Being More Playful
Your long-lost childlike humour and playfulness is a great tool for adulthood too, writes Gugulethu Mhlungu.
Unpacking Virginity Testing
HIV clinician Dr Sindi van Zyl looks at virginity testing: why it still happens, and the legalities and risks surrounding it.
Your Best Sex Ever!
Have things gotten a bit dull in the bedroom? Look no further as Simamkele Matuntuta unpacks fun and creative ways to help you and your partner unleash your sexual desires.
Living With Anaemia
It is easy to chalk up your constant fatigue and lethargy to just stress. But, that could be a sign of anaemia. Wandi Jama finds out everything you need to know.
Cough Syrup As A Drug
You may have heard of the words “ lean” or sizzurp in popular songs or conversation. This is a drink made popular by musicians and other influencers that can be dangerous, addictive and even fatal, as Everson Luhanga finds out.
Are You Financially And Emotionally Prepared For A Big Move
The saying goes – change is as good as a holiday. But, are you financially and emotionally prepared for a big move? Samke Mhlongo finds out how you can plan.
Wrapped up in LOVE
We love celebrating #BONALove and talking to diverse couples about their stories and how they are making it work. Our five couples give us a glimpse into their special and unique journeys.
Apiwe Nxusani-Mawela (35) is the founder of Brewsters Craft and South Africa’s first black female brewmaster. She chats to us about her journey.
Love and money
Everyone seems to be looking for money and love. But, when it comes to actually discussing finances in a relationship, many couples seem to hit a speed bump, writes Zukiswa Dlamini.
JUST THE two of us
Three readers share with us that when cupid strikes, it matters not that you’re of a different race, country or cultural background.
Ten years and still WINNING
We first saw Boitumelo “Boity” Thulo (29) on a TV advert in 2010. She has since grown into a savvy businesswoman, actress, TV presenter and rapper. She also recently made the Forbes 30 under 30 list of 2019. Fundiswa Nkwanyana caught up with her to chat about her evolution just as she’s about to commemorate 10 years in the entertainment industry.
SLICK IN THE CITY
Vuyi Mpofu takes the Peugeot 108 for a whirl, and shares her thoughts on its performance and stand-out features.
PRIVACY VS SECRECY
Respecting each other’s privacy is important. But, what is the difference between a partner who enjoys their privacy and one who’s secretive?
Negative effects of LARGE BREASTS
If you are going for a breast procedure, many people assume that you are doing so to enhance your appearance. But, that’s not always the case as most women take this step due to suffering from lifestyle and health issues caused by the size of their breasts.
DEALING WITH A PROBLEMATIC TEACHER
At some point during your child’s schooling years, you will have concerns, differences and complaints against their school or teacher. Therefore, it is important to know when and how to voice your grievances for productive results.
Be credit-smart in 2020
Credit cards can throw your finances off-balance when used carelessly. But, when used sensibly, they can be an excellent source of instant credit while also offering a host of other important benefits.
Achieving my dreams
Palesa Tembe (28) is an actress and television presenter on SABC 3 lifestyle show Afternoon Express. She chats to Fundiswa Nkwanyana about landing her dream job by entering a presenter search competition.
A BURSARY from your employer?
Looking to further your studies, but not sure whether to accept financial aid from work or not? Gugulethu Mhlungu gives you the options.
You vs Partner & In-Laws
When in a relationship, you expect your partner to stand up for you when someone criticises and makes you feel bad. But, that can be tricky within families since the dynamics are unique. Now, what happens when your partner always sides with their family?
Reclaiming Her Power
Amanda Benedicta Antony (26), affectionately known as Amanda Black, is back with a new album called Power, a fitting tribute to the end of the tough three years she’s experienced in her career. Shortly after the release, she tells Gugulethu Mhlungu about the journey to finding her strength.
Plan Before Your Divorce
Samke Mhlongo shares tips on how you can prepare before filing for a divorce.
Living With HIV
Three readers share their experiences of living with the Human immunodeficiency Virus. By Amanda Mtuli & Fundiswa Nkwanyana
HIV/Aids – The Milestones
Dr Dulcy shares her views on the state of HIV/Aids in South Africa.
HIV Status Still A Crisis?
For as long as I can remember, South Africa has been at crisis point when it comes to HIV/Aids. The reports in the media have always painted a gloomy picture. But over the past two decades, many strategies have been put in place to change the status quo. Siya Mahomba explores.
Job-Hopping: Yay Or Nay?
The old cycle of starting a job in your early 20s and only leaving upon retirement is no longer the norm. But, is it true that you have to stay in a job for at least two years, or that job- hopping can affect your career? Gugulethu Mhlungu investigates.
Invest In Yourself
Nothemba Kula reminds you why it is important to take care of yourself before taking care of anyone else.
Busisiwe Cici Thwala (32) is a musician and actress who broke into the entertainment industry in 2015 with her successful hit song – Runaway. Her career started on a high note, but strife within her personal life took centre stage along the way. She’s now determined to look to a happier future. She chats to Amanda Mtuli about the next chapter of her life.
Inked And In Charge
Back in the day, getting a tattoo was considered taboo. But, in recent years we’ve seen more black people embracing this form of art and even opening their own tattoo parlours. Three artists share their experiences and give us a glimpse into their businesses.
Too Close For Comfort
If you often use the words annoying and irritating when referring to someone, chances are that person is clingy and needy. Can that relationship be saved?
How To Help A Grieving Child
When a parent dies, their child is left devastated and traumatised by the immense loss. Fundiswa Nkwanyana looks at ways to support a grieving child by teaching them healthy coping mechanisms.