Exhibitions to Educate

30th November, 2017|Other|

Among the areas of dialogue that are vital in order to address the gender violence pandemic are: understanding the context and its challenges; supporting the survivors; and educational programmes which advocate positive behavioural alternatives. A companion installation to the hugely impactful South African Voices at KwaMuhle Museum in Durban, opened on Friday at the Museum’s [...]

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Zanele Muholi: Homecoming

30th November, 2017|Art|

Durban Art Gallery: Opens 1 December Photographer and visual activist, Prof Zanele Muholi, brings her solo exhibition, Homecoming, to the Durban Art Gallery where it opens on Friday December 1 - World Aids Day and within the 16 Days of Activism campaign. It will be the first time that she has hosted a solo exhibition [...]

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Bombshelter Beast Has Durban Firmly Lined Up In Its Sights For Their Summer Roast Tour

30th November, 2017|Music|

In association with Concerts SA, Bombshelter Beast will be hitting the East Coast with some finesse and a lot of attitude. Colourful, brilliant and innovative artists, who perform a mixed-grill of musical styles for their fan-damily to dance to! Enter the family of bling brass players, sexy saxophones, rocking rhythm section; add multi-lingual rappers, dancing [...]

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uMhlanga Trail Run

28th November, 2017|Sport|

uMhlanga Summer Festival, 2017 Sibaya Casino & Entertainment World: Sun 17 Dec A revamped route awaits runners in the annual uMhlanga Trail Run, with the start and finish taking place at Sibaya Casino and Entertainment World on Sunday 17 December. Three distances will be on offer to challenge participants. The longer, more testing 18km will [...]

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uMhlanga Carols Under The Stars

28th November, 2017|Other|

uMhlanga Summer Festival, 2017 Charity Evening Granada Square, Wednesday 20 December 2017 from 6pm Always a crowd favourite, the annual al-fresco uMhlanga Carols under the Stars, takes place at the Granada Square in uMhlanga Rocks on Wednesday 20 December from 6pm in the courtyard of the favourite shopping and dining destinations on the uMhlanga Strip. [...]

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uMhlanga Summer Festival, 2017 ~ Miss uMhlanga

28th November, 2017|Other|

Saturday 16 Dec: Millennium Stage The ninth Miss uMhlanga Beauty Pageant will take place on Saturday 16 December, 2017, in the morning on the beach embedded in the uMhlanga Summer Festival programme taking place on the Millennium Stage. The Miss uMhlanga categories are in two age groups: 12 until 16, and 17 and older. Ages [...]

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Tina le Roux ~ My Survival Story

28th November, 2017|Other|

On the 9 April 2014 I looked into the eyes of darkness when I was gang raped, beaten and burnt outside my home. Choosing to become a survivor is a daily fight for me towards light and away from darkness. I was gang raped outside my home – a space I was supposed to feel [...]

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Leave No One Behind

28th November, 2017|Other|

16 Days of Activism 2017 25 Nov – 10 Dec #MeToo has become a battlecry platform for women and girls to share their personal stories of abuse and harassment by men across time and place. A concept, which due to the immediacy and accessibility of social media platforms, spread instantaneously. Yes we can Google the [...]

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Durban’s Youngest World Champion Sailor, Benji Daniel Is Packing His Kitbag As He Heads Off To China

28th November, 2017|Sport|

Point Yacht Club Youth World Championships Sanya, China: 10 – 15 December Durban’s sailing prodigy, Benji Daniel is about to hit Chinese waters as he takes on 19 other nations at the Youth World Championships. The 47th edition takes place at Sanya Beach on Hainan Island, in the south of China with race days scheduled [...]

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Mini World Youth Day: Durban A week away!

28th November, 2017|Other|

A Gathering in Durban of young Catholics from Southern Africa Dbn Exhibition Centre: 6 – 10 Dec 2017 Countdown to the “mini” World Youth Day which will be held in Durban from 6 to 10 December 2017 at the Durban Exhibition Centre, to unite Catholic young people from Southern Africa to celebrate their Christianity, community [...]

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Prague

25th November, 2017|Other|

Billed as the land of stories, the capital of the Czech Republic surely features in a variety of tales, and now it stars in a few of mine. Prague is pretty, delightfully so and it certainly is a tourist hotspot. At times, I felt a tad bit like a salmon swimming upstream. Old Town is [...]

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Whose Line? At The Durban Comedy Festival 2017

23rd November, 2017|Other|

Gateway Hotel: Saturday 23 December Hilarious Improv Comedy Show, On Fire Comedy proudly presents the 3rd annual Durban Comedy Festival 2017! This December, the funniest comedians from all over the country will once again descend upon the coast for Durban’s biggest annual Comedy Festival, held at the Gateway Hotel! Get ready for a side-splitting comedy [...]

