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LOCUM Official Publication of the National Association of Locums in South Africa

HEALTH

Lifestyle

MOTIVATION MAP4LIFE

GETTING INTO SHAPE

MOTORING

NEW VEHICLES IN SA

PROPERTY

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2018

ADVICE ON BUYING & INVESTING

TRAVEL DESTINATIONS

SOUTH AFRICAN - GAME RESERVES

HEALTH | TRAVEL | MEDICAL | JOBS | FASHION | MOTORING


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4 EDITOR Message 6 NALSA PRESIDENT Message 8 PROPERTY Property Buying advice 11 FINANCIAL ADVICE Sanlam 14 GLEN McQUIRK - MAP4LIFE Living a Life of Purpose 18 MOTORING New Car News Vehicle Maintenance Tips 24 TRAVEL: 24 KARONGWE LODGE 26 MOWOWANE LODGE 28 AMANZI LODGE 30 QUIVER GAME LODGE 32 SHIDULI GAME LODGE 34 SOSSUSVLEI GAME LODGE 36 UNZOLOZOLO GAME LODGE 38 ETOSHAVILLAGE 40 GORAN ELEPHANT CAMP 42 BECKS SAFARI LODGE 44 HEALTH Getting Into Shape 46 PHOTOGRAPHY Impressions of Singapore 50 FASHION Travel Packing Tips 52 CAREER CLASSIFIEDS LOCUM LIFESTYLE

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EDITOR’S MESSAGE

Francois Rossouw

elcome to the first edition of Locum Lifestyle Magazine for 2018. As unbelievable as it may seem 2018 is here and everyone is asking, “what are your new years resolutions. Well my answer is probably the same Francois Rossouw as yours. I am still on the same list as last year. At least I have a list and this year hopefully I will have time to focus on it. In this issue we have a new addition to our magazine, the well known Glen McQuirk of Map4Life. You can read his article on page 14. In the property section we have some helpful tips on the property buying and investing. In the motoring section, page 18, we have a look at the new vehicles available in South Africa, as well as vehicle maintenance on page 20. In the health section, on page 42, we look at getting in shape. The fashion section on page 50 looks at some great travelling advice for the ladies.

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Our career classified section, at the back of the magazine, features both permanent and locum placement opportunities. For our first time readers, some basic information on our magazine. We are the official magazine of NALSA (National Association of Locums in South Africa). The magazine is bi-monthly and available in both printed and digital format. Please visit our website for more info and any back issues of the magazine.

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LOCUMS IN SOUTH AFRICA

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hen working as a locum and thus actually working for yourself it is important that you have your own bookkeeping system in order. You should also know the tax do’s and don’ts. Here is some helpful advice from Umesh Modi, a partner at Silver Levene LLP.

Andro Engelbrecht

Employed or self-employed? Here are six factors to consider when deciding whether you are employed or self-employed. You are probably self-employed if most of the following applies to you:

1. You can decide when you work and where. 2. A substitute could be hired for you. Locum pharmacists often overlook making 3. You provide your own equipment. legitimate expense claims, which can include 4. You are at financial risk if work is not done. anything from insurance cover to a new laptop. 5. You generally don’t have management Sometimes these extra sources of income are responsibilities. left unclaimed for many years. 6. You are unlikely to benefit from profits, such as through bonuses or incentive schemes. So how can you avoid losing out on this valuable part of your locum income? By Claiming expenses making sure you check off everything on our As a locum pharmacist is likely to work as essential guide to self-assessment and claiming an independent contractor and there will expenses. be certain expenses that can be claimed legitimately for tax purposes. Self-assessment As a general rule, expenses can only be If you’re working as an independently deducted from income if they’re incurred contracted locum pharmacist or earn income “wholly, exclusively and necessarily” in from freelance or contract work, then you are performing pharmaceutical duties. allowed to deduct qualifying expenses incurred in generating of this income. All of the following kinds of expenditure can be claimed for – go through the checklist below To establish whether you are employed or and think about what applies to you: self-employed as a locum pharmacist, it is vital to look at your contract (see below for Are you a member of a professional body? more details on the difference). Employed Pre-registration fees, and membership of pharmacists work under an employment professional bodies – such as the South African contract, while self-employed pharmacists Pharmacy Council – can be claimed back. work as an independent contractor.

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Are you paying out for professional indemnity insurance cover? Insurance premium costs can be claimed as a business expense, provided the cover is specific to locum business. Printing, postage and office stationery This includes business stationery (such as letterheads, business cards and brochures), leaflets to distribute to community pharmacies, and the cost of office stationery such as envelopes, papers, pens and pencils. Remember to retain all your receipts. Don’t get overcharge All business overdraft, bank and credit card account charges can be claimed for, as well as hire purchase interest and lease payments – for example when buying a car for work. Keep connected Monthly contract charges for telephone and internet are allowed. Paying other professionals You can claim expenses for professional fees to accountants and solicitors for hiring their services. However, fines for breaking the law are not allowed. Repairs and renewals All repairs and maintenance costs of IT equipment, small tools and items of equipment.

greater of 27.5% of taxable income or R 350 000. Medical expenses If you belong to a medical scheme then you also qualify for a monthly tax rebate, depending on the number of members on the scheme. The rebate is up to R 310 per month each for the main member and the first dependent. Thereafter R 209 per month each for every additional dependent. Don’t forget travelling costs You can claim for travelling in the performance of your duties – such as visiting patients’ homes, care homes or medical centres. This also includes mileage related to work, such as business trips, at R3,61 per kilometre. However, travelling to and from home and work is not an allowable expense. Be charitable Charitable donations are allowed only if you can obtain a section 18A invoice This deduction is limited to 10% of your taxable income. Working from home? When locums work from home to do their paperwork, then a proportion of the running cost of the home can be claimed back. If your claim is for a higher amount, you will need to be able to justify it.

Claim for your laptop and tools Save for your golden years If you use your personal equipment – such as Contribution to a retirement annuity, provident a laptop – for work, then a proportion of the fund or pension scheme can be claimed cost can be claimed. on expenses – up to the annual limit of the NALSA’s MISSION The purpose of the National Association of Locums in South Africa (NALSA®) is to provide a foundation of industry standards and ethical guidelines for companies specialising in locum and term contract staffing services. These principles are the

cornerstones of the relationship between NALSA® members and their clients. Also to maintain industry leadership by promoting excellence, ethical standards, innovation and a spirit of co-operation for contingent staff.

NALSA’s VISION NALSA is dedicated to promoting a positive industry image through a practical but strict Code of Ethics based upon excellence, honesty, fairness, peer review and reasonable industry standards.

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PROPERTY BUYING/INVESTING TIPS

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f you are thinking of investing in the property market with rental in mind, it is important to know whether you should or can manage the rental yourself or use a rental agent. There are certain important guidelines to follow so that your investment can grow and also to prevent you running into potential problems down the line.

