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JULY 2013


Dave Guselli

Legendary Radio DJ with wife Cindy & son Danny ... the THREE Entertainers

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Winter Soul Warmers Soup it Up!


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The Pick n Pay Taste of Durban in association with Orbit Sugarfree Chewing Gum is back from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 July at Suncoast. For the occasion chefs from nine of Durban’s most fabulous restaurants will create special menus of starter-sized signature dishes designed to reflect their individual philosophies and showcase Durban’s premium seasonal ingredients. Following it’s enormous success in 2012, Taste of Durban promises to be the most exciting ‘foodie’ event of the year on the KZN social calendar. Lining up to show off their talents at the 2013 event are chefs Marcelle Roberts from Café 1999, Louise Potgieter from Havana Grill at Suncoast and award-winning executive chef, Jackie Cameron, from Hartford House. Representing a selection of Umhlanga and Morningside’s top eateries are BAR-BA-COA Argentinian Grill and Butcher Boys, head chef, Themba Mngoma from Little Havana, and executive chef Tony Kocke from elements café bar at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Lucy Markewicz will be flying the colours for the eclectic Freedom Café and popular Indian restaurant Amaravathi Palki, brings the total of participating restaurants to nine of Durban’s best. Over three days, this unique international restaurant festival will bring together Durban’s most dedicated and sophisticated foodies in an al fresco gourmet food celebration. Visitors will have the opportunity to sip, sample and shop their way around the festival.

‘Must-do’ experiences include: • The Pick n Pay Fresh Living Chef’s Theatre - top local chefs will showcase their culinary skills in fun and informative cooking demonstrations, culinary challenges and entertaining Q & A sessions. This is a unique opportunity to see the city’s talented chefs in action. While there sign up for a year’s subscription to Fresh Living magazine and receive a R100 worth of free crowns to spend at the festival.

• The Pick n Pay Wine and Canapé Experience - an interactive area where guests can learn to create simple, stylish canapés and how to pair each of them with a range of wines to complement and balance the flavours.

• LINDT Studio – Switzerland’s finest chocolate house will have their Master Chocolatiers on hand creating delicious LINDOR truffles and fresh pralines. They will also be retailing their delectable new EXCELLENCE and CREATION ranges • Simply Asia and Singha Beer Experience - Simply Asia offers a unique Thai dining experience with food prepared by authentic Thai chefs from the Land of Smiles. The menu is packed with delicious dishes to satisfy a wide range of palates and all are paired with Singha Beer. Thai Singha Beer is produced using only the finest quality barley, malt and hops to bring you an authentic taste of Thailand. • Asara Bistro Box - Visitors are spoiled for choice at Asara Wine Estate and Hotel’s trendy pop-up Bistro Box. Asara will release some of their Vineyard Collection and speciality range wines in Durban. Each wine will be paired with a selection of gourmet burgers and chocolates. • The Consol Mixology Theatre - an interactive studio where visitors learn how to master the art of stunning seasonal cocktails. • Castle Milk Stout Experience - SA’s premium stout makes its first appearance at this year’s Taste of Durban. Sample the rich, smooth, full-flavoured taste of Castle Milk Stout whilst listening to the soothing sounds of Metro FM’s top DJ Paul Mtirara. • ÍSevruga Sushi & Sparkling Lounge - Part of the Cape Town- born Caviar group, Sevruga at Gateway, is the younger sister of Beluga Restaurant and will be offering various sushi and wine pairings for visitors to enjoy.

GIVING BACK Food 4 Thought, a restaurant revenue-generating project, has been chosen as the official charity for this year’s event.

‘Food 4 Thought’ raises funds and awareness, for the expansion and work of Umthombo, a Durban-based organisation that empowers street children to leave street life and take their place in the community as proud citizens.

... When Fat Is Good For You

You've no doubt noticed that for about the last 60 years, we have been told that saturated fats are bad for your health and lead to a host of negative consequences, including high cholesterol, obesity, heart disease and Alzheimer's disease. Meanwhile during this same 60 years, the levels of heart disease, obesity, elevated serum cholesterol and Alzheimer's have skyrocketed. Did you know that multiple studies on Pacific Island populations who get 30-60 percent of their total caloric intake from fully saturated coconut oil have all shown nearly non-existent rates of cardiovascular disease? Coconut oil was doing nothing to harm the health of these islanders. The naturally occurring saturated fat in coconut oil was actually good for them and provided a number of profound health benefits, such as: • Improving heart health. • Boosting the thyroid. • Increasing metabolism. • Promoting a lean body and weight loss if needed. • Supporting the immune system.

The fact is, not all saturated fats are created equal. What is coconut oil?

Coconut oil is pressed from the white meat of the coconut. Broadly speaking, there are two types of coconut oil:

Virgin coconut oil is pressed from the fresh meat of raw coconuts. It is cold-pressed and filtered and retains the classic 'coconut' smell as well as many micronutrients in the oil. Most research into the health benefits of coconut oil is based on virgin coconut oil. Refined coconut oil is pressed from dried coconut meat (copra) and is almost always refined before human consumption. During the process of refining, much of the original coconut taste is removed, along with some of the micronutrients. Because copra is a cheaper raw material, refined coconut oil is also typically a lot less expensive than virgin coconut oil. Coconut oil is rich in saturated fatty acids, especially lauric acid (about 50%) and myristic acid (about 20%). These fatty acids are so-called 'medium-chain triglycerides' (MCTs) because they are shorter molecules than the saturated fats commonly found in vegetable oils and animal fats (e.g. palmitic and stearic acid). This also explains why coconut oil has a far better health profile than its high content of saturated fats would suggest.

Why is it good for you?

Cooking - Coconut oil is primarily a great cooking oil because of its stability at high temperatures. When oils are heated, they begin processes of oxidation and polymerisation that can lead to harmful by-products such as aldehydes. The advantage of coconut oil is that it consists mostly of (healthy) saturated fats, which are more stable at high temperatures than mono- and polyunsaturated fats. This makes frying with coconut oil a safer option. Cholesterol - Coconut oil is also associated with some impressive health benefits. One of these is its beneficial impact on cholesterol levels. Coconut oil raises both HDL and LDL cholesterol levels, but the increase in the 'good' HDL cholesterol far outweighs the increase in 'bad' LDL cholesterol. Weight loss - Other research suggests that using

coconut oil instead of regular vegetable oils can help in weight loss programs. One study showed that women using coconut oil had a reduction in abdominal fat whereas women using regular vegetable oil did not. Coconut oil is therefore used by many athletes as a highenergy source in their training programs. Coconut oil even benefits your skin when applied topically and has been found to have anti-aging, regenerative effects.

