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JOBURG NORTHERN SUBURBS<br />

TANYA<br />

VAN REES<br />

Making a<br />

positive impact<br />

Camping<br />

with kids ...<br />

plus a Thule<br />

win<br />

Egg on toast ...<br />

but fancy!<br />

HEY BABE<br />

Tiny tots to trendy teens ...<br />

we’re all about our young readers<br />

SHOPPING, PEOPLE AND LIFESTYLE IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD<br />

MARCH <strong>24</strong>


CONTENTS<br />

GET IT<br />

Editorial<br />

Caxton House • 368 Jan Smuts Avenue<br />

Craighall, Joburg<br />

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joburg-north<br />

National Group Editor & National Sales<br />

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kyma@caxton.co.za<br />

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Workflow & Studio Manager Megan Brett<br />

Contributor: Lisa Witepski<br />

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employees or their families. Get It Magazine<br />

reserves the right to publish the names of<br />

winners, who will be contacted telephonically<br />

and need to collect their prizes from Caxton<br />

<strong>North</strong>ern branch within 10 days or they will be<br />

forfeited. Prizewinners’ names are published on<br />

our social media pages monthly.<br />

THIS MONTH<br />

04 Keep the whole family busy this month<br />

08 Book Club ... a round up of fabulous reads for the Easter weekend<br />

10 Wishlist ... gorgeous gingham goodies<br />

12 Social ... Kiwi steps up and shines<br />

PEOPLE<br />

14 Tanya van Rees’s positivity flows into her many passions<br />

16 Antoinette Stoltz sews her success one bag at a time<br />

22<br />

BEAUTY & BABES<br />

18 Living the sweet life looking your best<br />

20 Smiles and giggles for babe from bathtime to bed<br />

FOOD<br />

22 Yum, yum for the little tots tum<br />

<strong>24</strong> Eggs ... from padkos to a fancy brekkie bruschette<br />

GARDENING<br />

26 Have your pick of fresh frilly lettuce<br />

TRAVEL<br />

30 Camp out with the kids<br />

32 The pretty Paternoster and what’s to love<br />

WIN<br />

34 A R10 000 Thule voucher to shop online<br />

COVER PHOTO<br />

Photographer: Nicole Moore.<br />

Details: nicolemoorephotography.co.za<br />

Make-up: Makeup by Ryno,<br />

Details: 071-688-0<strong>24</strong>2<br />

MARCH <strong>24</strong><br />

<strong>Mar</strong>ch <strong>24</strong> Get It Magazine 03


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

A hot date!<br />

An expressive line-up for the crafty creative<br />

02<br />

Dress in floral for a Gin &<br />

Cupcake Tasting experience<br />

for charity. Sounds fabulous! Sandton<br />

Ladies Circle invites you to sip on<br />

three premium gins paired with<br />

beautifully crafted cupcakes. During<br />

the tasting you will have the chance<br />

to learn about the botanicals that<br />

give each gin its unique flavour<br />

profile. And the charity of choice<br />

… Juno Aurora Children’s Home.<br />

No under 18s. 2pm until 6pm on<br />

<strong>Mar</strong>ch 2 at Prison Break <strong>Mar</strong>ket - The<br />

Pour House - Shed 7 - The Noble<br />

Experiment. Tickets cost R300, book<br />

through www.quicket.co.za<br />

03<br />

What happens when you mix<br />

drinks with music and a stroke<br />

of creativity? You get Paint, Sip &<br />

Sing, a unique event in collaboration<br />

with Paintoholics. Sip cocktails, unveil<br />

your inner artist by painting a musicalthemed<br />

portrait and take to the stage<br />

for a karaoke session where you get to<br />

sing your heart out to tunes inspired<br />

by your musical portrait. Tickets cost<br />

R250 which covers all your painting<br />

materials and the expert instructor’s<br />

guidance as well as free access to<br />

the karaoke stage. Karaoke Kong<br />

Melville on <strong>Mar</strong>ch 3. Book through<br />

www.quicket.co.za<br />

03<br />

Smokey flavours, crisp bubbles<br />

and sunny days on the lawn.<br />

BBQ and Bubbles is all about relaxing<br />

Sundays spent lunching and listening<br />

to light music. Lunch is served<br />

between 1pm and 3pm and includes<br />

four tapas where each plate has an<br />

element cooked over fire and four<br />

tasting glasses of Premium SA MCC.<br />

Family-friendly and happening every<br />

Sunday from noon at 57 Lawns venue<br />

unless it rains or there is a private<br />

function booked. Tickets cost from<br />

R250 through www.quicket.co.za<br />

03<br />

Nurture your passion for renovation, decoration, and creation! Celebrating<br />

their 30th anniversary, Homemakers expo is packed with exciting features<br />

and attractions, including home improvement and renovation suppliers, artisanal<br />

food, bespoke handmade goods and show specials. More than 300 exhibitors -<br />

from essential building materials to awe-inspiring soft furnishings, and all that lies<br />

in between. Show times Friday 10am until 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am until<br />

6pm. Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre from <strong>Mar</strong>ch<br />

1 to 3. Tickets from R120 through www.homemakersonline.co.za/jhbfair<br />

04 Get It Magazine <strong>Mar</strong>ch <strong>24</strong>


From thought-provoking<br />

documentaries to gripping dramas,<br />

the Joburg Film Fest is inspiring<br />

storytellers and at the same time<br />

celebrating the legends of the last<br />

30 years behind and in front of the camera lenses. The<br />

festival stands for innovation, excellence, and purposeful<br />

creativity and also seeks to grow and contribute to cultural<br />

tourism in our country as a whole. Runs until Sunday, <strong>Mar</strong>ch<br />

3 at Sandton Convention Centre. Tickets cost R250, book<br />

through www.quicket.co.za<br />

07<br />

Social media’s power to<br />

connect and its power to<br />

destroy. Can a few minutes of bad<br />

judgment ruin a life? Find out in the<br />

play Expelled. Alex, a Matric pupil<br />

at an elite school, gets caught up<br />

in a viral scandal and is suspended.<br />

Once shared, lives alter in seconds,<br />

what’s seen cannot be unseen. PG<br />

14+. The <strong>Mar</strong>ket Theatre from <strong>Mar</strong>ch<br />

7 to 31. Tickets cost from R120<br />

via webticket.co.za<br />

15<br />

Joburg Ballet twirls into the<br />

year with Scar/City exploring<br />

concepts of scarcity, absence and<br />

loss. Scarcity is something many<br />

South African’s have become<br />

accustomed to, whether through<br />

a lack of service delivery within the<br />

urban context or a loss of dignity. An<br />

exhilarating trio of works by Hannah<br />

Ma, Dada Masilo’s and Jorge Pérez<br />

<strong>Mar</strong>tínez’s Azul. 7pm on <strong>Mar</strong>ch 15<br />

to <strong>Mar</strong>ch 22 at Mandela Theatre at<br />

Joburg Theatre. From R220 through<br />

www.webtickets.co.za<br />

19<br />

Catch your dose of comedy<br />

with Sip ‘n Chuckle at<br />

Eighteen13 Wine Shop & Tasting<br />

Room. No under 18s. From<br />

6.30pm every Tuesday night until<br />

<strong>Mar</strong>ch 19 at Cedar Square Centre,<br />

Fourways. R50 for a ticket through<br />

www.quicket.co.za<br />

<strong>24</strong><br />

Sophiatown - a lively local music drama with a powerful reminder of how<br />

far we have come as a country. Known as the Chicago of South Africa,<br />

Sophiatown is where shebeen queens, gangsters, politicians and black and white<br />

‘Bohemians’ rubbed shoulders and traded drinks in a heady atmosphere fizzing<br />

with music, style, and rebellion during the repressive 50s. Enjoy musical genres<br />

marabi, kofifi and kwela by The Junction Avenue Theatre Company. PG16. The<br />

<strong>Mar</strong>ket Theatre until <strong>Mar</strong>ch <strong>24</strong>. Tickets cost from R120 via webticket.co.za<br />

30<br />

The sweet sound of jazz and sights of animals. Jazz in the Lights<br />

Music Festival & Zoo Experience will include new musicians as well<br />

as the nostalgic classics from the legends. And to keep it fun for the whole<br />

family, guests can interact with the zoo animals and amenities. From 10am at<br />

