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Nelson Mandela Memorial

Archive for December, 2013

Madiba Memorial: Durban’s goodbye

Madiba Memorial: Durban’s goodbye

The KwaZulu-Natal Madiba Memorial was hosted at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Friday, 13 December, and was attended by almost 40,000 mourners who had come to say their last farewell. And what was expected to be a sombre experience, became an uplifting celebration in honour of the father of our rainbow nation. A fitting goodbye for a man who gave so much. His life is one to be celebrated. Within the first hour of the memorial, the Moses Mabhida Stadium was alive with singing, dancing: a powerfu...

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The Motsepe Foundation Concerts rock Christmas

The Motsepe Foundation Concerts rock Christmas

As part of the ‘Christmas With Our People’ initiative, the Motsepe Foundation are not only bringing the festive cheer by distributing Christmas gifts to more than 150,000 underprivileged children, they’re also bringing plenty of cheer by hosting star-studded concerts across South Africa. The Motsepe Foundation Concerts - which have already been held in East London and Polokwane – feature some of the top music artists in the country. These big names include Zahara, Mafikizolo, Mi Casa, D...

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Surfin’ Durban – it all starts with a lesson

Surfin’ Durban – it all starts with a lesson

Golden beaches, balmy weather and inviting waves - there’s no denying that Durban really is a surfer’s paradise. And no promenade stroll, or walk along the pier is complete without seeing surfers soaring through the waves - and if you’re not one of them, you probably want to be. Want to know what it’s like? Just you, the board under your feet and the next wave that’ll take your breath away? Why not go for a surfing lesson - what’s the worst that could happen? You could fall a few ti...

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Nelson Mandela Memorial – a farewell to the father of our nation

Nelson Mandela Memorial – a farewell to the father of our nation

Mourners and well-wishers across KwaZulu-Natal are invited to attend the memorial service for Nelson Mandela which will be held at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Friday, 13 December. The stadium gates will be open to the public at 6am, with the ceremony taking place from 9am to 4pm. The People’s Park is also open to the public and the day's proceedings will be shown on the big screens in the park. A sombre crowd of around 80,000 is expected to fill up the stadium and People’s Park to pay thei...

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BMXploring Durban

BMXploring Durban

Flatland BMX takes freestyle BMXing to a whole new level! And just like the name suggests, flatland BMXers use the flat, smooth surface they ride on to perform their unbelievable stunts. It’s been described as part hip-hop dance and part gymnastic-like circus act and leaves audiences with the best bike handling they’ve ever seen. For skaters and bikers alike, there’s no surface more inviting than the expanses of concrete at Moses Mabhida Stadium. As part of their BMXplore tour, two of the...

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Durban bunny chows that WOW!

Durban bunny chows that WOW!

Last week, Durbs Thursdays brought you the smoking-hot list of Durban’s top shisanyamas. This week, we’re talking a different kind of hot: hot-curry-in-chunk-of-fresh-bread kinda hot. Yep. the bunny chow. Those two words that are impossible to say without your mouth watering, and Durban cuisine at its finest. Forget the cutlery and crockery. For this super-satisfying grub, all you need is your fingers (the cutlery you were born with), the wrapping it came in (because washing dishes sucks)...

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Your December holidays start here!

Your December holidays start here!

When it comes to keeping the whole family entertained in Durban, there’s nowhere more happening than the Moses Mabhida Stadium. From the People’s Park playground for the tiny ones, all the way to the thrilling Big Rush Big Swing for the adventurous ones, it’s all right here! SkyCar The popular SkyCar’s 2-minute ride will take you to the very top of the arch where you step out onto the platform and take in the magnificent 360-degree views of the Indian Ocean, Durban and beyond. ...

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