About Sophie Thompson

Sophie joined the business in 2001. Sophie brings to the company a wealth of experience and expertise in particular in the sporting arena – she played springbok action cricket; has SA colours for athletics; Natal colours for athletics (club and school); hockey; softball; water-polo and outdoor and indoor cricket. Sophie has studied Sport Psychology and Computer Technology. The main accounts that she works on are the SPAR Women’s Race in Durban and Pietermaritzburg, SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge, as well as a lot of the sailing events that take place in Durban. She was part of the successful team that worked on the PyeongChang’s 2018 Winter Olympic Bid and the World Transplant Games. In rejuvenating the Durban scene of sailing, she has also started photography to help promote the sport.

Masandi Kicks Off The Slam Tour In Port Shepstone

26th May, 2018|Music|

In association with Concerts SA, R&B-soul singer and songwriter Masandi embarks on a SADC regional tour with a live band and special collaborators. Heavily influenced by soul music, rhythm & blues and hip-hop as vocalist and lyricist, Masandi embarks on his first solo tour, following the release of his Escalation EP in 2017. The tour [...]

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All On Track For A Great Zakifo Festival

25th May, 2018|Music|

BAT Centre, Views @ Twenty5, Blue Lagoon Beach, Durban: 25, 26, 27 May 2018 Getting ready to playing some great “tracks” at this weekend’s Zakifo Festival are DJs Baraka (with braids) and Saint. The fourth annual Zakifo Music Festival comes to Durban this weekend: 25, 26 and 27 May, and promises a wide-ranging line-up of [...]

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Point Yacht Club’s Two Handed Race

24th May, 2018|Sport|

Offshore: Sunday 27 May and Sunday 10 June Rear Commodore of Keelers, Jon Marshall has organised a challenging race for the big boats tomorrow, with the return of the Two Handed Series hosted by Point Yacht Club. The series that will be run over two days, tomorrow (Sunday 27 May) and on Sunday 10 June [...]

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Gather Your Tribe And Enter The SPAR Women’s 10/5km Challenge

24th May, 2018|Sport|

One of the delights of participating in the Durban SPAR Women’s 10/5km Challenge, taking place this year on June 24, is the opportunity for women representing organisations, schools, corporations and businesses to enter it as a team to build up camaraderie. “SPAR Women’s 10/5km Challenge always attracts a significant number of bulk entries,” say Max [...]

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Andiswa Maduna @ The Jazzy Rainbow

23rd May, 2018|Music|

Friday 1st June This performance by vocalist Andiswa Maduna at The Jazzy Rainbow is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit Programme, 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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Freeman And The Free-Men Spread The Music At Seaman’s Corner Hammarsdale

23rd May, 2018|Music|

In association with Concerts SA, iSupport Music Business presents Freeman and The Free-men live in concert in Hammersdale. Bassist Nkululeko Freeman Gumede and his band will visit Seaman’s Corner on Saturday 2 June at 7pm . For this performance bassist Gumede will be accompanied by Lesedi Tlholoe on drums, Obakeng Thamage on keys, Sinalo Zulu [...]

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Electronic Musos K-$ & Doowap’s Igoda Regional Tour

23rd May, 2018|Music|

In association with Concerts SA, Cape Town-based electronic musicians and djs K-$ & Doowap embark on a regional tour across southern Africa through the Igoda Festival Route. This back-to-back tour will see these two fearless, forward-looking artists play Zakifo Festival, Durban (May 25th), Bassline Festival, Johannesburg (May 26th), and Bushfire Festival, Malkerns, Swaziland (May 27th). [...]

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A Tribute To Mama Africa

23rd May, 2018|Music|

Sophiatown Vibes in KwaMashu In association with Concerts SA, iSupport Music Business presents A Tribute to Mama Africa by vocalist Thulile Zama in KwaMashu, Durban. Zama will visit Artizen Restaurant and Lounge on Sunday 3 June at 3pm, with tickets at R50, available at the door. Thulile Zama will be accompanied by Rebakah Doty on [...]

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Interview With Byron McNeil: Singing For His Supper (Instead Of Cooking It)

22nd May, 2018|Theatre|

Words by Adrian Rorvik Young actor Byron McNeil, a charmer with a delightful bass singing voice, makes his first appearance in a KickStart production, starring as a knight in Camelot, Lerner and Loewe’s glorious musical about the life and times of King Arthur at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN campus from 18 May – [...]

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Review Of KickstArt’s Camelot By Chris Sutton

21st May, 2018|Theatre|

The folklore of King Arthur and his utopian dream of a fair and good world has been the stuff of legend for 100’s of years. Some versions of the tale focus on the concept of Knights and the Round Table, some on King Arthur's relationship with the wizard Merlin and others portray his tempestuous relationship [...]

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Felixton Is The Last Team To Reserve Their Spot At The Grand Finals

21st May, 2018|Sport|

SPAR KZN School Girls' Hockey Challenge North Coastal Regionals Grantleigh College: Saturday 19 May The final regional of the 2018 SPAR KZN School Girls' Hockey Challenge ended in fine style with Felixton College dethroning three times North Coastal Regional winner, Grantleigh College. The tournament took the format of a round robin, with six schools from [...]

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The Fashions Of Camelot

21st May, 2018|Theatre|

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 18 May – 3 June Pictured are cast members from KickstArt’s new musical Camelot which opens this weekend and tells the magical tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. It is at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN campus from 18 May – 3 June, 2018. Camelot features [...]

