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A Sweeping Statement

A Celebration of the Phenomenal Woman

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The North Coast is on the Rise

Owning It on Air

Generating Interest in Generators

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Cleaning Up

A Photo Essay

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Sechaba Gqeba

Kohler-SDMO

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88/ Work Visas & Expanding Your Business Family WorkPermit South Africa

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Styling Ideas for Coffee & Side Tables

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The Importance of Body Language in the Business World


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New Life in New Doornfontein

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The New Premier Resort Sani Pass

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Dinner & A Movie

The Bliss of a Brand New Bush Breakaway

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The Whale Route Less Travelled

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CEO Letter

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CEO Letter SA EXPRESS Customer Care Department Tel: 0861 729 227 Email: customercare@flyexpress.aero Twitter: @flySAexpress Facebook: SA Express Airways Reservations Support Tel: +27 11 978 9905 Email: groupsales@flyexpress.aero Group Reservations Tel: +27 11 978 5578 Email: reservationslist@flyexpress.aero Sales Office Email: sales@flyexpress.aero

Good Cu stomer Service Is Good Business I would like to wish all our passengers a warm welcome aboard this SA Express flight, and thank you for choosing us as your preferred carrier. Regardless of your destination today, I trust that you will have a pleasant customer experience with us. In my previous messages, I emphasised that your satisfaction is a top priority for our airline, and is the very essence of what drives our pursuit for operational excellence. Although we still have much to do in this regard, we have made a concerted decision to go “back to basics” in terms of our daily operations – the results of which are imminent. Customer satisfaction is only one aspect of our commitment to repositioning our airline, as we are also determined to ensure that we give back to the communities we operate in and around. As such, we recently committed ourselves to several worthy Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiatives. This included participation in the Boys2Men initiative organised by the Moving Ahead Development Agency (MADA). The initiative seeks to expose young men from households without male role models to a wide spectrum of opportunities. SA Express hosted 45 Grade 9 male learners, who were given the opportunity to receive first-hand exposure to the airline’s operations by primarily shadowing the airline’s technical employees in their daily work routine. Furthermore, 30 SA Express volunteers played their part in the Mandela Day Corporate Packing Event, hosted by Food Forward SA to ensure food security for a number of disadvantaged communities. The management team and I have also been immersed in the process of renewal and transformation of the airline, with a keen focus on long-term operational, commercial and financial sustainability. As a result, we have been steadfastly focused on improving operational efficiencies, upholding good governance, adhering to industry regulations, and creating human capital value in order to achieve our goal of long-term sustainability for SA Express.

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Although we are operating in the midst of challenges – as recently highlighted in the media – I wish to reassure you, our most valued investor, that in partnership with our stakeholders, we are working to stabilise our operation to ensure the short-term fortitude and long-term sustainability of the airline. As with any transformation, this too is a process rather than an event, which requires a methodical approach in order to resolve our challenges with long-term solutions. Rest assured, however, that whilst this process is underway, we will continue to fly for you! The challenges and strategic interventions that are underway address the airline’s schedule disruptions which are adversly impacting you and contributing to the airline’s negative perception. With your continued support and patience, as well as the support from our stakeholders, our airline will be able to make the improvements required to fulfil our brand promise and vision. A major component of our re-envisioned SA Express is a customer centric operation. We have, therefore, committed ourselves to being more accountable on every level. In so doing, we will be able to restore our credibility as an airline and be an efficient and reliable carrier that continuously meets and exceeds your expectations. In short, we are on a drive to actively reduce inconvenience whilst increasing the convenience associated with our services. I have enjoyed receiving your feedback and wish to encourage you to continue to keep me informed regarding whether or not we are living up to the high standards we have set for ourselves, as this will allow us to partner with you in achieving world-class service that provides real value. Please contact me on victor.xaba@flyexpress.aero to inform me of your experience with SA Express.

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Need to Know

Put the Spring Back in Your Step 1st to 3rd September Spring Weekend, Bot River, Western Cape

Just like the rainbow-theme it has adopted this year, the people of the Overberg town of Bot River have lined up a dazzling spectrum of activities and fun – all showcasing the best of the region – for their annual Spring Weekend. In celebration of the awakening of nature in all its forms, all the participating wine farms will throw open their doors for visitors to taste their cellar gems and unique local produce through convivial farm-hopping and pantry shopping. The tone for the jam-packed weekend programme will be set at the Best of Bot Wines exclusive dinner on 1 st September. Then, on Saturday and Sunday, Bot River’s participating wineries – including Arcangeli Wines, Villion Wines, Genevieve MCC, Gabriëlskloof Wine Estate and Rivendell Estate & Vineyards – will turn on the charm. Tickets are available from www.quicket.co.za.

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An A Run for Orchestra of One and All Sound 24th August to 14th September Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s Spring Season, Cape Town City Hall

Spring gets a boost with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s third season this year opening on 24th August for four concerts. They will all take place at the Cape Town City Hall: two in August under the direction of principal guest conductor Bernhard Gueller, and two in September under the direction of Dutch-South African conductor Conrad van Alphen. The featured soloists are all young instrumentalists who have won competitions such as the Tchaikovsky and Tonali, while the main works on the programmes will be the Eroica Symphony by Beethoven, Dvorak’s Symphony no 8, Borodin Symphony no 2 and Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra. Tickets are available from Computicket.

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16th & 17 th September The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, Cape Town

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is an exhilarating festival of running that brings together runners, elite athletes, social joggers and surrounding communities to enjoy a spring weekend of running through the beautiful Mother City. The classic Olympian 42.2 km marathon takes centre stage on the Sunday, which follows a 10 km Peace Run in the morning, and two Peace Trail Runs (22 km and 12 km) and a 4.2 km Fun Run/Walk on the Saturday. It offers a competitive yet beautiful route, providing runners with a unique experience that highlights the city’s natural splendour and top cultural attractions. Athletes and spectators can enjoy Cape Town’s festive atmosphere at safe, fun supporter zones along the route, as well as at the finish at Green Point A Track.

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DIY Design 9th to 13th August Decorex Joburg, Gallagher Estate, Johannesburg

Centred around the theme ”Make Your Space Your Living Dream”, Decorex Joburg is set to showcase the city’s premier décor talent and trendsetting design products across seven exhibition halls within the Gallagher Convention Centre. Step into this year’s most captivating trends in the artfully curated Decorex SA Trend House, or absorb Joburg’s provocative creativity in the stunning Decorex Décor District. Unending inspiration is ensured at the Decorex Designer Spotlight, where one of Joburg’s leading interior designers will craft an aspirational home space. And everything you want to know, from landscaping to building your own stools, can be learnt at Builders DIY Theatre where industry leaders will offer insightfully entertaining tips. Tickets are available from www.ticketpros.co.za and at the door.

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Polo Ponies Put Through Their Paces 18th to 20th August The Inanda Africa Cup, Sandton, Johannesburg

The Inanda Africa Cup is the pinnacle of the African polo season. This popular tournament and social event is a celebration of true African polo, with some of the best players from the continent competing over three days in fiercely contested matches. On the Sunday, the influential polo set will witness the high-octane polo demonstration of talent and horse power in the battle for the coveted Inanda Africa Cup. It is a day boasting fast-paced chukkas, complemented by an infusion of chic fashion, delectable food and the finest champagne. The Inanda Africa Cup also promises signature event features such as the Horse vs Machine race, with the pony of the day going head-to-head against a luxury vehicle, as well as a host of off-the-field offerings. Tickets are available from Ticketpro.

Buy the Book 8th to 10th September The South African Book Fair, Museum Africa, Newtown, Johannesburg

The South African Book Fair (SABF) is an opportunity to be taken on an adventure by South African and other renowned African authors. Zakes Mda, Ayòbámi Adébáyò and Loyiso Mkize, amongst others, will lead the journey for adventure seekers. The SABF seeks to encourage South Africans to actively participate in the sharing of #ourstories, to encourage buying and reading of local books and interaction with the creators and producers of these books. The SABF will serve as a culmination of National Book Week (NBW), which aims to highlight the importance of reading not only for knowledge and growth, but also for leisure. Entrance to the fair is free.

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A Stage for Spoken Word

Something Old & Something New

25 to 27 August Poetry in McGregor, Western Cape

11th August to 30th September In With the New, The Gallery in Riebeek-Kasteel, Western Cape

The fifth annual Poetry in McGregor event is aimed at promoting community spirit, giving a stage to well-known poets, as well as nurturing talented young artists. With over 90 events, you can expect extraordinary poetry recitals, music events, art and workshops, while poets from all over the country will be given a chance to shine onstage. The poets performing at this year’s event include Koos Kombuis, Ashley Dowds, Hugh Hodge, John Maytham, Nic de Jager, Kobus Moolman, Lungiswa Nyatyowa, Lerato Sibanda, Philip de Vos, Diana Ferrus, Koos van der Merwe and Wendy Woodward. There will also be open-mic sessions. Tickets available from Computicket.

The In With The New exhibition will see artists putting their own contemporary spin on classic paintings and sculptures found art museums around the world. An impressive line-up of exhibiting artists will exhibit, including Michaela Rinaldi, Ann Marais, Theo Paul Vorster, Floris van Zyl, Katherine Meeding and Pascale Chandler, as well as young graduates, including Nabeeha Mohammed, Erin Chaplin, Sam Matthews, Fanie Buys and Olivie Keck, whose fresh styles provide an interesting and alternative perspective on the old masters’ works. “The artworks should be familiar and instantly recognisable icons, yet re-interpreted, distorted and somewhat uncanny,” says Astrid McLeod, the owner and curator of The Gallery.

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No Need to Design Your Home Alone 31st August to 3rd September Cape Homemaker’s Expo, CTICC, Cape Town

The 2017 Cape Homemakers Expo will celebrate this year’s theme, “A Tribute to Your Home”, with an impressive range of products and professional services – all under one roof. Packed with inspirational ideas and features, including highlights such as live by Design, take it Outside, the Home | Tuis Theatre, the Market and Interior Design Challenge, the Expo will offer never-to-be-repeated competitions, deals and specials, making it the perfect opportunity to explore, consider and purchase all the things you need for your home and garden projects. Tickets are available at the door or from Quicket (www.quicket.co.za).

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Bits & Pieces

A Bespoke Blend

Sugary Sweet

Satyagraha House has joined forces with Yswara to create its own bespoke wellness tea. The Satyagraha House bespoke blend, a chai Malawian verbena tisane, combines the very best of African teas harvested from various locations around Africa and blended within South Africa. All natural ingredients – cinnamon pieces, black tea, lemon verbena, cloves, ginger, cardamom, honeybush, rooibos and rosebuds – were used to create this fine herbal tea. It is rich in antioxidants and good for releasing blocked nasal airways. Satyagraha House, home to Mahatma Gandhi from 1908 to 1909, is situated in Orchards, Johannesburg, and offers a peaceful environment where visitors and guests from all over the world are made to feel at home. Pop by to visit the museum, book a private dinner, or spend a night at the House and share a cup of the Satyagraha House bespoke tea.

Folli Follie is renowned for its original design and fun, versatile, and affordable luxury collections (of jewellery, watches, bags, and other fashion accessories) designed to meet the varied and dynamic needs of trend-conscious women and girls worldwide. Exclusively devoted to sweet-addicted fashionistas, the Sugar Sweet collection is for those who love to express their style through the combination of a romantic, pastel colour palette and contemporary designs. These stylish bags can be carried both as handle or shoulder bags in the most ontrend shades of light grey, bright yellow, dusty pink and light blue. The collection consists of a mini shoulder bag (R2,790), small handbag (R3,290), and medium handbag (R3,490). Find the Folli Follie flagship store in South Africa in Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg.

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Dinner & A Movie

French Food & Family Gather the family at Gabriëlskloof Estate in the Western Cape this winter for some wholesome French farm-style cuisine. As part of their winter offering – which runs from May to the end of August at the Gabriëlskloof Restaurant – Chef Frans Groenewald is serving up a “Sharing Sundays” banquet menu for only R300 per person. “This menu is all about companionship awakened by

delicious food,” Chef Frans says. The menu boasts rich, saucy and flavourful comfort food, from duck à l’orange and coq au vin to cassoulet, crème brûlée, tarte tartin, and crêpes suzette. Can’t make it on a Sunday? The week-day winter menu is just as tasty, priced at R210 per person for two courses and R250 per person for three.

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A Delicious Shade of Red

Dunkirk When 400,000 men couldn’t get home, home came for them. Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. Directed by Christopher

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Nolan (Interstellar, Inception, The Dark Knight), the film’s ensemble cast includes Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy and Barry Keoghan, along with Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy.

Produced and bottled by Cellar Master, Takuan von Armin, Haute Cabrière’s newly released Pinot Noir Reserve is a complex wine which clearly expresses the terroir of where it was grown. The Haute Cabrière Pinot Noir Reserve 2014 is the latest release of this flagship red wine. Says Takuan: “This vintage expresses finer red fruits combined with fresh forest floor character whilst fine hints of truffle contribute to the complexity of the nose. Our 2014 Pinot Noir Reserve has all the attributes of a great wine and will evolve beautifully over the next several years.” This – like other Haute Cabrière wines – is available from Haute Cabrière’s Tasting Room, online from www.cabriere.co.za, as well as from selected retailers nationwide.


