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It’s been a rough few months, but with businesses operating again, here are some great spots to relax and recuperate for the year ahead.   Get Your Hair Done Lauren, the salon owner, alongside Michelle, Ria and the rest of the team at Scissor Sisters Hair Studio will make you feel welcome and at home from the moment you walk through the door, and you will leave with gorgeous locks and a smile on your...

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The North Coast is growing! We catch up with some of the top developers in Ballito to find out more about them and their exciting upcoming projects.   Murray Collins of Collins Residential We catch up with the owner of Collins Residential, Murray Collins, about what he’s up to at the moment.   Tell us more about yourself as a developer. Having been born into a family in property (H. Collins and Sons) and watching...

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We chatted to Enterprise iLembe CEO Nathi Nkomzwayo about supporting local businesses during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.   The #seeyousoon tourism campaign has inspired many South Africans to travel locally as the lockdown restrictions lift. Why is this so important?  The #seeyousoon campaign seeks to remind tourists why the North Coast should be at the top of your travel list once the lockdown ends by presenting visuals of some of the amazing tourism...

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If there’s one thing we have learnt over the past few months, it’s how important our health is! These fabulous professionals help keep us healthy and happy here on the North Coast.   Dr Khabonina Nkwelo Dr Khabonina Nkwelo graduated as a Chiropractor in Durban, South Africa. She’s passionate about offering care to fussy babies with colic, constipation or reflux as well as adults with headaches, neck pain and disc-related issues. She uses a variety...

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We’re celebrating Women’s Month by meeting some of our incredible local businesswomen on the North Coast. We learn more about them, their business and what inspires them to be amazing boss ladies. Go girl power!   Schane Anderson and Debbie Steinhobel from OLALA Interiors OLALA Interiors was founded in 1993 by Schanè Anderson, and Debbie Steinhobel joined in 2014, and over the past 27 years the business has soared. OLALA Interiors is an inspirational interior...

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In a time when things are tough, we are feeling inspired by these go-getting, young male entrepreneurs. Not only are they local, but they have some amazing products and services to offer Ballito residents. We caught up with them to find out more about their businesses, what they have learned and what they love about being local!   Trystan Hobart – From the Woods  Originally from Zimbabwe, Trystan moved to South Africa a little over...

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Opening photo by Barry Bowditch Photography   A sense of community in the North Coast is one of the things we love most about living here! When times are tough, we come together and support one another, because without each other, this town wouldn’t be the same. We caught up with some local business owners to find out more about what they offer, and why they love Ballito.   Curro Castle Mount Richmore    Curro...

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If you follow I Love Ballito on social media or our The Ballito page, you might have seen or heard of the Love Local initiative. The campaign involves a series of Zoom sessions, four so far, where members of the community come together to discuss a particular topic related to businesses and the community affected by the lockdown, focusing on what was happening and where to next! I Love Ballito owners, Tim Johnson and Justin...

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Flag Animal Farm is well-known amongst both locals and visitors of Ballito, so when they were facing hard times during the lockdown, Chris and Emily Allan, local photographers, started the Flag Animal Farm project to raise awareness and encourage people to donate and assist the farm where they can. We caught up with Chris to find out more about the project.   What sparked the idea for the project? We have loved the idea of...

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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...