Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Cell C Sharks Visit Gateway

Proud team sponsor Cell C brought The Cell C Sharks to Gateway Theatre of Shopping for a meet and greet with fans on Thursday 26 March.

Aileen Rodel, Jean Deysel and the new Sharkie

Pimped Gumboots Won Splashy Fen Tickets with Gateway

Gateway recently held a competition for tickets to Splashy Fen.  Shoppers needed to pimp out their gumboots and post a picture on either of the Gateway Theatre of Shopping social media pages using the hashtag #PYG4Splashy

The 4 lucky winners were Violet Du Plessis, Craig Sloane, Sandy Chen and Gnatin Reddy.

Gateway is 'rocking back to school' 

Gateway recently held an initiative whereby they ran a collection for Adopt-a-School-Foundation.  Shoppers assisted by donating school items and toys in support of the foundation.

Donations were handed over to Adopt-a-School-Foundation and the Ndukwenhle Secondary School in Umlazi.

Bernice Maponyane - Adopt-a-School-Foundation and Nicole Peters from Gateway

This edition by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton

Images - supplied

Friday, March 27, 2015

Your Weekend Event Guide Durban

Plenty on the go around Durban this weekend


Opening of the art exhibition 'When my eyes are open'.
Where: The Breathing Space, 191 Bulwer Road, Durban.
Time: 18h30



Coming Soon

This edition by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Are You Ready Durban?

Hey KZN are you ready to walk Durban together?

The Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk takes place Sunday 24th May 2015.

There is limited space so round up your friends, families, office pals and get in shape.

Entries open on 25th March 2015. 

You can register online on or at selected Totalsports stores.

Take your pick from the 5km or 10km or 15km or 20km (timed race).

All 4 routes kick off at uShaka Marine World and end at People's Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium.

There will be plenty of entertainment along the way including clowns, jugglers and face painters. Look out for some awesome music as well.

Take a #healthyselfie with your favourite East Coast Presenter along the way.

Everyone who enters gets a race number and a goodie bag and a Discovery East Coast Radio T-shirt.
You can collect yours on 21 May, 22 May or 23 May at Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Last year a record number of 33 000 people took part.

This edition by Fred Felton
twittter - @fredfelton

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Colette by Colette Hayman Store Opening In KZN

The 5th Colette by Colette Hayman Store will be opening in Kwazulu-Natal's fashion hub, Gateway Theatre of Shopping on 2nd April 2015.

With its 'you don't have to spend a fortune to look fabulous' philososphy, colette by colette hayman epitomises fast fashion with weekly drops of product and provides consumers with immediate and affordable interpretations of up to date catwalk accessory trends.

Now South African fashionistas don't need to go very far for their fashion fix.

Look out for a luxurious new look and feel within the store.

Be sure to look out for their opening offers.


Friday, March 20, 2015

Your Weekend Event Guide Durban

Plenty on the go around Durban this weekend

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Durban Exhibition Centre.  Friday includes the UpMarket. 


Time of the Writer - Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 7pm 


From 12pm Free Entrance

Time of the Writer Book Day at Open Plan Studio, 39 Station Drive from 9am 



This edition by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Oyster Box is sizzling with fashion, Spa and food events

There are some sizzling events lined up at The Oyster Box

The Oyster Box - Image Supplied

Here are some of the events lined up:

Friday 27 March from 6pm: Tutored Tasting of Bouchard Finlayson wines in the Hotel Lobby.

Friday 3 April to Sunday 6 April from 14:30: Easter-themed High Tea in the Palm Court.

Wed 22 April 9am: Style your Life, Style your Wardrobe Workshop for Fashionistas.
Join Jane Linley-Thomas, style-guru Carol Clark and Wendy Hind.   Includes a fashion show. Booking is essential.

Friday 24 Apri: KZN Food Hereos Dinner in the Pearl Room.  Enjoy a 5 course plated meal.  Hear from the Farmers and producers of KZN produce. A gift for each diner.

Look out for special Spa Events on 30 March and 29 April.

There will now be live entertainment each day of the week at The Oyster Box.
The Lighthouse Bar will have wonderful jazz on 31 March and 28 April from 6pm.

The Oyster Bar and The Ocean Terrace will also have a wonderful line-up of musicians.

Some events require bookings.
To book call 031-514-5000 or email

This edition by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton

Monday, March 16, 2015

18th Time of the Writer Starts Tonight

A select group of writers from South Africa and Africa will gather together for a week of thought-provoking literary dialogue and exchange of ideas at the 18th Time of the Writer.

