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Winners will be chosen on the 31st July *T&C’s Apply.

It’s the tastiest date on the South African foodie calendar and an event where trends are born. The new look Good Food & Wine Show comes to Durban from August 8 to 11 and is bang on with what’s hot and fabulous in food and cooking fashions.

Celebrity chefs appearing at the Durban show this year are TV personality James Martin who is a regular face on South African television; Vivek Singh of London’s Cinnamon Club who has transformed the face of Indian cooking; Anjali Pathak, an exciting talent in the Indian food and spice arena and part of the famous Patak spice family and vegan baker Mellissa Morgan who is known to her legions of fans around the world as Ms Cupcake.

James Martin is now arguably the premier foodie on British television. However, the Yorkshireman is down-to-earth, particularly when it comes to getting people into the kitchen and cooking: “People sometimes get so wrapped up about the detail of cooking. To me, it should really be the whole package. Cooking should be about great food with good people. I’m delighted to be coming to Durban and can’t wait to meet visitors to the show.”

Vivek Singh’s award-winning food has established The Cinnamon Club as probably the most famous Indian restaurant in the world. Vivek is also one of the most articulate Indian chefs of his generation. He explains his concept of Indian food: “In my experience of cooking Indian cuisine, I have come across numerous examples of authenticity as a reason for not doing things rather than trying something different. I wanted to free Indian food from the strait-jacket of tradition and, in order to do so, it was important to push the perceived boundaries beyond what was considered to be authentic

Says Anjali Pathak: “I have learnt most of what I know about Indian cooking from my family and professional Indian chefs across the world. I have travelled around most of India trying to absorb the nuances of regional cuisines. For me this does not just relate to Indian cuisine, but to cooking in general, and so I decided to study at Leiths School of Food and Wine in London. Some may say what does an Indian chef need to learn British and French cooking for?! But I love bridging the gap between traditional Indian and contemporary international cuisine. Spices are some of the most exciting ingredients to work with and when you have mastered the basics, all you need to do is practice and find what you like best. In the end cooking is about having fun in the kitchen and trying not to lose control! I also like to prove that Indian food is healthy and it is not only about rich sauces and curries. I am delighted to be coming to South Africa for the first time; it is something I have always wanted to do.”

Larger-than-life Ms Cupcake is out to show visitors to the show that everybody can eat cake, regardless of allergies: “Everybody deserves great cake. It is my job to create indulgent and decadent cakes for them regardless of what they can, and cannot eat. I want to bring “free from” cake to the masses.  My team and I do this through baking incredible cakes, raising the profile of a vegan diet and educating people on how they can create “free from” cakes for themselves.”

Locally sourced food and children’s nutrition are the leading trends in 2013, according to the US National Restaurant Association’s annual “What’s hot 2013 chef survey” and the Good Food & Wine Show is bang up-to-date with these global predictions. It will present two new theatres in Durban this year – the Little Chefs Kitchen and The Real Food Theatre, a fully interactive experience covering sustainability and home grown produce.

The Good Food & Wine Show is more interactive than ever before, the whole family can interact with local and global foodie personalities who are showcasing their culinary skills while exhibitors have the opportunity to communicate directly with their target market.

The Good Food & Wine Show is being partnered with Fiera Milano, the world’s leading Exhibition Company. This is the recipe for all that’s fabulous in the kitchen! Don’t miss it.



James Martin has made a great impact since he began to appear on television in 1996 and has rarely been off screen since. He presents BBC1’s hugely successful Saturday Kitchen; regularly attracting viewers in excess of 3.5 million. It is one of the UK’s most popular weekend shows.

He was a regular team member on Ready Steady Cook and gained a whole new army of fans with his prowess on the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing where he reached the semi-finals.

James also runs restaurant The Leeds Kitchen. The aptly named restaurant offers best of British food with a twist, created by James and his restaurant team.

James has authored numerous publications including: Masterclass, Great British Dinners, My Kitchen and Saturday Kitchen Best Bites and continues to make regular appearances around the world attracting vast crowds for his demos. He has written numerous best-selling cookbooks including his latest Slow Cooking.


