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Introducing the team behind the much-loved The Umhlanga Magazine! We love all things local, community and celebrating the beautiful Umhlanga. We pour our heart and soul into every edition we publish, and we’re thankful to have kept our magazine running as (un)usual throughout this tough year and continue to give our locals great stories! Meet our Fab Team and find out why they love being a part of this community.   WHAT DO YOU LOVE...

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Words by Savannah Greyvenstein   Christmas is around the corner, and I could not be more excited! And while, to most, it is the most wonderful time of the year, it’s not the most eco-friendly time of the year. With this in mind, here are a few fun tips on how you can make this Christmas a green one!   Choosing the Right Wrapping Paper While normal wrapping paper can be cute, its effect on...

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Photos by Chiara Hart   Get to know Raees and Ameer Cajee, the two young brothers behind Africrypt Cryptocurrency Investments, who are featured on the front cover of our December edition this year!   Raees and Ameer Cajee started Africrypt together after working in the cryptocurrency industry for a while. We caught up with them to find out more about this currency that is gaining popularity by the day, and about these two young entrepreneurs...

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No one can deny that Umhlanga is fast becoming an economic hub and is filled to the brim with hard-working and passionate men and women in business! Let’s meet some of these incredible people and learn more about them, their career and what truly inspires them.   Shirley Pearson of ActionCOACH A Business and Executive Coach, ActionCOACH branch owner, entrepreneur, wife and mother: Shirley Pearson is truly a go-getter and succeeds in all she does!...

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We sit down with Umhlanga architects to learn more about their career and recent projects.   Prakasen Govender from PGA Architects Tell us more about your career in architecture I qualified in 1993 from UKZN as an architect. Architecture to me is more than just a design. You are creating a space which dictates how people will live, work or play, which impacts on their social, economical and mental well-being. The responsibility is immense to...

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Tell us about Adore Design and what your company offers. We are a bunch of friendly, dynamic interior design nerds and we set out to connect with people on what matters most: their space and how they experience it. Adore Design is a full-service interior design firm that specialises in residential projects (big and small!) and we also work in the commercial and retail sectors. Our design team is experienced in creating beautiful, functional spaces...

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It’s time to come together and support our local businesses that make our East Coast the amazing place that it is.   Sugarlicious   Zakeeya Mitha started off in 2011 from her home kitchen selling macarons to friends and family, and then ventured into her very first market at Buxtons Centre in 2013, where her macarons became a popular edition. The ice cream macaron was introduced to the Sugarlicious range in 2015 and the phenomenal...

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We celebrate Women’s Month this year by learning more about some Umhlanga boss ladies who run amazing and successful business on the East Coast. They share a bit about themselves, their businesses and their words of wisdom for their fellow businesswomen.   Fiona Furniss from Ageless Grace and Nia   Fiona is a Nia black belt teacher and Ageless Grace International Trainer and Educator.  “I have a background in dance teaching and love that I...

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We chatted to some East Coast locals to find out what they’re missing or have missed during the lockdown.   Stefan Botha Director of Rainmaker Marketing   “Tuesday and Friday morning runs at Regents in Durban North. It’s become a ritual for so many Durbanites and I really miss the early vibe and the awesome start to the day.”   “I miss an ice-cold draught beer with friends at SandBar in Umdloti. A world-class spot...

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...