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THE ERA OF<br />


OCT 2019<br />


WITH<br />



&TIPS<br />



SETUMO<br />

“Allow me to be me”<br />

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“Everything in life, even the negative things, are one and the same and<br />

make up this thing we call existence. – Willow Smith

Editor’s note<br />

Yes, 2019 is slowly coming to an<br />

end, and you probably feel like you<br />

have not done all the things you set<br />

yourself to do at the beginning of<br />

the year. That’s how we all feel<br />

every time we reach the end of the<br />

year<br />

You have lived up to this month of<br />

<strong>October</strong>, celebrate the things you<br />

achieved. It doesn’t matter how<br />

small they are. Be proud of the<br />

person you are becoming each day.<br />

Take time to appreciate the people<br />

around you and find inspiration in<br />

what is to come.<br />

Remember the year is not yet over,<br />

anything is possible. Cut yourself<br />

some slack, don’t be too harsh and<br />

focus on the positive and what you<br />

want to achieve.<br />

In this month’s issue we decided to<br />

bring you up close and personal<br />

with Motsoaledi Setume and<br />

Thembsie Matu. Enjoy!<br />

Love, A

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12 Cover<br />

16 Spring Gym<br />

18 Thembsie Matu<br />

24 Depression<br />

26 Foodie<br />

32 Travel<br />

13 Poetry

China Anne McClain


Athabile Mrasi<br />

Editor-in-Chief<br />

Facebook: Taba Mrasi<br />

Instagram: @iamathamrasi<br />

Abongile Ndevu<br />

Lifestyle Editor<br />

Facebook: AbongileNdevu<br />

Instagram: @abongilendevu<br />

Vuyokazi Vika<br />

Beauty Editor<br />

Facebook: VuvuVika<br />

Instagram: @vuvuvika<br />

Content producers<br />

Avela Luke<br />

Fhumulani Lukoto<br />

Puseletso Nthate


By: Athabile Mrasi<br />

South African actress<br />

Motsoaledi Setumo<br />

shares that most people<br />

find it hard to<br />

differentiate between<br />

her television character<br />

and her real-life<br />

character. Being onscreen<br />

every day may<br />

make people believe that<br />

the role you are playing<br />

is really who you are.<br />

She says that sometimes<br />

people prejudge based on<br />

your tv character. “I am<br />

the total opposite of<br />

Mmabatho. People never<br />

really understand that and<br />

the judge you based on<br />

her actions or personality<br />

and not give you space to<br />

be who you are. Can I be<br />

Motsoaledi? Allow me to<br />

be me,” says Motsoaledi.<br />

.<br />

Even though Mo more has<br />

been in the industry for<br />

three years fully, she<br />

admits that her life<br />

changed immensely when<br />

she joined ‘The Queen’,<br />

Msanzi’s most watch<br />

telenovela.<br />

“A huge change in my life<br />

came when I started acting<br />

on ‘The Queen’. Most<br />

people started noticing the<br />

role, and because The<br />

Queen is one of the mostwatched<br />

television shows.<br />

Fans of the show have<br />

fallen in love with<br />

Mmabatho and others,<br />

well…”, she says.

