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High Tea Fever The Mum’s Mail offices are abuzz with High Tea excitement! We have just over a month to go until THE event on the social calendar and if you’ve not yet secured yourself a ticket, it is too late. All 430 tickets were sold in a matter of 3 days back in March already – that must be a new record? I am totally in awe of the amazing work the ladies of The Sunflower Fund do, and they are therefore once again the beneficiary of this year’s High Tea. For more info, please visit or call 0800 12 10 82.

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We are very grateful for their ongoing support. If you are lucky enough to possess a ticket for the High Tea, get dolled up in your African Queen finery on the 7th of September!

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Reader’s Life • Thanks to the Mum’s Mail team for the awesome work you have put into your magazine. I picked up a copy from my local mall and found it to be most informative and helpful especially for my sister who is a mother to a two year old. Please keep up the good work, it is much appreciated. Zain Haasbroek. • I just wanted to thank you for your integrity and response to the suggestion to mention the “Every Parent’s Nightmare” book. I love to see people doing what they say they will and supporting other people - and children - in the process. Colette. • How exciting! You managed to use the article about the Luthuli Museum in your June edition. I am so grateful. Thank you so much. It is magazines such as your own and the attitude you display that makes you special. Heidi Gibson. • Thank you so much for the great reviews on your culinary team-building event at Cooking Cooks. You guys make an awesome team. I was thrilled to have had the Mum’s Mail team cooking up culinary creations in our studio. Debbie Solomon. • We have had quite a few enquiries via Mum’s Mail for our various KBN breakfast meetings, and wanted to say a big THANK YOU for advertising our KBN meetings. Tracey Olivier & Belinda Peck. • Thank you so much for your generous support of the Robin Hood Foundation. Every time you place an advert for us, your kind readers immediately contact us and donate their second-hand baby clothes. We really value your support and appreciate the kindness of your readers. Cindy Norcott. Send your letters to Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter by visiting

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Charitable Life How To Help • Crèche Upgrade with Angel Projects: The Indlela crèche development programme, Bright Beginnings, in Amaoti is aimed at helping prepare young children in needy communities for a brighter future through improved nutrition, early childhood education and upgrading the physical environment. To help, contact Angel Projects who will arrange your annual company teambuilding event at Indlela. This could be in the form of a Paint Party or a DIY Day. Angel Projects also need donations to cover costs of bigger maintenance projects done by expert tradesmen (plumbing, ceilings, etc.). All invoices and relevant certificates will be issued directly by Indlela. Contact for more information. • Reach for Your Slippers and support Reach For A Dream on 3 August! Your school or company can get involved by purchasing a Slipper Sticker for R10 p.p. from your nearest Milady’s Store or by calling 031 – 566 2220. Once you have your sticker you just need to wear your slippers and sticker to work or school with pride on Friday 3 August. There will be a slipper fashion show on the day at Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Palm Court, at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm. For more info contact Anna,

Auction Catalogue in the subject line. • Night of 100 Stars: Glitter & Glam for a Good Cause! Takes place 20 August, 6pm, to raise funds for cancer research. Tickets for the evening are available from Computicket, 0861 915 8000, for R400 p.p. or R4000 per table. Contact Shauneeta Pargoolal, CANSA, 031 – 205 9525. • PINC is a non-profit organisation that assists with feeding schemes, bra & panty initiatives, hygiene care, breast cancer awareness and early detection of breast cancer, missions to remote areas, aiding other NPOs with relief aid such as “brand new shoes”, brand new bras & panties, food to shelters and orphanages and baby homes, food to community members struggling to feed their families, supplying underwear for boys and hygiene products for those families in need. Lisa Smart-Campos, the current Mrs KZN 2010/2011 and Mrs United Nations South Africa Finalist 2012/3, supports PINC. Contact her at 073, 953 671, lisa@smart-art.

• CHOC Sani Pass Walk takes place 11 August. The walk is 9km long and climbs 1km in height. It costs R175 p.p. Funds raised go to the Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa. To register contact Joy de • Woza Moya is a gift shop based at the Witt at, 031 – 764 Hillcrest AIDS Centre. They have an exten- 4827. sive, fantastic range of goods for corporate and individual gifts, all handmade. • Pyjamas Please Project. Help keep the Purchases feed the crafters who make the children of KZN warm by donating any old goods, while orders create further employ- winter pyjamas. Contact Nicky Hardwick, ment. Corporates are therefore encour- 083 788 6999, nicky@justus-4children. aged to use Woza Moya for corporate gifts and conferences. Contact Paula, 031 – 765 5866 or • COCA and AID MY JOURNEY are having for a corporate gifting catalogue. a joint fundraising breakfast with the famous Gcina Mhlope on 3 August, 7.15am • Highway Hospice: Auctions are usually – 9.30am, Red Point Church, Pinetown. held monthly (depending on availability of Contact 031 – 700 5503. donations received) at the organisation’s Pinetown shop (8 Ivy Rd, Pinetown, 031 – Send your charity info to 701 4726). The format of the auction is that of a “secret bidding system” and is run over a four-day period. Dates are adAll submissions printed at vertised via the web, Facebook, e-mail the Editor’s discretion. and local press. Anyone wishing to receive Auction Catalogues via e-mail, please contact with


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Excess Factory Shop Women’s Day at Excess Factory Shop Excess Factory shop stocks a comprehensive range of gifting, specialising in body and bath products beautifully packaged for every occasion. Excess provides the discerning shopper with a variety of gifts for ladies and men, as well as children, including much-loved kids’ ranges such as Barbie, Cars, Ben 10 and more. Shoppers can create their own gift hampers, or purchase made-up hampers in store. Excess offers loads to choose from including quirky tins, beautiful ribbons, locally handmade jewellery to name but a few. Shoppers can look forward to great in-store specials that focus on special events, including popular “pick-of-the-week” specials. To make the most of Excess Factory Shop’s quality products and price points, pop down and take advantage of their great specials and promotions. Excess Factory Shop is located at 1 Salisbury Road, Morningside. Business hours are 7.30am to 3.45pm weekdays and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. The best thing about the shop is the prices. Excess challenges you to find anywhere else that is as price competitive as they are. They simply are the best in town – go and see for yourself! Editor’s Note: This is one of my fave places for gift shopping! Contact: 031 – 303 1271.


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Laid Back Life August Book & DVD Reviews FOR CHILDREN: BOOKS: • Switched (for teens). I recently read this interesting new novel by Amanda Hocking. It is an easy read but with some “mature” content. I really enjoyed the original storyline which follows the character, Wendy. Her father died when she was young and her mother had an unnatural hatred towards her, but why? Wendy’s life is literally turned upside down when Finn arrives at her school. He tells her that she is in fact a Troll who was switched at birth with another child. Wendy is then taken on an adventure of finding out her true identity, avoiding the “enemy” and falling in love. Published by Pan MacMillan. Review by Roxanne Daniels. • The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Little Red Riding Hood are gorgeously retold and illustrated in these popular children’s tales published by Ladybird. In these versions no-one gets eaten! In The Three Little Pigs, also retold, and published by Ladybird, the big bad wolf does have two slap-up meals. But in this retelling the third little pig is extra clever and really gives the wolf his come-uppance. FOR ADULTS: BOOK: • Returning to Myself. Author, Linda Smith, gives her version of events and her experiences in central and Southern Africa in the 1960s and 1970s. She gives a graphic description of horrors in the Congo, the changes experienced in the Rhodesias (Zambia and current day Zimbabwe), and finally tells about her move to, and life in, South Africa. In the final chapters of the book Linda offers wisdom on how to deal with life and relationships – pertinent when considered in light of what African has suffered. Available from the author, Linda Smith, 031 – 261 5496. • Diacs and Quirks in a Nutshell by Nicky Grieshaber. A very useful and systematic reference guide for second-language users of Afrikaans who are not familiar with the underlying principles of Afrikaans spelling, the rules that apply and the correct use of the diacritics. All the challenging subject matter, exceptions and relevant rules are clearly and systematically explained and most important of all it is written in English. Indeed a must-buy for every South African, not only for those who need it for work purposes, but also for those who are intrigued by the language itself. Contact or order online (also available in electronic format) at DVD: • Midnight in Paris. An engaged couple, Gil (Owen Wilson) and Inez (Rachel McAdams), spend a holiday in Paris together with Inez’s parents. Gil, an aspiring writer, is awestruck by Paris. On the stroke of midnight one night, Gil is transported back to another era, one in which he meets the authors he so aspires to be like. He also meets a woman who, in turn, longs to be part of an even earlier era. We learn from this thought-provoking Woody Allen film that, as humans, we are prone to look somewhere other than the present for happiness. A NuMetro release. WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has one copy of each book & DVD (excluding Switched) and two copies of Diacs and Quirks in a Nutshell to give away. Visit to enter.


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Creations Gift Shop & Nursery FIND US AT: Linga Lapa, just off N3 freeway at Nottingham Road Exit, Midlands Meander Open Monday to Sunday 8.30am - 4.30pm We stock a beautiful selection of handcrafted fabric dolls, beaded jewellery, ceramics, wooden words, Keanu wooden hearts & lots more gorgeous goodies.

Gifts for all occasions & celebrations including a great range of gifts for kids. Gorgeous gift wrapping all done for you. Receive free gift wrap on presentation of this advert.

Our nursery has a range of indigenous plants, aloes, trees, exotic plants & roses at farm prices!

Shop 5, The Woolworths Centre Mackeurtan Avenue, Durban North 076 858 5302 •

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African Queen High Tea 2012 The 7th Annual High Tea The annual Mum’s Mail High Tea in association with The Sunflower Fund is happening next month! That’s right - 7 September and all the tickets were sold out in March. Have you planned your outfit yet? What will you be wearing to the “must-attend” event of the year, bearing in mind that the theme this year is African Queen and the ladies go all out to impress? If you need a little help, here are some ideas: DRESSBYLYNNE: Get Lynne McMaster to take you Shopping in the City for an awesome original Shwe Shwe creation. Contact 082 520 1412 or dressbylynne@ ETHNICKS: Buy your accessories from Ethnicks at The Heritage Market (Hillcrest) or the Woolworths Centre (Mackeurtan Avenue, Durban North) - as featured in the photo below . Contact 082 820 2647 or visit


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THE NAIL GURU: Get your nails (toes and fingers) Minxed by Chantelle of The Nail Guru, who is offering R20 off for High Tea guests (now only R165). Contact 079 889 8514 or WOZA MOYA: Get fabulous beaded jewellery and other items from Woza Moya, based at the Hillcrest AIDS Centre in Hillcrest, 26 Old Main Road - as featured in the photo below. Contact 031 - 765 5866, or visit www.



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1. CM First Aid, first aid course special R350, plus first aid home & away kit for only R165, 2. Dial-a-Picnic, picnics from R490, 082 638 4624, 3. Kitchens for Africa, 10% discount on kitchens & bedroom cupboards, Kevin Benecke, 084 406 1807 4. Lava Clothing, 20% off upon presentation of this advert, spoil yourself, you deserve it, 031 - 202 1168 5. The Lung Wellness Clinic, R50 off, get your lungs tested for as little as R100, Lindsay, 083 659 5299 6. “Miracle Women” book, R150, Dave Metzler, 031 - 261 6866 7. Miss Petunia, chandelier wall decal, R199, available in black, white, silver or gold, for full brochure email or call 082 805 2033 8. Nutritional restyling for vibrant health, 10% off The Health Destiny 2 week detox programme, Deborah Sutherland, 031 - 765 5981, 083 775 1735, 9. Nikki’s: The Gift Shop, Beena Bree hipster bag R365, handbag R425, 076 858 5302

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Special offers valid until 31 August 2012. 10. Nikki’s: The Gift Shop, grey scarf R110, all other gifts under R85, 076 858 5302 11. Nikki’s: The Gift Shop, handmade platter R385, angel heart necklace R245, other gifts all under R65, 076 858 5302 12. Durban North family home offering 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and renovated kitchen, pool, extra outside room and maid’s room, Janis McManus, 082 569 3309, 13. Zamangwane, hot stone full body and head massage R350 & facial with a head or foot massage R250, 084 411 2409 14. Colourworks International, colour coding and make-up workshop, R365, 032 - 586 0286, 15. LifeStyled Empowerment & Coaching Institute , one free coaching session, 031 - 819 7756, 16. Baby 2 Be Photography, 10% off your photoshoot, 073 162 3710, 17. La Belle Vie, classic Dermalogica facial and a spalicious pedicure for only R450, 031 - 563 0960, 18. The Laser Studio, 6 underarm sessions R1000, 8 upper lip sessions R900, 078 295 1811, e. & o.e.

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Dad’s Life Being Dad... A Single Mom Writes... Being a single Mom? Tough! My eyes were wide open; I knew it was going to be a challenge to be both Mom and Dad. Fortunately I’d had some handy experience ... I had a chance to skydive shortly before I adopted. Throwing caution to the wind, quite literally, and “leaping out of the box” was not all that different from being a single Mom. When I see my little tot heading for the big slide and all I want to do is pull her back, I force myself to saunter over and casually say “Gosh, you’re high. Be careful and hold on,” instead of screaming in terror. When she gets to the bottom I’ve learnt to clap and smile bravely! Children need a bit of rough play with a Dad, so I had to learn to rough and tumble on the lounge floor with my girls. We come out bruised but better for it! I lack the physical strength of a father, too. I can’t carry the children on my shoulders or spin them around until they’re dizzy. I’ve had to rely on friends to do that! Are they “hard done by” not having a Dad there always? I don’t think so!

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I’ve noticed that mothers tend to play the good cop to Dad’s bad cop but I’ve learnt to be a strict disciplinarian and to practise a little tough love when it’s necessary. I believe it’s important for all parents to cultivate qualities of both parenting roles even if you have a partner as there will always be moments when you have to parent your children alone.

Support the hopes of a child, buy a sticker and slide into your slippers on 3 August, and make their dreams come true. Buy your R10 sticker at Milady’s Stores from 1 July. Get your school or workplace involved! For more information email or call us on 031 - 566 2220 or

Note: The Author, Margy Reeler, is a single Mom to two daughters, aged four and two.


Dad’s Life Shopping For Teenage Clothes - A Father in Therapy The inexperienced father takes his teenage daughter shopping for clothes. It’s usually the one riddled with guilt at not spending enough time with her. His judgement thus greatly impaired by feelings of paternal inadequacy, he agrees to take her to the mall for a complete clothing makeover. He parks the car, smiles blithely at his daughter and, unaware of the forthcoming ordeal, escorts her into the mall. He walks proudly and protectively next to her. She’s his little girl; there’s nothing he won’t do to make her happy. He nods towards Edgars, saying, “Ah, here we are.” “No Daddy” she replies, “there’s the shop,” and points to Rebel Kids Co. The shop façade resembles a violent youth demonstration. He looks around nervously…but noone comes to his aid - no police, no Mothers…just himself and his daughter entering a den of clothing iniquity. The next two hours are an ordeal he discusses with his therapist in private. “My daughter’s clothing sense is an assault on human decency, global economy and world peace in general,” he whimpers. “Jeans that look like they were recovered from the carnage of Hurricane Katrina.” He breaks down and the therapist hands him the tissue box. “The tops were so small they covered about as much as a postage stamp on a subpoena issued for a trial on public indecency. And then the shoes… so many outlandish colours and absurd designs. There were so many she wanted doctor, and I couldn’t refuse her….she was so excited, and she told me I was the best Daddy in the World”…sobbing uncontrollably. “It’s not the fact that she maxed my credit card doc...I wake up in the dark and I can still hear the squeaking of the shoes.” By Simon Stengel.


