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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...

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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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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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...