As much she loves and<br />

respects her followers,<br />

she sometimes feels<br />

like they are crowding<br />

her especially when<br />

she is at the mall with<br />

her grandmother.<br />

“I understand that when<br />

someone who has been<br />

watching you on screen<br />

is seeing you in person,<br />

they want to take a photo<br />

or strike a conversation<br />

with you. But sometimes<br />

people can be so rude.<br />

Great me first, I am a<br />

human being then is you<br />

see if I am eating with<br />

food in my mouth, can<br />

you wait?”<br />

Fashion and Beauty<br />

Mo who always looks<br />

stylish and on point<br />

confesses that she is a<br />

lazy dresser and that her<br />

fashion icon is Rihanna,<br />

Keke Palmer, and<br />

Moneoa.<br />

“I always go for simplicity<br />

and comfortability. If you see<br />

me wearing heels, you should<br />

know I am uncomfortable<br />

and angry. I am a sneaker<br />

kind on a girl,” says<br />

Motsoaledi.<br />

Her fashion sense is the same<br />

as her beauty and makeup<br />

choice. “I have powerful<br />

features, so I always go for a<br />

natural look when it comes to<br />

make-up. On my daily basis,<br />

I just apply, foundation,<br />

mascara and I ready to go.”<br />

Keeping Your Acting Job<br />

For an artist to be able to<br />

keep their job, Motsoaledi<br />

says you always have to be<br />

professional but sometimes<br />

there is nothing you can do if<br />

your storyline is no longer<br />

part of the show.<br />

“It doesn’t matter how good<br />

you are at times. If your<br />

storyline cuts, they let you<br />

go. But you do need to be<br />

disciplined though.”<br />

<strong>Envy</strong> magazine 12


If You Were Mine<br />

A poem by Augustus Waters<br />

If You Were Mine<br />

A poem by Augustus Waters<br />

My love for you defined, is harmony in sounds<br />

Inside my heart it's found<br />

My stars were found aligned<br />

From since I fell in love, but you are not mine<br />

There is no rest when you are on a quest of<br />

connecting souls<br />

The type of bond whose description is found in<br />

ancient scrolls<br />

As far anatomy goes, you and I are made from<br />

the same stuff<br />

Flesh, blood, bone but why can't we feel the<br />

same way??<br />

OH! I already know the answer you don't have to<br />

say<br />

That's because you are not mine<br />

See, I'm the type of guy that can only be with<br />

one woman at a time and that's only if I can see<br />

a future between us and if Genies were real and<br />

I could find one to give me three wishes<br />

My first wish would be to spend a day with you<br />

My second wish would be to spend a night with<br />

you<br />

My third wish would be to spend more time with<br />

you<br />

You have a beautiful mind that's why I fell for<br />

you<br />

And your beautiful smile is how I got hooked to<br />

you<br />

I know how I feel but I just can't quite say it to<br />

her face<br />

That's why I wrote this poem and I speak as if<br />

her and I are face to face<br />

If you were mine<br />

I'd create a space in time where the moon and<br />

sun shine in the same sky at the same time<br />

when you and I see eye to eye<br />

If you were mine<br />

Ndingabambha ndiyeka<br />

Ndiyek' ubambha ndiyeka<br />

Ndibambhe wena wedwa<br />

If you were mine<br />

I'd text my ex like 'Yo, stop calling me'<br />

If you were mine<br />

See, a woman with good physical appearance<br />

got me hanging from the edges of her curves<br />

but a woman with good conversation got me<br />

hanging from the edges of her mind<br />

That's my definition of Ubuhle Bendalo<br />

Kalok' ubuhle bufihlakele angekhe ubone<br />

inkangeleko ogqiba ugqibe ngelithi ubuhle<br />

bugqibelele<br />

Ngakhakathi bukhangele<br />

That my definition of Ubuhle Bendalo<br />

You are the whole package got me thinking and<br />

wishing<br />

If you were mine I'd write a love poem<br />

Dumb question, if I wrote a love poem would<br />

you be mine?<br />

My love for you defined, is poetry and sound in<br />

harmony combined<br />

Inside my heart it's found<br />

My stars were found aligned<br />

From since I fell in love, but you are not mine

Model: Syleez<br />

Poet and rapper<br />

Photographer: @Blackmanseason <strong>Envy</strong> magazine 14

Spring Back Into shape<br />

After The winter<br />

By: Abongile Ndevu<br />

As much as we all try to stick to our workout<br />

routines, the cold weather and shorter days<br />

during winter often lead to less working out<br />

and more Netflixing. Suddenly you realize<br />

that days are longer, and the temperature<br />

starts to rise which calls for swimsuits.<br />

Summer body season is around the corner!<br />


1. Find a workout buddy<br />

When you don’t have someone to exercise with,<br />

it has been cited as a barrier to regular workouts<br />

among both women and men. Having a workout<br />

partner comes with benefits. You get interested<br />

in trying out new types of workouts if you aren’t<br />

doing it alone. A work out partner can also<br />

motivate you when you feel like giving up<br />

