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.

Reedman McCoy Mrubata Visits KwaZulu-Natal To Celebrate Africa Day

14th May, 2019|Music|

In association with Concerts SA, iSupport Music Business presents three performances by one of South Africa’s favourite saxophone players, McCoy Mrubata, as part of a weekend of Africa Day celebrations. Mrubata and his band will be performing on Friday 24 May at The Chairman in Durban, Saturday 25 May at Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale and [...]

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German Techno Marching Band For Zakifo Music Festival

14th May, 2019|Music|

Zakifo Music Festival 24 May - 01 June 2019 Meute, an 11-piece techno marching band from Hamburg, Germany, is one of the headline acts at this year’s Zakifo Music Festival taking place over two consecutive weekends from 24 May until 1 June with a series of intimate pop-up bespoke concerts in venues in and around [...]

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The New, Revitalised Curtain Up! Opens This Week

14th May, 2019|Theatre|

The new revitalised Young Performers Production: ‘CURTAIN UP!’ Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 16 May – 2 June 2019 The newly-invigorated Young Performers Project is re-staging a reprise of its very first production, Curtain Up! at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN campus from 15 May until 2 June. Curtain Up! has been re-written and updated by [...]

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Final Regional Heads To Grantleigh College

13th May, 2019|Sport|

SPAR KZN Schoolgirls' Hockey Challenge Northern KZN Coastal Regional Grantleigh College: Saturday 18 May Wrapping up the regional tournaments in the ninth year of the SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Tournament, teams from around Richard’s Bay and eShowe get their chance to take to the turf at Grantleigh College on Saturday 18 May in the hopes [...]

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St Mary’s DSG On Top Again

13th May, 2019|Sport|

SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge Highway Regional Thomas More College: Sunday 12 May St Mary’s DSG are again champions of the Highway Regional in the ninth SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge where they met Kloof High School in the regional final that took place at Thomas More College on Sunday 12 May. It took the [...]

Wartburg Retain Title For Sixth Time

13th May, 2019|Sport|

SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge uMvoti, uThukela and uMzinyathi Regional Greytown High School: Saturday 11 May Reclaiming their regional title, Wartburg Kirchdorf raised the trophy from the uMvoti, uThukela and uMzinyathi Regional in the SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge that took place at Greytown High School on Saturday 11 May. Wartburg have dominated this region, [...]

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Double Bill Pleasure At The Rainbow

10th May, 2019|Music|

Lindigo and Ilima, Sunday 26 May Zakifo Music Festival, in conjunction with Concerts SA, brings the island sounds of Reunion based outfit, Lindigo, and South Africa’s Ilima band together for your listening pleasure. The music style of Maloya is Reunion Island’s vibrant symbol of creole culture whose strident vocal calls, chanted responses and complex percussion [...]

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KickstArt Presents Charlotte’s Web

10th May, 2019|Theatre|

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 13 June - 7 July 2019 KickstArt’s Greg King directs and designs Charlotte’s Web, the charming and timeless children’s book by E.B White, which comes to the Elizabeth Sneddon theatre on UKZN campus from 13 June until 7 July. Charlotte’s Web comes to vivid life in Greg King’s enchanting stage adaptation. It [...]

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Rene Tshiakanyi Sings For Mothers’ Day

7th May, 2019|Music|

Fusion Café, Musgrave: 11 May After a successful national musical tour, Charming French-Congolese singer and balladeer Rene Tshiakanyi will be performing on Saturday 11 May in a special Mother’s Day concert. He is teaming up with renown Chef Shaun Smith from Fusion French Cafe for a Concert in the (Car) Park at Silvervause Centre, Musgrave. [...]

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Breaking The Code Of Silence

7th May, 2019|Other|

Busy Durban High School Mums spent a morning learning about the forthcoming day-long Safe Schools Seminar while simultaneously packing the delegates and presenters’ bags. The Mum’s Committee will be staffing the registration process for the Safe Schools Seminar as well as being on hand to make sure the seminar runs smoothly. It takes place on [...]

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Calling All Teachers Of The Arts

7th May, 2019|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 13 – 15 September Jongosi Youth Day CALLING ALL TEACHERS OF THE ARTS!! Would you like your school / drama students to spend a day seeing three different productions, taking part in interactive workshops, attending arts related talks and debates, immersing themselves in visual arts and crafts as well as [...]

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Ferrum Finish On Top At Northern KZN Regional

5th May, 2019|Sport|

SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge Northern KZN Regional St Dominic’s Newcastle: Saturday 4 May After monumental battle in the regional final, Ferrum High School claimed their eighth Northern KZN Regional title in the SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge that took place at the St Dominic’s Newcastle astro on Saturday 4 May. They conquered a well [...]

