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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N.E.W Pitch – Callout!

26th April, 2018|Other|

Win the chance to produce a wildlife, environmental or conservation documentary short DURBAN: The N.E.W Pitch short documentary pitching competition is aimed at discovering the next generation or nature, environment, wildlife and adventure conservation filmmakers, and is one of the key sessions at the Nature Environment and Wildlife Filmmakers Congress (NEWF) taking place from 16 [...]

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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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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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New Home For DYR105.1 FM

17th March, 2018|Other|

Durban Youth Radio moves to its new premises in Florida Rd, Durban in mid-March. Durban Youth Radio has been broadcasting from the BAT Centre since 2012. Its move to Florida Rd symbolically marks the beginning of a new era for this tenacious, cutting edge youth-focused station One of the fastest-growing community radio stations, DYR was [...]

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Diakonia Council Of Churches Joins The Call To Pray For Rain

14th March, 2018|Other|

The planning committee for the annual Diakonia Good Friday Service are adding their collective and individual support for the Team South Africa’s nation-wide call-out to encourage all faith communities, individuals and civil society to pray for rain during this weekend. Diakonia Council of Churches presents its annual ecumenical Good Friday service at dawn on Friday [...]

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Alliance Française de Durban Presents Francofête 2018

13th March, 2018|Music, Other|

Alliance Française de Durban: Wed 21 March 2018 Alliance Française de Durban invites everyone to their seventh Francofête taking place on the grounds of Alliance Française de Durban in Morningside on Human Rights Day on Wednesday 21 March. The mid-week public holiday sees a fabulous programme jam-packed with free entertainment starting at 11am. The ever-proactive [...]

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Celebrating A Decade Of Jes Foord Foundation

8th March, 2018|Other|

Family Celebration: WavePark Gateway: Sunday 25 March This March marks 10 years of the proactive Jes Foord Foundation (JFF): celebrating a decade of helping, inspiring and working hard to make a difference in supporting survivors of rape and their families; and teaching behavioural change to strive for a society free from rape and domestic abuse. [...]

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Diakonia Council Of Churches Supports International Women’s Day

8th March, 2018|Other|

Today, Thursday 8 March, is International Women’s Day, the day globally when women are recognised for their achievements irrespective of ethnic, linguistic, cultural, political or economic divisions. The tag line this year is “press for progress” which echoes the theme of the annual Diakonia Good Friday Service: Do not Fear Stand Firm! A battle-cry to [...]

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Good Friday Service 2018

5th March, 2018|Other|

Diakonia Council of Churches “Do Not Fear, Stand Firm” Durban Exhibition Centre: 5:15am Friday 30 March Diakonia Council of Churches, which for more than four decades has worked towards a just society, presents its annual ecumenical Good Friday service at dawn on Friday 30 March starting at the Durban Exhibition Centre (DEC) before processing – [...]

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Janet Solomon’s Becoming Visible

5th March, 2018|Other|

Free public screening of Marine-enviro doccie KZNSA Gallery: 15 March at 19:00 Janet Solomon – a Durban artist and filmmaker – will be screening her passion-project movie, Becoming Visible, about the impact of noise exposure from marine surveys on sea species, at the KZNSA Gallery on Thursday 15 March at 7pm. Solomon, whose work in [...]

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New Mural For Denis Hurley Outreach Clinic In Dalton

2nd March, 2018|Art, Other|

The Denis Hurley Centre Outreach Clinic which was formally opened in the Dalton Beer Hall complex last August, has been gifted a beautiful mural to provide a colourful visual oasis for patients. The mural was designed and painted jointly by artists Giffy, Mook Lion and Sphe (Sphephelo Mnguni) with help from two of the Dalton [...]

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The Return Of The PYC Pie

23rd January, 2018|Other, Sport|

Charlie’s Bar: Friday 2 February The ‘legend’ is back at the Point Yacht Club, the infamous PYC Pie is making a filling return after fading off the menu some years ago. Incoming caterer, Nick Papadopoulos from Eat Greek Caterers was tasked to recreate the renowned pie that used to have yachties queuing for back in [...]