during the middle of a routine; plus, there is<br />

somebody to relate with after a particularly hard<br />

work-out. It also allows you to commit to<br />

something with somebody.<br />

2. Set yourself realistic goals.<br />

Start by committing to working out two or three<br />

times per week. That will help you get back into<br />

the habit of making it a priority. You’ll also need<br />

to be realistic about the results you expect to see,<br />

if you’ve been sedentary all winter and packed<br />

on the pounds, don’t expect to start working out<br />

in <strong>October</strong> and have a six-pack by November.<br />

3. Choose workouts that are best for you.<br />

A lot depends on your individual goals, you and<br />

your partner might have different body goals so<br />

be sure to take up on exercises that will suit your<br />

needs and goals on the time frame you’ve set for<br />

yourself.<br />

4. Don’t skip the warm-up<br />

If you are anxious to get back to a routine and<br />

see results, it may be all too easy to think that<br />

it’s better skipping the warm-ups and spending<br />

your whole hour at the gym. This is a trap you’ll<br />

have to work hard to avoid. A proper warm-up is<br />

not essential for your safety, but it also leads to a<br />

more beneficial workout!<br />

5. Don’t forget to stretch!<br />

Just as important as the warm-up is, the<br />

cooldown and stretching portion of your workout<br />

routine is essential. Many people finish their<br />

workout and head straight for the door without<br />

even considering stretching. A good cool-down<br />

routine will help decrease soreness after a<br />

workout, which can be essential to helping you<br />

stick to your workouts.<br />

6. Make sure you fuel properly<br />

If your workouts are making you feel dizzy or<br />

lightheaded, you are either dehydrated or not<br />

eating enough before your workout. Nutrition<br />

isn’t just important if you’re trying to lose<br />

weight; it’s also important to make sure you’re<br />

eating enough and drinking enough water to<br />

safely fuel your work out.<br />

7. Don’t beat yourself up<br />

Getting back into a workout routine isn’t easy.<br />

Even if you start slow keep being consistent.<br />

There may be days where you will give in to the<br />

call of the couch. The worst thing you can do in<br />

those days is beat yourself and decide to give up.<br />

Throwing a towel isn’t worth it. Cut yourself<br />

some slack especially early on. Don’t let missing<br />

a single day take the steam out of your engine!

<strong>Envy</strong> magazine 16


THE ERA OF<br />


She is writing her own histrory<br />

By: Athabile Mrasi<br />

Thembsie Matu is more than just<br />

an actress, she has joined the<br />

fashion industry by storm with<br />

her female clothing line<br />

‘Nomabhongo’. She says her<br />

grandmother used to call her<br />

‘Nomabhongo when growing up<br />

because she loved beautiful<br />

things.<br />

“I wanted to use the name for<br />

something else. But when the<br />

clothing came into the picture, I<br />

knew it was the right name to use.<br />

Now I will use it every time, it is<br />

part of my brand,” says Thembsie.<br />

She says one of the things that<br />

motivated her to start her clothing<br />

line was seeing people interested in<br />

everything she was wearing.<br />

“People would ask me where I<br />

bought my clothes and they<br />

would be very interested to<br />

get the same outfit as mine.<br />

As much as I didn’t pay that<br />

much attention to it, I noticed<br />

when people started making<br />

theme parties and wear like<br />

my character Petronella, then<br />

I knew. People approached<br />

me about designing, we talked<br />

and took it from there. That’s<br />

how my clothing line<br />

‘Nomabhongo came about.”<br />

Nomabhongo clothing line<br />

caters to all sizes and shapes.<br />

People request what they<br />

want. And she says she<br />

creates clothes for women to<br />

feel good in themselves.<br />

Thembsie plays the role of<br />

Petronella on The Queen,<br />

Mzansi’s most-watched<br />

Telenovela. She shares that<br />

people should invest in the<br />

craft as she has been in the<br />

industry for more than three<br />

decades.<br />

“You have to study the<br />

industry that you are in, the<br />

technique and you do not have<br />

to go to big schools, as long as<br />

you will be learning. Also, you<br />

have to love what you do and<br />

should be just about being<br />

famous,” says Thembsie.<br />

She has a huge social media<br />

following, Thembsie says she<br />

finds it hard to keep up with<br />

constantly engaging on the<br />

platforms, but she loves and<br />

enjoys interacting with her<br />

followers when she gets time.<br />

“Back in the day there were no<br />

social media platforms, you<br />

had to sell yourself. Now I<br />

have Adapted well. I know that<br />

my following is true and<br />

authentic.”<br />

“Study your craft<br />

and the technique.”<br />

<strong>Envy</strong> magazine 18


“Every time, I<br />

release a song it’s<br />

something fresh<br />

and different.”

