Launching of IT Varsity Mentorship Programme

1st July, 2020|Other|

Creating and empowering students to be experience ready for the ever-changing real world, IT Varsity have launched a comprehensive mentorship programme. Over the past few months, the world has changed in ways we never imagined pre-Lockdown. Increasingly our work, our leisure, our way of connecting with others, our way of doing business, and our ways [...]

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The Song Of Names

25th June, 2020|Music, Other|

Exclusive to DSTV’s Box Office from 3 July The Song of Names: Videovision Entertainment’s evocative new film about the extraordinary bond of friendship and music set against the backdrop of the second World War, will be released exclusively on the Box Office platform of DSTV from Friday 3 July 2020. Durban’s Anant Singh, who was [...]

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Online Acting Coaching With Steven Stead

22nd June, 2020|Other, Theatre|

FROM TOP SOUTH AFRICAN THEATRE DIRECTOR STEVEN STEAD Steven Stead is a multi-award winning, widely praised theatre director with over thirty years of experience in the professional industry, and a wealth of national and international experience directing plays, musicals and operas. He holds an Honours degree in Drama (cum laude) from the University of Natal, [...]

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Gratitude…

19th June, 2020|Markets & Fairs, Other|

The Denis Hurley Street Lit vendors, supported by the booksellers of Mzanzi, held a small private, ten person ceremony in the St Johns Boardroom and Gratitude Garden giving thanks to key stakeholders and partners who had helped and supported them, especially over lockdown. As large gatherings are not possible at this time, hand painted placards [...]

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‘Til next year…

15th June, 2020|Sport|

Durban and Pietermaritzburg SPAR Women’s 10km/5km Challenge Cancelled The much-loved Durban and Pietermaritzburg SPAR Women’s 10km/5km Challenges for 2020 have been cancelled. We are all currently facing unprecedented and challenging times, in South Africa as well as in the rest of the world. The Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of abating and as it is [...]

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Msunduzi Top Church Leaders In Dawn Prayer-Walk

23rd May, 2020|Other|

Pietermaritzburg City Hall: Sun 24 May, 6.30am 60 of Msunduzi’s Christian faith leaders will participate in an hour-long dawn prayer walk around the Pietermaritzburg City Hall tomorrow, Sunday 24 May for an hour from 6.30am. The walk is taking place during permissible morning exercise time and will observe all appropriate Covid-19 hygiene, health and safety [...]

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Over Twenty Pianists Feature In Online Thanksgiving Concert To Benefit DHC

20th May, 2020|Music|

The Piano Passion Project in honour of Darius Brubeck Over twenty pianists feature in online Thanksgiving concert to benefit DHC Wednesday 27 May: Concert link will be sent at 6pm On Wednesday 27 May the Piano Passion Project is organizing a Thanksgiving Concert inspired by Darius Brubeck in aid of the Denis Hurley Centre featuring [...]

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Seven Mates Relay Run “The Comrades”

19th May, 2020|Other, Sport|

Seven mates relay run “the Comrades” to raise funds for Covid-19 relief Inspired by the impact that global connectedness and action has made towards overcoming the challenges of “Covid19-Lockdown” seven friends, spread across seven towns on three continents, decided to have some fun together and ran a lockdown “Comrades” relay as a fundraiser for KZN [...]

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KZN Churches Launch “Hope Vouchers”

9th May, 2020|Other|

KZN Churches launch “Hope Vouchers” as part of their ongoing food relief. A coalition of concerned churches have flagged emergency relief as their most immediate focus and are roll-outing out “Hope Vouchers” to vulnerable families in each of the 11 districts over the next three months. To ensure maximum efficiency and accountability, the Food Relief [...]

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Lock Down Walk for CANSA

30th April, 2020|Other|

Captain Tom Moore who turned 100 today, raised 30million pounds sterling for NHS U.K. through sponsorship from walking 100 laps in his garden. He has received International recognition for this achievement. His goal was 20,000 pounds. Cansa Durban, inspired by Captain Tom is planning to do the same in order to raise funds for Mkhuhla [...]

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Music To Comfort And Calm

23rd April, 2020|Music|

Over the Easter lockdown holiday, composer, Nic Paton, re-released Valley of the Shadow – Rites of Loss, an online album which talks into the grief, loss, anxiety and a heightened spiritual response to these extraordinary times. Paton now based in Cape Town studied at UKZN music department and is grandson of esteemed author Alan Paton. [...]

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KickstArt’s Into The Woods Up For Naledi Awards

14th April, 2020|Theatre|

KickstArt Theatre Productions Durban’s premier theatre production company, KickstArt, has a strong presence in the nominations line up for this year’s annual Naledi Theatre Awards for productions staged in Johannesburg in 2019. The multi award-winning Durban based creative has been nominated for 12 Naledi Awards this week for their sumptuous version of Steven Sondheim’s Into [...]

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In One Short Week…..

