Making life as beautiful as we want it

First and foremost, the purpose of National Making Life Beautiful Day is to celebrate those who make life beautiful for others — be it our own or a larger group of people. The truly freeing part is that you often do not even realise when or how you are creating beauty in the life of […]

The Western Cape is now officially entering a Covid-19 third wave of infections

The Western Cape is now officially entering a Covid-19 third wave of infections. This was confirmed by Premier Alan Winde during his weekly digital media briefing on Thursday. The number of cases, hospital admissions, and deaths have all increased over the past week. Around 430 new cases and 52 new admissions are reported per day […]

The Cape Town International Convention Centre is going to be turned into a mass vaccination site

The Cape Town International Convention Centre is going to be turned into a mass vaccination site. Formal contracts are expected to be signed soon, and it should be up and running in the next three to four weeks. The CTICC is intended to be the first of at least three major vaccination centres in Cape […]

16 Days for Youth – Aletta Frans

Aletta the former Grassy Park High School teacher retired in 2015 and then started offering reading classes to children she found on the streets, hoping they would learn life skills. She also runs a library and soup kitchen from her home which are open to adults and children. She has committed herself to her community. […]

Are 21st keys still a thing?

What is the significance of the big, the massive, the HUGE 21st birthday? Most people still feel that there is still some special, sparkly significance behind this age in particular. South African’s still love to have 21st keys made and handed over at big 21st birthday parties! Parents love this feeling of handing over the […]

How to make the best Roti

Ingredients: 100ml self raising flour 750ml cake flour 250ml cold water 5ml salt 45ml sunflower oil 100ml butter 100ml flour 50ml melted butter mixed with 50ml sunflower oil Method: Combine flour, self raising flour, and salt in a bowl Add oil rubbing it into flour to form a crumbly texture Add water and mix Knead […]

Where there is a will there is a way, even on a bus!

[Featured Image: The Daily Voice] A Mitchells Plain musician has taken to busking on the bus to make a living. We spotted this story in the Daily Voice and our friend VAV recommended we into this determined musician. Vezz, a 26-year-old father of one from Tafelsig, says like everyone else he has been hit hard […]

Stage 3 load shedding is set to last until 22h00 today

Eskom has implemented Stage 3 loadshedding from 08h00 on Thursday. South Africans have been kept on their toes, with the power utility first announcing Stage 2 rolling blackouts on Wednesday morning, then ramping it up to Stage 4 just a few hours later. Eskom now says that despite bringing some generation units back online, more […]

16 Days for Youth – Community Cohesion

Their Story Community Cohesion was a small idea in 2012.  At the time I was volunteering at the Hout Bay SAPS in the Victim Support Centre.  Here, we provided, and still do provide, crisis containment for victims of violence and crime.  At that time, I was working in television as a documentary producer and this […]

How to address favouritism in the workplace? 

Have you ever found cases of favouritism in the workplace? This occurs when one staff member receives special treatment while everyone else is cast aside. Have you found that one staff member gets praised excessively or that person is always the go-to for great parts of a project?  The fact is we are no strangers […]

To date, over 20 500 people have been vaccinated across old age homes in the province

The department of Social Development in the Western Cape says the Covid-19 vaccination roll-out programme continues to make steady progress at old age homes in the province. To date, just over 20 500 people have been vaccinated across old age homes in the province as part of Phase 2 of the Covid-19 vaccination roll-out plan. […]

16 Days for Youth – Survivor Haven Foundation

The Survivor Haven Foundation focusses on youth development and Gender Based Violence. Janine Passenz who is the director of the organisation helps and supports rape victims by providing them with free counselling and their family members too. She also focusses alot on outreach programs within various schools, where she educates on self development and up-skilling. […]

World Ocean Day

[Featured Image: fodors.com] World Oceans Day is observed every year on 8 June to create awareness among human beings of the benefits it has enjoyed from the ocean so far. The day highlights the need and necessity to protect oceans from further deterioration. As the ocean is home to most of the earth’s biodiversity, we […]

Today, let’s dedicate it to our Best Friends

Traditions for this day vary. No two (or more) best friends have the same traditions; it is unique to everyone. The shenanigans that best friends get up to are enjoyed and shared only between them, which include memorable adventures, fun gatherings, and even inside jokes. These traditions are relived on National Best Friends Day. There […]

Eskom says the struggles it’s facing are far from over

Eskom says the struggles it’s facing are far from over, and might have to bring on rolling black outs throughout this week again. The embattled power utility forced the nation into Stage 1 power cuts on Monday night. Spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha admits they’ve lost the ability to produce close to 17 000 megawatts of electricity. […]

16 Days for Youth – Little Saints Daycare

Little Saints Daycare in Paarl was nominated for the incredible work they do within the community. They assist in the development of children and provide a safe place for kids to learn education and skills. Many of these parents of the kids do not have enough funds to send them to proper schools to learn, […]

16 Days for Youth – One Nation ZA

One Nation ZA an NPO started in February 2020 on the principle “let everything you do be done in love.” The organisation is situated in Drakenstein (and covers Paarl, Wellington Simondium, Hermon, Gouda and Saron). The organisations endeavour is to facilitate change through assistance with skills development, personal growth and referring families to various institutions […]

Young Delft learner gets hero’s recognition for his enterprising recycling business

7 June 2021: Pick n Pay School Club has awarded Grade 2 learner, 8-year-old Codie Koopman from Eindhoven Primary School in Delft, with an Environmental Hero Award for his enterprising recycling business, which supports his family and “employs” 10 other local youngsters. Andre Nel, head of sustainability at Pick n Pay, says the company was […]

16 Days for Youth – Morgenster United Football Club

Morgenster United Football Club was created to get kids off the streets and participating in sports activities to help them mentally. Its been an amazing journey being able to help these kids through the many challenges they face, and to be able to skill them with something that they love playing – soccer. The Soweto […]

Western Cape Government is worried by the continuous increase iof active Covid-19 cases.

The Western Cape Government is worried by the continuous increase in the number of active Covid-19 cases. Over the past two weeks, new infections have risen by more than 30%. In fact over the past 24 hours, the active cases increased by 331. As of Sunday, there were 5,060 active cases in the Western Cape. […]

The number of Covid-19 vaccine sites which will be used this week in the Western Cape, has increased to 154

The number of Covid-19 vaccine sites which will be used this week in the Western Cape, has increased to 154. This forms part of the provincial government’s plan to open additional sites every week, as the number of shots given daily increases. Last week, the health department exceeded its target number of 60,000 vaccines administered […]

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister, Patricia de Lille has tested positive for Covid-19.

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister, Patricia de Lille has tested positive for Covid-19. The former Cape Town Mayor, made the announcement on Sunday morning. De Lille says she took a test on Friday the 4th of June, after showing some symptoms. De Lille spokesperson Zara Nicholson, says the Minister is in self-quarantine. She has also […]

16 Days for Youth – Hope House

Hope House has been offering hope and care to hurting people since 2004. They offer counselling, addictions support and training to the people of Cape Town, South Africa. Hope House is a Christian organisation that is passionate about welcoming people of all races, religions and cultures to seek care and counselling with them. Hope House […]

Happy Doughnut Day!

Ingredients: 4 cups all purpose flour (500g or ½ kg) 2 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast (1 oz sachet) 12 oz evaporated milk (354ml or 1 ½ cups) 3 tablespoons butter – melted 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 teaspoon salt (not heaped) 1 egg Oil for frying Corn oil, canola oil or vegetable oil will […]

16 Days for Youth – Woodside Special Care Centre

Woodside Special Care Centre is a residential home caring for 80 profoundly intellectually and physically disabled residents and is situated in Rondebosch East, Cape Town, South Africa. Since its inception in 1976 Woodside has worked diligently towards building a home of safety and security for its residents, all of whom require specialised care and who […]

A recipe for MeatLoaf – #FoodingAroundwithJennyMorris

Ingredients: 1kg beef mince 1 med onion finely chopped 2 eggs 3 cloves crushed garlic 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 Tablespoons tomato sauce 3 Tablespoons chopped parsley 3/4 cup breadcrumbs 1/2 cup natural yoghurt 1 teaspoon salt or to your taste 2 teaspoons oregano 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary 1/2 teaspoon […]

Singer and songwriter Gabrielle wrote a song about being a victim of bullying

A victim of bullying herself, Gabrielle has been bullied since she was in Grade 4. She explains, “I have been verbally bullied by children calling me “ugly” and saying things like I’m talentless. I have been cyber bullied through WhatsApp and have been invited into groups only to be sworn at and called names.” Bullying […]

Marc Lottering collaborates with Vicky Samson for another HIT!

Marc Lottering the song writer first gifted Salome, a complicated song and now he has teamed up with Vicky Samson! Have a listen to the interview here:-

Parents whose children have been offered places in schools for 2022 must urgently respond.

Parents whose children have been offered places in schools for 2022 must urgently respond. And those who haven’t, just need to be a little patient. That’s the message from the Western Cape’s education department, following concerns about when learners will be placed in a school. This year saw thousands of learners left without seats for […]

WCBS encourages donating blood and keeping the world beating this National Blood Donor Month

During June, the Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) celebrates National Blood Donor Month, with 14 June being World Blood Donor Day.  During this month, WCBS endeavours to raise awareness about the need for safe blood and blood products and the importance of blood donation. This year the World Health Organisation (WHO) theme is “Give blood […]

Dolly Parton revealed her bizarre quirk

Dolly Parton has revealed that she sleeps in her makeup just in case there’s an earthquake or storm in the middle of the night that forces her to leave her home. The 75-year-old country legend also spoke about her exercise regime, and said she does “rejoicing exercises” every morning to keep herself both physically and […]

Day 2 of 16 Days for Youth – Anneeda’s Endo Outreach Project NGO. 

This morning with Suga, we spoke to Anneeda Pekeur from the Anneeda’s Endo Outreach Project NGO. This NGO in particular focusses on personal and female hygiene famine product distribution, hunger relief and also baby care. These remarkable people are doing incredible work within their community. Anneeda explained to Suga that the NGO has run out […]

What do they say about people born in June?

People born in the month of June have a dynamic personality. Their personality makes them quite popular among the people around them. They are quite talented in several things such as they can be good in academics as well as in sports, singing and dancing. People often want to be their friends and learn from […]

My First Radio Play – D Dorian

If you’re a bedroom artist or making music on the side, recording, possibly even publishing it online on the digital platforms…we’re looking for you and we’re looking to give you the radio platform to share your original music with Cape Town… ARTIST: From the group D Dorian – leader: Hilton Appel SONG: Lonely Nights

Kids who are making serious money in the gaming world speaks to Aden

We heard from two siblings, in fact they twins, who are making money making emotes in the gaming world. If you’re not sure what we’re talking about, have a listen to the interview below. Are your kids or do you know of kids who are making money through some entrepreneurial venture? 

World Milk Day reminds us why milk is great for the whole family

Whether you’re an adult, a teen or a young child, milk is an affordable whole food that is good for everyone.  Milk offers your family a unique combination of nutrients to keep your loved ones healthy and strong.  1 June is the celebration of World Milk Day, and it highlights that dairy offers multiple benefits […]

Gasman Craig Tungcheun chats to Aden with expert advice on gas heaters and safety

With the temperatures dropping and the gas heaters being hauled out, how many of you actually service your gas heaters? Did you know you should? A gasman, whose family has  been in the gas business for decades (since 1989) joins us on the show… Craig Tungcheun joins us with expert advice and a check list […]

Day 1 of 16 Days for Youth – Rockabye BabyHouse

The Soweto Uprising, also known as 16 June, where a series of protests led by high school students in South Africa that began on the morning of 16 June 1976. To the brave youth that took part, some losing their lives, an annual Youth Day was set to commemorate their sacrifices. June is often referred […]

Dam levels in the Western Cape are sitting at 54% capacity

Dam levels in the Western Cape are sitting at 54% capacity, while those providing Cape Town with drinking water are at just over 75% full. These are much higher levels compared to last year this time in 2020, when they were just 36.7% and 54.8% respectively. Local Government MEC, Anton Bredell is optimistic that the […]

Cape Town’s iconic Tweede Nuwe Jaar celebrations cancelled due to Covid-19

Cape Town’s iconic Tweede Nuwe Jaar celebrations have been cancelled, due to the covid19 resurgence in the Western Cape. The event was meant to take place on the 16th of this month – having been postponed from its normal date, the 2nd of January. Kaapse Klopse Karnival Association chairperson, Muneeb Gambino says they hope they’ll […]

How to make a quick and easy Mutton Akhni

Ingredients: 1 large onion sliced 30ml sunflower oil 1 chilli Salt to taste 500ml of rice 10ml of crushed ginger 5ml of crushed garlic 5ml cumin (grounded) 5ml of ground coriander 5ml of ground fennel 5ml of tumeric 5ml chilli powder 3 whole allspice 3 whole cloves 3 cardamom seeds 2 pieces of stick cinnamon […]

More than 70 new Covid-19 vaccine sites will open across the Western Cape

More than 70 new Covid-19 vaccine sites will open across the Western Cape. This is part of the province’s scaled-up approach to open additional sites every week, as the number of shots given daily increases. 68 more public and four private vaccinations sites will be operating from today. Last week, the department exceeded its target […]

National Child Protection Week

Western Cape Social Development MEC, Sharna Fernandez says society needs reflect on the toll Covid-19 has taken on the physical, emotional, developmental, and mental wellbeing of children. Today marks the start of National Child Protection Week, 30 May to 6 June 2021. This campaign is aimed in raising awareness about protecting the rights of children. […]

Today, we learn the importance of what tobacco actually does to our bodies

World No Tobacco Day is an initiative by the World Health Organization and is observed on May 31 every year. The campaign aims to spread awareness about the dangers of tobacco and its negative impact on health, as well as the exploitation of the nicotine industry that is geared towards the youth in particular. The […]

Smile a while and give your face a rest

Smiles are powerful. Not only do they generate engagement between two people, but the more someone smiles, the healthier his/her brain can be… Seriously! Smiling more often, regardless of your mood, can improve your health and even help you live longer. Check out seven health benefits of smiling below. Smiling releases endorphins, which helps a […]

The country has been placed back on Covid-19 Alert level 2

The country has been placed back on Covid-19 Alert level 2 from Monday, the 31st of May. President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement in an address to the nation on Sunday night. The announcement wasn’t unexpected – with the Free State, Northern Cape, North West and Gauteng all now in a third wave of infections. […]

Sunscreen Day and the importance of it

You know you’re supposed to wear sunscreen, but what you may not know are all the reasons why it’s so very important. It’s worth making sure you’re using sunscreen correctly, too. Proper application, upkeep, and exposure ensure the product is doing its work well. Here’s why sunscreen is so important: Decrease Risk of Cancer The […]

Why do we love road tripping so much?