Sifiso Peter Mkhwanazi better known<br />

as Cristyles is making waves with his<br />

single “Love your shoes”. It’s out in<br />

all digital <strong>Envy</strong> magazine play caught stores. up with him to talk about his latest<br />

single, what inspires him to make music and more.<br />

By: Abongile Ndevu<br />

1. As a producer/ song writer what<br />

influenced the transition from being behind<br />

the scenes to being on stage performing?<br />

I just felt like I was ready, I had learned a lot behind the<br />

scenes so now I want to have the experience of<br />

releasing a commercial song and perform them.<br />

2. Would you say having the technique of<br />

producing your own music makes it easier as<br />

an artist?<br />

It makes it very easy, because initially my biggest<br />

challenge was finding a producer that would understand<br />

exactly the sound and instruments I prefer. So, I had to<br />

teach myself<br />

3. Your stage name Cristyles, how did it<br />

come about?<br />

It’s simple (C)clever (R)real (I)intelligent Style.<br />

4. “Love your shoes” that’s a catchy name<br />

for a song title, tell us more about the<br />

inspiration behind the single?<br />

Well, the single was inspired by my love for shoes, I<br />

collect shoes, sneakers like I’m crazy, so I put myself in<br />

a position of a man admiring his woman’s shoes, the<br />

way they fit, the way she dresses for them.<br />

5. As an artist who would you say has been<br />

your influence when it comes to music?<br />

I was inspired a lot by Usher, R Kelly etc., from the<br />

styles of music and writing, but I listen to a lot of<br />

classic lately.<br />

6. Share with us some of the struggles you’ve<br />

experienced as an artist in South Africa and<br />

how have you managed to overcome those<br />

struggles?<br />

Primarily it was finding a studio that would give me<br />

the kind of quality I want. I have overcome that by<br />

owning my own record company and my own powerful<br />

studio. I also have visual equipment for shooting video<br />

and documentaries.<br />

7.What’s for next year?<br />

In the next year I’m getting into audio visuals, I’m<br />

extending my company CLT music into CLT audio<br />

visuals, that will be the division that will mostly deal<br />

with TV and film adverts. Everything is already in<br />

order, just waiting to launch and start doing big things.<br />

8. What is the best part about making music?<br />

Being creative. I think being creative is the best gift<br />

and just being in the creative space goes beyond any<br />

imagination. Bringing a song to life is life itself.<br />

9. Any coming up events where your fans<br />

can go watch you perform?<br />

No performances yet, I’m still busy with ground work.<br />

I think more effort must be put into developing the<br />

brand ground up. So, for now it’s making sure the song<br />

is available to people, more interviews then I will be on<br />

tour promoting.<br />

Single can be downloaded<br />

and streamed in all digital<br />

streaming services.<br />

<strong>Envy</strong> magazine 20




By: Fhumulani Lukoto<br />

Within the first 20 weeks of pregnancy<br />

some women experience an unplanned<br />

expulsion of a fetus from the womb. The<br />

medical term used to identify this<br />

potential complication or loss is known<br />

as Spontaneous abortion. But since it<br />

sounds very hush and insensitive, the<br />

preferable term to be used is<br />

Miscarriage.<br />

Studies show that women in their childbearing<br />

years, have 10-20% chances of having a miscarriage<br />

and an increase in maternal age affects the chances<br />

of miscarriage.<br />


RRIAGE:<br />

• Threatened miscarriage is some degree of<br />

early pregnancy uterine bleeding<br />

accompanied by cramping or lower<br />

backache. The cervix remains closed.

