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Win a Wild<br />

Coolers hamper<br />

... and 3 more<br />

exciting prizes<br />

Adventurous<br />

foodie feasts<br />

Get your garden<br />

ready for<br />

the big chill<br />


A dream safari. Outdoor luxuries.<br />

And gear to get you going.<br />


JUNE <strong>24</strong>

contents<br />

GET IT<br />

Editorial<br />

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debbie@caxton.co.za<br />

062-633-7652<br />

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what’s on<br />

04 Festivals, fayres and markets ... we’re loving the winter chill!<br />

10 A pretty must-see art exhibition<br />

12 We’re celebrating our freedom with a marvellous music fest<br />

book club<br />

06 A good book. A glass of wine. All is fine with the world!<br />


08 We’re all about life’s luxuries this <strong>June</strong><br />

win<br />

08 A Wild Coolers Hamper<br />

34 A Base Camp Duffel Bag<br />

People<br />

14 Blonde brewer, Nuschka Scheepers gets crafty with beer<br />

18 Pro-dancer Jumah Mohammed is twirling his way to the top<br />

health & beauty<br />

16 Skincare ingredients to include in your change-of-season regime<br />

20 Gear up and get fit!<br />

22 The lowdown on the best nutrition to power up active lifestyles<br />

food<br />

<strong>24</strong> More good food with Bibby<br />

decor<br />

26 We trolled ... and came up with a decor catch worth boasting about<br />

gardening<br />

28 Time to protect young plants and prepare for winter pruning<br />

travel<br />

32 A safari on the Kariega<br />

33<br />

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A hot date!<br />

Festivals, fayres, markets and concerts ... we’re loving the winter chill!<br />

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

01<br />

Hear ye, hear ye! Step back<br />

into the annals of history and<br />

experience the thrill of the Medieval<br />

times. Think weapon forging, swords<br />

flashing in epic battles, and a feast so<br />

lavish it would make even King Arthur<br />

himself green with envy. There will also<br />

be an exciting Medieval market as well<br />

as games and quizzes. So, polish your<br />

armour, grab your friends and head<br />

on out for an exciting journey through<br />

time. From 10am to 5pm at the<br />

Greensleeves Medieval Kingdom. R130<br />

per person from quicket.co.za.<br />

02<br />

Winter Wonderland Market<br />

alert! We’re calling on all the<br />

fun-seekers ... N.SPA Hair & Beauty<br />

is hosting a fabulously festive market,<br />

and you’re invited. Take the whole<br />

fam for an unforgettable day packed<br />

with excitement and cheer. Think<br />

face painting and fun galore for<br />

the kids, live music, yummy eats<br />

and loads of local vendors. Oh …<br />

free popcorn for the little ones at<br />

the entrance. Free entry. From 9am<br />

at N.SPA Little Falls located at 774<br />

Cascades Road.<br />

06<br />

If you haven’t been to the Cradlestone Mall Night Market yet, this is your sign.<br />

It’s the ultimate playground for all the artsy souls, foodies and music lovers out<br />

there. You’ll also get to munch away on everything from boerekos to spitbraai,<br />

burgers to wraps. And if you’re craving something exotic, they’ve got your back<br />

with a tantalizing array of oriental and Thai delights, fresh seafood, and so much<br />

