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Le Victoria Resort Mauritius { Travel }

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I almost want to cry sitting here looking back at all the lovely photos from our stay at Le Victoria Resort in Mauritius. It was everything we hoped for and more and it was definitely a great experience.

Le Victoria is on the North West coast of Mauritius and is quite…

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5 big questions about the Internet of Things’ impact on business answered

Machine-to-Machine is about the ability to remotely collect data from devices and use this data in real-time to make more informed business decisions which will inevitably lead to new business models, new business revenues and a more enriched user experience.
IoT inter…

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Caitlyn Jenner breaks internet, is fastest to 1m Twitter followers

Caitlyn Jenner has broken the record for the fastest person to reach one-million Twitter followers, cementing her status as a trans-gender icon in the process.
It took Jenner, already renowned for her sporting feats and involvement in reality TV’s most famous family, j…

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‘It’s time to talk about what’s next’

By Monica Davies If you’ve followed the fight against climate change, in the last year especially, you’ll have noticed voices starting to be raised about things outside climate change — “without racial [or gender or food or economic] justice, there is no climate justic…
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It’s time to talk about what’s next

By Monica Davies If you’ve followed the fight against climate change, in the last year especially, you’ll have noticed voices starting to be raised about things outside climate change — “without racial [or gender or food or economic] justice, there is no climate justic…
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221 year old sunken slave ship discovered just off Clifton Beach in Cape Town [pic]

The wreck of a sunken slave ship has been discovered off the coast of Cape Town and is believed to be first documented archaeological find of a ship that sunk while carrying slaves. The ship, a Portuguese vessel, the São José-Paquete de Africa, crashed in 1794 and arti…

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Hotel Alpenblick Restaurant Gourmet: Michelin-starred dining in Wilderswil

AlpenblickTitle © J Horak-Druiff 2015When I visited Wilderswil (a small village on the outskirts of Interlaken) earlier this year, I expected a few things.  I expected to spend time with some good friends who now live there – check.  I expected to have a view of the Jungfrau mountain – check.  I expected …
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Fikile – u ok hon?

Here’s a statement by our erstwhile Sports Minister, Fikile Mbalula over the weekend:

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and here’s a letter which has popped into the public domain this morning:

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Of course, even though the $10 million payment was made to Jack Warner, it wasn’t a bribe, in the same way …

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Inequality: Change begins with you

inequalityIt’s no secret that one of our great interests in life is the understanding of inequality.

For many, the whole notion of income and wealthy inequality in their lives is seemingly irrelevant, something that doesn’t affect them. However the glaring reality cannot be furt…

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Scott re-hires Steve Williams

Adam Scott has re-hired Steve Williams.

The two ended their work relationship in September last year, when the 50-year-old Kiwi announced his “semi-retirement”.

Scott has since struggled with his game. He has fallen out of the top-10 in the Official World Golf Rankin…

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Google refreshes, reinforces its user privacy and security settings

Google has rolled out two improvements to its privacy and security tools in a bid to give users more flexible options.
There’s now a new hub for managing Google settings called My Account and a new site that answers important questions about privacy and security on Goo…

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Here’s the SAFA letter saying SA will pay $10mill to Warner [pic]

Ya hey…the whole FIFA corruption scandal has taken another dramatic turn after a letter emerged linking the current FIFA general secretary, Jerome Valcke, to the $10million paid to FIFA  by the South African goverment. Valke is second in command at FIFA and Sepp Blatte…

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Lion Update: The Matshipiri Newcomers. Who Are They and Where Have They Come From?

As the nights lengthen and the temperature drops, there is nothing better than sitting around an African fire being serenaded by the calls of lions. Although there have been a number of different male lion coalitions providing these calls over the last few months, some…
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Uber SA celebrates the first anniversary of uberX by cutting prices by 20% in June

Great news for Uber users in South Africa…to celebrate the first anniversary of uberX they are by cutting prices by 20% in June. Uber is already cheaper than conventional metered taxis and now they got even more affordable for users in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesbur…

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Caitlyn Jenner sets world Twitter record

caitlynjennerFor those of you that don’t know, Caitlyn Jenner was introduced to the world yesterday on the cover of Vanity Fair. The one time olympic champion then went on to set an entirely different record of being the “fastest to a million Twitter followers”. Caitlyn took the cr…

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Jorge Lorenzo’s in the form of his life: the weekend motorsport roundup