• Incomplete miscarriage is when abdominal or<br />

back pain is accompanied by bleeding with an<br />

open cervix. Miscarriage is inevitable when<br />

there is dilation or effacement of the cervix or<br />

there is rupture of the membranes.<br />

• Complete Miscarriage is when the embryo or<br />

product of conception have emptied out of the<br />

uterus, bleeding should subside quickly as<br />

should any pain or cramping.<br />

• Missed miscarriage is when embryonic death<br />

has occurred but there is not any expulsion of<br />

the embryo.<br />

• Recurrent miscarriage defined as 3 or more<br />

consecutive first trimester miscarriage.<br />

• Blighted Ovum is also called an embryonic<br />

pregnancy, a fertilized egg implants into the<br />

uterine wall but fetal development never begins.<br />

• Ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilized egg<br />

implants itself in places other than the uterus,<br />

most commonly the fallopian tube.<br />

• Molar pregnancy is a result of genetic error<br />

during the fertilization process that leads to the<br />

growth of abnormal tissue within the uterus.<br />

•<br />

While there are some things that increase the risk of<br />

miscarriage, generally it isn’t a result of something that<br />

you did or didn’t do. During pregnancy your body<br />

supplies hormones and nutrients to your developing<br />

fetus. Most first trimester miscarriages happen because<br />

the fetus doesn’t develop normally.<br />


• Hormonal problems, infections or mental health<br />

problems.<br />

• Lifestyle (smoking, drugs use, malnutrition,<br />

excessive caffeine and exposure to toxic<br />

substance)<br />

• Implantation of the egg into the uterine<br />

lining does not occur properly<br />

• Maternal age and Maternal trauma.<br />

Since most causes are due to chromosomal<br />

abnormalities, there is not much that can be done to<br />

prevent them. If a specific problem is identified<br />

with testing, then treatment options may be<br />

available. One vital step is to get as healthy as you<br />

can before conceiving to provide a healthy<br />

atmosphere for conception to occur.<br />

Emotional treatment is highly needed for women<br />

who go through miscarriage, unfortunately<br />

miscarriage can affect anyone. It is very important<br />

that lines of communication are open with family,<br />

friends and health care provides during the time.<br />

Remember having a miscarriage doesn’t mean you<br />

won’t conceive again in future.<br />

PAL's and Rainbows<br />

Support Group<br />

Angel Mommies<br />

Support Group<br />

There is no fee to attend<br />

The Second Thursday of<br />

every month from 6 to 7h30<br />

pm Venue to be confirmed.<br />

Contact Shannon Roach<br />

082-583-6915<br />

<strong>Envy</strong> magazine 22

Is depression slowly becoming an<br />

epidemic most people are suffering<br />

and dying from?<br />

By: Vuyokazi Vika<br />

To get help you can reach out to<br />

the following<br />

South African Depression and<br />

Anxiety group<br />

0112344837<br />

Suicide crisis<br />

0800567567<br />

Adcock Ingram Depression and<br />

Anxiety helpline<br />


Depression is proving to be a number one killer. It is a feeling<br />

that is categorised by sadness, feeling, how you<br />

think and act. You become disinterested in your<br />

normal daily activities and see yourself stuck in<br />

an unexplainable position, unfortunately to<br />

some leading to suicides. It is high time that the<br />

topic is discussed as often as we can to prevent<br />

the high number of deaths caused by it.<br />

According to the World Health Organisation, one<br />

in three South Africans will suffer a mental<br />

health episode in their lives. Of these, 75% will<br />

go untreated.<br />

The unprocessed negative emotions that have<br />

been bottled up pile up to be a burden. They<br />

disconnect from the outside world. It is a vicious<br />

cycle that keeps them trapped in a negative state<br />

emotionally and physically.<br />

It is very important to take care of our minds and<br />

beat the emotions that are stored in our<br />

subconscious mind, whether it is pain, rejection,<br />

desperation or suffering. It is hard when you<br />

literally feel trapped in this downward spiral of<br />

sadness and depression that is why it is very<br />

important to speak about it and not suffer in<br />

silence, seek professional help.<br />

Who is prone to depression?<br />

According to psychologist there is no time frame<br />

for when you can feel depressed but most often<br />

than not, it strikes during your teens leading to<br />

adulthood and in some cases to your seniors. It is<br />

very important that you are aware and able to<br />

point out when it strikes. Here are some<br />

depression symptoms:<br />

• Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much<br />

• Feeling worthless or guilty<br />

• Thoughts of death or suicide<br />

• Feeling sad<br />

• Loss of interest in activities that you once<br />

found pleasure in<br />

• Difficulty thinking, concentrating or making<br />

decisions<br />

Busiswa Shozi, 26 from the rural of Peddie in the<br />

Eastern Cape was diagnosed with clinical depression<br />

in her first year of university.<br />

“School work got overwhelming, never in my wildest<br />

dreams did I think that I could feel the way I did<br />

seeing that I am a very strong woman,” she said.<br />

“It is very fortunate that though depression is viewed<br />

as an illness, but it can be treated. All medicines can<br />

cause side effects, typically unwanted effects<br />

increase when dose rises. These side effects usually<br />

vary from one drug to another, but it is very<br />

important that if diagnosed with depression for your<br />

wellbeing take the medication and finish the course,”<br />

says Busiswa.<br />

Most of us hold on to so much motions that it is very<br />

to start living the cause of life and not the effect. It<br />

also is liberating to take charge of your healing<br />

journey and how you’d like to change the content of<br />

your script.<br />

To get help you can reach out to the following<br />

• South African Depression and Anxiety group<br />

0112344837<br />

• Suicide crisis<br />

0800567567<br />

• Adcock Ingram Depression and Anxiety<br />

helpline<br />

0800708090<br />

<strong>Envy</strong> magazine 24

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Food<br />

Our<br />

This month’s recipe courtecy<br />

Ingredients<br />

BBQ Sauce:<br />

1 cup finely<br />

chopped onion<br />

2 cups cider vinegar<br />

6 ounces tomato juice<br />

1/2 tablespoon pepper<br />

1 teaspoon garlic<br />

powder<br />

Pinch cayenne<br />

Dash hot sauce, such as<br />

Tabasco<br />

1 teaspoon sugar<br />

1. For the sauce: Puree the onion in a blender with<br />

1/4 cup water. Place the pureed onion in a 2-quart<br />

saucepan with additional water to cover. Bring to a<br />

boil, then reduce the heat. Cook, stirring constantly<br />

until the water has almost evaporated. Add the<br />

vinegar, tomato juice, pepper, garlic powder,<br />

cayenne and hot sauce and mix well. Bring to a boil,<br />

and then stir in the sugar. Immediately remove<br />

from the heat. Set 1 cup aside for the roast. Let the<br />

remaining sauce cool completely, then refrigerate<br />

for later use.<br />

2. For the roast: Put the quartered onions in the<br />

bottom of a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Mix the<br />

brown sugar, paprika, salt and pepper and rub it<br />

over the pork roast. Then place in the slow cooker<br />

on top of the onions. Drizzle the reserved 1 cup of<br />

sauce over the roast. Cook the roast in the slow<br />

cooker on low for 10 to 12 hours, checking after 10<br />

hours for tenderness.<br />

3. Remove the meat and onions from the slow cooker.<br />

Discard the onions and finely shred the pork.<br />

Reserve the juices from the slow cooker to add to<br />

the meat for desired juiciness.<br />

4. Serve on a bun with the juice.<br />

Roast:<br />

2 medium sweet onions, such as Vidalia, quartered<br />

2 teaspoons light brown sugar<br />

1 teaspoon smoked paprika<br />

2 teaspoons salt<br />

Pinch black pepper<br />

One 4- to 6-pound Boston butt pork roast, bone-in<br />

Buns, for serving<br />

Slow-Cooker Georgia<br />

Pulled Pork Barbecue<br />

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Bloody rum punch<br />

The bloody rum punch is a<br />

sangria recipe that has a few<br />

twists which make it perfect for<br />

Halloween parties, be warned<br />

though because this punch has<br />

a reputation of being very<br />

strong. This is actually a very<br />

simple punch to construct, it<br />

uses just a few common<br />

ingredients and should be<br />

made up ahead of time to let<br />

the flavor develop<br />

Ingredients<br />

1 (750 ml) bottle rum<br />

1/2 (750 ml) bottle red wine<br />

6 ounces lime juice (fresh)<br />

6 ounces triple sec<br />

6 ounces simple syrup<br />

2 limes (sliced into thin wheel)<br />

2 red oranges (sliced into thin wheels)<br />

Directions<br />

The construction of this punch takes no more than<br />

10 minutes of your time, keep chilled for at least 2<br />

hours before serving.<br />

Have fun decorating your punch bowl with fake<br />

spiders or cobwebs (on the outside of the bowl).<br />

You could also make some creepy garnishes like<br />

eye balls or pumpkin tops using oranges and limes<br />

to float in the punch.