Turn it Up!

Mathew Gold’s smooth and dreamy vocals have been riding high on the South African airwaves over the past four years thanks to a number of powerful hit collaborations. Releasing his debut album, The Rush, in 2013, Mathew featured the who’s who of producers in South African music, including Crazy White Boy, Justin Denobrega (Die Antwoord), AKA, Mr Sakitumi, Pascal and Pierce, David Jones and GoodLuck. In May this year, he released his self-titled second studio album, which comes after the release of his latest commercial single, “Magnetic Field”, earlier this year. The album is a culmination of three years of writing while working with numerous producers and co-writers. Recorded in three different studios across the country, the album features nine local and four international producers who have lent their signature to the final product. For this album, Mathew found inspiration from his own life experiences. The songs come from a personal place –

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they were written about his girlfriend as well as significant stories from his past. Mathew describes himself as very possessive over his music. This allows him to be interested in every sound that gets added into a song. He says this album helped him to understand when to let go of a song and love it for its simplicity. He decided to self-title the album because it’s a musical and truthful reflection of who he is – a personal musical diary of sorts. “I believe I have always been versatile in making music or collaborating, but what makes this album so different is the freedom in which the music was made. It’s risky to be that open-minded, but I had nothing to lose – or at least it felt that way. It’s a collective of music I’ve never been prouder to call my own. My music can take you many places. I would rather believe that I’ve taken more risks than wonder if I ever took enough.” Follow Mathew Gold: www.facebook.com/mathewgoldmusic www.twitter.com/mathewgoldmusic www.instagram.com/mathewgoldmusic


All About the art New Life in New Doornfontein

A new artists’ collective has brought a dash of creativity to one of Johannesburg’s industrial heartlands.

Text: Lisa Witepski Images © Ellis House

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A trip into New Doornfontein feels a little like a trip into the history of Johannesburg itself. It starts with a drive through the leafy suburbs along Jan Smuts Avenue, before the view outside your window becomes decidedly more urban – gritty, even. Sagging semi-detached houses pass, then Yeoville’s now decrepit synagogue, and the peeling walls of the once-magnificent Alhambra Theatre pass. Then, suddenly, you’re in the slickly branded web around the Emirates Airline Park. Pass through, and you’re in serious industria. It’s an unlikely venue for an artistic community, but it’s here – nearby a roofing supply store and a cement warehouse – that you’ll find Ellis House, Johannesburg’s most recent home for dreamers, thinkers and creators. The building itself is unprepossessing, its squat, square structure a more likely home to the reduction gear boxes that were once manufactured here than the studies in colour and form that are currently in production. And yet, from the bold monochrome mural adorning the entrance hall to the light that pours in from its giant windows, it’s clear that art has made a very happy home here. Nonhlanhla Mahlangu, gallery manager at Arteye Gallery – one of the mainstays at Ellis House – affirms that the building has the potential to transform New Doornfontein from a workaday greyland of factories into Johannesburg’s answer to New York’s Williamsburg. “Artists love it here because it has a sense of remoteness, which allows them to escape their everyday lives and routines that can become a distraction.” That makes it easier for artists to focus on their bodies of work while, at the same time, soaking in the electric energy that arises when you have a group of creative individuals in one space.

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From all appearances, Johannesburg’s artists are eager to breathe this bohemian air. In addition to Arteye, a number of other galleries have claimed space in Ellis House. There’s Piece, formerly a Rosebank institution, showcasing South Africa’s magnificent craft tradition, as well as the Dead Bunny Society and Room Gallery. In fact, it was through an artist that had already carved a niche at Ellis House that Arteye first came to hear of the address. Mahlangu explains that the gallery’s director had come to visit the artist and, although the building was at this stage in a state of disrepair, immediately fell in love with “what it could become”. Since Arteye had outgrown its premises in Fourways’ Design Quarter, Selmon’s discovery seemed serendipitous. And, indeed, the gallery has grown organically within its new home, to offer a space for artists’ residencies, studio boxes which provide a work zone for artists like Juanita Frier, Thokozani Mthiyane, Dominic Tshabangu and Phumzile Buthelezi, as well as an exhibition space. This, Mahlangu maintains, is what sets Ellis House apart, and what people love about it. Yes, you can come here to buy a piece of art from an upcoming talent, but you can also watch them while they play with their ideas on canvas, and even sit down to a dinner while they talk you through

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their latest projects. In short, it’s a space where artists – and art lovers – can work, play and learn. “I think this is what makes Ellis House a success,” says Arteye coowner Sanele Manqele. “There are other venues that have promised visitors the chance to interact with artists, but the experience here is authentic. And who doesn’t love the chance to speak to their favourite artist and find out what they were thinking when they created a certain piece?” Ellis House’s New Doornfontein address certainly doesn’t hurt. In the manner of other Cinderella suburbs – think of Braamfontein and Maboneng – that have shaken off their reputations as sad, bad or mad, and emerged instead as the kind of destination frequented by people with beards and a fondness for craft beer and coffee, New Doornfontein is attracting attention. Piece was just one northern suburbs favourite to have relocated. It was followed by Treviso, an old Illovo pizza-lovers’ haunt. Brian Green, the visionary who created 44 Stanley’s fashion, food and design mecca out of a graveyard of industrial buildings,

will be applying his foresight to Victoria Yard in neighbouring Lorentzville (the so down-andout-it’s-becoming-cool suburb where, incidentally, Nando’s still has its headquarters). Rumour has it that photographer Roger Ballen will be opening a studio here, and there will also be an amphitheatre for live music. The Alhambra Theatre, too, is about to experience a resurrection, and is set to become a community centre staging music, art, theatre and dance. Next door to Ellis House, Morkel House has undergone a revamp and is starting to welcome members of the creative industries. But don’t expect New Doornfontein to become next month’s TripAdvisor’s “most recommended”. Manqele says that all who are involved in the area are keenly aware of the need to maintain its integrity, and they’ll be stern gatekeepers against the kind of gentrification that turns today’s “hot spot” into next year’s “been there, done that”. After all, it is – and should continue to be – all about the art.


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A Sweeping statement SweepSouth’s Aisha Pandor

Aisha Pandor’s simple idea for an online cleaning service has resulted in hundreds of jobs for unemployed South Africans.

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Aisha Pandor laughingly reveals that her parents weren’t pleased to learn that their daughter – a scientist whose outstanding work in human genetics earned her a South African Woman in Science Award – had left the lab to “start a cleaning company”. As it turns out, their concern was illfounded. SweepSouth – the app launched by Pandor and her husband Alen Ribic to link up domestic workers seeking employment and homeowners requiring cleaning services – has earned one plaudit after another, first winning the SiMODiSA Startup SA pitching prize, before becoming the first South African enterprise to be granted a place in Silicon Valley’s 500 Startups accelerator. Most recently, Pandor was named one of Africa’s Breakthrough Female Tech Entrepreneurs by the World Economic Forum. But how, exactly, did Pandor make the switch from science to start-up? Her entrepreneurial foundation was probably laid during childhood, she says, with her parents encouraging her to always think against the grain and question the status quo. These traits would serve her well as a scientist, too. And, she says, there isn’t much difference between positing a theory and then conducting research to prove or disprove it, and coming up with

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a business idea, testing your minimum viable product, and tweaking it to suit consumer needs. “I also believe that your path influences what you become. Look at Elon Musk – he’s currently working on about three different businesses, none of which are related, but he uses the lessons learnt from each to improve all of them.” It’s not as though Pandor hurtled into the world of business unprepared. After completing her PhD, she worked as a management consultant in industries as varied as mining and telecommunications, concentrating on supply-chain management, digital strategy and HR. But why, given her success as a scientist, the change to business? “I wanted my work to have a more immediate impact,” Pandor says. “With research, it can take at least a decade before the fruits of your labour become apparent. I had seen people grow their businesses relatively quickly and wanted to experience the same immediacy.” Of course, watching someone grow a business is very different from growing one yourself. Entrepreneurship turned out to be a surprising journey, especially when it came to the sheer volume of work that the founder inevitably shoulders alone. Pandor says that she is no stranger to hard work, having spent New Year’s Eve working in the lab and sleeping next to her petri dish on more than one occasion. But when you find yourself responsible for every aspect of a business – from setting strategy to menial tasks like

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printing documents – the notion of hard work is redefined. As a woman, that challenge is amplified. Pandor reveals that there are times when other startup founders or potential business partners bypass her completely, assuming that the male investor beside her is in charge. The gender divide is even more apparent when she is trying to pitch the business to a male audience. “Business decisions are rooted in emotion. This is a very female-oriented business – our SweepStars are all female, and it concerns a service that is predominantly considered part of a woman’s domain in the household. It can therefore be hard to make that emotional connection with a male,” she points out. She adds that tech remains unchartered territory for many women (and especially black women). It’s not simply a matter of black women being underserviced by technology – whether that relates to access to connectivity or relevant apps – it’s also about the lack of exposure that means that women aren’t even invited to the table, Pandor says. Thankfully, this is changing. With a number of companies establishing support networks specifically targeting women, she hopes that the next generation of women will view tech as an attractive career choice. She’s also eager for tech to be demystified, for women to stop viewing it as something complicated and scary, and more as an enabler.

In fact, SweepSouth’s success stems from its ability to leverage technology in this way. Pandor observes that the service was launched in response to an age-old problem, simply using technology as the best platform to create scale. She also maintains that this is a critical insight for other would-be entrepreneurs to bear in mind: “Your business idea must provide a real solution to a consumer pay point and, once you’ve identified it, you must move swiftly to make it happen.” It took just five months from the time SweepSouth was conceptualised to introduce the first version of the service to the marketplace, and this focus on execution remains one of the company’s hallmarks. Pandor says that in this regard, it helps to have a cofounder who is just as committed to the vision as she is. That vision includes expanding the types of services offered by SweepSouth. “Why not have your SweepStar help sort out your plumbing problem, for instance?” Pandor says. She’s also looking forward to launching the company in other emerging markets. It’s only a matter of time until SweepSouth becomes firmly entrenched in the household lexicon.


The BITRI Centre for Material Science The Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) is a parastatal under Botswana’s Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology, established with a Mandate to identify, develop and/or adapt appropriate technology solutions that provide sustainable innovative solutions through co-creation and collaboration in line with national priorities and needs of Botswana. The technologies will as much as possible maximize the use of local materials to ensure efficiency and affordability. BITRI has established a world-class Centre for Material Science (CMS) with state of the art laboratory facilities, such as XPS, XRD, XRF, SEM, high resolution GC/MS, LC/MS and ICP/MS. The CMS has synthesis capabilities for metal nano particles, electrospun nano fibres and materials characterisation that will serve the research needs as well as the commercial materials analysis needs of Botswana and Africa across a variety of sectors. BITRI invites all interested parties to use the facilities for a fee. For more information, contact Thatayaone Tladi Contacts cms@bitri.co.bw Telephone: (+267) 360 7619 Mobile: (+267) 77 537 379 Head Office: Maranyane House: Plot 50654, Machel Drive Gaborone, Botswana: Telephone: (+267) 360 7500 Fax: (+267) 360 7624 Email: communications@bitri.co.bw Website: www.bitri.co.bw


A Mountain

Milestone Standing 2,876 m above sea level, Sani Pass attracts off-road enthusiasts and hikers from around the world. After tackling the challenges of this gruelling mountain pass, travellers can now enjoy luxury accommodation nestled at the foot of this spectacular escarpment. Text: Premier Hotels Images © Ryan Abbott

To meet the demands of everdiscerning guests, Premier Resort Sani Pass, situated in the Southern Drakensberg, has undergone a R75-million refurbishment, upgrading the hotel from three- to fourstar status. Originally built in 1958, Premier Resort Sani Pass is a historic building with lots of old-world charm. However, it was lacking the modern conveniences required by today’s travellers, and these have now been installed. They range from air-conditioning in all of the facilities and rooms, and Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, to a brand new 300-seater conference room. “A key focus point for the project has been providing entertainment facilities for families, including a new wellness centre, gym, spa, and cinema. Our aim is to cater for every

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need,” says Samuel Nassimov, Managing Director of Premier Hotels and Resorts. Architect, Paul Batho, and interior designer, Paolo Falconer, have worked hard to retain the original charm and character of the building, while bringing it into the 21st century by modernising some of the details. Complementing the new and exciting features, the 120 rooms offer spectacular views of the Ezemvelo Nature Reserve. “Premier Resort Sani Pass is one of those places where families holiday and already book their spot for the next year when they check out. The hotel plays an integral part in so many families’ happy holiday memories. We wanted to make it all the more memorable and enable more guests to experience the hotel,” Nassimov says.

