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Moses Mabhida Stadium Everyday Life Where Will I Find...? La Lucia Mall Editor’s Life The Firm Readers’ Life Jam Clothing Laidback Life Charity Life Oakridge College Business Life Delicious Life Home Life Healthy Life Beautiful Life Tiny Life Young Life Educated Life Party Life Relaxed Life Dad’s Life Busy Life Simple Life Busta

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Alice Leah • • 031 - 573 1731 (ext 5) Subeditor: Brenda Daniels • • 073 269 6118 Accounts: Ilse Furber or Lynda van Gestel • 031 - 573 1731 (ext 2 or 3) Enquiries: Daniella Fensome • 031 - 573 1731 (ext 1) Advertising Sales: Bev Delew • • 031 - 573 1731 (ext 4) Designer: Shaun Dalziel Cover Photo: Model: Ruvé Malan Photographer: Marshmallow Images, DISCLAIMER: Neither the Publisher, Printer or Editor can be held responsible for damages or consequences of any omissions or errors, as every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the information in Mum’s Mail. We do not guarantee the performance or quality of service of any of the advertisers in this magazine. No part of Mum’s Mail magazine may be reproduced without the written consent of the Editor.

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By the time you read this, I will have turned the big four-oh! Having posted news of this milestone on my Facebook page, I expected some sympathy/empathy from my friends, but all I got was either soppy platitudes about how my life would only begin at 40, or I was blasted for complaining about ONLY being 40 – this from my 60+ friends. So what does 40 look like exactly? Well the really exciting news is that I now need to go for mammograms (I can hardly contain my excitement...).

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And then the not-so-funny jokes... • 40 isn’t old, if you’re a tree • The “I just woke up face” of your 30s is the “all day long face” of your 40s • You’re not 40, you’re 18 with 22 years of experience • Another 20 years and it’s old age pension for you • Do you realise that today you are closer to your 80th birthday than the day you were born?

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But I prefer to embrace my 40s with a positive attitude (what else can I do?): • I’m forty years old. People have to listen to me now. • I can say no because I’m at an age where taking care of myself first is not only expected, but necessary. • I feel younger than ever—because I’ve connected with so many childhood/junior-high/high-school friends in this age of technology. • At forty, peer-pressure—or at least the urge to give in to it—disappears (or so I’ve been told). • My competitiveness is waning (especially when I occasionally lose Scrabble to my sister in law!). • No hesitation in telling off the teenagers in the movie theatre who insist on talking or answering their phones during the movie.

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Readers’ Life Star Letter A letter of recommendation for Mum’s Mail from Mozambique: Good day. I am writing from our small village in Mozambique. We work among the rural people of Mozambique implementing simple solutions to big problems. I contacted Mum’s Mail to advise on what we are doing in Mozambique. The next thing I am getting massive amounts of visitors to our website. This selfless process by the Mum’s Mail team is unknown in our day and age. The amount of exposure this has generated for us in such a very short time is fantastic to say the least. Dr Brian Faul, Project Solar Mozambique, March Letters • Annemarie Gerber commented on the Mum’s Mail Newsletter of 25 January which discussed orphaned children: You are doing a stunning job highlighting this seldom-discussed topic. Annemarie Gerber.

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• Well, Mum’s Mail does work! Another book repair coming in tomorrow. Thank you. Lynette Douglas, commenting on • Mum’s Mail featured an article in her Bookbinding article in Mum’s Mail. 2012 on a Sutherlandia health product. Nerissa Naidoo (B.Sc, B.Pharm), an HIV/ • Thank you so much for all your help AIDS pharmacist working in the Durban it’s been such a refreshing experience to area, commented on the article: I have work with your team to get my advert up. been trained by my previous employer, Bianca E Vermaak. USAID, and have conducted research into herbal boosters. I read the article on the • To you and the Mum’s Mail team – you Sutherlandia product with a great deal are doing a great job! Shanaz Khan. of concern. Research has proved that this product interacts with anti-retroviral • Well done on a consistently informative medication prescribed for HIV/AIDS, caus- publication. I am involved in a daily elecing drug resistance. It is not recommend- tronic publication and know it is not easy ed by the Medicines Control Council of to sell adverts or keep your content relSouth Africa as a booster for HIV patients. evant and informative. You have certainly In fact, most herbal boosters undergo no achieved this. Candice Warr. testing, by any regulatory authority before being advertised and sold. I see many • What a wonderful publication Mum’s patients in virological failure as a result Mail is! Janna Strang. of using these seemingly harmless products. We are still fighting the war against • Got my first order from my Mum’s Mail HIV, so I implore you to please bear this in [1/16th advert] for R10,000! Shereen. mind before advertising these products. It is our social responsibility to present facSend your letters to tual information at all times. The Editor reserves the right to shorten letters.


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Laidback Life

March Book Reviews by Books & Books

• The 12 Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis (adult fiction). Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia and settles in Philadelphia hoping for a chance at a better life. Instead, she marries a man who will bring her nothing but disappointment. Her firstborn twins fatally succumb to an illness a few pennies could have prevented. She thereafter gives birth to nine more children whom she raises with a grit and mettle which is captured in 12 luminous narrative threads; their lives tell the story of a mother’s monumental courage and the journey of a nation. With a debut of extraordinary distinction Ayana Mathis tells the story of the children of the Great Migration through the trials of one unforgettable family. Oprah’s book club pick! • Code by Kathy Reichs (teen fiction). Book three sees the Virals series put to the ultimate test when they find a geo-cache containing an ornate puzzle box. Shelton decodes the cipher inside, only to find more tantalising clues left by “The Gamemaster.” A second, greater geo-cache is within reach but the hunt takes a dark turn when Tory locates the other box – a fake bomb – along with a sinister proposal from The Gamemaster. Now the real game has begun: another bomb – a real one – is out there and the clock is ticking. An edge-of-your-seat action thriller! • Young and Wild by John Gatherer (for age 5-12). A fantastic photographic book especially for children, by the author of Call of the Bush. Through his passion for photography Gatherer encourages an awareness and love for the wild and wonderful beasts of Africa as well as the support of the many projects trying to sustain this beautiful wildlife legacy. Included are pictures drawn by children from Virginia Primary School. • The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier (adult fiction). Honor Bright, a modest English Quaker, moves to Ohio in 1850 only to find herself alienated and alone in a strange land. Sick from the moment she leaves England she is forced by family tragedy to rely on strangers in 19th Century America, a practical and unsentimental place scarred by the injustice of slavery. Drawn into the clandestine activities of a network helping runaway slaves escape to freedom, Honor befriends two surprising women who embody the power of defiance. She must decide if she too can act on what she believes in, whatever the personal costs. A powerful journey brimming with colour and drama, told against the backdrop of iconic American history. Contact: Books & Books, 031 - 563 6288, WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 1 copy of each reviewed book to give away. Visit to enter.


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Charity Life • BIBLE-A-MONTH CLUB LITERACY PROJECT: My Bible Do and Learn Book was launched as a pilot project in the Western Cape and the Bible Society plans to launch the programme nationwide in 2013. About R500 000 is needed to make it happen. Contact 031 – 207 4933.

To support the children enrolled in the programme contact 031 – 202 7277.

• THE NATIONAL SEA RESCUE INSTITUTE (NSRI) is an NPO that saves lives in S.A. waters. 980 skilled volunteers are on standby throughout the year. Donations and sponsorships cover the annual running cost of R25m. You can help save lives by entering NSRI’s exciting Car Competition. Tickets are R595 and prizes are 2 Mitsubishi vehicles, R250 000 cash, and a trip for 2 on Queen Mary II. Contact Clyde, 021 – 430 4738,, www.searescue.

• I CARE assists street children by giving them a better future. Goods needed include: clothes, dry food, linen, household goods. Contact 031 – 572 6870.

• THE LEARN PROJECT: Aims to establish Reading Centres and Programmes in schools that are currently without reading books. This is supported by a buddy system in which more fortunate schools establish collection points for secondhand stationery and pre-loved books for the less fortunate. Start a collection point - contact Ros 071 853 4473 or Lucy 082 458 5171.

• KLOOF & HIGHWAY SPCA has an outreach clinic that sterilises, vaccinates and deworms puppies. Blankets, collars and leads are needed. Contact Lisa, 031 – 764 1212/3.

• LAKEHAVEN CHILD & YOUTH CARE CENTRE cares for children (6-18 years) who are abused, neglected, orphaned and abandoned. The centre is registered to cater for 60 children. Contact Mrs S Suleman, 031 577 8918/48. • ZAMANI CHILD & YOUTH CARE CENTRE cares for street children (8-18 years). The centre is registered to cater for 45 children. Contact Mrs S Suleman, 031 - 577 8918/48.

• HEIFER INTERNATIONAL SOUTH AFRICA (HEIFER) is an NPO that partners with poor rural communities in S.A. to end hunger and poverty in S.A. The Siphenathi Project near Bizana in the Eastern Cape is one of the communities Heifer works with. To support • ICEBO: Freedom O’ Clock is a beautiful the Siphenathi farmers’ group to become a holiday destination in rural Transkei that strong, independent farmer group, please runs the community project iCebo. They visit plan to set up a pre-school, a library, health and environmental education, and a gar- • CAF is S.A.’s Payroll Giving campaign entidening tool bank. To donate items contact tled “Give As You Earn”. It provides a simple Lu 082 795 3944, or Debbie Nicholson (Dur- channel for company’s employees to donate ban) 082 290 9313. from their salaries to an NGO, charity or organisation of their choice. All the charities • THE ROBINHOOD FOUNDATION “takes and NGOs are first subject to due diligence/ from the rich to give to the poor”. On 2 validation by CAFSA to ensure that donor March they will visit child-headed house- contributions are secure. Donors are enholds (at Piggly), 26 March deliver Love the titled to PAYE tax relief. Contact Fiona Budd, Babies bags to Prince Masheni, 30 March, 011 – 334 deliver Gogo bags to Chatsworth Squatter 0404. Camp. Uniforms, stationery, blankets, bags, treats, cleaning products, toiletries and Send your charity info to volunteers are needed. Contact Kim, All submissions printed • KZN SOCIETY FOR THE BLIND runs an at the Editor’s discretion. Early Childhood Development programme.


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Everyday Life

Mums On The Run

Hot on the heels of Margaret Hirsch’s popular Vegetarian cook book, is Luci Hirsch Jackson’s cleverly put together “Mums On The Run”, a recipe book for busy mothers and wives. Luci, the mother of Declan, four, and Connor, three, has concentrated on meals that are quick, easy and nutritious, highlighting the nutritional aspects of certain key ingredients in most recipes. Who knew, for instance that the brinjal contains a good portion of essential Bcomplex vitamins? This is mentioned in the recipe of the beautifully illustrated Mediterranean Mezza Roll-ups. The author has also given tips and advice on microwave and combination cooking – the way to go for busy Mums.

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Kinderkinetics is a scientifically based exercise programme for the total wellbeing of children

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Also addresses ADHD & Obesity

The dessert section in the book contains some of the most exciting, deliciously appetizing recipes! The mini Pavlova meringues are a sure winner – colourfully ornamental and packed with healthy things like blueberries, strawberries and flavoured yoghurt.

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While compiling this easy-to-follow wellillustrated cook book, Luci had the help of Cheryl Aitken, a registered dietician, who gave her dietary advice on each recipe. She also had the help of the very knowledgeable Vanessa de Beer who runs a catering business in Portugal and who helped put together the “At Home with Hirsch’s” cook book and Margaret’s “Living the Vegetarian Life” cook book.

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Everyday Life

Become a Cancer Buddy

Support for breast cancer patients is well known worldwide. Care for sufferers of other types of cancer, however, is not as widespread. Cancer survivors can help change this situation by becoming “Cancer Buddies”. This system, started in Johannesburg, is a peer-to-peer support project of People Living with Cancer (PLWC). This volunteer support project is aligned with international protocols, and is now one of the most established volunteer psycho-social projects in the country. A branch in Durban is being established. The buddy support network allows recently diagnosed cancer patients to interact with and receive advice and support from cancer survivors who have had a similar type of cancer and have survived. Liz Victor is one such survivor. She was diagnosed at the age of 46 with colon cancer and has “come out the other side” after two operations and six months of chemotherapy. Liz had contacted a Cancer Buddy in Johannesburg during her illness and knows how much it meant to her to speak to someone who had been through the same experience. Support takes the form of, for example, talking to a cancer patient over the phone and helping them deal with their diagnosis and treatment, emotional and psychological issues, legal and social issues, and also giving them hope that there is life beyond the treatment of cancer.


If you are a cancer SURVIVOR and are willing to be a mentor to other sufferers, then consider becoming a Cancer Buddy here in Durban. Your details will be added to the NGO’s database and you will be paired with a patient who is diagnosed with a similar cancer to yours. Contact: Liz Victor, 082 876 7791,

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Business Life Being Prepared Businesswoman, Annemarie Gerber, and her husband, both came from professional backgrounds. Despite this, Annemarie “didn’t have the foggiest” when it came to their financial affairs. This really made an impact when a friend’s husband died leaving his estate in disarray. Annemarie took action and the result was a “his” and “hers” “All is Well” file. The file (a red one for her and a blue for him) is a comprehensive collection of original documents carefully indexed at the front in a comprehensive checklist. To nail her husband down to get the job done, Annemarie made an appointment in their diaries and made a pleasant occasion of this unpopular task. They now have an annual date to update their files. A file like this would be different for each individual/couple and could contain the following: • Copies of ID • A checklist of what to do in the event of a death • Your will (and details of the executors) • A Living Will • Funeral policy • House ownership documents (clearly stating what is still owed on the bond plus provision made for paying it off should you die). Estate duty provision • Life insurance policies (with their document numbers and the institution’s name and contact details) • Monthly bills e.g. levy, water and lights (plus account number), telephone, SABC TV licence, DSTV, car repayments (plus amount outstanding), Netstar • Credit card and cheque account numbers and amounts • Medical Aid policy (plus details of who to contact upon death) • Cash reserves if assets are frozen upon the death of one of the spouses • Other info you should include: car licence renewal, medic alert, emergency numbers for children, school contact details etc. “It could never happen to me” really is a poor excuse. Make a date of it and get prepared.

The platform for members to network, promote their business, get ideas and obtain referrals. Next meeting: Fri 22 March Only R85 for members and R110 for visitors.

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The services that we offer include (but are not limited to:) • Divorce proceedings • Custody (parental rights and responsibilities) disputes • Access (contact)disputes • Parenting agreements • Child representation • Mediation • Rights of fathers of children born out of wedlock • Adoption proceedings (both locally and inter country) • Children’s court enquiries • Domestic violence proceedings •Maintenance claims proceedings • Ante-nuptial contracts We strive to exceed our clients’ needs, with specific focus on value, service and selection.

