Thursday, August 2, 2012

News Around Town and Durban Day is Coming

                  ECR's Darren Maule with the 3 Candidates for President

Greetings Dear Readers

There is a great deal of excitement ahead of the ECR President's Race

Three ‘President of the East Coast’ candidates to face public vote.

33 year old Loryn Holmes, 26 year old Abonga Nkwelo and 32 year old Ashley Raspal will be vying for public vote over the next week to become the first ‘President of the East Coast’.  These determined candidates faced a series of challenges and beat three other hopefuls to secure a spot in the top three. Among the challenges have been fly-fishing in the Midlands and game spotting in the bush.

This morning on the Breakfast Stack Praveshnee Naidoo was eliminated from the competition. Ashley had tied with her during the game spotting challenge, but past performance came into play and Ashley advanced to the next round. It’s now up to the people of KwaZulu-Natal to vote for their ‘President’.

Ashley Raspal from Phoenix says, “Just like Gotham City, every city needs a super hero. I’m that guy and I’m a friendly and bubbly person.” This positive and inspirational Customer Services trainer says he loves people, the outdoors and cricket. He’s also admits to a degree of eccentricity and says he once ate locusts and worms at a market, just to see what they tasted like.

Loryn Holmes from Glenwood says she should be the President of the East Coast because, “I’m a born and bred Durbanite, avid Sharks supporter and my number one passion is people.” Loryn is a go-getter who loves socialising. Not only is this PR and eventing lady mad about Twitter, but she loves the outdoors and enjoys cycling and running.

Abonga Nkwelo believes he’s the best fit for the ‘job’ because has he been performing well in the challenges so far and loves everything about the East Coast. This warm natured guy from Umhlanga says, “I love the Sharks rugby team, the Dolphins cricketers, Amazulu football club, the beach and the province’s winters.” Abonga is self-employed and plays both music and rugby.

With all candidates looking to win the title, they need the public’s votes.  To vote for your favourite candidate SMS their first name to 33116. Each SMS is charged at R1.50.
For more details about each candidate and full terms and conditions please visit

(Source - East Coast Radio) 

NAF Workshops for 2012 Main Applications: 27 July - 10 August (National)The National Arts Festival will be hosting a series of workshops in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban to assist artists and companies with their proposals to be considered for the 2013 Main Festival programme.
Johannesburg: Friday 27 July at 3 pm at the Market Theatre
Cape Town: Friday 3 August at 3 pm at the Fugard Theatre
Durban: Friday 10 August at 3pm at the Playhouse Theatre
The full article is on the PANSA web site click here

French Film Festival 1-26 August (National)
The best of French cinematography which has won awards international festivals.
Cape Town Nouveau V&A 1-4 August
Johannesburg Alexander Theatre 8 August Nouveau Rosebank 9-12 August
Pretoria Nouveau Brooklyn 9-12 August
Prot Elizabeth Ster Kinekor The Bridge 15-18 August
Durban Ster Kinekor Musgrave 23-26 August
The full article is on the PANSA web site 
click here

(Source - Pansa) 

East Coast Radio Durban Day line-up announced.

If this year’s Durban Day line-up is anything to go by the stage is set for one of the best events yet! Among those performing at Moses Mabhida’sPeoples Park on Sunday 9 September are big names like the world-famous Parlotones, afro-soul singer Lira and fiercely popular Johnny Clegg.

East Coast Radio Durban Day in association with the Sunday Times is seen by many as a highlight on KZN’s events calendar. It’s a chance for the whole family to enjoy some of the country’s top bands live in a relaxed setting while basking in Durban’s warm spring weather. Last year more than 8000 people delighted in having great local artists perform in the province. This year’s full line-up has been revealed and should have wide appeal with it offering genres like Jazz, Pop, Rock and everything in between. The line-up is as follows:

Platform Jazz
Idols finalists
Toya Delazy
Johnny Clegg

The station’s General Manager Trish Taylor says, “East Coast Radio Durban Day is a fantastic family day out. It is an opportunity to enjoy great music in one of our city’s most beautiful open spaces. We’re so proud to be bringing East Coasters one of the best line-ups yet, so be sure not to miss out!”

Aside from the on stage entertainment, there will also be a Kids Zone to keep little ones entertained. The secure area will boast face painting, balloon sculpting and jumping castles. There will also be a wide variety of food and beverages on sale.

Tickets are available through Computicket at the cost of R100 each. Children under 12 years of age enter for free. For more information please

(Source - ECR)  

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