Don’t miss SA navy ship display

The festival line up includes tours of South African Navy ships, tugboat displays, a careers exhibition focusing on maritime vocations
The festival line up includes tours of South African Navy ships, tugboat displays, a careers exhibition focusing on maritime vocations

POPULAR South African music artists, Nasty C and Amanda Black, will be the headline acts at this year’s Durban Port Festival, hosted by Transnet National Ports Authority.

The event takes place from Saturday, 9 to Sunday, 10 September in partnership with eThekwini Municipality, MSC Cruises, African Marine Solutions (AMSOL) and the South African Navy.

Read also: R200-million cruise terminal upgrade for Durban

Durban Port Manager, Moshe Motlohi said the festival is part of Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) efforts to bring communities closer to the ports, community engagement, tourism, leisure, recreation, and career and business opportunities.

“The primary goal of our port festivals is to provide marine ‘edu-tainment’ for our future generations. Over and above this being about the public learning more about our port, it’s also a platform for our local artists to showcase their talent. It was important for us to ensure that our headline acts are local artists who are renowned in the industry,” said Motlohi. 

Among headline acts will be 20-year old Durban-born rapper, songwriter and record producer Nasty C who burst into the scene with a single Hell Naw in 2016 and Amanda Black who achieved success with her award-winning hit single Amazulu.

Read also: Pilot honoured by port for nerves of steel

Some of the other action lined up so far includes tours of South African Navy ships, tugboat displays, a careers exhibition focusing on maritime vocations, a sail-past and regatta, sea rescue displays and a range of waterside activities. There will also be a craft market and food stalls where goodies can be purchased from local stallholders.

Entry to the Durban Port Festival is R30 for adults and R10 for children under the age of 16, with tickets available through Computicket. Festivities will run from 10am to 8pm pm on Saturday.

Do you want to receive news alerts via WhatsApp? Send us a WhatsApp message (not an sms) with your name and surname (ONLY) to 060 532 5532.

 

  AUTHOR
Northglen News

Latest News

COMMENTS

Top
Next Story x
WATCH: Arnold rescues spitting cobra from Sunningdale home