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His approach to design is minimalistic.

Each item crafted with exceptional quality, durability and performs its function without complication. He aims to create a product which is beautiful to look at (we all love beautiful things).

The creator of wooden décor and industrial styled furniture which include dining room and coffee tables, benches and shelving. Each piece is unique, handmade and functional.

His name is Deane and he is… The Journeyman.

Through his love of art and the Bauhaus movement (‘form follows function’) Deane has been creating beautiful works of art for the household by using predominantly up cycled and reclaimed materials (I read my décor magazines religiously and can tell you this is really in rite now!) Steel for furniture frames are mostly salvaged from scrap yards and the timber from demolished buildings. An array of timbers are used such as Oregon Pine, Kiaat, Oak, African Mahogany, Teak, Imbuia, Wattle and Saligna to name a few and the virgin timber used is sourced reputable timber merchants and from sustainable plantations.

New to his range are some beautiful items for the kitchen (which you can view on his Facebook page, link below),  from cutting boards to cake stands, solid wood rolling pins to mirrors and more!

The Journeyman, being the true gentleman he is has an exciting Mother’s Day giveaway of two exquisitely hand crafted cake stands (to the value of R620). To stand a chance of winning one of these two cake stands for either your Mom or yourself (a hard working mom), all you need to do is comment below telling us what other item/s of The Journeyman’s collection you would like to spoil your Mom (or yourself) with and which of the two stands you would like to win (if preference).


The stands are on display at The Factory Cafe if you feel like popping in to view and grabbing a cuppa, but if you don’t have the time here is a little information on the prizes:-

–       The larger cake stand (30 cm in diameter) is made from African Mahogany and sells for R350

–       The smaller cake stand (22 cm in diameter) is made from Imbuia which was salvaged from a demolished bar counter (an awesome conversation starter) this stand sells for R270

Like The Journeyman on Facebook: DeaneTheJourneyman or follow him on Instagram: the_journeyman


*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. To stand a chance of winning one of two cake stands, comment below telling us what other item/s of The Journeyman’s collection you would like to spoil your Mom (or yourself) with and which of the two stands you would like to win.
  2. Competition is open to all residents of South Africa, prize does not include delivery.
  3. Competition opens on 03 May 2014 and closes at midday on 09 May 2014, South African Standard Time.
  4. Winners will be drawn on the on 09 May 2014. Durbanite reserves the right to change the draw date.
  5. Winners will be notified via email within 12 hours of the draw taking place. To claim prize you will need to respond to this email within 12 hours of receiving.
  6. Subject to these competition rules, Durbanite’s determination of the winners is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Failure to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions will result in immediate forfeiture of the prize.


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  1. celeste greaves

    5 May 2014 at 11:26 am

    Pls can I win it fr my amazing mom 🙂

  2. Dawn Wallenkamp

    5 May 2014 at 11:31 am

    I would love the larger cake stand (30 cm in diameter) and would love to spoil my Mom with the Herringbone Coffee Table

  3. Kerry-Lee Gurr

    5 May 2014 at 12:09 pm

    The cutting boards are amazing! My mom loves Imbuia so I would be super lucky to give her the 22cm cake stand. 🙂

  4. Bernidene

    5 May 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Yus, all these things are so sick. My mom doesn’t bake, but I would definitely Bake her a cake and present it on the 30cm cake stand. A coffee table would be awesome too, with one of those square aloe pot plant box pot thingies.

  5. kaish

    5 May 2014 at 1:04 pm

    I would sure love to add the mezze board and the traditional serving board for hosting my mums n my high tea party in October. The cake stand I would absolutely love. It would give my home made cakes an even more rustic feel. Pure perfection.

  6. Tarryn Rademeyer

    5 May 2014 at 1:26 pm

    I’m a mom myself and would love to be spoilt with either one of the beautiful cake stands, to go with a delicious chocolate cake on mommys day, as my girls like to call it.

