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The Durban Good Food & Wine Show is delighted that it will host the SCASA Coffee Competitions’ KZN Regionals Barista Championship at a dedicated Creative Coffee Theatre at this year’s show.

The show takes place at the Durban Exhibition Centre from Friday October 28 to Sunday, October 30.
The World Barista Championships is the world’s most prestigious barista competition, welcoming participants from over 50 countries who have won regional and national-level competitions to represent their domestic coffee talent on the world stage.

So there is everything to play for as the KZN national barista champion goes through to compete at the World Barista Championships to be held in Seoul, South Korea, next year.

This competition is all about performance, skill and a passion for coffee, as well as being able to pour delicious coffee under pressure, with seven highly skilled judges watching the barista’s every move as they produce four espressos, four cappuccinos and four signature drinks, all in less than 15 minutes!
The Barista Competition is not the only coffee event that will be taking place.

Visitors to the show will be able to witness the Cup Tasters Event, which is a test of the senses and there is also the popular Latte Art Event, where the baristas impress judges with their milk pouring skills, producing flawless tulips, rosettas, hearts and other patterns.

Semi-finals take place on the Friday and Saturday at the show with the finals taking place from 10am to 3pm on the Sunday. The winner will be announced at 5.30pm.

Says organiser of the Creative Coffee Theatre Iain Evans, who is also the publisher of Coffee Magazine: “The Good Food & Wine Show is an incredibly important event because it allows the coffee industry and coffee professionals to meet and greet the public, to educate, inform and inspire people about coffee but most importantly it is about great coffee! Most people out there enjoy coffee in some way, shape or form but often don’t know much about it or how much better their coffee experiences could be. This platform allows us to take the latest trends, equipment and techniques to the public.”

He explains what he believes are the new trends in coffee: “Home coffee brewers are loving grinding their own coffee beans at home! This adds an exponential flavour to the cup as opposed to pre-ground coffee or worse, capsules or instant coffee. The aroma, the ritual, the flavour are just next level! Following on closely from this, the next big trend is to brew coffee using one of the more interesting brew methods, like an aeropress, a chemex or a pour over! These exciting new brewing methods for home are really catching on.”

Entrance to the theatre is free with a GF&WS entry ticket.
Go to:
Twitter @scasa_coffee

Dates: Friday October 28 to Sunday, October 30.
Venue: Durban Exhibition Centre, 11 Walnut Road, Durban
Hours: Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29, 10:00-21:00; Sunday, October 30, 10:00-18:00

Ticket Prices:
Early bird: R85
Adults: R100 at the door
Students: R70
Age 13-18: R50
Children under 12: Free
Senior citizens: R70. Free entry on Friday, October 28.
Weekend pass: R150
International chef table: R800
Local chef table: R300

Wine Tasting Prices:
Wine Combo Ticket: R130 (Includes show entry, wine tasting glass and five wine tasting vouchers)
Wine Glass and tasting: R 50 (Includes GFWS glass to keep and five tasting vouchers)

Available through Computicket ( or at the door.

The Good Food & Wine Show is bought to Durban by the following sponsors: Durban Tourism, SABC3, Core, Rolkem, Clover, Qantas, Taurus, Total Gaz, Sun Coast and Bidvest.

Go to:
Twitter @goodfoodSA
Facebook @Good Food and Wine Show SA


We have x3 double tickets to give away. Simple drop us a comment below, telling us what you’re most looking forward to at the event.

Winners will be contacted on Tuesday 25 October 2016.

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  1. Stewart Burton

    17 Oct 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Barista comp should be awesome. The lady & I share a love for coffee, after a year of black coffee mornings – I’ve decided we need a few Friday night reds. Plus, I’ve never been to the show ???? #firstcase

  2. Nicole

    17 Oct 2016 at 9:17 pm

    I want to see the celebrity chefs and taste the exclusive wines

  3. Craig Yelverton

    17 Oct 2016 at 9:17 pm

    I’m most looking forward tantalising my taste buds and creating a flavour explosion withthose delicious cups of coffee and all that wine. It’s been years since I did a proper wine tasting.

