Photography Event, read about a Knowledge Box and Events around Durban

This week we have news about photography, AFDA, events happening and more.

Photography event

sony photography

(Source – Sony Gateway)

East Coast Radio presenters Samson Oduntan, Jane Linley-Thomas with her twins Lula & Rocco, Natarah Nadesan.jpg

Samson Oduntan, Jane Linley-Thomas with her twins Lula & Rocco and Natarah Nadesan getting ready.

For the first time ever, the East Coast Radio House & Garden Show will introduce 5 new colour coded zones that will allow you to easily navigate through the more than 300 exhibits as they cleverly capture the theme of this year’s show, Enjoy Your Home.

This KZN favourite will once again return to the Durban Exhibition Centre, from 28 June to 7 July, with more lifestyle content to help you create or just add tasteful touches to the home of your dreams.

The Kitchen Zone (colour coded orange) has exhibitors that will help you quickly revamp any tired kitchen or even add some zing back into your cooking with the celebrity chefs that will demonstrate how to make cooking and making tasty treats fun. The Kitchen Studio will have a R140 000 designer kitchen up for grabs once again together with DEFY appliances.

The Gardener LIVE Zone (obviously colour coded green) is a must for all green fingered gurus – or ‘wannabe’ gardeners as The Gardener magazine’s Tanya Visser shares her expert advice on how to bring back life into your garden or take your existing garden to new heights. An array of amazing exhibitors from Ludwig’s Roses, Home Organic to Misty Moon Bonsai will take care of any gardening needs for your very own garden. The ‘Garden to the Kitchen’ Food Market Sponsored by Mayford Seeds is also one to look out for.

Kids Zone (colour coded red) is the important one, where children accompanying parents can have a fun safe and entertaining time while their parents enjoy the shopping and inspiring vibe at the Show. Wart & Fish together with singer /actress Shelley McLean have put together a fun programme with puppet shows, drama workshops, musical games adding to the nifty crafts kids have come to enjoy at the Kids Zone.

Homegrown Design Fair Zone (colour coded a funky purple) sponsored by Trade and Investment KZN (TIKZN), is the place to be to see what young Durban designers can do to transform living spaces. Design on the Move is a highlight of the zone with a funky caravan exhibit of inspiring fresh design. If you are after one-of-a-kind pieces or quirky furniture, look no further for the funkiest stuff.

Builders Warehouse DIY Pavilion Zone (colour coded blue) is the place to go for all would be DIY fundis, as well as those who understand their DIY limitations.  Designed to stage demonstrations by various suppliers, it is a perfect platform to get your ideas put into action with experts that will help you through the process of revamping your home office or even restoring your favourite vintage chair.

With so much to look forward to and hundreds of exhibitors with home décor, latest gadgets, gardening and everything you could hope for to breathe new life into your home at show-stopping prices, get down to the East Coast Radio House & Garden Show for home and lifestyle inspiration at its best.

For more info visit

(Source – East Coast Radio House & Garden Show)

AFDA Durban Holiday Workshop

AFDA Durban Campus

Thursday, 04 July

AFDA (The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance) will be hosting a Holiday Workshop this winter holiday for grade 11, 12 and first year (gap year) pupils interested in the film industry on Thursday, 04 July.

This workshop is aimed for prospective students who would like to enrol in one of AFDA’s Degree programmes and need a better understanding or idea about what the curricula programme entails. The workshop will give pupils an introduction to some essential practical skills in creating an Entertainment product whether that be in acting, filmmaking, music or TV productions and this shall all contain practical demonstrations and exercises.

Franco Human, Dean of the AFDA Durban Campus says “This is a great opportunity for pupils that are in Grade 11, 12 and those that have decided to take a gap year to come and experience film production, music composition, acting etc in order to get a barring into what industry they would like to go into”. He goes onto say “We have all been in that position of not knowing what to study and what subjects you need to do in order to get into that field, we just want pupils to come down to the campus and have fun then decide to join us next year” says a jubilant Franco.

Registration is R 50.00 and includes the workshop, a meal and cool drink. Space is limited and is on a first come first serve basis, to book your spot e-mail your full school name, first name, surname, parents name and contact details or

(Source – AFDA Durban)

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Ramona Kasavan and Buhle Dlamini sneak a peek at the first Knowledge Box

East Coast Radio launches Knowledge Box.


Knowledge Box is a new outreach initiative by East Coast Radio that will put books in the hands of underprivileged learners across KwaZulu-Natal. Tens of thousands of children across the province don’t have access to libraries in their schools, severely compromising their education. East Coast Radio would like to make a difference in the lives of our future leaders by distributing mobile libraries to schools in KwaZulu-Natal.

The station’s Marketing Manager Renee Burton says, “The Knowledge Box contains books that are approved by the Department of Education and because of this alignment we believe this project can have a real impact on the education of thousands of children.”

This project has such potential that one of the leaders within social development has come on board as the Knowledge Box ambassador. Buhle Dlamini, a successful businessman and motivational speaker, knows first-hand the value of books, “When a small library of books was donated to my impoverished school in Hlabisa, those books shifted the direction of my life. Books opened a whole new world for me; I saw possibility beyond my circumstances at the time.”

Dlamini is passionate about every learner reaching their full potential, “Books and libraries level the playing field for everyone, giving access to information is key to growth and development. Show me a child with a book in their hands, I’ll show you a future leader and world-shaper regardless of where they come from.”

The Department of Basic Education estimates that 78% of schools do not have libraries. Knowledge Box can change that. Each unit will house around 300 books, depending on the phase of learning that it is geared towards.

East Coast Radio is calling on people to donate money towards the purchasing of books that will form part of these mobile libraries. You can get involved in shaping a child’s future by donating via the following means:

  • East Coast Radio Charitable Association

Bank: First National Bank Commercial
Branch: Gateway
Branch number: 25 01 08
Account number: 622 224 283 37
Reference: Your name

(Source – East Coast Radio)

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