Nature, Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers Congress

18th April, 2018|Other|

Registration is open! NEWF 2018 Nature, Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers Congress Durban Botanic Gardens: July 16 - 18 Registration is open for the second edition of the Nature, Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers Congress (NEWF) which will take place at the Durban Botanic Gardens from July 16 – 18, 2018. “The Nature, Environment and Wildlife Filmmakers [...]

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Wushwini Gala Fundraising Dinner

18th April, 2018|Art, Music, Other, Theatre|

Wushwini Pan African Centre for Arts Culture and Heritage Pan African Evening ICC: 26 April 2018 Appropriately ahead of Freedom Day, the Wushwini Pan African Centre for Arts Culture and Heritage will be hosting an elegant Pan African Evening – a bespoke fundraising gala dinner at the Durban ICC on 26 April. The centre is [...]

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Songs Of Hope And Freedom

17th April, 2018|Music|

Emmanuel Cathedral: 27 April 2018: 4pm-6pm Durban Gospel Choir and friends will be performing a musical celebration on Freedom Day, Friday 27 April from 4pm, at the glorious Emmanuel Cathedral in Durban in a programme entitled Songs of Hope and Freedom. “The Emmanuel Cathedral will erupt with Songs of Hope and Freedom guaranteed to fill [...]

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Pianist And Composer Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane Visits Northern KwaZulu-Natal

17th April, 2018|Music|

In association with Concerts SA, iSupport Music Business and the SoulChain Movement present Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane live in concert. Mashiloane and his band will visit Richards Bay on Monday 1 May, with a live performance at The Outpost Restaurant. On Tuesday 2 May he will present two concerts for various primary-and high school learners in [...]

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‘Two Thekwini Bones’ @ The Jazzy Rainbow

16th April, 2018|Music|

Saturday 21 April This performance by Two Thekwini Bones 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. Two [...]

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Fatima Make It Three Regional Titles

16th April, 2018|Sport|

SPAR KZN School Girl’s Hockey Challenge Durban North Regional Crawford North Coast: Sunday 15 April Our Lady of Fatima earned themselves their third title when they were crowned Durban North Regional winners at the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge on Sunday at Crawford North Coast. Fatima had a clear run to the regional final, [...]

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The 2017 / 2018 Wednesday Night Series Concludes

13th April, 2018|Sport|

Point Yacht Club Wednesday Night Series Summer Sailing Season: 2017 / 2018 A total of 54 yachts took to the water over the 20 race series held on the traditional Wednesday night bay race. Leading the main racing class was Durban sailing legend, Craig Millar on his new yacht Argo FY. Millar, the former Commodore [...]

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Zakifo Music Festival Hitting Durban Shores This May

13th April, 2018|Music|

Zakifo Music Festival, Durban 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 [...]

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Triskaidekaphobia on Stage

13th April, 2018|Theatre|

Today is Friday 13th – one of two Friday 13 this year (the other one is in July). Officially known as “Triskaidekaphobia”, which is the fear of Friday 13th, people are often nervous of bad luck, freak accidents and ghost sightings on Friday 13th. Thespians (theatre folk) are particularly superstitious. In a theatre, typically one [...]

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Friday The 13th – Putting Her Best Foot Forward

13th April, 2018|Sport|

Point Yacht Club Sailing Superstitions: Friday 13th April Considered to be an unlucky day for some, 2018 sees Friday the 13 occurring twice, the first one today and the next in July. In a number of sporting codes, superstitions are rife! Sailors also fall into the superstitious bunch. Traditionally, sailors believed that having bananas on [...]

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Next Stop, Kokstad For The SPAR KZN School Girls Hockey Challenge

12th April, 2018|Sport|

SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge Southern KZN Regional Kokstad College: Saturday 21 April The clash of the eighth Southern KZN Regional in the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Challenge takes place on Saturday 21 April at Kokstad College. This region has crowned three schools since the tournament began in 2011. This year, ten schools will [...]

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The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra Takes Music To Our Communities

11th April, 2018|Music|

Amaoti Community Hall: Thursday 12 April Siphosethu Primary School, Ntuzuma: Friday 13 April Nelson Mandela Youth Centre, Chatsworth: Sat 14 April The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra is as at home performing in community halls as it is performing in concert halls – embarking on regular education and development outreach programmers to proactively introduce the beauty of [...]

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Review Of KickstArt’s Play That Goes Wrong By Chris Sutton

9th April, 2018|Theatre|

I can honestly say that this is the most hilarious pieces of theatre that I have ever seen. So if you are in for a busy Monday and don’t have time to read the whole review - DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW ! The "Play That Goes Wrong" was first staged in London. After winning [...]

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SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge Durban North Regional

4th April, 2018|Sport|

SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge Durban North Regional Crawford College North Coast: Sunday 15 April The Durban North Regionals of the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge will take place at Crawford College North Coast on Sunday, 15 April. This hotly contested regional will be hosted for the first time by Crawford College North [...]

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Benjamin Jephta Elektrik Announces New Album And Live Tour

3rd April, 2018|Music|

In association with Concerts SA, bassist, composer and 2017 Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz, Benjamin Jephta, will be taking the road with the support of Concerts SA in anticipation of the release of his sophomore album, The Evolution of an Undefined. Jephta has already become one of the premiere double and electric bass players [...]

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Bingelela @ Luthuli Museum

3rd April, 2018|Music|

Friday 6 Apri In association with Concerts SA and Luthuli Museum, iSupport Music Business brings you vocalist Bingelela who will be performing at Luthuli Museum in Groutville on Friday 6 April. Bingelela is a proudly South African musician and vocalist from kwaNongoma in rural KwaZulu-Natal. She started off her career at a local art centre [...]

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Wrap Up For The Easter Regatta

3rd April, 2018|Sport|

Point Yacht Club Easter Regatta incorporating the Hobie 16 Regionals Offshore: 30 March - 1 April Father and daughter team, Peter and Sarah-Ann Hall were crowned KZN champs this weekend at the Easter Regatta hosted by Point Yacht Club. The pair racing in the Hobie 16 Regionals notched up five wins, a second, a third [...]

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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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