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•<br />


Garth Taylor<br />

Prioritise what<br />

matters!<br />





Power up<br />

for an active<br />

lifestyle<br />

4great<br />

giveaways<br />

up for grabs<br />

Gone Fishing<br />

(the glam version)<br />

Discover &<br />

explore Sibuya<br />

Game Reserve<br />


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Life’s<br />

luxuries<br />

WIN a leather<br />

duffel bag<br />

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GET IT<br />

Editorial<br />

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National Group Editor and National Sales<br />

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kyma@caxton.co.za<br />

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Get It JHB <strong>South</strong><strong>East</strong> is distributed free<br />

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Joburg <strong>South</strong><strong>East</strong> branch within 10 days or<br />

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contents<br />


4 Support a golf day, take the kids to the theatre or kick<br />

back at a music or wine festival<br />

6 Take some me-time and relax with a good book and wine<br />


8 Who would not want to be spoilt with little luxuries<br />


10 We lift a glass to wellness and health<br />

11 Embark on a journey to enhanced well-being and beauty<br />

PEOPLE<br />

12 We catch up with Garth Taylor and chat about fatherhood<br />

and things that matter most<br />

14 Author Veli Ndaba speaks about planting the right seeds to<br />

bring up grounded children<br />

BEAUTY<br />

16 Everything you need for your change-of-season beauty regime<br />

17 Discover 10 beauty hacks in the ever so humble, yet<br />

versatile petroleum jelly<br />


18 When fashion meet fitness<br />

20 Leading an active lifestyle - this is how you power up<br />

FOOD<br />

22 Local pitmaster, Corne Borman shares insights when cooking with fire<br />

<strong>24</strong> Easy cooking bursting with flavour<br />

25 Aren’t we just all about good food?<br />

DECOR<br />

26 Add these to your decor and you need not fish for compliments<br />


28 Get your indoor and outdoor plants ready for winter<br />

TRAVEL<br />

32 Think you’ve experienced everything? A trip to Sibuya Game Reserve<br />

will change your mind<br />

SPOIL<br />

34 We’re giving away a Base Camp Duffel Bag - the explorer’s best friend<br />

<strong>Jun</strong>e 20<strong>24</strong><br />

COVER<br />

Photographed by - GT PRODUCTIONS<br />

<strong>Jun</strong>e 20<strong>24</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>South</strong> • Alberton • Bedfordview • Greenstone • Modderfontein 3<br />

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The Fire & Feast Festival returns<br />

as part of the Mzansi Food 15<br />

& Drink Show running from <strong>Jun</strong>e 15<br />

to <strong>Jun</strong>e 17. Given that the majority of<br />

<strong>South</strong> Africans like nothing more than a<br />

rump steak, lamb chop, chicken kebab<br />

or piece of boerewors done to perfection<br />

on the braai, it’s no wonder that<br />

the Fire & Feast Festival has has been<br />

a popular food attraction in Gauteng.<br />

Make your way to the Kyalami Convention<br />

Centre from 9am to 6pm on the<br />

Saturday and Sunday and 9am to 5pm<br />

on the Monday. Details: howler.co.za/<br />

events/mzansi-food-drink-show-cf61<br />

Gauteng is set to rock to the<br />

15 rhythms of Afrikaans music as<br />

the city prepares to host the inaugural<br />

Dag Drome Afrikaans Music<br />

Festival on <strong>Jun</strong>e 15 at Huddle Park<br />

in Linksfield from 10am to 10pm.<br />

Celebrating the rich heritage of<br />

Afrikaans music, the festival promises<br />

to be a celebration of family<br />

and music with a stellar line-up of<br />

renowned Afrikaans musicians and<br />

exciting performances from the likes<br />

of Francois van Coke, Jack Parow, Van<br />

Pletzen, Droomsindroom, Loufi, Biggy,<br />

Die Heuwels Fantasties, Alter Ego, Yo<br />

Nax, DJ Justine and more. Food and<br />

beverage stalls will be on site and<br />

concert goers of all ages are welcome,<br />

with ID required to purchase alcohol.<br />

Bring along your camping chairs and<br />

picnic blankets and prepare for a wonderful winter day out enjoying the best<br />

that <strong>South</strong> African Afrikaans music has to offer. Tickets cost R95 for children<br />

under the age of 12, with standard tickets costing R295. Priority tickets are also<br />

available at R550 which comes with the added benefit of fast tracked entry and<br />

priority access to bars and toilets. For those wanting the ultimate Dag Drome<br />

experience, VIP tickets are available at R2 450 which includes access to a VIP<br />

hospitality lounge, premium seating, complimentary bar and catering as well as<br />

