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Friday, March 17, 2017

Your Weekend Event Guide Durban

Plenty to do and see around Durban this weekend

Decorex - Image: Home 

Decorex Durban: 18 – 21 March 2017
Time: 18 – 20 March: 10am – 8pm | 21 March: 10am – 6pm
Ticket prices: Adults: R85, Pensioners: R 75, Children under 12: R20
Tickets: Computicket or at the door
Venue: Durban Exhibition Centre

Fabulous Francofête!
Sutton Park, Durban: Human Rights Day, 21 March 2017
Day time: Family Affair from 10h30am – 4pm   | wonderful food and drink on offer
Evening: Music Concert from 4h30pm – 8pm    | great line up of musicians
Free Entry!
For more info, visit the Alliance Française at 22 Sutton Crescent, Morningside,
tel 031 312 9582.

Looking Ahead

Party with the Wolf Pack
Date: Saturday, March 25th
Time: starting from 10am
Place: uShaka Marine World Wet n Wild
A hot line up of South African local talent, featuring Aewon Wolf, Sketchy Bongo, Kyle Deutsch, Kaien Cruz, Locnville, Khumz and much more
Cost: R168 per person ‐ Tickets available from Computicket or at the uShaka Marine World ticketing office
Enquiries: (031) 328 8000 or go to

This edition by Fred Felton | Twitter @fredfelton

Monday, March 13, 2017

Enter The Youth Innovation Challenge 2017

Create a Smart, Sustainable City Durban!

Calling all creatives.  Want to contribute to solving some of the challenges facing Durban?
Step up and be part of the revolution! Enter the 2017 Youth Innovation Challenge.  Great prizes up for grabs!  Innovate Durban has once again brought this competition to you.
Partners behind this challenge include eThekwini Municipality, Durban Chamber of Business, Oracle, Aurecon, ILO, The Government of Flanders, Nedbank, Thundafund, Open Data Durban, Adams & Adams, Life Co Unltd. and more.
This has ensured that there is a package of exciting prizes to be won!

General rules:
·         Only youth between ages of 18 – 35 years may apply for the competition component
·         Only online applications accepted for Stream 1 and 2
·         South African citizens are encouraged to apply
·         Previous participants may apply but preference will be given to first time applicants
·         The decisions made by the judges and Youth Innovation Challenge Committee is final

Criteria for Impact Entrepreneur Category:
·         Ethical fibre, passion and personal characteristics
·         Have a clear sustainable model
·         Realistic development plan
·         Have a clear social and or environmental mission
·         Type of impact created
·         Self-contribution by impact entrepreneur
·         Indication of buy-in from the community and community research
·         Innovative idea
·         Is the idea new in the market?
·         Evidence of having started or work done around the concept
Excludes: Franchises; Co-operatives

There will be 2 streams to this Challenge
Stream 1 will include a enterPRIZE Challenge which includes workshops, mentors and Crowdfunding on Thundafund to help them raise more funding for their idea. 
Stream 2 will include the Africa Design Challenge.  This has the aim of equipping youth with the skills to develop integrated solutions in response to City challenges. Some programming skills needed.  You will also need your own laptop. Team entries in groups of 5 will be considered.
Look out for briefings, training, workshops and much more.

To apply for the 2017 Youth Innovation Challenge go to:

Dates to remember:
16 March: Registration Open for enterPRIZE Challenge
16 April: Deadline for enterPRIZE Challenge entries
1 April: Registration open for Africa Design Challenge
30 April: Deadline for Africa Design Challenge entries
17-19 May: Africa Design Challenge Workshops (shortlisted candidates)
13-14 June: Solution Development day (Part 1)
22 June: Solution Development day (Part 2)
23 June: Presentation Day for Africa Design Challenge
19-20 July: Innovation Summit
20 July: Innovation Challenge Awards

Enquiries: Innovate Durban – email:
Telephone: 031-311-4015

Article by Fred Felton |   Twitter @fredfelton 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


MTN Bushfire, taking place in Swaziland and named Africa’s Top Festival by the BBC, is known as one of the most inclusive and diverse festivals in the world. Entering its 2nd decade, the festival’s commitment to the arts, the environment, and social change is even stronger than ever.

