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Good Vibes Only At The Durban Street Food Festival This September

Experience the melting pot of flavors, cultures, sounds and sights that made Durban the cosmopolitan smorgasbord it is today.

While you tease your taste buds with African, Indian, Asian and other mouthwatering flavors, enjoy the sumptuous sounds of the finest local Musical talent, with live bands and dj’s to heat things up when the sun goes down. From Veranda Panda to RED ROBYN, get down to the sound of the city. Laugh with your mouth fall as you’re entertained by the most hilarious local lekker comedians, and get your grubby paws on the future of fashion by the city’s chicest young designers.


Family fun for a full belly, with a spoonful of giggles and a pinch of wiggles for good measure, let Durban Street Food Festival serve up the entrée you’ve been waiting for.

4-Day Festival of 40 Street Food vendors with authentic flavors From around the world!

  • 10 Craft Vendors
  • Live Durban Bands
  • Comedy
  • Craft & GIN Beer Garden
  • Art
  • Durban DJ’s
  • Short Film Screenings
  • FOOD Demos
  • Info Sessions
  • Jazz Expressions
  • Food Blogging

Why support Durban Street Food Festival?

Durban Street Food Festival provides a venue to build appreciation for Durban’s diversity. The Festival celebrates the global culture and the ethnic diversity of Durban through culinary arts, music, performance art and social connection. We proudly welcome new people from around the world into our community every year, and we provide a unique venue for people to share cultural culinary traditions with one another. The Festival is a vehicle to promote cultural understanding and appreciation in our community

The Durban Street Food Festival has a strong economic impact on the community supporting local food and beverage vendors and restaurants at the event.  In addition we create platforms for local Durban talent to perform and showcase themselves. The Durban Street Food Festival offers valuable corporate recognition opportunities that demonstrate a commitment to diversity, cultural entertainment and a strong sense of community. The Festival provides a unique opportunity for corporate sponsors to receive highly visible and concentrated recognition. This includes recognition on large-scale signage throughout the Festival site, in advertisements in regional media, as well as one-of-a-kind public relations and editorial opportunities related to the event.

Sifiso Nene’s TYPICAL ZULU Show Kicks Off At The Playhouse

Award-winning Comedian Sifiso Nene returns to Durban with his clever and outstanding one man show TYPICAL ZULU on the 4th November at The Playhouse. Sifiso is no stranger in the entertainment industry, having recently finished a nation-wide tour of his phenomenal Baby Mama Drama.

He launched his career in 2009 when he won the first season of “So you think you are funny” which was a nationwide talent search for up and coming comedians on SABC1. Since then he has kept his winning streak alive, as he won the SATMAS as the Best Indigenous Comedian as well as the Comics Choice Awards – audience choice category winner for two years in a row.

It is no surprise that Nene is a one of the favorite South African comedians as his material is relevant and relates to them. He also starred in the Mzansi Magic hit show Taxi Ride, and on a number of Standard Bank commercials.

His topics for the show will range from Zulu taxi, the Zulu president, the Zulus in general, but more than everything…himself as a TYPICAL ZULU. So whether you are Zulu or know someone who is Zulu, this show will have everyone in stitches.

Sifiso is excited to showcase his work in his supportive hometown. “I love performing in Durban, for my people, also this show needs no translation, no explanation to them, we get to unpack being a Zulu people and embrace it” commented the sought-after entertainer.

Right after The Playhouse, Nene will be bringing the show to Johannesburg’s Silverstar Casino.

Purchase tickets to the TYPICAL ZULU show in Durban from from R170.

Interact with Sifiso Nene on Twitter & Facebook.

Come Enjoy Africa’s Oktober Fest, Shisanyama Festival At Eyadini In Umlazi

South Africa’s biggest, badest, and madest shisanyama festival hits Durban shores once again. On Saturday September 2, from 12noon until late, Eyadini Lounge in uMlazi will be the hottest spot in Durban as it plays host to thousands of shisanyama fans ready to EAT, PARTY, REPEAT.