Question: Is there a right time to buy property and is that now? This is one of the most common question prospective buyers ask and it is a good question. As the saying goes; “buy low sell high.” That sounds like great advice but not always that easy to do. Becoming a property expert does not happen overnight and many have burnt their fingers and lost their hard earned money. Property has shown a steady increase in value over the years and the fact that people

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will always need a place to stay and that the cost of raw products needed to build a house also increase every year should give you a clear indication that it is better to buy now than later. Research: Start with researching the market, contact a reputable estate agent and do your own research on the internet. What is the market doing in the areas you are interested in? It’s important that you know whether an


PROPERTY

By: Terence von Molendorff (CEO Red Pepper Properties)

area is improving; look for new schools, new shopping centres and new houses being build in the area. Look for areas with good infrastructure, if an area is starting to decline you should stay away. It is still best to buy the worst house in a good neighbourhood, than the best one in a bad neighbourhood. Affordability: Make a serious effort and be realistic on the amount you can afford for this investment per month. This is very important, remember your circumstances can also change. These are the things you should be looking at: The deposit Getting a 100% bond is highly unlikely, most banks now request a reasonable deposit before granting a home loan. Anything from 10% and up. Sellers are also more likely to

consider an offer from a buyer with a decent deposit as it increases their chances of getting a home loan. THE ADDITIONAL COSTS: There are a number of other costs involved in the transfer of the property: Bond registration: The amount varies according to the home loan amount. Deeds Office registry: This fee is charged by the Deeds Office for the legal registration of the bond. Fee is based on the home loan amount. Transfer Duty: Conveyancer fees: this fee is for the service rendered by the Transferring Attorney who registers the property in the buyer’s name. Life insurance: This is not compulsory but is a good idea to take out life insurance to cover the bond in the event that the homeowner should pass away. Maintenance costs: Don’t overlook the maintenance of your new property, low maintenance properties are always in demand. Just think of a face brick house with aluminium windows and gutters with a good quality roof that is new versus an old house that has to be painted every few years and has old plumbing and LOCUM LIFESTYLE

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electronics. Having a large garden will also increase the amount you have to spend on the upkeep of the property. Buyers are often so focused on the purchase process that they overlook the finances involved in maintaining the property thereafter. Other costs to bear in mind include moving costs, renovations etc. Don’t forget the municipality property tax that you will have to pay each month. If the property is in a homeowners estate or a block of flats you could be liable for a monthly fee for maintenance. To determine what you can afford, it is a

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good idea to get pre-approval for a home loan. This helps you to get a realistic idea of your price bracket. When you have a preapproved home loan you need to sit and work out what kind of deposit you need and what the post-purchasing costs will amount too. This also helps you when you make an offer on a property because the seller can see you have done your homework. Final question: Can you afford to buy? In the end the question isn’t so much about whether the property market is booming or bursting, but whether you can afford to purchase a property. Buying a property is a significant financial investment and not one to be undertaken lightly.


Leaving SA: should you emigrate or just relocate? South Africa finally descended to the long dreaded junk status this year. And before we could recover from that blow, the country plunged into a technical recession in June. It’s therefore understandable that many people may be toying with the idea of seeking greener pastures elsewhere. If you are considering a permanent move to another country, the question is: should you emigrate, or just relocate? Madeleine van Wyk, Development Manager at Sanlam Professional and Graduate Market explains that relocation means moving to a foreign country – usually for work purposes – without permanently exporting your assets. Emigration means moving permanently to another country, taking as many of your assets with you as you wish, and as exchange control allows. Emigration is a South African Reserve Bank (SARB) process and it has citizenship and tax implications. With relocation a number of factors will determine the tax implications you may have to deal with. Consulting a licensed financial planner could help you make an informed decision. “We generally advise people to think seriously about whether they really want to emigrate. Younger people, who may not have many assets, are better off relocating, not emigrating. Even if they do have large sums to export, they can do so using the annual foreign exchange allowances.” She explains that individuals in good standing with SARS can currently invest up to R 10 million abroad per annum. This gives them the option to seamlessly return to South Africa at a later stage. They can leave the income & capital they earned abroad by making use of the allowances and begin or resume their careers in SA without the hassle of immigrating back to SA.

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“However, as long as you have not emigrated, you remain liable for SA income tax on your worldwide earnings. SA has double taxation treaties with many countries, but not all. If you do not intend to return to SA it is advisable to emigrate and not just relocate to avoid being taxed twice.” Van Wyk says the main reason for deciding to emigrate, could be a need to take a large sum of capital offshore in a short space of time – for example if you wish to retire overseas and need to transfer capital to buy property and provide for pension. You will then have to go through the proper SARB emigration procedures and obtain tax clearance from SARS.

“Whatever your decision, you should make a point of discussing it with your financial planner to ensure that your finances are in order. For example, you may want to ensure that you have sufficient funds in a South African bank account in order to pay SA policy premiums, because obtaining life and disability cover in your adopted country might not be possible, or may be more expensive. All your risk policies at Sanlam remain intact if you retain a SA bank account and you comply with the policy terms and conditions. “It is also important to note that returns on investments (in particular cash) are significantly lower in developed countries than in SA. For example in the UK you can expect 0.25% p.a. on bank deposits.” Van Wyk adds that you should execute a last will and testament in your new country of residence to make sure you comply with the law in that jurisdiction. If you retain assets in SA you can also execute a local Will. But if you do, clearly state that the local Will only relates to your SA assets and ensure your overseas Will clearly excludes your SA property & does not contain a blanket revocation clause. Other factors to consider if you plan to emigrate: The SA Revenue Service (SARS) will consider your assets being “sold” in South Africa, even if you don’t actually sell them, when you become non-resident for tax purposes. This will trigger capital gains tax (CGT) on all your assets and income tax on your trading stock. If you wish to export assets abroad the allowances are R2 million in household & personal effects plus R20 million per annum in other assets - per family unit. Any assets not taken out will fall under the control of your local bank, and your bank account will be designated as non-resident. You can use this account when in SA plus pay for return airfares. Should the proceeds of retirement funds be deposited into this account, you can request that these funds be transferred to your bank account in your new country of residence. The usual tax on lump-sums will apply. Non-residents who have formally emigrated will still receive any inheritance from a South African deceased estate, which can be remitted abroad to them.

To find out more about our unique solutions for professionals, contact Sanlam on 0860 118 888 or send an e-mail to prof@sanlam.co.za and we will call you.

Wealth Sanlam is a Licensed Financial Services Provider


CDE: Centre for Diabetic Excellence Kuilsrivier CDE

cde.kuilsrivier@telkomsa.net DISCOVERY HEALTH • Anglovaal Medical Scheme • Discovery Health Medical Scheme • Edcon Medical Scheme • IBM South Africa Medical Scheme • La Health • M-Med • Quantum Medical Scheme • Retail Medical Scheme • Anglo Medical Scheme ETERNITY PRIVATE HEALTH • Chartered Accountants Medical Aid Fund • CA-Vital & CA-First Choice

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MEDSCHEME • Bonitas Medical Scheme • MBMED • Metrocare • Siemens Medical Scheme METROPOLITAN HEALTH • Pick ‘n Pay Medical Scheme MEDSHIELD • Medshield


Y O U R - P A R T N E R - I N - D I A B E T E S

The CDE was established 20 years ago to help patients and doctors manage the growing epidemic of diabetes. The Head Office in Houghton is responsible through a nation wide clinic system, for the care of more than 20 000 patients. There are clinics in every province and a list thereof can be found on the CDE website: www.cdecentre.co.za under service providers.