Futhi Ntshingila - One of the Writers Attending The Festival

The festival takes place in Durban between 16 and 21 March.
The theme for this years festival is: 'Writing For Our Lives' calls attention to the constant struggle of writers in speaking truth.

Globally writers are having to battle censorship.
Audiences can expect to engage with the writers during the week.
Evening readings will take place at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre (Howard College Campus).

The lineup of writers:
NoViolet Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Carol Campbell, South Africa
Imraan Coovadia, South Africa
ZP Dala, South Africa
Ousmane Diara, Mali
Dilman Dila, Uganda
Jacob Dlamini, South Africa
Ekow Duker, South Africa
Craig Higginson, South Africa
Mandla Langa, South Africa
Thando Mgqolozona, South Africa
Kirsten Miller, South Africa
M.J. Mngadi, South Africa
Nthikeng Mohele, South Africa
Given Mukwevho, South Africa
Futhi Ntshingila, South Africa
Sue Nyathi, Zimbabwe
Charlotte Otter, South Africa
Margaret Von Klemperer, South Africa
Mzilikazi wa Afrika, South Africa

Tickets: R25 for evening sessions, R10 for students on presentation of student card.
Workshops, seminars and book launches: Free
Book through Computicket
Tel: 0861 915 8000 or online at or at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 6pm.

For more info contact Centre for Creative Arts, UKZN.
Tel: 031-260-2506 or Email:

This edition by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton

Friday, March 13, 2015

Your Weekend Event Guide Durban Plus Free Tickets To Decorex Durban

There is some wonderful entertainment around Durban this weekend.



Walkabout with Curator Carol Brown at the KZNSA, Bulwer Road, 11am.

A wide selection of artworks will be on display.


Old Mutual Music At The Lake presents Mi Casa
Venue: Durban Bot Gardens
Tickets: At the gate or
Gates open at 1pm for pre-sold tickets, show starts 3pm.


Coming Soon

Venue: Durban Exhibition Centre

You still have a chance to win one of 5 double tickets to Decorex Durban.
Just answer this easy question:
Where is Decorex Durban being held?

Email your answer, name and contact details to:
Please put Decorex Giveaway in the subject line.

Good luck.

Competition is now closed. 

This edition by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton

Images - Supplied 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Get Free Tickets To Decorex Durban



The countdown has begun and Team Decorex is hard at work finalising what’s set to be the most inspiring Decorex Durban expo ever.

This year the city’s leading décor, design and lifestyle exhibition is promising a brand new take on home décor and improvement: a focus on Great Ideas that means everyone goes home armed with practical information and designs that will change your lifestyle.

Look out for exhibitors promoting useful tips and ideas, plus products and services that are new and innovative. There’ll be plenty of “Great Idea” signage to show you the way to all this delicious Decorex inspiration!

Decorex Durban takes place from 19 to 22 March 2015, at the Durban Exhibition Centre and tickets sales are open online or available for purchase at the gates. Visit for more details.

“We can’t wait to show visitors what we’ve put together for them this year,” says Sian Gutstadt, General Manager of the Decorex SA portfolio. “We’ve really encouraged our exhibitors to showcase more usable décor and home ideas than ever before – which means that your visit is going to be really worthwhile.”

“Decorex Durban is always one of the most beautiful exhibitions in the country; but this year our exhibitors as well as the Decorex creative team have really gone the extra mile to create something special.”

Friday 20th March, in particular, has been identified as the day not to be missed at Decorex Durban. Friday being everyone’s favourite day of the week, Decorex Durban has set up a pop up night market that’s going to take the festivities right through to 9pm.

The Upmarket Pop-Up at Decorex Durban from 3pm to 9pm on Friday 20th March promises great market buys and affordable arts and craft that won’t be available for the rest of the weekend. After hunting for some great décor finds, visitors are invited to relax at the Consol Gourmet Food Market,
Gloria   Jeans  Coffee  Café  or  the  Unwined  Bar  by  Paul’s  Beach  House  Furniture.

The Friday Great Idea Sale at Decorex Durban, with exhibitors offering shoppers discounts and bargains that are available on that day only. “We know the weekend starts early and on Friday we want to make sure everyone gets to Decorex Durban in time to enjoy the best of local décor and design – as well as delicious eats and time with their friends,” says Sian.

