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Eden Academy will open its doors in January 2020 as a contemporary mainstream school, providing a quality and affordable education to children from Grades 1-3. Each consecutive year we will add a grade until we reach Grade-7 in 2024. The school will be registered with the Department of Education and will follow a CAPS curriculum with a strong emphasis on enquiry based learning techniques. We recognise that traditional mainstream education must evolve and respond to rapidly...

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Because we live in an area that boasts an abundance of monkeys, it’s easy to forget how lucky we are to co-exist with them!  That being said, we must not forget that we have taken over their natural habitat, forcing them to reside and forage in unforgiving urban settings. That’s where Monkeyland KZN steps in, offering a sanctuary to confiscated, exotic monkeys and enabling a mode of ecotourism that allows us to admire our furry...

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Simbithi Country Club would like to officially welcome our new Executive Chef, Gary Opperman. Chef Opperman takes over the reins at an exciting time in the Simbithi story: with our kitchen having recently undergone an extensive renovation and our beloved Fig Tree Restaurant re-opening earlier this year.  About Chef Gary Opperman  Chef Opperman took an interest in cooking at an early age. “My grandmother used to bake all the time, and that’s where my passion was first developed....

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Every year, millions of individuals around the world are diagnosed with cancer. In 2018, just under 1.5 million new cases of blood cancer were recorded worldwide and according to a special report by Discovery Health released in 2018, cancer causes more deaths in South Africa than HIV/ Aids, TB and malaria combined.  Even more staggering is the fact detailed in the same report that Leukaemia tops the list of top five cancers by cost at...

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Kicking, rolling, crawling, and weaponry right here in Ballito… Not many people bear a name that reflects their looks, but Onyx, with her jet black hair and gemstone eyes, is one of them. Not many people have their black belt in the ancient art of Kung Fu either, but this nine-year-old is one of only a handful of people in the world who does. She walks up, bold and calculative, and kicks the punching bag...

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We got the inside scoop at six of Ballito’s best restaurants. We met with each head chef, chatted about their main dish on offer, and got to be food critics for the day! Here’s what went down…