Get your passport ready! Let’s go Take a trip.
Take a look at every countries top tourist attractions, according to trip advisor.
Which ones have you visited?
Get your passport ready! Let’s go Take a trip.
Take a look at every countries top tourist attractions, according to trip advisor.
Which ones have you visited?
Somedays I have struggled. Yes I have been there.
When the nights seem heavy and the mornings feel gloomy and all you can think about is how alone you are… I have been there.
My message to you is simple. Do not give in to those self pity and negative self talk. They are ever ready to find comfort in your mind and leave you feeling hopeless.
Once you realise that this mind should not control you, you will learn to give it instructions. Become the master of this mind.
I promise you, you and I were never meant to walk alone in this life.
If only you reach out and talk to loved ones, friends, family or even a stranger, you will find a comforting soul who makes your world just a little more brighter. ignore the judgmental ones, for they know not better.
I am grateful to the people who reached out to me on Facebook and twitter, just by sharing a beautiful message, and just by asking how I am. We do have angels amongst us. You and I are not isolated and alone. There are a million other people feeling the same and if we all leave the comfort of misery , can you imagine how much more happier this world will be.
You are as alone as You choose to be. There is Hope in every breath. There is love in every day. There is Faith when you know you are Gods child.
Reach Out. Everything is going to be OK.
Reach Out. I am Here .
Shining their comical armour and sharpening their witty swords for the night, the stellar line-up of comedy giants includes Joey Rasdien (MC), Khanyisa Bunu, Krijay Govender, Mark Banks, Mpho Popps, Muthu Murugan, Ndumiso Lindi, Rob van Vuuren, Tracey-Lee Oliver, Trevor Gumbi and Tumi Morake.
Leading the pack, Joey Rasdien takes the role of MC for this royal affair. Instantly recognisable, his endearing stage persona is intellectually absurd, physically hysterical and thought-provoking.
Teacher-turned-comedienne/actress, Khanyisa Bunu is a fan favourite. She was the first woman to win the audience choice award at the Comics’ Choice Awards and has also made her mark on SA TV with roles in Scandal! and Ses’Top La.
The dynamic Krijay Govender is one of the funniest woman in South Africa. A stand-up comic, award-winning actress, playwright and director, she is a rare mix of brains, beauty and creativity.
With over 25 years in the industry, Mark Banks is one of the most respected comedians in the country. He is widely recognised for his political satire and commonplace poke at the rich and famous, nothing and no-one is sacred to Mark’s blatant humour.
Mpho Popps has a reputation for enthralling audiences. With a unique style all of his own, his tempting stage personality, hilarious social commentary and high-energy impersonations has had thousands of South Africans in stitches.
Known as the ‘King of Indian Comedy’, Muthu Murugan has been wowing audiences for many years. Sharp-tongued and witty, Muthu will bring some Durban flavour to Johannesburg.
Ndumiso Lindi has come a long way from Zwelitsha, a small township in the Eastern Cape. He is a brilliant young comic who is genuinely funny and his humour will appeal to fans across the demographic.
A household name in South Africa, Rob van Vuuren became a comedian by mistake while he was trying to be an actor. A natural funnyman, he has established himself as one of the most prolific players in the entertainment scene – as an actor, writer, director, dancer and producer and has earned himself a very loyal following.
Tracey-Lee Oliver is a powerhouse singer, comedian and actress. While she is no stranger to the stage, her move to musical comedy has taken her to another level.
While outspoken and sometimes controversial, Trevor Gumbi is a firm favourite in the comedy scene. His underlying charm offsets his assertive energy on stage, as he brings to the stage some politically uncomfortable issues and delivers them with hilarity.
Tumi Morake’s impressive resume includes radio host, presenter, TV show host, brand ambassador, actress and ‘Queen of Comedy’ – her unique ability to deliver all the laughs and right punches has become synonymous with what fans have come to expect from this clever, witty and hilarious comedian.
Don’t miss the Kings & Queens of Comedy, 21 July 2017 at the Pavilion at the Sandton Convention Centre. The show is rated PG16 and starts at 20h00. Tickets from R185 and are available through Computicket.
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Get ready for the Smurfs are coming to Emperors Palace! Since their creation in 1958, The Smurfs have become one of the beloved cartoon characters around the world. Now the international show The Smurfs Live on Stage is coming to South Africa.
13 – 30 July 2017
10h00, 14h00 and 18h00
Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace
Tickets range from R150 – R285
The Smurfs Live on Stage is a narrative driven musical adventure that recreates the magic and fun of the Smurfs in a live theatrical environment and promotes family values and the power of a true team spirit. Join Papa Smurf, Clumsy Smurf, Brainy Smurf and the adorable Smurfette as they transform the wintery breeze in town into a colourful Spring. But as the Smurfs prepare for the annual Spring Parade, the wicked Gargamel comes up with a plan to trick Mother Nature and bring an end to the festivities!