With the renovations now almost complete, guests can make the most of the many activities the hotel has to offer, including snooker, bowls, tennis, volleyball, squash, and putt-putt, or simply taking a dip in the hotel’s swimming pool. For the more adventurous, there are bolder outdoor options such as hiking and biking trails, 4×4 excursions, fly- and bass-fishing, horse trails up the mountains of Lesotho, and pony rides for children. “Premier Hotels and Resorts is a creation developed from passion and a need to do things differently, and our Sani Pass resort is a true testament to this,” Nassimov concludes. For more information, or to be one of the first to book a stay at this newly renovated hotel, visit www.premierhotels.co.za.


A Celebration of the

Phenomenal Woman BLAC Designs and renowned London-based collage artist Anna Bu Kliewer have collaborated on a series of images celebrating women and their strength.

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Fine Food, Fine Wine

Luxury in every way Great Mediteranean cooking is something to be savoured, treasured and remembered. For no other cuisine can match the exotic, yet subtle flavours that make up the favourite dishes of the region. Fortunately East London is blessed with Grazia fine food & wine, a perfect venue with a superb view over the Indian Ocean just as you might expect from a world-class restaurant with a reputation for serving the finest authentic dishes, accompanied by a wide selection of wines. Te l : 0 4 3 7 2 2 2 0 0 9 ¡ 0 4 3 7 2 2 2010 ww w. g r a z i a f i n e f o o d . c o. z a


The project entitled Phenomenal Woman – a name taken from Maya Angelou’s poem of the same name – features four surreal analogue collages paired with four poems. The poems have each been written by a female writer highlighting women’s issues or struggles. Some of the themes explored include selfimage, diversity, female power, and sexuality. BLAC Designs, founded by Jordanian national Hamzeh Alfarahneh, is a Cape Townbased concept brand focused on luxury leather accessories and bags. This project is the second in a series of artist collaborations meant to cement BLAC’s relationship within the art world. The project’s main focus is on women, as the themes explored are close to the brand’s heart. Anna Bu Kliewer is a London-based mixed-media artist working in digital and analogue collages. Driven by her curiosity about other realities and time and space, she challenges our perception of identity and nature by transforming found imagery into a new surreal context. This was explored in her project Soft Men and her work for ES Magazine and Article. “With this collaboration we wanted to highlight women as they are BLAC’s primary source of inspiration. Anna is a vocal supporter of the disenfranchised. Her work often has a political undertone, and it felt right to reach out to her for this,” Alfarahneh says. “We wanted a more conceptual approach than our usual projects and to talk about BLAC’s ethos as a brand by shining some light on some of the issues that our clientele often face. In a way Anna and I are paying homage to all the women in our life”.

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Poet Biographies • Maya Angelou (1928-2014) was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. • Little is known about Safiyya alBaghadiyya, who was a 12th century slave poet from Baghdad. Slave women expressed a profound consciousness of the relationship between their words and their bodies. They were creatures of the court who easily gained or lost favour due to their actions. Thus their desirability, and hence their security depended equally on wit and attractiveness. • Wallada bint al-Mustakfi (994-1091) was one of the best known noble poetesses in Andalusian courts, and was the daughter of the caliph Muhammad III of Cordoban. Much of her poetry consists of short pieces designed to be sung in the muhdath style.

•A  nna Laetitia Barbauld (1743-1825) was a prominent English poet, essayist, literary critic, editor, and children’s author. Barbauld’s career as a poet ended abruptly in 1812 with the publication of Eighteen Hundred and Eleven, which criticized Britain’s participation in the Napoleonic Wars. Vicious reviews shocked Barbauld, and she published nothing else during her lifetime.

About BLAC Designs BLAC is a concept luxury brand based in Cape Town that works on a project-toproject basis. Each project is handmade in small production runs by skilled artisans to maintain the elegance and grace inherited from traditional highquality craftsmanship. BLAC’s latest range of bags, called Edition6, is available at www.shopblac.com. The bags are produced in limited quantities and have a dedicated cult following – including HRH Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan.


The Bliss of a Brand New

Bush Breakaway Becks Safari Lodge

I still remember when my brother and I received our first ‘grown-up’ bikes. His was brand new and a shiny blue. Mine was second hand and my dad had repainted it in my favourite colour at the time, pink. I loved that bike, but somehow the appeal of something brand new always has that little bit of extra sparkle that gets your heart racing. Imagine then, the feeling – travel addict that I am – of discovering a brand new game lodge. So new the sales tag was still attached to the woolly blanket on my bed! Text: Nicky Furniss Images © Karongwe Portfolio

Having only opened to the public a few months ago, visiting Becks Safari Lodge, in the Karongwe Private Game Reserve near Hoedspruit, is like ripping off the wrapping paper on Christmas morning and finding the top item on your Dear Santa list inside. Karongwe Private Game Reserve has a long and established history. Bordering the greater Kruger National Park, it has the benefit of an equally rich and diverse range of animal species (including the

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Big Five as well as close to 400 species of birds – a twitcher’s paradise), while still maintaining an intimate experience where you are unlikely to come across more than two or three other game drive vehicles during your game drives. That means no vying with 15 other cars for a lion sighting (in fact we had the rather rare and animated experience of watching a pair of lions mating, all to ourselves), as well as that wonderful feeling of seclusion

and tranquillity many of us escape to the bush for. The Karongwe Portfolio comprises four other lodges, also dotted around the reserve, which cater to a variety of different tastes and price brackets. Becks Safari Lodge is the fifth and latest edition to the collection and, like most youngest children, has been liberally spoilt with all the trappings of five-star luxury, making it the undisputed flagship of the reserve.


Becks announces its presence with a shock of bright green grass, snuggled up against a striking layered-stone wall that wouldn’t be out of place in the lobby of a Fortune 500 company. This immediately hints at the fact that this lodge is going to be a little different from the norm. Whereas most game lodges are characterised by their low-hanging thatch roofs and cosy nooks and crannies festooned with objet trouvé from the bush, Becks is a study in

light and airy modern architecture. The main lodge’s soaring roof encourages sunlight to trip across its modern décor, and its walls are covered in striking pieces of art. The dining room sits to one side, a comfy lounge to the other, while the bar is second only in its pride of place to the view in front of it – a sunken fire pit (perfect for marshmallows and fireside stories), a large deck overlooking the Makhutswi Riverbed, and an improbably blue 20 m infinity pool

which you can share with the kingfishers during your morning laps. Branching off from the main lodge, eight of the ten dove grey, canvas-sided suites are dotted along the riverbank, shaded by giant indigenous trees. Two other family rooms overlook the waterhole, which is often a hive of animal activity, especially in winter. The suites themselves are designed to be anything but a hive of activity though, as every possible creature comfort has been

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foreseen and catered for. There are large bathtubs in which to wallow hippo-like; deck chairs on which to recline like the monkeys in the nearby trees; and a large four-poster bed with the kind of soft, comfy linen that will have you napping harder than a male lion after breakfast. The jar of homemade biscuits and the treats left lovingly on your pillow every night certainly don’t hurt either. Speaking of tummy temptations, meal times are lavish affairs that won’t leave you in the mood to scavenge like a hyena afterwards. Early mornings start with fresh rusks and cups of coffee, which are repeated – along with the obligatory game drive hot chocolate on the morning drinks stop (be sure to ask your guide to bring along the Amarula for added flavour). Breakfast then follows with a colourful buffet of continental favourites, as well as a wide selection of cooked options. Afternoon snoozes, book-reading sessions – or perhaps even a visit to the indulgent Thera Naka spa where the lovely therapists work their magic on stressed shoulders and tired limbs – culminate in afternoon tea served on the main deck. “Let them eat cake” is clearly the chef’s motto, and who

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are we to argue with such sound advice? Toasting the setting sun as it sinks behind the majestic Drakensberg Mountains is the perfect mid-point of any afternoon game drive – as essential as a drink around the fire afterwards before heading into dinner. This is either an elegant affair in the main dining room, or, for a truly memorable experience, under the stars in the boma. Lit only by candles, lanterns and two roaring fires, the lodge’s resident chef somehow manages to serve up a smorgasbord of delicious options – many of which one wouldn’t normally associate with a good oldfashioned braai. Meat lovers have nothing to fear though, as they are guaranteed to still be very well catered for. With all of these gastronomic glories and luxury trappings, one might be mistaken in thinking that Becks’ main attraction is the lodge itself, when in fact it is the people who work here who are the real stars of the show. One cannot teach warmth or natural hospitality but the staff at Becks have both in spades, as well as an obvious love for the surrounding bush – the undisputed headline act. The reserve has the enviable title of having one of the densest populations of

leopard in South Africa, and though our encounter with one of these magnificent felines was fleeting, it’s impact certainly wasn’t. Add to that an unimpeded sighting of a cheetah, a morning watching lion cubs doze in sun, and a very up-close-andpersonal encounter with a few elephants, and most of us were kept very busy using the lodge’s Wi-Fi in the evenings uploading photos to social media. The impressive knowledge of the guides and trackers will also ensure that you’ll leave Becks with not only greater insight about the animals we share our country with, but also a greater appreciation for the gift we are given to be able to still see them in these kinds of beautiful, untouched places. Pop a visit to Becks Safari Lodge on the top of your Christmas or birthday list this year – I guarantee it’s a gift that will keep on giving long after the staff have sent you on your way with a song and smile. The Karongwe Private Game Reserve is situated in Limpopo, a short drive from Hoedspruit Airport. For more information, visit www.karongweportfolio.com. For reservations, contact +27 11 817 5560 or email reservations@karongweportfolio.com.


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Cleaning Up The Supa Mama Programme

If you take a look around you, and really start to notice it, the opportunities for recycling are endless. That water bottle you just drained? Recyclable. Whatever packaging your last snack came in? Recyclable. This very magazine? Recyclable. In fact, it’s almost tricky to find something that isn’t recyclable – and yet, our landfills are packed to the gills with waste. It’s not just a shame, it’s the kind of thing that future generations will call a tragedy. But there are proactive individuals and companies at the forefront of doing something about this, and in the process creating much-needed jobs for previously unemployed women.

Text: Will Edgcumbe Images © Supa Mama

Founded and run by the dynamic husband-and-wife team of Mike and Thina Maziya, KwaZulu-Natal-based plastic product manufacturing company Verigreen has developed a waste-to-product initiative called Supa Mama, which has already made a massive difference in the lives of hundreds of families. And it’s so simple, one wonders why there aren’t more programmes like this mushrooming up everywhere.

The Supa Mama Programme started in 2012 when Mike came across a woman collecting rubbish on the side of the road. She told him that she was unemployed and collected waste to sell to recycling plants in the hope of feeding and schooling her children. That night he shared his story with Thina, and the seed for Supa Mama was planted. “We were touched by the struggle of women who have children but

lack resources to feed and educate them properly, and resort to waste collection to earn an income. Being in the plastic manufacturing business, we felt that we could do something to improve the situation,” Thina says. They launched Supa Mama with one “Mama” in 2012, and there are now approximately 550 in the programme. It’s devilishly simple: Verigreen trains the

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Mamas on how to sort waste and identify the type of plastic that the company recycles, and pays them directly for the plastic they bring in. Verigreen pays the Mamas a premium rate for uncontaminated plastic waste which can be recycled and reused to manufacture new drawstring refuse bags under the Supa Mama brand. The Mamas collect plastic from the street, retailers, industrial sites and even households, and selling it directly to Verigreen means that they earn more than they would selling it to recycling plants who would otherwise sell it on to a company like Verigreen. And if you think these ladies don’t make a real dent in the plastic littering our streets, let me disabuse you of that notion right now: Each month the Mamas divert a staggering 23 tons of plastic waste from going to the landfill. But Supa Mama is about more than reducing waste. Upskilling the Mamas is a big part of the ethos behind the programme. Mamas attend a skills development programme where they learn about waste management and basic workplace first aid (SETA accredited NQF Level 1). Some 300 Mamas are currently going through phase 1 of this programme, and 100 will progress to phase 2 where they will receive further training on entrepreneurial skills. “Verigreen goes out to previously disadvantaged communities to educate and train women to be micro-entrepreneurs through plastic waste collection, sorting and grading, which is a skill they’re able to impart to others in their community and effect a positive change. The training focuses on general recycling awareness, the specific types of plastic waste to be collected, and methods to avoid plastic contamination. They are further trained on how to manage their income and access their weekly payments via SMS banking, which is safer than cash,” Thina says. “These women are given a sense of pride and a degree of power as they are now micro-entrepreneurs. Proudly wearing their sponsored working gear, they set out to collection sites around Durban. Verigreen supports and protects the Mamas from being exploited by recyclers who pay rates which are not regulated. Our rates are the highest in the industry and are well communicated to the Mamas before joining the programme.” Like anything worth doing, the programme has had to overcome various challenges. “When the programme began, Mamas had to carry their plastic loads on their heads and drop them off at Verigreen.

