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The first show of the 2019 Marriott Ballito Beats Series kicked off on Friday with not one, not two but three sensational South African acts – and the Ballito crowd came out in full support, and party mode, as they always do. Opening the show for fans was local Durban busker, known simply as Mdu. Mdu’s story is one of rapid success, as he was only recently discovered by photographer Brad Hunter playing his guitar...

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It feels like it’s been ages since we last ‘spoke’ even though it’s been one edition but here we are in February and I’ve got the same feeling you get when you see your friends on the first day of school after an awesome summer holiday….giddy, excited and so much to tell you about and not enough time! Let me start with the holidays. Wow. This past December really does rank up there with some...