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With the new Omnicron variant driving a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections, concerns have been raised about health and safety and public events. Fortunately, event organisers of the 2021 Ballito Pro presented by O’Neill have implemented a stringent COVID-19 safety programme to protect contestants and visitors. This will allow the KwaDukuza event to go ahead as scheduled from 9 to 19 December. “In planning for The Ballito Pro, our COVID-19 safety programme has taken into...

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By Carla Louise Gailey Photos By: Yuvi K In light of Movember, I chatted to eight exceptionally inspiring men who comfortably opened up to me, and shared their thoughts on men’s mental health in the hope to raise awareness and destigmatise these issues. It’s incredible to see how much power there is in vulnerability and I am honoured that these men trusted me enough to share their stories through my words.   Matthew Jones Co-owner of...

Gateway Theatre of Shopping is firing up for the festive season with a never-seen-before nautical surprise for the younger kids. “It’s something completely different, designed especially for us,” says Gateway Theatre of Shopping General Manager, Feysel Potgieter. “At the same time, elements of it are very local and recognisable,” he continues with a hint of mystery.  “uMhlanga is a sizzling hot summer holiday spot, where visitors and locals hit the beaches to relax, let loose...

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the local TWIST is a campaign that is all about an invite being issued to Unilever to get involved …This story is all about social change and conscious capitalism! On the 28th September, Australia-based social enterprise Thankyou announced an invitation to P&G and Unilever – two of the world’s largest and most influential consumer goods companies – to make and distribute Thankyou products globally to help end extreme poverty. To convince these companies to take this...

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On April 20, 2020 both the uShaka and SAAMBR team is mourning the death of Gambit, our beloved bottlenose dolphin who passed away this afternoon. Gambit was a true South African icon and a legend in his own right. He has helped to inspire millions of people to care for the ocean and has had a direct influence on the lives of many thousands of people who have met him. The undisputed patriarch of uShaka Sea...

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GET INTO YOUR GARDEN, AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR EARTH DAY (22 APRIL 2020)     Today is Earth Day, so here’s how you can help fight climate change – even from home during national lockdown! Join rugby legend Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira in a challenge as part of Husqvarna’s Grow Our Beloved Country initiative.   Whether you have a large garden or a tiny herb box on your apartment balcony, you can still do your...

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April 14, 2020 – The trouble with fighting an invisible enemy is precisely that – you can’t see it. And when that same enemy is highly contagious – and potentially on any surface you touch – it’s easy to see why people are worried about contracting the virus that causes Covid-19 from packaged goods. However, leading international health organisations like the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) say there...