Mellissa Morgan, aka Ms Cupcake, is a vegan baker and chef who prides herself on her ability to transform basic ingredients into vegetarian and vegan masterpieces. Originally from Canada and now based in the UK, she describes her baking as classic North American with a British flavour twist. All of her unique recipes contain absolutely no animal products so are entirely vegan.  Mellissa began baking from home when she couldn’t find indulgent bakery goods for vegans in London. She soon realised that it wasn’t just vegans she could cater for, but also those with food allergies or religious dietary requirements. She began to develop gluten free, soya free and even sugar free cakes, and after opening London’s first entirely vegan retail bakery in April 2011, she was named the Baking Industry Awards Rising Star of 2011.

Mellissa first appeared as an amateur on ITV’s Britain’s Best Dish and has since made appearances on Islam TV and Sky News. Her latest TV appearance as a contestant on the ITV show Britain’s Best Bakery won her a whole new set of fans, following praise from the judges for her fantastic tasting vegan cupcakes. Mellissa has completed the first Ms Cupcake baking book, to be published in May 2013 by Random House.


Anjali Pathak is the new face of the family which, thanks to her grandfather, took Indian curries to supermarket shelves around the world. She is the culinary expert and brand ambassador for the Patak’s brand.

Being part of such a well recognised family, Anjali has always been determined to make a name for herself in her own right and is a respected chef and has also been shortlisted for a number of awards including Asian Women of Achievement Awards and First Women Awards for her work with Indian food and flavours. Anjali loves all aspects of food and so has also explored her field further by gaining qualifications in Diet & Nutrition.

The co-author of an award-winning cookbook and a member of the Guild of Food Writers, Anjali is also a popular blogger and an ambassador for the British Asian Trust. She continues to go from strength to strength, regularly appearing on television and appears in leading lifestyle and food magazines around the world.


Vivek Singh spurned family expectations to follow his father’s footsteps and become an engineer and surprised them instead by announcing his intentions of becoming a chef.

After graduating, he joined the Oberoi Hotel Group as a specialist in Indian cuisine. He was fast-tracked to become the Indian chef of the Oberoi’s flagship Rajvilas in Jaipur – at the age of 26. Rajvilas was voted the most luxurious hotel in the world by Tatler in 2001.

Vivek was recruited by The Cinnamon Club in Westminster as executive chef for the launch in 2001. Since first opening its doors, The Cinnamon Club has been redefining expectations of Indian cooking and has crafted a brilliant marriage between Indian flavours and spicing and western culinary styles.

Vivek’s award-winning food has established The Cinnamon Club as probably the most famous Indian restaurant in the world. Vivek is widely believed to be one of the most articulate Indian chefs of his generation.

In November 2008, Vivek opened the Cinnamon Kitchen, a new concept from The Cinnamon Club team.

Vivek is also involved in The Anise Bar, which is at the same location as Cinnamon Kitchen. Cinnamon Soho, Vivek’s newest restaurant opened in March 2012.

Books include The Cinnamon Club, Cinnamon Club Seafood, CURRY! and

Curry, Classic and Contemporary and his latest Cinnamon Kitchen.


  • The South African Bar Show

Visitors can expect a host of vibrantly themed interactive exhibition stands that showcase the very best in spirits, liqueurs, beer, craft beers and sparkling wine brands. Visitors to the show can learn how to mix perfect cocktails, pair liquor brands with food, make the best party drinks and find out what makes a great after dinner drink. They can also visit the connoisseur’s, jazz and other lounges. The Bar Show will also host the regional and national mixology championships.

  • Creative Coffee Theatre

The Creative Coffee Theatre is an interactive hands-on workshop zone where visitors and trade can learn from professional baristas how to create speciality coffees, create latte art and make the perfect cuppa.

  • Celebrity Chefs Theatre

One of our most popular theatres, the Celebrity Chefs Theatre is where our local and international celebrity chefs will be whipping up their signature recipes and demonstrating delicious recipes which visitors can recreate at home.

  • Little Chefs Kitchen

Sponsored by Woolworths, there will be hands-on workshops for children aged 4-7 and 8-12.

