Lockdown Level 3 Now EffectiveRead more
*Brief as per President’s Address – 30 May 2021*
* That South Africa will go to Adjusted Alert Level 2 tomorrow.
* Curfew will be between 23h00 – 04h00
* Non-essential establishments to close by 22h00.
* Indoor gatherings reduced to 100 people for indoor gatherings.
* Outdoor gathering reduced to 250 people.
* Where venues are too small, such places will only be allowed to accommodate 50% capacity.
* Under this new adjusted level 2 lockdown, faith based and political gatherings, will still be allowed provided they adhere to the new restrictions.
* Only a 100 people permitted to attend funerals and the proceedings will be limited to only 2 hours.
* Night vigils or ‘after tears’, gatherings where those attending play music and drink alcohol after the burial, will not be allowed.
* Mask are compulsory.
* Protocols need be followed at all times.
Take all necessary precautions.
#socialdistance #socialdistancing #stayhome #makeadifferrence
May the Almighty grant ease for all. Aameen.
*YAB’S Advisory Service*
✆ 083 617 1737
Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital is proud announce that it has registered to vaccinate those members of the public who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in phase two of the national rollout campaign.
You may register for the vaccination on the Department of Health Electronic Vaccination Data System if you are an un-vaccinated healthcare worker or are over 60 years of age.
You may register through any of the following means –
1. Online – https://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za
2. USSD (free on all South African mobile networks) – Dial *134*832*IDNUMBER#, if you do
not have an ID number, just dial *132*832#
3. WhatsApp – Send the word REGISTER to 060 012 3456
4. Hotline (free on all South African mobile networks) – Call 0800 029 999 (8h00 – 18h00
Monday to Sunday)
Lenmed’s Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital in the South of Johannesburg proudly joins the first group of private hospitals nominated by the National Department of Health (NDoH) to be a vaccination site. The facility was chosen based on its capacity for and history of successfully treating the most COVID-19 patients in the province to date.
As part of the national vaccination rollout strategy implemented by the NDoH, Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital will only be vaccinating its own healthcare workers and those of two defined private facilities in its immediate vicinity. Healthcare workers who work on the frontline in COVID- 19 areas of the hospital and perform high risk procedures will be prioritised due to the limited quantity of vaccines available. Vaccinations are not open to the general public at this stage.Read more
The discontinuation of the social relief of distress grant will be a nail in the coffin for the more than 14 million South Africans who are going to bed hungry. It will worsen poverty and inequality by collapsing the safety net that so many relied upon. This is because trickledown economics and austerity measures are not working. At this pivotal moment, the government must implement a Universal Basic Income Grant #UBIGNOW. The recently launched Alternative Macroeconomic and #UBIGNOW Approach and Policy Document and UBIG scenarios document lays out the fiscally neutral UBIG that pays for itself through progressive taxation, without increasing the debt to GDP ratio.Read more
In a major fillip for high-capacity telecoms services between coastal cities and the rest of South Africa, MTN has completed its part in the long-awaited Coastal National Long Distance (NLD) cable project, known in the industry as NLD 5 and NLD 6. MTN continues to innovate and close digital access gaps in SA with a Network Capex spend of R50 billion over a period of five years.
The fibre route starts in Cape Town, and runs along the N2, moves through Gqeberha and East London and then on to Durban. It offers an exciting alternative to existing fibre networks and older, slower options and covers an impressive 1,822 kms while supporting several other sitesRead more
On a series of posts the organizers and its members called for an end to the violent and senseless attacks on the Palestinians by Apartheid Israel, they demand that the SA government implement sanctions on Israel.
Principal of CTIEC , Moulana Sayed Imraan Ziyaee made a bold statement during his address to the media: “Yes, a ceasefire has been negotiated and we welcome a ceasefire. Let’s be clear we will continue standing in support and to create awareness of the ongoing occurrences in Palestine, there will be no ceasefire in our campaign to boycott, disinvest and sanction the Israeli apartheid state.”
Another protestor, Mr Westhuizen, said: “I stand in solidarity with Palestinians, and so should everyone, no matter your race or religion. It’s great to see so many people come out to support the cause with such short notice.”Read more
The AVBOB Poetry Competition invites poets to submit poetry in all 11 official languages. This year’s competition opens on 1 August. For more informative articles on how to write poetry, visit: www.avbobpoetry.co.za/Blog/ViewAllRead more
More South Africans are buying online and getting goods delivered to their homes since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, courier activities have increased. With this uptick in couriers on our roads and the fact that most of the personnel are unarmed and without training to deal with hijackings, they are soft targets.
