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Love Just Jinjer? Love the Durban Botanic Gardens and the series of concerts brought to you  by  the Old Mutual Music at the Lake? Love lazy Sunday afternoon’s? If you answered YES to these questions, then this one’s for you…

Durbanite are giving 5 x double tickets to Just Jinjer jamming at the Durban Botanic Gardens on Sunday, 16 March!! To enter all you need to do is read the article below and leave a comment, tell us which is your favorite Just Jinjer song and why! *T & C’s apply.


One of South Africa’s proudest exports and widely celebrated groups, Just Jinjer headline the second Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert of 2014 at the Durban Botanic Gardens on Sunday, 16 March.  Acoustic duo, The Kickstands are the support act.
Just Jinjer’s slick performance has garnered them fans locally and globally. They have shared the stage with big-ticket acts such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Ludacris and Angelique Kidjo, to name a few and Durban fans have a chance to once again experience their charm.

Front-man, Ard Matthews, wowed the crowds when he performed at the scenic location in 2013 and this year, he’s back with the sought after band.

“I’m so excited about performing at the gardens again.  We have some great new material and of course all the favourites,” said Matthews. “I’m from Durban, so I’m very excited to perform at one of my favourite venues.”

The band is currently recording their 9th studio album and are keen to perform live.

A kaleidoscope of colour awaits visitors as the Durban Botanic Gardens puts on a show of another kind – all the plants showing off their summer best.

“We are happy that Just Jinjer could take time off of their hectic schedule to perform at the Old Mutual Music at the Lake,” said Bandile Mngoma, sponsorship manager at Old Mutual.

“It is also a pleasure that while Durban’s sub-tropical climate means we will still enjoy much of the summer fauna in March, it is the last chance to enjoy the season’s highlights so we encourage music lovers not to miss this one,” said Mngoma.

Accompaning Just Jinjer is the Durban-born and acoustic duo, The Kickstands.  The band’s achievements include playing on large stages such as Splashy Fen, Durban Day and the FIFA World Cup.  This dynamic, versatile and zealous duo has managed to merge impressive musicianship with accessible songwriting and melody that’s been met with mammoth popularity.

For more information about this and other events at the Durban Botanic Gardens, visit the website – or call the Info Centre 031 322 4021031 322 4021.

Tickets are available online at
Ticket prices:  Pre-sold tickets are R120 and R150 for on the day sales
Kids between 8-12 pay R80, kids under 8 are free.  All children are welcome at the KidZone for some extra fun and games.
Drinks, cooler boxes and picnic baskets are welcome

Gates will open at 13:00 for pre-sold tickets and at 13:30 for on-the-day ticket sales.
Show starts at 14:30

Secure parking is available on the Juventus ground.  Entrance to all parking is off lower John Zikhale (Sydenham) Road, adjacent to the Botanic Gardens and the Munies Hockey Field also off lower John Zikhale (Sydenham) Road.

Follow @OM_Concerts and @dbnbotgardens on Twitter for all the action on the day, and ‘Like’ the Old Mutual Music in the Gardens page on Facebook for all the updates and info.


*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. Comment below to stand a chance of winning one of five double tickets to the Just Jinjer, Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert.
  2. Competition opens on 2 March 2014 and closes at midday on 12 March 2014, South African Standard Time.
  3. Winners will be randomly drawn on the on 12 March 2014. Durbanite reserves the right to change the draw date.
  4. Winners will be notified via email within 12 hours of the draw taking place.
  5. Winners will be required to confirm receipt of email within 12 hours of notification in order to claim tickets.
  6. Winners who do not confirm receipt of email within 12 hours of notification will forfeit their tickets and a redraw will take place.
  7. Subject to these competition rules, Durbanite’s determination of the winners is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  8. The prizes are non-transferable for cash. If you are the 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.
  9. Employees, agents of or consultants to Durbanite and, their immediate family members (parents, children, brothers and sisters), spouse(s), life partners, business partners and associates are excluded from this competition.
  10. Failure to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions will result in immediate forfeiture of the prize.

