Being Balini, Brilliance in the making

Balini Naidoo is a vivacious up-and-coming fashion designer. She not only graduated cum laude in 2017, but is already making waves. She was one of the Top 10 designers for the Society of Dyers and Colourists competition 2015, among the Top 25 Vodacom Durban July Young Designers and was chosen to showcase her Btech concept…

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Festive Fun

Meet Patrycja, originally from Poland, she has not only made Cape Town home, but is passionately promoting South Africa via different platforms. She is the Founder & Editor of Travel Opulent Box – an online magazine focusing on travel in South Africa. Add to that a #HashtagRadio Presenter, Hospitality Consultant, ex Hotel Manager, a Social…

Greenpop Living

Greenpop takes green seriously. In fact, Greenpop personifies Green Mind, Green living Green doing. It all started when founder and TreeEO Misha Teasdale, after returning from his travels, wanted to contribute to sustaining the environment. He along with 9 friends had a goal to plant a 1000 trees during September in the under greened townships of…

Making it – The Reel Way

Claire Reid knew from a young age what she wanted to do. She wanted to sell vegetables to her parents for extra pocket money. She soon discovered the frustration and difficulties involved in ensuring the seeds stay in the soil at the correct depth and distance apart. Her nanny, Meggi was unable to assist as…

Pay It Forward

The Thembalitsha Foundation, a NPO in South Africa lives up to its name “new hope”, translated from isiXhosa. Their focus is education, health and social development. Their motto of “one team, one vision, restoring hope and transforming lives” has enabled them to currently run 9 projects. Mama Themba (MT), the smallest of the nine, serves…

Leading By Example

Picture Credit: Jon Meinking -@ishotimages Abraham Lincoln said if you want to test a man's character, give him power. Meet Tony Seifart, he created his own and has tenacity in spades. Tony has grown from a one man show, working out of a garage to a successful entrepreneur favouring good old fashioned integrity. He is the founder and managing director…

Vivacious Tracey-Lee Lusty

Tracey-Lee Lusty a full time attorney, part time health and fitness blogger from Cape Town, decided it was time to make a change and regain her health. Her journey began in August 2016 after reaching 115kgs, the heaviest she has ever been. She started an Instagram account to document her transformation journey and to remain…

Jobs: Doing It for Yourself

Chantal Stanfield is an actress, singer, dancer and stage actor – an accomplished all-round performer.  The public will recognize her from various local soap operas, earning her the label “Soap Star” in the mix. Chantal knows the fickleness of the industry all too well, especially after a year of disappointment, disillusionment and confusion. Here’s her…

Soap Box Life

Anyone can achieve anything, i.e. job, relationship, even returning as a twin or being the sole survivor of a natural disaster. Soap Opera writes have to be applauded for the amount of time they can take to cover any given period. They know how to stretch any storyline and make one emotion into a storyline…

Never Give Up

Dereleen James is a fighter, an activist, but first and foremost a mother. This mother wrote a letter to the then State President Jacob Zuma in 2013. It remains a heart wrenching open letter highlighting the harsh realities of a mother living with a child addicted to drugs. It breaks the silence and focuses on…