Beach sand use­ful pro­mo­tional canvas


DUR­BAN sand artist Lu­cas Mahlangu has been praised for bring­ing an idea to life at the beach­front.

He was given a draw­ing, and the re­sult thrilled the mem­bers of the Goethe In­sti­tut South Africa, which was or­gan­is­ing a four-day con­fer­ence in Dur­ban for Ger­man teachers in South Africa.

The theme of the con­fer­ence was “Ex­pe­ri­enc­ing Story”, and the sand sculp­ture was part of an ini­tia­tive by the Goethe In­sti­tut and Rebel Rab­ble Pub­lish­ing.

“Lu­cas did an awesome job,” said Niresh­nee Chetty, of Rebel Rab­ble Pub­lish­ing.

The story un­der the spot­light is con­tained in the book Legends of the Tide, by Nee­land Goven­der and Viroshen Chetty, which tells about Dur­ban’s great­est flood, which re­sulted in a death toll of more than 400 peo­ple.

It re­counts how six or­di­nary seine-net fish­er­men, known as the Pa­da­vatan Six, be­came some of Africa’s great­est civil­ian he­roes, res­cu­ing 176 peo­ple from drown­ing when the banks of the Um­geni River burst.

Sand castle con­test

Mean­while, cof­fee com­pany, Star­bucks, is about to launch in Dur­ban, and, to gear up for the big event, a sand castle build­ing con­test is be­ing staged on Satur­day.

Hosted by Star­bucks and Dur­ban Tourism, the con­test, which is open to the pub­lic, will also see clashes be­tween lo­cal me­dia and ra­dio teams, as well as Star­bucks teams rep­re­sent­ing the Florida Road store that will open on Novem­ber 25. (An­other one will open at Gate­way next month).

The sand castle clash starts at 8am and runs un­til 11am at North Beach, op­po­site the skate­board park

SAND artist Lu­cas Mahlangu fol­lowed his com­mis­sion to the let­ter and did or­gan­is­ers proud, they said.

GET­TING in some train­ing for Satur­day’s sand-castle chal­lenge are: (from left) Kyro Brower, Aaliya Mia and Kerry Ann Brown.

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