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  1. Kayla McKenzie

    3 Mar 2014 at 9:17 am

    My favourite Just Jinjer song is Sugar Man because I can’t help but want to get up and groove to the music when it plays 🙂

  2. Justine

    3 Mar 2014 at 9:23 am

    My fav Just Jinger song is Like You Madly.. it makes me think of when you fall for someone but you are so afraid to say the big L-word coz you aren’t sure if they feel the same and they seem so busy in their own life, so you are very unsure what to do. Also, the beat is hella catchy!!

  3. Ashleigh Blackbeard

    3 Mar 2014 at 9:26 am

    My FAV has to be Suagr Man! It’s a song I grew up hearing in the house and Just Jinjer have done it justice! It’s also the very first song I ever heard them sing love – love love love!

  4. Jo Levick

    3 Mar 2014 at 9:30 am


  5. Danica

    3 Mar 2014 at 9:32 am

    Hi Durbanites:)
    I used to have a massive poster of Just Jinger on the back of my bedroom door when I was a young teenager and I loved Art Mathews-thought his dreads made him super rebellious which in turn seemed uber cool for a little rebellious 13 yr. old:) I obviously love their music too…plus I want their coffee#I WANT MY COFFEE:) Would love to experience a little deja vu at Bot gardens jamming to Just Jinger:)

  6. Dedre

    3 Mar 2014 at 9:36 am

    My favourite Just Jinger song is Shallow Waters. Besides the fact that it is an amazing song, lyrically and musically, it gives me goosebumps. It always makes me think about my life and where I am going and what I have been through (nevermind it might not be the true meaning of it). It is inspirational. Also, it reminds me of the first time I saw Just Jinger at a concert in Pretoria at my High School in 1998! I loved them since then and still do… Awesome!

  7. Darren

    3 Mar 2014 at 9:36 am

    Paradise In Summer Time! Best road trip song!

  8. Roxanne Chutthergoon

    3 Mar 2014 at 9:55 am

    This would be totally rad! I love their song Sugar Man. It’s just such a feel good song to me and definitely cheers up my day when I hear it 😀

  9. Gonzalo Campero

    3 Mar 2014 at 10:00 am

    I have only seen them live once and they were amazing, would be awesome to see them again.

  10. Amanda Wellmann

    3 Mar 2014 at 10:00 am

    I LOVE leaving shallow waters. Listened to it a million times! Made me brave when I was doing my gap year in Germany and feeling home sick.

  11. Kate-Lynne

    3 Mar 2014 at 10:04 am

    For me the song ‘Home’, written by Ard a few years ago is my favourite. The words alone touch your heart and to dedicate a song to Madiba – the man who sacrificed so much for us. The song speaks the truth and gives us another reason to love our country, the man who gave us our freedom and a place to call home. Proudly South African <3

  12. Jason

    3 Mar 2014 at 10:08 am

    My choice would have to be “What He Means.” It challenged me to re-look at what I believe my God teaches me about treating others. A beautifully crafted challenging song!

  13. Candice Ramoudh

    3 Mar 2014 at 11:14 am

    My favourite song is ‘What he means’ because I think that the song communicated such a powerful message in such a lighthearted manner.

  14. Fosca Brtan

    3 Mar 2014 at 11:23 am

    I absolutely love Just Jinjer!!!!!!!! Sugar man is my all time favourite song!

  15. Roxanne Pellew

    3 Mar 2014 at 11:41 am

    Like You Madly. This song is my favourite, because it just brings back SO many memories of the first time I saw Just Jinger live, with a whole lot of special and amazing people around me. It’s my favourite because of the memories. Kickstands are also a awesome band. Hoping to create new memories.

  16. Melanie

    3 Mar 2014 at 11:43 am

    Time of Your Life…would love to see them live again!

  17. Adrian Rivetti

    3 Mar 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Shallow Waters, that song has helped get through so much in my life, so many of the hard times.