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The Sugar Farmer’s Son by Greg Arde

23rd November, 2017|Other|

The biography of Durban businessman, Gerard de Rauville The Sugar Farmer’s Son: is inspiring insight into a remarkable man. Journalist / editor Greg Ardé has unearthed an astonishing life story about one of the city’s most steadfast and respected businessmen, Gerard de Rauville. The book will be formally launched in Mount Edgecome on Saturday, 25 [...]

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uMhlanga Summer Festival, 2017 ~ Family Friendly Festive Season

23rd November, 2017|Art, Holiday, Music, Other, Sport|

14 – 23 December The annual uMhlanga Summer Festival brings a myriad family-centred holiday activities to uMhlanga for the festive season for visitors and locals alike, from 14 – 23 December. Of course, being uMhlanga, one of the main areas of focus is the beach. The Beach Festival starts on 14 December and continues until [...]

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Durban Will Be A Buzz With Nautical Themes

18th November, 2017|Theatre|

This festive season, Durban will be a buzz with nautical themes. Pictured in front of the massive BuzzArt’17 Mural by Kev Seven outside the KZNSA Gallery are KickstArt performers Lyle Buxton and Mthokozisi Zulu. The duo will be surging onto the stage in the annual family pantomime, Sinbad the Sailor. ‘Popeye’ looks down on well-known [...]

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The Secrets of Beads / iMfihlo Yobuhlalu

16th November, 2017|Art|

AN EXHIBITION OF BEADWORK FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE DURBAN ART GALLERY The SECRETS OF BEADS / IMFIHLO YOBUHLALU exhibition opens at The Durban Art Gallery on Sunday 5th November 2017. This celebrates the richness of Zulu Culture represented by beadwork which has been collected by The Durban Art Gallery over a period of many [...]

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The KZN Philharmonic Late Spring Season Clermont Community Choir Celebrates 25 Years Of Making Music!

15th November, 2017|Music|

Durban City Hall: Final Concert The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra has one concert left of its Spring Season in the Durban City Hall: on Thursday The Spring Season ends on 16 November in a concert celebrating cello and voice, conducted by Daniel Boico. Rossini’s Semiramide Overture opens the programme. One of the two featured pieces is [...]

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City Of Durban Nominates Inner City Regeneration Specialist, Urban Lime, For United Nations Global Best Practice Awards 2017

15th November, 2017|Other|

Urban Lime Properties, the commercial urban regeneration specialists, is proud to announce that their work within the City of Durban has been nominated for a United Nations Award by Invest Durban (the eThekwini Municipality unit for promoting inward investment) for meeting sustainable development goals in 2017. At the United Nations Summit for Sustainable Development in [...]

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Art, Recycling And Community Collide

10th November, 2017|Art Matters|

Illa Thompson Mercury Column 111 November 2017 Halloween as an excuse to dress up and have a party, is a fairly new thing to South Africa. Already it has captured the imagination of costume hires, party shops and supermarkets – all selling faux pumpkins, scary sweets and witches hats. I live in Glenwood - in [...]

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Many Handfuls of Keys

9th November, 2017|Music|

Durban is host to a myriad phenomenal piano players who will be performing in and around the city over the next few days: internationally-acclaimed Ukrainian-American classical pianist, internet star, and social commentator Valentina Lisitsa who is the soloist for this evening’s (Thursday) KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra concert at the Durban City Hall performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano [...]

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2018 Fresha Fest!

7th November, 2017|Theatre|

North Beach, Durban: 19 - 21 January 2018 The Fresha Festival is the free fun family al-fresco theatre festival to be staged for the second time on Durban’s North Beach at the end of the school holidays for three days on 19, 20 and 21 January. Festival Director Emma Durden considered: “What could be more [...]

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Catholics Have Talent @ Mini World Youth Day 2017

7th November, 2017|Theatre|

A Gathering in Durban of young Catholics from Southern Africa Durban Exhibition Centre: 6 – 10 Dec 2017 One of the events at Mini World Youth Day taking place in December in Durban, an event uniting youth from throughout Southern Africa, is Catholics Have Talent which is an open talent showcase to all registered conference [...]

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KickstArt 2017 – Sinbad the Sailor

7th November, 2017|Theatre|

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 1 Dec – 7 Jan Durban’s astonishing multi awarding winning production house, KickstArt, will be presenting a delicious new family show for the year-end holidays: Sinbad the Sailor. What would the festive season be without KickstArt’s annual panto? This year’s panto is a riotous romp over the Seven Seas, in the company [...]

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Point Yacht Club To Host Lipton Cup 2018

7th November, 2017|Sport|

Offshore Durban Sailing in Durban received the generous news from the Royal Cape Yacht Club, the victorious 2017 Lipton Cup winners, with the offer to host the prestigious event in warmer waters. In a letter presented to the Commodore of Point Yacht Club, Greg de Beyer, Commodore of the Royal Cape Yacht Club, Vitor Medina [...]

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Riley Giandhari Trio @ The Jazzy Rainbow

6th November, 2017|Music|

Saturday 18 November This performance by the Riley Giandhari 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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