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Business Life Check Before You Buy • Check the Property. Are you about to buy a house? Be sure it’s a dream home rather than a house of horrors. Before you sign a purchase agreement or any disclosure documents, ask yourself: Do I have to sign? Many new property owners are told that they must sign disclosure documents stating that the property is in good working order before a sale can be completed. While some estate agents might insist that disclosure documents are compulsory, this is simply not the case! By law, you are not required to sign these documents. If you do, and you end up with a house which needs unexpected repair work, you will have no recourse with the estate agent. So, inspect the property you want before buying it and before signing any sales agreement. Source: Inspect-a-Home, 0861 400 400,

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• Check the Documents. An important reason to have your sale documents professionally checked before you sign them comes from a High Court case in which an agreement of sale for a sectional title unit was held to be invalid for two technical reasons: • There was no evidence that the person who signed the sale agreement for the seller (a Close Corporation) had the necessary authority in writing from the CC to do so. • The buyer was married in community of property, but had signed the agreement without the required consent of his spouse. Interestingly, a seller has some protection in this regard to the extent that consent will be deemed to have been given if the seller “does not know and cannot reasonably know” of the noncompliance. In this case, however, the seller’s employee had known of the marriage prior to the sale and the defect was held to be fatal.

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Fawzia is an admitted Attorney, Conveyancer and Notary Public and is a Commissioner of the Small Claims Court. She is also a trained Mediator and is a member of the KwaZulu Natal Society of Mediators. Gleneagles Office Park, 10 Flanders Drive, Mount Edgecombe (opposite Golf Course) 031 - 502 5670 •

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Veggie Bites • MacDonald’s to open up a vegetarian restaurant: The famous yellow arches have decided to go green in order to meet local tastes. MacDonald’s will be opening its first vegetarian restaurant near the Sikh holy city of Amritsar in northern India where religious authorities forbid consumption of meat at the shrine. The largely Hindu community abstain from beef as it is the meat of a cow, which is considered holy and motherly in all Hindu sects. After the opening in Amritsar, the restaurant chain has plans to open another vegetarian outlet near the Vaishno Devi cave shrine in north western Indian Kashmir – a revered Hindu pilgrimage site that draws hundreds of thousands of worshippers a year. • Did you know? If every South African gave up eating meat for one day a week it would be equivalent to the annual carbon absorbed by 1 million acres of pine forests!

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:

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• Meat Free Monday and global food security: According to a report by Oxfam, eating less meat is one easy way that families across the world can contribute to global food security. Furthermore, a recent Dutch study found that the production of meat accounts for 8% of the world’s water use and this usage is set to grow with world meat demand predicted to double by 2050. Oxfam mentioned several simple steps that could ensure that “everyone on the planet has enough to eat, always”. Their suggestions include: waste less food, eat local and seasonal, support small farmers, eat less meat, and cook smart. Source: Tammy Fry. Visit MeatFreeMondaysRSA. READERS: Are you vegetarian? Why? E-mail

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EGG SOLDIERS Children will often eat their food if they can play with it first!

WHAT YOU NEED: • Soft-boiled eggs • Bread and butter • Egg cups


While the eggs are boiling, help your children to make buttered toast. Cut the toast into ‘soldiers’, a couple of centimetres wide. Older children might like to cut the soldiers themselves, or you can cut the toast for your younger children. Place an egg in an egg cup and cut the top off the egg. The soldiers are perfect for dipping into the warm egg, just remind your children to eat them too! Source: 501 TV Free Activities by Hinkler Books


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A selection of events which involves culinary creativity & cooking skills (from chopping, peeling, cutting, cooking, creative plating, setting tables or serving as a waitron will definitely challenge & inspire the most “reluctant” team member). Designed according to the selected theme, cooking is done in small groups offering a variety of dishes with a definite competitive ‘flavour’! Each group is guided through the cooking processes & hands on creativity. Our team building exercises revolve around team work & good camaraderie.


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Healthy Life HypnoBirthing HypnoBirthing® offers women a rewarding, relaxing and stress-free method of birthing that teaches her the art and joy of experiencing birth in an easier, more comfortable, and often pain-free manner that most closely mirrors nature. The programme is based on the idea that when the mother is afraid, stress hormones are secreted. Most of the oxygenated blood in her body moves to her arms and legs so that she can fight or run away (“fight” or “flight” response). As a result, blood is directed away from the uterus and the cervix, the muscles tense and constrict and the body experiences pain. This lack of blood flow to the uterus means that the muscles start to work against each other and can result in baby’s head pushing against hard unrelenting muscle. Conversely, when the mother is completely relaxed and free from fear, her body is able work naturally to help her birth her baby. In this relaxed state the body also secretes endorphins, a natural painkiller 200 times stronger than morphine. During the 12.5 hour course, each couple will learn breathing, relaxation and visualisation techniques that they will practise at home so they can call them up readily when they are needed during labour. This ensures that both mind and body are well prepared. The birth companion attends every class so that he becomes an integral and vital part of the team. He helps the birthing mum to stay relaxed and is fully equipped to make important decisions should the need arise. With HypnoBirthing® thousands of women have enjoyed shorter labours and fewer Caesareans. They heal faster and their babies tend to be calmer and sleep and feed better. Source: Patti Good, HypnoBirthing Practitioner and Practitioner Trainer, 079 220 2639,

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Beautiful Life Magic Box The ultimate in storage has just arrived! Tired of untidy clutter on your dressing table or bathroom vanity? Sweep it all away with this innovative make-up organiser and sort your make-up, jewellery and accessories once and for all! Magic Box provides a neat, easy-to-see storage solution for busy mums everywhere. The Magic Box five-tier model has four drawers with a top compartment that has a flip-top lid so you can store taller items upright if you wish. Bulky items can be popped into the bottom drawer as it’s deeper than the others at 70mm. The full box is 267mm high, 250mm deep and 250mm wide and weighs just under 5kg. It is made of 3mm acrylic which means you can easily see what’s stored in each compartment. Drawers come with removable dividers so you can rearrange to your heart’s content! The six tier is 314mm high and has five drawers. Alice Leah (Editor of Mum’s Mail), was spoilt by her staff for Christmas with a Magic Box. Alice said: “I’d had my eye on a Magic Box that I’d seen in a Mum’s Mail advert, so when I unwrapped my Christmas gift from my staff and saw that it was a Magic Box, I just about did back flips! My challenge has always been how to neatly store a pile of make-up/bits and pieces on my teeny tiny dressing table, and the Magic Box has solved that problem - in a classy, elegant way. I don’t know how I’ve lived without it. Every woman needs one, so spoil yourself, a loved one or a friend and get them a Magic Box today!” Contact: Aneesa, 031 – 207 2903, 083 791 2006, A W E S O M E





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In 2001 Yingchun Liu’s seven year old daughter showed an interest in nail polish. As a mother, Ying took a long, hard look at the ingredients in conventional nail polish and was horrified to find toxic chemicals! As a chemist Ying knew how much potential damage these toxic chemicals could do to her innocent daughter. Ying went out to retail stores, searching for water-based, non-toxic nail polish. Much to her surprise she failed to find anything. Ying had no choice but to develop a water-based nail polish herself. At that point, she began dreaming of introducing a line of non-toxic, environmentally friendly nail polish products to the market.




We also offer the following treatments: Vein Cauterisation (Treatment for Spider/Thread Veins), Waxing, Classiq Facials, Electrolysis (Permanent Hair Removal), Lash Extension, Ear Piercing and other Beauty Treatments. Anusha on 082 466 0446

Although Ying has worked as a research chemist for many years, only after she started working on water-based nail polish did she realise how difficult it was to formulate a quick-drying, long-lasting, waterbased nail polish. The current formulation for manufacturing Suncoat water-based nail polish is the result of “numerous long days in the lab, many sleepless nights in the office and in the library...” Suncoat Products include water-based nail polish products, nail polish gel remover, kids’ make-up kit, kids’ manicure kit, eyeliner, mascara, eye shadow, lip gloss, lip stick and foundation. The products are free from the abovementioned ingredients, are 100% paraben free, non-toxic, noncarcinogenic, biodegradable and contain mineral pigments and certified organic ingredients. They are suitable for vegans, vegetarians and allergy sufferers.

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Contact: Sheri, Organic Mobile Spa, 083 257 4253,, WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has a Kids’ Make-Up Kit plus an Organic Mobile Spa Treatment Voucher valued at R650 to give away. Visit to enter.


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Beautiful Life Fashion Q&A Q: I bought a gorgeous sequin top and am not sure if I can wear it to the office. What do you think? (Jill). A: Good news, sequins aren’t just for eveningwear! You can achieve a glamorous effect, without going overboard, if you wear this trend in a subtle way to the office. For example: Wear your sequin top under a tailored jacket or suit to ensure you still look smart and professional. And the bonus is that your sequin top is also great for dressing up a pair of jeans when going out after work (Willene Sieberhagen). Q: I’ve had the same hair cut forever! I want to try something new. What’s the instyle? (Anna). A: Without question a heavy, side-swept fringe! This gorgeous style will suit most face shapes, except if you have a short forehead or very dark circles under NAILS NAILS your eyes. Longer layers give this tradiNAILS!!! tional bob new sexiness and movement. Treatments, Training & Supplies When it comes to drying a bob avoid the “bubble head” effect of the classic 60s Monthly Short Courses: bob, i.e. don’t dry your hair with a round • Nail Technology (Gel & Acrylic) brush; dry it with a flat brush using a light • Manicure & Pedicure • Make-up • Eyelash Extensions • Waxing & wax or pomade to give it texture. If need Threading • Massage Workshops be use a GHD flat iron for extra smooth031 - 564 2933 • ness (Lunatic Fringe, September 2012). 39 Umhlanga Rocks Drive, Docnor Medical Centre, Q: Is shimmer eye shadow only for night time or can it also be worn during the day? (Mary-Susan). A: Shimmer eye shadow can be used during the day as long as it is in smaller amounts and is not covering the entire eye lid. Use a shimmery highlighter under the brow or a dab to the inner corner of the eyes to create sparkle. During the evening make-up can become darker and more daring (Chata Romano).


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6 underarm sessions R1000 1 sideburn session R200

• Pain-free permanent laser hair reduction • All areas of the body • All skin types Shivanie Naidoo (N.Dip. Radiography) 078 295 1811 • BBM 2255d903 92 Addison Drive, La Lucia

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Gutlinn Goncalves | 083 611 6464 | Dance Styles - Arabic, Flamenco, Egyptian & Turkish, Tribal Fusion, Africa Fusion & Indian Fusion Classes - Advanced, Intermediate, Beginners, Belly-fit Also available to perform at functions, ladies’ team building workshops, kiddies’ parties & bridal showers.

“If to dance is to dream, may all your dreams come true.”


Full Eyelashes (Semi Permanent Extensions) R400 5 Years’ Experience! 031 - 563 1297 BBM: 293E0E19 Chelsea Drive, Durban North

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OptiPHI Skin Peel


OptiPHI is a skin care system that has been designed by a biomedical engineering group, which is also involved in the design and manufacture of tissue-engineered skin substitutes and high-tech wound-care products. OptiPHI is aimed at creating true skin rejuvenation through the use of maximum concentration of active ingredients, used in synergy, to allow for positive homeostatic influence (PHI, hence OptiPHI) at a cellular level.

WIN WIN WIN!! Stand a chance to win this burnished silver ring enhancer valued at R149. Visit to enter! Tanya Tostee 083 387 7913

For thicker, longer and naturally abundant looking eyelashes

Diane 078 910 2234 for a truly professional finish!

Available at pharmacies Natural Home Imagine a culture of cells in a tissue- Waxing Kit engineering lab. A scientist adds certain high-tech molecules to this culture medium. The culture becomes physiologically younger than expected, due to cellular rejuvenation. Now imagine your skin as a sophisticated multi-layer cell structure. Now add the same molecules by means Ideal for facial, bikini, of “actives” (cellceuticals). Your skin be- underarm, chest, back & comes physiologically younger due to tummy waxing positive homeostatic influence. 031 - 264 1210 •

Ideally, the OptiPHI skin peel treatment should be done over a six-week period (one per week for six weeks). Each week, the percentage of the “peel” used is gradually increased. The effect of the professional treatment can be optimised with the use of the home-care products. The treatment can also be done as a once-aweek/once-a-month, and can be alternated with your usual Dermalogica skin care treatment. Alice Leah, Editor of Mum’s Mail was treated to an OptiPHI facial and the results were astounding: “I saw an instant improvement in skin texture, and while my skin was quite dry for a few days following the facial, after the roughness disappeared my complexion was glowing! I also noticed a reduction in pore size and fine lines. I was very satisfied and I will do this again, as it was not at all painful which is unusual for a peel.” Contact: Skin Science, 031 – 564 3045,

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Adore your body, with healthy nutritional care. COSMETICS & HOUSEHOLD FACTORY SHOP Open: Mon - Fri: 9am - 4.30pm, Sat: 9am - 2pm, Sun: 9am - 1pm 3 Barnsley Road, Camps Drift Park, PMB 033 - 346 2248 •



(Until end March)

Summer Shade Hair Protection Oil

Get the hair you’ve always wanted with our NEW Summer Shade hair protection oil - a 100% natural treatment for hair and scalp, formulated with 6 nourishing plant oils and the essential oils of Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass and Peppermint, especially chosen for their protective qualities that shield hair against damage caused by exposure to the sun, sea, salt, chlorine and harsh weather conditions.

Call Claudette on 082 494 4271


Beautiful Life Decadent Healing Hands Professional Therapeutic Massage Services

March Specials:

Back Massages from R100 Facial, Back & Foot Massage R220

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• Infant Massage • Hot Stone Therapy • Aromatherapy • Reflexology • Pregnancy Massage • Sports Treatments Suite 14, Docnor Medical Centre 39 Umhlanga Rocks Drive Sadé James: 076 546 9613

Look out for new Miglio range launching March. Tanya Tostee 083 387 7913

March Specials!

Back Massage & Pedicure R250 Body Scrub & Back Mud Wrap R240 Guinot Hydradermie Facial R440 (SAVE R110!) (Valid March only)

031 - 572 3389 • 083 777 1405

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• Underarm and COMPLETE Bikini (Hollywood / Brazilian) R750 • Half Face and Underarm R600



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30% OFF any treatments when you bring in this advert! Valid March only

• Natural Nail Treatments • Sculptured Tips & Overlays • Manis & Pedis • Waxing • Tinting • Spray Tans • Body Wraps • Exfoliation

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• Facials • RegimA Skin Peels • Non-Surgical Face Lifts • Anti-Ageing Skin Treatments • Slimming Treatments • Permanent Make-Up • Massages (Hot Stone & Special) • Men’s Treatments

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Dream Nails Flagship Store

Dream Nails Beauty, La Lucia, recently underwent an impressive makeover. With a whole new store, technical staff training and top-of-the-range exclusive products and treatments it is now the flagship store for the Dream Nails Beauty franchise in KZN. This means that new treatments and products, as well as training, are initiated at this store approximately 18 months before being rolled out to other branches countrywide. Having focused primarily on nail and foot care, the salon now offers other treatments and products too. These include skincare, spa treatments, weight loss and hair removal. The store and all it offers are conveniently located in La Lucia Mall making it easy for busy businesswomen to pop in. New owner, Jayde Weare, comes from a pharmaceutical brand management background, which is why she makes the perfect new addition to the salon. She has an extensive knowledge of the chemical make-up of beauty products as well as which products will thrive in a retail environment. New products available at Dream Nails include Mama MioTM (for targeted weight loss and toning) and Optiphi, a South African skincare range. Another top-of-the-range brand that this flagship store has introduced is Alma with its AFT Pulsated Light skin rejuvenation treatment and its laser hair removal. Both treatments use in-motion, cool tip technology which is virtually pain-free and creates flawless results. Contact: Jayde Weare, Dream Nails Beauty, La Lucia (next to Fruit & Veg City), 031 – 562 0671, WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 3 NSI Polish Pro treatments worth R150 each to give away to 3 lucky readers. Visit to enter.