more. Free entry. From 5pm to 9pm at Cradlestone Mall.<br />

09<br />

Keen for an unforgettable<br />

afternoon of musical brilliance?<br />

Then consider watching The Rand<br />

Symphony Orchestra’s (conducted<br />

by Carel Henn) annual youth concert,<br />

Rising Stars. The concert will shine a<br />

spotlight on the abilities of budding<br />

musicians from our community and<br />

will feature a dynamic repertoire<br />

which includes composers from the<br />

Baroque era through to Late Romantic.<br />

The soloists will be playing various<br />

instruments from violin to flute,<br />

clarinet, piano and voice. 3.30pm at the<br />

Roodepoort Theatre. R200 per person<br />

from webtickets.co.za.<br />

12<br />

Level up your marketing game<br />

with the upcoming Digital<br />

Marketing Workshop. Whether<br />

you’re a seasoned business owner<br />

or just dipping your toes into the<br />

entrepreneurial waters, these insights<br />

are sure to help you thrive in the digital<br />

realm. From understanding where<br />

digital marketing fits into the grand<br />

scheme of things to mastering the art<br />

of creating content, scheduling posts,<br />

and even diving into the nitty-gritty<br />

of Facebook campaigns and Google<br />

Ads, marketing strategist, Corne Botha’s<br />

got you covered. From 8am to 2pm<br />

at Lexi’s in Krugersdorp. R1 295 per<br />

person from theorangeworkroom.com.<br />

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15<br />

If your kiddos are still little …<br />

make one of their first Father’s<br />

Day celebrations one to remember.<br />

Join Little Bright Fox - Mom & Baby<br />

Studio for a fun Father’s Day Messy<br />

Play Art Workshop. What’s better<br />

than a room filled with giggles,<br />

paint splatters, and memories in the<br />

making? Not only will your little one<br />

have a blast getting their hands (and<br />

feet, and probably their face too)<br />

covered in paint, but you’ll also walk<br />

away with a one-of-a-kind keepsake!<br />

All ages welcome. From 9.30am at<br />

Little Bright Fox. R250 per duo. Details:<br />

076-553-4747.<br />

17<br />

Calling all dance enthusiasts<br />

and toe-tapping pros. Dive<br />

into the rhythm at The Dance Palace’s<br />

Exhibitions and Dance Tournament.<br />

Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or<br />

just love to bust a move, this event<br />

is your stage to shine. Show off your<br />

fancy footwork in a dazzling display<br />

of showdance or step up to the<br />

challenge and compete for the crown.<br />

It’s your time to groove, strut, and let<br />

your passion for dance take centre<br />

stage. From 2pm at The Dance Palace<br />

in Roodepoort. Details: 011-672-2288.<br />

Perfect for movie night...<br />


After learning that the death of his<br />

wife was not an accident, a former<br />

CIA Station Chief is forced back into<br />

the espionage underworld, teaming<br />

up with an adversary to unravel a<br />

conspiracy that challenges everything<br />

he thought he knew. Stars Aaron<br />

Eckhart, Olga Kurylenko and Alex<br />

Pettyfer. In cinemas from <strong>June</strong> 21.<br />

22<br />

Dros Krugersdorp’s first-ever<br />

Winterspel is around the corner, and<br />

you don’t want to miss it. The event<br />

will feature an amazing lineup of<br />

incredible artists! Get ready to dance<br />

to the beats of Eloff, Pieter Smith,<br />

Riaan, Rooksein, Anzel, and a whole<br />

bunch of other talented artists. It’s<br />

going be a celebration of the chilly<br />

season, filled with heartwarming<br />

performances that are sure to lift your<br />

spirits. From 9am to 11pm at Dros<br />

Krugersdorp. Tickets are R150 per<br />

person from quicket.co.za.<br />

This one’s for all the animal lovers<br />

… the ultimate Animal Quiz<br />

adventure. This is your chance<br />

to flaunt your fuzzy facts and<br />

unleash your wild wisdom.<br />

So, gather your fellow animalloving<br />

friends and don’t forget<br />

to take those high spirits too,<br />

because there are some great<br />

prizes to be won! Think first<br />

place, best dressed, team spirit<br />

and last place. Plus, every bit<br />

raised will go towards Fora and<br />

Woodside Animal Rescue. From<br />

1pm at The Irish Rock on <strong>June</strong><br />

30. Tickets are R50 per person.<br />

Details: theresa@irishrock.co.za.<br />

INSIDE OUT 2<br />

Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2 returns<br />

to the mind of newly minted teenager<br />

Riley just as headquarters is undergoing<br />

a sudden demolition to make room for<br />

something entirely unexpected: new<br />

emotions! Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and<br />

Disgust, who’ve long been running a<br />

successful operation by all accounts, aren’t<br />

sure how to feel when Anxiety shows<br />

up. And it looks like she’s not alone. In<br />

cinemas <strong>June</strong> 14.<br />

<strong>June</strong> 20<strong>24</strong> Get It Magazine 05

Book club<br />

A good book. A glass of wine. All is fine with the world!<br />

Lesley Pearse’s autobiography, The Long<br />

and Winding Road, is as incredible as<br />

her bestselling fiction ... from being found<br />

playing coatless in the snow while her<br />

mum lay dead in the house to a teenage<br />

pregnancy ... and finally marriage and<br />

children and a career as bestselling<br />

author. Michael Joseph • In André Aciman’s<br />

The Gentleman From Peru, a group of<br />

college friends meet a fellow guest at<br />

the luxurious hotel on the Amalfi Coast,<br />

where they’re marooned. A stranger - in<br />

more ways than one! Faber • Is there<br />

anything better than a new Marian Keyes?<br />

Yes. When it’s a new MK about the Walsh<br />

family. This one centres around Anna, but<br />

with loads of catch-ups with Claire and<br />

Helen and Margaret, Rachel and Luke,<br />

Mammy Walsh (as dramatic as ever), even<br />

the Real Men (remember them). And the<br />

tortured but gorgeous Joey. It’s just pure<br />

MK joy ... when she wants to emphasise<br />

something she uses italics ... all the time,<br />

which is just wonderful. Loved, loved,<br />

loved My Favourte Mistake. Book of the<br />

month! Penguin<br />

Not much more<br />

fun than Three Men<br />

in a Tub with a Rubber<br />

Duck ... Black Elephant<br />

Vintners’ playful red. A<br />

blend of Cab Sauv, Merlot,<br />

and Mourvèdre. R112 from<br />

bevintners.co.za<br />

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Wild reads<br />

The Hawks, SA’s elite crime-fighting force, have put scores of our worst criminals<br />

behind bars. In Hunting With The Hawks, investigative journalist Graham<br />

Coetzer gives a glimpse of the secretive world of this police unit. Tafelberg<br />

• Pursuing a dream instilled by David Attenborough’s television adventurers, as a<br />

young man Larry Patterson is advised to become a veterinary surgeon - his first<br />

step towards a career working with wild animals in Africa. Aiming to Save tells<br />

his story of finding adventure in Botswana ... as a vet, ecologist, survey pilot, game<br />

capture operator, hunter and then passionate conservationist. Rockhopper Books<br />

• Painting a Life In Africa is the story of Joan van Gogh - a direct descendant of<br />

artist Vincent - who has lived an unusual and adventurous life close to nature.<br />

Born in bedpan during a locust storm was just the start of it ... she explored some<br />

of the most remote and secretive spots in southern Africa. Warm and full of<br />

humour. Rockhopper Books • For the CEO in hiking boots and the adventurer in a<br />

suit ... here’s one showing how to use adventure principles in business. Johan de<br />

Villiers flits between crocodile-infested waters and high-stakes corporate decision<br />

making in Overlanding Through the Boardroom, offering the thrill seekers, the<br />

sole entrepreneur and the season large corporation<br />

executives a philosophical compass to navigate the unpredictable wilderness<br />

and the complex corporate world. Rockhopper Books<br />

Thrills and chills<br />

A black man accused of killing an elderly, wealthy white couple. In the<br />

tumultuous year of 1968 in southern Virginia, the odds are already against<br />

him, and his white lawyer. A courtroom, Civil Rights, a prosecution’s<br />

deliberate march towards a guilty verdict and the electric chair ...<br />

no one does this better than David Baldacci.<br />

Two murders, two suspects and A Calamity of Souls. Macmillan<br />

Abigail Dean’s Girl A was superb, as is her second chilling, gripping thriller.<br />

From its devastating, heartbreaking opening, Day One keeps you racing<br />

along, ducking twists at every turn. A lie. A media frenzy. Conspiracy theories.<br />

A small community changed forever ... with families torn apart. The novel,<br />

explains the author, was inspired by her long fascination with conspiracy<br />

theories ... the people who believe them, the people who peddle them,<br />

and the people they destroy! Hemlock Press<br />

All books available at Exclusive Books<br />

Compiled by: KYM ARGO<br />

<strong>June</strong> 20<strong>24</strong> Get It Magazine 07

Wish list<br />

We’re all about life’s luxuries this <strong>June</strong>*<br />

*actually ... always!<br />

Where adventure meets chill! The chaps at Wild Coolers believe that<br />

every adventure should be accompanied by the perfect chill. Saying<br />

the brand is more than just about keeping things cool ... it’s about<br />

embodying the spirit of the wild and embracing the untamed<br />

beauty of the outdoors. It is the call of the wild. The thunder of<br />

migrating wildebeest. The splash of trout in a secret stream.<br />

Or the snap of an open fire and the stories of old mates.<br />

The range - think hard shell bush boxes and soft shell wine<br />

coolers, flasks and utility mugs, utility bags and packing<br />

pods - is all high performance, reliable, hardworking. Built<br />

to last, these are coolers you can pass down to the next<br />

generation of outdoor lovers. Details: wildcoolers.com.<br />

Celebrating life’s luxuries ... we have a magnificent<br />

hamper to give away. Valued at R11 745, it includes<br />

both hardshell and softshell coolers, a flask and a wine<br />

cooler. Visit @getitnationalmagazines on Instagram and<br />

Facebook, find the post and follow the prompts.<br />

The Connaught Bar - a gloriously sleek,<br />

silver-toned lounge with cosy chairs<br />

and a spectacular dark green bar - is<br />

one of the best bars in the world. And<br />

The Connaught Bar - Recipes and<br />

Iconic Creations, may well be one of<br />

the best cocktail books. With every<br />

cocktail tasted by Anistatia Miller - “one<br />

of the most pleasant tasks I have faced<br />

in my life” - it kicks off with essential<br />

bar tools, the correct glassware and<br />

mixing techniques, followed by how<br />

to make the perfect martini (four<br />

pages of instructions .. they take this<br />

drink suitably seriously), and 100<br />

Connaught Bar cocktails, with recipes,<br />

too, for homemade ingredients some<br />

of the cocktails call for. Sexy images of<br />

each cocktail, along with anecdotes<br />

and good humour ... an exceptional<br />

buy for the cocktail lover. Published<br />

by Phaidon, you’ll find it at Exclusive<br />

Books for R963.<br />

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We’ve long been fans of UGG boots and slippers ... and just love these<br />

new versatile platform clogs. Made from velvety suede, these are<br />

the perfect wear-with-everything shoes ... pair them<br />

with flowy dresses, a pair of jeans or chino shorts.<br />

But besides their aesthetic appeal, comfort<br />

comes first ... and these Ugg Goldenstar Clogs<br />

are nothing if not comfortable. A hot trend,<br />

clogs are practical and stylish, and these with<br />

their heel strap are available in a variety of<br />

shades - think Chestnut, Driftwood, Shaded<br />

Clover and Black. R2999 from trenton.co.za<br />

The Swish and Swank leather<br />

collection is not only hand<br />

crafted, but hand stitched too<br />

... a thoughtfully created range,<br />

with leather and fittings sourced<br />

ethically within South Africa, that’s<br />

stylish, minimalistic, classic. There<br />

are exceptional lightweight duffel<br />

bags designed to fit in overhead<br />

airplane storage, handsome<br />

handbags and backpacks, toiletry<br />

bags and a wonderful range of<br />

leather and suede mules and<br />

sandals. Details: swish-swank.com.<br />

We have a massively desirable<br />

Swish and Swank Premium<br />

Leather Duffel to give away<br />

to a reader ... pop over to<br />

@getitnationalmagazines on<br />

Facebook or Instagram to enter.<br />

Compiled by: KYM ARGO<br />

<strong>June</strong> 20<strong>24</strong> Get It Magazine 09

Sampie Blom, Cat Craig<br />

Janica Schutte<br />

An art affair<br />

Art and nature… the perfect combo. And exactly what<br />

you can expect at Deep Green Landscaping, who’s<br />

hosting an art exhibition for Art-On Creations. The<br />

launch saw us mingled in the lovely Autumn sun while<br />

sipping on some OBS and soaking in the artsy vibes. We<br />

also caught up with art teacher Anton Liebenberg who is<br />

thrilled to have his students’ work displayed permanently<br />

at the factory shop on Viljoen Street in Krugersdorp. Art<br />

enthusiasts are encouraged to pop in from Monday to<br />

Friday from 8am to 5pm, or 8am to 3pm on weekends.<br />

Keira Rall<br />


Danielle Minnie, Jacqueline Peach<br />

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Colette and Alexeii Labotski