Usually, courier vans carrying high-value goods are specifically sought and targeted by syndicates. However, there are also opportunistic incidents that occur in residential areas. Either way, the situation is often violent and a threat to both delivery personnel and residents accepting deliveries.Read more
Understanding the markings on your tyre may not seem like an important skill to know, after all, you expect the experts fitting your tyre at the tyre dealership to be sure of their business.
“Did you know that each tyre tells a story? Take a closer look at the sidewall of your car’s tyre, take note of the various numbers embossed onto its sidewall,” says Lubin Ozoux, CEO of Sumitomo Rubber South Africa, the manufacturer of Dunlop tyres for Africa. “Each number detailed there tells a story about the suitability of the tyre you have chosen to place on your vehicle.”Read more
The price of having a bad credit record is far more than financial, it is psychological. The debt collectors at RentMaster see it often. When people are desperate our agents encounter a range of emotions from rage to crying which fills them with empathy for their plight. The most challenging situations are when a tenant has avoided the inevitable and eviction has to take place.
For us, it is terrible that it is often a situation which could have been completely diffused if they just engaged and reached an agreement with us sooner.
Rehabilitating your credit record can make your life easier when dealing with service providers, decrease your psychological distress by eliminating the fear of collection calls and creditors give you financial freedom and allow you to continue with your life, knowing that the essentials are taken care of.Read more
Johannesburg, Wednesday 12 May 2021 – For the past 19 years, the Thuthuka Bursary has funded academically talented African and Coloured learners and students who want to become chartered accountants [CAs(SA)]. If you are one of them, don’t delay applications for the 2022 intake have just opened.
The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is constantly working to fix the member demographics of the chartered accountancy profession to be reflective of those of the country. One of the ways in which it does this is through the Thuthuka Bursary.Read more
For over 50 years, the 12th of May has been dedicated to recognising the crucial role that nurses play in patient wellbeing and recovery. This year more than ever, we celebrate the nurses who have put on a brave face for over a year and have gone the extra mile or three for their patients in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic.Read more
“The beloved and award-winning Oudtshoorn crochet-and-knit project, ReWOLusie, has gained a national footprint this year, thanks to the crochet-along campaign,” says Hugo Theart, Artistic Director of the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK). “This initiative enables all South Africans to participate, with more blankets than ever providing warmth to the needy in the cold winter months.”
Theart says the pattern for this beautiful blanket was designed by Oudtshoorn resident Bets Wilkinson. “For 13 weeks until the end of July we will be releasing a section of the pattern for the blanket on our website every Monday. By the end of the 13 weeks, each participant will have the full pattern. The first two sections of the pattern are now available. You will also get information on everything you need to know and require before you start, suggestions for colour combinations, videos of all the stitches, tips, and of course the pattern with photos,” he explains.Read more
The refocusing of priorities amid the global pandemic has put an already buoyant health and wellness market into overdrive. This has spurred the demand for more innovative plant-based products promoting health, which bodes well for our locally grown Rooibos tea.
Tea is big business. After water, it is the most-consumed drink in the world. Roughly, 25 000 cups of tea are poured every second across the globe, which amounts to a staggering 2.16 billion cups per day!
After meticulously studying the various infusions, Bonin has developed a tea personality quiz to help tea lovers find their significant other Rooibos blend. If you’re curious, visit www.sarooibos.co.za. Your answers will shed light on which flavour best pairs up with your personality.
Encyclopaedia For Sale 22 Volumes @ R800 – Contact 081 588 0353Read more
Cape Town Ulama Board strongly condemns the Ejection of the Palestinians. The Cape Town Ulama Board strongly condemns the brutal violence and atrocities committed against Palestinians by the oppressive apartheid Israeli invaders. The latest being the planed brutality towards Palestinian worshipers at Al Aqsa Mosque during this blessed month of Ramadaan.Read more
Do you have a bold business idea that has the potential to be a gamechanger in the regional furniture industry? Do you want to grow in the retail value chain? If you are a small business based in KZN that currently supplies, or could supply, goods or services to the furniture sector, enter the eThekwini Furniture Cluster (EFC) Business Accelerator and put yourself in the running to gain a lucrative business contract with leading South African furniture retailers, @home, CLM Home and Homewood.Read more
The Programme will commence on 1 June 2021 and is open to all employed women in the transport sector with a minimum of four years working experience. The applicants should have a matric certificate, be South African citizens, and currently employed in a junior or middle management role in logistics, transport, supply chain and/or warehousing. The CTA is inviting interested employers to enrol two women working in junior or middle management positions onto this eight-month internationally recognised Candidacy Programme.Read more
The law requires credit providers to carry out a series of checks before approving a loan. These include confirming your credit score, income and how much debt and other expenses you have. Your expenses, including debt repayments, are then compared to your income to see if you can afford the loan.
