Tuesday thoughts: rebuilding shelf by shelf

Tuesday thoughts: rebuilding shelf by shelf The last two months have been a roller coaster of emotions and change in my life – some good and some bad. The death of my mum, a massive career changing decision, allowing our young children to travel overseas without us and general end-of-year burnout…

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Things to do in Durban this holiday

Things to do in Durban this holiday Our kids are off on a three-week adventure overseas, while we stay home in Durban. Now is the perfect opportunity to explore our city like we’ve never done before. This time it’s all about things to do in Durban without our kids – a…

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Avoid the debt trap this holiday season

Avoid the debt trap this holiday season The summer holidays are all about fun, sun and a great deal of excess. Food, drink, gifts and entertainment – we tend to spend a lot more than we usually plan to. And we often do so without thinking about it. Come the middle…

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Smart transport innovations on show on Durban’s North Beach

Smart transport is the new buzzword at UKZN’s Mechanical Engineering Department. And tomorrow (November 17) students and academics will show off two of their latest innovations in smart transport technology along the North Beach promenade from 5-7am. Early start? Yes. But it is definitely worth the visit. These two innovations…

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Pokémon Go – the good and the bad

My blood ran cold as I watched, almost in slow motion, as my son ran around a mall parking lot trying to catch a Bulbasaur – unaware of the car behind him. We’ve grown accustomed to emergency room visits with him, but this in my mind’s eye was going to…

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Enjoy your city in unusual ways

Has anyone else noticed the rising number of events occurring at secret locations around the city of late? I’ve come across two unusual and interesting events coming up in March and April that piqued my interest. They’re completely different concepts but their ultimate aim is uplift, inspire and celebrate the…

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Get your copy of this delish new cookbook

She may be young, but Zola Nene has already garnered much experience in the food industry. From working in England to training at the Institute of Culinary Arts in Stellenbosch; from working with some of South Africa’s top chefs to being appointed as a food stylist on the SABC3 TV…

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KZN artists splash out at the BAT Centre

Hands up those of you that still believe graffiti is the same as vandalism. If you did put up your hand, I really wish you had been around on Saturday to watch and hear some of KZN’s top urban artists as they shared their passion with anyone willing to to…

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Slow Saturday anyone?

8 Morrison Street, Rivertown, is one of Durban’s most exciting urban regeneration spaces, and I’ve been keeping a keen eye on the goings on at the space. I’ve been particularly interested in the Slow Saturdays concept. It’s all about showcasing local talent – musically, gastronomically, artistically and through entrepreneurship. Entrance to…

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