As Africa’s premiere world music festival, MTN Bushfire has always had strong African roots and this year is no exception, with MTN Bushfire proud to announce the triumphant return of Kwaito superstars TKZee.

Congolese performer Baloji, and the Taureg rebel Bombino and the Belgian / South African newcomer Petite Noir are amongst the first batch of artists confirmed to grace the MTN Bushfire 2017 main stage.
Fans of 90’s Kwaito can rejoice in the return of arguably one of the original Kwaito acts TKZee helped to define the era. Made up of three school friends who have all made a name for themselves individually, Zwai Bala, Kabelo Mabalane and Tokollo Tshabalala are BACK with all of their 90’s hits including Take it Eezy, Palafala, Shibobo, and more. Its time to get retro and groove to this distinctly South African sound.

Congolese performer Baloji, is a poet, composer, lyricist/beatmaker, scriptwriter, actor, and video artist. His genre busting music is elegantly poised at the crossroads of African music, rap music, American music (soul, funk, jazz) and even deep house that has its roots in part in the region of Belgium where Baloji grew up.
Baloji means “man of science” in Swahili, but during the colonial period, that meaning shifted to “man of the occult sciences and sorcery.” Regardless – of interpretation, Baloji places his resilience at the center of his work, reconciling all of these influences to enrich his projects. The French singer has achieved international acclaim since the release of his debut album Hotel Impala (2008) and has gone on to perform across the world in over 200 shows.

Taureg music and culture has captured the world’s attention in recent years, and one of its most successful sons is Bombino. Born in the Ifoghas Tribe of the Taureg people, who have long been recognized as warriors, traders and travelers of the Sahara Desert and as people of grace and nobility as well as fighters of fierce reputation, Bombino is the epitome of his people and his culture.
A selfproclaimed rebel, two of his musicians were killed during the 2nd Taureg rebellion of 2017. In exile in Burkina Faso, Bombino’s long journey as a desert blues musician even took him to the United States where he had the chance to record a version of the Rolling Stones classic “Hey Negrita” alongside Stones’ members Keith Richards and Charlie Watts.

Bombino’s first internationally released album, Agadez, was produced by Ron Wyman and released in 2011 receiving worldwide acclaim. His follow up, Nomad, debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Music album chart and has earned rave reviews from top media outlets around the world including BBC World Service, which calls it “utterly, utterly fantastic” and Rolling Stone, which calls Nomad “a perfect match of sound and soul [that] introduces a new guitar hero.

Petite Noir is a young South African of Belgian and Angolan descent and is a songwriter, producer and musician who defies description. Petite Noir was one half of Popskarr with Spoek Mathambo and was also a member of the music collective Capital of Cool. Since his recording debut in 2012 Petite Noir has created what he describes as "noir wave" or "new wave with an African aesthetic." Petite Noir is one of the most exciting new electronic music artists to emerge from the thriving Cape Town scene.

Every year around 25 000 fans come to this festival.

Will you be there?

For more information, tickets, etc, please visit,

Twitter: @bushfirefest

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Review of Brainwavz M100 Earphones

Next Level

This week I was invited to try out the new Brainwavz M100 Earphones.  They have been delicately crafted from aircraft grade metal, contained within are hand crafted drivers constructed of high purity copper voice coil and a feather light diaphragm, which combine to create the M100's high fidelity audio. The wide soundstage, well defined bass and clarity make the M100 suitable for most genres of music.   The earphones fit into a handy hard case which makes for a nice touch.

I tried them out on a variety of devices and formats.  So not only can you enjoy your favourite TV Series in high fidelity you can also enjoy dance music or even classical music with great clarity.  Your mobile phone will love it.   Everything sounds just a little better with these Brainwavz M100 Earphones.   The sound quality is just next level.

The Brainwavz M100 comes with a universal 3-button control built into the cable for both audio playback and microphone for audio calls. As the M100’s have been designed with comfort in mind, the earphones have been meticulously designed to sit comfortably inside the ear canal and for extra and added comfort: a complimentary set of Comply™ Foam tips are also included.