Johannesburg Zoo, Jan Smuts Avenue on <strong>Mar</strong>ch 30. Tickets from R85 to R200<br />

through www.webtickets.co.za<br />

<strong>Mar</strong>ch <strong>24</strong> Get It Magazine 05


01<br />

Wear your sunnies and make<br />

your way to Mears Hall for a fab<br />

social. St Stithians Boys’ Prep is putting<br />

together a Beach Party, exclusively<br />

for grade 6 and 7 pupils from St<br />

Stithians and other local schools. It<br />

is a cashless event - remember to<br />

take credit cards or AllXS cards. There<br />

will be vendors selling food, snacks<br />

and cold drinks. Parent and teacher<br />

supervision is provided. Friday, <strong>Mar</strong>ch<br />

1 from 6pm to 9pm. St Stithians<br />

College, 40 Peter Place, Lyme Park,<br />

Sandton. Tickets cost R175 through<br />

www.webtickets.co.za<br />

01<br />

Parktown High School for<br />

Girls is kick-starting the<br />

month with SOS. Open to grades 8<br />

to 12, this under 18s social has Tyler<br />

ICU, Neil Hunter and Justine 99&<br />

PCEE on their line up. Prohibited<br />

items include food, drinks, alcohol,<br />

cigarettes, vapes, hubblies, drugs,<br />

sharp objects, weapons and any<br />

flammable items. 6pm on Friday<br />

<strong>Mar</strong>ch 1. Tickets cost R<strong>24</strong>0 to R325<br />

through www.webtickets.co.za.<br />

Details: email info@uparty.co.za<br />

12<br />

A mixture of magic, suspense<br />

and excitement in a classic<br />

story Disney’s My Son Pinocchio JR.<br />

Pinocchio, the little wooden puppet<br />

who after a series of adventures<br />

is magically brought to life by the<br />

Blue Fairy. He must show that he is<br />

brave, honest and unselfish before<br />

he can become a real boy. 9am at<br />

Peoples Theatre at Joburg Theatre<br />

on <strong>Mar</strong>ch 12. R165 a ticket through<br />

www.webtickets.co.za<br />

31<br />

Let kids be kids and adults<br />

enjoy the outdoors at the<br />

Easter and Festive Family Picnic.<br />

Relax under the shade and watch<br />

your kids soak up all the fun. There<br />

will be jumping castles, face painting,<br />

drawing, sack racing and lots more.<br />

And for the adults, swimming, board<br />

games and painting. From 10am at<br />

161 Cornelis St, Fairland on <strong>Mar</strong>ch<br />

31. Tickets cost from R40 through<br />

www.webtickets.co.za<br />

06 Get It Magazine <strong>Mar</strong>ch <strong>24</strong><br />

Let’s go out and have some fun, said every kid!<br />

28<br />

It’s no surprise that The Rand Show is back and ready to knock your socks off for<br />

another jam-packed weekend of fun! Experience the thrill of drifting, 4x4 adventures<br />

and helicopter rides (flips included). Then there is go-karting and old-school carnival<br />

rides. At the kids zone, Cartoon Network Activation, a Sci-Bono, a Pedal Power indoor<br />

bike park and more. Indulge in the richness of locally crafted drinks and immerse<br />

yourself in the future at the Meta Dome! The theme this year … bringing families<br />

together and bringing together South Africans from all walks of life. Johannesburg Expo<br />

Centre, Nasrec from <strong>Mar</strong>ch 28 to April 1, 9am until 7pm daily. Adult R110, Pensioners<br />

and Children 3 to 12 years R70. Book through ticketpros.co.za. Details: randshow.co.za


Book club<br />

From young love to growing old disgracefully ...<br />

we’ve rounded up some fabulous reads for the Easter weekend<br />

Heather Winterbottom has worked<br />

alongside her husband in their rural<br />

GP practise for 40 years. They’ve<br />

just hung up their stethoscopes ...<br />

but their retirement isn’t all they<br />

thought it would be. She wants to<br />

travel to a Greek island. He wants<br />

to grow a veggie garden. Neither<br />

will compromise ... so he stays with<br />

his spinach, parsnips and pumpkin,<br />

and she heads off for a gap year... all<br />

sun, sea, sand and squid on Ithaca.<br />

Madly funny, hugely enjoyable ... Mrs<br />

Winterbottom Takes a Gap Year<br />

is Joanna Nell’s latest book centred<br />

around growing old disgracefully.<br />

Hodder and Stoughton<br />

08 Get It Magazine <strong>Mar</strong>ch <strong>24</strong><br />

The Williamson sisters, Josephine and<br />

Penny, are Britain's most treasured World<br />

War II veterans. Now in their nineties, they’re<br />

still in great form, and are in hot demand,<br />

appearing at commemorative events all<br />

over the country. The latest excitement is a<br />

trip to Paris to receive the Légion d'honneur,<br />

accompanied by their devoted greatnephew,<br />

who believes the pair had minor<br />

roles in the Women's Royal Navy and the<br />

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. But that's only<br />

half the story. There's a reason sweet Auntie<br />

Penny can dispatch a would-be mugger<br />

with a brolly. This trip to Paris is not what it<br />

seems either. Scandal and crime have trailed<br />

the sisters since the war. Now armed with<br />

new information about an old adversary,<br />

these much decorated (but admittedly<br />

ancient) veterans intend to settle scores,<br />

avenge lost friends, and pull off one last<br />

heist. All hidden official secrets and double<br />

lives, CJ Wray’s The Excitements is a funny,<br />

charming, thrilling adventure read. Orion<br />

There are 18 plants and<br />

animals named after him.<br />

When asked by a reporter<br />

how many degrees he<br />

had*, he said it would be<br />

‘rude to count’. The single<br />

thing that would improve<br />

his quality of life would<br />

be ‘good, workable knees’.<br />

In The Wit and Wisdom<br />

of David Attenborough,<br />

which he has not endorsed<br />

and is not affiliated with,<br />

Chas Newkey-Burden has<br />

put together a fascinating<br />

collection of facts, tributes,<br />

quotes and anecdotes.<br />

Running chronologically,<br />

this book begins with his<br />

early days, to his first job<br />

at the BBC, to eventually<br />

becoming the most<br />

esteemed naturalist on<br />

the planet, as he is today.<br />

*More than 30! Gaia<br />

All books available at<br />

Exclusive Books and<br />

exclusivebooks.co.za


Set against the backdrop<br />

of modern Harlem and<br />

Renaissance glamour, A<br />

Love Song for Ricki Wilde<br />

by Tia Williams (Seven<br />

Days in June) is a steamy,<br />

swoon-worthy love story ...<br />

a florist who leaves behind<br />

family wealth to realise her<br />

dream of opening a flower<br />

shop, and an enigmatic<br />

musician ... two artists who<br />

are drawn to the magic of<br />

New York. Quercus<br />

A near-death experience.<br />

A collection of false<br />

memories. A perfect love<br />

story ... albeit one that<br />

didn’t exist. Two sisters, a<br />

vet and a mystery to solve.<br />

Throw in another love<br />

story and you’ve<br />

The Memory of Us by Dani<br />

Atkins ... light and<br />

frivolous for the<br />

long weekend.<br />

Head of Zeus<br />

For YA ...<br />

Set against the backdrop<br />

of Tehran and Los Angeles,<br />

Only This Beautiful<br />

Moment by Abdi Nazemian<br />

is a tale of intergenerational<br />

trauma and love - an ode to<br />

the fragile bonds of family,<br />

the hidden secrets<br />

of history and all the<br />

beautiful moments that<br />

make us who we are today.<br />

Harper Collins<br />

In Kate Thompson’s The<br />

Wartime Book Club, an<br />

island's only librarian is<br />

ordered to destroy books<br />

which threaten the new<br />

regime. Instead, she hides<br />

the stories, and with her best<br />

friend forms the wartime book<br />

club. But as the occupation<br />

drags on, the women's quiet<br />

acts of bravery become more<br />

perilous and they are forced<br />

to face the terrible cost of<br />

resistance. Hodder & Stoughton<br />

In Sophie Kinsella’s The<br />

Burnout, Sasha is well and<br />

truly over it all. Work (allconsuming).<br />

Friendships<br />

(on the back burner).<br />

Sex-life (non-existent).<br />

Armed with good<br />

intentions to drink kale<br />

smoothies and try yoga,<br />

she heads to a seaside<br />

resort. But how can she<br />

commune with nature<br />

when there’s a stressed<br />

out guy sitting on a rock<br />

watching her? A guy who<br />

scoffs at her burnout<br />

cures - manifesting,<br />

wild swimming, secret<br />

<strong>Mar</strong>s bars, preferring<br />

his cure - drinking<br />

whisky. Penguin<br />

All nectarine,<br />

melon, rose petal<br />

and Turkish delight,<br />

the 2023 La<br />

Motte Vin de<br />

Joie Rosé is what<br />

we’ll be drinking<br />

at book club this<br />

month. Pair it with<br />

a leafy salad, some<br />

delicate salmon<br />

or trout, and a<br />

charcuterie board.<br />

R110 from your<br />

local wine store.<br />

Compiled by: KYM ARGO<br />

<strong>Mar</strong>ch <strong>24</strong> Get It Magazine 09


Wish list<br />

Softly softly ... pastel gingham for Easter<br />

Palest peach<br />

scrunchie, R170 for a<br />

pack of three from<br />

lovisajewellery.co.za<br />

Gingham notebook,<br />

R115 from takealot.com<br />

A3 disposable paper<br />

placemat set, R220<br />

from Print On Demand<br />

at takealot.com<br />

Easter lunch table sorted ... Linen House<br />

Oxford check light blue and white<br />

tablecloth in six, eight and ten seater.<br />

From R999 from yuppiechef.com<br />

The Fuchsia is Pink sailor bow tie for<br />

beautiful bitches and handsome<br />

hounds, R150 from lafurmilia.co.za<br />

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Mini babydoll dress in fresh<br />

