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WIN: It’s a Love Affair at the NWJ Bridal & Events Show 2015



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Whoever said February was the month of love must not have heard of the NWJ Bridal and Events Show, to be held in 2015 on the 7th and 8th of March. This premier bridal event celebrates love by hosting KZN’s largest collection of wedding related exhibitors under one roof. For just two heart-thumping days, the Durban Exhibition Centre will turn into a vibrant sanctuary of wedding inspiration and information. Blushing brides are expected to lust after the wide array of wedding providers offering everything from décor by boutique KZN designers, to dresses off the international runway circuit, and savor delights by top local bakers. If that isn’t enough to get your heart racing and your Pinterest boards prepped, perhaps news of a R10,000 prize from NWJ Fine Jewelry via our facebook page might? This competition will give one lucky winner the chance to splash out on exquisite fine jewelry from the latest NWJ collections.

The icing on the cake is the renowned fashion show, which promises to be a glamorous affair. Watch models sashay down the runway in gowns from SA’s top designers and dresses from the best importers of international brands.

So move over Valentines Day, there’s a new month of love.


We are giving five lucky brides-to-be double tickets to the show (which will be valid for either of the two days), to enter leave a comment below telling us how your fiance proposed to you. *Std. T&C’s apply.

DIARISE the date now and get to the Durban Exhibition Centre, 11 Walnut Road:

Saturday, 7 March                   09:30 – 17:00
Sunday, 8 March                      09:30 – 17:00

Daily fashion show times       11:00 – 15:00

Tickets will be available to purchase through Computicket or at the door on the day.

For more information visit the following places online:       nwjbridalshow


*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. Comment below to stand a chance of winning one of five double tickets to the NWJ Bridal & Events Show 2015 in Durban.
  2. Competition opens on 04 February 2015 and closes at midday on 24 February 2015, South African Standard Time.
  3. Winner/s will be randomly drawn on 24 February 2015. Durbanite reserves the right to change the draw date.
  4. Winner/s will be notified via email and are required to confirm receipt within 24 hour of notification or redraw will take place.
  5. Tickets valid for one of the two days only.
  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. Joles

    5 Feb 2015 at 9:12 am

    I would love to be at this show. What an adventure I embarked upon when my boyfriend invited me to meet him on holiday. We were booked in a 5 star bungalow in the Eastern Cape. When I freshened up and walked out for dinner, he had the enter room covered with roses and candles and he got down on one knee and asked me 🙂

  2. Shannon

    6 Feb 2015 at 1:09 pm

    He took me out for a lovely supper at a 5 star restaurant and there was load shedding which made the evening romantic as there were candles everywhere and the food was still incredible! He then took me for a lovely evening walk and took me to a view point overlooking the ocean and then he went down on his knee and proposed.. and naturally– I said YES 🙂

  3. Angela Barton

    6 Feb 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Im entering on behalf of my sister who recently got engaged:
    It was a hot Christmas day in Durbs, we had all eaten & my sisters boyfriend was pacing up & down…eventually we all got back to the table where he stood up and thanked everyone for a lovely Christmas lunch, then confessed his love for my sister & got down on one knee & proposed in front of the whole family -(now that takes guts) it was such a beautiful moment!! My sister had no idea he was popping the question which resulted in tears from all the ladies at the table (happy tears of course) Here’s wishing them a happy future together as they plan the rest of their lives together!!

  4. Megan

    6 Feb 2015 at 9:53 pm

    This would be so great! It was our anniversary when he took me to the Oyster Box for breakfast as the beginning of a beautiful day but just before we could enter he popped the question! And I said Yes!

  5. Estelle

    9 Feb 2015 at 2:00 pm

    It was the Saturday before my birthday and we were having a get together with some of our friends. He was a bit on edge the entire day, but didn’t think much of it. Some of the guest mentioned that it was getting late and they had to leave when my now fiance stood up and switched of the music. I got such a fright with the music going off and thought he was mad at the guest when he started his AMAZING speech. There was not a dry eye in the house when he proposed. I was so happy I went into his arms and whispered YES!!!!

  6. Kerry

    9 Feb 2015 at 4:52 pm

    I would love to win tickets for my sister as she is newly engaged. 🙂 She was proposed to after a very elaborate day! She was flown in a helicopter, landed at the Rain Game Farm (Ballito) and then had an intimate picnic setting that was made just for them, he then handed her a box which had a pebble in it…and he asked her to be his penguin (penguins are partners for life). So sweet!!!