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Gusellis ... The

ave Guselli's radio career started

Dave Guselli with the World Icon Nelson Mandela

as a Disc Jockey for Piccadilly Radio in Manchester and, having moved to South Africa in 1981, he joined Capital Radio 604, starting on the lunch show and then moving to the 09h00 slot, a mixture of talk and music. He remained at Capital for 11 happy years.


n 1992, he got the call from East Coast Radio where he hosted the afternoon Drive Show for 6 years before moving to the 6pm slot. This combination of music and chat resulted in the listenership figures doubling in a 12-month period.


ave was actively involved in the Station’s outside broadcasts, and does many personal appearances both on the entertainment and corporate side.


e has been MC for top events all over South Africa and all over the world and has interviewed Nelson Mandela, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Bon Jovi and many more.

Dave Guselli with the Super Star Celine Dion


anny went to Sweden in January for six weeks to play for Enskoping, a firstdivision team. He said he would not have made it as far as he had done had it not been for the support of his parents.


anny Guselli is not just a star

on the soccer field but also a great dancer. Danny and girlfriend Chontell Randles have been dancing up a storm for the last 6 years and started a dance company D&C Dance Company. It started off with just two dancers, Danny and Chontell Randles but in just three years they built up a solid reputation being highly entertaining, professional and unique. As their brand grew, the demand for their services reached a point where they had to sub contract other dancers.


Daves' wife, a UKborn international recording artist known mostly for lending her vocals to South African Hi-NRG act "People Like Us in the eighties." Cindy and her partner Denise Ostler, a former member of all girl group ‘Strutt’ owns Reach for the Stars, a voice training academy which includes choreography, life skills, stage presence, breathing techniques, microphone technique and voice training.


his was their realization of the huge potential to expand and become South Africa’s top dance company. D&C Dance Company have three studios called D&C Dance Studio now employs twenty to thirty professional dancers who specialize in hip hop, break dance , cabaret, krumping and street jazz. D&C Dance Company also supplies top class fire dancers and acrobats. “We are able to tailor make any show to suite the clients needs,” says Chontell Randles.



indy Guselli,

Cindy Guselli in her recording studio - Reach for the Stars (Denise Ostler - 082 652 7152)

age of 9, said players in Europe made it through merit and ability. " Guselli said he had encouraged his son Danny, and had supported him throughout his soccer career.

hey have a son, Danny Guselli. Danny Guselli another example of a white player making it in the sport, so there is no shortage of talent in the country." Manchester United fan Dave Guselli, who has coached soccer at school and academy level, said there was great talent among young white players but that parents had a bad habit of not "pushing" their children. "You cannot give up because you are white. People need to change their mentality and forget colour completely. Manchester-born Guselli, who played in the Manchester United academy at the

&C Dance Company offers great team building packages for corporate companies. “We would split the staff members in to teams of 10 (depending on the number of staff in the company) and we would supply enough professionals for each group to come in and teach each group their specialty.” “Each group would have a team leader and that leader would put his/her hand into a hat and choose a genre for his/her group, “ says Danny Guselli.


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1. How would you describe your first radio gig? My first radio show in South Africa, 1981 from the Capital Radio 604 studio in Port ST Johns in the former homeland, Transkei. On air for five hours with the sound of the waves crashing into the Indian ocean, a total adrenaline trip never to be forgotten! 2. What led you to a career in radio? My big mouth I suppose! Seriously, was on the verge of becoming a professional football player, not to be , so radio was my next passion and the rest as they say is history. 3. What's the coolest promotion you've EVER been involved with? What brands are you currently representing? The biggest and best promotion without a doubt was giving away a house on Capital Radio 604, fully furnished, swimming pool and a double garage housing two brand new cars!! Beat that! I am a brand ambassador for Thekwini Toyota, I drive the new Toyota 86, brilliant car. I am a brand ambassador for Global Beauty Innovation, you’ll find me on their stand at the East Coast Radio house and Garden Show, I’m also a brand ambassador for Longspan Gutters nationwide. I am also brand ambassador for Big Foot Express Freight. I have for many years been an ambassador for The Sunflower Fund a cause very close to my heart and an ambassador for the Cancer Association of South Africa. 4. What is it about the radio industry that keeps you wanting to do it for a living? Done both TV and radio, yes I know I’ve got a good face for radio!! Radio is live, immediate and total theatre of the mind, getting on radio is easy, staying on is the hard part, something some of the young egotistical jocks don’t understand, it takes many years to develop a well respected brand.

Danny Guselli with Chontell Randles

5. Which artist would we be surprised to find on your iPod? I think I’m a black man trapped in a white man’s body!! You’ll find lots of old R&B, Al Green and George Benson to name a couple. 6. Are you wearing more "hats" than you have in the past? I don’t do hats, come on look at my hair, it’s all mine! 7. What is the one truth that has held constant throughout your career? If at first you don’t succeed, so much for sky-diving anyway! No seriously, just stay true to yourself, being on radio is not a right it’s a privilege. 8. Do you have a favourite hobby outside of radio? Still trying to play football, gyming and chasing women, just can’t catch them anymore! 9. What would you like to do to save radio from its so called "dying-industry" image? Get back to basics, start talking to someone as opposed to talking at them. 10. What are you up to currently? I have many fingers in many pies. Along with my promotions, radio and TV voice over’s ,and managing a couple of singers, my biggest drive is bringing back Capital Radio 604 to KZN, this of course is dependent on the issue of the necessary license from ICASA, we are very confident and raring to go, hopefully back on air early in the new year.

D&C Dance Company



SOUP it Up Winter Soul Warmers

Butternut Soup

with Coconut Milk and Tomato A Delicious Spiced version of the Classic Butternut Soup.


• 1 large onion, chopped • 30ml oil • 5ml curry powder • 5ml black mustard seeds • 2ml ground cumin • 2 plump garlic cloves, crushed • 1kg butternut, peeled and cubed • 500ml chicken/vegetable stock • 1 can whole peeled chopped tomatoes • 1 can coconut milk • 1 small handful coriander


1. Sauté the onion in heated oil until soft and glossy. Stir in the curry powder, mustard seeds, cumin and garlic. 2. Add the butternut and stir until covered in the oil and spices. Cover with the lid and reduce the temperature. Let the vegetables sweat for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. 3. Add the stock and tomatoes and heat to boiling point. Reduce the heat, cover with the lid and simmer for about 30 minutes or Blend to form a smooth soup. 4. Add the coconut milk and heat until warmed through. Serve the soup in bowls and sprinkle each serving with fresh coriander leaves. Serve with fresh, warm bread. - Serves : 4

Grandma’s Chicken Noodle Soup

A Warm Hearty Soup that nourishes the Soul.