apple green gingham,<br />

R799 from Glamorous<br />

at superbalist.com<br />

• Country Road organically<br />

grown cotton gingham<br />

pyjama set, available<br />

in sizes from 1-2 to 12.<br />

R599 from Country Road<br />

at Woolworths.<br />

Pink gingham 100 per cent washed<br />

cotton duvet cover. R899 from<br />

Phlo Studio at takealot.com<br />

Compiled by: KYM ARGO<br />

<strong>Mar</strong>ch <strong>24</strong> Get It Magazine 11


Vishania Naidoo, Lesego Segopolo, Flora Maloka<br />

Samukele Ngubane, Debbie Montague<br />

Baeng Machele, Siphokazi Tati<br />

Thabang Mabala<br />

Aubrey Burger, Alma Jacobs, Rosanna Maistry, Ushir Ramlakan<br />

Liesl Pietersen<br />

FOR THE<br />

LOVE OF<br />

delicious food<br />

Eatery hours Monday to Saturday 7.30 am to 6.00 pm, Sundays 8 am to 4:30 pm


Gavin Hattingh bids for a pair of<br />

Retshegofaditswe Nche’s shoes.<br />

Chant for charity<br />

It was sunshine and smiles all afternoon as guests put their best foot forward<br />

at the Kiwi Shoe Care Step-Up and Shine launch at Summer Place Hyde<br />

Park. Celebrity partners Lucas Radebe, former Miss SA Shudufhadzo Musida,<br />

Springbok player Retshegofaditswe Nche as well as Bongani Mohosana<br />

aka Morda auctioned some of their most loved shoes, worn during<br />

significant moments in their life. The bids totalled R82 000 and an additional<br />

R100 000 was donated during the auction. And the best part,<br />

underprivileged schools will benefit from the funds raised through<br />

Kiwi School Programme and the brand’s recycling programme,<br />

inspiring children to step up and shine. Details: Follow the campaign<br />

@kiwishoecaresa on Instagram.<br />

Shaden Hartze, Bonga Baloyi, Bianca Sidelsky<br />

Anita Makgai, Sandi Schultz<br />

Precious Nakedi, Rashmi Vadivelu<br />

Bongani Mohosana, Retshegofaditswe Nche<br />

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Authentic journey<br />

Tanya van Rees turned her back on corporate life so that she could<br />

do what she loves most ... have a positive impact on others.<br />

Most entrepreneurs wear several hats. They’re responsible<br />

for everything in their business, from HR and marketing<br />

to finance. Tanya plays even more roles ... her business,<br />

Authentic Roots, is a platform that allows her to fulfil<br />

all her passions, so that she’s not only a self-published<br />

author and educator, she’s also a yoga instructor and<br />

nutritionist advisor.<br />

Her most recent venture sees her sharing her knowledge<br />

about plant-based lifestyles through a series of workshops,<br />

aiming to make people more excited about accessing and<br />

cooking with veg. “Although more and more people are<br />

going plant-based, many of us still feel like we don’t really<br />

know how to start. Or why we should.”<br />

Tanya’s own plant-based journey was a gradual one, that<br />

started when she embarked on research for<br />

one of her very first products ... a range of<br />

luxury items (think makeup bags, journals<br />

and other stylish accessories) all crafted<br />

from pineapple leather. She was the first<br />

to introduce this versatile plant-based<br />

alternative to South Africa, establishing<br />

a pattern that would see her become a<br />

pioneer in other areas, too.<br />

Take her children’s books, for example. Her<br />

first two titles, Tommy the Tomato and Lily<br />

the Lettuce, were the first plantable books in<br />

South Africa – so, not only do the charming<br />

stories teach children about growing<br />

their own food, they also give them the<br />

wherewithal to do so.<br />

She explains that growing food has been<br />

a part of her life since living in Italy in her<br />

early twenties. The owner of the villa where<br />

she lived was a passionate food grower .<br />

“I’ve had a veggie patch in every place I’ve lived ever since,”<br />

she says.<br />

The idea to combine growing food with children’s education<br />

came about when she found a similar product based in the<br />

UK. “Creating something for the South African context spoke<br />

to everything that is important to me. I’ve always been a<br />

voracious reader. As a child, I used to transform our lounge<br />

into a library every weekend. I’ve also always been a strong<br />

proponent of education.”<br />

The newest member of the garden gang, Sipho the Spinach,<br />

joined Tanya’s existing characters after Tanya collaborated<br />

with an NPO and their CSI client, reaching out to children<br />

in rural areas. “We found that the schools in these areas<br />

14 Get It Magazine <strong>Mar</strong>ch <strong>24</strong><br />

“My mind is always<br />

working. I love<br />

being creative, and<br />

I love thinking of<br />

sustainable solutions<br />

that might<br />

help people.”<br />

required something more sustainable than lettuce,” she says.<br />

“That’s the beauty of the business, and of being a creative ...<br />

I carefully consider all the feedback I receive, then pivot or<br />

adjust my current offering to ensure it consistently delivers<br />

authentic value.”<br />

She didn’t stop there, though. “Sustainability is a really big<br />

thing for me. It’s one thing to teach these kids about how to<br />

grow food from seed, but most of the schools have nutrientpoor<br />

sand rather than rich soil.” This insight led to her next<br />

project - teaching ECD (Early Childhood Development)<br />

centres how to repurpose their food waste into compost,<br />

then establish and maintain their own food garden. Tanya<br />

also shows the kids how they can use ordinary household<br />

items in their gardens – think of turning a plastic milk bottle<br />

into a watering can, for instance.<br />

Although Authentic Roots’ services have<br />

evolved as Tanya responds to a perceived<br />

need, she loves the flexibility and creativity<br />

of her undertaking. It’s been like this<br />

since the company’s inception, she says.<br />

When she resigned from her corporate<br />

job, she didn’t have a solid plan in place<br />

– she was simply reacting to a deeply felt<br />

understanding that this was not the life for<br />

her. “I really wanted to find my niche – and<br />

I have.” As different as her undertakings<br />

are, they’re all joined by the golden<br />

thread of making an impact and living<br />

more authentically.<br />

The willingness to go with the flow speaks<br />

to her free spirit, Tanya continues. It also<br />

gives her the room to think of new ideas<br />

– and she has plenty! “My mind is always<br />

working. I love being creative, and I love<br />

thinking of sustainable solutions that might help people.” She<br />

also relishes growing her knowledge base, then sharing her<br />

newly acquired information.<br />

All of this means that she’s poised to introduce even more<br />

exciting products under the Authentic Roots banner.<br />

Right now, she’s looking forward to seeing her plant-based<br />

workshops gain momentum, and introducing them to the<br />

corporate sphere or as a consulting service. But after that,<br />

who knows? “It’s not always easy, because I create, design,<br />

develop and deliver everything I do, but I’d love to see<br />

Authentic Roots grow and ultimately reach a place where we<br />

are able to provide employment for others,” Tanya says.<br />

Details: Follow @authenticrootssa on social media.


Catch Tanya’s<br />

plant-based workshops in<br />

April. For more info, visit<br />

www.authenticroots.co.za<br />

Progressing to<br />

plant-based<br />

Adopting a plant-based<br />

lifestyle needn’t be<br />

daunting. Tanya says<br />

that it helps to think of<br />

the transformation as a<br />

way of introducing more<br />

nutrition and vibrancy<br />

into your life, rather than<br />

denying yourself the<br />

goodies you’re used to.<br />

“And remember, it’s all<br />

about flavour. Just as a<br />

prawn is tasteless on its<br />

own, so is a lettuce leaf!”<br />

• Make sure you are<br />

incorporating sufficient<br />

protein, healthy fats and<br />

carbohydrates in your<br />

meat-free meals while<br />

you’re trying to cut down<br />

on red meat.<br />

• Most meat substitutes<br />

are highly processed<br />

so limit these. There<br />

are plenty of plantbased<br />

protein options<br />

or products that are<br />

minimally processed, so<br />

go for these instead.<br />

• Include dietary fibre in<br />

your meals to support<br />

your digestive system.<br />

• Know where your food<br />

is coming from, how<br />

it’s been produced and<br />

how it’s being fed. This<br />

philosophy applies to<br />

plant-based foods, too.<br />

Check food labels to see<br />

just how processed a<br />

product is.<br />

• Choose non-GMO<br />

where possible.<br />

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Bags of love<br />

Text: LISA WITEPSKI • Photo: MEGAN BRETT • Makeup: RYNO MULDER, 071-688-0<strong>24</strong>2.<br />