WHEN JOINING THE PROGRAM PATIENTS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING SERVICES PER YEAR: • 2 Doctor appointments • 1 Dietician appointment • 2 Diabetic educator appointments • 1 Podiatry appointment • 1 Retinal photo or appointment with an eye doctor • 2 HbA1c’s – average 3 month blood sugar reading • 1 Lipogram • 1 Kidney function • 1 Full blood count

Patients receive all diabetic (oral and insulin) medication from the clinic,

including a new glucose meter, glucose strips and needles. The medication is included in the program. The CDE Kuilsriver opened its doors on the 1st of September 2009 and specialises in the management of type 1 and 2 diabetes and is an accredited pump centre. For more information contact: cde.kuilsrivier@telkomsa.net. They have two diabetic educators, a dietician and a podiatrist. The centre falls under the care of endocrinologist, Dr Landi Lombard. LOCUM LIFESTYLE

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GLEN McQUIRK

THE FIVE GIFTS FOR LIVING A LIFE OF PURPOSE

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hat is my purpose? Why am I here? Who am I? What is the meaning of life? Surely there is more to life than living from pay cheque to pay cheque, simply living to make a living? When asked “What are you going to do when you finish school, get your degree, turn 21, get married, start work, reach 40, or retire?” why do so many people answer “I don’t know…” Why does purpose seem to elude so many? All my life, but especially during the past 21 years, I have devoted my time and energy to seeking the answer to these questions and many more. My seeking has lead me to make some really important discoveries that I believe will help you on your journey to become all you are destined to be. In this article I want to share ‘THE FIVE GIFTS’ that we all share. Because they are common to every human being, I believe that they are fundamental to the discovery and pursuit of purpose. MY TEACHER WAS WRONG But first, let me share with you a story of my first day at school. It was many years ago, but I remember it like yesterday. There were 24 young people, including myself, that were starting school that day in 1971. My grandfather, my mother and her siblings

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had all attended this ‘Farm School’ and now it was my turn. Expectations for the first grandchild were high I guess. We were warmly greeted by the teacher and given our first test. The instruction was to find and stand at our desk. She had neatly written everyone’s name on a white label (with a blue border) and stuck it to the top right hand corner of our desk. In no time at all my 23 classmates had found their desks. I had not. Now of course, there was only one desk left that did not have an occupant, but I continued to check every desk in the room. My teacher stopped me and insisted that I go to the empty desk. We engaged in a rather heated discussion. The more I told her that it was not my name on the label, the more she assured me that it was. She had spelt my name ‘g-l-e-n’ and not ‘G-l-e-n’, she had got the first letter wrong. GIFT 1: ASK That wouldn’t be the first time that I would question a teacher, or anyone else for that matter. I had a gift, and it seemed to be the same gift all children have. It’s the gift to ‘ASK.’ And the question is always the same. No matter what family we are born into, what language we speak or what continent we are born on. That’s right, you have heard it many times. The question is WHY?


ABOUT GLEN McQUIRK : Glen is the founder of the MAP4LIFE™ Institute and author of many books. Glen has inspired people world wide to step out of their comfort zone into a life of purpose and passion. Visit: www.MAP4LIFE.com

Every adult became a target. I was never satisfied with the first answer to my question. In fact, their second and third answers were also inadequate. Eventually, they would give up and give the all to common answer ‘BECAUSE’ One day, while on my tenth ‘WHY?’ my German grandfather gave a very frustrated and aggressive response. With his forefinger pointing directly to my five year-old face, he said “If you ever ask me that question again…” You probably know what followed, because you could quite literally have experienced a similar incident yourself. That day I learned not to ASK any more questions. My gift seemed to get me into trouble. GIFT 2 – EXPLORE The second gift every child is born with, is the gift to ‘EXPLORE.’ My own children demonstrated this innate desire to move beyond their comfort zone. My wife and I would clear the furniture in our lounge and place their blanket on the floor along with some toys. We were sure that our little bundle of joy would be very appreciative. Instead, they were more interested in what lay beyond the confines of the blanket than the toys on it. It went further, they had an ability to find the exit door of any room. Apparently, what they could not see was of

greater interest than what they could see. They were natural explorers. Equipped for adventure. Sadly, we made the same mistake as our parents did with us. We began to condition them to stay within the comfort zone. This conditioning prevents us from discovering that life happens beyond the comfort zone. GIFT 3 – IMAGINE Our third gift is so powerful that it is often met with disbelief. It’s our ability to ‘IMAGINE.’ Every child has this gift in excess. They can see the invisible, work with the intangible, think of the impossible and accomplish the unthinkable. Somehow, somewhere, the words ‘BE REALISTIC’ begin to creep in. The schooling system is bent on convincing us that our imagination is a worthless tool. It is argued that everything we dream must be within the confines of what already exists, yet its obvious that everything that exists was once created from nothing, merely someone’s imagination. We begin to doubt our dreams and goals. We begin to reduce them to within a given time and monetary budget. Our ability begins to become a limiting factor as well. Ultimately, the best we can do is abuse our imagination and then we call it ‘WORRY’ LOCUM LIFESTYLE

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GIFT 4 – OVERCOME

YOU HAVE IT ALL

The fourth gift we have all demonstrated and practiced. It’s our ability to ‘OVERCOME’ any and all limitations. Think about your ability to walk.

You have what it takes to be who you were born to be. They are summarised in these five gifts to live a life of purpose: 1. ASK – The question WHY? 2. EXPLORE – Beyond the comfort zone 3. IMAGINE – Dream the impossible 4. OVERCOME – Getting up after a fall is the most natural thing to do 5. UNIQUE – Born an original, don’t die a copy

As my son reminds me, the greatest minds of the day have still not succeeded at creating a robot that can walk like a human. The mathematics is incredibly complex. Despite this apparent insurmountable obstacle, we were able to overcome and walk before we could even speak. Ultimately we all learnt to walk in exactly the same way, we simply got up one more time than we fell down. We are indeed born to ‘OVERCOME.’ It is a powerful gift. GIFT 5 – UNIQUE To top it all, we have a fifth gift, the gift of ‘UNIQUENESS’ that ensures we have absolutely no competition. There is no one that has ever lived, no one that currently lives and no one that will live in the future, that has your fingerprints, your DNA, your retina scan, your face, your walk. You are indeed a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Your value is incalculable. It’s easy to conclude that you have to be able to think differently, dream differently, even have a unique LIFE PURPOSE. You are here for a purpose that the world cannot do without. Your time has come.

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Exercise your gifts today. Pursue your purpose with passion. Next article: THE MISSING LINK that lies between your dreams and their reality. How to take the first and all important step to fulfilment. Glen A. McQuirk is an ex-Professional Civil Engineer who used his MAP4LIFE™ Methodology to successfully create a new career for himself at the age of forty. As a Life Engineer he empowers people to move from where they are to where they want to be. He is the founder of the MAP4LIFE™ Institute and author of many books. Glen has inspired people world wide to step out of their comfort zone into a life of purpose and passion. He can do the same for you and your organisation. Website: www.MAP4LIFE.com Facebook: wwwfacebook.com/ MAP4LIFEInstitute


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New Cars 2018

By: Ernst lombard

New car models available in South Africa

2018 Lamborghini Urus The new Lamborghini Urus will probably be the first big 4x4 to have a place on a teenager’s bedside wall. The Urus has a 4.0 litre V8 twin-turbo engine with 650 HP and 850 nm of torque for maximum performance. It does the 0-100 km/h sprint in only 3.6 seconds thanks to the sophisticated 4WD system. This system also includes active torque vectoring and four-wheel steering for agile handling and a remarkable top speed of 305 km/h.

2018 VW Polo GTI A South African favourite; the new Polo is due to go on sale in mid-2018. A VW insider claims that it handles and drives better than its bigger brother, the Golf GTI. Power output of 147 KW comes from a newly revised 2 little, 4-cylinder engine with a fuel consumption of just 5.9 litres per 100 km. The GTI will initially only be available with a 6-speed DSG and sport a top speed of 237 km/h.

2018 BMW X3 M40i BMW recently spent R6 billion to upgrade their facilities in SA in order to produce the new BMW X3 locally. The new BMW X3 M40i is currently the one to have. For your R1 000 676; you get a 6-cylinder, turbocharged engine that produces 265 KW and 500 nm with 0-100 km/h only taking 4,8 secs. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h. Fuel Consumption is kept low at 8,9 L/100 km with the use of an 8-speed automatic transmission.

