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We’re showcasing some of our local businesses and the amazing products and services they offer the North Coast.   Curro Castle Mount Richmore Curro Castle Mount Richmore has a special motto: “Your family is our family”. This is the sentiment felt by Group 1 and 3 teachers, Chantal and Mika. Chantal is a Group 1 teacher. “My children generally start with me at three months old and will graduate out of my class at 12...

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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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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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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 looking at some popular food trends for 2020, one that really stood out to us was experiential eating and drinking. Dining out has become so much more than just having food cooked for you by a chef – it’s also about the experience. Factors such as location, interior design, plating and serving, preparation of the food and drink and the restaurant or bar staff all contribute to the eating and drinking experience, enticing all...

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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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We caught up with Karl Desler, founder of Salt Rock Coffee Company and coffee connoisseur!   Upon entering Salt Rock Coffee Company in the Salt Rock Centre, one immediately feels at home. No matter the time of day, you will always find a wonderful energy in this space, filled with people relaxing, socialising, having meetings or getting some work done. Everything about Salt Rock Coffee Company is local, from the owner to the décor and...

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HILLCREST HOMES UNDER R1 MILLION   The demand for entry-level homes under R1 million regionally continues to grow, and especially so in areas traditionally deemed too expensive by many buyers in the entry-level homes market. Hillcrest, and consequently Waterfall, has seen exceptional growth not only by way of sheer population increase, but also in the demand for sectional title homes.   Many developers have recognised the need to develop homes, within a secure managed environment,...