Editor’s note

What is the real state of our nation?

Tonight millions of South Africans will be watching the annual drama of President Zuma’s State of Nation Address and debating the country’s successes and failures

Avoid feeling the (sun)burn

The Lowveld sun has never been kind to my skin. A few minutes outside on a sunny day and I tend to resemble a lobster or tomato.

Help us fill the office diary

It’s the start of the year and we’re looking forward to all of the great events planned in the area. Make sure we don’t miss out on any of them by sending us your event info.

Sticking to your New Year’s resolutions

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this year? Mine tend to be vague wishes, but this year I tried something different in the hopes that I’ll actually reach these goals.

Are you prepared for the holiday traffic?

Make sure your car is stocked with the essentials when heading off on holiday, just in case you get stuck in traffic or are stranded with car problems.

Countdown to Christmas

Only thirty days until Christmas and in-between marvelling at the madness of the Festive Season, I’m looking forward to a time of fun, family and food.

Sonder brandstof op Middelpos

Toe ek hoor petrolpryse styg moontlik weer, dink ek aan die keer toe ons met ‘n byna leë petroltenk tydens beurtkrag op Middelpos geland het. Toe moes ‘n boer ‘n plan maak.