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SA Tourism's new campaign to inspire travellers to do summer differently

South Africa has an unbelievable diversity of things to do and places to explore in all its nine provinces and this week South African Tourism kicks off a campaign to showcase this wide variety of tourism attraction and experiences across the country....Image via 123RFStarting in the Northern Cape, the Summer Different road trip campaign will commence its journey through each one of South Africa’s nine provinces to shine a spotlight on some of...


Top fashionistas and celebs reveal their wardrobe secrets in a sparkling new YouTube series, Skip Power of 5

Throw in a top fashionista's tips for what to wear this season and the insider track on how one rising blogger has become a fashion disruptor: Welcome to Skip Power of 5, a sparkling new YouTube show that explores how the story of our lives is wrapped up in the clothes we wear...Throw in a top fashionista’s tips for what to wear this season and the insider track on how one rising blogger has become a fashion disruptor: Welcome to Skip Power of...


Cape Town's first cannabis-infused dessert bar launches in Woodstock

Menu items include coconut milk-based ice creams, CBD doughnuts and other sweet treats such as cake and ice-cream sandwiches.


Coronavirus: No Christmas markets — but some mulled wine 'to go'

Germany’s Christmas markets, collections of festive shopping stalls and mulled wine stands in city centers, are shuttered because of the pandemic. But a company in Cologne is trying to do what little it still can.


Help is needed for victims

Prof Hayley Walker-Williams, the deputy director of the School of Psychosocial Health at the North-West University (NWU), gives insight into why GBV victims find it hard to leave these relationships and what can be done to help them...Prof Hayley Walker-WilliamsProf Hayley Walker-Williams, the deputy director of the School of Psychosocial Health at the North-West University (NWU), gives insight into why GBV victims find it hard to leave these...


Retailers cash in on Black Friday

Many stores moved from one-day and weekend deals to month-long Black Friday deals because of the Covid-19 pandemic.


5 ways in which 2020 changed the way corporates (and their employees) work

While any reference to the "new normal" should certainly be banned by now, before we move forward into just "normal" it's useful to reflect on some of the most significant ways in which Covid-19 has influenced how and where work happens...Photo by Anna Shvets from PexelsWFH is not the panacea, flexibility isThere was a time, not terribly long ago, that employees dreamt of being able to work from home, with all the imagined flexibility it...


2020 presents a Black Friday unlike any other

It's that time of the year again, when retailers attract their biggest share of customers and increase in-store foot traffic as the festive season begins...Credit: Karolina Grabowska via Pexels"As we have seen, this year is like no other, and there is no doubt that Black Friday and Cyber Monday will be too. Already we have seen the changes begin with the extension of special offers starting from the beginning of November leading up to Black...


WATCH: Gordon Ramsay launches R1 600 burger at new restaurant

The celebrity chef has arranged his latest offerings to coincide with the lifting of England’s nationwide lockdown.


Recently self-employed? Six tips from experts on how to protect your wellbeing

The self-employed are a diverse group that includes everyone from independent consultants, hairdressers and dog walkers, to executive producers and part-time delivery drivers.


Tsonga rap star Sho Madjozi says her new mixtape 'What A Life' is a celebration

South African rapper and rising star Sho Madjozi has released her highly-anticipated new mixtape 'What A Life'.


Anne Hathaway: Motherhood is more than a challenge

Anne Hathaway admits motherhood is "more than just a challenge".


Capetonian (70) completes his 1000th climb up Table Mountain’s Platteklip Gorge

A 70-year-old Cape Town father, Robert “Roy” van Zyl, finished his 1000th climb up Table Mountain in under an hour.


Black Friday and the dangers of online shopping

Be safe out there!


Duchess Catherine's charity work will have a 'long-term impact', expert says

Duchess Catherine’s “influential” work with improving the life of young children is likely to have a “long-term impact”, according to an expert in the field.