VIP parking and toilet facilities. Details: Tixsa<br />

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

A hot date!<br />

Sizzling events and upbeat entertainment<br />

Spectators and performers<br />

can look forward to an<br />

09<br />

action-packed dancing and singing<br />

competition, Legends are Made<br />

Season 2, at Woodlands International<br />

College, Boksburg. Last year’s competition<br />

was well supported with over<br />

800 entries from across the country.<br />

Join them on <strong>Jun</strong>e 8, 9, 15 and 16. Details:<br />

De Pontes on 071 475 6576 or duerell@mweb.co.za.<br />

Also follow Legends<br />

are Made on Facebook and Instagram.<br />

To mark<br />

0930 years<br />

of <strong>South</strong> Africa’s<br />

democracy, the<br />

Apartheid Museum<br />

partnered<br />

with the Ifa Lethu<br />

Foundation to<br />

showcase an<br />

exhibition of<br />

selected works<br />

from its esteemed collection. It is on<br />

display at the Apartheid Museum and<br />

runs until July 31. The exhibition features<br />

some highlights of the collection<br />

of over 500 works and includes<br />

works of contemporary <strong>South</strong> African<br />

artists. The museum is situated at<br />

Northern Parkway and Gold Reef<br />

Road, Johannesburg. Details: 011 309<br />

4700.<br />

Dust off those golfing shoes and support Alberton High School’s annual<br />

07 golf day at Germiston Golf Club on <strong>Jun</strong>e 7. The cost of a four-ball is R1<br />

600 or R400 for a single player. The price per golf cart is R450. Interested individuals<br />

can book their cart directly through Germiston Golf Club at 011 827 7818.<br />

You can also sponsor a hole or a tee at R1 000, enter a four-ball and sponsor<br />

a hole at R2 300, sponsor the halfway house thatch at R1 200 or the putting<br />

green at R1 200. Tee-off times are from 9am to 12 noon with prize-giving at<br />

6pm. All funds raised on the day will go towards the school’s development.<br />

Sponsorship of prizes and donations are welcome. Details: golfday@alberton.<br />

gp.school.za<br />

Book now for the Ben Vino wine festival, brought to you by Val De<br />

08 Terra, at 114 On Waterhouse (gate 3), Benoni, on <strong>Jun</strong>e 8 from 10am to<br />

4.30pm. Taste 150 wines from 20 different estates. There will be food stalls,<br />

kiddies area, live music with C’est La Vie awaiting you. Loads to eat and drink.<br />

Bubbly, beer and wine on tap. You can pre-order a graze-box for two or buy<br />

food on the day from Orexi Greek Street Food, The Grill Bus and Goliath Coffee.<br />

Tickets are available at R250 per person which include glass and tastings. Hurry<br />

and book now as there are only 500 tickets available. Secure off site parking<br />

with a shuttle service every 15 minutes and e-hailing drop off point at the venue.<br />

Details: 010 025 8133 or book at Quicket<br />

After months of riveting competition that kept you glued to your<br />

09 screens, rooting for your favourites and celebrating their triumphs, <strong>South</strong><br />

Africa can now witness the star power live on stage with the winner and top<br />

3 finalists from Indian Idol Season 14. Performing for the first time in <strong>South</strong><br />

Africa, the musical extravaganza, Dynamic-4, will see winner Vaibhav Gupta<br />

joined by finalists Subhadeep Das, Piyush Panwar and Ananya Pal performing<br />

live on <strong>Jun</strong>e 9 at Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace. The Dynamic-4 will be<br />

showcasing their phenomenal talent with a power-packed live performance<br />

of fan-favourite Bollywood numbers, soulful ballads to evergreen classics and<br />

modern pop tracks. Accompanied with a live band, this concert is a celebration<br />

of their inspiring journey from aspiring singers to national icons. Doors open at<br />

5pm, show starts at 6pm. Details: Ticketpro or your nearest SPAR Payzone kiosk<br />

