According to Wikipedia: Shisa Nyama is a term used in many South African townships to describe a barbecue or braai where people (friends or families) come together to grill meat in an open fire usually near a butchery. The site is usually provided by the butcher owner and only people who buy meat from the butcher are allowed to use the facility. Shisanyama is a Zulu phrase and, literally, means to “burn meat”

We think this is a rather boring description and I’m sure most owners and customers of local Shisanyama’s would agree. They are vibrant, fun and welcoming. People gather to eat delicious food and be entertained. In most places there will be a butchery onsite where you can choose your meat and the chef will braai to your specification.

Music is always playing and there is always a party ready to happen. Friday, Saturday and Sunday if you are at some of our local Shisanyama’s a DJ will be playing and sometimes a live band.

We are very lucky in the West to have award winning Shisanyama’s. This is the second year of Shisanyama awards which was won last year by Café Skyzer in Chesterville. This year the semifinalists include Café Skyzer Chesterville, Comfort Zone Jazz Lounge in Claremont along with Mashamplanez in Chesterville, Artizen Restaurant & Lounge KwaMashu and One and Only, KwaMashu.

Although they did not make the semifinals we also can recommend Mojo’s Car wash and Shisanyama and Zaba’s Shisanyama both in Claremont.

We think a visit to a local Shisanyama would be the perfect place for your year-end function, why not try something different!



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Gateway Theatre of Shopping, presents the cheerfully colourful TROLLS characters at Gateway this holiday! The Easter school holidays are upon us and Gateway Theatre of Shopping is going to make it memorable for one and all!

Join us at the WaveHouse from the 6th to the 9th of April 2017. Get up close with your favourite characters from The Trolls Movie, the lovable Poppy & Branch. Shoppers will enjoy free entrances to this exciting activation with fun-filled activities between 11am to 6pm, including: lip sync battling, dance offs, arts and crafts station, happy station, hairspray station and Glitz ‘n Glam station.

There are daily prizes up for grabs, so keep an eye out on Gateway’s social media pages for details of daily competitions and activities taking place within the activation.

If visitors to the trolls activation would like access to the rest of the Wavehouse facilities, including the splash pad, supertubes and florider, they will receive a 10% discount on the ticket price. For Wavehouse rates and details visit

Kindly note that the Wavehouse venue can only accommodate a capacity of 200 people for this activation. Once we reach a capacity of 95%, we will work on a system of one exit/one entry to relieve any congestion within the venue. We appreciate your understanding in this regard.

For more information, kindly contact the Gateway Marketing Team on (031) 514 0500 or



Westville CC Craft & Food Fair

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Christian Expo Africa 26 & 27 November 2016


“What to Expect when you’ve Expected”



42 Cunningham Rd, Umbilo

Sunday Soiree Season

 “What to expect when you’ve expected”

Daisy Spencer

SUNDAY    27 NOV 2016   Show starts 14.00  and 18.30- Durban

(Venue opens 90 minutes before show for meal)

 It’s 2:25 in the morning. Your eyes feel like they have rocks in them and your feet like anchors are tied to them, and yet somehow, you manage to drag your exhausted self out of bed and stumble across the room you are determined to keep in total darkness to cater to your little bundle of joys’ every whim and fancy. And so begins, what you pray will only take an hour, the process of serving up a healthy portion of milk, followed by an epic burping session, a change of diaper, and to round it all off, a rendition of ‘My Favourite Things’ from The Sound of Music, sung in a perfect top C!

 Two and a half hours later, when you’ve just about lost the will to live and, “where’s he, where’s he, where’s he…”,are the only words you are capable of muttering, you finally give in to the fact that looking like an extra from The Walking Dead is a look you are just having to make work. As you witness the sun rising for the thirtieth time that month, you realise that even though family and friends warned you about how difficult it was going to be, nothing, and I mean NOTHING, can prepare you for the reality of what to expect when you’ve expected!

 “What to expect when you’ve expected” is a one-woman, stand-up comedy show, written and performed by Daisy Spencer. It takes a comical look at the first few months after giving birth, shedding light on the truth about what raising a child really entails; the details family and friends don’t warn you about. Some topics and issues covered include: sleep deprivation, the pros of no longer being pregnant, the cons of no longer being pregnant,5 people you will hate after giving birth and, the ‘helpful’ neighbour who always has advice, to name a few. Whether you’re first time parents, or done it 3 times over, whether you are family or friends of the superheroes known as parents, you will have a good laugh at this exclusive and ridiculously truthful look into the world of parenting.

R 140-00 a ticket     

Pensioners & Block Bookings (8 or more) R 120-00

Bring food picnic baskets.

(Braais will be available should you wish to cook some meat – DBN ONLY)

Limited secure parking available     Booking is essential. 

Bar Available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises)

 Book at COMPUTICKET or Phone or email Roland for bookings and get that money rolling in.  Email : Cell 0824998636      


An Afternoon of World Class Acoustic Music

Book this date in your diary, 13th November 2pm at Giba Gorge.

Watch these two world class performers play a master class in acoustic guitars.

#gibagorge #davidgrier #nibsvanderspuy


Team Building Culinary Cook-Off’s!


TOY RUN 2016