Renier Coetzer<br />

Paul Barter<br />

Peet Liebenberg<br />

Paul and Antoinette Kelly<br />

Anton Liebenberg<br />

Lizmea Picota, Zahné van Aswegen<br />

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Luané Engelbrecht, Bianca Naudé<br />

Mariska van Heerden, Billy-Jo Burger

Hanelle Vrey, Karin Barnard<br />

Bernadine Coetzee, Wian van Heerden, Bianca Coetzee<br />

Raising a glass<br />

What better way to celebrate Freedom Day than an iconic<br />

Vryheidsfees? We had the best time at Silverstar Casino’s Tequila<br />

Rock, where an impressive lineup of artists like Riaan Benade,<br />

Droomsindroom, Barto Swiegers, Dodo Nyoka, Taye Brink,<br />

Brandon Eloff, and Vincent Gordon totally rocked the stage. Add<br />

in some playful drinks, great food, and the best company … and<br />

it’s safe to say we wouldn’t have wanted to celebrate our freedom<br />

any other way. Let’s just say this fest had us dancing until the sun<br />

went down.<br />

Fransie van Heerden, Chantel Roodt<br />

Bradley de Beer, Lienka Duys, Amoray Claasens, Megan Collett<br />

Images: Alanicka LotrieT<br />

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Don’t worry, be hoppy!<br />

We’re making a toast to Nuschka Scheepers,<br />

who’s making a splash in the beer-making business!<br />

This brewmaster extraordinaire is just like her own craft beer … cool, down-to-earth, and<br />

always hoppy! From a young age, Nuschka Scheepers has loved getting her hands dirty,<br />

helping out on her parents’ equestrian farm. The exact farm which transformed into the<br />

renowned Black Horse Brewery in Magaliesburg.<br />

When the brewery was installed a little more than a decade ago, Nuschka was intrigued.<br />

Before you could even say hops, she was knee-deep in crafting her own concoctions.<br />

Think Golden Draught, Premium Lite Lager, Night Shift, Witching Hour and our pretty pink<br />

fave - Gingerberry.<br />

While her brews might be chill, Nuschka’s passion for crafting the perfect draught is<br />

anything but laid-back. Behind that friendly smile lies a fierce determination to brew the<br />

best beer you’ve ever tasted!<br />

“Since it’s a family business, I consider myself lucky to be the family member who had<br />

the opportunity to learn to brew. I had always enjoyed chemistry in school. So, when I<br />

discovered that a large part of brewing is chemistry, I was hooked.<br />

“Despite what many might think, working in a brewery is hard work … and most of it<br />

is actually cleaning, haha. But I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.”<br />

Since then, she’s been on a mission to prove that beer isn’t just for the chaps. It’s for<br />

anyone who appreciates a good brew (and is old enough to enjoy it responsibly, of<br />

course). This is why they make something for everyone … from easy-drinking to bitter<br />

and dark, and even girly!<br />

When it comes to savouring a beer, she will always choose to share it with family<br />

and friends. And the best meal to have it with? Most definitely a juicy, grass-fed beef<br />

burger. For her, it’s not just about the brew, but the experience of good company and<br />

great food with it.<br />

“I have a huge passion for bringing people together. Whether it’s around a table over<br />

a few beers, a delicious meal or some music and chilled vibes. Making people happy<br />

makes me happy.”<br />

Although she’ll always root for craft beer, Nuschka is a firm believer that every drink has its<br />

perfect moment. And while for her, there is nothing better than a few ice-cold beers with<br />

friends after a long day, she’ll choose a glass of velvety red wine around a campfire, and a<br />

whiskey nightcap every now and again.<br />

Besides being the brains behind the brews, she also plays a big part in the management<br />

side of things. Apart from the artisanal craft brewery and distillery, they also have a<br />

charming restaurant and a banquet hall for weddings and conferences. So, you could say<br />

her daily grind revolves around beer, brides and business. On top of that, she arranges<br />

annual events held at the brewery.<br />

To say the brewery is part of who she is, is an understatement. So much so that she chose<br />

Black Horse as the venue for her and her husband, Arno’s very first date five years ago.<br />

And, when it came time to say I do, there was no question where they’d tie the knot.<br />

When she’s not at the brewery, you’ll likely find her elbow-deep in the soil of either her<br />

garden or the farm. A true homebody at heart, she finds joy in the simple pleasures …<br />

cooking up a storm in the kitchen, spending time with friends and family, and playing the<br />

role of the ultimate host.<br />

“With that being said, free time is not something I have much of, as my work is my<br />

passion. So, when I do get a breather, you’ll most likely still find me on the farm, enjoying<br />

a nice cold, craft beer. I’m truly at my happiest when I get to work or when I’m surrounded<br />

by good vibes and even better company.” Let’s just say she’s all about spreading the love<br />

… one sip at a time.<br />

“When it comes to beer, there’s no such thing as one size fits all. Each to their own. If<br />

everyone liked the same things, just imagine how boring life would be!”<br />

Details: Follow @blackhorser98 on Insta and @Black Horse Brewery on Facebook.<br />

Nuschka’s top<br />

beer-tasting tips:<br />

Show Dad how much you<br />

love him by throwing a rusticthemed<br />

beer-tasting party full<br />

of his favourite snacks, drinks<br />

and games. Here are some great<br />

tasting tips to go by.<br />

• Observe appearance. Start<br />

by examining the beer’s<br />

appearance. Note the colour,<br />

clarity, and the thickness of the<br />

head. This can give you clues<br />

about its style and ingredients.<br />

• Aroma exploration. Swirl the<br />

beer gently to release its aromas,<br />

then take a few deep sniffs. Try<br />

to identify the different scents,<br />

such as hops, malt, yeast, and<br />

any additional ingredients used<br />

in the beer.<br />

• Sip, don’t guzzle. Take a small<br />

sip of the beer and let it coat<br />

your palate. Pay attention to<br />

the different flavours you can<br />

detect, such as sweetness,<br />

bitterness, fruitiness, or spiciness.<br />

• Consider mouthfeel. Notice<br />

the beer’s texture and body as<br />

it sits on your tongue. Is it light<br />

and crisp, or heavy and creamy?<br />

This can affect your overall<br />

perception of the beer’s taste.<br />

• Temperature matters. Be<br />

aware of the beer’s temperature.<br />

Some styles are best enjoyed<br />

cold, while others are more<br />

flavourful when served slightly<br />

warmer. Experiment with<br />

different temperatures to find<br />

what works best for each beer.<br />

• Compare characteristics and<br />

contrast. If tasting multiple<br />

beers, compare and contrast<br />

their flavours. This can help<br />

you appreciate the nuances of<br />

each beer and develop your<br />

palate further.<br />

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5 Things you probably didn’t<br />

know about beer<br />

1. Beer foam, or head actually<br />

serves a purpose beyond<br />

aesthetics ... it helps retain<br />

aroma and release carbonation,<br />

enhancing the drinking<br />

experience.<br />

2. Some breweries use fish bladder<br />

(isinglass) as a fining agent to<br />

clarify beer, making it unsuitable<br />

for vegans. Black Horse Brewery<br />

does not.<br />

3. In the Middle Ages, beer was<br />

often safer to drink than water due<br />

to the brewing process killing off<br />

harmful bacteria.<br />

4. The fear of an empty beer glass<br />

is called cenosillicaphobia.<br />

5. Hops, one of the key ingredients<br />

in beer, not only adds flavour<br />

and aroma but also acts as a<br />

natural preservative.<br />

Text: ALANICKA LOTRIET. • Photographer: HILDA MANS. • Make-up & hair: HEIDIE FOURIE.<br />

