Whole mouth health is becoming trendy as people seek a more holistic approach to overall health and wellbeing. Women today live fast-paced lives and have to multi-task to get through the day – not to mention date night! Luckily, it’s now possible to find a toothpaste that helps protect not only your teeth, but your gums, tongue and cheeks – giving you confidence with fresh breath, to be totally ready to dazzle your date with your beautiful smile. Here are some tips from Colgate on choosing a toothpaste that gets you totally ready, with confidence… Bye, bye germs: Choose an advanced fluoride toothpaste. It helpsRead More →

As the season’s change, so does your fashion repertoire, and there is no better accessory to update your winter wardrobe than a brand-ne pair of frames. The winter chill brings with it a variety of eye-catching specs to suit any style sensibility. The name of the game this season is stylish and favours the bold, but can be toned up or down depending on your personality. Vision Works Optometrists have compiled a list of the six hottest glasses trends for winter: Understated Clear Frames Clear framed glasses are one of the most popular eyewear trends of 2019, so it’s no surprise that this trend hasRead More →

Owning and managing your finances should be a goal for all of us. Daunting as it may be, your budget is a blueprint to managing your financial wealth and success. Himal Parbhoo, CEO FNB Retail Cash Investments outlines at least five steps that will help you start and manage your personal savings budget: Step 1: Identify the amount of money you have coming in. This step is important as it will define how much money you can contribute to your household expenses, servicing your debt, savings and investments. Step 2: Track your spending through your budget. Monitor what your daily and monthly expenses are; andRead More →

Have you ever wondered what’s Ford’s idea of a day at the office? It involves more than being a desk potato, like inviting a handful of lucky folks to step into their new Ford Ranger 2019 and head for the hills.  I was one of the lucky people among a group of journalists and media influencers to drive the new Ford Rangers 2019 at Louivain Guest Farmin George, Western Cape. How did we get there? We flew then drove from the hotel to the farm, courtesy of Ford South Africa. Each Ranger was assigned two drivers and I was paired up with Dr Sindi vanRead More →

Okra, known as mandhandi in Xitsonga is one of the biggest staple foods grown by most Xitsonga people in their households. It is a flowering plant valued for its edible green seed pods. According to Curejoy.com, okra is “Ethiopian in origin, Abelmoschus esculentus or Hibiscus esculentus is known by many names around the world – okra, okro, lady’s finger (England), gumbo (U.S.), guino-gombo (Spain), guibeiro (Portugal), Kacang bendi (Malaysia), and bhindi, gombo, and bendakai (India). The fact that it even has that many names suggests its global popularity and widespread cultivation. Some people eat it as a vegetable in a salad, broths, stews, stir fry and Xitsonga people haveRead More →

Tsonga people eat termites! You might have reacted with a twisted expression of pain or disgust on your face but termites are full of protein, mineral nutrients and vitamins.   While so much has been said about Mopani worms, little if not nothing is known about termites. In 2018, a study by Shandukani Netshifhefhe, a PhD student student at Wits University published in the South African Journal of Science revealed that termites; which contribute significantly to the livelihoods of many rural families in the Vhembe District Municipality of Limpopo are edible insects beneficial to a person’s health.   WHAT ARE TERMITES? Known as majenjhe inRead More →

In spite of bank fees accounting for a fraction of the average your income, did you know you can still do much more to reduce their cost of banking? Banking is an important part of our lifestyles and the rapid adoption of smart technology is increasingly propelling the use of mobile banking through apps and other banking platforms. Ancley Jacobs, CEO of FNB Consumer Core Banking says smart technology has been a game changer for both consumers and banks, due to its ability to improve convenience and safety while significantly reducing the cost of banking. However, he says consumers are barely scratching the surface whenRead More →

Want to go camping but not ready to give up life’s simple luxuries? It is okay, camping is not for all of us, so why don’t you head to Leeuwenhof Country Lodge & Garden Spa for glamping? That’s what I did! If you’re wondering what glamping is, it is a form of camping that involves accommodation and facilities more luxurious than traditional camping. It is  the same as staying at a five-star hotel but in a tent situated right in the middle of the bush. This means having hot-water showers and baths always ready at the turn of a tap, sleeping in a spacious andRead More →

We bet the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word ‘marula’ is that famous creamy liqueur with an elephant emblem. It is actually a tree and a fruit but also, it can get you drunk!   Its Origin Scientifially referred to as scelerocarya birrea and loved all over Africa, marula or “kanyi” in Xitsonga is an ancient tree with a history dating back as far as 10 000 years and has been an important source of food in Southern Africa. It is native to the Southern Africa region and other parts of Africa such as Gambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo,Read More →

Imagine if the man you just started dating says “let’s go to my place and have sex?” Chances are, you would dump him if his cheeks are not met by your slap. This is the reason some Tsonga men have mastered the art of luring their women into the bedroom without actually saying it. We’ve heard of things like “I’ll put in just the tip” when men want to have sex with their women. But I don’t think you’re ready for what Tsonga men say. My grandmother once told me that the reason she married my late grandfather is that he promised to buy herRead More →