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Business Life edICT Computer Training Centre

KWAZULU-NATAL SO CIETY FOR THE BLIND A Proudly South African Organisation

edICT is a computer training centre in Durban North where courses are customised to suit individual needs. Training courses are ideal for organisations where staff members lack the necessary skills in computer literacy to achieve optimal productivity. Single or group training to individuals and businesses is offered. edICT will conduct a comprehensive needs analysis with the client before staff members are sent for training. Training helps those who are seeking employment or promotion and gives a qualification that is recognised by both local and overseas employers. edICT keeps up with the latest technology, providing training that will equip students with sound knowledge and confidence when using computers.

The platform for members to network, promote their business, get ideas and obtain referrals. Next meeting: Fri 31 Aug Only R75 for members and R100 for visitors.

• Diary orders for 2013 • Casual Day stickers available • We need volunteers to sell Lucky Ticket books please • Street Collection Sat, 27 Oct, volunteers required. Contact Bobby Pillay on 031 - 202 7277 or email

Gifts2Go is a packaging wonderland. We welcome all corporates, crafters, brides or the general public. We cater for all your packaging needs!

Training courses include the ICDL Certificate Course made up of seven modules (Basic Concepts of IT, File Management, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Database, Presentations, and Internet and e-mail). Candidates are tested on each module and can do four modules for a Start Certificate.

Sandi Robberts 082 776 7055 • 49 Willowvale Road (now Albert Dlomo Rd), Glenwood


Successful students receive a certificate that is internationally recognised and approved by the Computer Society of S.A. All the lecturers are certified and registered as Trainers with the ICDL Foundation. edICT has achieved outstanding results and to date the ICDL student pass rate is 100%. ICDL Advanced is also available. Other training includes Microsoft Office and individual tuition.

Join us for a morning of delicious food and an informative speaker, all funds raised will go towards The Jes Foord Foundation and bursaries for underprivileged children to attend St Mary’s.

Fri, 24 August 7.30am for 8am Robyndale Conference Centre, 10 Msenga Road, off Kloof Old Main Road Guest Speaker: Cindy Norcott Topic: How to put the spring back in your step Ticket Cost: R120 per person RSVP: Jules Cooke at IN SUPPORT OF Date: Time: Venue:

Contact: Marion Martin, 031 - 564 8859,

Please bring toothpaste, a toothbrush, slippers (size 6 or bigger) or a dressing gown (XL) to donate to the foundation.


Business Life Harry’s Secret Savings

Roger Knowles Attorney

Harry kept his money to himself. During his nine-year marriage to Sally, he paid a half share of the rent, water and electricity. He also bought groceries every Sunday, choosing his favourite soups, tinned goods and fruit. These were presented to his wife with a flourish, as if he were providing her with all the necessities of a luxurious life. Sally, who earned less than Harry, spent far more on the household. She paid for everything else, including the maid, the bulk of the food and groceries, clothing, entertainment, insurance and all expenses for their little girl. She struggled, but she was never aware that this might not be necessary - she did not know what Harry earned and that he was keeping most of it to himself. He was not spending it. He was hoarding the money, feeding a policy and a saving account. The marriage ended without scandal. There was simply no meaningful connection. He lived his life, she lived hers. She wanted more from life and decided to go. They agreed to divide the household each took what they had brought into the marriage.

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Harry’s attorney issued the summons. Apart from the divorce and joint parental rights, he claimed “forfeiture of benefits”. Harry wanted to keep his money. He argued that Sally had not contributed towards his investments at all and that she would be “unduly benefited” if she received a share. The court disagreed. Sally deserved her share of the joint estate, it held. She had worked hard, paid more of the expenses of the joint estate and had no savings only because Harry had been mean. He was ordered to pay her half the investments, maintenance for the child and all her legal costs.

Source: Roger Knowles, Attorney, 082 892 9752,

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Free online assessment at to see how balanced your child’s life is. Provide your child with important life skills to deal with everyday challenges now and in the future! Call us for more information about the fun-filled motivating and inspiring workshops! Durban North - 083 385 9269 • Durban West - 082 307 1582 •

• Hong Kong - No visa required for stays of up to one month. • Malaysia - No visa required for stays of up to three months. • Thailand - Do not require a visa for touristic visits of up to 30 days. Those arriving at overland crossings will be given visa free entry valid for 15 days. • Singapore - No visa required for stays of up to 30 days, providing a Social Visit Pass is obtained on arrival. • Mauritius - No visa required for stays of up to 60 days for tourism/90 days for business. • New Zealand - No visa required for stays of up to three months. • Antarctica - As no-one owns the Antarctic continent, no visitors require a visa/passport; a valid passport will be required for any stops en route and for points of departure. • Zambia - No visa needed for a visit to Zambia for 90 days. • Swaziland - Do not require a visa for stays of up to two months. • Kenya - No visa required for stays of up to three months. • Brazil No visa required if travelling on holiday/ business for up to 90 days from date of issue. • Argentina - No tourist/business visa required for unlimited entries of up to three months each. • Bahamas - South African nationals must hold a passport valid for at least six months, but no visa required for stays of up to three months. • Philippines No visa required for stays of up to 21 days. • Peru - No visa required for touristic stays of up to 90 days. • Jamaica - No visa required.

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Kip McGrath’s qualified teachers create individual tutoring programs for your child, using proven Kip McGrath methods of tuition

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Networking Organisations: Umhlanga Women Achievers Bookbinding Lynette Douglas of Umhlanga uses traditional bookbinding methods and equipment to repair and bind books. She repairs any type of books, including bibles, dictionaries and beloved children’s books that people want to hold onto and pass down to family members. She also does original bookbinding for books, diaries and other types of print. Taught her bookbinding methods over 40 years ago by a British bookbinder who had worked all his life as a binder, Lynette now has a number of upright presses and also a side press - all invaluable. She uses acid-free tape and paper and a special covering product, as well as cold glue which dries slowly and makes a good join. She carefully removes dog ears made when owners turn down the corners of the pages. Lynette’s clients range from private owners to churches, schools, libraries, students, lecturers and universities. She is based in Umhlanga Rocks and many holidaymakers who know about her service bring Lynette books when they arrive for their Guest House - A peaceful haven heart of Umhlanga Rocks. holiday and take the repaired books back Anin the easy walk to the beach, shops, home with them. There are very few book restaurants and vibrant night life of Umhlanga. binders in South Africa and it gives Lynette Identifying distinctive real pleasure to repair books and make products that enhance your company’s original bindings. She believes firmly that it reputation with your is a great shame to throw any book away. clients. Corporate If anyone has old books that can be dogifting that leaves a nated to a school library or to others who lasting impression. Grace Crescent, are in desperate need of books, it is worth 14 Stanley Umhlanga Rocks 031 561 7380 repairing them. Lynette charges reason031 - 564 8338 • 082 378 2025 able rates and works very neatly.

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Contact: 031 - 561 3361, 078 391 6842, WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 1 Bookbinding to the value of R250 to give away (accurate quote will be given upon presentation of the book). Visit to enter. Below and alongside are some of the UWA members’ adverts. To find out more about UWA contact Heléne Griffiths on 082 570 6730.

THE BEAUTY SPECIALIST TRAINING CENTRE & NAIL ACADEMY Durban North Start your career in Beauty today! Courses are Internationally recognised with I.T.E.C. & job opportunities are endless! Starting soon: • Winter Special 2011 prices apply • Beauty Specialist Diploma • Morning & afternoon classes • All short courses now available in the evening Enrol for our monthly workshops for either Nails, Make Up or Hot Stone Massage Carol Cremer on 031 - 563 5792

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Shivanie Naidoo (N.Dip. Radiography) 078 295 1811, 92 Addison Drive, La Lucia

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Networking Organisations: BNI Gateway The 10 Commandments of Business Networking BNI’s founder and chairman, Dr Ivan Misner, is the author of several books, including the most recent addition to the bestselling Masters Series - “Masters of Sales” and the New York Times bestseller “Truth or Delusion?” Here he provides his 10 top tips for making business networking pay: • Have the tools to network with you at all times. These include an informative name badge, business cards, brochures and a file containing cards of other professionals who you can refer. • Set a goal for the number of people you’ll meet. Get their business cards and don’t leave until you’ve met your goal. • Act like a host, not a guest. Volunteer to help greet people. If you see visitors sitting, introduce yourself and ask if they would like to meet others. Act as a conduit. • Listen and ask questions. Remember that a good networker has two ears and one mouth and uses them proportionately. • Don’t try to close a deal. Networking is about developing relationships with other professionals. Meeting people at events should be the beginning of that process, not the end of it. • Give referrals whenever possible. The best networkers believe in the “Givers Gain” philosophy. If you can’t give someone a bona fide referral, try to offer some information that might be of interest to them. • Exchange business cards. Ask each person you meet for two cards - one to pass on to someone else and one to keep. • Manage your time efficiently. Spend 10 minutes or less with each person you meet and don’t linger with friends or associates. • Write notes on the backs of business cards you collect. • Follow up! Contact: Hettie Kruger, BNI KZN, 031 – 903 8158, Below and alongside are some of the BNI Gateway members’ adverts.

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Book Clubs, Kitchen Teas, Baby Showers, Pamper Parties - R140

Manicures • Pedicures • Facials • Massages Travel fee will apply

Michelle - 083 785 6044

Professional Accountants & Tax Consultants

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Professional Accountant (SA), BTech (Tax) 2nd Floor, Glenmason Corner, 139 Old Main Road, Pinetown 031 - 702 8112


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Networking Organisations: BNI Gateway

You are invited to attend BNI Gateway’s meetings which are held at Petit Fours (inside Pick n Pay Hyper by the Sea) on Tuesdays from 7:30am to 9am. please RSVP to


Stand a chance to win a burnished silver smooth heart enhancer valued at R199 Visit to enter! For more information call toll free:

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To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Delicious Life Primi Ballito Opens Kids’ Area Primi Plantation unveiled their dedicated kids’ play area to a crowd of excited children and their parents on 22 June. Bold, bright and colourful, the area captured the hearts and imagination of all the kids. More than a month in the making, meticulous care and attention to detail are evident throughout. This is a restaurant play area like no other. “I have a toddler, and often found that kiddies’ play areas are geared towards older children. At this young age it’s all about imagination and creativity and that is what we’ve focused on,” said owner Himal Patel. There is everything from watercolours to crayons, play tea-services to monster trucks. And of course the famous Primi dough - roll it, squash it, cut it, create it - and all this while working those fine motor skills. “We don’t want to just occupy kids, we want to stimulate them. We want them to really enjoy themselves. I envisioned a space in which kids could feel at home,” he added.

Beginner Classes: Tuesday, 10am - 1pm For anyone who wants to learn basic cooking & baking. Book a 6 week programme @ R1500 and receive a certificate or join any class @ R265 per lesson. A minimum of 6 partipants per lesson is required. Fun Evening Classes: Thursday, 6.30pm - 10pm Fun interactive cooking classes for anyone who wants to improve their cooking skills. Book a 6 week programme @ R1500 or join any class at R238 per lesson. A minimum of 6 participants per lesson is required. Team Building: Monday & Wednesday, 10am - 2pm or 6.30pm - 10pm Relationship building, customer entertainment, staff incentives and group get-togethers @ R300pp • Mystery basket cook-offs • Amazing race concepts • Beg, Borrow, Bribe or Barter. A minimum of 6 participants per lesson is required. Student Classes: Monday, 3pm - 5 pm. Fun Interactive classes from 8 years - 17 years. R150 per lesson. A great extra mural activity for those students who would love to learn, prepare, cook and bake with ease.

Cooking Cooks 031 - 266 8488

To underscore the feeling of belonging, the first 24 kids to visit the area had the opportunity of marking their territory. Colourful plates adorn the walls with the names and handprints of these pioneer kids. These will be on display for the foreseeable future. The restaurant is more than happy to help with the organisation of birthday parties, specially tailored to your needs. Kitchen tours can also be arranged, giving kids an opportunity to experience the heart and soul of the restaurant. Recently voted as “the most entertaining venue on the North Coast” in the Sugar Rush Big Five competition, Primi Plantation just keeps getting better and better.

086 111 2182

Contact: Primi Plantation, 032 - 946 3750.

Support CHOC by purchasing their beautiful A4 recipe book for only R120! Available from Mum’s Mail 031 - 573 1731.


Delicious Life Hi Cheese Lovers! If you are as passionate about cheese as Tracey Galanakis is, you will definitely love the range of artisan craft cheeses and cheese accompaniments that she sources from the most beautiful regions in our country, ranging from the breathtaking KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, to the majestic Cape. Range of Cheeses Include: Goat Brie, Drakensberg, Saint Maure, Pecorino, Isinyani, Chevin, Feta, Cheddar (Antonin Cheddar, Farmhouse Cheddar, Mountain Cheese, Witzenberger, Old Underberger) and Speciality Cheeses (Antonin Natural, Parmesani, Boerenkaas, Asiago, Drunken Pecorino, Fontina). Tracey also does savoury special occasion cakes or “Cheese Towers” using different varieties of cheese. Call Tracey to satisfy your cheese addiction, provide for your event, or supply stock for your store! You can also visit her at The Food Market on the last Saturday of every month in the Hellenic Conference Centre in Umgeni Park, or The Litchi Orchard in Salt Rock on Seaforth Avenue on the first and third Saturday of every month.

Find us at The Food Market at The Hellenic on 25 August! Whether you are vegan or enjoy meat, Martinnaise Vegan Mayonnaise is for those who care about the goodness of what they eat.

Picnic for 2 - R490 Packed into personalised wicker basket & flowers Picnic for 2 - R600 Packed into personalised wicker basket, blanket & 2 cushions & flowers Surprise Romantic Picnic for 2 - R1300 Packed into personalised wicker baskets, delivered and setup with blankets & cushions, soft drinks on ice, flowers & relaxing bath oil gift.

Visit for your closest stockist or call Martin 031 - 700 9193 or 082 809 9194

Jadene 082 638 4624

Sesame Sweet Potato Wedges

• 10ml sesame oil • 10ml vegetable oil • 3 sweet potatoes, peeled & cut into wedges lengthwise • 10ml sea salt • 10ml sesame seeds, toasted Preheat oven to 200ºC. Combine oils in large bowl. Add sweet potato wedges to bowl and mix to coat wedges with oil. Add salt and toss wedges again. Place on an oven tray and bake until sweet potatoes are golden and soft. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and serve as a side dish or with salad greens and basic salad dressing as a light meal. Serves 2.

