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Spoil Someone Special this Festive Season

Christmas is a time to give something back to those who make a difference in your life, whether they be your friends, family or staff members. With the festive season many people can become anxious about how best to acknowledge the impact these special people make in our lives. Local manufacturer of popular South African export Wonderbag has come up with the perfect solution that will take all of the stress out of your Christmas shopping by putting together a limited edition Festive Hamper.

This Festive Hamper is the ideal gift for anyone who is looking to save on energy, enjoys the outdoors or just plain wants to add some “wonder” their daily cooking routine. When you cook with a Wonderbag you simply need to bring your food to the boil for a few minutes before transferring it into the bag and leaving it to cook to completion. This leaves you free to spend some quality time with your loved ones without the worry of possibly burning your food! The Festive Hamper, priced at R250, contains a plastic washbasin, a Wonderbag (valued at R200) as well an assortment of essential grocery items to get you started when using your ingenious new non-electric slow cooker!

Founder of Wonderbag, Sarah Collins, is passionate about finding ways to improve the lives of others. “We came up with the idea to put together a Festive Hamper a few years ago because it is a truly practical gift that can change the life of the person you are spoiling this festive season. Anyone can do with saving on time and power in the kitchen these days! Cooking with a Wonderbag will really change the way families spend their time as it frees up the person who is normally stuck behind the stove, to pursue other interests. It will also improve the lives of those living in the rural areas as they will be able to keep food hot or cold by using a Wonderbag,” says Collins.

Take advantage of this limited offer and treat your valued staff, family members or friends with this diverse kitchen tool! To order your Wonderbag phone 031 536 8220, email or visit Please note that price excludes delivery cost.



We are giving two lucky Durbanites the chance to win a Wonderbag. Simply leave us a comment below and tell us why you would love this product.

Winners announced at midday on Friday 5 December.

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  1. Terry Broom

    7 November 2014 at 11:19 am

    Hats off to Sarah for creating this amazing Wonderbag-it will definitely go a long way in improving ordinary people’s lives what with the price of electricity these days! I’d love to win this hamper & surprise Wellington who works in our garden with it. He supports a large family so it would be a huge help. He is always smiling,never misses a days work rain or shine & has a soft heart when it comes to animals-our dogs adore him. He would be a worthy recipient 🙂

  2. Leigh

    7 November 2014 at 11:33 am

    I wanna save time in the kitchen + power 😉

  3. Romona

    7 November 2014 at 11:35 am

    I would love this for outings with the kids…. partial cooking & cooked on the go 🙂

  4. lorraine

    7 November 2014 at 11:37 am

    It’s an awesome product & I’ve always wanted one

  5. desi

    7 November 2014 at 11:39 am

    Its so convenient! what an awesome thing to have. I would love to win this just in time for the beach this summer

  6. Priscilla Boscombe

    7 November 2014 at 11:54 am

    Such a handy product to have

  7. Judy

    7 November 2014 at 11:56 am

    i have 2 toddlers so this will help me a great deal to save time and energy (my own that is lol)

  8. nerissa

    7 November 2014 at 11:59 am

    Amazing product from hearing about it. Would love to try it out 🙂 Make my dream come true.

  9. Michelle

    7 November 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Always wanted to have one of these. Would love to try it out.

  10. Chantell

    7 November 2014 at 2:11 pm

    I think it would be very useful. Especially with Load Shedding and not knowing if you’re coming home to no electricity. 🙂

  11. Monika Mori

    7 November 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Would be so great to win this fantastic product 🙂

  12. Christy

    8 November 2014 at 8:52 am

    I’m always looking for new way to save electricity, and this looks like the easiest answer yet! I’d love to try my husband’s favourite chicken a la king 🙂

  13. jane

    8 November 2014 at 12:43 pm

    This would be so helpful to me! Fingers crossed i’m chosen as 1 winner!

  14. noleen

    8 November 2014 at 2:32 pm

    This is so handy, specially with 2 sons like I have – saves me time while doing the things they need me too 🙂

  15. Janet

    8 November 2014 at 10:49 pm

    I love taking my family to the beach and I enjoy cooking Breyani for them to take to the beach. This would be the ideal wonderbag to have as it would keep the meals hotter for longer. Would so love to have off of these

  16. Marc

    9 November 2014 at 9:55 am

    This will be great to keep the food warm when my mom cooks for the guys at work and sends it to the office

  17. Michelle

    9 November 2014 at 9:57 am

    Ive seen how awesome it is to use this from my cousin so would love to have one as well, what a time and energy saver!