  18. Wendy Esbach

    3 Mar 2014 at 12:22 pm

    I love the Sugar Man song. What a great band so talented . . . Would love to see them perform 🙂

  19. Rene Angelo

    3 Mar 2014 at 1:10 pm

    my fav song is I LIKE YOU MADLY! absolutely love bouncing around to this tune!!!! Too keen to see them live!!! <3

  20. Sharleen B

    3 Mar 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Shallow Waters is still my all time favorite Just Jinger song. It always makes me feel nostalgic and the poetry of the words inspire me everytime I listen to them to pick up my brushes and paint. It would be awesome to be able to watch them live!

  21. shalona

    3 Mar 2014 at 5:30 pm

    My favourite just jinner song is paradise in summertime, because it has such an awesome beat and just puts you in the mood to want to party.

  22. shalona

    3 Mar 2014 at 5:32 pm

    My favourite just jinger song is paradise in summertime, because it has such an awesome beat and just puts you in the mood to want to party.

  23. Karen

    3 Mar 2014 at 8:04 pm

    I love Sugar Man… Best song…

  24. Tareni

    4 Mar 2014 at 2:16 pm

    I love Just Jinjer’s song, “Like You Madly”. Brings back great memories and gives me “feel good” vibes.

  25. Katherine de Villiers

    4 Mar 2014 at 8:01 pm

    My favourite song has to be “Like You Madly” … I still remember them opening for Counting Crows. Amped to watch them live again!

  26. Jade Sorensen

    5 Mar 2014 at 9:20 am

    Shallow Waters is still their best song without a doubt! The lyrics are so beautiful, the guitaring is simply out of this world and enchanting. Its really such a beautiful song and I don’t think there is a person on this earth that doesn’t know the song and love it as much as I do!

  27. Taryn

    5 Mar 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Father & Father is an awesome song. All Just Jinger songs are awesome and have a certain catchy tune that always seems to get stuck in your head! This would be an awesome concert provided it doesnt rain!

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  29. Cathy Badenhorst

    10 Mar 2014 at 12:13 am

    Have been wanting to watch them live for so long now so this would be some awesome to win and get the chance to chill out and listen to these guys as their music is fantastic!!

  30. Suzanne

    10 Mar 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Such a talented band & would love to see them perform live! Great way to spend a Sunday.

  31. Daniela

    12 Mar 2014 at 3:41 am

    Time Of Your Life is such an awesome song and one of my favourites from Just Jinjer. It always reminds me that life is too short to worry about stupid stuff and you should just enjoy what you have right now.

  32. Cathy

    12 Mar 2014 at 3:49 am

    What he Means is such an EPIC song from Just Jinjer, the lyrics are powerful and inspirational and gives hope and meaning to life

  33. Wendy Reid

    12 Mar 2014 at 8:11 am

    Just realised that I can’t name even one Just Jinger song…all the MORE reason to give me the tickets….I need to be educated! Plus there might be some v. cute boys there…..

  34. Michael

    12 Mar 2014 at 8:15 am

    I Like you Madly. Not not you, but the song. I like I Like you Madly is my favourite song by Just Jinjer.

    • Tee

      12 Mar 2014 at 8:22 am

      You can like ”us’ madly too… 😉 we don’t mind!

  35. Ryan Quevauvilliers

    12 Mar 2014 at 8:23 am

    It would definitely be shallow waters

  36. Dean

    12 Mar 2014 at 8:29 am

    Growing up with Just Jinjer as a teenager makes it so difficult to choose a favourite, but their cover of Sugarman was the first time I ever heard the song, and my mind jumps straight to Just Jinjer anytime I hear it, regardless of whose playing it.

  37. Donna

    12 Mar 2014 at 8:31 am

    I would love to go 🙂

  38. anusha naidoo

    12 Mar 2014 at 8:33 am

    I love the song Sugar Man, its a feel good song, upbeat, vibrant. A truly amazing, wonderful, happy song…I love Just Jinger and am a great fan of theirs. Thanks for the opportunity to win to watch my favourite band live!

  39. Dan

    12 Mar 2014 at 8:33 am

    Only the BEST SONG EVA, Sugar man!! It’s the theme song to my childhood! Every time I hear it, amazing memories come flooding back!