  7. nomcebo

    12 Feb 2015 at 2:06 pm

    it was my birthday, and we had planned to go to a spa for a full body massage. but in the morning he took me out for breakfast our table was on the beach facing the sea, then we took a walk and suddenly he stopped durring a warm loving conversation and said he was nothing without me and if I could please hv him as a husband he would make us happy for the rest of our lives. the answer was yes followed by tears.

  8. Kirsten Wood

    13 Feb 2015 at 3:57 pm

    It’s a sad and happy story…. My fiance’ was planning to go to my mothers house on the Thursday to ask them, if he could marry me. Unfortunately both my mom and step dad landed in hospital before he could get there, both unrelated issues. My mom got very ill, very fast. The one day she was able to come out of reduced coma and off the ventilator, I told her about his plans, she smiled with excitement and nodded yes! Two days later she passed suddenly. The following Thursday, we has her funeral. The Friday 26th September, my family and friends planned a birthday party for me as my birthday was the 29th September, after a good few hours into the night, he stopped the music, got onto the mic and popped the question, in front of my family and friends – was the most beautiful moment.

  9. Cody-Allen Simons

    18 Feb 2015 at 12:50 am

    A poem I wrote to describe one of the most beautiful days of my life!!! He surprised me with the proposal at the enchanted botanical gardens and it was all disguised as a photo shoot lol I thought I was in store for a day of fun poses and crazy smiles and now if I remember clearly it was all that and more I still have the gigantic glitter packed proposal board that his son held up so excitedly it read: Will you marry my dad aunty Cody???? So here goes….
    He lead me to the secret garden the garden of his heart he placed me in a place where memories aren’t lost a place of new beginnings a place of enchanted things he placed me in a place that possesses living waters in the form of rivers and springs, of all the places in the world the gardens were the best!!! Its a place where seeds are sewn flowers blossom and birds can build a nest… On that beautiful day we were 3 love birds decked in white and blue he found a shiny trinket and said to me I love you my heart was over whelmed with a joy that I cannot describe his son showing me a plackard asking me to be his bride his big little smile my fiancées cheer the best day this year I truly cannot forget the space that God created where nature and passion met I stood in awe when first I saw the flowers surrounding us my heart bloomed with love I thought of all the magical things taking place in the heavens above you went on bended knee and looked into my eyes you spoke into my heart with certainty and without lies I saw the grass beneath you- above you saw the skies mr sun shon down upon us as if he also knew about the suprise I know it might be OTT for those that don’t know the depth but our love is like a secret garden a special place on earth our love is like a lily in spring we could not fathom its worth our love was sent from heaven his plant so well fashioned now I understand that Christs love for us is truly a love unimagined!!! To tell him how I feel would take the entire day the truth is I am overwhelmed with the introduction of a special new title I get to give him: MY HANDSOME FIAAAAANNNNCEE!!!! I love you with all the letters in all the words in all the books in all the world!!! Both he and his adorable son made the day so amazing I pray that our love continues to grow as we stay rooted in the lord through every season that we would remember the gift of renewal and the preciousness of time the value of unity and a peace that is divine he truly is a love that persued me in and out of time!!! I’ll love him for as long as flowers grow my beloved!!!

  10. Terri Stephenson

    19 Feb 2015 at 4:05 pm

    We got engaged two weeks ago! My now fiance and I went for what was supposed to be ‘breakfast’ at the beach. He insisted we go for a walk along the water before breakfast. So we took a long walk away from the Umhlanga Promenade and took a seat on the sand. After a few minutes of chatting and doodling in the sand, he asked how my finger was (being clumsy, I had bumped it before we left the house) and asked if I would be able to put a ring on it. He then told me to stand up, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I instantly said yes and burst into tears. I will never forget the smile on his face as he asked me.

  11. Nicole

    19 Feb 2015 at 4:21 pm

    I love to experience to glitz and glamour of this prestigious show would seem like a dream come true.Would be awesome to Win,thank u for amazing comps

  12. Roxanne Pellew

    24 Feb 2015 at 3:18 pm

    He proposed on valentines day, when we were having a family breakfast with our kiddies at home, wtih all my favourite foods, and the room decorated with flowers and hearts etc. My kiddies were helping him serve the food and all the rest, then he got down on one knee with a bunch of roses and chocolates and the ring was in the roses 🙂

  13. Adrian Rivetti

    24 Feb 2015 at 3:21 pm

    I am entering as the man who proposed, my Fiance has already written her story here so I’m just going to say it again. We had a family breakfast on valentines day with all the extra’s and I proposed with Roses and chocolates, and the whole room/house was done up with flowers and hearts and our kids made it extra special, had them dressed up as little valentines waiters .

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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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