                     Drivers : Dynamic, 8 mm
                     Rated Impedance : 32 Ω
                     Frequency Range : 12 Hz ~ 22 kHz
                     Sensitivity : 110 dB @ 1 mW
                     Plug : 3.5 mm, Gold-Plated
                     Cable : Braided 1.3 m OFC Copper
                     Remote & Mic: 3 Button, Apple & most Android phones compatible.

Included Accessories:
                     Earphone Hard Case
                     6 sets of Silicone Ear Tips (S M L)
                     1 set of ComplyFoam Tips T-400
                     1 Shirt Clip
                     Velcro Cable Tie
                     Instruction Manual & Warranty Card (24 month warranty)

The Brainwavz M100 are available on ,  and other authorized Brainwavz resellers around the globe.
For more information, please visit: 

Rating: 8/10

Review by Fred Felton

Twitter @fredfelton 

Monday, February 13, 2017

What To Do On Valentine's Day

uShaka Marine World

It’s going to be primo at uShaka Marine World this February and definitely the place to be to hang loose and experience some love, peace and fun, with 30% off all Sea World, Wet n Wild or combo tickets from 1 – 28 February 2017 – that’s a month full of love. 
For those going steady, Cargo Hold is sure to pull at your heartstrings with their delicious new special menu spread. There are two sittings – 17h00 and 20h00, so don’t delay, make a booking by calling the reservations team on 031 328 8065 / 8066 / 8067 or emailing  
Village Walk will also be filled with love in the air with the chance to snuggle and take a “smooching” photo at the 60s Kombi of love. Snap the picture, upload it to the uShaka Facebook page or Instagram using #uShakaLove which will run all Valentine’s weekend long with tons of entertainment that will definitely set the vibe for a fabulous occasion.
For more information contact uShaka Marine World on 031-3288000 but get to the park and come have some fun. 

Consider Dining In

Cooking at home is a great way to control your food consumption. Many restaurants offer specials which include hearty dishes, complete with heavy dressings and rich sauces. Prepare a healthy romantic candle lit dinner and watch a romantic movie.
Use this delicious recipe from The Diet Everyone Talks About “Eat Slim/Eet Slim” recipe book to make a decadent yet healthy dessert with only 1.3 g carbs per portion.

Cheese Cake
Portions: 6 8
Prep time: 20 min
CHD: 1.3 g per portion
kJ: 448 kJ
3 Eggs yolks (use the whites to prepare meringue shells)
200 ml Canderel powder
30 ml Thick Cream
45 ml Water
5 ml Cinnamon / cool drink
30 ml Gelatine
125 ml Water
250 ml Cream, beaten till stiff
250 ml Cream cheese

1. Cook the first ingredients till thick.
2. Add cinnamon and gelatine dissolved in water.
3. Allow to cool.
4. Add cream and cream cheese
5. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
For more information about The Diet Everyone Talks About, and where it is offered in your area:
Tel: (016) 362 4890


My Chef has got your Valentine’s Day covered

Delivery Area

A delivery area guideline below for your information:
· Windermere, Nandi Drive, Morningside
· Westville Central, Mount Edgecombe, Durban North, Umhlanga, Cowies Hill, The Esplanade, Briardene,
Glenwood, Sherwood, Glen Hills, Berea ,Westville North, Durban CBD, Umgeni Park, La Lucia, The Point
,Sunnindale, Glenashley, Riverhorse Valley, Berea West, Glen Anil
· Pinetown, Forest Hills, New Germany, Maydon Wharf, Kloof Central, Bluff, Winston Park, Gillitts,
Assagay, Everton, Westmead, Waterfall, Crestholme, Hillcrest, Bothas Hill
· Escombe, Westbrook, La Mercy, Umdloti, Queensburgh, Northdene, Malvern, Yellowwood Park
· Ballito, Amanzimtoti

So get clicking, visit  and head to the Valentines menu option which is now available or view their range of menu options, which also change on a weekly basis.
For more information, contact 086 169 2433 during office hours.