“Keeping more than hope alive”

This and other recipes available in the CHOC Cookbook (Only R120!)

086 111 2182 • •

Special Occasion Cheese Towers If you enjoy cheese and the different variety of cheeses, you will love the recent trend towards Savoury “Special Occasion” cakes. I can source and supply a selection of cheeses to create your very own, couture design, cheese display.

Contact: Tracey, 082 557 3703,,

Please contact me to discuss your specific requirements.

WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has Discount Vouchers of 10% to give away to the first 100 readers. Visit to enter.


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Delicious Life Live2Give


Live2Give provides a platform that the entire community can use to collectively help their educational institutions and initiatives, whilst at the same time receiving a range of awesome lifestyle benefits. The concept is simple: for a fee of R99 per month, you get to choose from a range of benefits, including dining, accommodation, entertainment, airtime and others. At certain partners, when you buy one you get one free, and at others, you get 50% off.

fresh simple cooking imagine a world where meals just happen!

• hands on cooking courses for domestic employees • improve the skills of your domestic worker • easy, fun and tasty • situated in your area courses offered in berea, durban north, upper highway and westville now offering private catering for more information contact danielle du toit mobile: 072 261 5192

Live2Give donates 50% of the profit from your membership fee every month to an educational institution or initiative of your choice, of which 20% will be given back to underprivileged education. For the Backbeat Dining Benefit your Live2Give membership card entitles you to pay for one main meal and receive one main meal free (less expensive of the two, up to a maximum of R100) at any of the participating restaurants. Mum’s Mail Editor, Alice Leah, had this to say: “When Wendy told me about the eating out plan that Live2Give offers, I was naturally sceptical - I have been roped into so many restaurant discount plans/ cards and never ended up using them. But this one sounded different, and assuming we ate out at least twice a month, the R99 monthly fee would more than pay for itself. I am happy to report that I have already used my card twice and received R89 off my bill at Blockman’s in Glenashley and R55 off my bill at Luigi’s in Umhlanga! And I received an additional R100 cash back for being a Mystery Shopper! This is a win win any way you look at it.” Contact: Wendy Richards,, 072 100 7025,

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Suppliers of Baking Ingredients

TAFTA MEALS ON WHEELS Has cooking become an effort? We prepare meals and deliver to your door Monday to Friday for older people What you have to do? Call TAFTA on 031 - 332 3721 This is a needs based service! Visit our website on:

WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 4 x 2-month Memberships for the Live2Give Backbeat Dining Benefit valued at R200 each to give away to 4 lucky readers. Visit to enter.

Saturday 25th August 8am - 1pm Hellenic Community Centre, 6 High Grove, Umgeni Park, Durban North


Green Life CROW Education Centre CROW is the Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife situated in Yellowwood Park, Durban. It is a wildlife hospital that cares for the injured and orphaned wild animals and birds in KZN. In June this year CROW opened its new environmental education centre. This exciting new development will help to further raise awareness of local animal conservation, expanding local awareness of CROW and continuing to improve the status of wildlife conservation in Durban. The opening of the new education centre will supplement the usual tour of CROW, which takes place on the last Sunday of every month at 11am. The tour encompasses a visit to some of the enclosures with animals in rehabilitation, followed by the education centre. Moreover, the balance between interesting information about Durban’s local wildlife conservation and an entertaining, museum-like feel to the education centre makes it a perfect day trip for families in the area to enjoy CROW’s serene setting. For any other dates, school tours and private group tours can be arranged by contacting CROW in advance. A minimum of six people is required. Almost 90% of animals admitted to CROW have sustained injuries due to human negligence. It takes time and dedication to rehabilitate these animals and to prepare them to be reintroduced into their natural environment. Some animals’ injuries are so severe that they cannot be rehabilitated and therefore become permanent residents at CROW. Animals that are currently being rehabilitated are placed in enclosures far away from human activity. Enclosures are created to be as similar to the animals’ natural environment as possible.

Contact: Johanna Wilms, 031 - 462 1127,,


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For all your tree felling requirements

• Free quotations and advice • Insured • All jobs completed to customer’s satisfaction • 26 years’ experience

Justin 082 936 3093

GARDEN DESIGNS by Louise Gardner • 25 years’ experience • Landscaping - formal, tropical, indigenous & rose gardens • Clean-ups • No job too small 082 900 4000

Pensioners’ Day We Deliver!

every Monday 10% off all plant Gift purchases! Vouchers Available

Large range of herbs and veg in stock! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! Call Cecilia 031 - 564 5859 20 Hinton Grove, Virginia Circle, Durban North

To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Home Life Bring Lizards and Butterflies to Your Garden


Lizard Hotels: You want lizards in the garden because they eat insects that eat your plants, so build them a habitat/hotel. To do this you need stones and a log, a quiet location with a place for lizards to lie in the sun. Search the garden for a good place to build the lizard hotel. Place the log and stones, carefully leaving gaps for lizards and air to move. This luxury accommodation will be occupied quickly and soon lizards will be eating your insect problem away. A Butterfly Paradise: Butterflies are a beautiful addition to any garden, and exciting to children. For butterflies in the garden you will need: • Flowers of varying heights and colours to provide food (nectar). • Water in a hollowed out rock, and a mud bath. • A warm rock to rest upon in a sunny spot. • Leaves for the eggs and caterpillars. Go outside and identify some flowering plants (indigenous are best) and choose a sunny spot for the Butterfly Paradise. Together, they make sure that the butterfly has what it needs. Feeding The Self creates integrated gardening, education and community development programmes for schools, companies and NGOs. They focus on making learning fun again, using the garden to teach thoughtful, creative engagement with the world. Everything they produce is open source, free to use, copy or distribute. To get more in-depth activities or to find out more, please visit, or check out the Feeding The Self Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

Source: Chirag Patel, Feeding The Self, 0749 031 332, 0735 578 909.





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Home Life Groundbreaking Vehicle Camera Technology in KZN As part of a national roll out, ADT patrol vehicles in KwaZulu-Natal are now fitted with two CCTV cameras per vehicle. These onboard cameras capture everything the patrol officer does and everything he sees while on patrol, in high visual clarity and clear sound 24 hours a day.


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“The visuals and vehicle tracking provided by the cameras enable us to manage our service levels, identify and act on security risks, and gather valuable intelligence about crime in the area,” said Martin Kriel, Managing Director of ADT Security KwaZulu-Natal. ADT is the only security company currently with this CCTV technology in Your carpet & place. “This technology is groundbreaking upholstery cleaners for the private security industry and is proSPECIALS vided at no extra cost to our clients. It also WINTER • Baby room sanitising • Pet odour proves that we are continuously monitor- removal • Removal of allergens ing ourselves closely with the hopes that from carpets & soft furnishings 076 306 3213 what we capture helps us improve service and training standards,” said Kriel. The hicle camera footage will also allow ADT to monitor neighbourhoods more thorCOLLECTOR’S oughly and the recorded footage is of WORLD such a high standard that it can be used as recorded evidence. “ADT remains a trailblazer in the security industry. As South Africa’s largest armed response service provider, we are always upping our game and providing our customers with the latest technological advancements and proactive solutions. This new technology is taking us into new territory in monitoring and response,” he concluded.

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Buying Property? Selling Property? Call Me for Advice! Janis McManus 082 569 3309

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We specialise in: • 3D Designs • Kitchens • Built in Cupboards • Blinds • Bathroom Vanities • Re-vamping Old Cabinetry • Re-spraying Old Cabinetry • Granite & Post Form Worktops Kevin Benecke • 084 406 1807 •


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Home Life Liquid Wallpaper Liquid wallpaper is not wallpaper at all but gives the effect of wallpaper using a specialised, eco-friendly paint. The client can select any base coat colour for their wall which is then tinted in the unique, odourless, non-toxic base paint. The pattern is then applied using an embossed roller and a pearlised top coat made from crushed seashells which catches the light and gives the walls a gorgeous textured, embossed effect. This top coat generally comes in pearl white, silver, gold and charcoal but can also be tinted if desired. There are 150 patterns to choose from and the paint is also suitable for bathrooms and kitchens. Alice Leah, Editor of Mum’s Mail, had this to say about the product: “I have never really taken to the idea of wallpaper, as it conjures up visions of brown and orange swirls my Mom loved in the 70s - very retro! But the idea of liquid wallpaper was intriguing as there is no actual paper that gets glued onto the wall. It is all paint! Dominique came to see me regarding the main wall in my bedroom and after going through her pattern and colour books she suggested a few designs that would suit the wall, and I chose a bamboo design in a dark grey with a lighter grey background. It took two mornings and I am thoroughly delighted with the result. Best of all is that the walls can be wiped down if dirty/dusty and it gave me a good excuse to buy new linen to match the new grey walls. I would recommend this in any bedroom or lounge or even your dining room as it makes for a very striking wall.” Contact: Simply Accessorize, Candice 083 321 1303, Dominique 083 387 8600,,

GREATER DURBAN: Dominique 083 387 8600 | Candice 083 321 1303 |


Home Life

For all your plumbing requirements! Member of: • IOPSA - Institute of Plumbing SA • Plumbing Industry Registration Board

STRUGGLING TO PAY YOUR BOND? Not sure how you’re going to pay your Bond this month? You’re not alone! As a CDPE, I understand there are options available, and in my experience, the worst thing to do is nothing. Contact me today to find out what your best solution would be. I’m here to help.

Charmaine Lingard 082 324 8099

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We specialise in: • Automatic Gates • Automatic Garage Doors • Electric Fencing • Intercoms • Access Control • Steel Fabrication Quality workmanship at affordable prices

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Call Leon 073 815 2551 or

• Hire a Maid/Nanny • Gardener • Perm and Temp Placements • Spring Cleaning • Domestic and Office Cleaning

Contact Mike Thomas on 082 374 6797 •

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To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Home Life The Fanciest Loo Ever! Sensowash is a very hygienic, remote control toilet that acts as a bidet and toilet in one. Press a button and the seat lid rises as you approach. Sit down and you will feel that the seat is heated, making using the loo, especially in winter, a comfortable experience. The seat even lights up so you can find your way in the dark without switching on any lights. The toilet has an operating unit attached to the wall and you simply press one of the buttons to select the cleaning operation you want. These include Rearwash, Comfortwash and Ladywash - a nozzle moves out to the desired position and gently sprays the user clean. This can be followed by a hot-air dryer after selecting the appropriate option. There are different flush options available as well, depending on what is required. The toilet also has a child safety feature and memory cards for two users. The design is sleek and unfussy and the toilet featured is wall mounted, making cleaning beneath the unit easy. To view the toilet (and you’ll want to!), visit Richmond Plumbing in Glenashley and speak to Gary Till. Contact: Richmond Plumbing, 031 - 572 3344.

Best local and international brands that money can buy! • Taps from R600 • Baths from R900 • Wall Hung Pans from R700 • Close Couple Suites from R650

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Home Life PINERIDGE VETERINARY CLINIC cc Dr Louween Edwardes • Groomings • Deliveries • House Calls


031 - 561 2221/2 084 393 6639 079 523 8243 23 Chartwell Centre, Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga Rocks

Pensioners’ day - Tuesdays Vaccination day - Wednesdays Spays also done on Saturdays Rabies Clinic - Everyday Our clinic hours are: Monday to Friday - 7.30am - 6.00pm

Saturday - 7.30am - 12.00pm By appointment.

Contact: 031 – 700 9336 A/H 031 – 207 1300 Africa Medical Centre 150 Marianridge Drive Caversham

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Healthy Life Metabolic Syndrome Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that raises your risk for heart disease and other health problems, like diabetes and stroke. Metabolic syndrome is becoming more common due to a rise in obesity. In the future, metabolic syndrome may overtake smoking as the leading risk factor for heart disease. Your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke increases with the number of metabolic risk factors you have. In general, a person who has metabolic syndrome is twice as likely to develop heart disease and five times as likely to develop diabetes as someone who doesn’t have metabolic syndrome.


Homeopath M.Tech: Hom (SA)

5 Claribel Road, Morningside 031 - 303 5578

The World Health Organization (WHO) criteria for metabolic syndrome are: High insulin levels, an elevated, fasting blood glucose or elevated postmeal glucose, with at least two of the following: • Abdominal obesity as defined by a waist-to-hip ratio of greater than 0.9, a body mass index of at least 30 kg/m2 or waist measurement over 94cm. • Cholesterol panel showing triglyceride level of at least 150 mg/dl or HDL cholesterol lower than 35 mg/dl. • Blood pressure of 140/90 or above (or on treatment for high blood pressure). First Line Therapy (FLT) has been demonstrated in controlled clinical trials to be effective in the treatment of metabolic syndrome as well as many other lifestyle related problems such as elevated cholesterol, insulin resistance and increased weight/obesity. FTL is a 12-week “therapeutic lifestyle programme” designed to attack underlying causes and therefore improve overall health. It targets cellular health and as a result, higher energy levels are achieved, the body metabolises fat better and therefore loses unhealthy weight. There is also an improvement in mental function, sleep and sex drive. Contact: Sylvia Nienaber, 031 - 303 5578,

Dr DM McLynn Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Consulting at Medigate Medical Centre 2 Adjacent to Umhlanga Rocks Hospital

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SASCOC have announced yet another star-studded team to travel to the London Paralympic Games later this year. The team is only slightly down on the 66 athletes that travelled to Beijing, China, the city which hosted the Paralympic Games in 2008.

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The squad will be spread over seven different codes. These are: athletics, cycling, equestrian, rowing, swimming, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tennis, with athletics having the strongest representation with 25 athletes. Swimming will have 10 competitors while the wheelchair basketball team is made up of 12 athletes. Next highest is the six cycling competitors. Spearheading the athletics code will be three-time Paralympian Oscar Pistorius while five-time gold medallist in Beijing, Natalie du Toit, is the pick of the aquatics code. Speaking at the team announcement a proud SASCOC CEO, Tubby Reddy, said he had no doubts the selected team would return triumphant. “Although qualifying standards are high, our Paralympians have a global reputation for excellence and I know they will once again do us proud. The’ve fought long and hard to get into this team and we shall see the rewards at these Paralympics. Let me remind you that the first South Africans to represent their country at the Paralympics numbered just nine, way back at the 1964 Tokyo Paralympics and they set the benchmark by bringing back eight gold medals. At the last Paralympics in Beijing we sent a team of 66 and between them they brought back 30 medals, 21 of which were gold. This is the high standard of excellence that we have come to expect from our Paralympians.”

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What is the cause of Alopecia Areata? The exact cause of the condition is unknown. However, it is thought that it is most likely due to the body itself attacking the hair follicle. What are the clinical presentations of this condition? It usually starts as a single patch of hair loss. It may then expand to develop new patches. The common sites of involvement include the scalp, beard, eyebrows and eyelashes. The hair can spontaneously regrow with this condition. However, the regrowth depends on the duration of the condition. The longer the duration, the poorer the chance of hair growth. When hair growth does occur, it usually occurs with a white tuft of hair.