Lenders get your credit score from one of the credit bureaus, such as Experian, TransUnion, CompuScan or XDS. The score is based on your credit and repayment record and shows how financially dependable you are. There are a number of factors that influence your score, but most importantly, if you pay all your debts on time, you’ll have a high score. If you don’t and have outstanding or unpaid debts, it will be low.
By law you are entitled to a free credit report from any of the bureaus each year, but most people either don’t know this or don’t bother to ask for it and as a result don’t know their score.Read more
“Don’t let your guard down, pay attention no matter where you are for your safety and wellbeing,” says Duma Ngcobo at Tracker South Africa. “Criminals are most likely to strike when you least expect it. Beware of distractions and complacency or a false sense of comfort and safety. If something doesn’t seem right, or it feels unsafe, trust your gut.”Read more
For years nutrition experts have told us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And according to Bianca Tromp, FUTURELIFE® dietitian, they are absolutely right! She says, “Eating breakfast encourages healthier eating, balances blood sugar levels, kickstarts your metabolism, boosts energy levels, promotes heart health and stimulates the brain.”
She adds that eating protein in the morning packs an even more powerful punch and will set off a myriad of benefits including:
1. Feeling fuller for longer with less cravingsRead more
With their consumers top of mind, NESCAFÉ GOLD has recognised the worldwide growing desire of plant-based living, which has inspired their vegan-friendly, non-dairy, plant-based mixes range, which forms part of NESCAFÉ’s ever-growing repertoire of exciting innovations and experiences.Read more
Eggs symbolise the essence of fertility and new life – the epitome of a mother –the only difference is that her job doesn’t end after birth!
Keeping you clean, feeding, comforting, guiding, protecting, nurturing and loving you – a very short summary of the things most mothers do for their children. The least you can do, is spoil her with a scrumptious brunch this Mother’s Day.Read more
Anxiety is not to be dismissed or taken lightly, but the good news is that parents and teachers can take steps to ensure they firstly, recognise red flags in children and then respond appropriately, should there be concerns that a child is taking strain emotionally, an education expert says.
“Teachers and parents can recognise the onset of anxiety when a sudden change in behaviour becomes apparent and continues for at least three weeks or longer,” says Dr Jacques Mostert who holds a PhD in Psychology of Education and is Brand Academic Manager at ADvTECH, SA’s leading private education provider. Dr Mostert is globally renowned in his field, and has conducted experiential research in education in Denmark, the UK, South Africa and The Netherlands.Read more
If you’re a bit nervous of your cooking skills, smashed avo on toast, with the zing of lemon, chilli and fresh coriander is always a winner. For those feeling a bit more adventurous and if you want to be the favourite child forever, prepare your mother an avo shakshuka with avocado harissa yoghurt.
This one-pan meal easily feeds a family of four and goes down well with a couple of slices of toasted ciabatta. Better yet, this meal doesn’t use up too many pots and pans, so less dishes to wash at the end of the meal – yes if you truly love mom, best you clean up the kitchen afterwards.Read more
While the intention of lockdown regulations and physical distancing was to contain the spread of COVID-19, the unintended consequences have been an economic crisis, record-high unemployment and a “plumper” population.Read more
“The reality is that the youth do not have the means or the skills to better their lives, without significant assistance from the private sector,” explains Johan Engelbrecht – Group CEO, Atvance Academy, an institution dedicated to providing saleable skills for students and employers.
“What we offer is that link between business and employees. Our corporate sponsors enable us to train potential employees, who may not have advanced much beyond Grade 10, at no cost to the students – a win-win scenario.Read more
“On average, Call Centres report that it costs around R20K to recruit, screen and train each agent, over 20% of the average annual salary. Recruitment and retention are therefore high priorities in this sector,” says Sam Staats, Co-founder and Director for Airshot, a digital broadcast platform.
Sam says that through working with numerous Call Centres, the Airshot team has established a model that uses successful strategies to improve agent retention and boost performance. “The secret sauce is employee engagement and the powerful activities that drive this don’t require a magic formula or gimmicks, but rather active communication, recognition and creating opportunities for growth,” Sam explains.Read more
GirlCode’s Software Development Learnership programme commenced on 1 April 2021 and it was officially launch in Midrand, on 30 April 2021. The learnership programme will run for a period of 12 months and comes at no cost to participating learners.
