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A Better Way – Through the Eyes of the Child
Traditional cancer treatment revolve around surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments – each approach coming with its own set of anxieties, discomfort and trauma for the patient – and even more so for the child patient. New methods of treating the dreaded disease, fortunately, are less intimidating ...
Rivers End Farm Stanford
Modern medicine has come a long way since mankind began the battle we must all face in terms of illness and disease. Above and beyond the worries and hardships that arise from adult illness, there are the unexplainable horrors parents of children endure who have become ill or have been diagnosed with one ...
The Gift of Giving
As long as human civilisations have existed, so has the act of giving, not only to those in need, but also to anyone as a gesture of kindness or love. People all over the world and throughout human societies have had many reasons to gift one another. We will explore the opportunities that exist within our ...
Heroes in the Headlines
Reach for a dream in Gauteng. Situated in Johannesburg, Reach for a Dream is a non-government organisation where a team of undercover superheroes move heaven and earth to help terminal children to live their dream. A child's entire world is shattered when they are faced with a terminal disease ...
JAM for a Hungry Tummy
When a mother tells her child to finish eating their food “because there are children starving in Africa,” it may just be a joke to some, but it is a sad truth for many. There are millions of starving children across the continent. Many within our own borders. Fortunately for them, there are people who care.
Kids on the Move
Best Spots for a Bit of Fun in The Sun in The Western Cape. Are the kids feeling bored and you’re wondering where to take them for a bit of fun in the sun? Don’t fret because we’ve got you covered! Here’s our top activities that are sure to keep your kids busy this summer ...
SMART FOOD Initiative
Smart Food is a global initiative led by the ICRISAT - International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, It was founded with the Vision to create a world where food is good for consumers, good for the planet and good for the farmers. Smart Food Initiative was launched by ICRISAT in 2013.
Western Cape Based Reach for a Dream Child
Reach For A Dream is a non-profit foundation that represents hope to children between the ages of three and eighteen fighting life threatening illnesses. The NPO has a national presence and been around for 33 years since the first dream came true in July 1988. They run several projects annually where people can get ...
Sustainable and eco-friendly design solutions by local companies. As the world's population rapidly approaches 8 billion, the linear economy's old "single use, disposable" paradigm no longer makes sense and is leading us down a path of uncertainty for our planet.
Between the Vines
When Covid-19 hit the world by storm, every South African household had to go into lockdown, many sectors suffered a great loss due to this, and our tourism industry flatlined. With restrictions slowly being lifted, and both our world and economy gradually healing from the aftershock, it’s the perfect time to step outside ...
NSRI of the Western Cape
The West coast of South Africa has earned itself a reputation by accounts stretching back to the dawn of antiquity. Her displays of unadulterated natural power and formidable strength can be seen scattered across the depths of her opal blue waters in what remains of many a sea vessel.
The “Water Man” from Kenya
When we encounter a situation in which we are powerless, oftentimes the inability to affect change is what sticks with us. Now dubbed the “Water Man” a farmer from a small town in Kenya refused the accept what seemed like a hopeless situation and has proven the adage of “Where there is a will, there is a way” to be true.
Sari for Change
Fighting Poverty & Unemployment in South Africa, One Sari at A Time. Founded in 2014 by Rayana Edwards, Sari for Change is an initiative that uses recycled pre-owned saris from India and transforms them into fashion garments, while creating jobs and providing new skills to Women who need it in South Africa.
Nature Reserves of Gauteng
Rescue Centres and Educational Initiatives. Gauteng is home to numerous natures reserves - all boasting Africa’s finest specimens. Their beauty often leaves the beholder in awe - but a spectacular visual experience is not all that they bring to the proverbial table.
Ocean Outings for the Whole Family
Welcome to the Western Cape! Home to the iconic Table Mountain, rare flora and fauna, and unmatched coastal regions, the Western Cape is a true year-round playground. However, this naturally stunning province kicks it up a notch in the summertime. Boasting a selection of spectacular beaches, this beloved province ...
Outrides in the Country
Between meeting office deadlines, busy school schedules and the general hustle and bustle of everyday life, it can be easy to get bogged down and forget about self-care. Exercise, fresh air, and a few moments to let go are sometimes all we need to come back and re-centre ourselves.
