A DREAM REALISED: The Challenges and Triumphs of Building a Mandela Legacy

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The stories behind the building of one of the finest paediatric facilities on the African continent told for the first time in a new book.

FRONT COVER - A Dream Realised

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The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital was a project that seemed impossible when it was merely an idea. The seed took root when 10 people sat around a table discussing the state of paediatric care in South Africa – a discussion sparked by the recent passing of a five-year-old boy. These people shared similar experiences that all pointed to the fact that devoted specialist care was needed for children.

Madiba set the challenge with a simple question: “How can there be only one dedicated hospital in the country for our children?”

This challenge provided the starting point that resulted in a global campaign that would impact the most vulnerable and often voiceless members of our society.

From a small seed taking root so began a…

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BLOG TOUR REVIEW – Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly

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image001 (1)What a thrill, as well as an honour to be kicking off the blog tour today for Michael Connelly’s latest book, Dark, Sacred Night!

In this police procedural, Connelly teams up his well-known and familiar detective Harry Bosch, who’s now left the police force, with his fairly new character, LAPD detective Renée Ballard.

After a run-in with her previous superior, Ballard’s now working the ‘late show’ i.e. the night shift, at the Hollywood Station. One night she’s sitting at her desk, minding her own business when she hears a noise, indicating that someone else is nosing around in the work area. It’s nobody she recognises, but it turns out to be none other than Harry Bosch … and so begins what we hope will be a long-standing and successful partnership.

Bosch is looking into a cold case that he just can’t let go of. Nine years ago a young girl…

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Jan Hendrik Launches ‘JAN the JOURNAL’

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Michelin-star chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen needs no introduction to the Foodie Brigade! So they’ll be thrilled to know that following the success of JAN, his debut television show on VIA (DStv 147) last year, he’s now launching a luxury publication called JAN the JOURNAL on May 9, 2018.

Like his bestselling recipe books, the JOURNAL, a bi-annual publication, will be a rich, visual feast – part coffee-table cookbook, part luxury lifestyle magazine and part-travelogue. With more than 250 pages, the JOURNAL promises to take the reader on an epicurean voyage of discovery, exploring the big wide world of what we eat and where it comes from, with a special focus on South African ingredients and recipes: a feast for fans to luxuriate in!

With over 50 recipes in this epic volume, the JOURNAL promises to be the culinary event of the year.

Van der Westhuizen explains: “Nothing…

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Big Day for Dapper Dogs

Every dog, as the saying goes, has its day. The pooches of Parkview - whether pretty, pug-faced or pedigreed - are being pampered, preened and prepared for their big occasion. It’s the inaugural dog show being held at the Parkview Golf Club on the afternoon of Sunday, 25 September (starting at 14:00) as part of... Continue Reading →

WOMEN TO WATCH – 2

When I did my first Women to Watch post in November last year, I said that these would be posts about “… not the type of typical business-women who you picture putting on corporate suits and strutting their stuff alongside the men, but women who are forging their own path; doing things in their own... Continue Reading →

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