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On-trend skincare<br />

Your must-have skincare ingredients to include in your change-of-season regime<br />

The search for the perfect skincare regime often leads us<br />

to explore a plethora of ingredients promising radiant,<br />

healthy skin. This winter, as the chill sets in and our skin calls<br />

for extra care, the spotlight is on a handful of powerhouse<br />

elements that are not only trending but are also backed by<br />

science for their rejuvenating effects. “The key to surviving<br />

winter skin — redness, dryness, flakiness, irritation, itching,<br />

overall sensitivity — is to incorporate ingredients to help<br />

nourish, hydrate and protect the skin,” explains marketing<br />

manager for Vitaderm Ruan Winter. Among the most<br />

sought-after are Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Ceramides, Hyaluronic<br />

Acid, and Vitamin C — each offering unique benefits to<br />

combat the harsh effects of the season.<br />

Vitamin E The protective shield – Embraced for its potent<br />

antioxidant properties, Vitamin E emerges as a winter<br />

skincare hero. Its ability to neutralise free radical damage<br />

helps shield our skin from factors such as pollution, sun<br />

damage and certain foods we consume. Plus, it assists in<br />

protecting our skin from environmental aggressors like harsh<br />

winds and indoor heating which can strip away moisture<br />

and lead to dullness. It aids in strengthening the skin barrier,<br />

reducing water loss, and promoting a supple, nourished<br />

complexion—perfect for combating the dryness that often<br />

accompanies winter.<br />

Vitamin A (Retinol) The age-defying elixir – For more<br />

youthful, glowing skin, Vitamin A, especially in the form of<br />

retinol, remains an unbeatable ally. Renowned for its cell<br />

turnover prowess, retinol helps to diminish the appearance<br />

of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. In winter, when<br />

our skin's renewal process can slow down due to the colder,<br />

drier air, incorporating Vitamin A into our routines can<br />

revitalise and rejuvenate.<br />

Ceramides The moisture lockers – In the battle against<br />

winter dryness, ceramides come out on top as the ultimate<br />

moisture saviour. These lipid molecules are naturally found in<br />

the skin, forming a protective layer to prevent moisture loss.<br />

When temperatures drop, and our skin's barrier weakens,<br />

ceramides step in to replenish and restore, leaving the skin<br />

soft, smooth, and hydrated.<br />

Hyaluronic Acid The hydration magnet – Hyaluronic<br />

Acid, or HA, has long been celebrated for its exceptional<br />

ability to attract and retain moisture. In the winter months,<br />

when dry indoor heat can leave our skin parched, HA<br />

becomes a coveted ingredient. By drawing in moisture from<br />

the environment and deeper layers of the skin, it plumps up<br />

fine lines and restores a healthy, dewy complexion.<br />

Vitamin C The brightening booster – The brightening<br />

powerhouse, Vitamin C not only helps to fend off<br />

environmental stressors but also works wonders in<br />

combating dullness and uneven skin tone. As the colder<br />

months can leave our complexion looking lacklustre, Vitamin<br />

C swoops in to restore radiance and luminosity.<br />

Text Ruan wINTER • vitaderm.co.za<br />

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10<br />

For an easy, affordable beauty product for everyday use,<br />

look no further than petroleum jelly.<br />

Petroleum jelly<br />

beauty hacks<br />

In the realm of beauty and skincare, there exists a humble yet versatile hero.<br />

Petroleum jelly. This unassuming product holds a treasure trove of creative and<br />

unexpected uses for your beauty routine. “From nourishing lips to highlighting<br />

certain features, here are some hacks to make the most out of this classic staple,”<br />

explains Themba Ndlovu, Clere Petroleum Jelly brand manager.<br />

DIY cream highlighter Who<br />

needs expensive highlighters when<br />

you have petroleum jelly on hand?<br />

Mix a small amount of your favourite<br />

shimmery eyeshadow or highlighter<br />

powder with petroleum jelly to create<br />

a customised cream highlighter. Dab<br />

it onto your cheekbones, brow bones,<br />

and the bridge of your nose for a<br />

natural, dewy glow that catches the<br />

light beautifully.<br />

Makeup remover Stubborn<br />

makeup, meet your match.<br />

Petroleum jelly makes for an effective<br />

and gentle makeup remover,<br />

especially for waterproof mascara<br />

and long-lasting lipsticks. Simply<br />

apply a small amount onto a cotton<br />

pad and gently swipe away makeup.<br />

Not only does it dissolve makeup<br />

effortlessly, but it also hydrates the<br />

skin in the process.<br />

Lip stain Love the look of a natural lip stain? Create your own custom shade by<br />

mixing a small amount of petroleum jelly with a bit of powdered blush or lipstick.<br />

Apply this concoction to your lips for a subtle, flushed tint that lasts throughout the<br />

day. The petroleum jelly ensures your lips stay hydrated while adding a hint of colour.<br />

Lip care Dry, chapped lips are a<br />

common woe, especially during<br />

the change of seasons. Instead of<br />

constantly reapplying lip balm,<br />

consider slathering on a layer of<br />

petroleum jelly before bedtime.<br />

It creates a protective barrier that<br />

locks in moisture, leaving your lips<br />

soft and supple by morning. For a<br />

little extra TLC, mix a tiny amount of<br />

sugar with petroleum jelly to create<br />

a gentle lip scrub that exfoliates and<br />

hydrates simultaneously.<br />

soften elbows and knees<br />

Dry, rough elbows and knees can<br />

be a stubborn skincare challenge.<br />

Fortunately, petroleum jelly is up to<br />

the task. Regularly massage a thick<br />

layer of petroleum jelly onto these<br />

areas to soften rough skin and lock<br />

in moisture. For an added boost,<br />

consider mixing in a few drops of your<br />

favourite essential oil for a soothing<br />

and aromatic experience.<br />

Save those cuticles For those<br />

who love a good at-home manicure,<br />

petroleum jelly can be a gamechanger.<br />

Before painting your nails,<br />

apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly<br />

around the edges of your nails. This<br />

acts as a barrier, preventing nail polish<br />

from staining your skin. Additionally,<br />

it helps to soften and moisturise<br />

your cuticles, keeping them looking<br />

healthy and neat.<br />

Soft feet Say goodbye to dry,<br />

cracked heels with this simple trick<br />

... before bed, massage a generous<br />

amount of petroleum jelly onto your<br />

feet, paying extra attention to rough<br />

areas. Slip on a pair of socks and let<br />

the petroleum jelly work its magic<br />

overnight. Wake up to noticeably<br />

softer and smoother feet.<br />

Brow and lash tamer Apply<br />

a small amount of petroleum jelly<br />

onto a clean mascara wand or an<br />

old, cleaned-up eyebrow brush,<br />

then brush it through unruly<br />

eyebrows and your lashes. This not<br />

only shapes and grooms them but<br />

also conditions them over time,<br />

promoting healthier growth.<br />

Eyeshadow intensifier Transform any powder eyeshadow into a rich,<br />

creamy formula with the help of petroleum jelly. Mix a small amount of petroleum<br />

jelly with your desired eyeshadow colour to create a vibrant, long-lasting cream<br />

eyeshadow. Not only does this intensify the colour, but it also helps the eyeshadow<br />

adhere better to your lids, preventing creasing throughout the day.<br />

Protective barrier for hair dye Before starting your home hair dye<br />

session, protect your skin from staining with petroleum jelly. Apply it along your<br />

hairline, ears, and neck to create a barrier that prevents hair dye from clinging to<br />

your skin. This simple step makes cleanup a breeze and ensures your hair is the<br />

only thing that gets a vibrant new colour.<br />

You’ll find affordable Clere Petroleum Jelly at stores including Clicks, Pick n Pay<br />

and Takealot. For more great beauty tips visit clere.co.za<br />

Text Themba Ndlovu • clere.co.za<br />

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Cha-cha...<br />

champion!<br />

Compiled by: ALANICKA LOTRIET<br />

Jumah Mohammed’s heart beats to the rhythm of ballroom and Latin dance routines.<br />