The learners will attend daily work simulated sessions at the GirlCode Campus in Midrand, the focus, being an introduction to cloud-based computing and AWS tools. They will be working on practical projects as well as learn and practice with relevant tech and tools. This will afford the learners hands-on opportunities to experience real-life operations and agility of projects, working in teams in a business environment, while also acquiring soft skills to prepare them for the world of work.Read more
As part of Ramadan celebrations, Moti Cares, the philanthropic arm of the Moti Group, on Saturday, 17 April 2021, donated of cases of water to the community in Lenasia.
At the event, held at the Lenasia Cricket Stadium on Saturday, Moti staff assisted LENZ FM by setting up for a mass Iftaar for members of the community who are in most need. During the Iftaar, Moti water was supplied as a fundamental resource of hydration.Read more
Entries are now open for the fifth Innibos National Craft Awards, supported by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC).
The competition aims to highlight the vibrant craft sector in South Africa by encouraging and honouring the excellence in skill of both those who set out to make pieces that can be easily reproduced and commercialised and those whose objective it is to create unique, wondrous once-off pieces.Read more
First time home buyers in South Africa now have added support to get their foot on the first rung of the property ladder, thanks to a new partnership between legal technology company, LexisNexis South Africa, and conveyancing firm, MDW Inc. Government subsidies are available up to R121,000 for those within the ‘gap housing market’, namely households with an income of between R3 501 to R22 000. Application criteria and other information can be found at https://www.mybondfitness.info/lexisnexisflisp
The United Nations World Tourism Organisation estimates that by 2030, there will be 1.8 billion new international travellers. Choosing a career in hospitality, therefore, could be the best decision that the Matrics of 2021 will ever make!
Shaun Lamont, Managing Director, First Group Hotel and Resorts said, “With university and college applications now open for 2022, Matrics will be looking to make a decision about what to study next year. If your child is still sitting on the fence, why not get them to consider a career in hospitality?”
Shaun offer 5 reasons why Matrics should consider studying hospitalityRead more
Namibia and Rwanda, two of 22 member countries of MenEngage Africa Alliance, are the only countries in sub-Saharan Africa that are fast moving towards attaining gender equality, and they rank 6th and 7th in world rankings, respectively, placing them among the world’s top 10 most gender-equal societies, according to the recently-released 2021 Global Gender Gap Report.Read more
The Standard Bank and Booking.com partnership aims to extend value to Standard Bank customers when travelling locally and abroad. As the world begins to open up again, through this partnership Standard Bank customers planning overseas travel will be rewarded with great rewards such as 35% off Emirates flights for Platinum Credit Card customers; automatic travel insurance for customers who book using their Standard Bank Credit Card; a 15% discount on car rental from Avis and access to the Bidvest Lounge or the Library Lounge at OR Tambo for Platinum credit card holders.Read more
Johannesburg, 22 April 2021 – In order to provide relief to taxi owners currently affected by rising fuel prices and reduced commuter numbers amongst other factors, CTU has partnered with various fuel retailers to create a first of its kind offering aimed specifically at taxi drivers and owners.Read more
As our bodies age, our metabolic ability to shed subcutaneous fat decreases. However, a pinch of prevention is worth an ounce of cure and the treatment is suitable for adults of any age who are 10 – 15kg over their ideal weight.
Louw cautions that, “A healthy lifestyle should be in place before beginning treatment for the best results as it’s possible to regain the fat pockets that have been treated if you don’t manage your diet. Loose skin from dramatic weight loss and poor muscle tone, may also make your results less prominent.”Read more
Harvesting water from the clear blue sky without having to wait for rain to fall sounds like a futuristic dream in a country where critical drought is an only too recent memory. But this is what AquaSky, the first atmospheric water generating plant in South Africa, has been doing since 2017.Read more
There’s a lot more to Gauteng than skyscrapers and traffic. if you’re staying home this holiday season, try these activities for a leisurely day out. “Besides the caves and museums, the Cradle of Humankind is a lovely area to drive around and enjoy the rolling hills and the tall, swishing highveld grasses. ”Read more
The Editor The variance of over 100% between the basic fuel price and what consumers have to pay at theRead more
MTN today announced the launch of its Supersonic AirFibre offering, an innovative product that overcomes distance and a lack of infrastructure in urban, township and rural communities to bring fibre-quality connectivity to more households across the country.