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2018 Alfa Stelvio Quadrifoglio With its awe-inspiring design, performance and technology, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio is the “fastest SUV around the infamous Nürburgring, having clocked the new record for its class at 7 minutes 51 seconds. This Super SUV sports a 2.9 V6 bi-turbo engine with 380KW/600nm that claims a 0-100km/h in 3.8 seconds and a Top speed of 283km/h.

2018 BMW X2 The front-wheel-drive BMW X2 is here to rival the new Audi Q2 and is due to go on sale in March 2018. The sDrive20i petrol derivative has peak outputs of 141 KW/280 nm, a claimed fuel consumption of 5.9l per 100km using a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The xDrive20d turbo- diesel derivative, meanwhile, produces 140 kw/400 nm and consumes approximately 4.6 L/100 km.

2018 Ford Fiesta Britain’s best seller has a lot to live up to. Ford sells a Fiesta every 2 minutes in Europe. The 8th generation Ford Fiesta will launch in SA sometime in March 2018. This means that it should be available alongside the new polo. A hot new ST version with a 147kw 3-cylinder engine is also expected to go on sale later in 2018.

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SAFE HOLIDAY MOTORING TIPS

By: Ernst lombard

You are about to head out on your long-awaited holiday. Plane tickets are ridiculously expensive, while also only allowing a measly 20kg of luggage at most. Most of us would undoubtedly make the smart chose and take to the road to get to our holiday destination. Many of us, however take our means of transport for granted in the sense that we rely on our vehicles to safely get us to our holiday destination without so much of as taking the time to check the oil.

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very motorist, whether they are alone or with their family, should have checklist of things to do before setting out on their holiday. Here is my 5 rules for a safe and trouble-free motoring experience. Rule 1: Plan ahead. You cannot book your car in for a service just before you leave for your holiday. The general rule is that you should drive around for up to two weeks after a service to determine if service technician(s) has properly serviced the car.

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Check your tyres before your trip Rule 2: Check the tyres. Ask anyone if their car has given problems on a long road trip and many of them will tell you that they experienced tyre-problems. Your tyre pressure should be in line with those of the tyre manufacturer. Please bear in mind that there are usually two ratings for when your car is full of people and luggage compared to when it’s only the driver. Your tyres should be at the optimal pressure to avoid a puncture or unnecessary wear of the tyres. You should however always have a spare tyre


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or tyre repair kit somewhere in your car for emergencies. Moving on to the wear and tear of tyres, you may also need to check the remaining tread on your tyres. By law the minimum thread required is 1.6mm. If you are close to this limit and you plan to drive more than a thousand kilometres on your trip, then it might be best that you replace your tyres before you set off.

Check your Battery Rule 3: Check the battery. An old or worn out car battery can quickly spoil your holiday fun if your vehicle refuses to start in the middle of nowhere, with nobody nearby to help out with jumpercables. Several tools can be used to check the health of your car battery. A cheap multi-meter can be used to check the battery’s voltage; your car battery’s resting voltage should not be below 12.3V. If you want to be extra safe, then a power bank with 12V output and clamps is a handy tool and can be bought for around R1000.

Rule 4: Check the fluids. This rule applies to every fluid, check all of them. You need to check the engine oil, brake, steering, transmission, coolant and all fluids that can be hard to find in the middle of Nambia - which, is pretty much all of them. The fluid level should be in line with the specification set out by the car manufacturer in your owner’s manual. Rule 5: Check the small things. You might be travelling from the barren wastelands to the flood warning areas. So something you were not using can become a problem, like replacing the non-functional wiper blades that have been burnt to a crisp in the hot summer sun for new ones. The next thing many of us forget is that the roads are filled with traffics officers and roadblocks during the holiday season. Make sure that your licenses are all up to date and have your drivers license in the car. Last but not least, keep your eyes on the road and keep your family, friends and fellow motorists safe on the road.

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arge​ ​Events​​p roudly​ ​s erves​​t he​​l argest​​p ublic,​​p rivate,​ ​n on-profit​ ​and​ ​ educational​ ​o rganizations,​​as well​ ​as​​corporate​​o rganisations​ ​w ho​ ​n eed​ ​to​ ​set​​up​ ​ a​p ​ resence​f​ or​​t heir​​s pecial​ ​event.​ ​F rom constructing​ ​intimate​ ​events​​to​ ​corporate​ ​events​​a nd​ ​red​​carpet​ ​galas. EVENT SUCCESS Large​ ​Events​c​ an​ e​ nsure​y​ our upcoming​ ​event​​to​ ​b e​​a​​s uccess. Working​ ​side​ ​ by​​s ide​ ​w ith​ ​o ur​​event​​p lanner​ ​p artners,​ ​ we​ ​tackle​​t he​​m ost​ ​d ifficult​ ​event​​venue challenges.​ ​No​ ​m atter​​w hat​ ​you​ ​are​​l ooking​ ​for,​ ​you​ ​can​ f​ eel​ ​comfortable​​t hat​ ​we​ ​ have​ ​s een​ ​i t​​and done​​it​​b efore. Large​ ​Events​​can​ ​t urn​​any​​s etting​ ​i nto​ ​

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the​ ​event​​of​ ​your​ ​dreams.​ ​Whether​ ​you​ ​ need​ ​a n​​expansion​ ​to your​ ​space​​or​​a​ ​ venue​ ​face-lift,​ ​L arge​​Events​​has​​the​ ​inventory,​​manpower​​a nd​ ​i nsight​ ​to​ ​do​ ​it.​ ​ With our​ ​clever​​a nd​ ​i nnovative​ ​tenting,​ ​ draping​ ​a nd​ ​spatial​ ​i ngenuity​ ​we​​can​ ​ transform​​a ​​parking​ ​l ot​ ​i nto an​ ​elegant​ ​ dinner.​ ​ Our​​expansive​ ​selection​ ​i ncludes​ ​everything​ ​f rom​ ​specialized​ ​tenting​​to​ ​stunning tabletops​ ​to​ ​trendy​​l ounge​ ​f urniture​​ and​ ​more.​ ​We​ ​a dd​ ​new​ ​products​ ​to​ ​our​ ​ inventory​ ​regularly​​a nd many​ ​of​ ​our​ ​patterns​​a re​​exclusive​ ​to​ ​us.​ ​ Offering​ ​a ​​selection​ ​of​ ​everything​ ​you​ ​ could​ ​want​ ​to personalize​ ​your​ ​event.​ ​


EVERY​ ​E VENT​ ​S TARTS​ ​W ITH​ ​A ​ ​V ISION We​​p ut​ ​your​ ​vision​ ​to​ ​p aper​ ​and​ ​b ring​ ​i t​ ​ to life.​ ​We​​take​​t he​​t ime​​to​ ​d iscuss​ ​with​ ​ you​ ​w hat​ ​your​ v​ ision​ ​w ill​ ​look​, ​we​​help with​ ​venue​ ​l ayout​ ​and​ s​ patial​ ​management,​ ​a nd​ ​o ur​​d esign​ ​studios​ ​are​​at​ ​your​ ​ fingertips.​ ​ From​ ​your vision​ ​to​ ​p lacing​ ​t he​​last​ ​chair,​​ we​ ​a re​ ​h ere​​to​ ​work​​w ith​ ​you​ ​to​ ​c reate​​a​ ​ personalized,​ ​m emorable event. TENT STYLES Large Events offers five main tenting products – clearspan structure, tension, frame, Tidewater sailcloth and canopy. We can provide each style in a variety of sizes

and with a wide range of accessories and features. NEW AND CURRENT IDEAS Large Events stays ahead in the market, constantly updating our product inventory and design ideas. Through frequent buying trips, continuing professional education and our extensive connections in the rental community we stay ahead of trends so your event will be perfect.