  • Brilliant Baking Theatre

Baking is gaining world-wide popularity and this theatre is devoted to all things sweet, baked and tempting.  This interactive theatre features baking workshops, recipe and technique demonstrations. There will be opportunities for visitors to ask the experts all the dos and don’ts of baking.

  • The Real Food Theatre

Sponsored by Woolworths, this theatre will have hands on cooking workshops with a focus on natural sustainable ingredients.  It is also a must for food bloggers with workshops on food styling for your blog, food photography and how to optimally set up your blog being held by leading bloggers.

  • Dial-A-Mom

Presented by magazine editors and authors who are mums, this zone will have interactive demonstrations together with Q&As with leading nutritionists, teachers and occupational therapists on how diet affects children’s behaviour and how best to feed your kids.

  • DSTV Celebrity Chef Photo Booth and VIP lounge

Have your photograph taken with your favourite celebrity chef!


  • Good Food & Wine Show Durban August 8 to 11- Durban Exhibition Centre



Tickets cost R75 for adults for R40 for children. This includes more free theatres than ever before. Visitors will also receive a coupon book that will allow for massive savings and specials.




*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. Comment below and stand a chance to one of 5 double tickets for the Good Food & Wine Show Durban August 8 to 11- Durban Exhibition Centre.
  2. Competition opens on 22 July 2013 and closes at midday on 1 August 2013, South African Standard Time.
  3. Winners will be randomly drawn on the 1st August 2013 after midday. Durbanite reserves the right to change the draw date.
  4. Winners will be notified via email within 24 hours of the draw taking place.
  5. Subject to these competition rules, Durbanite’s determination of the winners is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  6. The prizes are non-transferable for cash. If you are the winner, a copy of your South African identity document or passport will be required as proof that you are in fact the winner whose name was drawn.
  7. Employees, agents of or consultants to Durbanite, their immediate family members (parents, children, brothers and sisters), spouse(s), life partners, business partners and associates are excluded from this competition.
  8. Failure to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions will result in immediate forfeiture of the prize.

These competition rules shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with South African law and any disputes arising out of them shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of South Africa.


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  1. Natasha

    22 July 2013 at 10:33 am

    Excited to see James Martin and Mellissa Morgan – especially since I am a vegan but am constantly limited whenever Im in the mood to bake for myself!

  2. Ryan Quevauvilliers

    22 July 2013 at 10:36 am

    Looking forward to amazing chocolate heaven made goodies <3

  3. Sandhaya V Maharaj

    22 July 2013 at 10:39 am

    I am eagerly looking forward to. The Creative Coffee Theatre as good coffee is my passion. I’d also love to meet Anjali Pathak to get her take on IndiAn cuisines,especially the famous Dbn take on curries!

  4. Anisha Singh

    22 July 2013 at 10:40 am

    I am an absolute foodie & my hobby includes trying different types of cuisine to the delight of my family. I have been an avid supporter of the Good Food and Wine show for many years when it was held in Cape Town. Since moving back to my hometown Durban I have had a change of culinary inspiration. So yes, I want to desperately attend the Durban version of this successful and delicious show so I can see how things are done here. I would love to rub shoulders with Anjali Parthak as I adore her contemporary take on Indian cuisine. Did I also mention my budding little Masterchef daughter who at 9 can make a wicked Lindt chocolate mousse? The kids entertainment area will be most welcome as I step into culinary heaven! Delicious indeed!

  5. Bianca Hauser

    22 July 2013 at 10:41 am

    I am excited for the Good Food and Wine Show as I have been wanting to go, but always been working on the weekend! I am looking most forward to the Baking Theatre. Cooking and baking is my love and passion, but there is always something to be learnt. Also to have James Martin come down and show us his talent is an honour, and to see some tricks and secrets with indian food is always exciting 🙂

  6. Donna Suddes

    22 July 2013 at 10:43 am

    Would love to go the the Good Food and Wine show, looks amazing!

  7. Pravina

    22 July 2013 at 10:47 am

    Good food, gr8 company & interesting ppl makes the best day out. Just learning from the best out there.

  8. SV Narainsingh

    22 July 2013 at 10:47 am

    Yay! James Martin ! James Martin! I always watched James Martin on BBC Food Channel,& loved watching his sweet treats & spun sugar delights! Got to see him at GooD Food & Wine Dbn 🙂

  9. Shirley Royal

    22 July 2013 at 10:49 am

    Would most look forward to Vivek Singh from the Cinnamon Club!

