Richards Bay, on the north coast. The province produces considerable amounts of coal and timber. Majority of the population is black.

Sport – Famous sports events in KZN
  • Comrades Marathon – An annual marathon run between Pietermaritzburg and Durban
  • Midmar Mile – A mile-long swimming race held annually at Midmar Dam
  • Dusi Canoe Marathon – An annual canoe marathon, starts in Pietermaritzburg & ends in Durban
  • Durban July Handicap – South Africa’s premier annual horse racing event at Greyville Racecourse in Durban
  • Gunston 500 – a premier international surfing event hosted in Durban.
Nelson Mandela Capture Site

Nelson Mandela Capture Site, Howick, KZN, South Africa. Nelson Mandela is the late former president of South Africa. He earned his acclaim based more on his efforts to establish racial, social and political equality and had been ravaged by the harmful effects of the Apartheid regime. The Nelson Mandela Capture Site is a cultural and historical exhibition that is situated at the site at which Nelson Mandela was apprehended for his anti-Apartheid activism acts in August 1952.

Big Five Animals in Kwa-Zulu Natal


The Big Five are the five animals originally used by hunters as being difficult to hunt and unpredictable. They comprise the African Elephant, Cape buffalo, African Leopard, African Lion, and the African Rhino.

SA’s Highest Mountain Range is in KZN


The Drakensberg, the main mountain range of Southern Africa. The Drakensberg rises to more than 11,400 feet which is (3,475 metres) & extends roughly northeast to southwest for 700 miles (1,125 km) parallel to the south-eastern coast of South Africa. Rock and cave art several thousands of years old have been found in the range.

Largest Indian Community outside of India

Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal’s largest city is also the city with the largest Indian population outside of India. Indians were brought to KZN via ships in 1860 to work as indentured labourers and brought with them the culinary traditions and culture that contributes to the rich diversity of KZN.

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Kwazulu Tours
The Capture Site
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I started at Leads 2 Business in January 2010 (7 Years ago). I am presently an L2Q Assistant. Started in the Daily Tenders Bills department and worked my way up to the L2Q department working the bills.

Featured Project: Sibaya Node 1 Coastal Park – Commercial (KZN)

 

Description
Construction of an extensive commercial component. The development will consist of 6137m² of sectional title office space as well as 175m² of retail offerings. This development is located in the Sibaya Coastal Precinct Node 1, Heleza Boulevard, off the main M4, just north of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. -29.683089, 31.1068269

 

Status Region
Design Durban
Category Value
Building R 100 million+
Industry Timing
Office & Commercial 2020 Onwards.
Sector Class
Private Invited / Negotiated

 


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Featured Tender: Construction of DN 300 x 5,5 km Long Steel Pipeline from Nsimbini Pumpstation to Bomela North Reservoir

Featured Tender: KZN

Contract Number:

Ugu-07-1542-2020 – Ugu District Municipality

Description:

The Ugu District Municipality invites tenders for the Construction of DN 300 x 5,5 km Long Steel Pipeline from Nsimbini Pumpstation to Bomela North Reservoir.

Category Industry
Infrastructure Water
Region Site Inspection
KwaZulu-Natal 2020/08/20 11:00
Closing Date Contract Period
11 September 2020 at 12:00 No details

 


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6 Beautiful Buildings in Durban

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6 Beautiful Buildings in Durban

Often my colleagues and I would talk about a road trip to Durban as they would say….” Take us to your Mommas house”. But that has not happened due to the Pandemic. For now though, perhaps this 20-minute read will help you with a glimpse of what to expect?

Durban (Zulu: Ethekwini, from Itheku meaning “city”) is the third most populous city in South Africa  (after Johannesburg and Cape Town) and is the largest city in the South African Province of KwaZulu Natal.

So whether you are in the City for Business or Pleasure be prepared to be blown away by some of its Structures and Buildings (in no particular order).