  40. jeff vadival

    12 Mar 2014 at 8:45 am

    Shallow water- a song that pulls at my heart strings, its beautiful and heart warming. Their other songs are great as well. I’m proud of Just Jinger they produce awesome music and I would love to watch them live, with my daughter she worships them. ( I’m sure I would be the best dad in the world) Thanks Durbanite!

  41. jeff vadival

    12 Mar 2014 at 8:50 am

    Shallow waters- a song that pulls at my heart strings, its beautiful and heart warming. Their other songs are great as well. I’m proud of Just Jinger they produce awesome music and I would love to watch them live, with my daughter she worships them. ( I’m sure I would be the best dad in the world) Thanks Durbanite!

  42. Levi

    12 Mar 2014 at 8:57 am

    My first ever concert was the Counting Crows and Just Jinjer opened! Sugar man is my fav! Watched a docci on Rogriguez and was so inspiring:)

  43. Lee-Anne

    12 Mar 2014 at 9:00 am

    Sugar Man! Awesome way to spend Sunday chilling at the gardens!!

  44. Craig

    12 Mar 2014 at 9:18 am

    “What He Means” – not me..He !! What He Means is my fav Just Jinger song…gives me hope and inspiration….all round feel good song..and of course pays reference to one of the greatest songs by Bob Marley – “Redemption Song” !!! Looking fwd to Sunday !

  45. Catherine Schmuhl

    12 Mar 2014 at 9:56 am

    OMG! I adore every single song of Just Jinjer! But my absolute favourite is Shallow Waters, it just stirs up some very deep emotion for me. Following Shallow Waters closely behind is Father and Father, simply because I lost my Father 12 years ago and the song just connects with me. We went to see Just Jinjer a few years ago but couldn’t stay long because my little kiddies were not happy with the loud music. This weekend is my 11th wedding anniversary weekend, and I would like it to be just for us 🙂

    • Catherine Schmuhl

      12 Mar 2014 at 2:59 pm

      Ard Matthews once kissed me on my cheek, when I was a shy teenager, lol 🙂 I have NEVER got over it!

  46. Stu

    12 Mar 2014 at 11:51 am

    Just Jinjer holds some Great memories with good friends bouncing around & singing back at the band to “Like you Madly” and hoisting one or two peeps onto my shoulders for “Sugerman” 🙂 stoked they’re returning with some new material – it’s going to be an awesome Sunday. Big up to the Kickstands for opening

  47. Tash Lindsay

    12 Mar 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Definitely ‘Shallow waters’ . Do I really need a reason? The song speaks for itself! Its jst an amazing song!

  48. natasha

    12 Mar 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Can listen to their music on repeat! I missed them once before, not keen to miss out on them this time! Sugarman is a goodie! Shallow waters gets me everytime!

  49. Elmien

    12 Mar 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Sugarman is my favourite. Just love the band.

  50. Dylan

    12 Mar 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Shallow Grave! Soundtrack to my youth…

  51. Priscilla

    13 Mar 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Shallow waters 🙂 Never been to their show, would be amazing

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WIN: Sundowners at Chambers Club and the KZNPO Symphony Season Concert



As a stylish leap year treat, Urban Lime and the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra are offering an elegant Thursday evening out for one lucky couple: after-work sundowner cocktails and snacks at Chambers Club and two tickets to the final KZNPO Symphony Season concert in Durban City Hall, on Thursday 5 March at 7.30pm.

To enter – answer the below TWO questions in the comment section of our Facebook post:

  1. Who’s giant 600sqm. portrait hangs alongside the Durban Club Chambers building (the former Netherlands Bank building) in Anton Lembede St?
  2. Where are the KZNPO Summer Season Symphony concerts being performed?
Std. T&C’s apply

Chambers Club, South Africa’s newest members’ club, is housed in Durban Club Chambers building (the former Netherlands Bank head office). It is a members’ club for South Africa and Africa’s business and professional community located in the iconic Professional Quarter in the heart of the city, which is open to the public on evenings and weekends.

