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.

Chloe Clark @ The Jazzy Rainbow

22nd January, 2019|Music|

Saturday 9 February This performance by Chloe Clark 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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Fresh Weather At Fresha Festival

21st January, 2019|Theatre|

Fresha Festival 2019 Durban North Beach: 18 – 20 Jan Not even the dull drizzly weather could dampen the third annual Fresha Festival of free fun family al-fresco theatre staged on Durban’s North Beach over the weekend. 80 performers staged 14 theatre productions, and early morning yoga and dance classes, and interactive public workshops. The [...]

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Neil Gonsalves Trio @ The Jazzy Rainbow

17th January, 2019|Music|

Saturday 2 February This performance by the Neil Gonsalves trio 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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Pianist Sanele Phakathi Presents “Stones Left Unturned”

14th January, 2019|Music|

In association with Concerts SA, Artizen Lounge, Luthuli Museum and iSupport Music Business presents two concerts by pianist and composer Sanele Phakathi. Phakathi and his band will be performing in KwaMashu on Sunday 27 January and in Groutville on Friday 1 February. Umlazi born Sanele Phakathi is a contemporary singer and pianist. He is widely [...]

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Vocalist Josie Matabola in concert @ Seaman’s Corner

10th January, 2019|Music|

Saturday 26 January In association with Concerts SA and Seaman’s Corner, iSupport Music Business brings jazz vocalist Josie Matabola to Hammarsdale, where she and her band will be performing at Seaman’s Corner on Saturday 26 January. Doors open at 7pm and tickets are available at the door for R30. Blooming artist Josie Matabola is a [...]

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Mating Birds Vol.2

7th January, 2019|Art|

The KZNSA Gallery – main, mezzanine and media galleries 17 January – 10 February 2019 Free entry The KZNSA Gallery’s first exhibition of 2019 is a powerfully packed womxn led experience. Mating Birds Vol.2 engages with art and documents dealing head on with the effects of colonial and apartheid laws in South African contemporary sexual [...]

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Fresha Festival 2019

7th January, 2019|Theatre|

Durban North Beach: 18 – 20 January 2019 The Fresha Festival of free fun family al-fresco theatre will be staged for the third time on Durban’s North Beach at the end of the school holidays for three days on 18, 19, 20 January. The Fresha team has selected a programme of vibrant, engaging works that [...]

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Carols Cancelled

20th December, 2018|Markets & Fairs, Music, Other|

Due to the forecasted bad weather predicted for this evening (Thursday 20 December), uMhlanga Tourism have sadly been forced to cancel the 2018 Carols Under the Stars that were scheduled to take place at Granada Square at sunset. Peter Rose stated, "After serious consideration we had to take the unfortunate decision to cancel this event!" [...]

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Miss uMhlanga 2018 Is A Winner

19th December, 2018|Other|

uMhlanga Main Beach was hot and happening on Monday 17 December when dozens of beautiful girls took part in the tenth Miss uMhlanga Beauty pageant. With the ocean and sand as a backdrop, and a breeze to cool the 30-degree sunshine, the competition was fun and relaxed. Beachgoers pulled up their deckchairs and enjoyed watching [...]

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Waitrons’ Race – It’s Cool to Serve!

18th December, 2018|Holiday, Other, Sport|

uMhlanga Summer Festival, 2018 The uMhlanga Summer Festival 2018 uMhlanga: 14 – 23 December The new kid on the block this year, the first wacky ‘Waitronathon’ is one of the feature events taking place on Sunday 23 December during the annual uMhlanga Summer Festival. On 23 December waitrons from participating uMhlanga restaurants and hotels will [...]

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Pianist Lindi Ngonelo Promises Beautiful Memories As She Tours Kwa-Zulu Natal

18th December, 2018|Music|

In association with Concerts SA, Seaman’s Corner, Artizen Lounge, Luthuli Museum and iSupport Music Business bring you pianist and composer Lindi Ngonelo for a series of concerts in KwaZulu-Natal. She and her band will be performing in Hammarsdale on Saturday 29 December, in KwaMashu on Sunday 30 December and in Groutville on Friday 4 January [...]

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Miss uMhlanga

13th December, 2018|Other|

uMhlanga Summer Festival, 2018 Monday 17 Dec: Millennium Stage The tenth Miss uMhlanga Beauty Pageant will take place in the morning on Monday 17 December 2018 on the beach, as one of the highlights of the uMhlanga Summer Festival programme. The annual Miss uMhlanga Beauty Pageant will take place at 11.30am on Monday 17 December [...]

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KickstArt’s Cinderella – Review By Chris Sutton (The Rat Line)

13th December, 2018|Theatre|

The best things in life are stories. I was blessed with a Grandfather and Father who were great story tellers.They instilled in me the knowledge that a life of thrill and adventure was only a bookshelf away. I too told my children stories and relished the obvious pleasure they got from fairy tales and other [...]

