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Multiple SAMA nominees set to perform at Old Mutual Music at the Lake



We are excited to announce we are giving 5 X double tickets to 5 lucky Mi Casa / The Muffinz fans!! The guys are set to entertain us Durbanites on Sunday, 6 April at the Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert, Durban Botanic Gardens! Tickets are valued at R150 each, so what are you waiting for… to enter simply comment below telling us why you are a deserving winner. *T&C’s apply




With five South African Music Awards (SAMA) nominations, sensational house music trio, Mi Casa is set to perform at the Old Mutual Music at the Lake series on Sunday, 6 April at the Durban Botanic Gardens. Supporting them is the highly popular group, The Muffinz.

Mi Casa is riding a wave of chart-topping singles, including “Jika” and “Turn You On”, and is blazing the dance floors in South Africa, the continent and around the world.

Their latest album, Su Casa, has dance fans jiving and music critics applauding. Su Casa is nominated for Album of the Year, Duo or Group of the Year, Best Dance Album, Best Music Video of the Year and Remix of the Year at this year’s SAMAs.

Their blistering hot live performance is as festive as their sound so show goers are in for a treat.

Sophisticated afro-jazz, soul and funk act, The Muffinz is set to entertain the crowds before Mi Casa takes to the stage. The group is also nominated for a SAMA for Best Music Video of the Year.

With album sales in excess of 50 000 units and appearances at some of the best music jazz festivals, this five-member group, despite being relatively new on the scene, has captured the hearts of a cross section of music lovers. Their fans cut across race, class, gender and age with an honest and authentic sound that delivers a universal message.

Durban’s Botanic Gardens plays host to the Old Mutual Music at the Lake series and sets the tone and environment for appreciating quality music.

“Friends and lovers of the series appreciate this top-class venue as it makes for a special experience,” said Old Mutual sponsorship manager Bandile Mngoma.

“If you have never been to one of our shows we encourage you to pack a picnic basket and bring a few good friends and family and let the music take you.”

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

Pre-sold tickets are R120 while sales are R150 on the day.

Kids between 8-12 pay R50, 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 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 watch Mi Casa and The Muffinz on the 6th April 2014.
  2. Competition opens on 27 March 2014 and closes at midday on 2 April 2014, South African Standard Time.
  3. Winners will be drawn on the on 2 April 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 hamper 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. Merusca Hunsraj

    28 March 2014 at 8:47 am

    Local is lekker 🙂 I love Mi Casa

  2. Taryn

    30 March 2014 at 2:16 pm

    This is my ultimate FAVOURITE south african band! Their Soulful music can set the tone for any occasion and my friends and I often enjoy listening to it around the pool with an awesome braai. I would LOVE to take my boyfriend for a lovely picnic in the park, beautiful setting with a beautiful band!

  3. Roxanne Chutthergoon

    31 March 2014 at 11:15 am

    Because I love Micasa and I would go to the ends of the earth to shout this out if I had to! They make such amazing South African music and make me so proud to call myself a South African local music lover! Home grown talent at it’s best, and I want to be there to enjoy and support their awesome efforts 😀 Please send me, please please! Annnnd as if it cannot get better, my boyfriend and I are celebrating our one month anniversary of being together, and this would be the perfect, most incredible way to celebrate it – electric atmosphere, good company, gorgeous setting and GREAT music!!!

    Oh, and I think I should win because I am one of the first five to enter which means that I am glued on your blog, Facebook and Twitter page, making sure I miss nothing from your awesome blog…I am sure that counts for some extra brownie points *wink wink* *nudge nudge* LOL!

  4. Beverley Dias

    31 March 2014 at 11:28 am

    I LOVE both Mi Casa and The Muffins and I think I might have had a hand in Mi Casa’s win at the Metro Music Awards earlier this month by voting for them a total of 108 times. I constantly have SuCasa playing in my car and at home and know every song on the CD verbatim. I was thrilled to get my copy of the CD signed by the guys during their launch at Musica Gateway last year and would L.O.V.E to be at their concert at DBG on Sunday. I am also a huge fans fof The Muffinz, but have never seen them live, so that would be quite an experience. This would be the perfect way to end a weekend and I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed to win.

