The town began as a makeshift harbour that was set up by Commodore of the Cape, Sir Frederick Richards during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. In 1935 the Richards Bay Game Sanctuary was created to protect the ecology around the lagoon and later by 1943 it expanded into the Richards Bay Park. The town was laid-out on the shores of the lagoon in 1954 and proclaimed a town in 1969. In 1976 Richards Bay harbour was converted into a deep water harbour with railway and an oil/gas pipeline linking the port to Johannesburg.
The South African Government decided in 1965 to build a deepsea harbour at Richards Bay, about 180 kilometres north of Durban. Construction work began in 1972 and four years later, on 1 April 1976, the new harbour was opened. The residential area of Richards Bay developed north of the harbour. Meerensee, started in 1970, was the first suburb. It was followed by Arboretum in 1975 and VeldenVlei in 1980. All three suburbs catered exclusively for Whites in accordance with the existing laws of apartheid. A township for Blacks was developed at Esikhaweni, fifteen kilometres south of Richards Bay. Residential areas for Indians and coloureds were opened after 1985 west of VeldenVlei. All the suburbs of Richards Bay together (excluding the black township of Esikhaweni) had a population of about 20 000 in 1990.
While load shedding remains a pain for economic growth, the backlog at the Richards Bay, Durban and Cape Town ports has worsened pressure on industries ... A technical recession is defined as a contraction for two consecutive quarters ... Equally, we’re struggling to get exports out of Richards Bay or out of Durban ... .
) Parliament rejects planned oversight visits to the Durban and Richards Bay ports, DA asks Speaker to intervene ...Last week, the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises submitted the application to conduct urgent oversight visits at the Durban and Richards Bay port from 7 to 8 December and the application was rejected by Parliament.
Stellenbosch and Richards Bay were goalless at half-time when a bus load of supporters arrived from Cape Town after a 21-hour journey ... In football terminology, a team parks the bus when it defends without trying to attack ... The showdown against Richards Bay was also a personal triumph for goal poacher Iqraam Rayners, a crowd favourite ... Big relief ... .
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Treasury on Friday announced a R47 billion bailout for Transnet in a bid to support its recovery plan, but this amount is less than half of what Transnet had requested ... Transnet has been plagued by crippling rail and port inefficiencies as hundreds of trucks have to transport coal into the Port of Richards Bay due to the collapsed rail network.
Transnet is ramping up efforts to clear the congestion in Durban and Richards Bay following delays in the delivery of goods on the two ports ... The freight logistics company said it was implementing measures that would enable it to clear the backlog in Richards Bay ... Bay and Durban.
The Biodiversity Law Centre has lodged an appeal against the environmental authorisation (EA) granted to the Karpowership project in Richards Bay ... The acquisition was intended to serve as an environmental offset for the biodiversity loss expected from the Karpowership project in the sensitive estuarine environment near Richards Bay.
Today, Stellenbosch face Richards Bay in the first semi-final of the 2023 Carling Knockout Cup at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi (3pm kick-off) ... The key player for Stellenbosch will be striker Iqraam Rayners, who has scored four times for Stellenbosch against Richards Bay in the past, making him the most prolific player in this fixture.
Stellenbosch FC scored three second-half goals to cruise to a 3-0 victory over Richards Bay at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban on Saturday to book their place in the final of the Carling Knockout Cup ... Richards Bay head coach Kaitano Tembo rewarded the 22-year-old goalkeeper ...