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Edited by Mandy Weiner and commissioned by Pan MacMillan comes a great series of books by prominent South Africans voices with a great opinions and interesting stories in an entertaining collection of the state of being a Youngster in SA.

Proudly, some of these authors are my friends.

 Shaka Sisulu: Grandson of anti-apartheid stalwarts Walter and Albertina Sisulu, founding member of the Cheesekids volunteer movement

 Khaya Dlanga:Award-winning blogger, columnist and advertising guy

 Anele Mdoda: the irrepressible DJ on the Afternoon Drive show on 94.7 Highveld Stereo, Beyonce stan, MC, party hostess with the mostess and Twitter Queen. 

 Nik Rabinowitz: Comedian

Danny K: Crooner aka singer

The books are on sale at Exclusive Books, Amazon, Kalahari.net and CNA. Retailing around the R85 mark, they are all well worth a buy and a read for some insight, laughter, thought provoking topics and jolly good fun.

Source: http://panmacmillan.co.za/theyoungsters/

Yes, I’m probably obsessed with Dukes’ burgers and it probably should stop. One day
Last week Wednesday, the sistrens and myself went to Burger heaven for a catch up din din session.
We seem to have chosen this spot as our ‘let’s remember we are alive and happy and love each other’ spot because at the end of it there are always toasts, tears and hugs. I like.

We chose to go on Wednesday particularly for the Rock Wednesday Menu, and to get some food in us before going off to Great Dane for Bhubesii’s album launch

Left behind. The unofficial dOCUMENTA(13) opening 
9.6.2012, 18:00

Those who won’t be at the opening of dOCUMENTA(13), the world famous art exhibition held every 5 years in Kassel, Germany, can still be at the dOCUMENTA(13) event at in Braamfontein, Johannesburg on Saturday the 9th of June. Organised by Kudzanai Chiurai, whose works will be presented at this year’s dOCUMENTA, the show will happen at Co-op and ROOM, both in Juta Street, and opens concurrently with Chiurai’s Documenta 13 installation on the 9th of June 2012 in Germany.

Juta Street will feature two video installations accompanied by Thandiswa Mazwai, Joao Orecchia and the BLK JKS, while ROOM will display photographs of the installation at Documenta 13 and Co-op will see a new edition of Conflict Resolution posters exhibited.

Kudzanai Chiurai’s poster show entitled Conflict Resolution grapples with the issue of conflict in the contemporary moment in Africa. He says “The spaces within which conflict has been taking place vary to the extent of our own understanding of what defines conflict. Our understanding of resolution is therefore also brought to the fore as we question the validity and nature of force used in our attempts at peace.”

Date: 9th June 2012.

Time: 17:30 for 18:00

Performance Starts: 18.30

These are memo’s that were sent to employees of Tiger Oil Company by the owner, Edward Mike Davis, who sometimes refers to himself in the third person in this hilarious and jaw dropping collection of rants. 
If you thought your boss was a nightmare, imagine working for this guy. 
This rant carries on for four pages

The boss who killed Christmas

Source of this hilarity: Letters of Note
You can  check out the whole collection there, there are some of my favourites

Some of the wonderful things I had fun shopping for in Zanzibar. Mostly in Stone Town shops and markets.  
Kilimanjaro Arabica Coffee. 

 The coffee smells so amazing. I haven’t tried it yet because I absolutely love the packaging and don’t really want top open it yet.

African Pride Tea

 I love tea. I love vanilla. So the two together are just magic. The Masala tea i got because I’d been told it tastes and smells very similar to Chai. It does. Spicy, aromatic and delicious.

For my little 6 month old nephew

and another one for Afika

 I think I would have bought anything if it was an interesting print. This bag was unnecessary and not my style, but loved the reds and olives

 I think this is the most interesting top I have. Love the wing effect.

Who am I without notebooks? I love having them, I loving giving them as gift. The one on the far right I gave to my sister, to document her journey into motherhood and use as her journal. The second one from the right  gave to my wonderful sunshine Miss Milli  and the other two are all mine! Aren’t the prints amazing? Think I want to start making covered notebooks actually

And finally

 Fabrics to make amazing items. Now just to find someone to make stuff for me. Been looking online for styles of skirts and shirts. Definitely want a high waisted pencil skirt first!

Today, I’ve used one of the prints as a head wrap for the first time. Loving the nubian queen feel.

Thank you

The lovely people at Oprah Magazine and Dentyne and Fundudzi sent me this pretty goodie bag with goodies
Haven’t had a chance to look through it yet, but I’m sure it’s lovely!

The release:

O and Dentyne Good Choices launch with exciting app and event 
R 100 000 up for grabs in O and Dentyne challenge 
O, The Oprah Magazine and Dentyne’s Good Choices campaign officially kicks off this month with an exciting online application, reader competition and upcoming event hosted by O magazine contributor and life coach, Martha Beck. 

The ‘Good Choices’ campaign aims to take readers on a journey of self-discovery assisting them to become the best they can be, by making good and positive choices every day. With the new online app, readers now have the opportunity to build their own Good Choices board and stand the chance to win R100 000 toward fulfilling their dreams. 

“Visualising our good choices and goals is a very powerful tool in helping us to move towards the best version of ourselves,” says Samantha Page, editor of O, The Oprah Magazine. “With our new app readers will have a place online where they can collate the pictures and quotes that inspire them and represent the good choices they are making. Combined with our Martha Beck event, we are set for an exciting journey of making dreams come true.”

By creating their own Good Choices board through the Good Choice app, readers are entered into a draw for R100 000 worth of prizes. The app is web-based and free of charge. Every completed board will count as an entry into the draw, with twenty finalists being asked to motivate their good choices. The best motivation will win R100 000 towards realising their dreams.  

As an extra motivation to get started, ten readers who complete their boards before 8 June 2012 stand a chance of winning double tickets to an exclusive O and Dentyne Good Choices event in Johannesburg, with keynote speaker Martha Beck, on the 21st of June 2012.

“This app is such an exciting development for the O and Dentyne Good Choices campaign”, says Georgina Harpur, Brand Manager for Dentyne: Kraft Foods South Africa. “No matter where they are, with the help of OMagazine and Dentyne, women can make good choices every day.” 

The June issue of O magazine is on sale from 21 May 2012 at all leading newsagents and stores.

To create a Good Choices board, register at www.goodchoices.co.za