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Shop 10, Ground Floor, Protea Hotel, 14 Palm Boulevard, Opp Gateway, Umhlanga 031 - 827 9059 • 083 781 9576

Beautiful Life Health Box Health Box was launched last year by Fitness Trend Influencer, Wellness Activist and TV Personality, Lisa Raleigh. Sign up for one month, three months or six months (at R280, R260 or R240 per month respectively) and receive a uniquely themed Health Box packed with the latest food, drinks, snacks, condiments, equipment, magazines and samples on the market. These brand new and best products the wellness market has to offer are delivered to your door. The theme for March is: Going Green. To get going, simply visit, choose your subscription length and wait for your box to be delivered! Products provided are healthier alternatives, and are designed to make you cleaner, greener, healthier and happier – long term. As an example, the launch box contained the following: Fluidity wellness resistance band, Futurelife sachet, Biogen Immune Booster, Biogen energy bar, Himalayan natural rock salt, Venga functional infusions, Eatrite low G.I. snacks, Ensure nutritional drink, Sweet Nothings Xylitol sachets, Busby pure tissue oil pen, Esse organic gel cleanser, Fry’s Vegetarian food voucher, Look & Feel Good expo tickets, Simple skincare products, S.W.E.A.T. 1000 voucher. Companies can use Health Box for their corporate gifting needs (boxes can be tailor made to business budget and preference). Like Health Box on Facebook ( and be rewarded with daily competitions. WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 1 March Health Box to give away to 1 lucky reader. Visit to enter.


Matric Dance Packages • Upstyle & Full Make-up – R430 • Upstyle & Set of Acrylic | Gel Nails – R430 • Set of Eyelash Extensions – R95 • French Gel on Fingers & Toes – R340 • Bonza Bronze Spray Tan – R195 • Full Head of GHD Curls – R250

Gold Coast Spray Tan Treat yourself to a gorgeous chocolate brown spray tan. Shower after 2 hours! No more orange!



Contact Michelle Cell: 083 785 6044 Tel: 031 - 564 4440 51 Umhlanga Rocks Drive, Durban North


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Tiny Life

Setting Your Child Up for Success

Being able to function in an adult world one day means we need to have learnt that life in general has consequences. If as an adult you don’t meet deadlines etc. you will ultimately be fired! Training our children to one day be independent starts at a very early age. At 18 months we can start to teach them about life. Some parents praise their children excessively. Susan picks up her toys and she is a “clever girl”. Susan was not “clever” when she put away her toys. She did what you would expect her to do. The more appropriate praise is “Thank you for putting away your toys.” Teach your children about choices very early on. A two year old can choose between the red and the pink dress for today. Be careful not to say: “What would you like for breakfast?” Giving them the opportunity to choose helps them to be able to make choices one day when they are older. Life has consequences. If you don’t pick up your toys I will, but they will go into a black bag not to be seen for at least a few weeks. Consequence learnt! Lack of discipline can impact on a child reaching his full potential and will most probably contribute to a lower self-esteem, as he thinks he can’t do this without help. Raising a confident, well-adjusted child takes guts from you as a parent to allow them to face the consequences of their choices. She has to be confident that she can choose and cope with the consequences of a wrong choice. Source: Liz Victor, TOPTOTS,, 082 876 7791,

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We buy & sell good quality, reasonably priced baby merchandise. Open Thursdays 9am – 4pm Hillcrest Contact Janet 074 1061714 or Sarah 084 7038734

Aupairs, childminders, nannies and night nurses available REDUCED RATES for SAMBA members

074 146 3949

Tiny Life Quick Fixes for Baby Sleep • Swaddle your newborn until 12 weeks of age for every sleep. This inhibits the startle reflex. • If your seven month old is waking more than once at night, increase the protein in his diet to 2-3T per meal. • Use white noise to keep your baby in a deeper state of sleep. • Follow a bedtime routine strictly until 18 months. • Leave your hand on your newborn for 15 minutes after you put him down to sleep until the hypnagogic startle passes. • Drop a day sleep at 14 months to one sleep a day at 12pm-2pm. • Use high quality nappies at night to avoid getting up for a wet baby. • Use a sleeping bag from five months of age, when babies start to kick off their blankets. • Use block-out lining on the windows to darken the room. Source: Meg Faure, Baby Sense,

Does Introducing Solids Between 4-6 Months Increase Allergies?

“The gentle approach to baby swimming“ “Opening the door of water fun and swimming excellence to everyone“

• Baby Classes • Beginner Classes • Adult Classes • Stroke Technique • Stroke Correction


031 - 562 9722 Office Hours 9.30am - 12pm Mon - Fri • Stimulates all the senses and promotes learning • Develops perceptual motor skills • Unique range of climbing and clambering equipment 2 Months • Original Clamber to Club action songs and 3 Years exciting props • Gives parents great stimulation ideas Mother and Baby and Toddler for home Weekly Stimulation Classes Babies: Hillcrest: 084 577 7630 Toddlers: Ballito: 076 222 2946 • Kloof: 083 259 2746 • Pietermaritzburg: 083 445 1441 •

Observational studies suggest that complementary feeding (weaning onto solids) with four or more solid foods in the first four months of life may increase the risk of developing allergic disease (but not food allergy). There is no evidence that delaying the introduction of solid foods beyond four months of age is protective, and some evidence suggests that the delayed introduction of solids may promote FUN & INTERACTIVE allergies. There are studies in humans to MOTHER & BABY CLASSES: suggest that early introduction of food With structured such as peanut, cereal grains and egg, is activities which will not associated with an increased prevanurture & develop the progress & lence of allergy to these foods and may individuality of possibly serve as a means of inducing oral your babe. tolerance to that protein. In summary ... • Mother & baby classes (2 24 months) starting solids between 4-6 months of age massage classes (1 - 12 months) alongside breastfeeding will not increase •• Infant Arty Stars art classes (2 - 5 years) infants’ allergy risk. Saturday classes available Source: Meg Faure & Paediatric Dietician, Kath Megaw.

Situated in Westville Kelly 083 777 4578 •


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Tiny Life Creative Play Workshop Based on the success of their child minder classes, Edubabe Durban will be launching a Creative Play Workshop. This fun, hands-on, two-day workshop is designed to give your nanny practical experience of simple arts and crafts aimed at toddlers aged 18 months to three years. Classes will comprise painting in different mediums, making veggie stamps, rollers, making play dough and finger paint, simple Mr Maker crafts, sand art, as well as simple collage ideas. The theory section will cover the importance of creative play and the role of the child minder in facilitating the learning experience. The books/stories that are best for different age groups will be discussed as well as how to enhance story time with puppets and props. The class runs for two days, Thursday and Friday, 9.30am – 12.30pm, in Glenwood. The cost of R1000 includes a manual, all the art supplies for class projects as well as a sandwich lunch.

Learn Through Play! • Intellectual • Emotional • Creative • Social • Music • Sensory • Fine & Gross Motor Designed to boost every facet of your child’s development. Mothers & Miracles weekly workshops offer a structured, age-appropriate, fun, early learning and development program for moms with babies and toddlers.

Lauren Cowan 083 661 1542

Mon - Fri: 9 - 5pm Sat: 9 - 2pm Sun: 9 - 1pm 71 Heritage Market, Old Main Road, Hillcrest 031 - 765 7645 •


Domestic and child minder placements and training courses We understand your concern!

Kate Snell C: 071 968 1007 F: 086 671 3333

TRAINING COURSES: Childminding, Stimulation, First Aid and CPR, Cooking and Baking, Home Management, Parent, Nursery School Assistant and Au Pair Courses Now launching a Low GI/Allergen Free domestic cooking course!

• We sell secondhand baby items • We offer a baby equipment cleaning service • We hire out baby equipment for visitors

PLACEMENTS: Childminders, Nannies, Careworkers, Au Pairs and Domestic Workers

031 - 701 0243 • 082 455 6068 2 Paige Place, Bamboo Lane, Pinetown

Edubabe will also be starting a Nanny Club. This is for ladies to meet once a month for new arts and crafts ideas, behavioural issues, as well as nutritional toddler food cooking lessons (healthy snacks, smoothies, spreads, soups, etc.). These will be at a cost of R200 a club session. They take place on the last Friday of the month, 1.30pm - 3.30pm, starting in March.

Contact: Kate Snell, Edubabe Durban, 071 968 1007, WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 1 Creative Play Workshop or First Aid Workshop (nanny or parent) to give away. Visit to enter.

We buy, sell & hire out quality new & pre-owned baby goods focusing on eco-friendly innovations.


Tiny Life

Expressing Breast Milk

It is a well-known fact that a mother’s own breast milk is best for her baby as it provides optimal nutrition and immune protection, which is crucial in a newborn’s first few months. For many reasons, mums may find that they need to express milk and bottle-feed their babies to ensure they continue to receive the nutrition and health benefits of breast milk. However, many mothers are put off the idea of expressing because it can be uncomfortable and unpleasant. Global research conducted by Philips AVENT through the Philips Centre for Health and Wellbeing revealed that 23% of women stop breastfeeding within the first three months because it becomes too painful to continue. The findings also showed that a perceived lack of milk supply was a key barrier to the continuation of breastfeed- Unplanned pregnancy? Decisions to make? ing. Philips AVENT has launched a new Comfort breast pump which has been developed to offer a more comfortable expressing position for easier milk flow, with no need to lean forward. The Philips AVENT Natural bottle includes a breast-shaped teat that makes it easier for babies to latch on and maintain the same suckling pattern as on the breast, enabling mothers to continue providing breast milk even if they can no longer breastfeed, for example, due to returning to work.

Understanding all your alternatives makes you really feel free to choose. We are here to listen to you. For a confidential caring friend, call us.

The breast pumps have an innovative massage cushion that combines peristaltic and vacuum actions for greater efficacy of milk expression. Soft silicone petals gently massage the breast to stimulate the letdown reflex and encourage increased milk flow and supply. Pumping is also more comfortable and less tiring as a result of the uniquely shaped handle and gentle fingertip control.

SAVE R300 ON ALL OUR GORGEOUS BUNDLE PACKS! Order online now while stocks last! 044-227 NPO

031 - 201 5471 079 742 8861

Wendy Weir 031 - 701 9289 083 799 0301

SA’s most successful pre- and postnatal exercise programme now in Durban! 086 072 3559 •

Fantazia Parties

Contact: Fountain Medical, 0860 Babies (222 437),,

Feel like you are invited to too many baby showers? Don’t know what to do with a limited budget? Let me create a delightful diaper cake (or kitchen tea gift).

READERS: Share your experiences/opinions on expressing breast milk. Has it worked for you? E-mail


Contact Shelly 071 850 3027


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Young Life

Labels are for Clothing, Not for People!

In a world, which seems to be going crazy, we are seeing more problems in children and teenagers than ever before. In this modern, fast-paced lifestyle, children with “problems” or “challenges” are easily labelled with lots of emphasis on diagnosis and often not enough emphasis on what to practically do about it! After presenting a paper at the 2nd Global Childhood Conference at Oxford University in 2012, it has been the mission of Zelna Lauwrens, founder of EQual Zeal® and The Life Studio for Kids®, to educate parents and professionals on the dangers of attaching a hasty diagnosis to young people. “In a world where we have alternative interventions at our fingertips, we need to be exploring ways to build onto our children’s strengths rather than trying to ‘fix’ what is ‘wrong’,” said Zelna. Zelna’s programmes are now run by independent licencees all over S.A. and in Canada and are aimed at providing valuable life tools from Toddler to Teen. Zelna will be hosting a “Labels are for Clothing, Not for People” half-day seminar in Durban on 14 April. Whether you are a parent, teacher, counsellor, coach, therapist, psychologist, skills trainer or practitioner, this seminar will lift the lid on some misperceptions behind child behaviour and will leave you with a toolkit to: • Explore the influence of our modern world on children • Understand the reasons behind why children are labelled • Find practical solutions to focus on strengthening rather than “fixing” Contact: Zelna Lauwrens, 079 999 2214,, WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 2 “Labels are for Clothing, Not for People” Seminar Registrations valued at R450 to give away to 2 lucky readers. Visit to enter.

Beverley Miles Clinical Psychologist




Special Interests: • Infant mental health & assessment • Postnatal depression • Relationship & marital therapy • Attachment disorders • Anxiety & depression in adults • Mothering in adversity • Emotional & behavioural issues in children • Adult survivors of sexual abuse 20+ years’ experience

031 - 502 6924 • 084 442 2012

Suite 201, 68 on Kensington, 68 Kensington Drive, Durban North

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The Toad There was a toad that once I know’d – he lived down by the river! With every breeze he would sneeze – he’d shiver and he’d quiver! His home at night was a lilly pad upon the water’s edge, and in the day he’d hop away to hide in a nearby hedge! For birds of prey would pass each day and they really were quite thinner! With beady eyes and taloned claws they’d search the ground for dinner! A juicy toad – if he showed, would look just like a steak, or maybe if his choice was sweet – a lovely piece of cake! So the toad was wise to hide from those sharp eyes, and not be the surprise, that would end up clutched in his beak or claw - that would be his demise! Now have you listened – have you learnt from this story ring? Or have you even stopped to think or consider anything? So I will tell you from my heart to stay away from harm, Stay where there’s peace and calm, ‘Cause then there’s naught to fear! So did you listen and did you hear, The lesson that the toad has taught? It is just for you today So please keep safe and do be careful when you go out to play!

