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When times are hard, friends are few

Fietas, a working-class community, lies almost forgotten on the outskirts of Fordsburg. At the bottom of the neglected neighbourhood is 14th Street, a once bustling market street now home to the Fietas homeless community. These homeless people have learnt to make their own way, in the area where faith-based relief organisations reach out to make a difference. “When times are hard, friends are few,” read the … Continue reading When times are hard, friends are few

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Joburg’s story through buildings

Johannesburg as we know it today began in 1886 when gold was found on the Witwatersrand causing people to flood to the area. Some buildings from early beginnings of the city still stand and tell a small part  of the 129 year old city’s history . Johannesburg has transformed and grown into a central hub of South Africa. From the home of the first South African serial killer, who is … Continue reading Joburg’s story through buildings

Lorna Maseko: A Day in The Life

International Celebrity Chef, TV Personality and Entrepreneur, Lorna Maseko has captivated audiences on stage, television and online. Having built a fabulous, powerhouse brand from the ground up, she proves that with passion, hard work and a great team anything is possible. Lorna will be sharing her story along with some tips and tricks in the Books and Banter Theatre at Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo on Saturday. … Continue reading Lorna Maseko: A Day in The Life

Getting a Thrill with Author Sarah Key

Gripping, gritty and grisly, that is how Psychological thriller author, Sarah Key‘s novels can be described. Known for her South African-based  stories such as Tangled Weeds and The Sisters of Light Saga, her stories bring the diversity of South African culture to life through complex, memorable characters and thrilling storylines. To get your heart racing before her chats in the Books and Banter Theatre on Thursday, 28 February at 13:00 and Saturday, 2 March at 15:30, she kindly answered some introductory questions.

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How to: Take Your Floors From Flawed to Floored

Updating your floors is a guaranteed way to bring new life to your home. Although flooring trends are fairly constant, new technology and a move towards environmental responsibility have made way for some new options when it comes to your floors. Here is some inspiration and ideas to liven up your floors this year.

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OTN – Tabula Rasa Album Review

This review originally appeared on Reaper Magazine. Having formed in 2009, OTN (Outside the New) have been bringing their eclectic sound to the music scene for almost ten years. Their debut album “Tabula Rasa” follows their 2010 EP “Follow the White Rabbit” and as the Latin album name suggest, is a clean slate for the band. The album single “Braille” was released with a lyric video last … Continue reading OTN – Tabula Rasa Album Review