  10. alyson Luck

    22 July 2013 at 10:50 am

    I am looking forward to seeing all the new stalls. new products,
    I have enjoyed the show every other year and hope to enjoy it more this year,
    thank you

  11. Harsha

    22 July 2013 at 10:54 am

    The most exciting foodie event of the year! Can’t wait for this years must on my calendar! Time to stock up on much loved goodies!

  12. Nicola Meyer

    22 July 2013 at 11:13 am

    Looking forward to seeing all the beautifully prepared food.

  13. stephanie Boting

    22 July 2013 at 11:19 am

    I am so excited for the Good food and wine show as I am excited to see all the exhibits especially Dial-a-mom as I have an 18 month old daughter so I would love to learn new and exciting things to feed her. I am also excited to meet all the chefs as their insight and amazing food is always an inspiration to a rookie cook and baker like myself.

  14. Dawn Wallenkamp

    22 July 2013 at 11:24 am

    One of the best shows Durban has, always lovely to walk around and see absolutely everything

  15. Samantha Whittaker

    22 July 2013 at 11:28 am

    I have never been to a FOOD show, as have always been such a boring eater (sticking to bland things) Turning 40 this year and have decided to be more adventurous while I still can…haha. So this would be the perfect opportunity to experience new things.
    And of course MS CUPCAKE (Mellissa Morgan) will be my first stop – Heaven!!!

  16. Jennavieve

    22 July 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I am most excited about seeing James Martin, I have been following him and watching him for years, I think he is amazing. Also for the Real Food Theatre, a lot of my photography is to do with food these seems like the perfect place for me to see what is up and coming with food styling, and the new trends coming in. Last but not least, the wine, I love my wine lol.

  17. Jennifer

    22 July 2013 at 12:44 pm

    I am most looking forward to having cupcakes and wine, my 2 most favourite things. And they’re both in the same place!

  18. prelusha

    22 July 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I am so looking forward to the beautiful spreads , tasty mouthwatering deserts ,divine wines and loads and loads of fun with different flavors of alcohol


    22 July 2013 at 4:01 pm

    i am definitely lokking forward to watching Mellissa Morgan (“Ms Cupcake”) do her thing in the kitchen, especially as cupcakes and myself VERY much have a love/hate relationship, as i just can’t get enough of them!!!!!!!!!!!!! what a treat it’ll be to watch her bake some deceadent cupcakes and not have to worry toooooo much about the after effects on the hips and thighs!!!! ;)!

  20. Roxanne Chutthergoon

    22 July 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I am most excited about seeing James Martin! I am thee biggest fan! Ah, this would be so awesome 😀

  21. Yogan Moodley

    22 July 2013 at 5:54 pm

    The Good Food and wine show looks exciting , especially the Celebrity Chefs Theatre

  22. Shelly

    22 July 2013 at 10:58 pm

    I just love to see and taste and be inspired!

  23. Sasha-Lee Yates

    23 July 2013 at 9:07 am

    The question that should be asked is what is there not be excited about ?? The Good Food and Wine Show is without DOUBT the event of the year that’ll leave Durbanites drooling in their slip slops.I must say, however, I cannot contain my excitement at the thought of seeing James Martin,Ms Cupcake,Anjali Pathhak and Vivek Singh live in action! These celebs are a few of the “Prodigys” of food in the world and it would be a true honor and treat to see them in person.

  24. Arc Angel

    23 July 2013 at 11:10 am

    I would love to attend as my 6 year old has already stated that he wants to be a Masterchef. He is an avid fan of all the food channels on Dstv and he loves to help out in the kitchen. He loves to be where he can be creative and he is even is presentation of food. I believe that by him attending this spectacular Show I would be able to provide him with a better understanding of different tastes and dining experience and answer his zillion and one questions. He would be so totally over to moon to attend The Good Food and Wine Show.

  25. Viloshni Naraidu

    23 July 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Meeting celebrity chefs and picking up some great tips for cooking and baking so I can make my dinners and parties something special.

