Awards are rolling in for uShaka Marine World!

 

uShaka Marine World has just been voted as the “TOP CHOICE 2015” by www.lianorg.com, a tourist information website that offers comprehensive travel information to Asian tourists and voted third in the country’s local entertainment destination by Sunday Times Generation Next for the fifth consecutive year.

CEO of uShaka Marine World, Stella Khumalo, said that adding these two awards to uShaka’s growing number of accolades was testament to the fact that Africa’s largest marine theme park was a major draw card for both international and local visitors. This underscored its dedication to providing value in terms of both attractions and the overall experience and upholds its focus on customer service.

“TOP CHOICE” ranks attractions, amusement parks and destinations according to reviews in markets such as Japan, China, Mongolia, Korea & other Asian countries. uShaka netted this coveted award after receiving positive reviews from Asian visitors and judges of this Asian Ranking system.

 

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DHS versus Glenwood in FNB Classic Clash this Saturday!

 

 

L-R: Nama Xaba (1st XV Glenwood captain) and Mthokozisi Ntuli (1st XV DHS captain). Picture: S&A Marketing

L-R: Nama Xaba (1st XV Glenwood captain) and Mthokozisi Ntuli (1st XV DHS captain). Picture: S&A Marketing

On Saturday, May 23, Durban High School will host the FNB Classic Clash against Glenwood High School at the DHS main rugby field, “Van Heerden’s”, with rugby games starting from 8:30am.

The FNB Classic Clashes concept was developed in 2001 by First National Bank, around the customary rugby school clashes, focusing on the areas of rugby as well as netball, documenting some of the country’s oldest rivalries in school sport, like that of the rugby matches between DHS and Glenwood.

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Splash with the stars at uShaka this May!

Dream Team

Dream Team

With summer passing and winter rolling in, uShaka are making sure they stay warm with tons of entertainment in May to keep that smile on your dial!

Join enthusiastic uShakanites as they swim, splash and party in our pool to popular South African performers – DreamTeam, DJ Tira and Brent Harris & Thee Jam – who will be heating things up at Wet ‘n Wild with their well-known songs, rhythmic beats and festive vibes on Saturday, May 30th from 9am till 5pm, brought to you by uShaka Marine World, Afrotainment and Durban Tourism.

DreamTeam are a local Durban hip hop group that came together in 2011 and is made up of Trevor Sineke (Trey), Lusaso Ngcobo (Saso) and Mthoko Mkhathini (Dash). They are known for their singles “Ask Enibhadi” and “Tsekede” and many others and have also had the opportunity of being the opening act for international rap stars such as Kendrick Lamar and Big Sean.

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DHS Water Polo team do what it takes to raise funds for Serbia tour!

 

Durban High School’s Water Polo team are doing what it takes to raise funds for their tour to Serbia from July 2, 2015 where they will participate in a 12 day training camp programme including games against club teams within that country.

 

DHS aim to be the top Water Polo team in 2016 which coincides with the 150th anniversary of the school and hope to gain valuable skills and advise from the Serbian teams.

 

Some of the DHS Waterpolo players going to Serbia in July (L-R) Jeandre’ Petersen, Matthew Hamilton, Aston Lawson, Michael Paul, Joshua Spooner and Dean Smith. Picture: S&A Marketing Some of the DHS Waterpolo players going to Serbia in July (L-R) Jeandre’ Petersen, Matthew Hamilton, Aston Lawson, Michael Paul, Joshua Spooner and Dean Smith. Picture: S&A Marketing Continue reading

INTERNS EMBRACE THE DECADES ON THE RUNWAY!

 

Eli Ball, Kat Shoesmith, Sarah Stoute, Sibusiso Sefasta, Sefton Fripp (Gelvenor Sales & Marketing Manager), Siboniso Zondi, Sindi Shangase (Programme Manager for the BSTMU), Greg Wallis (DFF Programme Mentor), Sam Mosala (not in picture: Vanessa Pillay and established designer & DFF Programme Mentor - Terrence Bray)

Eli Ball, Kat Shoesmith, Sarah Stoute, Sibusiso Sefasta, Sefton Fripp (Gelvenor Sales & Marketing Manager), Siboniso Zondi, Sindi Shangase (Programme Manager for the BSTMU), Greg Wallis (DFF Programme Mentor), Sam Mosala (not in picture: Vanessa Pillay and established designer & DFF Programme Mentor – Terrence Bray)

It was a Night of Gold with fine dining and guests dressed in their finest ensembles at the recent 50th anniversary celebration of Gelvenor Textiles at the Sibaya Casino.