He was only 14 when he two-stepped into the world of dancing and taught himself<br />

from scratch. Today, almost four decades later, he’s on top of the world!<br />

For Jumah Mohammed, aka Jay, it was never just about the glitter, glamour and<br />

glorious dancing, but the emotion and expression behind the craft. Pair this with<br />

crazy dedication, and it’s no surprise he twirled his way to the top …becoming<br />

the only South African to compete in two world championships in one year. Talk<br />

about all the right moves!<br />

He goes on to say that while international competitions give athletes the chance<br />

to broaden their horizons, the world championships represent the pinnacle of<br />

competition. Only the crème de la crème gets to contend for top honours on<br />

this global stage. He recently snagged the title of Vice World Ballroom Champion<br />

… his biggest milestone to date. But for Jay, it’s his humble beginnings that laid<br />

the foundation of his success.<br />

“Teaching myself to dance presented a unique set of challenges, primarily due<br />

to the scarcity of formal syllabi and resources within the South African dance<br />

community back in the day. And so, I had to import these resources and immerse<br />

myself in rigorous self-study to master the intricate techniques.<br />

“I’ve also incorporated Cape Town Jazz, Salsa, Sokkie and Two Step into my<br />

repertoire, which I don’t think many other ballroom or Latin dancers can say.<br />

Additionally, I’ve always self-funded all my dancing needs which really is a<br />

challenge on its own.”<br />

Luckily, this passionate dancer is always up for a challenge! So, when Jay grew<br />

tired of recreational dancing about a decade ago, he put on his competitive<br />

dancing shoes and kicked it up a few notches. He was ‘officially on the serious<br />

pursuit of excellence’ … fiercely climbing the ballroom and Latin dancing ladders.<br />

These days he still pours himself into each performance … and loving every<br />

second of it. From the thrill of competing on a global stage to the priceless<br />

connections between fellow dancers. But Jay’s journey isn’t just about racking up<br />

personal achievements.<br />

In 2019, he turned a lifelong dream into reality by opening his own studio, Saint<br />

Ballroom, where he finds joy in inspiring the next generation of dancers.<br />

“Witnessing the transformative power of dance in my students’ lives became very<br />

fulfilling. It’s not only about teaching the technical skills but also life lessons in<br />

perseverance and self-expression.”<br />

One thing is certain … his journey in the world of ballroom and Latin dancing is<br />

far from over. He is now focused on becoming the first-ever Ballroom Solo World<br />

Champion and perhaps even making a Guinness World Record attempt while<br />

he’s at it. Because if not, why not?<br />

Details: Follow @JumahMohammed on Facebook and Insta<br />

Jay gives us a sneak peek into the<br />

world of a championship dancer...<br />

The main difference<br />

between ballroom and<br />

Latin dancing?<br />

Ballroom dancing, also known as<br />

International Ballroom, encompasses<br />

formal dances such as the Waltz,<br />

Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz,<br />

and Quickstep, characterised by<br />

elegant movements and continuous<br />

close hold between partners. On<br />

the other hand, Latin dancing<br />

features rhythmic and dynamic<br />

styles such as Cha-Cha, Paso<br />

Doble, Rumba, Jive, and Samba,<br />

known for their passionate and<br />

exuberant expressions.<br />

What sets you apart from<br />

other pro dancers?<br />

As a self-taught dancer, my journey<br />

is marked by a blend of resilience,<br />

determination, and passion for<br />

dance. This distinctive background<br />

not only sets me apart from<br />

other dancers but also shapes<br />

my approach to performance,<br />

emphasising authenticity, creativity,<br />

and continuous growth.<br />

What’s your signature move?<br />

The jump in the Quickstep, which<br />

adds flair and dynamism to all my<br />

performances. Additionally, my facial<br />

expressions… particularly in the<br />

Tango, serve as a signature element,<br />

conveying passion and intensity to<br />

captivate audiences.<br />

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Can you describe the feeling<br />

you get when you’re dancing?<br />

It’s an exhilarating experience<br />

that transcends words, evoking a<br />

profound sense of joy, freedom, and<br />

self-expression. With each step and<br />

movement, I feel a deep connection<br />

to the music, my partner, and the<br />

audience, immersing myself fully in<br />

the present moment and allowing the<br />

dance to unfold organically.<br />

How do you compare the<br />

craft to the dance of life?<br />

Ballroom and Latin dancing offer<br />

profound parallels to life itself,<br />

serving as a metaphor for the journey<br />

we all navigate. Just as in dance, life<br />

presents us with a series of steps<br />

and rhythms, each requiring grace,<br />

resilience, and adaptability to master.<br />

Through dance, we learn valuable<br />

lessons about embracing the beauty<br />

of the moment.<br />

Three life skills you learned<br />

through dancing?<br />

Firstly resilience. Navigating the<br />

challenges and setbacks inherent in<br />

the pursuit of dance has taught me<br />

the importance of perseverance and<br />

determination in the face of adversity.<br />

Secondly, teamwork. Collaborating<br />

with partners and fellow dancers has<br />

honed my ability to communicate<br />

effectively, compromise, and work<br />

towards a common goal. Lastly,<br />

adaptability. The ability to embrace<br />

change, learn from feedback, and<br />

evolve as a dancer is essential<br />

for success in the dynamic and<br />

competitive world of ballroom and<br />

Latin dancing.<br />

Do you believe anyone<br />

can dance?<br />

Absolutely. I firmly believe that<br />

dance is a universal language that<br />

transcends age, background, and<br />

ability. While some may possess<br />

a natural talent or innate rhythm,<br />

the beauty of dance lies in its<br />

accessibility to all. With dedication,<br />

patience, and the guidance of skilled<br />

instructors, anyone can learn to<br />

dance and experience the joy and<br />

fulfilment it brings.<br />

Why you should take up dancing...<br />

Physical fitness. Dance classes offer a fun and engaging way to stay active,<br />

improve cardiovascular health, and enhance flexibility, strength, and endurance.<br />

Stress relief. Dancing provides a natural outlet for stress and tension, promoting<br />

relaxation, mindfulness, and overall well-being.<br />

Creativity. Exploring different dance styles fosters creativity, self-expression,<br />

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Social connection. Dance classes provide opportunities to connect with others,<br />

