What to do

Whether you’re going away or enjoying a staycation this holiday, check out our jam-packed suggestions of things to keep you entertained – from new restaurants to try out or fun activities for the whole family, there’s something for everyone.

Top tips to keep your kids entertained when you travel

Parenting expert Nikki Bush shares her ten "travel commandments" and recommendations for travel-friendly toys and games.

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Surviving the ‘Janworry’ blues after the festive hangover

January is a long month - the debit orders are knocking on your door.

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Fun, healthy family activities on offer in Gauteng over festive season

From SUP to ballet, David "Mr Active" Katz has suggestions for keeping the kids happily occupied during the holidays.

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25 of the best books to read or gift this holiday season

CapeTalk host Pippa Hudson reflects on some of the best books released this year and discusses a few gems with local publishers.

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5 questions to ask yourself before blowing your early December paycheck

Financial planner Paul Roelofse encourages households to create a budget before spending this festive season.

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Why you should take your boredom more seriously

Your boredom is very insightful. Writer Anna Hartford shares her thoughts on why we should be more invested in understanding it.

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Planning your next holiday? Seven travel hacks to help your money go further

Traveling on a budget? Traveller24 journo Marisa Crous offers her expert advice for anyone looking to plan ahead for a getaway.

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'Do not go into the festive season without a budget,' says financial adviser

Old Mutual head of financial education John Manyike and finance professional Palesa Lengolo give advice on financial literacy.

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Festive season can trigger past pains for people - Dr Eve

The clinical sexologist gives a compilation of the best topics that have been covered throughout 2019.

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The Duchess - the story behind the world’s first non-alcoholic gin & tonic

Launched in 2016, The Duchess has won numerous awards and successfully broke into the UK, Belgium and the Scandinavian countries.

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'Road-tripping in Africa just needs an adventurous spirit and some patience'

Johan Badenhorst, producer of Voetspore says travelling through Africa is not as complicated as some may think.

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20 Road safety tips for the festive season

Arrive safely at your destination this festive season.

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15 beaches in the Cape where lost children will easily be reunited with parents

The tag system will be implemented at 15 beaches to help reunite lost children on priority beach days.

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Enjoy your braai with healthy, heart-smart options

Jan Braai weighs in on the braai edition of 'Cooking from the Heart', launched in time for Heritage Day.

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[LISTEN] Tech gifts to consider this Christmas

Tech guru Aki Anastasiou shares some gift ideas for children and adults which range from R700 to R9,000.

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Are you the family ATM? Tips on how to manage lending to your loved ones

Gerald Mwandiambira CFP and Managing Partner at Sugar Creek Wealth provides useful advice on managing family financial requests.

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Tips to make your home less vulnerable to crime this holiday season

MultiNet Home Loans CEO Shaun Rademeyer says criminals are getting smarter and do their research beforehand.

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Tokyo and Dubai are the places to visit for travellers in 2020

There's a lot to be excited about in terms of travel trends and ideas for next year. Getaway Magazine has the scoop.

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La Colombe head chef shares what it takes to be crowned SA's best restaurant

From restaurant of the year to rising culinary star, we look at the highlights from the Eat Out Awards and the chefs who won big.

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Top tips for keeping your furry friends cool in summer

Veterinarian Roy Aronson shares some of his top tips on caring for your pets during the warmer months.

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'We shouldn't be dying from skin cancer' - protect your skin this summer

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in South Africa, claiming about 700 lives every year.

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Three top picks of national parks for a cycling holiday

David 'Mr Active' Katz elaborates on his top three choices in the Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape.

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Four ways the new direct CT-NY flight will change the tourism game for Cape Town

It's the only non-stop service between the US and Cape Town and is expected to bring new travel and trade opportunities.

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Cape Town bans fireworks for Diwali, Guy Fawkes, New Year

The City won't be offering designated fireworks sites for traditional celebrations this year, partly due to public opposition.

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How to prepare your pet to cope with stress of holiday season

Dr Aileen Pypers has tips and advice on helping animals through what is the most stressful part of the year for them.

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12 security tips to keep cellphone info and bank account safe from crooks

There have been a number of new cases where victims had their cellphones stolen and discovered their bank accounts were emptied.