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Leon Scharnick Quartet @ The Rainbow

18th May, 2018|Music|

Saturday 26 May We know it is a busy weekend of great music in Durban, with the highlight being the 4th edition of the Zakifo Festival on the go, but if you have a gap in your program around 5pm, head to The Rainbow for the Leon Scharnick Quartet. Alto saxophonist Leon Scharnick is one [...]

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Dr Thokozani Mhlambi And Iza Ngoma Perform At Luthuli Museum, Groutville

16th May, 2018|Music|

In association with Concerts SA and Luthuli Museum, iSupport Music Business presents Dr Thokozani Mhlambi and Iza Ngoma in Groutville. The musicians will visit the Luthuli Museum on Friday 1 June at 6pm. Dr Thokozani Mhlambi is an internationally recognized KZN-born cellist and composer. Mhlambi's style of music draws from the rich heritage of KZN, [...]

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It’s A Wrap – Michaelhouse Festival of Music

15th May, 2018|Music|

Michaelhouse Festival of Music Michaelhouse: Friday 11- Sunday 13 May The fourth Michaelhouse Festival of Music took place at the magnificent Michaelhouse grounds last weekend (Friday 11 to Sunday 13 May) offering music lovers a wide selection of live music to choose from. Festival Organiser, William Silk, was upbeat about the great response from audiences [...]

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North Coastal Regionals Hosted By Grantleigh

15th May, 2018|Sport|

SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge North Coast Regionals – Grantleigh College, Richard’s Bay – May 19 The final regional of the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge takes place at Grantleigh College in Richard’s Bay this Saturday, May 19. Hosts and three times winners, Grantleigh College will be keen to hold onto their title. [...]

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Greytown High School Earn A Spot At The Grand Finals

14th May, 2018|Sport|

SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge Umvoti, uThukela and Umzinyathi Regional Wartburg Kirchdorf School: Saturday 12 May The surprise package of the day, Greytown High School dethroned the defending champs, Wartburg Kirchdorf School playing at home in the Umvoti, uThukela and Umzinyathi Regional on Saturday 12 May. The hosts, who have won the title five [...]

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Cycling For Alternatives To Street Life

14th May, 2018|Other, Sport|

NGO Director, Mpendulo Nyembe, takes his last ride before packing up his bike and heading to the UK where he plans to cycle from London to Paris in four days (26-29 May) in a bid to raise funds for local street children and youth NGO: uMthombo Street Children SA. He is calling on the public [...]

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This Weekend Is Michaelhouse Festival Of Music

11th May, 2018|Music|

Michaelhouse: Friday 11- Sunday 13 May Photo Jonathan Burton Countdown to the the fourth Michaelhouse Festival of Music will be taking place at the magnificent Michaelhouse grounds this weekend from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 May. This all-encompassing festival of music offers a unique musical experience with a carefully curated programme of a myriad musical [...]

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Gather Your Tribe And Enter The SPAR Women’s 10/5km Challenge

11th May, 2018|Sport|

One of the delights of participating in the Durban SPAR Women’s 10/5km Challenge, taking place this year on June 24, is the opportunity for women representing organisations, schools, corporations and businesses to enter it as a team to build up camaraderie. “SPAR Women’s 10/5km Challenge always attracts a significant number of bulk entries,” say Max [...]

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If You Love Her, Shower Her With Flowers.

10th May, 2018|Theatre|

KickstArt’s Camelot Mother’s Day: Sunday 13 May ‘The rose is the flower and handmaiden of love – the lily, her fair associate, is the emblem of beauty and purity.’ Dorothea Dix Rising star, young actor Jake Savage offers his mother, Philippa a single rose in honour of Mother’s Day. Jake (12) a Grade 6 pupil [...]

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Nkosinathi Ntshangase & Friends In Concert

7th May, 2018|Music|

The Rainbow Restaurant, Saturday 12 May With it being the final day of the Premier Soccer League in South, The Rainbow Restaurant in Pinetown figured they would combine their two great passions – music and soccer – for another rip-roaring afternoon of entertainment on Saturday 12 May. Therefore, in conjunction with Concerts SA, trombonist Nkosinathi [...]

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uMvotii, uThukela And uMzinyathi Regional At Wartburg Kirchdorf

7th May, 2018|Sport|

SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge Saturday 12 May The second last regional of the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge takes place in Wartburg on Saturday 12 May. Leading the uMvotii, uThukela and uMzinyathi Regional is host school, Wartburg Kirchdorf School who have claimed victory five times. Coach for the defending champs, Lisa Misselhorn [...]

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Hezron Chetty And The ZugZwang National Tour 2018

7th May, 2018|Music|

In association with Concerts SA, soundscapes music trio Hezron Chetty and The ZugZwang embark on a national tour around South Africa for a 5-province, 13-date tour. In a world where superficial and real are often crossed, a deep burden to create something new was conceptualised by Hezron Chetty and The ZugZwang. The band departs Cape [...]

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Saints Make It Seven Out Of Eight

7th May, 2018|Sport|

SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge Highway Regional Westville Girls’ High School: Sunday 6 May Maintaining their reign, St Mary’s DSG defended their title in the Highway Regional of the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge in a hard-fought battle against hosts, Westville Girls High School. Saints added to their six titles in this regional [...]

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