Thursday, May 17, 2018

Win Tickets To Zakifo Music Festival

Zakifo Music Festival, Durban
BAT Centre, Views @ Twenty5, Blue Lagoon Beach, Durban: 25, 26,27 May 2018

Durban: The fourth annual Zakifo Music Festival is hitting Durban’s shores on 25, 26 and 27 May, and promises a wide ranging line-up of cutting edge musicians from across the African continent and beyond.

TWO lucky readers can each win a pair of tickets to Zakifo – for the Sunday programme at the Blue Lagoon Beach Tickets to be collected from the on-site ticket office on the day
Gates open at 2pm

Answer this question and you could just win a pair of tickets to Zakifo:

Name one of the artists performing at Zakifo?

Send the answer and your name, email and contact number to

Ts and Cs Apply.

Public tickets are available via Nutickets

This year the festival will be spread across three iconic Durban venues:
The BAT Centre, Views at Twenty5, and Blue Lagoon Beach.

The Sunday event will be a family friendly day with food and market stalls, a beer garden and of course plenty of music.

Some of the artists performing at Zakifo on Sunday include: Dub Inc., Guy Buttery, Femi Koya, international singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc and many more.

A full event breakdown is available at:
Instagram: @zakifofest | Twitter: @zakifomusikfest | Facebook: @zakifofest

This edition by Fred Felton | Twitter @fredfelton 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Download The Nelson Mandela App

Indaba delegates were immersed in Mandela Magic and discovered everything from pictures of him to free postcards to take home with them at the SA Tourism Stand.

They can also expect activations celebrating Nelson Mandela during the show.
Delegates travelling to Durban also received a Nelson Mandela book at check in when they departed from Cape Town International Airport or O.R. Tambo or Lanseria airports. This is in partnership with SA Tourism and SAA and Mango airlines.

You can also download the Nelson Mandela App which showcases South Africa through Nelson Mandela's memory.  It allows users to view attractions on a map, build itineraries and share their own journey on social media. Visitors can also experience the emotion and relevance of each location using audio, video, text, image and galleries.

The app also offers real-time weather, distances and details of nearby attractions.

You can download the Madiba Journey App here:

Africa's Travel Indaba continues until Thursday 10 May 2018 in Durban, South Africa.

To find out more visit:


Article and Image by Fred Felton | Twitter @fredfelton

Friday, May 4, 2018

7 Reasons To Visit Africa's Travel Indaba

The biggest travel and trade show in tourism for Africa is coming to Durban, South Africa. Here are 7 reasons to visit it:

New Exhibitors
Over 120 first time exhibitors will be on show at Africa’s Travel Indaba this year

You get to experience BONDay
The Business Opportunity Networking Day on 7 May at the ICC is packed full of wonderful speakers that will share their insights on topics that include Technology, Marketing, Sales and Skills.

This is the perfect place to set up those huge business deals if you are in the travel and trade industry. From speed networking events to networking cocktails you will have plenty of time to meet someone who might just be interested in your tourism business.

Download the App
Africa’s Travel Indaba has an App and you can download it on the Google Play Store or Apple Store. It allows you to manage your activities and find out what is happening at the event. Just search for Africa’s Travel Indaba on the Store.

Business Conversations
Look out for exclusive events that cover topics such as economic transformation, tourism in the 4th industrial revolution, responsible tourism and strategies to maximise youth employment and develop future leaders in tourism.

Experience Durban
You get to take some time off and experience the beautiful beaches of Durban and tourism attractions such as Suncoast, uShaka Marine World, Valley of a 1000 Hills, Florida Road, Gateway Shopping Centre and so much more.

Try out the Bunny Chow
I’m not telling you what it is but it is your mission to seek this delicious meal out and experience it for yourself.

All you need to know for the event:
Dates: 7 May – BONDay at the ICC at 8h30am
8 – 10 May – Africa’s Travel Indaba at the ICC at 8h30am
Tweet them @travel_indaba

For more info visit: 

This edition by Fred Felton | Twitter @fredfelton

Monday, February 5, 2018

Call for Submissions - Visual Campaign for DIFF 2018

The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is hosting its 39th edition under the theme “Evolution: No Filmmaker Left Behind”.
The DIFF team is looking at creative ways to represent the festival and expand our reach to attract
more attention from the public, media and global film community.