  26. Kerry-Lee Gurr

    23 July 2013 at 6:12 pm

    I am most excited about the baking section!!! That will definitely be the best part…all the sweet treats and amazing recipes!!!

  27. Mike

    25 July 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Because I need to gain weight!

    Just kidding, I would love to check it out and see what it’s all about.

  28. Didier Peinke

    25 July 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Would like to go there as I’ve never been there before. 🙂 Would be nice to taste many creative on my tongue.

  29. Merusca

    25 July 2013 at 12:35 pm

    The South African Bar Show 😉

  30. Pubashan

    25 July 2013 at 1:07 pm

    DSTV Celebrity Chef Photo Booth and VIP lounge

  31. Jane Tenent

    25 July 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I want to go!!!

  32. Koren Gnirck

    25 July 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I am most excited about the food! 😉

  33. Kashmiri

    25 July 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Oooh, I would love to see what the vegan chef (Ms Cupcake) has on offer – WoW!!!
    (I’m vegetarian, so HUGE thumbs-up to the Good Food & Wine Show for getting a vegan chef to be here!!!)

    And, the Little Chef’s theatre would also be great for my little one 🙂
    He loves getting involved in the kitchen!

  34. Patsie Smith

    25 July 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I am very excited about the Good Food & Wine Show in Durban but not only for Durbanites. Very excited to see all the Chefs in action and can hopefully do a replica of what they show us. Love watching the food channels on dstv and to see them live is so exciting. Seen lots of likes for Ms Cupcake so will be great to have seen her baking in real life. Looking forward to seeing and tasting all the wines too.

  35. Mel

    25 July 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Looking forward to Ms Cupcake proving everybody wrong about vegan food 😉

  36. Harsha

    25 July 2013 at 5:00 pm

    There is something new this year – the curry cook off… I am really excited to see some of “PROUDLY DURBAN” curries getting recognition …. especially if there are twists to the “tried and tested” homely meals!

  37. Melisha Durais

    25 July 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Definitely Ms Cupcake, love discovering new ways to go about baking, regular favourites. Also The Baking theatre as well as Creative Coffee… 😀

  38. Nicole Du Plooy

    26 July 2013 at 10:19 am

    I am so excited to see Ms cupcake I absolutely love baking- my colleagues in my lab say I’m trying to make them fat by baking cupcakes all the time 🙂 To be completely honest I’m excited about the entire experience- learning how to make a proper durbs bunny chow, tasting the new wines the estates have come up with ( especially those querky, artistic labelled fun wines they come up with). The SA craft drinks also excites me as we just recently learnt to brew beer in our honours class from SAB* It’s just another awesome Durbz experience I would love to enjoy 🙂

  39. Stacey

    26 July 2013 at 10:44 am

    I’m SO excited to learn some latte art & make some coffee in the hands on workshop!

  40. Kiara

    26 July 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Endulging in beautiful tasty food and amazingly good wine- ABSOLUTE BLISS !

  41. Amarjit Singh

    27 July 2013 at 12:45 pm

    wow Food+Wine…what else u want !

  42. Carmen Blumrick

    30 July 2013 at 10:20 am

    I cant wait to explore my inner foodie at this years Good Food and Wine show.Im super excited to see some of Sa’s top talented chefs in action like Mellissa Morgan, aka Ms Cupcake and Benny Masekwameng.I cant wait for the Brilliant baking theatre and the Photo booth,SUPER EXCITED to extend my culinary knowledge this year 🙂 🙂 🙂

  43. cirsten van den heuvel

    30 July 2013 at 10:27 am

    Im excited about the live demonstrations

  44. Ashleigh Keevy

    30 July 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I remember watching James on “Ready, Steady, Cook” after coming home from school and laughing at my Mom who had THE biggest crush on him. It would be amazing to go with her and see her blush 🙂

    Please pick us!

  45. Charlene

    1 August 2013 at 7:59 am

    To be honest, I am most excited to eat and drink. My boyfriend and I LOVE eating and this is a celebration of exactly that – the love and joy of eating good food and enjoying a good wino.

