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February 2016

My Double Life

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By Kenneth Harold

Having left South Africa as a youth to study radio and television engineering in England, a life-changing experience occurred in Zambia, a country to which I had been recruited after completing my studies in 1965. A return to South Africa was out of the question as the country was under strict apartheid regulations; a black engineer would have great difficulty finding employment since the only broadcaster was the state-owned SABC.

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Nakhane Tourè – Piggy Boy’s Blues

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By Simphiwe Rens

Book Review: Piggy Boy’s Blues

Author: Nakhane Tourè

I have to admit, writing this review was honestly not as smooth-sailing a process as I anticipated it would be. This piece of literature by first-time author, Nakhane Tourè: is not a smooth-sailing read but incredibly fulfilling in the end. Tourè takes us through a very complicated journey of a young man by the name Davide who is a central character in this book. Ndimphiwe and Gray make pertinent appearances which add to the book’s thought-provoking storylines.

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Fashion Conscious

Uncategorized By February 26, 2016 No Comments
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By Dr. Zoe Lees

When it comes to fashion, I like to put my money where my mouth is and buy clothing that is sustainably and fairly produced, out of eco-friendly fabrics. Not that I always do that. I have to admit, I don’t. I’ve found that it can be tough to find clothes, particularly in South Africa, that fit those social and environmental requirements, plus be something that you really love and can afford. Sure, there are designer brands that do it – but at prices that are out of reach for most of us. And I’m not a fan of fast fashion either, even if it’s organic.

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Retirement Reform Changes

Uncategorized By February 12, 2016 No Comments

By Qiniso Ntuli

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On 1 March 2016, the commutation threshold will increase from R75 000 to R247 500, which will have a direct affect on your clients’ retirement decisions.

What does this mean?
The member can qualify for a lump sum payment in cash at retirement if the total of the existing available fund benefit plus benefits already accrued are less than R247 500. Should the amount be more than R247 500, the member will only be entitled to one third as a lump sum payment and the remaining amount must be used to purchase an annuity.

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What Do We Mean When We Talk About “sustainability”?

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By Dr Zoe Lees

Margaret Mead once said, ‘The only person who likes change is a wet baby’. Change is never easy, especially on the big issues of sustainability.

We hear the words ‘sustainable’ and ‘sustainability’ very often these days. But what does it mean exactly? Is it about people and culture, our environment, or jobs and money? Is it about cities or national parks? Is it about me or is it something for other people to worry about?

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SA Cricket Physiotherapist Craig Govender on SNS

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By Lunga Kupiso

South African cricket physiotherapist Craig Govender joined Bonga and myself on our show #SundayNightSports on TransAfrica Radio, to speak about sports science/medicine centres that cater for the everyday sports loving person. A vision he has had for a long time but now it is coming to life with phase 1 of the two phase opening days happening on the 1st February and 30 days later phase 2 on the 1st of March, a significant day that marks the beginning of what seems like will be a long time of sports nurturing. 

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Swipe Right For Success

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By Lulu King

As a singleton in the city, I’ve had a plethora of strange, funny, weird and creepy experiences trying to meet my match. From organic encounters, to blind dates scheduled by meddlesome friends; heck, I’ve even gone speed dating.

Eventually, out of sheer morbid curiosity (I’m not lonely, I have a cat), I ventured into the mysterious world of online dating through Tinder. I know, right? But I found myself fascinated by the thought of extreme matchmaking and enthralled by the statistics. More and more couples are meeting online and in the US, it’s said to have taken off so well that 1 in every 4 couples meet online, without significant impact on separation and divorce rates. So, it’s relatively safe to say that it has become a safe(ish) way of finding a compatible partner.

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