    Not to mention those mezze boards.. wow, so nice…another way to spoil mom with some delicious eats and a bottle of red!

  7. Keith Dinnematin

    5 May 2014 at 2:12 pm

    The lamps that were on display at the Night Market are my favourite! They’re awesome!
    The succulent pot plants are great too for a desk space.
    I’d love to win the 22cm cake stand for my mom this mothers day! She would absolutely love it 😀

  8. Nishantha Moodley

    5 May 2014 at 8:48 pm

    I would love to get my Mum a Solid wood rolling pin- she makes the BEST roti’s! Any cake stand will be wonderful 🙂

  9. FC (Jessica) Huang

    5 May 2014 at 8:54 pm

    I would love to win the 30cm cake stand and pair it with one of his serving boards. They sure will be the centre of attention on a mother’s day afternoon tea spread~

  10. amith

    5 May 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Solid wood rolling pin, my mum is a great baker, and excellent at making roti’s, so this would be ideal for her. She can roll away making goodie treats for us

  11. Angela Sagar

    6 May 2014 at 11:46 am

    Oh my word! I would love the mahogany cake stand because my mom and I spend a lot of time baking and don’t have one of these to display our cakes, tarts and pies on. One thing we’d love from the journeyman range is definitely one of his beautiful coffee tables. We would use to set up all of our baked goods for our friends to eat.

  12. Nicola Meyer

    6 May 2014 at 11:57 am

    Love the larger cake stand and would love to spoil myself or my Mom with the salvaged wood cutting boards

  13. Farzanah Dawood

    6 May 2014 at 12:46 pm

    I would love the larger cake stand to put a red velvet cake upon it, and a serving board would be a great addition to my mom’s kitchen collection.

  14. Lise

    6 May 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Your cutting boards are AMAZING!! Would love to get one of those 🙂 And I would love to win the bigger cake stand so I can fit the BIGGEST YUMMIEST cake on it, for my mom 🙂

  15. Gwynn Smith

    6 May 2014 at 3:35 pm

    I would love one of his new “butcher block” boards, but the smaller of the two stands wpuld make my little mothers heart so happy.

  16. Gwynn Smith

    6 May 2014 at 3:37 pm

    I would love one of his new “butcher block” boards, but the smaller of the two stands would make my little mothers heart so happy.

  17. Georgie Collins

    6 May 2014 at 4:20 pm

    I would love to give my mum one of his amazing chopping boards and the Mahogany stand to encourage her to bake more cakes 🙂 and to add to our new kitchen!

  18. Celia Nyanar

    7 May 2014 at 4:47 am

    I would love to win the larger cake stand. It would come in handy for our once a year diwali celebration to help display mommies goodies.

  19. Taryn Gavin

    7 May 2014 at 2:55 pm

    This one is easy! I already knew the answer to which item I would love as I had been “stalking” The Journeyman’s Facebook page 🙂

    I would love love love one of their gorgeous cutting boards. They are so lovely, and I love the “natural” look of them. (

    And would adore the Mahogany cake stand please!

  20. Sandy N Singh

    7 May 2014 at 2:57 pm

    To own The Journeyman mirror would indeed be an honour. What beautiful craftmanship!
    I would love to win the 30cm African Mahogany cake stand & give it pride of place in my dining area.

  21. Vanessa Cousins

    7 May 2014 at 2:58 pm

    OH MY, your work is beautiful. My parents have been in the furniture industry for years and my Dad also used to make furniture, out of cyprus and oak until he was literally blown out of the water with the big boys. I know how proud he was of his furniture and am so lucky and proud to have a few of his pieces like a hall stand, a corner unit, just a few of them, so your work to me has a deeper meaning, its beautiful, huge thumbs up to you and I seriously wish their was more of you around as the junk they sell in the shops today is just JUNK. I would love to win the larger cake stand (30 cm in diameter) as I literally have a cake on my oregon pine dining room table everday, am a little old school (40 year old, old school gal),,,,would love to spoil Mom with those gorgeous plant box for succulents – would you believe it, my Dad made them too, he made them and they where kind of jig-jagged like that game rhumba or I forget the name (if you interested I will get the name of it or the design, sure he will share it with you), but your work is just beautiful as it is.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this stand, its gorgeous.