“We are breaking down the traditional barriers to entry that have denied many access to a modern, connected life”, says Calvin Collett, Managing Director of MTN SA’s ISP: Supersonic. “From Soweto to Swellendam, we believe that every household deserves the speed and benefits of fibre-like connectivity, and through AirFibre we believe we can achieve this”.Read more
HOUSE FOR SALE IN LENASIA SOUTH EXT. 4…
HOUSE CAN BE DIVIDED INTO TWO PORTIONS….
ONE PORTION CAN BE A TWO BEDROOM WITH 2 ENSUITES…..WITH LOUNGE AND DINNING ROOM
THE OTHER PORTION WOULD BE A 3 BEDROOM WITH LOUNG AND DINNING ROOM…
Z A. M. MOOLA
The festive season is a time where we become more mindful of all the things we are blessed with, so sit back, relax and let your natural beauty shine through. You already have the hair of your dreams, you simply need to let it shine through.
To begin your journey to beautiful hair the natural way simply e-mail email@example.com.Read more
It is no secret that many industries have been hit hard by the 2020 pandemic with the rental industry being particularly vulnerable. As tenant’s income became unpredictable, many landlords were placed in the grey area between being understanding of changing economic circumstances and becoming an accidental financier of their tenant’s homes.
Shanaaz Trethewey, CEO of RentMaster, knows that the idea of a passive income always requires an active role, and she has seen from experience how quickly the rental process can turn from a charming idea to a real ordeal.Read more
Ticketpro, a leading ticketing company and a member of the Blue Label Telecoms group of companies, has announced that it has added long-distance bus tickets to its portfolio of products and services.
“We are very excited to launch and add long-distance bus ticketing to our portfolio – it’s part of our evolution and strategy in bringing ticketing to the people of South Africa, to make it easier, saving time, saving money and more convenient for South Africans to buy tickets for their bus trips to other provinces and even neighbouring countries,” says Brandon Duffield, managing director of Ticketpro.Read more
Sager suggests that a first step towards not overspending during the festive season is to determine how much money your household will have until the next payday at end of January.
Then consider all the usual expenses such as bond repayments or rent, vehicle payment, insurance, food, petrol, rates, airtime and data and other regular costs. These should be fairly easy to work out by looking at bank statements going back a few months.Read more
It’s holiday time again and for those of us who choose to have a home holiday and to endure the constant daily triggering of alarms of deserted homes of people gone on holiday.
It is also not fair to the surrounding neighbourhood.
Leaving it to family members, friends and neighbours to attend to the constant triggering of the alarm is just not fair to them.
This is most irritating and inconsiderate.
It is also a sure way of alerting criminals that there is nobody occupying the property.Read more
The festive season is upon us and despite the second wave of COVID-19 that has hit South Africa, some people may still opt to travel to different destinations to spend time with family and friends they haven’t seen since lockdown.
Government this week outlined updated rules for travelling requirements both locally and when entering or leaving the country, the tests required, as well as the quarantine periods. So, whether you have planned a long-distance road trip, travelling to a nearby location or neighbouring country, it is important to consider the health risks and not only prepare for the trip but also ensure that you are covered in case of any unfortunate event.Read more
The new MTN Pulse bundles are exclusively available to the youth under the age of 25-years. These new bundles, which are available by dialing USSD *411# are designed to provide our customers with a variety of offers for calling, internet surfing, and social media. Customers will now have an option of choosing whether they want a data and voice bundle, data only or social media bundle at one price point.Read more
if you’re looking for a variety of gifting options for either yourself or a loved one, Rosebank Mall has all the options curated for you. All you have to do is come for a visit. Whether you’re looking for something a lot more artistic, artisan, crafted or finessed in fashion and beauty, Rosebank Mall’s gifting lane is the place to find it. And when you’re done shopping, take a stroll to the Greg Rollinson Pianos Extravaganza to take in some modern music. All COVID-19 protocols will be in place.
For more information on Rosebank Mall, visit https://www.rosebankmall.co.za/.
