Thursday, December 15, 2016

Win A KFC Summer Hamper

KFC is launching a new summer combo meal, called Tropical Combo, it’s a crunch burger with a slice of pineapple and a pineapple and coconut Krusher.

You can also get free WIFI and charging stations for your devices in Margate and Ballito courtesy of KFC.

They will be placing giant inflatable pineapple domes across Margate and Ballito beaches this summer, beachgoers can come and charge their devices at these giant pineapple domes as well as use the free WIFI, to create and upload their summer experiences at the beach.

Find them in Margate 24 and 26 Dec
Find them in Ballito 27 – 29 Dec

The good folk at KFC have given us a Summer hamper just for you.  It consists of an inflatable pineapple float, a beach bag, beach hat, a towel and some KFC vouchers.

Simply answer this easy question:

Where will the giant pineapple domes be?

Send your answer, name, contact details and address to

Giveaway closes 20 Dec 2016 at 3pm.

Good luck!

Ts and Cs Apply.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

R1 million donated to East Coast Radio's Toy Story with Game

Thank you for spreading the love, KZN!

The generosity of KwaZulu-Natal has shined through once again, with nearly 13 thousand toys and R1 million donated to East Coast Radio’s Toy Story with Game. The initiative, one of the province’s longest-running CSI campaigns, has wrapped up.

Thanks to businesses and residents from across KZN, they were able to provide each child in a government hospital, crèche and children’s home with a brand new toy. For many of the little ones, these were the first new thing they have ever owned. It was truly heart-warming to watch tiny faces light up!

The East Coast Radio Toy Story with Game team spent hours packing toys and delivering them to state-run hospitals on the North and South Coasts, in the Midlands and in the greater Durban area. The Red Cross Air Mercy Service helped deliver and distribute the new toys to areas that the team could not reach by road. 

Celebrities and sports stars too did their bit for the children, with the likes of Uzalo’s Khaya Dladla, former Idols champ, Khaya Mthethwa, Amazulu and Dolphins players, Mo Magic, Logie Naidoo, Man International Models and comedian Carvin Goldstone, helping raise more than R1 million at the Toy Story Corporate Day Challenge on 2 December 2016. This year, every cent donated to the campaign supported Game’s Amalunchbox initiative, which creates sustainable school lunches for under-nourished children across KZN. Hungry children cannot concentrate on schoolwork so the Amalunchbox project provides disadvantaged schools with the facilities so they can prepare nutritious meals in hygienic conditions.

It was thanks to KwaZulu-Natal for heeding their call to help for the 16th year running. It is through their invaluable contributions that they have made a difference in the lives of some of our province’s most destitute and ill children.

Images: Abhi Indarajan

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Opportunity For Filmmakers

France South Africa coproduction Workshop

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the National Centre for Cinema (CNC) of France, in conjunction with the French Embassy in South Africa, are organising a 2 day coproduction workshop between the two countries, which will be held in Paris the week of 27 March 2017.

This workshop is part of the ongoing collaboration between these institutions to strengthen the cooperation in the film industry between France and South Africa, and to encourage coproductions within the framework of the coproduction treaty existing between the two countries.
The workshop that will be organised in Paris specifically aims to create a platform for South African filmmakers/producers with developed feature film projects to meet with their fellow French producers, and find potential partners with a view to coproduce their projects.

In order to be considered for the coproduction workshop organised in Paris, a project must meet all of the eligibility criteria outlined below:

1. Application is for feature length film projects only (80 minutes minimum).
2. Project must have a director and producer attached to it.
3. Film producers and directors are either citizens or permanent residents of South Africa.
4. Previous industry experience is required. The director and producer must have experience in their respective role (no less than one feature film for the producer, at least 2 shorts for the director).
5. The project must be fully developed and relevant for the French/European market

How to Apply?
Send your complete application in English by email to: 

To be considered, applications must include the following:
1. Covering letter
2. Synopsis
3. Director’s treatment
4. Full script
5. Director and producer’s profiles.
6. Tentative budget
7. Finance plan

Closing date for applications is 15 December 2016.

Selections will be made according to the above criteria and successful
applicants will be notified by the 31 January 2017.

Transport and accommodation costs of selected participants will be covered by NFVF (One participant per project).