Given that Bobby Yarn bags are now seen in shops<br />

all around South Africa, it’s hard to imagine that<br />

Antoinette Stoltz had never sat behind a sewing<br />

machine before launching her brand.<br />

It’s even more difficult to imagine that<br />

the brand that now encompasses an<br />

absolutely enormous range - from<br />

dresses to laptop bags, earrings and<br />

everything in between - was inspired<br />

by a split-second decision while<br />

Antoinette was trying to think up<br />

ways to fill her maternity leave.<br />

“I had been retrenched when I was<br />

seven months pregnant with my<br />

fourth child, so I was keen to find<br />

something that would keep me busy,”<br />

Antoinette recalls. She decided to do a<br />

sewing lesson (“although the last time<br />

I sewed was when my granny let me<br />

run some fabric through her sewing<br />

machine to keep me occupied!”)<br />

and, although she wasn’t exactly<br />

blown away by the little pouch she<br />

made in class, she decided to keep<br />

experimenting. She found a pattern<br />

for a tote bag, googled a few tutorials<br />

about how to add a zip, and even<br />

developed a vanity to match the totes.<br />

“By this time, I had made around<br />

12 bags, all just stacked in a room,”<br />

Antoinette says. “My husband, Jason,<br />

asked me what I was planning to do<br />

with them all, but I really had no idea.<br />

My answer was that everyone would<br />

be receiving a homemade bag<br />

that year!”<br />

On a whim, Jason posted a picture<br />

of Antointte’s bags on his Facebook<br />

page – and was surprised when a<br />

colleague’s wife asked if she could<br />

order 16 totes and vanities to take<br />

with as presents on a trip to Australia.<br />

She also asked if the bags could have<br />

a distinctly South African aesthetic<br />

– a request that set the tone for<br />

Bobby Yarn and has made the brand<br />

synonymous with South African<br />

tourism. Jason’s early support of<br />

Antoinette’s work hasn’t abated – she<br />

says that if it weren’t for her family<br />

and staff, she wouldn’t be where<br />

she is now.<br />

In the meantime, though, Antoinette<br />

had just one week to source fabric<br />

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(including shweshwe and makoti<br />

linings to get that local look), get<br />

sewing and develop a name for<br />

her products – which she did by<br />

turning her childhood nickname,<br />

Babby (which evolved into Bobby)<br />

and adding Yarn as a nod to her<br />

handicraft to create a play on the<br />

word bobbejaan. Like the fabrics used,<br />

the name roots Antoinette’s bags in<br />

this country, while also speaking to<br />

her passion for primates.<br />

“I decided the bags looked so good<br />

they deserved to be in the airport<br />

shops,” Antoinette says. She mailed the<br />

company that services these shops<br />

about her offering and, although<br />

it took a few months to get an<br />

appointment, her boldness paid off.<br />

Less than a year after that audacious<br />

email, Antoinette had an order to<br />

produce 1000 bags, to be sold at OR<br />

Tambo and Cape Town International<br />

airports. She was also introduced to<br />

a CMT (Cut, Make, Trim), and given<br />

ideas to make her product even more<br />

irresistible to tourists – like adding a<br />

label reminding them that each bag is<br />

handmade in SA.<br />

Armed with this knowledge,<br />

Antoinette was ready to face her next<br />

goal. “Luckily for me, the company<br />

for the airports also serviced the<br />

shops in the Kruger National Park.<br />

I was given a chance to present<br />

Proudly South African bags for these<br />

stores, and they were accepted a few<br />

months later. I felt very blessed. But<br />

that got me thinking: where can I go<br />

from here? I realized I wanted to be<br />

on top of the world. And in South<br />

Africa, that means Table Mountain.”<br />

Another brave email to the relevant<br />

company, and Antoinette got her<br />

wish – but the advent of Covid<br />

showed that entrepreneurship is<br />

never without hiccups.<br />

“As soon as news of the pandemic<br />

reached us, my uncle suggested we<br />

started making masks. I dismissed the<br />

idea at first, but when major orders<br />

were cancelled, all the shops closed<br />

and visitors stopped coming, I realized<br />

we had to find a way to keep going.”<br />

Antoinette’s decision meant that she<br />

was able to provide an income for<br />

seven people and two families.<br />

Four years later, Bobby Yarn looks very<br />

different to the fledgling business<br />

Antoinette first launched. For a start,<br />

the company now designs its own<br />

fabrics. “I used to source fabrics from<br />

local stores, which meant that there<br />

were quite a few copycat products<br />

about and we needed to stand out<br />

and be unique. Now, we’re able to<br />

produce our own fabrics.” This not<br />

only ensures that Bobby Yarn is able<br />

to maintain the signature South<br />

African aesthetic that makes it such<br />

a favorite with locals and visitors<br />

alike; it’s also created a platform for<br />

Antoinette to join forces with other<br />

small businesses that have the skills to<br />

craft a unique look for her products.<br />

“This is something I’m absolutely<br />

passionate about. I love supporting<br />

other entrepreneurs wherever<br />

possible, and forming partnerships<br />

around new products.”<br />

That’s how ranges like Bobby Yarn’s<br />

jewellery have come about, while<br />

other products have been inspired by<br />

comments from friends - “someone<br />

will say, ‘do you know what we really<br />

need?’” - or Antoinette’s own thoughts<br />

about what accessories would make<br />

an occasion complete. Given how<br />

much Bobby Yarn has grown in its<br />

seven years of existence, it’s not<br />

surprising to find out that Antoinette<br />

now outsources to around 12 people<br />

who cut and sew the products, along<br />

with freelance designers, a printer,<br />

and even agents who sell her bags,<br />

homeware and other goodies.<br />

And she’s not about to stop. She’s<br />

thinking about developing ranges for<br />

men and kids, and while these feature<br />

at her regular pop ups, she would<br />

love to have her own store where<br />

fans would be able to buy everything<br />

Bobby Yarn. “It still feels surreal to<br />

think that the business has grown<br />

this much – but I’m so grateful and<br />

blessed! There’s nothing quite like the<br />

feeling when I see someone walk past<br />

carrying their Bobby Yarn bag!”<br />

Details: Follow @bobbyyarn.sa on<br />

Instagram and Bobby Yarn on Facebook.<br />

Antoinette’s top tips for sparking your creativity<br />

• Remember that creativity isn’t just about art. I never believed people when they<br />

told me that I was creative, because I can’t draw or paint. But creativity can be<br />

expressed in other ways, too.<br />

• Don’t get stagnant and don’t stop creating! Mix and match your ideas, play<br />

around and experiment!<br />

• Don’t worry if you feel like you’ve lost your creativity. Creativity is like a muscle –<br />

it can’t leave you. Start embracing it again and it will all come back.<br />

• Have a 'bosberaad' brainstorm with yourself! Go for a spa day, sit by a pool, sit<br />

on the beach, find your happy place, create and write it all down.<br />

• Life has no remote, get up and change it yourself!<br />

From pretty patterns to proudly local flair, Bobby Yarn has a bag for just<br />

about everything ... make-up, laptop, nappies, kids goodies and so much<br />

more. Shop at www.bobbyyarn.com<br />

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SWEET<br />

LIFE!<br />

Saturday nights are for<br />

parties ... and Catrice<br />

has you covered. Colour<br />

Blast Eyeshadow Palette,<br />

R159.95 • CURL IT<br />

Volume & Curl<br />

Mascara, , R125,95<br />

• Dream In Jelly<br />

Sparkle Nail Polish<br />

R75,95 • Neon Blast<br />

Nail Polish Strips,<br />

R88,95. Find Catrice<br />

at DisChem,<br />

Takealot and Clicks.<br />

Compiled by : KYM ARGO and MEGAN BRETT<br />

Made to set the mood ...<br />

Maybelline New York’s<br />

SuperStay Matte Ink<br />

liquid lipstick in Energize,<br />

R219.95 from Edgars.<br />

Don’t throw shade, blend it! Scarlet<br />

Hill soft sponge strawberry beauty<br />

blender with 11 pieces, R29.99 from<br />

mrp.com/en_za/beauty<br />

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Life is one big party when you’re young.<br />

You might as well live it looking your best.<br />

Stay hydrated. Lavender<br />

SummitCo Mini 350ml<br />

insulated bottle, R299<br />

from cloudandco.co.za<br />

Teaology Peach Tea<br />

Face Mist with real<br />

antioxidant blue tea<br />

infusion. You can use<br />

several times a day,<br />

leaving your skin softer<br />

and brighter. R395<br />

from Dis-Chem.<br />

Purple ombre<br />

Gummy Bear Huggie<br />

Earrings, R110 from<br />

lovisajewellery.co.za<br />

Beauty sleep ... yes please.<br />

Off The Grid eyemask (with<br />

manners!), R99.99 from Typo.<br />

Essence<br />

Conceal Like a Pro<br />

Colour Correcting Palette, R95<br />

from www.takealot.com<br />

Taking a shower never felt this good.<br />

Tree Hut Moroccan Rose Foaming<br />

Gel Wash lathers luxuriously, nourishes<br />

your skin and leaves a long lasting<br />

scent. R395 from Clicks and Takealot.<br />

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Story time for babes and toddlers<br />