1. Total flexibility One of the most obvious reasons why you should travel by car is that you are 100% more flexible. No timetables, no schedules, no nothing. You can do whatever you want and feel like doing. And even better, you don’t need to plan where you are going. 2. You can be more […]

Woman’s fart smelled so bad that a gym was prompted to evacuate

A fitness fanatic has recounted the time she had a ripper so bad it caused a woman to pass out and the gym to be evacuated. A gym was evacuated after a woman farted so bad that another woman puked and the management thought that there was a sewage problem. Weightlifter Maxime van den Dijssel, […]

The Western Cape Government will now allow walk-ins at its Covid-19 vaccine sites

The Western Cape Government will now allow walk-ins at its Covid-19 vaccine sites, as part of Phase 2 rollout. This decision has been taken following a large number of people seen queuing at these sites over the past week. The department says those with appointments will still be prioritised. Around 30-thousand people have been inoculated […]

Ryan O’Connor speaks to Alderman Grant Twigg from My Cape Town Market

Ryan O’Connor speaks to Alderman Grant Twigg about two exciting initiatives which will be introduced by the City of Cape Town’s Urban Management Directorate: My Cape Town Market, a three-day live market taking place at the Greenpoint Urban Park from 28 to 30 May, and The Cape Town Online Market, a new online shopping experience […]

Easy Peasy Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients Crust: 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 2 tablespoons granulated sugar Pinch fine salt Filling: 2 pounds cream cheese, at room temperature 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 1 1/4 cups sour cream 6 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon vanilla paste (see Cook’s Note) or extract 1 teaspoon finely grated […]

Eskom says the reason for the power outage in Wesbank, is due to the vandalism of network infrastructure

Eskom says the reason for the power outage in Wesbank, is due to the vandalism of network infrastructure. This response comes after residents of the area took to the streets with violent protests earlier this week, blaming the power utility for the loss of electricity. It’s understood that the community had been without electricity for […]

The Western Cape Health Department says it wants to increase the number of Covid-19 vaccines on a daily basis

The Western Cape Health Department says it wants to increase the number of Covid-19 vaccines administered on a daily basis. Authorities hope to inoculate around 6,000 people this week. More than 50 vaccine sites are currently operating across the province. They include public and private facilities. Head of Health, Dr Keith Cloete says more sites […]

A Cape Town teenager landed himself in some hot water when he was caught speeding

A Cape Town teenager landed himself in some hot water when he was caught speeding while on joyride with friends between Old Strandfontein and Ottery Road, this past weekend. It’s believed the 16 year old clocked speeds of over 200km/hour. A Ghost Squad officer spotted the Golf 7 travelling at a high speed along Jan […]

A learner from Belgravia High was caught bullying a classmate by setting her hair alight

The Western Cape Education department says a learner caught on camera bullying a classmate and setting her hair alight has been suspended from Belgravia High School. The disturbing video has been circulating on social media this week. It shows the boy taunting the girl and then moments later, taking a lighter and setting her hair […]

A sucker to make you wakker – WPCA pays tribute to the legend Boeta Cassiem

We were so proud to see this tribute to Boeta Cassiem on Newlands Cricket Ground. The Western Province Cricket Association created a day to dedicate to the legend and world famous Boeta Cassiem for his dedication to selling ice cream at Cape Town’s world-famous rugby and cricket stadiums in Newlands for the last 55 years. Those that […]

Waiter & Waitress Appreciation Day!

Just for a minute, think about all the people who serve you food and drinks: the barista that remembers just how you like your incredibly complicated coffee drink, the waiter at the sandwich spot who helps sort out all your large group’s orders, the bartender who serves your gin and tonic with a side of […]

The heavy rains overnight have already taken a toll in parts of the Cape Metro

The heavy rains overnight and into Thursday morning, have already taken a toll in parts of the Cape Metro. The City’s Disaster Management department has been inundated with reports of flooding in among others Gugulethu, Macassar Village and Phillippi East. The Disaster Management Centre is currently doing assessments to see if the social security agency […]

Chicken and mushroom pie for a cold winter’s day in the Cape

Ingredients  2 refrigerated puff pastry sheets – thawed (not frozen) and rolled out 4 strips of bacon – cooked til crisp and chopped (optional) Sliced mushrooms 2 tablespoons butter 2 teaspoons minced garlic 3 cups shredded – or diced cooked chicken 1 cup cheddar cheese 1 egg – whisked Homemade cream of chicken 6 tablespoons butter […]

National Rescue A Dog Day

Animal shelters and rescue groups are brimming with happy, healthy pets just waiting for someone to take them home. Most shelter pets wound up there because of a human problem like a move or a divorce, not because the animals did anything wrong. Many are already house-trained and used to living with families. You give […]

Have you ever wondered how many chickens you’re allowed to have in your backyard?

Have you ever wondered how many chickens you’re allowed to keep? Of course you haven’t but we’re going to tell you anyway. Many people are very successful in raising poultry in a residential area. … Remember that you can not keep as many as you might like because of limited space. .. Johannesburg residents can […]

Contact sports have been suspended at schools with immediate effect

Contact sports have been suspended at schools with immediate effect, the Department of Basic Education announced today. The decision follows calls made by education experts and activists as a result of the looming third wave. The risk of the spread of Covid-19 is expected to increase due to the cold, wet weather. Non-contact sport training […]

Quick and easy Pilchard Breyani for the win

Ingredients: 1 cup of chopped onions 2 cloves of chopped garlic a teaspoon of chopped ginger Salt and pepper to taste 1/2 cup of Mrs Balls Chutney (Or any other chutney will do) 1 and a half cans of pilchards (preferably the one in hot chilli sauce works better) 4 potatoes Oil 1/2 cup of […]

What to know about becoming a social media influencer

Social media influencers are fast becoming popular amongst all of us. All kinds of brands want to collaborate with influencers in order to expand and create a buzz around their products and brands. The followers of influencers, on the other hand, look forward to expert advice and recommendation from them before they go out and […]

Premier Alan Winde says he’s impressed by how the first day of the Phase Two Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says he’s impressed by how the first day of the Phase Two Covid-19 vaccine rollout went on Monday. A number of elderly residents – most of whom live at some Cape Town Old Age Homes – were given shots at the Brooklyn Chest Hospital. Among them were Emeritus Archbishop Desmond […]

Today we celebrate World Baking Day!

Crunchy cookies, chewy brownies, decadent tortes, cute cupcakes, crusty baked bread…baking is an art this world would just not be the same without. Do you even know anyone who could honestly say they don’t have deep, unconditional love for at least one of the above? We thought not! This World Baking Day, it’s time to […]

Western Cape health authorities say it’s all systems go for the Covid-19 Phase 2 vaccination rollout today

Western Cape health authorities say it’s all systems go for the Covid-19 Phase 2 vaccination rollout on Monday. This phase covers people aged 60 and older, and the focus will be on those living in Old Age Homes. The department says some health workers are expected to be given shots today. Authorities say they’ll be […]

After a bit of an absence, rolling blackouts are back with us again

After a bit of an absence, rolling blackouts are back with us again. Eskom announced on Sunday that Stage 2 power cuts are now in effect until Tuesday at 22h00. The power utility says this is due to a loss in generation power at seven power stations over the past 36 hours. The last time […]

How to make a salty snack – Bokkoms

It’s a salty snack that is loved by so many South Africans and tourists alike. Many buy them at fisheries or farm stalls, but why not try them out for yourself. Here’s an easy to follow recipe and all you’ll need is salt and fish: Ingredients: Coarse salt Mullet fish work well, but any small […]

Over the past week, the number of new Covid-19 cases has increased by 39%

The Western Cape is experiencing a Covid-19 infection resurgence – as new cases are increasing, But this doesn’t necessarily mean the third wave has hit the country. Health officials believe it’s due to slack in health and safety measures. The biggest infection contributors are large social gatherings, inter-provincial travel and tertiary education residences. Just recently, […]

Today marks International Nurses Day

Cape Town health authorities have praised the thousands of nurses still on the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic. Today marks International Nurses Day. Western Cape Health MEC Dr Nomafrrench Mbombo will celebrate the day in Cape Town – at the Western Cape College of Nurses. The City says it has made progress with the vaccination […]

Athlone school receives new 4iR STREAM Lab

The return to in-person learning at Silverlea Primary school in the Western Cape gets an exciting boost with the opening of a 4IR STREAM laboratory thanks to a partnership between Sakhikamva Foundation and local business sponsor, Polyoak Packaging Group.  The launch is part of an ongoing roll-out of STREAM (Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Aeronautics and […]

Two new shelters for victims of gender-based violence have opened on the West Coast.

Western Cape Social Development MEC, Sharna Fernandez, has handed over two new shelters for victims of gender-based violence, on the West Coast. She officially opened the Daisy Safe-house, and Aalwyn Place of Safety on Friday. Fernandez says the provision of safe spaces for victims of GBV is important for the provincial government, to indicate that […]

Varsity Shield Winners Interview with Ryan O’Connor

Ryan O’Connor spoke to the CPUT Captain, have a listen to the interview here:

Western Cape Health Department urges people aged 60 and older to register for vaccine

Western Cape Health MEC, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo is appealing to people aged 60 and older, to register for the Covid-19 Phase 2 vaccination. On Monday, Mbombo will continue with a registration drive at an Old Age Home in Delft. Over the weekend, she visited Gugulethu. The provincial government hopes to vaccinate more than 700 000 […]

Sinenjongo High School team wins goIT Challenge

After a successful launch last year of the goIT Challenge in South Africa, Tata Consultancy Services and STEAM education specialist, Sakhikamva Foundation have brought together 455 learners from nine high schools to participate in the worldwide school’s technology programme.  Students were tasked with coming up with app ideas to solve real-world problems in their own […]

Wednesday’s storm has claimed the lives of people in Bonnievale

The Wednesday’s evening winter storm that hit the Western Cape has claimed the lives of two people in Bonnievale. It’s understood that they were trapped in flood waters in an overturned truck on the R317. The local government and environmental affairs department says the storm caused significant damage and flooding across the Cape Winelands. The […]

Various recipes to make the most delicious chicken wings

Garlic and Honey Chicken Wings Ingredients: 50 split chicken wings ¼ cup flour salt & pepper to taste 1 tablespoon olive oil Sauce: ½ cup honey 4 tablespoons soy sauce 4 large garlic cloves crushed 1 tablespoon ginger finely diced ½ teaspoon chilli flakes ⅓ cup water 1 teaspoon corn starch Instructions: Preheat oven. Dab […]

Here’s how often you should be changing your toothbrush

If your toothbrush’s bristles can no longer stand up straight, that’s a surefire sign it’s time to buy a new brush. Bent, frayed, or excessively worn bristles simply aren’t going to be as effective at removing plaque and other particles from your teeth compared to bristles that are in better shape. So every 3 to […]

The Keto lifestyle change did wonders for many people, Aden finds out more

Aden received a message from a listener where he shared his story about using the Keto lifestyle and 60kgs, as well as his wife who lost 30kgs! Have a listen to this…

Critically low O and B+ blood stock level in the Western Cape

The Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) is appealing to all eligible donors to donate blood as blood stocks are critically low. “We always aim to have a blood supply of 5-days. Currently there is a critical shortage in the O blood groups as well as the B+ blood group; we only have a 1-day supply […]

