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14/06/2016 | Liezl Hesketh

Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone in 2007 and since then our daily habits have been changed unrecognisably. No longer do we clutch bulky phones to our ears and hope for a strong signal. Instead, we are ever connected to the world around us through these seemingly simple devices that have taken over life as we know […]

13/04/2016 | Liezl Hesketh

People who survive inflation are those who stop expecting the government to supply all their needs and make a plan for themselves. As everyone knows, South Africa’s economy is in dire straits with few signs of recovery in the near future. Inflation is increasing constantly. During inflation, prices rise – they inflate. Sometimes the actions […]

30/03/2016 | Liezl Hesketh

Since its launch in July 2006, Twitter has become one of the top social media networks in the world. It is the place to stay up to date with what is hot and happening by following people you want to hear from and keeping up to date with news happening around you. Here are some of […]

09/03/2016 | Liezl Hesketh

What is an app anyway? An app is, for all intents and purposes, a shortcut to one of your favourite sites on the internet. Without an app you have to endure the tedious process of finding the site the laborious way. And you know what I mean – once you’ve opened up your internet browser […]

02/03/2016 | Liezl Hesketh

Life is so short.  You know you should be planning next week’s groceries, remembering to mow the lawn or help the twins look for student accommodation for next year …. but you just need to get the chores out the way so you can relax with a cup of tea and catch up on your […]

17/02/2016 | Liezl Hesketh

Whether you’re still at school, off to university or just need to be more efficient at work … you don’t need a deadline screaming at you to know that a shortcut is a wonderful thing. You might only be saving a few seconds each time you use one, but they add up and eventually you’ll […]

03/02/2016 | Liezl Hesketh

Have you ever looked back on a workday and realised that you haven’t accomplished much? You may have been hectically busy – scrambling to answer phones, emails, texts and rushing around to put out fires – but have little to show for all your effort. The problem sometimes is that we are so busy being busy that […]

20/01/2016 | Liezl Hesketh

Being a student is one of the most exciting times of your life. It’s also, usually, one of the most stressful – financially speaking. You may be lucky enough to have parents paying for your education, but very few of them can afford to give you unlimited cash to spend on yourself as well. You […]

05/01/2016 | Liezl Hesketh

Independence is just around the corner for thousands of first-time students that will be the Class of 2016. It is an exciting and daunting time, and adding to the knot in your stomach are the decisions about what to take and what to leave behind. It’s like getting ready for a date and trying to […]

13/10/2015 | Liezl Hesketh

No fancy restaurant or Master Chef can ever beat the comfort of mom’s home cooked meals. Even if she’s not the world’s best cook, there is something about the love she adds to meals like macaroni and cheese, bobotie, stew and umngqusho or a spicy mutton curry that makes us long to be at her table no […]

29/09/2015 | Liezl Hesketh

  Nomophobia noun An extreme or irrational fear of being without a mobile device Being cut off from your daily dose of social feeds, email, music streaming and overall connectivity can be very frustrating. Not to mention the hassle of having to top up as quickly as possible in order to avoid paying out-of-bundle rates. […]

22/09/2015 | Liezl Hesketh

South Africa loves a good party. What better way to party than with a festival. This is the first in a series of blogs about the different kinds of annual festivals you can find in South Africa throughout the year. Our first blog is The Music Festivals. Although we have tried to get as much […]

15/09/2015 | Liezl Hesketh

Living in a beautifully decorated home that expresses your taste and personality is a dream for many. But, there’s more to decor than simply turning your house into a home. A new touch of paint or modern lighting fixtures can also increase the value of your property. Breathing new life into an old couch or redecorating […]

08/09/2015 | Liezl Hesketh

Of all the festivals in South Africa the most delicious ones are the Food and Drink festivals. Sorry couldn’t resist. Here’s a menu of all the best festivals for you to get your teeth into; from Crayfish to Cabernet, Lamb heads to Beerfests, there’s even something for the wine stomping aficionados. As we’ve mentioned before, […]

02/09/2015 | Liezl Hesketh

South Africa is famous for its wildlife and its awesome scenery. Each year, both animals and nature put on a spectacular display. You really should make a plan to try and see as many of these events as you can. Here are six Wildlife Festivals not to miss. What: The Mount Moreland Swallows When: October – April […]

04/08/2015 | Liezl Hesketh

Nearly everybody who has access to a computer or a smartphone uses it for social media in one way or another. It’s clearly a great arena in which to connect with people. There’s just one problem. Because the connection doesn’t happen face-to-face people tend to operate under Vegas thinking – what happens in Las Vegas, […]