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This site has now got so large that material may not be listed on this page. This is a good place to browse and you may very very well find what you’re looking for but it would be a good idea to use the search facility as well. There is a lot of material in the diary pages and in comments on those posts that you might miss if you don’t.

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  • Online is the website of the eThekwini Municipality and has sections for both visitors and residents. Here you can find just about anything including accomodation, things to do, council minutes and the mayor’s e-mail address. One intriguing feature is under City Maps in the Residents section where you can call up maps showing any address in the city with whatever detail you want, including culverts, sewer pipes and storm water drains. There are also low-resolution aerial photographs available.
  • Genealogy: Rosemary Dixon-Smith is an expert on genealogy in KwaZulu Natal and plays a major part in the Genealogy World website.
  • All At Sea – Derek Walker’s site which has a lot of stuff on maritime issues and history relating to South Africa.
  • Garry Schei is based in Scotland but has a website, here, with a very nice collection of old pictures of Durban.
  • A photographic site showcasing the work of Peter Bendheim who is a friend to Facts About Durban. There are some excellent pictures of Durban people and places, but not the usual touristy views.
  • Ports and Ships is a very nice resource on the Port of Durban and other Southern African Ports, including information on what ships are in harbour.
  • Guy Ellis, who contributed the section on SAAF rescue launches in Durban to this site, has moved to England. He has set up a history website which specialises in the Stroud area but which has other interesting stories on it including a couple with South African relevance.