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Road Trip With Jay

April 18, 2017

Contributor: Road Trip With Jay

Anyone who knows me knows I’m not one for camping, I’m just not that kind of girl, I just simply am not built in that way. I was however looking for something different to do for the New Year. The plan was a simple one, me and my best friend Jay wanted to do a road trip, an epic road trip and the destination needed to be a place we had never been before or something ...

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Conversations with Wire

April 18, 2017

Contributor: Wire Kigale

we met Wire on a day trip to Uitenhage, It was a bright and sunny morning, we had parked the car in what seemed to be a safe area – we had been warned Uitenhage was not safe – and decided to walk and go on a little adventure. We took the warning from Daurt about the area very seriously however we wanted to see this little town founded in the 1800. With its old buildings and ...

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Forgive

April 18, 2017

Contributor: Babalwa Q. Kona

FORGIVE Rheumy eyes do itDespite the times you had wet handsFrom wiping another woman's faceWashing blood on ...

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Conversations with Percy

April 18, 2017

Contributor: Percy Maimela

What is true art? A work of perfect fiction, a well sculptured stature, a sublime paragraph as alerted by Longinus, a collection of Zakes Mda’s works or maybe Shakespeare’s sonnets, all these are great works of art which have earned their place in the classics. However, a naughty-play by Percy Maimela turned out to be a genius work of art. Percy was just a normal young man passing time at work when he discovered what he refers to as “a light bulb moment”. This moment happened in 2014 when he was working at a ...

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Being Woman

April 18, 2017

Contributor: Vhusani Doyoyo

She has always been Present. Hidden by the layers of life. Liberated by her quest of Purity and Love. Bound to her Honesty. Loyal by virtue. An Amarda of Truth. Woman, A Marvel of art. The Deep scent of their Earth digging into our Nature. Rooted in our Souls. A Painted Picture that needs no words to explain it. The part man will always be missing. Read More


Home Grown Coffee

April 18, 2017

Contributor: Sabbie River Coffee

I visit Mpumalanga at the very least once a year, I don’t plan to I just seem to always find myself there. It’s an easy weekend trip for those of us lucky enough to live in Limpopo, you can do Mpumalanga on a budget and it’s beautiful so I recommend a visit to everyone. On my last trip I rediscovered my love for coffee. I love coffee, it’s one of those things I picked up from my father. And don’t get me wrong when I say I love coffee I’m not in any way saying I’m ...

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We recommend Glamping

April 18, 2017

Contributor: Sand River Gateway

Glamping as defined by the oxford Living dictionary is A form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping. ‘glamping is likely to satisfy any city slicker seeking a little refuge in nature—without foregoing any of life's luxuries’   I was introduced to the idea of glamping by my best friend Jay when he suggested we go to Sand River in the Eastern Cape for our New Year’s Vaycay. The Road trip was epic with its bumps along the road. I would not change a thing that happened on that ...

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Citrus Inspired

April 18, 2017

Contributor: Orange Tree Furniture

Every step we take in the pursuit of our different dreams affords us a chance to look deep down inside ourselves to find out what truly inspires us. Whether it is something we see or something we hope for, there has to be a drive for every force to succeed. It is for this reason that we started looking at Limpopo art hopping to find something positive and ...

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Food Fusion

April 18, 2017

Contributor: Flo Food Fusion

Growing up with a Venda grandmother must be what I think growing up with a Jewish grandmother or mother must be life. There was always food at my grandmother’s house, there was either something cooking or someone eating, there was always someone visiting, a house filled with light and love and chatter. Me, my two siblings and all 10 of my cousins – Yes I have 10 cousins – would be at my grandparents’ ...

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For the Love of Print

April 18, 2017

Contributor: Aderonbi Culture

Aderonbi Culture was founded in 2015 by Aderonbi Odukoya, her love of shoes drove her to design the type of shoes she would like to wear or purchase. Aderonbi Culture started with a single pair of shoes. The brand was created as a solution to the frustration that comes with wanting to be unique and to stand out without being restricted by the limitations of traditional retail stores.

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City Escape

April 18, 2017

Contributor: Lombardy Boutique Hotel

The Lombardy Boutique Hotel is located in the tranquil Suburbs of Lynwood in the East of  Pretoria, it is the perfect getaway for those living in the capital city looking for a quick getaway without the drive. I discovered this quaint little hotel on a work trip to the Capital recently. It has the feel of being on a luxury farm house, with sunlight filling the courtyard and every room made to feel comfortable.This 5-star hotel provides a laundry service, meeting rooms and conference rooms and to top ...

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