• 1.5 kg Chicken Fillet (Healthy option) • 1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil • 1 large onion • 1 bay leaf • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) dried rosemary • 1 tsp (5 ml) salt • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) freshly ground black pepper • 2 cloves garlic • 3 carrots • 2 leeks • 1 red bell pepper • 2 celery staks • 6 x 170 g linguine


1. Cut the Chicken Fillet into cubed pieces. Heat oil in large saucepan over high heat. Sauté chicken in pan in single layer. Chop onion and sprinkle over chicken. Cook chicken until browned, about 5 minutes on each side. Add bay leaf, rosemary, salt, and black pepper to pan. 2. Bring 12 cups (3 L) of water to boil. Carefully pour over chicken and simmer, partially covered, until broth is richly flavoured, about 45 minutes. 3. Mince garlic. Cut carrots and leeks into matchsticks. Cut red pepper into thin strips. Cut celery stalks into thin slices. Add to chicken and broth and simmer, uncovered, about 10 minutes. Stir in linguine and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Serves : 6



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DancingPencils &Achievers! by Felicity Keats Children who learn to use their right brains add to their intellectual ability as now a whole brain is there to help them! Not only that, but they hold in their hands a way of directing their lives in a way that delights them. This is because the right brain, by tapping into the area of creativity, can show a child his or her dreams and help him or her to achieve them. Tasha Maree one of our successful students, is contributing to this magazine whilst still at school. She wrote a wonderful book, the Charm Caster, two years ago and is completing her second book now. She was a student at the BAT Centre Junior Dancing Pencils Writing club, trained under Veena Ganagaram, a mentor at the BAT Centre on a Saturday morning. At trainings done in Pongola last year under the flagship of the Office of the Premier and the Umkhanyakude District of Education, 11 Dancing Pencils school writing clubs emerged. From the Mashalaza Dancing Pencils Writing Club’s first anthology of stories, here is an extract of writing by Malibongwe Mlambo. His article is called “Brain Channel” ©2012 published in “Umkhanyakude Storytellers”. He writes: “Look at the other side of your brain,” she said to me. I nodded at Mrs Felicity. But I have only got one brain, I thought. She got me to understand my brain is completely in two chambers …. I want a change in my life but how am I going to get it? After some lessons I finally figured out what I really needed to do for my dreams to come true. The beginning of my success starts now! I saw that my dream was going to be magnificent and excellent. I wished and wanted for it! My mind is very broad and well trained now. My life is going to change because I believe it is the time for change. I believe the time for change in my life and brain has come in both channels of my brain. Malibongwe concludes his article by writing : “To use our brain critically in order for us to be creative great thinkers and get every solution for every problem, we must use the left and right brain!“ As the trainer of these young people, I was hugely inspired. Showing them how to tap into their right brains, the ethical and moral side of a person, gives them huge power. “You are the future of this country,” I said to them. “You now have the power of the pen. Please remember to use it ethically, to the benefit of not only yourselves but to others in this country.” I have huge hopes for the future of our country. With young people of this calibre growing up to take future leadership positions, we can know that we are in good hands!

Two Words

that Will Immediately Change You as a Leader by John Bossong

Author Andy Stanley states in a leadership podcast there are two powerful words every leader needs to learn, know and use daily. It doesn’t matter whether you lead a group of 2 or 200, these two words will change your team and the culture of your organization. Author Andy Stanley says when you express these words, generosity flows. When you fail to use these words, it can send a negative message. Its absence says, “I can accomplish the vision without you. You don’t necessarily matter. You are not essential.”

The Power of Thank You

Small but mighty. Those words are often spoken in reference to a person or thing’s seemingly incongruous size and strength—a signal that they are capable of much more than you might guess from appearances alone. Sometimes it was a simple handwritten note—on other occasions, public praise of a person or group for work well done. In each case, it is impossible to overstate how much that gratitude meant. We can all stand to be reminded of this. When still in the job-search mode, it is also important to thank people. Your career centre and anyone else who is helping you with your job search will always remind you to send a thank-you note. Even if you have thanked the interviewer or networking contact in person, it is important to send a follow-up thank-you note. It does not need to be lengthy, just sincere. A leader is only as good as his people. Just like a great coach is only as good as his players. Do your players know you appreciate them? Do they know without them nothing gets accomplished? Stanley says thank you can change your team. It can change the way your people come to work every day. Your success is built on the hard work of others. That’s a fact. It’s true for every leader. Are you grateful for their contribution and efforts? More important, do they know it?

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Salt – something that many of us consider a staple condiment. But the truth is that your salt habit could be deadly. A high salt diet is a leading cause of high blood pressure, and high blood pressure is the single most important risk factor for stroke. In fact, the World Health Organisation sees hypertension as an even greater health risk to your health than smoking. The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa has just launched a new lobby group, Salt Watch, to alert South Africans to the fact that too much salt could be killing them. The group includes experts in the field of salt reduction from the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA), the Nutrition Society of South Africa (NNSA) and the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa. Salt Watch is set to launch a major national awareness campaign to help reduce population salt intake. With 6.3 million people living with high blood pressure, South Africa has one of the highest rates of hypertension worldwide. Most of the salt in our diet, up to 60%, is found in processed foods, with bread being the number one culprit, followed closely by margarine, butter spreads, stock cubes, soup powders, breakfast cereals and savoury snacks. But consumers are often surprised to find high sodium content in foods that are sweet or not salty at all. Many so-called ‘health foods’ are also very high in sodium. Another source of salt is that added at the table. In South Africa, up to 40% of salt consumed is added at the table, much more than most Westernised countries, where salt added to food is about 15%. However, a reduction of salt intake by just two grams a day will reduce your risk of cardiovascular events by 20%.

Have you considered how much salt you eat? Here are our six salty tips to reduce salt in your diet: 1. Cut down on processed foods – salt is found in almost every pre-prepared food, from processed meat to canned soup, to bottled dressings and packaged sauces, bread, and condiments such as ketchup and pickles. 2. Cook at home – making your own meals means that you can control how much salt you are adding, as well as increasing how many vegetables you can add to dishes. Drain and rinse canned vegetables and beans, which could reduce your salt intake from these products by up to 50%. 3. Flavour your food – but don’t use salt. Choose fresh or dried herbs, spices, garlic or lemon juice to ensure that your food doesn’t taste bland. 4. Read the ingredients list – if sodium or salt is listed in the first three ingredients, the food is likely to be a high-salt choice. Salt may also be ‘hidden’ on the list as table salt, sodium chloride, monosodium glutamate (MSG), sodium nitrate, sodium bicarbonate and soy sauce – these are all salt too! 5. Read the label – some products may have a low salt, low sodium or no salt added version, but also be aware that these products may not necessarily be ‘healthy’ if they are also high is sugar or fat. 6. Eating out – restaurants are notorious for creating salty meals, as this is an easy way to boost flavour – ask your waiter to tell the chef to use less salt in your meal.

