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 MANGO GROOVE are set to groove Mom’s this Mother’s Day, Sunday, 11 May and we have FIVE DOUBLE TICKETS to give away to FIVE lucky Mom’s. Each ticket is valued at R160. To enter all you need to do is leave a comment below, telling us what you love most about your Mom. *T & C’s apply.

On Mother’s Day, Sunday, 11 May, music lovers can join Mango Groove at the Durban Botanic Gardens to honour and celebrate mothers at the Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert.

“As a mother, this is one of the holidays that is nearest and dearest to my heart and I’m happy to spend it with moms and their families, at the garden,” commented Claire Johnston, Mango Groove lead vocalist.

The band’s unique flavour and majestic blend of native South African sounds, such as marabi and kwela, fused with contemporary and pop influences will fill the Durban Botanic Gardens.  The mesh of the pennywhistle, the big brass arrangements, harmonies and gumboot rhythms overlaid with the angelic voice of Johnston results in a sound that is uniquely distinctive.

The Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert series has, in the past, brought world class acts and musicians that coin the word legend such as four time Grammy Award winners, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Johnny Clegg, and Mango Groove is no different.

“Mother’s Day is that extra special occasion we dedicate to pampering and spoiling our selfless caregivers.  It is a celebration honouring mothers, motherhood, maternal bonds and their influence in society. We hope that all our mothers will enjoy the concert and their loved ones join them in making this a memorable occasion,”  said Old Mutual sponsorship manager Bandile Mngoma.

The Old Mutual music concert series continues to contribute to the popularity of outdoor music venues in South Africa.  The Music at the Lake initiative in 2014 will promote the appreciation of our plants and green heritage, and encourages young and old to value botanic gardens such as the Durban Botanic Gardens.

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

Tickets are available online at

Tickets: Pre sold tickets are R140 for adults (on the day sales are R160)

R50 for kids 8 -12 and 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 13h00 for pre-sales and 13h30 for on the day sales.

Show starts at 14h30.

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 Mango Groove on the 11th May 2014.
  2. Competition opens on 05 May 2014 and closes at midday on 08 May 2014, South African Standard Time.
  3. Winners will be drawn on the on 08 May 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.


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  1. Taryn

    5 May 2014 at 12:54 pm

    I love that my mom knows everything about me, she is my best friend and my rock and although she doesnt know it, she is very influential in my life. She knows when I am sad and even though I can deny it ’til I am blue in the face, she knows when something is wrong. She gets sympathy pains for me when I am injured and we are always connected. I love everything about my mom even when I dont like her. She is the best.

  2. Rene

    5 May 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Mothers day is always a tough time for me as my mom passed away a few years ago. If i won these tickets, I would take my boyfriend’s mom as she has always had time for a chat, make dinner together. laugh and joke around and gives me advice when i need it most. this would be an amazing opportunity to show her how much she means to me.

  3. amith

    5 May 2014 at 8:52 pm

    My mum is truly amazing, being this age, she still ties my lunch with extra goodies, and always reminding me of things I still forget, she is there for me in my good and bad times, she supports my decisions I make in life, my pillar of strength, she is indeed a one in a million Mon, love you always

  4. Nishantha Moodley

    5 May 2014 at 9:04 pm

    My Mum is my best friend. She still calls me every night to make sure that my family & I are safely at home. She sends me delicious meals on numerous occasions. I can tell her anything. She knows everything! She is my amazing & beautiful Mum.

  5. FC (Jessica) Huang

    5 May 2014 at 9:11 pm

    I would like to win this for my dear friend Najmah, who has been an amazing mother to an adopted child who was diagnosed with ADHD back in 2012. Her dedication and commitment to help him with his behavioural and psychological issues day after day since then has been an inspiration to all of those around her. Because her work has taken the backseat she is now facing financial troubles, I hope this will make her day even more special.

  6. Lydia

    6 May 2014 at 3:15 pm

    gosh, my mom, we fought so much while i was growing up, and now that i am a mom, i realised im so much like her, which now makes me appreciate her even more than i ever did, there are times that im scolding my daughter and a little voice in my head says, u sound jus like ur mom, lol, and i smile. she lost her mom the year my daughter was born, and its been hard for her to know fall into the head of the family role, but she does a fantastic job, i would like to win this and would give her to go with her sister, as my aunt has also been like a second mom to me. they actually have been friends and moms to me.

  7. Preevina Singh

    6 May 2014 at 3:40 pm

    I love everything about my mom , she has been by my side and supporting me through out my entire life , especially when i got divorced , she took me and my baby in and she has been
    taking care of us ever since, and i am so greatful to her.

    i would love to win tickets and take her to this show , i know she will enjoy herself.

  8. Kirsten

    8 May 2014 at 9:33 am

    Wow, my mom is truly the most amazing women I know! She has constantly been by my side and has always supported me. Being a single mom is tough, but she makes it look so easy! My mom is a hard worker always trying to give my sister and I the best! She’s a fun, outgoing women who has a heart of gold! I will always have time for this incredible women who has made me who I am today! I love you always and forever mom <3 Happy Mothers Day and I would love to spend your day listening to great music with Mango Grove! Please make her day as special as she is because she definitely deserves the best!!! Xxx

  9. Haggai Ndlovu

    8 May 2014 at 10:58 am

    This is one of my mom’s favorite bands. It totally make her day and mine to win these tickets! Perfect surprise for her!! #Amped #excited #Durbanite 😀

  10. Daniela

    8 May 2014 at 11:52 am

    I would so love to win and take my amazing Mom to enjoy a day off with one of her favourite bands. It is always a difficult time of the year for us since my Father passed away during this time so it would be great to have a day of fun with a great picnic and fab music 🙂

  11. Cathy

    8 May 2014 at 11:57 am

    What a day this would be, my fav band and a great way to spend a day picnicking with my loved ones 🙂

  12. Shana

    8 May 2014 at 12:19 pm

    I got married 2 weeks ago and my mom was so supportive every step of the way and helped me with so much. This would be a great way to thank her!

  13. Kerry-Lee Gurr

    8 May 2014 at 7:32 pm

    What I love most about my mom is that she always smiles and tries to help other people before herself. She is such a special lady!!

  14. Tyson Joubert

    8 May 2014 at 9:13 pm

    What I love about my mom is that I simply owe my life to her!

  15. Eddie

    9 May 2014 at 6:47 am

    My Mother is the soul of my life and a true inspiration. Not being my maternal Mum, she never once hesitated to make me feel loved, cared for and truly special.

    Mum, you still rock my world. Thank you for everything!

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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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