Designers and agencies are invited to pitch for the DIFF 2018 campaign. Pitches should include the

A concept rationale of the visual campaign presented including reference.
A near to complete poster design artwork in your own style.
Anything goes (illustrated/photography/hand rendered/vector etc.)
Present an execution plan that shows possible roll out to:
A1 Poster and A5, A6 publications
30 second moving video/animation promo (concept and treatment only)
Landscape website banner
Tshirt design

Campaign guidelines:
The target market is very broad, so the campaign should be something that speaks clearly across cultures, maintaining a local edge while speaking to an International audience in a visual language that is understood by all.
You should review and react to international counterparts. Find out what they are doing right and
wrong. Examples include Toronto, Cannes, Tribeca, Dubai and Berlinale.
They are looking for something completely new. Check out the festival archive of posters, and
what has come before, and how that legacy can be reinterpreted for today’s audiences.

Please submit your design in a PDF file (less than 3mb) to or
along with a short written rationale to explain your design. All entries must have the subject line DIFF
2018 Campaign Submission


The selected campaign designer will be paid R10 000 for the use of the campaign concept and the
handover of the final poster artwork.
A further R15 000 will be paid for the rollout of finished artwork for associated elements which
TShirt design (front graphic and layout of logos and funders text)
Adaptation of A1 poster to A6 programme and A5 catalogue
Adaptation of artwork for pull up banners (various specs)
Web banners (various specs)
Creative direction of the 30second video/animated promo. Depending on the medium chosen,
this will inform the means in which it is produced, be it animation or live action. The costs of
production of this video will be covered separately, but we are looking for an idea that is simple
and cost effective.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Your December Event Guide

Plenty to do and see around Durban and Umhlanga this December.

Homecoming Exhibition by Zanele Muholi at the Durban Art Gallery. On till 28 Feb 2018

17th December, 6am start at Sibaya Casino

Carols Under The Stars 20 Dec at 6pm at Granada Square, Umhlanga Rocks

Christmas Celebration 22 - 24 December at The Playhouse, Durban.

Our staff wish you and yours a wonderful time over the festive season.

This edition by Fred Felton | Twitter @fredfelton

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Highlights From The Agricultural Conference Held Recently In Durban

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Agricultural Extension Week South Africa 2017

Last week I attended this conference which was held in Durban.

These were just some of the key insights from the speakers:

‘Knowledge should find its way back to the users.’
‘Markets for Agricultural Products are not an easy field.’
‘You need to be innovative.’
‘This is not as easy as selling Coca-Cola or Cellphones.’
We also heard some scary forecasts for the future:
‘Global food production must increase by 70%.’
‘Africa will be hardest hit by climate change.’
‘Climate change is real.’

There was also a call from women farmers to be assisted.

There was also much wise knowledge shared:
‘Power lies in information sharing.’

In some areas of Africa there are still challenges with internet connectivity.

Mr Oladele also gave us insight into how agro-weather info is shared in remote areas of Kenya and Ethiopia.
‘In some areas of Africa, farmers are reached via sms or newsletter, some farmers have to have their children read this info to them because the farmers can’t read or write’ – Mr Oladele.

The conference also had a wonderful exhibition section and there I found an interesting project, ‘Access Agriculture’  that allows farmers to upload their own videos so that they can share their information with others.

For more info visit

You can also email

To find out more insight about the conference check out the hashtag on social media 


For more info visit @DAFF_Ministry on Twitter

This edition by Fred Felton | Twitter @fredfelton 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Cadbury's New Limited Edition Festive Range

Last week I received a lovely surprise from Cadbury’s. They sent me a delicious parcel full of their tasty new limited edition festive range.

There are three holiday treats available, Festive Whisper (Cadbury Dairy Milk slab with malted Honeycomb Whispers); Frosty Glee (Cadbury Dream slab with red jellies and green Astros) and Whispers Snowball (Cadbury Dream Coated Malted Honeycomb Bites).

My favourite were the Whispers Snowball. They really are tasty.  Perfect to Share the Joy.
They are great stocking fillers or you could serve them on a festive platter or even give your special friend that something special. 

Great for Christmas Time or even New Year’s Parties.

What I like about them is they also have a label on the treat so you can write down the name of that special someone. No need for labels. 

The limited edition range is available at all major retailers nationwide.

For more info go to CadburyDairyMilkSA on Facebook and Cadbury_SA on Twitter


This edition by Fred Felton | Twitter @fredfelton