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Inspirational Women 2017 – Taryn van Schalkwyk – nee Simpson (IP Lawyer)

When I met Taryn, she was still very much a Simpson and dating her now husband Jason. From the day I met her I found her charismatic and driven. A woman sure of herself and determined to leave her mark in the world. I’ve been blessed to have the opportunity to see her evolve both in her career and family life. Initially more my hubby’s mate, today I find it’s her and I going off for a cuppa coffee somewhere so our sons can have some fun outdoors.    This is her story… My journey has been a privileged...

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Race Review : Clicks Wierie Road Race

The Clicks Wierie Road Race was hosted by Denel Athletics Club took place Sunday 12th August. A beautiful crispy fresh morning.  From last weekend 8 am race start, this race started at 6h30 am. Waiting for the race to begin, it didn’t feel too cold. To be honest it felt just right, not too cold nor too warm. It all changed once the race started. Brrrrr. Literally took me all of the first 6km to warm up. I clearly didn’t take into account the wind factor from the running.  Distance: 21.1km, 10km, 5km Fun Run Weather: Although not Spring just yet, it...

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SPLASH! The Water Circus

SPLASH! – The Water Circus SPLASH! Is a circus for the modern-age, presenting a variety of all circus genres, but with a unique, visual twist. The traditional acts look completely different as they are presented in – or above – a 12-metre diameter pool of water. Accompanying this is a dazzling lighting and laser show which perfectly displays the impressive body manipulation and contortion feats amongst a series of water fountains.  An absolutely must watch for the whole family, I say!? Date         19 Aug to 17 Sep 2017 Thursdays and Fridays      20h00 Saturdays  ...

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To go or not to go onto PrEP or PEP?

This topic has been heavy on my heart for a while now when I say while … it’s more like a few years. You see a few years back, I went out as one does, to a local club. I met someone and before I knew it, I had put myself at risk and exposed myself to the human immunodeficiency virus or as it is better known .. HIV! I was so caught up in the moment, that I felt like it would be fine. I was having fun! We’ve all had the thought of agh …”it won’t happen to me”,...

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Inspirational Women 2017 – Chevone Petersen (Blogger)

Chevone Petersen a blogger who inspires me through her words, engaging smile and bubbly personality. She is amazing. She is strong, single mom and successfully raising her son. Though life may throw challenges her way, she does not let her circumstances distract her from her goals or provide the best she can for her son Kai.  This is her story… SUCCESS CAN BE FOUND IN OUR VULNERABILITY How do you define success as a parent? I don’t know, for each, this word has a different meaning, and for some success as a parent could be viewed as something that...

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