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“Design Your Life” – DECOREX DURBAN 2014



Decorex SA will be heading to Durban this March (20 – 23), so keep your diaries free Durbanite’s! We are giving away 5 x double tickets to 5 x Decorex SA fans! To enter all you need to do is comment below telling us your worst  décor idea / disaster! *T & C’s apply.


2014 is the year that design and decor moves away from sweeping trend dictates and focuses on the needs and styles of the individual. Being confident in our own design choices is trending across the globe and people are feeling empowered to make their own style statement in all aspects of home decor.

This new, modern era has resulted in a more practical approach to life and we at Decorex SA love the fact that design and decorating companies and manufacturers are now translating this movement into objects and concepts which adapt to individual style.

Decorex SA exhibitions in 2014 will be all about voicing your individuality and creating your own space, inspiring you to ‘Design Your Life’.

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It’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the options that surround us. Daily, we are confronted by new trend reports; bombarded with the launch of brands and products – each one declaring itself the must-have item of the season.

But where are you, the individual, in all of this? What about your personal taste and style?

What is trending is the fact that you, the individual, are the most important feature of your home and the furniture and finishes you choose enhance your own lifestyle and reflect your style persona.

It is the end of the era where one-dimensional concepts of design dictate that you should live in a home that is, for example, either minimalist or baroque. No-one is driving your style but you and how you choose to live has become an entirely personal choice.

This new, modern era has resulted in a more realistic approach to life and we love the fact that designers all over the world are translating this movement into objects and concepts that target the individual.

Decorex SA

Decorex SA exhibitions in 2014 will all about you and inspiring you to Design Your Life. With close to 1200 exhibitors, Africa’s largest décor, design and lifestyle portfolio covers every aspect of your lifestyle with widest possible choice of décor and design options.

We invite you to explore your own creativity, to find the style and the lifestyle of your dreams, and to make the choices that will create the home that you’ve always wanted.

Design Your Life with Decorex SA in 2014.

Exhibition details:

Decorex Durban

20 – 23 March 2014

Durban Exhibition Centre

Visit for more info

Facebook: Decorex SA

Twitter: @decorexSA

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*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. Comment below to stand a chance of winning one of five double tickets to Decorex Durban.
  2. Competition opens on 6 March 2014 and closes at midday on 19 March 2014, South African Standard Time.
  3. Winners will be randomly drawn on the on 19 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. Robinq

    7 Mar 2014 at 8:27 am

    My Worst Decor idea was deciding that I would build our extension onto our house which I have never finished off the interrior and its now just bare brick and simple roofing to keep weather/water out

  2. teevashnee bernie munsamy

    7 Mar 2014 at 8:30 am

    Hi, i would please like to win tickets to the Decorex show as i am in the process of lookin for a new place and this would give me great ideas on how to decorate.

  3. Nicola Meyer

    7 Mar 2014 at 8:31 am

    Buying cushions for the lounge without having a colour chart with. So wrong!

  4. Kerry-Lee Gurr

    7 Mar 2014 at 10:24 am

    Buying furniture without the dimensions of the room #EpicFail

  5. Kerri Dixon

    7 Mar 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I really need tickets to Decorex! We are in the process of buying our apartment and every time we shopping, we end up buying all sorts of rubbish and none of it matches, so we have this completely non-styled apartment which needs a complete make over.

  6. Manjoo rughunandan

    7 Mar 2014 at 9:01 pm

    I would love those tickets ,gives me new ideas ,every year I change the decor in my home.
    New styles ,move with the trend

  7. amith

    7 Mar 2014 at 10:17 pm

    We purchased a new apartment. So xcited to move in we purchased new accessories for our new home wife picked that. N I choose the curtains she chooses chocolate brown colours with cream n I choose red curtains… I put the curtains up waiting to surprise her and she walks in with her jaws dropped down to the floor… disaster hit the fan

  8. Cathy Badenhorst

    10 Mar 2014 at 12:09 am

    would really love to attend this year to get some inspiration and movtvation to finish 2 rooms that desperately need some TLC

  9. Greg

    11 Mar 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Well, I was 7 at the time so my actions should be forgiven… But I decided to wallpaper my walls with He-Man comics I had been collecting from my mothers ‘YOU MAGS’.

    Obviously without consulting her or my dad… After running out of prestik I moved onto Pritt Glue, and then Woodglue… Looked great until I turned 10 and decided It was time for a change, and my parents realized just how much of a job the change was going to be.

  10. Ruksana Hoosen

    12 Mar 2014 at 9:58 am

    I would really love to attend Decorex this year to get some inspirational ideas on improving my kitchen and going green whilst still adding style and value to our place

  11. Fiona

    13 Mar 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Good decor idea – painting the house. Worst decor idea – painting house with my dog (with a big wagging tail = paint everywhere).

  12. Taryn

    14 Mar 2014 at 2:29 pm

    My Mother in-law would absolutely LOVE tickets for this show. And Im sure she would love to drag her Husbank along with her (much to his dismay). This would be an awesome gift. She is absolutely obsessed with designing her home and every time I go to her house something has changed (a bit of OCD too 😉 ) Please please

  13. Melanie

    14 Mar 2014 at 3:28 pm

    I would love to win tickets, we have started designing an outdoor entertainment area and need lots of inspiration!

  14. Denise Graham

    14 Mar 2014 at 4:01 pm

    I would love to win tickets,I need inspiration for a small bathroom,that seriously could do with a facelift 🙂

  15. Amanda

    14 Mar 2014 at 4:08 pm

    I’ve just started decorating my new flat but am absolutely clueless….I feel like my worst décor idea is yet to come! decorex to the rescue!

  16. Desray

    14 Mar 2014 at 6:03 pm

    I once decided it was a good idea to paint my walls a dark hunters green….needless to say that when I realized that it was not a good idea, it cost a lot of time and many coats of paint to try and rectify it. 🙁

  17. Michelle

    14 Mar 2014 at 6:07 pm

    My epic fail in terms of decor was putting up some wall art with the incorrect glue…it did NOT turn out well. 🙁

  18. Sharon Bell

    14 Mar 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Many years ago a friend of mine purchased a few genuine terracotta plant pots. This was before the faux terracotta products flooded the market. Her husband thought he would surprise her + carefully painted them white! What a shock she got when she saw them!!

  19. Farzanah Dawood

    17 Mar 2014 at 12:07 pm

    my worst decorating disaster, was not measuring the room properly before buying a new couch !

  20. Prisha

    17 Mar 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I bought blue paint that was way to dark compared to the baby blue that I had intended,I had used the color chart but went bold instead of pastel !Definitely learnt my lesson and how to use the color chart.Needless to say I turned the room around,as I did not have more money to paint again, by working with the color I had and added lots of white accessories and painting a willowy grey and white tree as a feature wall.

  21. Natasha

    17 Mar 2014 at 6:21 pm

    When painting stripes was fashionable, I got a Bee in my Bonnet to paint thick vertical lines on all four walls in my bedroom – in shades of pink! Needless to say, it cost me a fortune… and didnt stay on my walls for very long either!

  22. Nithia

    20 Mar 2014 at 8:26 am

    I enjoy gardening and do-it yourself projects around the home, and always looking at new ideas, therefore will very much like to have those tickets

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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 :
Website :

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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