What to do with Mom for Mother’s Day

If your mother is living with you, breakfast in bed is always a classic and appreciated. Something simple is fine for this, such as toast or a croissant with jam or fruit and a cup of coffee or tea. Or, if she’s not fond of eating in bed, how about preparing a sit-down brunch? If […]

A few beautiful spots to take pictures for an engagement shoot

[Thumbnail Image: www.biancaasherphotography.com] Cape Town has so many beautiful spots to take photos, it is one of the most photogenic cities in the world with an abundance of mountains and breath taking scenery. Engagement shoots are growing bigger and bigger and every couple wants to ultimately have the best pictures with the best views! Here […]

Anthony Martin has written 2 Afrikaans stories just to get some kind of income to feed his family

Spotted a post on Facebook over the week from a guy called Anthony Martin… “ Good day everyone. As some of you know, or may not know, I am self-employed and do windows cleaning. As it is a non-essential service, I cannot work (just life man others). And like everyone else, I am trying to […]

International Maths Day

You may have heard people say that the maths they learnt at school (specifically algebra or pythagoras’ theorem) is useless to them as adults, and that this has left them wondering “Why were we told maths is so important?”.  However, numeracy and maths is used far more often on a daily basis by everyone than […]

Capetonians should brace themselves for very cold and wet weather

Capetonians should brace themselves for very cold and wet weather. The SA Weather Service says an intense cold front is expected to make landfall on Wednesday, with strong to gale force winds, rain and rough seas. The City of Cape Town is advising residents to please clear out any potential blockages around their homes, and […]

Here’s what they say about people born in May

People born in May are usually self-dependent and don’t rely on others for their basic needs. They show possession for the things in their lives and for their closed ones as well. They are very clear about the things they hold close to their heart. If they know that something needs to be done then […]

International Teachers Day

Teachers are constantly planning, grading, analysing data, connecting with parents, and helping their colleagues. Teachers constantly come up with new ways to engage their students and give them meaningful and fun ways to learn. All students deserve to learn and gain the skills they need to succeed in life, and the best teachers make equality […]

District Six land claimants have welcomed interventions to prevent an illegal land invasion

District Six land claimants have welcomed interventions to prevent an illegal land invasion in the area. Last week, the City of Cape Town was granted a court interdict against people trying to claim a site earmarked for restitution. The City approached the courts, after it was informed that a group of people intend to occupy […]

Does Acupuncture actually work?

Acupuncture focuses on a system of meridians that flow through our bodies. When our life force – or Qi, pronounced chee – moves through the meridians freely, our body performs in a state of homeostasis, or at an equilibrium. Stable, balanced, and able to maintain a standard of health and well-being. But when our meridians […]

How do you like your chips? Cheesy or plain?

Tips on how to make the best cheesy chips: You can use any chips – fresh potato or frozen chips – curly fries, crinkle fries, or potato wedges all work just fine. Grating your cheese works best Cheese fries are best when served immediately after they come out of the oven. While this dish is […]

Cape Town Firefighters are currently battling a blaze in Simons Town

Cape Town Firefighters are currently battling a blaze on the mountain slopes in Simons Town. The fire broke out just before 06h00 on Monday above the Signal School. Fire and Rescue spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse, says there’s a big team of firefighters on scene to try and extinguish the blaze. “We currently have ten firefighting appliances […]

Are you suffering from Insomnia?

Smart phones, e-readers, tablets, computer screens, TVs, and digital clocks emit blue light, a short frequency of light that may be harmful to the eyes and disrupt sleep. Minimize screen time for several hours before bedtime to get a good night’s rest. Wearing orange tinted glasses that block out blue light may also be helpful. […]

Why is meditation so important for us?

These life-altering practices (meditation) have been around for many many years. People who meditate generally lead happier lives than those who don’t. Meditation is known to enhance the flow of constructive thoughts and positive emotions. Even a few minutes spent meditating regularly can make a big difference. Scientific evidence supports this claim: extensive studies were […]

Your weather guide for the weekend

Sunrise 07:19 & Sunset 18:06 Cape metro and flats – still a cold  wintery start to the mornings. 10 degrees on the cape flats climbing to a young 19 degrees maximum. The Cape Doctor SE pumping again at 29km/h – partly cloudy this morning. Similar conditions in the metro and surrounds, clearing up by this […]

International Dance Day!

Humans simply love dance. It brings us together whether we are the ones on the dance floor or are watching the professional performance of others. Dancing is exhilarating and impressive. Dancing can burn calories. Plus, you’ll never get bored with your workout. Once you get the basics down, there’s a whole world of options. Let’s […]

The Western Cape currently has less than 2000 active Coronavirus cases

The Western Cape currently has less than 2 000 active Coronavirus cases. In the latest stats revealed by the provincial government on Wednesday, there are 1 906 active cases across the province. 724 of those patients are in hospital with 145 in ICU or high care. 12 more people have succumbed to the virus since […]

The roll-out of phase one of the Covid-19 vaccine program in the province will resume today

The roll-out of phase one of the Covid-19 vaccine program in the province will resume on Wednesday, the 28th of April. Technically, it’s the continuation of the Sisonke trial of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. That trial was paused over health concerns related to the vaccine triggering potentially fatal blood clots. The risk of that […]

Super Hero Day!

Still, the idea behind superhero day is to honour those who serve and protect while fighting evil. No matter who your favourite hero is, honouring the real or fictional people that inspire us is a worthwhile cause this April 28. If you don’t know about Marvel Comics, think about all those super heroes you loved […]

My Octopus Teacher WINS an Oscar!

My Octopus Teacher, the SA Netflix documentary won an Oscar and South Africans couldn’t be more prouder! The documentary displays a beautiful  bond between an octopus and a man named Craig Foster. The documentary is filmed in the Atlantic Ocean – False Bay. Co-director Pippa Ehrlich, accepted the gold statuette at the awards ceremony in […]

Oh yes we love baked Sago pudding!

Ingredients 6 servings 1 cup Sago 2 cup Water 1 litre Milk 2 Eggs 5 tbsp Sugar 5 tbsp Butter 1 pinch Salt 2 tbsp Vanilla Essence Steps Preheat oven to 160°C Soak Sago in Water for 30 minutes Boil milk & stick cinnamon on high heat until boiling , reduce heat & remove stick […]

Happy Veterinarian Day

Whether you’re a cat person, a dog person, a rabbit person or a horse person, there’s one thing all animal lovers can agree on, and that’s the fantastic work carried out by veterinarians. Celebrate with your pet on Veterinary Day by buying them a treat or a new toy to show them how much they […]

Happy National Picnic Day

Why do we love National Picnic Day  Friends, fun, and food Any activity that allows us to hang with our friends and loved ones is something worth doing. That’s why picnics are so great! They allow us to combine our two favourite pastimes: friends and food. Surprise workday picnic It’s easy to eat lunch at […]

Best Vegan Restaurants in Cape Town

Scheckters RAW Gourmet Health Food café in Sea Point, Cape Town serving beautiful, innovative & delicious health food curated by Toby Scheckter. Delicious, tasty, refreshing and packed with organic superfoods are the minimum requirements for their smoothies. There are so many options to choose from, give theirRAW Burger a try, served on a pink dragon […]

Happy Earth Day

Earth Day, celebrated every year on 22 April, is designed to drive action on the environment and climate crisis around the world. Earth Day’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. From its very inception, Earth Day has been about civil society mobilisation and it claims to have mobilised one billion […]

How to make a simple Chakalaka

Chakalaka is a fresh spicy tomato bean relish that you can eat alongside almost anything! Braai or curry, you name it, Chakalaka compliments it all! How to make a very simple Chakalaka Serves 2 45ml cooking oil 1 onion, chopped 1 carrot, grated 2 hot chilies, chopped (remove seeds to lessen heat) 1 garlic clove, […]

International Tea Day

There’s nothing as refreshing and relaxing as a cup of tea, and we look forward to every day when we get home from work. Tea is a great source of phyto-chemicals (antioxidants) known as flavonoids. Flavonoids keep your heart and blood vessels healthy by keeping the blood vessels ‘flexible’ and able to stretch in and […]

Premier Alan Winde has praised all fire fighters for their efforts in containing the Table Mountain fire

Premier Alan Winde has praised all fire fighters for their efforts in containing the Table Mountain fire. On Tuesday, Winde visited the Central Fire Station on Roeland Street, where he engaged with the command team. It’s been four days since the blaze began raging, but it’s now largely contained. At least six fire fighters have […]

Table Mountain National Park blaze has gutted more than 4 000 hectares, engulfing historic buildings

The fire that’s been raging for three days now in Cape Town has been largely contained. Firefighting efforts are now focused on Deer Park and the Disa Park towers in Vredehoek. The Table Mountain National Park blaze has gutted more than 4 000 hectares, engulfing a few historic buildings in the process. Cape Town Fire […]

My First Radio Play – Waves by Mika Noble

If you’re a bedroom artist or making music on the side, recording, possibly even publishing it online on the digital platforms…We’re looking for you and we’re looking to give you the radio platform to share your original music with Cape Town…  My name is Mika noble and I’ve been making music for 2 years now […]

Aden catches up with Talisha who takes us through the journey of IVF

Yesterday morning we spoke to a surrogate mom, who shared her story with us. This conversation was started by a listener who shared her story of IVF treatment and was about to have her eggs harvested on the morning. We thought we’d catch up with her and find out what happened. Talisha van Wyk joins […]

What documents might have survived the fire at UCT’s Library?

Academics across the world are still waiting to hear what documents might have survived the fire that engulfed U-C-T’s Jagger Library. The library housed the institution’s special collections, many of which deal with indigenous knowledge. Patric Tariq Mellet was published extensively for the liberation movement in exile in the 1980’s. He spoke to Clarence Ford […]

Main drop off points for our Fire Fighters

Urgent request for supplies for the fire fighters drop off: Roeland Street Fire Station Seapoint Fire Station Cape Town Fire Department Woodstock Fire Department Supplies: Waters Energy Drinks Energy Bars Eye drops Please make sure products are sealed. Lets come together to help our brave souls who are fighting these vicious fires 🙏    

Why are your Mondays feeling blue?

Don’t live for the weekends Studies show people who are stressed at work tend to be much happier on the weekend. So don’t only look forward to Saturday and Sunday. Try to spread out the joy and plan something fun during the week, like a movie night with pals. There’s 7 days in that there […]

Today will be a massive challenge for fire fighters as fire spreads to Vredehoek

Monday morning just when we thought things couldn’t get any worse, CBD residents are on high alert as strong winds have picked up and spreading the fire like crazy. Over 200 fire fighters have been fighting the Table Mountain fire since Sunday. Fire Fighters from Table Mountain National Park, Wildfire Services, CBD have been working […]

The Health Benefits of Eating Garlic

Garlic grows in many parts of the world and is a popular ingredient in cooking due to its strong smell and delicious taste Garlic may help you live longer and the potential effects of garlic on longevity are basically impossible to prove in humans. But given the beneficial effects on important risk factors like blood […]

Your weather forecast for today and the weekend ahead

Sunrise 07:10 & Sunset 18:22 Cape Metro, 32 degrees with a gentle SW breeze, clear skies! It’s going to be beautiful beach day! On the Cape Flats, similar conditions slightly cooler at 29 degrees Along the False Bay coast the wind speeds pick up quite a bit to 28km/h in an ESE direction. Cooler coastal […]

Scrabble Champion Gerald Davids joins Aden on the line

SCRABBLE CHAMPION AND WP PRESIDENT AND SA VICE-PRESIDENT SCRABBLE SA. GERALD DAVIDS, JOINS US ON THE SHOW, TO TELL US ABOUT THE POPULARITY OF THE BAORD GAME, SURPRISINGLY HOW ORGANISED THIS GAME IS AROUND THE WORLD AND HOW HE FELL IN LOVE THE GAME. ALSO, HOW DOES ONE PRACTICE FOR A SCRABBLE GAME? LISTEN TO […]

Today is Selena Day!

Selena Quintanilla made her recording debut in the ’80s, going on to become an award-winning recording artist in the Latin music scene with albums like Amor Prohibido and Selena Live. In 1995, she was murdered by the founder of her fan club. Her last album, Dreaming of You, was released posthumously in 1995. Selena was born […]

Sweet roasted gems with creamy corn and cheese – too lekker!