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What are the treatment options for this condition? There are many treatment options available for Alopecia Areata. These include topical steroids or irritants to the scalp. The affected area may also be injected with steroids to stimulate hair growth. Other treatments include use of ultraviolet light as well as certain types of laser therapy. In refractory cases, oral medications may be used to suppress the immune system.

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Healthy Life Organ Donor Month: Become a Bone Marrow Stem Cell Donor Christy was diagnosed with leukaemia on 23 December 2011. Her sister, Rei, says: “Christy is my eldest sister, the person I have looked up to and my hero when growing up. Alisa is our middle sister and we always stood together. Christy has been married to Phil for 18 years and has a daughter, Aidan. This tight knit family has been torn apart by this disease with only the phone keeping them together. I never realised how leukaemia affects everyone around you! We all go along blissfully unaware of all the horrors that are befalling others. Yes, we read about it in the media (as you are doing here), but we never think that it will affect us. I never stopped to think; wow, I could save a person’s life if I joined the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR). It just did not occur to me to do it when I did not have anyone who needed it! Fortunately not everyone thinks the same. Alisa is a regular blood donor and has been on SABMR for five years in the hope of saving someone’s life. My thoughts have changed. Unfortunately neither Alisa nor I are a match for Christy but we are now reaching out to others to save her. After not matching Christy I was asked to transfer my blood test results to the SABMR. How could I not? How could I expect someone else’s sister (or brother) to save my sister if I was not prepared to save theirs? I am now on the SABMR hoping to save someone you care about. Are you willing to return the favour?”



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Mangosteen has powerful natural anti-inflammatory properties as well as a class of powerful antioxidants known as xanthones. There are over 200 xanthones that have been identified and the mangosteen fruit contains 40. Inflammation is the precursor to most chronic conditions including cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, allergies, asthma, arthritis and auto-immune diseases. As disease develops, symptoms may be silent for many years. Mangosteen juice provides a golden opportunity for you to intervene and potentially prevent the disease from progressing. By decreasing inflammation, you can potentially decrease your risk of many chronic diseases of ageing caused by free radical damage and chronic inflammation. Properties found in this fruit that make it so phenomenal are: anti-ageing, cardio protective, antidepressant, anti-arthritic, osteoprotective, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-Alzheimer’s, antiTB, antifungal, anti-oxidant, anti-obesity, increase in mental alertness and supports the body to reduce pain. Why would anybody use chemicals in their body when a natural alternative is available?

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Beautiful Life Winning in the Workplace For the past 14 years the Durban branch of the BWA (Businesswomen’s Association) has presented a workshop on Women’s Day 9 August for approximately 350 female Grade 12 learners from various schools. The workshop provides the “businesswomen of tomorrow” with the necessary skills to make a success of their future entrance into the business world. This project is the largest corporate citizenship project of the BWA in Durban and is sponsored in its entirety. Farzanah Mall, chairperson of the BWA, said: “We as professional businesswomen recognise that many promising young ladies may never be afforded the opportunity to learn how to make informed career choices, manage their finances and be inspired by successful women. Through initiatives like these, we hope to increase private-public sector partnership by encouraging the private sector to sponsor events of this nature as well as encouraging professionals to speak to school girls to inspire them to reach their full potential and achieve success as they journey towards womanhood in our beautiful country.” Over 100 schools within Durban and surrounding areas, particularly disadvantaged schools in rural locations, are invited to send their top three learners to the workshop. Transport to the Graduate School of Business, UKZN’s Westville campus, is provided. Meals, talks, prizes, memory bags and more make up the day. As the event is fully sponsored, sponsorship for all the aforementioned is needed. Company sponsors are mentioned in all press releases and businesses are invited to set up small displays at the event. The BWA is the largest association of professional businesswomen in S.A. and is the voice of women in business. It provides regular events and opportunities to network and runs a business achiever awards programme. Contact: Catherine Smith, BWA, 031 - 563 8496,


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Beautiful Life Liza Clifford Turns One When Liza Clifford started her professional Bra Fitting Studio she never thought it would be so successful. Now, she has celebrated the studio’s first birthday and needs to expand. The idea of providing a fitting service with the sale of a few bras is how Liza started off. A passionate graphic designer, a blog and Facebook followed, as did a meeting with a coach who said “if you enjoy your work you cannot call it work”. This is why Liza cannot call her work a job - it’s where she meets amazing ladies who teach her so much about life, herself and appreciation. She has had fun, has developed precious friendships and has laughed until her tummy hurts. “We cry a lot too,” said Liza, “and that is good too.” Liza has had special friends who encouraged her along the way and spread the word, and a number of professionals who acted as Liza’s loud hailer. These brand ambassadors have done a lot to get Liza’s business known and trusted by others. Of course her family has also been a huge help, despite the sacrifices that have had to be made. “Imagine explaining to your husband that you forgot to pick up your five year old from school?” laughed Liza. “My husband was amazing and helped where he could, always loving and understanding.” Liza’s business is now at the stage where she needs a few more of “her” to reach the many women out there who need a proper fitting. The question is: how to keep the unique, one-on-one consultations AND expand? The future is so exciting!

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Beautiful Life Get Rid of those Holiday Bulges with Contour Aesthetics Weight gain over the holiday period is a reality most of us can identify with. We can relate to increasing the link on our belt buckle when the new season rolls around. On average, people gain between 1kg and 1.5kg over the holiday period. This may not sound like much but many of us would admit that this is rarely lost and if done so (often very slowly) then it comes back again when the next holiday rolls around! Many of us notice this weight gain around the belly area. Weight gain in this area is associated with an increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Of course the best way to prevent this is to eat healthily and to exercise regularly during the holiday period. But these great intentions are often difficult to follow through with, especially during the holidays. All the more reason to remove those bulges as soon as possible. So why not start off spring and summer with a flat stomach? It’s possible with Contour Aesthetics. Contour Aesthetics can remove bulges for you with instant results and once-off treatments using VASER Lipo. VASER Lipo, introduced in South Africa only a few years ago, is a safe and less painful alternative to traditional liposuction. Using a technique called LipoSelection, VASER Lipo uses ultrasonic waves to gently break up and separate fat cells for removal, while leaving vital tissues undamaged. VASER Lipo is great for tight, fibrous areas such as the back and posterior flanks, where increased blood loss would be expected. In most cases no repeat treatments are necessary in the same area and there is no stay-over for patients after treatment. Contact: Contour Aesthetics, 083 786 9336, Visit

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Beautiful Life My “Shopping In the City” Experience I went on a shopping tour of town with a lady named Lynne and it was so much fun! Four of us met Lynne in one of the parking lots in town where she explained all the rules to us, like when we cross the road and whatnot. Then we started shopping! The very first shop we went to was called “Priced to Make you Smile”, and the prices ranged from R40 to R120! It was amazing and certainly made me smile! I bought two items from this shop. The next shop we went to had the loudest music and Lynne had to shout for us four to be able to hear her. There were lots of gorgeous things in this shop but most of them were for older women, not teens. If you are looking for gorgeous but not expensive scarves, town is the place to look (R15 to R30 each)! Lynne told us all about what’s on trend, what colours to wear and what will suit you. She also made us model for the girls and they would give you a yes/no/maybe. Halfway though we stopped at Wimpy for a late breakfast/early lunch where we ordered a sandwich and ate on the go. Everything was dirt cheap. There are the most extraordinary clothes in town. I saw some gold pants and we made a huge joke of it. We stopped at around 10 or 11 shops and I bought 10 items for R450! One of the last shops we went to had everything imaginable from a famous chain store, from tops to sweatshirts to gorgeous pants. By the end of the day I was all shopped out. Contact: Lynne McMaster, Image & Fashion Consultant, DRESSBYLYNNE, 082 520 1412,, Review by Jordan Leah for Mum’s Mail. How do you earn at Honey?

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Beautiful Life Ozone Detox Pad The Ozone Detox Pad is a safe and effective three-way therapeutic treatment using ozone, resonance and far infrared to enhance the body’s healing powers through oxygenation and detoxification. Our modern lifestyles are characterised by poor diet, lack of exercise, alcohol and environmental pollution. These, and the stresses of daily life, place tremendous burdens on our bodies which make it difficult for them to perform their natural functions efficiently. These result in fatigue, allergies, accelerated ageing or more serious diseases. The importance, therefore, of detoxing cannot be overemphasised and the Ozone Detox Pad is the perfect system with specialised programmes to ensure detoxification takes place at the deepest cellular level. The Ozone Detox Pad also treats cellulite and stretch marks, improves circulation (lymph drainage, liver and kidney cleansing) and tissue oxygenation and healing. It improves immune system activity, increases neurotransmitters and neurological functions, gives pain relief, has anti-ageing properties and improves muscle and skin toning.

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Ozone - Ozone (O3) is a superactive form of oxygen which penetrates the skin transdermally. Upon contact the ozone immediately reacts with the blood plasma and body fluids in the skin and mucous membranes to create long-term biochemical reactions. Resonance - Every biochemical compound oscillates at its own unique frequency which is its own electromagnetic signature that is genetically determined. During states of toxic overload or disease, the frequency can be altered. Resonance Therapy can correct the frequency. Far Infrared Therapy - This profound therapy is a way to rid the body of accumulated toxins as it promotes sweating at a safe, lower and more comfortable, dry heat than a traditional sauna. Far infrared rays penetrate the skin and underlying tissues up to 45mm deep. Contact: Karen Fann, The Firm, 031 - 564 0660.

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Beautiful Life Get Rid of that Sluggish Feeling this Winter

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Winter often leaves us feeling sluggish and lacking in energy which is linked to the fact that in winter our biological clocks are set to conserve energy in order to maintain heat in our systems. Lots of energy boosting products are available on the market, but before reaching for the nearest quick fix here are a few hints to help you cope better with the tired and blue feeling often experienced in winter: • You can restore your energy by waking early and taking a brisk walk. • Your mind is a most powerful tool. Having a positive attitude can help you shake off some of the lethargy. • Avoid artificial stimulants such as caffeine and energy drinks - these give a false sense of energy but unfortunately lead to a “crash” or collapse once the caffeine wears off. • Vitamin and mineral tonics are great but the effect can take a period of time to be felt. • An ideal product would be one that provides instant energy and that produces a mild laxative action to remove toxins through the colon. It should contain ingredients that are rich in vitamins and minerals in their natural state and contain no artificial stimulants.

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Most people tend to turn to “comfort foods” in the winter months, which are loaded with carbohydrates and fats. This leads to weight gain and a general feeling of sluggishness. To avoid this vicious cycle of lethargy, depression and ill health eat the following: • Increase fruit intake, vegetables, grains, raw nuts and seeds. • Eat yoghurt at least three times a week. • Foods rich in magnesium are very beneficial e.g. kidney beans, soya, almonds, molasses, bananas and brown rice.



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Tiny Life Give Baby 5 Star Treatment

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Every Mom wants to do what is best for her baby but she is constantly confronted with conflicting advice, making it hard for her to know where to begin. For this reason, leading nappy brand, Pampers has compiled a 5 star panel of experts to identify how Mom can give baby the best possible experience to nurture her development. Carefully selected to provide invaluable advice on what is best for baby, Dr Mpofu (Dermatologist), Dr Hetan Hari (Paediatrician), Sister Lilian (Parenting Expert), Leanne Manas (Award-winning TV Presenter and Mom) and Natasha Clark (Parenting Blogger) have gathered to provide Mom with guidance on how to give baby the 5 star treatment. Together they agree that caring for baby’s skin is one of the very best things a Mom can do for baby. Sensory Alert: “Your little one’s sensory experiences shape the way in which his brain and nervous system grow and mature. Crawling, touching, smelling, seeing and hearing brings baby into contact with new sensory experiences that guide his development. By taking care of his skin Mom ensures that baby can explore his world without the distraction of discomfort,” advises leading Paediatrician, Dr Hetan Hari, one of the 5 star panellists. Pampers knows that Moms want to do what is best for baby, which is why the premium nappy brand has developed a nappy that offers 5 star skin protection. The 5 stars are: Ultra Dry, Ultra Care, Ultra Thin, Ultra Fit and Ultra Comfortable.

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Tiny Life Everything You Need for Children 0 - 6 Years! For the sixth year MamaMagic, The Baby Expo will be returning to Durban bringing you, as always, the very best in baby and parenting products and services from 31 August to 2 September. Everyone’s favourite, Barney, will be performing energetic and interactive shows on stage daily along with Beautiful Creatures opening the show. Show features cater for each individual’s needs, including educational workshops where Moms and Dads are able to pick up valuable tips and advice straight from the experts about what to expect for the next few years. Breastfeeding is a private and quiet time which is why Philips Avent has set up a special area for Moms enabling them to feed their little ones in a relaxed and private environment away from the bustle of the show. There will be a special room with Pampers Nappy Changing facilities to alleviate the hassles of standing in long queues to use the restrooms. Since everyone’s needs are to be taken care of, Baby City will once again have hundreds of amazing specials on everything you can think of for both pregnancy and baby. And if that’s not enough, just by coming and getting stamps from different stands, you could be the winner of an All-Expenses-Paid Pregnancy worth R150 000! Important Show Information: 31 August to 2 September, 9am to 6pm daily, ICC Durban. Entrance Fee: R65 per adult, children under 10 are free (maximum of two children under 10 years free per adult), pensioners R50 (identification required). Tickets are available at Computicket or at the door.

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Tiny Life Fighting Back Against the Common Cold When your little one is under the weather, it feels like your whole world is coming to a standstill. Although there’s no cure for the common cold, there’s lots you can do to relieve the symptoms until your little one’s body has had the chance to fight back. Colds are caused by a group of viruses (over 200 viruses), Rhino virus being the most common. These viruses have the ability to change, making it difficult to build 100% immunity. The first thing you need to do when your little one starts with a sniffle is to identify what you’re dealing with. Common colds frequently start with a stuffy, runny nose and sneezing. Young children’s bodies do their best to fight off this viral infection, so your little one may also run a fever of between 37°C and 39°C. While his little body is under assault from the cold virus, your child may also experience a post-nasal drip, cough, sore throat, decreased appetite and muscle aches. All of this can go on for as long as seven days, with some symptoms, like the cough or postnasal drip taking another week to clear up completely. However, if you are uncertain about any of your child’s symptoms, if the mucous turns yellow or green or if a high fever (39˚C) persists for more than two days, it’s best to see your doctor.

wellbeing and take care of minor gripes and niggles - Purity Pedia Kids. This range has been developed under the guidance of a team of specialists, including a pharmacist, paediatrician, dermatologist, dietician and homeopath. The following products from Purity Pedia Kids will help make your life a little easier in treating your little one’s common cold: • Purity Pedia Kids Throat Pops with a pleasant cherry menthol flavour provide relief from sore throats for children from two years. They contain Zinc to help boost the immune system, and menthol and eucalyptus for their cooling and soothing properties. • Purity Pedia Kids Nasal Spray is a saline formula that helps dissolve mucous and relieve dryness of the nasal passages, to help your baby breathe more easily. Suitable for babies from birth. • Purity Pedia Kids Vapour Gel is suitable for babies from 6 months to help clear their blocked and stuffy noses. • Purity Pedia Kids Cough Syrup is a honey-flavoured, non-drowsy homeopathic preparation that may provide symptomatic relief from coughs in babies from birth.