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Joy and fulfilment. Above all, dance classes offer the joy of movement, music,<br />

and self-expression, bringing a sense of fulfilment, purpose, and happiness to<br />

participants’ lives.<br />

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POWER UP!<br />

Active much? We get the lowdown on the best nutrition to<br />

power up active lifestyles from dietitian Kelly Scholtz<br />

With an abundance of good weather, scenic outdoor<br />

environments and a national culture infused with a love of<br />

sports, it’s not surprising that active lifestyles are important<br />

to many South Africans.<br />

Gym, walking and hiking, running, cycling and swimming,<br />

soccer, tennis and lately, padel are popular pastimes<br />

helping us to keep fit and offering welcome respite from<br />

the daily grind. If you’ve been a sports enthusiast all your<br />

life or are just starting to explore physical activities that you<br />

enjoy, it’s essential to understand the role that nutrition<br />

plays in an active lifestyle.<br />

ADSA spokesperson and registered dietitian Kelly Scholtz<br />

says “Whether you exercise routinely or play a favourite<br />

sport weekly or fit the definition of a lifestyle athlete<br />

who participates in competitive events, it’s important<br />

to recognise that you have somewhat different nutrient<br />

requirements than average.<br />

Your nutritional intake must be tailored to support<br />

the additional demand for energy, as well as for the<br />

micronutrients, protein and anti-inflammatory nutrients<br />

that are required for healthy recovery from exercise. As<br />

beneficial as it is, exercise does represent a form of stress<br />

to the body. Although this is a positive type of stress, your<br />

body still requires adequate nutritional support for optimal<br />

adaptation to your exercise routine. Paying attention to<br />

your nutrition boosts not just your performance in your<br />

favourite sport but plays a preventative health role that<br />

enhances your overall enjoyment of your active lifestyle.”<br />

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Start with a balanced diet<br />

Your nutritional choices before, during and after exercise<br />

influence both performance and recovery. However, this<br />

all rests on the foundation of having an overall healthy,<br />

balanced diet. People with active lifestyles start with<br />

supporting their health, well-being and performance<br />

with a general eating regime that prioritises fruit and<br />

vegetables, legumes, lean proteins, whole grains, low-fat<br />

dairy and healthy fats such as olive and avocado oils. It’s<br />

best to focus on meals made from whole foods versus<br />

those that are highly processed. Limit your alcohol intake<br />

and the use of tobacco or nicotine products. Kelly says,<br />

“During exercise, particularly higher intensity exercise, your<br />

body uses glucose as its preferred fuel. Glucose is usually<br />

readily available in your blood after a recent meal or is<br />

quickly delivered from your body’s stores of glycogen in<br />

the muscles and liver. In the case of lower intensity activity,<br />

your body is also able to tap into fat stores for energy. If you<br />

are training for less than or up to an hour there is probably<br />

no need to eat or drink any extra calories or carbohydrates<br />

during that session. Plain water for hydration will do. Your<br />

body can fuel a training session of that length provided<br />

you are eating a healthy diet, which enables your body to<br />

top up its glycogen stores.”<br />

Overlay your energy, macro and micronutrient needs<br />

For endurance activities lasting anywhere from an hour<br />

to up to two-and-a-half hours, refuelling during the<br />

session with 45 to 60g of carbohydrates per hour is<br />

generally recommended. There’s no need for expensive<br />

supplements or special branded products, as typical<br />

sports drinks, water and everyday foods like bananas,<br />

dates and peanut butter sandwiches can be effective<br />

during endurance activities. Kelly says, “The exact foods<br />

or drinks you consume can vary, and it’s a good idea to<br />

see what works for you during training rather than trying<br />

something new on race day. Individuals can have different<br />

reactions to different foods and drinks, and you don’t<br />

want to get a stomach-ache or worse at a critical time.<br />

So, if you are preparing for a sports event, then use your<br />

training sessions to test out the foods and drinks that<br />

work best for you.”<br />

Rehydrate and recharge post-workout<br />

After a high-energy sports or training session you can<br />

support your body’s recovery from the strain of exercise<br />

and promote muscle repair and adaptation with a snack or<br />

drink within 30 minutes. Optimal recovery snacks include<br />

a mix of protein and carbohydrates like milk with a banana,<br />

chocolate milk, an energy bar with lean biltong, or eggs or<br />

hummus on toast.<br />

Nutrition for elite athletes<br />

Each year, tens of thousands of South African sports<br />

enthusiasts enter a range of gruelling endurance<br />

competitions such as the upcoming Comrades Marathon<br />

as well as numerous trail, mountain biking and triathlon<br />

events over the course of a year. Performance is important<br />

to them with this year’s best-ever time representing a<br />

significant affirmation that they are living their best lives.<br />

At this level of focus, it is most likely that participants<br />

understand the nutritional basics and are searching for the<br />

‘magic bullet’.<br />

The nutritional needs of well-trained athletes may<br />

be different to the lifestyle athlete, and Kelly explains<br />

“Some well-trained or elite athletes participating in ultraendurance<br />

(more than two-and-a-half hours) events at high<br />

intensities may benefit from 90 to 120g carbohydrate per<br />

hour during the event, but in that case their gut would<br />

be well-adapted to this, having trained with specific mixes<br />

of carbohydrate-based products.” She therefore advises<br />

“Athletes who are serious about their events need to be<br />

thoughtful about the science of sports nutrition and tailor<br />

this to their unique requirements.”<br />

In terms of supplements, she says, “Worldwide, the<br />

sports nutrition supplement market is huge, and it’s no<br />

different in South Africa. There’s a dazzling array of athletic<br />

performance promises but too often, no evidence to back<br />

them up. As a nutrition expert with many years of sports<br />

nutrition experience and rooted in the latest science, I’m<br />

not linked to specific sports nutrition brands and products.<br />

At whatever level of athletic performance, amateur or<br />

professional, what works brilliantly for someone you<br />

compete against may fail you. The diet and supplements<br />

that power one athlete into the top ten, can sink another.<br />

My approach is food-first. From there, we can see what<br />

supplementation can boost your performance. The right<br />

sports nutritional supplements should be the cherry on<br />

top, not the meal.”<br />

One also needs to consider potential side effects of<br />

supplements, how and when to use them, and athletes<br />

need to be aware of banned substances that may be<br />

advertently or inadvertently included in nutritional<br />

supplements. Kelly concludes, “This is an industry buffeted<br />

by marketing trends. So, from time to time, you will see<br />

the market flooded with compelling content about the<br />

newest craze supplement. In response, the audience<br />

shifts focus and suddenly, we have athletes obsessed with<br />

the latest ‘magic pill’ or ‘salt’ which may not meet their<br />

specific requirement. Ultimately, this kind of blowing in the<br />

wind due to mercurial marketing forces falls far short of<br />

addressing the essential, complex and multi-dimensional<br />

needs of athletes, who must be focused on their<br />

individuality, their goals at a particular phase of training,<br />

the circumstances of their event, including their travelling<br />

and competition demands, the environment and access<br />

to food, and their nutritional preferences. The beauty of a<br />

dietitian-led, sports-specific and athlete-centred approach<br />

is that it can address this level of uniqueness.”<br />

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Lamb chops ... without the braai!<br />

Feel like chops, but don’t want the fuss of a fire. Fret not. These air-fried<br />

chops are delicious ... and so easy. Perfectly cooked succulent lamb chops,<br />

flavoured with fragrant herbs and roasted to perfection in the Defy Airfryer.<br />

