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Established in 2008 to proactively support the volunteers and/or members of Homeowners Associations (HOAs) and Bodies Corporate and their management teams to establish, maintain and enhance the value of properties and the lifestyles of their residents, the Association of Residential Communities (ARC) works to support and optimise estate leadership writes Jeff Gilmour, President of ARC. Whether you are a current director, a trustee or even a newly elected board member, ARC understands the support required...

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After a week that rocked our province and shocked the nation, we wanted to do something that spoke and demonstrated a love for “our neighbour”. The neighbour who may feel forgotten, who struggles with access to food, electricity and water. Basic needs. The ones with little or no security. The ones who have been marginalised and largely misunderstood. The ones who will be most affected by the unrest and disruption of this moment. And so,...

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Words by Jordyn Trollip   Situated in Salt Rock, Col’Cacchio is an Italian experience you won’t forget!   In December 2020, Col’Cacchio opened an amazing restaurant in the New Salt Rock Shopping Centre for our locals to enjoy. And, oh boy, have they! We stopped by to have a taste of what Col’Cacchio is all about: great Italian food.   As we arrived, we were welcomed by smiling faces and were shown to our table....

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Words: Jordie Trotter   Show your partner some love without breaking the bank! The month of love is here, and couples around the world take this time to celebrate one another and their relationships. While showering one another with gifts and enjoying romantic experiences together is wonderful, it can get expensive very quickly. We share some fabulous, affordable ways to show some love at any time of the year.   Play Board Games Together Most...

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Our health has never been more important, and these professionals are here to help!   Activ Ozone Therapy In Ballito since 2006, Activ Ozone Therapy specialises in combining three Holistic Therapies, Ozone, Rife and Magnetic Resonance, focuses mainly on treating autoimmune and degenerative diseases and female infertility/endometrioses. Using the Latest Rife/Plasma/Cold Lazer technology by transmitting Frequencies to Pathogens like bacteria and viruses. It causes structural stresses, and the pathogen is disabled or shatters like crystal...

We’re showcasing some of our local businesses and the amazing products and services they offer the North Coast!   Lotus Aesthetic Clinic The Ballito Junction is home to Lotus Aesthetic Clinic, a family-driven business, which is fueled by passion and the ambition of two young women. Our Aesthetic Clinic is open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 to 19:00 and on Sunday from 8:00 to 18:00 to accommodate your busy lifestyle. We offer a wide range...

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Words: Jordie Trotter   From the minute I walked into the Perfect 10 store at Ballito Junction Mall, I knew that I was in for a treat! I was greeted by their friendly staff members, my temperature was checked, my hands were sanitised and the safety form was completed – I was now ready to meet my therapist and enjoy a treatment. Their strict safety protocols made me feel safe and comfortable right from the...

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Featured image: Behn Photography    We might have been in a lockdown, but these couples still enjoyed gorgeous, intimate weddings.   Tania & Kegan Govender Tania and her now hubby were meant to get married in Johannesburg with 150 guests, but the COVID-19 lockdown meant that they had to re-think their special day or save the large celebrations for a later date. This beautiful couple said their “I do’s” at Colisheen’s Drive-Through Wedding Venue. We...

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Featured image: Halls Designer Jewellery   Spoil your loved ones with some gorgeous jewellery!   Mark Gold The owner of Mark Gold, Dean Gorrie, felt that the world has changed so much that he decided to have a destination-based business model. This was influential in opening their second store in the beautiful Umhlanga Arch. “To us, the traditional big shopping malls were not in line with our strategy,” he explains. “It’s about quality, not volume.”...

The do’s and don’ts of sunscreen this summer.   DO: Use Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Sunburn isn’t the only way the sun can damage your skin! Getting “burnt” is caused by UVB rays, but we are also exposed to UVA rays (which most sunscreens fail to block) that penetrate deeper into our skin, speeding up aging. Both UVB and UVA rays cause skin cancer, so it’s important to use broad spectrum sunscreen that protects you from...