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Holah ~ house of love and hope (a division of likhon ithemba) is a crisis home for babies, toddlers and children with special needs, bridging the gap between abandoned or orphaned children and successful adoption or healthy reunification. We are asking our community to support US in our WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN campaign, kicking off 9th August and running through to the 27th of September where after the grand prizes will be drawn on Friday 1st...

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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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It has probably been the most hectic week that many of us have ever experienced! Throughout this extremely volatile situation, thanks to the efforts of so many in our incredible community, the safety of the greater Ballito area and its communities remained paramount and we can be extremely thankful that Ballito escaped the looting and destruction that was the order of the day in many other parts of KZN.    There has been an unprecedented...

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Thrive pharmacy and wellness group launches new Hilton store   “Thrive – Better than Well” is thrilled to officially launch its brand new store in Hilton. Having changed hands in October 2020, the Hilton Pharmacy has undergone major renovations and rebranding and is proud to showcase its beautiful new look and feel to the Hilton community. The Thrive model is based on the success of the brand’s other two stores in Kloof and Ballito and...

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The Midlands is one of the most popular destinations in South Africa for good reason! We take a look at some amazing places to stay when you are visiting this magical part of South Africa, escaping from the hustle and bustle of city living.   Granny Mouse Country House & Spa As one of the oldest establishments in the Midlands area, Granny Mouse is well-known for its romantic atmosphere and culinary delights. Guests come from...

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Curro Mount Richmore in Salt Rock has a new Executive Head, Mr Thomas. Originally from the Eastern Cape, he has taught in both South Africa and Europe, at schools such as St Stithians in Johannesburg, King Williams College in the UK, Cambridge, Hudson Park Schools in the Eastern Cape, and Belvedere College in Ireland. As a passionate Sharks fan, we think that Mr Thomas has come to the right place here in Durban! Mr Thomas...

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Nine years ago, after making the move to Ballito, Moira Manson noticed a lack of barber shops in the town, which she saw as the perfect opportunity to start a professional men’s grooming store and a vibrant new industry. And so, Café Barber was born! Since then, it has grown from strength to strength. As a local business owner, Moira loves people, and they play a huge part in why she loves her job. “Every...

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When the world was alerted of the first cases of COVID-19, few people would have predicted the current world-wide crisis, yet now we are living in it! Whilst navigating uncharted waters, many are encountering various emotional states of anxiety, depression and financial strain, and it was incumbent on the College to remain committed to mobilising platforms to ensure that quality education continued from the start of the Academic Term on 14 April.   In a...

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At 19, most of us are concentrating on passing our first year of varsity or enjoying a gap year travelling to exotic places around the world. For Ashley Maidman, this was not the case! During her first year out of school, Ashley was working on bringing her business, Bubbadue, to life. We caught up with her to find out more about the inspiration behind her business, how she went about developing Bubbadue and what it’s...

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The South African Young Wine Show gives winemakers the opportunity to showcase the best wines of the current vintage. This year, Flagstone’s un-wooded Sauvignon Blanc claimed the competition’s most coveted General Smuts Trophy as 2019’s Best SA Young Wine. This is the second time Flagstone has achieved top honours as overall champion at the SA Young Wine Show, following 2010’s triumph with a Sémillon. In addition to the General Smuts Trophy, Flagstone’s 2019 Sauvignon Blanc...