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This was strenuous, as they had to walk long distances. We then decided to invest in trucks to collect the loads from different areas near where the Mamas live and work,” Thina says. “The safer SMS banking option was not well received at first, because the Mamas had never used ATMs before and needed training to use them. The majority of the Mamas are also uneducated – many can’t write, and have never operated under a formal structure of any sort before.” If you’re fortunate enough to be employed, and to have not battled too much for opportunity, it’s easy to miss the significance of a programme like Supa Mama, and how it has reshaped the world for these women and their families. “The

programme has improved the lives of these women for the better. They have something rewarding to look forward to each day. Some have said they built homes, paid for school fees, fed their families. We are overwhelmed with pride and gratitude every Friday when we make the transfers to these women, because we know that we have once again made the lives of many families much easier,” Thina says. Find out more at www.supamama.co.za or www.verigreen.co.za, and get involved yourself by donating plastic waste to your local Mama, paying for a child’s school fees, donating grocery vouchers to the programme, or even just purchasing Supa Mama branded drawstring bags at your local supermarket.


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Fondée et dirigée par Mike et Thina Maziya, un couple dynamique, l’entreprise de fabrication de produits en plastique Verigreen qui se trouve dans le KwaZuluNatal a mis en place une initiative du nom de Supa Mama qui utilise des déchets pour fabriquer un produit fini, initiative qui a déjà influencé de façon formidable la vie de centaines de familles. Et c’est si simple que l’on se demande bien pourquoi il n’y a pas plus de programmes similaires qui prolifèrent partout. Le programme Supa Mama commença en 2012 lorsque Mike rencontra une femme qui ramassait des ordures sur le bord de la route. Elle lui raconta qu’elle était sans emploi et qu’elle ramassait des déchets pour pouvoir les vendre à une usine de recyclage, en espérant pouvoir de ce fait nourrir ses enfants et les envoyer à l’école. Le soir même il raconta l’histoire à Thina et l’idée de Supa Mama commença à germer. « Nous avons été touchés par la lutte des femmes qui ont des enfants mais qui n’ont pas les ressources nécessaires pour les nourrir ou les éduquer adéquatement et qui ont recours à la collecte de déchets pour gagner de l’argent. Comme nous avions déjà une entreprise de fabrication de plastique nous avons pensé que nous pourrions faire quelque chose pour améliorer la situation, » expliqua Thina. Ils lancèrent Supa Mama en 2012 avec une seule « Mama » - il y en environ 550 dans le programme à l’heure actuelle. C’est diablement simple : Verigreen forme les Mamas sur la façon de trier les déchets

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et leur apprend aussi à identifier le type de plastique que la compagnie recycle ; elles sont rémunérées directement pour le plastique qu’elles apportent. Verigreen leur offre un très bon tarif pour tous déchets en matiere plastique propre qui peuvent être recyclés et réutilisés pour fabriquer ne nouveaux sacs plastiques à liens coulissants commercialisés sous la marque Supa Mama. Les Mamas récupèrent le plastique dans la rue, chez les commerçants, sur les sites industriels et même chez les particuliers pour le revendre directement à Verigreen, ce qui veut dire qu’elles gagnent plus en ce faisant qu’elles ne gagneraient en vendant directement aux usines de recyclage, qui revendent à des compagnies comme Verigreen. Et si vous pensez que ce que font ces femmes ne fait pas de différence à la quantité de plastique se trouvant dans les rues, permettez-moi de vous dire que vous vous trompez grandement : Chaque mois les Mama ramassent quelque 23 tonnes de déchets plastiques qui se seraient autrement retrouvées dans les décharges publiques. Mais la mission de Supa Mama n’est pas simplement de réduire le volume de déchets. La philosophie sous-jacente au programme est d’accroître les compétences des Mamas. Les Mamas participent à un programme de développement des capacités lors duquel on leur enseigne la gestion des déchets et les premiers secours sur le lieu de travail (accrédité par SETA, Niveau 1 du NFQ). À peu près 300 Mamas se trouvent actuellement dans la phase 1 du programme, et

100 d’entre elles passeront à la phase 2 durant laquelle elles recevront une formation complémentaire pour le développement de compétences entrepreneuriales. « Verigreen part à la rencontre de communautés précédemment défavorisées pour éduquer et former les femmes dans le but qu’elles deviennent des microentrepreneurs par le biais du ramassage, du tri et du calibrage de déchets plastique ; elles pourront par la suite transmettre ces compétences aux autres au sein de leurs communautés et favoriser le changement. La formation porte essentiellement sur une sensibilisation générale au recyclage, les types de plastiques spécifiques à ramasser et les méthodes permettant d’éviter la contamination du plastique. De plus on leur apprend à gérer leurs revenus et à accéder à leurs paiements hebdomadaires par le biais de services bancaires par SMS qui sont plus sûrs que l’argent liquide, » dit Thina. « On donne à ces femmes un sentiment de fierté et de pouvoir accrus du fait qu’elles sont maintenant des micro-entrepreneurs. Elles portent leurs uniformes avec fierté lorsqu’elles partent vers les sites de collecte autour de Durban. Verigreen soutient et protège les Mamas contre l’exploitation par les recycleurs qui paient des tarifs non règlementés. Nos tarifs sont les plus élevés de l’industrie et sont communiqués très clairement aux Mamas lorsqu’elles rejoignent le programme. » Comme tout ce qui mérite d’être entrepris, le programme a dû surmonter certaines difficultés. « Quand le programme


a commencé, les Mamas devaient porter leur assortiment de plastique sur leur tête pour le déposer à Verigreen. Les longues distances qu’elles avaient à parcourir étaient exténuantes. Nous avons donc décidé d’investir dans des camions pour faire le ramassage des cargaisons près des différents lieux où les Mamas vivent et travaillent, » explique Thina. Si vous avez la chance d’avoir un emploi et de n’avoir pas trop dû vous battre pour cette opportunité, il est facile de ne pas saisir le sens d’un programme tel Supa Mama et la manière dont il a transformé le monde de ces femmes et de leurs familles. « Le programme a amélioré les vies de ces femmes de façon dramatique. Elles ont une activité qui les satisfont et dont elles se réjouissent chaque jour. Certaines disent avoir construit des maisons, avoir pu payer leurs frais scolaires et nourrir leurs familles. Chaque vendredi, nous sommes empreints de fierté et de gratitude quand nous payons ces femmes par virement bancaire parce que nous savons qu’une fois encore nous avons simplifié la vie de nombreuses familles, » déclare Thina. Pour en apprendre plus rejoigneznous surwww.supamama.co.za ou sur www.verigreen.co.za.


KZN North Coast is on the Rise Blythedale Coastal Estate

A captivating combination of natural beauty, urban convenience, and luxury living is fuelling the property boom on KwaZulu-Natal’s magnificent Dolphin Coast. Enticing property developments along the Indian Ocean corridor between the port cities of Durban and Richards Bay are attracting hosts of new residents who are looking for stress-free alternatives to the suburbs of Durban and the frenzy of Gauteng.

Text: Maggie Wittstock Images © Elan Property Group

North Coast Appeal With the allure of the warm Indian Ocean to keep the winter chills away, the North Coast creates the perfect allyear playground for outdoor enthusiasts. The Dolphin Coast is also unrivalled as a destination for golfing, fishing, surfing, swimming, trail running, mountain biking, beach walks, and bird watching. Vibrant local markets are wellsupported, and popular restaurants range from casual to fine-dining establishments. Cosy pubs, beautiful hotels, and romantic wedding venues attract locals and visitors alike, both in and out of the holiday season. While staying at the coast on holiday, it usually doesn’t take long for visitors to be seduced by the stylish, yet laid-back North Coast lifestyle. Considering the attractive real estate options available, many soon realise that they actually don’t ever have to leave.

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With King Shaka International Airport close by, the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast has become an attractive option for commuters who often have to travel overseas or around South Africa for work. Many modern families have come to find residential estates the ideal place for creating a home base where they can enjoy a quality lifestyle. As a result, other public and private investors are beginning to take advantage of the residential property development that has sprouted up along the northern coastal corridor. Education, healthcare, entertainment, retail, and business services are experiencing sustained expansion along the North Coast. Topclass schools, in particular, have started up around Ballito to accommodate the growing number of families with schoolgoing children who are thriving on the Dolphin Coast.

It is not surprising that the population of Ballito has grown by 150 % over the past 10 years, making the KwaDukuza Municipality one of the fastest-growing municipalities in South Africa. New Malls for Ballito & KwaDukuza According to developers of the new Ballito Junction Regional Mall, tenant demand was so over-subscribed that the R1,8 billion project had to be increased by 15,000 m² in the construction phase. Built on an existing mall one-eighth of the size, the development is the largest mall on the Dolphin Coast and spans an impressive 80,000 m². Matching the region’s consumer base, the mall adds impetus to the Dolphin Coast’s flourishing diverse community. Complementing four existing malls in Ballito, the Ballito Junction is home to six anchor tenants, as well as a wide range of restaurants, cafes, fast food outlets, a cinema complex and recreational activities


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such as a trampoline park. The regional mall creates super-regional pull and will retain local consumer spend in the area. Further north, at KwaDukuza (also known as Stanger), construction is underway on a regional shopping centre and mixed-use development with an estimated value of R1.5 billion which will completely transform the existing town centre. Due for completion in September 2018, it is anticipated that the first phase of the development, the 30,000 m² mall, will provide new commercial opportunities as well as convenience to local communities. The impact on KwaDukuza and surrounding areas will see tremendous spinoff from this type of development. Jobs will be created and improved infrastructure will fulfill home owners’ important need for convenience. The new mall at is positioned just 500 m from the R74 off-ramp, and will

be a short five-minute hop over the N2 from Elan Property Group’s Blythedale Coastal Estate. Lifestyle, Living and Leisure Combine Blythedale Coastal Estate is an exciting combination of residential, commercial, and leisure facilities that is currently being developed on 1,000 hectares of prime North Coast real estate. Blythedale Coastal Estate takes its cue from the landscape and raw natural beauty of the environment. The multiphase development incorporates unspoilt golden beaches that stretch over 3 km, as well as 20 hectares of indigenous coastal forests and pristine river frontage. Just a 40-minute drive from King Shaka International Airport, and a 20-minute drive from the growing regional hub of Ballito, Blythedale Coastal Estate balances a sense of community with the privacy expected from a resort estate.

In the next few months, significant residential and hospitality developments will take shape on the Estate. Along the sea-fronting Celebrity Mile, construction is due to begin on the first residential home in the Estate. In mid-August, nearly 3,000 of the country’s top adventure athletes will take up the Toyota Warrior challenge at the Estate’s brand new event bowl. A stunning outdoor arena, the event bowl has a panoramic vista of the Indian Ocean as a backdrop, just metres from the beach. Land in Phase One and Phase Two is 80 % sold out and pre-sales are in progress for Phase Three of the Estate development. Visit us at www.blythedale.co.za or contact Andrew Thompson on +27 61 427 2476 to book a site visit and learn more about Lifestyle, Living and Leisure at Blythedale Coastal Estate.

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on air Sechaba Gqeba

Proudly celebrating 10 years on air this year, Sechaba Gqeba – or Sechaba G, as most know her – is a woman on a mission to conquer great heights. Text: Julie Graham Images © Ashley Irvin Robertson

Originally from Vereeniging in Gauteng, Sechaba Gqeba now resides in Cape Town, where she is making waves on the biggest radio station in the Western Cape, KFM. Her daytime show is a unique combination of fun, food, fashion, travel and, most importantly, connecting with people. She is passionate about inspiring young women to chase their dreams, and teaching them how to deal with the knocks of life, overcome them and create success in their lives. Just as she has. Gqeba is a truly inspiring woman and juggles being a radio personality, MC and voiceover artist – as well as a loving wife and doting mother to her son – with all the prowess one has come to expect from the modern-day woman. Indwe caught up with her in Cape Town recently to find out a little more about how she got to where she is today. Indwe: What was life like for you as a child growing up in Vereeniging? Sechaba Gqeba (SG): Life was fun. I really appreciate the childhood that I had. I was very close to my siblings, especially my sister because our age gap is very small. Growing up in a small town grounds you and fuels you to want to achieve more in life. Indwe: How did you come to be on the air? SG: I signed up for a high school excursion to the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and while I was there I

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attended a radio workshop. That’s where the seed was planted. The very next year I was offered my first radio job as a news reader at a community radio station in Vereeniging. Indwe: This year marks your 10-year anniversary on air. What are some of the most memorable moments you have had

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so far in your broadcasting career? SG: It would have to be winning an onair talent search that was held in Gauteng for what was then Highveld Stereo. Being in the presence of some of the most amazing individuals throughout the years has also been memorable and inspiring, as was

moving up from overnight to daytime radio on KFM. Indwe: What can listeners expect from your lunchtime show on KFM? SG: My content is hyper local. So I cover stories of amazing individuals making differences in their daily lives,


plus I cover fashion tips, travel and much more. Indwe: When did you make the move to Cape Town? SG: I made the move four years ago. The move was motivated by my partner (now husband) and a career

offer that was on the cards for him. I always knew that I would be able to get back into radio in Cape Town when the time was right. It all worked out. I miss my family in Gauteng and travel between the two cities. Gauteng will always be home. Indwe: How do you juggle your professional and private life? SG: I set boundaries. When I’m home with my husband and son, I’m in complete wife and mommy mode. I also measure carefully how much sharing of my husband and son I do on public platforms and social media. Everything in moderation. Indwe: What have been some of the challenges you have faced in your career so far? SG: Broadcasting, and radio specifically, is very male dominated. I think I represent the sisters well and never try to downplay my femininity. Instead I use it as a tool to reach out to women who aspire to be in the same position and show them that it definitely can be done. Broadcasting is also a very temperamental industry, so you have got to be consistent and keep re-inventing yourself in order to grow and make it. Indwe: Who inspires you the most? SG: My husband, Khanyi Dhlomo, Basetsana Kumalo, and my grandmother. Indwe: What are your goals for the future? SG: TV is waiting for me and I’m ready. A business endeavour in beauty and fashion is on the cards, and I’m also aiming to grow more and more as a radio and media personality. Indwe: What message do you have for the woman of the world in light of Women’s Day this month? SG: You are everything. Own your space and continue to be a source of light and inspiration. Don’t ever feel like your gender defines what you can and cannot do because you can do and be anything that you want to be. Sechaba G is a woman on a mission and a perfect role model for young women in South Africa to pursue what they love. Find out more about her on her social media platforms: Facebook: sechabagqeba Twitter: @Sechaba_G Instagram: @sechaba_g


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The Whale Route Less Travelled The beaches of the Western Cape attract scores of visitors annually to embrace their beauty. But at no time is this coast more beguiling than when the gentle giants of the deep visit to expand their families.