Who doesn’t love some delicious sweet roasted gem squash with extra creamy corn filling coated with bubbling cheese! Here’s a quick and easy recipe to try, the kids will love it! Ingredients: 1 Gem Squash or any variety of small squash Salt to taste ½ Tsp freshly powdered black peppercorn ½ Tbsp olive oil 2 […]

Tourist forced to write lines as lockdown punishment

10 foreigners from Israel, Mexico, the US, and Australia had to write “I did not follow the rules of lockdown so I am so sorry,” 500 times as a punishment This after they Violated the lockdown rules in India. The tourists were captured while taking a stroll in the area. None of them adhered to […]

Let’s not forget to appreciate the Husbands too

Whether you are married for just a month or for a decade, you often take your spouse for granted. Courtesy, gratitude, and care for each other wears off. The same person whom, once upon a time, you would thank for little things, now feels unappreciated by you for all that they do for you everyday. […]

More than 1300 health care workers in Cape Town have been successfully vaccinated

More than 1 300 health care workers in Cape Town have been successfully vaccinated against the corona virus. There are still around 60% of workers who need the vaccine, but City health officials are pleased with the progress of the vaccination drive. The final shipment of vaccines for health care workers is set to arrive […]

400 learners have been taught lessons under trees in Forest since schools re-opened in February

Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer says they’ve found places in schools for all the pupils who were attending classes in an open field in Eerste River. Around 400 learners have been taught lessons under trees in Forest Village, since schools re-opened on the 15th of February. They couldn’t return to classrooms because the nearby […]

My First Radio Play – Meagan Thomas | Toxic

If you’re a bedroom artist or making music on the side, recording, possibly even publishing it online on the digital platforms. We’re looking for you and we’re looking to give you the radio platform to share your original music with Cape Town. This morning we’re joined by Meagan Thomas who has produced her very first […]

The number of active cases in the Western Cape has remained stable.

The number of active cases in the Western Cape has remained stable. The number of healthcare workers battling the virus has also dropped sharply. In December 2020, during the height of the second wave, close to 2 000 healthcare workers were infected with the virus. This dropped to its lowest level since the pandemic started […]

Health authorities are concerned about the health crisis at the refugee site in Bellville

Health authorities in the City of Cape Town are concerned about a looming health crisis at the refugee site in Bellville. It’s understood there’s tension among different groups at the Paint City site. The City says one group is preventing another from using sanitation facilities. Officials visited the site yesterday in attempts to assess the […]

It’s grilled cheese day, but what else can we do with it?

Today we celebrate the simplicity of a toasted cheese sandwich, its crispy, hot, gooey and delicious! Why we love National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day Ultimate comfort food Grilled cheese sandwiches are easy to make and are the best comfort food on a rainy day! Our moms and grandparents would always have them ready for when […]

Petrol prices continue to rise, here are a few fuel efficient cars to take note of

This past Wednesday saw the adjustment of the petrol fuel. With an increase of R1 on 95 octane costing drivers R17,32 a litre. This will force many people to perhaps reduce unnecessary travel while there’s the option of deploying a few tricks to counter the fuel price smack, like deploying economic driving styles, or purchasing […]

Rapper AKA’s fiancé, Nellie Tembe allegedly fell from the 10th floor at Cape Town hotel

Detectives are investigating the circumstances around the death of a woman at a Cape Town Hotel, on Sunday morning. A 22 year old fiancé of local rapper AKA; Nellie Tembe, allegedly fell from the 10th floor of a luxury hotel in the CBD just before 08h00. The two families confirmed the death, and have requested […]

Western Cape police stations owe around R1.7 million for water and electricity

Western Cape police stations owe around R1.7 million for water and electricity. This was revealed in a written parliamentary reply. In total, police stations across the country are in arrears to the tune of R24.4 million. The standing committee on Community Safety in the provincial legislature says it wants to establish whether this affects operations […]

For the love of Daltjies

We love the taste of fresh home cooked Daltjies! A South African treat, anytime of the day! Its made from chickpea flour or gram flour and spices, it’s deliciously crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Muslims love to fry them as boeka treats during the fast. There’s no rocket science to making […]

Let’s celebrate our siblings today

The National Sibling’s Day aims at celebrating the under accepted special relationship, the bond of love, and the friendship between siblings. We are all very lucky to have siblings in our life. Sometimes they may be annoying and painful to be around, but that should not stop us from celebrating the relationship of siblings, what will […]

Boeka Treats – Coconut Date Balls

Ingredients 1/3 cup cashews 10 medjool dates 1/2 cup coconut shredded, divided 1 Tbs coconut oil 1 Tbs water 1 tsp Vanilla extract optional Instructions Put cashews in a food processor and pulsate for 10 seconds. Add pitted dates, 1/4 cup coconut flakes, 1 tbs coconut oil and water (and vanilla extract if using). Process […]

If you could change your name, what would it be?

National Name Yourself Day is a day to celebrate reinvention by trying on a new name for size. Studies show there’s a link between someone’s name and their personalities. Today, names themselves are revered in much the same way as the past. People are still named after celebrities and famous on-screen characters, but many take […]

Helping Teachers Manage Covid Burnout and Stress

ACAP OFFERS FREE MENTAL HEALTH TOOLKIT WEBINAR  Teachers are at the frontlines of their communities’ responses to the COVID-19 crisis.  As we move into the second pandemic year, there are millions of parents facing financial struggles, thousands of families impacted by the grief of losing loved ones and the constant stress arising from the fears, […]

Stress Awareness Month

Between juggling work, family, and other commitments, you can become too stressed out and busy. But you need to set time aside to unwind Slow Down Modern life is so busy, and sometimes we just need to slow down and chill out. Look at your life and find small ways you can do that. For […]

How to make the tastiest Boeber in town

Ingredients: 2 tbsp tablespoon Butter 250 g Crushed Vermicelli 5-8 small Cardamon Seeds 3 large Cinnamon Stick 1 cup 1 cup Milk ½ cup coconut milk ¼ cup Sago 2 tsp Rose Water ½ cup Sugar 50 g Slivered Almonds (optional) 250 ml Warm Water Method: Put sago in the warm water for about 30 minutes […]

Why do Muslim’s fast?

Fasting is a Quranic injunction prescribed upon the believers so that they may attain self restraint (2:183). The idea of discipline is all about taming the human soul and not allowing the evil that often emanates from it to manifest into your daily life. Fasting is undertaken to do exactly this: to discipline oneself. Abstaining […]

The number of fatalities on the Western Cape’s roads over the Easter Weekend has dropped

The number of fatalities on the Western Cape’s roads over the Easter Weekend has dropped, with 25 people losing their lives. This is 13 fewer than the same period in 2019. Provincial Traffic Services conducted a total of 240 roadblocks over the four day period. During those, they arrested just seven people for driving under […]

Why is World Health Day important to us?

As COVID-19 has highlighted, some people are able to live healthier lives and have better access to health services than others – entirely due to the conditions in which they are born, grow, live, work and age. All over the world, some groups struggle to make ends meet with little daily income, have poorer housing […]

Today is National Library Workers Day!

National Library Workers Day is observed on the Tuesday of National Library Week, which is celebrated each year in April. The day recognises the importance and contributions of the library staff who keep our libraries running while we get lost in the wonderful books. Libraries are more than a place for borrowing books, they reflect […]

Blood stocks declining in the Western Cape

Blood stock levels in the Western Cape are declining and we need your help. During the Easter period our blood stocks decline as our donors take a well-deserved break over the public holidays. Ramadan is set to start during April, which will also add pressure to the blood stock levels as our Muslim donors can’t […]

South Africa has recorded 8 Covid-19 related deaths on Monday

South Africa has recorded eight Covid-19 related deaths on Monday, bringing the national death toll to 52 995. The new fatalities were confirmed in the Free State and Gauteng with four each. The Health Department says a total of 453 new infections had been identified over the 24 hour cycle. The cumulative number of cases […]

What to make with your left over Easter Eggs

Ingredients 175g butter, plus extra for greasing 200g milk chocolate, broken into pieces 225g light soft brown sugar 2 medium eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional) 100g plain flour 30g cocoa powder Method Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Grease a 20cm baking tin and line with nonstick baking paper. Put the […]

Your weather forecast for today – clear skies!

Sunrise 07:01 & Sunset 18:35 –        Runners and cyclists be sure to wear reflective gear and use lights, motorist please keep a look out as well. Cape Metro and surrounds – a cool overcast morning with gentle to moderate wind conditions, but warming up nicely with clear skies by this evening. Min 16 and max […]

A new NGO has been appointed to run old age homes on the Cape Flats

The Western Cape Social Development Department is pleased that a new NGO has been appointed to run Old Aged Homes on the Cape Flats. I-hata Shelter for Abused Women and Children is expected to run the homes in Bishop Lavis, Bonteheuwel and Heideveld. Last week, the Cape Peninsula Organization for the Aged and I-hata, signed […]

How to improve relationships with family members

Looking to improve your relationships with your family members? Learn how emotional intelligence (EQ) is your most effective tool for overcoming rifts and strengthening bonds. The people we’re related to by blood and marriage are expected to be our closest allies, our greatest sources of love and support. Too often, however, our interactions with family […]

Monday nights are Vetkoek nights!

You can literally eat it anywhere and anytime! Pack a few for a road trip, it always works out well. Whats awesome about these delicious treats, is that you can fill them with ANYTHING! From mince to cheese, to jams, its entirely up to your tastebuds! Here’s an easy peasy recipe to follow Ingredients: 1 […]

What do they say about people born in April?

They are smart, brave, bold, creative and kind. People born in April can reach any goal and accomplish any difficult task, if they know their work will be appreciated. April-born people have a huge passion for food, science, books, and they’re really passionate about what they do. Following their passions helps them find a dream […]

Baked salmon recipe just in time for Easter

A complete meal on one pan full of flavour. Garlic Butter Baked Salmon is easy to make using minimal ingredients you already have in your kitchen! It’s possibly one of the most amazing, delicious ways to eat a juicy piece of salmon. Perfect to get your sides cooked along side your main, and it’s something […]

Weather update over the Easter Weekend

Sunrise 06:58 & Sunset 18:41 Overview cloudy conditions with moderate to high wind speeds forecast across the Cape today, no rain though, unlike yesterday. Cape Metro, 16 and 22, SSE winds of up to 28km/h On the Cape Flats,15 and 22 Along the False Bay coast slightly cooler conditions, with high wind speeds, partly cloudy. […]

Today is April Fools Day!

April Fools’ Day on April 1 is a day where many of us unleash our most creative sides, all in a hilarious – sometimes over the top – attempt at bamboozling those around us. In modern times, prank videos have become a category of their own on video hosting platforms. So, naturally, April Fools’ Day […]

Easter egg sales see massive growth

Consumers have been splashing out ahead of Easter as people prepare for weekend celebrations amid eased lockdown restrictions, research suggests. Easter egg sales have climbed R100 million in the UK according to Kantar, soaring almost 50% more when compared with last year. Meanwhile shoppers have already spent almost R800 million on hot cross buns. AND AFTER […]

We spoke to Marc Lottering exactly a year ago, we find out out how he has been since then

Exactly a year ago, we heard our friend Marc Lottering, was looking for something to do, so we invited him to play radio-radio with us…

South Africa has recorded a further 78 new Covid-19 related deaths on Tuesday

South Africa has recorded a further 78 new Covid-19 related deaths on Tuesday, bringing the national death toll to 52,788. Gauteng had the majority of the new fatalities, with 45. It’s followed by Kwa Zulu Natal 9, Limpopo 7, the Free State 7, Mpumalanga 4, the Western Cape 3, the Northern Cape 2, and the […]

SA stays on lockdown level 1 after the Presidents Address

South Africa will stay on Lockdown Level 1, but the number of people allowed at religious gatherings has been increased. President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement in an address to the nation last night. He says that the Easter weekend is a time of spiritual significance, and attending religious services is important to millions of […]

Exactly a year ago on this day we spoke to our covid positive patient Bradley, we catch up with him today

Exactly a year ago on this day we spoke to our covid positive patient Bradley, this was the second interview we did with him and at that time he was recovering nicely. We thought we’d check in with and find how life has been since then. Bradley joins Aden Thomas on the line, have a […]

My First Radio Play with Music Teacher – Leah Joy

Junior School Music Teacher at St Joseph’s Marist College, Leah Joy, shares with us her first original song, played for the first time on radio. She joins us on the show… A performing artist, vocal & choir trainer and devoted advocate for music education, Leah Adams began her musical journey at Bergvliet High School. Her […]

Tourism industry has been one of the hardest-hit sectors and is struggling to recover

Cape Town Tourism says it’s difficult to plot the sector’s recovery with no real indication of when the COVID-19 pandemic will end. It’s been just over a year since the country went into a hard lockdown for the first time, and the tourism industry has been one of the hardest-hit sectors. Even though the freedom […]

Youth Empowerment programme incorporates the ethos of Middle Billing within its online training

Youth Empowerment programme incorporates the ethos of Middle Billing within its online training module. We’ll speak to one of the course developers of the pilot digital literacy course which involved 60 youths across the country. We’ll find out from Melissa Stemmers how they’ve incorporated Middle Billing and why… Melissa Stemmers, course developer, who emailed us […]

Easy treats for the kids this Easter

Easter is around the corner and we couldn’t think of a better way than to spice things up with cute and creative treats for the whole family to enjoy! Here are a few recipes to follow and surprise the kiddies this Easter Bunny Butt Cups Ingredients: 1 carton of full cream milk 1 package instant vanilla […]

Today, lets celebrate piano’s and all those magnificent pianist’s all around the world!