    At the beginning of the day I am already thinking of what I should make for dinner 🙂

  46. Shantal Naidoo

    1 August 2013 at 8:09 am

    Ms Cupcake 😀

  47. Dawn Clarke

    1 August 2013 at 8:18 am

    Mrs cupcake, wine…. Fun times..

  48. nishaan

    1 August 2013 at 8:37 am

    the wine wine wine

  49. Loshinee

    1 August 2013 at 8:49 am

    I am lookin forward to the Good food and wine show,this year, I love everything about the show, no particular favourites, if u luv food and wine, then this is the place to be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  50. Faye

    1 August 2013 at 9:00 am

    I am most excited to enjoy some good food and wine with the man of my dreams.
    It would be amazing to enjoy this opportunity with such a special guy. He works hard 7 days a week and could certainly use entertaining Durban vibes within his busy schedule.
    We LOVE good, tasty food and you will not regret giving us these tickets:)

  51. Cathy Badenhorst

    1 August 2013 at 9:21 am

    Absolutely LOVE to go to this Show, always a highlight for me 🙂

  52. Kim H

    1 August 2013 at 9:46 am

    Good Food and Wine Show = Good Vibes!!


    1 August 2013 at 9:57 am

    Its the only place where you can get so much of goodies under one roof

  54. Carmen Buckle

    1 August 2013 at 10:14 am

    I am excited to try all the food …..

  55. Ryan Quevauvilliers

    1 August 2013 at 11:36 am

    All the amazing food <3

  56. Harsha

    1 August 2013 at 11:49 am

    The big names are always a draw card BUT it is the smaller foodie stalls that give us yummy goodies like pesto’s, fresh tasting olive oil, duck breasts and sausages that are the real stars for me! Oops.. and not forgetting all the smaller wineries that we don’t get here!!

  57. Tee

    1 August 2013 at 12:22 pm

    The competition is officially closed!!! Thank you to all those who entered!

    Winners will be contacted via email in the next 24 hrs.

  58. Sasha Reddy

    1 August 2013 at 4:50 pm

    I am super Max’d out excited to see the cupcake queen and James Martin, and with all the yummy confectionary and alcohol stands on display I’m sure I’ll be hitting all my sweet spots 😉

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Win Tickets to Milky Chance in Durban!



Milky Chance recently announced their long-awaited return to South Africa with their “Living In A Haze” tour in February 2024 which will see them perform in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. The German Duo are excited to confirm that both Neon Dreams and Sean Koch will join them as support acts on the line-up for their shows in Cape Town (15 February) and Johannesburg (17 February), and Neon Dreams will also join Milky Chance in Durban (18 February) as support act.

Canadian duo Neon Dreams are no strangers to the South African music scene. Their 2019 single “Life Without Fantasies” reached the top of the South African viral charts amassing millions of streams in 2021 during the lockdown. The band connected with tens of thousands of fans online which led to their first sold out headline tour. They have continued to cement themselves in the industry here, having toured the country a number of times over the past few years and return in February 2024 to share the stage with Milky Chance in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.

Sean Koch is one of SA’s most-loved indie-folk artists who brings a mixed bag of African and western, influence alongside messages of home, a connection to nature, the ocean and the people around him; to his storytelling, feel-good music. While rooted in his flowing-folk style, his music is diverse. From dance infused songs like ‘Lift You Up’ the standout single from his collection (including the Double MZK & G DOM remix) to the dreamier songs like ‘Feel the Energy’ that carry deeper messages of connection to the natural world and the people that surround us. There is something for everyone in Sean’s catalogue.

How to Enter:

1. Follow Durbanite, Milky Chance & Breakout Events’ Instagram pages.
2. Tell us who Milky Chance’s supporting act is in Durban & tag who you’d take with if you win.


1. Follow Durbanite, Milky Chance & Breakout Events’ Facebook pages.
2. Tell us who Milky Chance’s supporting act is in Durban & tag who you’d take with if you win.

Closing Date:
Monday, 12 February 2024

Winner Announced:
Tuesday, 13 February 2024

Entries limited to 5 per day.
Winners will be selected at random from valid entries.
Durbanite Competition T&Cs apply.

Tickets are on sale from and are selling fast, so get yours now!

