Amanzimtoti High School finishes a respectable tenth

31st July, 2017|Sport|

Amanzimtoti High School Consistent, Amanzimtoti High School finishing their third appearance in style at the SPAR KZN School Girls Hockey Challenge, they took on travelling team Ferrum High School from Newcastle in the final classification games, sadly going down by a solitary goal. The festive team from Toti never gave up, keeping Durban Girls’ College [...]

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Wrap up for the Grand Finals of the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge

31st July, 2017|Sport|

SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge St Mary’s DSG Grand Finals 29 and 30 July 2017 Defending champions, St Mary’s DSG, held on tightly to their title, making it a third win in the Grand Finals of the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge, which took place on their hometurf this weekend (29 and 30 [...]

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Point Yacht Club 2017 Prize Giving

29th July, 2017|Sport|

Top sailors were acknowledged at the Point Yacht Club’s Prize Giving on Saturday 29 July at a glitzy conclusion to the 2016 / 2017 sailing season. With a variety of events taking place both offshore and in the bay for boats of all shapes and sizes, the 2016 / 2017 sailing season kicked off with [...]

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Entries now open for Maritzburg SPAR Women’s 10 / 5km

27th July, 2017|Sport|

Pietermaritzburg: Sunday 20 August Entries are now open for this year’s Maritzburg SPAR Women’s 10/5km Challenge, which takes place around Alexandra Park in the capital city on Sunday, August 20. An expected field of 4,500 runners/walkers will take the challenge over the 10km and 5km distances along the same routes as the last two years. [...]

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Lighthouse Bible Church 20 Years Celebration and Book Launch

27th July, 2017|Other|

(My Home – Your Home – Our Home) Lighthouse Bible Church: 05 August 2017 The Lighthouse Bible Church – offering a beacon of hope and solace in KwaMashu – celebrates 20 years of operation with the launch of a commemorative book, and a special birthday service on 5 August. Lighthouse Bible Church, situated behind Cashbuild, [...]

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Review of The Echo of a Noise by Chris Sutton.

27th July, 2017|Theatre|

This is a new show so if you a fan of Pieter-Dirk Uys and want to know more of his life, this autobiographical production will provide you with much insight into his life. The only props are a bar stool, beanie and a tube of red lipstick. Whilst the monologue runs for close to 2 [...]

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Interview with Amanzimtoti High’s Captain, Phiwo Myeza

27th July, 2017|Sport|

SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge Amanzimtoti High School are indeed lucky to have the gorgeous Phiwo Myeza leading their team at this year’s SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Grand Finals. The focused utility player has been in the first hockey team since Grade 8, notching up her third Grand Finals tournament appearance, she stated, [...]

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Page three of this morning’s Mercury – Pieter-Dirk Uys

26th July, 2017|Theatre|

The Echo of a Noise Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre On until 6 August Pieter Dirk Uys presents The Echo of a Noise, a one-man memoir at the Elizabeth Sneddon theatre in which he sits on a barstool, opens his heart and talks about his private and public life leading the audience into his inner-sanctuary with stories [...]

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Pieter Dirk Uys on East Coast Radio

25th July, 2017|Theatre|

Pieter Dirk Uys in The Echo of a Noise Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre 25 July – 6 August Listen to respected writer, satirist, actor, Pieter-Dirk Uys when he chats to Darren Maule and Keri Miller on East Coast Radio Breakfast tomorrow morning (Wednesday 26 July) ahead of his opening tomorrow evening of The Echo of a [...]

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“The Mighty One” Release of Mini World Youth Day Official Theme Song 2017

25th July, 2017|Music, Other|

Two Durban performers, Justin Nanak and Thandeka Dube-Ndhlovu, have composed an original praise-and-workshop ballad, The Mighty One, which was specially written for the Mini World Youth Day 2017 taking place in Durban from 6 – 10 December 2017, and has been adopted as the festival’s official theme song. The song and accompanying music video was [...]

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Wrap Up for Point Yacht Club SAS Grand Slam

24th July, 2017|Sport|

Harbour: 22 and 23 July Winter dinghy sailing in Durban doesn’t get better than this; the third annual SAS Grand Slam hosted by Point Yacht Club was held in the bay over the weekend. With a fleet of 34 dinghies taking to the water, the two largest fleets were the Oppies and Lasers. Leading the [...]

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DUT presents a new original production: Chronicles of Jack

21st July, 2017|Theatre|

Courtyard Theatre: 18 & 19 August at 7pm Chronicles of Jack – a quirky original tragi-comedy about the life of a rural student at a city university - is a new play especially written for DUT by Mbasa Tsetsana (Waiting for Nelson) which will be performed by DUT students at the Courtyard theatre for two [...]

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Exhibition by iQhiya collective of 11 black women creatives

21st July, 2017|Art|

i Q h i y a KZNSA Gallery: opening 26 July – 13 August A collective of young black women, whose bodies of work have collided to make a topical and riveting exhibition, simply entitled iQhiya, opens at the KZNSA on 26 July. iQhiya is essentially, a network of 11 young black women living and [...]

