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*WIN* 2015 Adult Panto – Aladdin Greyville Racecourse: 10 November – 30 December



— Competition Closed —

Durban’s annual adult pantomime for 2015 is the age-old story of Aladdin Grey Street which comes to a new panto venue: the Centenary Room at Greyville Racecourse over the festive season.

We are excited to announce that we are giving away 8 x tickets to ONE lucky Durbanite, that’s a table for you and SEVEN of your most awesome friends!! Please note prize is vaild for show only, food and beverages will be for your own account and tickets are valid for Wednesday 11 November only. To enter leave a comment below telling us why you deserve to win. *Std T&C’s apply

Durban’s annual adult pantomime has become something of a tradition. Now in its 17th year, locals and holiday-makers alike look forward to an evening of unashamed year-end adult amusement. 

Take a traditional children’s story, add a healthy smattering of double entendre, a few blue jokes and a good dose of wickedly funny one-liners and you are sure to make this a grown up evening to remember. 

Written and directed by Darren King, Aladdin Grey Street promises to be a bumper offering of good old fashioned belly laughs. Take Aladdin, a street urchin, and move his story to Durban. Take his poor long-suffering mother, the Widow Twanky, and put her laundry in Grey Street. Add one evil Sultana, one lonely Princess, a Genie with Sangoma powers and a laundry assistant called Watch-Mi-Wanky and you have a local production brimming with fun, nonsense and topical jokes. 

With an amazing cast, headed by panto regular, Anthony Stonier (whose legs are a world heritage site) who plays Widow Twanky, the cast comprises TQ Zondi (Aladdin); Rowan Bartlett (Princess Jasmine); Darren Maule (Genie of the Lamp);  Mpilo ‘Straw’ Nzimande (Genie of the Ring); Katy Moore (Evil Sultana); and Clinton Small (Watch-Mi-Wanky). 

Let our Genie’s power of mirth bring a shine to your year-end function, evening out with the girls (or guys) or polish off your evening with your mates. His magical powers could even be used to bring in much needed funds for your charity or organisation. Our selection of dining options are sure to be crowd-pleasers and you’ll be pleased to note that your coffee and sweet tooth have also been taken into consideration. 

Whether you are looking to let off steam with your mates, or for an end of year function for work, your friends, colleagues and clients will feel more Christmassy than turkey after a festive helping of Aladdin Grey Street.

Season is 10 November to 30 December; running Tuesdays – Saturdays @ 19h30;  Saturdays @ 14h00; doors open 90 mins early for dining. The venue this year is the Centenary Room, Greyville Racecourse (enter through Gate 15 and follow the signs).

There are a wide selection of dining options / corporate packages available no matter how big or small your party. All food by Eat Greek.  No self-catering allowed, but dining is not compulsory. There is a full bar service. Tickets range from R 130 to R 170 – the same prices as in 2013 and 2014!!!

Follow us on @AdultPanto / PG 16 / contact Ailsa on 083 250 2690 or  for all details and personalised / party / charity bookings or book at Computicket.


*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. Comment below to stand a chance of winning 8 x tickets to Aladdin Grey Street, on Wednesday the 11th November.
  2. Tickets are for standard entry only; any food and drinks ordered will be for winners account.
  3. Age restriction as advised by show as PG 16
  4. Competition opens on 15th October 2015 and closes at midday on the 4th November 2015, South African Standard Time.
  5. Winner will be randomly drawn on 4th November 2015. Durbanite reserves the right to change the draw date.
  6. Winner will be notified via email and are required to confirm receipt within 24 hour of notification or 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.
  10. Failure to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions will result in immediate forfeiture of the prize.


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  1. Catherine Hawley Schmuhl

    15 October 2015 at 8:33 pm

    OMG! Thanks Durbanite. What an epic opportunity!!! I should win because November is my birth month AND I have never been to an adult pantomime! I would simply love the chance to experience it. Please consider me.