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From June to December each year, Southern Right whales migrate from Antarctica to the warmer waters of South Africa to bring their calves into the world. The waters along the southern coast are an ideal place for the little ones to spend their

first days. While the whale families are here, visitors can marvel at the whales breaching or lob-tailing, and maybe even see the little ones trying out their flukes and fins. I decided to pack my bags and venture out on the southern roads of the Cape

(avoiding the more populated town of Hermanus) to explore the Whale Route, and experience the charms, tranquillity, and hospitality of the quaint coastal towns and their establishments along the way.

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The Agulhas Country Lodge Certainly one of the most famous areas in the Cape is where the two oceans meet. The Indian and Atlantic oceans merge in front of the quaint town of L’Agulhas. The Agulhas Country Lodge is filled with old-world charm and seamlessly blends into its incredible setting, overlooking the ocean. Pulling up, I was immediately charmed by the old stone work of the exterior of the lodge. I headed up the wooden staircase to the restaurant area where I was to have lunch on the balcony, with the ocean glittering in the sunlight just a few metres away. Of course, when staying here, you want views – and this lodge certainly delivers. This boutique hotel comprises eight ensuite rooms all with balconies overlooking the ocean. Guests are able to wake up, open the curtains, and relax with a cup of coffee to the sounds and sights of the waves lapping serenely on the shore. After a day of exploring the area – there is the Ghost Corner hiking trail for the paranormally inclined, and the second oldest working lighthouse in South Africa calls Agulhas home – the ideal place to end the day is in the cigar lounge at the Agulhas Country Lodge. Sit back in one of the plush chairs, choose from one of the many varieties of cigars, and order a drink from the bar’s extensive menu. For more information, please visit www.agulhascountrylodge.com. Arniston Spa Hotel Set just a few steps from the ocean, the four-star Arniston Spa Hotel is situated next to the traditional fishing village of Waenhuiskrans/Arniston and centrally located so that the beaches are close at hand. Comprised of 60 rooms, each has its own balcony and offers views of either the garden or the Indian Ocean. Of course, during whale season, make sure to get an ocean view room, so that you are able to sit on your balcony and enjoy the gentle giants. Being in such close proximity to the ocean, Arniston Spa Hotel’s restaurant has made seafood its main attraction. I opted for the Sushi Boat, which was overflowing with a fresh variety of sushi creations, both traditional and the restaurant’s own innovations. Diners can expect the freshest of shellfish and catch-of-the-day fish straight from the boats. And do not forget to start the meal off with some oysters. To explore what Arniston has to offer, I awoke early the next morning and set off

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The Agulhas Country Lodge

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to discover more of the history of the town. Arniston has a rich history, punctuated by tragedy. The town got its English name from a ship that was wrecked here in 1815. Today, a portion of the The Arniston can be seen among the sand dunes off the coast, and a plaque has been erected in honour of the deceased. Down some steep steps to the rocky beach, I walked along the stones to the small entrance to the Waenhuiskrans cave – from which the town gets is Afrikaans name. Only to be explored during low tide, I ducked through the opening and found myself in a large cavern. The cave opened to the ocean, where the water could be seen crashing against the rocks – it is quite a sight. For more information, please visit www.arnistonhotel.com. The De Hoop Collection in the De Hoop Nature Reserve Bringing together wide open grasslands and seaside expanses is De Hoop Nature Reserve – the complete nature lover’s package. Here, bontebok, Cape mountain zebra, eland, baboons, and ostrich roam freely on the reserve, and sand dunes tumble their way to the shore, where the rock formations have created pools filled with the wonders of the ocean. I went on a marine hike with one of De Hoop Collection’s experienced guides along the rocky coast where I was introduced to

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these inhabitants, and was awestruck by the magnificence of the waves crashing along the shore. After the hike, it was time for lunch, which was an incredible picnic spread of cheeses, cold meats, fruit, and salads, all while enjoying the ocean views. De Hoop is one of the world’s best land-based whale-watching areas, as the coast off De Hoop is a marine protected area as well as a World Heritage Site. Back on land, guests at the De Hoop Collection can cycle through the reserve. There are hiking trails to explore the incredible diversity of the region, and, for some pampering after the activities, the onsite De Hoop spa is there to massage muscles into a complete state of bliss. With so much to do and explore at De Hoop, it is wise to spend more than a day here. The accommodation options on the reserve are diverse. Cottages, suites, a manor house, and campsite rondawels all ensure there is something to suit most people’s tastes. For more information, please visit www.dehoopcollection.com. Taking to the roads of the Western Cape’s south coast is ideal for a tranquil getaway with charming smalltown hospitality punctuated by lobtailing whales. This trip was sponsored by Cape Country Routes. For more information and to plan your own whale-watching excursion, visit www.capecountryroutes.com.


Aquae Anima Vivens According to science, up to 60 % of the human adult body is comprised of water. The brain and the heart alone are composed of 73 % water. It is no wonder then that so many people have such an emotional and instinctive response to Royal Chundu – a riverside hideaway that tugs on the heartstrings. Text: Nicky Furniss Images Š Royal Chundu

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Royal Chundu is a luxury safari lodge and the only hotel in Zambia endorsed by Relais & Chateaux. It’s situated almost equidistant between the Zambian town of Livingstone – a favourite holiday spot for those wanting to view the grandeur of the Victoria Falls from both sides of the border – and the Kazungula Ferry crossing, where Zambia and Botswana are divided by the Zambezi River (or the Chobe River if you’re Botswanan). Water is an integral part of life here. Rivers demarcate countries (Namibia and Zimbabwe’s borders also meet at this point), and offer a source of livelihood and sustenance to those who live on their banks. They also attract thousands of tourists every year who come to wonder at the awe-inspiring density of game along the Chobe floodplains, not to mention the bucket list attraction of the Falls. Upstream from the famous “Smoke that Thunders”, the Zambezi River moves at a more sedate pace, and it is from this that everything at Royal Chundu takes its cue. “Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress.” – Margaret Atwood After dry game reserves and dusty dirt roads, the River Lodge appears like an oasis as you are welcomed by one of the ever-friendly staff members, led over a bridge with a happy fish-filled pond on either side, and presented with your first view of the magnificent Zambezi River ambling along so quietly it’s hard to believe that it will soon turn into a thrashing, roaring beast when it hits the Falls downriver. Here though, two sets of rapids cocoon this patch of river frontage, making it serenely calm, and entirely private.

While you sip your welcome drink, the expert hands of the lodge’s massage therapists work away your travel-induced knots, while one of the managers chats to you about your itinerary. “Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time… and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future.” – Hermann Hesse There is a lot to do here – from bush walks and cruises, to cultural tours and visits to attractions in the surrounding area. But as with the river itself, guests are encouraged to take things as slowly or as quickly as they wish. Schedules are fluid here, and can be changed to suit your whims – which are guaranteed to include more than your expected share of wanting to simply watch the river float by. Time is not a concern here – except when you realise that your trip is coming to an end and you wished you had booked a few extra days. “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” – Loran Eisely Ten beautiful chalets sit perched on stilts along the river bank, with private decks to best enjoy the view and the soothing sound of the river lapping against the riverbank under each suite. King-sized beds, romantically draped in mosquito netting, en-suite bathrooms dotted with heavenly-smelling amenities and an endless number of spots to relax under the trees, swing in a hammock or take a dip in the pool make River Lodge a haven that has guests – particularly families – coming back time and time again. But for those craving quiet solitude and the utmost in privacy, Island Lodge,

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on Royal Chundu’s very own Katomboro Island, is like finding Neverland in the middle of the African bush. Accessed by a 10-minute boat ride from River Lodge, it might as well be 10 hours from the mainland. The eight guests at a time who are privileged enough to experience the island are so blissfully well looked after by the staff that all thoughts of work and responsibilities float casually down the river, as you sit on the main deck feasting on five-star cuisine and contemplating an afternoon snooze in your beautiful suite. “Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.” – WH Auden WH Auden clearly thought love and water were mutually exclusive, but at Island Lodge, you can have both. The four suites on the island are decorated in pretty shades of white and blue that perfectly complement the river views below them. And indeed, everything is designed to make the river the star of the show. Who needs a wall? Especially when the entire front of the suite is floor-toceiling sliding glass doors that open up onto an expansive deck, complete with

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beanbag loungers and a table and chairs, should you opt for a romantic candlelit dinner on the deck. The giant bed faces the river, as does the lounge, and the glass-fronted shower – where else can you lather up to the morning anthem of hippos harrumphing? But while outdoor showers were once the height of luxury, Island Lodge takes it one step further. As if a relaxing sunset cruise along the river – including cocktails and delicious nibbles – weren’t romantic enough, nothing compares to coming “home” to find the one corner of your deck lit with the soft glow of paraffin lamps, and the giant outdoor bathtub filled with bubbles. Grabbing two glasses and bubbles of a different kind, we sank into the hot water and toasted our amazing good fortune to have found ourselves in this beautiful place. And then we just sighed and enjoyed the sounds of nocturnal animals of the African bush awakening around us, just as we were ready to feast on another outstanding meal before snuggling into bed. “My escape is to just get in a boat and disappear on the water.” – Carl Hiaasen

After a few days on Island Lodge, you invariably feel the urge to interact with this beautiful river, rather than just looking at it. One of the most enjoyable ways of doing this is to sign up for a canoe ride. Starting at the Kotombora rapids, expert guides paddle you downstream in inflatable canoes along channels between the many little islands that dot the river. The journey is at times sedate, at other times exhilarating – these are certainly not the infamous Grade 4 rapids one finds below the Falls, but they still provide just enough speed and bumpiness to add to the fun. Either way, it is all the while spectacularly beautiful, bordered on either side by lush greenery. “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” – John Lubbock All of that excitement certainly works up an appetite – and luckily, we had been promised a picnic on the river banks as part of our trip. The word “picnic” conjures up many an image, but not once did I


imagine that it would involve Persian carpets, a table with linen and silverware, and a waiter waiting with icy glasses of Pimm’s and lemonade. The chef had set up shop next to the custom-built braai and pizza oven, and clearly thought we had worked up enough of an appetite to feed an army. Different types of meat and salads, sat next to slices of pizza, veggie skewers and braaibroodjies – it took several trips to sample it all, by which time our stomachs were round and protruding like puppies’ tummies. Luckily, there was another Persian carpet strewn with cushions laid out beneath the trees, as well as two hammocks strung between them. We settled deliciously into these and rocked ourselves gently to sleep, waking only to sip on our Pimm’s, or to wander over to the dessert swing (yes, swing) to nibble on strawberries and chocolate mousse and brownies. Once you have had you fill of all of this relaxation, the canoes are waiting to whisk you downstream to the lodge, or you can opt to walk back, exploring the island as you go, marvelling at its 23 Baobab and 1000-year-old behemoth Jackalberry trees. “The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit.” – Saint Teresa of Avila We celebrated our last night at Island Lodge with a superb Zambian tasting menu. Few would think that traditional Zambian staples could be transformed into haute cuisine – least of all executive chef Sungani Phiri – but once he started experimenting with the foods he grew up with, he discovered a whole new world of fine-dining Zambian cuisine. We feasted

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on freshwater crayfish with bean velouté, Zambezi bream, and traditional millet porridge dressed up with ice cream and oat crumble, which is now possibly my favourite dessert of all time. About 90 % of everything served at Royal Chundu is sourced within a 4 km radius of the lodge, and in particular from the two neighbouring villages, Mushekwa and Muluka, which also supply the lodge with the majority of their staff who are trained onsite. These villagers derive a living from selling fish, vegetables, eggs and wild mushrooms to the lodge, who in turn assist them with the cultivation of their gardens, a school for their children, and other initiatives. The local communities and the lodge have formed a beautiful symbiotic relationship, which is part of what makes Royal Chundu so special. No trip here would be complete with visiting Mushekwa Village, where matriarch, Edith Mushekwa, will proudly show you around – from the large vegetable garden that is irrigated year round by the tides of the Zambezi itself, to their homes, and their way of life. Edith credits the lodge for providing employment to the area and for allowing her to educate her children. And by extension she says that she views every guest as a gift who continues to allow their way of life to continue – the warm welcome you receive from everyone here shows that she is not alone in thinking this.