In the world of musical instruments, the piano is king. No instrument (with maybe the exception of the human voice) has had more impact on western music than the piano. Invented early in the 18th century by Bartolomeo Christofori. The piano has a long history of bringing music to life with its delicate sound and beautiful […]

38 699 healthcare workers both in the public and private sectors have been inoculated in the Western Cape

Western Cape Health MEC Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, has conceded that she can’t say for sure when the majority of people in the province will be vaccinated. She was engaging with farm activists in Stellenbosch, last week. As of Friday, the 26th of March 38 699 healthcare workers both in the public and private sectors have […]

Why we love Palm Sunday

HOW TO OBSERVE PALM SUNDAY Visit a church during Palm Sunday You can visit a church and take part in/observe the celebrations. Each country has its own customs, so you can expect an array of different scenarios. In any case, it will be worth it as you will become part of the spirit of peace […]

A cheeky eBayer is after a whopping R150 000 for a chip – claiming a Cheeto looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger

A cheeky eBayer is after a whopping $10,000 (£7,000) for a Cheeto – claiming it’s particularly special as it looks like none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger. The online listing refers to the snack as a ‘coveted collector’s item’, also billing it as ‘very rare’. The item description reads: “Flaming hot Limón Cheetos! One of a […]

The Western Cape Health Department plans to vaccine the remaining 50% of health workers by April 2021

The Western Cape Health Department plans to vaccine the remaining 50% of health workers by April 2021. This was revealed by Head of Health, Dr Keith Cloete during the weekly digital media briefing, on Thursday. As of Wednesday more than 36 000 health workers both in the public and private have been vaccinated across the […]

Suga interviews J’something about their brand new song -CHUCKS

Mi Casa kicks straight back after the huge success of their smash hit Mamela with their first international collab since signing their international record deal with Afroforce1 Records/Universal Music Group. The band has teamed up with Berlin based production duo YouNotUs to bring us the 5th official single from the ‘We Made It’ album. Listen […]

The Heart Breakfast Team shared the soundtrack of their lives mixed by DJ Vernon Carver

The Heart Breakfast team decided it was time to share their favourite songs, but put DJ Vernon Carver to the test to see who’s mix listeners love the most. Aden also commissioned DJ Vernon Carver to share the soundtrack of his life. Listen to their mixes below and while you’re at it, subscribe to Heart […]

A 50-year-old Polish man has been trying to get his driving license for the past 17 years

A 50-year-old Polish man has been trying to get his driving license for the past 17 years. He has failed at every single theory exam he’s ever taken For the past 17 years, he has failed every single theory test Polish drivers need to pass to acquire a driving license To this date, the man […]

Middle Billing – The Best Of The Hood Life | Season 1

The year was 1992, a show focusing on beauty, fashion, food, home decor, travel and weddings aired for the first time on South African television. Featuring the rich and famous, this show captured the minds and hearts of all its viewers. Friendly, beautiful looking people who easily walked into any home hosted it and although […]

Sweet or Savoury Waffles, whats your fave?

Waffles are fluffy, filling and are safe to be consumed whilst running for the bus in the morning. They are simple, yet delightful, and if you had to choose one type of food to eat for the rest of your life…well obviously it would be waffles. It’s always nice when something so delicious requires very […]

Cape Nature says around R3.5 million  has been spent to contain February’s fire

Cape Nature says around R3.5 million  has been spent to contain February’s fire in the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve. The fire that started on Sunday 21st of last month,  near the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve. And It continued burning for about two weeks. It’s understood that around 14 000 hectares had been affected by the veldfire. […]

Reasons to look forward to winter

As summer has winded down, have you wondered about reasons to look forward to winter this year? Well here we go… Soft, comfy materials; wonderful military cuts and fitted lines, we love it! Curve-hugging, big coats and scarves, mixing outfits is a fave during winter! We’ve been waiting all year to break them out of […]

Creating awareness around Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a bacterial pathogen called Mycobacterium tuberculosis (the TB bacillus). In most people, TB affects their lungs.When TB affects the lungs, the disease is the most contagious, but a person will usually only become sick after close contact with someone who has this type of TB. The risk of developing active […]

Hot Cross Bun Recipe

Enjoy baking these delicious Hot Cross Buns with the family! Ingredients ¾ cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C) 3 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon instant powdered milk ¼ cup white sugar ⅜ teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 egg white 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon active dry yeast ¾ cup dried currants 1 teaspoon […]

What are the benefits of Chia seeds?

Plant-based foods have long been associated with a reduced risk of many adverse health conditions, including obesity, diabetes, heart disease and overall mortality. They have been shown to support a healthy complexion, increased energy, and overall lower weight. Foods that are high in fibre help people to feel full for longer, and they are usually […]

What’s happening over Easter in Cape Town

Easter is one of the high holidays to celebrate with loads of delicious foods and of course chocolate! We love to sit around a table with those near and dear to us, with traditional fish dishes and easter egg hunts for the kids! Galileo Open Air  What a perfect combination of your favourite movie, snacks, […]

All About The Business is brought to you by Xero cloud accounting software

All About The Business is brought to you by Xero cloud accounting software, Xero is all you need to grow your small business. All week on Heart FM, we want to help you grow your small business by giving it some on-air exposure. We’re giving you the chance to chat and brag about your business […]

To date, the Western Cape received 31 260 vaccines

The Western Cape Health department is continuing with its inoculation drive. The department says it received 5300 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine over the weekend, with two more tranches expected this week. To date, the Western Cape received 31 260 vaccines and have vaccinated 27 570 healthcare workers in the province. That means […]

The wine industry won’t survive another ban

The wine industry is already looking ahead to the third wave and have sent out a strong message that it won’t survive another ban. The  Standing Committee on Agriculture in the Western Cape legislature, says thorough consideration is needed when placing a ban on wine industry for future Covid-19 regulations. The statement comes as recent […]

#BeMoreWednesday with Raymond Ackerman

On #BeMoreWednesday today we talk with retail giant and pioneer Raymond Ackerman who has changed the way you and I shop forever!  Of course, Raymond is the founder of Pick n Pay and a man whose wealth of business experience could come in handy during these difficult times.  He joins us to chat about some […]

Celebrating nurses all around the world for their continuous hard work

We are incredibly grateful for the impact nursing has on all of us and considering the current COVID-19 crisis. The nursing profession has a long and important legacy in our nation’s history. From the moment a patient walks into a healthcare facility to the moment they leave, nurses are on call, tending to every need, […]

The last curtain call for The Fugard

Very sad news for thespians and theatre lovers as The Fugard announces that they are closing their doors for good. An icon that housed many well known and international shows, in its beautiful and intimate setting. The Fugard decided to close a year ago, not permanently, due to Covid-19. Founder, producer and benefactor Eric Abraham, […]

Are your kids fussy eaters?

An Australian mum has taken to Facebook to express her guilt over her daughter’s very simple dinner of plain pasta and hot dogs after she ‘couldn’t be bothered’ to cook And this made me wonder what the ultimate “can’t be bothered” meal is to give your kids for supper in the week when you just […]

Celebrating the most awkward moments, just for fun!

Awkward moments happen all the time, and to some folks more than others! For anyone who’s ever wished the ground would open up and swallow them. Awkward Moments Day is a celebration of all awkward moments. From walking out of a public toilet with loo roll on a shoe, to realising you’ve been speaking to someone […]

How many times should you be going for a wee every day? 

Well, in a 24-hour period, the average amount of times someone should use the toilet is between six and seven. Although the average figure suggests you should be going around six or seven times, a healthy person will wee anywhere between four and ten times within a 24-hour period. Most healthy adults pee around four […]

Do you encourage your kids to live, work or study abroad if possible? 

We’re facing a very difficult time in South Africa at the moment. The impact of Covid-19, our fragile economy and infrastructure. Not to mention living in one of the most dangerous countries in the world. This compounded with the rise of the global economy, it’s unsurprising that youth are increasingly keen to study, live, and work […]

A cup of tea and a Hertzoggie goes down just right!

These old-school tartlets date back to the 1920’s and South Africans absolutely love making these tarts for their families and especially on a Sunday! Follow this recipe and don’t forget to TAG us in your pictures: Ingredients *For the pastry:* 2 cups of self-raising flour 1 teaspoon of baking powder 150gm castor sugar A pinch […]

Why sleep is so important for us

We forget or lose track of how important sleep is for our bodies. Stress and anxiety and daily struggles can really impact our sleeping time. These are the reasons why it’s so important for that body of yours to get enough rest. Mood Boost Another thing that your brain does while you sleep is process […]

Opposition parties have shared mixed reaction to Western Cape Budget delivered on Tuesday

Opposition parties have shared mixed reaction to Western Cape Budget delivered on Tuesday. Finance MEC David Maynier’s big announcement was that 2.17 Billion Rand will be spent to fight Covid-19 over the next three years. The money will be spent on rolling out vaccines, procuring the vaccines, and responding to the inevitable third wave. The […]

The Western Cape has aside R2.17 billion to fight Covid-19 pandemic over the next three years

The Western Cape has aside R2.17 billion to fight Covid-19 pandemic over the next three years. This was revealed by the Finance MEC, David Maynier when he presented his budget speech, on Tuesday. The money will be spent on rolling out the vaccine, procuring the vaccine, and response to an inevitable third wave. Of the […]

Adidas supporting women who are rocking armpit hair

Adidas Women posted the most beautiful and bold picture of professional pole dancer, model and choreographer Leila Davis, showing off her armpit hair in their brand new gym wear. Fans on social media took to the post and praised Leila for showing off body hair positively. The caption reads, in part: “Support your movement in […]

Pumpkin Bredie for an overcast day in The Cape

Ingredients 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter 1 Onion, chopped up 450 g Beef, cubed 2 Tablespoons of flour, seasoned with Salt and Pepper 450 g Pumpkin, cubed 1 Large Potato, peeled, and cut up 1 can of chopped tomatoes 1 teaspoon of  sugar 1 cup of beef stock 1/2 t Dried Thyme Parsley or coriander […]

Mondays don’t need to be boring and stressful

Weekends are great and we really look forward to relaxing and unwinding from the week that was. Monday’s feel hard and looking at the week ahead can be quite stressful. Instead of using Mondays as a reminder that the weekend has passed, use them to plan an awesome and productive week. They say every day […]

Suga catches up with world renowned writer, producer and singer – Robin Thicke

Suga catches up with world renowned writer, producer and singer, Robin Thicke after he released his new single – Lucky Star and Look Easy. Listen to the interview here:

Eskom says the rolling blackouts will continue until Wednesday, the 17th March

Eskom says the rolling blackouts will continue until Wednesday, the 17th March. This is due to the loss of further generation capacity. Eskom implemented Stage 2 load shedding last week Wednesday. The power utility says it successfully returned a generation unit each at the Matimba and Medupi power station. However, over the weekend it had […]

National Nutritional Month

March is the best month of the year, because it’s National Nutrition Month! National Nutrition Month is an annual information and education campaign. Nutrient dense foods are those that are high in vitamins, minerals, fibre, and other important nutrients for your health while still being low in calories. They include brightly coloured fruits (blueberries, raspberries), […]

South Africa has recorded further 65 Covid-19 related deaths on Sunday, bringing the national death toll to 51326

South Africa has recorded further 65 Covid-19 related deaths on Sunday, bringing the national death toll to 51 326. The Free State had the majority of the new fatalities with 27. It’s followed by Kwa-Zulu Natal with 20, Gauteng 12, the Western Cape  5 and the Eastern Cape 1. The Health Department said a total […]

Today marks exactly a year since the Western Cape recorded its first Covid-19 case

Today marks exactly a year since the Western Cape recorded its first Covid-19 case. In that time, the province has identified a cumulative total of almost 280-thousand cases, and seen over over 11 000 lives being lost to the virus. Right now, the numbers are dropping on every measurement. Today, the active case load is […]

Have you been inside the store EGG?