  5. Cayla Chapman

    31 March 2014 at 11:36 am

    Would be my first time encountering a Music by the Lake performance and what better way than to kick start my experience with Mi Casa / The Muffins!! Pretty please 🙂 x

  6. Sasha Reddy

    31 March 2014 at 12:07 pm

    My little sister is thee biggest MiCasa fan and yet she’s never gotten the chance to see them perform. Everytime we plan on attending one of their gigs something always coems up, would be great to win these tickets to spoil her and let her indulge her musical fantasy. Neither of us have ever been to the Old Mutul mucis-in-the-park shows and it would something new, fun and exciting for us to enjoy together.

  7. Shantal Naidoo

    31 March 2014 at 3:18 pm

    One reason only- I love Micasa!!! #teammicase

  8. Tasia Dellis

    31 March 2014 at 4:54 pm

    My boyfriend and I have just recently moved to Durban, we both love Mi Casa and would love to experience what this awesome city has to offer by watching them live at Durban Botanic Gardens!!

  9. Kim Dyer

    31 March 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Need some great local Micasa in my eardrums!…. & to be brutally honest I’ve not heard of the Muffinz, which is a jolly good excuse to want those tickets sooooo badly! ;-))

  10. Gregory Manilal

    1 April 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Micasa is my favorite group at the moment, their music is just too smooth…

  11. Peyton

    2 April 2014 at 8:56 am

    Couldn’t believe my ears when I hears Mi Casa live at the Miss SA pageant, they sounded exactly the same as when I hear them on the radio, now that’s talent! As well as seeing the awesome pics of the previous music at the botanical gardens on the Durbanite page, I definitely felt like I was missing out!

  12. shannon naylor

    2 April 2014 at 10:17 am

    Micasa is amazing .. Can chill or dance whatever mood your in 🙂 Will be amazing to listen to them and have a lovely time with my boyfriend at the park 🙂 Local is lekker

  13. nishaan

    2 April 2014 at 10:25 am

    luv their music

  14. Jackie C Ramayia

    2 April 2014 at 10:32 am

    I love MI Casa!!! I don’t think there is a bigger fan than me. Some of my friends even call me a groupie. Of late, I’ve been to all their shows in Durban – I have quite an extensive photo album of my experiences. I definitely deserve the opportunity to expand on my album and experiences with the love JSomething, Dr Duda and Mo-T. I have both their albums (which I purchased at a proper music store as opposed to downloading), which receives extensive airplay in my house and car, to the point that even my mum knows the words to both their albums.
    Simply put, I am a MI Casa superfan.
    The added bonus of seeing the Muffinz live is just to exciting for my little heart (but don’t worry, if I’m selected, this little heart will more than manage)
    Please, please select me – the worlds biggest DURBAN and MI CASA and LOCAL IS LEKKER fan out there

  15. Danica Nayar

    2 April 2014 at 10:44 am

    Pick me please! Why? Which Durbanite wouldn’t love a chilled Sunday listening to local jams in their local park:) Mi Casa rocks with culture and local flavour:)

  16. avandren naidoo

    2 April 2014 at 10:51 am

    The Muffinz and Mi Casa in durban on a chilled sunday afternoon what more could I ask for. Durbans the place to be!

  17. Esivani Naidoo

    2 April 2014 at 11:21 am

    What a cool Durban experience – to experience a great band such as Micasa at the Durban Botanical Gardens. Would love to win these tickets!

  18. Genevieve Daw

    3 April 2014 at 11:20 am

    OH MY WORD!!!!!I grew up in KZN and used to go most monthly Sundays to the Botanical Gardens to the “Sunset Prom’s / Music at the Lake” with my parents…it was an absolute treat and highlight to the month….having just recently moved back to KZN (lived in jhb for 10 years), i would love now to go, but this time with my new little family and invite my parents!!!!! (very blessed to have them with us) we absolutely LOVE Mi Casa and The Muffinz as a family, and to return back and share this experience with my loved ones will be the absolute treat, once again….xxx

  19. Ryan Quevauvilliers

    16 May 2014 at 9:39 am

    awesome <3

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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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