Its Smurftastic fun for the whole family to cheer the Smurfs as they come to life on a grand stage, complete with life-size Smurf mushroom-shaped forest houses, vibrant backdrops and wonderful sing-along music. Don’t miss out on this family experience.
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Success Resources, the leading seminar organiser in the world, is pleased to announce that Robert Kiyosaki will be speaking at the National Achievers Congress on 8
the and 9th July 2017, at the Heartfelt Arena, Pretoria.
The theme this year is much closer to the hearts of South Africans, being “Top Financial
Wizards Foresee An Upcoming Global Financial Crisis”. In April earlier this year, South
Africa’s credit rating was cut to “junk” status, and where global economic signs point to an impending worldwide financial crisis, Robert Kiyosaki and a panel of experts aim to help ordinary men and women create the wealth they desire, and then to help them protect their newly created wealth.
Key speakers at the event include Robert Kiyosaki – bestselling author and financial
educator responsible for the number one personal finance book in the world, “Rich Dad,
Poor Dad”; Sandy Jadeja – Chief Market Strategist and Trading Educator; as well as Tom
Wheelwright – Tax Expert and Robert’s Rich Dad Advisor.
Robert said: “Many people right now are doing things that are not making them any richer, but poorer instead. They are invested in money-losing habits such as saving, getting a job, going to university, and being afraid of debt. What I hope to achieve this July with the National Achievers Congress is to reach out and help educate even more people financially”.
Robert Kiyosaki is no stranger to South Africa and its people. Last year, he was in Pretoria sharing the secrets of wealth creation and management, in order to help sandwiched middleclass South Africans become much more financially adequate and to thrive in such an unstable economic climate.
This year, Robert Kiyosaki will not only be opening for the event, but will be speaking for
most of the 2 days, sharing his immense experience and teaching financial lessons learnt
from over the past 20 years.
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Having spent an amazing afternoon at Clarins Spa in Johannesburg last week, we celebrated Valentines Day in full pamper mode.
A beautiful facial and a relaxing massage was just what was needed to start off the day 😀 how lucky are we?
Clarins massages involve precise movements carried out by expert hands. This is combined with the effective action of exclusive skin care products which use the exceptional aromatic and phytotherapeutic powers of essential oils. For an unforgettable experience that brings pleasure to all the senses.
This is some of the experiences shared by our Spa Queens :
“What a special valentines treat it was, to be pampered by the very capable and friendly staff of the Clarins Spa on Corlett Drive. I was welcomed by friendly faces and escourted to my warm and comfy treatment room. After my personalised skin analysis, my therapist chose the best facial for my skin type.
I was very pleased with my Radiance Performer mask. Every product that was used, smelt divine. After having taught the whole day, I was able to relax with the calming music in the background. The indian head massage made me realise how much I actually needed this pampering. I would definitely return for a top up facial.
I have received many compliments on my glowing skin. I can’t wait to treat my mum for Mother’s Day. ” – Ansuya Maharajh
“I spent a fabulous morning at the Clarins Beauty Salon on Corlett Drive in Johannesburg & had a facial & full body massage.
The facial was unique & my Beauty therapist Zak was amazing with the most wonderful hands which never left my body during the massage. She used a beautiful oil which smelled so lovely & I tried really hard not to fall asleep during the massage as I really did not want to miss out on this amazing massage.
The Clarins Power Firmer Face Treatment was amazing & the Clarins Pro Age Fighting Peptide Mask to eliminate lines & wrinkles was fantastic. Zak gave me a head massage while the mask was on which was really great.
I found the staff in the salon to be very attentive & very well trained to make sure that their guests are well taken care of & left the salon with my skin feeling like a million dollars – Liz Ferrett
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“Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot For a lot of people; it does for me.” ~Audrey Hepburn Famous words from a famous person, that applies to almost all of us even today. 27th January is national chocolate cake day – I have missed the boat for that – but I…
There are a million and one recipes available for cakes, chocolate cakes and vegan cakes – I am sharing one of mine that has worked well for me.
Chocolate & Coconut Cake
30ml flax seed meal
250ml melted coconut oil
175ml coconut milk
375ml cake flour
5ml baking powder
30ml cocoa powder
50ml desiccated coconut
175ml castor sugar
For A Marble Effect
The 2016/17 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards programme – powered by WesBank – concluded with the announcement of the thirteen best-considered new purchases in their respective categories of the South African new vehicle market, as well as the overall Brand of the Year, on 19 January 2017.