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Food Allergies

When you have a food allergy, your body has a reaction to specific food. Symptoms may include rashes, stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhoea, asthma, eczema and runny nose. • Milk allergy and intolerance: One of the most common in children. A child may be allergic to either of the milk proteins – casein, whey or both. Whey proteins are damaged by heat, so those sensitive to whey may be able to tolerate heat-treated (long-life) milk or milk powder. Lactose intolerance occurs when lactose cannot be digested because the enzyme that helps to digest it is lacking in the body. • Wheat allergy: A reaction to the proteins in wheat. Treatment is avoidance of wheat products. Starches that can be eaten are rye bread, barley, oats, potatoes, sweet potatoes, rice and maize meal. Gluten allergy is more severe and all wheat products, rye, barley and oats need to be avoided. • Soy allergy: Soya beans contain a protein that some people are allergic to. Avoid soy products and note that soy flour is often used in baked products, margarines, processed foods and packet sauces. • Nut allergy: All nuts can cause allergies and they are usually labelled “tree nuts” – cashews, almonds, walnuts, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pine nuts and pistachios. The most severe (causing a life-threatening shock reaction called anaphylaxis) is the peanut allergy. Peanuts are widely used in baked products, cereals, Chinese and Thai dishes, crackers, health bars, icecream, peanut butter and peanut oil. • Fish and shellfish allergy: This is a large group of food and some people may be allergic to one shellfish but able to tolerate others. • Egg allergy: The reaction mostly occurs to egg white proteins. Egg should be introduced to infants only from 10 months of age. Source:

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Jungamals® SCS helps balance children’s diets with the nutrients that are important for healthy, growing bodies. And kids will love the delicious new fruity flavours, so they’ll get started early on good nutrition. Jungamals® SCS provides a more comprehensive formula of vitamins and minerals than major competitors. They: • Provide higher levels of minerals critical in developing strong, healthy bones, including calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin K. • Deliver a more comprehensive blend of antioxidants for added protection from environmental toxins, with vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, lycopene, resveratrol, lutein, zeaxanthin, selenium, and copper. • Supply more nutrients necessary for keeping a child’s immune defence system healthy. • Provide increased levels of these essential trace elements commonly lacking in children’s diets: iron, zinc, and chromium.

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Morning workshop: 2 & 4 April, 9.30am - 11.30am (ages 18 to 36 months) Afternoon workshop: 3 & 5 April, 2pm - 4pm (ages 36 months to 5 years) Private workshops available Lisa King 072 397 2439 • 10 Newlands Avenue, Dawncliffe, Westville

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Up-Skilling Parents

Monthly Emotional Quotient classes for MUSIC parents will take place at the Belaire Suite INSTRUMENTS Hotel. These classes are simple yet pro& BOOKS found and offer an opportunity for the “Wisdom Within” to become more accessible during challenging parenting situations. Discussion groups are integrated into the class. Class topics: The Truth About Happiness (19 March), Real Life is Disappointing (23 April), Autonomy is the Goal (21 May), Junk Praise is Addictive (18 June), Resilience Comes from Being Flexible (July), Developing Talent & Creativity Requires Patience (August), Kindness & Generosity bring the Greatest Happiness (September), Good Character Wins (October). The classes are two hours long which is time effective and gives parents the chance to go and apply and integrate what is learnt. Classes run from 8.30am–10 .30am and cost R300 p/class or R1250 for a five-class bundle (valid for eight months). Convenor of the course, Candice Smith, is passionate about people, relationships and the value of self-mastery. Candice shares some of her story: “I ... came to realise when I hadn’t achieved anything exceptional by age 30 I found myself suffering from ‘The Self-Esteem Trap’. The gift of this experience is I’ve walked the road which has shifted me from a show of self-confidence toward growing authentic self-esteem. I share this to help parents develop the tools that can better equip their children for life in the adult world.”

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Young Life Three Reasons to Start Manners Early Many parents wonder why they should teach their children “respectful’ behaviour before the age of 7-8, which is when they really only start to understand the concept of “respect”. Practica Program have found that: • Acting respectfully leads to being respectful. Parents who delay teaching manners may find it difficult to act as if their child is a blessing if he runs around like a self-centred mini-dictator. Positive comments from others, however, can have a positive impact on a child’s developing self-concept. By the time a child is old enough to truly understand what respect means, he will be used to thinking of himself as a “nice boy”. Acting contrary to this will be unthinkable to him! • Good manners help pave the way to a higher EQ. One of the most TENNIS important components of EQ is a person’s Professional ability to effectively “read” what other Coaching • Classes 1 hr people are feeling and respond accord• Beginner to pro level per week ingly. Since having good manners is about being sensitive to the needs and feelings • Ages 4 - 12 years • All ages/all levels of other people, teaching manners is a • All requirements • Private & group lessons • Small adult & junior classes wonderfully practical way to help your supplied • Organised social & child develop his emotional intelligence. practice groups Contact Mark on • Manners teach self-control which leads 083 778 3741 • Tournaments & clinics to success. It is critically important for a Karin for a FREE 083 396 4051 child to develop the ability to delay gratilesson. a/h 031 - 201 1655 fication and control his impulses. Consistently say “no” to your child when he does something undesirable. Source: Practica Program,, Catherine Joubert, 074 102 0801.

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Young Life Dear Chloe Photography Chloe Boshoff of Dear Chloe Photography specialises in family portraits. Based in Pietermaritzburg, Chloe travels regularly to Durban doing photoshoots in both cities as well as in the Midlands. Clients choose their own venue or meet the photographer at a venue suggested by her, venues that fit with the photoshoot theme. The theme could be related to a family member’s special interest/hobbies. So for example, for a family member who loves mountain biking, the venue might be an outdoor biking trail. A shoot like this would be accompanied by appropriate props – provided by the client or by Chloe herself. Special touches Chloe provides could include helium balloons, personalised cupcakes, picnic baskets etc.

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Chloe also does commercial product photography and assists with canvas printing and framing. Contact: Chloe Boshoff,, 079 525 5351,,

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Educated Life From Study to Work Whilst a university or college graduate may theoretically be ready for the work place, he/she often lacks work experience and basic life skills. This gap can make it difficult for newly qualified graduates to enter into the job market. Varsity College’s Career Centre helps students bridge the gap and prepare them more comprehensively for the next stage. Firstly students are encouraged to take on part-time work. This work can be in their field of study (e.g. with a law firm) or general part-time work. Working whilst studying helps students practise what they have learnt, develop skills such as dealing with people, and builds a network of contacts. The Career Centre Co-ordinator will assist students with these job opportunities and will also assist students with CV preparation, interview techniques and skills development through one-on-one consultation and workshops. Secondly students are encouraged to register with the Career Centre Website, thereby exposing themselves to a host of helpful information. Materials on the website include: CV and interview tips, blogs, podcasts, managing work expectations, job opportunities and much more. Thirdly, companies are invited to advertise their entry-level part-time, full-time, permanent jobs and Graduate Placement Programmes through the Career Centre. The Career Centre Co-ordinator will assist you with sourcing the recommended students or graduates for your company. Contact: Andrea van den Berg, 031 – 573 2038,,

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Speech and Language Therapy services provided for children up to the ages of 18 years old, as well as a full range of Paediatric Audiological Services including ‘New Born Hearing Screening’ and a specialised holistic approach to the assessment and management of Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)


• 2 to 5 years • Small classes • Qualified teachers • Our cognitively based programme is provided by an experienced educator who holds a Masters Degree in Inclusive Education • Extra mural activities • Open during school holidays

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70 Years of Combined Service 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:

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE FOR 2013 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 Hamptons Primary School is More than Just a School, it is a Family!


Educating towards Excellence

Hamptons Primary School offers more than just a good education; it offers a loving, family environment where each individual learner can reach his/her full potential! Hamptons, registered with the Department of Education, is under the guidance and management of Mrs Sarah Tryon (Founding director), Mrs Lariaan Claassens (Principal) and Mrs Carol Meyer (Educational Director) who have a combined 40 years of experience in education.

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!” 2014 registration now open! Limited spaces available!

In addition the school employs highly qualified educators in small classes (maximum 18 students), ensuring that every learner reaches their full potential. Learners participate in exclusive sports such as golf, karate, soccer, hockey, netball and swimming. They also offer ballet, hip-hop and Speech & Drama (these extramurals are included in the monthly fee). Hamptons, which has only been operating for two years, is already running at full capacity. Their learners are extremely happy at school. They want to learn, want to grow and want to achieve success. There is a lot of emphasis on praise. Learners are rewarded for diligence, kindness, good manners and overall neatness. These awards inspire learners to always give their best and result in well-rounded, inspired minds!

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• 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: A Hamptons child is a happy child. The Hampton’s Primary (Private School)

children work hard, eat healthily, exercise and, most of all, always give their best! They remember these words: “I can!”

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

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Lynie’s Babycare Land!

Little Einsteins • 0 - 3years • 7.15am - 5.15pm • Small classes - under 20 children in day care • Safe homely environment • Astro turf play ground • Staff fully trained in childcare and first aid.

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I have been in this field for 22 years and love every minute with the litte ones. I also have training in infant first aid. Your baby will be loved, as well as stimulated with a structured daily routine filled with loads of fun while learning through play. • Birth - 3 years • 8 babies in a safe environment • 7.15am to 5.30pm Lynie 031 - 572 5465 071 430 0957


BROADACRES PREPRIMARY Lays the best foundation upon which to build further education. A hands on learning programme develops the whole child, providing stimulation through music, drama, art, ballet, ball skills, gymnastics, fantasy play, construction, puzzles & books and playground activities. Broadacres caters for children from: 3 months - 6 years, full or half day Limited Space Available!

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Day Care Centre 7 Old Mill Way, Durban North Contact Vicki on 031 - 564 3776 or 076 501 4450 e-mail:

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Places Available (Baby Group)

• 0 - 3 years (ratio 1:4) • Safe, secure environment • Owner managed • Qualified staff • Balanced breakfast, lunch & dinner optional • Teacher/childminder per class of 12 • Structured daily routine • Extra mural activities

• 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

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We offer an extensive range of quality educational toys and games to pre-primary and primary schools.

• Open throughout school holidays • Hours 7am to 5.30pm • Air-conditioned classrooms • 6 small groups • Separate baby nursery • Separate toddler section • Grade RRR, RR & R • All teachers qualified • Meals included (compiled by a nutritionist) • Private security guard and CCTV • KZN Education Department curriculum • Full day or half day

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11 Ribston Place, Dawncliffe, Westville Limited space available for 2013! We offer: • Practical life, numeracy, literacy, sensorial, cultural, and art in our curriculum • Individual attention guaranteed • Age group between 2 years and 6 years

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Educated Life Homework Blues Remember back to the days when you had homework and hated it? Well, times may have changed, but school hasn’t. Your child probably also has a strong aversion to doing homework. But if you are able to help your child establish a regular routine and manage their time, and if you show them that you are there to assist where needed, they will be better equipped to deal with it. Here are some tips to help them on their way: • Keep in touch with your child’s school and familiarise yourself with what is expected of your child. If you have a better understanding, you will be able to help them more successfully. • Create a homework-friendly environment. Provide a space where there is sufficient lighting, that is comfortable and quiet and make sure that your child has all the necessary books and stationery that they require. Birth to Grade R • Sit with your child and draw up a timeWe offer effective care and development of children, table together, taking into account exby following a structured, well tracurricular activities, exams, tests etc. Hippo Corner planned and balanced curriculum • It is very important to balance work and Pre-Primary • 7am - 5pm • Aftercare and holiday club • Half day or full day School play. • Stimulating educational programme • Nutritious lunch • Speak to your child and see what Enrolments Now Open! provided • Safe drop-off and type of studying method best works pick-up zone • Lift club • Fully Asha 084 790 0282 trained CPR and first aid staff 031 - 561 2371 for them. Some children need regular Shena 081 017 0984 Trudi-Lee 031 - 309 4255 breaks, while others find it distracting. BBM 29E0FBA8 235 Cowey Road, Morningside 10 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga • Resist the temptation to do the work Rocks Drive for your child! It sends the wrong message and doesn’t allow them to learn what they are supposed to. Encourage by all means, but don’t take over! Pre-school “Life’s Journey begins here” • Praise hard work. • Extra Curricular Activities ENROL NOW! • Try to explain difficult concepts by mak• Computer Lessons 18 Months – Grade R • Holiday Workshops ing the problem relevant to your child’s · Qualified Teachers • International Certification · After Care/Homework Club life. • Reinforces Current School · Holiday Club – All Ages Contact: Chandre Ezra, 082 385 2989,

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Chandre Ezra - Nuturing and Enhancing Children’s Potential

Life Coach, Educational and Parenting Consultant KZEZR-1637-PRA By popular demand, Chandre will be hosting valuable workshops on important and current issues that parents and children face in both Durban North and Upper Highway.


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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


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Enjoy the experience of growing • Enrolments open for Grade 000/00/0 • Qualified foundation phase teacher • Stimulating learning environment • Safe and secure • Air conditioned • 7:30am - 12:30pm

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Educated Life Treating Adult ADHD A Durban resident anonymously shared with Mum’s Mail their experience of treating their adult ADHD: “I was diagnosed at the age of 35 although I have always known that I had it. Ritalin is effective so I started taking it but didn’t like it, as I had to take tablets for side effects. After a few months I decided to stop Ritalin and explore other strategies. I tried alternatives like Neurofeedback. This worked while I was with the psychologist but [long term] it wasn’t sustainable or effective for me. So I went back to medication. I now use Concerta, which is 12-hour release combined with Strattera. It took six months to get the right dose. There are side effects so you cannot take this schedule 7 drug lightly. [Although] I do find that I am able to focus on issues more effectively on medication, I think that medication like this should not be taken on a long term basis. It should be used so that the ADHD person can learn strategies and coping mechanisms so that they can cope on their own as adults. My long term goal is to cope without it eventually. You must understand that [ADD/ADHD] is a chemical imbalance in the brain so it cannot be cured. Choosing to use medication or not ... also depends on the severity of the imbalance and what co-occurring disorders there are (depression, conflict disorder, aggression, OCD, etc.). Some people are okay with a proper diet, right exercise and taking Omega 3, 6, 9. Some people cannot live without using Ritalin. Everyone is an individual and needs to be treated as such.” Contact: Dave Pugh-Parry, Living ADDventure,

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Educated Life Introducing The Tots n Pots Junior Master Chef For Schools Tots n Pots are thrilled to announce the roll out of their new Junior Master Chef Programme 2013 for schools across S.A. The organisation has put together an agenda of tried and tested, healthy and fun recipes to encourage kiddies to get excited about healthy food and the preparation process, thus encouraging good eating habits. There will be just three classes per school year followed by a Grand Finale Tots n Pots Junior Master Chef Class in Term 4. Children aged 4+ are encouraged to get involved. Classes will be broken into groups of 10-15 children per session. Each class will be one hour and will comprise teaching on utensils, ingredients, recipe and a demo. The Grand Finale class takes the form of a one-hour workshop. For this class each child will be presented with two secret recipes which they will make and be judged on. The Tots n Pots teacher will be present to help the children. Each child who completes the course will receive a Tots n Pots Junior Master Chef Certificate plus their goodies to take home and a little treat for taking part. There will be one overall winner per group and a runner up. Each overall winner will receive a Tots n Pots Junior Master Chef Trophy and the runner up will receive a medal. All ingredients, equipment, hats and aprons will be supplied by Tots n Pots. Recipes are non-baking recipes so an oven isn’t needed (e.g. potato boats, Pavlova, etc). Weekly classes available in Berea/Morningside (contact Franchise in Upper Highway and Westville available (contact To get your school on board contact: Angie Adam, Tots n Pots, 083 400 1288,,

A Brighter Future 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

Study Skills


Intelligence Development


School Readiness Programs

Call for a free assessment today: • Head Office 031 - 903 5352 • Durban North 031 - 564 7610 • Glenwood 031 - 201 9141 • Kloof 031 - 764 0459 • Pinetown 031 - 702 6833 • Umhlanga 031 - 566 1110

contact: 082 907 1573 paula

Ages 8 months - Grade R • Affordable fees • Spacious, air-conditioned classrooms • Large outdoor play area • Healthy snacks & meals included • Open school holidays • Loving, qualified teachers • 5 extra mural activities

031 - 303 7978 39 Steel Rd, Windermere

Kids’ Labels Colourful, fun and they stay put! Order online: Great Service Short Leadtime

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Educated Life Grow A Tree Grow A Tree (GAT) is a small social enterprise that makes growing trees accessible and fun. They have a variety of products and services to do this. The “Baby Starter Pack” helps people to grow their own trees from seed. Each pack consists of a small hessian bag, a pack of manure designed to fit in the bag, five seeds, instructions, description and a short poem. The Baby Starter Packs make really great gifts – for adults or children – and benefit the earth at the same time. GAT has a list of over 20 indigenous trees to choose from. Be sure to check which ones are suitable for growing in your area of the country. Another product available is the nifty “Matchstick Forest” which has five seeds and instructions on how to plant in a hotel style matchbox.