  2. Sandy

    15 October 2015 at 8:36 pm

    I deserve to win…cos I’m so eager to see Darren Maule as Genie of the Lamp ?, now that would be hilarious


    15 October 2015 at 8:36 pm

    I deserve to win as I went to the show last year and absolutely loved it. I would want to share the experience with my boyfriend and close family and friends. It is very seldom we are all able to do something together and this would be a great show and a fun night for us all to get together, eat, drink and be merry 🙂 Please Durbanite pick me to win so I can treat my friends and family.

  4. Wendy Esbach

    15 October 2015 at 8:45 pm

    This would be a real treat. Nothing better than to sit back and enjoy a great show with my hubby and our friends. Fingers crossed xx

  5. Celeste Slyfox Greaves

    15 October 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Need to be out and about just for the day.i have a beautiful baby girl who keeps me busy.would love to go out with hubby n family.this sounds like an amazing event:)

  6. michelle siepman

    16 October 2015 at 5:25 am

    I would love to win. It has been a long stressful year not just for me but a few of my friends too. This would be the perfect way to uplift our weary souls. A bright cheerful light at the end of a dark tunnel.

  7. Janet Moses

    16 October 2015 at 8:57 am

    I love comedy theatre going to shows and best of all love the entertainment. I could really need a night out because I lost my job three days ago. Been very sad. I really could use some cheering and excitement right now in life and this would be the perfect start. So please pick me.

  8. Lucille Puckree

    16 October 2015 at 3:23 pm

    My hubby and I love attending comedy shows but have never been to an adult panto, so this will be great fun and an awesome experience. My hubby was recently diagnosed with a dread disease and is on his road to recovery and this will be perfect to get his mind off his health issues. Not forgetting what huge fans we are of Darren Maule!

  9. Haggai Ndlovu

    19 October 2015 at 10:47 am

    Yes Please!! Looks like a good event to take my lady

  10. Val Venter

    21 October 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Awesome. Can’t wait to be at a different venue!!

  11. Shalona Reddy

    22 October 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Darren Maule is just my favourite

    • Tee

      10 November 2015 at 9:09 am

      Hi Shalona! You have been randomly selected as the winner of this competition but we have yet to hear back from you. Please check your yahoo email address and respond URGENTLY!

  12. Camilla | Jane Wonder Blog

    26 October 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Ah, I would love to go watch!! It’s so great to see awesome Durban theatre shows 🙂

  13. Marietjie Du Plessis

    31 October 2015 at 2:51 pm

    I have never been to an adult pantomime! ( Hope it is a bit naughty !!I) would simply love the chance to experience it. Please consider me.And Darren Maule is one of my favorites.I think it would be a great experience to see him on stage for the first time!

  14. Verona Natalie

    4 November 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Hi, I am simply the biggest Aladdin fan! After watching the movie countless amounts of times, buying the little figures and dreaming of planning a stunning Arabian Night theme wedding. I would be over the moon to win an opportunity to go for this creative and tasteful performance. Please allow me the chance to see this whole new world with you.

  15. Mandy Symons

    5 November 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Oh WOW Durbanite! I LOVE pantomime’s – they are always the best shows to go to!! This would be phenomenal to take my family and in-laws to see. I have only seen one and none of them have ever seen one! It would be incredible as my family have got naughty sense of humor and would most definitely enjoy watching this show…. Especially my mother-in-law!! If you want a brilliant supporting crowd, pick us! Due to family and financial issues, this would be the only time we could attend something like this before my in-laws emigrate; it would be a wonderful farewell! And the cherry on the top?? Darren Maule as the Genie!! EPIC!

  16. Susan Ascough Symons

    5 November 2015 at 1:10 pm

    It’s my birthday on the 10th of November – what a prezzie if I win!! Smiling for days 🙂 and look how enthusiastic my sister is in the comment above!!!

    • Mandy Symons

      5 November 2015 at 1:16 pm

      It would be such a laugh!! Mom wouldn’t be able to see the shows because of laughing so much!! #momslaughsnort

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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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