The PAW Patrol are on a roll and heading to <strong>South</strong> Africa this <strong>Jun</strong>e for the<br />

28 action-packed, music-filled, live stage production, PAW Patrol Live! ‘Race<br />

to the Rescue’. The heroic pups from the top-rated animated preschool series<br />

will be live on stage at<br />

Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors<br />

Palace From <strong>Jun</strong>e<br />

28 to <strong>Jun</strong>e 30. Come<br />

dance the Pup Pup<br />

Boogie, help the pups<br />

rescue Mayor Goodway,<br />

and win the race. Details:<br />

Ticketpro and SPAR<br />

Payzone kiosks<br />

<strong>Jun</strong>e 20<strong>24</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>South</strong> • Alberton • Bedfordview • Greenstone • Modderfontein 5<br />

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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 the<br />

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

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

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

better than a new Marian Keyes? Yes.<br />

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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Thrills and chills<br />

A black man accused of killing an elderly, wealthy<br />

white couple. In the tumultuous year of 1968 in<br />

southern Virginia, the odds are already against him,<br />

and his white lawyer. A courtroom, Civil Rights, a<br />

prosecution’s deliberate march towards a guilty<br />

verdict and the electric chair ... no one does this<br />

better than David Baldacci. Two murders, two<br />

suspects and A Calamity of Souls. Macmillan<br />

If most men say they’re one of the good guys,<br />

why are so many women afraid to walk alone at<br />

night? A husband whose wife has just left him, a<br />

reclusive artist living in a scary cottage, two young<br />

women who go missing ... One of the Good Guys<br />

is Araminta Hall’s novel about what happens when<br />

women have had enough! Macmillan<br />

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

chilling, gripping thriller. From it’s devastating,<br />

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

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

frenzy. Conspiracy theories. A small community<br />

changed forever ... with families torn apart. The<br />

novel, explains the author, was inspired by her long<br />

fascination with conspiracy theories ... the people<br />

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

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

Wild reads<br />

The Hawks, SA’s elite crime-fighting force, have<br />

put scores of our worst criminals behind bars. In<br />

Hunting With The Hawks, investigative journalist<br />

Graham Coetzer gives a glimpse of the secretive<br />

world of this police unit. Tafelberg<br />

Pursuing a dream instilled by David Attenborough’s<br />

television adventurers, as a young man Larry<br />

Patterson is advised to become a veterinary surgeon<br />

- his first step towards a career working with wild<br />

animals in Africa. Aiming to Save tells his story of<br />

finding adventure in Botswana ... as a vet, ecologist,<br />

survey pilot, game capture operator, hunter and<br />

then passionate conservationist. Rockhopper Books<br />

Painting a Life In Africa is the story of Joan van<br />

Gogh - a direct descendant of artist Vincent - who<br />

has lived an unusual and adventurous life close to<br />

nature. Born in bedpan during a locust storm was<br />

just the start of it ... she explored some of the most<br />

remote and secretive spots in southern Africa. Warm<br />

and full of humour. Rockhopper Books<br />

For the CEO in hiking boots and the adventurer in<br />

a suit ... here’s one showing how to use adventure<br />

principles in business. Johan de Villiers flits between<br />

crocodile-infested waters and high-stakes corporate<br />

decision making in Overlanding Through the<br />

Boardroom, offering the thrill seekers, the sole<br />

entrepreneur and the season large corporation<br />

executives a philosophical compass to navigate<br />

the unpredictable wilderness and the complex<br />

corporate world. Rockhopper Books<br />

All books available at Exclusive Books.<br />

Compiled by: KYM ARGO<br />

<strong>Jun</strong>e 20<strong>24</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>South</strong> • Alberton • Bedfordview • Greenstone • Modderfontein 7<br />

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Wish list<br />

We’re all about life’s luxuries this <strong>Jun</strong>e*<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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Ugg Goldenstar Clogs are nothing if not<br />

comfortable. A hot trend, clogs are practical<br />

and stylish, and these with their heel strap are<br />

available in a variety of shades - think Chestnut,<br />

Driftwood, Shaded Clover and Black. R2999 from<br />

trenton.co.za<br />

The Swish and Swank leather<br />

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crafted, but hand stitched too<br />

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

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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 />

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We have a massively desirable<br />