This weekend’s motorsport action, although contending with the lull after Monaco and Indy, was anything but stale.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup series rolled on to the Monster Mile at Dover, and was a brilliantly contested race. A few thousand kilometres east at Mugello, Ital…

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The ‘fatherless’ on Father’s Day: Voices from the Cape Flats

By Rebecca Helman In the lead up to Father’s Day on June 21, I’ve been thinking about how important it is for us to redefine who fathers are. In a context where scientific procedures such as sperm donation, surrogacy, artificial insemination and male pregnancy are poss…
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BWB Monthly: Top 10 Articles of May ‘15


While we go through our daily lives, we don’t always have the time to read up about all the interesting things we necessarily want to. While consumer technology news never really stops, hopefully your workday does, and you can take a look at ten of our biggest article…

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Willim Welsyn gesels met Andries Bezuidenhout van Brixton Moord en Roof Orkes

willim welsynOns tjommie, Willim Welsyn gesels bietjie met Andries Bezuidenhout van Brixton Moord en Roof Orkes in sy vierde podcast. Gaan check gerus die hele series uit op Hulle chat oor Slaaptyd in Die Suburbs, Brixton Moord en Roof se nuwe album en Drikus se…

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Sad man is selling clubs because his wife won’t let him play golf anymore

One Tim K. from Wilmington, North Carolina, is selling his set of Mizuno Jpx 825 irons on Craigslist, not because he needs $500 to buy the latest, greatest set on the market, but because his wife of one year no longer allows him to play golf.

In fact, she doesn’t let …

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Huawei and Audi partner for interconnected car tech


Huawei has announced a partnership with Audi Group to jointly explore the future of interconnected car technology at the Consumer Electronics Show Asia (CES Asia) 2015. Huawei’s LTE modules provide the new Audi Q7 SUV with the ability to support 2G, 3G and 4G networks…

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Apple to relaunch Beats Music next week?

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If recent reports are to be believed, then we wil see the relaunch of Apple’s music streaming service, Beats Music, in the upcoming days.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is gearing up to unveil their new and improved music streaming service as early as next…

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The Internet of Things could see massive changes to logistics in South Africa

Recently, research firm Gartner released a report on the importance of the Internet of Things (IoT), a buzzword that simply refers to the connectivity of physical objects, devices and products not technically considered computers.
Many of these connected devices are, i…

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Cape Town restaurant makes World’s 50 Best Restaurants list again

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list for 2105 was revealed last night and only one African restaurant made it into the top 50, The Test Kitchen in Cape Town. It was voted the 28th best restaurant in the world. If you thought the waiting list was long already be prepare…

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‘Puzzle & Dragons Z’ review: puzzling at first, addictive soon after

I’ve never been a Candy Crush fan in any guise. In fact, Tetris for me was always horrifically boring. Gasp and gawk all you want because puzzle games are generally two-dimensional snore fests for those too afraid of commitment. Of course, that’s generalisation to the …

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5 customer service obstacles every startup has to overcome

Have you ever noticed how some companies seem to go out of their way to place obstacles between their customers and great service? I sometimes imagine that there is a special director in charge of creating as much difficulty as possible for customers.
Please allow me t…

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Competition: MacX Video Converter Pro Giveaway!


Many people really struggle with video conversion software as many can be hard to use and have only limited features. MacX Video Converter Pro tries to solve all your problems with a well thought out package crammed with easy to use features.

There are few better alte…

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UK dates announced

*poker face*


Oh, ok… *rather excited face*

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I Do Box

I’m not one for a pastel wedding, but when browsing I Do Box and all their amazing wedding treats, I was inspired by their eye catching pops of pastel!

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(Lifestyle images via here)


Just love the I Do Box offering! From tee’s for ring bearers to bridal totes and han…

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Madison & Kim Gray Luxury Brands Pop Up Store: House Of Cinnamon

Another sneak peek of the styles of shoes you can expect at our POP UP STORE! Also, On purchase at the Madison Boutique & Kim Gray Luxury Brands Pop Up Store, you stand the chance to WIN a pair!

Madison - Open Day flyer FBAlice R850Boots-7Victoria R1800 (1)Petra R1200Nadia R1300


Plus come and enjoy fine bubbly from PORT2PORT. xx

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The post Madison &…

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How To: Get Your Free Copy of Windows 10 [Video]


Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 is coming on July 29th, and you don’t even need to get out of your chair to get your hands on the upgrade.

