Today is World Theatre Day!

27th March, 2018|Theatre|

If you ever doubt magic's existence, just walk into a theatre. You are immersed into a completely different world involving talent, human contact, effort, creativity and of course, magic. World Theatre Day was initiated in 1961 and is celebrated annually. The goals of he day are to promote theatre in all its forms across the [...]

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Riley Giandhari Collective @ The Jazzy Rainbow

26th March, 2018|Music|

Saturday 7th April This performance by the Riley Giandhari Collective, 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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Grand Prix Champion Starts SPAR Series On A Winning Note

26th March, 2018|Sport|

25 March 2018 GRAND PRIX CHAMPION STARTS SPAR SERIES ON A WINNING NOTE • Pregnant Irvette Van Zyl impresses in Cape Town • Glenrose Xaba claims her second SPAR Women’s Challenge podium finish Cape Town, South Africa - SPAR Grand Prix title holder Kesa Molotsane (KPMG), who dominated the SPAR Women’s 10km Series last year, [...]

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Toti Seal Up Their Fourth Consecutive Win

26th March, 2018|Sport|

SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge Durban South Regional 3 Schools Trust: Sunday 25 March After an absolute humdinger of a final, Amanzimtoti High School sealed their fourth win in a duplicated 2017 performance in the Durban South Regional of the SPAR KZN School Girls' Hockey Challenge at the 3 Schools Trust Astro on Sunday [...]

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Artists Announced For 2018 Zakifo Music Festival, Durban

23rd March, 2018|Music|

BAT Centre, Views @ Twenty5, Blue Lagoon Beach, Durban: 25, 26, 27 May 2018 Durban: The fourth annual Zakifo Music Festival is hitting Durban’s shores on 25, 26 and 27 May, and promises a wide-ranging line-up of cutting-edge musicians from across the African continent and beyond. This year the festival will be spread across three [...]

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Lessons From Madame Defarge And Kitty Genovese

23rd March, 2018|Art Matters|

Illa Thompson Mercury Column 113 March 2018 Have we become a nation of Madame Defarges ? The bloodthirsty Tricoteuse who sat alongside the guillotine in Paris during the French Revolution, eagerly watching the public executions while simultaneously knitting; encrypting the names of the dead in her hand-knitted goods. Has our lust for the macabre and [...]

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DUT Drama Students To Travel To Germany

21st March, 2018|Theatre|

Taming of the Shrew Folkwang Shakespeare Festival: 11-23 April An innovating telling by DUT Drama and Production Studies’ students under the direction of Prof. Deborah Arlene Lütge of one of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies: The Taming of the Shrew, will be heading off for Germany in mid-April as part of an innovative global exchange / [...]

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The People’s Hospital: A History of McCords, Durban, 1890s-1970s

20th March, 2018|Other|

Durban’s iconic 109-year old former mission hospital, McCord, is the subject of a carefully-documented, thoroughly-researched, and highly readable book which will be available in print and download format from mid-April 2018. The People’s Hospital: A History of McCords, Durban, 1890s-1970s is written by Julie Parle and Vanessa Noble and published by the Natal Society Foundation [...]

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Mthobisi Mthalane @ The Rainbow

19th March, 2018|Music|

Saturday 24th March Pianist Mthobisi Mthalane has performed on The Rainbow stage many times before and most recently with guitarist Vusi Mkhize's band in January. At that performance, we were reminded that there has been a long-standing promise that he will eventually get to present his own music at The Rainbow. Thanks to the ongoing [...]

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5th Season Band @ The Jazzy Rainbow

19th March, 2018|Music|

Friday 23rd March This performance by the 5th Season Band 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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Durban Girls’ College Notch Up Another Regional Title

19th March, 2018|Sport|

SPAR KZN School Girls Hockey Challenge Durban Central Regional 3 Schools Trust: Saturday 17 March Maintaining their 100% record, Durban Girls’ College successfully defended their title for the eighth year, in the Durban Central Regional of the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge that took place on Saturday 17 March at the 3 Schools Trust [...]

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New Home For DYR105.1 FM

17th March, 2018|Other|

Durban Youth Radio moves to its new premises in Florida Rd, Durban in mid-March. Durban Youth Radio has been broadcasting from the BAT Centre since 2012. Its move to Florida Rd symbolically marks the beginning of a new era for this tenacious, cutting edge youth-focused station One of the fastest-growing community radio stations, DYR was [...]

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Quartet Of Peace

16th March, 2018|Music|

Strings in the Spotlight this week KZN Philharmonic Orchestra 2018 Summer Season The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra ended its four week 2018 Summer Season on Thursday 15 March in the Playhouse Opera Theatre with esteemed father-and-son duo, Max Baillie (violin) and Alexander Baillie (cello) under the baton of Maestro Arjan Tien performing a dynamic programme of [...]

