THE TRUTH ABOUT - feminine hygiene products
Despite numerous attempts by medical professionals to debunk the need for feminine hygiene products, numerous women still use them. Lethabo Nxumalo finds out why and if they are truly putting you at risk.
THREE GENERATIONS OF MTOBA women
Linda Mtoba (27) is a mom, and she’s extremely happy about it. She chats to Amanda Mtuli about her pregnancy and what motherhood has taught her thus far. She also introduces us to her beautiful daughter, Bean. We are lucky to have the matriarch of the family, Linda’s mother Celiwe Mtoba (47), present during the interview. She lovingly gushes over her first grandchild while giving us insight into what it was like raising Linda.
THE OLDER SIBLING Blues
Expecting the arrival of your bundle of joy may be exciting for you and your partner, but might not be so thrilling for your older child. Experts say kids sometimes struggle to accept the changes that a newborn brings. Fundiswa Nkwanyana spoke to some of them to help you prepare your firstborn for the new family member.
Owning THE SPOTLIGHT
Film and TV star Fulu Mugovhani (29), currently graces our screens as Noli on the M-Net series, Still Breathing. The former Scandal! actress talks about getting into showbiz and lessons learnt on and off the stage.
Life After losing a child
A parent’s worst fear is the death of a child. And, when that fear becomes a reality, grief becomes unbearable and acceptance seems impossible. Four readers share intimate details of their journeys.
Damage At Work: Who Pays?
What happens when you damage company property or property that belongs to your employer? Are you liable for the costs?
The Impact Of The Coronavirus
When COVID-19 hit South Africa, it came as no surprise that the virus would impact vulnerable communities such as townships and rural areas the hardest. The frequently asked questions since then have been whether the government has given enough information and resources to the people in disadvantaged areas or not. Everson Luhanga investigates further.
Financially Surviving Covid-19
Our finance guru, Sinesipho Maninjwa, shares advice on how you can navigate and survive the financial impact of the coronavirus.
Safety Tips When Driving With Kids
The roads we drive on can be quite treacherous. Car safety is not only limited to you as a driver, but also your passengers including your children. Vuyi Mpofu gives us six safety tips that you must abide by.
All I Want Is A Baby
Trying to conceive with no success, and undergoing fertility treatment can take its toll on your relationship. This is the reality for many couples, and yet it remains a taboo subject.
Understanding THE NHI
You have probably heard about the National Health Insurance (NHI), with some people in favour and others opposing it. This is in keeping with international healthcare systems. Countries such as France and Canada have already implemented it. But, some of the details of how it will work remain unclear. Everson Luhanga investigates.
Simphiwe Dana (40) chats to Bongiwe Tshiqi about living with depression, the effects of abuse and how she remains centred in her truth. She also gives us a snippet of her amazing new album Bamako.
Riding with The wind
Vuyi Mpofu shares her experiences of being part of the female motorcycle squad, and why she thinks other women should consider it too.
PR movers and SHAKERS
Public Relations (PR) is no longer just about writing press releases and newsletters. But, promoting a positive image with the public and media, and making public appearances at events and other engagements on behalf of brands and even personalities. Five readers share their experiences of working in this exciting and fast-paced industry.
In living COLOUR
Hugely popular Ukhozi FM DJ and media personality Selby “SelBeyonce” Mkhize (30) talks to us about finding his passion in entertainment and using his platform for good.
All that glitters Is not gold
Online dating has become a very popular part of the dating scene. But like all things involving strangers; there is always potential danger for scams and heartbreak.
The Dangers Of Self-Medicating
Over-the-counter medication can be bought at any local supermarket or pharmacy without a doctor’s prescription. Because of that, there is a common misconception that they are safe for everyone to use. However, these types of drugs can be extremely harmful when abused.
Understanding Your Payslip
Payslips contain a wealth of information we should all be able to understand but are rarely taught about. Here's what you should be looking for, writes Gugulethu Mhlungu.
Raising An Adopted Child
Adopting a child is a commendable decision. But, as exciting as it is to welcome them into your family, raising an adopted child is not as easy as people think. To help you cope with some of the challenges that come with this, Fundiswa Nkwanyana spoke to experts to find a holistic way forward.
Dream Big, Work Hard
Zizipho Poswa (39) is the co-founder of Imiso Ceramics. She chats to us about following her dreams, and what it takes to run a successful business.
Telling MY STORY
Four readers share their experiences of publishing their first books, and the importance of telling African stories.
Step aside for the QUEEN
Can a spy uncover the truth between conspiracies and lies when her life is turned upside-down?
ON TOP OF her game
Nomuzi “Moozlie” Mabena (27) has managed to stay at the top of the television presenting game for seven years. In her first magazine cover feature ever, she chats to Kwanele Mathebula about her staying power and venturing into music.
Cuma Pantshwa (41) and Zama Nkosi-Mabuye (35) are the directors and cofounders of Asante Blush, a female-led marketing services provider with a strong focus on female consumers. They chat to Amanda Mtuli about their humble beginnings.
FREELANCING and Thriving
New #BONAMoney contributor, Sinesipho Maninjwa, unpacks everything you need to know to be a freelancer.
Your Health Fix
A round-up of the latest news, products and fitness trends for the month.
Breaking The Cycle Of Abuse
Violence, particularly by an intimate partner, remains a huge challenge in South Africa. We often hear of cases where those who experienced abuse at a young age become abusers or are also abused in their adult lives. However, despite the numerous factors that contribute towards this toxic cycle, it can be broken.
Domestic Workers And Their Rights
Domestic workers fulfil an essential role in society, and yet continue to face many challenges, writes Gugulethu Mhlungu.
Tackling Tough Issues With Your Kids
You can’t always protect your children from the harsh realities of the world. This means that at some point, they will deal with tough concepts such as death, divorce or racism. As the parent, you need to know the correct way of addressing them. Fundiswa Nkwanyana compiled a guide to get you started.
Your Rights When Living With Bae
The idea that only married couples live together is an outdated one. Today, unmarried couples choose to move in with each other, whether marriage is on the cards or not. But, what happens when things don’t work out the way you expected?