For more info and to download  the application form visit:

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

MRP Foundation Learnerships

There are still places available for school leavers / graduates who are considering a career in
retail to apply for a ten month skills learnership through MRP Foundation.
Starting in 2017, the Professional Retailers Programme aims to teach graduates in‐demand
critical skills for careers in Retail Buying, Planning and Operations Management
Development. The ten month internship is delivered through a unique cloud‐based learning
platform and a combination of classroom, self‐study and group project work along with six
months of valuable work experience. Modules include: introduction to the world of retail;
the retail business system; product and pipeline the merchandise cycle and achieving
results; trading for merchants and trading for retailers

Deadline: 4 December 2016.

There are only 40 positions available. Applications must include:
A letter explaining your interest in applying;
CV showing academic and employment history;
Academic record;
Certified copy of ID book;
Matric certificate, and academic certificates.

Applications must be sent to:
Queries can be directed to:

Thandeka Nala / Head of Programmes / MRP Foundation / Tel: 031 310 8141

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Opportunity For Fashion Designers


To further grow the fashion sector in the City, eThekwini Municipality will be hosting a fashion mentorship programme to capacitate fashion designers with skills in order for them to remain competitive in the industry.

The Municipality initiated the programme to equip and expose fashion designers to various fashion skills which will enable them to be innovative and enhance their businesses. The programme will also help facilitate market and networking opportunities leading to growth and sustainability of the emerging fashion designers businesses.

The Municipality invites fashion designers and fashion houses within eThekwini to be part of the Fashion Mentorship Programme.
The programme will focus on four pillars namely business development, participation in the Durban Fashion Fair, participation in the Fashion Pavilion during the Durban Business Fair and access to a wider market which will see designers have contact with international markets.

EThekwini Mayor Councillor Zandile Gumede said the fashion sector continues to be a key driver of rapid economic growth linked to job creation.
“Due to technological advancement, the fashion sector has also undergone significant changes and has become a fast growing sector internationally,” she said.
Gumede added that the mentorship programme will provide opportunities for designers to learn more about the latest fashion trends which will open further market opportunities for them.

To apply for the programme, the following information is required:
•Company Profile
•Individual Profile/CV. Attach copies of Matric Certificate / Diploma / Degree and certificate/s
•Certified copy of ID
•Letter of Motivation detailing why you should be selected for this program as well as your future fashion business prospects
•Professional Portfolios – showing clothing ranges you are currently working on or have worked on in the past 12 months
•Proof of residence

The above documents must be delivered by no later than Thursday, 15 December 2016 between 08h00 – 16h00 to the Business Support, Tourism and Markets Unit, 11th Floor, 75 Dr Langalibalele Dube Street, Durban.

Interested fashion designers and fashion houses are requested to indicate if their businesses are registered. If not, the Municipality will assist the designers with the process of registration through the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA).

For more info and enquiries regarding the Fashion Mentorship Programme contact

Nondumiso Mhlongo on 031 311 4578 or email:

Monday, October 31, 2016

Help East Coast Radio's Toy Story with Game

East Coast Radio’s Toy Story with Game has kicked off, aimed at giving joy with toys to every child in a government hospital, children’s home and crèche in KwaZulu-Natal. Now in its 16th year, the campaign is one of the longest-running annual CSI initiatives in KwaZulu-Natal.

East Coast Radio's General Manager, Boni Mchunu, Game's Elisabeth Ric Hansen, Darren Maule and Kerri Miller at the launch.  Image by Abhi Indrarajan

Speaking at the launch at Atholton Primary School in Umhlanga, which was attended by Sharkie and musicians Gangs of ballet, Chloe Clark and Kyle Deutsch, East Coast Radio’s General Manager, Boni Mchunu, said, “Residents and business across KwaZulu-Natal have always generously supported this initiative as we aim to light up the lives of some of the province’s most destitute children over the end-of-year holidays. Together, we can all work towards building a better society in KZN.”   Mchunu also extended her heartfelt thanks to the stakeholders who make this year’s social outreach programme possible.

Over the next weeks, the campaign will collect new toys for distribution at paediatric wards in state-owned facilities across the province. All Game stores will have collection boxes. Schools and business can request a Toy Story collection box by emailing

This year, every cent of the funds donated to the campaign will be channelled into the Game AmaLunchbox project that is aimed at feeding children from disadvantaged backgrounds.  This project was launched in 2008 to curb the detrimental effects of hunger on the educational development of children – hungry children cannot concentrate on schoolwork. The AmaLunchbox project provides disadvantaged schools nationwide with the facilities to allow them to prepare nutritious meals in hygienic conditions.