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Compiled by: KYM ARGO<br />

<strong>Jun</strong>e 20<strong>24</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>South</strong> • Alberton • Bedfordview • Greenstone • Modderfontein 9<br />

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Nonzukiso Labane and Marion Smith<br />

Cheers to health<br />

and wellness<br />

Spa and Wellness Retreat, formerly known as Bedazzled Beauty Studio,<br />

celebrated its grand opening at its new premises in Bedfordview. The<br />

launch featured a range of activities, including a free Pilates class and<br />

specials on various treatments. Founder Rizwana Baker said the new<br />

premises are tranquil and more convenient for clients.<br />

Clr Jill Humphreys and founder Rizwana Baker<br />

Thandiwe Ncube<br />

Ntombi Dube<br />

Jill Humphreys, Shireen Baker and Rizwana Baker<br />

Yasmin Bhayla and beauty therapist Faith Mutonono<br />

Adri from Redinger Laboratories<br />

attended the launch<br />

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Lorrane Fortuin, Loretta<br />

Fynn and Lauren Fortuin<br />

A new era in<br />

beauty is here<br />

A new addition to the wellness scene, Soul Wellness<br />

and Aesthetics, recently celebrated its grand opening<br />

in Bedfordview. Owner Penni Peyper heralded the<br />

arrival of a new era in beauty treatments. During the<br />

event, Dr Lerika de Klerk delivered an illuminating<br />

presentation on the clinic’s needleless technology<br />

and the diverse range of products slated for use. From<br />

hair regeneration solutions to gut-cleansing products<br />

and skincare essentials, the clinic promises holistic<br />

care tailored to individual needs. Situated at 1 Harcus<br />

Road, Bedfordview, Soul Wellness and Aesthetics invites<br />

patrons to embark on a journey to enhanced well-being<br />

and timeless beauty.<br />

Sonja Lang, Gail Sarlas and<br />

Lynn Denysschan<br />

Lenny Letwalo<br />

Penni Peyper with winner<br />

Megan Haltzhaase<br />

Thando Siwela<br />

Dr Lerika de Klerk<br />

<strong>Jun</strong>e 20<strong>24</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>South</strong> • Alberton • Bedfordview • Greenstone • Modderfontein 11<br />

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Balancing life’s melodies with<br />

outdoor adventures<br />

Garth Taylor talks about how to balance family, outdoor adventures, career pursuits,<br />

and meaningful advocacy. His story encourages us to prioritise what matters<br />

most and make a positive impact in our communities.<br />

In an interview with musician and<br />

advocate, Edenvale’s Garth Taylor, we<br />

explored how he manages his roles as<br />

a father, outdoor enthusiast, musician,<br />

and activist against bullying and gender-based<br />

violence. Let’s have a closer<br />

look at Garth’s diverse life.<br />

Boys and their toys<br />

Garth, a father of two, cherishes<br />

outdoor activities as a way to connect<br />

with his family away from screens.<br />

Stepping into fatherhood instantly<br />

came with challenges, especially in<br />

dealing with adult dynamics.<br />

However, shared interests like fishing<br />

and cycling have helped strengthen<br />

his bond with his daughters.<br />

‘I’m into motorcycles, but fishing and<br />

outdoor trips are activities my wife and<br />

girls love too,’ he shared.<br />

‘The most meaningful and formative<br />

moments in my life have been spent<br />

outdoors.’<br />

He believes in the importance of quality<br />

time outdoors, like fishing trips and<br />

cycling adventures. ‘Being together<br />

outdoors is way better than staring at<br />

screens. It is through the adventure I<br />

take with my girls where we bond the<br />

best.’<br />

On one memorable fishing trip, his<br />

youngest daughter caught a big fish,<br />

a moment that meant a lot to her and<br />

the family. ‘Being able to enjoy the outdoors<br />

together and creating memorable<br />

memories is what it is all about.’<br />

Despite his busy music career, he ensures<br />

they have family time outdoors<br />

every weekend, often enjoying parks<br />

and dams.<br />

For parents looking to engage their<br />

kids in outdoor hobbies, Garth advises,<br />

‘Be present. Put down your phone and<br />

show them by doing.’<br />

Music is a lifestyle<br />

For Garth, music isn’t just a career, it’s a lifestyle.<br />

He started playing instruments as a child and began his musical journey as a<br />

teenager.<br />

‘From a very young age, music appealed to me. To this day I can’t explain why<br />

but there was just something about it.’<br />

His passion for singing brings joy and creativity into everyday experiences with<br />

his family.<br />

He is excited about his upcoming album “23”, which has been a year in the<br />

making. The title “23” is a reference to the 23 years since he first burst onto the<br />

charts.<br />

Besides music, he’s involved in live shows, merchandising, and online content.<br />

