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.

Reminder: #Youth4ClimateAction

14th March, 2019|Other|

#Youth4ClimateAction Durban March Date: 15 March 2019 from 11am Assemble at Durban Marina. Will end latest 14:00 Young activists, Kashmika Dooki and Chanelle Erwee from Danville Park Girls' High, get ready for Friday’s #Youth4ClimateAction Durban March and “die in” event taking place in Durban meeting at the Durban Marina at 11am Youth 4 Climate Action [...]

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Marxism Africa Launch Conference

13th March, 2019|Other|

The first international Marxism Conference to be held on African soil The Station Urban Events Space: 20 – 23 March 2019 DURBAN: The Mzala Nxumalo Centre for the Study of South African Society based in Pietermaritzburg, is hosting a major conference with global speakers at Durban’s Station Urban Events Space from 20 – 23 March [...]

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Applause For Acclaimed Short Film: Escala

13th March, 2019|Other|

“Unquestionably an award-winning masterpiece!” As we affirm women across the globe honouring International Women’s Day, we applaud the team who birthed Escala - a carefully-crafted US-made short film which boasts a 100% female crew … (and five South Africans!) and has been officially selected for six international film festivals since its world premiere in July [...]

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Francofête 2019

13th March, 2019|Music|

Alliance Française de Durban: Thursday 21 March March is the month of Francophone, and in celebration of all things French the Alliance Française de Durban invite everyone to come and enjoy a free day of cultural festivities on Human Rights Day, Thursday 21 March in their Sutton Crescent, Morningside premises. Francofête de Durban shares a [...]

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Josie Matabola In Concert @ The Jazzy Rainbow

12th March, 2019|Music|

Friday 30 March This performance by Josie Matabola 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. Hailing from Pretoria, Matabola is an [...]

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#Youth4ClimateAction Durban March

11th March, 2019|Other|

Date: 15 March 2019 from 11am Assemble at Durban Marina Will end latest 14:00 Youth 4 Climate Action, also known in various regions as Fridays for Future, Youth for Climate or School Strike 4 Climate, is a growing international movement of pupils and students who, instead of attending classes, are taking part in demonstrations to [...]

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Durban Girls’ College Do It Again!

11th March, 2019|Sport|

SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge Durban Central Regional: Sunday 10 March The only team to keep their 100% record, Durban Girls’ College took the honours for the ninth time at the Durban Central Regional of the SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge on Sunday 10 March. It was not all plain sailing for College who met [...]

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Crawford La Lucia Crowned Durban North Regional Winners

11th March, 2019|Sport|

SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge Durban North Regional: Saturday 9 March Perseverance most certainly paid off for the determined host school, Crawford La Lucia achieving their first Durban North Regional title in the nine year history of the SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge that took place this weekend (Saturday 9 March). Crawford La Lucia met [...]

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Call For Art / Craft Exhibitors… And Food Vendors

8th March, 2019|Art, Markets & Fairs|

Hilton Arts Festival 2019 Hilton College: 13, 14 & 15 September Artists and crafters interested in exhibiting at the region’s foremost arts festival are invited to apply to the 2019 Hilton Arts Festival: applications are now open for interested art exhibitors and craft stall holders, as well as vendors offering fresh and unusual food options. [...]

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Putting on the Glitz

8th March, 2019|Theatre|

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 3 – 7 April Its glitzy, its glamorous – it’s Ian von Memerty, together with his ‘better half’, Vivienne in their latest production Putting on the Glitz, coming to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN campus from 3 – 7 April, 2019. Returning to Durban by popular demand, Ian von Memerty renowned [...]

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The Inspiration Of Bells

7th March, 2019|Music|

KZNPO Summer Season Durban City Hall - Thurs 7 March at 7.30pm Tickets @ Computicket The sound of bells is a motif to be explored during Thursday evening’s final concert in the 2019 Summer Symphony Season (Thursday 7 March) of glorious music in Durban City Hall by the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of [...]

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Sibongile Gwacela @ The Jazzy Rainbow

6th March, 2019|Music|

Friday 22 March This performance by Sibongile Gwacela 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. Sibongile Gwacela [...]

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Zintle Msane @ The Jazzy Rainbow

6th March, 2019|Music|

Friday 15 March This performance by Zintle Msane 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. Durban’s jazz [...]

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2019 Zakifo Music Festival

4th March, 2019|Music|

24 May - 01 June 2019 Ben Harper, Asa, Sho Madjozi, Beatenberg, Meute, Red Robyn, Eme & Moonchild Sanelley, Dope Saint Jude, Dobet Gnahoré, Maker-Overs, Puts Marie, Sands, Granmah, Lindigo, Maia & the Big Sky, Sobantwana The fifth annual Zakifo Music Festival lands on Durban’s shores over two consecutive weekends from 24 May until 1 [...]