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Penultimate Regional Heads To Thomas More College

5th May, 2019|Sport|

SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge Highway Regional Thomas More College: Sunday 12 May The penultimate regional tips off at Thomas More College on Sunday 12 May where six teams from the Highway area will duel it out on the turf in the SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge. First up in this Highway Regional are defending [...]

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Defending Champs, Greytown To Host Umvoti, uThukela And Umzinyathi Regional

5th May, 2019|Sport|

SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge Umvoti, uThukela and Umzinyathi Regional Greytown High School: Saturday 11 May Defending champs, Greytown High School will be hosting teams in the upcoming uMvoti, uThukela and uMzinyathi Regional for the SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge on Saturday 11 May. This region has produced four champions that have progressed to the [...]

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Maswitsi Band Live

2nd May, 2019|Music|

In Concert at The Jazzy Rainbow Friday 10 May This performance by the Maswitsi 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, [...]

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Linda Tshabalala National Tour

2nd May, 2019|Music|

In association with Concerts SA, saxophonist Linda Tshabalala presents her first national tour, in anticipation of her upcoming debut album. Impelling the growth of jazz female instrumentalists in South Africa, Linda Tshabalala is a jazz saxophonist from Daveyton, Benoni. Following the opening leg of her national tour in Cape Town in January, Tshabalala will be [...]

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Durban Gardener Achieves Astonishing Place in Elite London Marathon

29th April, 2019|Sport|

The Florida Road gardener Michael Ndlovu, 52, has achieved an astonishing result in the 39th London Virgin Money Marathon in the United Kingdom this Sunday, 26th April 2019. South African Michael achieved a time of 2 hours, 42 minutes and 45 seconds; and has been placed 14th in his 50-54 year old age-group with an [...]

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St Dominic’s To Host Northern KZN Regional

29th April, 2019|Sport|

SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge Northern KZN Regional St Dominic’s Newcastle: Saturday 4 May Eight schools are due to take to the astro turf for the seventh tournament of the 2019 SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge Northern KZN Regional that takes place at St Dominic’s Newcastle on Saturday 4 May. This region has had two [...]

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Safe Schools Seminar

29th April, 2019|Other|

“Breaking the Code of Silence” Durban High School: Friday 10 May The first in a series of day-long seminars to interrogate ways of making schools a safer place for high school learners, will be held at Durban High School on Friday 10 May. Educators, Governing Bodies and other stakeholders have long been grappling with fault-lines [...]

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Freedom Day

29th April, 2019|Art, Music, Other|

Freedom Day, we remember the first South African democratic elections held exactly 25 years ago, in 1994. Pictured with Bafana Mkhize’s iconic wooden sculpture, entitled Voting honouring the 1994 election, is Nipho Hurd, part of the Zakifo Music Festival organising team. The artwork is part of the Durban Art Gallery permanent collection, and Nipho is [...]

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King Of Broken Things

26th April, 2019|Theatre|

Written and Directed by Michael Taylor-Broderick Performed by Cara Roberts Seabrooke's Theatre, DHS Thursday 25 and Friday 26 April, 19h30 The world does its best to break everyone and everything, but afterwards most things are stronger in their broken places. The King of Broken Things is an adventurous and magical excursion into the rehabilitation of [...]

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Asiye eTafuleni Honoured Internationally

10th April, 2019|Other|

Durban NGO a finalist in global impact competition: WRI Ross Prize for Cities Respected Durban NGO, Asiye eTafuleni (AeT) is one of the five finalists in the inaugural US-based global competition, WRI Ross Prize for Cities, for their intervention work in Warwick Junction. From an extensive field of nearly 200 applications from around the world, [...]

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Umkhumbane Jazz Ensemble Horn Hang Up Concert

10th April, 2019|Music|

The Rainbow’s Big Send-Off Sunday 28 April It’s a bittersweet jol at The Rainbow on Sunday 28 April. It is our great regret to mention that two of the eleven-strong Umkhumbane Jazz Ensemble music gurus have decided to retire as active musos in the music industry. Mr Moses Sefatsa, tenor saxophonist, and vocalist Adolph Kunene- [...]

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Thupelo International Arts Workshop and Open Day

10th April, 2019|Art|

Watch 18 artists from around the world collaborate to make art together Thupelo International Arts Workshop and Open Day Kings School, Nottingham Rd:1 – 14 April Open Day: Sat 13 April, 10am until 3pm KZN MIDLANDS: Self-directed education through interactive creative practice, exchange of ideas and skills will mark the two-week-long Thupelo International Workshop currently [...]

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Thulile Zama Jazzes Up The Jazzy Rainbow

9th April, 2019|Music|

Friday 26 April This performance by Thulile Zama 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. Thulile Zama [...]

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