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Mango Groove Coming Back to Ballito

It was a cold and freakishly rainy Sunday afternoon in Ballito, last year May, when Mango Groove opened the very first Marriott Ballito Beats concert to an intimate North Coast crowd. It rained, and rained, and rained some more but the show …
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Mike’s Kitchen Now Open in Salt Rock

Mike’s Kitchen, one of the oldest South African restaurant chains, has marked its return to KwaZulu-Natal with the opening of its first store in Salt Rock. The brand new Salt Rock store has opened in the Mt Richmore Centre and they are …
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From The Editor…

From the Editor – Dave Charles From the Editor   There has been an interesting and rather alarming development in Ballito of late that very few people are aware of. You may have noticed a flurry of activity on pavements and verges …
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The Toyota Hilux Dakar Special Edition

The limited edition is set apart by a unique grille and bumper design that has been introduced as a facelift in certain overseas markets. The new design replaces the previous ‘stacked’ grille louvres with a more integrated trapezoidal treatment reminiscent of its …
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Whale Tales

Steve Honeysett The recent whale incident in Zinkwazi has inspired me to wright about what I know about whales. Not all whale stories have to end on a sad note even when there was a time when the world thought they would …
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The 2018 Comrades Marathon – Longer This Year

This year’s Comrades Marathon will be slightly longer for runners than previous years. CMA Race Director, Rowyn James says, “The officially measured and certified distance for this year’s Down Run is 90,184km. The 2018 Comrades Down Run will be slightly longer than …
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Thuli Madonsela Speaks in Ballito

Thabi Hlalele The Ilembe Chamber of Commerce hosted a business gala dinner at the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge and Resort on Thursday under the theme “The Role of Business in an Inclusive South Africa” with guest speaker Thuli Madonsela. Former Public Protector Thuli …
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A MAGIC CARPET RIDE TO AGRABAH

And so the final curtain came down on Friday on the Senior College production of Aladdin which ran for four performances in the Grace Hall.   Each performance was sold out and unfortunately the Grace Hall was packed to capacity leaving some disappointed …
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The New Toyota RAV4

All the stops have been pulled for the world debut of the all-new 2019 Toyota RAV4. The vehicle that created the small sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment made its fifth-generation debut at the New York International Auto Show in March. The new …
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The New Toyota Yaris Has Arrived.

It’s is slightly larger than the previous model – 165mm lengthways and 5mm in width – and offers more interior room. The exterior has also received a facelift, with updated headlights and grille part of the new package. The increase in size and …
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Peugeot 2008 Powers the Morning Drive

The 2008 subcompact SUV i-Cockpit includes a generous 17.8cm colour touch-screen display, with latest-generation connectivity and ergonomics. The 2008 looks more rugged with a more upright grille design and raised bonnet, complemented by black and chrome-masked headlights, and the front fog lights …
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A View from the Top

My message this month is two-fold.  Firstly, having just attended both the matric farewell functions at Ashton Ballito and Ashton Benoni in the past two weeks, one realises that the year is already in its second quarter.  It is also this time …