  22. Katalin

    7 May 2014 at 4:58 pm

    I love the herringbone coffee table and the larger cake stand!

  23. Clarissa Vermeer

    7 May 2014 at 7:09 pm

    I have always loved the journeyman’s beautifully crafted and unique lamps! To win either of these beautiful cake stands would be just amazing 🙂 The Journeyman has true talent!

  24. Adele

    8 May 2014 at 9:35 am

    Wow, his work is just stunning, saw quite a few items i would love in my house! Love the plant box’s, so awesome. This would be such a great gift for my mom, she loves baking. would be so special to give her something like this. The African Mahogany larger cake stand would be my choice

  25. Susan

    8 May 2014 at 9:38 am

    Love the large cake stand

  26. Anisha

    8 May 2014 at 9:49 am

    Wow! I just browsed the JourneyMan’s Facebook page and I am truly overwhelmed at how a simple piece of wood can be transformed into masterpieces! I am also inspired by his artistic flair and that these pieces could become heirlooms as well. I have my eye on the serving board which will be welcome in my home. I adore entertaining friends and family and I can imagine their surprise when they see delicious canapés displayed on such a gorgeous serving board. Ooh la la! Back to these gorgeous cake stands. I adore the larger cake stand simply because my mum has this knack of baking tons of red velvet cupcakes, which she generously donates to her family and the folks at the old age home. Mum is an avid baker and her old trays need to be updated to this gorgeous cake stand which by the way, looks so chic! Mum appreciates the finer things in life and is quite creative in her own way. Gifting her with this gorgeous cake stand, made with love, will be treasured for years to come. If I am lucky enough, this cake stand will be passed on to me in due course:)

  27. Kate Ahrens

    8 May 2014 at 11:08 am

    Oh wow! some really stunning work! I was recruited by my father to help him build an outside dining table ( 6 months and going strong 0.o ) so i can say that i truly understand the hard work and artistry that goes into these pieces! My mom bakes all the time so I definitely think she would like the 30cm cake stand to showcase her latest creations! One of the other pieces i would get my mom (and i think she’d love it), is the mezze serving board! absolutely stunning!

  28. Chalene

    8 May 2014 at 11:54 am

    this would be so lovely to win especially for my Mom who just loves baking. This stand would show of her masterpieces to perfection.

  29. Jan Nell

    8 May 2014 at 2:41 pm

    I love the cutting boards as I love cooking and am definitely interested in these. We are a small family in Pinetown and the 22cm cake stand will definitely suffice for us. Beautiful woodwork.

  30. Val Opperman

    9 May 2014 at 7:46 am

    I just Love those cutting boards but then all the items THE JOURNEYMAN creates are both unique & practical. Beautiful hand crafted pieces all made from used wood; stunning!

  31. Preshika Ramautar

    9 May 2014 at 7:50 am

    I love the cutting boards and would like to win the larger cake stand =)

  32. Catherine Schmuhl

    9 May 2014 at 7:59 am

    Wow! Wow! Wow! What an opportunity. In my home, beside my hubby, are three generation women… My mom, myself and my three daughters aged 13, 10 and 7. We do a lot of baking! Especially cakes and cupcakes. I would love to win the larger cake stand and would love to look into getting some shelving! This way of designing and creating sounds amazing! My interest is definitely captured! Awesome, and thanks to Deanne and Durbanite for this opportunity!

  33. Harsha

    9 May 2014 at 11:47 am

    My mum is a keen baker. Has loads of cake stands but this would be definitely unique for her to show off!! The chopping boards will be my other option!