4th April, 2020|Other|

During this time of uncertainty and anxiety, many of my friends are at the coalface of helping to find ways of keeping our city’s homeless community safe. Amidst the WhatsApp flurry of important but fixable challenges, I realised the amazing achievement the people of Durban have pulled off in one week. In one short week… [...]

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Team Street Lit Sharing Their Books With The Homeless

1st April, 2020|Other|

A dream team comprising the City, the Denis Hurley Centre, We Are Durban, NGOs and faith communities, have created safe interim spaces for 1,700 of the city’s street people in response to national Lockdown protocols. Now that the people are safely housed, the challenge is to keep boredom at bay. The men and women from [...]

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A VIRTUAL HUG FROM Pieter-Dirk Uys

25th March, 2020|Other, Theatre|

The last time that we were immersed in a story like this, it happened in the cinema and we had popcorn on our laps and a Coke in our hands. But this time there is no Bruce Willis to find a vaccine or an Angelina Jolie to be the cure. Covid-19 – not the greatest [...]

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An Unromantic Comedy

13th March, 2020|Theatre|

KickstArt Theatre Productions presents An Unromantic Comedy Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 2 – 19 April Durban: We have all done it - accidentally sent a text to the incorrect person! KickstArt Theatre presents a fresh, fabulously funny, contemporary and thought-provoking three hander, An Unromantic Comedy which comes to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 2 – 19 [...]

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SPAR KZN Raiders In Top Form After Pools

13th March, 2020|Sport|

SPAR KZN Raiders 2020 IPT Danville Park Girls’ High School: 11 – 14 March The SPAR KZN Raiders completed their first challenge in the Indoor Hockey Inter-Provincial Tournament that is currently underway at the Indoor Centre at Danville Park Girls’ High School. After their three pool games, the local team topped the log after a [...]

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Our Lady Of Fatima Earn The Durban North Regional Title Again

10th March, 2020|Sport|

SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge Durban North Regional Ashton International College: Sunday 8 March Reclaiming the title, Our Lady of Fatima were victorious for the fourth time in the Durban North Regional of the SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge at Ashton International College on Sunday 8 March. In a scorcher of a game, Fatima met [...]

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CHAPTER 2: Empathy & Hope Project

10th March, 2020|Art|

Durban Art Gallery: 12 March – 3 May CHAPTER 2: Empathy & Hope Project is a travelling exhibition in different media, which looks at people struggling with their emotional and mental health, opening at the Durban Art Gallery on Thursday 12 March where it runs until 3 May. CHAPTER 2: Empathy & Hope Project is [...]

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KZN Raiders Head To Danville

10th March, 2020|Sport|

SPAR KZN Raiders 2020 Indoor IPT Danville Park Girls’ High School Indoor Centre: 11 – 14 March Top indoor teams from around the country will be descending to the Danville Park Girls’ High School’s Indoor Centre this week for the 2020 Indoor Hockey Inter-Provincial Tournament. The tournament tips off on Wednesday and concludes this Saturday. [...]

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Durban Girls’ College Win Their Tenth Title

9th March, 2020|Sport|

SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge Durban Central Regional Durban Girls’ College: Saturday 7 March Maintaining their 100% record, Durban Girls College was crowned the Durban Central Regional winners of the SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge for the tenth time on Saturday 7 March. College is the only team in the tournament to have a 100% [...]

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Renovating Rocks!

6th March, 2020|Theatre|

Durban Passion Play Playhouse Drama: 25 March – 12 April Renovating Rocks! Durban North resident, Jonathon Wardle, and his team of prop makers and scenic artists, have concluded a labour of love – refurbishing the decades-old Durban Passion Play set ahead of this year’s season in the Playhouse, opening on 25 March. The effects of [...]

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Pionier Raise The Northern KZN Regional Trophy

2nd March, 2020|Sport|

SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge Northern KZN Regional Pionier High School: Saturday 29 February Northern KZN Regional has a new winner, that of host school Hoërskool Pionier which took the title in a scintillating final of the SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge on Saturday 29 February. Hoërskool Pionier had a cracker of a day, starting [...]

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Durban Honours The Deaf

27th February, 2020|Music, Other, Theatre|

A Bouquet of Beethoven ends KZNPO’S 2020 Summer Season. Durban City Hall: Thurs 27 Feb & 5 March @ 7.30pm Signed performance: Durban Passion Play Playhouse Drama: Saturday 4 April at 2.30 in the afternoon Karishma Kallichuran (I Can! Corporate Disability Solutions in Durban North) (front centre) demonstrates “deaf” and “music” in Sign language to [...]

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A Bouquet Of Beethoven Ends KZNPO’S 2020 Summer Season

26th February, 2020|Music|

Durban City Hall: Thurs 27 Feb & 5 March @ 7.30pm Beethoven lovers are in for a treat for the final two weeks of the KZNPO Summer Symphony Season taking place on Thursday evenings in the Durban City Hall, with multiple Beethoven pieces on the programme. The KZNPO joins orchestras around the world in celebrating [...]

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