Fun & Interactive, Structured Activities Aged 2-5 Years Play School

Individuals and corporates looking to reduce their carbon footprint can “Sponsor A Tree” for just R40 per tree, including an electronic cerTREEficate, tree geotag and unique GAT tree number. Contact Patrick on or visit for more details. For your convenience you can order your GAT packs from Durban-based Cornél Smith Conferencing, Contact Cornél on 082 657 4579,

WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 3 Grow A Tree packs to give away to 3 lucky readers. Visit to enter.

• Qualified teacher / Swim instructor • Play School & Swim School under one roof • Free swimming lessons to all full time learners • Heated pool Tracey 076 812 1487 12 Highdale Road, Glen Anil


on Essenwood Est. 2001

• Ages 3 months to 4 yrs • A home away from home • Safe & secure environment • Structured learning facility • All meals and beverages provided Ring Time includes: • Craft Lessons • Baker Baker • Singing • Dancing • Story-telling • Numerical • ABCs • Shapes • Busy Ballers Optional extras: • Catrobats • Pottery

Enrolments for 2013 now open 031 – 201 0062 • 082 895 1197

Speech & Drama Lessons Children (all ages) & Adults

Margie Marnewick 031 - 205 6555 083 775 1517

We are who we ‘AUT’ to be.

Special needs centre now open in Westville, safe and secure location!

Monday - Friday 7.30am - 12:30pm, for children with special needs, primarily autistic/Asperger’s. Individual assessment and programme offered per child, to empower and enable them to develop at their own pace. We aim to deliver a happy, friendly and relaxed environment for them to grow in. Afternoon therapy/extra lessons also offered. Vanessa Nicholson 072 151 5167

English Lessons Weekdays - Highway Area

Qualified & experienced English teacher available for private lessons • Extra tuition • English for all ages and abilities Excellent references available on request

Call Sandy 084 513 0226 for further information


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Healthy Lunchbox Tips for School Health Week 4 – 8 March

• Recommended Daily Intake: A study conducted by Nestlé to map out the South African nutritional landscape revealed that only 49% of children take a packed lunch to school. The recommended daily intake for children aged five to 10 is 7530 kilojoules. This includes 70g fat, 85g sugar and 4g salt. To provide children with the daily nutrition they require a healthy lunchbox can include: starchy foods such as bread, rice, potatoes or pasta; lean proteins; reduced fat dairy such as low fat yoghurt, reduced fat cheese or low fat milk; fruit and vegetables; water to keep them hydrated. Nestlé has introduced a Healthy Kids programme in partnership with the Department of Basic Education to improve nutrition knowledge and raise health and wellness awareness among school-going children. For more information contact 082 671 5530,, • Pack Variety for the Fussy Eater: It is tempting to keep packing lunchbox foods that you know your child will eat and to steer clear of those that have been refused in the past. Bear in mind, though, that eating a wide variety of healthy foods is the goal. Make lunchboxes appealing by packing a variety of small containers, each containing a different snack, e.g. fruit/veggie/chicken skewers, mini pitas, mini wraps and pasta salad. Avoid using bribery with other foods (like sweets) and remember that you should act as a positive role model. The Heart & Stroke Foundation has a tuckshop programme aimed at addressing unhealthy eating amongst school children and reducing childhood obesity. Contact 031 – 261 9055. • Snack ideas: Popcorn, veggie sticks, boiled eggs, corn on the cob, dates, nuts and trail mix. Contact: Nicole Harvey, Harvey’s Health, 031 – 266 0636, 033 – 396 5835,,

LUNCH JUST GOT EASY! Too tired or busy to find healthy & interesting lunchbox goodies for your children? We have a practical & nutritious solution, delivered directly to your child’s school! GOLDEN DELICIOUS LUNCHBOX R30 per day

• Sandwich (Two slices of low G.I. bread with various fillings) • 1 fruit • Mini muffin • A snack (various healthy snacks) • 1 yoghurt • 250ml purified still water • 250ml Vitamin juice • Special treat on a Friday


• Sandwich (Two slices of low G.I. bread with various fillings) • 1 fruit • Mini muffin • 250ml Vitamin Juice Sandwich options: plain cheese, chicken mayo, egg mayo, tuna mayo, cheese & ham or hot dog (chicken vienna), as well as mini pizzas, chicken wraps, pasta salads Contents of lunchbox subject to change | Halaal options available

Call us on 072 643 6000, email or visit for more information


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• Hire for parties: R200 for venue & R12 per child & R12 per adult & jumping castle hire R300 • Normal entry fee: R15 per child (age 2 - 13) & R20 per adult • School groups: R8 per learner & R10 per teacher

031 - 337 7892



• Quad Bikes • Jumping Castle • Waterslide • Motorised Swings

082 290 0846 Tel / Fax: 031 - 464 6572 U ring, we bring!

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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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Party Life Turfing Out the Old

Foam & Inflatable Fun

S.O.C.A. 5s at the Crusaders Sports Complex in Durban North has recently replaced its synthetic football turf with a funky new fourth generation surface. It is the latest in synthetic turf technology and is the first site in S.A. to be using this high quality synthetic grass. The new red and blue fields are very soft under foot and provide a safer and far superior playing experience as the field replicates the best football fields in the world. As an additional benefit, the soft rubber compound is designed to reduce injuries and provide ideal traction for use with normal soccer boots as well as indoor boots. The synthetic grass fields are used for indoor soccer, volleyball, kickball and netball. Everyone is welcome to book hourly slots on the new fields at any time of the day or night. There are adults’ leagues operating during the week, however, they will be starting junior leagues for children in the near future. The venue also offers mini soccer training for kids aged 3-6 who want to have fun and start learning the game. The arena is available to schools, playgroups and anybody wanting to have some fun. The S.O.C.A. 5 arena is situated in the middle of the Crusaders Sports Club complex and is ideal for birthday parties and social events. Jumping castles can be accommodated and there are braai facilities, a tuckshop and bar onsite. S.O.C.A. 5 will supply all equipment for children’s/teen’s/adult parties (including referees and coaches, trophies and medals if desired), will play games with the children and can cater as well. Parties can be customised to meet the customer’s needs and budget. Pop in and see the brand new Football Turf at Crusaders SC. For games/social/party bookings contact: Janine Brown, 082 826 9714.


Jackie 031 - 462 7487 084 732 1892

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HOLIDAY BOOT CAMP 2,3,4 April - 7.15am - 2.30pm DAILY


• Weekend special - Hire for 1 day keep for an extra day! • Midweek special - Hire for 1 day keep for 3 days extra!


• Table & Chairs • Kiddies’ Chair Covers/Tablecloths • Party Packs • Bubble Machines • Popcorn Maker • Candy Floss Maker • Various Venues Available

Photography & Catering Available

Prices from R400 – R1200

For our full range of castles visit or contact Alida on 082 306 6996 or

Book your next kiddies’ party at Rain Farm! T/A MYU ENTERPRISE

No mess! No fuss! We have it all under control!

Only R100 per child includes: • An adventurous game drive • A kiddies’ meal • Venue including a jungle gym, sandpit, playroom, jumping castle & rock pool

Hassim 083 685 5577

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Go On – Become a SK-8!

If you’re a regular skater then you can become a SK-8 Regular with a regular SK-8 card at the Durban Ice Rink. For just R300 you will be given 10 skate sessions, including skate hire, that you can use any time within a one-year period. That’s a saving of three skate sessions! The card can be purchased from the ticket office and each time you use the card you will receive a stamp until your card is full. Durban Ice Rink really is the coolest place to be – whether you want a quick skate during the week, a leisurely time over a weekend or a vibey disco outing on a Saturday night. That’s right – to heat things up on the ice, join in the Durban Ice Rink’s Disco Saturdays, every Saturday night featuring DJ Ice Cube. The lights get dimmed, the flashing lights come out and the DJ plays wicked tracks as you skate around having the time of your life! Session times during school terms are as follows: • Mondays: 10am – 12pm, 12.15 – 2.15pm and 2.30pm – 4.30pm. • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10am – 12pm, 12.15pm – 2.15pm, 7pm – 9pm (groups). • Wednesdays: 10am – 12pm, 12.15pm – 2.15pm, 2.30pm – 4.30pm and 7pm – 9pm (groups). • Fridays and Saturdays: 10am – 12pm, 12.15pm – 2.15pm, 2.30pm – 4.30pm, 5pm – 7pm and 7.30pm – 10.30pm. • Sundays: 12.15pm – 2.15pm, 2.30pm – 4.30pm and 5pm – 7pm. Sessions cost R40 per skater and R10 per spectator. School holiday sessions are Monday to Sunday: 10am – 12pm, 12.15 – 2.15pm, 2.30pm – 4.30pm, 5pm – 7pm and 7.30pm – 10.30pm. Prices are different during the holidays. Contact the ice rink for further details. Contact: 031 – 332 4597,



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FACE PAINTING Professional Face Painting for Parties & Events

Our Birthday Party package includes:

Funtastic Fun For All

• Shows • Stories • Magic • Balloons • Face Painting • Magician • Edu-Shows • Fairy Show

Adi Paxton aka Cherry the Clown 031 - 201 2515 or 031 - 201 2613 or 083 725 0925

• A LIVE reptile show • Party packs containing sweets, fun activities & a reptile toy • Each child receives a photo of themselves holding a reptile

Dean 074 885 7651

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• Glitter Hairspray • Hair Ties Beginner Lessons Now Available Cell: 084 455 1101

Candy Floss

083 966 7417

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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


076 876 1709 • 074 644 4403

• Made for children from 3+years • Pedal Power • Very Safe • Book Now for your next Party, School or Club Event • Great, healthy fun!


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

Pedal Go Kart parties, events & special occasions.


Bookings & Enquiries Call 083 786 3335



My Little Star Spa Mobile Pamper Par ties with a difference. Book with us and see your little Star shine!

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PVC Banner with Eyelets 1.3m x 650mm Only R200 incl

Exclusive venue for Children’s Parties, Private Functions, Team Building /Events Call us to discuss a package to suit you Shirley and Joelyn on 082 926 1035 •

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Party Life mr. Funtubbles We hope that 2013 is treating everyone well. mr. Funtubbles wants to treat you well and so are running the “Fun Family” promotion where if you load R50 on your card you get R50 bonus. Load R100 and you get R125 bonus. The bonus is for rides only and is valid until 17 March. If you have not yet joined the mr. Funtubbles Fun Club you must do so when you next pop in to enjoy birthday vouchers, free rides and great specials during the year. The first of these specials was launched in February and allows families to have fun at the funfair together, keeping families young at heart, which is what mr. Funtubbles is all about! If you have not yet tried the XD Theatre you must make 2013 the year that you come in and have a go. For only R30 you can experience the multi-seater 4D motion simulator featuring high-definition motion-based entertainment films like Canyon Coaster and Cosmic Coaster. It’s a great experience! This year, mr. Funtubbles would love to take the hassle away from you and host your children’s birthday party. Their venue is indoors so you don’t need to stress about weather. You bring in your own catering and the fun rides will keep the children entertained. Contact mr. Funtubbles for more information and availability. Any schools looking for fun places for outings can have packages prepared for them. mr. Funtubbles is also very interested in assisting schools with fundraising and prizes where possible. Contact Philippa on philippa@mrfuntubbles. for details of how they can help. Contact: mr. Funtubbles, Gateway, Durban, 031 - 584 6645,


031 - 569 3470 • 083 940 5614

BALLOONS JUST 4 U • Helium Balloons • Balloon Decorating • Balloon Printing WE DELIVER 031 - 572 3572

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• Cupcakes • Edible Picture Cakes • Birthday Cakes • Wedding Cakes • Novelty Cakes • Special Occasion Cakes • Sandwich, Pie & Sweet Platters

For more info contact Thersha on 031 - 825 8595 e-mail: or contact your local Bread Ahead • Gateway • Pavilion • Galleria • Bluff • Davenport Centre • Pinetown • Briardene • Cowey Rd • Chatsworth • Bluff Towers


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Party Fun with Rainbow Inflatables

Rainbow Inflatables KZN has been in business since 2008, servicing all areas of KZN. Many Mum’s Mail readers will have seen them at events such as ECR Durban Day and Big Walk, CCI, Toyota and H2H. They also do school functions both during the week and on weekends for fundraising. Thomas Moore, Hillcrest Primary, Hillcrest Christian Academy, Atholton Primary and Doonheights Primary are just some of the schools who have hired Rainbow Inflatables’ equipment. All of the company’s equipment is also available for private hire.

• Great for kids’ parties • Exciting & creative! • Fun colours & a variety of pictures • Great birthday gift! • Family kits available for everyday home use • Produced & manufactured in South Africa • Non toxic

Rainbow Inflatables have just created a new website,, with a link to their Facebook page where you can view all their equipment as well as pictures of events that have been done.

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Contact: Gail 082 877 8662, Nick 083 262 5131, Tyron 084 209 6227, or send an enquiry via WIN WIN WIN 1 Mum’s Mail reader can win a jumping castle for the day (2 to 3 weeks’ notice is required). To enter visit

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Jackie Labuschagne 072 244 2147

ea th Let t c em ak e!

There is a large range of equipment like giant slides, rockets, mechanical bulls, mechanical surfboard, bungee basket ball and sumo wrestling on offer. A new item available for hire from the beginning of March is an inflatable disco complete with lights and music.