Cold viruses are spread either in droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or by touching someone with a cold or something that they have recently touched. As long as your little one is getting enough fluids and the fever is manageable, you can boost his immune system with adequate vitamin and mineral supplements like Purity Pedia Kids Emulsion and Vita Pops. Remember that antibiotics fight bacterial infections, and have no effect against the cold virus. Symptomatic treatment will provide relief and better opportunity for healing rest. Trusted baby brand Purity has a comprehensive range of complementary baby and toddler products developed to help maintain their health and

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Tiny Life Breastfeeding in Public


During Breastfeeding Awareness Week many hospitals and organisations arrange talks to help Mothers become more aware of the benefits of breastfeeding. While contemplating what to write on this topic, it occurred to me that, as much as we need these talks, the one thing that will really help increase the awareness of breastfeeding, is for Mothers to make discreet public breastfeeding as natural as breathing, wherever they go, whenever they can.

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Many Mothers say they express so that they can bottle-feed their babies their milk while out. Though this is “fine”, it actually sends a message to society that bottlefeeding is the acceptable norm. Besides, anyone looking at the healthy, Mothersmilk-fed baby is usually oblivious that it’s breastmilk in the bottle, reinforcing the incorrect perception that formula-feeding is healthy. It is sad that more Mothers haven’t felt comfortable to breastfeed in public. Mothers have told me that they feel isolated, lonely, and that they’re the “only one” breastfeeding out there! Isn’t it strange that many Mothers feel the same? So I encourage Mothers to be a good advert and rather breastfeed while they’re out and about. Many have come back excited that they’ve seen more Mothers doing the same, and others have joined them! If Mothers lovingly and discreetly breastfeed their little ones on park or mall benches, in restaurants, or in queues, possibly using something like a Baby Sling for support and privacy, it’s a positive message that, hey, breastfeeding is normal and beautiful, and everyone’s doing it! On a lighter note, if anyone has a problem with a baby breastfeeding discreetly, they’re staring too hard! So go on Mom! Be the change you’d like to see! Source: © Yulanda Ridge, Lactation Consultant, Baby Sling Maker, 082 725 5043,

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Young Life Let Children Run Barefoot

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During the course of our lifetime, our feet carry us three to four times around the world, which is why ensuring your children’s feet are pain free is vital if they are to keep active and healthy. Even in a baby’s tiny foot, there are 28 bones, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles, as well as joints and tendons which provide support and mobility. In order for children to run, hop or jump, their feet must not only be stable and robust, but also extremely flexible. It is for this reason that nature has given them a very special structure.


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According to Nelfrie Kemp, a podiatrist and national executive member of the Podiatry Association of South Africa (PASA), our children should be allowed to run around in bare feet as much as possible, which is much easier for them than their peers in the northern hemisphere. “Children should only wear shoes when they are in public places such as shopping centres or school, or for protection against the elements. By walking and running around barefoot on grass and sand, and by climbing jungle gyms and trees, children are able to exercise the intrinsic muscles of their feet and legs, which will stand them in good stead as they get older.” According to Kemp, it is extremely important that children’s feet are measured on a regular basis as they differ to adults in that they are still growing, are mainly made up of cartilage and are a different shape to grown ups’. Poorly fitting children’s shoes can cause a number of problems in adults, therefore it is vital to ensure that your child’s shoes fit correctly. For more information visit


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Young Life Beesting Meets the Tree of Much Hearing and Little Listening


At first, Beatrice did not seem like a friendly beetle at all. She kept on buzzzzzzing her busy wings in Beesting’s left ear whilst prodding with her little walking stick in his right ear. At times she pointed and waved with a stern little finger. But Beatrice wasn’t angry at all. It was just that the sun was beginning to throw long shadows amongst the forest trees. That meant only one thing - the day was fast coming to an end. Soon it would be getting dark and Beatrice wanted Beesting and the kids to meet a very old but important tree - the tree of much hearing and little listening. They followed Beatrice through the many ferns and the thick brambleberry bushes. Beatrice flew so fast, there was no time to stop to even pick and taste one. Then, all of a sudden, the tree was there, right in front of them. It was so huge and tall. Beesting saw the big brown tree trunk. It had one huge ear on one side and a little ear on the other side. Beatrice was sitting with her wings crossed on the tip of the large ear. Edward started laughing. “I have never seen a tree like this before,” he said. Connie did not know what to do so she covered her ears with her hands. Stella the flea, who permanently lives behind Beesting’s left ear, became very nervous - his ear began to itch. He had no option but to give it a good scratch with his hind paw.

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Young Life Shopping for Kids Online, a New Haven for Career Parents As a parent juggling a career and family life, one of the most dreadful places to visit is a shopping centre. Shopping for clothes with screaming children who have no desire to be caught in an overheated dressing room could be one of the most stressful environments. ZANDO, a leading online fashion store, has a solution for these time-strapped parents.

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The online store is launching a full range of kids’ apparel for ages one to 16 years. The category will introduce international and local kids’ brands DC, RVCA, Quiksilver, Puma, St Goliath, Hello Kitty Accessories and Aya Naya to be available in September. Some shoe brands are already available e.g. Crocs, Vans, Puma, Levi’s and Superga. “ZANDO Kids emerged from a need to offer busy parents a convenient and hasslefree shopping environment with a variety of choice. It is our goal to make ZANDO the number one online fashion store of choice for the entire family,” says Megan Pascall, fashion editor at ZANDO. All items are available to sort on price, brand, latest arrival and popularity, colour, size, occasion and even material. ZANDO Kids will have a variety of options from Tshirts, shorts, jeans, long-sleeve woven shirts, hooded tops to swimwear, dresses, skirts, caps and even backpacks. There will also be daily special deals. “All purchases with ZANDO over R150 receive free delivery so whilst shopping for kids, parents now have a fantastic excuse to check out a new pair of shoes or a new shirt for themselves,” says Pascall. ZANDO delivers straight to the customer’s door. Contact: Gennaro Pisapia, ZANDO,,, Facebook or Twitter (@zando_co_za).

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Young Life Denim Love With just over 2 months to go until the arrival of the twins I am sure you can appreciate that every coin is a prisoner. Our outside couches have been a serious eyesore and used to distress me everytime I laid a sympathetic iris on them. Our home is a bright eclectic magpies haven and the weather beaten, cat scratch patch had finally delivered her swan song. My first thought was to replace them. Get rid of them! Hell no! When last did you scope around for a little couch and single chair? Expensive I tell you! A mate then suggested that we recover the set and recommended Union Canvas in Umgeni Road. We hauled the shoddy holders of many a happy evening onto Mike’s bakkie and headed off one Saturday morning. Now being a Cancerian I 1000 Animals / battle to choose what shoes and accesBirds! sories I am going to wear every morning, ANIMAL FARM so being faced with every type of fabric RATED THE BEST FARM OF ITS KIND known to man boggled my brain to say Big or Small, Fun for All! the least. OPEN EVERY DAY 9 - 4:30 MILKING DEMO AT 12 & 3 Close to Ballito • Bunny Holding • Fun Outing - Whole Family • Pony Rides Union Canvas do everything from a vast • Free Range Animals - Touch & Feel • Playground • Birthday Parties range of canvas, PVC, nylon and stacks of • School Excursions • Group Accommodation • Pram & Wheelchair Friendly - Light Meals • Ballito/Umhlali Area • Own Picnics Welcome other weather proof fabric products. That • CoffeeN2Shop North, exit 214 Umhlali/Salt Rock Rd, follow the signs is even before you hit the selection of denTel. 032 - 947 2018/20 ims, knits, upholstery and outdoor fabrics. or Find us on Facebook: Flaganimal Farm In scouting around between the giant rolls PRESENT ADVERT FOR A FREE RIDE (Limit one advert per vehicle) I came to see that there is almost nothing these fine folk don’t do. They also specialise in tenting, gazebos, awnings, tarps and canvas as well as overalls, safety wear and theatre clothing and linen.

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I had to sit down. Eventually after what seemed like forever and a few sessions of backwards and forwards, we decided on a hot blue denim with red piping. Durable for 3 kids’ marmite hands and one ginger Fanta cat’s claws. The price you ask? R1295 - how cool?! I love that the old memories have been recovered and look forward to feet up with a glass of vino on a balmy Durban night. I was seriously impressed by the service and attention I received from the team at Union Canvas. Contact Union Canvas on 031 - 303 2590.

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Young Life Jawbones - Creativity with a Twist • Classes 1 hr

Coral Moon now stocks an amazing new per week children’s product - Jawbones. Jawbones is a buildable art system with construction • Ages 4 - 12 years pieces that swivel, ratchet and snap to- • All requirements gether in countless ways. The possibilities supplied for unique creations are limited only by Contact Mark on one’s imagination. The precision pieces in 083 778 3741 the five Jawbones sets will provide many for a FREE hours of enjoyment for any budding artist, lesson. architect, sculptor or builder. Even though the packaging says from six years up, kids as young as three are using Jawbones Monumental and absolutely loving them. It’s an easy Music School solution to keeping your youngsters enter- Guitar and Piano Lessons tained. Jawbones come in five sizes that are all conveniently packaged for ease Bringing the of use and storage. This is the perfect toy lessons to you to take on all your travels. The sets are: 35 wherever you are piece at R65, 60 piece at R99, 100 piece in Durban! at R160, 215 piece at R275 and 500 072 499 4702 piece at R499. Alice Leah, Editor of Mum’s Mail, bought a set for her son recently. She had this to say about it: “My son came across a Jawbones set at The Food Market recently and he chose the 60 piece set which kept him busy for most of the holidays! He loves making all the models that the instruction booklet suggests, but also likes using his ‘imagination’ (he tells me) to make his own designs. A fabulous toy for boys and girls who love the Lego building concept with a twist. Very good value for money.”

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Pre-Schools Small ‘Feet’ To Big Feats

Small ‘Feet’ ToService Big Feats 70 Years of Combined Excellence Over 70 Years of Combined Service Excellence Little Noddy Berea: 45 Sixth Avenue, Berea • 031 - 309 2064 Little Noddy Glenwood: 330 Che Guevara (formerly Moore Road), Glenwood • 031 - 201 1101 Co-Owners: Priscilla Pearson and Chris Pearson Berea Principal: Priscilla Pearson Glenwood Principal: Diane Sanders e-mail:

Little Noddy Pre-Schools are independent private pre-schools. Our pupils feed into many primary, private and state schools (Glenwood, Berea, Penzance, Gordon Road Girls and DPHS). Our philosophy is to provide a stimulating but relaxed and secure atmosphere in which a child can develop physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually. • Our child centered programme ensures your child’s educational needs are met: music, pre-literacy and pre-numeracy, pre-writing skills, development play and language development • Birth (3 months) - Grade R • Qualified and professionally trained teachers plus assistants • Pro-active, goal orientated, caring environment • Seven extra mural activities • Healthy and delicious menu breakfast, lunch & snacks provided • Safe drop off zone


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Educated Life Berard Auditory Integration Training


Educating towards Excellence

Does your child say “Huh?” or “What?” at least five times per day? Does he need frequent “quiet time” to regain mental composure? These and many other symptoms could indicate an auditory integration problem. Auditory Integration Training (AIT) is a safe, effective sound therapy developed by Dr Guy Berard of France.

Hamptons Primary School (sister school to ever so popular Junglecubs Nursery School) is a small, co-educational independent school that has opened doors in the Durban North area. We Offer: • A curriculum that caters for the holistic development of all its pupils and emphasises the importance of leading a happy, well-balanced life. • A safe, secure and tranquil environment for our students. • SMALL CLASSES (max 18 learners per class). • Air conditioned classrooms. • We offer a special selection of SPORT including swimming, ballet, karate, soccer and netball. • A warm and “homely” aftercare service that includes: a homemade preservative free lunch and help with homework available at Junglecubs Nursery School. A Hamptons child is a happy child. We work hard, we eat healthy, we exercise and most of all we always give our best! We remember these words: “I can!”

AIT is an educational intervention that efficiently retrains a disorganised auditory system. Through his years of research, Dr Berard determined that when auditory processing is not working correctly, it prohibits the efficient processing of information. Dr Berard believed that hypersensitivity to sound, hearing distortions and delays in the auditory signals contribute to inefficient learning.

2013 registration now open! Limited spaces available!

Berard AIT is proven very successful for children with ADD, ADHD, Autism (ASD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Dyslexia and other types of learning disabilities. AIT also works well for adults with similar diagnoses, stroke or brain trauma. Alice Leah, Editor of Mum’s Mail, had this to say: “I was very keen to take my son for a hearing test with Elna, as he is currently on Ritalin for concentration problems, and one of the uses of AIT is for children/ adults with concentration problems. The test consists of a series of ‘beeps’ that the listener needs to detect, and depending on which ones they hear and don’t hear, Elna charts the graph which she then uses to determine whether AIT is necessary and of value to the child/adult. I too had a test done and was delighted to be told that my hearing is excellent, but she did also tell me that it seems I am suffering from allergies, which was the second time in two weeks that I had been told that. Interesting stuff!”

Contact: 031 - 563 2816 • 031 - 563 7597


• Warm and homely child centered environment • Excellent educational programme • Specialist GR - R programme • Nutritious meals (no preservatives) • Transport (in certain areas) • Attractive hygienic facilities • Hours: 6:45am - 5:15pm • We work closely with an Occupational Therapist • Feeder Primary School: Hampton’s Primary (Private School) 2013 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR JUNGLE CUBS AND HAMPTONS PRIMARY (LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE)

145 UMHLANGA ROCKS DRIVE, DURBAN NORTH 031 - 563 7597 • 072 334 7227

Contact: Elna Bachmann, 031 - 564 0316, 082 406 5155,


Educated Life Water


World Water Week takes place 26 to 31 August. Water is a key element in our children’s lives; it has a vital role to play in their health, hygiene and wellbeing, not to mention the opportunities for fun, sport and recreation that it provides.