CONTACT US AT info@largeevents.co.za 072 358 4560 Tiaan Vermeulen

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KARONGWE RIVER LODGE A

llow the African bush to rejuvenate your senses and become one with nature inspired by our tranquil riverfront setting. At Karongwe River Lodge, a delicious food experience awaits you. Dining under the stars has never been so romantic as you enjoy our Pan African cuisine in a rustic outside Boma or, on alternate evenings, in the beautifully appointed dining room. To compliment your meal, choose from our extensive selection of top South African and imported beers and wine, together with a variety of spirits and soft drinks.

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Spend the afternoon relaxing beside the pool or watching the game from your private deck before being whisked away on a late afternoon safari in an open game drive vehicle. The enchanting view over the Makhutsi River is a natural treasure providing insight into the secret river life. The spacious lounge area leading onto a vast deck allows for endless opportunity to view elephant as well as grazing antelope. Contact details: Phone: +27 (0) 11 817 5560 E: reservations@karongweportfolio.com

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MOWANI MOUNTAIN CAMP S ecluded amongst the boulders, Mowani‘s guest rooms are a testament to the surroundings, where a sense of elegance and earthiness prevails.

Winner of an architectural eco-design award in Germany, the organic nature of the design is felt through the camp. Colours, textures and comforts envelope you, while the vaulted cathedral like thatched ceilings are Africa’s way of paying homage to nature. Mowani offers 13 en-suite rooms with views across the valley or hill top vistas and 2 luxury suites, with open-air bathrooms, a spacious lounge and deck for enjoying meals in peaceful seclusion. There are also 7 campsites with stunning views across the valley and private ablution facilities.

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Adrift in my own universe, it was easy to forget that nestled between the ancient granite boulders and paths connecting it all together, were 12 thatch en-suite room

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The private suite was my ultimate retreat. Uninterrupted views surrounded me whether relaxing in the folds of my bed, enjoying dinner on the private deck or throwing caution to the wind in the open-air bathroom. An additional indoor bathroom and luxuriously furbished African flavoured lounge Phone: +264 61 232 009 E-mail: mowani@visionsofafrica.com.na GPS:S20°C30’ (287) , E014°C25’(339)

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t Amanzi You Will Experience a Magical Safari Retreat where the wild run free. The Lodge, and chalets as well as the caravan park is designed to blend in with the magnificent bushveld surroundings and ambience.

ABOUT We endeavour to create an expectant environment at Amanzi, where dreams are born for many people and where nations of the world can be ministered through body, soul and spirit. We commit ourselves to offer every client the highest standard of service and warm hospitality. ACCOMMODATION The Chalets are spacious, luxuriously finished and fully self-catering, perched on a hill overlooking the beautiful bush field surroundings of this amazing part of South Africa. Amanzi offers accommodation to fit every taste.

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WEDDINGS & CONFERENCES At Amanzi we host numerous successful events at our four different venues. We cater for small groups from 15 to large groups of up to 300 guests. The 2 largest venues also consist of areas used as chapels for weddings. Conference facilities are available. GAME DRIVES Game drives are conducted by guides, providing a unique and informative experience not to be missed. Along the two hour drive a number of game species are likely to be encountered including giraffe, eland, and kudu. The drive includes refreshments at a lookout point with scenic views of the reserve.


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ARCHERY Guests can try their hand at archery. A game of archery includes a fun-filled hour of target shooting. Beginners are welcome. HORSE RIDING On our two-hour horse-back ride through the reserve, you can expect to see a number of game species and experience the central Free State as never before. MOUNTAIN BIKING Enjoy a relaxing, guided bike ride through the reserve, taking in the beautiful natural surroundings. WALKING TRAILS A hiking trail of 5.1 km snakes through a remote part of the reserve providing scenic views of the area. The easy hike of approximately two to three hours can be done with a guide. A must do for nature enthusiasts. PAINT BALL For the adrenaline junkies, a game of paint ball in Amanzi’s unique natural paint ball arena. Getting down and dirty is definitely an option. CONTACT INFORMATION Mobile: +2783 631 6538 Fax: 086 658 8438 Email: amanzigame@telkomsa.net PHYSICAL ADDRESS GPS Coordinates 28°35.855S & 26°25.772E LOCUM LIFESTYLE

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esert Quiver Camp uniquely combines modern self-catering accommodation with comfort and style. Conveniently located a mere 5km from the entrance gate to Sossusvlei, the inspiring scenery characterised by granite outcrops, spectacular views and roaming wildlife will captivate your senses. The 24 uniquely designed self-catering accommodation units have spacious bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, patio and private parking. Each twin-bedded room features a fold-out sleeper couch to accommodate 2 small children (under 12) free of charge when sharing with 2 full paying adults. The patio is equipped with a barbecue facility, a fitted kitchenette with under counter fridge, 2 plate hob and a wooden bench for seating. Utility

boxes with most general utensils are available at reception and fresh food supplies can be ordered daily. Facilities at the main building include a fully stocked bar with a big screen television, a sparkling swimming pool and 2 communal boma-areas which are perfect to cater for groups travelling together. Meals can be enjoyed at the nearby Sossusvlei Lodge restaurant and their Adventure Centre offers a range of exciting desert activities to explore the area. A fully stocked shop, fuel and an Internet cafĂŠ is available at the Sossus Oasis Service Station. Phone: +26463293611 Email: info@desertquivercamp.com Web: www.desertquivercamp.com

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he perfect venue for leaving the constraints of the office and city behind.

Against the backdrop of the grandiose Drakensberg Mountain Range lies Shiduli Private Game Lodge. This “home away from home� experience lends

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itself to a perfect family getaway, with children of all ages welcome. Shiduli embodies grace and elegance, yet oozes unsurpassed warmth and hospitality. Guests can step into the relaxed ambience of the lodge with its lush indigenous garden dappled in shade,


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lounges with internet facilities, bar, enormous sparkling pool and thatched dining areas punctuated with original South African art. Traversing over 9000 hectares of supreme and diverse vegetation, with its three perennial rivers and huge Jackelberry and Leadwood trees, Shiduli

is home to the Big 5, as well as a wealth of other smaller creatures and bird species. Contact Information: Phone:+27 (0) 11 817 5560 Email: reservations@karongweportfolio.com

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ituated adjacent to the oldest desert in the world, Sossusvlei Lodge is a luxurious retreat in this premier tourist attraction area in Namibia. Shaded by camel thorn trees, the lodge blends in perfectly with the spectacular desert surrounds and bears testament to the ingenuity of an eco-friendly design. Explore the vastness of Namibia’s unspoiled natural environment with the Sossusvlei Lodge Adventure Centre. Choose from guided Sossusvlei trips, hot air ballooning, nature drives, sundowner trips, bush dinners, guided sunset walks, archery and scenic flights. A dip in the sparkling pool or an icecold beer under the shady trees in the Acacia beer garden makes for the best relaxation after an eventful day. The al fresco terrace

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offers magnificent views of the floodlit waterhole where you can watch the passing parade of oryx, springbok, jackal, ground squirrel and hyena, whilst enjoying exquisite food and wine. Indeed a visual and culinary contrast, bearing in mind the relative remoteness of this exceptional location. The separate accommodation units are carefully laid out to perfectly blend in with the magnificent surrounding natural environment. Each fully air-conditioned accommodation unit has a patio, en-suite bathroom with shower and a spacious bedroom under canvas with adobe-style plaster walls. Contact Details: Phone: +26463293636 Email: info@sossusvleilodge. com


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Umzolozolo Private Safari Lodge