‘Music is a big part of my family life, often leading to spontaneous singing and<br />

dancing sessions at home,’ he said.<br />

Standing up for the voiceless<br />

Garth also speaks out against bullying and gender-based violence.<br />

‘My childhood inspired me to take a stand. Being bullied and abused and<br />

witnessing abuse instilled a strong sense of fairness in how we deal with each<br />

other as people,’ he said.<br />

‘I did not have the best upbringing. I had an abusive father and there were<br />

often fights at home. There was abuse and I was sent to two children’s homes,’<br />

he explained.<br />

After returning home to his mother’s care, Garth’s mother remarried.<br />

He left school at the age of 16.<br />

‘My school marks weren’t great but any child coming from an abusive home<br />

would not be able to concentrate on school work.’<br />

Soon after he left school, Garth left home to pursue his music dreams.<br />

Since Garth became an established artist, he said he has come full circle.<br />

‘While living in the children’s homes, celebrities would often visit and spend<br />

time with us,’ said Garth.<br />

‘Now I have the opportunity to visit homes and speak to children about women<br />

and child abuse.’<br />

In addition to visiting children’s homes, Garth is actively involved in the Edenvale<br />

community.<br />

He believes that spending time outdoors and bonding as a family helps build<br />

resilience and combats bullying by encouraging open conversations.<br />

‘To tackle these issues effectively, I must stress the importance of taking real<br />

actions, not just talking about them.’<br />

Personal insights<br />

Garth was born in Durban in the 1970s and raised in Zimbabwe.<br />

He grew up with his two half-brothers and his late sister Joanne.<br />

His fondest childhood memory is leaving the children’s home he was in.<br />

He finds inspiration in artists like Bruno Mars for his consistent excellence. ‘Bruno<br />

is always on top of his game.’<br />

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Food, travel, or art - what’s your preference?<br />

Travel<br />

Can you share something interesting<br />

about yourself that few people know?<br />

I’m great at working on cars and mechanical<br />

objects.<br />

What clique were you a part of in<br />

school?<br />

None. I was the nerd.<br />

Who is your personal hero?<br />

My mom<br />

Rain or sunshine - what’s your preference?<br />

Sunshine<br />

What’s your ultimate indulgence?<br />

Music instrument shopping is right up<br />

there.<br />

What do you love most about city life<br />

in Edenvale?<br />

The sense of community spirit that still<br />

exists in Edenvale.<br />

What are your wardrobe must-haves?<br />

Cap, T-Shirt and sunglasses<br />

What’s your guilty pleasure?<br />

Millionaire shortbread<br />

Do you have any pet peeves?<br />

Strong perfumes and crowded<br />

places.<br />

What item do you always carry<br />

with you when leaving the<br />

house?<br />

My phone<br />

If you won R1 million tomorrow,<br />

what would you do<br />

with it?<br />

Invest in my music.<br />

What’s your favourite<br />

month?<br />

October, because that’s<br />

when fishing season is<br />

back!<br />

Which season do you<br />

enjoy the most?<br />

Summer<br />

Do you have a favourite<br />

animal?<br />

Horse<br />

What’s your favourite<br />

colour?<br />

Blue<br />

What’s your go-to comfort<br />

food?<br />

Ultra Mel Custard<br />

Is there a word you particularly like?<br />

Love<br />

What’s your favourite thing to do during<br />

the summertime?<br />

Game fishing! Obviously..<br />


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Veli leads by example<br />

Veli believes that it is imperative to plant the right seeds in the minds of your children<br />