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Nine Teams To Converge For SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge – DBN Central

4th March, 2019|Sport|

SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge Durban Central Regional 3 Schools Trust: Sunday 10 March Hot on the heels of the third regional, schools from around Durban converge at the 3 Schools Trust astro turf for the Durban Central Regional in the 2019 SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge taking place on Sunday 10 March. Nine teams [...]

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Defending Champs Stand Firm

4th March, 2019|Sport|

SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge Pietermaritzburg North and Central Regionals St John’s D.S.G. and The Wykeham Collegiate The two defending champs stood firm in gloomy, grey weather at the first two regionals of the ninth year of the SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge. Yesterday, 13 schools took to the wet pitch at St John’s D.S.G., [...]

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Durban North Regional Heads To Crawford’s Turf

28th February, 2019|Sport|

SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge Durban North Regional Crawford La Lucia: Saturday 9 March The third regional in the 2019 SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge gets rolling on Saturday 9 March at Crawford La Lucia. Eight teams will gather at this year’s regional, taking to the pitch to participate in 20 minute one way running [...]

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Return Of The BFG

28th February, 2019|Theatre|

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 21 – 31 March Perfect family fare for the Easter school holidays: KickstArt’s glorious The BFG returns to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UZKN campus from 21 – 31 March. Following the sold-out success of KickstArt's July 2018 season of The BFG, Greg King returns to redirect this enchanting reimagining of Roald [...]

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Destiny, Love, Chance And Fate

27th February, 2019|Music|

Week three: KZNPO Summer Season Durban City Hall Thurs 28 Feb at 7.30pm Tickets @ Computicket Destiny, love, chance and fate are some of the themes explored during Thursday evening’s concert in the 2019 Summer Symphony Season (Thursday 28 February) of glorious music in Durban City Hall by the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton [...]

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Mbijana Sibisi Kicks Of SA Tour With Performance At The Playhouse

22nd February, 2019|Music|

In association with Concerts SA, iSupport Music Business presents guitarist and vocalist Mbijana Sibisi on tour in KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape. The South African artist who is now based in Belgium, will be touring South Africa between 1 March and 1 May 2019. His tour will kick off on Friday 1 [...]

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Pietermaritzburg Central And Northern Regionals

22nd February, 2019|Sport|

SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge St John’s D.S.G. and The Wykeham Collegiate: Sunday 3 March Firing up the 2019 SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge, the first two regionals tip off in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday 3 March. Host for the Pietermaritzburg Central Regional is St John’s D.S.G. while up the road, The Wykeham Collegiate [...]

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Cape Town Pianist Lihle Dunjana Brings iGugu To KwaZulu-Natal

20th February, 2019|Music|

In association with Concerts SA, iSupport Music Business presents Cape Town based pianist and composer Lihle Dunjana on tour in KwaZulu-Natal. Dunjana will be performing on Friday 1 March at Luthuli Museum in Groutville, Saturday 2 March at Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale and Sunday 3 March at Artizen in KwaMashu. The project Dunjana is presenting [...]

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Olive Schreiner Prize Presented To Neil Coppen’s Tin Buck Drum

20th February, 2019|Other, Theatre|

Neil Coppen’s Tin Bucket Drum, wins English Academy of Southern Africa Olive Schreiner Prize Wits University Press is delighted to announce that Neil Coppen’s play, Tin Bucket Drum, has won the English Academy of Southern Africa Olive Schreiner Prize for Drama (2018). The Olive Schreiner Prize for drama forms part of a larger annual competition [...]

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Argentinean Duet: Ariel & Juana Durban & South Coast Tour

19th February, 2019|Music|

Argentinean-born, Johannesburg-based duo Ariel & Juana are touring Durban and the South Coast in February, in association with Concerts SA. Comprised by renowned double-bassist Ariel Zamonsky and vocalist Juana Pires Rafael, this acoustic duet generates a sense of intimacy with the listener through the exploration of the vast possibilities of dynamic and emotional range. The [...]

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Pallavi Mahidhara In Durban

19th February, 2019|Music|

Piano in the spotlight for the second KZNPO Summer Season concert Durban City Hall: Second concert: Thursday 21 February Indian-American pianist Pallavi Mahidhara is in Durban to perform two concerts – she is the featured soloist for the second concert in the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra (KZNPO) four-concert 2019 Summer Season, under the baton of principal [...]

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