How much does Mum love her little Rae? More than<br />

seal pups and penguins love their icy home. More than<br />

dolphins love the boundless sea or lions love to race and<br />

roar. Even more than all the stars, the moon and the sun<br />

combined. In fact, she loves her more than words can<br />

even say. I Love You More by Clare Helen Welsh, R194<br />

from Exclusive Books.<br />

Babes and toddlers will love discovering dogs with soft<br />

ears, a fuzzy tongue and fluffy paws in That’s Not My<br />

Dog. Plenty of bright, bold illustrations and fuzzy, furry,<br />

smooth and soft tactile patches on each page, the book<br />

supports sensory and language development. R220<br />

from Exclusive Books.<br />

Get your tot talking<br />

At what age do kids start talking? The short answer ... when<br />

they’re ready. So says Childhood & Special Education expert<br />

Nicole Mackiewicz. Their communication skills, she says, will<br />

begin with smiles, giggles, claps and babbles before any words<br />

make it out. But while you wait for your tot to say full words,<br />

sentences and more, use these tips to help promote their<br />

language development right now.<br />

Once your child starts learning a few words, the talking<br />

train can really pick up steam. They’ll go from babbling to<br />

pointing at and naming things. Between 18 and <strong>24</strong> months<br />

they may encounter a word spurt, increasing their vocabulary<br />

dramatically. By age two, kids can typically string two words<br />

together ... “mama car”.<br />

Tips on how to get tots talking ...<br />

Start story time early They might not understand everything<br />

right away, but reading introduces your baby to the flow of<br />

language. Point to and identify the pictures in the book - If<br />

there are animals, make each animal’s noise. The illustration and<br />

exciting sounds will keep your kid engaged and having fun.<br />

Sing, rhyme & even dance Music is a great way to introduce<br />

your baby to words. Babies love simple rhymes and sing-along<br />

songs while repetition reinforces key words or phrases. Music<br />

also introduces them to fun physical movement ... let the music<br />

lead to a family dance party.<br />

Play with toys that bring their world down to size Toys that<br />

resemble familiar objects and places - like animal & people<br />

figures and playsets - help children identify real-world concepts<br />

up close and encourage pretend play. The First Words Puppy<br />

and First Worlds Sis are ideal here as they also provide learning<br />

across three stages of development for your child.<br />

Narrate & label anything, everywhere Talk and identify<br />

items through your everyday tasks ... “Time to get into<br />

Mommy’s car”, and “Time to get dressed, let’s get your blue<br />

pants on.” If they can touch it, see it and hear it, especially<br />

repeatedly, they are making that connection between words,<br />

concepts and objects.<br />

Praise your little talker Positive reinforcement is key. Let your<br />

little one know they are on the right track by keeping the<br />

praise and encouragement coming when they identify objects<br />

and use words correctly.<br />

Keep some banter going Show them how to carry a<br />

conversation by asking them questions, waiting for them<br />

to answer and responding to their babbles or one-word<br />

statements. Continue chatting about whatever they seem<br />

interested in. For example, if they point at someone, say,<br />

“There’s a person, wave hello!”.<br />

Why isn’t my baby talking yet? So your mini-me is taking their<br />

sweet time getting out those first words. I know, it can seem<br />

concerning, but remember that each child is unique and will<br />

develop their communication skills on a timeline that’s right<br />

for them. Even if they’re not speaking, they’re still listening<br />

and soaking up speech patterns from what they hear spoken<br />

around them. They’re also likely learning nonverbal forms of<br />

communication like staring at, reaching for, and pointing at<br />

desired objects. And, they’ll start to understand you before<br />

they’re able to answer you with their words.<br />

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&<br />

Babes tots<br />

Make bath time fun. The<br />

Jungle Beat range has seven or so<br />

great products ... bubble baths and body washes, conditioners<br />

and detangling spray and styling gels (for cool kids). All fruity<br />

goodness, it’s inexpensive, dermatologically tested with no<br />

added sulfates, 90% naturally derived, vegan, sustainably<br />

sourced, and cruelty-free. Perfect for those who care about<br />

the environment and want to make a difference. You’ll find it<br />

on Takealot and in Clicks stores. Details: junglebeat.shop/za<br />

Knit bloomers with adjustable waist and<br />

adorable pom poms, which fasten at the<br />

bottom for easy changes. Suitable from<br />

0-3 months, they’re R299 a pair from<br />

cloudandco.co.za<br />

Mustela Soothing Chest Rub R199.95<br />

We’re fairly obsessed with the Mustela<br />

range .... new to SA, this French range for<br />

bébé and enfant has exceptional products<br />

for dry, normal and sensitive skin, as well<br />

as atopic-prone skin - lotions and creams,<br />

cleansing gels and oils, barrier creams and<br />

cleansing wipes, very high protection and<br />

water-resistant sun lotion. There are also care<br />

products for little boo-boos ... soothing chest<br />

rub, shampoo and cream for cradle cap, and<br />

a moisture recovery cream.<br />

Details: lebeautyclub.co.za/product-category/<br />

brands/mustela<br />

Compiled by: KYM ARGO<br />

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This Unicorn Yumbox Original Tray Insert fits snugly<br />

into a Yumbox Original six-compartment exterior<br />

box. With compartments for dairy and fruit,<br />

veggies, protein and grains, as well as a small<br />

well for dips or a treat, it gets full marks.<br />

Original leak-proof Bento Box, R669, tray<br />

insert R299, from cloudandco.co.za<br />

Sweet Potato Waffles<br />

You’ll need: 2 cups cake flour,<br />

2 Tbsp brown sugar,<br />

½ tsp ground cinnamon,<br />

¼ tsp ground ginger, a pinch<br />

of ground nutmeg, 3<br />

Tbsp B-well Thick &<br />

Creamy Mayonnaise,<br />

1¼ cups milk, 1 Tbsp<br />

B-well Sandwich Spread,<br />

1 tsp vanilla extract, 1<br />

cup cooked, mashed<br />

sweet potatoes<br />

To make: Combine the<br />

dry ingredients in a large<br />

bowl and set aside. Mix<br />

the mayonnaise, milk,<br />

sandwich spread, and<br />

vanilla extract in a small bowl. Add<br />

the wet ingredients and mashed<br />

sweet potatoes, stirring until well<br />

combined. Follow your waffle<br />

maker’s instructions to cook.<br />

Serve with fresh fruit.<br />

Yum<br />

For ideas and inspiration<br />

on meals that are<br />

not only full of all the<br />

nutrients your children<br />

need but are delicious<br />

enough for them to finish<br />

every bite, download<br />

the B-well Monster<br />

Magic back-to-school<br />

cookbook, strawberryjam-packed<br />

with recipes<br />

created in partnership<br />

with a dietitian.<br />

Details: bwellfoods.co.za<br />

Veggie-Packed Meatballs<br />

You’ll need: 500g lean minced meat, 1 cup finely chopped mixed<br />

veggies (carrots, bell peppers, spinach), 2 Tbsp B-well Canola Oil,<br />

2 Tbsp B-well Sandwich Spread,<br />

1 tsp mixed herbs, salt and pepper to taste<br />

To make: Preheat oven to 180°C. In a bowl, mix the minced meat,<br />

veggies, canola oil, sandwich spread, mixed herbs, salt, and<br />

pepper until well combined. Shape the mixture into meatballs<br />

and place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.<br />

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through.<br />

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Easy, healthy lunch boxes get 10 out of 10!<br />

Let’s be honest. Packing a nutritious, appealing lunch box isn’t<br />

easy. Time constraints, cost concerns ... all hurdles that busy<br />

parents must grapple with. What goes into the lunch box, and<br />

what gets eaten during the school day are really important.<br />

Lunch, snacks and hydration make a significant impact on our<br />

kids’ energy levels and their abilities to concentrate and perform,<br />

both cognitively and physically throughout the school day.<br />

Juicy Delicious and Rediscover Dairy have teamed up to provide<br />

inspiration and dietitian advice to make mastering school lunch<br />

boxes much easier.<br />

An important feature of school lunch boxes is the inclusion<br />

of vegetables and fruits every day. Luckily it is still stone fruit<br />

season ... firm, juicy yellow cling peaches, succulent plums and<br />

deliciously sweet nectarines are all excellent lunch box fruits<br />

because they travel well as whole fruits. They are refreshing<br />

on a hot school day, packed with fibre and immune-boosting<br />

vitamins C and A, and loved by children as much as any<br />

sweet treat.<br />

<strong>Mar</strong>etha Vermaak, the registered dietitian at Rediscover Dairy tell<br />

us when it comes to nutritional balance, parents need to ensure<br />

that school lunch box foods are contributing to their child’s<br />

needs for protein, energy, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals.<br />