Cars.co.za Consumer Awards was distinguished by two significant factors: it was backed by the biggest provider of vehicle finance in South Africa and, in conjunction with the 13 judges’ scores, the findings of the Cars.co.za’s Owner Satisfaction Survey (in association with Lightstone Consumer) had a substantial (50%) weighting on the final results, excluding the Brand of the Year award, which was based entirely on the Survey data.
The winners are:
Premium Hatchback of the Year Volkswagen Golf GTI DSG
First Class Car of the Year BMW 750Li Design Pure Excellence
Leisure Double-cab of the Year Ford Ranger 3.2 Wildtrak 4×4 Auto
Executive Sedan of the Year Jaguar XF 25t Portfolio
Premium SUV of the Year Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Inscription
Business Class of the Year Audi A4 2.0T FSI Sport S tronic
Compact Family Car of the Year Suzuki Vitara 1.6 GL+
Fun Car of the Year Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport DSG
Lifestyle SUV of the Year Land Rover Discovery Sport TD4 S
Compact Hatchback of the Year Opel Corsa 1.0T Enjoy
Budget Car of the Year Suzuki Celerio 1.0 GL
Performance Car of the Year BMW M2 M-DCT
Family Car of the Year Volkswagen Tiguan 1.4 TSI Comfortline DSG
Brand of the Year Suzuki
Cars.co.za’s awards programme has a multi-faceted judging process, based on inputs from seven members of the experienced editorial team and six respected guest jurors drawn from specialist fields. The combined jury allocated scores to the three finalists in each category based on their assessments from two test days (on which available vehicles were compared back-to-back).
Once the judges’ scores were tallied and audited, the brand-specific data from the Cars.co.za Owner Satisfaction Survey, which incorporates feedback from thousands of South African new vehicle owners, based on their experiences of their vehicles (must be less than five years old and serviced through franchised outlets), was factored in for the purpose of calculating of the final results.
The prestigious Brand of the Year award, however, was determined solely by brands’ ratings in the Cars.co.za’s Owner Satisfaction Survey (in association with Lightstone Consumer), which was compiled from thousands of surveys completed between September 2015 and December 2016. Consumers rated the brands in terms of: after-sales service, overall ownership experience and sales processes of its dealerships. Changes in market share were also factored into the final standings.
The results of the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – powered by Wesbank, were verified by respected auditing firm KPMG.
The importance of incorporating consumer input
The fact that three models defended their Cars.co.za Consumer Awards titles that they won in the inaugural (2015/16) programme (two of them with different derivatives) underlines the quality of winning products and the sterling reputation of their manufacturers.
It must be noted, however, that the final results of three of the categories in the 2016/17 programme were determined by the findings of the Cars.co.za Owner Satisfaction Survey (as opposed to the cars that were favoured by the 13 judges).
About the event
The winners of the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards were announced at the Vodadome in Midrand on January 19 2017. The event was attended by approximately 300 guests including prominent South African motor industry executives, including representatives from vehicle manufacturers and importers, dealer groups, the finance sector, media agencies, social influencers and celebrities.
Comedian John Vlismas was the master of ceremonies and the awards (handcrafted car-key shaped trophies made from stainless steel, titanium, aluminium and acrylic) were handed over by the 13 judges as well as Cars.co.za CEO Ross McIlroy and WesBank CEO Chris de Kock.
Marketing guru Khaya Dlanga and Inês Jesus from Google Africa were guest speakers and entertainment was provided by Flash Republic. The event was digitally broadcast on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and, significantly, streamed live on Cars.co.za Youtube channel. The multi-platform broadcast allowed consumers, who are at the core of Cars.co.za’s awards programme, to actively participate in the event. Furthermore, the #CarsAwards hashtag was the top trending topics in South Africa on Twitter during — and immediately after — the event.
Visit http://www.carsawards.co.za for more information about the Consumer Awards, including the winners and finalists, and view images of the award recipients that were taken at the event.
Leading online automotive retail portal Cars.co.za, which lists tens of thousands of new vehicles stocked by more than 1 000 vehicle dealers countrywide, delivers in excess of 30 million page views per month to more than a million unique users. Cars.co.za has a presence on multiple digital platforms and it’s ranked in the top 10 branded South African YouTube channels with 20 million views to date.
Google’s leading futurist, Ray Kurzweil, thinks his diet can help him live forever.
He says he spends “a few thousand dollars per day” on diet pills and eating right, which equals about $1 million a year.