This store has really outdone itself and really is the future of retail! It offers a HUGE variety from clothes, shoes, beauty products, home accessories and so much more! Its a 2,700m2 shopping space in Cavendish Square Mall, its also a 50-50 joint venture between retail gurus Paul Simon and Arie Fabian, and Old Mutual […]

Keep your nose clean, this will help your sinus

We often underestimate the health of the nose. Many people, even with important disorders, tend to ignore it or to choose generic solutions. You should clean your nose on a daily basis, even if you don’t suffer from any ailment. For instance, in big cities we breathe part of the pollution, and the dirt that goes […]

How to take special care of those kidneys

Changes or damage to your kidneys may cause your kidneys to fail. If your kidneys fail, your blood must be filtered (dialysis treatments) several times a week. You may also need to have a kidney transplant. Best way to keep your kidneys healthy Keep your blood pressure below 140/90, or ask your doctor what the […]

South African’s favourites – Bobotie

Ingredients 2 slices white bread 2 onions  chopped up 25g butter 2 cloves of garlic chopped up 1kg of mince 2 tbsp curry paste 1 tsp dried mixed herbs 3 cloves 2 tbsp of mango chutney 3 tbsp sultana 6 bay leaves salt pepper For the topping 300ml full cream milk 2 eggs Method STEP […]

Spreading Awareness around Endometriosis

It occurs when endometrial implants, comprised of tissue normally found within the uterus, are present in other areas of the body. As the tissue continues to thicken, break down, respond to menstrual cycle hormones, and bleed during the menstrual cycle, endometriosis forms deep inside the body. Fast facts on endometriosis Here are some key points […]

Today we celebrate wigs and how they’ve helped so many people around the world

As much as we love a good salon visit, wigs have helped so many women and men alike around the world with thinning hair, hair-loss and the list goes on. Survey results have shown that these are the few reasons why men and woman love to wear wigs: Wigs disguise thinning hair – Many women […]

MEC Debbie Schäfer has applauded the Class of 2020 for completing matric amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer has again applauded the Class of 2020 for completing matric amid the Covid-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, her department held a National Senior Certificate Awards ceremony at the Premier’s Residence, in Leeuwenhof. This was to celebrate the best learners for last year’s exams. A number of local pupils received top […]

Newspapers will die off in the next 20 years because they can’t update like apps and its very bad for the environment

There are many great things that the internet has provided the world, especially when it comes to education and basically ANYTHING else. However, there are some things that the internet still is not great at. Many people believe that since the internet is growing in popularity every year that newspapers are becoming irrelevant. However, there […]

Cape Town city officials have written letters in response to the removal of sanitation facilities for refugees

Cape Town city officials have written letters in response to the removal of sanitation facilities for refugees. The letters to the department of Home Affairs and UN High Commission for Refugees, ask them to reinstate sanitation facilities at the so-called Paint City site in Bellville. Over the weekend, the supplier of the showers and toilets […]

Last nights interview with Meghan, Harry & Oprah draws up racist reactions around the world

The couple spoke to Oprah about racism, mental health, the media and other members of the Royal Family too. About 11.1m people in the UK watched the interview on Monday night. In the real interview, Meghan Markle opened up about feeling lonely within the British royal family, before ditching her senior role as the Duchess […]

A weather warning has been issued for the Western Cape ahead of a cold front

A weather warning has been issued for the Western Cape ahead of a cold front that is expected to reach the western parts of the province by tonight. The Weather Service says rainfall will spread along the south coast tomorrow. A northwesterly wind of up to 60 kilometres per hour is forecast before the arrival […]

The investigation into allegations of mismanagement at Robben Island Museum has been sufficient

The investigation into allegations of mismanagement at Robben Island Museum has been sufficient, and disciplinary processes now need to take place. This was revealed by the chairperson of the museum council, Khensani MalulLeke, yesterday. Back in 2018,  the Ex-Political Prisoners’ Association filed complaints of mismanagement at the museum. Maluleke said, “So at this point in […]

Khaya Stables Work Riders vs Jockeys

Doing the right thing… A unique initiative by Cape Racing to have professional Jockeys racing against Work Riders/Grooms, proved a hit at Kenilworth past Saturday. In a fitting finale to the Summer racing program, Lady Laidlaw’s Khaya Stables’’ sponsored an event which attracted positive feedback from a wider audience after TV coverage in the general […]

A Frikkadel a day keeps the doctor away!

Well today we actually give praise to meatballs which is usually made with the cheapest cuts of meat available, Italian immigrants tried creative new ways to make the meatball appealing. Canned tomatoes were cheap and widely available, so Italians leaned heavily on the marinara sauce. South Africans have since added their own ingredients and have […]

Chicken a-l-a King for supper tonight anyone?

Ingredients  Chicken breasts or a few pieces of chicken on the bone Mushrooms Baby Marrows Red and Yellow Peppers Cream Milk Water Salt Pepper Garlic Garlic and herb spice Onion Chicken stock Butter Flour Oil Method Chop up your onion, mushrooms, baby marrows, peppers and add to a medium heat pan with oil Chop up […]

Why must we take care of our feet?

Many of us look after our health. We try to eat well, exercise regularly and try to maintain a healthy weight, but how many of us think about looking after our feet? Feet are the first parts of our bodies to age and when our feet are unhealthy, it can impact our general well being. […]

Happy International Women’s Day

When women lead, we see positive results. Some of the most efficient and exemplary responses to the COVID-19 pandemic were led by women. And women, especially young women, are at the forefront of diverse and inclusive movements online and on the streets for social justice, climate change and equality in all parts of the world. […]

Cape Town city bosses say recreational resorts and camp sites will open from this week

Cape Town city bosses say recreational resorts and camp sites will open from this week. The City says it has been inundated with enquiries from the public about the status of the sites ahead of a number of long weekends. With some lockdown regulations still in place, these facilities will not operate at full capacity. […]

South Africa has recorded a further 31 new Covid-19 related deaths on Sunday

South Africa has recorded a further 31 new Covid-19 related deaths on Sunday, bringing the national death toll to 50,678. Gauteng had the majority of the new fatalities with 12. It’s followed by the Western Cape, 11, Mpumalanga 4, Kwa-Zulu Natal 2, and the Free State 2. The Health Department says 863 new infections have […]

A classic Bread Pudding #Iheartsundays

1 of bread cut into squares 3 large eggs lightly beaten 1/2 cup granulated sugar 3 cups full cream milk 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Apricot Jam (optional) INSTRUCTIONS Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place the bread into the prepared baking dish and spread it […]

Local Capetonians paying it forward

As we watch Covid-19 play out on a global scale, it’s easy to feel helpless. No matter who you are or what your situation may be, there’s always a way to brighten up someone’s day. This is exactly what one Capetonian did when he won two Cableway return tickets in their #SpottedatTableMountainCableway campaign. Clint Botha […]

59 year old South African, Zirk Botha makes history in Brazil

Ex naval office Zirk Botha completed his solo mission on the ocean through SA to Brazil! WOW what an incredible achievement, and one that he can most certainly be proud of! Zirk spent 70 days in his boat ‘Ratel’, from South Africa to Brazil covering over 7200km. He left Cape Town on the 19th of […]

Employee Appreciation Day

Showing employees that you appreciate them can improve engagement, retention, productivity and morale. It takes a team to get a business off the ground and keep it running, and business owners with the most talented employees tend to have the most success.   Here’s what it will take to really appreciate your employees 1) Communicate […]

Soundtrack of your Life with Vernon Carver – 5 March 2021

Music is an integral part of our human existence. It motivates us, calms us, inspires us. Songs can bring vivid memories of persons, places, and events from our own past and serve to document our thoughts, feelings, and emotions at a given time or place. Sometimes all we need are a few songs to kick […]

Third wave of infections will hit the country in May

Western Cape health authorities are now almost certain that a third wave of Covid-19 infections is on its way. This was revealed by Head of Health, Dr Keith Cloete, during the weekly digital media briefing, on Wednesday. Epidemiologists believe that this third surge in infections will hit the country around winter time, possibly beginning in […]

Cape Town officials say they’re ready to help City’s Events industry get back-up and running again

Cape Town officials say they’re ready to help City’s Events industry get back-up and running again. As the new Alert Level 1 regulations allow for gatherings, the Metro’s events permit office is now accepting applications. Event organisers have been reminded that they’ll still have to meet strict Covid19 -safety measures, such as having PPE, social […]

Why do we love books so much?

Books are more than simple pieces of paper with words on them (or, in the case of digital books, a bunch of pixels on a screen). They’re a door into another world, whether that’s one full of fiction and imagination or a factual world that teaches you incredible new things. World Book Day is all […]

Oh whats for supper – Seafood Paella!

Ingredients prawns / shrimp peeled  calamari half-shell mussels 1 onion finely chopped 4 garlic cloves crushed 400 g chopped tomatoes 1 tsp smoked paprika 2 cups short-grain rice 4 cups chicken / fish stock 2 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper lemon wedges for serving chopped parsley Method Peel and devein the prawns/shrimp then pat the […]

What do they say about people born in March? Hmmmm…

People born in March are said to have some unique qualities that separate them from the rest of the people. They have unique talents, they make good partners and they can get the most out of any situation. We can say that their brain never sleeps because they always think. No matter if it is […]

National I Want You To Be Happy Day

It’s National I Want You to be Happy Day, on March 3, giving each of us the opportunity to brighten someone’s day through simple acts of kindness and selflessness. Happiness is a state of a mind. Taking certain steps every day will help you on your journey to happiness. Here are a few ways in […]

Viewers have not been impressed with M-Net’s reality show – Love Island South Africa

Sunday past wasn’t a great one for M-Net and South Africans, as Love Island premiered and viewers were left highly disappointed. Viewers took to Twitter to discuss their feelings about the show. Many explained how poor the production was, producers were chatting during the episode and the sound quality was poor. The dating show was […]

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has welcomed the decision to ease the country down to Lockdown Level One

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has welcomed the decision to ease the country down to Lockdown Level One. But, he has warned Western Cape residents to act responsibly to avoid a spike in hospitalisations and deaths. On Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa lifted some restrictions, including the curfew time. Public gatherings can resume, and the sale […]

South Africa moves to level 1 after the President’s Address last night

South Africa is now on Covid-19 alert level 1. President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement during an address to the nation on Sunday evening. The easing of restrictions includes a shift in the curfew times. They now apply from 24h00 until 04h00. Ramaphosa says the public gatherings can take place again. “Gatherings will be permitted, […]

Why do we love Peanut Butter so much?

There’s more to that delicious spread than meets the tongue. That’s why on this National Peanut Butter Day, we are giving you the scoop and counting down the top 4 reasons why you should spread it on thick in honour of peanut butter. Peanut butter by way of peanuts isn’t just good for soil on […]

A delicious meat potjie recipe for your Sunday afternoon

Ingredients Cooking oil to brown meat lamb slices lamb knuckles pork knuckles (optional) salt and pepper Meat stock carrots, each cut into thick pieces 2 large potatoes, cubed green beans, halved baby marrows, each cut into 3 pieces mushrooms 1 large onions, finely chopped 1 large ripe tomatoes, skinned and diced 2 – 3 cloves […]

Tips on saving your moola

There are plenty (and we do mean plenty) of practical ways to save money and breathe some fresh air into your budget. With a few tweaks to your spending, you’ll be on the fast track to saving money in no time. Cancel automatic subscriptions and memberships. Chances are, you’re paying for multiple subscriptions like Netflix, […]

Why do we love toast so much?!

Is there a better way to start the day than buttered toast? Of course not. Maybe because it tastes sooo good. Or maybe because it’s the kind of “recipe” that requires next to no thinking. No matter what type of bread you prefer, its beauty lies in the contrast between the crunchy exterior and soft […]

How to cope with matric results

The release of matric results is typically a high stakes time for many students and their parents, but pandemic disruptions throughout 2020 are adding extra angst. This week, the anticipation will be over, but getting these final school marks in black and white can spiral some young South Africans, and their families, into despair and […]

Lunchbox ideas for the kiddies

Packing in school lunches can become tiring and challenging, especially if your child/children can be a bit fussy. Here are a few ideas to help you along your way, some healthy choices too are always good. [Credit: superhealthykids.com]

National Tortilla Day – Oh Boy We Love A Good Nacho’s Dish!

Millions love to indulge in eating crispy and delicious tortilla chips, and that’s why there’s a special day dedicated to the food. The most common way to eat them among the public is to dip them in a salsa of choice. There are many reasons to love Tortilla Chip Day and to indulge in the […]

Yesterday on the O’Connor Drive team surprised a family who had lost everything in a devastating fire

Yesterday on the O’Connor Drive team surprised a family who had lost everything in a devastating fire. Along with the JP DUMINY FOUNDATION, we gave the family from Rocklands the dignity they deserve, have a listen to the interview here…

Happy Banana Bread Day!

Banana bread first started to become popular back in the 1930’s, during the Great Depression. Cultural historians suggest that resourceful and creative housewives of the era created the recipe as a way of not wasting over-ripe bananas. Banana bread is a classic family favourite. Overly ripe bananas contributes to the intense banana-flavour. The secret to […]

People are decorating their houses – Top Billing style!

What made Top Billing so special for you? Was it living vicariously through the camera lens, imaging living like the rich do? Or was did it give you inspiration for interior and exterior changes to your home? Someone told me that they were in Belhar with a friend and walked into someone’s home and went […]

Nearly 3000 vaccines have been administered in the Western Cape so far

Nearly 3,000 vaccines have been administered in the Western Cape so far. The province started giving shots to health workers on Wednesday. The vaccination process is being conducted at the Groote Schuur, Tygerberg and Khayelitsha Hospitals. The number of inoculations being administered each day is climbing rapidly – with 932 health workers vaccinated on Sunday. […]

MEC, Debbie Schäfer says she’s extremely proud of the Class of 2020 for achieving Matric during the pandemic

Western Cape Education MEC, Debbie Schäfer, says she’s extremely proud of the Class of 2020 for achieving Matric, amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. On Monday, Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, released the country’s pass rate, which dropped to 76.2%. The Free State was announced as the best province in the country, followed by Gauteng, and the […]

Aden speaks to one of the nurses that was involved in the roll out of the vaccines over the past weekend

Hundreds of private healthcare workers in the Western Cape lined up outside the Groote Schuur and Tygerberg hospitals on Saturday to receive the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccination. Aden speaks to one of the nurses this morning. Have a listen to the conversation here:

14 year old, Chelsea Geen, discovered she had bone cancer in her arm after falling off her bike and injuring it

14 year old, Chelsea Geen, discovered she had bone cancer in her arm after falling off her bike and injuring it. After many consultations, Chelsea needed for her arm to be amputated and now has a prosthetic arm. There’s a beautiful story human kindness behind this story. Chelsea and her mom, Melanie Bagley Geen joins […]

10 000 of the country’s health care workers have been vaccinated since the program kicked off last week

Western Cape Health MEC, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, says the vaccination programme in the province is going well. Nationally, around 10 000 of the country’s health care workers have been vaccinated since the program kicked off last week. Over the weekend, a number of staff including doctors and nurses from the private sector were given their […]

South Africa has recorded 113 Covid-19 related deaths on Sunday

South Africa has recorded 113 Covid-19 related deaths on Sunday, bringing the national death toll to 49 053. North West had recorded the most of the new fatalities, with 69. It’s followed by Gauteng with 17, the Free State 12, the Western Cape 10, the Eastern Cape 2, the Northern Cape 2, and Kwa-Zulu Natal […]

Salt and Vinegar Lays chips are back, oh yes!