School Fund-Raising • Corporate Functions • Team Building • Private Hire

We offer themed kiddies’ parties, tailor made packages, with entertainment, from A to Z, so mums just sit back and we take care of everything. You just give us your budget and we will do the rest! Sam 071 089 3061 • Tracy 084 555 1195


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Marshmallow Trains Recipe for Transport-Themed Parties


Workshops & Parties at your Venue or my Studio in Kloof. For Mums & Kids especially.

Ingredients: • 10 rectangular wafer biscuits, cut in half. • Glacé icing. • 10 whole wafer biscuits. • 20 marshmallows. • 30 small round flat sweets. • 40 round flat sweets. Method for trains: Using glacé icing, stick half a wafer biscuit to one end of a whole biscuit. Stick 1 marshmallow upright on the half biscuit, and another half biscuit on top of the marshmallow. Stick the other marshmallow on its side at the front of the whole wafer biscuit. Stick 2 small sweets to the front of the marshmallow, for the headlights, and 1 on top, for the funnel. Stick 4 large round sweets to the sides of the biscuit, for the wheels. Leave to stand until the icing sets. Makes 10. Glacé icing ingredients: • 500g icing sugar, sifted. • 100g butter or block margarine, at room temperature. • 30ml hot water. • 2.5ml vanilla essence. • Food colouring (optional).

Contact Sheila of Just Imagine Mosaics for details 083 782 7810 031 - 764 6454


Make up Artistry

SPECIALISING IN: Balloon Animals Pamper Parties Matric Dances Face Painting Arts & Crafts Makeovers Games


Gaby 082 701 0300

Decadent Desserts

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

• Face Painting • Party Games • Balloon Sculpting • Jumping Castles • Pamper Parties • Family Fun Days • Wall Murals • Party Décor • Sand Art

Tel: 031 - 764 7764 Clowns For Joy supports Family Care 024-062-NPO

Vaneshree 031 - 708 4228 • 078 794 6204

Method for glacé icing: Cream the icing sugar and butter (or margarine) together. Gradually add the hot water and mix to a smooth consistency (do not over mix, or the icing will become runny). Mix in the vanilla essence. To colour ready-mixed icing, use a few drops of liquid colouring or powdered food colouring, which is available from speciality baking shops.

CAKE POP MACHINES Made for the South African Market • Bakes 12 cake pops in 4 minutes • Pour, bake, dip and decorate to your liking. The possibilities are endless! Only R450 For more info or to purchase a cake pop machine, contact Charmaine on 079 782 3337

Source: Easy Party Treats by Janette Mocke.


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Party Life • Kiddies’ Parties • Décor • Castles • Popcorn • Candy Floss • Heliums • Gazebos • Adult Chairs/Tables • Kiddies’ Entertainment & more Corporate Events: • Kiddies’ Corners • Promotions • Family Days Décor, Clown and Jumping Castle Combo from R1145! Belinda 083 627 7033 visit Join our Facebook page

Great Cakes For All Occasions Image Cakes - R300 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

• Party Shop • Baking Supplies • Helium Balloons • Speciality Cakes • Easter Chocolate Moulds and Goodies

Assagay • Undercover Playshed • Beautiful Playground • 2 Party Sheds for Hire• Coffee Shop

A relaxing place for moms to meet and kids to play

40 Old Main Road, Hillcrest 031 - 765 6440 (no za) or (no za)

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

Also Available: Home Kits & Gift Packs

Call Ingrid Lloyd 209 3550 / 083 383 7102

Delicious hand iced cookies - perfect for themed parties!

We are 3 years old! To celebrate we’re giving you 12 free cupcakes with all birthday cakes ordered for March!


Seema Makardoij • 083 453 9991 • 031 - 262 7571

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


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

076 444 5570



Party Life Children’ s Birthday Party Specialist We can arrange... • themed parties • teas • jumping castles or you can hire the venue & DIY

Meet Snowy the Live Bunny!

Adrian the Magician

Flanders Drive, Mt Edgecombe Stables Contact Charmaine on 083 378 8899 or e-mail

For enquiries/bookings call 071 837 1731 or visit or e-mail

Birthday Pamper Parties!

Buzy Beez Partyz

We offer you affordable tailor made packages that will make your little one’s birthday a fun-filled & memorable day.

• Nail Art • Manis • Pedis • Mini Facials • Make–Up

We offer: • Themed décor • Kiddies and adults’ tables & chairs with covers • Themed cupcakes • Birthday cakes • Themed party buckets • Jumping castles • Pony cycles • Themed cups & plates • Kiddies’ snacks & juice • Photoboards • Bubble machines • Candy floss machine • Popcorn machine • Chocolate fountain We take the hassle out of party planning, enabling you to enjoy the day with your loved ones.

Only R100pp Travel fee will apply Michelle 083 785 6044

Free Magic Gift Set and Free Goodie Bags!

All Ages 1 - 101

Give us a buzz on 073 933 6615 or 078 410 8555 or 071 813 1273


• Personalised Invitations • Themed Décor • Draped Gazebos • Balloon Art • Party Packs • Entertainment • Fun Foods

Castles & Slides Popcorn Machines Bubble Machines Fog Machines Tables and Chairs Weekend Special - Friday to Monday GET 3 DAYS, ONLY PAY FOR 1 DAY! T & Cs apply

Marelise Hasenbroek Cell : 083 234 6259 E-mail :

Pixie Helpline

083 251 9754


• Drum Parties • School Programme • Holiday Programmes • Educational DRUM-Along CDs and Djembe Drums


Planning big or small parties for big or small people? We supply and organise the whole shindig • • Jolene 071 332 8424 • Leanne 082 784 3221 •

Durban (including Upper Highway) and North Coast 073 186 4397 •


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Party Life • Balloon Artistry • Nail Painting • Fake Wounds • Glitter Tattoos

GOLDEN HOURS FAMILY MARKET Uitsig Rd, Dbn North (Near Hyper)


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 WE DELIVER

AFFORDABLE JUMPING CASTLES • Barney Castle • Ball Castle • Barbie Castle • Slide Castle • Shaded Castle • Bubble Machine • Generator • Kiddies’ Tables & Chairs • Chocolate Fountain

31 March If you come down to our woods today... You’re in for a big surprise!

Face Painting

• Skin care and hygiene is top priority • Paints safe to use • EU-compliant products • Waterbased/easy to remove • Qualatex balloons (biodegradable) for balloon shaping • Parties also available during school hours

Music by Belinda Dolphin

Venue Hire: R400 for 3 hours (for up to 30 adults & 30 kids!) for parties & corporate end of year functions

Lyn 083 262 3693

074 804 9289


Design ‘n Party

• Kiddies’ themed events • Jumping castles • Water slides • Face painting • Photography • Party packs • Catering and much more... Contact Megan on 072 938 2009 •

Tel. 031 - 262 5640 or 083 777 8878

Fun & Laughter with


Magical Circus Shows Face Painting Balloons Fairies Games Pirates Clowns Stilt Walking & lots more...

Kids’ Party Entertainment 031 - 811 4145

Fear Factor and Survivor Parties, Pamper and Beading Parties, Puppet Shows, Balloon Sculpts, Face Painting, Clowns, Barbie, Fairy, Princess, Mermaid, Combat Man, Pirate, Power Rangers, Spiderman...

Magic moments made easy!


Jumping Castles & Party Packs

• Hiring of Jumping Castles and 8m Slip ‘n Slide • Themed Party Boxes, Organza Bags, Buckets and Gift Bags for all Occasions.

Jolandie 079 058 4031 or 074 187 7172

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.

Call Nikki 082 498 4234



Party Life The Icing On Top... Book 1 party & get 50% off the 2nd booking.

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

082 574 3230

• Pre-packed for School Fundraising • Machine Rental • Birthday Parties • Marke t Days • Free Deli ver y

T & Cs apply.


genai scholtz 083 944 3477

Candy Floss

The Candy Man

Claire Palm 082 785 2714

083 966 7417

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

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Contact Sonja Cell: 082 920 8102 For prices & info e-mail


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

JUMPING CASTLES • Princess • Barbie • Bratz • Spiderman • Barney • Winnie the Pooh • Fairy • Bob the Builder • Strawberry Shortcake • Slide Castle • 3-in-1 Jumping Castle • Splash Slide • New Hannah Montana PARTY FURNITURE • Kiddies’ Tables & Chairs • Chair Covers & Table Cloths NOW OFFERING KIDS’ THEMED SET UP PARTIES. WE DELIVER!

031 - 702 5527 or 083 777 8847

BIG OCCASIONS FOR LITTLE PEOPLE “Extra special themed parties for boys and girls of all ages” Wendy: 031 - 818 2016 083 656 2599

Developing every aspect of a child’s life through sport! Sports programme for children aged from 21/2 and older. Private classes now available at Westville Country Club. For further info contact: Lisa: 083 236 0059


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Looking for an Extraordinary Children’s Birthday Venue?

Need an indoor party venue, away from the sweltering summer heat (or rain)? Then the Galleria state-of-the-art Ice Rink is the ideal venue if you are looking for an unforgettable experience for your child’s next celebration. The Galleria Ice Rink is a popular birthday destination, as catering and entertainment packages can be included to keep the kids happy for hours. The ice rink also has friendly ice marshals to assist in ensuring safety, so while the kids use up their energy in a safe environment Mums and Dads can simply chill out. The children will also love all the other entertainment on offer at Galleria. Choose from bumper cars, bowling, glow-in-the-dark mini golf, cinemas and go-karting just to mention a few. It’s no wonder Galleria is their entertainment destination of choice. So make an occasion of it and try everything under one roof or plan several fun outings for you and the kids. Book your party with Galleria Ice Rink today! Contact: Wendy, 031 – 904 1156,


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South Africa’s Number One Irish Entertainer “Feast of Irish”, in celebration of St Patrick’s Day, will be on show at The Rhumbelow Theatre on 9 March at 8pm, and on 10 March at 2pm and 6.30pm.

& Mom & Daughter Competition February Winners After

Dave Monks presents an evening of his proven repertoire of rousing party favourites, dance and great sing-along music. Born and raised in Dublin, Dave Monks delivers a real touch of the blarney in his collection of songs and humour.


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The Irish feel of the music is accentuated by Dave’s mastery of vocals, electric fiddle, banjo, harmonica, tin whistle and guitar. The show includes rock & roll, pop, country, dance and lots of party. The onboard disco provides music for all ages. All sound equipment and stage lighting are done by Dave Monks.





The Rhumbelow Theatre (Cunningham Avenue off Bartle Road) opens 90 minutes before the show. Bring food picnic baskets. Braais, a bar and limited secure parking are available. No alcohol may be brought on to the premises.

Contact: Dave Monks, 082 562 3219.


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Dave provides entertainment for corporate functions, weddings, Irish and British pub evenings, fundraising events and year-end parties.

To book for this show contact Computicket, 0861 915 8000, or Roland Stansell, 031 – 205 7602, 082 499 8636,,



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Enter our monthly Mom & Daughter Competition to win a free makeover and photoshoot. Proceeds benefit The Sunflower Fund. Send an e-mail to for more information. Sponsored by:

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Relaxed Life

Plan a Family Holiday at Three Cities Alpine Heath Resort

Relax in the comfort of the exclusive Three Cities Alpine Heath Resort nestled in the midst of the picturesque Northern Drakensberg Mountains. This resort is a unique “base camp” village for a host of holiday pursuits and it offers superb accommodation, fine cuisine and excellent conference and wedding facilities. There’s a “fantastic” variety of children’s entertainment and a daily adult activity programme as well. Sports enthusiasts can indulge in a multitude of activities nearby ranging from horse riding and fishing to high adrenalin sports including quad biking, paintball and canopy tours. Many natural wonders and World Heritage Sites are easily accessible from Alpine Heath Resort including The Royal National Park, the historical Spioenkop Battlefields, picturesque Tugela Falls, and Falcon Ridge.

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The resort has 100 luxuriously appointed, fully equipped chalets offering panoramic mountain views from comfortable lounges, a fireplace for those romantic wintry evenings, kitchen, patio, satellite TV and three cozy bedrooms. Alpine Heath Resort is truly a highlight of the Drakensberg and it’s what makes this unique berg village so popular with families all year round. Contact: Marguerite Erasmus, 036 – 438 8522, WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 1 weekend for 6 people at Three Cities Alpine Heath Resort (in a 4 star 6 sleeper self-catering chalet) to give away to 1 lucky reader. Visit to enter.


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Relaxed Life Bushlands Game Lodge Family Holiday Packages

Self-Catering and Activities Family Package Special R4200 4 Adults & 2 Kids: Self Catering Unit Fully Kitted just bring the Family x 3 Nights Croc & Snake Park Entrance for 6 + Free Guided Nature Trail for 6 * PACKAGE CAN BE CHANGED TO 2 ADULTS AND 4 KIDS Luxury Family Package with Activities R4200 2 Adults & 2 Kids (under 12): Dinner, Bed and Breakfast x 3 Nights’ Accommodation Croc & Snake Park Entrance for 4 + Free Guided Nature Trail for 4 Self-Catering 6 Sleeper: R1350 • Lodge R750 (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) per person sharing Book Now for School Holidays: Special Jan - March 2013 Cell: 084 591 2537 or Tel: 032 - 943 3179 or E:

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Ashtonvale Guest Farm Happy Easter Holiday Special 1-7 April We are offering you a discounted rate of R430 per adult per day PLUS one child FREE of charge (per couple). School going children get 1/3rd off the adult rate (high school pupils) and 1/2 off the adult rate (primary school pupils).

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A minimum of 2 night stay on dinner, bed and breakfast basis INCLUDES: • 1 x 3 hour game drive to the Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Game Reserve • 2 x educational tours to Cat Project and all interactions with tame cats PLUS 20% OFF CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES such as Animal Tracking, Kids’ Night & Day Game Drives, Picnics, Stargazing, Bug Scouting & more!

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Relaxed Life

Dealing with Death

Death is part of life. But fear of the unknown, and the dread that surrounds losing a loved one, is such that most people don’t want to think about it. Consequently, when death does occur many people are completely unprepared for the important practical arrangements that need to be made. A little knowledge about what to do when someone dies can help enormously. When a death occurs: • A Notification of Death (BI-1663) must be signed by a doctor (if death occurs at home or in a private hospital), by the attending doctor/hospital medical superintendent at a government hospital, or possibly by a district surgeon (after notifying the SAPS) in the case of sudden or accidental death (e.g. road accident). • In the case of accidental death the deceased must be identified before the family is given a release document (SAPS382). This must be handed to the Funeral Director, which gives them permission to collect the deceased’s remains. Note: the BI-1663 is NOT a death certificate. • The next step is to make funeral arrangements (Funeral Directors are on call 24 hours a day). They will make arrangements to obtain the information necessary for the death certificate, will get the burial permit, and will notify the media on behalf of the family. The actual funeral service will involve deciding on cremation/burial, the order of service, type of coffin, venue etc. • To obtain a death certificate the death notice (BI-1663) needs to be obtained from the doctor/pathologist and handed in at Home Affairs. The death certificate will be issued by Home Affairs. Several copies of the death certificate must then be certified by the police before being used to close accounts, notify insurance companies etc. Contact: Oakleigh Funeral Home, 033 – 342 6116, 031 – 205 9959.

