Adam Dore

Making a living as an actor in Durban is probably right up there with making a living as a heater salesman here. It’s certainly not easy, but Adam Dore has managed to etch out a living doing what he loves which is why we decided to have a chat with him about theatre in Durban and eating tinned beans for dinner.   DIY: Who is Adam Dore? Adam: He is a guy who lives in Durban and digs making a living by doing the acting and not having time... Read More

Grace Kotze

We kick off 2013 with an interview with the experienced painter, curator and teacher, Grace Kotze. We find out what keeps her going after 23 years of creating and ask her about narcissism in using the artist as the subject and what she hopes to communicate with her work.   DIY: Where would say you fit in the Durban art scene? Grace: I embrace it as an exhibitor and part time curator yet prefer to steer clear of the politics, a phenomena that... Read More

The Coffee Mag

Coffee lovers can rejoice as there is a new print and online publication aimed directly at the caffeine fiends. Mel Winter and Iain Evans have teamed up to bring you TheCoffeeMag, a Durban based publication about coffee and coffee culture in South Africa. We chat to Mel and Iain about coffee, publishing and the future of both. DIY: Who is involved with TheCoffeeMag? What are each of their roles in the publication and its online endeavour? Mel: Currently... Read More

Marco Cianfanelli

We caught up with Marco Cianfanelli about the Release sculpture he created at the Nelson Mandela capture site in Howick. we chat about what it took to make the iconic sculpure a reality and what it means to him. DIY: Were you fearful of the pressure to create something iconic when you were approached to complete this project? What was the biggest challenge you faced to make your vision a reality? Marco: Given that Jeremy Rose (Mashabane Rose &... Read More

Ask DJ Fuego Heat

Life is full of questions. Questions like, “Should I get the broad bean or sugar bean bunny?”, “Which is the best whiskey for under R100?” and “When does buying her shots go from being friendly to date rapey?” Luckily for you, we’ve got a professional question answerer in the form of the always sensual, DJ Fuego Heat. The firey one answers your tough questions after the jump.   The Economy asks: Hi there DJ Feugo Heat, Do you remember... Read More

Floor Assassins

We wanted to find out what’s happening with B-boying in Durban so we hit up Bizzo and Kaydo from the Floor Assassins with an email of questions we needed answering. They drop knowledge in the interview below on what they’re up to and why they push so hard in a scene so small.   DIY: First off, what got each of you into B-Boying? FA: Each member in the crew started B-boying for a different reason. Either it was being influenced by... Read More