Have you seen the new icon in your notification tray? It’s an offer to reserve a free copy of Windows 10. While it may se…

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Microsoft acquires Wunderlist


Microsoft officially confirmed today that it has acquired Wunderlist, one of the most popular task management services used across iOS, Android, and Windows.

Wunderlist is the second high-profile software purchase Microsoft has made this year; earlier in June, the Red…

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Our Favourite 5 Free iOS Games This Week

Our Favourite 5 Free iOS Games This Week
The best things in life really are free, especially if they are games. We’ve chosen our top 5 favourite free iOS games that you need to play this week: 1.
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Free PS Plus Games for June (Available from Today)

Free PS Plus Games for June (Available from Today)
This month’s free PS Plus games became available today and they are goodies. In the month of June PS Plus users will be able to download these six PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3 games: On PS4 only:
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Easy and Super Tasty Chicken & Broccoli Pasta

Creamy Chicken Penne PastaI made this… and I’m still dreaming of it. It’s damn good. O.k, maybe I’m one of those silly people who actually love broccoli. But I also love the taste of tequila, baby marrows and drinking copious amounts of cold water, so there.

I made some slight modifications to …

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Advanced Yoga for beginners... Part 3

An Unlikely Foster Family: What You Didn’t Know About the White Rhino

The white rhino is quite possibly the biggest pure grazer that ever lived, a kind of modern day dinosaur if you like. It has a huge barrel shaped body carried on wide, stumpy legs with a thick, hairless hide and apparently exposed ribs that give it the appearance of bo…
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Three Intriguing Social Habits of Animals

If you are patient enough to spend enough time with a specific animal; it is possible to form an authentic relationship between human and animal.  John Varty built a relationship with a leopard that lasted its entire lifetime! Some animals are socially more active and …
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How a Safari Enriched our Photography

Recent guest Jennifer and Thomas Bruhlmann from Switzerland visited us at Londolozi, staying at Varty Camp. During their time and assisted by ranger Don Heyneke and Tracker Lucky they were able to capture some striking images. Jennifer writes: “ On our first game drive…
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Account Manager – Durban

We’re looking for stars who rock. If that’s you then read on, rockstar… Our Account Managers are the linchpins connecting us with our clients. An AM builds long term relationships through excellent project management. An Account Manager will assist their associates wit…

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Basic Meringue Tutorial – All you need to know!

Basic Meringue

Basic Meringue? Yes, indeed all the basics is covered in this post. Basic meringue is just that, BASIC! So many people however are intimidated by it, almost like working with yeast and gelatine.

Basic meringue forms the basis of so many classics. Think about a tangy l…

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A Heart for the Poor

"But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?" --1 John 3:17

Today a bunch of us went back into the townships of Philippi and Sweet Home in order to drop off some more food parcels …
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This Little Light of Mine...

This Blog is being written by Allie Lerude and Paul Morrow…

Today started off as a typical South African Day at Bridges Academy.  We taught classes to the Sweet Home kids,  fed them,  played with them,  loved them and did our best to teach them about things such as Grac…
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Day 3... Worship and OVC

Hey this is Ray here!

To start off a busy second day at Bridges we heard that the OVC (Orphans and Vulnerable Children) would be arriving here at Bridges Academy in the afternoon. As we prepared for the kids to arrive there was lots of excitement and preparation for a b…

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Digital Marketing Learning – There’s Newly Launched Heavy Chef Magazine For That

The Heavy Chef Strategy Event, headlined by Arthur Goldstuck and Chris Rawlinson coincided with the launch of the Heavy Chef Quarterly Review – an online magazine featuring exclusive content authored by some of the country’s most prominent authorities on digital.


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Employee Volunteer Week

Employee Volunteer Week “is the only national, annual celebration of employee volunteering in South Africa.”

“Thousands of employees give their time and talents by volunteering to help non profit organisations and communities. Employee Volunteer Week is the time to ref…

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Welcome to WORKSUCKS

In this weblog, I will cover almost anything that is work related from attracting talent to being attractive talent, from management of pay increases to increasing your pay, from working in misery to working with misery. I have a bold ambition to make this weblog your …

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Leopard update: The Nanga cub

After his introduction to the blog a couple of weeks back, I thought a brief follow up was in order. The Nanga male cub is still providing exceptional viewing when the team is able to follow the well known tracks of his mother the results are quite simply breathtaking.…
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The plights of a South African creative

I have positioned myself as a creative liaison – […]
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One Click Job Hunting

If you are a new or a regular visitor, that is currently job hunting, I’d like to draw your attention to the 1 click job hunting tool on this site.

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