Set on a small working farm in the Boston Valley, we can accommodate up to 30 guests in our fully equipped self-catering cottages. All cottages have fully fitted kitchens, televisions, braais, etc. We offer an abundance of activities on the farm to keep the children amused, such as bass fishing, canoeing, pony rides, tubing, swimming and interacting with the farmyard animals. Come with your family and friends and relax in our “little bit of heaven”. For a value for money break-away in the country, please contact Noel Mclean on 072 259 2083 or email


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THE INCHANGA ‘EASTER BUNNY’ CHOO CHOO STEAM TRAIN 8:30am & 12:30pm Sunday 31 March Plus Sundowner Train 4.30pm & Monday 1 April 2013 From Kloof Station (Stokers’ Arms) to Inchanga Station Craft Market & Tea Garden • Adults R150 • Pensioners R130 • Children R120 (All return trips)

At Inchanga Station: Craft Market, Food To Suit Most Tastes & Picnic Area

Online Booking or phone 087 808 7715 or 082 353 6003






Dad’s Life

Scam Savvy How do you spot bank phishing scams, a clairvoyant’s dubious claims, chain e-mails and fake faith healers? Start by reading “Scam’d” by Stephen Cloete. Stephen is Cruise Director on board the successful cruise liners operated out of South Africa by MSC. He is also a trained magician. And magic tricks, according to Stephen, are simple ways of deceiving people into believing false claims. Because of his background in magic tricks Stephen has recognised many scams in the real world, and has thus felt qualified to write a book, teaching people how to recognise scams and scam artists. “Scam’d” is the result. The book is divided into two parts. In the second part, Stephen teaches readers some magic tricks. In the first part he explains the modus operandi behind many scams. He starts this section by explaining some magic history as well as his own career path. He then goes on to describe a number of well-known scams and, more importantly, how we can learn from them. For example, Stephen tells us what things certain financial scam e-mails have in common: • The English and grammar is typically bad. • The mail is not directly addressed to you – it is generic. • The letter holds an element of truth which can be verified. • There is always a very large cash reward offered. • There is urgency which may include the money is about to be confiscated. • You are asked to keep the matter confidential. • You cannot verify the actual identity of the author as the mail will usually be from a web-based e-mail account.

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Busy Life MARCH AWARENESS DAYS • TB Awareness Month • 4 – 8: School Health Week • 5 – 7: World Education Games Online • 8: International Women’s Day • 10 - 16: World Glaucoma Day • 11 – 17: World Salt Awareness Week • 14: World Kidney Day • 15: World Sleep Day • 16 – 23: S.A. Library Week • 20: World Head Injury Awareness Day • 21: World Down Syndrome Day • 21: Human Rights’ Day • 22: World Water Day• 23: Earth Hour 8.30pm • 24: World TB Day • 26 - 27: Jewish Passover • 29 Mar – 1 Apr: Easter. ARTS & CULTURE • ACTIVITIES @ LA LUCIA LIBRARY: • Story telling, Thurs, 3pm. • Children’s Book Club, 3rd Thurs, 3pm. • Adults’ Book Club, 2nd Tues, 9am – 12pm. • Learn Chess, Sat, 9am – 11am. • Accounting Tuition, Tues, 4pm – 5pm. • Decorate Cakes, 1st Tues, 9am – 12pm. Contact Andy Dowley, 031 – 572 2986. • ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE ACTIVITIES: Le Petite Soiree (Mon, 6pm), Library, Toddlers’ French Playground (Fri, 3pm – 4.30pm), Fat Croissant Café, French Cine Club, French classes. Contact 031 – 312 9582, afdbn@global., • ART CLASSES FOR MOMS: Wed, 9am – 12pm, Westville. Contact Fransie Pretorius,, 031 – 266 6422. • CAPOEIRA – AFRO-BRASILIAN ART FORM & MARTIAL ART: Tues & Thurs, 7pm – 9pm, Glenwood. Contact Navarone, 082 816 4224. • EASTER CRAFT WORKSHOP FOR SCHOOL PUPILS: 22 Mar, 8.30am – 10.30am & 11am – 1pm, 20 Leeds Crescent, Pinetown. Contact Liesl, 082 922 4535, liesl@ • FRANCOFÊTE: 21 Mar, 2pm – 10pm, Sutton Park, Morningside. Contact za. • GIFT OF THE GAB – ADULT ACTING & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME: Level 1 (7 Mar – 4 Apr), 2 (5 Mar – 2 Apr) & 3 (6 Mar – 3 Apr) Courses. Sherwood Bowling Club. Contact, 086 647 6428. • INTERNATIONAL LETTER WRITING COMPETITION: Write a letter explaining why water is a precious resource. Lots of prizes. Entries close 31 Mar. For entry forms visit • JUST IMAGINE MOSAICS: Classes every Tues, 9am – 12pm, Kloof. Contact Sheila Nichol, 083 782 7810,, • KAMEL POTTERIES: Clay & craft café, 34 Ashfield Ave, Springfield Park. Contact 031 – 579 1011. • LEARN TO WORK ON MESH: 9 Mar, 9am – 12pm, Kloof. Contact Sheila Nichol, 083 782 7810,, • MEAGAN’S ART & CRAFT CLASSES: Tues, Wed & Thurs, Warner Beach, Amanzimtoti. Different times & age groups. Contact, 081 295 6898. • MODERN ABSTRACT TEXTURED ART LESSONS: Off Ridge Rd. No painting experience required. Contact Naadira, 073 223 6565. BUSINESS NETWORKING • BBN BUSINESS NETWORK: Monthly business networking meetings. • Ballito, Caroline, 082 466 5028. • Highway, Sue, 082 772 1482. • Umhlanga, Brenda, 083 780 1953. Visit • BUSINESS NETWORKING INTERNATIONAL: Visit www. for chapters, meetings in your area.

• INSPIRING WOMEN NETWORK: 22 Mar, 7.45am – 10am, Rolling Hills Country Club, Prestondale. Contact Roxanne, • KINGDOM BUSINESS NETWORKING BREAKFAST: • 6 Mar, 8.30am, Durban Central. • 12 Mar, 8am, Westville. • 14 Mar, 8am, Hillcrest. • 19 Mar, 8.30am, Durban North. • 20 Mar, 8.30am, Durban South. Contact Belinda, • KZN WOMEN IN BUSINESS: 7 Mar, Hilton Hotel. Bookings: • MELA BUSINESS NETWORKING: Contact Mela Arnold, 082 307 8159, • UPMARKET NETWORKING ON A CATAMARAN: Last Fri monthly, 2pm – 4pm, Spirit of Elan – Wilson’s Wharf. Contact Carol,, CHARITY • 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. • AFRICA CARES RHINO FILM PRODUCTION EVENT: 20 Mar, 6.30pm, Endless Horizons. Cost: R400. Contact, 031 – 564 0360. • BNI CHARITY GOLF DAY: 8 Mar, Beachwood Country Club. Contact Sue Wright, 083 299 8877. • CANCER WALK IN AID OF THE SUNFLOWER FUND: 16 Mar, 12pm – 4pm, Inanda Field, Hillcrest. Cost: R20. Contact Les Moffatt, 031 – 765 1215. • CANSA RELAY FOR LIFE: 2 Mar, 6pm – 6am, Umhlali Prep School, Ballito. Contact Anria, 083 825 3235, • GOGOLYMPICS: 22 Mar, 9am – 5pm, Kwa Nyuswa. Contact Hillcrest AIDS Centre, 031 – 765 5866, • HEADWAY NATAL CHARITY SHOP: Mon – Fri, 9am – 1pm, Westville. Donations of various household items needed. Headway can collect. Contact 031 – 266 2713. • 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. • HONEY FUNDRAISER FOR GIRLS’ & BOYS’ TOWN: 27 Mar, 8pm, The Barnyard Theatre, Gateway. Cost: R150 p.p. Contact Leonie, 082  450 7491, • JUST US 4 CHILDREN BOOK SALE: Last Sat monthly, 9am – 2pm, outside Broadway Pharmacy, Durban North. To donate books contact Carol, 074  113 6838, carol@ • REACH FOR A DREAM ANNUAL MEN’S GOLF DAY: 27 Mar, 10.56, Durban Country Club. Contact prkzn@, 031 – 566 2220. • SUGARBABE FOUNDATION TODDLERS’ CAMP: 9 Mar, 9am – 12.30pm, Glenridge Pre-Primary School, Manor Gardens. Contact Eldice, 072  695 3416, • TREE OPEN DAY: 8 Mar, Briardene. Contact Taryn Wylie, 031 – 579 4711, COOKING • COOKING CLASSES & TEAMBUILDING EVENTS: Westville. Contact Cooking Cooks, 031 – 266 8488, debbie. • GECKO COOKING & BAKING COURSES & TEAMBUILDING EVENTS: Various courses & dates during Mar. Musgrave. Contact 031 - 209 4555, megan@geckoschool.


Busy Life • PHEKA FRESH SIMPLE COOKING: Hands-on cooking course for domestic workers. Durban North & Hillcrest. Contact Danielle du Toit, 072 2615192, danielle@pheka., COURSES/CLASSES/WORKSHOPS • AGELESS GRACE ANTI-AGEING EXERCISE CLASSES: Mon, 12.30pm – 1pm, St Margaret’s Church, Durban North. R40 p/class. Contact Fiona, 083 258 5880. • EDICT COMPUTER TRAINING: ICDL Course, basic concepts of I.T. & more. Contact 031 – 564 8859, training@, • EQ COURSES: • 4 – 7 Mar, EQ Coach. • 11 – 12 Mar, EQ Educator. Westville. Contact Avril, 082 779 6299. • FLORISTRY COURSES: • Beginners, 18 – 20 Mar. • Intermediate, 12 – 14 Mar. • Advanced, 25 – 27 Mar. All 9am – 3pm at Greg Baptie School of Floristry, Springfield Park. Contact 031 – 577 7700. • GIFT WRAPPING COURSES: Monthly, 12pm – 4.30pm, Durban North. Cost: R450 p.p. Contact Ingrid, 082 801 4622, • HAWAIIAN LOMI-LOMI WORKSHOP: 2 & 3 Mar, 9am – 3pm, Durban. Contact Maureen Jardim, 076 385 4981. • IMAGE CONSULTANTS – MEN’S IMAGE MODULE: 18 – 19 Mar, Colourworks International. Contact 032 – 586 0286. • IMPROVE YOUR SOCIAL SKILLS: Tailor-made courses. Cost: R400 p/course. Contact Margie Marnewick, 031 – 205 6555, 083 775 1517. • INFANT MASSAGE INSTRUCTOR TRAINING: Qualify to teach Infant Massage Classes to parents. Contact Margo, 011 – 787 0681, 011 – 886 2661, margokilborn@ • K9 COMMUNICATIONS: 5-star kennels, dog behaviour correction, adult dog training & puppy school. Various days & times. Contact Pam, 083 628 8804, • KIDS’ MEDITATION CLASSES: 17 Mar, 9.30am – 11am, Gillitts. Contact 031 – 764 – 6193, meditateinhillcrest@ • KZN BUSINESS TRAINING CENTRE COURSE: Various business-related courses during Mar, KZN Business Training Centre, Westville. Contact, 031 – 267 1229. • LADD 12-WEEK ADHD COURSE: Contact Pat PugheParry,, 031 – 777 1853, www.ladd. • MAP4LIFE COURSES: • 16 Mar, Leadership Network. 13 Mar, MAPCAFE. Ninos Westwood. • 21 Mar, Business Leadership Programme. 20 Mar, Personal Leadership. 22 Mar, Jump-Start Programme. 29 Mar, Money 101. 16 Mar, Equipper. Westville Conference Centre. Contact • MUMS’ COMPUTER LESSONS: Tue, Thurs, 9am – 12pm or 2pm – 5pm, Umhlanga Ridge. Contact 031 – 566 1110, • PARENTS’ WORKSHOPS: • 5 Mar, Facing Modern Day Challenges, Upper Highway. • 26 Mar, Nurturing a Love of Reading, Durban North. Bookings Chandre, 082 385 2989, • PROFESSIONAL DRUMMING LESSONS: Practical & theory. 4 lessons for R200 p/month. Contact Jared, 083 263 4138, • PUPPY & DOG TRAINING: Socialisation & Obedience Courses Junior/Adult Etiquette Course, Playgroup. Durban North & Glenwood. Contact GoodPet Trading, 084 467 6050,

• SOAR LIKE AN EAGLE – DAY RETREAT: 3 Mar, 10am – 4.30pm, Gillitts. Contact 031 – 764 – 6193, • SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS: 19 Mar, 9am – 4pm, Fawncastle Estate, Hillcrest. Contact Charlotte Kemp, • STAND UP FOR YOURSELF WITHOUT STANDING ON OTHERS: 5, 12, 19 & 26 Mar, 6pm – 8pm, Varsity College, Durban North. Contact Claire Newton, claire@ • TEA WITH CLAIRE – YOU Q – FINDING YOUR INNER WINNER: 14 Mar, St James on Venice, 031 – 312 9488. • TENSION & TRAUMA RELEASE (TRE): Naturally reduce anxiety, stress, tension, pain, headaches, insomnia. Contact Brigitte (Highway) 084 548 5277, Hazel (Durban North) 031 – 562 0994. • THE NAIL GURU MONTHLY SHORT COURSES: • 4 – 5 Mar, Professional Manicure & Pedicure. • 6 – 8 Mar, Professional Make-Up. • 6 Mar, Nail Art. Contact 031 – 564 2933, • UP-SKILLING PARENTS WITH EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: 19 Mar, 8.30am – 10.30am, Belaire Suites Hotel. Real life is disappointing. Cost: R300. Contact Candice, 076 763 6433, • WEEKLY MEDITATION CLASSES: Wed 6.30pm – 7.30pm, Fri 9am – 10am, Gillitts. Contact 031 – 764 – 6193, • WEEKLY SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING CLASSES (EQ) FOR KIDS: Mon, 3.45pm – 4.45pm, Belaire Suites Hotel. Contact Candice, 076  763 6433, cshawsmith@ • WEEKLY SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING CLASSES (EQ) FOR TEENS: Belaire Suites Hotel. Contact Candice, 076 763 6433, • WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE: For 6 weeks. Starting 1 Mar, 9.30am – 10.30am OR 6 Mar, 5.30pm – 6.30pm. Umhlanga Rocks. Cost: R350. Contact Tracy, 082  852 4890, • WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE: Wed, 5.30pm – 7pm, Berea Rd. Contact 084 510 0063, EATING OUT • OYSTER BOX EASTER HIGH TEA: 29 – 31 Mar, 2.30pm – 5pm, The Palm Court, Oyster Box. Contact 031 – 514 5018. • PORTUGUESE BANQUET & FUNDRAISING EVENT: 16 Mar, 6.30pm, Queensburgh. Contact 031 – 464 0984, • RAIN FARM GAME & LODGE ROAST: Sun, 12pm. Cost: R75 per head. Contact 032 - 815 1050. • TABLE FOR 8 DINNERS (FOR SINGLE PEOPLE): Visit Contact Tony 082  774 4727, EDUCATION • BOOKS2YOU BOOK FAIRS: Various dates & schools. Contact Kathy, 031 – 705 7744. • COMPUTER EXTRAMURAL LESSONS: Wed 3.30pm – 4.30pm, Sat 9.45am – 10.45am, Umhlanga Ridge. Contact 031 – 566 1110, • DRUMKIDZ WEEKLY LESSONS: Various days & times, Durban North, Musgrave, Cowies Hill, Kloof, Waterfall, Assagay. For children aged 3 – 7. Contact Robynne, 073  186 4397,, www. • IS YOUR CHILD EXPERIENCING LEARNING DIFFICULTIES?: Brain balancing could well be the solution. Con-