The World Health Organisation recommends that adults eat less than 5g of salt (a teaspoon) a day, but in South Africa some experts put the average salt intake by South Africans as high as a shocking 40g of salt a day.

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Albert Einstein’s Greatest Discovery: The

“Rule of 72”

Compound interest is one of the most powerful financial tools that you can use toward your own and your business’s success. It is far more powerful than most people realize. It can be used for you, and it can be used against you. Fully understanding all the aspects of this powerful tool is essential for everyone in their personal and business finances. Albert Einstein has been credited for the discovery of compound interest.

“According to him this, not E=mc2 was his greatest discovery, “Compound interest was not only man’s greatest invention, but it was also the most powerful force on Earth!” Those are compelling words coming from one of the most intelligent men of our time!” The explanation of compound interest is a simple one. When you invest money, you earn interest on your capital. In the next year, you earn interest on your capital and the interest you earned the year before. Now this principle applies to any type of investment, debt repayment and the effects of the inflation rate on your buying power. Compound interest is not commonly understood. Most feel that it is a lot of mathematical magic, and are unable to determine exactly how they can make their money work harder than they do. We simply determine how powerful this compound interest is by using the “Rule of 72”. By using this rule, you can fairly accurately

determine how long it will take to double your money (or your debt) at a given interest rate. The rule is simple, divide the number 72 by the interest rate you are receiving (72/10=7.2), and you will find the number of years it will take to double your money. It is called the rule of 72 because at 10% interest, the money will double every 7.2 years. You can also compute an interest rate if you are told that your money will double in “so-many” years. For example, if you needed to double your money in two years, and you would be able to figure that you would need to earn 36% interest (72/2 (years)=36%). You can also use the rule of 72 to determine when your debt will double. An example of this would be if you borrowed R500 dollars from your friend, who is charging you 6% interest. 72 divided by 6 is 12. So, 12 is the number of years it would take for your debt to your friend to double to R1000 dollars if you did not make any payments. You can also determine how inflation works against you. “The government tells us we have had about a 6.9% inflation over the last 15 years” (The Motley Fool). In this instance, for your buying power to stay even with inflation you must earn at least 6.9% more income each year. You can determine the time that it will take to half your buying power by using the rule of 72. At 6.9% inflation it will take just over 10 years for the buying power you have today to be cut in half. The “rule of 72”is a rule of thumb. Like any rule of thumb, the rule is only good for approximations. It also assumes an annual percentage interest rate. It is by no means exact. At 1% interest the exact amount is 69.66 and using the rule of 72 it is 72. At 4% interest, the exact amount is 23.45; the rule of 72 is 24 years. So it is an approximation, but it is also pretty accurate, up to 20% interest. The Rule of 72 is a great mental math shortcut to estimate the effect of any growth rate, from quick financial calculations to population estimates. Here’s the formula:

Years to Double = 72 / Interest Rate


This formula is useful for financial estimates and understanding the nature of compound interest

Examples: At 6% interest, your money takes 72/6 or 12 years to double. To double your money in 10 years, get an interest rate of 72/10 or 7.2%. If your country’s GDP grows at 3% a year, the economy doubles in 72/3 or 24 years. If your growth slips to 2%, it will double in 36 years. If growth increases to 4%, the economy doubles in 18 years. Given the speed at which technology develops, shaving years off your growth time could be very important. You can also use the rule of 72 for expenses

inflation or interest:


If inflation rates go from 2% to 3%, your money will lose half its value in 36 or 24 years. If college tuition increases at 5% per year (which is faster than inflation), tuition costs will double in 72/5 or about 14.4 years. If you pay 15% interest on your credit cards, the amount you owe will double in only 72/15 or 4.8 years! Albert Einstein truly understood the power of compound interest and the simplicity of the rule of 72. “Albert Einstein called compound interest the eighth wonder of the world and mankind’s greatest invention because it is the mightiest force ever unleashed for the amassing of wealth” (Mauder). The rule of 72 is simple and powerful, yet unknown by many business owners, professionals and individuals. Remember that you can use the rule of 72 forwards and backwards. To determine the time to double an investment, or the interest rate needed to double money in a given time. If you are still wanting, you can use the rule of 113 to determine how many years it will take to triple your money.

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SPUD Cast Makes an Appearance at Westville Girls High School

written by Kalpana Maraj & Krysten Smithers photos by Maureen van den Bergh

Night swimming, house plays involving gay sheep and a cat that has an affinity for a deranged boy; this is all in a day’s work for the crazy eight and is part of the madness that we have come to expect from the Spud movie collection. Spud fans have been anxiously awaiting the second installment of the series “Spud: the madness continues” after the success of the first movie. Based on the novel by John van der Ruit, the movie explores the mayhem surrounding the life of John “Spud” Milton, a typical teenage boy. The KZN based cast along with director – paid a visit to WGHS to engage with their fans. The morning was filled with fun and laughter and the cast did not disappoint with their witty humour, colourful personalities and charming mannerisms. The young Spud stars took the stage to share their views on the sequel to their antics in previous Spud adventures. We were all captivated by their undeniable humility and unique personalities. Each member of the cast has embraced his character and is a perfect fit for his role. They all have traces of the characters evident within their own personalities and expressed

an obvious connection with their roles. Troye Sivan (Spud Milton) was first to the microphone and we sat in restless anticipation. We were pleasantly surprised by his accent (a South African and an Australian blend); and downto-earth nature. He shared the story of his success and humble beginnings as a you-tube artist. He urged all fans to watch the “cheeky” movie so that we too could experience the craziness and hilarity as well as appreciate the time, sweat and emotions invested in the making of the movie. Blessing Xaba (Fattie) amused the audience with his outgoing personality and his incredible sense of humour left us in gales of laughter. Byron Langley (Simon) and Thomas Burne (Verne) gave us an insight into the workings on

set and the ups and downs of their acting careers. It was clear that the cast shared a bond with one another, both on and off set. We were truly inspired by their success and love for their work. The star struck crowd was able to engage in a Q and A session with the cast which ensued in bouts of giggling and laughter. It was a valuable opportunity for the learners of WGHS to connect with the actors on a personal level. Their earnestness ensured that everybody left as a Spud fan. So let’s rally support for South Africa’s biggest movie franchise and home grown talent. This is the perfect chance to watch John van der Ruits beloved characters come to life on the big screen. So grab your popcorn and let the madness continue.



