It’s About the Vibe

As pioneers in the social lifestyle venue category, News Cafe Umhlanga is delighted to celebrate its fifth birthday! Proudly held by Fournews, News Cafe opened the first store in Hatfield in 1995. News Cafe has grown into a multi-national household name nearly three decades later and remains synonymous with innovative thinking within the food and social market space. A proudly African brand, News Cafe has expanded to multiple African countries. In South Africa, ideally situated...

ARC OPENS ITS DOORS IN DURBAN AT GATEWAY MALL

Durban, we’ve arrived! Meet your brand-new Gateway ARC store filled from floor to ceiling with 100+ of the best global and local beauty brands, opening treats and some serious beauty spoils. The luxury beauty destination has proudly swung open its doors opened right in the heart of Umhlanga, Durban at Gateway Mall – and just in time for Mother’s Day. The dedicated beauty store, their fifth store and first store in KwaZulu-Natal, is an impressive...

Give Mom What She Wants

Mothers are special, not one is the same as the other. They are caring and loving people who work hard for their families, and sometimes they need some down time so here are some ideas to help you come up with something to spoil her. You know, one of Durban’s most notable features is our ocean and the aquatic life here. We all love seeing colourful fish, playful dolphins and great sharks. This is for...

FABSTUFF FEBRUARY/ MARCH 2022

We’ve got loads of stuff you’re going to love! TASHA’S FANTASTIC FUDGE  Is a handcrafted, artisanal product made from a third-generation recipe using only the best ingredients, the most important of those being butter. What started with the original fudge block sold in jars, now includes various packages as well as an entire plethora of flavours. Added to the range are a few delish fudges by products namely Fudge Sauce, Fudging Popcorn and Fudging Millionaires-Shortbread. Tickle your...

Comedic Timing is Everything

We were delighted to have Prev Reddy A.K.A. Aunty Shamilla sit around the brown boardroom table with the FabMags team with coffees and Krispy Kreme’s to chat about everything; from his rocky start to his career, a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award, an international tour and of course, we got to meet the legendary Aunty Shamilla, in all of her robed glory! Prev always knew that he wanted to be a performer. “I knew that if...

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This Christmas, let us shop local, smart and creative! We have head-hunted a diverse range of fantastic suppliers to ensure you have a gift option for everyone. Self Society A small, local business was created to help people practice self-care not only through their inspiring content but through their homemade artisanal bath and body products too. They have just released their new body polishes, you have to try! Their cold process artisanal soaps are made...

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“It has been touch and go as to whether the 2021 event would even be able to take place this year,” says Alene Naidoo, Organiser of The Durban Botanic Gardens Trail of Lights. “Last year was such a disappointment, when we had to close early, due to adjusted COVID restrictions; but we have received the go-ahead from the relevant authorities and barring any major announcements from the President, we are optimistic that the 2021 show...

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Candy Cane Lane Holiday Light Drive-Through – A First for Durban Admittedly, the usual festive cheer that takes hold of Durbanites and visitors around December, has been a bit wanting over the past two years, with the COVID-19 pandemic scuppering the holiday plans for many.   The team that brings you KwaZulu-Natal’s largest holiday light show got thinking about a complementary experience that would cater to the many that would not be able to enjoy...

The Ballito Pro presented by O’Neill to go ahead with its COVID-19 safety programme

With the new Omnicron variant driving a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections, concerns have been raised about health and safety and public events. Fortunately, event organisers of the 2021 Ballito Pro presented by O’Neill have implemented a stringent COVID-19 safety programme to protect contestants and visitors. This will allow the KwaDukuza event to go ahead as scheduled from 9 to 19 December. “In planning for The Ballito Pro, our COVID-19 safety programme has taken into...

RISE BY SIYA KOLISI – His truth. His story. In his words.

There have been many comments made and books written about Siya Kolisi, captain of the Springboks, and the first black man to lead his country in over 128 years of South African rugby. But now, for the very first time, Siya Kolisi shares his story in an extraordinarily intimate memoir, charting his journey from being born into the impoverished Zwide township, his 2018 appointment as captain of the Springboks – recognised worldwide as a pivotal...