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She's back! 'Aunty Merle - It's a Girl!' opens at Baxter Theatre

Theatre critic Marina Griebenow says audiences should expect a few surprises from Marc Lottering's beloved character.

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Emperors Palace launches Africa's first stadium gaming arena

An electronic gaming setup of 30 new Diamond series G5 interactive machines offers 24/7 electronic tables games.

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Strategies on how to maintain healthy weight during the festive season

Wellness architect Stacey Holland says people are in a state of stress throughout the year now they want to switch off.

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Ministers of tourism and police launch safety initiative for festive season

Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi Ngubane unpacks the action plan to keep those visiting the country safe.

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Kids' festive season gifts: top picks for children aged 2-4

Parenting expert Nikki Bush reviews toys and games that develop fine motor co-ordination.

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Do not consume food or alcohol excessively to comfort yourself - psychologist

Clinical psychologist Viwe Dweba says avoiding to deal with life experiences opens up unhealthy ways of trying to cope.

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7 tips to keep kids entertained at the beach

A day at the beach, is not always a day at the beach and that means keeping the kids entertained.

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Tips on how to survive the festive season booze-free

Sobriety advocate Janet Gourand offers some tips on how to get through the so-called party season without drinking any booze.

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Tips on how to keep flies and mozzies at bay this summer

John Maytham chats to Managing Director of Pest Free SA Sebastian Seelig about effective measures that will help.

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[LISTEN] Expert tips to avoid splurging unnecessarily over the holidays

Sanlam's Danelle van Heerde shares advice on how to manage your money during the festive season.

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3 great homeware gifts to get your loved ones this festive season

Wicus Pretorius, the editor of Tuis and Home magazines, has some homeware gift ideas at a range of prices to suit your pocket.

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3 top Christmas gifts for the foodies in the family

Yuppie Chef's Fran Peacock suggests three Christmas gifts to impress the food enthusiast at a range of prices to suit your budget.

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Tips on beauty gifts to buy your loved ones this Christmas

If you're not sure what to get the beauty enthusiasts in your family, Cosmo beauty editor Zipho Ntloko has some ideas.

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Going away? Tips on ensuring pet safety these holidays

The SPCA has encouraged residents to take care in ensuring their pets are safe over the holidays.

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Top Christmas gift ideas for music lovers

The well-versed music aficionado Sean Brokensha suggests three Christmas gifts to impress the music lover close to your heart.

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5 dishes to give your Christmas menu a spicy Mexican twist

Rich in culture, Mexican cuisine boasts an enchanting palette of flavours, vibrant colours and an incredible mix of textures.

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10 safety tips from Sanparks following latest robbery at Table Mountain camp

The Slangkop Tented Camp in Kommetjie was hit by thieves the weekend. Here's advice on how to keep safe in the area.

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What to expect when you visit the Norval Foundation, CT's new visual art museum

There's a new art destination in the Cape. Pippa Hudson learns more about the restaurant, gardens, sculptures, and art on display.

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[LISTEN] Here's what's on for kids in JHB over the festive season

Creator at www.Jozikidz.co.za Merle Dieterich shares some of her best picks for holiday activities for kids.

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The perfect holiday gift exists and, you’ve known about it all along

As the stress of Christmas shopping gets real... we've come to rescue you with the ultimate gift guide.

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Free mobile app helps families find kid-friendly things to do nearby

The app shows parties, movies, day trips, tutor classes, emergency numbers, free events, holiday programmes and much more.

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Fun activities for the whole family in Cape Town

In the Mother City for December? Try out some of these spots!

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Jetting off soon? What to know about claiming for luggage damaged during flights

Airlines usually won’t accept responsibility or pay compensation for damage caused to luggage zippers, handles or wheels.

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How to get through awkward family dynamics this holiday

Spending time with family over Christmas isn't always easy. Clinical psychologist Khosi Jiyane shares advice on how to cope.

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NSRI's safety tips for beachgoers this festive season

National Sea Rescue Institute's Dr Cleeve Robertson has tips for beachgoers to guard against drowning accidents.

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Fun activities for the whole family in Jozi

Find yourself in Jozi this December? Try these great activities!

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Stay financially fit during the summer break

Make sure that you don't end your summer holidays in the red with these tips for staying on top of your finances - wherever you are.

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Would you consider renting out your house during the December period?

There is a trend of buy to rent options being utilised as a popular investment strategy.

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