There’s great incentive to be the first ones through the door on both Thursday and Friday: The first 5000 visitors to Decorex Durban will receive a goodie bag valued at more than R150.00 plus you stand to win prizes valued at more than R20 000. Look out for entry forms and more information in the Daily News in the week leading up to the show as well as in the Visitor Show Guide for where to enter these fantastic competitions. Entry forms can be posted in the competition boxes at exhibitor stands and remember: You have to come to the show on Thursday 19th March or Friday 20th March, to enter.

There will be more prize giveaways throughout the show, so make sure you get there.

Decorex Durban details:

Dates: 19 – 22 March 2015

19  March: 10am-8pm

20  March: 10am-9pm (featuring the Upmarket pop-up)

21  March: 10am-8pm

22  March: 10am-6pm

Trade focused days: 19 – 20 March

Ticket prices: R70 for adults; R60 for pensioners and scholars; R15 for kids under 12; R60 for trade and exhibitors.  Click here to book your tickets through Computicket.

Venue: Durban Exhibition Centre

For more information e-mail 
Facebook: Decorex SA
Twitter: @decorexSA

Decorex Durban forms part of the Decorex SA portfolio and is owned by the Thebe Reed Exhibitions.

The good folks at Decorex Durban have given us 5 double tickets just for You. *

Answer this question correctly and you will be enjoying Decorex:

Question: Where is the venue for Decorex Durban this year?

Is it 

A: Gateway

B: uShaka

C: Durban Exhibition Centre

Email your answer with your name, email address and contact number to

Please put - Decorex Competition in the subject line.

Competition closed. Well done to the winners. 

Good Luck. 

* T's and C's apply.  For more details visit our competition page. 

Monday, March 9, 2015

The Range Rover Evoque Convertible Out In 2016

Range Rover Evoque Convertible Revealed Testing At Europe's Largest Construction Project

Range Rover Evoque Convertible

Land Rover officially confirmed the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible at 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

The premium compact SUV is the first vehicle to have driven Crossrails tunnels in London.

It will be on sale in 2016.

The Range Rover Evoque Convertible was granted exclusive access to the 42km network of Crossrail tunnels for a development test with a difference. 

Murray Dietsch, Director of Land Rover Programmes said:  'The tunnels are still under construction so we had a unique opportunity to explore the vehicle's all-terrain ability in unchartered territory.' 

Crossrail is currently the biggest and most expensive construction project in Europe creating 42km of new tunnels. 

This edition by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton

Image - Supplied.  

Friday, March 6, 2015

Your Weekend Event Guide Durban

There is much on offer around Durban this weekend


6pm for 6h30pm at 8 Morrision Street
The event for all networkers, business people and entrepreneurs.  
Book online at:


At Musgrave Centre


This edition by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Worldwide Event At Fusion Restaurant 19th March Durban

A Durban Chef will be participating in an international event celebrating French Cuisine.

This is a unique opportunity to savour France.

Where: Fusion Restaurant in participation with Alliance francaise de Durban
Address: 4 Silvervause Centre, Durban
When: Thursday 19th March at 7pm
Booking Is Essential.
Tel: 031 202 6182
5% of the evening's proceeds will go towards a charity.

The Good France initiative is organised by Alain Ducasse, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and Atout France.

Join Durban Chef Shaun Smith of Fusion Restaurant as he partakes alongside 1000 chefs worldwide for this extraordinary one-night-only event.

For more info visit them on Twitter: @good_france

We have been given a glimpse of the menu and it looks quite delicious.

This editon by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Insights from the Gibs / ECR Business Breakfast held in Durban today

There was plenty of brain food on offer at the breakfast as over 500 captains of industry attended the breakfast at the Durban ICC.

Dancers spiced up the morning at the GIBS ECR Business Breakfast brought to you by Trade and Investment Kwazulu-Natal.

Speakers at the GIBS ECR Business Breakfast were ushered onto the stage by 'praise singer' T-Bone.

Former Dean of GIBS, Nick Binedell reminded us that 'Economic growth is the oxygen of the country.'

The CEO of MTN Ghana, Serame Taukobong reminded us that 'We are part of Africa.'

Dion Change of Flux Trends gave us insight into our future world.  He told us to look out for Ingestible Tech.  He also suggested that to be at the forefront of business we should anticiapte disruption.

The great storyteller Gcina Mhlophe entertained us throughout her speech.

This was indeed a wonderful breakfast and the delegates left with wonderful thoughts in their heads, ready to build their business up.

The event trended on Twitter and for more insight into the breakfast you can track the hashtag #FindYourFrequency.

Article by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton

Images - Supplied.