Kruger Park Stories

Wolhuter trail – a bushveld story By Melina Lewis Picture taken by Monique Lister Once upon a time in the bushveld in Africa, there lived a leopard. He was a wise old leopard and the animals who congregated at his watering hole called him Mo. Now Mo the leopard had been managing the water hole … Read more

R A P E in real life

R A P E in real life NOTE: This may be upsetting for sensitive readers. Lilly (her name changed in this article, has approved this piece) The water had been biting and cold, but the coffee and warm morning sun, kept us huddled in the parking lot, chattering. As our eyebrows crystalised with ocean salt, … Read more

Business Networking is easy (Guest blog)

Business Networking is Easy! by Pam Viljoen   “How do you make networking look so easy?” When Melina asked me this question during the ‘I Work For Me’ podcast interview, my first thought was: do I make it look easy? Personally, I love networking. I love meeting new people, understanding their business and identifying opportunities … Read more

School from home

School from home   As a parent of two primary school children, I am very happy to say that I have never had the calling to educate my children myself. I admire those who are brave enough to take their children’s education on personally, and I adore my children’s teachers for educating my two children, … Read more

How I launched my online business in one month (Guest blog)

How I launched my online business in one month by Ika Van Wyk   At the start of January this year I floated an idea by my husband one Saturday morning while having brunch: I’d been retrenched two weeks prior and it was my second retrenchment in one year. I didn’t want to subject myself … Read more

Working from home (or at least trying)

Working from home (or at least trying)   I’ve worked from home for over 12 years now, which may seem long, but it isn’t, and it certainly has never been as hard as it is now, during the corona-crisis. For those of us who are self-employed or contractors, working from home often means working from … Read more

The secrets we keep – Part 2 October 2019: Tatianna 

The secrets we keep – Part 2: Tatianna  Detective Bianca Abrahams slurped her hot brew. The three teaspoons of sugar making the black coffee sweet and syrupy. “Here’s your dead auntie’s se report” said the loud and offensive voice of Jacobs, the detective in the next office. “How long has that been on your desk?” demanded … Read more

Doggone Train – Part 4 June 2019

Doggone Train – Part 4 June 2019 As Travis descended beneath the Muizenberg railway bridge, to make his way into the village of Muizenberg, he and Sparky passed a huddle of homeless people who made the pavement under the bridge their home. Their piles of belongings hugged the concrete wall and Travis stepped around the … Read more