Follow Rosebank Mall socials on Twitter:@RosebankMall, Instagram:@rosebankmall and Facebook:@MallOfRosebank… Remember to share your festive magic at Rosebank Mall stories on social with the hashtag #RosebankMall #RosebankMallFestiveMagic.Read more
“I would encourage other SMEs to be brave and put their businesses out there and enter. I know when you think about competitions, you think about winning, but the process itself provides great value,” concludes Kedibone. SMEs in manufacturing, engineering/construction, trade/services and agriculture sectors can enter the competition on www.eskombic2020.co.za. For support and assistance, small business owners should email Grounded Media on firstname.lastname@example.org.Read more
Making a tangible difference to positively change lives remained key throughout the year and during the final quarter of 2020, when the learners had returned to school, the MTN SA Foundation ramped up its campaign to increase access to e-Learning by handing over multimedia centres at five no-fee-paying schools, and two in higher learning and training institutions. This built on the initiatives earlier in the year to zero-rate over 1 000 educational and public benefit websites to ensure those most in need had access to digitised curriculum during lockdown. The contribution of ICT technical equipment and support continues to build on existing partnerships with government countrywide.Read more
Siyakunakekela’s mission is to effect tangible change in South Africa in the areas of Health, Education and Humanitarian Outreach. Founded by a collective of regular South African citizens who care, the organisation has committed to providing health and safety solutions for sanitation at schools and communities most in need. Built on the cornerstone of dignity, the organisation addresses societal crisis with 3 major pillars of solutions:
Gender based violence
1: Gender Based Violence
While gender-based violence is not something unique to South Africa, the problems the country faces with increased rates of reported cases and deaths as a result are something no one can ignore. Adding to this, is the well-known fact that most crimes against women are done by people they trust, people they know or people that are within their close circle. Siyakunakekela seeks to address this at a grassroots level with the intention of making a real and tangible change.Read more
3D PRINTING FARMS – ROBOTICS – AUGMENTED REALITY – AI – ML
All the fields above are at the cutting edge of current technology, and are set to grow exponentially in future, says Payne.
“These are very exciting emerging opportunities, and prospective students interested in these fields should ensure they speak to a student advisor at their higher education institution of choice to enquire about how their offering matches these career paths. It is also important to ensure that the institution can show strong industry-connection and evidence of work-integrated learning that seeks to solve real-life scenarios in these fields, as theoretical foundation only will not be sufficient,” says Payne.Read more
President Cyril Ramaphosa: Progress in national effort to contain Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic 14 Dec 2020 Statement by President Cyril RamaphosaRead more
“The spaces we operate in have made it impossible for women to lead without question or motive. The expectation that men can do better has been indoctrinated in our being and has caused us to think that women are not good enough.
“The world offers equal opportunities for all humankind but the people in power reserve all leadership positions for men. When women are given the opportunity, there are conditions. We all have equal opportunities, and that should always be applied.”Read more
“Discretionary savings vehicles do serve a purpose and offer solutions to a myriad of investor needs, but they are in most instances sub-optimal solutions for purposes of maximising the full potential of your retirement funding outcomes.”Read more
The festive season is a time to indulge, which means cakes and desserts are definitely on the menu. And while there are some interesting vegan alternatives, baking with eggs adds a richness and luxe mouthfeel that just can’t be beat.Read more
It is noteworthy that most South Africans report they would like to interact more often with people from other race groups but cite language and confidence as the two greatest barriers.
This is ahead of other perceived factors such as lack of common ground, anxiety, or negative prior experiences.
It is obvious that true reconciliation is impossible unless we overcome the social and economic inequalities that persist in our society. It is only when the playing fields of opportunity are levelled and the lives of all South Africans improve that social cohesion will be strengthened.Read more
If you are worried about how you are going to cope over the festive season, or often turn to alcohol as a way to cope, or perhaps you are worried about a loved one or friend who needs help – please call SADAG and Department of Social Development 24 hour Substance Abuse Helpline 0800 12 13 14. You can also sms 32312 and a counsellor will call back to help. The helpline provides free telephone counselling, information and referrals to resources around the country. SADAG is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year – there is always help and there is always hope.Read more
The Fiat Fullback – the most-driven 2019 bakkie in South Africa according to AutoTrader – will take the opportunity to prove its reliability, robustness, and practicality when doing track-side duty to keep the race going. In addition, Jeep will provide invaluable support to other critical behind-the-scenes functions that allow the show to go on. Wrangler, Renegade and Compass vehicles will be used by officials throughout the international motorsport weekend.Read more
“Ford is for many things: creating jobs, boosting the economy, supporting worthy causes, investing in the youth, protecting our country’s wildlife, and the list goes on,” says Berry. “As part of our 97-year manufacturing history, we want to show our commitment to South Africa at all levels. Helping with these trolleys shows that even small but insightful gestures can make a big difference.”
“Twenty-twenty was a really tough year for someone like me in the car wash profession,” says Sizwe Khumalo, one of the recipients of the car wash trolleys.
