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South African chef John Moatshe cooks for more than compliments

May 29, 2017 – 11:51 am
John Moatshe chef

ICC executive chef John Moatshe has cooked for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, the late President Nelson Mandela and recently, for several thousand delegates attending Africa’s Travel Indaba in Durban. When you quiz this urbane, unpretentious Chaîne des Rôtisseurs-awarded chef about highlights threading through his illustrious culinary career, you discover there are many.

South Africa launches ‘I Do Tourism’ at Indaba 2017

May 17, 2017 – 2:17 am
Indaba 2017 collage

South African Tourism launches ‘I Do Tourism’—a new responsible tourism initiative—at Indaba 2017 in Durban. The strategy is geared to showing South Africans the relevance of tourism in the greater scheme of things. How ‘everybody’ benefits from tourism.

Qadasi & Maqhinga at St. Clements: Two

April 25, 2017 – 9:03 am
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David Qadasi Jenkins and Maqhinga Radebe perform their traditional Maskandi at St Clements in Durban.

Qadasi & Maqhinga – Maskandi at St. Clements

April 24, 2017 – 10:22 pm
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David Qadasi Jenkins and Maqhinga Radebe perform their traditional Maskandi at St Clements in Durban. Radebe is a Ladysmith Black Mambazo veteran. He traveled widely with them before linking up with Jenkins. One of his many gigs was performing at Carnegie Hall with Paul Simon.

Hare Krishna Festival of Chariots Durban

April 18, 2017 – 3:18 am
Goddess at Hare Krishna parade in Durban.

Singing and chanting Hare Krishna devotees of all ages—and the interested and curious—gather in Durban over Easter weekend to pull their three lofty chariots that sail along the beachfront festooned with thousands of flower garlands and billowing brilliantly colored fabric canopies. Travel blogger Wanda Hennig joins the devotees, who also prepare fresh vegetarian meals for the hungry. It’s a celebration.

The Chairman Part 2: Ndabo Langa in conversation

May 24, 2015 – 11:46 am
Ndabo Langa at The Chairman in Durban.

An “in his own words” Q & A with founding owner, architect Ndabo Langa, published here for the first time.
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Searching for Christian Grey

February 13, 2013 – 1:42 am
Fifty Shades fever at The Bedroom

Fifty Shades fever is alive and well — but clone the hot guy if you really want to perform a …

The man who built Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium

October 7, 2012 – 11:56 am
Inside the stadium during the Spain vs Switzerland game in 2010.

The brief lead architect Gerhard le Roux got was to create a world-class, multi-purpose sporting facility and an iconic, innovative and sustainable landmark for Durban. The resulting Moses Mabhida Stadium would be the jewel in the Kings Park Sporting precinct. The entire area would feature additional sporting arenas and facilities as well as restaurants, shops, children’s play areas and a pedestrian walkway linking the stadium complex to the beach.

Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium: Backgrounder

October 7, 2012 – 11:51 am

Controversy remains among some of the city’s naysayers over whether Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium should have been built. Ivor Daniel, …

The Art of S-e-x-uality

September 13, 2012 – 7:33 am
Joanne King at The Bedroom

Wanda Hennig discovers The Bedroom, a boudoir boutique for women in Durban, South Africa where the women owners host play-shops featuring speakers who address small groups on subjects ranging from extending orgasms, to how to talk to your children about sex, to waking the goddess within. Sexual play and rekindling sexual passion are popular themes.