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Busy Life tact Brigitte 084 548 5277, Tony 073 199 0482. ENTERTAINMENT • AN AUDIENCE WITH PIETER-DIRK EISH!: 26 Feb – 10 Mar, Tues – Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm. Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. Tickets R140 through Computicket, 0861 915 8000. • ARTS NETWORK FORUM: 20 Mar, Loft, The Playhouse Company. Contact 031 – 369 9405. • BURLESQUE: Until 24 Mar, Heritage Theatre, Hillcrest. Contact 031 – 765 4197, • CARIBBEAN NIGHT: 2 Mar, 7pm, Seabrooke’s Theatre, DHS. Contact 072 360 6889. In aid of TAFTA. • INGOMA COMPETITION: 21 Mar, 9am – 5pm, SJ Smith Sports Ground. Contact The Playhouse Company, 031 – 369 9405. • INKONYANE ENGENEGAMA (THE CALF WITH NO NAME): 12 – 16 Mar, 10am, Stable Theatre. Tickets: R25 p.p. Contact 031 – 309 2513. • ITALIAN CLUB ENTERTAINMENT: Sun lunches & more. Italian Club, Durban North. Contact italianclubdurban@ • KZN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA SUMMER SYMPHONY SEASON: 7, 14 Mar, 7.30pm, Durban City Hall. 10 Mar, 7pm. Contact Computicket, 0861 915 8000. • MENDELSSOHN’S HYMN OF PRAISE: 31 Mar, 7.30pm & 3pm, Opera, The Playhouse Company. Contact 031 – 369 9405. • NIBS VAN DER SPUY & GUY BUTTERY: 6 – 9 Mar, Seabrooke’s Theatre, DHS. Contact 083 250 2690. • STEVE HOFMEYR AT THE BARNYARD: 6 & 7 Mar, The Barnyard Theatre, Gateway. Contact 031 – 566 3045,, • SUNDOWNERS: 1 Mar, 5.30pm – 6.30pm, Main Foyer, The Playhouse Company. Contact 031 – 369 9405. • TEST DRIVE THE ARTS: 12 & 19 Mar, 12.30pm – 2pm, Port Cochere, The Playhouse Company. Contact 031 – 369 9405. • THE AFRICAN PASSION: 14 – 17 Mar, Oasis Church, Umlazi. Contact Computicket, 0861 915 8000. • THE TIMEKEEPERS: 3 – 4 Mar, Seabrooke’s Theatre, DHS. Contact 083 250 2690.

• HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS: 29 Mar – 6 Apr, Akimbo Kids, Drummond. Contact, www. • HOT YOGA STUDIO: Weekdays 8am & 5.30pm, Sat & Sun 8am, 565 Ridge Rd 2nd Floor. Contact Prathiksha, 071 571 9472. • INCHANGA CHOO CHOO STEAM TRAIN: 31 Mar (Easter Bunny Train) & 1 Apr. Kloof to Inchanga Station Craft Market (return). Contact 087 808 7715, 082 353 6003, • INFLATABLE MOBILE THEME PARK: Last Sun monthly, Munies, Rydalvale. Cost: R40 p.p. Contact 031 – 569 5559, • LUNGILE HEALTH ACTIVITIES: • Sat 8am, North Beach park run. • Thurs, Trail runs. • 8-week Transformation Programme. • Pilates & yoga classes. • Preggie & Postpreggie programme. Contact Lungile Health, Durban North, 031 564 – 1001. • MINI STEAM TRAIN RIDES: 2nd Sun of the month, from 10am, Virginia Circle, 082 577 2067. • MOMMY SHAPE UP & STROLLER FITNESS CLASSES: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 8.15am – 9.15am, @ Tap Community Centre, Durban North. Contact Latascha@baby2be., 073 162 3710. • 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.mumsmail. com to enter. • PILATES IN MOTION GROUP & MOBILE CLASSES: Mon – Thurs, 4.15pm & 5.15pm, Musgrave & Glenwood. Contact Laura-May, 082  443 4533,, • PILATES: Mon – Thurs 6am – 6pm, Fri 6am – 12pm, Sat 6am – 8am, Bodylicious, La Lucia. Contact Tamryn, 083 229 5872. • PONY RIDES: 13 Mar, 30-minute rides for children aged 5 – 10 years, 3pm – 6pm, Durban South. Contact 081 477 9348, • PONY RIDES: Ashburton. Contact Gael Whiteley, 083 460 7654, • PREGGI BELLIES PRE- & POST-NATAL FITNESS CLASSES: Tues & Thurs, 5.30pm – 6.30pm, Muscle & Fitness Xpress, Umhlanga. Contact • RUGBY ON THE BIG SCREEN: Mountain View Entertainment Centre, Bishopstowe. Contact deseree@live. • SUGAR BAY CAMPS: • 24 – 31 Mar, Phineas & Ferb Week. • 31 Mar – 7 Apr, Sugar Bay’s Got Talent Week. Sugar Bay, North Coast. Contact 031 – 485 3778, www. • SUGAR RATS CYCLING ACADEMY: Thurs, 3.15pm (2-5 years), 3.45pm (6 years+). Holla Trails, North Coast. Contact Gill, 079 528 4665. • SUNDAY TEA DANCE (MONTHLY): 3 Mar, 12.30pm – 4.30pm, Rhumbelow Theatre. Contact 031 – 205 7602. • YOGA AT THE SANCTUARY: Mon – Thurs 5.30pm, Tues & Sat 7.45am, 49 Delaware Ave Glenashley. Contact Tracy, 082 895 6246. • YOGA: Mon – Sat, various times. Classes: Hatha/Flow Yoga, TLC for Not so Fit, Pregnancy Yoga, Children’s Yoga. Centre for Wellbeing, Durban North. Contact Christine, 031 - 563 3773, • YOGA: Mon, 6.15pm, Morningside Sports Club. Meditation & breathing. Contact Aniel, 078 300 7213.

LEISURE/ACTION • 2X2 STROLLER TRAINING FOR NEW MOMS: Mon, Wed, Fri, 9.30am – 10.30am, Mitchell Park. Cost: R500/ month. Contact Bronwyn, 072 244 3669, bronwyn@ • 8-WEEK BEGINNERS BELLY DANCE CLASSES (ADULTS): Evenings, Feb/Mar, Sunningdale & Glenwood. Cost: R500. Contact • BEACH HORSE RIDE & BONFIRE: Sat, Mar, 4pm – 8pm, Durban South. Contact 081  477 9348, • BODY STRETCH CLASSES: Mon & Wed, 5.30pm – 6.15pm, Lasting Impressions Studio, Westville. For ladies & gents. Booking essential. Contact 031 – 267 0435. • COMBAT COACHING CLASSES: Bag & Pad, Mixed Martial Arts, Combat Athletics, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boot Camp, Ladies’ MMA, Tai Chi, Pilates. Various days & times. 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. MARKETS • GIBA GORGE BICYCLE TRAILS: Contact Jason, 083 307 • ARTS, CRAFTS & PERFORMING ARTS MARKET: 1st Sat 9046,,


Busy Life monthly (2 Mar), Mountain View Entertainment Centre. Contact Traci, 071 355 8714. • CRAFT MARKET: 1st Sat monthly (next market: 2 Mar), 9am – 12pm, Christ Church, Pinetown. Contact Liesl, 082 922 4535, • DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES’ FLEA MARKET: 30 Mar, 10am – 2pm, 805 Main Rd, Northdene. Contact Trudi, 076 903 2112. • ESSENWOOD CRAFT MARKET: Sat, 9am – 2pm, Essenwood Park. • FRESH FAIR MARKET: Thur, 9am – 2pm, Jimmy Bellows Sports Club, Westville. Contact 071 361 1488. • GOLDEN HOURS FAMILY MARKET: Sun, 10am – 3.30pm, near Durban North Hyper. Contact Lyn, lyn. • I HEART MARKET: 1st Sat of the month (2 Mar), 9am – 2pm, Moses Mabhida Stadium. Contact thejoyteam@ • KLOOF COUNTRY MARKET: 1st & 3rd Sat of the month, 9.30am – 1.30pm, Robyndale Centre, 10 Msenga Rd, Kloof. Next markets: 2 & 16 Mar. Contact Linda, info@ • LITCHI ORCHARD MARKET: 1st & 3rd Sat of the month, 9am – 2pm, Last Fri of the month, 5pm – 9pm. Contact 032 – 525 5118. • PINETOWN ROOFTOP FLEA MARKET: Sun, 9am – 3.30pm, Pine Walk Centre. Contact Lee-Ann, 071 681 3570. • SHONGWENI FARMERS’ & CRAFT MARKET: Sat, 6am – 10.30am, weekly market. Cnr Alverstone & Kassier Rd, Assagay. Contact 083 777 1674. Visit • ST OLAV CHURCH MARKET: 1st Sat monthly, 9.30am – 12.30pm, St Olav Church, Berea. Contact, 031 – 201 1828. • THE FOOD MARKET: Last Sat monthly (30 Mar), 8am – 1pm. Hellenic Community Centre, Durban North. Visit • THE STABLES LIFESTYLE MARKET: Every Wed & Fri 6pm - 10pm, Sun 10am - 5pm, Jacko Jackson Drive. Contact Marc, 084 353 5866. • UMHLANGA FARMERS’ MARKET: Wed, 9am – 1pm, Autumn Drive, Prestondale. Contact Martin, 084 840 2646. • WONDER MARKET: Last Sun monthly (this month: 17 Mar), 9am – 2pm, Chris Saunders Park, Umhlanga. Contact 079 747 7661.

• NEW MUMS SUPPORT GROUP: Fri, 9.30am, Glen Anil. Contact SADAG, 0800 21 22 23. • SADAG (SOUTH AFRICAN DEPRESSION & ANXIETY GROUP): Facebook Fridays; Support Groups. Contact, 0800 12 13 14, • TOASTMASTERS MEETINGS: Various clubs, dates & venues. Visit NATURE/OUTDOORS • 1000 HILLS BIRD & REPTILE PARK: 1 Clement Stott Rd, Assagay. Cost R40 children U10, R60 adults. Contact Scott Gelder, 076 810 8013. • BEACHWOOD MANGROVES NATURE RESERVE: 3rd Sat monthly, 8am – 1pm, Umgeni River mouth. Walks, picnic & braai. Contact Heidi, 083 321 0620. • CROW OPEN DAY TOUR: Last Sun monthly, 11am, CROW (Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife), Yellowwood Park. Cost: R25. Contact 031 – 462 1127. • DOMESTIC GARDENER TRAINING: 15 Mar, School of Garden Design. Contact 031 – 765 3434, 082 449 9237, • GUIDED GARDEN TOUR: 9 Mar, 9.15am, Visitors’ Complex, Durban Botanic Gardens. Cost: R35. Contact, 031 – 322 4021. • GUIDED WALKS - UMHLANGA LAGOON NATURE RESERVE: Daily, 9am, 11am, 3pm, Breakers Resort. 90 minutes, with trained guides. Cost: R30 adults, R15 children under 13. Contact Breakers, 031 – 561 2271. • KEEP HILLCREST BEAUTIFUL ASSOCIATION TRAIL WALK: 1st Sun monthly, 11am, Station Master’s Arms, Hillcrest. Cost: R10. Contact Dawn, 031 – 765 1431. SPECIAL EVENTS • DECOREX: 21 – 24 Mar, 10am – 8pm, Durban ICC. Cost: R60 adults, R50 pensioners & students, R10 children U12. Contact 011 – 549 8300, • GLENRIDGE PRE-PRIMARY OPEN DAY: 2 Mar, 9am – 11am, Glenridge Pre-Primary, Manor Gardens. Contact 031 – 261 7272, • LAUREN GINN FASHION ACCESSORIES & JENNI T DESIGNS SUMMER DRESSES OPEN DAYS: • 6 Mar, 8am – 3.30pm, Somerset Park. • 7 Mar, 8am – 3.30pm, Durban North. Contact Lauren, 072 583 2602, Jenni, 083 997 7704. • NWJ BRIDAL & EVENTS SHOW: 1 – 3 Mar, 5pm – 8pm (Fri), 9.30am – 5pm (Sat & Sun), Durban ICC. Contact 031 – 572 3831. • SIMPLEA CANDLES: Shop 34 Heritage Market. Contact 082 810 5929. • VIEW FABRICS & DECOR ACCESSORIES: 2 & 9 Mar, 10am – 1pm, Hillcrest. Contact Ursula, 084 649 3533. • YOUTH FUSION EXTRAVAGANZA: 24 Mar, 2pm, Shallcross Community Hall. Contact 082 714 4781,

MEETINGS • BOUNDARIES WITH CHILDREN: 6 Mar, 6.30pm, Pinetown Senior Primary School Hall. Contact 031 – 702 5277. • CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 1st Mon of the month, 6pm – 7pm, Westville Baptist Church. Contact Charmaine, 031 – 266 0100. TRAVEL • ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS OF THE NATIONAL BUDGET SPEECH & BWA DURBAN AGM: 4 Mar, 10am – • MSC CRUISES: • 1 & 5 Mar, on the Opera, from Cape 12.30pm, Kingsmead. Contact 031 – 563 8496, dbn@ Town. • Various dates in Mar, on the Sinfonia, from Durban. Visit • KIDS’ ACTIVITIES @ CHRIST CHURCH UMHLANGA: Send your April Diary Dates to • KidsZone & Kids For Christ, Fri, 4.30pm – 6.30pm, term with “Durban Diary” in time. • Sunday School, Sun, 9am & 5pm. Contact Nicky the subject line before 10 March. Entries will Morris, be published space permitting & at the • KIDS’ ACTIVITIES @ GRACE FAMILY CHURCH UMHEditor’s discretion. Please confirm all details LANGA: • Thurs 3pm, Toddle Tots, for mums & kids age of events with contact person. e. & o. e. 0 – Grade R. Contact Bev, 082 561 9001. • Sun, Jump Start & Step Up. Contact Karen, kidschurch@grace.


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