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Being More Playful

Your long-lost childlike humour and playfulness is a great tool for adulthood too, writes Gugulethu Mhlungu.

2 mins read
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February 2020

Unpacking Virginity Testing

HIV clinician Dr Sindi van Zyl looks at virginity testing: why it still happens, and the legalities and risks surrounding it.

4 mins read
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February 2020

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.

4 mins read
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February 2020

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.

4 mins read
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February 2020

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.

5 mins read
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February 2020

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.

4 mins read
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February 2020

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.

10+ mins read
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February 2020

Something's BREWING

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.

2 mins read
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February 2020

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.

4 mins read
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February 2020

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.

3 mins read
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February 2020

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.

6 mins read
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January 2020

SLICK IN THE CITY

Vuyi Mpofu takes the Peugeot 108 for a whirl, and shares her thoughts on its performance and stand-out features.

2 mins read
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January 2020

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?

4 mins read
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January 2020

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.

5 mins read
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January 2020

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.

4 mins read
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January 2020

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.

4 mins read
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January 2020

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.

2 mins read
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January 2020

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.

4 mins read
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January 2020

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?

4 mins read
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December 2019

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.

5 mins read
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December 2019

Plan Before Your Divorce

Samke Mhlongo shares tips on how you can prepare before filing for a divorce.

4 mins read
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December 2019

Living With HIV

Three readers share their experiences of living with the Human immunodeficiency Virus. By Amanda Mtuli & Fundiswa Nkwanyana

4 mins read
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December 2019

HIV/Aids – The Milestones

Dr Dulcy shares her views on the state of HIV/Aids in South Africa.

4 mins read
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December 2019

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.

4 mins read
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December 2019

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.

4 mins read
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November 2019

Invest In Yourself

Nothemba Kula reminds you why it is important to take care of yourself before taking care of anyone else.

2 mins read
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November 2019

Standing Tall!

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.

6 mins read
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November 2019

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.

4 mins read
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November 2019

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?

4 mins read
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November 2019

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.

4 mins read
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November 2019