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

Classy entertainment in store at the 2017 Royal Show in Pietermaritzburg

Dan Patlansky

Blues legend, Dan Patlansky, will be one of four great acts at the Royal Rock concert on May 27. Also performing will be Locnville, Ard Matthews and the Black Lapels. Photo: Bakkes Images

SOUTH African musicians, Ard Mathews, Dan Patlansky, Locnville and Siphokazi, are among the drawcards at this year’s Royal Agricultural Show concerts, writes ESTELLE SINKINS.

Music plays a major part in the event, which runs at the Agricultural Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg from Friday, May 26 to Sunday, June 4. Continue reading

Durban Theatre Awards nominee Cobus van Heerden to perform in Malvern


Jacobus van Heerden, aka Kirk Darren, will MC and perform at the Malvern Child and Youth Care Centre’s fundraising birthday bash on Saturday November 5.

Actor, writer and theatre and film producer Jacobus van Heerden is putting his considerable talents behind the Malvern Child and Youth Care Centre’s 53rd fundraising Birthday Bash on November 5.

Under the guise of his Kirk Darren character, the award-winning Durban theatre personality will MC the event and perform some of his unique songs. Continue reading

Enjoy sensational dance show, Dance ka Josh, at the Lyric Theatre


Dance ka Josh, an explosion of dazzling costumes, beautiful music and sensational dance is at The Lyric, Gold Reef City at 7pm on Saturday, September 17 and 3 pm on Sunday, September 18.

Created by choreographer Versha Magan, with support from Douglas Skete, Dance ka Josh is an eclectic mix of Indian classical Kathak, Bollywood, Indian folk, hip-hop, contemporary, jazz, and for the first time ever, ballet. Continue reading

Enjoy a celebration of dance from a South African Indian perspective at the Playhouse


Don’t miss NAACH – My Diary of Dance at the Playhouse

Iqraam Rahim’s Rampage Dance Company proudly presents NAACH – My Diary of Dance, a celebration of dance from a South African Indian perspective.

The production will be performed on Friday, August 19 at 7 pm at The Playhouse in Durban by a cast of some 30 performers, made up of students from Crawford, Northwood, Verulam Secondary, Seatides Combined, DHS, Maritzburg College, St John’s College, Our Lady of Fatima and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Continue reading

Mystic India: An explosion of colour, energy and culture

16clmystic-LargeAN art form 10,000 years in the making. A spectacle that has wowed audiences across the globe. Brilliant dancers. Breathtaking acrobats. Renowned musicians. Opulent costumes. Extravagant sets. Stunning visual effects.

If the reviews from international critics are anything to go by, the South African audience is in for a treat as the festive Bollywood music and dance spectacular, Mystic India, hits the stage at the Durban ICC on the April 23 and at The Teatro Montecasino from April 29 to May 1. Continue reading