And this is where dairy shines. Luckily, kids love dairy, so it is an<br />

ideal solution for picky eaters. Milk, cheese, maas and yoghurt<br />

offer a unique nutritional spectrum as well as being a vital<br />

source of vitamins such as A, B2, and B12, as well as potassium<br />

and zinc.<br />

And if you combine the two ... stone fruit with dairy - think a<br />

fresh peach milkshake or nectarine yoghurt smoothie - you have<br />

the ideal, nutrient-dense drink on-the-go.<br />

Here are half a dozen tips to master lunch box prep:<br />

Plan ahead Include lunch box prep in your weekly meal<br />

planning and shopping. Create a weekly list to focus on buying<br />

a variety of healthy, fresh lunch box foods. If you limit biscuits,<br />

sweets and crisps stored in your grocery cupboards then there’s<br />

less chance they will end up in the lunch box.<br />

Involve your kids Consider your child’s food preferences and<br />

include them in the lunch box preparation process. Make it a<br />

fun and interactive experience.<br />

Daily dairy You need to aim to include at least two to three<br />

servings of dairy in your child’s daily diet. Luckily there are many<br />

ways to include milk, cheese, yoghurt and maas in the school<br />

lunch box. You can freeze a small yoghurt or fruit juice to keep<br />

the lunch box cold.<br />

Always include fruits and vegetables Each day prioritise<br />

fresh fruits and vegetables, based on what is seasonally<br />

available, which helps to meet daily energy, fibre, vitamin and<br />

mineral needs.<br />

Avoid unhealthy foods Steer clear of fried, sugary, and high-salt<br />

foods to promote overall health and cultivate healthy eating<br />

choices from an early age.<br />

Choose healthy beverages - Include low-calorie, healthy,<br />

nutrient-rich beverages like milk or water instead of fizzy drinks<br />

and sugary cordials.<br />

For more inspiration and recipes, follow @juicydelicioussa on<br />

Instagram or visit www.juicydelicious.co.za<br />

Peekaboo it’s time to eat! Raffi peeks out<br />

from this cute and practical silicone<br />

bowl. With high sides and rounded<br />

inside edges, the bowl is ideal for<br />

easy scooping when learning<br />

to self-feed. Plus it’s<br />

shatterproof<br />

and suitable<br />

for use<br />

in the<br />

microwave,<br />

freezer and<br />

dishwasher<br />

and is<br />

anti-slip.<br />

R369 from<br />

kidsliving.co.za<br />

The kids are taking over the braai!<br />

<strong>Mar</strong>shmallow and chocolate braaibroodjies. Banana<br />

and Nutella wraps. Chocolate fondant potjie pudding.<br />

Jan Braai Junior is a fabulous book for youngsters ...<br />

filled with recipes, techniques and advice. Not only<br />

sweet treats (and they are brilliant treats ... the Banana<br />

and Nutella wraps, says Jan Braai, is his most viral<br />

recipe on social media, with more than a million views<br />

in just a few days of posting) ... but also coal-baked<br />

potatoes, roosterkoek, steak burgers, sweet and sticky<br />

pork ribs, boerewors rolls with monkey gland sauce.<br />

Step by step guidance, easy to follow instructions, and<br />

meals the whole family will love. Put your feet up dad<br />

... the kids will be handling this braai. R250, Penguin<br />

Complied by: KYM ARGO<br />

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Egg on toast<br />

Toast. Bread. Baguette. Eggs come to the party every which way<br />

... from a padkos sandwich to a fancy brekkie bruschette.<br />

Egg open sandwiches<br />

If you’re looking for a quick, tasty and impressive open sandwich,<br />

eggs make the perfect topping. Make the basic recipe, and then go<br />

wild with additional fillings and garnishes. This makes enough for<br />

three people (or six if you have one slice each).<br />

You’ll need: 6 eggs ... 2 hard boiled, shelled and sliced thinly, 2 hard<br />

boiled and mashed with a little mayo, and 2 hard boiled and<br />

mashed with a little mayo and curry paste; 6 slices bread of your<br />

choice (white/whole-wheat/seeded/rye); 3 to 4 Tbsp butter, room<br />

temperature; soft lettuce leaves, such as butter lettuce, washed and<br />

patted dry.<br />

For the toppings: Pickled red onions, pickled gherkins, radish slices,<br />

beetroot, grated or slices, crispy fried onion, rocket leaves, washed<br />

and dried.<br />

Other optional toppings: carrot ribbons, smoked paprika, thinly sliced<br />

tomatoes, cucumber slices, Japanese mayo, Mustard butter<br />

To make: Butter each slice of bread and place a leaf of lettuce on top.<br />

Top first with a hearty egg filling (use the different egg fillings for<br />

each), and then garnish with your selection of garnishes.<br />

Tip: Open sandwiches are a good way to use up leftovers. Chop<br />

leftover cold meat with a little mayo, and top with sliced egg and<br />

other toppings.<br />

Garnishes can be prepared in advance and stored until you are ready<br />

to assemble the sandwiches. Use the above suggestions in any kind<br />

of combinations and, if you have leftover garnishes, they can go into<br />

a salad to serve alongside the sandwich.<br />

The ultimate egg salad sandwich<br />

What’s a road trip without an egg sandwich.<br />

A sad road trip indeed. This egg salad makes<br />

a delicious filling for rolls, baguettes or health<br />

bread and is perfect for lunch boxes and road<br />

trips, as it keeps well in a sealed container in the<br />

fridge for two to three days. Serves six.<br />

You’ll need: 6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled; 1/3 cup<br />

mayonnaise; 2 tsp whole grain mustard; 1 tsp<br />

fresh lemon juice; 1/2 stalk celery, very finely<br />

chopped; 2 Tbsp finely chopped chives; salt<br />

and pepper to taste; paprika to sprinkle; sliced<br />

health bread or baguette, to serve; fresh chives<br />

to garnish<br />

To make: Roughly chop all (or only four if you<br />

want some whole eggs for presentation) hardboiled<br />

eggs and transfer to a medium bowl. Mash<br />

slightly with a fork to break up yolks.<br />

Add mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, celery<br />

and chives and mix until evenly combined.<br />

Season with salt and pepper.<br />

If using a baguette, slice in half lengthwise.<br />

Spread the egg salad on the bottom half of your<br />

bagette or health bread, sprinkle with paprika<br />

and a few chopped chives and top with the other<br />

half of the baguette or slice of bread.<br />

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Croque Madame<br />

The ooh la la version of a toastie with<br />

fried egg! Serves two.<br />

You’ll need: For the cheese sauce 1 Tbsp<br />

butter; 1 Tbsp flour; 2/3 cup milk;<br />

pinch salt and freshly ground black<br />

pepper; pinch of ground nutmeg;<br />

about ¼ cup grated mature cheddar<br />

or Gruyère cheese.<br />

For the Croque-Madame 4 slices thick<br />

sour dough or country loaf; 2 Tbsp<br />

softened butter; 2 Tbsp whole grain<br />

Dijon mustard; 1/2 cup cheese sauce<br />

(as above); 6 thin slices ham; about<br />

1 cup) grated mature cheddar or<br />

Gruyère cheese, divided.<br />

For the eggs 1 Tbsp butter; 2 large<br />

eggs; salt, for sprinkling; freshly<br />

ground black pepper.<br />

To make: Preheat oven to 180°C.<br />

Start by making a cheese sauce. In a<br />

small saucepan over medium heat,<br />

melt butter. Add flour and stir for<br />

about one minute. Gradually whisk<br />

in milk and add salt, pepper and<br />

nutmeg. Bring to a simmer, whisking<br />

constantly and cook until sauce<br />

thickens, about two minutes. Remove<br />

from heat and stir in the cheese.<br />

Allow to cool for 10 minutes.<br />

To assemble the Croque-Madame’s:<br />

lightly toast the bread. Spread with<br />

softened butter on each slice, then<br />

flip over two slices and spread each<br />

with 1 tsp mustard and 1 Tbsp<br />

cheese sauce. Top each slice with<br />

3 slices ham, ¼ cup cheese and<br />

the remaining bread slices. Spread<br />

the tops of each sandwich with 2<br />

Tbsp sauce and sprinkle with the<br />

grated cheese.<br />

Place sandwiches on a baking tray<br />

and bake until cheese is melted<br />

and golden brown on top, about<br />

15 to 18 minutes.<br />

For the eggs, melt the butter in<br />

a frying pan over medium-high<br />

heat. Crack in the eggs and fry until<br />

whites are set, about 3 minutes.<br />

Season with salt and pepper and<br />

top each sandwich with an egg.<br />

Serve immediately.<br />

Bruschetta<br />

Egg on toast. But the fancy version. Serves four.<br />

You’ll need: 2 Tbsp olive oil; 400-500g rump steak; 2 whole garlic cloves, crushed;<br />

5 thyme sprigs, stripped; 1 Tbsp butter; 500ml boiling water; 8 eggs; 1 Tbsp<br />

white vinegar; 8 slices thick French or Ciabatta bread; 2 medium avocados;<br />

10g wild rocket<br />

For the dressing ½ cup plain yogurt; ¼ cup olive oil; ¼ cup smooth Dijon mustard;<br />

3 – 4 Tbsp honey, to taste; 2 Tbsp lemon juice; 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar or<br />

lemon juice; 1 tsp crushed garlic; salt and freshly ground black pepper<br />

To make: In a large saucepan on medium to high heat, add cooking oil and<br />

coat the pan well. Place the rump steak in the pan, crushed garlic cloves, thyme<br />

and butter. Cook evenly for two to three minutes on each side, keep it a little<br />

bit longer on the fatty side to get a nice crisp and set aside to let it rest. Do not<br />

slice yet.<br />

For the poached eggs, pour the 500ml boiling water and vinegar into a small<br />

saucepan and bring to a simmer. Once the water starts boiling, reduce the<br />

heat to low. Crack open the eggs one at a time into separate ramekins or egg<br />

poaching cups. Drop the poaching cups into the water. For a firm white and<br />

runny yolk, you’ll want to poach for three to four minutes. Remove with a slotted<br />

spoon once done to your liking and set aside.<br />

For the dressing, place all the dressing ingredients into a 500ml glass jar<br />

and whisk or shake well until well blended. Add more honey if you prefer a<br />

sweeter dressing.<br />

To assemble, toast the bread slices, top with avocado slices, wild rocket, steak<br />

slithers, poached egg and finish off with creamy dressing.<br />

Complied by: KYM ARGO Recipes and images: THE SOUTH AFRICAN POULTRY ASSOCIATION<br />