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Durban’s newest monthly bespoke sundowner market – Rivertown Night Market

20th July, 2017|Markets & Fairs|

Rivertown Precinct: 28 July, 5.30pm until 10pm The Rivertown Night Market, opposite the ICC, is a brand new venture from Wholefood, a Durban based events and catering company, in partnership with Propertuity, which will take place on the last Friday evening of every month at the Rivertown Precinct.. The concept started last month. It will [...]

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Interview with Umpire, Qiniso ‘Que’ Mdletshe by Haylea Heyns

20th July, 2017|Sport|

QUEUEING UP TO BLOW THE WHISTLE AT THE GRAND FINALS by Haylea Heyns Queuing up to umpire at the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Tournament in Kloof later this month, 23-year-old Dundee High School old boy, Qiniso "Que" Mdletshe, prepares himself to blow the whistle at the Grand Finals. The tournament, which is in its [...]

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Stars of the Ballet Russia Present a Tribute to Rudolf Nureyev

20th July, 2017|Theatre|

Playhouse Opera: 19 August: 2pm and 6pm Stars of the Ballet Russia will be coming to South Africa in August with a programme paying tribute to arguably the greatest male dancer of the 20th Century, Rudolf Nureyev, which comes to Durban for two shows only on Saturday August 19 at 2pm and 6pm in the [...]

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Interview with Hobie sailor, Garth Loudon

19th July, 2017|Sport|

Point Yacht Club Hobie Multiworlds and Hobie World Cat Interview with Garth Loudon Quietly unassuming, Point Yacht Club’s Garth Loudon, like fine wine is just getting better with age as he heads off to the Netherlands and then on to Germany to compete against the world’s best. His first stop is on the west coast [...]

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Interview with Umpire, Alana Marais by Haylea Heyns

19th July, 2017|Sport|

PMB’S MOST PROMISING UMPIRE PREPARES FOR GRAND HOCKEY FINALS by Haylea Heyns The winners of the annual SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge are about to be crowned, and 20-year-old umpire from St John’s DSG in Pietermaritzburg, Alana Marais, prepares to blow the whistle at the Grand Finals taking place in Kloof later this month. [...]

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A Night Down in New Orleans at Egyptian Ellas

19th July, 2017|Music, Other, Theatre|

The Prep Room, Glenwood Prep School: 28 – 29 July Rhumberlow Theatre - Tina’s Hotel, Kloof: 5 – 6 August Islander Room, Point Yacht Club: 26 – 27 August A series of extraordinary vintage New Orleans-inspired evenings are on the cards, as lovers of jazz and authentic cuisine are invited to A Night Down in [...]

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Interview with Kevin Engelbrecht by Haylea Heyns

18th July, 2017|Sport|

GEARING UP TO BLOW THE WHISTLE AT THE GRAND FINALS by Haylea Heyns The winners of the annual SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge are about to be crowned, and 18-year-old umpire from Wartburg, Kevin Engelbrecht, prepares to blow the whistle at the Grand Finals taking place in Kloof later this month. The tournament is [...]

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Phumlani Mtiti Trio @ The Jazzy Rainbow

17th July, 2017|Music|

Saturday 29 July This performance by the Phumlani Mtiti Trio at The Jazzy Rainbow is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit which aims to foster a love and support for live music in our communities, as well as anchor small and medium sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape. [...]

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Wrap Up for Inter-Varsity Match Racing hosted by Point Yacht Club

17th July, 2017|Sport|

Harbour: 11 – 14 July Defending their title, the team from University of Stellenbosch made it two in a row claiming the title of the Inter-Varsity Match Racing Champs hosted by Point Yacht Club this week. In a replay of last year’s finals, Stellenbosch met their nearest rival, University of Cape Town. Helmed by Iliana [...]

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SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge Grand Finals

12th July, 2017|Sport|

St Mary’s DSG: Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July The top ten first teams converge at St Mary’s DSG to battle it out at the Grand Finals of the SPAR KZN School Girls' Hockey Challenge on 29 and 30 July. The format for the finals will be pool games with the ten teams being split [...]

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PIETER-DIRK UYS on doing a tango in front of a firing squad – and his one-man memoir THE ECHO OF A NOISE

12th July, 2017|Theatre|

"The Echo of a Noise is the story of a life well-lived - a boy from Pinelands who grew up in a fractured society blessed with parents who brought music and love into the family. A boy who was stricken by the disease to please from an early age, overshadowed by church and school and [...]

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LOOKING FORWARD WITH THE F-WORD – Pieter-Dirk Uys

11th July, 2017|Theatre|

Now in my 71st year, it felt right for me to have the courage to step out of the fantasies of Evita,Bezuidenhout, Bambi Kellermann, Nowell Fine, the Bothas, the Mandelas, the Zumas and the rest of my satirical cluster, and tell the stories behind the story. And so I took a deep breath and ventured [...]

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