  4. Sineesa

    17 Oct 2016 at 9:41 pm

    i am most looking forward to experiencing a wide selection of coffee and wine with my bestie . we are coffee and wine fanatics and would love to spend a quality day together trying some of our favourite things in the whole world . what more could a girl ask for ;D

  5. Kirsten Jenna Lee

    17 Oct 2016 at 10:52 pm

    I’m most looking forward to seeing the Barista Championships, because we all know what an art coffee making is! But I’m definitely also looking forward to seeing the variety of wines on display.

  6. Nicola Meyer

    18 Oct 2016 at 5:35 am

    Seeing Neill Anthony and watching the baristas

  7. Ivan Van Der Merwe

    18 Oct 2016 at 5:46 am

    Wine tasting and the SCASA Coffee Competitions’ KZN Regionals Barista Championship.

  8. Harsha

    18 Oct 2016 at 7:09 am

    Have never missed a show yet and looking forward to new and different wineries, foodie stalls and of course the new Coffee addition… Will be interesting to see if the show is better than the previous year.

  9. Jessey Pan

    18 Oct 2016 at 8:26 am

    I am super excited that the KZN regional barista championship is happening at this year’s good food and wine show! My life is incomplete without a good cuppa in the morning, and am planning to go on a home barista course in November. This is the perfect opportunity to source the perfect beans and learn some skills. 😀

  10. Liza Bagley

    18 Oct 2016 at 8:29 am

    Latte art and the international chefs ❤

  11. Renuka Lallbahadur

    18 Oct 2016 at 8:35 am

    I’m a faithful attender at the GFWS…I’m looking forward to seeing Jenny Morris and Neil Anthony. Also I have saved my money to spoil myself with a few bottles of vino

  12. Kaylin Boucher

    18 Oct 2016 at 8:58 am

    I’m looking forward to tasting all the yummy food and seeing George Calombaris and Neil Anthony.

  13. Anaida Ramiah

    18 Oct 2016 at 9:41 am

    I’m looking forward to everything about the GFWS I love it so much and I can’t wait for it, I look forward to this time of the year cause it means it’s time for the GFWS. I love the GFWS so excited.

  14. Jess

    18 Oct 2016 at 12:20 pm

    I have never been before, but I would have to say that I would take my Mom who is an adamant coffee lover of epic proportions, so I think seeing the KZN Regionals Barista Championship would be fantastic for her to see. I am very much looking forward to everything in general – there is always a special place in my heart to great food though!

  15. Jessica Leigh Blom

    18 Oct 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Other than the fact that I have never been before, my boyfriend and I are coffee addicts and I think seeing the KZN Regionals Barista Championship will be absolutely amazing to see. I have a few friends who are taking part in this competition so I would love to see them doing their thing! And of course… fooooooooood!

  16. Melissa Moodley

    18 Oct 2016 at 3:58 pm

    I have never been to the show and have always wanted to go. My boyfriend and I are such food addicts!!! its crazzy! The hightlight of the show this year for us is getting to see some top chefs like George Calombaris of MasterChef Australia, and yes we watch masterchef 🙂 Getting to see the KZN Regionals Barista Championship is just an added bonus as well!!! 🙂

  17. Nivasha

    18 Oct 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Tasting wines and watching George Calombaris and Neil Anthony.

  18. Kaylon walker

    19 Oct 2016 at 8:35 am

    Would be my first time going I am looking forward to everything ..learning and tasting and getting inspired by all the amazing chefs and also meeting new people and cultures.

  19. Selina Padayachee

    19 Oct 2016 at 9:26 am

    Our group of friends have made this event a must have. Unfortunately 2 from our group will be moving back to Paris and another 2 are relocating to Cape Town. So this will be our last ” GF&WS” show together.