The beautiful building was designed by famed architect Norman Eaton in central Durban which has been transformed into a professional quarter for the legal fraternity, business community, entrepreneurs and creatives as part of an extensive city-wide project by the visionary team from Urban Lime.

One of the special features of the Chambers Club is a beautiful rooftop garden which overlooks the city – with commissioned sculptures, a water feature, quinine trees, indigenous grasses and aloes. This carefully created space is an eventual realisation of what Norman Eaton originally wished for – a tranquil roof top garden which is ideal for an after-work alfresco sundowner to meet colleagues and friends before heading home.

The Club offers facilities geared for legal practioners and businesspeople: meeting rooms, interview rooms, board rooms, restaurant, bar, lounge, parking facilities and cloakroom. It is perfect for professionals and those looking for an elegant, safe quiet place to meet, work and dine in the middle of town.

Win an elegant evening out: After-work sundowner cocktails and snacks at Chambers Club and a KZNPO symphony season concert in Durban City Hall

The KZN Philharmonic perform two Beethoven favourites, the Leonore Overture No 1 and the Triple Concerto, played by pianist, Malcolm Nay, violinist Tai Murray and KZNPO’s very own cellist Aristide du Plessis. The evening closes with a performance of Bizet’s delightful Symphony in C – all under the baton of Netherlands born conductor Arjan Tien who makes a popular return to round off the season on 5 March.

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Summerdaze NYE 2019




The countdown to 2020 has begun and if you, like many Durbanites are finding it difficult to set some epic NYE plans into motion, we thought we would give you a hand.

Get your feet in the sand at Summerdaze NYE Beach Party, which will be held at Beachwood (a 5 min drive from Umhlanga). This years dress theme is to be a “Floral” affair, the event will kick off 2pm onwards and will feature top artists and DJ’s at an intimate paradise ocean side setting. Food & drinks will be on sale under the tented beach bar while guests enjoy good vibes, sensational music and fireworks at midnight!


We are giving away two epic prizes as follows. *Std. T&C’s apply.

Prize 1 : 5 x General Access Tickets, 1 x Bottle of El Jimador & 1 x Fitch & Leedes Hamper

Prize 2 : 5 x General Access Tickets & 1 case if Sol Beer

To enter, follow BOTH of the below steps:-

  1. Click on the Facebook event link here, and mark yourself as ‘going’
  2. Comment on the event wall with #ProudlyDurbanite

You and your guests must be over the age of 21. Proof of ID will be required.


Please be advised that there is limited parking space. Be lekker – don’t drink and drive.

Whatsapp hotline : 0640814181
Email :
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Tickets are limited so grab yours here

Proudly sponsored by
Fitch & Leedes
Sol Beer
Southern Comfort
Jack Daniels
el Jimador

*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. To enter, follow the link to the Summerdaze NYE Beach Party Facebook event page. Click that you are attending and leave a comment on the event page wall with the hashtag #ProudlyDurbanite.
  2. Winner and guests must be over the age of 21 years old to attend this event – a copy of your South African identity document will be required as proof.
  3. Competition opens on 10th December 2019 and closes midnight 23rd December 2019, South African Standard Time. Winner/s will be randomly drawn on 24th December 2019. Durbanite (Pty) Ltd reserves the right to change the draw date.
  4. Winner/s will be notified via Facebook and are required to confirm their attendance within 24 hour of notification or redraw will take place.
  5. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.
  6. Durbanite (Pty) Ltd is a promoter of live entertainment events. Tickets for Events are sold by the event organisers or other ticketing agents. Notwithstanding the terms and conditions of such ticketing agents which may apply to the sale of a Ticket for a particular Event, by purchasing and/or holding and/or being in possession of a Ticket or Tickets, the holder of the Ticket agrees to and is bound by these terms and conditions.
  7. Durbanite (Pty) Ltd do not accept liability for damage to or loss of any life or personal property at this Event.
  8. Ticket does not afford the Ticket holder the right to transport to the Venue, or parking, or merchandise, or any food or beverages at the Venue, unless otherwise stated. Other independent service providers might render services relating to transport, parking, merchandise, food or beverages at the Venue and in such circumstances, the terms and conditions of such service providers will apply between it and persons who make use of such products or services.
  9. You must produce a valid Ticket to gain entry to the Venue and you must produce that Ticket for inspection upon request from an Event official at any time. Failure to produce such Ticket when requested may result in you being denied access to the Venue or in you being removed from the Venue.
  10. Subject to these competition rules, Durbanite (Pty) Ltd determination of the winner/s is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  11. The prizes are non-transferable for cash.
  12. By entering this competition you agree to all the terms and conditions stated above.
  13. Employees, agents of or consultants to Durbanite (Pty) Ltd and, their immediate family members (parents, children, brothers and sisters), spouse(s), life partners, business partners and associates are excluded from this competition.
  14. Failure to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions will result in immediate forfeiture of the prize.