so that when they are older, they remain grounded people.<br />

Veli Ndaba was born and raised in Soweto and currently<br />

lives in Johannesburg <strong>South</strong>. Veli started from humble<br />

beginnings as the last born of three other siblings. He<br />

describes growing up as a very exciting experience where<br />

he learnt a lot about respect, humility and understanding<br />

his situation, which he highlights was a key part of his<br />

upbringing and who he is today as a husband, father, neuroengineer,<br />

author of five books and leadership coach.<br />

He emphasises: ‘My mom and my aunt used to stress to<br />

us that we should not compare ourselves to other people<br />

because you are you; always understand your family’s situation<br />

and your situation.<br />

‘This is one of the most important things I learnt from my<br />

family,’ added Veli.<br />

The pioneering voice<br />

Growing up, he was always ambitious. ‘I always wanted to<br />

be something, but I never knew what that was,’ said Veli.<br />

He said his upbringing was quite normal. He went to<br />

school and when he matriculated, he<br />

A child serves as<br />

a reminder that it<br />

is not only about<br />

you and they bring<br />

warmth to a home<br />

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went to university where he obtained<br />

his national diploma in mechanical engineering.<br />

After graduating, Veli joined<br />

the world of work.<br />

However, over time he often had the<br />

question, ‘Is this really it?’ lingering at<br />

the back of his mind.<br />

Veli then went on and completed his<br />

Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc) in<br />

Management Science yet the question<br />

remained unanswered. He took it<br />

a step further and obtained a diploma<br />

in project management and then<br />

worked as a project manager, however,<br />

somehow that question would still pop up.<br />

‘Listening to that voice became very important to me. We<br />

all got those inner voices talking to us but because of the<br />

noise around us, we end up not heeding those voices and<br />

calls,’ he said.<br />

Climbing up the corporate ladder and changing organisations,<br />

the neuroengineer soon realised he was chasing the<br />

same thing but in different places and that question kept<br />

coming back to him until he left the corporate world to<br />

become self-employed and help organisations and people<br />

become the best versions of themselves.<br />

The answered question<br />

Veli has been married for <strong>24</strong> years to his wife, Nompumelelo<br />

Ndaba and they have two sons, Ntokozo (<strong>24</strong>) and Sanele<br />

(21). ‘My wife and sons have kept me grounded in my<br />

thinking and my pursuit for excellence because I believe<br />

it’s much better to be an example than to simply offer<br />

advice,’ expressed Veli.<br />

He highlights that an example is much more powerful<br />

than advice because, with examples, you are what people<br />

can see. ‘We live in a world where people carelessly dispense<br />

advice,’ he added.<br />

Being an example inspired Veli to build his empire and<br />

when he started impacting peoples’ lives, the question<br />

stopped coming to him. ‘I am home with what I do and if<br />

anyone had to ask me ‘is this really it?’ I would proudly say,<br />

‘Yes, this is it’.’<br />

Intrigued by the brain and what drives human beings,<br />

Veli found his purpose in transforming minds from mental<br />

darkness to mental light.<br />

Veli and fatherhood<br />

‘Being a father means so much to me; it<br />

means I get to be a good example, I have<br />

to be responsible and I must be a guide.’<br />

Fatherhood to him has been a journey<br />

of being a mirror to his sons. He strongly<br />

believes in setting an example instead<br />

of simply issuing instructions as a parent<br />

or adult. ‘I grew up without a father so I<br />

never had someone to look up to hence<br />

I ensure, as a father, I am present in my<br />

sons lives so they can have a role model,<br />

a protector and someone they can look<br />

up to,’ said Veli. Fatherhood has given Veli<br />

something more to live for.<br />

He first became a dad <strong>24</strong> years ago when<br />

his wife gave birth to their firstborn son, Ntokozo. ‘Ntokozo<br />

means ‘joy’ and that’s how I felt being a father for the first<br />

time,’ expressed Veli.<br />

It was an exciting time for the young dad; his focus began<br />

to change from himself to his son and family. He emphasizes<br />

that fatherhood helps shift your focus and it certainly<br />

helps you become more responsible.<br />

Three years after Ntokozo was born, the couple had their<br />

second born, Sanele. ‘The addition to our family gave us<br />

reason to be happier and that is what fatherhood is.’<br />

He described the experience as exciting and an answered<br />

prayer. ‘A child serves as a reminder that it is not only<br />

about you and they bring warmth to a home. I always look<br />

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forward to going home and spending time with my family,’<br />