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“Water is sufficient... the spirit moves over water.” – Friedrich Nietzsche They say that Zambians are generally happy, friendly people, but Edith and the people she lives with could possibly be the

happiest Zambians I have ever met. Then again, she gets to live beside this majestic river and enjoy its soothing rhythms all year round, while we are only given a small taste of it – but it is certainly a taste that I will savour always.


A Role Model to many King Cetshwayo District Municipality

The King Cetshwayo District Municipality, located in the north-eastern region of the KwaZulu-Natal province on the eastern seaboard of South Africa, is a category C municipality. It covers an area of 8 000 km², from the agricultural town of Gingindlovu in the south to the Umfolozi River in the north, and inland to the mountainous beauty of rural Nkandla. Text & Image © Supplied This paradoxical district comprises the best and worst of the two economies of this country. It’s home to several of the largest industrial giants in the world, the mining and production sector in the urban areas are burgeoning with economic activity, the agricultural and tourism potential is boundless, and there are ever-increasing opportunities for local economic development. On the other hand, crippling droughts and rural communities living in abject poverty are also strong characteristics of the King Cetshwayo district, with a backlog of water and sanitation service delivery topping our list of priorities. The following local municipalities fall within the servicing area of the King Cetshwayo District Municipality (DC28): • uMfolozi Municipality (KZ 281) • uMhlathuze Municipality (KZ 282) • uMlalazi Municipality (KZ 284) • Mthonjaneni Municipality (KZ 285) • Nkandla Municipality (KZ 286)

Prior to her political career, she was a teacher, and has a degree and a diploma in education. She was a teacher for 19 years, 12 of which she served as a principal. Raised in the rural and remote area of Mfanefile in the Mthonjaneni area, she grew up in a big family. Her mother is still her pillar of strength today. Mayor Cllr Nonhle Mkhulisi is a single mother to Simphiwe and affectionately known as Mam’ Nonhle to many because of her nurturing approach to the youth in the district. A vociferous campaigner for human rights, she was a member of SADTU, Chairperson of the Education Bargaining Council, and a gender activist of note, also leading programmes on HIV/AIDS. Her approachable and down-to-earth nature is one of her most endearing qualities, but it should not be mistaken for weakness. She is a strong fighter for what is morally correct and strives for equality and good governance. She also champions economic emancipation for rural women and youth.

District Vision To be an economically viable district with effective infrastructure that supports job creation through economic growth, rural development and promotion of our heritage.

The District With Mayor Mkhulisi at the Helm As part of preserving and honouring the rich history of the region, the district recently underwent a name change from uThungulu District Municipality to King Cetshwayo District Municipality. Under Mayor Cllr Nonhle Mkhulisi’s leadership the district recently achieved its fourth consecutive clean audit outcome from the Auditor-General of South Africa. This local government term started with the de-establishment of one of the previous six local municipalities in

District Mayor: Cllr Nonhle Mkhulisi Mayor Cllr Nonhle Mkhulisi has been working in government since 2009, when she served as a Member of Parliament. In 2014 she moved to the KZN Legislature. In August 2015 she joined King Cetshwayo District Council as the Deputy Mayor.

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the district, Ntambanana Municipality. The smooth transition to incorporate Ntambanana into the municipalities of uMhlathuze, Mthonjaneni and uMfolozi was closely managed by the district-run Change Management Committee and is another of the Mayor’s significant achievements. King Cetshwayo District Municipality is the proud recipient of the Business Excellence in the Public Sector award, which judges the organisation’s commitment to the implementation of the Batho Pele Principles. The signing of the Protocol Agreement with local mayors in the district was a significant step towards the promotion of harmony and a

unified approach to leadership of the King Cetshwayo Family of Municipalities. Mayor Cllr Nonhle Mkhulisi is driving a steadfast economic development agenda within the district. Her primary focus is to change the status quo of rural communities through agricultural initiatives aimed at poverty alleviation. The establishment of the District Fresh Produce market is one such vehicle which seeks to assist to commercialize local farmers. Through the RASET (Radical Agrarian Socio-Economic Transformation) Model, the district ensures meaningful participation of previously disadvantaged individuals in the food value chain.

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The vast continent of Africa contains a myriad of diverse cultures, landscapes, and languages, and throughout the region, there are a number of prominent artists portraying the rich African context through their striking artwork. One such artist, Gideon Appah, is taking the African and international art world by storm with his urban creations that confront themes such as race, pop culture, and the sociocultural and economic landscape of his hometown in Ghana. Text: Julie Graham Images © Akona Kenqu & Gideon Appah

Accra, the capital of Ghana on the West Coast of Africa, is a humid, bustling hive of activity with a beating heart full of authentic and exciting experiences around every street corner. It was here that Gideon Appah was born in a house that included his own family of five as well as uncles, aunts and cousins. Growing up near the slums of the city, he was exposed to a number of social, political and economic challenges facing the many inhabitants of this vibrant urban space. From a young age, he was fascinated by scribbling, and he was painting and

drawing anything and everything that popped into his imagination (numbers as well as imagined comic book superheroes held a particular fascination for him). Now, as an established artist, Appah’s work has been described as urban, gritty and chaotic, and his incredible mastery of mixed mediums has resulted in striking creations that delve right into the economic and sociocultural landscapes of Accra’s urban spaces, as well as his own imagination. Appah’s work draws inspiration from personal and social experiences he’s had

with Accra’s informal settlement of Sodom and Gomorrah – the biggest slum in the country. “Labour, radicalism, anxiety, pleasure and the shanty nature of the habitation make up my works,” he explains. “I am also inspired by mark making, particularly the written lottery numbers on lottery kiosks found in almost every corner of Accra. This is a process which is in no way inhibited by accurate assumptions or prescribed belief with regards to Western African practice.” Visual signage, which has formed part of the visual culture of the country, is also evident in his work. One can

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see the influence of the drawn and printed posters of barbers, lettering, posters, labels of products, boxes and sign posts – all of which represent the shanty nature of the townships and slums in the region. “I believe my work, by using this kind of common language, reflects a universal subject matter.” Appah creates these striking visuals by using salvaged and unconventional materials like rags, torn papers, billboard paper, posters, and corroded surfaces. Stencil printing, acrylics and oils as well as pastels and colour wax also make up part of the process. “My job is to try to transubstantiate these into a piece of work,” he says. “I enjoy creating a galaxy of works with these mediums.” His artistic process is as unique as his work and Appah thrives on creating an entirely sensory experiencing for viewers of his artwork. “I carry a small diary with me all the time. I have lots of books in which I draw or write anything I see, smell or hear. I also record things. I write or sketch almost everything interesting, even if it doesn’t make sense at the initial point. They are reference books for me and I gather lots of ideas for new works when I do this,” he explains. “I hardly sketch onto a canvas or paper before I start. Sometimes I prime the canvas, sometimes I don’t. Before I start, I gather all the materials I need, like printouts of lottery numbers, boxes, labels, billboard paper, photographs, coloured papers and others. From there, I just tear them up either horizontally or vertically or any way I want. It depends on what I am looking for. I try to get these materials as dirty as I can by smearing them with a local Ghanaian dye called Asiduro and coloured

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wax. I do this to the canvasses as well. This helps to put some time on the works and give them character”. The superimposition of marks and transparency that is iconic of his work comes from priming his canvas, passing acrylics over the top and then, while it is still wet, scratching through it. These scratches can be anything from numbers, words and diagrams to completely abstract representations. “I explore and experiment without inhibition, fear or conformity: images and words, free flow, splashes and drips of paint, distortion, torn images, discarded and salvaged objects, collage and text.” Appah’s work has taken him out of the slum and into a global arena where he has been recognised as an extremely important emerging artist. He has achieved some incredible feats, including being the first out of his graduate class to have a show immediately after completing his studies. “It was an exciting thing for me,” he recalls. “It happened at the Goethe Institute at Accra. It was a lovely show as I made these installations inside their gallery space. It was my first contact as an artist interacting with an art audience.” Two years later, Appah was a finalist at the inaugural Kuenyehia Prize for Contemporary Ghanaian Artists. “I didn’t win, but was glad to be recognized as an emerging artist in my country.” Just two months following this, he received a call from a representative from the revered Absa L’Atelier Art Award in South Africa – a crowning moment for Appah. “I came to Johannesburg in July 2015 for this event and I won the 1st Merit

Award which was given to a foreign artist to enter the competition,” he says. “I won a three-month artist residency at the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios from June to September 2016.” From there, Appah went from strength to strength in the art world, and astounded viewers by taking them on a voyage into Africa’s urban landscape. He showed at the Leonardo Da Vinci Gallery in Cape Town before doing a show with Gallery2 at the Turbine Art Fair in 2016, and then exhibited his work at the FNB Johannesburg Art Fair where he made a name as an important artist to keep an eye on. This year has been exciting for Appah and he has started working on a new body of work which he calls “scrawl paintings”. “I chose the word ‘scrawl’ because of the nature of how the works will be made,” he explains. “This word means a lot because of the temporary or permanent markings which normally appear scrawled on walls and wooden structures. It will be my first series which will be mostly paintings, sculptures and installations.” Gideon Appah will be exhibiting his work at the FNB Johannesburg Art Fair again in September. His arresting, thought-provoking and culturally relevant artwork takes viewers on a voyage right into the heart of Accra’s urban landscape, as well as the landscape of the entire African continent. He truly is an artist to keep an eye on. To view Gideon Appah’s work, visit www.davincigallery.co.za. of follow him on social media: Facebook: appah_gideon Twitter: appah_gideon Instagram: appah_gideon


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The Importance of Body Language in the Business World Gilan Gork – locally and internationally renowned mentalist, master of influence and best-selling author – outlines why applying the principles of non-verbal communication is extremely effective in business. Text: Gilan Gork Images © Gilan Gork & iStockphoto.com

How is body language like a tin of paint? It may sound like an absurd question, but it really isn’t. In fact, over the past 20 years, I must have asked this question to literally thousands of students in dozens of different countries. Here’s the answer: Paint is only useful when it’s applied to something. This is crucial. Anyone can flick through a book on body language. What’s far more useful is knowing how to apply the principles of non-verbal communication to real life. This is what I emphasise in my talks to sales professionals, executives and VIP guests all around the world. Consider this example. You are pitching for a substantial, high-level contract. You

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Gilan Gork says that being able to accurately read body language is an invaluable tool for both business and personal interactions

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One of the great joys of studying body language is the subtlety involved. For example, it’s rarely possible to make deductions based on a single action or gesture viewed in isolation. Context almost always matters, and we generally look for a coherent pattern of signals rather than judging them individually. We’re looking for the whole story, not just one part of it. As one of my students put it, we’re looking for the leopard, not just the spots! Let’s get back to the story of the client bluffing about a fictitious “rival” bid. In this case, the salesman based his deduction on a pattern of “tells” (involuntary revelations) that collectively suggested an attempt to deceive. There were actually several signals involved, but the most significant one was this: The client had started to blink much more rapidly than usual just before he mentioned the (imaginary) rival bid. In most contexts, when corroborated by other indicators, this increased frequency of blinking (compared to an established base rate) is a fairly clear sign that someone isn’t being entirely honest. Micro-

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Rectangular Coffee Table When it comes to styling your coffee table, you don’t want to clutter its surface with too many things. Arrange your accessories in such a way that you still have enough space to place drinks and snacks on the side of the table. The key is to play with different height variations. For example, you could use a cluster of candle holders in varying heights or, if your candle holders are the same height, use a decorative box to raise one or two of the candles. Side Table Some side tables are so impressive in their design that they don’t need much styling. Sometimes all you need is a simple lamp and you’re done. Round Accent Table With any round table you want to arrange your décor in the centre of the table to create a balanced look. You should aim to create a layered look so that your table doesn’t appear bare. To do this, you can use a group of candles and pair them with flowers, for example. Alternatively, you could pair succulents with coffee table books or arrange different decorative accents on a tray. Mirrored coffee table Coffee tables with mirrored surfaces are trendy accent choices that should be allowed to shine. As such, it’s key not to overdo it with decorative accents. Pick simple accessories that won’t overshadow the beauty of the table. For example, you can use simple bowls, orchids in a jar or decorative boxes to create a layered look.