Served with lashings of herby garlic sauce, all in under half an hour.<br />

You’ll need: 8 lamb chops; 1 bulb garlic and 2 Tbsp olive oil; 1 Tbsp fresh<br />

oregano, finely chopped; 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped; sea salt<br />

and freshly ground black pepper to taste; another 2 Tbsp olive oil<br />

To make: Preheat the Defy Airfryer to 200°C.<br />

Thinly coat the garlic bulb with 2 Tbsp of olive oil and put in the basket, set<br />

the timer to 12 minutes and 180°C. roast the garlic until done.<br />

In the meantime, make the herb oil by mixing the herbs with some sea salt,<br />

pepper, and 2 Tbsp olive oil.<br />

Thinly coat the lamb chops with half a tablespoon of herb oil in total and<br />

leave them for 5 minutes.<br />

replace the garlic with four lamb chops in the basket. Set the timer to 5<br />

minutes and 180°C. roast until nicely done - keep an eye on them through<br />

the glass viewing window to avoid opening the basket and losing heat.<br />

Inside they may still be red or pink. Keep them warm in a dish and roast the<br />

other lamb chops in the same way.<br />

Make the garlic sauce by squeezing the garlic cloves between thumb and<br />

index finger, then combine with the remaining herb oil.<br />

Serve the cooked lamb chops with the garlic sauce.<br />

you get an unami burst of flavour with each<br />

grind of this new oryx Chilli Salt ... the latest<br />

flavour from oryx Desert Salt. This hot new<br />

salt - with chilli-flakes making up 20 per cent of<br />

the volume of the grinder - comes as a result<br />

of a collaboration with Backyard Farms (ByF), a<br />

local, social-upliftment enterprise who’s created<br />

an innovative supply-chain business model,<br />

sourcing chillies from township-based, home<br />

and community gardeners. you’ll find it at<br />

premium Woolworths stores, Cape Union Mart,<br />

Pick ‘n Pay, Food Lovers Market, Dischem and<br />

Spar as well as most health shops and delis.<br />

This Defy AirFryer (model DAF 3376 DB) has a<br />

generous capacity … the extra, extra large<br />

7.6L cooking basket allows you to prepare<br />

larger meals for the whole family. Another<br />

plus we love is the convenient basket<br />

view window, so no more opening<br />

and shutting the fryer constantly<br />

to check on your meal. The touch<br />

control panel provides access to<br />

various cooking functions, and the<br />

air fryer can reach temperatures of<br />

up to 200°C. you’ll find it for r1499 at<br />

Takealot, Hirsch’s and Makro.<br />

Also look out for the new biodegradable<br />

paper-tube packaging, which is in line<br />

with oryx Desert Salt’s #refillNotLandfill<br />

philosophy ... you can find these smart refill<br />

boxes alongside the reusable glass grinders<br />

with long-lasting ceramic grinder heads.<br />

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Quick butter bean mash with dill salsa<br />

With a similar texture to hummus, this mash/dip is<br />

good with pita breads or sliced beef fillet. The dill salsa<br />

with briny capers and fresh herbs livens things up<br />

immensely. Serves 6 as a dip<br />

You’ll need for the mash: 2 x 400g tins butter beans, rinsed<br />

and drained; 30ml extra virgin olive oil; 30ml lemon<br />

juice; fine salt and freshly ground black pepper<br />

For the dill salsa: a generous handful each of fresh basil,<br />

dill and flat-leaf parsley, leaves picked; 30ml capers,<br />

rinsed and drained; 60ml extra virgin olive oil; 30ml<br />

lemon juice; fine salt and freshly ground black pepper<br />

To make: For the mash, place the butter beans, olive<br />

oil and lemon juice in a processor. Blitz until smooth<br />

and creamy. Season with salt and pepper, and pulse<br />

to combine.<br />

To make the dill salsa, bundle the herbs together and<br />

chop roughly. In a small bowl, combine the herbs,<br />

capers, olive oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and<br />

black pepper.<br />

Swirl the butter bean spread onto a plate<br />

and drizzle over the salsa.<br />

More good food<br />

with Bibby<br />

Spekboom Gin & Tonic<br />

A perfect elixir using local wonder-plant, Spekboom. Makes 1<br />

You’ll need: 60ml gin; 200ml tonic water; 30ml Spekboom Simple<br />

Syrup (place 125g white granulated sugar, 250ml water, 125ml<br />

spekboom stem, leaves plucked, one lemon with skin on, thinly<br />

sliced and 30ml lemon juice in a small saucepan; bring slowly to the<br />

boil and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve<br />

and discard the solids. Set aside to cool, pour into a sterilised bottle<br />

and seal (keeps well for 3 to 4 weeks, chilled). To serve: lime slice, ice<br />

and a sprig of spekboom.<br />

To make: Fill a highball glass with plenty of ice. Add the gin and<br />

spekboom syrup, and stir to combine. Top up with the tonic water<br />

and ‘lift’ with a drink stirrer to retain as much of the fizz as possible.<br />

Finish with lime slices and a botanical sprig.<br />

This butterbean mash, and spekboom G&T. Or pumpkin waffles with date syrup,<br />

and butternut and leek soup with browned chilli butter. Perhaps chicken and chorizo<br />

rigatoni. Bibby’s More Good Food is just page after delicious page of Dianne Bibby’s<br />

sensational but achievable recipes ... a book, she says, she hopes you’ll reach for<br />

whether planning an intimate dinner for two or hosting a dressed-in-full-feature dinner<br />

party. Breads and plant-rich salads, Indian, Moroccan and Italian feasts, salty bits and<br />

bobs and golden hour cocktails ... it is, as Jan Hendrik van der <strong>West</strong>huizen writes in the<br />

foreword, ‘a symphony of flavours’. R480, Penguin Books<br />

Compiled by: Kym Argo<br />

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We trolled ... and came<br />

up with a decor catch<br />

worth boasting about<br />

(it was THIS BIG!)<br />

Gone<br />

fishing<br />

Fish print from South Sea Fishes collection on<br />

Cabo Vintage Prints<br />

Compiled by: KYM ARGO<br />

Imagine a shoal of sardines<br />

swimming along your<br />

dining room wall. Rich in<br />

Portuguese heritage, these<br />

Bordalo Pinheiro’s Ceramic<br />

Sardines are extraordinary<br />

earthenware decorative<br />

pieces - and a striking<br />

talking point. Around 50<br />

designs, each handmade.<br />

R850 from vidabela.co.za<br />

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Wall art. This one from the South Sea<br />

Fishes collection under Marine Life<br />

on the Cabo Vintage Prints site. All<br />

the images, each more eye-catching<br />

than the one before, are printed<br />

using pigment-based archival inks,<br />

displaying true colour. They can be<br />

framed, with half a dozen options, or<br />

just buy the print and have framed<br />

yourself. Unframed from R265.<br />

Details: cabodesign.net<br />

The Gluggle Jug<br />

really does glug.<br />

Use as a water jug,<br />

a wine decanter or<br />

vase. R1690 from<br />

bespokehome.co.za<br />

We’ve fallen hook, line and sinker for this sardine and<br />

waves range of tableware. Dinner plates, side plates,<br />

platters, coco mugs ... such fun. From pret-a-pot.com,<br />

with a small range on Superbalist, too.<br />

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Herbs to sow in Winter<br />

If you are longing for fresh greens, but<br />

it is too cold to sow anything outdoors,<br />

sow tasty herbs like chervil, mustard<br />

and chives in a window box on a sunny<br />

windowsill. If you make a mix of them,<br />

they can be harvested as cut and<br />

come again baby leaves for garnishes,<br />

salads and sandwiches. Fill the window<br />

box with a damp seedling mix, sprinkle<br />

the seed and cover with a fine layer of<br />

seedling mix, gently pressed down so<br />

that it makes contact with the seeds.<br />

Water lightly and keep the soil damp<br />

while the seeds germinate. Mimic a<br />

warm greenhouse by covering the<br />

window box with plastic clingwrap<br />

while the seeds are germinating.<br />

It keeps in the heat and moisture.<br />

Remove once the herbs have sprouted.<br />

Feed with a liquid fertiliser like Margaret<br />

Roberts Organic Supercharger at half<br />

strength once a week.<br />

Good to know: If the window<br />

boxes or trays are on the inside<br />

of the window, place them a few<br />

centimetres away from the glass.<br />

Because glass is a heat conductor, the<br />

trays might get very cold overnight<br />

and burn during the day as the<br />

sun shining through the glass gets<br />

magnified. Details: www.kirchhoffs.co.za<br />


We’re planting ...<br />

Primula Acaulis Bonnelli<br />

for the dazzling flowers that add<br />

pops of colour indoors and outdoors.<br />

These cold-hardy little primroses thrive as<br />

houseplants if placed in a position that gets<br />

bright light (but not direct sun) or as patio<br />

plants in hanging baskets or containers. Keep<br />

the potting mix moist but not soggy and feed<br />

once a month with a liquid fertiliser. Add a<br />

splash of colour to small gardens by planting<br />

Bonnelli as a border, in Winter sun or semi<br />

shade. Plant in fertile soil that drains<br />

well and keep the soil moist but<br />

don’t over water. Details:<br />

www.gropak.co.za<br />

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sharpen up<br />

Time to protect young plants, prepare for Winter pruning<br />

and position your pots in bright light<br />

Indoor plant of the month<br />

Iron Cross begonia is a fancy leaf begonia that is grown as a decorative houseplant.<br />