The Association for the Aged (TAFTA) hosted its first ever Celebrity Art Auction held on the 26th June 2013 and saw some of South Africa’s most endearing celebrities, businessmen and politicians paint pictures around the theme “Home is Where the Heart is” highlighting the cause – the Langeler Towers Sheltered Housing Development. The event was hosted at the Imbizo Room, Sibaya Casino. The public exhibition was held from 12h00 till 17h00 and the official Auction. The exhibition will be open to the public and will culminate into the auction in the evening. Celebrities that participated included celebrity chef Justin Bonello, Ms South Africa’s Marilyn Ramos, Tansey Coetzee, Claudia Henkel, Nicole Flint, Presenters Jen Su and Ashley Hayden, Kajal Bagwandeen, Singers Chiano Sky, Dave van Vuuren, JasonHartman, Danny K, Models Shashi Naidoo and Roxy Louw to name a few. “Many years ago we started to worry about how we could ever hope to provide for Durban’s ageing population. More and more facilities and organisations that catered for our older citizens were closing down, and those that survived were unaffordable for most”, says Margie Smith, TAFTA CEO. “Thankfully, the Department of Human Settlements has awarded us a grant of two thirds of the building cost”, says Smith, “The challenge is that TAFTA are now responsible for raising a shortfall of R30 million, the balance of the contract to which we have now fundraised up to the last six months of the construction”.

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Durban - In front of an enthusiastic sell-out crowd at Greyville racecourse, Vodacom Durban July Fashion Showcase, brought to you by Canon, gave Durban’s fashion lovers and socialites a compelling insight on what to wear on race day. Terrence Bray’s opening collection with an Eastern twist created movement among the crowd. Featuring grandeur, refinement and elegant craftsmanship his desired look was carefully woven together using brocade fabrics, tweed, cotton and silk. “Drawing from the origins of the word posh, my collection is based on East meeting England with a contemporary twist," said Bray. Johannesburg designer Hangwani Nengovhela’s Rubicon label speaks volumes of this year’s theme "Posh? Oh My Gosh!" through her own classical and vibrant style which was present in a stunning collection of aesthetically pleasing, clean cut, flowing garments in a combination of white, beige and rusty shades. Francois Vedemme’s collection personified ethereal beauty through a range of gorgeous white and creamy colours enhanced by hand-embroided floating flowers. His eye for structure and attention to detail produced a rich and elegant result on the runway. Haroun Hansrot wowed onlookers with his exquisitely tailored pieces featuring flowing fabrics and a daring burst of colour in a gorgeous, but sassy showstopper which turned a lot of heads.

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Bianca Warren's Showstopper Model - Ronwyn Manser

Simple, trendy and totally Bianca Warren, the young designer specialising in commercial wear showed a range that embodied everything she stood for, using predominantly her favourite shade of black. Completed with a showstopper created with heavy lace, sheer netting, loads of tulle and a little bit of sparkle, hers was a look that spelt out old school romance. Fundudzi by Craig Jacobs showed elegance in subtle layers of blue and white contrast. A bolero jacket complimented a gorgeous dress in tasteful fabrics, accessorized by a veil hat. Reflections of a true trendsetter. Revealing the kind of look that throws one back into the 1930s, Mej Lues by Hanrie Lues was inspired by a dangerous, but charming bad boy and one of the era’s most prolific designers. Subtle hints of art deco are reflected in her timeless pieces polished off by a stunning, low backed showstopper. The Ruff Tung collection by Jean-Paul Botha and Ludwig Bezuidenhout featured intricate and unusual colour concepts which created a powerful and futuristic but elegantly unassuming feel to their collection. “Being posh we played on bold prints and a sporty but elegant appeal. We had an intense workout with the fabrics, stretch and non-stretch, doing the panelling and bringing them together while maintaining an elegant flow,” said Bezuidenhout. written by Dave Macleod / photos by Anthony Grote

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Thank You ... For Growing the Nation

helps a leader create a generous and grateful culture. Everyone wants to be appreciated. Everyone wants to know they matter. Anyone can issue a paycheck. People want to know they make a difference. Leaders set the tone and culture of an organization. If you want to have a generous and grateful culture, learn to say thank you often. It’s free and has a huge ROI (return on investment). If you don’t tell them they are appreciated, they may assume you don’t. True or not, it carries a negative impact. “Thank you” is a small way to show appreciation for the support provided to you. The same is true for your family, loved ones, and individuals in your network. We need to take a few minutes to reflect on these people who have had an impact on you. Have you thanked them for their time and caring? Have you thanked the teachers, lecturers and who made time to help you with your needs? Here Are Five Ways You Can Say Thank You 1. Details count. Be specific with your thank you. If you want impact, it’s in the details. Don’t be vague and generic. Be specific as to what they did and how it impacted the team, department or organization. Let them know you are grateful for their contribution and effort. 2. Let the public know. When you give a “thank you” and praise in public, you create loyalty. Your team will go through a wall for you. Bragg on them in public and mean it. It can have more impact than a monetary reward. 3. Be true and authentic. If the “thank you” is not sincere, it doesn’t matter. It has to be honest. It can’t be over used and fake. People will see through unauthentic praise. It will have a negative impact. 4. Write it down. People love to get encouraging notes. Keep blank note cards in your desk or close by. Every week, write someone on your team a thank you note. Take a few minutes and write out a note. Be specific and let them know what they did, how hard they work and what it means to the organization. Key Thought: You will have to take time to do it. Stop, slow down and reflect. Who do you need to thank? Why? Write it down and let them know. 5. Equal opportunity. Your “thank you’s” need to reach the front lines. The people who create and impact the bottom line. Go deep down the organizational chart with the thank you. It’s not just for high-level employees. Practice equal opportunity praise. Everyone makes a difference and helps you achieve your vision. Let all of them know it. There is tremendous power in thank you. Create a culture of generosity and gratitude. You are only as good as your people. They need to know it!

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Another Motivating Factor Your Workout Only Needs to Take 20 Minutes By Dr. Mercola

If you dread exercising because you associate it with grueling hour-long sessions on the treadmill, you’re in luck. This is the “old-school” way of doing cardio, and it’s becoming increasingly apparent that it is not the most effective way to work out. Since time (or a lack of it) is one of the most often cited reasons why people don’t work out, being able to cut your workout time by more than half should help you to find a way to fit it into your schedule. In the case of Peak Fitness Exercises, less truly is more, as you can get all the benefits you need in just a 20-minute session performed twice a week. In fact, you should not do Peak Fitness exercises more than three times a week. If you do, you may actually do more harm than good. Because while your body needs regular amounts of stress like exercise to stay healthy, it also needs ample recuperation, and if you give it more than you can handle your health will actually begin to deteriorate. So it is really crucial to listen to your body and integrate the feedback into your exercise intensity and frequency. With high-intensity interval training like Peak Fitness, you can literally reap greater rewards in less time. The same can be said for the super-slow form of weight training, which mirrors many of the health benefits of high-intensity interval training. You can see a demonstration of this type of high-intensity exercise below, and read more about it here. The key to remember is this: the more you get into the habit of exercising, the better it’s going to make you feel. And soon you’ll begin to regard your daily workout, whether that be a session of Peak Fitness, strength training, yoga, or a hike in the woods, as a type of respite or solace from the stress of your day... and that will probably be all the motivation you’ll need.