“Now, thanks to Ford, we look forward to a new year that will allow us to work faster, look like race car drivers with the Ford Performance trolleys, and complete more speedy washes in a day. We are grateful to everyone at Ford for treating us like family and helping us to be even better at the work that we do here at the Silverton Assembly Plant.”Read more
The Geatest, The Almighty Creator
is so Humble, Dignified, Pure, Beautiful, Magnanimous, so High and Holy
beyond anyone’s comprehension,
yet ALLAH awj (GOD)
addresses HIMSELF as “HE” at times.
Some humans want to be addressed,
or are addressed by others, with long titles
in front and at the back of their names.
It is ok not to have it figured out. Start anyway. You’ll work it out as you go. – Business JumpRead more
Real Difficulties can be Overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. – Theodore VailRead more
Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters. – Dau VoireRead more
Stand up straight and realise who you are, that you tower over your circumstances. – Maya AngelouRead more
Don’t say I pray and ask Almighty God so many times, but why are my prayers not answered.
Why is The Creator
Who are you to Question God Almighty?
Rather ask Almighty for sincere forgiveness in beautiful humble manner, and keep on asking,
He always hears
and will respond
when you least expect.
God Willing, Aameen. – Adam A Kola
There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others. – Mandy KaleRead more
We spend so much time being afraid of failure, afraid of rejection. But regret is the thing we should fear most. – Trevor NoahRead more
Al Hudaar Awards function took place on 5 December 2020.Read more
Today a total of 836 764 #COVID19 cases have been reported with 8 166 new cases. A cumulative 5 735 470 tests have been completed, of which 45 207 have been conducted since the last report. Regrettably, we report 173 more COVID-19 related deaths which brings the total to 22 747 https://t.co/u2vEPRBtEURead more
Isuzu Motors South Africa demonstrated great agility and resilience during the unprecedented challenging environment of 2020, by clocking up numerous awards as well as achieving better than expected sales results.Read more
Bolt Web App includes similar safety features to the mobile app, including sharing all of the driver and car details with passengers before the driver arrives, so that passengers can verify the driver’s identity before they get into a car. It’s also possible for passengers to share trip details with a trusted friend or family member, who can keep track of their journey.
Using the web-based app is easy: users head to the Bolt web-based application page and enter their phone number to receive a One-Time-PIN (OTP) to authorise their ride request. Once verified, they select their pick-up location and ride destination then choose the Bolt category they would like to use. When the trip is complete, the ride can be paid for in cash. Riders can still rate their trip and driver for their completed ride.Read more
This year’s Miss South Africa top three contestants are set to represent the country on three different global stages in 2021.
Reigning Miss South Africa 2020 Shudufhadzo Musida will be participating in the Miss World pageant and will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Rolene Strauss who took the title in 2014.
Thato Mosehle will be taking part in the Miss Supranational contest, the first person under the official Miss South Africa Organisation banner to do so as Miss Supranational South Africa 2020. Natasha Joubert will be the official South African entrant at the Miss Universe pageant as Miss Universe South Africa 2020.Read more
SADAG will be hosting a Free #FacebookFriday Online expert Q&A on Friday the 11th of December between 1pm and 2pm with Clinical Psychologist Judith Ancer, and again at 7pm to 8pm with Psychiatrist Dr Claire Lownie as they discuss the grief, stress, anger, sadness, and loneliness associated with the Holiday Blues.
The FREE online chat will help unpack dealing with the holiday blues, how to manage the additional stress, managing family conflict at all those extra family gatherings, how to recharge over the festive season and how to support a loved one with their own anxiety and depression. It is also an important opportunity to get more tips and tools on managing your mental health issues with regards to maintaining treatment and managing triggers. Join the live Facebook Friday online Q&A via the SADAG Facebook page.
To join the chat, please go to the SADAG Facebook Page – The South African Depression and Anxiety or click here or you can also join via the SADAG website www.sadag.org . If you or your loved one needs help call SADAG on 0800 21 22 23 or SMS 31393 and a counsellor will call you.Read more
The programme focuses on Grade 9 girl learners that we follow until Grade 12 from rural and township public schools in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape, and Free State provinces. It has reached more than 1 300 girl learners from 137 public high schools.
“This has had a positive effect on the young girls in school, in their communities and their understanding of their role in the wider society,” says Podetti-Ngono.
“However, it is time our young people feel safe and secure stepping outside of the basic-education premises to pursue their life-long role as Valued Citizens, so it is essential to work with government, law firms, corporate, higher education institutions and NGO’s committed to render sustainable programmes instead of events.Read more
“As Ithala we can make the financing process easy. Ithala SOC Limited offers affordable interest rates because we believe that every South African deserves access to affordable banking services.