Growing the country: How the farming sector can ‘inch’ SA’s economy out of the doldrums

Agricultural economist Wandile Sihlobo believes the farming sector could provide ‘that extra inch of employment; that extra inch of growth’ in the post-Covid economy, if only its opportunities could be spread around more equitably. The trick is to stop thinking that land is a zero-sum game of taking from one to give to another. Sihlobo’s insightful collection of articles appeared in a book titled ‘Finding Common Ground: Land, Equity &...


Tips to survive Black Friday

Things will be trickier this year as Black Friday falls amid a pandemic, and shoppers must switch up their strategies.


Inside Somizi's Cookbook Launch

Television star Somizi Mhlongo, has finally launched his cookbook Dinner At Somizi's: I Am Not A Chef. Read More: Somizi Confirms Release Date For New Cookbook The star-studded launch took place last night in Johannesburg, and it was attended by the who's who of Mzansi's showbiz including the likes of Mihlali Ndamase, MaMkhize, Rami Chuene, Tha Simelane, and Lorna Maseko. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Shauwn Mkhize...


Sims 4 mods: Travel to any hidden lot using the phone

Want to go to Mt. Komorebi without the whole excursion mission? Now you can.


Buckingham Palace’s silence speaks volumes as Meghan Markle’s miscarriage resonates with women across globe

Within minutes after the story was published, women began sharing on social media their own experiences of miscarriage and praised the Duchess of Sussex for her candour. #MeghanMarkle #miscarriage


Queen Elizabeth's Christmas bubble

New rules in the UK, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, prohibit more than three households celebrating together so Queen Elizabeth has been forced to call off her usual large family gathering.


Turkeys, parades and pardons: Thanksgiving in images

It's that time of the year again: from the Presidential pardon of a turkey, which has been a Thanksgiving tradition dating back to the Harry Truman administration in 1947, to the Macy's Parade that started back in 1924, we dive into the Getty archives for an incomplete yet highly enjoyable gallery of images of Thanksgiving throughout the years.


SA’s shame: Over 3,000 schools with pit latrines – almost 500 in Limpopo alone

With every day that Limpopo MEC for Education, Polly Boshielo, fails to show commitment to complying with the law, children are at risk of being hurt or dying in pit latrines.


Yanga Chief drops Pop Star album, Mzansi hip hop fans go crazy

Yanga Chief has dropped his new album titled Pop Star. The award winning star released the project with 15 tracks on Friday morning, 27 November. Fans love it.


A Peek Into Khuli And Lamiez's Home


Challenges of 'building-on', remote working in ST schemes

Covid-19 has accelerated a new normal in which more employers are allowing their employees to work from home, and this trend is likely to continue beyond the current Covid-19 crisis...© Andriy Popov – 123RF.com“Surely one of the advantages of home ownership is that you can ‘build-on’ when you need to. In a sectional title scheme, this is not the case,” Constas stresses.“Now that you need a more permanent workspace at your home, and the dining...


SA’s budget travelling couple shares tips on how to spend less on a holiday

KwaZulu-Natal couple Sarah Korck and Marek Urban share their budget travel tips with IOL Travel readers.


Black Friday reportedly off to a very slow start in South Africa

Black Friday is known to be a busy day across the globe with people lining up for hours before stores open however that is not the same in South Africa today.


Get up to 80% discount on fashion this Black Friday at StyleMode

Black Friday is sizzling hot at StyleMode with up to 80% off on selected items.


Duchess Catherine: We need a more nurturing society for children

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wants to help build a “more nurturing society” for young people, which she believes will result in “happier, healthier children”.


Mauritius holiday off the cards for South Africans in December

An extension of quarantine requirements for travellers makes the island a no-go for South Africans over the December holidays.


'She's so beautiful': Bindi Irwin shares ultrasound of 'active' baby girl

Bindi Irwin posted an adorable video of her and husband Chandler Powell reacting to watching their daughter's ultrasound.