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Pergolas and arches have long been used successfully in garden design to provide strong vertical elements. Their purpose has usually been twofold: to frame views and openings, and to provide welcome shade over areas set aside for entertaining and relaxation. Covered by climbing plants, pergolas can form cool retreats in shaded walkways and arbors. Framing Entrances

Since before the Middle Ages, archways in many styles have been constructed to form grand entrances. Initially, arches in garden settings were built from brick or wrought iron and would be in place to highlight an opening in a garden wall or form a simple link between two areas within the garden. At the time of the Renaissance, archways came to be positioned to frame a view or other focal point of interest.

Structures for Shade

A pergola may be thought of as a series of arches linked together to form a simple framework, most usually constructed from wooden posts and beams, and intended to support climbing plants. The original pergola constructions can be traced back to

ancient Egyptian times, when overhead structures were used as a support for grapes, which in turn provided much-needed areas of shade. These pergolas, often constructed with stone pillars for strength, were built throughout the hot regions of the Middle East. From here, their use spread to more temperate climates, where their function became more ornamental. They still had, in part, the role of providing shade, but, in these cooler regions where total shade was not required, care needed to be taken in the design of pergolas, since sturdy structures with close-set beams could appear oppressive and gloomy.

Covered Walkways

Today, gazeboes may be viewed primarily as a focal point. Often enclosed on three sides, they tend to be smaller than pergolas and are usually set in a cool corner of the garden. Originally, however, gazeboes were shady tunnels formed by training trees, such as linden and sycamore, to grow over a framework of metal arches. Gazeboes were also developed as secluded outdoor rooms, shaded places often enclosed by intricate trellis work. This is more in line with their function today, where trees, climbers, and shrubs are trained over wooden archways and trellises to form a secluded haven.



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Imagine a place where endless golden beaches divide the warm Indian Ocean and the lush coastal vegetation, a place where schools of dolphins frolic in the waves and gentle whale sharks cruise lazily by, a place where shy blue duiker and families of bush buck wander through indigenous gardens, a place with two private championship signature golf courses in your immediate back-yard, a place with world-class hotels with rim flow pools which captivate your imagination and delight your senses. Welcome to paradise. Welcome to Zimbali. Purpose developed as one of the finest coastal residential and resort estates in Southern Africa, Zimbali exists as an oasis of stylish living. Zimbali's appeal is that residents and guests create new living experiences for themselves within a naturally beautiful environment. There is a wonderful mix of tranquility, sophisticated entertaining, sensual relaxation, opportunities to take long walks on empty beaches or along shaded forest footpaths, catch glimpses of exquisite butterflies, watch mischievous monkeys at play or resident bushbuck grazing, ride horses, play tennis or engage in a challenging round of golf. This casual coastal lifestyle is what makes Zimbali so impressionable. Many fast-living movers and shakers from South Africa as well as from around the globe have decided to relocate to this spacious estate, on a permanent or semipermanent basis, to unclutter their lives and de-stress in the blissfully serene surroundings which this nature sanctuary has to offer. With an emphasis on a personally tailored lifestyle, residents can savour the privacy of their own home or interact with the community – where many lasting and rewarding friendships have begun. Zimbali epitomises style and elegance, which are expressed through the design of its homes, hotels and facilities. The rare interaction with nature is a result of the implementation on every level of management of the estate of the founding ethos of “Living in Harmony with Nature�. It is a destination where the most discerning of residents and tourists will feel at ease.

How to Handle Report Cards... The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Should you pay your child R100 for every "A"? Banish video games for a month for each "F"? Lisa Huffman, assistant professor of educational psychology, offers these tips for handling report cards: 1. Keep lines of communication open. Ask your children how they feel about the school term before discussing the report card. For example, is your child worried about what the marks may be? Be sure to let children know that discussing concerns is good. This way they will be more likely to let you know if there are any problems. 2. Praise a good report card. Be sure to let your child know that you are proud of the good work and accomplishments. This is a good time to post your child's work in a prominent place, such as a refrigerator. While celebrating successes also praise improvements in performance and commitments to working hard. 3. Talk about a bad report card. Failure can be scary, but if your child does not do as well as expected talk openly about it. Reassure children that poor grades do not mean they are failures. Poor report cards can be a catalyst for change and do not need to be a reason for punishment. You can work to develop a plan of action with goals for improvement. 4. Set realistic goals. It is probably not realistic to go from a "C" to an "A" on the next report card. However, a "B" seems realistic. Maybe completing all homework on time or achieving an "A" on two or more assignments in a particular topic is your goal. Encourage your children to do their best.

5. Don't assume an "A" reflects your child's best efforts. Talk about the ease with which assigned course work is completed – maybe it is not challenging enough. Also be aware that boredom can often cause grades to drop! Speaking to a teacher about work tailored to your child's needs can help keep school work interesting. 6. Look at your child's work regularly. Report cards only come out a few times a year. Review your student's work regularly and pay special attention to grades and comments that go along with them. 7. Encourage good work habits and effort. Poor grades on report cards may not reflect inability, but rather insufficient effort. When your child is studying or doing homework this is a good time for you also to do something quietly, which will lesson distractions. 8. Be involved in your child's school. Children who do well in school have parents who are actively involved in their children's education and their school. Volunteer at school or make time to help your child with homework.

9. Incentives can be rewarding when children do well or meet goals. However, they should not be bribes. Rather than telling children you will give them money for good grades before they have even earned them, surprise them after the grades are earned with a small gift or some special time. Be sure to praise effort and improvement along with good grades. Children should want good grades out of interest, pride and an understanding that success in school is necessary for success in life. Children should not earn good grades only because they will get a reward.



A Changing Suburb That Has Made The Malvern Branch Number One The multi-million rand upgrade the Malvern Park Centre has transformed the shopping complex into an up-market precinct is indicative of the changes taking place in a residential area that is often overlooked. “If you take the time to drive around Malvern and surrounding suburbs you would be pleasantly surprised at the changes that have taken place. This coupled with other market dynamics has resulted in a surge in demand for property in Malvern,” said Jivanee Naidoo Manager of the Wakefields Real Estate Malvern branch. It’s therefore not surprising that the cohesive and active team of 14 Wakefields Malvern consultants experienced excellent sales volumes during the 2012 financial year and earned the “Top branch of the year” title in Wakefields.

