Monthly Archives

September 2015

Family

Why Joburg’s the place to study.

September 9, 2015

It’s a bitter sweet moment for a parent to watch their child move off to university. It’s a culmination of years of sacrifice, discipline, teaching, encouraging, learning from and growing with your child. And now they’re old and wise enough to tackle the big wide world on their own. The big question is where do they go? Well, why not Joburg? In 1886, George Harrison an Australian prospector found gold on Langlaagte Farm, Roodepoort. Two South African ‘Johannes’ followed him…

Continue Reading

Life

Take your passion to the next level

September 8, 2015

While slaving away at your typical nine-to-five job it helps if you have a hobby or interest to look forward to. Perhaps something you tinker with on the weekends, or maybe even only now and then when you get round to it. Most people have that special something they take pride in outside of the normal working day. Are you giving enough time and energy to your passion though? This doesn’t necessarily mean devoting all your free time into making…

Continue Reading

Family Fashion Food and Wine Life

How to save on wedding costs without removing the sparkle

September 8, 2015

The whole point of a wedding is to try capture and retain that magic, which only happens at truly special events. Yet, we also know that weddings tend to be incredibly expensive events. As Hitched found out in their 2014 survey, the average cost of a wedding in South Africa was a truly staggering R128,045. This might seem a great deal to most of us – especially, as the survey indicates, most of that is spent on the day itself.…

Continue Reading

Family

Divorce and Child Custody

September 4, 2015

Nobody thinks about it on their wedding day, but unfortunately divorce is a common occurrence in today’s society. When you start a family you believe that the two of you will be together forever and that you will raise your children together. Once again, unfortunately it doesn’t always work out like that. Which is why custody of the child or children after divorce can become such a big issue. If you’re considering a divorce, here are some things you should…

Continue Reading

Life Money

How you can spend your petrol money savings

September 2, 2015

South Africans across the country are feeling a slight bit of relief this week as they sit at the petrol pump. The price of fuel has decreased significantly in the past two months making petrol R1.20 per litre cheaper than it was in July. That may not sound like a lot. But every cent makes a difference to your wallet in these tough economic times. If your petrol tank holds 50 litres, these two decreased mean a saving of R60…

Continue Reading

Home Life

Interior design for newbies

September 1, 2015

Do you get flustered when you glance over your personal space, only to think; is this a reflection of me? Getting bored with the look of your home, is an indication of self-growth, change and wanting to feel better about where you live. Change is not good if it means going to the beach to collect shells, and then only to put it on your windowsill. That’s not the kind of change that should come to mind, a good change…

Continue Reading