  34. Roxanne Chutthergoon

    9 May 2014 at 11:51 am

    I would love to spoil my mum with a hand crafted cutting board – such amazing work in such stylish simplicity! I would like to win The larger cake stand (30 cm) in diameter for my mom! #FingersCrossed 🙂

  35. Carol

    9 May 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Love the plant box for succulents. And for mom the larger cake stand would be awesome! She would be thrilled!

  36. Vincent

    9 May 2014 at 1:25 pm

    For me the lamps are brilliant and could almost be classed as a piece of decorative engineering.
    The smaller (cup)cake stand as my daughter loves baking for her mom.

  37. Jade Phillips

    9 May 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Hi There ! What an amazing prize ! The craftmanship is beautiful and I simply love the Wood ! I would be so happy to win any one of the cake stands and it would be a priviledge to own one of them.
    I would love to give the tapas board and the rolling pin as a gift !!
    Thanks to Journeyman and Durbanite for a great opportunity to enter this completition – Thank you for extending the date !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. Jade Phillips

    9 May 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Hi There ! What an amazing prize ! The craftmanship is beautiful and I simply love the Wood ! I would be so happy to win any one of the cake stands and it would be a priviledge to own one of them.
    I would love to give the tapas board and the rolling pin as a gift !!
    Thanks to Journeyman and Durbanite for a great opportunity to enter this completition – Thank you for extending the date !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I reposted my msg i didnt add the URL in the first one !! 🙂


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I heart Market – February Sale Market Saturday 3 February: 9am – 2pm



February is the month of love and the I heart Market will celebrate with its traditional bi-annual “sale” market on Saturday 3 February from 9am to 2pm at  Northlands Primary School, in Durban North.

Following two busy and packed festive season markets in its new home at Northlands Primary School, which was well received by customers, February’s I heart Market will offer a range of discounted products.

“We were over the moon with the turn for our first markets at Northlands Primary, with a steady stream of customers, and great sales for our traders who are all small business entrepreneurs,” enthuses Manager of the Market, Tanith Molliere. “Our February market is kind of the “January Sales” market with great offers to help those budgets that may have been stretched during the holidays.”

February’s Market promises a magical shopping experience with wares created with love and care by local artisans and small businesses, reflecting a deep commitment to their artistry and craft.  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner – there will also be a gorgeous array of “romantically-inspired” products available.

As always, the market is filled with handmade treasures ranging from fine leather goods, unusual ceramics, exquisite jewellery and accessories, innovative visual art, home decor, plants, clothing, condiments and pickles, cured meats, a delightful selection of delicious baked goods. Of course, the usual mouth-watering array of food truck eats, catering to every palate including vegan and vegetarian.

There is also a secure play area for children between the ages of 1 and 6, with qualified Teacher’s Assistants in attendance available for the morning for those parents who want to take a break to shop or enjoy some delicious food. There is a fee of R100 for the morning or part thereof. A “pram park” is also available for people to leave their prams whilst shopping to help avoid congestion in the hall.

The market is housed in the school hall and surrounding gardens from 9am to 2pm, and takes place rain or shine as most of the traders are under cover.  Parking is available in designated school areas, with security guards to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

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PROBAC Biologicals: Revolutionizing Cleaning in Durban with Eco-Friendly Innovation



Durban, a city known for its vibrant culture and diverse community, is also becoming a hub for sustainable living. Leading this green revolution is PROBAC Biologicals, a proudly Durbanite and South African brand at the forefront of eco-friendly cleaning solutions.

PROBAC’s unique technology utilises ‘beneficial bacteria’ to biodegrade dirt, fundamentally transforming how they approach cleanliness. This innovative method not only ensures effective cleaning but also safeguards our environment by preventing chemical and dirt transfer.

