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Win Tickets to The Craft Republic Festival



Beer drinkers and foodies alike, it is your chance to explore an array of delicious fine craft beers and delicious food items at the Craft Republic Festival at Chris Saunders Park in Umhlanga on Saturday 2 November.

Eight micro and independent craft breweries have been selected to exhibit their golden liquid, with flavours ranging from alcoholic ginger beer through to the fuller, bolder ales and lagers.

The full day affair begins at 11am and runs until 8pm. The park will transform into a vibrant al-fresco piazzo with hay-bales in a pristine park like setting, and food outlets offering a myriad light meal and brunch alternatives.


And of course although beer is the favoured beverage, other drink options will be available:

Bos Iced Tea, Dew Water, Frankie’s cool drink range, cocktails and Colombo Coffee.

And of course no meeting of good company, food and beer would be complete without live music to add to the ambiance.


Tickets are R80 through Computicket or R100 at the door. No under 18s allowed. Young children accompanied by parents welcome.



We are giving away 4 x double sets of tickets T&C’s Apply!

All you have to do is Like Craft Republic on facebook and comment below – tell us what you are most excited about? 😀

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Competition opens on 29th October 2013 and closes at midday (12h00) on the 31st October 2013



For more info visit;; like the page on Facebook or contact 031 309 5234.


**Competition Terms and Conditions.

1. Comment below and like CraftRepublicSA on Facebook to stand a chance of winning 2 tickets to The Craft Republic Festival on 2nd November 2013.
2. Competition opens on 29th October 2013 and closes at midday (12h00) on the 31st October 2013, South African Standard Time.
3. Four winner’s will be randomly drawn on the 1st November 2013. Durbanite reserves the right to change the draw date.
4. The winner will be notified via email or twitter 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 a winner, a copy of your South African identity document or passport may 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.
9. Winner must be over the age of 18.



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  1. Didier

    29 October 2013 at 10:59 am

    looking interesting 🙂

  2. Antionette Bezuidenhout

    29 October 2013 at 11:13 am

    Good beer, good food and good music….. what more could one ask for?! Well, except maybe some sunshine! : )

  3. Amanda Wellmann

    29 October 2013 at 11:25 am

    Very keen for a Durban day of craft beer and food! Hopefully the rain will be done by then!

  4. Dayna

    29 October 2013 at 11:29 am

    I have been writing honours exams so i havn’t had a social life for a while, and will write my 7th and final exam on Thursday. Craft republic beer fest will be the BEST start to my freedom after 4 years of studying and the GREAT vibe, amazing music and delicious beer will be just what i need to kick start my social life again! and of course a free ticket or 2 will just be fabulous! 😀

  5. Derai Walker

    29 October 2013 at 11:35 am

    Good Fun in the Sun – Well hopefully. Good Beer, love trying new varieties and good times with my friends.

  6. nishaan

    29 October 2013 at 11:38 am

    The beer of course!!!!

  7. JP

    29 October 2013 at 11:38 am

    I am quite excited to chew on some hay & toss back a cold one 😉 hill billy style.

  8. Jess Currell

    29 October 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Getting wasted on the Ginger Craft Beer like only true durbanites can 😀

  9. Stacey-Lee

    29 October 2013 at 12:11 pm

    oooh whats there not to look forward to!
    Love the variety that will be there!

  10. Robyn Woods

    29 October 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I am so looking forward to some time out with my hubby and some friends. Making memories, drinking good beer and enjoying some fab music. Festive season is on its way!

  11. yashupal mohanlal

    29 October 2013 at 2:31 pm


  12. Nivern Chetty

    29 October 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Very excited that Durban gets a great craft festival at beautiful venue! I’ve been to Clarens Craft Beer Festival for the first time this year, I’m sure Durban will be even more awesome!!!

  13. Tanya

    29 October 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Mostly love that I can drink and walk home – how cool is that 🙂

  14. anusha naidoo

    29 October 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Looking forward to tasting the variety of beers, the delicious foods, the great music. Enjoying a funfilled day

  15. Shemona

    30 October 2013 at 8:40 am

    I’m excited about the yummy food & ice husband will be overjoyed with the beers 🙂

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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
Ticket Link:
Facebook Event:


For more info, go to:
Ticketing link:

Follow Milky Chance online:
Official Website:

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.

Tickets to the REWIND TOUR – SOUTH AFRICA 2022 are on sale from


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