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• Afrikaans & English • Stimulating Christian & nature based programmes • Back to basics in this high-tech age • Lots of fun developing the heart, head & hand • Planting their own veggies • Interacting with small animals • Half day & full day • Holiday care • Sustainable living • Picturesque setting & farm atmosphere • Ages 2 - 6 • Nutritious meals

Starting with babies and toddlers, bath time is often a special time of the day: time for fun, learning, feeling nurtured and develJeanette Smit 082 838 9722 oping independence. At this stage in their 6 Loop Road, Hillcrest lives it is also important to teach children to enjoy drinking water and develop this as a lifelong habit. Water safety becomes Learning Breakthrough Programme vital now and monitoring water play and New in South Africa exploration is essential as are swimming lessons and correct precautions regarding Is your child still struggling to reach the safety of swimming pools. their full potential? Through daily life experience of water we WE CAN HELP WITH: can raise children’s awareness of water • ADHD as a precious resource and of their role in • Learning Difficulties conserving it. It is simple to set up a rain • Co-ordination Difficulties tank at home and to collect grey water Durban North 031 - 563 6054 • 071 871 9669 from the washing machine and er outlets. You could even use a washing up bowl in the sink and then use this water for the garden. Teach the children to turn taps off whilst brushing their teeth and to take shorter showers and shallower baths. Place a large stone or half a brick in the cistern of the toilet in order to flush with less water. Consider the household cleaning products that you use and try to opt for a “green” or biodegradable range so as not to contaminate the grey water that you use in the garden. When thinking of adding to your garden choose indigenous plants which are less thirsty and cope well when water is scarce.

Give Your Child The Best Start!

Our Special Needs Classroom for Children with Learning Disabilities is Now Open! • CAMI Programme • Remedial Teacher • Speech Therapist • Audiologist • Assessments by Registered Counsellors Tel/Fax: 031 - 708 1524 or 083 274 4016 301 Underwood Road, Northdene

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Shining At Every Level

11 Ribston Place, Dawncliffe, Westville

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We offer: • Practical life, numeracy, literacy, sensorial, cutural, and art in our curriculum • Individual attention guaranteed • Age group between 2 years and 6 years. Khoshika Doolabh (Directress - ETDP - SETA ACCREDITED) 083 666 6806 • 031 - 266 2206


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Educated Life My Child’s Assessments and What They Mean Our children are our most precious “possessions” and nothing evokes emotion in us quite like our children do. How well are they doing or not doing? Their personal happiness and development consumes our thoughts. Going to a teacher-parent interview or reading a report can be quite daunting and stressful for a parent. “Help! My child has been referred for various assessments and interventions and I don’t know what they mean…or how to cope with the results…or what to do next,” are common cries for help. With increasing pressure on our children today, in a rapidly changing learning environment, many children are referred for one or more assessments across a broad spectrum of development areas, both physical and emotional. All too often, parents can despair. And in some cases, after the costly and time-consuming process of various assessments, they may be faced with different opinions and be none the wiser as to the reasons for these PRE-SCHOOL tests and what the results really mean to their child. AND


We and our children can find the process of undertaking the assessments and discovering the real reasons for an area of concern to be an emotional roller-coaster. We are expected to make choices regarding our children’s development, based on assessment results, some of which we don’t understand. An independent report and consolidation of these results can make the decision-making process as to what is best for your child a stress-free and nurturing process. Chandre Ezra can offer you a helping hand in this regard.

• 3 Months to 6 Years • Home Away From Home • Snack and Cooked Lunch Provided Where Baby Beez become Big Beez 031 - 564 6592 • 37 Romsey Grove, Durban North

12 months to 5 years Half day - 7.30am - 1pm | Full day - 7.30am - 5pm

Contact: Chandre Ezra, 082 385 2989,

• Fun & interactive daily programme • Safe & hygenic environment 082 560 1396 | 031 - 572 2268 | 36 Ambleside Road, La Lucia |

Chandre Ezra - Nuturing and Enhancing Children’s Potential BPrimEd/Comensa Practioner

• Effective • Informative • Inspiring • Empowering Parental and educational consultant, life coach, mentor and remediator. “I can help!” As parents, we want our children to be problem free, happy and successful, thus achieving their full potential. This happens with dedicated input from parents and those involved in our children’s upbringing.

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Educated Life BROADACRES PREPRIMARY • Extra Curricular Activities • Computer Lessons • Holiday Workshops • International Certification • Reinforces Current School Curriculum Topics • Fun & Educational • Corporate Training

Lays the best foundation upon which to build further education. We are developing the whole child, providing stimulation through music, drama, art, ballet, ball skills, gymnastics, fantasy play, construction, puzzles & books and playground activities.

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Broadacres caters for children from: 3 months - 6 years, full or half day

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A Brighter Future

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When you start with Kip McGrath Education Centres.

We offer professional tutoring programs for primary through to high school students. We help build the foundations for academic success. English

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• Excellent nursery & toddler facilities • Structured daily routine • Qualified pre-school teachers • Babies from birth to grade R • Full pre-school programme • High on hygiene • Affordable fees • Extra mural activities

Aftercare & Holiday Care available

Playground for hire for children’s parties, including jumping castle.

Tel/Fax: 031 - 708 1524 or 083 274 4016 301 Underwood Road, Northdene


Calling all schools! Do you have an event you want to share with us? Information on your school? Or perhaps a star pupil you want us to know about? Send your stories and photos to with “School News” in the subject line and it may get published on our website blog for free!


Sunshine Day Care Montessori

We provide a warm, homely & well structured Montessori environment for kids from 1 year - 6 years. Homework classes available. Open 7am - 5pm.

• Head Office 031 - 903 5352 • Durban North 031 - 564 7610 • Glenwood 031 - 201 9141 • Kloof 031 - 764 0459 • Umhlanga 031 - 566 1110

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Birth to Grade R We offer effective care and development of children, by following a structured, well planned and balanced curriculum • 7.15am - 5pm • Aftercare and holiday club • Half day or full day • Stimulating educational programme • Nutritious lunch provided • Safe drop-off and pick-up zone • Lift club • Fully trained CPR and first aid staff Trudi-Lee 031 - 309 4255 235 Cowey Road, Morningside

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST • Career Guidance • Subject Choice • Study Skills • School Readiness • Behavioural or Emotional Difficulties

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“Life’s Journey begins here”


18 Months – Grade R · Qualified Teachers · After Care/Homework Club · Holiday Club – All Ages Tammi 079 502 3793 3 Old Mill Way, Durban North e-mail:

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Educated Life Teach Your Children About Money Start teaching your children about money when they are very young - how to delay gratification and set and achieve financial goals. Pre-school: • Give them a set amount of pocket money with which they can buy treats. They will be able to learn some basic principles of budgeting. • Counsel them with each purchase, that if they get this now, they won’t be able to get that toy they planned on buying. This will also create good references for when they learn about consumerism and how to delay gratification. • Teach them to save, by making a piggy bank/money box where they can put money away for that toy/bike they have their eye on. Primary School: • Introduce more items they need to budget for to teach them to think forward into the month of what expenses they will need to purchase like birthday presents for friends, toys or outings like visits to the zoo. • Show them that they can make more money to help save for their dream bike. Help them set up a neighbourhood car wash, or a nail bar and paint all the moms’ nails in the street. • Introduce the concept of investment. Let them take some of their saved money to buy the products for their car wash and nail bar. Explain that they need to buy the products within a reasonable budget and then count how much they made and what their profit was. Put it back into their savings box. • Up the saving goals - help them set a bigger goal, such as spending money for the December holiday, a shopping trip or that awesome Acer Iconia tablet they have their heart set on.

SUNFIELD HOME SCHOOL FOR THE INTELLECTUALLY IMPAIRED LEARNER Sunfield Home School provides an enriched educational programme for intellectually impaired children within a loving, disciplined, safe, secure, stable and happy school and home-from-home hostel environment, so that each child may realise his or her optimum potential. New admissions are done throughout the year. Please contact the school on 032 - 533 3632.

You Want The Best For Your Child...Yes? Confident, Capable, Believing in Themselves, Enjoying Learning, Having Fun & Making Friends in a Safe & Secure Environment.

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We Want The Best For Your Little Ones Too & We’ve Been Doing Just That With Excellence For Years.

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Pre-Primary, Language & Teaching Academy

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Play & Learn • Warm, loving & nurturing environment • Excellent educational programme • Age Groups: 0 - Grade R • Hours: 7am - 5.30pm • Breakfast, lunch & snacks provided • High on hygiene • Large outdoor play area Extra Murals: Ballet • Swimming • Soccer • Action Ball • Beaux Arts Denae 031 - 564 2712 APPLY NOW FOR 2013

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Educated Life MONTESSORI @ UMHLANGA PRE - SCHOOL & AFTERCARE Tel: 031 - 572 5122 • Cell: 084 400 5229 e-mail:

“I have studied the child. I have taken what the child has given me & expressed it & that is what is called the Montessori Method” - Dr Maria Montessori

• Our child centred environment offers the world Montessori philosophy aimed at developing the whole child • Half day 7am - 12pm • Full day 7am - 5pm • 2 - 6 years • Registered with SA Montessori Association • Registered with NAPTOSA • Grade 0 programme - incorporating the national curriculum • Extra activities - Ballet, Speech & Drama, Yoga, Creative Kids, Catrobatkidz. • In-house Speech Therapist & Occupational Therapist


“Creative Learning” • School Readiness Program • Ages 21/2 to 6 years • Accelerated Learning • Aftercare • Holiday care

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• 2 to 5 Years • Half/Full Day • Healthy Meals/Snacks • Small Groups/Aircon • High on Hygiene • Qualified, Devoted Staff • Structured Daily Routine • Extra Mural Classes • Open During School Holidays

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Through the long-term, strategic development of work skills and academic ability, a solid foundation in MATHS and ENGLISH leads to the ability to tackle advanced work independently and with confidence. 0800 002 775

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Party Life Add Some Sparkle to Your Life First introduced in the ‘70s, through the years, the SodaStream system has evolved into a must-have kitchen appliance with clout. Aside from providing delicious carbonated soft drinks, it offers a number of health, cost-saving and eco-friendly benefits as well. The SodaStream system comprises four parts: • The Drinks Maker: Fashionable, fun, easy to use and suitable for any welldressed kitchen. They can turn tap water into sparkling water in seconds, and you can add as much fizz to your carbonated drinks as you like. • Syrups: SodaStream supplies over 20 flavoured syrups, including regular and diet flavours, energy drinks, an iced tea flavour and cocktail mixers. • Bottles: The high pressure-resistant SodaStream bottles boast hermetically sealed caps that can keep drinks fizzier for longer than store-bought carbonated drinks. They are BPA-free, making them healthier than the plastic bottles most store-bought carbonated drinks are stored in. Bottles have a lifespan of three years. • Cylinders: SodaStream carbonators are made of the highest quality to ensure the safety of these CO2 refills. They come in two sizes - 30 litres and 60 litres. Cylinders can be conveniently exchanged at a variety of retail outlets, including Pick n Pay, Spar and Game stores. It is estimated that the cost of one litre of freshly-made SodaStream soda water costs about R2, which is approximately 80% cheaper than one litre of storebought soda water. If you consume one litre of soda water per week, the savings will pay for the purchase of the SodaStream system, and leave you some change.

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Party Life Inspiring Creativity in Children These days, children spend more time indoors with television, computers and video games increasingly becoming their primary sources of play-time amusement. What happened to keeping children entertained by creating toys and decorative items from bits and pieces like packaging, boxes, toilet rolls or egg boxes? Creativity allows for interaction in all areas, providing special bonding time between mother and child while helping them to decorate a photo frame, card or ornament. Birthdays are a big treat for children and inspire them to play a role in creating and decorating treats such as cupcakes.


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New Foam Pit Castle

• Trampoline • Kiddies’ Four Wheeler • Table & Chairs • Kiddies’ Chair Covers/Tablecloths • Party Packs • Bubble Machines • Popcorn Maker • Candy Floss Maker

SMARTIES wants to be part of all those experiences. As well as providing a yummy delight, SMARTIES can be used for limitless creative fun as a colourful decoration on cakes and treats or in creating fun cards for every occasion, hanging mobiles, masks, colour and shape charts to name a few. In order to encourage fun active play, SMARTIES has also recognised the need for children to be inspired and encouraged to express themselves creatively at home or in the car on long journeys. To celebrate the re-introduction of the blue SMARTIES to the range, a Blue is Back Box-a-thon was launched. This initiative urges children to indulge in imaginative play and literally use “out of the box thinking” to get creative with the colourful SMARTIES boxes. The different sized boxes allow for a world of fun from toy boats to sea horses, fish and whales.


Prices from R350 – R1100

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FOAM PARTY FUN Fun For Everyone

SPECIALISING IN: • Kiddies’ Foam Parties • Waterslides • Teenage Disco Parties • Lumo Parties • Disco Foam Parties

Great Cakes For All Occasions Image Cakes - R280 Bar-One, Carrot, Cheese Cakes & lots more!

For orders call 031 - 566 1194 (bus. hrs) or e-mail us on Pizzaboyz Store - Shop 5 Ridgeton Towers, 6 Aurora Drive, Umhlanga Ridge

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We specialise in full themed parties, jumping castles, rodeo bulls, WOW balls, sumo suits, rides and lots more...

031 - 500 7520 • 076 876 1709


• Hire for parties: R200 for venue & R10 per child & R12 per adult • Normal entry fee: R15 per child (age 3 - 13) & R20 per adult • School groups: R8 per learner & R10 per teacher

Creative fun activity for... • Birthday Parties • Schools • Rainy Days at Home • Card Making

Also Available: Home Kits & Gift Packs

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VENUES AT: Westville: 083 655 0339 Durban North: 076 444 5570


• Birthdays, Corporates and Tactical Training • Indoor and Outdoor at your House or Office

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Party Life mr. Funtubbles Fabulous Family Funfair mr. Funtubbles Fabulous Family Funfair, situated behind the Ster Kinekor movies in Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Umhlanga, continues to provide a fun-filled, all-weather, safe environment for kids to enjoy a morning or afternoon with their parents or friends. All the big rides are suitable for adults to accompany their kids which means quality time together. Once they have managed to enjoy all the rides like the Rocking Tug, Family Swinger, Dodgem cars and more, they can wind down at one of the tables and enjoy a box of popcorn or refreshing Sno Kone, a firm favourite with the little ones. On Mondays to Thursdays all the rides are half price (excluding school and public holidays) which means double the fun! Stuck for a place to hold your next birthday party? mr. Funtubbles will take all the stress away from you. Ask about the mr. Funtubbles party package - for only R80 per child, partygoers will get R200 value each. You just need to arrive, sit back and enjoy watching the kids have a ball!

Contact: mr. Funtubbles, 031 - 584 6645,


Party Life FANTASTIC RANGE OF: Castles & Slides Chocolate Fountains Popcorn Machines Bubble Machines Candy Floss Machines Fog Machines Tables and Chairs

We can arrange... • themed parties • teas • jumping castles or you can hire the venue & DIY

Flanders Drive, Mt Edgecombe Stables

Pixie Helpline

Contact Charmaine on 083 378 8899 or e-mail

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Birthday Pamper Parties! • Nail Art • Manis • Pedis • Mini Facials • Make–Up Only R100pp Travel fee will apply Michelle 083 785 6044

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Kids’ Party Entertainment with Tom & Sparkles

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Simon’s Snake Shows

• Birthday Parties • School Talks • All Kinds of Functions • Snake Removal We bring various snakes from all over the world, including gentle giant pythons, scorpions, spiders and frogs.