Originally from China and Vietnam, this begonia gets its name from the dark chocolate<br />

centre marking on the leaves that resembles the Iron Cross used on shields during the<br />

Crusades. To bring out its bright green and brown colours, position this begonia where it<br />

receives bright filtered light. Keep the soil moist but not wet, and don’t get water on the<br />

leaves. When it goes into dormant mode, reduce watering so that the surface of the soil is<br />

almost dry before watering again. To provide a humid environment, especially in Winter,<br />

place the pot on a gravel-filled saucer that contains water. Details: www.lvgplant.co.za<br />

Garden tasks for <strong>June</strong><br />

• Water Winter annuals like<br />

pansies, violas, cineraria, and<br />

primulas once a week and<br />

feed every two weeks with a<br />

liquid fertiliser to boost their<br />

flowering ability.<br />

• Don’t let Spring flowering<br />

bulbs dry out. A rule of thumb<br />

is to water for 40 minutes every<br />

five days but this depends on<br />

the soil type and temperatures.<br />

• Fertilise and water Spring<br />

flowering shrubs.<br />

• This is the best time to move<br />

roses, shrubs and perennials<br />

that are in the wrong position.<br />

• Add colourful succulents<br />

to the garden as the cold<br />

intensifies their many<br />

different colours.<br />

• Protect young plants and<br />

newly planted shrubs and<br />

trees from frost with frost<br />

guard cloth. Plants lower<br />

to the ground are more<br />

vulnerable to frost.<br />

• Sharpen secateurs, long<br />

handled loppers, and hedge<br />

clippers in preparation for<br />

Winter pruning next month.<br />

Get the lawnmower serviced<br />

and the blades sharpened.<br />

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on the<br />

Kariega<br />

Text Kym Argo<br />

It’s always the unexpected that keeps travelling exciting.<br />

And for those who’ve been on safari in South Africa, and<br />

think they’ve experienced everything, Sibuya Game<br />

Reserve in the Eastern Cape offers up a few surprises.<br />

Yes ... it’s a fusion of luxury and environmental<br />

awareness. Yip ... it’s home to the Big Five. And with<br />

almost 400 different species in the area, it really is a bird<br />

lover’s paradise.<br />

But it’s the country’s only game reserve that is only<br />

reached by boat ... boarded at the Sibuya reception near<br />

the Kariega river mouth in Kenton on Sea, you’ll take a<br />

leisurely cruise up the Kariega River Estuary. Depending<br />

on what you discover, the gentle cruise takes anything<br />

from 45 minutes to a little over an hour ... spotting longlegged<br />

Black-winged Stilts and gorgeous Sacred Ibis and<br />

brightly coloured Kingfishers and impressive Fish Eagles.<br />

It’s a gorgeous, relaxing way to kick off your Sibuya safari,<br />

which is one of the Cape Country Routes South Africa<br />

privately owned destinations.<br />

More of the unexpected. You will be offered early<br />

morning and evening game drives a day, but there are<br />

other options too ... fishing on the Kariega is hugely<br />

popular, either from the bank or from one of the small<br />

boats, there’s canoeing on the river, and you can opt for<br />

a beach walk as well as one in the bush. Excluded from<br />

the rates, but possible to book, are deep sea fishing<br />

excursions, and beach and reserve horse riding outings.<br />

Accommodation wise, there are a trio of choices ... two<br />

luxurious tented camps and an exclusive lodge. We<br />

stayed at Forest Camp ... where each of the eight tents,<br />

connected by wooden walkways, are private and well<br />

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concealed in the indigenous thicket. With king size beds<br />

and a surprisingly comfortable pull out sleeper divan, it’s<br />

a great option for those travelling with older children - no<br />

under 12s allowed. There’s also the River Camp, with four<br />

spacious tents, so great for a group of friends travelling<br />

together, and where younger children are welcome. Both<br />

camps are comfy, have fireplaces for chilly evenings, and<br />

have central living areas where guests gather for meals<br />

and game drives. The third option is the more luxurious<br />

thatched Bush Lodge, with four suites, personal viewing<br />

decks, indoor and outdoor showers and a swimming<br />

pool. Bush Lodge, unlike the other two camps, has<br />

electricity - and air-conditioning - in the rooms ... for Bush<br />

and River camps you rely on solar as they’re all about<br />

living off the grid and embracing sustainability.<br />

The area is lush, with Eastern Cape Valley bushveld,<br />

grasslands and coastal forests, so game is plentiful, and<br />

game drives thrilling with elephant, rhino, antelope,<br />

including the rare Bontebok and Oribi, and plenty of<br />

giraffe and zebra. On our visit the leopards lived up to<br />

their elusive title, but lion - in a separate, enclosed part of<br />

the reserve, were seen proudly strutting their king of the<br />

jungle stuff.<br />

Rates start at R4931 per person in low season, excluding<br />

Rhino Conservation Levies, including accommodation,<br />

all meals and local drinks, morning and evening game<br />

drives, boat transfers, fishing, canoeing and bush walking.<br />

Children under 2 stay free.<br />

Details: Sibuya on sibuya.co.za, Instagram @sibuya_game_<br />

reserve, Facebook SibuyaGameReserve. Cape Country Routes<br />

on capecountryroutes.com, Instagram @ capecountryroutes,<br />

Facebook @CapeCountryRoutes

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<strong>June</strong><br />

The North Face ...<br />

and the icons of exploration<br />

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back in 1966, The North Face has<br />

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harshest regions in the world. And a few of<br />

the items have become icons ... taking on<br />

lives of their own. Harnessing cuttingedge<br />

technology, innovative design<br />

and athlete insights, they were<br />

revolutionary. Now, they are iconic,<br />

worn and used everywhere from city<br />

streets to mountain tops. These include the<br />

Himalayan Parka - this ultra-warm parka became<br />

the gold standard in high-altitude climbing and<br />

cold-weather survival. The Mountain Jacket - worn by<br />

the first American team to scale the six classic north<br />

faces of the Alps in a single season. The Nuptse -<br />

one mile southwest of Everest, five miles up and<br />

bitterly cold, this jacket named after the Nuptse<br />

summit is famed for its game-changing warmth.<br />

The Denali - which made its debut on the backs<br />

of Todd Skinner and Paul Piana during their<br />

historic, 30-day free climb of Yosemite’s Salathé<br />

Wall, where it set a new standard for technical<br />

fleece. And The Duffel - if there could be just<br />

one bag to symbolise epic adventures, it’d<br />

be this. Made of burly fabrics, and built to<br />

be transported by porters, yaks and camels,<br />

these hard-wearing gear totes journey<br />

everywhere from expedition base camps to<br />

urban metropolises.<br />

All of these iconic items, plus so many more<br />

desirable garments for adventure or city wear,<br />

can be found on www.thenorthface.co.za<br />

We’re giving away a Base Camp Duffel Bag<br />

worth R3599 ... tough and practical, with<br />

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mesh pockets, detachable adjustable ergonomic<br />

shoulder straps. Use a duffel when in transit, or a<br />

backpack when you’re on the move. In a nutshell,<br />

it’s an explorer’s best friend.

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