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mzolozolo Private Safari Lodge is situated in the heart of the Kwa Zulu Natal Midlands only 4 hours from Johannesburg, 2½ hours from Durban or 40 minutes from the Drakensberg, just off the main N3 freeway. This Malaria free area provides an unrivalled safari experience with the opportunity to view Africa’s Big 5, under african skies. Umzolozolo is an intimate, privately owned, luxury game lodge where you will be able to enjoy the biodiversity of the reserve in near solitude. Experienced, enthusiastic game rangers will accompany you on game drives in open Land Rovers, tracking the Big 5 and sharing their vast knowledge of the surrounding wildlife. At Umzolozolo, the emphasis is on personal service. This luxurious lodge specializes in romantic getaways, honeymoons, wedding anniversaries, special birthdays, group family holidays, small weddings or just a great Bush experience. The superb facilities combine the thrill of the african bush with all the comforts of a 5 Star Hotel. The Lodge features 3 luxurious chalets, a honeymoon suite, as well as a presidential suite (with a private Jacuzzi) all secluded and free standing. All the air conditioned rooms have large picture windows to maximize game viewing. In addition to a private bathroom, each suite has an outdoor shower, so our guests can immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of Nambiti, an unforgettable African Experience. Contact Details: Umzolozolo Private Safari Lodge, P.O.Box 74461, Rochdale Park, Durban, 4001 | Phone: +27 31 579 3870

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tosha Village - accommodation at the entrance to Namibia’s animal kingdom. Prime destination for nature lovers combined with excellent service and cuisine. Etosha Village uniquely combines affordability with comfort and delivers the perfect safari style experience in a private and protected reserve

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directly adjacent to the Etosha National Park, near Okaukuejo. At Etosha Village nature and luxury are in perfect harmony through design and comfort. Besides the 45 accommodation units and camping facilities, Etosha Village has three restaurant seating areas, a unique bar with a big screen television, a sparkling pool plus two kiddy’s pools


as well as a well-stocked utility and curio shop. The individual luxurious units offer a spacious air-conditioned bedroom and a modern en-suite bathroom with shower. The patio and outside seating area create an ideal space to sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. The Etosha Village Camp Site is nestled in the

spectacular green and gold Mopani forests surrounding Etosha National Park, and caters for both groups as well as individual travellers. Phone: +26467333413 Email: info@etosha-village.com Web: www.etosha-village.com GPS: 19°21’20.5”S 15°56’19.4”E

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GORAH ELEPHANT CAMP Deep within the shadows of the dense valley bushveld of the Eastern Cape’s Sundays River region lays the Addo Elephant National Park. Here, the evenings are punctuated by the strident howl of the black-backed jackal and the francolins’ call heralds each new dawn. Safe from relentless persecution in the past, the grey giants of the bush now roam in peace. The original elephant section of the park was proclaimed in 1931, when only eleven elephants remained in the area. Today this finely tuned ecosystem is a sanctuary to over 450 elephants, Cape buffalo, lion, black rhino, a variety of antelope species, as well as the unique flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo. Gorah Elephant Camp has actively dedicated itself to the conservation of the Addo National Park through strategic business partnerships and initiatives that aim to formally protect the area from the Garden Route to the National Park. The conservation corridor initiative aims to link with formal protected areas between the Garden

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Route, Baviaanskloof and Addo Elephant National Park through a collaboration of conservationminded landowners. The Garden Route is one of the premier tourism destinations in Southern Africa. Through a conservancy mechanism (20 000 hectares) the Landmark Foundation has effected a corridor connection between the Garden Route


conservation areas in the Tsitsikamma Mountains and the Baviaanskloof. This is a first major step in effecting the long held dream (often described as an impossible ambition) of connecting the protected areas of the Garden Route and Addo. This major initiative is ambitiously hoping to create, through public-private partnerships, an ecological corridor of (perhaps) 2 million hectares to enable and restore historical, ecological and evolutionary migration of genetic material and species along this corridor. Other conservancies are presently in various stages of development. Gorah was recently awarded the SANParks Kudu Award for their contribution to conservation and as business partner of the year, which is testament to the commitment to the partnership with SANParks and to conservation as a whole.

Lodge Contact: Gorah Elephant Camp T: +27 (0) 42 235 1123/4 gorah@hunterhotels.com www.gorah.com P.O Box 239, Addo, 6105, South Africa Gorah Elephant Camp, Addo Heights Road, Addo National Park, 6105, Eastern Cape, South Africa 33ᵒ 30’ 31.69” S 25ᵒ 48’ 03.87” E (Ele 269m) Reservations Central Reservations T : +27 (0) 44 501 1111 res@hunterhotels.com www.hunterhotels.com

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BECKS SAFARI LODGE

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ecks Safari Lodge, combines luxury living and innovative design with a deep appreciation for the South African bushveld. Setting this new intimate and exclusive safari lodge aside is its owners’ strong philosophies on community development and environmental sustainability, paired with a passionate and dedicated team of staff. TEL:+27 (0) 11 817 5560 FAX:+27 (0) 88 011 817 5560 Email: reservations@ karongweportfolio.com

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HEALTH

GETTING INTO SHAPE By: Douglas Anderson

COME ON GET UP AND SHAPE UP!

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o workout will transform your body if you don’t have healthy eating plan.

To make your workout successful you need a program and that requires tracking your progression. You need to track your fitness so you can improve on it or else you’re only stagnating and thus missing the point of improving your health. You need to create a baseline fitness test, for example start off with a few km run or walk and track your time. How many sit-ups or/and pushups can you do before failure, etc. Doing a baseline fitness test every week will help you determine your progress.

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START SLOW Start your training program slowly and stick to it. Don’t overdo things in the beginning, or you could end up hurting yourself or straining a muscle. This will be a setback for your training. Go for small consistent changes rather than doing a 100 pushups on the first day. First walk a distance of 5 km, take the time you took to complete it then if you feel comfortable, start jogging every second km. When you see things are going well, try jogging the entire 5 km. Try to improve you time every session you do. Make sure to warm-up and warm down after each exercise session. SET A GOAL Keep a record of everything you eat for a


week and analyse the information. You will be surprised at the amount of coffee, cool drinks, cappuccinos and other snacks you eat. Bread is sugar just in another form, leave the bread alone. That goes for breakfast cereals and those cool health snacks. Read the packaging and be prepared to be shocked. Google the big words and you will see it contains mostly sugar and fat. Just remember that not all carbohydrates are created equal, white bread, rice and sweets are nutritionally poor, but sweet potatoes, brown rice, oats and whole-grain bread are very healthy. There is no need to give up on carbs forever, they are equally essential, but consuming carbs in small quantities would definitely help. Remember, the secret to getting in shape is making lasting lifestyle changes and keep moving forward. SET YOUR INTENSION Decide what you want to achieve, instead of weighing yourself, choose instead to measure yourself. Losing centimetres is better than losing weight. If your goal is bigger arms, chest and legs then that is the type of goal you should set yourself. If you wish to lose weight, don’t only focus on cardio, strength training is just as important. It will build more muscle and this will keep your body burning fat longer. Lifting weights can increase your lean body mass, which increases the number of overall calories your body burns during the day. Don’t forget to drink lots of water every day Many studies have proved that water’s ability to help you pinpoint your hunger level is even more helpful than its filling abilities. Also water is good for your skin and clearing out any toxins within your body. WATCH THOSE CALORIES Nutrition is more than half the weight loss battle. You do need to be aware of how many calories you’re taking in. The average woman should aim for 1,500 calories a day and men should 2000 calories per day.