  20. Owey

    19 Oct 2016 at 10:30 am

    Love trying out new taste. Never been to the show before but this competition for the best barrister and most delicious cupper…I am keen on going. I could smell myself awake with coffee…Coffee addict.

  21. Michelle Haynes

    19 Oct 2016 at 11:31 am

    Im most looking forward to seeing George Calombaris!! and the KZN Regionals Barista Championship.. Cant wait 🙂

  22. Yolande Govender

    19 Oct 2016 at 3:24 pm

    I absolutely love this event. I attend every year with my aunt, she is the ultimate coffee & wine lover. It’s our special aunt and favourite niece time. The timing is always perfect as it’s just before exams so it’s the one weekend that I use to destress, my personal calm before the storm. I’m most looking forward to celebrity chef J’Something! It’s my dream to have him sing a little something to me while cooking and these tickets would bring me one step closer to realising that dream, all the yummy goodies are a bonus! ????????????

  23. Alan Wagner

    20 Oct 2016 at 12:28 pm

    This time its more than “another food and wine show”; our daughter will be there!

  24. Suzanne

    20 Oct 2016 at 1:35 pm

    I am looking forward to seeing George from Masterchef Australia and Neil Anthony, and to taste all the delicious food.

  25. Losh Don Kisten

    20 Oct 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Besides the gourmet food and fine wine, definitely all those chefs – OMG I enjoy their cooking shows, and a Masterchef judge – wow # would be awesome – surely a culinary experience of note…

  26. Cathy Badenhorst

    21 Oct 2016 at 12:18 am

    Getting a chance to see the fabulous George Calombaris and J’Something in action as well as some amazing SA Chefs, the sighs and aromas of delightful food and coffee brewing…..this definitely ticks all the boxes for an amazing day. The show is a BIG highlight of the year for me.

  27. Lance Govender

    21 Oct 2016 at 1:59 pm

    George Calombaris !
    I dont need a second reason!
    This guy is the best in my local books! would be a dream after watching all his skills on tv

  28. Daniela Cardoso

    21 Oct 2016 at 11:15 pm

    absolutely love the GFWS and the biggest highlight for me is the amazing food to be tasted and getting to see the great chefs in action….this year getting to see my fav Porra chef J’Something in action would be totally awesome, as well as my other fav SA Chefs Jenny Morris and Sarah Graham. Would love to see the Barista’s in action this year. Would love to take my Mom with me as it is her Birthday the following week so this would be a great outing for her too.

  29. Michelle McDonald

    22 Oct 2016 at 3:46 pm

    I am looking forward to the delicious olives and yummy tasters 🙂 I really want to take my new best friend to this event!!

  30. Charmaine McDonald

    22 Oct 2016 at 10:15 pm

    I love his event and would like to win some tickets.

  31. Charmaine McDonald

    22 Oct 2016 at 10:15 pm

    I love this event and sure would like to win.

  32. Charmaine McDonald

    22 Oct 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Looking forward to tasting the new foods and wine, and O those delicious Olives, and meeting new people as well.

  33. Mandy

    23 Oct 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Looking forward to EVERYTHING especially the local chefs just love the Good Food and Wine Show !!!

  34. Carmen Du Plessis Buckle

    24 Oct 2016 at 2:59 pm

    I would love to win tickets to the Good Food and Wine show. 🙂

  35. Harsha

    26 Oct 2016 at 11:10 am

    Winners announced yet?

  36. Jacquellen Gopaul

    26 Oct 2016 at 9:11 pm

    I am literally dying to attend the Food & Wine show this year, they are two of my favorite things after all but more importantly I am a HUGE Master Chef fan & I would love to see George Calombaris in the flesh. Please, please pick me 😊

  37. Bakhokhele Ndamse

    27 Oct 2016 at 4:51 pm

    My girlfriend wants to be a chef and she’s currently doing nursing which she loathes, thought it would be a nice surprise if I took her to GFWS.

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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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