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Frilled!<br />

Perk up the patio, harvest herbs and<br />

Perk up the patio, harvest herbs and<br />

have your pick of fresh frilly lettuce.<br />

Indoor plant of the month<br />

It’s time to take tuberous begonias indoors for<br />

some long lasting indoor winter flowers. The<br />

large blooms with their frilled petals come in<br />

such a huge range of colours that it is almost<br />

impossible not to find a colour that will either<br />

stand out or tone in with your home’s colour scheme.<br />

Being compact, they just need to be popped into a<br />

decorative pot as a table top or coffee table feature.<br />

Make sure they receive good light in a bright room,<br />

but not direct sunlight. Water directly onto the soil, keeping<br />

the leaves dry. Keep the soil lightly moist, but not soggy otherwise the<br />

roots will rot. Details: www.lvgplant.co.za<br />

Text: ALICE COETZEE<br />

We’re planting …Geranium <strong>Mar</strong>cada<br />

Magenta to perk up the patio for<br />

winter. It’s a hardy geranium that flowers<br />

effortlessly and will cascade over the<br />

edge of hanging baskets and pots. It<br />

loves autumn’s cooler temperatures and<br />

is an easy plant for hanging baskets and<br />

containers because it likes to be kept drier<br />

than most other geraniums. The best is<br />

to water it once the soil has dried out<br />

slightly. A drench of liquid fertiliser once<br />

a month will keep it looking good and<br />

flowering well. Don’t hang your basket<br />

too high, rather have it at shoulder level<br />

for easy care and to appreciate all its<br />

flowers. A position that receives morning<br />

sun and afternoon shade is ideal.<br />

Details: www.ballstraathof.co.za<br />

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Look what we found for the little gardeners ... MyEcoSprout Mixed Loose Leaf<br />

Lettuce. Inside, you will find an A6 coloring-in card, 20 mixed loose-leaf lettuce<br />

seeds and the collectable seed chart for R38. Details: myecosprout.com<br />

Veggie of the month<br />

Want to grow your own lettuce? This<br />

is the month to start sowing this<br />

cool season salad veggie. Loose-leaf<br />

lettuce is the easiest to grow and the<br />

quickest to harvest. Why not plant a<br />

mix of red and green-leaved lettuce<br />

like Red Sails (RAW seed) which has<br />

bright red tips, shading into light<br />

maroon and deepening into green<br />

toward the base. The leaves are<br />

soft and have a buttery flavour. It<br />

can be picked at baby- leaf stage,<br />

as larger individual leaves or as a<br />

full-size lettuce.<br />

Sow into seedling trays because the<br />

seed is very fine and easy to waste<br />

if sown in situ. Once the seedlings<br />

are big enough to handle (about<br />

10cm high) they can be transplanted,<br />

spaced 30cm apart.<br />

All lettuce needs is full sun, fertile soil,<br />

and watering at least once or twice a<br />

week because it has shallow roots that<br />

dry out quickly. Protect plants from<br />

the cold (even mild frost) with frost<br />

cloth. Details: www.rawliving.co.za<br />

Garden tasks for <strong>Mar</strong>ch<br />

• Plant autumn flowering perennials<br />

like rudbeckia, gaillardia, asters,<br />

argyranthemum, and osteospermum.<br />

• Towards the end of <strong>Mar</strong>ch<br />

sow colourful winter flowering<br />

Namaqualand daisies, calendula,<br />

Iceland poppies and Shirley poppies.<br />

For fragrance there are sweet peas,<br />

Virginian stocks, alyssum and nemesia.<br />

• Divide perennials like agapanthus,<br />

arum lilies, summer flowering red hot<br />

pokers and day lilies that have become<br />

too crowded. Prepare the soil well, with<br />

lots of compost, before replanting.<br />

• To keep your lawn green during<br />

winter (in frost free areas), fertilise this<br />

month with 5:1:5 and water regularly.<br />

• Start harvesting and preserving<br />

your herbs for winter. Aromatic herbs<br />

like oregano, marjoram, thyme, sage,<br />

bay, and rosemary dry well and keep<br />

their flavour.<br />

• Water once a week and give the<br />

garden a last application of 5:1:5<br />

fertilizer to keep the garden going<br />

through winter. Water well after<br />

applying the fertilizer.<br />

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Outdoor child!<br />

Looking for a way to disconnect, ditch<br />

the screens and spend time with the<br />

family? Fortunately we are spoiled for<br />

options, and camping in and around<br />

our beautiful country should be top<br />

of your wanderlust list, especially<br />

with the family. However, the most<br />

important thing is to be organised<br />

and prepared, and of course have the<br />

right gear to make things efficient,<br />

easy and stress-free.<br />

We chatted to Jamie Owen, marketing<br />

manager for Thule SA, outdoor<br />

enthusiast and dad to three-yearold<br />

Bryn and six-month-old Liam,<br />

who understands the challenges of<br />

bringing the little ones along for a<br />

weekend outdoor adventure.<br />

Here are Jamie’s top tips and<br />

suggestions to keep in mind when<br />

you’re planning your next camping<br />

adventure with the family:<br />

How do you transport your gear?<br />

Any family trip requires taking a<br />

lot of gear with you but a rooftop<br />

cargo carrier opens up a world of<br />

possibilities on your travels. Rooftop<br />

cargo carriers are also a much safer<br />

option both in terms of overall driving<br />

as well as the way in which your<br />

belongings are secured, all while<br />

having a minimal effect on your<br />

vehicles fuel consumption.<br />

The extra space in a rooftop<br />

cargo carrier means you can pack<br />

everything, and the kitchen sink,<br />

when going on holiday, including<br />

strollers, fishing rods and all your<br />

camping equipment. Packing items<br />

into softer luggage such as duffel<br />

bags is also a great way of utilising<br />

every available litre that these rooftop<br />

cargo carriers offer.<br />

Where should you camp?<br />

Find a flat and somewhat soft, level<br />

ground to set up the tent. Preferably a<br />

location close to water, then you can<br />

go paddling, canoeing and swimming<br />

(always remember to take life jackets<br />

along for those little ones who aren’t<br />

able to swim yet).<br />

Camping and exploring the outdoors with children is<br />

great fun. All you need to ensure is that you’re properly<br />

prepared. And that there are enough snacks!<br />

What type of tent is best for a family?<br />

It depends on the type of adventure. If you are going to carry it with you on a<br />

hike, weight and wind resistance are important considerations for the tent. The<br />

tent needs to be big enough to fit the whole family. Rooftop tents are also a<br />

great solution and are quick and easy to setup. They can also be packed away<br />

within minutes and you don’t have to connect a bunch of poles and secure<br />

them in the ground like a ground tent. All you have to do is unfold the tent and<br />

you’re done. This means more time exploring and less time setting up camp!<br />

What to do when camping<br />

with kids?<br />

We love to paddle on our SUP boards.<br />

The feeling of being just above the<br />

surface of the water is amazing! It’s<br />

easy, peaceful and safe but still full of<br />

adventure for the kids. It’s possible<br />

to paddle wherever there is water,<br />

whether on a river, a small lake or in<br />

the ocean. Make sure the kids are well<br />

hydrated and well fed with proper<br />

meals and snacks. Let them take part<br />

and have something to do rather than<br />

just tagging along. The kids can paddle<br />

themselves and be a part of the activity!<br />

If you prefer hiking invest in a child<br />

carrier backpack. We don’t go anywhere<br />

without our Thule Sapling that gives our<br />

little one a great view and a comfortable,<br />

secure ride. Much like Thule’s hiking<br />

backpacks, these carrier backpacks<br />

are all about comfort and smart<br />

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ergonomic seat distributes the child’s<br />

weight, while the back panel and hip<br />

belt are quick and easy to adjust and<br />

effortlessly transitions between parents<br />

– a lifesaver on longer hikes!<br />

Mountain biking is great fun for the<br />

whole family with trails, speed and<br />

nature! You can go longer distances<br />

than hiking and it is also easy to bring<br />

smaller kids in a bike trailer or bike<br />

seat. Bike riding together as a family<br />

is a great way to bond outdoors<br />

and makes exercise fun for all.<br />

Details: thulestore.co.za<br />

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Jamie’s top tips<br />

Be patient, remember that everything takes much more time with<br />

children. Leave time for the small things, like watching a frog, picking<br />

blueberries or playing in muddy puddles! Speed and distance don’t count,<br />

what matters is that the kids are having fun!<br />

Find small things for the kids to take responsibility for, this makes them feel<br />

important and involved. It can be helping to put up the tent, arranging the<br />

sleeping bags inside the tent, handing out the snacks or packing their own<br />

bag for the camping trip.<br />

Always remember to…<br />

• Take along enough snacks!<br />

• Add extra activities to do during the camping trip (like paddle boarding,<br />

canoeing, hiking or biking)<br />

• Choose a camping spot where the kids can safely play and have a<br />

good time<br />

• Don’t forget a dummy or a favourite stuffed animal for bedtime<br />

• Invite friends to join the camping trip, or let your older kids bring a friend<br />

