We caught up with two talented gents as they pave their way to bright and successful futures.   Oliver Power Milne Oliver Power Milne is a young aspiring musician who is determined to have his music heard by the world. He has been songwriting for the last three years and over this time he also managed to record his debut album in New York. “I gravitated towards writing music a couple of years ago over...

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AUDETTE VENGETAS-GOVENDER is a newbie, local food blogger who has been featured on many platforms and is focusing here on a simple, family-friendly and budget-easy lockdown recipe. She lives in Umhlanga Ridge, Durban. www.allyandbug.co.za Camembert Dip Ingredients 1 box camembert cheese 5 cloves garlic 5 springs thyme 1 tbsp olive oil   Method Preheat the oven to 180֯C. Remove the camembert cheese from its box, take off the paper and put it back into the...

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Whether you are fully involved in the property industry on the East Coast, or have a small interest in it, you have more than likely heard the name Grant Gavin. While he is well-known within the property industry, there is so much more to Grant than just this. He is a true example of successful business leadership!   As entrepreneurs go, Grant’s success is incredible. When he bought into RE/MAX Panache in La Lucia in...

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Supporting local businesses couldn’t be more important in an uncertain time like this. What’s better than to dedicate a few pages to giving some love to businesses that make our community so special? Umhlanga is home to incredible businesses that provide quality services and products that we all know and love! We look at exactly what they offer and the amazing people behind the brands.   PSG Wealth  Born and raised in Durban, Struan Campbell...

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The Midlands is one of the most popular destinations in South Africa for good reason! We take a look at some amazing places to stay when you are visiting this magical part of South Africa, escaping from the hustle and bustle of city living.   Granny Mouse Country House & Spa As one of the oldest establishments in the Midlands area, Granny Mouse is well-known for its romantic atmosphere and culinary delights. Guests come from...

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Have you ever heard an advert on the radio or a call to enter or audition and you think, “I wish I could do that”, but never really action it? Well, when Steve Harvey’s Family Feud call for entries was heard by the Fleming family, they leaped at the opportunity and they shared their story with us.   From what started with, “Let’s entertain Mom”, to being widely known and loved across South Africa, the...

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Orthodontics as we know it is changing, and at the forefront of this is The Cosmetic and Dental Emporium in Umhlanga. With a team of highly qualified dentists and a focus on the latest in technology and products, Dr Thinus van Niekerk and The Cosmetic and Dental Emporium team are at the top of their game when it comes to creating beautiful smiles!   While The Cosmetic and Dental Emporium has always offered Damon® braces...

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Where has the time gone? As we take a look at all of our covers, we can’t help but think of the amazing magazines we have created over the past few years, all with the help of the Umhlanga community. Without you, there would be no stories to share and nobody to read these stores! We have shared stories about people, the locals who make our community what it is, and about local businesses, events,...

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These enchanting wedding venues are the perfect place for you and your beloved to tie the knot!   Bayala Private Safari Lodge & Camp At Bayala Private Safari Lodge & Camp in Northern Zululand, KZN, an easy three hour drive from Durban, we offer the ideal destination-wedding venue where you are assured of the most memorable evening, weekend or week long affair imaginable. Share your dreams, wishes and specific needs and we will customise your...

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Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to celebrate the unique perspectives of 3 local grooms! Planning a wedding is not exclusive to blushing brides or professional event coordinators. If we were to disregard the frills for a moment, the fundamental premise of a wedding is rooted in unity. From venues and decor to music and catering, a wedding is a manifestation of the bride and groom’s love for one another. The following local grooms...