Sunday read: What Lies Within

Sunday read: What Lies Within

Books
Sunday read: What Lies Within I’ve had a few “burning-issues” kind of books land on my desk recently. These are my favourite kinds of books. Stories that weave an intricate narrative with social observation and even commentary are what I gravitate to. However, I find myself turning to a lighter read every now and then … just to get off the hamster wheel. Sometimes I read just for a good story, a bit of romance and intrigue and to escape the sometimes overwhelming reality of what is going on around me. (more…)
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Sunday read: Johannesburg

Sunday read: Johannesburg

My Journey
Sunday read: Johannesburg If you’re going to write about Johannesburg on the day Nelson Mandela died, it has to be pretty special or breathtaking. That’s my take on that day. A nation’s heart broke on that day. It was a life-changing moment in South Africa, as much as the man’s release from prison was. (more…)
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Sunday read: A Kind of Freedom

Sunday read: A Kind of Freedom

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Sunday read: A Kind of Freedom I was eager to begin reading this novel.  Reading is an emotional journey for me. It is about testing my emotions, my empathy, and my understanding. For me, a book is gripping because it appeals to me emotionally, it tests me and it leaves me thinking about what I’ve read for a long time to come. (more…)
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Sunday read: The Betrayal

Sunday read: The Betrayal

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Sunday read: The Betrayal I’ve just read the first chapter of Kate Furnivall’s The Betrayal and I can’t wait to get into this one. The first pages of this novel are tense and image-laden — filled with dripping blood, despair, collusion … and betrayal. Twin sisters, Romy and Florence, share a horrible secret about the murder of their father. (more…)
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Sunday read: The Girl Who Saw Lions

Sunday read: The Girl Who Saw Lions

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Sunday read: The Girl Who Saw Lions There’s no better press drop than a book drop in our home. And when it’s a young adult novel, there’s inevitably an argument about who gets to read the book first. The Girl Who Saw Lions by Berlie Doherty landed on my desk last week. Abela is from a village in Tanzania and has lost everything. She’s forced to flee her home to Britain, where she is an illegal migrant.⠀ (more…)
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A website launch checklist for beginners

A website launch checklist for beginners

Worklife
 A website launch checklist for beginners A good website is designed well, offers good user experience and has strong SEO. If you’re starting out on designing a website or if you have employed a web designer but need to know what you need to look out for, here is a website launch checklist. (more…)
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Transparency is trending: take a bow Fashion Revolution

Transparency is trending: take a bow Fashion Revolution

Durban, Lifestyle
Transparency is trending: take a bow Fashion Revolution Often out of devastation blooms hope and new purpose. Sometimes devastation is the impetus for global action. And global action is sometimes the only way to honour the thousands of victims of a tragedy. On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed. This incident is the fourth largest industrial disaster in history after the death toll stood at 1 138 people, with an additional 2 500 injured. All five clothing factories in the plaza were producing garments for the western market. What’s more, most of the victims of the building collapse were women. (more…)
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Fashion Revolution Week: a month to go!

Fashion Revolution Week: a month to go!

Durban, Lifestyle
Fashion Revolution Week: a month to go! It’s less than a month to go to Fashion Revolution Week, which takes place on April 23-29. This year marks the 5th year since the Rana Plaza factory collapse. This single event shook the fashion world and set off a chain of events that eventually lead to the world’s biggest  fashion activism movement - Fashion Revolution. People the world over are calling on brands to change. And in the past five years brands are listening and even acting. (more…)
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#Haulternative: a guide for fashion lovers with a conscience

#Haulternative: a guide for fashion lovers with a conscience

Durban, Lifestyle
#Haulternative: a guide for fashion lovers with a conscience You don’t need to buy new clothes to enjoy a good haul. Why not try a haulternative? This, essentially, is a way of refreshing your wardrobe without actually hitting the shops and buying new clothes. If you’re a YouTube fan, you may have heard of popular vloggers Noodlerella, Grav3yardgirl, and CutiePieMarzia - they’re already doing it. They’re sharing ways to “haul” that are fun and exciting. From upcycling to swapping to trawling charity shops, fashion-conscious people are finding haulternatives to buying brand new clothes. Pick the one that inspires you most and create a video of your own for Fashion Revolution Week. (more…)
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