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“There are very few areas in Durban where buyers can still find reasonable properties priced from R500 000. This is definitely an area where first time buyers will be able to find a home be it a flat, a simplex or even a fixer upper property,” said Naidoo Prices vary between R500 000 to R700 000 for a flat, R700 000– R1 2million for a simplex or a duplex and up to R2, 8 million for a top of the range house. Amenities in the area include numerous English and Afrikaans-speaking schools plus a school for children with special needs; four shopping centres with Pick and Pay, Shoprite and Spar as anchor tenants; all the major financial institutions; restaurants and fast-food out-lets; a medical centre; municipal library; places of worship for various religions; parks and playgrounds; sports clubs and good public transport - buses, taxis and trains. The area is only 10 minutes from the Pavilion shopping centre and within easy access of Hillcrest, Westville, Kloof and Pinetown, the centre of Durban and the industrial areas of Mobeni / Rossburgh, has made the greater Malvern area quite popular. It is also in close proximity to the Albert Luthuli Academic Hospital and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. It is served by Sarnia Road an arterial road traverses the localities of Rossburgh, Sea View, Bellair, Hillary, Malvern, Escombe, Northdene and Moseley. While this community of diverse cultures is in transition, being transformed from a typical blue collar worker area to one of a middle to upper middle income market it remains a cohesive community that will band together to help one another.

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The human mind and brain are two very different aspects of human existence. Though different, they are inextricably linked. Any dysfunction at the brain level is soon reflected in how the mind operates. The brain is a physical organ made up of numerous cells, whilst the mind is an energetic system.The mystery of how the mind and brain interact is still a challenge to scientists even in this day and age. Functions such as learning, memorizing, recalling, problem solving, creativity, imagination, decision making and emotionally experiencing circumstances and events (such as music) – are as much effects originating in the brain as they are in the mind. Educability in children (and adults) is strongly rooted in how well the brain is nourished. The 21 neuro-nutrients required for the brain to remain functional and competent essentially come from the diet. A diet lacking certain critical nutrients can impact in an intense negative way in a child’s ability to be educated. With “junk food” forming a substantial part of children’s nutrition today, this risk for nutritional deficiency is much higher. Most supplements on the market simply do not deliver on their promise – mainly because they are chemical in origin (not as nature has created the nutrient) and do not absorb efficiently. A technology called food state technology is now available and the clinical response to using such nutrients is positively noticeable in a short space of time. An example of an excellent neuro nutrient in food state format is MEMORX. This product provides the full spectrum of neuronutrition required by the brain in one formula. Other foods that should become part of your diet to support brain health are eggs, walnuts, almonds, blueberries, seeds containing omega 3 oils as well as magnesium and zinc (such as pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and raisins). Dates are also a health sweet tasting option. An extraordinary number of school going children are being classed as having ADD (attention deficit disorder) or ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Distraction, inability to focus for adequate periods of time, excessive fidgetiness, emotional withdrawal – are all features that lead to poor coping in the school environment and substantially reduced educability. Whilst there are many factors at play in such children, a phytonutritional approach may provide some relief for parents and children alike. Phytonutrients such as Bacopamonnierra, Evolvulus alsinoides, Withania somnifera and Mrystica fragrans and Glycrrhiza glabra have been researched for over 50 years in laboratories around the world. The synergy of the identified actives in these phytonutrients produce other benefits not seen with individual use of these botanicals. Reduced anxiety, better sleep, improved mental endurance, enhanced learning ability, improved concentration and improved overall behaviour are some of the factors observed in the synergistic use of these phytonutrients. These phytonutrients are contained in the formula MEMORX Website: now available at leading Pharmacies & Health Stores in South Africa.

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Some trends to look out for this season… Rich colours are very big with crèmes and velvets. Flow like and Greek goddess look as well. Very royal rich tones a lot of blacks and whites and gold’s. Plum is becoming big but should be worn in small amounts and is most preferable with black.

The Denim Jacket

We loved him in summer and we will love him again this winter, with a long knit, ankle boots and leggings or pair it up with that summer dress and boots. This jacket will give your summer wardrobe a fresh new look. Roll up the sleeves and pop up the color.

The Blazer

This classic business look is making it into daytime winter fashion. A tailored and fitted blazer to your body type is great to throw over a plain tee and stone washed jeans and a stiletto heel. Keep calm and keep it slick.

The Trench Coat

With a slimming look and a warm fit, the trench is a classic piece for every wardrobe. Whether it is in a bright bold palette or it is a neutral base. This is a slimming posh, elegant look great for this season.


Whether it is a dress, a sweater or even a simple scarf this simple black and white contrasting pattern is back. For the fashion lovers and the bold trendsetters go for a dress paired with stockings and boots or if you’re a bit on the shy side try a scarf layered with the denim jacket. Even our celebs like Kim Kardashian own this new trend and you can too‌

The Plum Clutch

is commanding the wardrobes of our fashion trendsetters. This rich colour is being used in the smallest of doses but with one simple accessory we can go from drab to fab. With a little bit of bling a plum clutch can really take a look to mainstream fashion. For the fashionistas try going for a monochrome look. For the simpleton who’s ready to take a small risk a black dress and heel is a must and with the plum clutch you will definitely be a showstopper.



How to Handle the Pess

Turning Negativity int


ealing with a pessimist on your team can be a frustrating and time-consuming experience. Attempts to ignore or counter frequent negative comments may simply incite further negativity. Good news: by being proactive you can help the pessimist change his behaviour and enable your team to achieve greater productivity.

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he first step is to figure out what is causing your team member’s negativity. Roderick Kramer, William R. Kimball Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Stanford Graduate School of Business, says that it is the role of the leader to understand the underlying cause of the pessimism before acting. “Some people are dispositional pessimists whose knee-jerk reaction is to see the negative in everything, while others may be expressing a pessimistic point of view based upon informed logic,” Kramer says. Some common sources of pessimism include resentment at not having been promoted, a need for attention, or a need to cover for a lack of knowledge or skill.


hatever the source of the pessimism, the key to responding constructively is to focus on the impact of the individual’s behaviour, according to Marshall Goldsmith, executive educator and the author of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There. Changing behaviour is much easier than trying to reform a person’s long-held beliefs and values.