Surge in rabies cases in South Durban

Rabies has once again struck in eManzimtoti, making the town and its surrounds a hot spot for the killer disease.


4 ways to boost your energy naturally with breakfast

’Breaking the fast’ is a vital key to power up your morning. Do it right and the benefits will last you all day.


Gracias Diego, you commanded life till the end

Forget the modern greats Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and just for this moment remember only Diego Maradona.


Blue flags fly high for Durban

Full Blue Flag status awarded to five of Durban’s main beaches


What’s new on Showmax in December 2020

As if we needed any more reasons to be glad to begin the last month of 2020, here’s a long list of great new series, movies and doccies to keep you entertained through the holidays. Prepare yourself for a deluge of Christmas movies to keep you ho-ho-hoing all month long, as well as some new stuff for the kids. Plus, watch Lebo M’s new reality show, Lebo M: Coming Home, exclusive to Showmax.


Shopping tips for home cooks who want to lower their carbon footprint and maximise flavour

Home cooks can seek out once-off artisanal food from micro-producers – a small batch of cheese, foraged mushrooms, or heirloom fruits and vegetables that have a very short season or don’t travel well.


How Take This Thread is using skills development to empower GBV survivors

Take This Thread is a movement aimed at helping break the pattern of abuse by focusing on helping survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) achieve financial independence...The movement provides GBV survivors at POWA safehouses with sewing skills training, fabric and other raw materials to make merchandise. The items are sold on TakeThisThread.com and the proceeds go to the individual women who had a hand in making the products. “Research...


Gloria Estefan is virtual reality grandma

Gloria Estefan has become a "virtual reality grandma" in lockdown.


Gary Barlow's Christmas traditions

Gary Barlow says Christmas is always a "big" deal in his house.


Big Black Friday savings: Three must-see national parks

SANParks is offering big discounts for visits to many of its parks -- but you must book online today.


Sir Paul McCartney in a yoga group with Alec Baldwin

Sir Paul McCartney has revealed he is in a yoga group with Alec Baldwin and has adopted the actor's approach to rejecting pictures in public.


Welcome to the Hotel Zumafornia

Who is the real owner of the luxury Eshowe Aloe Lifestyle Hotel used by former President Jacob Zuma’s personal security and other government departments?


Bain's sustainability accolades celebrated on limited-edition bottle

Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky will temporarily be sporting a green label to highlight the brand's recent sustainability achievements, which drew positive global recognition for the proudly South African spirit.Crafting a whisky that is made different is a step forward, but crafting a whisky that is made with the environment in mind, is priceless. #WhiskyRemastered #BainsGoesGreen #StaySafe pic.twitter.com/2UElIp488q— Bain's Whisky (@BainsWhisky)...


Rita Ora throws birthday party for herself

Rita Ora threw a lavish 30th birthday party for herself this week, after the coronavirus pandemic forced her to cancel her usual birthday celebrations.


Nikki Bella: I found breastfeeding so tough

Nikki Bella found breastfeeding “so tough” at first, as she says she was left with "blisters" over her chest when her son was unable to latch on correctly.


Britney Spears: It's okay not to be perfect

Britney Spears has reminded her fans it’s ’okay not to be perfect’, as she marked Thanksgiving on Thursday.


Zenande Mfenyana Is Not Taking Her Break Up Too Well

New mommy Zenande Mfenyana should be over the moon as she has recently welcomed her pride and joy. This new phase in her life, or any new parent for that matter, should be filled with nothing but love from friends, family and a partner but a recent break-up has left the actress shattered. Read more: Zenande Not Pressured To Lose Pregnancy Weight The Queen actress has opened up about losing a friend. She did not go into detail about how the...


Coronavirus digest: Germany passes 1 million cases

Germany has seen more than 1 million cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. US health experts fear Thanksgiving gatherings will lead to a spike in infections. DW rounds up the latest.