What sets PROBAC apart is its commitment to long-lasting cleanliness and odour control at a microscopic level. This is particularly beneficial for Durban’s bustling households and dynamic businesses, offering a practical solution for maintaining hygiene without constant attention.

The significance of PROBAC’s technology extends beyond just cleaning. It mirrors natural biodegradation processes, fostering healthy bio-stability in our spaces. In a city like Durban, where the community is increasingly conscious about their environmental impact, PROBAC’s products resonate deeply. They embody the essence of sustainability — a trait highly valued by Durbanites.

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PROBAC’s roots as a South African brand represents a local solution to a global challenge, aligning perfectly with Durban’s ethos of community-driven progress and environmental responsibility. By choosing PROBAC, Durbanites not only enjoy a cleaner living environment but also contribute to a larger movement of ecological preservation.

As Durban continues to thrive as a city that values both its cultural heritage and environmental sustainability, PROBAC Biologicals stands out as a beacon of innovation. Its eco-friendly approach to cleaning is not just a product choice; it’s a lifestyle choice that resonates with the heart of Durban.

Check out for more information and give them a follow on Instagram.
Available at Pick n Pay, Checkers and Spar country-wide.

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Luxurious R1.3bn Oceans Mall Umhlanga ready to open




The luxurious and much anticipated Oceans Mall, part of the R4.3 billion mixed-use Oceans Umhlanga Development, opens its doors to shoppers on Tuesday 15 November.

On Friday 11 November, His Majesty King Misuzulu Ka Zwelithini will make his first public appearance since his Coronation to officiate at the launch function of the mall.

The project has created 6,000 jobs during construction and 2,500 permanent jobs and is classified as a catalytic development by the City of Durban. The double award-winning, internationally acclaimed development has been recognised for its unique curvilinear architecture at the International Property Awards.
The 36,000sqm mall has attracted top national and international brands The mall boasts two large, state-of-the-art anchor tenants – Woolworths and Checkers. Over 97% of the mall’s 120 stores are let and are filled with both well-known national and sought-after international brands to satisfy the most discerning of shoppers.

The world-class, first for South Africa, flagship Checkers FreshX will offer customers exclusive private label brands such as Forage & Feast – a premium private label endorsed by South Africa’s first Michelin star chef, Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen – and Simple Truth. It also has a Meat Market with free range chicken and restaurant-quality steak, a Kauai store, a sushi bar, and a Foreign Ground coffee shop.

“The luxurious Checkers is designed in such a way that the various departments look and feel like specialist stores within a store,” says co-developer Vivian Reddy.
Trendy restaurants and family franchises Oceans Mall also offers mouth-watering restaurants such as the trendy Tiger’s Milk, renowned Signature Restaurant, Black, long established Olive & Oil, plus local franchise favourites such as Spur and Hussar Grill. “We have gone to town with opulent decor matched by a decadent menu,” says Black directors Andrey and Joelene. “We know that Black is destined to impress the senses, and we are catering for everyone including a special VIP section.”

High-end Platinum Walk fashion section to launch in March 2023 International fashion-brands – a first for KZN – will launch in the next phase of the mall opening in March 2023. The luxury Platinum Walk of Oceans Mall will feature premium international fashion brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry and Versace, and 8 others in the high-end section similar to the popular “Diamond Walk “of Sandton City.

Umhlanga is known as the playground of the North Coast and Oceans Mall is positioned as the most aspirational mall in KZN, destined to attract both locals and tourists who flock to the area. The high-end mall will have a positive impact on both the local and regional economy with its job creation and major financial contribution to the city coffers in terms of rates and utilities.

Transforming the north of Durban Offering a new and exciting shopping experience, the mall is designed to cater for all walks of life and will transform the lifestyle of the entire northern region with a unique KZN mall experience.

“Oceans Mall is distinctive and geared for all tastes, including the sophisticated and affluent shopper,” says Reddy. “It’s a world-class offering that is positioned amongst the top three exclusive malls in the country.”


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