he added.<br />

Although there are many joys of fatherhood, there are frustrating<br />

parts of it too. Veli speaks about becoming sensitive<br />

to wanting your young ones to have ambition and to have<br />

that drive and the burning desire to make it in life especially<br />

when you think about where you come from because<br />

you only want the best for them.<br />

‘However, when your children do not do their best like you<br />

expect them to do, it becomes frustrating but you must<br />

remain patient and supportive.’<br />

The importance of a father<br />

According to the neuroengineer, children need to have<br />

an active father or father figure in their lives as it keeps the<br />

child grounded, it instils a sense of discipline, a sense of<br />

courage and strength. ‘I speak to my sons about handing<br />

over whereby they have to now take on certain<br />

responsibilities and learn various life skills such as<br />

cleaning the pool or changing the light bulb as<br />

examples, so they become independent men.’<br />

To strengthen the bond between him and<br />

his sons, Veli invests time to connect with<br />

his boys through various sporting activities<br />

or simply making them tag along<br />

everywhere he goes. The bond was established<br />

when his sons were very young,<br />

where he would ensure he attended all<br />

their soccer games and taking them<br />

with him to the gym or even going to<br />

the shops.<br />

Veli hopes the seeds he has planted<br />

in his children will continue<br />

to grow and be fruitful in their<br />

pursuit of life because what<br />

he has planted aligns<br />

with his own purpose<br />

which is transforming<br />

minds for the<br />

better.<br />

Text: DESNAY PETERSON. Photo: Maria Studio<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 saviours. These lipid molecules are naturally found<br />

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

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

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

the skin 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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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 <strong>South</strong> 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 <strong>South</strong> 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 <strong>South</strong> 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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Mastering the flames<br />

The Brafia Invitational Fire Master Showdown, hosted in Alberton, was most definitely<br />

one of the most sizzling food events in a long time. Here, eight pitmasters proved<br />

their skill and shared their passion for open fire cooking.<br />

And what a feast it was. Music, lively chatter and jovial greetings by the pitmasters<br />

welcomed you into the venue and visitors wondered up and down, getting a<br />

little taste here and there and most definitely eager to dig in as the hunger pains<br />

started gnawing.<br />

All you could do was stand in awe as these masters proved they were the best.<br />

With the meat sizzling on the flames, the masters were ready to share their<br />

knowledge. After all, they had been preparing since 6am when they arrived, set<br />

up and lit their fires. With this feast offering eight tastings of chicken wings, eight<br />

tastings of pork and eight tastings of beef, and let’s not forget the mouth-watering<br />

late night pork picking from a whole hog cooked in a Texas-style charcoal pit<br />

for 18 hours, we thought it best to chat to a master himself to share his insights<br />

to his dance with fire.<br />

Corné Borman sure has made a name<br />

for himself as Alberton’s own braai<br />

master. He is part of a family business,<br />

Borisimos Guest House in Brackenhurst,<br />

and his love for cooking outdoors<br />

and, more specifically, cooking<br />

over open flames, was born when he<br />

won his first potjiekos competition<br />

while in Grade 12.<br />

This sealed his passion for outdoor<br />

cooking and he holds a variety of<br />

wins under his belt, including the<br />

Ultimate Braai Master 2018.<br />

And watching the pitmaster at work,<br />

you soon realise that cooking with<br />

fire isn’t just about following a recipe;<br />

it’s about embracing the unpredictable<br />

dance of flames and harnessing<br />

the primal energy to create culinary<br />

masterpieces.<br />

Borries explained that as a pitmaster<br />

he has learned that fire adds dimensions<br />

to cooking that can’t be replicated<br />

in any kitchen.<br />

‘Cooking with fire is not like following<br />

a recipe. Even with a recipe, if given to<br />

two different people, you can expect<br />

to have different results. Fire adds<br />

many other dimensions<br />

‘The time temperature ratio is most<br />

likely your strongest tool in that you<br />

want to have the perfect colour and<br />

doneness combination when you are<br />

done.’<br />

His insights gathered over<br />

years of tending the flames:<br />

1. Embrace the time-temperature ratio:<br />

The key to mastering fire cooking<br />

lies in understanding the delicate<br />

balance between time and temperature.<br />

Achieving the perfect colour and<br />

doneness requires careful attention to<br />

both elements.<br />

2. Low and slow for tenderness: When<br />

cooking over low heat, you can coax<br />

tenderness and juiciness out of even<br />

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the toughest cuts of meat. But don’t forget the importance of caramelisation<br />