“Game is proud to have been a Toy Story partner for the past six years, “ says Elisabeth Ric Hansen, Marketing, PR and CSI Manager at Game. “Toy Story is a project that is very close to our CSI projects focusing on the upliftment and enablement of disadvantaged children through the Amalunchbox school feeding program and the Tools to Teach and Tools to Play educational program.” 

Hansen added, “The feeling of knowing that a positive change has been made in the lives of disadvantaged children is priceless. We hope to bring some cheer, smiles and laughter to the lives of the children who benefit from the Toy Story project.”

Last year, residents and corporates across KZN helped make a difference in the lives of the province’s ill and disadvantaged children, by raising more than R1.5 million for East Coast Radio’s Toy Story with Game and donating more than 101 000 new toys.

Darren Maule and the East Coast Breakfast team broadcast live from Atholton Primary School to officially launch East Coast Radio’s Toy Story with Game. Pupils from the school donated the most number of toys to the campaign last year, compared to any other school in KZN. By 9am, when Darren, Keri Miller and Sky Tshabalala wrapped up the show, Atholton Primary pupils had already filled up four collection boxes with brand new toys!

If your school or business would like a collection box, kindly email

Further info, including banking details, available at

This edition by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton  

Friday, October 21, 2016

6 Things To Bring With You On Huawei Durban Day

KwaZulu-Natal is counting down the days to the province’s hottest music event! Eight of South Africa’s most-loved artists and bands will bring their magic to Huawei Durban Day with East Coast Radio on 23 October 2016. Here are 8 things to bring with you to People’s Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium later this month:

Your loved ones
Great music and great company – can you think of a better way to round off your weekend? Gather your friends and family and come and celebrate South Africa’s music talent! Locnville, AKA, Kyle & Shekinah, Beatenberg, TiMO ODV, Matthew Mole, Nasty C and Freshly Ground are all ready to rock the stage. Make sure you get your tickets at Computicket.

Your picnic basket
Pack your favourite favourites, deck chairs, a picnic mat, sit back and relax. Food, family, fun and of course fab local music - it’s the recipe for a perfect Sunday.

Your voice and your groove
Nobody minds if you can’t sing like a pro (we have 8 acts who do!) because everyone will be singing along to their favourite hits with their favourite artists. Come to have fun. Sing as loudly as you want. Dance like your hero’s watching.

Sunblock, sunhats and sunglasses
The combo of great music and good fun can raise temperatures, so come prepared. Leave your umbrellas and gazebos at home though, as these will not be allowed into the venue.

Your selfie self
Apart from your smile, your phone will be your best accessory for Huawei Durban Day! You won’t be able to resist the “selfie spell” as you would want to share pics of the amazing time you’re having with those who can’t be there with you. Be sure to use #HuaweiDurbanDay in your Tweets and Facebook posts.

 Your Proudly KZN badge
As much as Huawei Durban Day is about celebrating South African music, it is also about celebrating and being thankful for the unique lifestyle we are lucky enough to enjoy here in KZN. We’re talking about our fab weather, wonderful people and chilled weekend vibe! Two of the artists – Kyle Deutsch and #BeTheBand winners, The Audinarys who will open Huawei Durban Day, are from KZN. Let’s give them some extra-special love!

Tickets for Huawei Durban Day are R200 each and are available at Computicket. Further details on

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Opportunity for Durban Artists and Creatives


KZNSA is gearing up for BUZZART 2016 and they are looking for your product to make this another bumper year.

BUZZART 2015 had a 50% increase in turnover from 2014, and, with you, they continue to grow our local creative economy.

Info about this year:

Dates: Opening night is Wednesday 16 November from 5pm. Snacks and drinks will be served, bring friends!

BUZZART is from 17 November 2016 to 15 January 2017.

Deadline to receive product: Wednesday 9 November

If your ranges are new or you haven’t supplied them in a while please email them some photos by the end of October.

Criteria: Locally designed and/or made product
Categories they are looking for:
Textiles and soft furnishings
All other homeware, tableware and decor, including lighting
Plants and garden stuff
Clothing, shoes, bags and accessories
Art, photography, illustration
Kids (and adults) toys
Art and design books and publications
Christmas decor and stocking fillers
Organic, locally produced cosmetics / skin care products
Fantastic handmade objet
The Pascale Chandler studio is producing a body of work inspired by The Year of the Monkey. Anything that is themed monkey or African sub tropics will be included in an installation in the Mezzanine Gallery.

They look forward to your amazing product in the gallery!
Please email them if you have questions, and pass on to friends who may have work to include.

For more info please contact:
Director: Retail and Craft Development
Operations Management

This edition by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton