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GET IT<br />

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Website joburgsouth.getitonline.co.za<br />

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names of winners, who will be contacted<br />

telephonically and need to collect their<br />

prizes from Caxton Joburg <strong>South</strong> branch<br />

within 10 days or they will be forfeited.<br />

Prizewinners names are published on our<br />

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4 Why don’t you attend a Glass workshop, get fit at the Rietvlei Zoo Farm<br />

Parkrun 5km walk/run or eat, socialise and be entertained<br />

at the Jozi Urban Market<br />

5 These thrilling reads will keep you entertained this <strong>Sep</strong>tember<br />

6 Our <strong>Sep</strong>tember wish list is packed with some recently<br />

unpacked goodies<br />

SOCIAL<br />

9 Johannesburg Child Welfare celebrating 110 years<br />

10 Mingle and meet with business women from the<br />

Joburg <strong>South</strong> community<br />

PEOPLE<br />

12 We speak to cancer survivor, Lizanne Joubert about<br />

her journey to recovery<br />

14 Young and talented Yahto Kraft from The Voice SA<br />

BEAUTY<br />

16 New in for Spring – give these beauty buys a try<br />

FOOD<br />

18 With half a dozen yummy new cookbooks on the shelves,<br />

it’s going to be a delicious <strong>Sep</strong>tember<br />


20 It is time to get your hands dirty<br />

SPOIL<br />

34 Our prettiest, and most delicious Spoil ever!<br />


21–29 Parenting is both challenging and rewarding,<br />

but often parents have to deal with many obstacles. Read our<br />

Essential Guide for Parents to get some tips on good<br />

parenting and how to raise a healthy, happy child<br />

Get It Joburg <strong>South</strong><br />

@GetItJoburg<strong>South</strong><br />

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If you have a date for the Get It diary page, email the info at least one month in advance to albertongetit1@caxton.co.za<br />

A hot date<br />

Diary dates worth keeping<br />

Hear the smooth voices of local talent while sipping on your favourite drink<br />

01 at the Ebar’s Live Music Sundays. A delicious snack basket menu is available,<br />

with an exciting variety of choices to fit your mood. ‘Happy Hour’ from 3pm to 4pm.<br />

Details: 010 822 1870 or www.ebar.co.za<br />

Eat, socialise and be entertained at the Jozi Urban Market, Gold Reef City – Casino<br />

5th floor covered rooftop car park. Taking place the first Sunday of every<br />

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month from 10am to 3pm. Gourmet food, craft beer and gin, unique stalls, spectacular<br />

views, live music and free kids entertainment.<br />

Get into tip-top shape! Participate in the Rietvlei Zoo Farm Parkrun 5km walk/<br />

06 run every Saturday at 8am. All ages welcome. Dogs on leads also welcome.<br />

Register on www.parkrun. co.za and download your bar code - it’s free. Details: www.<br />

rietvleifarm.co.za<br />

Catch Bishop Benjamin Dube the “darling” of <strong>South</strong> African Gospel fans live at<br />

07 The Lyric Theatre. Witness the un-interrupted, raw, authentic and sincere worship.<br />

Details: www.thelyrictheatre.com<br />

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International production, Stomp, at Montecasino’s Teatro is something worth<br />

travelling for. From London and Paris to Las Vegas and New York Stomp makes<br />

music with brooms, matchboxes, hands and feet, poles, chairs, sinks, basketballs,<br />

newspapers and more, climaxing with the exhilarating trademark bins routine,<br />

where metal trashcans become drums and dustbin lids become combat shields.<br />

Details: www.computicket.com<br />

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Have you been to one of Café La<br />

11 Plume’s Social Club gatherings<br />

yet? From bingo and books, to colourful<br />

craft workshops and inspiring guest<br />

speakers not forgetting the delicious<br />

eats and wonderful company! Wednesday<br />

mornings are the highlight of their<br />

week at Cafe’ la Plume at 17 on Joan.<br />

Details: Tracy on 083 442 2586.<br />

Attend a Glass Workshop in the<br />

14 tranquil setting of Henley on Klip<br />

on <strong>Sep</strong>tember 14. Workshops last three<br />

to four hours and you will complete a<br />

sun catcher which is yours to keep. All<br />

tools and materials will be provided as<br />

well as instruction and possibly a cup<br />

of tea or coffee if you can drag yourself<br />

away from your project. The workshops<br />

are aimed at people who want to try<br />

their hand at stained glass before committing<br />

to buying equipment and glass,<br />

and to those who only want a little fun.<br />

Details: Sue Webber on 071 873 6317 or visit<br />

their website at suewebbersglass.com or<br />

Facebook/Living.Glass<br />

Enjoy a guided walk at the<br />

28 Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve.<br />

Meet at 7am for prompt start at 7:30am<br />

at the Entrance Precinct, Peggy Vera<br />

Road Kibler Park. Don’t forget a hat, sunscreen,<br />

good walking shoes and water.<br />

Bookings essential. Details: klipriviersberg@gmail.com<br />


OCTOBER On your marks, get set,<br />

go! Don’t forget about this year’s<br />

SPAR Women’s Challenge on October<br />

6! Don’t miss out on the fun! It is an annual<br />

race, offering women of all shapes,<br />

sizes and fitness levels the opportunity<br />

to take part in a 5km or 10km race. Visit<br />

www.sparjoburgrace.co.za for info on<br />

how and where to enter. Entry fee is<br />

a mere R100 per person. The race will<br />

start at 8am at Marks Park Sports Club<br />

in Emmarentia. Online entries close on<br />

<strong>Sep</strong>tember 24 at midnight.<br />

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Book club<br />

Half a dozen thrilling reads for <strong>Sep</strong>tember<br />

‘It was a good day to be free of prison.’ So begins David Baldacci’s One Good Deed<br />

... his latest release which, as always, keeps readers’ adrenalin running high. When<br />

Aloysius Archer gets out of prison, he heads for Poca City, with just the clothes he’s<br />

wearing and an appointment with his parole officer. A chance meeting sees him<br />

offered a job as a debt collector - but all’s not above board, and if Aloysius wants to<br />

avoid heading back behind bars, he’s got his work cut out for him. Macmillan, R299.<br />

• A new home in the suburbs offers a fresh start to a family of four. It’s in a quiet,<br />

leafy road, with good schools, and is close to the sea and a comfortable commute<br />

to London. Perfect. All bar the fact that it appears to be the hunting ground for<br />

a serial killer. Fiona Cummins’ The Neighbour is as thrilling as it gets. Macmillan,<br />

R290 • Blood in the Water by Jack Flynn is set in Boston’s underworld, where the<br />

harbour chief, his 19-year-old daughter and a homeland security agent are caught<br />

up in a deadly game of cat and mouse with international terrorists. Macmillan, R299<br />

Tom Kennedy and his young son, Jake,<br />

have just moved to a quiet village,<br />

hoping to heal the hurt after the loss<br />

of their wife and mum. The place they<br />

choose to live, Featherbank, has a dark<br />

past ... 15 years before, a serial killer,<br />

known as The Whisper Man, abducted<br />

and murdered five young boys.<br />

The killer was caught, and this history<br />

doesn’t worry Tom and Jake. Until another<br />

boy goes missing. And Jake says<br />

he hears whispering at his window.<br />

Described as gripping, moving and<br />

brilliantly creepy ... an outstanding new<br />

psychological thriller. Penguin, R290<br />

In a large house in London’s fashionable<br />

Chelsea, a baby is awake in her cot.<br />

Well-fed and cared for, she’s happily<br />

waiting for someone to pick her up.<br />

In the kitchen lie three decomposing<br />

corpses, with a hastily scrawled note.<br />

The three have been dead for several<br />

days. So who’s looking after the baby?<br />

There’s little better than finding a new<br />

Lisa Jewell book on the shelves ... The<br />

Family Upstairs is just FABULOUS.<br />

Penguin, R290<br />

Also look out for ...<br />

Daisy and Simon’s marriage is great,<br />

particularly after the arrival of longedfor<br />

daughter Millie. A happy little family<br />

of three. So what if Simon drinks a bit<br />

too much every now and then ... as<br />

Daisy says, he’s just letting off steam.<br />

Then one night at a party, things spiral<br />

horribly out of control ... Adele Parks’<br />

Lies Lies Lies is all about relationships,<br />

marriage and secrets. A great read.<br />

Harper Collins, R305<br />

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Wish list<br />

Here’s to a marvellous <strong>Sep</strong>tember<br />

Rosé Champagne and cherry<br />

blossoms … hello Spring<br />

A champagne inspired by cherry<br />

blossom. What could possibly be<br />

more appropriate to celebrate Spring?<br />

Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne, the<br />

number one selling Champagne<br />

in France and the third biggest in<br />

the world, have just unveiled their<br />

latest Spring Edition of the Réserve<br />

Exclusive Brut Rosé. Inspired<br />

by the famous – but fleeting<br />

- Sakura (cherry blossom)<br />

season in Japan, when life is<br />

renewed and flowers are in<br />

bud, the packaging is utterly<br />

glorious … all delicate pink<br />

petals against a blue sky. The<br />

Brut-style Rosé Champagne<br />

is bursting with red<br />

summer fruits, is a gorgeous<br />

pomegranate pink and is<br />

absolutely perfect for Spring<br />

alfresco sipping. You’ll find<br />

it for around R780 at good<br />

bottlestores.<br />

Pompom tassel<br />

keyring, R99.95,<br />

Woolworths<br />

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Nothing but a good time!<br />

Broadway’s smash hit musical, Rock of Ages, is going to set Montecasino’s Teatro on fire! This jukebox<br />

musical features 28 classic rock songs from the 1980s … think Don’t Stop Believin’, The Final Countdown,<br />

Here I Go Again and so many more. As the humorous high-energy storyline unfolds, you’ll take a journey<br />

back to a colourful era while singing-a-long to rock anthems that come alive on stage. This promised to be a<br />

feel-good stage production and it’s guaranteed you’ll be on your feet rocking away to the memories. With an<br />

WIN!<br />

all-SA cast, band and production team, great comedy, stellar performances and amazing music it’s a seriously<br />

mindless, ridiculously enjoyable, glamour-rock musical that we are certainly not going to miss. It’s<br />

on from Thursday <strong>Sep</strong>tember 26 to Sunday October 20, tickets cost from R150 and you’ll get them at www.montecasino.co.za,<br />

or Computicket on 083 915 8000 or www.computicket.com Owing to adult themes, a PG13 is recommended.<br />

Fancy winning a pair of tickets? We’re giving two lucky readers two tickets each for the 6pm show on Sunday <strong>Sep</strong>tember 29.<br />

To enter, leave your name on our ROCK OF AGES WIN post on Facebook before <strong>Sep</strong>tember 20.<br />

Daisy Love Eau So Sweet captures the addictive and irresistible spirit of Daisy Love<br />

with an unexpected sweet freshness. Sparkling white raspberry notes reveal a<br />

lustrous personality while a soft floral airiness and delicate musky tones immerse<br />

you in the sweetness of the moment. Marc Jacobs Daisy Love Eau So Sweet EDT.<br />

From R875, Woolworths.<br />

With spring in full swing this<br />

month, the birds are chirping,<br />

bees are buzzing, and spring<br />

flowers are about to be in<br />

full bloom. Brighten up the<br />

patio with these gorgeous<br />

Begonias, R65.78, Pot Plants<br />

Direct, Multiflora Flower<br />

Market, 011 610 1134.<br />

Our darlings of the <strong>South</strong><br />

Pssst have you heard? Our favourite coffee shop, Just Darling, has scooped up the<br />

Service Excellence Award at the Restaurant Association of <strong>South</strong> Africa (RASA) Coffee<br />

Shop Awards for <strong>2019</strong>. The coffee shop was placed in the Top 100 Coffee Shops in<br />

<strong>South</strong> Africa out of 2 000 nominees. If you have not yet visited them let the aroma<br />

of the freshly roasted coffee beans along with the delicious food, make for a relaxing<br />

visit to this favourite coffee shop. Details: Mall of the <strong>South</strong>, 011 682 2948.<br />

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Margot Davids, Maria Grigoropoulos,<br />

Leigh Roos and Jo-Anne Schermeier<br />

Carol and Neville Bews<br />

110 years and<br />

going strong<br />

Johannesburg Child Welfare recently celebrated 110<br />

years of being in existence with a Fundraising Gala<br />

Dinner at Thaba Eco Hotel.<br />

Mpofi Makepe, Ellen Mokete and Lungi Masaobi<br />

Ravi Patel and Candice Pillay<br />

Jarryd, Simone and Len Davids<br />

Anita Lapan, Leah Ngubane and Aileen Langley<br />

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Estie Matthews and Annette Christie<br />

Shona Selley and Shereen Hunter<br />

Mingle and<br />

meet<br />

Likeminded women enjoyed the Woman of Stature<br />

morning recently at The Olive Tree Coffee Shop at<br />

Thaba Eco Hotel, with guest speaker Shona Selley<br />

chatting about the business world.<br />

Barbara Vos and Carrie Viviers<br />

Taneil Arkner and Joylene Teixeira<br />

Eleanore Jannetti, Elisa Januario , Liane Mitchley and Natalie van der Walt<br />

Shereen Hunter and Rolynne Wilken<br />

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Fighting BACK<br />

Text: Lize-Maré Landsman. Photos: Rentia Smith Photography.<br />

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After being diagnosed with lymphoma, Lizanne Joubert,<br />

came out standing strong and moving forward at a fast<br />

pace. This superwoman shares her story.<br />

Lizanne in short:<br />

I unwind by … just relaxing at home,<br />

inviting friends over for a braai or<br />

catching the latest series on television.<br />

I enjoy … a good cup of coffee, biltong<br />

and food (just as long as I don’t<br />

have to cook it)<br />

I love animals … especially my Boston<br />

Terrier, Katy.<br />

er energy is palpable<br />

as she describes her<br />

journey with cancer. “A<br />

few years ago, at the<br />

age of 23, I quickly<br />

started losing weight.<br />

I also seemed to be out of breath doing<br />

simple things such as walking a<br />

few stairs. Thinking I was merely unfit,<br />

I ignored it at first. After googling my<br />

symptoms I decided to go to my doctor.<br />

He sent me for a sonar and picked<br />

up lymphoma and wanted to book me<br />

into hospital. Talk about bad timing<br />

to discover something like this. It was<br />

the day before a long weekend and I<br />

had plans. Long story short that night<br />

we were involved in a car accident<br />

and I was admitted to hospital. I went<br />

for another scan when the radiologist<br />

confirmed I had a tumour in my heart.<br />

I wasn’t too shocked but wanted to<br />

get the process rolling as it was<br />

an inconvenience.<br />

“A few weeks after my diagnosis I<br />

started with chemotherapy. My life<br />

did not stop because of cancer, I still<br />

got married to my soul mate, Werner.<br />

He was my first ‘real’ love, and<br />

together we journeyed down the road<br />

of recovery.<br />

“A few months later I was readmitted<br />

to hospital and had to start with<br />

in-hospital chemotherapy. After<br />

chemo, a stemcell transplant followed<br />

and then another month of radiation.<br />

Once the medical procedures were<br />

completed, I continued with my life,<br />

but the cancer returned after a year<br />

and a half. It was challenging to accept<br />

I had to drink from the same cup<br />

again. I had to start with chemo and<br />

radiation again. Apart from this, I had<br />

outstanding medical bills needing to<br />

be paid. Employees at my workplace<br />

at the time each contributed a portion<br />

of their salary to help me. I also had<br />

great help from our wonderful community.<br />

I am celebrating my third year<br />

in remission. What a blessing!”<br />

Despite these challenges, Lizanne is<br />

moving forward with her head held<br />

high. Life after breast cancer has<br />

brought some changes. “After qualifying<br />

to be a nail technician, I decided<br />

to leave my job and pursue a career in<br />

beauty. I opened my own nail studio,<br />

LJPND Boutique Nails. To date, she has<br />

inspired many others with her fantastic<br />

work and by looking at her Instagram<br />

she certainly has many followers.<br />

Cancer in some ways has allowed me<br />

to review my goals and follow my<br />

dreams. I am positive and look forward<br />

to the future.<br />

These days I spend my time wisely, doing<br />

what I do best, staying humbly on<br />

my knees and fighting back.<br />

Did you know:<br />

<strong>Sep</strong>tember is Lymphoma<br />

Awareness Month. Lymphoma is<br />

one of the most prevalent forms<br />

of blood cancer, which itself<br />

represents the fifth most common<br />

cause of cancer death worldwide.<br />

Each year, it is estimated that<br />

more than 400,000 people are<br />

diagnosed with lymphoma, yet<br />

this complex group of diseases has<br />

a relatively limited understanding<br />

among the general public.<br />

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est<br />

The<br />

of me<br />

Yahto Kraft is hot off<br />

the success of The<br />

Voice SA, where he<br />

was in the Top six<br />

and will be making<br />

a guest appearance<br />

in Born To Perform<br />

SHINE! <strong>2019</strong>.<br />

Text: Lida-Marie Saayman. Photos: Justine Mac Photography.<br />

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Yahto, which means blue in Native<br />

American, is a music theatre singer, who<br />

completed his degree in music theatre<br />

last year at the young age of 18, from<br />

Stageworx School of Performing Arts. He<br />

sings, dances and creates and makes his<br />

own outfits for his performances. He has<br />

an incredible voice and as he says, has<br />

been singing before he could talk.<br />

On The Voice SA Yahto got three “turns”,<br />

one from Lira, Francois and Ricky and<br />

from there decided to go with Team<br />

Leera. “It was the most incredible<br />

experience, I would not have given it<br />

up for anything, and I learned so much<br />

about myself. The show really showed<br />

me how hard working one needs to<br />

be in this industry. You have to keep<br />

your mind on the goal.” Yahto adds. He<br />

also learned to cut out the haters and<br />

the naysayers, as he is flamboyant and<br />

knows what he does, doesn’t always<br />

cater to everyone’s taste. Not just in the<br />

choices of his songs,<br />

but also in his outfits.<br />

He performed most of<br />

his songs in high heel<br />

shoes and glitzy outfits<br />

that he put together<br />

himself, sometimes<br />

wearing a skirt over a<br />

suit. The garments were<br />

sponsored by Truworths<br />

and YDE and Yatho put<br />

his own spin on every<br />

outfit. “They were very<br />

open-minded about my<br />

look,” Yahto adds. There<br />

were many negative<br />

YouTube and Facebook<br />

comments, but Yahto has learned from<br />

an early age to focus on the positive.<br />

“You have to keep your eye on the prize<br />

and you have to keep going, no matter<br />

what,” Yahto says.<br />

The Voice made it possible for Yahto to<br />

explore and grow himself as an artist.<br />

He chose a wide range of songs to sing,<br />

from movie themes, rock ballads, dirty<br />

grunge, Broadway ballads and more.<br />

“The Voice made it possible to bring out<br />

the true artist inside myself,” Yahto adds.<br />

Yahto teaches music theatre at<br />

Stageworx, and in his free time he writes<br />

his own songs, rehearses with his band<br />

and runs his own dance group. He<br />

also has his own clothing brand called<br />

House of Kraft. Music is Yahto’s passion,<br />

Life will always<br />

be difficult, the<br />

world can be a<br />

dark place, but<br />

be a light in<br />

the darkness<br />

through and through, “I sing to heal my<br />

own wounds, but I also sing for the little<br />

girls and boys out there who haven’t<br />

yet decided if this is what they would<br />

like to do. When I go through difficult<br />

times I write songs to remind myself<br />

that I will be okay again.” He believes<br />

in embracing the person who you are,<br />

even when others do not and he is<br />

comfortable and proud of the person<br />

he is today. His energy and enthusiasm<br />

for life and music shines from out of his<br />

eyes. In 2007 Yahto sadly lost his father<br />

and he recalls what his father told him at<br />

the age of four, “He told me that life will<br />

always be difficult, the world can be a<br />

dark place, but be a light in the darkness.<br />

Shine your light brazenly for others<br />

to see.”<br />

Yahto is an open book, and has endured<br />

much bullying over his weight and<br />

about being openly gay at school<br />

from the stage of primary school.<br />

Today he believes you<br />

should be yourself<br />

unapologetically and<br />

a person should never<br />

wear a mask, and<br />

Yahto certainly does<br />

not. “We often think<br />

people care more<br />

than they do, and we<br />

think people will not<br />

accept us for who we<br />

are, and it is true there<br />

are some, but at the<br />

end of the day the<br />

people that do accept<br />

you are the ones who<br />

matter.” He wants<br />

to make a difference in the lives of<br />

others, and he wants to do this by<br />

being who he truly is, unashamedly. “I<br />

want to take on every challenge that<br />

comes my way and grab onto every<br />

opportunity, not only in the music<br />

industry, but in life, to further my<br />

career and be true to what<br />

I represent.”<br />

Yahto will be performing his own<br />

personally written and produced<br />

songs at Born To Perform and will also<br />

be part of several other performances.<br />

Born To Perform was founded in 2015<br />

as a platform to give young performers<br />

opportunities and experiences in the<br />

arts, whilst allowing self-development<br />

and personal growth through the love<br />

and passion for music.<br />

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Catrice ICONails Gel Lacquer in East, West,<br />

Pink’s Best and Nails on Fire, R59.95 from Dis-Chem<br />

Pretty eyes ... Clarins 4-Colour Eye Palette<br />

with four rosy shades R595 • Mix it up with<br />

nine pretty shades from GOSH, R285<br />

from Edgars • Mavala Mini<br />

Nail Colour in Glacier, R87<br />

from Clicks, Dis-Chem<br />

and Woolworths<br />

Oh-so-jolly pretty! We love Elizabeth Arden<br />

Eyeshadow Trio in Oh So Pink. R390<br />

We’re having a rose-hued<br />


TheraNaka Desert<br />

Rose Diffuser, R285<br />

from theranaka.co.za<br />

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Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector, R305 • Elizabeth<br />

Arden Beautiful Colour Moisturizing Lipstick in Pretty Pink,<br />

R325 • Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in Rose Lancôme,<br />

R420 • Mavala lipstick in Nagoya, R180 from Clicks and Dis-Chem<br />

• Essence Velvet Matt Lipstick in 02, R49.95 from Dis-Chem •<br />

(Back) Elizabeth Arden Plush Up Lip Gelato in Candy Girl, R299<br />

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The Densitium by<br />

SVR range is perfect<br />

for mature skins ...<br />

we’re loving this<br />

moisturiser that firms<br />

and strengthens, R330<br />

from Clicks • Gatineau<br />

Aquamemory Serum<br />

restores plumpness and<br />

water levels to your skin,<br />

R885 from Woolworths,<br />

Truworths and Edgars •<br />

NUXE Gentle Exfoliating<br />

Gel with rose petals,<br />

R305 from selected<br />

Woolworths, Edgars and<br />

Truworths stores.<br />

British cult-favourite<br />

organic skincare<br />

brand Skin and Tonic<br />

London has just<br />

landed here, and we’re<br />

obsessed! Try this Rose<br />

Mist ... described as<br />

‘a flower shower’! It’ll<br />

cool, hydrate and tone<br />

your skin, and set your<br />

make-up. All with a<br />

rose scent to perk up<br />

your mood! R442.75<br />

from nakedorganiks.<br />

co.za<br />

Coach Floral Blush is a new<br />

playful floral scent inspired by<br />

the tea rose. From R805, from<br />

Edgars, Woolies, Truworths,<br />

Foschini and Dis-Chem<br />

Pure rose heaven ... Rose Eau De Toilette by Solinotes, R298 from Foschini • Intense<br />

and sensual with a floral heart ... Giorgio Armani Si Passione, R1 560 from Edgars,<br />

Foschini, Truworths and Woolies • Alien Fusion – an oriental floral spicy creation, from<br />

R950 from your favourite fragrance stores • Feminine, floral, oriental ... Fleur de Murier<br />

by Karl Lagerfeld, R715 from Clicks<br />

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My Vegetarian Braai. Gasps of<br />

horror from the carnivores! But this<br />

lovely book by Adele Maartens is not<br />

about trying to convert meat - eaters<br />

... out to show there is more to braai<br />

than boerewors. With the growing<br />

trend of plant-based eating, there’s<br />

an excellent chance one of your<br />

guests is going to be a vegetarian<br />

... so here are a host of delicious<br />

meals to dish up. With a few vegan<br />

recipes, too, so everyone’s catered for.<br />

Penguin, R325<br />

Cook<br />

Get cooking!<br />

With half a dozen yummy<br />

new cookbooks on the<br />

shelves, it’s going to be a<br />

delicious <strong>Sep</strong>tember<br />

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Twin sisters Fatima Sydow and<br />

Gadija Sydow Noordien bring the<br />

taste of <strong>South</strong> African Malay-style<br />

cooking to your kitchen in this<br />

spicy new cookbook, Cape, Curry<br />

& Koesisters. You’ll find recipes<br />

for masalas, soups, light meals<br />

and snacks (samoosas or pickled<br />

salmon and onion salad, anyone?).<br />

Rice, sambals and atchar feature (of<br />

course), followed by the big guns<br />

of curry, breyani and ahkni. Here we<br />

dithered happily between butter<br />

chicken curry, frikkadel curry, slow<br />

- braised lamb chops with apricot<br />

chutney, and steak and potato<br />

braise. All look too, too scrumptious<br />

for words. Puds like melk tart and<br />

malva, along with luscious cakes<br />

(koesisters coming up), round off the<br />

book in diet-breaking style. Human &<br />

Rousseau, R330<br />

Rebecca and Kate Lund, aka The Delish Sisters, are constantly inspired by the<br />

ever changing food industry and love to create beautiful food experiences for<br />

clients, friends and family. They enjoy experimenting with new and exotic spices<br />

and ingredients, and encouraging people to be adventurous, too! The recipes<br />

in their book are fresh, wholesome, colourful, seasonal and ‘mostly’ healthy ... so<br />

while there are indulgent dishes and treats, they keep everything as balanced<br />

and as inclusive as possible ... so also loads of sugar-free, gluten-free recipes,<br />

delicious vegetarian options and there are tasty vegan food. Penguin, R300<br />

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In Summer Food, chef Tjaart Walraven<br />

celebrates the long, lazy days of<br />

our <strong>South</strong> African summer. With<br />

the emphasis on easy entertaining<br />

– including outdoor cooking – he<br />

includes everything from great<br />

breakfast dishes to kick off the day<br />

to sweet desserts to end it. Loads of<br />

background stories, great photos and<br />

plenty of tips ... we love summer, and<br />

we love this cookbook. Penguin, R350<br />

With an explosion of colour and<br />

taste, Jamie Oliver shows just<br />

how tasty veggie meals can be.<br />

The recipes in VEG will, he says,<br />

leave you feeling full, satisfied<br />

and happy – and not missing<br />

meat from your plate. From<br />

simple suppers and family faves<br />

to weekend dishes for sharing<br />

with friends, from embracing<br />

a meat-free day each week to<br />

living a vegetarian lifestyle, or<br />

for those simply just wanting to<br />

try some brilliant new flavour<br />

combos, VEG has something for<br />

everyone ... and it’s crammed<br />

with Jamie-style tips and tricks<br />

that will excite the taste buds.<br />

‘It’s all about celebrating really<br />

good, tasty food that just<br />

happens to be meat-free,’ he<br />

says. Penguin, R430<br />

If you, like us, relish the Mediterranean<br />

way of eating - everyone tucking into<br />

breads and dips, tapas and salads,<br />

gorgeous roasts and seafoods - you’re<br />

going to want to get a copy of the<br />

gorgeous – GORGEOUS, we tell you<br />

– Cape Mediterranean by Ilse van<br />

der Merwe. This Stellenbosch-based<br />

foodie says, ‘In <strong>South</strong> Africa, especially<br />

the Western Cape, we love the culture<br />

of lingering, social lunch tables. We<br />

savour coming together to celebrate<br />

local, seasonal and sustainable<br />

ingredients’. Fortunately, you don’t<br />

have to live in the Cape to make,<br />

and enjoy, the dishes in her book ...<br />

Winelands grape pizza bianca with<br />

feta and thyme will taste just as good<br />

in Ballito, Bo-Kaap harissa paste will be<br />

yummy in Bloem, and Cape seafood<br />

stew will go down a treat in Sandton.<br />

There are more than 75 amazing<br />

recipes that most of us will manage<br />

with ease. There are recipes here we’ll<br />

make again and again ... this is without<br />

a doubt our hot buy for spring and<br />

summer. Struik, R280<br />

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Let’s plant<br />

With spring in full swing this month, the birds are chirping, bees<br />

are buzzing, and spring flowers are about to be in full bloom.<br />

We’ve visited Pot Plants Direct in Multiflora Flower Market for<br />

spring gardening advice.<br />

Roses,<br />

Pot<br />

Plants<br />

Direct,<br />

R70.50<br />

Bulbs: Feed bulbs a high potash fertilizer for maximum flowers and continue to water<br />

until the leaves turn yellow.<br />

Roses: Feed roses with 3:1:5 or 8:1:5, water regularly and replenish mulch (ever wondered<br />

what all those fertiliser numbers mean? Visit us at Pot Plants Direct for a better understanding<br />

of the different fertiliser applications).<br />

Phalaenopsis orchids: Keep in very bright light, but keep them out of direct sun. The<br />

ideal temperature is between 15 and 22°C. Water the orchid’s roots infrequently. Fertilize<br />

every 1-2 weeks, but not during the flowering phase.<br />

Pot Plants: Re-pot container plants into a larger pot if necessary and feed a high nitrogen<br />

fertilizer solution.<br />

Look out for leaf gull on Azaleas, rust on Geraniums, blight on Tomatoes, aphids on rose<br />

buds, slugs and snails around new planted seedlings, thrips on Ficus and Gladioli and<br />

Citrus psylla on lemons<br />

Two tree options are:<br />

1. Sclerocarya birrea (Marula Tree), which is an iconic African symbol and is found in the<br />

warmer parts of southern Africa. Marula is a medium-sized to large deciduous tree with<br />

an erect trunk and rounded crown.<br />

2. Philenoptera violacea (Apple-leaf), which is a medium- to large-sized, deciduous to<br />

semi-deciduous tree up to 15 m tall with a wide-spreading, dense and rounded crown.<br />

Details: Pot Plants Direct, Multiflora Flower Market, City Deep, 011 610 1134,<br />

pots@multiflora.co.za<br />

Phalaenopsis<br />

orchids, Pot<br />

Plants Direct,<br />

R141<br />

Arbor Week<br />

Celebrate Arbor Week (1 to 7 <strong>Sep</strong>tember<br />

in <strong>South</strong> Africa) by planting<br />

indigenous trees as a practical and<br />

symbolic gesture of sustainable<br />

environmental management.<br />

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Parents<br />

Essential guide for<br />

Essential guide for<br />

Parenting is both<br />

challenging and<br />

rewarding, but often<br />

parents have to deal<br />

with many obstacles.<br />

Read our Essential<br />

Guide for Parents to<br />

get some tips on good<br />

parenting and how<br />

to raise a healthy,<br />

happy child.<br />

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corner<br />

Here are some great newly released books to keep the young<br />

ones entertained during the <strong>Sep</strong>tember holiday.<br />

Find out! Birds<br />

Find out how birds from around<br />

the world fly, feed, sense the world,<br />

communicate, build nests, protect<br />

their eggs, raise chicks, keep their<br />

feathers in top condition, defend<br />

themselves, and travel in search<br />

of food and nesting sites. Packed<br />

with information, photographs,<br />

and colourful illustrations!<br />

Takealot.com, R130.<br />

Disney The Lion King:<br />

My busy books<br />

Join Simba and his friends on their<br />

amazing adventures in the Pride<br />

Lands and beyond! A book and<br />

toy all in one, this My Busy Books<br />

activity kit comes complete with<br />

a brightly illustrated book, wellcrafted<br />

figurines, and a giant durable<br />

playmat. Children ages 36 months<br />

and up will enjoy spending time<br />

with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa, Timon,<br />

and all of their favourite Lion King<br />

characters. Exclusive Books, R230.<br />

Baby Touch Peekaboo<br />

Babies and toddlers will love this<br />

original tactile playbook from the<br />

innovative Baby Touch range. Have<br />

fun touching the different textures<br />

and playing peekaboo with the large<br />

integrated flaps. The bright and bold<br />

illustrations are perfect for baby to<br />

enjoy. Exclusive Books, R110.<br />

Billy is confused ... he has loads of<br />

friends, but they all look different, act in<br />

different ways and wear very different<br />

clothes. Is this okay, he wonders?<br />

In Sarah Tavola’s Perfectly Different<br />

rhyming story, Billy’s mum explains<br />

that it’s fine to be different and that<br />

the world would be a very dull place if<br />

everyone looked and acted the same.<br />

Sinan Hallak’s lively illustrations help<br />

to show three to six-year-olds<br />

the importance of embracing –<br />

and enjoying – individuality.<br />

Struik Children, R90.<br />

Roald Dahl’s ABC<br />

Learn your ABC in the<br />

gloriumptious world of Roald<br />

Dahl! This sturdy board book is<br />

perfect for little hands.<br />

Loot, R150.<br />

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The boy and the tree<br />

A sad boy climbs a hill and flops down under a giant<br />

old tree. He’s sad because all his friends have new and<br />

shiny toys and his only toy is a battered old panda. Then<br />

magic happens – the tree takes him on many wonderful<br />

imaginary adventures in space, on the ocean and to meet<br />

wild animals – showing him a tree is much better than any<br />

shiny toy. Marleen Lammers tells the charming rhyming<br />

story of The Boy and the Tree, while Anja Stoeckigt drew<br />

the enchanting illustrations. Puffin, R120.<br />

Powerful<br />

Kitty was being bullied at school by Dog and Giraffe – but then her<br />

Mommy showed her how to turn on her inner superpower. Powerful<br />

by Alicia Thomas-Woolf teaches children how to deal with bad, sad,<br />

scared and angry feelings in a deceptively simple story that could<br />

become a tool for life. It’s an anti-bullying, confidence-building songand-action<br />

book that’s fun and carries an important lesson for all<br />

children, as well as their parents and teachers. It comes with a CD of<br />

the song and illustrations by Karin Arbuthnot. Ada Enup, R200.<br />

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Reshaping<br />

the future<br />

Geraldine Naidoo put St Martins on the map through<br />

her involvement in piloting a science programme for<br />

Honeywell in conjunction with NASA and the US Space<br />

and Rocket Centre.<br />

Geraldine is the head of the Science Department at St Martin’s Preparatory<br />

School and has been a science teacher at the prep school for the past<br />

seven years. Prior to St Martin’s she had been exposed to a wide spectrum<br />

of learning styles and techniques in both mainstream and special<br />

needs teaching.<br />

Because of her love for science she worked for a company called “The Nutty<br />

Scientist” at the Rand Easter Show during her Easter Holiday in 2017. The<br />

company partnered with St Martin’s and along with ten St Martin’s High<br />

School students who for a ten day period were able to showcase their<br />

adoration for science. “The time I spent presenting scientific principles at the<br />

show brought me acclaim and I even had a mention in the local edition of<br />

Child Magazine,” Geraldine said.<br />

Later in 2017 Geraldine was selected to attend the Honeywell Educators at<br />

the Space Academy Conference, which was held at the US Space and Rocket<br />

Centre in Huntsville, Alabama. “During my time there I attended lectures<br />

at the University of Alabama, as well as participating in engineering and<br />

design challenges which included rocket construction and launch, payload<br />

operations and many others. I met and interacted with teachers from around<br />

the world and forged valuable relationships,” she added.<br />

In 2018 Geraldine spearheaded the programme which saw St Martin’s as one<br />

of the eight schools from around the world piloting a science programme for<br />

Honeywell in conjunction with NASA and the US Space and Rocket Centre.<br />

Through various challenges and experiments they were able to complete the<br />

tasks that were outlined in meritorious fashion. This pilot programme proved<br />

to be a great success.<br />

Geraldine takes much pride in her teaching and her position at St Martin’s.<br />

“As a Math and Science Major in University, being able to impart knowledge<br />

with my pupils in a manner that develops curiosity and encourages critical<br />

thinking is very important to me. St Martin’s has been the perfect platform<br />

for me to develop as an educator. The school has a great ethos and is value<br />

driven. Focus on quality instead of quantity and the ability to identify<br />

each child’s strength is what sets St Martin’s apart from other schools.”<br />

Geraldine said.<br />

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GIVE IT,<br />

don’t bin it<br />

Make a difference in your community this National Book Week and International<br />

Literacy Day by donating unwanted children’s books.<br />

Literacy is a human right and the<br />

foundation of all learning.<br />

Did you know that 58 percent of<br />

households do not have access to<br />

a single leisure book? A staggering<br />

78 percent of Grade fours are not<br />

able to read with meaning. Only<br />

47 percent of the <strong>South</strong> African<br />

population read printed books.<br />

<strong>South</strong> Africa has a reading crisis<br />

and these are just a few of the<br />

shocking statistics.<br />

Caxton Joburg <strong>South</strong>, with the<br />

help of the public, wants to make<br />

a difference in ensuring all the<br />

above-mentioned statistics are<br />

pushed to 100 percent in an<br />

attempt to eradicate illiteracy in<br />

our communities. We are asking the<br />

public to donate children’s books to<br />

our office at 1 Eaton Terrace, New<br />

Redruth, which we will distribute<br />

as part of our reading campaign for<br />

National Book Week, which is from<br />

<strong>Sep</strong>tember 2 to 8 and International<br />

Literacy Day on <strong>Sep</strong>tember 8.<br />

Together we can make a difference<br />

in our community.<br />

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SMART<br />

saving<br />

Saving money is one of the most important aspects to securing your financial future.<br />

When taught early, it becomes easy to develop good financial habits<br />

that will yield long-term benefits.<br />

Ester Ochse, from FNB, said encouraging<br />

children to save from an early age<br />

plays an important role and will help<br />

when they get older.<br />

“Exposing your children to saving and<br />

managing their own finances early will<br />

allow them to make mistakes, learn<br />

from their mistakes and identify habits<br />

that will help them be more responsible<br />

with their finances.”<br />

Ochse shared tips on how parents<br />

can encourage children to save:<br />

Help them set a goal:<br />

Firstly, you need to help them set<br />

a goal and demonstrate what they<br />

stand to achieve if they reach their<br />

goal. For example, if your child wants<br />

to purchase a new TV game, encourage<br />

them to save from the pocket<br />

money they receive and set a timeline<br />

to achieving the goal. When they<br />

reach the goal, they will see the benefits of saving and working towards<br />

what you need.<br />

Wants vs. needs:<br />

Understanding the difference between needs and wants is crucial<br />

in helping children avoid spending money on unnecessary expenses. Once they<br />

understand the difference, they will be more cautious about where and how their<br />

money is spent.<br />

Match their savings:<br />

Consider matching your child’s contribution. For example, if their monthly target is to<br />

save R300 a month, match it with R300 to make it R600. This will encourage them to<br />

continue saving because they will see progress and value of their savings.<br />

Lead by example:<br />

When you receive your salary every month, sit down with your children and show<br />

them how much you are saving towards their school fees. At the end of the year,<br />

show them how much you have saved as well as the interest received on savings. Furthermore,<br />

show them the discounts that applies when paying school fees in advance<br />

and demonstrate how much you will save because of paying school fees in advance.<br />

“One of the best ways of assuring your children they are capable of saving, is to let<br />

them take control of their savings journey. Guide them through the money management<br />

journey and help them track their progress monthly. This is one of the best<br />

ways to get them started on their savings journey,” said Ochse.<br />

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Mhondoro<br />

We love a bush getaway...and one where ellies drink from the pool, the rooms<br />

are OTT comfy and five star food is a special treat.<br />

When you’re sitting having lunch on the verandah and an ellie<br />

strolls past, stopping to drink from the pool in front of you, you<br />

know you’re at a special spot.<br />

More so when an hour later on a game drive you see a leopard<br />

stalk, then chase and bring down a springbok, her five threemonth-old<br />

cubs chasing after her as if to cheer her on.<br />

We’ve just spent a couple of days at Mhondoro Safari Lodge &<br />

Villa in the Welgevonden Game Reserve, and it was indeed a<br />

special treat.<br />

Although the<br />

area’s malaria free,<br />

mosquito nets still<br />

drape the beds. Very<br />

Out of Africa!<br />

The Honeymoon Suite ...<br />

romance in the bush<br />

Very casually strolling by ... the ellies are<br />

regular, and hugely welcome, visitors to the<br />

lodge and, more specifically, the swimming pool.<br />

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The Welgevonden area is fairly<br />

rocky and hilly, but the lodge is<br />

built overlooking a flat plain, with a<br />

waterhole in front to which animals<br />

drift all day ... families of warthog<br />

and a dazzle of zebras ... the ellies<br />

appear to ignore it completely and<br />

head straight for the pool, much to<br />

the delight of the guests – most of<br />

whom are international, so imagine<br />

the thrill!<br />

Besides what turned out to include<br />

some sensational animal sightings,<br />

a highlight of our stay was also the<br />

food ... this five-star lodge prides itself<br />

on the fine dining options offered,<br />

and deservedly so. While the boma<br />

dinner was been-there-eaten-that,<br />

other meals were exceptional ...<br />

think eggs Benedict with truffle oil<br />

hollandaise or French toast with<br />

thyme-infused honey and nuts for<br />

breakfast, or later in the day a dish of<br />

beetroot elements (pickled beetroot<br />

and beetroot sorbet, goat’s cheese<br />

and rocket, topped with pumpkin<br />

seed ... bliss), a wonderful wild<br />

mushroom risotto with truffle oil and<br />

Parmesan, and quite possibly the<br />

best rack of lamb we’ve ever eaten.<br />

As much of this as possible comes<br />

from the lodge’s large, flourishing<br />

veggie and herb garden – and it’s<br />

leaning towards being totally selfsufficient<br />

and off-the-grid within the<br />

next year or so.<br />

Accommodating just 26 guests in<br />

total, there are a few chic-African and<br />

edgy European-decorated suites to<br />

choose from, as well as a romantic<br />

Honeymoon Suite, which has a<br />

Honestly. Is there anything<br />

more dramatically wonderful<br />

than an African sunrise or<br />

sunset? We think not!<br />

Fine dining with a view.<br />

heated plunge pool and outside<br />

deck with day bed that overlooks<br />

the waterhole. The suites – think<br />

mosquito-net-draped beds and<br />

roaring fireplaces – sleep either<br />

two or four guests ... but there’s a<br />

magnificent three-bedroom villa.<br />

A marvellous choice for a family or<br />

group of friends, the villa comes with<br />

a private butler, chef and ranger,<br />

and is exceptionally equipped with<br />

a pool, lounge, dining and outdoor<br />

entertainment areas, (it even has its<br />

own gym for heaven’s sake).<br />

Other standout features at the<br />

lodge, where children of all ages are<br />

welcome, include the underground<br />

waterhole hide, which is connected<br />

to the main lodge by a tunnel,<br />

allowing you to safely race off and<br />

see the animals close up, a lovely<br />

spa for those who need even<br />

more spoiling than being out in<br />

the bush provides, a heated pool<br />

and sauna and two great areas<br />

for youngsters – one indoors, one<br />

out. There’s a shooting range, and<br />

rock art excursions, bush walks and<br />

rhino tracking, and really brilliant<br />

yoga retreats can be arranged – get<br />

together six or more yoga friends<br />

and experience yoga in the bush at<br />

dawn or sunset ... how amazing!<br />

Rates range from R5675 a person a<br />

night, sharing, with children under<br />

two free; three to nine paying 50 per<br />

cent of the adult fee, 10 upwards<br />

paying full rate. The Villa exclusive-use<br />

rate is R45455 for four guests, R9091<br />

per extra adult and R5051 per extra<br />

child between three and 11. There are,<br />

however, often specials, so keep an eye<br />

on the website. All rates are inclusive<br />

of meals, selected house drinks, two<br />

game drives a day and reserved<br />

entrance, as well as scheduled transfers<br />

from the Welgevonden main gate.<br />

Children can’t go on regular game<br />

drives, but Bumble Drives can be<br />

arranged and there are babysitters,<br />

as well as fun activities. The area is<br />

malaria free, and the drive is a little less<br />

than three hours from Joburg and OR<br />

Tambo airport – unless you happily<br />

drive along in a daze and miss the N3<br />

turn-off, when you could, as we did,<br />

take the road (much) less travelled, in<br />

which case add, oh, say two hours or<br />

so to your drive time!<br />

Details: res@mhondoro.com,<br />

087-150-2314, mhondoro.com<br />

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