My Sand Art

• Great for kids’ parties • Exciting and Creative! • Fun colours and a variety of pictures • Great birthday gift! • Family kits also available for everyday home use

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Party Life Experience the Big Swing at Moses Mabhida Stadium

The Icing On Top...

Making its debut during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Moses Mabhida Stadium attracted thousands of visitors, both local and international. Since then, the beautiful building - which is one of Durban’s most famous icons - has become even more popular. However, as the only stadium in South Africa that’s open seven days a week with a range of exciting activities for the whole family, it comes as no surprise!


Specialising in kids’ theme parties & adult décor hire: tables, chairs (plus covers), cutlery, crockery, clowns, jumping castles, water slides, popcorn machine, trampoline, bubble machine etc. Call Pam 083 779 3951 or 031 - 400 3951/2

Decadent Desserts

The Big Swing is one of the stadium’s main attractions - and for good reason. Not only is it the first swing to exist in any stadium, it was also recently confirmed as the world’s biggest swing at 106m high, earning it a Guinness World Record. Those who are brave enough to take the plunge can expect an exhilarating 220m soar through the air, directly under the stadium’s magnificent arch and over the World Cup Pitch. At R595 p.p. (over the age of 10), the Big Swing is a fantastic gift idea - and an incredible once-in-alifetime experience.

Cakes & Cupcakes for all Occasions or just because...

• Picture, 3D & Novelty Cakes • Wide Range of Desserts & Delicious Cakes Available

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So go on, tick off the next thing on your bucket list and visit Moses Mabhida Stadium for a taste of adventure!

Professional Face Painting for Parties & Events

Beginner Lessons Now Available Cell: 084 455 1101

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Décor and Catering for all Events

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Delectable Delights

We Specialise in Boys & Girls Themed Parties Offering: Party Packs, Jumping Castles, Gazebos & Face Painting.

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Kiddies’ Parties & Corporate Events

Finding Fingerprints

• Kiddies’ Entertainment • Clowns • Face Painting • Balloon Sculpting • Jumping Castles • Décor • Corporate Kiddies’ Corners • Popcorn & Candy Floss Machines

Castle, décor and clown packages from R1195

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Use What? • Vaseline • A glass test tube • Cornstarch powder • Delicate brush • Contact paper • Paper

Do What?

Delicious hand iced cookies - perfect for themed parties!

1. Ask kids to gently dab their hands in Vaseline, giving each fingertip of one hand a very light coating (explain that you can get the best fingerprints when the fingers are slightly oily or greasy). 2. Have each child press his or her fingertips around a test tube and then remove his or her fingers carefully, not smudging the glass. 3. Take a spoonful of powder and cover the fingerprints with it until they are hidden. 4. Then use a delicate brush to dust away the powder. 5. Show the kids how to “lift” a fingerprint by pressing the sticky side of a piece of contact to it. 6. Preserve the fingerprints by applying the sticky side of the contact to a piece of paper. 7. Kids can now study the fingerprint.

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So What? Forensic scientists use fingerprints to help solve crimes; this allows for kids to evaluate a sample set of finger prints. While some kids maybe familiar with the phrase “dusting for fingerprints,” few of them probably have ever done it or know what it truly means. Everyone has different fingerprints, which is why it’s important to find them at a crime scene they can be used to arrest a suspect. Activity courtesy of:

Looking for a party venue for your child’s birthday? Call us today for details! Indoor playroom & outdoor play area with jungle gym, swings & slide.

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Party Life Arthur Reed Magic Arthur Reed, the only professional Magician in KZN, is a three-time winner of the most entertaining act. He has been a professional since 1983. Arthur and his wife, Avril, travel extensively, performing at cabaret, stage shows, conferences and product launches for SABC, Southern Life, Panasonic, AA Life, Toyota and Audi Agents. They have performed in all the major cities in Africa and South Africa. Arthur’s dedication to the art of magic has brought much enjoyment to adult and children’s parties. Children’s parties in Durban are conducted at most indoor venues from Salt Rock to Scottburgh (not outdoors because of Harry the Dove and Zoe the rabbit!). Parties can be arranged for all ages right from pre-school up to 21st birthdays and beyond. Partygoers are invited to participate and the fun really starts when magic happens in their hands or when Arthur produces Harry Potter. From silk hankies to MINI TOWN ropes and paper, all manner of illusions • Hire for parties: are created, with the show culminating in R200 for venue & R10 per a dove turning into a rabbit! child & R12 per adult • Normal entry fee: R15 per child (age 3 - 13) & R20 per adult • School groups: R8 per learner & R10 per teacher

Arthur’s accomplishments are many, including: Amateur Ballroom and Jive Champion, he built and ran a mobile disco, qualified as a Herpetologist (study of reptiles), was a voluntary sound and lighting engineer, a founder member of the S.A. Association of Therapeutic Hypnotists, a founder member of the S.A. Association for Conference Industry, the main founder member of The 1000 Hills Experience, does violin and cello repairs and more. With all these talents to his name, as well as 37 years in the magic business, Arthur, together with Avril, has become a household name. Call him now for “The Best in Magic”.

Contact: 031 - 702 0076,

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Our Birthday Party package includes: • A LIVE reptile show • Party packs containing sweets, fun activities & a reptile toy • Each child receives a photo of them holding a reptile

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Complete & themed parties organised (various menus) & quad bikes. Pony rides now available! Come feed the animals! 081 270 5045 • 031 - 464 5045 36 Ridley Park Rd, Malvern

Party Life Upside-down, Inside-out and Backwards Party The kids will feel like Alice in Wonderland when they attend this upside-down, insideout and backwards party! Remember to do the opposite of what you usually do and you can’t go wrong, er, right. Invitations: Write the party details on the backs of the invitations, and write the info upside down and backwards so your guests have to decipher it (or use a mirror to read). Address the back of the envelopes instead of the fronts. Upside-down cake: Bake a “pineapple upside-down” cake. Use sweets to write kids’ names backwards on the cake. Turn the cake out of the baking tin in front of the kids so they can see the surprise topping when you flip it upsidedown. Make upside-down ice cream sundaes to go with the cake. Begin with the toppings and end with the ice cream. Costumes: Ask the kids to dress in clothes they have put on inside-out, upside-down and backwards. They may arrive with their pants turned inside out, their shirts put on backwards and their socks worn over their shoes!

Established 1980

NOW IN SOUTH AFRICA! Available from 1 to 9 holes Suitable for: • Birthday Parties • Picnics • Family Get Togethers & Fun Days • Fêtes • Fairs • Fundraising • Corporate, Family & Fun Days • Festivals • Churches • Schools • Resorts • Hotels

Games: Instead of pinning the tail on the donkey’s rear, pin it on its nose. Play musical chairs but instead of finding a seat when the music stops playing, find one when it begins! Have a bunch of relay races in the garden and run them all backwards. Try drawing backwards - give sheets of paper and set them in front of a mirror. Place a picture facing the mirror and have the kids copy the picture without looking at it. They may look only in the mirror as a guide. Decorations: Set the party food under the table and let the kids eat on the floor under the table! Source: 501 TV-Free Party Games.


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Over 25 years’ experience! Delight your child with Durban’s most popular clown! • Intelligent humour • Fun magic show • Juggling • Face painting • Balloon shapes • Games • Birthday parties • Schools & corporate functions! Tel: 031 - 464 4718 or 082 459 1797


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AFFORDABLE JUMPING CASTLES • Barney Castle • Ball Castle • Barbie Castle • Slide Castle • Shaded Castle • Bubble Machine • Generator • Kiddies’ Tables & Chairs • Chocolate Fountain Tel. 031 - 262 5640 or 083 777 8878

Décor Includes: Kids’ chairs + covers, tables, + cloths, birthday banner, flags, photo board & delivery to designated areas (accessories also available at additional prices).

specialising in: children’s parties and themed events genai scholtz 082 490 9501

“let me wave my wand” for your magical memories

Face Painting • Balloon Artistry • Nail Painting • Fake Wounds • Glitter Tattoos • Skin care and hygiene is top priority • Paints safe to use • EU-compliant products • Waterbased/easy to remove • Qualatex balloons (biodegradable) for balloon shaping

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Magic moments made easy! Sugar Plum Parties specialises in creating one-of-a-kind fun-filled parties for girls and and boys. We stock the latest themes and can supply everything from décor to party packs, entertainment, party accessories and cakes.

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Party Life MINI TOWN

• Hire for parties: R200 for venue & R10 per child & R12 per adult • Normal entry fee: R15 per child (age 3 - 13) & R20 per adult • School groups: R8 per learner & R10 per teacher

Developing every aspect of a child’s life through sport!

Sports programme for children aged from 21/2 and older.

We offer: • Private coaching • School coaching • Birthday parties • Holiday clinics • Events

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... where birthdays are created ... • Games, Activities, Prizes & Party Packs • Fairy / Clown / Princess to Entertain • Themed Décor

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Party Life Tony Miller Promotions (Kidz Fun Hire) Tony Miller is the proud owner of Tony Miller Promotions Company, a company that was started with his wife, Shaylene, 32 years ago. He is passionate about his business and makes sure that he leads the way with new trends and innovations in both the kids’ party hire side of his business and in the promotions side. He has many loyal clients who, over the 32 years, have never looked elsewhere. This bears testimony to his good, honest service. Tony’s company motto is: “If I can’t supply it I will make a plan to help you source it!” Every client and phone call is important to him and his staff. Tony has a full range of themed equipment to make your child’s dream party come true. He also offers themed party décor, speciality birthday cakes for the birthday boy or girl and even your guests! Need a personalised birthday banner or personalised invitations? Call TMP. Need personalised button badges? Call TMP. Need to be a party trend setter? Call TMP. Tony will shortly be launching two brand new party and events items which have never before been available in this country. He is proud to announce the launch of Putts Perfect, a portable Putt Putt course, for hire, from one to nine holes depending on your requirements. The other new items are portable, inflatable gazebos which, from the feedback he has already received, are going to be a huge party asset. Hang up some fairy lights and you will be the world’s best mum! Contact: Tony Miller, Tony Miller Promotions, 031 - 205 2074, 082 906 5450,,

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Jumping Castle Hire • NOW AVAILABLE - Mobile Putt Putt! • Foam Pit Parties • Jumping Castles • Water Slides • Quad Bikes • Airborne Adventures • Balloons • Candy Floss Machines • Popcorn Machines • Bubble Machines Tel/Fax: 031 - 205 2074 • 082 906 5450 • a/h 083 225 3174 e-mail: • 56 Evans Road, Glenwood


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Relaxed Life Visit the Sharks Board Waking up at 4am may not be strange to new Mums, but for the 75 seagoing staff of the KZN Sharks’ Board this is the beginning of their work day. From Richards Bay in the north to Port Edward in the south, 15 teams launch out to sea at daybreak to check and service the shark safety gear set at 400 metres offshore at popular swimming beaches. As each team hauls the nets up they check for the capture of sharks, determine whether it’s possible to tag and release the animal if it is still alive, or bring it back to shore where it is later transported to the Sharks’ Board complex in Umhlanga for dissection. Maintenance checks are also conducted and any minor repairs are immediately carried out. When the teams are back on the beaches, lifesavers on duty are informed that all is well. On rare occasions bathing is restricted or banned but this is usually due to the annual sardine run and the chances of large captures are to be avoided at all costs so the shark safety gear is removed on a temporary basis. Sardines have already made their presence known this year, with activity off Durban’s main beachfront. Hundreds of dolphins have been seen in the area feeding on the sardines and the bathing status may change from day to day. To keep informed of the sardine activity call the East Coast Radio\KZN Sharks’ Board Sardine Hotline on 083 913 9495. Visits to the KZN Sharks’ Board complex in Umhlanga offer a shark dissection and an informative audiovisual presentation on the activities of the organisation. These programmes are run on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9am and 2pm. Contact: 031 - 566 0400,

Only 2.5 hours from Durban & 4.5 hours from JHB, newly renovated and re-tarred road all the way to our front door for a cozy, safe trip this winter.

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• National Women’s Month • Organ Donor Month • 1 - 7: World Breastfeeding Week • 5: International Friendship Day • 6 - 12: Polio Awareness Week • 6 - 12: Rheumatic Fever Week • 9: National Women’s Day • 12: International Youth Day • 19 - 21: Eid al Fitr • 26 - 31: World Water Week • 28 - 31: African Traditional Medicine Week • 31: African Traditional Medicine Day.


• AUTHOR EVENTS: • 7 Aug, 5.30pm, Trevor Corbett “Allegiance”. • 16 Aug, 5.30pm, John Van de Ruit “Spud - Exit, Persued by a Bear”. Books & Books, Durban North. Contact • EXTRAMURAL ARTS ‘N CRAFTS CLASSES: Until 20 Sep, Chelsea Northway Campus, Durban North. For children Gr R - Gr 3. Cost: R675 per term. Contact Vanessa, 083 250 2711, • KAMEL POTTERIES: Clay & craft café, 34 Ashfield Ave, Springfield Park. Contact 031 - 579 1011. • KIDS’ ART: Sat, 9am - 11am, Westville. Contact Denise Lindsay, 082 653 0251. • STORY TIME: Sat, 10am, Books & Books, Durban North. Ages 3 - 8. Contact 031 - 563 6288.