“The Taxi Finance service offering provides incredible benefits for an ordinary South African to own a commercial vehicle in a period of up to 60 months, get competitive interest rates and the opportunity to create wealth.”Read more
There are two good things about this time of year – it’s summer and mangoes are back in season! Because the only thing better than holidays, are holidays filled with the fragrance and flavour of summer, which is exactly what you get every time you indulge in sweet, succulent mangoes.
Whether you’re heading for the ‘Berg, beach or bush these holidays, or taking it easy at home with afternoon and suppertime braais, put summer on your plate with tantalising mango mains, sides or desserts.Read more
To Purchase Items WhatsApp +27845297860Read more
Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on progress in the national effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, Union Buildings, Tshwane 3Read more
Reliable mechanic for all car repairs and call outs.Contact Arshaad Tagari, 084 086 5385Read more
2 Bedroom apartment with cupboards Open plan lounge dining Full bathroom Ideal for a single person or a small family on Gemsbok Street in the CBD area
No parking. It is currently available at R3800.00 pm Including water Per paid lights. 2 months deposit plus current months rent is required from a qualified applicant. Conditions apply E&OE 0720571952
BIC Soleil has announced their first-ever brand ambassadors, the three young women who have been selected will be tasked with motivating young women and helping them find their inner shine.
The three women are,Tumi Matela (25), who hails from Centurion, Pretoria, who says her purpose is to be a beacon of hope, to inspire change and encourage people to redefine and embrace their power. Amanda Nchukana, a 24-year-old Capetonian, saw the competition as a platform to guide others on the road to self-love, self-acceptance, and living a life of self-empowerment. Sherri Andreas (30), also from Cape Town, wants to teach young girls the importance of discovering and embracing their uniqueness, which will ultimately lead to a life of happiness.Read more
Dearest South Africans, Please watch our video appeal for our fellow humanity in need, the Syrian and Palestinian refugees inRead more
The Festive season is on our doorstep, and along with all the holiday excitement comes the anticipated high traffic volumes on various routes in and out of Gauteng.
In light of increased calls to escalate road safety and in a bid to curb fatalities on South Africa’s roads, Bakwena N1N4 has again partnered with Motus Corporation (Motus) and welcomes new vehicle sponsor, KIA Motors South Africa. The partnership with Motus starting in 2012, ensures visible policing during the peak holiday seasons.Read more
The Festive Season can play havoc with your diet and exercise routines. With busy schedules, indulgent meals and festivities, it’s not surprising that our fitness often gets neglected. But there are ways to enjoy the celebrations and maintain your focus. Former Springbok rugby player, Stefan Terblanche, shares five fitness ideas that you can squeeze in without missing out on the fun.Read more
“Collaboration is important and this is the first step in bringing parties around the table where we can debate, discuss and find new solutions that are fit for purpose in the South African context within plastics industries,” he says.Read more
“As well as retailers encouraging spending, most people are on holiday and are spending more than usual. The result is that we often we see consumers picking and choosing which debts to pay over the festive period” says NDCA chairperson Benay Sager.
“The problem with this behaviour is that it usually drives up the cost of borrowing significantly because it negatively affects people’s credit ratings. Lenders consider consumers with poor credit scores higher risk and either won’t lend to them or charge higher interest rates to offset the risk.”Read more
For Specials on Furniture, Contact me on : 0812374301 Dass FurnitureRead more
Self Catering Accomodation at the Palace, Durban. 4 Sleeper, Secure Parking, WiFi. Pool area. Situated on the Refurbished Golden Mile. 18-25 December 2020. R14000 negotiable. Contact Nazreen on 0727877780Read more
Control your own environment (Mask, sanitiser and distancing)
Focus on the now – one thing at a time
Try to be patient with yourself and others
Find ways to show yourself love, kindness and compassion
Let your anxieties out – talking to friends and family about how you’re feeling so you’re all on the same page. Tell them:
You feel uncomfortable in crowded spaces
You might choose a spot furthest away from the crowd
“A simple conversation with each other to establish what can make everyone feel most comfortable is often all it takes. We need to balance our short term goals to feel connected and see those we love, with the long term goals of making sure we keep our loved ones alive to share many more years of celebrations,” concludes Scher.
One of the best-kept secrets in business and life today is having the gusto to go out into the world and ask for what you want. More people fail to try in life than those that actually fail at something. According to Jacqueline Raw, Owner and Founder of Ycagel this is because we’ve become so conditioned to shy away from pain or being uncomfortable. “Most of us play it safe, only taking risks if we are certain it will work out and therefor never really achieve our full potential.”Read more