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Something old or new? Brides weigh in on wedding dress choice

Something old or new? Brides weigh in on wedding dress choice

SPONSORED | Gumtree survey reveals that 50% of brides are happy to rent or buy a second-hand wedding dress

How to fire up your festive break with a good braai

Tis’ the season to braai and with braais come so much politics! Firstly we all know that braai master who forgets that chargrilled and burnt are not the same thing. Luckily for you, SowetanLIVE caught up with Chef Benny Masekwameng, of Ultimate Braai Master fame, to give us some tips on what to do to make the most of your pay day weekend braai.

Kofi Kulcha founder eyes wider footprint

It was Thabiso Mnguni’s quiet mornings with his mother drinking coffee that led to him wanting to own his own brand.

SA's top suburbs for new home buyers

Cape Town's Langa, along with Gauteng's new suburb of Drieziek, in Orange Farm, is joining Pretoria, Sandton and Midrand as sought-after areas for new homeowners.

Tomi Rikhotso making his mark in fashion design

Tomi Rikhotso may be shy but his stunning designs always take up centre stage.

Rafu whips up exquisite flavours in cooking contest

It was a fusion of flavours reflecting the diversity in South African cuisine that got Kholiwe Rafu first prize on the second season of Cooking for a Cause’.  The cooking competition was broadcast on YouTube and the proceeds from it have been donated to the Eat Out Restaurant Relief Fund. Rafu’s winning dish was a hake coated in homemade garam masala, crispy za’atar bread with garlic, and a creamy mushroom pasta.

Fine dining comes to the table in Soweto

Chef Sibu Nyembe wants people to experience fine dining in a familiar setting.

How to shop responsibly this Black Friday

Make sure Black Friday doesn’t leave you bankrupt this year – here are top three tips for keeping excess at bay.

Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro will change your perception of smartwatches

SPONSORED | The brand-new Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro is now available in SA for R6,999

Not only is fasting healthy, it can bring you closer to God

With over 11.6 million internet searches to date, intermittent fasting is the second-most googled dieting topic of 2020. Its growing popularity is mainly due to its appeal to weight loss, enhanced health and longevity. With numerous health benefits, it is the ultimate way to lead a balanced life.

Soweto Festival Expo goes back home

The Soweto Festival Expo has gone back home to mark its 37th year anniversary The events leading up to the main festival at Nasrec will be taking place within the south western townships to give residents a chance to showcase their skills and promote their businesses. "We wanted people from Soweto to be the ones who benefit from this; from the woman selling food in the street to the artists and business owners," said Lennox Zama Qambi, Director of the Soweto Festival Expo.

Recipe | The simple way to make ice cream without an ice cream machine

With this basic no-churn ice cream recipe, you can make frozen treats in a trio of flavours: fig and ginger, honey and thyme, and strawberry and mint.

WATCH LIVE | Fill up on inspiration at the Sowetan Women’s Club Summer event

Don't miss out! Fill up on inspiration at the Sowetan Women's Club Summer event on November 28 at 11.30am.

Covid-19 snuffs out V&A New Year's fireworks for first time in 30 years

Covid-19's parting gift to 2020 will be the cancellation of the V&A Waterfront's New Year's Eve fireworks display for the first time in 30 years.

Help for men suffering from miscarriage trauma

Miscarriage is rarely seen as something that befalls a couple. Due to our societal conditioning and the fact that it is the woman that actually carries the pregnancy, men are often not considered.  A group of men are hoping to change this notion. One of them is Sandile Mvelase, who went through a miscarriage with his partner.

Versatile potatoes the king of all vegetables

Growing up we had a saying in my neighbourhood that involved potatoes. To express that someone was living the best life, we would always say "Kwa[insert surname] badla izambane lika pondo". This basically means that that family can afford the best things in life.  Another saying literally meant that the potato is the king of all vegetables because it is so versatile.

Buddhism a faith for all cultures

Buddhism has played a central role in the spiritual, social and cultural life of many throughout the world.

Durban ICC voted best conference venue in Africa

The Durban ICC has been voted the best convention centre on the African continent.

New book club society to be launched in Pretoria

In an effort to add another dimension to the reading experience, a new book club society has been born in Tshwane.   The Tshwane Book Club Society  (TBCS) will be launched on Saturday at Li’TheCa restaurant in Sunnyside, Pretoria. The aim of the society for book clubs is to allow readers to engage with local authors.

Britain publishes plan to ban online junk food adverts

Britain proposed a ban on online advertising of unhealthy foods on Tuesday, as part of its efforts to tackle obesity and improve public health - a mission it says has been made more urgent by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Phophi Mudau tells the story of her culture through her designs

“This is not just about designing, this is about me trying to tell the story of my culture, hence I study, asked about it, went to the royal family to ask about the meaning of the colours on the minwenda".

Traditional Chinese methods offer a holistic approach to healing

    While healing the body may mean taking the correct dosage of prescribed medication for many people, it does not always have to be this way. In traditional Chinese societies, healing also comes in the form of sticking needles into many parts of one’s body or even burning dried herbs close to one’s skin.

Sunday meals with a story to tell

Passion and love surely are the best ingredients in the world. Themba Gwejela’s love for food is evident in every picture that ends up on his social media platforms. This love is what prompted many people to clamour to taste his food and Mr Gwej’s Kitchen was born.   Gwejela hosts sit down Sunday lunches every second Sunday.

Ofentse turns lockdown misfortune into fashion label

Ofentse Mojapelo, owner of clothing brand Ofentse Projects, has found the formula for remaining the vendor of choice in the ever-changing fashion industry.

Summer never tasted so good

Is there anything better than dining at an aesthetically pleasing establishment with a great wine list and exceptional food?    Members of the media were invited to taste the new summer menu at Aurum at the Leonardo in Sandton. The service from the staff was exceptional, from the moment we set foot in the establishment until the moment we left.

Christmas comes early with Huawei Care packages

SPONSORED | Huawei ushers in the festive season with tailored insurance and free screen protection for your device

Momentum Medical Scheme provides certainty in uncertain times

SPONSORED | The HealthSaver solution allows members of scheme to fund their contributions from their HealthSaver accounts

Solo hits high note with funky meals

We've entered SA's months of celebration. Glasses are ever full and plates are always making the rounds, the weather allows and people are looking for safe ways to celebrate this season.

Shark dives one way to add toothy adventure to Durban trip

It’s that time of the year when people are reciting that favoured verse, 'Heh bare ziph’ ikhwama s’yahamba manje siyeDurban' (It’s time to pack those bags and head on down to Durban). KwaZulu-Natal has always had the reputation of being SA’s playground. There are many things to do in the province even though a lot of visitors always end up at the beach.
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