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.
Prof. Bheki Mngomezulu. On Tuesday, PresidentCyril Ramaphosa announced May 29 as the date of this year’s general election ...There are various reasons for that ... Once again, KZN comes second ... KZN boasts of two busy harbours – Durban and Richards Bay ... *Prof.
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Pule Ekstein scored a dramatic late winner as AmaZulu beat KwaZulu-Natal rivals Royal AM on Thursday to advance to the round of 16 of the Nedbank Cup... Remaining Nedbank Cup fixtures. Friday 23 February ... Richards Bay v PolokwaneCity, 6pm ... IOLSport .
Chiefs have, in the past, been eliminated by Acornbush, FC Cape Town, Baroka, Richards Bay and most memorably TS Galaxy...Having failed to win a match after two outings this year, the Richards Bay-based ...
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