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Even smart city living in Midrand comes with a Black Friday special this year

Even smart city living in Midrand comes with a Black Friday special this year

SPONSORED | The Mix, an award-winning development in Waterfall, has fantastic offers lined up for those seeking a cosmopolitan lifestyle

Sowetan: Home Improvement (Nov 2021)

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Kick-start your global adventure with Black Friday deals on TEFL courses

SPONSORED | Now’s the time to get your English teaching passport to international travel at a fraction of the cost with up to 70% off courses at The TEFL Academy

Businesswoman hosts polo event to boost kasi economy

We always preach supporting township business and wax lyrical about Kasi economy. It is encouraging to see people put to practice all the social debate and think pieces by actually venturing into the townships and creating businesses.

Get a free gift with Pernod Ricard — and help to uplift local makers in SA

SPONSORED | One of the best things about the festive season is giving and receiving. Thanks to the Phakamisa ispirit campaign, you can do both by simply enjoying a drink

Children’s wellbeing blind spot amid the pandemic

According to the State of the World’s Children 2021 Unicef report, the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the mental wellness of children and raised various concerns.

LISTEN | Normalising the wellness conversation

Dr Samke Ngcobo is a medical doctor who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 14.

First luxury township hotel to open in Khayelitsha, Cape Town

Businessman Bulelani Skaap and his wife Annette are set to open Khayelitsha's first 4-star hotel.

12 days of bliss in Spain

With international travel now opening up at last for us in Africa, and also with some great flight specials available, I recently booked a 12-day escape to Madrid, Spain, for my wife and I. We got return flights on Qatar from Cape Town to Madrid for a shade under R7,000.

Cheers! Let's raise a glass in celebration

South Africans do love an alcoholic beverage. Who can blame us? Some of the best that the world has to offer is made right here at home. Being a social butterfly of sorts, I have sorely missed visiting new establishments and tasting what is on their drinks menu.

LISTEN | Conversation with Smangele Sibisi on mental health and business

We often don’t realise how we embody all of the experiences we go through and never expect our experiences to manifest themselves in the different areas of our lives at a later stage.

Should you disclose extra income to your partner?

According to the BrandMapp 2021 research report, 35% of middle-class South Africans have more than one income stream. Additionally, the percentage of people who rely on only one source of income decreased from 63% to 54% since 2019. In today’s economic climate, having additional income has indeed proven to be more crucial.

BOOK EXTRACT | Searching for solid ground and dad's heart and mind

All my life I’d been telling myself stories to help me cope with reality. Sometimes, because my sense of self had been eroded and then actively suppressed to stay out of my mother’s line of fire, they were stories that had filtered in, landed and taken root in that empty shell.

Skip the queues and save big: shop online at Takealot’s Blue Dot Sale

Whether you need power tools, a book or a kitchen appliance, Takealot has you covered this November

Waste not, want not with precious produce from the land

For businesswoman, food writer, chef, food champion and now cookbook author Mokgadi Itsweng, this feminine presence came in the form of her paternal grandmother, who taught her about the wealth and health that can come from the garden.

Game on for summertime braais

With the summer days upon us and the festive season fast approaching, there hasn’t been a much more apt time for safe outdoor activities since the pandemic changed the way we celebrate the few days of holiday we can get.

LISTEN | Sowetan launches new wellness podcast hosted by Divinity

Don’t miss Evolution Space Chats, a new Sowetan podcast on wellness, from November 8

Beware the spectre of pandemic guilt trips

Manoeuvring the Covid-19 pandemic and its after-effects has been hard and devastating for many. However, there have also been various opportunities and a bit of silver lining for some. Unfortunately, being spared the pain and hardship when everyone around you seems to be getting a double dose of it may give rise to feelings of guilt.

Nandipha Mntambo unearths portion of the past in Agoodjie

Visual artist Nandipha Mntambo has never shied away from controversial topics that get people talking.

Global ‘great resignation’ trend seen in SA as long working hours in pandemic rattle employees

Working longer hours with no boundaries during the protracted Covid-19 lockdown is starting to bite, with many employees feeling overworked and quitting their jobs as a result.

SA hotel group says its staff are jabbed and ready for the festive season

The Capital Hotels and Apartments, which owns and operates several luxury establishments in SA, says it has achieved its vaccination targets across its group.

Pay school fees or raise funds for education with Standard Bank UCount Rewards and School-Days

SPONSORED | Members can choose to support up to two schools of their choice, Adopt-a-School Foundation, or their own families

2021 FNB Art Prize winner announced: Wycliffe Mundopa

SPONSORED | As the 11th FNB Art Prize recipient the artist joins a prestigious list of previous winners since the launch of the prize in 2011

Illustrator Ntloko's rugs prove hot property

Eastern Cape-born illustrator Masonwabe Ntloko’s rugs sold out not once but twice, a huge feat for somebody who had not ventured into the rugs market before.

Casting out demon that is imposter syndrome

You’ve spent all your days working towards bringing a particular dream to life. The journey has come with sleepless nights. It has also been nothing short of sacrifices, as well as blood, sweat and tears.

REVIEW |Nissan's all-new Navara ticks all the right boxes

For some of us who are not motoring journalists or petrol heads, cracking an invite to the launch of a new vehicle in the market is a rarity.

Thabang Lehobye's childhood memories help him clinch art competition

Visual artist Thabang Lehobye finally nailed the Thami Mnyele Art Award competition after trying his luck for years to win the gong.

Sorghum queen shows unknown side of African grain

Sorghum can be made into much more than beer and porridge, something that 26-year-old Zandile Finxa is showing South Africans and the world.

Rewriting our African wedding traditions

Every young girl dreams of the day when she will become a bride. From the matrimonial ceremony to the first dance, all eyes are on her and her white gown.
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