1: Durban ICC – also known as Inkosi Albert Luthuli

The Durban ICC is constructed on the site od the old Durban Central Prison, and today the centre stands as a symbolic reminder of the transformation the country has undergone. It’s hard to believe that this site was once a place of darkness and incarceration has turned into a place of enlightenment and a venue of the global dialogue. Personally, I also call this an all-in-one Building, as it can host the following events:

  • Conferences
  • Exhibitions
  • Sports and Events
  • Weddings  / Banquets and private functions
  • Concerts

2. Durban City Hall

Known for its authentic structures as its construction is historical,  landmark finished in 1910. In 1903 architects were invited to submit designs when it was found that the original Town Hall (now the Durban Post Office) was no longer large enough. The exterior now has sculptures representing the Arts, Music, Literature, Commerce Industry. The Durban City Hall is home to a Public Library, the Natural Science Museum and the Durban Art Gallery. The entrance along Dr Pixlsy Kaseme Street takes you to the Municipal Offices and Meeting Rooms.

3. Durban Hilton Hotel

An award-winning business hotel located next to the Durban ICC within 5 munites of the beachfront, Hilton Hotel is a 5-star property featuring 3 restaurants and a business lounge. Hilton Durban first opened in 1997 and celebrates its 20 years having transformed all 327 bedrooms into contemporary spaces. The overall design is inspired by Durban’s rich, diverse cultural heritage and captivating history with the breathtaking stretch of golden shorelines and the warmth and hospitality of its people which fulfil the needs of the modern traveller.

4. Moses Mabhida Stadium

Moses Mabhida has been voted the most popular stadium in South Africa via an online poll, hosted 7 FIFA World Cup matches (including a semi-final attended by the likes of Paris Hilton, Leonardo DiCaprio and John Travolta) in 2010.

The success of this stadium is well documented, not only via the 27 awards received to date but more importantly, in just two years the highest level of utilisation for the new stadia in South Africa can be claimed by Durban’s stadium. Named after a giant of a man, Moses Mbheki Mncane Mabhida, who was one of those who helped to forge and maintain the powerful United Front that eventually saw the creation of a democratic and non-racial South Africa.  The design allows for natural ventilation and creates an incredible sense of space every bit as striking as the famous arch inspired by the “Y shape” on the South African flag.

5. uShaka Marine World

An 18 Hectare theme park which was opened on 30 April 2004 in Durban, KwaZulu Natal is located on the strip of land between the Beachfront and the Harbour. Comprised of 8 Sections, Seaworld, Wet ‘n Wild, Sea Animal Encounters Island, Beach, Village Walk, Moyo Pier, Dangerous Creatures and Chimp and Zee. It is know known for its safe, secure, clean environment that resonates the sound of fun, laughter and the spirit of togetherness.

6. Sibaya Casino  – Umhlanga

Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom is a top holiday destination and casino in Durban, located just a few minutes’ drive away from King Shaka International Airport. Set in the green hills of KwaZulu-Natal, overlooking the Indian Ocean, Sibaya invites you in with a royal welcome.

A taste of what to look forward to when visiting Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom:

  • Luxury hotel suites and comfortable lodge rooms overlooking the swimming pools and ocean.
  • A selection of slot machines and tables for gaming in style at the main casino.
  • Durban’s top restaurants, serving the local flavour and international cuisine.
  • A variety of entertainment options from theatre, shows, movies and special events.
  • State-of-the-art conference and function facilities.
  • Personalised treatments at the in-house Mangwanani Spa.

 

As the City Slogan goes…Welcome to Durban, The warmest place to be – Which can also be translated as…Durban Rocks!

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Durban ICC
Durban City Hall
Durban Hilton Hotel
Moses Mabhida Stadium
uShaka Marine World
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Featured Project: La Lucia Mall Upgrade, KwaZulu-Natal

 

 

Description
Internal and external refurbishment of La Lucia Mall, situated at 90 William Campbell Drive in La Lucia, Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal. The internal refurbishment includes the ablutions, floors (marble floor is being replaced with porcelain tile), ceilings, shopfronts, columns, electrical, mechanical, fire and signage. The external refurbishment includes painting, façades, and new entrance canopies. Approximate GPS Coordinates: -29.753794, 31.064577. Estimated project value: 61 million.

 

Status Region
Underway Umhlanga
Category Value
Building Approximately R61 million
Industry Timing
Retail & Renovations January 2019 to July 2019 (6 and a half months) – Extended to between August & October 2019
Sector Class
Private Invited/Negotitated

 

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I had the privilege of joining the Leads 2 Business content team in January 2012. I work in the exciting Projects department, following the progress of construction developments in KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State.

Tender Infographic: KZN

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