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Console Tables The best thing about console tables is that they don’t always have to be pushed up against the wall. You can make a style statement by placing a console table behind your sofa, and then style it by experimenting with accents of different shapes

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The inaugural WesBank SA Motoring Experience – staged in 2016 – attracted over 51,000 visitors, with the undisputed highlight being the opportunity for ontrack test drives provided by manufacturers and importers of some of the most exotic cars in the country. Following a brand new format that involves the public in the action, the Wesbank SA Motoring Experience 2017 remains the only South African motor show endorsed by NAAMSA (National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa). This year, South Africa’s leading motor manufacturers have again committed to being there, giving the public the opportunity to experience first-hand a number of new models that will be launched to the public at the event. Building on the success of the previous year, this year the festival will feature 4x4 experiences, elite classics, supercars, pit access, and many more exhilarating experiences. The 2017 event has also gained international acclaim with the announcement that Will Kinsman, Head of Motorsport Content of the Goodwood Road Racing Company – organisers of the world-famous Goodwood Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival – has confirmed participation as the principal judge of all motoring content at the SA Motoring Experience. A streamlined circuit schedule sees expanded opportunities for visitors to be driven by professional drivers or to

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Located 15 km outside Botswana’s Capital City, Gaborone, Mokolodi Nature Reserve has a variety of tourism activities, such as game drives, giraffe and rhino tracking, camping, chalets, and cheetah interactions. In addition, we also have environmental education programmes, which in the last 25 years have brought in over 250 000 Batswana school children. Mokolodi also boasts excellent conference and wedding facilities with a magnificent view. We have a ‘Friends of Mokolodi’ membership programme, which allows members free access into the Reserve for self drives and cycling, as well as other benefits and various discounts. bookings@mokolodi.com Mokolodi Nature Reserve

(+267) 316 1955/6 or (+267) 713 210 21

www.mokolodi.com

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Books Must Read

Making Money Through Buy-to-Let in South Africa By Francois Janse van Rensburg Just by reading and applying the easy-to-follow processes in Making Money Through Buy-to-Let in South Africa, you will realise that ordinary people can become extraordinary. This book explains why buy-to-let property investment is the only sensible opportunity to earn an inflation-linked, passive income for the rest of your life. It gives ordinary South Africans the hope that they might enjoy a financially secure retirement by building a substantial property portfolio, either when they start at a very young age or by supplementing their lifetime savings or pension pay-out at a later stage. This book addresses all the questions would-be property investors should ask, including how to: establish legal entities; determine which properties have the best return on investment; leverage other people’s money and use very little of their own; obtain finance and register a bond; manage the transfer process; and select and manage the best tenants.

Men Without Women By Haruki Murakami Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles are all woven together to tell stories that speak to us all. Marked by the same wry humour that has defined his entire body of work, Murakami has crafted another contemporary classic in this collection.

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness By Arundhati Roy In a city graveyard, a resident unrolls a threadbare Persian carpet between two graves. On a concrete sidewalk, a baby appears quite suddenly, a little after midnight, in a crib of litter. In a snowy valley, a father writes to his fiveyear-old daughter about the number of people that attended her funeral. And in the Jannat Guest House, two people who’ve known each other all their lives sleep with their arms wrapped around one another as though they have only just met. Here is a cast of unforgettable characters caught up in the tide of history. These heroes, present and departed, human and animal, have been broken by the world we live in and then mended by love – and for this reason, they will never surrender.

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Gadgets

Chariot Your Children Active parents and outdoor exercise enthusiasts, this one is for you. Renowned Swedish brand, Thule, has recently launched their Chariot multisport range of strollers to the South African market. The range helps parents to enjoy the outdoors while keeping their most precious cargo safe. Designed with safety, comfort, and ease of use in mind, the range is the perfect solution for a jog in the park, stroll around the block, or a cycling adventure. The Thule Chariot comes in three variations – Sport, Cross, and Lite – and all are available in both single and double versions.

// www.thule.com/za

On Trend The FastMobile TrendZ1 is a superb all-round smartphone, extremely powerful with all the features found in today’s high-end phones – but for only R2,999. The phone is equipped with a 13-Megapixel Sony camera on the back and OmniVision’s 13-Megapixel camera on the front. It has a 5.5” IPS JDI screen (1280×720) and comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop on-board. It has a large 3500 mAh lithium-ion battery, dual SIM connectivity, network support of up to 4G LTE, storage capacity of 16 GB, additional 64 GB of storage via micro SD card, and a fingerprint scanner for security. It comes standard with a Gorilla Glass 3 screen protector and a plastic cover.

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The Ultimate Running Partner The TomTom Runner 3 Cardio is the ultimate fitness watch, designed to track and monitor your performance. Enjoy smart features such as route exploration, multisport modes, and GPS tracking. The builtin heart rate sensor tracks your heart rate straight from your wrist, so uncomfortable chest straps are no longer necessary. This innovative watch allows you to run smarter thanks to real-time information. Having a quick look at your GPS running watch allows you to get live stats on the go. Keep an eye on time, distance, speed, pace, calories burned and more so that you know when to push it – or when to shift it down a gear. The TomTom Runner 3 Cardio Watch is available for R3,299 from Cape Union stores nationwide.

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Meet the Crew Have you ever wondered who is flying the plane when you travel on SA Express? Or wanted to know more about what a job as a cabin crew member is like? Well, now’s your chance! Every month we will introduce a few members of our SA Express family, because by getting to know them, you become part of the SA Express family too.

Dane Smith Cabin Crew Length of Service With SA Express: Nine months

What do you believe is the most important skill required by a member of the SA Express cabin crew? Handling a situation. Each flight is unique and you never know what situation you will be faced with on a particular sector. As a crew member I feel it is essential to be equipped with sufficient problem-solving skills. Why did you choose this career out of many others? I’ve always been fascinated by aircraft and still am. I really wanted to feed that desire and I’m a people person, so it’s interesting dealing with over 200 passengers each day. What do you find most challenging about what you do? Waking up at 03h00 for a 05h00 sign-on. I’m sure most of my colleagues would agree!

Text & Image © Supplied Why do you like working for SA Express? I love the work schedule as it really allows me to lead a balanced life. What languages do you speak? English and Afrikaans. What are your interests? I love writing. I write for an online magazine called The Vibeza (thevibeza.com). I’m in charge of the lifestyle section. What would people find surprising about your job? We go through intense and recurrent training every year so that we remain equipped to safely evacuate passengers in case of an emergency. Have you ever had any funny or interesting encounters in your job? I was once pranked in a Leon Schuster movie and a passenger recognised me and told me that I helped their family have an uncomfortable conversation and overcome a particular challenge because of that. She took a picture with me and gave me such a warm hug and said, “Thank you for being you.” It really touched me. If you were an animal, which one would you choose? A bird, so that I can migrate from time to time. What are the words of wisdom that you live by? May I never forget, on my best day, that I need God as desperately as I did on my worst day.

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Airline information SA Express fleet

Safety Information Health regulations Health regulations at certain airports require that the aircraft cabin be sprayed. The spray is harmless, but if you think it might affect you, please cover your nose and mouth with a handkerchief.

Canadair Regional Jet 200 BER Manufacturer: Bombardier Maximum cruising speed: 474 knots/545mph/879kmph Engines: Two General Electric CF34-3B1 Range: 1,662miles/3,080km Maximum altitude: 41,000ft/12,496m Seating capacity: 50

Crew: Two pilots, two cabin crew Wing span: 69ft 7in/21.21m Overall length: 87ft 10in/26.77m Overall height: 20ft 5in/6.22m Maximum take-off weight: 51,000lb/23,134kg Minimum runway length: 6,295ft/1,919m

De Havilland Dash 8 Series Q400 Turboprop Manufacturer: Bombardier Maximum cruising speed: 360knots/414mph/667kmph Engines: Two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150A Range: 1,565 miles/2,519km Maximum altitude: 25,000ft/7,620m Seating capacity: 74

Crew: Two pilots, two cabin crew Wing span: 93ft 3in/28.42m Overall length: 107ft 9in/32.83m Overall height: 27ft 5in/8.34m Maximum take-off weight: 64,500lb/29,257kg Minimum runway length: 4,580ft/1,396m

Remain seated As a safety precaution, passengers are requested to remain seated with seatbelts fastened after the aircraft has landed, until the seatbelt sign has been switched off by the captain. Portable electronic equipment The use of personal electronic devices domestic and regional flights on the Q400. Passengers will be permitted cell phones, e-readers and electronic

(PED’s) will apply to all CRJ700/200 and DH8 to use PED’s such as tablets in flight-mode.

Cellular telephones Cellular telephones may be used on the ground while passenger doors are open. Cellular telephones, smartphones or any device with flight mode must be switched off as soon as the cabin doors are closed and when the senior cabin-crew member makes an announcement on the publicaddress system. Laptop computers Laptops with CD ROM and DVD drive, handheld calculators, electric shavers and portable personal listening devices may not be used on the ground during taxi but may be used during the flight when the seatbelt signs are switched off and with permission from the captain. Should circumstances dictate otherwise, a public-address announcement cancelling this concession will be made by a crew member. Prohibited equipment Portable printers, laser pointers, video equipment, CB/AM/FM/FHF/satellite receivers, two-way radios, compact disc and mini-disc players, scanners, remote-controlled toys and power converters are prohibited for use at any time. Safety pamphlet Read the safety pamphlet in the seat pocket in front of you and take note of your nearest emergency exit. Smoking In accordance with international trends, smoking is not permitted on board any SA Express flights. Seat belts Please fasten your seat belt whenever the seat belt signs are illuminated. For your own safety we suggest that you keep it fastened throughout the flight.

Canadair Regional Jet 700 Manufacturer: Bombardier Maximum cruising speed: 473 knots/544mph/875kmph Engines: Two General Electric CF34-8C5B Range: 1,477m/2,794km Maximum altitude: 41,000ft/12,496m Seating capacity: 70

Crew: Two pilots, two cabin crew Wing span: 76ft 3in/23.2m Overall length: 106ft 8in/32.51m Overall height: 24ft 10in/7.57m Maximum take-off weight: 72,750lb/32,999kg Minimum runway length: 4,580ft/1,396m

SA Express’ aircraft are made by Bombardier Aerospace

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Important When in doubt, please consult our cabin crew.

For your comfort and security, please comply with the above safety regulations at all times while on board


Special services Special Meals Passengers with special dietary requirements are provided for through the following special meals: kosher, halal, Muslim, Hindu, low-fat and vegetarian meals. Orders for special meals should be placed at the time of making flight reservations. The airline requires a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to departure in order to assist with confirmation of requests. Only available on selected flights. Passengers requiring special attention Requirements for unaccompanied minors (passengers under the age of 12 years) or passengers requiring wheelchairs should be stated at the time of making the reservation. Owing to the size of the cabins on our aircraft types, the airline is not in a position to carry stretcher passengers or incubators. Cabin baggage SA Express will accept one piece of cabin baggage not exceeding a total dimension of 115cm and 7kg in weight. For safety reasons, cabin baggage must fit into approved stowage spaces: either the overhead luggage bin or under the seat. Owing to limited storage space in the aircraft cabin, cabin baggage may be placed in the Skycheck at the aircraft for hold stowage. Skycheck This is the airline’s special hand-luggage facility that assists with in-flight comfort, speedy boarding and disembarking. When boarding one of our flights, simply place any hand luggage that will not be required during the flight on to the Skycheck

cart at the boarding steps of the aircraft. Your hand luggage will be waiting for you as you disembark from the aircraft at your destination. Baggage liability Valuable items such as cameras and accessories, computers – including laptops and notebooks – mobile telephones, perfumes, aftershaves, colognes, legal and company documents and legal tender – including cash, credit cards and cheques – bullion, leather jackets, all types of jewellery and any other items with a value in excess of R400 must be removed from either checked-in or Skycheck baggage as the airline is not liable for loss or damage to these items. Verified baggage claims are settled on the basis adopted by IATA (International Airlines Transport Association): payment of US$20 per 1kg of checkedin luggage, to a maximum of 20kg ($400) We Fly For You SA Express Airways prides itself on aiming to offer incomparable service standards. In addition to building on our motto to express excellence and consistently striving to provide the best service, we know that “you” is the most important word in our airline. SA Express proudly launched its new brand on 2 December 2009 at OR Tambo International Airport. The new brand is set to ensure that it’s distinctive and positioned to build awareness and affinity in the domestic and regional markets. The new proposition “We Fly for You” is set to position SA Express as a premier intra-regional African brand. The main objective of the re-brand is to ensure that SA Express is distinctive yet still aligned to the country’s mainline carrier. SA Express’s unique positioning as an airline that

provides a bespoke, personalised travel experience was the rationale behind the proposition “We Fly for You”. The new brand mark is in line with the symbol and colours of the national flag, encouraging national pride. The new brand will be applied to all brand touch-points throughout the operation as well as the staff uniform. Awards SA Express has won the AFRAA Regional Airline of the Year Award at the end of 2009, and the Allied and Aviation Business Corporate Award. Our airline was also the recipient of the Annual Airline Reliability Award from Bombardier at the end of 2007. Other previous awards include the International Star Quality Award, which indicates our commitment to service excellence, while our prominence as one of the top 500 best managed companies is proof of our success as a business. Onboard service The airline’s onboard service is unique and offers passengers a variety of meals or snacks. The airline pioneered its unique meal-box concept, and meal choices are frequently updated and designed using balanced food criteria: appearance, taste and nutritional value. Passengers can also enjoy a wine and malt service on specified flights as well as refreshments on all flights. Light snacks will be served on selected flights. Our customers can expect a safe, comfortable, quality air-travel experience, with the added benefits of frequency, reliability, on-time departures and unmatched value for money.