Lays Salt and Vinegar chips are back on the shelves after they removed it in 2020. They announced the salty news on Twitter over the weekend and people went crazy about the news! After the news of the removal of the flavour, fans took to social media complaining about it, they were extremely sad! This […]

Caregivers Day on Heart FM

National Caregivers Day is observed on the third Friday in February. The day honours individuals who selflessly provide personal care, and physical- and emotional support to those who need it most. Some of them are not always paid, which is why it is essential to appreciate and thank them for their long-term commitment. We’d like […]

Cape Town police are investigating the attack on a luxury car dealership in Milnerton

Cape Town police are investigating  Wednesday ‘s attack on a luxury car dealership in Milnerton. It’s been reported that two taxis, filled with dozens of men, arrived at the premises and demanded 2 cars. They then smashed around 8 of the store’s exotic vehicles, including several Porches and an Aston Martin. The suspects then assaulted […]

Premier Winde says his government is working to become the first province to beat load shedding

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says his government is working to become the first province to beat load shedding. During his State of the Province Address on Wednesday, Winde announced that they’ve set aside R20 million to roll out a Municipal Energy Resilience Programmee. This assists municipalities to take necessary steps to generate, procure, and […]

Early Morning Brain Starter on Heart Breakfast

A little quiz to get the synapses firing this morning with Aden and the team! Have a listen to see how many you can get right…

Do your kids know what to do incase of an emergency at home?

It’s all about finding a healthy balance, which can be tough. While ideal, constantly keeping your eyes peeled on your kids may not always be plausible. The good news is, you can implement some basic safety rules. Here are a few handy guidelines that can be used to ensure that they remain safe when you’re […]

Try these breakfast smoothies, they’re delicious!

Making a fruit smoothie is as simple as tossing ingredients in a blender and letting it rip, but we want to make sure you succeed every time, so here’s our exact process: Super-Simple Summer Smoothie 1 cup pf milk/any milk will do 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt fresh summer fruit (blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, chopped peaches, […]

Today is – Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness come in all forms, large and small, and how you choose to perform yours is entirely up to you. It’s a wonderful feeling to know someone is thinking about you. What’s better than starting or ending the day with that simple reminder? Text someone you care about that you’re thinking about […]

What’s Innovation Day?

Take just one day out to inspire people, develop relevant business concepts for the company, and learn new innovation tools along the way. Inspiring your employees. Co-creating innovative business concepts. All in 1 day. Click on the link below and channel that inspiration, here’s how: https://www.boardofinnovation.com/talent/innovation-day/ [Credit: www.boardofinnovation.com]

International Pancake Day

Why do we love pancakes so much? Well because its absolutely delicious and such a treat, we can also add so many delicious ingredients! From blueberries to sugar and cinnamon, skies the limit! If your family or flat mates  can never agree on what to cook then don’t worry, there’s a pancake combo for everyone. […]

The Western Cape Education Department says the return of learners to schools went relatively smoothly

The Western Cape Education Department says the return of learners to schools went relatively smoothly. On Monday, marked the start of the school year across the country. The department says it is pleased with the start, with most districts reporting no disruption to schooling. Education MEC, Debbie Schäfer has admitted that there’s a significant increase […]

The Health Department says 195 people have died due to Covid-19 on Monday

The Health Department says 195 people have died due to Covid-19 on Monday, bringing the national death to 48,094. The Western Cape had recorded the most of the new fatalities, with 62. It’s followed by Gauteng 58, North West 39, the Eastern Cape 25, the Free State 11, the Northern Cape 6, and Kwa-Zulu Natal […]

Meghan and Harry are expecting their second child

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their second child together, the couple announced on Sunday. The baby will be the younger sibling to the couple’s son Archie Harrison, who will turn 2 on May 6. Meghan and Harry announced their pregnancy news with a stunning black-and-white photo that was taken. Harry looks lovingly […]

Remember Why You Started #MondayMotivation

We know, weekends are great, whether you’re having fun with your friends or simply use the time to rest. But do we really have to hate Mondays that much? They say every day is a privilege so why treat this one differently? Monday is a new day, not a bad day. Do you need some […]

How to make the BEST toasted cheese sandwich with a twist!

Ingredients: 4 slices of white bread Butter Cheddar Cheese Parmesan Cheese Garlic and herb spice Tomato (optional) Onion (optional) Method: Preheat your pan over medium heat. Generously butter one side of a slice of bread. Place bread butter-side-down onto bottom of the pan and add a mixture of grated cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, a sprinkle […]

How do you get your kids to do chores around the house?

A parent has gone viral on TikTok after sharing the hilarious way she managed to trick her son into doing some housework – and it was all thanks to the WiFi name one mum seems to have found a “genius” way to do just this. In the video her son walks into the living room […]

Western Cape Education MEC , Debbie Schäfer says schools are ready  to receive learners back this morning

Western Cape Education MEC , Debbie Schäfer says schools are ready  to receive learners back this morning. A number of learners will return to classrooms for the start of the academic year. The same safety protocols that were implemented in 2020 will remain in place this year. This include grades will still need to rotate […]

5 favourite love songs to keep the flames alive

A few tips on how to keep your relationship on a good path

Here are some pointers based that might help with keeping romance alive in your relationship: Always support your partner in self-growth and encourage them – Always thrive to help motivate your partner, support them in their goals and aspirations. No matter what it is, genuinely support them. Expect the same from your partner.  Individuals enjoy […]

Yummy Sausage Tomato Bredie

We know how much South Africans love their bredie’s and today we’re highlighting this bredie thats been around for so long – Sausage Bredie! Its super quick, easy and inexpensive, here’s the recipe: Ingredients: cooking oil sausage cut into pieces (you can use any sausage you have in your fridge) 3 cloves of garlic minced […]

Cardiac Awareness Week

Heart disease is a major issue worldwide. Chronic and often preventable diseases are fast overtaking infectious disease as a cause of death in many countries. Health promotion activities can make a difference to improve quality of life and wellbeing. People should avoid tobacco use, eat healthier foods, control diabetes, and be more physically active. Community […]

Western Cape health authorities say their preparations to roll-out the Covid-19 vaccine will go ahead

Western Cape health authorities say their preparations to roll-out the Covid-19 vaccine will go ahead. The department says it continues with its logistical planning for phase one, focusing on health workers, using the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. National Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize confirmed that the roll-out is expected to start sometime next week. Earlier this […]

How do I make my omelette’s fluffy?

We all LOVE a good omelette for breakfast, but the fluffier the better! You can add ANYTHING your heart desires, from mushrooms, bacon, cheese and peppers, skies the limit when it comes to filling an omelette. Follow the recipe below to create the fluffiest omelette and add any fillings to it: INGREDIENTS 2 large eggs […]

Its Guitar Day!

The history of the guitar generally goes back to two instruments, the oud and the lute, which predate written history. Many say that a man known as Lamech, who was Noah’s grandfather and the sixth grandson of Adam and Eve, designed the Arab precursor to the guitar. Lamech was apparently inspired to design the shape […]

Cooking around with Jenny Morris – Bubble and Squeak Cakes!

Jenny from the block cooked up something delicious this morning for her Breakfast boys! Here’s a simple way to make a Bubble and Squeak Cakes, have a listen and get the recipe here:

Rentals in Cape Town – Aden tells all

Since the lockdown there’s obviously been many issues around rentals and tenants not being able to afford rent due to job losses. But, there’s also been an interest effect on the price of property and rental rates. Aden gives the team a hypothetical example of rent vs buying and with the lower interest rate how […]

Aden catches up with Jeremy Olivier who now lives in the Netherlands

Seasoned performer, award nominated singer-songwriter, Voice SA finalist and world class musician Jeremy Olivier joins the Breakfast Team. Have a listen to the interview here:

What makes for marriage material, Suga helps the Breakfast team understand this…

So you’ve been dating your guy/girl for a while now, and the question you’re often fielding is: “So when are you two getting married?” Naturally, you hate this question because it creates so much stress. You know you love your partner, and you’re pretty certain they love you. But marriage is a huge commitment to […]

#BeMoreWednesday on the O’Connor Drive – infertility

For #BeMoreWednesday on the O’Connor Drive we get a bit vulnerable about the things that make us human in a bid to better ourselves. This week we talk about fertility, a topic which often has a stigma attached to it but one which is so important to talk about! . Professor Sibert joined us on […]

A total of 396 people have died in South Africa due to Covid-19, on Tuesday

A total of 396 people have died in South Africa due to Covid-19, on Tuesday, bringing the national death toll to 46,869. Limpopo recorded the most of the new deaths with 118. It’s followed by Kwa-Zulu Natal with 85, Gauteng 81, the Western Cape 65, the Eastern Cape 20, Mpumalanga 18, the Free State 6, […]

National Pizza Day – OH YES!

Originating in Naples, Italy, pizza has become so popular across the world. Why? Because it’s the ultimate in comfort food and it’s never boring! Its delicious and you can add ANY toppings your heart desires! Pizza can almost always meet your expectations, whether you opt for a classic margarita or reinvented version. Authentic wood-fired ovens […]

The role that medical aid schemes play in facilitating the roll out of the vaccine

The arrival of the Covid-19 vaccine in the country has opened up a number of conversations about access to the vaccine and the role that medical aid schemes will play in facilitating the roll out. Damian McHugh, Executive Head of Marketing,  Momentum Health Solutions, joins us on the line to unpack how medical aid schemes […]

Pregnancy Awareness Week on Heart FM

Prenatal Vitamins Prenatal vitamins are supplements that contain daily vitamins and minerals you need before and during your pregnancy. Folic acid is the most important vitamin to take when planning a pregnancy. Folic acid is a B vitamin that cells in your body need for growing and developing. Most nutrients should come from the foods […]

Today Is Safer Internet Day

Today is Safer Internet Day, which is this year urging people and especially youngsters to not take any risks online. So much of our private lives and information get transferred over the internet, Safer Internet Day reminds us to protect ourselves from the dangers there and make the internet a little safer for everyone. Don’t […]

The organiser of the demonstration was arrested for assaulting an ENCA reporter

Cape Town’s head of Health Services Zahid Badroodien has slammed non-mask wearing Capetonians who flouted COVID-19 safety regulations at beach protests over the weekend. Several protestors descended upon Fish Hoek beach to demand that the nationwide Lockdown be lifted. The organiser of the demonstration was arrested for assaulting an ENCA reporter. The man in his […]

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says the province is already preparing for the inevitable Covid-19 third wave

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says the province is already preparing for the inevitable Covid-19 third wave. He says the experts and epidemiologists are studying when the third wave is expected in the country, and the province. Provincial health authorities admit that the second wave in December 2020 has been severe – much more so […]

Delicious Peri Peri Chicken Liver Recipe

Peri peri chicken livers are delicious and many of us South Africans love to cook them for our families, they’re also packed with iron and goodness! Here’s a simple and easy to follow recipe, enjoy! Ingredients: 450g chicken livers, cleaned 1 tablespoon of olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 large onion, chopped 1/2 cup red […]

National Bubble Gum Day

Chewing gum has been around for a long time – hundreds of years, even, dating back to when ancient peoples chomped on tree resins. But chewing gum hasn’t always been smiled upon. Most schools still don’t allow students to chew gum during school. But can chewing gum actually be good for both your brain and […]

Intermittent Fasting and the benefits of it

Intermittent fasting involves cycling between periods of fasting and eating — and it’s recently become very popular. Intermittent fasting can provide significant health benefits. Intermittent fasting simply allows the body to use its stored energy, by burning off excess body fat. It is important to realise that this is normal and humans have evolved to […]

World Cancer Day – Causes and Treatments

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells anywhere in a body. There are over 200 types of cancer. Anything that may cause a normal body cell to develop abnormally potentially can cause cancer; What are the different types of cancer? There are over 200 types of cancer; here’s a few: Carcinoma: Cancer that begins […]

South Africa has recorded 398 more Covid-19 related deaths on Wednesday, bringing the death to 45,344

South Africa has recorded 398 more Covid-19 related deaths on Wednesday, bringing the death to 45,344. Kwa-Zulu Natal had the majority of the deaths, with 138. It’s followed by Gauteng with 97, the Western Cape 67, the Eastern Cape 46, Mpumalanga 21, the Free State 12, the Northern Cape 9, and Limpopo 8. The Health […]

More than 90,000 Western Cape health workers – both in the private and public sectors – will be vaccinated

More than 90,000 Western Cape health workers – both in the private and public sectors – will be vaccinated in first phase. This was revealed by Head of Health, Dr Keith Cloete, in the provincial legislature on Wednesday. The Health department briefed the Covid-19 Ad Hoc Committee, on the numbers and types of vaccine for […]

The City of Cape Town is setting aside R25 million for feeding schemes

The City of Cape Town is setting aside R25 million for feeding schemes. R10 million of that has already been approved, with the remainder expected to be voted for in March 2021 Council meeting. Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Management, Grant Twigg, the City is now looking for partners. The City’s about to advertise for […]

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize, says 547 more people have died due to Covid-19 on Tuesday

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize, says 547 more people have died due to Covid-19 on Tuesday. This brings the national death toll to 44, 946. Of the total of new fatalities, Kwa-Zulu Natal recorded the highest number with 143. It’s followed by the Limpopo, with 134, Gauteng 91, the Western Cape 69, the Eastern Cape […]

Happy Golden Retriever Day!