FIND THE ROUTINE THAT WORKS FOR YOU Different workouts work for different people. Some people prefer to exercise at home and some prefer the gym. Try a variety of workout options and then find the one that suits you best. Having a training partner will mostly make the process more enjoyable. Don’t exercise with someone far beyond your level. It will make you more negative than positive. Joining a gym class is a very good idea. You’re more likely to adhere to your exercise plan if it fits your style. You don’t have to do the same exercises every time. There are so many different types of exercise – interval training, circuit training, yoga, Zumba, spinning, swimming, running to name a few. Boredom leads to de-motivation; combat it by switching things up when needed. PERSONAL TRAINER If you need an extra boost to get you started, hire a trainer or work with a group. Hiring a personal trainer is an added expense but you should try it for a few weeks to get a good basis to start from. Remember: consistency and accountability are two secrets for succeeding in any fitness plan. Hiring a trainer or joining a workout group also helps you stay motivated and keeps you interested in whatever you are doing. A trainer helps boost your confidence and plans your fitness regimen practically and smartly. They can also assess your fitness and skill level and help you reach your goal without injury. SAFETY FIRST If you haven’t been excising or your health is questionable, go see your local GP. Have tests done, check you blood pressure, go for an EKG, see what condition your heart is in. Rather be safe than sorry. If the doctor gives you the green light you can start putting in the hours to reach your goals.

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THE LADIES 3 - 2 -1 TRAVEL PACKING GUIDELINE

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ravelling is great fun but packing the right amount of clothes to avoid taking too much luggage can be a tricky ardour all together. During peak season travelling is much acquired especially for Locum employees. Follow this easy to use “3 2 1 travel packing guideline” to keep it practical and organised. This guideline is suitable for a 14 day trip and can be modified according to each season. If followed accurately, you should have 23 different outfits to wear over the 14 days by packing only 15 different garments. REMEMBER: 1. It is important to keep things simple and easy 2. If possible, choose garments that won’t need ironing 3. Choose colours and items that compliment each other to make “mixing and matching” possible 4. Don’t “mix and match” items that you wore the previous day. Instead choose a completely different outfit from a different set before “mixing and matching” items. (This will also give you a chance to wash the garments before wearing it again) 5. Select shoes and accessories that you can wear with all your different outfits

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6. Focus on packing different design styles in the different sets 7. It is best to pack different bottoms and tops instead of choosing only dresses (it limits the “mixing and matching” selections). Instead replace one TOP garment in each category with a dress in order to pack three different dresses for your trip. EXPLAINING THE 3, 2, 1 PRINCIPLE: This principle makes “mixing and matching” different garments to create a variety of outfits possible. With less packing you can now wear more outfits with different looks. Nothing is more embarrassing than wearing the exact same outfit twice in one week. These basic principles can also be implemented in your everyday life in order to stay organised in your wardrobe and style. 1. The 3 refers to: All TOP garments 2. The 2 refers to: All BOTTOM garments


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3. The 1 refers to: SHOES Thus for every 3 tops, 2 bottoms are recommended together with 1 pair of shoes that compliments all 3 different outfits. The same principle has been adopted for the accessories in order to match and compliment all the different outfits. THE GARMENT LIST: The tricky part is to choose different garments, styles and colours that can be dressed with each other for proper mixing and matching” 1. TOPS: From this list you can choose any 3 garments: • Tops • Shirts • T-shirts • Dresses (mini, midi or maxi) 2. BOTTOMS: From this list you can choose any 2 garments: • Trousers • Chinos • Jeans • Skirts (mini, midi or maxi) • Shorts • Sweatpants 3. SHOES: From this list you can choose 1 pair of shoes that compliments all 3 outfits: • Platforms • Heals • Sandals • Pumps • Trainers (Tackies) THE DIFFERENT SETS: Set 1 (casual clothes) - The casual set refers to the clothes you will be wearing after work or on weekends. Choose 3 garments from TOPS; 2 from BOTTOMS with 1 pair of shoes that will compliment all 3 outfits. Example: 1 sundress; 2 T-shirts; 1 jeans; 1 shorts; pair of pumps Set 2 (semi-formal) – Set 2 includes your work outfits that are semi-formal. Choose 3 garments from TOPS; 2 from BOTTOMS with 1 pair of shoes that will compliment all 3 outfits. Alternate between the “semi-formal” outfits and the more formal selections or dress the formal outfits “down” with a glamorous pair of flat sandals.

Example: 1 dress; 1 top; 1 shirt; 1 chino; 1 maxi skirt, pair of platforms Set 3 (more formal) – Set 3 refers to more formal corporate outfits like female suits, lapel jackets or vintage skirts and dresses. “Mix and match” between the semi-formal and formal garments to create a more “airy” style. Example: 1 dress; 1 shirt; 1 Lapel jacket; 1 trouser; 1 midi skirt, pair of heals THE ACCESSORIES LIST: The 3 2 1 rules are the same as the garments lists. Choose accessories that will compliment all the different outfits so that each set of clothing can be complimented with a set of accessories (3 sets of accessories in total) 1. JEWELLERY: From this list you can choose 3 items per clothing set: • Jewellery • Sunglasses Example: 1 necklace, 1 pair of earrings and sunglasses (for each set) 2. ACCESSORIES: From this list you can choose 2 items per clothing set: • Hats • Caps • Scarf’s • Cardigans Example: 2 x cardigans for the “Semi-formal” set; 2 x scarf’s for the “formal” set; 1 hat & 1 cap for the “casual” set 3. EXTRA’S: From this list you can choose 1 item per clothing set: • Handbags • Belts Example: 1 x handbag for “Semi-formal” set; 1 x belt for the “formal” set; 1 bag for the “casual” set. Now that you have your items packed, enjoy the trip in a hip new style everyday. Designer - Ann Lee Couture Photograph - Lens & Light Photography Model - Lizé Engelbrecht Hair - Salon Marquette Make-up - Chrisna Roos Written by Lemanja Mears

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CAREER CLASSIFIEDS

PERMANENT PLACEMENTS RESPONSIBLE PHARMACIST

PHARMACIST

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PRETORIA

PHARMACIST

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RESPONSIBLE PHARMACIST

RESP: PHARMACIST/ MANAGER

CAPE TOWN

BELLVILLE, WESTERN CAPE

DURBAN/ KZN

PRETORIA

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CAPE GATE/ CAPE TOWN

RUSTENBURG

QUALIFIED POST BASIC

PHARMACIST

WYNBERG/ WESTERN CAPE

QUALIFIED POST BASIC MALL OF AFRICA/ GAUTENG

RESPONSIBLE PHARMACIST SOUTHDALE, JHB

PINELANDS/ WESTERN CAPE

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS • • • • •

Fluent in English & Afrikaans B. Pharm Degree Min 2 years Retail Experience Unisolve Literate Registered with SAPC

SEND CV TO: cv@salocums.com For more info contact: Tanja Tel: 073 541 5464 | Email: tanja@salocums.com

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RELY ON US TO ENSURE YOUR FLEXIBILITY CONTINUUM IN SOUTHERN AFRICA WITH OUR SPECIALIST MEDICAL AND PROFESSIONAL OUTSOURCED RECRUITMENT SERVICES. Permanent or contingent in a corporate or home setting for a day or a year, we have the right assignee for you. Our benchmark vetting procedures and the seriousness of our commitment to you, assures the quality of the assignee who we provide. If you require specialist medical recruitment services on a permanent or contingent basis isn’t it time you found out why leading institutions have been relying on Greys for the past 32 years to be their staffing partner of choice. Established in 1982 Greys has successfully carved a name for itself as one Africa’s premier staffing agencies. Our clients rely on our 32 year long history which has evidenced the successful placements of hundreds of thousands of candidates throughout South Africa and the African continent. Our specialist operations and payroll team administer and manger 1000’s of contingent employees across national and international locations. Call us today to speak to one of our team about our services or alternatively if you are seeking employment to register with us. CURRENT VACANCIES AVAILABLE FOR REGISTERED NURSES & ENROLLED STAFF NURSES WITHIN THE FOLLOWING DIVISIONS: ICU (Intensive Care Unit), NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), PICU (PAEDIATRICS), Occupational Health, Maternity, Theatre, Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT), Home Care