Ingredients<br />

2 cups of sugar<br />

1/4 cup light corn syrup<br />

1/2 cup heavy cream<br />

2 tablespoons of unsalted<br />

butter<br />

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla<br />

extract<br />

Kosher salt<br />

6 medium very crisp apples<br />

(such as Honeycrisp, Red<br />

delicious), well washed and<br />

dried.<br />

Nonstick cooking spray, for<br />

the parchment<br />

Directions<br />

Special equipment: a candy thermometer; 6 candy apple<br />

sticks, large lollipops sticks or dowel rods, cut to 5-inch<br />

lengths with one end sharpened.<br />

1. Add the sugar, corn syrup and 1/2 cup water to a small<br />

saucepan over medium- high heat. Stir a few times before<br />

the sugar begins to boil to combine the ingredients. Attach a<br />

candy thermometer to the inside of the pan and bring the<br />

syrup to a boil. Cook until the syrup begins to turn an amber<br />

color, the swirl the syrup to even out the color. Continue to<br />

cook until syrup is a deep amber and the thermometer reads<br />

between 375 and 380 degrees, then remove from heat.<br />

Carefully pour in the cream and gently whisk to combine.<br />

Stir the butter, vanilla and a pinch of salt until smooth. keep<br />

off the heat but keep the thermometer attached to the pan.<br />

2. Pierce the apples through the stem ends about half way<br />

through with candy apple sticks. Line a baking sheet with<br />

parchment and lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray.<br />

3. When the temperature of the caramel reads around 190<br />

degrees, dip an apple, using the stick as a handle and<br />

swirling to coat completely. Allow excess caramel to drip off<br />

the bottom and use a spatula to help remove any large<br />

amount of caramel, as it will pool around the apple when<br />

you set it down to cool on the lined baking sheet. Repeat<br />

with the remaining apples, gentle heating the caramel on the<br />

stove over low heat, stirring, if it gets too thick for dipping.<br />

Allow the caramel to set and cool completely before serving<br />

or wrapping apples, about 1 hour.<br />

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Picture by: Bella Miranda






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By: Vuyokazi Vika<br />

Port Alfred is popular for being amongst the most serene places, if you want to just unwind, find peace<br />

and tranquillity, this is the perfect place for you. Port Alfred offers an idyllic setting for a memorable<br />

holiday. Guests can spend their days exploring this charming town by enjoying boat cruises and other<br />

water sport activities, play golf and take in the beauty of nature.<br />


Kowie History Museum<br />

The Kowie History museum is focused on<br />

displaying the social history of the historic Albany<br />

District and the activities of the early settlers<br />

between 1820 and 1889. The museum is housed in<br />

Port Alfred’s old post office. The town is well<br />

known for its large variety of shells along the shore<br />

and there is a fascinating collection of sea shells<br />

from the Port Alfred area on display.<br />

Three Sisters Horse Tails<br />

Tailor made hiking and horse-riding adventure<br />

breaks on a coastal farm halfway between Port<br />

Elizabeth and East London. They offer a three-day<br />

“African adventure” starting off with a horse ride<br />

along remote beach to fisherman’s Beach cabin.<br />

This horse riding offers an opportunity to explore<br />

the beaches, forests and rivers on horseback.<br />

Delicious meals are provided for the riding<br />

adventure and gear is transported between camps.

Three sisters horse trails<br />

The Big Pineapple<br />

Standing 16.7 meters tall situated in a<br />

small settlement of Bathurst. The<br />

gigantic structure is not just a cell phone<br />

tower in disguise but rather a tribute to<br />

the agricultural success of the prickly<br />

fruit. Early farmers struggled to grow<br />

any crops here until the first pineapple<br />

top was planted in 1865. You can visit<br />

with your family the interior boasts<br />

tourist shop to learn about the pineapple<br />

industry or find a little memento. Head<br />

to the Porcupine Pub afterwards and try<br />

their popular pineapple cocktails.<br />

Visit the safari now website to see other<br />

fun, exciting things you can do whilst in<br />

Port Alfred .<br />

The Big Pineapple<br />

Kellys beach<br />

Kellys beach<br />

The sandy beach is situated near the Kowie<br />

River estuary mouth and is well worth the<br />

visit. Two viewing decks offer fantastic<br />

viewpoints to watch whales, beach goers and<br />

a breath-taking sunset. It is clean, safe and<br />

exceeds the standards of environmental<br />

standards.<br />

And if you feel tired to travel, just next to the<br />

Kelly’s beach is the Hallards hotel.<br />

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What to watch<br />

On Netflix<br />

Childhood sweethearts have a<br />

falling out and don't speak for 15<br />

years, only reconnecting as adults<br />

when Sasha runs into Marcus in San<br />

Francisco. Although the old sparks<br />

are still there, the couple live in<br />

different worlds.<br />

On Netflix<br />

A grieving teenager finds an<br />

unexpected connection with two<br />

classmates at her new high school<br />

when they all land in the same<br />

Shoplifters Anonymous group.

Model: Zoey Mayekiso<br />

Travel and Tourism graduate<br />

Photographer: @Blackmanseason


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