Man Booker Prize chooses 13 novels for its 2017 longlist

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THIRTEEN books have made it onto the prestigious Man Booker Prize longlist, writes ESTELLE SINKINS.

Revealed to the public on Thursday, July 27, the list includes four American and four British authors, two from Ireland, two authors of Pakistan and British heritage and one writer from Indian. Continue reading


Indulge in great food and music at Durban’s newest lifestyle market

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Vendors, Hazel Joubert, Mondli Cele and Kirsten Werner get ready for the Rivertown Night Market on July 28. Photo: Supplied

A NEW monthly market in Durban aims to put the spotlight on local producers and entrepreneurs in the city.

The Rivertown Night Market at 130 Stalwart Simelane Street, opposite the Durban ICC, will take place on the last Friday evening of every month at the Rivertown Precinct. The concept started last month and will have its second market on Friday, July 28 from 5.30 pm until 10 pm.   Continue reading

Queen of Bollywood, Shreya Ghoshal, will be performing two concerts in SA

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The Queen of Bollywood, Shreya Ghoshal, will be performing at the ICC in Durban. Photo: Supplied

AFTER performing to sold-out audiences in 2016, the award-winning ‘Queen of Bollywood’, Shreya Ghoshal, returns to serenade South African fans with a night of soulful melody and music.

Accompanied by popular Indian vocalist, Kinjal Chattopadhyay, and the stars of Sony Entertainment TV, Shaheer Sheikh and Kushal Tandon, she will perform at the Durban ICC on August 19 and the Centre Court at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg on August 20. Continue reading

Imbokodo Jazz Festival aims to celebrate SA’s female jazz stars

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Durban-born jazz singer, songwriter and voice over artist, Spha Mdlalose, will be performing at the Imbokodo Jazz Festival in Durban on August 12. Photo: Supplied

WITH Women’s Month on the horizon, female artists are set to dominate this year’s Imbokodo Jazz Festival, which will take place at the N-Shed Cruise Terminal facility in the Port of Durban from 1 pm to 1 am on Saturday, August 12.

It is being hosted by the community based non-profit organisation, iTheku Regional Jazz Association (iTReJA), an affiliate of the South African Jazz Appreciators Association (SAJAA). Continue reading

Titi Luzipo to perform at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music in Durban


Titi Luzipo will be performing at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music in Durban. Photo: Supplied

JAZZ singer Titi Luzipo, will be celebrating the role women play and why it is so important in society in the concert, Being Woman, at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban on Wednesday, August 2 at 6 pm.  Continue reading

Rampage Dance Company’s ‘NAACH’ celebrates different genres of dance at Durban’s Playhouse

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Performing in ‘NAACH – The Nature of Dance’ at the Playhouse are (from left) Mahika Cherry, Shivani Singh and Priyal Bhagwandass. Photo: Joanna Tang, Colourise

THE Rampage Dance Company returns to the Playhouse Theatre in Durban at 7.30 pm on Friday, August 4 with a new season of dance. NAACH – The Nature of Dance focuses on the different generations of dance in celebration of Women’s Day.  Continue reading