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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Whose Line? At The Durban Comedy Festival 2017

23rd November, 2017|Other|

Gateway Hotel: Saturday 23 December Hilarious Improv Comedy Show, On Fire Comedy proudly presents the 3rd annual Durban Comedy Festival 2017! This December, the funniest comedians from all over the country will once again descend upon the coast for Durban’s biggest annual Comedy Festival, held at the Gateway Hotel! Get ready for a side-splitting comedy [...]

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The Sugar Farmer’s Son by Greg Arde

23rd November, 2017|Other|

The biography of Durban businessman, Gerard de Rauville The Sugar Farmer’s Son: is inspiring insight into a remarkable man. Journalist / editor Greg Ardé has unearthed an astonishing life story about one of the city’s most steadfast and respected businessmen, Gerard de Rauville. The book will be formally launched in Mount Edgecome on Saturday, 25 [...]

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uMhlanga Summer Festival, 2017 ~ Family Friendly Festive Season

23rd November, 2017|Art, Holiday, Music, Other, Sport|

14 – 23 December The annual uMhlanga Summer Festival brings a myriad family-centred holiday activities to uMhlanga for the festive season for visitors and locals alike, from 14 – 23 December. Of course, being uMhlanga, one of the main areas of focus is the beach. The Beach Festival starts on 14 December and continues until [...]

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City Of Durban Nominates Inner City Regeneration Specialist, Urban Lime, For United Nations Global Best Practice Awards 2017

15th November, 2017|Other|

Urban Lime Properties, the commercial urban regeneration specialists, is proud to announce that their work within the City of Durban has been nominated for a United Nations Award by Invest Durban (the eThekwini Municipality unit for promoting inward investment) for meeting sustainable development goals in 2017. At the United Nations Summit for Sustainable Development in [...]

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Doing The Toyi-Toyi In A Minefield

31st October, 2017|Other, Theatre|

EVITA BEZUIDENHOUT’S PRESS CONFERENCE 31 OCTOBER 2017 Sayibona, dumela, molo, hello – and to any representatives of the American, European and British media: salaam. John F Kennedy said: ‘It is not what your country can do for you; it is what you can do for your country’. Martin Luther King said: ‘I had a dream’. [...]

Distillery 031 – Award Winning Craft Distillery From Durban’s Station Drive

27th October, 2017|Other|

Situated in the hub of Durban’s Station Drive, Gin pioneers Distillery 031 has been picking up an armful of coveted international and local awards for their original artisanal spirits. A decade in the making, after distilling its first experimental batch in 2008, this year has become an award-winning vintage for the bespoke Durban distillery. Distillery [...]

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Point Yacht Club OktoberFest

13th October, 2017|Music, Other, Sport|

Harbour: Saturday 21 October Sailors and beer have been a historically good combination going back aeons, and this October getting in the spirit of things the Point Yacht Club will be hosting an OktoberFest on Saturday 21 October. After the success of the Beer and Bratwurst held earlier this year, the club’s legendary resident chef, [...]

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Bespoke fabric range launch and exhibition for KZNSA

4th October, 2017|Art, Other|

Ufafa Valley Fabrics – too beautiful for words KZNSA: 17 October, 2017 Designs to give a voice to the voiceless: a beautiful range of fabrics inspired by the Ufafa Valley crafters near Ixopo, will be launched at an exhibition at the KZNSA Gallery in Durban’s Glenwood on 17 October, 2017. Proactive and inventive community development [...]

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That’s Sir Roel to you!!

26th September, 2017|Other, Theatre|

Durban theatre maker Roel Twijnstra honoured by Dutch King Durban’s Roel Twijnstra has been given the highest honour in his field, from his birth country, the Netherlands, that of Order for Artistic Excellence from the Dutch King. The recognition was based on a nomination made by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in [...]

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“Curtain Up” Celebrating the life of Themi Venturas

20th September, 2017|Other, Theatre|

Playhouse Opera Theatre: Tuesday 26 September at 6pm Curtain Up: There will be a gathering to celebrate the life of well-known theatre all-rounder Themi Venturas who died last week, to take place in the Playhouse Opera on Tuesday 26 September at 6pm. The celebration will be in the form of a montage of performances, memories [...]

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Good Vibrations now playing in heaven!

12th September, 2017|Other, Theatre|

Obituary: Themistocles “Themi” Venturas 1958 – 2017 Last night the South African theatre community lost one of its brightest, most beloved and most versatile stars with the passing of Themistocles “Themi” Venturas who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. He died at Hospice surrounded by his family: wife Trish and sons Matthew (29) and his [...]

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From Evita Bezuidenhout

4th September, 2017|Other, Theatre|

I am shocked to read suggestions in the media that I had an affair with Cyril Ramaphosa! I am a married Afrikaner Christian who, in spite of being a member of the ANC, still regard my marital vows as sacred. My husband Hasie is alive, and if he read these headlines of fake news, it [...]

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Siyakwamukela Ntwasa Hlobo!!

1st September, 2017|Other|

Thandeka Msweli (left) and Melita Vurden mark Spring Day in Durban’s beautiful Botanic Gardens. Thandeka and Melita are part of the Conference Company team, planning the Mini World Youth Day, a highlight in the calendar of young Catholics across Southern Africa, taking place in December in Durban. South Africa celebrated Spring Day on Friday, 1 [...]

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Springing Into September

1st September, 2017|Other|

Comedian Neil Green welcomes spring in Durban’s majestic Botanic Gardens to celebrate Spring Day. Neil joins Annalakshmi, Glen Biderman Pam, Neil Green, John Vlismas and Jem Atkins in the comedy line up at KZN’s foremost arts festival: the 25th annual Hilton Arts Festival taking place in the Midlands from 15 – 17 September. South Africa [...]

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