Four years ago, eThekwini Municipality made a commitment to the development of the small business sector in the region which needed to embrace local fashion designers as well as the wider textile and clothing industry, of which they have since been an integral part. In the past, Durban was not only a respected design destination but also the mainstay of the textile and clothing sector in South Africa.

Companies such as Gelvenor Textiles had positioned themselves as trailblazers in their sector, internationally, and the sector was a repository of skills and technical know-how.

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Durban High School’s Seabrooke’s Theatre to host the Shakespeare Schools Festival!

 

On 22 & 23 May, 2015, Seabrooke’s Theatre at Durban High School will be hosting the Shakespeare Schools Festival South Africa from 7pm.

 

The Shakespeare Schools Festival South Africa was initiated and coordinated by Educape, with the aim of providing an equal opportunity where there are no boundaries for participation and is a fantastic opportunity for youth seeking opportunities to explore their potential in a fun and developmental way. The festival will be in its fifth consecutive season and has reached over 1000 high school learners and educators in the Western Cape, Gauteng, Eastern Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal Provinces.

 

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New arrival at Satin Candy!

 

Zoe soft bra and panty

Zoe soft bra and panty

Have you heard? Satin Candy has just welcomed a new range of stunning lingerie to their shelves. As of last week, new to all Satin Candy stores in both Kloof and Durban North is the Zoe soft bra and panty – ranging from R470 for the bra and R230 for the panties.

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The Pavilion Shopping Centre help the destitute reclaim their dignity at their Street Store!

The Pavilion Shopping Centre, which is owned and managed by Pareto Limited, recently hosted Durban’s Street Store, aimed to be the biggest in Durban.

The Street Store in collaboration with Rotary Durban is a concept that originally started in Cape Town in January 2014 and is popularly known for being a rent-free, premises-free, free “pop-up clothing store”, found on the streets, curated by the public and has been adopted by many organisations around the world – any person or organisation interested in doing good, can download the posters and host The Street Store in their area.

The Street Store began as an initiative to collect clothing for a homeless shelter in Cape Town; however the founders realised that homelessness and poverty were issues present in cities throughout the world.

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Who’s The Brass?

DHS

(Back row) Mr John Stengel (Music teacher); Nkanyiso Yeni and (in front) Vinz Fite, Ntokozo Nsibande, Krishna Rajput, Aaron Pillay, Abdul-Azeez Saban and Levi Pillay. Picture: S&A Marketing

Head Master of Durban High School, Mr Leon Erasmus, published his Vision for the School in October 2014.  Part of his vision was to put more effort into the Music Department and to introduce a Choir Master and a Brass Band.  And so it followed that his vision materialised, firstly with the procurement of a Choir Master, and recently by the gift to the School from the RCL (Representative Council of Learners) of seven brass instruments – five trumpets and two trombones; a fitting parting gift and legacy for 2015.

 

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Have a (four) ball – it’s the inaugural Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf and Spa Resort Corporate Team Golf Challenge on 15 and 16 May 2015!

With only a couple of weeks to go we still have space available in the Inaugural Drakensberg Gardens Corporate Team Golf Challenge due to take place on 15th and 16th May 2015.

Now’s your chance to beat the boss at his own game – the tournament will be an accumulated 4 ball alliance scores over 2 days (2 scores to count).

Part of a scenic 860 acre estate in the heart of the Southern Drakensberg, the course offers beautiful scenery and crisp mountain air – and is a perfect escape from the hum drum of the office. This 18 Hole Par 72 Golf Course plays 5559m (Club) and 5738m (Championship). The front 9 of the course offers 1x Par 3, 7x Par 4 and 1x Par 5 with a total distance of 2856m (Club) and 2927m (Championship). The back 9 of the course offers 3x Par3, 3x Par 4, and 3x Par 5 with a total distance of 2703m (Club) and 2811m (Championship).

The course is challenging but fair and is ideal for all golfers – from seasoned professionals to first timers.

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