• BBN BUSINESS NETWORK: Monthly business networking meetings. • Ballito, Caroline, 082 466 5028. • Highway, Sue, 082 772 1482. • Umhlanga, Brenda, 083 780 1953. Visit • BUSINESS NETWORK DURBAN: Last Tues monthly, 3.30pm - 6pm, Premier Hotel, Pinetown. Contact Carmen, 071 512 7530. • BUSINESS NETWORKING INTERNATIONAL: Visit www. for chapters, meetings in your area. • BWA NETWORKING: 17 Aug, 8.30am - 10am, Nedbank Ridgeside, Umhlanga. Cost: R50. Contact Catherine, 031 - 563 8496. • CC NETWORKING: Monthly upmarket networking at sea and on land. Next CC Networking breakfast: 13 Aug, 8.30am - 10.30am, Benjamin Hotel, Florida Rd. Contact • KINGDOM BUSINESS NETWORKING: • 2 Aug, 8am, Highway. • 14 Aug, 8.30am, Durban North. Contact Belinda, • KZN WOMEN IN BUSINESS: 2 Aug, 8am - 10.30am, Polo Club Room The Hilton Hotel, Durban. Cost: R160 members, R180 non-members. Bookings: www.kznwib. • LASTING IMPRESSIONS BUSINESS NETWORKING: 3rd Fri of the month, 8am - 10am, 35 Caefron Ave, Westville. Cost: R120. Contact 083 661 6682, • MAP4LIFE NETWORKING BREAKFAST: 14 Aug, 7.30am - 9.30am, Nino’s, Westwood Mall. Cost: R150. Contact • THE ORIGINAL 3RD TUESDAY NETWORK EXTRAVAGANZA: 3rd Tues of the month, 4pm - 7pm, The Square Boutique Hotel, Umhlanga. Contact marlenepowell@


• NATAL SETTLERS’ HOME FETE: 4 Aug, 8am, Umbilo. Contact 031 - 205 1351. • MOSAIC WITH HEART COMMUNITY PROJECT: Entries due 16 Aug. In aid of The Open Door Crisis Care Centre. Contact Sheila, • LADIES’ FUNDRAISING BREAKFAST: 17 Aug, 7.45am - 11am, Hilton Hotel, Durban. Cost: R160. Contact rob- • A GIG & A GAG MUSIC & COMEDY NIGHT: 23 Aug, 6.30pm, Crawford College, La Lucia. In aid of Reach For A Dream. Contact 031 - 566 2220. • MIND & BODY FESTIVAL FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR BALLITO CANCER SUPPORT: 9 - 11 Aug. Contact Brenda, 083 780 1953. • HIGHWAY HOSPICE CHARITY SHOPS: • Hillcrest (Elangeni Centre, Inanda Rd), 031 - 765 7083. • Pinetown (8 Ivy Rd), 031 - 701 4726. • Sherwood (59 Locksley Drive), 031 - 208 6110. • HOPE 4 KAIDEN FUNDRAISER: 4 Aug, 9am - 2pm, Hillcrest Christian Academy, Hillcrest. Kids’ & adults’ entertainment, flea market, food. Contact, • CANSA DURBAN RELAY FOR LIFE: 25 Aug, 6pm to 6am, Glenwood Boys’ High School. Contact adutoit@, 031 - 205 9525. • AID MY JOURNEY: Educates & empowers people through life skills programmes. Contact Cindy Pivacic, 073 739 6044, • REACH FOR YOUR SLIPPERS: 3 Aug, countrywide. Companies, schools, individuals invited to participate. Purchase R10 sticker from Milady’s or Reach For a Dream. Contact 031 - 566 2220, • SPONSOR & WIN: Sponsor a railway sleeper at a cost of R100 for the Umgeni Steam Railway “Maureen Boiler & Running Repair” project & stand a chance to win a fantastic “Sea, Rail & Air” prize worth nearly R58 000. To enter contact andy@umgenisteamrailway., • ST MARY’S LADIES’ FUNDRAISING BREAKFAST: 24 Aug. Contact Tenley, • 1-STOP-CHARITY-SHOP: St Thomas’ Home for Children, 5 Williamson Place, Sydenham. Mon, Wed & Fri, 1pm - 4.30pm. Tues, Thurs & Sat, 9am - 12.30pm. Contact 031 - 207 3223.


• FUN INTERACTIVE HANDS-ON COOKING CLASSES: Day classes, student classes, beginner & domestic classes, evening classes & office team building. Westville. Contact Cooking Cooks, 031 - 266 8488, • LITTLE COOKS CLUB: Educational cooking lessons aimed at children aged 2 - 15, moms, school leavers & domestic workers. Contact Simone, 082 891 4050, • MODA & APERITIVI PRESENTED BY THE SOCIETY OF THE DANTE ALIGHIERI: 3 & 4 Aug, 6.30pm, Spiga D’Oro. Cost: R150. Contact Sabrina, 083 292 5330. • SUSHI MAKING COURSE: 1 Aug, 6pm, Gecko Culinary Adventures, Musgrave. Cost: R300. Contact


• 10-DAY HIV/AIDS CLASS WITH LIFELINE: 13 - 24 Aug. Contact 031 - 303 1344. • ARTVARK CREATIVE CLASSES WITH JANE LINLEYTHOMAS & SHELLEY MCLEAN: Wed afternoons, Barnyard Theatre. For children Gr 0 - 7. Contact Shelley, 074 133 3415. • BABY SENSE SEMINARS: 18 Aug, 8am - 12.30pm & 1pm - 5.30pm, Riverside Hotel, Durban. Contact 021 - 461 4669,, • CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES FOR ADULTS: Mon, 9am -


Busy Life 10.30am, Durban North. Contact Ingrid, 031 - 564 6328. • COUPLES’ MASSAGE CLASSES: In the comfort of your own home. Contact Laura-May, 082 443 4533. • DRUMKIDZ: Tues, 3pm, Spur, Kloof. For children 3–8 years. Contact Robynne, 083 631 6064. • DURBAN CHAMBER WOMEN’S CONFERENCE & AWARDS DINNER: 3 Aug, 8am - 4pm, Elangeni Hotel, Durban. Cost: R400 p.p. Contact Jane Pillay, 031 335 1016, • EDICT COMPUTER TRAINING: ICDL Course, basic concepts of IT & more. Contact 031 - 564 8859,, • ETHICS & SOCIAL COMMITTEE TRAINING PROGRAMME: 27 - 28 Aug, 8.30am - 4.30pm, The Protea Hotel, Edward, Durban. Contact 011 - 455 5184, • FRAN PIGGOTT’S MARKETING STRATEGY & PLANNING WORKSHOPS: 9 & 16 Aug, 9am - 3pm, Kloof. Cost: R4000 for both. Contact 083 256 5454, www. • FRENCH COURSES: Crawford College, La Lucia. For all levels & ages. Contact Alliance Francaise, 031 312 9582. • GIFT OF THE GAB ADULT IMPROV CLASSES: 31 Jul 28 Aug, Tues, 9am – 11am OR 1 – 29 Aug, Wed, 7pm - 9pm. Rising Star Performing Arts Academy. Contact Gill, • GIFT WRAPPING COURSES: Monthly, 4 ½ hours, Durban North. Cost: R450. Contact Ingrid, 082 801 4622, • INFANT MASSAGE INSTRUCTOR TRAINING: Qualify to teach Infant Massage Classes to parents. Contact Margo, 011 - 787 0681, 011 - 886 2661, • K9 COMMUNICATIONS: Adult dog training & puppy school. Various days & times. Contact Pam, 083 628 8804, • KZN BUSINESS TRAINING CENTRE: 1 - 29 Aug, Westville. Various business-related courses. Contact 031 - 267 1229. • LADY J SEWING LESSONS: • 1 Aug, 6pm - 8.30pm, Sewing Machine Bag. • 12 Aug, 9am - 12pm, Scatter Cushions. • 7, 14 & 21 Aug, 9am - 12pm, Bed Linen. Musgrave. Contact 083 262 5936. • MOMS’ I.T. LESSONS: Thurs, 9am - 12pm, Computers 4 Kids, Umhlanga Ridge. Contact 031 - 566 1110. • MOSAIC CLASSES: Tues 8.30am - 11.30am, Wed 6pm – 9pm, occasional Sat 9am - 12pm, Kloof. Cost: R75 per session excl. materials. Contact 031 - 764 6454, 083 782 7810. • PUPPY SOCIALISING & OBEDIENCE 8-WEEK COURSE: 4 Aug, 10.30am, Glenwood. Contact Mari, GoodPet Trading, 084 467 6050, com. • SOCIAL MEDIA WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS: 8.30am - 1.30pm, Durban North. Cost: R300 p.p. Next workshops: 15 Aug, Facebook & Twitter; 18 Aug, Twitter & Pinterest. Contact Alma Maxwell, 031 - 563 3575, 082 926 7564, • THE SOLUTION FOR TONGUE-TIED ENTREPRENEURS (FREE WORKSHOP): 18 Aug, Umlazi. Register at www. • TRE TRAINING: 9 - 11 Aug, Glenmore. Cost: R3600. Contact • VICTOR FRANKL’S HOW TO FIND MEANING & PURPOSE IN SUFFERING: 16 Aug, 9am - 3.30pm, Le Domaine, Hillcrest. Contact Barbara Johnson, 031 - 716 8226,

• WEEKLY MEDITATION CLASSES: • Mon, 6.30pm - 7.45pm, Westville. • Tues, 7pm - 8pm, Kloof. • Fri, 8.30am - 9.30am, Hillcrest. Contact 031 - 765 1073, • WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE: 1 Aug for 12 weeks, 5.30pm - 6.30pm, Umhlanga. Cost: R350. Contact Tracy, 082 852 4890, • WISDOM & COMPASSION COURSE: 26 Aug, 9.30am - 4.45pm, Maitreya Buddhist Centre, Assagay. Contact 031 - 765 1073.


• RAIN FARM GAME & LODGE: Restaurant 7 days a week, Umhlali. Sunday roast R75. Contact 032 - 815 1050. • TABLE FOR 8 DINNERS: • 3 Aug, 7pm, Q 4 Prawns, Heritage Market, Hillcrest. • 17 Aug, 7pm, Havana Grill, Suncoast Casino. • 31 Aug, 7pm, Nourish, Westville. For single people. Contact Tony, 082 774 4727.


• BOOKS2YOU BOOK FAIRS: Various dates, times & schools in Durban & North Coast. Contact Kathy, 031 – 705 7744. • GET READY FOR SCHOOL PROGRAMME: Tues 1.30pm - 2.50pm OR Thurs 3pm - 4.20pm, Kip McGrath, Umhlanga Ridge. Contact 031 - 566 1110. • STUDY SKILLS PROGRAMME: Wed 3pm – 4.20pm (Gr 5-7) & Sat 12pm – 3pm (Gr 8-12), Kip McGrath, Umhlanga Ridge. Contact 031 – 566 1110.


• BURLESQUE: 31 Jul - 26 Aug, The Heritage Theatre. Contact 031 - 765 4197. • DOUBLE TAKE STAND-UP COMEDY: 24 - 26 Aug, Seabrooke’s Theatre; 7 - 9 Sep, Rhumbelow Theatre. Computicket, 0861 915 8000. • ICONS OF THE 80s: Until 19 Aug, Barnyard Theatre, Gateway. Tickets: R135 p.p. Wed - Sat; R100 p.p. Tues night & Sun matinee. Contact: 031 - 566 3045,, www.barnyardtheatres. • SEETHER TO ROCK WAVE HOUSE: 8 Aug, Wave House, Gateway Theatre of Shopping. Cost: R265. Contact • SPECIAL STARS: 21 Aug - 7 Oct, Barnyard Theatre, Gateway Theatre of Shopping. Tickets: R135 p.p. Wed - Sat, discounted specials R100 p.p. Tues night & Sun matinee. Contact 031 - 566 3045,, WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 2 tickets to give away. Visit to enter. • UPBEAT FESTIVAL: 16 - 18 Aug, Kearsney College, Botha’s Hill. Computicket, 0861 915 8000. Visit www.


• 12-WEEK NUTRITION & FITNESS CHALLENGE: 4 Aug, Combat Coaching, Amanzimtoti. Contact Aileen, 083 226 1576. • AQUA AEROBICS: Mon& Wed & Fri 9am, Tue & Thurs 5pm, Sutton Park/Oonagh Whitsitt Pool. R20 p.p. Contact Martie, 082 855 8428. • BABY & ME STROLLER FITNESS TRAINING: Wed & Fri, 8.45am - 9.45am. Contact Latascha, 073 162 3710,, • BIKRAM YOGA: Tues & Thurs 5.15pm - 6.45pm, Fri


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Busy Life 8am - 9.30am. Umhlanga. Contact Heather, 083 764 0752. • BOOT CAMP S.A.: Corporate team building, school & youth programmes, children’s parties, bachelor parties & social get-togethers. Giba Valley Adventure Zone, Westmead/Pinetown. Contact Reuben, 082 782 6432, • BOOT CAMP TRAINING SESSIONS IN THE PARK: Mon & Wed, 5pm - 6pm, Bulwer Park. Contact Shaylee, 082 465 8056. • COMBAT COACHING CLASSES: Pilates, Ladies’ Cross Fit Classes, Tai Chi, Ground Fighting, Self-defence. Combat Coaching. Amanzimtoti. Contact 031 - 903 7616. • DURBAN ICE RINK: Leisure & figure skating, ice hockey, parties, events & conferencing. Contact 031 - 332 4597, 073 128 3210. • FIT4HEALTH CRAZYFIT KIDS’ BOOTCAMP: Mon, Wed, Thurs 2.15pm - 3pm/3pm - 3.45pm, Essenwood Park. Cost: R500 monthly. Contact Bronwyn, 072 244 3669. • FIT4HEALTH LADIES ONLY URBAN BOOTCAMP: • Mon, Wed, Fri, 5.30am - 6am, Jameson Park. • Mon, Wed, Thurs, 5.15pm - 6.15pm, Mitchell Park, Morningside. Cost: R500 monthly. Contact Bronwyn, 072 244 3669. • FIT4HEALTH STROLLER TRAINING FOR NEW MUMS & BABES: Mon, Wed, Fri, 9.30am - 10.30am, Mitchell Park, Morningside. Cost: R500 monthly. Contact Bronwyn, 072 244 3669. • HOT YOGA STUDIO: Weekdays 8am & 5.30pm, Weekends 8am, 565 Ridge Rd, 2nd Floor, Swift Centre. Contact Prathiksha, 071 571 9472. • LIFESTYLE TRANSFORMATION PROGRAMME: Mon, Wed & Fri, Lungile Health, Durban North. Contact 031 564 1001, • LUNGILE HEALTH WALK/RUN TRAILS: Thurs, 5.30pm, Virginia Bush/Burman Bush/Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve. Head lamps compulsory. Contact 076 298 9061,, www.lungilehealth. com. • MAYA DANCE COMPANY: Belly dance classes for adults & girls (5 - 11 years), Sunningdale & Glenwood. Contact Senta, 082 829 3658, senta@mayadance., • MINI STEAM TRAIN RIDES: 2nd Sun of the month, from 10am, Virginia Circle, 082 577 2067. • MOTOR TRADE MEN’S & MIXED ACTION CRICKET CHALLENGE: 17 Aug, Action Cricket Durban North, 031 - 569 2173. • NATAL SHARKS’ BOARD: Tues - Thurs 9am & 2pm, 1st Sun monthly 2pm. Contact 031 - 566 0435. Early morning Boat tours, 082 403 9206. WIN WIN WIN 5 X family tickets to a Sharks’ Board Show. Visit www. to enter. • PILATES IN MOTION GOES MOBILE: Qualified instructors come & teach you Pilates in the comfort of your own home/office. Contact Laura-May, 082 443 4533, • PILATES IN MOTION: Mon, Tues, Thurs, 4.15pm & 5.15pm. Pensioners, Thurs 9am. Musgrave/Berea. Contact Laura-May, 082 443 4533, www.pilatesinmotion. • PREGGI BELLIES FITNESS CLASSES FOR PRE- & POSTNATAL MUMS: Tues & Thurs 5.30pm - 6.30pm, Sat 8.30am - 9.30am, Umhlanga. Visit www.preggibellies. • SALSA INTRODUCTION LESSON (FREE): 22 Aug, 7.30pm, Cuba Lounge, Moses Mabhida Stadium. Contact Stephanie, Durban Salsa, 074 112 2818. • TRAIL RUNNING: • 4 Aug, 6.30am, Eshowe. • 11 Aug,

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