Neon Dreams

Milky Chance “Living In A Haze” South African Tour 2024 details:


Date: Sunday 18 February 2024
Time: 11:00 – 18:30
Venue: Durban Botanic Gardens uMphafa Field
Address: 9A John Zikhali Road, Berea, Durban 4001
Line up: Milky Chance + Neon Dreams + final opening act to be announced
General Admission Phase One: R495 ex R35 Fee
General Admission Phase Two: R595 ex R35 Fee
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Milky Chance “Living In A Haze” South African Tour Dates:

15 February 2024 – Green Point A-Track, Cape Town
(supported by Neon Dreams and Sean Koch)

17 February 2024 – Marks Park in Emmarentia, Johannesburg
(supported by Neon Dreams and Sean Koch + final opening act to be announced)

18 February 2024 – Durban Botanic Gardens uMphafa Field, Durban
(supported by Neon Dreams + final opening act to be announced)






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Win Surf Lessons with Surf School Durban!



Surf School Durban, led by the experienced local surfer Fika, stands as a beacon in the surfing community. Known for its inclusive and friendly approach, it’s a place where beginners and seasoned surfers alike can enhance their skills and embrace the surf culture.

The school’s ethos revolves around unity and inviting individuals of all backgrounds to share the excitement of surfing. The team, made up of passionate local surfers, emphasises personalised coaching, ensuring a welcoming learning environment for everyone.

Adding to its allure, Surf School Durban has launched a competition that’s creating a buzz. The prize: five group lessons for the winner and two friends, offering a unique blend of fun, friendship, and expert instruction.

This surf school is more than just a place to learn; it’s a community hub where the spirit of Durban’s surf culture thrives, making it an ideal destination for anyone keen on experiencing the joy of surfing in a supportive and vibrant setting.

Win Surf Lessons for You and 2 Friends, with Surf School Durban!

How to Enter on Instagram:
1. Follow Durbanite & Surf School Durban Instagram page.
2. Share the competition post from the Surf School Durban Instagram page and tag who you’d take with if you win.


How to Enter on Facebook:
1. Follow Durbanite & Surf School Durban Facebook page.
2. Share the competition post from the Surf School Durban Facebook page and tag who you’d take with if you win.

Entries limited to 5 per day.

Closing Date:
Friday, 9 February 2024

Winner Announced:
Monday, 12 February 2024

Durbanite T&Cs apply.

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Ziggy Alberts announces his debut South African tour as he heads to Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town this October




Ziggy Alberts’ first ever South African visit will anticipate the release of his forthcoming sixth studio album, DANCING IN THE DARK, out 04 November 2022.

Musically, Ziggy’s sound has raised comparisons to the likes of early Ben Howard or Jack Johnson. His sound is laid back, soulful and folk-tinged, and his songwriting is honest and personal. Whilst Ziggy Alberts is similar to his contemporaries in writing about his personal experiences, his music is layered with subtextual references to issues close to his heart, such as the natural world, the human experience and the wider planet.

DANCING IN THE DARK has been driven by real-time releases, including the singles I BELIEVE, TATTOOS, THE GREAT DIVIDE and most recently, THE SUN & THE SEA featuring Donovan Woods, which all find their home on the album. The new record sits in a genre – self-titled by Ziggy – as “Future Folk”. In his own words, “the album is a blend of the honest and raw, with the smoothness and touch of synthesised soundscapes, intentional tuning and programmed organic samples… that reflects accurately the range of experiences we are having as humans in our current world.” Matched with Ziggy’s storytelling and sincere songwriting, DANCING IN THE DARK shows yet another step in Alberts’ growth as an artist, his music and personal explorations, both introspectively and in the natural world.

Founder of his independent label, Commonfolk Records, and book publishing house, Commonfolk Publishing, Ziggy Alberts has managed to craft what many musicians and authors dream of – the ability to tell a story on their own terms. In 2022, Ziggy was awarded an APRA for his track letting go. He has also earned ARIA Platinum certifications for Laps Around The Sun (Double Platinum), Gone, Runaway, Heaven, Love Me Now, Stronger and Four Feet in the Forest (EP), plus Gold certifications for his Laps Around The Sun album and six tracks in his catalogue.

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