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Point Yacht Club Easter Regatta

16th March, 2018|Sport|

Offshore Durban: 30 March – 1 April Having a bit of a late start to the summer sailing season, this Easter, Hobie sailors kick off their sailing year taking to the Durban waters to compete in the Easter Regatta hosted by Point Yacht Club. The Hobie tribe are eager to get three days of racing [...]

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Young Jazz Talents Iza Ngoma In Hammarsdale

15th March, 2018|Music|

Saturday 31 March In association with Concerts SA and Seaman’s Corner, iSupport Music Business presents Iza Ngoma live in Hammarsdale. The concert will take place at Seaman’s Corner on Saturday 31 March. Doors open at 7pm and entrance is R30. “The audience can expect bliss and a sense of cognitive restoration, some storytelling, musical information [...]

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Durban South Regional Hosted By Kuswag

15th March, 2018|Sport|

SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge Durban South Regional 3 Schools Trust: Sunday 25 March Eight schools will be converging on the 3 Schools Trust astroturf to participate in the Durban South Regional of the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge on Sunday 25 March. Host school is one time winners, Kuswag Hoërskool. Kuswag took [...]

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Interview With Bulelwa Mzimela

15th March, 2018|Sport|

SPAR KZN School Girls' Hockey Challenge With a tank full of ambition, young Bulelwa Mzimela is making waves in the polo world having been selected to represent South Africa. Mzimela (16) is taking off to Brno in the Czech Republic at the end of the month to compete in the U17 EU Nations Waterpolo tournament [...]

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KicstArt Presents The Play That Goes Wrong

14th March, 2018|Theatre|

“Choreographed Mayhem” The Independent Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 6 - 29 April 2018 Durban: The KickstArt 2018 year kicks off with the delicious award-winning new hit comedy: The Play that Goes Wrong which will be staged at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre just after Easter: from 6 – 29 April. Described as Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off, [...]

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Diakonia Council Of Churches Joins The Call To Pray For Rain

14th March, 2018|Other|

The planning committee for the annual Diakonia Good Friday Service are adding their collective and individual support for the Team South Africa’s nation-wide call-out to encourage all faith communities, individuals and civil society to pray for rain during this weekend. Diakonia Council of Churches presents its annual ecumenical Good Friday service at dawn on Friday [...]

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Alliance Française de Durban Presents Francofête 2018

13th March, 2018|Music, Other|

Alliance Française de Durban: Wed 21 March 2018 Alliance Française de Durban invites everyone to their seventh Francofête taking place on the grounds of Alliance Française de Durban in Morningside on Human Rights Day on Wednesday 21 March. The mid-week public holiday sees a fabulous programme jam-packed with free entertainment starting at 11am. The ever-proactive [...]

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St Anne’s Diocesan Makes It Seven Out of Eight

12th March, 2018|Sport|

SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge Pietermaritzburg North Regional St Anne’s Diocesan: Sunday 11 March Retaining their title for the seventh consecutive year, St Anne’s Diocesan College remain the champions of the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge Pietermaritzburg North Regional on Sunday 11 March. St Anne’s took on The Wykeham Collegiate in the finals [...]

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The Pietermaritzburg Central Regional Has A New Champion

12th March, 2018|Sport|

SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge Pietermaritzburg Central Regional Pietermaritzburg Girls High School: Saturday 10 March The second tournament of the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge welcomes a new regional winner after Epworth School dethroned the defending champions in the Pietermaritzburg Central Regional that took place at Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School on Saturday 10 [...]

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Celebrating A Decade Of Jes Foord Foundation

8th March, 2018|Other|

Family Celebration: WavePark Gateway: Sunday 25 March This March marks 10 years of the proactive Jes Foord Foundation (JFF): celebrating a decade of helping, inspiring and working hard to make a difference in supporting survivors of rape and their families; and teaching behavioural change to strive for a society free from rape and domestic abuse. [...]

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“Things Left Unsaid”

8th March, 2018|Theatre|

Flatfoot Dance Company presents its 15th anniversary celebratory season of dance theatre Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 21 – 25 March 2018 In a remarkable feet of perseverance in the arts, Durban’s inimitable Flatfoot Dance Company celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2018 as one of South Africa leading contemporary dance companies. With an international touring reputation for [...]

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Diakonia Council Of Churches Supports International Women’s Day

8th March, 2018|Other|

Today, Thursday 8 March, is International Women’s Day, the day globally when women are recognised for their achievements irrespective of ethnic, linguistic, cultural, political or economic divisions. The tag line this year is “press for progress” which echoes the theme of the annual Diakonia Good Friday Service: Do not Fear Stand Firm! A battle-cry to [...]

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