Here are three approaches to managing negative behaviour:


. Create awareness. This is best done by pulling the team member aside and explaining how his comments are received. The rule when giving this type of feedback, says Jon Katzenbach, author of Wisdom of Teams and founder of the Katzenbach Centre at Booz & Co., is to “be at least as positive as you are negative.” Explain why the person is valued

on the team and make clear the impact of his behaviour. For example, you can say, “When you make negative comments, the team gets stuck and we aren’t able to move forward.” Kramer points out, “This kind of conversation can be useful from a diagnostic perspective.” Once you understand the underlying reason for the pessimism, you can provide additional support or information if it’s needed.


. Reposition negative statements. Negativity can fester and eventually kill a team’s momentum and motivation. Don’t let negative comments linger. Ask for clarification or more information about what the speaker means. For example, if a team member says, “This project is never going to make it past Finance,” ask the speaker to explain why she thinks that. Better yet, you can ask for alternative solutions: “What can we do to make sure the project does make it past Finance?” You can also ask team members to use “but statements.” Ask them to follow sceptical or critical sentences with “but.” For example, your team member could say “This project is never going to make it past Finance, BUT it’s worth laying the groundwork now because next year, Finance is apt to approve more tech projects.” It’s helpful to model this type of behaviour for the entire team. Offer your own constructive criticism while providing an alternative solution.


. Involve the whole team. It can be damaging to single out a team member in front of the entire team. Peer pressure is a far more effective tactic. According to Kramer, “Sometimes social sanctions work better than leader sanctions.” Set team norms and ask everyone to observe them. Goldsmith suggests that individuals ask themselves before they speak, “Will this comment help our customers? Will this help our company? Will this help the person or team we’re talking about? Will this help the person we’re talking to?” As Goldsmith points out, “Honesty may be the best policy except when it’s destructive and unhelpful.” Once you’ve agreed on norms, ask the team to hold each other to them. This approach can be used when you’re not the team leader as well. If a fellow team member is regularly

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negative, you can appeal to what Kramer calls “the collective wisdom” of the team by modeling positive behaviour and using peer pressure to show the pessimist a more productive way of contributing. Of course as a peer, your influence is limited and you may need to talk with the team leader if your attempts to redirect the pessimist don’t work.

When all else fails


ll of the experts agree that if a team member is continually disruptive and does not respond to coaching or feedback, you may ultimately need to remove her from the team. Sometimes people are not a good fit for a team or a project and it’s your job as leader to make that distinction.

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t’s important to remember that the goal here is not to rid the team of any sceptical sentiment. Not all negativity is bad, despite how it sounds or feels. According to Kramer, habitual pessimists’ concerns may in some cases be well informed and rational and “based on an intuition or insight that could be extremely helpful to the group.” For example, there were pessimists at NASA who didn’t feel the Space Shuttle Columbia was ready, especially after the Challenger disaster seven years earlier. We need dissenting voices to check our assumptions and push our ideas. Katzenbach says, “An irritating member adds a dimension to teaming. As long as he or she is not strong enough to derail progress, he or she may offer thoughts that otherwise wouldn’t come in.”

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Find the source of the pessimism Differentiate between the person and the behaviour Involve the whole team in setting norms for team behaviour


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The Mr Price Pro Ballito Beach Festival is one of the highlights of the Mr Price Pro Ballito PRIME ASP World Tour surfing event, which together with the entertainment and activities line up has been labelled as the biggest surf, beach and lifestyle event on the African continent. Willards Beach and the car park are have been the focal points of the Mr Price Pro Ballito Beach Festival’s jam-packed activities and entertainment programme. Adrenaline junkies will also be able to get stuck in at the dedicated Mr Price Pro Extreme Park which will be featuring exhibitions and competitions (5 – 8 July) of some of the most popular extreme sports, including skateboarding, BMX and the first ever parkour (free running) event held in South Africa on a purpose-built course. The country's top parkour athletes including Kundai "Kenji" Murapa, Tino Jose Chung and capoeira instructor Chris de Bruyne impressed the crowds to no end with their warm-up session held on Thursday; the Freerunning Speed Run heat is on at 2.30pm on Friday with the Free running Best Trick heat held on Saturday at 2.30pm with the finals on Sunday afternoon. Touch Rugby, Beach Volleyball, Coca Cola Beach Soccer and daily dance competitions have ensured non-stop high action for sun seekers and sports enthusiasts alike, whilst the roses amongst the thorns will have a chance to blossom with the Miss Beach Mania pageant to be held on Saturday 7 July. The crew from Sugardance Studios and NOAH (Nurturing Orphans for Aids for Humanity) have something special planned for the crowds on Saturday (7 July), and will also be performing onstage at Willard Beach on Friday 6 July, with the event providing the platform for many budding and aspiring performers to showcase their work. Children from the Nkogongo branch of the nationwide NOAH programme will also feature in the performance. “Sugardance hopes to see you at the Mr Price Pro Ballito Beach Festival, look out for our talented dancers performing on Friday, and make sure to keep your eyes and ears peeled on Saturday for what promises to be a hugely exciting day” said Julie Robert, owner of Sugardance Studios.

Having once again secured some of South Africa’s leading performers, the free Mr Price Pro Ballito Beach Concerts are expected to attract bumper crowds. On Friday July 6, the impressive line-up includes Gangs of Ballet, Wonderboom, the Ard Matthews Trio, Shadow Club, aKing, Crash Car Burn and Flash Republic; with the party set to continue on July 7 with Toya Delazy, Lloyd Cele, iscreamstix, Locnville, Pascal & Pearce, GoodLuck and Dino Bravo. The concerts will take place at Salt Rock Beach on 6 and 7 July from 16h00 – 22h00. Crash Car Burn, who solidified their place in the South African music scene with nominations for two SAMA 2011 Awards (“Record of the Year” and “Best Engineer”) will be one of the premier acts at the first concert. As one the country’s leading power-pop-rock acts, Crash Car Burn have also tasted international success, having toured nationally with USA pop-punk legends “The Ataris” in 2009. After rocking out on Friday night, the second night of the MrPrice Pro Beach Concerts (Saturday July7) promises to offer slightly more for those upbeat house and dance music fans. Twin brothers and electro hop music duo Andrew and Brian Chaplin of Locnville will be riding a wave after releasing their second studio album (Running to Midnight) in July last year. 2011 was a memorable year for the pair, who also walked away with the coveted ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘Best Selling Album’ for their debut studio album ‘Sun in my Pocket’ at the 2011 SAMA’s. GoodLuck are another hugely popular SAMAnominated who will be keeping the Mr Price Pro Beach Concerts crowd on their feet. The duo of Ben Peters and Juliet Harding is known for enchanting crowds with their new wave of live electronics and their performance at the concert is guaranteed to inspire, uplift and get the crowd jumping up high.

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Change Now Magazine - July 2013  
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