• Make sure you have enough drinking water and the family stays hydrated<br />

Camping with kids checklist<br />

• Tent<br />

• Sleeping mats<br />

• Sleeping bags<br />

• Clothes<br />

• Insect repellant<br />

• Torches and head lamps for the kids<br />

• Insulating clothing<br />

• Ultralight kitchen stove (e.g., a Trangia<br />

stove) and kitchen utensils<br />

• Food<br />

• Duffel bags (if traveling by car)<br />

• Hiking backpacks (if planning a walk/hike)<br />

• Toiletry bag with toothbrush, toilet paper,<br />

first aid kit, small lightweight towel, hand<br />

sanitizer and other hygiene products.<br />

• Plastic bag for rubbish<br />

• Knife<br />

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Visit ... Paternoster<br />

A trip down to the Cape<br />

West Coast is a real treat<br />

... even more so when<br />

it includes a few days‘<br />

stop-over in Paternoster.<br />

One of the oldest fishing<br />

villages on the West Coast,<br />

it’s all white-washed<br />

fisherman’s cottages and<br />

massive boulders, lobsters<br />

and mussels, jagged cliffs<br />

and gorgeous beaches.<br />

Stay ...<br />

Paternoster is awash with self-catering and guest house accommodation ... our<br />

preference goes hands down to the Gonana Collection. There’s a guesthouse, two<br />

fully-furnished, self-catering houses and an exclusive three-roomed Villa, all part of<br />

the Cape Country Routes collection. And they’ve recently added three self-catering<br />

studios ... the Scallop, Oyster and Mussel studios.<br />

As with the original guesthouse, Paternoster’s first sustainable and environmentally<br />

conscious guesthouse and brainchild of Swedish entrepreneur and interior designer<br />

Jonas Sandström, the trio of studios are rich in detail, exquisite in taste, and above all<br />

else, considerate to the environment. So you’ll be living off-the-grid, with solar panels<br />

providing sustainable energy.<br />

With an Afro-Scandi vibe, the studios have been beautifully thought out, and are<br />

wonderfully comfortable. With one queen bed and sleeper couch, each comfortably<br />

sleeps three - and a pet, since four-legged friends are welcome! The beds are extra<br />

length, with high-quality, 100 per cent organic bedding and pillows, and there’s a<br />

neat compact bathroom with shower.<br />

For those who want to eat in, there’s a fully fitted kitchenette with a gas hob and<br />

all the utensils you could possibly need, and a small dining room table. The studios<br />

have a welcome fruit basket (so appreciated ... we always arrive starving!) and are fully<br />

serviced (no time for making beds on holiday).<br />

There are also two private terraces ... one fully enclosed out back, another at the<br />

front with a braai, both with dining tables and chairs. The studios, set just one road<br />

back and about 50 metres from the beach, overlook the small, secluded indigenous<br />

garden. For lazy afternoons, there are recliners for relaxed sunbathing and there are<br />

private, outdoor showers. If you visit in Winter, make sure you try the Kolkol – a South<br />

African made, four-seater spa bath-type tub heated by wood fire, hidden in the<br />

garden between the fynbos.<br />

The only thing you won’t find is a television ... thank heaven, since this is a spot to<br />

relax, unwind, snooze, read, chat, explore. Just lovely!<br />

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Play ...<br />

Loads of activities in and around the village ... hikes and<br />

cycling tracks through the Columbine Reserve, horse<br />

riding on the beach, and scenic kayaking trips ... spot<br />

the dolphins, seals, penguins and, in winter, whales. The<br />

greatest fun of all is the WoweBikes tour. It’s brilliant for<br />

the whole family, and you don’t have to be particularly<br />

fit, either ... we had one seasoned, ultra-fit mountain bike<br />

rider in our party, and then the complete opposite ... unfit,<br />

hadn’t been on a bike for 50 years, and no balance or<br />

co-ords at all. A three minute (wobbly) test around the car<br />

park, then off to the beach for an hour-and-a-half coast<br />

line ride. Massively enjoyable, and easy peasy ... particularly<br />

once the not-a-bike-rider discovered the accelerator<br />

button, and raced along, passing all! There’s the beach<br />

option and a Cape Columbine tour, which meanders<br />

through the nature reserve, past Tieties Bay (depending<br />

on who you chat to, named after a well-known fisherman<br />

Jacob Titus, who drowned there, or from the massive<br />

smooth round boulders on the beach and in the sea) and<br />

up to the lighthouse (built in 1936, it’s perched on Castle<br />

Rock, and is open for visitors to climb ... views from the top<br />

take in the whole of the village).<br />

Eat ...<br />

Paternoster is home to some sensational restaurants<br />

- including Wolfgat (a tiny spot that boasts being<br />

awarded Restaurant of the Year at the World Restaurant<br />

Awards in Paris in 2019), Voorstrandt (sitting right on the<br />

beach in an historic red and green house), De See Kat<br />

(on the water’s edge ... build your own seafood platter<br />

... brilliant) and the incredible, can’t-miss-it Leeto at The<br />

Strandlooper (amazing chilled views over the beach<br />

and ocean, first class service and fine, fine dining ... the<br />

Spring Risotto’s worth travelling for). For a hippy vibe,<br />

hit the Noisy Oyster, where there’s a fun, flirty menu in<br />

a bright arty garden setting; for those travelling with<br />

children, The Waffle Wharf is tremendous ... breakfast<br />

waffles, savoury versions and dozens and dozens of<br />

sweet, sweet options too.<br />

For guests at the studio who don’t want to make<br />

breakfast, you can select to have breakfast at the<br />

guesthouse, a short walk away.<br />

Info ...<br />

Rates for Oyster studio from R1950 per couple<br />

per night, R300 for children 1 to 18. Breakfasts at<br />

guesthouse additional R150 per person.<br />

Gonana Collection: stay@gonanaguesthouse.com or<br />

www.gonanaguesthouse.com<br />

Cape Country Routes: capecountryroutes.com<br />

WOWeBIKES: bookings@wowebikes.co.za<br />

or 083-261-9921.<br />

Compiled by: KYM ARGO<br />

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Thule Urban Glide 3 is a promise of adventure, style and convenience for modern families!<br />

This new version of Thule’s popular all-terrain stroller now comes with exciting updates -<br />

think a built-in leg rest, an updated reclining seat and extended canopy with ventilation that<br />

provides ample protection from both the sun and rain. It also offers unparalleled comfort,<br />

perfect for nap times during adventures! Built on a design that has not only won<br />

international awards but has also become a favourite among families around the world, this stroller<br />

doesn’t compromise on comfort, functionality, or style. Whether its navigating city streets or<br />

exploring nature trails, it’s perfect for families on the move. You can choose from a trio of colours -<br />

Nutria, Mid Blue and Black, and for those who fancy a four-wheeler, make sure to look out for the<br />

brand-new four-wheeled version of the Thule Urban Glide 3. Get out there and have fun!<br />

Details: www.thulestore.co.za<br />

34 Get It Magazine <strong>Mar</strong>ch <strong>24</strong>


Congratulations<br />

TRINITYHOUSE RANDPARK RIDGE<br />

MATRIC CLASS OF 2023<br />

“The matric cohort of 2023 have added another chapter to our school’s academic legacy that we can be proud of. We<br />

acknowledge the Wolves of 2023 for their determination and the value they have added to our school. Thank you and<br />

Godspeed!” - Farone Eckstein (High School Principal)<br />

Top 5% Outstanding<br />

Achievement<br />

Top 5% Outstanding<br />

Achievement<br />

Maxine Smuts<br />

9 IEB Distinctions<br />

Rachel Van Tooren<br />

9 IEB Distinctions<br />

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8 IEB Distinctions<br />

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7 IEB Distinctions<br />

Mia Kruger<br />

7 IEB Distinctions<br />

James Myhill<br />

7 IEB Distinctions<br />

Sofia Afonso<br />

6 IEB Distinctions<br />

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Daniel Goodwin<br />

6 IEB Distinctions<br />

Tristan Brooks<br />

5 IEB Distinctions<br />

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Meagan Staples<br />

5 IEB Distinctions<br />

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4 IEB Distinctions<br />

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Victoria Harty<br />

4 IEB Distinctions<br />

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4 IEB Distinctions<br />

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4 IEB Distinctions<br />

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4 IEB Distinctions<br />

Top<br />

Sofia Afonso (English HL), Bianca Dunkley (Mathematical Literacy), Isabella Du Toit (Accounting, Afrikaans FAL, English HL,<br />

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