Support Local: Why I think this movement is important

Support Local: Why I think this movement is important

Durban, Lifestyle, My Journey
Support Local: Why I think this movement is important “Think globally, act locally” is a motto that is slowly, but steadily, emerging as a world trend. It’s all about consumers moving towards locally-sourced products and is directly related to the movement of reconnecting with local traditions, foods and life in general. In a fast-paced world where globalisation is seen as sucking the authenticity out of living, many are embracing the culture of supporting and buying local. And now this label – “local” – is gaining such a massive following it is becoming a stronger prerequisite for buying than even “organic”. (more…)
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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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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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KZN artists splash out at the BAT Centre

KZN artists splash out at the BAT Centre

Durban, Lifestyle
Hands up those of you that still believe graffiti is the same as vandalism. If you did put up your hand, I really wish you had been around on Saturday to watch and hear some of KZN’s top urban artists as they shared their passion with anyone willing to to give them the time – and where better to do so than the BAT Centre which has been an important for artistic expression in the Durban CBD. [caption id="attachment_1270" align="alignright" width="200"] Sakhile Mhlongo puts the finishing touches on the figure he worked on at the BAT Centre during the #ECRStreetArt event. Picture: Supplied[/caption] Six KZN street artists – CJ, Sakhile Mhlongo, Robyn Perros, Silindokuhle Makhubo and Mook Lion – showcased their talent on Saturday afternoon, drawing inspiration from the theme…
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Slow Saturday anyone?

Slow Saturday anyone?

Durban, Lifestyle
8 Morrison Street, Rivertown, is one of Durban’s most exciting urban regeneration spaces, and I’ve been keeping a keen eye on the goings on at the space. I’ve been particularly interested in the Slow Saturdays concept. It's all about showcasing local talent – musically, gastronomically, artistically and through entrepreneurship. Entrance to Rivertown is free and you can expect some excellent retail therapy on offer, art, a bit of pampering, good music by local performers, food and plenty to drink. Slow Saturdays happens every Saturday and is all about growing a vibrant community of “localists” that are passionate about Durban. So, if you’ve got a Saturday to spare, head on down to 8 Morrison Street between 10am and 4pm. You won’t be disappointed. To find out what’s lined up for this Saturday check out…
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Durban Day is around the corner

Durban Day is around the corner

Durban
  Less than two weeks to go and thousands will be partying with 10 phenomenal music stars at BP Durban Day at the People’s Park next Sunday. If you haven’t got your ticket yet and don’t want to miss the likes of AKA, Beatenberg, Khuli Chana, MiCasa and Mafikizolo, then get to Computicket soon. [caption id="attachment_532" align="alignleft" width="199"] Mafikizolo is looking forward to jamming with their fans at BP Durban Day with East Coast Radio at People’s Park on September 6[/caption] Durban Day promises great music, good company and loads of fun. Best you put on your most comfortable shoes because you’re sur to be on your feet for most of the day, jiving to the sounds of some of South Africa’s hottest bands. Just remember that while you can…
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