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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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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.”...

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Words by: Collins Residential    Ballito has grown from being a chilled holiday town, to now being the place where individuals seek that live-work-play lifestyle. While still upholding that charming coastal feel, this node has transformed and grown over the last decade, where the population alone has gone from 12 000 to 30 000 residents. It has even been revealed that 10% of South Africans from central provinces find KZN’s North Coast the ideal retirement...

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Whether it’s for work or play, these fibre providers are keeping the North Coast connected!   Bundu NetworX: Defining Connectivity through Fibre   Bundu NetworX is an ISP based in Kwazulu-Natal. We have been supplying internet to home and business customers since 2005, not only to the coastal areas, but to outlying and hard to reach parts of Kwazulu-Natal too. We can proudly say that we have supplied internet from sea level to the top...

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The FabTeam has been missing our favourite local food and drink spots during the lockdown. It has been really tough, and we’ve missed visiting our favourite spots for a great meal and some drinks with friends and family! Here’s what the FabTeam has missed most…   Sharlene Odayar – Production “I really miss Wimpy breakfasts with the team and half-price sushi on Tuesdays.” “What I’ve missed most during the lockdown is having a quick stop...

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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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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...