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Month: December 2015

FLEXIBLE WORKSPACE OPENS IN UMHLANGA

Are you over working from home or a grim little office somewhere but you don’t fancy the hassle of committing to a long-term lease? It might be time to consider co-working or serviced office spaces. Flexible Workspace is a local competitor to big, global firms like Regus and recently opened its Umhlanga Business Centre. It is a slick, modern facility in the Beacon Rock building, above SMG in central Umhlanga. (There’s an office there with arguably the best sea views in Durban that can be had for about R10k a month.) Flexible Workspace has fully serviced offices and virtual...

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DURBAN TOURISM MAKES WAVES

Durban Tourism is apparently expecting “a record breaking festive season” with more than 1.4 million visitors stopping over in the city during the peak holiday season between December 2015 and January 2016. The city’s tourism body made this announcement at the Wavehouse at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping (December 4, 2015) during a function marking the relaunch of the water fun park. It has changed hands and been refurbished and will be officially re-opened to the public over the weekend as GO WiLD at the WaveHouse. According to Phillip Sithole, head of Durban Tourism, the envisaged socio-economic impact over...

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INSPIRED DESIGN ROCKS UMHLANGA

“There are very few holistic home interior décor stores which offer the expansive and inclusive range that our stores offer, including the services of an in-house interior design team that can help ensure that your vision comes together,” says Rupert Nevill, the managing director of Amber Bay Investments. The company, a BBBEE accredited independent art and home décor company that was established in 1965, owns Inspired Design – a one stop upmarket retail brand that has opened an outlet in Umhlanga’s Lighthouse Road. The first Inspired Design store is located in Johannesburg. The decision to open the second in...

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TATTOO BUSINESS SHOWS SOME SKIN

TATTOO BUSINESS SHOWS SOME SKIN Tattoos aren’t taboo in Durban anymore. In fact, skin art is flourishing in eThekwini with hundreds of people being inked in the city every day. Of course, in South Africa, it’s almost impossible to put a number to exactly what the tattoo industry is worth or how much people spend on skin art – BUT, although South Africa is definitely not in the same category as the States, it’s useful to get some idea of just how massive the industry there is. Inc. magazine recently claimed that there were over 15 000 tattoo parlours bringing...

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