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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 Nov 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 Nov 2014 at 11:33 am

    I wanna save time in the kitchen + power 😉

  3. Romona

    7 Nov 2014 at 11:35 am

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

  4. lorraine

    7 Nov 2014 at 11:37 am

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

  5. desi

    7 Nov 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 Nov 2014 at 11:54 am

    Such a handy product to have

  7. Judy

    7 Nov 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 Nov 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 Nov 2014 at 12:48 pm

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

  10. Chantell

    7 Nov 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 Nov 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Would be so great to win this fantastic product 🙂

  12. Christy

    8 Nov 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 Nov 2014 at 12:43 pm

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

  14. noleen

    8 Nov 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 Nov 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 Nov 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 Nov 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 Nov 2014 at 10:50 am

    would love to give it as a gift to my daughter

  19. rehana seedat

    9 Nov 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 Nov 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 Nov 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 Nov 2014 at 9:40 pm

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

  23. Taryn

    18 Nov 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 Nov 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 Nov 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 Nov 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 Nov 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 Nov 2014 at 8:45 am

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

  29. Magz

    26 Nov 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 Nov 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 Nov 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Awesome product. Would love to win one!

  32. Janet Moses

    27 Nov 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 Dec 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Wow… Stunning! What a cool gift

  34. Cathy

    1 Dec 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 Dec 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 Dec 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: 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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