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Incredible Destinations for a Winter #ShotLeft

Even though the June vacation comes hand-in-hand with some of Cape Town’s most miserable weather, it’s also a cosy time of hot chocolates, pretty coats and roaring fires. For some added luxury and adventure,...

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Made in South Africa; Bought on a Budget

“I think buying local is unrealistic for people who aren’t bourgeois,” Antonia* says. And there’s something like condemnation in her tone. I cringe. Because, you see, I buy local. Of course, my parents are...

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Reading Sierra Leone: The Memory of Love

The Memory of Love Where? Freetown, Sierra Leone When? 1960s-1990s Who? Kai, Adrian and Elias The Memory of Love is a moving tale of how individuals and nations try to overcome heartbreak and trauma. It...

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New Activities for Active Citizens

South Africans, you’ll want to get involved in active citizenship this month! Not only is Human Rights Day approaching but government has launched a brand new environmental campaign. There are some great and easy...

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Reading Africa

In the past few years, I’ve been reading more African novels than in the rest of my life (and I’ve always been a fanatic reader). It’s extraordinary to explore countries I’ve never been to,...

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Where to shop #wearSA

Although YDE remains my staple #WearSA shop, there are plenty of other shops that stock proudly South African clothing brands, some of which are very unassuming and totally affordable… 1. Young Designer’s Emporium No...

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#WearSA

My grandmother worked in the textile industry for decades and my father was able to afford university thanks to SACTWU’s bursaries. I wouldn’t have the life I did if my dad hadn’t graduated from...