for flavour. If your dish is tender but pale, finish it over high heat to add that<br />

essential colour and crust.<br />

3. High heat for quick cooking: For tender cuts like steaks or seafood, ensure<br />

you have enough heat to develop a beautiful sear without overcooking the<br />

interior.<br />

4. Resting is key: Cooking doesn’t end when you remove your food from the<br />

fire. Allow for resting time, during which the internal temperature will continue<br />

to rise, ensuring juicy and succulent results.<br />

5. Avoid moisture on the grill: Moisture inhibits caramelisation, so air dry your<br />

meat before grilling to achieve that perfect sear and flavour development.<br />

6. Seasoning is a process: Season your meat multiple times throughout the<br />

cooking process to ensure every bite is packed with flavour.<br />

7. Oil for colour and moisture: Brushing meat with oil or fat before grilling helps<br />

prevent sticking and promotes beautiful colour development. Think of it as<br />

‘after sun’ for your meat, keeping it moisturised and flavourful.<br />

8. Essential tools: Invest in a digital thermometer to monitor internal temperatures<br />

accurately. A blowpipe is handy for adjusting heat levels, while good<br />

tongs keep you safe from the flames.<br />

9. Make the most of ingredients: Lastly, remember to cherish the ingredients<br />

you have and share the joy of fire-cooked meals with loved ones.<br />

‘In the world of fire cooking, there are no strict rules, only endless possibilities<br />

waiting to be explored. So fire up your grill, embrace the flames, and let your<br />

culinary creativity soar.’<br />

And there you have it, but you also have to realise that first attempts may not<br />

be as successful as you wish them to be. Being a pitmaster of this calibre takes<br />

many fires, long hours in the smoke and sun, yet with great reward. Because it is<br />

around these fires that time falls away and where new friendships are formed.<br />

Bring on the fire and enjoy!<br />

Showdown final<br />

Remember we started off with the<br />

showdown between the pitmasters.<br />

Let’s have a look at what the winner<br />

is all about, and he sure has fire in his<br />

belly.<br />

All the way from Midrand came the<br />

fiery force of Motherland BBQ, fortytwo-year-old<br />

pitmaster Ntate Moloi (aka<br />

Thuto Moloi).<br />

Three years ago, Thuto Moloi set his<br />

sights on smoking up a storm by starting<br />

to learn the art of meat smoking,<br />

inspired by mesmerising flames and<br />

drool-worthy American BBQ videos<br />

online. He wasn’t just playing with<br />

fire - he was mastering the art of slow<br />

and smoky perfection.<br />

Now, his signature dish, succulent<br />

beef ribs that leave taste buds begging<br />

for more, is ready to take centre<br />

stage.<br />

This newcomer is no stranger to dedication.<br />

Fuelled by a relentless pursuit<br />

of excellence and a team that shares<br />

his passion and energy, Thuto Moloi<br />

believes meticulous preparation is<br />

the key to BBQ glory. From perfectly<br />

understanding every cut to the artistry<br />

of smoking and plating, he leaves<br />

nothing to chance.<br />

But what’s the secret weapon in<br />

Thuto Moloi’s arsenal? His ‘coffee rub’,<br />

a unique blend of coffee and brown<br />

sugar that elevates his BBQ to a whole<br />

new level.<br />

For aspiring pitmasters out there, Thuto<br />

Moloi shares his wisdom: ‘Patience<br />

is king, wood selection is crucial, and<br />

the BBQ community thrives on sharing<br />

knowledge.’<br />

More than just a competition, the<br />

Brafia Invitational Fire Master Showdown<br />

was a chance for Thuto Moloi<br />

to showcase his fiery passion for BBQ,<br />

connect with other pitmasters and,<br />

no doubt, have loads of fun.<br />


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Fast<br />

flavour!<br />

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<br />

a 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 Westhuizen 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 <strong>South</strong> 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 <strong>South</strong> 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 Superalist, 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>Jun</strong>e<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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Safari<br />

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 <strong>South</strong> Africa, and<br />

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

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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 />

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

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

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

which is one of the Cape Country Routes <strong>South</strong> 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 <strong>East</strong>ern 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<br />

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