Cantering Around the Cape
Surrounded by natural beauty and scenic routes around every corner, it’s no surprise that South Africa’s Western Cape has some of the greatest spots for horseback riding, whether you're looking for a romantic ride down the beach or an adrenaline-packed ride through the mountains, we are showcasing the 5 top ...
Best Tech Toys for Training Your Furry Friends
Training your pet can be a strenuous process for both fur-parent and fur-baby. It requires a lot of time, patience and … treats! Lucky for us, we live in a technologically advanced world so, naturally, we went out and found the best tech and toys that were created to make your pet training a little easier …
People all across South Africa have opened their hearts to all different kinds of furr-babies out there, from adopting rescue pets to picking out cute newborns- even the scaled reptiles are adored! As such the demand for pet services has also risen. The lock-down left a lot of anxiety and loneliness in people, but what has ...
Paws on Patrol
My Top Picks For A Jaunt With Your Poodle In The Western Cape. Prima facie evidence shows that Capetonians love the outdoors and they love taking their dogs with them too. As was noted by Yasantha Naidoo on 1 May 2020, when the hard level five lockdown was lifted. ‘They came on foot, walking with ...
How to set up a stimulating play area for your pet. Thousands of years ago our pets were wild animals that had wide-open spaces and tired each other out by playing and hunting. We live busy lives and our pets require an environment to keep them physically and mentally entertained when we are not home and even when we are.
Tips on how to keep your pet emotionally healthy. There is no doubt that taking on the responsibility of caring for any animal requires both a deep sense of commitment and a resounding passion for life! The benefits that arise from animal companionship has for centuries been common knowledge, we have all ...
Pets on the Move - Western Cape
Moving to a new location can be a huge hassle, from finding the right sized boxes, to packing up … not to mention finding the right transportation for all of your stuff! Luckily, worrying about your pet’s conveyance does not have to be a part of your headache! Pet shipping has been around for decades and this ...
Sniffer Dogs Used to Detect Disease
Dogs are without doubt a complex species. Centuries of domestication and breeding has produced not just an array of visually diverse breeds, but also allowed for the fine tuning of proffered genetics. Many of the traits so highly sought after include stamina, size and more importantly, an incredible sense of smell.
Through the Nose of a Sniffer Dog
How dogs are being used to sniff out disease. Certain types of cancers cause specific changes in the scent of our bodily secretions to such a degree that a highly sensitive and trained nose can not only detect cancer, but even specific variants of the disease. Detectable in the skin, breath, saliva, sweat, urine and faeces ...
Stars in Their Eyes - Cats
When you think “ influencer”, the first thing that comes to mind is someone who provides commentary on and influences trends in fashion, travel, food, healthy living and much more. However, there is a different kind of influencer that is causing a stir, namely 'Catfluencers'. Many of these feline influencers are ...
Stars in Their Eyes - Dogs
Long gone are the days when pets are merely viewed as a separate part of the household. Pets of all kinds form part of your family and 'family' means no one gets left behind. With the influx of social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram, social media users have decided to also start including their furry little friends ...
Who Let The Dogs Out? - Gauteng
My Top Picks For A Jaunt With Your Poodle In Gauteng. Just like us, our beloved canines are probably grateful for the continued extension of eased COVID 19 restrictions. Consider for a moment, that in a bustling megalopolis like Johannesburg, many dogs would have been stuck on balconies, porches or at best limited ...
Hound Hostels and Kitty Cassas - Western Cape
Unforgettable getaways should never be a pain to plan, even more so when considering a destination that suites the needs of both the human family, and that of our furry counterparts. Southern Africa is truly a land of magic and beauty, with its temperate climate and natural wonders it provides an abundance of ...
Jo'burg Child Welfare
We spoke to Hiten Keshave, CEO of Jo'burg Child Welfare about what they are doing for South Africa’s abused and abandoned youth around Gauteng and how we can help to make a difference. In operation for more than 100 years, these people are driven by a singular, powerful force – Love.
Paying it forward, one slice of pizza at a time. Hout Bay may have more than its fair share of treasures to visit and explore, but it’s in Oakhurst Park on Main Road, that you will find a true and rare Italian gem. If traditional woodfired pizza is your thing, or if you like all things al dente, or if you just plain prefer everything ...
The Underdog Project
Healing, one bark at a time! What is The Underdog Project, and who do they help? Well, we could give you the nuts and bolts of this incredible non profit organisation, but would rather showcase their testament of passion and commitment, that has become a beacon of hope in an otherwise bleak future, for at risk children ...
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