Take Your Partner On A Romantic Trip

Sweden’s pop rock duo Roxette will be familiar to anyone who listened to the radio in the early ’90s and lovesongs like “Listen to your Heart” and “It Must Have Been Love” provided a soundtrack to dates, dances roadtrips and the occasional awkward silence.
But even if you’ve had a fledgling romance end when you realised your crush preferred Napalm Death to John Legend, Sweden and other Scandinavian countries offer many pleasures for body and soul. In Stockholm, there are boat tours of the Stromma River and the Stockholm archipelago. If you and your love have an interest in pop culture’s Crimpleneclad ’70s epoch, take a stroll around the Abba museum.
The country is famed for its husmanskost, or homely fare, and the smorgasbord – a platter of a variety of hot and cold foods – lends itself to an evening picnic in the Monteliusvägen, a park overlooking Stockholm’s Old Town. Stockholm is also one of the relatively few cities over which you can drift in a hotair balloon, offering a quiet, soaring view of its waterways, turrets and spires.

British Airways has 38 weekly flights between Heathrow and Arlanda Airport in Stockholm.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Applications Open For Realness Pan African Scriptwriting Residency 2017

Following the success of the inaugural scriptwriting residency, Realness is thrilled to announce the call for submissions for the 2017 edition.
Realness is a pioneering residency that provides filmmakers with the opportunity to hone and develop their creative scriptwriting skills. It serves to address the need for promising African film projects to be supported in their development phase to be able to realistically compete in global film markets.
This year five filmmakers Amirah Tajdin (Kenya), Hiwot Admasu (Ethiopia) Luck Razanajaona (Madagascar), Sheetal Magan (South Africa) and Wim Steytler (South Africa) spent six weeks at the Nirox Artists’ Residency in the Cradle of Humankind under the mentorship of script consultants Selina Ukwuoma and Nadja Dumouchel, including attending the Durban FilmMart and Talent Campus at the Durban International Film Festival.

“The success of this residency is not only evident in the encouraging feedback from the participants, who welcomed the opportunity to be in a quiet headspace to tap into their creative sources, but it is also evident in the numerous awards they have received and the progress made following the residency,” explains Elias Ribeiro, Creative Director of Realness. “Luck, for example, had a project selected for the Durban FilmMart prior to the residency, where we met and worked with participants as a precursor to programme. Here he walked off with awards from CineMart (International Film Festival Rotterdam) and the International Organisation of La Francophonie to further develop his
script. Hiwot has since won an award to participate at another residency programme in Switzerland,
the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, and two of the projects have signed coproduction
agreements since completing the residency.”

As a result of the Realness programme, Ribeiro has,been invited to present the initiative at five major international festivals since starting it earlier this year, namely Berlinale, Cannes, Locarno, Venice and Torino. “The continued interest is very encouraging and serves as a platform for the residents to maintain the momentum towards getting their films made. We have structured Realness in a very holistic and strategic way, engaging with heavyweight partners and advisors in developing the framework for the programme. It is rewarding to see the genuine interest in developing synergy between African cinema and the rest of the world.” Amirah Tajdin said “Realness made me realize that…time and space really does make all the difference during script writing.” Wim Steytler said that Realness gave him the courage to “throw my script and 8 months of work into the bin.
I gained important insights into how to take my story from decent to good. After Realness my goal is to take the project from good to great.”

Realness is proud to announce that the partnerships established in 2016 will continue into the second edition, which means that the 2017 residents will also have the opportunity to further develop their projects through the awards offered by the Durban FilmMart, Locarno Filmmakers Academy, Torino Film Lab, Midpoint, EAVE and La Fabrique des Cinema du Monde.

The submission window closes on 31 January 2017:

Applicants must submit ONE PDF dossier containing:
a motivation for wanting to participate in REALNESS (1 page)
a synopsis of the proposed feature project (1 page)
a narrative treatment of the proposed feature project (6 pages)
a draft of the screenplay (if available)
a writer's note of intention (1 page)
a short biography (1 paragraph)
two links to samples of previously produced work, uploaded to vimeo.

If selected, residents will be required to donate one copy of their previous work to the Nirox film library. The call is open to screenwriters from across the African continent and selection will be based on artistic merit. REALNESS will hold no legal claim over the work once the residency is completed.
All submitted material must be in English. A committee appointed by the Realness team and their partners will read the project entries and conduct interviews with a shortlist of candidates in April. The REALNESS selection will be announced at an event hosted by the pavilion Les Cinemas du Monde in Cannes, 2017.

Dossiers must be submitted to

For more info and to download the application form go to