According to Caroline Daniel of The Financial Times, Kurzweil’s breakfast includes:
Kurzweil takes 100 pills a day (down from 250 a few years ago, allegedly thanks to advances in technology) for everything from “heart health” to “eye health, sexual health, and brain health.”
As for the part of his breakfast that actually contains food, Kurzweil told Daniel it emphasizes “healthy carbs” and “fills you up with fewer calories.”
That’s true — mostly.
“Healthy carbs” (as opposed to “unhealthy carbs,” which include sugar and refined, heavily processed carbs like white bread) are typically from whole grains, meaning they include a hefty portion of fiber, which helps keep your digestive system running smoothly.
As for “filling you up with fewer calories,” foods higher in protein and fiber are key to making sure this happens.
So back to Kurzweil’s breakfast. The berries and porridge both have lots of fiber, while the smoked fish and the soy milk are good sources of protein. Thumbs-up here, Kurzweil.
The breakfast isn’t without its added sugar, though.
The vanilla soy milk has 7 grams of sugar; the chocolate has another 7 grams. And even though the sugar in the berries is all-natural, they still have 15 grams. Add in a couple grams from the porridge, and Kurzweil’s first meal of the day already includes over 30 grams of sugar.
That gets pretty close to the 37.5-gram-per-day maximum that the American Heart Association recommends men should eat each day. (The AHA recommends women limit their sugar intake to about 25 grams a day).
It sounds like Kurzweil is using the stevia, which has no calories, as a replacement for more sugar.
source : http://www.businessinsider.com
Listening to heart wrenching accounts of loss of life and paralysis in victims of car crashes, left me feeling saddened.
Many of us are guilty of drink driving without being responsible enough to know how alcohol impairs our actions.
I attended the Drive Dry Campaign launch last night and pledge to responsible driving.
Are you drinking or driving?
Diageo uses South African storytellers for 2017 Drive Dry campaign and delivers an emotional lesson.
With the festive season fast upon us and as thousands of South Africans gear up for holiday travel this December, Diageo South Africa has timeously launched its 2017 Drive Dry campaign – which aims to shock South Africans into thinking twice about getting behind the wheel drunk.
Drive Dry, previously known for its award-winning scare campaign “Papa Wag Vir Jou”, will be using the power of storytelling in 2017, to try and change South Africans’ behaviour towards drinking and driving.
We were shown the reality of drink driving by watching real stories of South Africans who have experienced loss, trauma, hurt and difficulty due to driving while under the influence – either due to their own actions or those of a loved-one or a stranger.
These brave individuals were captured on film, telling their stories and these will be made into a series of short clips to be shared with media, as well as on social media over the next year.
“Our overall goal is to impact and change people’s lives by using real stories to give the campaign resonance. We have also approached celebrity ambassadors who are passionate about driving dry to spread the message far and wide,” said Diageo SA’s Legal and Corporate Security Director Viwe Soga.
In January 2016, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters highlighted that the festive season’s road fatalities had increased by 14% with a total of 1755 fatalities from 1 December 2015 to 11 January 2016 – many of which are a direct consequence of alcohol abuse. According to the WHO Global Status Report for 2015, South Africa is ranked 23rd out of 50 African countries for the highest number of road deaths. The report also estimates that 7,8% of South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is lost due to road traffic crashes. This lost revenue could be used to address South Africa’s other social issues, such as lack of funding for tertiary students.
South Africans Against Drunk Driving (SADD), a non-profit organisation based in Pietermaritzberg, recommends solutions such as an increase in random alcohol testing, the establishment of specialised drink-driving courts so that offenders are tried and convicted within one month of the incident, as well as for every driver to be tested for alcohol or drugs at every crash scene.
“Our mission is to stop drink-driving, protect families from the trauma of losing loved ones and in doing so, to make a tangible difference to South Africans’ lives,” said Caro Smit, founder of SADD and guest speaker at the 2017 Drive Dry campaign launch event.
The Drive Dry video clips will be rolled out over the next year and used across various media platforms, as well as for visual content at Diageo branded and partner events, school visits as part of a drive to educate the youth and at tavern workshops.
“This is going to be an incredibly powerful campaign, and we are honoured that our storytellers have agreed to share their stories in the hope of changing someone else’s life. Responsibility, and looking after the communities in which we operate is key to Diageo’s business. Our brands are made with pride and are only to be enjoyed responsibly,” says Soga.
South Africans can follow the conversation, tell their own stories, watch the video clips, and share the Drive Dry message with friends and family on Facebook and Twitter, using the hashtag #ThisIsMyStory.For a sneak peek of the mash-up video visit https://youtu.be/kkIrAUzJT8o.