KwaZulu Natal Regional Head Office: 3rd Floor, 22 Island Circle, Riverhorse Valley Business Estate Gauteng Regional Head Office: No. 8, 11th Avenue, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, 2198 Cape Regional Head Office: 2nd Floor, Trevenna Centre, 245 Voortrekker Road, Goodwood, Cape Town, 7460 Pietermaritzburg Regional Head Office: 6 Gough Road, Pietermaritzburg, 3201

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SA LOCUMS NURSING

SA LOCUMS NURSING DIVISION PLACES GENERAL REGISTERED NURSES WITH PSYCHIATRIC, COMMUNITY AND MIDWIFERY IN RETAIL CLINICS NATIONALLY Locums are especially needed in: Upington - Secunda - Emalahleni - Ermelo - Grahamstown Lephalale - Polokwane - Rustenburg Paarl - Kuilsriver - Athlone - Stellenbosch - Weskus Hermanus - Mossel bay - Worcester - Knysna - Sasolburg Kroonstad - Bloemfontein - Potchefstroom - Klerksdorp Nurses are required to be computer literate and familiar with: • Family Planning • Baby Immunisation • Primary Health Care • Unisolve and Allegra Training - arranged for all locums

To register with us please respond with your SANC (South African Nursing Council) reference number to: Email: register@salocums.com / Ph: 0861 56867 For all other queries contact CHANTEL Email: nursing@salocums.com Mobile: 061 455 8458 / Office : 0861 56867 Facebook: www.facebook.com/Chantel.salocums

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PHARMACY POSITIONS AVAILABLE GAUTENG

WESTERN CAPE

KZN

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PHARMACIST MANAGER

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PRETORIA CATEGORY: RETAIL

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DURBAN CATEGORY: RETAIL

START DATE: Immediately

CATEGORY: RETAIL

START DATE: Immediately

PHARMACIST FOURWAYS

PHARMACIST

CATEGORY: RETAIL START DATE: Immediately

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SEA POINT WELGEMOED CAPE TOWN

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DURBANVILLE CAPE GATE

START DATE: Immediately

RESPONSIBLE PHARMACIST PIETERMARITZBURG CATEGORY: RETAIL START DATE: Immediately

CATEGORY: RETAIL START DATE: Immediately

GUARANTEED PACKAGE: • • • • • •

Medical Aid Pension Fund Retirement Benefits Annual Leave 13th Cheque CPD Training & Prof

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS • • • • •

Retail Experience 2 years Unisolve Literate Registered with SAPC English & Afrikaans B. Pharm Degree

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2018 MAURITIUS SPECIALS

Long Stay special save add valid notes

30%

when staying for 12 nights or more

5% additional discount should you qualify as our Repeat Guest 01 May – 08 Oct 2018

for guests when they join the bride and

20%

groom for their destination wedding

5% 5%additional additionaldiscount discountshould shouldyou youqualify qualifyas asour ourRepeat Repeat Guest Guest 01 Jan – 31 Oct 2018 60-day advance purchase 25% 09 Jan – 30 Apr + 09 –required 31 Oct 2018 30% 01 May – 08 Oct 2018

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Applicable when staying at the same hotel as the bridal couple; n/a to unit categories

save

30%

Free add save plus add valid valid

Lunch special

Honeymoon special

notes

save valid notes

50% on a room upgrade 01 Jan – 31 Oct 2018 Available 14 days prior to check in and subject to selected room types, availability and is only valid on existing bookings paid in full

Special not applicable when overlapping into alternate season

Wedding Party special Early Booking special save 25%-30% save add valid notes valid

Upgrade special

5% additional discount should you qualify as our Repeat Guest

Lunch is on us  Complimentary lunch daily for half board clients  T-shirt for Mr and a sarong for Mrs AllWelcome other specials  sparkling wine + fruit platter

Wedding Anniversary special

Children’s special 30% save 5% additional discount should you qualify as our Repeat save add plus notes valid

 Child(ren) U6 sharing with parents stay and eat free year-round  Free all-inclusive for U6 when parents select all-inclusive  Guest Child(ren) U18 sharing with parents stay and eat free between 01 May – 08 Oct 2018 excluding unit accommodation  Free Kids Club daily for 3-12 years year-round Complimentary lunch daily for half board clients  Children in own room save up to 50% on accommodation

 T-shirt for Mr and a sarong for Mrs Welcome sparkling wine + fruit platter

Block  out periods apply. Enquire for details

01 Jan – 31 Oct 2018

Repeat Guest special save

5%

Golf special

valid save add notes

01 2018 01 Jan Jun –– 31 22Oct Jul 2018

valid

Free two course lunch daily at a designated restaurant at Trou aux Biches, Paradis and Dinarobin. Applicable to half board bookings and all room categories

notes

01 Jan – 31 Oct 2018 Free green fees

All other specials Applicable to a second stay at a Beachcomber property within 18 months or 5th visit and more 01 May – 30 Sep 2018 Guests staying at Canonnier, Trou aux Biches, Paradis and Dinarobin receive free green fees at Paradis and Mont Choisy golf courses; golf cart at Mont Choisy is mandatory

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Long Stay special save add valid notes

30%

when staying for 12 nights or more

5% additional discount should you qualify as our Repeat Guest 01 May – 08 Oct 2018

save

25%-30% for guests when they join the bride and

add

5% additional discount should you qualify as our Repeat Guest

50% on a room upgrade 01 Jan – 31 Oct 2018 Available 14 days prior to check in and subject to selected room types, availability and is only valid on existing bookings paid in full

Wedding Anniversary special save

30%

add

5% additional discount should you qualify as our Repeat Guest

plus

 Complimentary lunch daily for half board clients  T-shirt for Mr and a sarong for Mrs  Welcome sparkling wine + fruit platter

valid

01 Jan – 31 Oct 2018

groom for their destination wedding

valid

25% 09 Jan – 30 Apr + 09 – 31 Oct 2018 30% 01 May – 08 Oct 2018

notes

Applicable when staying at the same hotel as the bridal couple; n/a to unit categories

Free Lunch special

notes

save valid notes

Special not applicable when overlapping into alternate season

Wedding Party special

save add valid

Upgrade special

Lunch is on us All other specials 01 Jun – 22 Jul 2018 Free two course lunch daily at a designated restaurant at Trou aux Biches, Paradis and Dinarobin. Applicable to half board bookings and all room categories

Golf special save add valid notes

Free green fees All other specials 01 May – 30 Sep 2018 Guests staying at Canonnier, Trou aux Biches, Paradis and Dinarobin receive free green fees at Paradis and Mont Choisy golf courses; golf cart at Mont Choisy is mandatory

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To Make A Booking, Please Contact: Lindie Phone: 072 846 9352 Email: lindie@galileosa.co.za C a l l yo u r A s a t a Tr a ve l A g e n t o r B e a c h c o m b e r o n 0 8 0 0 5 0 0 8 0 0 g e n @ b e a c h c o m b e r. c o . z a  w w w . b e a c h c o m b e r. c o . z a

Specials, discounts and validities are subject to change without prior notice. Please enquire for details regarding villa and Royal Palm specials as they differ. T&Cs apply.

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