Music and fashion on offer at the Playhouse Company’s national isicathamiya competition

2018 Standard Group Winner 3rd place Iphupho Lami

Iphupho Lami.

THE Playhouse Company’s national isicathamiya competition takes place through the night on September 21, starting at 6 pm in the Opera Theatre. Continue reading


Fabulous Indian fashion on show at The Square Boutique Hotel in Umhlanga

PIETERMARITZBURG events co-ordinator, Nafeesa Joosab, and Durban designer, Haroun Hansrot, are planning to wow the province’s fashionistas with their first-ever Haute Fashion Extravaganza, writes ESTELLE SINKINS.

Running from July 28 to July 30 at The Square Boutique Hotel in Umhlanga, the event aims to showcase the work of 25 Indian designers on the catwalk and in a series of pop-up shops. Continue reading

Durban’s rising talent will be on show the DUT DigiFest

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Graphic design students will exhibit their work-in-progress portfolios, which embrace a wide range of digital mediums for design of print or online publications, websites, online apps, animation, advertising, stationery, or other forms of visual communication at the DUT DigiFest which takes place on September 9 and 10 at DUT’s City Campus. Pictured here going digital is graphic design student Xabisa Xolo.


DURBAN University of Technology’s will be hosting its third annual DigiFest on September 9 and 10 at the university’s city campus in Durban.

The two-day event will include a series of live art activations, exhibitions, panel discussions, workshops, music, theatre, poetry, comedy and dance. Continue reading

Check out some New Kids on the Block at the Phansi Museum


Himba woman with traditional hair dress.

THE Phansi Museum will be mounting its second exhibition of the year in the Phansi goes Phezulu Gallery, 500 Esther Roberts Road, Glenwood, tilted The New Kids on the Block.

This exhibition will introduce the public to the latest treasures acquired for the Phansi Museum Collection; and comprises life sized puppets of the Herero, Himba and Hakawana people from northern Namibia adorned in ceremonial dress, beadwork and regalia.

In contrast to the magnificent attire of the Herero people, the museum will have on display a marvelous wedding dress, dating back to the 19th Century  worn by a Victorian, English bride who stamped her identity on the attire of the people of Namibia.  Continue reading

Showcase your talent in Durban this weekend


The Voice’s Blaze Johnson at The International Arts Talent Showcase 2015

TALENT competitions are nothing new – Idols, The Voice, South Africa’s Got Talent are just a few local ones to name a few. But Elsubie Verlinden, founder of Just You Model and Artist Management, believes the competition she promotes, The International ARTS Talent Showcase (IATS), is something more. Continue reading

The Phansi Museum explores colonial and apartheid periods through fashion

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Kitchen suit.


“MUCH is considered fabulous in South Africa, even if the origins are deeply rooted in some evil human engineering and racism suffered by many.  But, just think of music, fashion, and all art in general, how the very craft of it inspired great exploration,” says Paul Mikula, architect and initiator of the Phansi Museum. Continue reading

We Can Arts Festival in Durban

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Models with Albinism will raise awareness when they hit the ramp at the We Can Arts Festival concert and fashion show, Friday, December 4. From left are: Smisokuhle Mntungwa, Siyabonga Mthembu, Siwele Mthalane, Tlotliso Kanetsi and Simphiwe Ndlovu. Photo: Supplied

December 3 is observed internationally as a day that celebrates people with disabilities. Locally the We Can Arts Festival will commemorate and recognise disabled people, showcasing their extra ordinary talents in the fields of arts and business.

The festival will take place over three days between December 3 and 5,  commencing with a business and arts seminar on Thursday, December 3 at the Durban Playhouse from 9 am to 4 pm.

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