We fly for you About us SA Express is a domestic and regional, passenger and cargo carrier which was established on 24th April 1994. The airline has since become one of the fastest growing regional airlines in Africa with route networks covering major local and regional cities. SA Express plays a significant role in the country’s hospitality, travel and tourism industry and is a vital contributor to the country’s socioeconomic development. SA Express prides itself in aiming to offer incomparable service standards. In addition to building on our motto to express excellence and consistently striving to provide the best service, we know that “you” is the most important word in our airline. With our consistent and seamless service, our customers can be assured of stellar customer service that will exceed their expectations. Vision To be a sustainable world-class regional airline with an extensive footprint in Africa. Purpose A sustainable, integrated regional airline connecting secondary and main airports.

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Flight schedule Johannesburg - Pilanesberg Flt No SA 1131

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No 1001 1001 1001 1003 1005 1005 1011 1011 1011 1013 1017 1021 1023

Dep 05:55 06:00 06:10 08:00 09:30 11:30 12:30 13:50 13:50 15:30 16:45 18:20 18:30

Arr 07:00 07:05 07:10 09:05 10:30 12:30 13:30 14:55 14:55 16:30 17:45 19:20 19:30

A/C DH4 CR8 cr8 DH4 CR2 DH4 CR2 CR2 DH4 dh4 dh4 cr2 DH4

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Johannesburg - East London Flt No SA 1409

Dep 17:55

Arr 19:25

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Johannesburg - George Flt SA sa sa

No 1501 1503 1509

Dep 06:50 08:20 15:50

Arr 08:45 10:15 17:40

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Johannesburg - Hoedspruit Flt No SA 1225 SA 1227

Dep 10:15 12:15

Arr 11:20 13:20

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Johannesburg - Kimberley Flt SA SA sa SA sa

No 1102 1103 1105 1107 1113

Dep 06:00 09:20 13:10 13:40 17:30

Arr 07:10 10:25 14:15 14:50 18:40

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Johannesburg - mahikeng Flt SA sa SA

No 1123 1123 1125

Dep 07:10 13:00 15:45

Arr 07:55 13:45 16:30

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pilanesberg - Johannesburg Flt sa

No 1132

Dep 12:40

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Bloemfontein - Johannesburg Flt SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA

No 1024 1024 1002 1004 1006 1006 1012 1012 1014 1018 1022

Dep 06:25 06:30 07:40 09:35 11:00 12:55 13:50 15:25 17:00 18:20 19:40

Arr 07:25 07:30 08:40 10:40 12:00 14:00 14:50 16:30 18:00 19:20 20:40

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East London - Johannesburg Flt SA

No 1410

Dep 20:00

Arr 21:40

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George - Johannesburg Flt SA SA sa

No 1502 1504 1510

Dep 09:20 10:50 18:10

Arr 11:10 12:40 19:50

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No 1226 1228

Dep 12:00 13:55

Arr 13:00 14:55

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No 1102 1104 1106 1108 1112 1114

Dep 07:35 10:55 15:05 15:20 19:00 19:05

Arr 08:45 12:00 16:10 16:30 20:10 20:10

A/C DH4 CR8 cr8 dh4 CR8 cr8

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No 1124 1124 1126

Dep 08:20 14:10 16:50

SA EXPRESS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE, SUSPEND OR AMEND THIS PUBLISHED SCHEDULE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION. EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO OPERATE AS PER THE PLANNED SCHEDULE

Arr 09:05 14:55 17:25

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mahikeng - Johannesburg Flt sa sa SA

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Kimberley - Johannesburg Flt SA SA SA sa SA sa

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Arr 13:15

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Johannesburg - Richards bay Flt SA SA SA SA

No 1201 1203 1207 1213

Dep 06:10 08:30 13:15 16:55

Arr 07:25 09:45 14:30 18:10

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Johannesburg - walvis bay Flt No SA 1701

Dep 11:55

Arr 14:10

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Johannesburg - Gaborone Flt SA SA SA SA SA sa SA SA SA SA

No 1761 1761 1761 1763 1765 1767 1775 1775 1783 1779

Dep 05:55 06:40 06:50 07:55 09:55 11:30 12:40 14:30 15:45 18:45

Arr 06:50 07:35 07:45 08:50 10:50 12:20 13:35 15:25 16:40 19:40

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Richards bay - Johannesburg Flt SA SA SA SA

No 1202 1204 1208 1214

Dep 08:05 10:30 15:05 18:40

Arr 09:20 11:45 16:20 20:00

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walvis bay - Johannesburg Flt sa

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Dep 14:45

Arr 16:55

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Gaborone - Johannesburg Flt SA SA SA sa SA SA SA SA

No 1762 1764 1766 1768 1776 1776 1784 1780

Dep 08:10 09:20 11:25 12:55 14:15 16:05 17:15 20:10

Arr 09:05 10:15 12:20 13:50 15:10 17:00 18:10 21:05

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Lubumbashi - Johannesburg Johannesburg - Lubumbashi Flt No SA 1797

Dep 09:20

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Dep 12:30

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bloemfontein - CAPE TOWN CAPE TOWN - bloemfontein Flt SA SA SA sa SA SA

No 1081 1083 1081 1087 1087 1091

Dep 06:00 08:00 08:05 11:45 13:20 16:30

Arr 07:30 09:30 09:35 13:15 14:50 18:00

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CAPE TOWN - east london Flt sa sa sa sa SA sa sa SA sa

No 1361 1363 1081 1371 1371 1371 1373 1375 1375

Dep 06:00 08:00 08:05 10:35 12:25 13:05 16:40 17:20 17:20

Arr 07:25 09:25 09:35 12:00 13:50 14:30 18:10 18:45 19:05

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Flt SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA

No 1082 1084 1082 1088 1088 1092 1092 1092

Dep 08:15 10:15 10:20 14:00 15:30 16:05 18:30 18:40

Arr 10:00 11:55 12:05 15:40 17:15 17:45 20:20 20:20

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east london - CAPE TOWN Flt SA sa SA sa sa SA sa SA

No 1362 1364 1372 1372 1372 1374 1376 1376

Dep 08:00 10:00 12:35 14:20 15:10 18:40 19:40 19:40

Arr 09:40 11:40 14:15 16:00 16:50 20:20 21:40 21:20

A/C CR2 cr2 CR2 cr2 cr2 CR2 cr2 DH4

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*Please note that SA Express may deviate from the published schedule over the holiday period and will operate reduced schedules in December and January

SA EXPRESS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE, SUSPEND OR AMEND THIS PUBLISHED SCHEDULE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION. EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO OPERATE AS PER THE PLANNED SCHEDULE

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Flight schedule Cape Town - Pilanesberg Flt No SA 1255

Dep 10:00

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CAPE TOWN - port elizabeth Flt SA sa sa SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA sa

No 1801 1803 1803 1807 1813 1813 1819 1821 1821 1827 1827 1823

Dep 06:00 07:00 07:30 10:10 10:40 14:20 15:00 16:45 17:00 17:20 17:30 18:30

Arr 07:30 08:15 08:40 11:40 12:10 15:50 16:30 17:55 18:10 18:30 18:40 20:00

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Cape Town - Hoedspruit Flt No sa 1241

Dep 09:10

Arr 12:30

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Pilanesberg - cape town Flt SA

Arr 13:05

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Flt sa SA sa sa sa SA SA sa SA SA SA SA SA sa

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No 1301 1305 1305 1309

Dep 06:00 11:30 12:00 16:50

Arr 07:05 12:45 13:05 17:55

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No 1330 1334 1334 1336 1340 1340 1348

Dep 06:00 08:25 09:15 09:50 13:35 13:35 17:40

Arr 07:20 09:45 10:35 11:10 14:55 15:05 19:00

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No 1802 1804 1804 1808 1804 1814 1814 1820 1822 1822 1828 1828 1349 1824

Dep 08:00 08:40 09:20 12:10 12:40 12:40 16:20 17:00 18:30 18:40 19:00 19:10 19:55 20:30

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Dep 13:10

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Dep 13:35

No 1302 1306 1306 1310

Dep 07:35 13:20 13:35 18:25

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Arr 16:20

A/C dh4

Arr 15:35

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Arr 08:35 14:35 14:35 19:25

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Port Elizabeth - DURBAN Flt SA SA sa sa SA sa SA

No 1331 1335 1335 1337 1341 1341 1349

Dep 07:50 10:15 11:05 11:45 15:35 15:35 19:55

*Please note that SA Express may deviate from the published schedule over the holiday period and will operate reduced schedules in December and January

SA EXPRESS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE, SUSPEND OR AMEND THIS PUBLISHED SCHEDULE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION. EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO OPERATE AS PER THE PLANNED SCHEDULE

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Arr 09:40 10:10 10:40 13:50 14:20 14:20 18:00 18:40 19:50 20:00 20:20 20:30 21:10 22:10

East London - DURBAN Flt SA sa SA SA

durban - Port Elizabeth Flt SA SA sa SA SA sa SA

A/C CR2

walvis Bay - Cape Town Flt SA

durban - East London

Arr 17:00

Hoedspruit - Cape Town

Cape Town - Walvis Bay Dep 10:55

Dep 14:40

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port elizabeth - CAPE TOWN

Flt sa

Flt No SA 1721

No 1254

Arr 09:05 11:30 12:20 13:00 16:50 17:05 21:10

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Passenger Letters Hi SA Express, As a regular SA Express flyer, I often catch the “dawnies” from Cape Town to Bloemfontein, PE and East London. My experience is always a pleasant one, although I have to admit I’m half asleep most times. This morning, however, I had a “moment of truth” as I read the May edition of Indwe. It was encouraging to see the humble, yet profound message from the interim CEO, Victor Xaba, as he acknowledged the past, the challenges in the present, and looked ahead to the future, with a focus on improving customer service. The opening article looked at our fascinating African history and archaeological sites spanning many thousands of years, and the closing one – introducing the new, young, enthusiastic crew joining the team – also followed the theme of our past, our present and our future. In reading the article it was clear there is so much to be proud of in our past and also so much to learn. It seems clear that acknowledging God has always been a core part of our history as Africans, and from the short soundbites from the new crew, it seems it will continue into our future, playing a key role in making us the special continent we are! Wishing you great success as you continue to create “moments of truth” in the air around our wonderful country, Dave Hallett

Congratulations to Dave Hallett who wrote our winning letter this month, and walks away with a 55 cm American Tourister Base Boost spinner valued at R2,495.

To whom it may concern, I want to thank SA Express for the excellent service I just received from Khomotso. I had made a booking for a colleague to fly from Johannesburg to Kimberley, but his flight was unfortunately cancelled. Due to the cancellation of the flight, his earlier meetings in Kimberly had to be cancelled and could not be rescheduled. Khomotso, however, changed his return flight free of charge. Thank you, Khomotso, for your help and excellent service. It is highly appreciated from my side. Thank you and kind regards Monika

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The writer of the winning letter in the September edition of Indwe will receive a 55 cm Samsonite Cosmolite suitcase valued at R6,495. The iconic Cosmolite case boasts award-winning design, and utilises technology that sets new standards in both quality and style. Thanks to its revolutionary Curv material, Cosmolite is one of Samsonite’s strongest and lightest hard-side collections. No wonder a Cosmolite suitcase is sold somewhere in the world every 90 seconds! The stylish Samsonite Cosmolite suitcase collection is available in Copper Blush, Midnight Blue, Pearl White, classic Black, Red and Silver. Samsonite luggage is available at leading luggage stores nationwide. To locate a stockist near you, visit www.houseofsamsonite.co.za. For more information, follow @HouseofSamSA on Twitter and @houseofsamsonite on Instagram, or call +27 31 266 0620.

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Afric a ’ s Ta l e n t R e v e al e d Cheetah at Zulu Nyala Safari Lodge David Powdrell

Reflection, taken in Imfolozi Game Reserve Henry Olivato

Dog days, taken in Sabi Sands Re serve Arthur Moen

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