Come on, play your part this Earth Hour

Come on, play your part this Earth Hour

Durban, Lifestyle
Come on, play your part this Earth Hour Here is a call to action worth considering. Earth Hour is a global call to protect the planet and to stand up against climate change. Having started in Australia in 2007, the event has since grown in leaps and bounds. South Africans began observing the hour from 2009, ahead of climate change talks in Copenhagen. (more…)
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Join in the Lindt Easter hunt

Join in the Lindt Easter hunt

Durban
Join in the Lindt Easter hunt Who doesn’t enjoy chocolates over Easter? As much as I promise myself, I will not overindulge, Easter is the one time in the year when I cannot say no to chocolate-covered marshmallow eggs or bunnies of the milky variety. This Easter, Lindt SA will again be hosting their Lindt Gold Bunny Gardens at various shopping malls around South Africa. And you can get one (or two!) of their famous gold bunnies personalised for yourself. Gardens (more…)
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Party into 2017 at a New Year’s Eve beach party

Party into 2017 at a New Year’s Eve beach party

Durban
Party into 2017 at a New Year's Eve beach party If you’re in KZN for the holidays and plan on seeing in the New Year here, there’s no better way to do that than on the beach. All along the KZN coast, towns have latched on to the concept of beach parties and they are growing in popularity amongst locals as well as holidaymakers. From Zinkwazi to Margate - you’re spoilt for choice. Beach Bums Beach Bums on Casuarina Beach in Westbrook has definitely become an institution in Durban. No holiday is complete without having a cocktail on the beach while enjoying really good food. During the week guests can enjoy a music programme that blends various genres of music. DJs perform every Friday and Saturday and Sundays are dedicated…
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Festive fun at uShaka Marine World

Festive fun at uShaka Marine World

Durban
Festive fun at uShaka Marine World uShaka Marine World is definitely on of my favourite places to visit in the balmy months of summer. Fun, entertainment, water and food - it’s all easily available in one place. This festive season, uShaka Marine World is offering loads of entertainment and excitement for holidaymakers, so don’t miss out on the action. If it’s retail therapy you’re looking for, the uShaka Village Walk is a great spot to browse. Kids can meet uShaka’s Father Christmas who will be collecting gift wish lists from 10am till 12pm every day in Arena 3 food court from December 16 to December 24. A free gift wrapping station will also be set up for gifts purchased at the Village Walk. The Village Walk has also extended its…
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Things to do in Durban this holiday

Things to do in Durban this holiday

Durban, Lifestyle
Things to do in Durban this holiday Our kids are off on a three-week adventure overseas, while we stay home in Durban. Now is the perfect opportunity to explore our city like we’ve never done before. This time it’s all about things to do in Durban without our kids – a novel idea indeed! (more…)
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Don’t miss the Whitney Houston Show

Don’t miss the Whitney Houston Show

Durban
For me, Whitney Houston has to be one of the biggest enigmas in the world of entertainment. Such immense talented, but at the same time such immense personal flaws. In spite of her being in the spotlight for many of the wrong reasons for much of her short life – even after her tragic death in 2012 – this woman has left an indelible legacy in the music world. Her music remains timeless and her vocal talent is an inspiration to many. As a teen, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and I’m Every Woman could be heard blasting out of my room almost every day. Here music videos were just such fun. I even remember receiving a cassette (left in our postbox) with just one song on it after a teen “love”…
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Smart transport innovations on show on Durban’s North Beach

Smart transport innovations on show on Durban’s North Beach

Durban, Lifestyle
Smart transport is the new buzzword at UKZN’s Mechanical Engineering Department. And tomorrow (November 17) students and academics will show off two of their latest innovations in smart transport technology along the North Beach promenade from 5-7am. Early start? Yes. But it is definitely worth the visit. These two innovations may just be the answer to steering eThekwini towards environmentally friendly transport. The demo tomorrow aims to promote the use of the vehicles as alternative modes of transport for the “city of the future”. (more…)
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Are you ready for “The Happiest 5K on the Planet”?

Are you ready for “The Happiest 5K on the Planet”?

Durban, Lifestyle
It’s cutting it fine, but you still have time to sign up for this year’s Color Run™ set to take place in Durban this weekend. Durban has always been one of the highlights on The Color Run™ calendar and this year the Rainbow Tour is hitting our fair city, with more colour, sparkles, and highlights. This year you can look forward to a new venue as well as a fab new route. The Color Run South Africa National Event Co-ordinator, Trevor Latimer, says: “The run starts from the Durban North College, giving us access to some of the city’s most scenic views, and we can’t wait to introduce rainbows to every kilometre of it.” (more…)
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Enjoy your city in unusual ways

Enjoy your city in unusual ways

Durban, Lifestyle
Has anyone else noticed the rising number of events occurring at secret locations around the city of late? I’ve come across two unusual and interesting events coming up in March and April that piqued my interest. They're completely different concepts but their ultimate aim is uplift, inspire and celebrate the city we live in. Secret Sunrise Durban Secret Sunrise Durban takes place on Thursday, March 17, at a location somewhere in the city, to be revealed 24 hours before the event. Secret Sunrise has already been a success in Johannesburg and Cape Town – and this is the first event in Durban. According to the website, “Secret Sunrises are a gathering of like minded individuals who are not scared of radical self expression, movement, love, connection… and to make the time to…
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Get your copy of this delish new cookbook

Get your copy of this delish new cookbook

Books, Durban
She may be young, but Zola Nene has already garnered much experience in the food industry. From working in England to training at the Institute of Culinary Arts in Stellenbosch; from working with some of South Africa’s top chefs to being appointed as a food stylist on the SABC3 TV show, Expresso, Nene certainly has an impressive culinary CV. And this culinary career is shared through the recipes and life snippets that make up her recently-launched cookbook, Simply Delicious. Nene says: “Food has always been a huge part of my life; important occasions were always marked with a feast of some sort.” The book is a chronicle of her journey with food and a tribute to the people who have inspired and influenced her. Her food philosophy is that cooking is…
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