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Point Yacht Club New Year’s Eve Party

15th December, 2017|Music, Other, Sport|

Harbour: Sunday 31 December Bring in the New Year with a champagne toast, overlooking the yachts relaxing on the lawns of the Point Yacht Club on Sunday 31 December. The club invites people who would like to have a relaxing start to 2018, to join them at a chilled bring and braai at the harbour [...]

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SPAR Employees Show Incredible Generosity In The Face Of Adversity

13th December, 2017|Other|

Fire guts shop, staff volunteer their time to help their community. Applause for the owner and staff of Bela Bela SUPERSPAR Limpopo, whose incredible generosity in the face of adversity amplifies community spirit and selflessness. On the 23 September, tragedy struck when the Bela Bela SUPERSPAR burnt down. Store owner, Carel Coetzee and his wife [...]

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Mini World Youth Day: Durban ~ Counting the Sleeps!

4th December, 2017|Other|

A Gathering in Durban of young Catholics from Southern Africa Dbn Exhibition Centre: 6 – 10 Dec 2017 Young people are counting the sleeps until the “mini” World Youth Day which will be held in Durban from this week: Wednesday 6 until Sunday 10 December 2017 at the Durban Exhibition Centre, to unite young Catholics [...]

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Young Catholics Support 16 Days Campaign

1st December, 2017|Other|

Nqobile Ngcobo and Samantha Thomas It is clear that violence against women and children continues to be a grave problem in our society. While our constitution is flawless and boasts incredible strides in its attempts to eradicate violence, we still sit with some of the most atrocious statistics. We are told that there are two [...]

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Exhibitions to Educate

30th November, 2017|Other|

Among the areas of dialogue that are vital in order to address the gender violence pandemic are: understanding the context and its challenges; supporting the survivors; and educational programmes which advocate positive behavioural alternatives. A companion installation to the hugely impactful South African Voices at KwaMuhle Museum in Durban, opened on Friday at the Museum’s [...]

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uMhlanga Carols Under The Stars

28th November, 2017|Other|

uMhlanga Summer Festival, 2017 Charity Evening Granada Square, Wednesday 20 December 2017 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 Wednesday 20 December from 6pm in the courtyard of the favourite shopping and dining destinations on the uMhlanga Strip. [...]

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uMhlanga Summer Festival, 2017 ~ Miss uMhlanga

28th November, 2017|Other|

Saturday 16 Dec: Millennium Stage The ninth Miss uMhlanga Beauty Pageant will take place on Saturday 16 December, 2017, in the morning on the beach embedded in the uMhlanga Summer Festival programme taking place on the Millennium Stage. The Miss uMhlanga categories are in two age groups: 12 until 16, and 17 and older. Ages [...]

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Tina le Roux ~ My Survival Story

28th November, 2017|Other|

On the 9 April 2014 I looked into the eyes of darkness when I was gang raped, beaten and burnt outside my home. Choosing to become a survivor is a daily fight for me towards light and away from darkness. I was gang raped outside my home – a space I was supposed to feel [...]

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Leave No One Behind

28th November, 2017|Other|

16 Days of Activism 2017 25 Nov – 10 Dec #MeToo has become a battlecry platform for women and girls to share their personal stories of abuse and harassment by men across time and place. A concept, which due to the immediacy and accessibility of social media platforms, spread instantaneously. Yes we can Google the [...]

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Mini World Youth Day: Durban A week away!

28th November, 2017|Other|

A Gathering in Durban of young Catholics from Southern Africa Dbn Exhibition Centre: 6 – 10 Dec 2017 Countdown to the “mini” World Youth Day which will be held in Durban from 6 to 10 December 2017 at the Durban Exhibition Centre, to unite Catholic young people from Southern Africa to celebrate their Christianity, community [...]

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Prague

25th November, 2017|Other|

Billed as the land of stories, the capital of the Czech Republic surely features in a variety of tales, and now it stars in a few of mine. Prague is pretty, delightfully so and it certainly is a tourist hotspot. At times, I felt a tad bit like a salmon swimming upstream. Old Town is [...]

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