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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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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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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...

the local TWIST is a campaign that is all about an invite being issued to Unilever to get involved …This story is all about social change and conscious capitalism! On the 28th September, Australia-based social enterprise Thankyou announced an invitation to P&G and Unilever – two of the world’s largest and most influential consumer goods companies – to make and distribute Thankyou products globally to help end extreme poverty. To convince these companies to take this...

Husqvarna South Africa, together with ex-Springbok rugby player Tendai Mtawarira and his wife Kuziva, recently rallied together to ‘green’ the spaces at Salt Rock’s Sizani School and offer other vital supplies. When Tendai “The Beast” Mtawarira’s sponsor Husqvarna South Africa had the idea for a social development project, the Mtawarira’s pre-existing relationship with Sizani School, situated in the heart of Salt Rock, offered a natural synergy. Following the outbreak of Covid-19, “people are worried about...

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14 August 2020   A change in ownership of the Ballito SPAR at the Balvista Centre in the old Ballito village was announced today. Current owners, Paul and Bruce Rencken, have sold the store to business partners, Kevin Hedderwick and Ed von Gericke. BALLITO SPAR will close its doors on Sunday, 23 August 2020 to allow an extensive re-development to commence immediately, after which it will reopen as a KWIKSPAR. The Renckens acquired BALLITO SPAR...

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As the coronavirus spreads through our country, a number of essential services have been compromised and various businesses have had to close their doors temporarily, following staff member/s testing positive for COVID-19. The reality is that this could affect any business. In order to mitigate risk, Lifestyle SUPERSPAR has decided to split its staff complement and implement shifts, whereby each shift will operate as a unit and have no overlap with any other shift or unit. This will significantly limit...

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GET INTO YOUR GARDEN, AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR EARTH DAY (22 APRIL 2020)   Today is Earth Day, so here’s how you can help fight climate change – even from home during national lockdown! Join rugby legend Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira in a challenge as part of Husqvarna’s Grow Our Beloved Country initiative.   Whether you have a large garden or a tiny herb box on your apartment balcony, you can still do your bit...

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  April 14, 2020 – The trouble with fighting an invisible enemy is precisely that – you can’t see it. And when that same enemy is highly contagious – and potentially on any surface you touch – it’s easy to see why people are worried about contracting the virus that causes Covid-19 from packaged goods. However, leading international health organisations like the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) say there...