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Pieter Dirk Uys and Evita Bezuidenhout: #HeTwo



The Hexagon, Pietermaritzburg: 14 – 16 November

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Durban: 18 – 24 November


“It’s a class act … the evergreen Uys always manages to inject something fresh and relevant into his work. A great show and a wonderful tribute to one gutsy lady created by one of South Africa’s true sons of the soil.” Peter Feldman ARTSLINK 2.8.2019

 “That both PDU and Tannie Evita will have you giggling at #HeTwo while banishing the troubles of the outside world is a no brainer.” Diane de Beer DEBEER NECESSITIES 31.7.2019

 “Uys dons false eyelashes and presidents listen.” L.A. TIMES


“You better watch out, you better not lie, you better not pout, I am telling you why- #HeTwo is coming to town!” Pieter-Dirk Uys and Evita “face off” on stage together for the first time ever in South African history, #HeTwo comes to The Hexagon Theatre from 14 – 16 November and then heads to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 18 – 24 November.


Visit our Facebook page to enter to win 1 set of 5 double tickets!

Tickets valid for Tuesday 19th November @ the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre ONLY!

Show starts @ 19h30 sharp! Std. T&C’s apply.

In 1981 a woman appeared out of the dressing room of the Market Theatre, stepped onto the stage and smiled. Virtually before she even gave her name, she was a legend. Mrs Evita Bezuidenhout was presented to the audience, the nation and the world. She is still going stronger than ever. No longer a recognised Nationalist as she was during those years of apartheid rule, she is now a member of the African National Congress, secure in her Luthuli House kitchen where she cooks for reconciliation. For nearly forty years she has had to tolerate the impersonation of her by a local actor. She tried to sue him for libel; she swore never to allow him into her life and yet, now in the 25th year of her democracy, she will be on the stage with Pieter-Dirk Uys at the same time.

The question to PDU was always: why this female character of Evita? There are many answers. When he started impersonating her in 1978, it was illegal to have an opinion about anything political, so maybe an Afrikaans woman with an NP husband could spill the beans. The fact that she was portrayed by a man dressed as a woman when cross-dressing was also illegal, could force the edge of the envelope. Or maybe that she was there for only one reason: to eventually make Nelson Mandela laugh. And she did. They met and he laughed. She also embraced Archbishop Desmond Tutu who also laughed. She posed with countless legends and South Africans, black and white, laughed – with relief.

Evita Bezuidenhout will always be ten years older than Pieter-Dirk Uys. He seems to be catching up. His Darling venue, Evita se Perron, has been going for 23 years, established as a recognised international tourist destination and local satirical Stonehenge. Who would have thought that Tannie Evita would become a farce to be reckoned with, to be hailed and celebrated as the most famous white woman in South Africa? And now as a member of the ANC, sharing her weekly comments on YouTube and Daily Maverick about the state of her nation, where her Evita’s Free Speech, now past its 200th episode, has gathered supporters from all the corners of the globe? Her 140,000 Twitter followers are not just, as she thinks, in the same prison outside Rustenburg.

Now in 2019, for the first time, she and her ageing impersonator will confront each other face to face.

There can only be one winner.

#HeTwo will perform in Pietermaritzburg at the Hexagon from 14 to 16 November (Book at Webtickets) and in Durban at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 18 to 24 November (Book at Computicket).


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