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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 February 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 February 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 February 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 February 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 February 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 February 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 February 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 February 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 February 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 February 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 February 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 February 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 February 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 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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