  18. Charmaine

    9 November 2014 at 10:50 am

    would love to give it as a gift to my daughter

  19. rehana seedat

    9 November 2014 at 4:54 pm

    I would love to make some wonderful meals using Wonderbag. I love to use it when I have to be out of the house around dinner-time. I can put a stew together at 3:00, put it in the Wonderbag, and be away from the house while it finishes cooking. I know dinner won’t burn, and I don’t have to worry about leaving the stove on while I’m gone. I would also use it at least once a week for cooking rice, grains, or dried beans. In the past, I’ve ruined my share of pots by letting them run dry while cooking beans or grains. The Wonderbag will allow me to put in a hot pot and forget about it until dinner-time. I think the Wonderbag will make an excellent addition to my summer campouts. I would love to to use it to cook during the summer, without heating up the kitchen. It offer me much convenience, great energy & time saver! I would really be overjoyed to own one.

  20. ANDREA

    10 November 2014 at 2:03 pm

    These bags are truly a wonder. Would love to win this bag so I can use it whenever we have our overnight trips exploring the outdoors or even when we are doing our feeding schemes around the area .. it will really come in quite handy ..

  21. Nicole Naicker

    12 November 2014 at 9:56 am

    I simply love the Wonderbag as it is the perfect prize to take my food to the beach and it stays hot.Its so versatile and saves power.Love the Wonderbag its on my Christmas wish list.Thank u for an amazing opportunity

  22. Shannon

    13 November 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Seems like an amazing product, would love to try it 🙂

  23. Taryn

    18 November 2014 at 4:07 pm

    I love that Wonderbag not only helps make cooking easy but also helps rural communities learn about fire hazards and about using the bag instead of lighting a fire. They understand the dangers of what normal cooking is in rural areas that involves pollution and smoke inhalation, I love that they care about others. I love that one can quickly bring some food to the boil and then pop the food in the bag and no electricity needed. And that it doubles as a cooler! Also looks really funky!

  24. Mandy

    24 November 2014 at 8:22 am

    A Wonderbag would be a very useful addition to my kitchen, especially when cooking and distrubuting to the less fortunate

  25. Charne Hornsby

    26 November 2014 at 8:30 am

    I’ve never heard of this product before. Would love to try it out so I can recommend it to friends and family! It sounds fantastic!!

  26. Alison

    26 November 2014 at 8:33 am

    Having 3 little girls definitely keeps me on my toes and not having to worry about the burning the food whilst changing a nappy would be awesome lol plus saving energy what more could a mommy ask for. Would love to win it!!!

  27. Dawn W

    26 November 2014 at 8:44 am

    A wonderbag will definitely bring back more family time and less time cooking, in this busy world we live in we really need this so I would love this and spend more quality time with my family after a long day at work, rather than slaving in front of the stove for hours.

  28. Lianta

    26 November 2014 at 8:45 am

    I love Durban. I love the Wonderbag…perhaps they should have called it the WonDURBag… 🙂

  29. Magz

    26 November 2014 at 8:46 am

    Sarah Collins, you’re an absolutely WONDER! Thank you for coming up with this brilliant idea! My heart aches to see my Mum at Christmas time, miss out on so much time with us and family and friends as she spends so much time in the kitchen, behind the stove. Months have gone into years, one holiday after the next when she misses out on so much quality time with us all. This will make a truly practical gift that can change the life of my most precious person. I really want to spoil her this festive season. We gladly welcome saving on time and power in the kitchen these days, especially with the unpredictable Eskom issue on our hands! Cooking with a Wonderbag will really change the way we will spend our next holiday time as Mum will be free up to come and enjoy being with us without worrying about whats going on in the kitchen and food burning on the stove. It will be true in our house if we win this…a family who spend time together, stay together. Thank you for the awesome opportunity to enter <3

  30. Roxanne Chutthergoon

    26 November 2014 at 8:54 am

    This would be the perfect gift for my mum and I would love to win it for her this holiday season…awesome for all those trips to the beach!

  31. Brendan

    27 November 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Awesome product. Would love to win one!

  32. Janet Moses

    27 November 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Would be so amazing to get a break during the festive season with the new wonder bag it would make my day a little easier giving me some time treat myself for a change.

  33. Catherine Schmuhl

    1 December 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Wow… Stunning! What a cool gift

  34. Cathy

    1 December 2014 at 4:51 pm

    now this is a real money saver especially considering the cost of electricity….also it would be extremely useful to have where I can prepare a meal “ahead of the dreaded loadshedding schedule” and then sit back and enjoy my time with my family and get to eat a hot COOKED meal in the evening by candlelight…this would definitely take the sting out of the loadshedding for us.

  35. Daniela

    4 December 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Would love this so that I can help out more with the cooking at home to give Mom a break after a long day. Would be perfect for me when I get to move into my own place in the near future.

  36. Wendy Esbach

    17 December 2014 at 6:31 pm

    This would be a huge help in my kitchen, I could cook and place it in the wonderbag, rush around taking my kids to extra murals and be home for a hot cooked meal. Holding Thumbs Durbanite.

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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:
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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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