Dubbed Africa’s Oktober Fest, the Spiritual Vodka Shisanyama Festival presented by Durban Tourism and Ukhozi FM, is a celebration of the best of South African culture – good food and music. In a culmination of all things tasty, KZN’s best open-flame chefs will cook side-by-side to determine who makes the best shisanyama. Fans can expect spiced brisket, t-bone and chicken wings to go along with chakalaka, pap and ujeqe. All cooked by venues: Mashamplanes, Artizen Restaurant and Shisanyama, Comfort Zone Jazz Lounge, The Joint, Nsimbini Lifestyle, including an up-and-coming street vendor – Take It Easy Chicken Dust, and a township caterer Ningi’s Corner.  And to wash it down – local beer and champagne.

“Our long-term goal is to be South Africa’s cultural must-see event. The Brazlians have their Rio Carnival, the Spanish have their tomato throwing festival, we have our Shisanyama Festival.” said Michelle Lewis, event organizer.

To help you digest the delicious dishes, you’ll be able to dance to some of the hottest names in music right now. The line up includes performances by Riky Rick, Big Nuz, Naves and Sphectacula, Unathi and many more.

“What’s shisanyama without great music. We’re looking forward to celebrating our culture,” said TJ Zama, owner of Eyadini Lounge and partner in the Festival.

This year’s festival layout is larger than life and promises an enormous VIP deck and tent, and a thousand seat communal dining experience at the heart of the event.

Mrs SA representative, Trisha Poona, ready to take on the Mrs Universe!

Durban’s Trisha Poona is “thrilled” at the opportunity to fly South Africa’s flag high at the upcoming Mrs Universe contest. Poona is representing SA at the prestigious pageant that is set to bring glitz and glamour to Durban’s Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre on 2 September 2017.

Durban wife and mum, Trisha Poona, will be representing South Africa at the Mrs Universe pageant, set to take place at the city’s Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre on 2 September 2017.

“I feel honoured to be given this opportunity to represent my country,” says the Mount Edgecombe fitness and image consultant. “Mrs Universe stands for women empowerment which I am currently putting into practice. I’m excited to show what South Africa has to offer. Beauty with depth!”

While this is a memorable moment for Trisha, it is also an historic moment for South Africa, as this is the first time the event will be hosted in Africa.  Trisha will compete against participants from more than 80 countries for the Mrs Universe crown. “I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous,” says the mother of two. “When something means so much to you, you are bound to have some nerves. In my eyes, it’s not a sign of weakness but rather a sign of passion and the will to excel.”

As the host country representative, Trisha will play a key role in showcasing Durban and SA to the global participants, and it is a “job” that she is taking seriously. “I am most looking forward to meeting with and interacting with the other contestants from around the world. I am definitely a people’s person and I enjoy making new acquaintances!”

Trisha credits her family for keeping her grounded and counts being a wife and mum as “my greatest achievements.” Trisha and her husband Vishal Poona have two children, Ruan, 6 years and Ziva, 5 years. “My family completes me,” says Trisha. “I have grown so much in these past eight years. Living on your own and looking after yourself is easy, but being responsible for three human beings, now that’s a challenge! And that’s what married women do, every single day. My job is to remind women and girls of their worth and make sure they always look and feel their best and feel confident in their own skin whilst carrying out their daily responsibilities.”

Unlike similar pageants, Mrs Universe is an activist-themed event that is driven by women empowerment and campaigning against gender-based violence. Trisha and all other contestants will be joining the #OneVoice march from King Dinizulu Park to Durban’s City Hall on 30 August 2017 to take a stand against the global scourge of abuse against women and children. “Every year, we women are getting stronger and excelling in our chosen fields. We are showing how versatile and resilient we are and how we can excel in multiple roles. Together, let’s continue to uplift the women around us and remind them of what they are capable off. Let’s acknowledge each other’s achievements and show the future generation how much we can achieve when we work together.”

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