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Josh Swanson & Friends Live In Concert @ The Jazzy Rainbow

7th December, 2018|Music|

Saturday 15th December Durban’s jazz lounge, The Jazzy Rainbow, in association with Concerts SA, launched its first straight jazz programme on the eve of Heritage Day in September 2016 and continues to follow up with the same concept. “#JazzyStraightAhead is about introducing regular, live, straight jazz concerts to our city in order to help keep [...]

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Jazz Xpression End Of Year Session

7th December, 2018|Music|

Featuring Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane Saturday 22 December iSupport Music Business in partnership with Concerts SA presents the Real Cats End of the Year Session at Jazz Xpression House in Glenmore, Durban at 10 am on Saturday 22 December. Two pianists will feature large- Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane and Sanele Phakathi. Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane is a prolific [...]

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uMhlanga Carols Under The Stars

6th December, 2018|Music|

uMhlanga Summer Festival, 2018 Charity Evening Granada Square, Thursday 20 December 2018 from 6pm Always a crowd favourite, the annual al-fresco uMhlanga Carols under the Stars, takes place at the Granada Square in uMhlanga Rocks on Thursday 20 December from 6pm in the courtyard of the favourite shopping and dining destinations on the uMhlanga Strip. [...]

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Proclamation 73

6th December, 2018|Art|

Durban Art Gallery: 10 Dec 2018 – 15 Feb 2019 Proclamation 73, a new exhibition, comes forth out of a project initiated by Zara Julius and Chandra Frank that explores the family archives of people racialized as coloured and indian in Durban under the 1950 Group Areas Act and comes to the Durban Art Gallery [...]

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Madala Kunene Tribute At Kwantu Village

6th December, 2018|Music|

Madala Kunene Tribute at Kwantu Village – 15 & 16 December In association with Concerts SA and Kwantu Village, revered veteran Zulu folk guitarist Madala Kunene headlines the Folk & Griot Festival (FAGF) in Utrecht with a special tribute programme on the long weekend of 15th and 16th December 2018. “Bafo”, as Madala Kunene is [...]

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Give Thanks Ensemble

6th December, 2018|Music|

Give Thanks Ensemble @ Utrecht Town Park 21 December and @ Kwantu Village, 22/23 December In association with Concerts SA and Kwantu Village, afro-jazz collective Give Thanks Ensemble activates Utrecht on a full weekend of live music activities. Led by composer Bongani Sibanyoni on piano, the Pretoria-based core band of the Give Thanks Ensemble includes [...]

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Village das Cores @ The Chairman

6th December, 2018|Music|

The Chairman: Saturday 22 December @10pm In association with Concerts SA and Akum Agency, post-folk band Urban Village will embarking in December on their first tour across southern Africa. For this tour, Urban Village will be joined on tour by Mozambican band Cantinho das Cores. Honouring this collaboration, the tour has been named Village das [...]

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Argentinean Duo Ariel & Juana 2018 KZN December Tour

6th December, 2018|Uncategorized|

Argentinean-born, Johannesburg-based duo Ariel & Juana, consisting of double bass and vocals, is touring KwaZulu-Natal, 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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The Us Welcome You To Their Musical World

6th December, 2018|Music|

In association with Concerts SA, The Us are embarked on their breakout national tour called Welcome to The Us. Having started in November, the tour will have performances in Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal during December. As seen on SABC 1’s new show ‘The Remix SA’, The Us is a multi-talented alternative music [...]

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Whose Line?

6th December, 2018|Other|

4th annual Durban Comedy Festival 2018 Whose Line? Gateway Hotel: Sat 22 Dec Wrapping up the fourth annual Durban Comedy Festival, On Fire Comedy presents Whose Line? At the Gateway Hotel on Saturday 22 December. Durban biggest comedy fest is back, with the side-splitting comedy feast is similar to the popular US TV show, Whose [...]

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Maritime Winners Announced

6th December, 2018|Other|

Innovate Durban Maritime Youth Innovation Challenge After an inspiring, exciting and gruelling six-month challenge, innovators Smartipants were awarded first place in the Maritime Youth Innovation Challenge at the prize-giving awards ceremony held this weekend. This is the fourth Youth Innovation Challenge, the flagship programme of Durban ideas and strategy incubator, Innovate Durban, with the 2018 [...]

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Garde @ First Thursdays Glenwood

6th December, 2018|Music|

6 December 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Free Garde takes his Neo-Drum sound around the country In partnership with Concerts SA, neo-drum composer, singer, songwriter and producer, Siphesihle Siswana aka Garde, is embarked on The Appreciation Tour, coming now to Johannesburg and Durban. The Appreciation Tour is a concert tour of intimate live [...]

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