Golden retrievers are one of the most gentle and kind dog breeds which comes from their deep-rooted desire to please their owners. They’re amazing with kids and rarely cause trouble around the house (like chewing up shoes or tearing apart furniture), which is why they’re well-known as a great family dog. They’re also a very […]

How to boost your self esteem

How can you stop this vicious cycle and start moving yourself in a more positive direction? It’s a process, and it won’t happen overnight, but there are things you can do to get it started and keep it moving. Get clear on your values. Determine what your values are and examine your life to see […]

Back to school, Western Cape Education MEC, Debbie Schäfer, has wished teachers in the province well

Western Cape Education MEC, Debbie Schäfer, has wished teachers in the province well as they take on the new school year. On Monday marked the official start of the academic year. The learners will return to classrooms on Monday the 15th of February. Authorities have instructed all district offices to conduct a survey to determine […]

Covid-19 Update -The Western Cape had the majority of the deaths, with 64

South Africa has recorded 235 more Covid-19 related deaths on Monday, bringing the death toll to 44,399. The Western Cape had the majority of the deaths, with 64. It’s followed by the Eastern Cape with 59, Gauteng 51, North West 33, the Free State 16, Kwa-Zulu Natal 10, and the Northern Cape 2. The Health […]

While the country remains on Lockdown Level 3, the prohibitions affecting beaches, parks, alcohol, and places of worship have been eased

While the country remains on Lockdown Level 3, the prohibitions affecting beaches and parks, alcohol, and places of worship have been eased. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the lifting of several restrictions during an address to the nation on Monday night. He says Cabinet made the decision based on a significant reduction in new Covid-19 infections. […]

What do they say about people born in February?

People born in February are old school romantics. Can’t help it, as Feb is also the month to celebrate love. They are people who love social harmony and like to lead a balanced life. People born in February are one of the most original people. They are authentic and believe in learning from their own […]

Wikkel Wikkel fans, theres new music on the way from Lil K and Ray J

Lil K and Ray J from Wikkel Wikkel fame, joins Aden Thomas on the show and they’ve got new music they’d like to share with us. Have a listen to the interview that took place this morning:-

Some Capetonians broke the lockdown regulations to protesting against the closure of the beaches

Organisers of the weekend’s beach demonstrations say their protests were successful. Some Capetonians broke the lockdown regulations to protesting against the closure of the beaches. Muizenberg beach saw the biggest of these protests. It’s been more than a month, since the beaches were closed, in efforts slow down the spread of Covid-19 infections. Protestor Craig […]

We all fall. It’s how we get up that matters.

Get ready to celebrate your own Get Up moments, honour others who’ve been there, and inspire people in your own life to do the same. It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down. All that matters is you get up one more time than you were knocked down. The first thing we recommend […]

South Africa has recorded 213 more Covid-19 related deaths on Sunday

South Africa has recorded 213 more Covid-19 related deaths on Sunday, bringing the national death toll to 44 164. The majority of the new fatalities were reported in the Eastern Cape, with 95. It’s followed by the Gauteng with 58, Kwa-Zulu Natal with 23, Mpumalanga 17, the Free State 8, the Western Cape also 8, […]

Musica is closing down, fans reminisce about their CD purchases

Clicks Group announced that they will be closing Musica due to the change in music which has gone digital as the times continue to move. Sales have also worsened by the pandemic too. “Musica has been operating in a declining market for several years owing to the structural shift globally to the digital consumption of […]

The price of ginger have sky rocketed like crazy

South Africans have flocked to the stores in search of the popular root ginger, with its healing properties, people are creating mixtures to help boost their immune systems. A midst this, ginger has become scarce and expensive, with prices for the popular root more than doubling over the last six months. Wholesale ginger in a […]

Fun at work day

National Fun at Work Day falls on the last Friday of January! Whether you work for a small office or a large organisation, injecting fun into the workplace is a great way to bond with coworkers, boost team morale, gain inspiration, and even increase productivity. National Fun at Work Day was created to foster happiness […]

Leggo Day, Lets Play!

The colourful plastic bricks known as Legos have entertained children (and adults) around the world for nearly 70 years. Legos are used to make toy buildings, vehicles, creatures, machines, anything imaginable — and they can be taken apart and put back together as often as you’d like. That means endless creative play. NATIONAL LEGO DAY […]

There’s been another urgent call for national government to lift the alcohol ban, to help save jobs here in the Western Cape

There’s been another urgent call for national government to lift the alcohol ban, to help save jobs here in the Western Cape. Agriculture MEC Ivan Meyer has written to his national counter-part, Minister Thoko Didiza, requesting help. On Monday, the province’s Economic Development MEC David Maynier, also expressed deep concern over how the alcohol ban, […]

While there appears to be a definite decline in the number of new infections, the number of daily Covid-19 deaths remains high

While there appears to be a definite decline in the number of new infections, the number of daily Covid-19 deaths remains high. South Africa recorded 680 new Covid-19 related deaths on Tuesday, bringing the total to 41,797. The majority of the new fatalities were reported in Kwa-Zulu Natal where 306 people succumbed to the virus. […]

Why do we love Chocolate Cake so much?

Instead of fighting with your partner about whatever, sit down and get yourself some lemon cake! It’s the perfect amount of sweetness to brighten up your day. Just by looking at lemon cake, it reminds you of sunshine and happiness. Chocolate lava cake might not actually give you the warm hug you want, but the […]

All SASSA offices across the Western Cape, will now be working overtime and on the weekends, to address the disability grant crisis

All SASSA offices across the Western Cape, will now be working overtime and on the weekends, to address the disability grant crisis. Disabled grant seekers have been struggling for weeks, after their temporary disability grant came to a grinding holt in 2020. The city’s offices have been inundated with those seeking help, as several offices […]

Hippo Toy Project Brings COVID-19 Relief To Local Seamstresses

A community initiative by comparison platform Hippo.co.za has enabled a local small business and team of out-of-work seamstresses to support their families through South Africa’s extended COVID-19 lockdown. The five women, all from Mitchells Plain in Cape Town, have been hard at work handcrafting plush toys based on Hippo.co.za’s popular mascot. Despite its long-standing popularity, […]

South Africa has recorded further 243 Covid-19 deaths on Monday, bringing the national death toll to  41,117

South Africa has recorded further 243 Covid-19 deaths on Monday, bringing the national death toll to  41,117. The Eastern Cape had the highest number of deaths with 65. It’s followed by Kwa-Zulu Natal with 60, the Western Cape with 57, Gauteng with 33, Mpumalanga with 5 and the Northern Cape with 5. The national department […]

Teachers are expected back at school next week Monday, the 1st of February

School Management Teams across the country are expected to report for duty on Monday. The SMTs will go to prepare the school for the return of teachers and learners. The Basic Education Department published its directives on Friday, for the 2021 school calendar. Teachers are expected back at school next week Monday, the 1st of […]

A total of 176 units have been constructed since last week in Masiphumelele

Western Cape Human Settlements MEC, Tertuis Simmers, says the rebuilding of emergency structures for fire victims in Masiphumelele, is progressing well. A total of 176 units have been constructed since last week. Just over 35 units are being erected per day. More than 1,000 structures are expected to be built by the middle of February. […]

The national department of Health says further 300 people have succumbed to Covid-19 on Sunday

The national department of Health says further 300 people have succumbed to Covid-19 on Sunday. The Western Cape has recorded the most deaths with 105. It’s followed by Kwa-Zulu Natal with 70, Gauteng 45, the Eastern Cape 43, the Free State 15, North West 14, and the Northern Cape 5. This brings the national death […]

How to keep your fruit and vegetables fresher for longer

We’re not a fan of is how quickly fresh fruits and vegetables can go off. We’ve all had that moment of looking at a blackened banana, thinking, ‘didn’t I JUST buy you?’ Avoid the annoyance of wasted food. Berries are delicate. Try to avoid stacking them on top of each other, as they bruise and […]

The Parvo Virus in young pups are spreading fast

Canine parvovirus (CPV or commonly referred to as “parvo”) is one of the most serious viruses that dogs can get. Thankfully, it is very preventable with proper vaccination. This virus was discovered in 1967 and has rapidly become a serious threat to canine health. This is primarily due to the fact that the virus is […]

Today we celebrate life

“We might not be the ones to change the world. We might not belong to the few that “put a ding in the universe.” We might not be something the whole world would celebrate. But…In the little corners that we live; in the lives that we’ve played a part in, we should be nothing but […]

What’s happening to the value of property right now in South Africa?

The level of activity in the housing market in the months since real estate agencies were allowed to reopen on 1 June has surprised market analysts, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group. “Service levels in our industry are generally very low, especially considering that we are dealing with major investments […]

Will we ever hug again after the pandemic has ended?

The best way National Hugging Day is celebrated is by spreading the love and offering a hug to your friends and family. It’s amazing how much difference a simple hug can make. Spend your day letting your nearest and dearest know that you’re there for them by giving them hugs and lifting their spirits. But […]

The Western Cape has recorded 96 more deaths, bringing the total number in the province to 9440

The Western Cape has recorded 96 additional deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 9440. We send our condolences to their loved ones at this time. The Western Cape Government has not yet received the details on when the first vaccine doses, announced by the National Government, will arrive in […]

Why is exercise so important?

2020 was a tough year for everyone. The pandemic hit hard and tested even the most resilient individuals, families and communities. Because of this, you probably just aren’t feeling the typical weight loss or self-improvement resolutions—and that’s OK.Staying home and isolated has been tough, and it’s natural to have put on a few pounds over […]

International Cheese Day

From ooey gooey grilled cheese sandwiches to fancy shmancy cheese and crackers, there are so many ways to love cheese. Worried about your waistline? We’ll tell you how you can incorporate all types of cheeses in a healthy and enjoyable way. Cheese is tasty. There are so many varieties that there is a cheese to […]

South Africa has seen its highest ever number of daily Covid-19 deaths, with a total with 839 fatalities in the past 24 hours

South Africa has seen its highest ever number of daily Covid-19 deaths, with a total with 839 fatalities in the past 24 hours. All provinces have recorded deaths on Tuesday. Kwa-Zulu Natal had the most deaths with 263, followed by Limpopo with 238, Western Cape 130, the Eastern Cape 102, Gauteng 48, North West 25, […]

International Popcorn Day

A staple for studying, movies, social gatherings and just about any occasion or event, popcorn is arguably one of the best creations of humankind.For those who are looking for a healthier snacking option but can’t give up that satisfying crunch, air-popped popcorn is the way to go! With only about 30 calories per cup, it […]

South Africa has seen a slight decrease in the number of new Covid-19 cases

South Africa has seen a slight decrease in the number of new Covid-19 cases, with over 9,000 cases reported in the last 24 hours. This brings the country’s cumulative number of cases confirmed to over 1.3 million. A further 344 Covid-19 related deaths have been reported, with 91 recorded in KwaZulu-Natal, 88 in the Western […]

South Africa has recorded 12267 new Coronavirus cases since the last report

South Africa has recorded 12-thousand-267 new coronavirus cases since the last report. This brings the cumulative number of cases identified to over 1.3 million. A further 254 Covid-19 related deaths have been reported with 72 in the Western Cape, Gauteng 59, KwaZulu-Natal 40, Eastern Cape 22, North West 26, Mpumalanga 16, Free State 13 and […]

The police used a water canon on the large group of mostly disabled and elderly people, in efforts to enforce social distancing

The DA in the Western Cape legislature demands answers from the provincial police commissioner, Yolisa Matakata, on who authorised the use of a water cannon on grant applicants. The party has condemned Friday’s heavy handed police action against SASSA grant beneficiaries outside its Bellville offices. The police used a water canon on the large group […]

The rolling blackouts across the country resumes on Monday morning as the return to service of some generating units has been delayed

The rolling blackouts across the country resumes on Monday morning as the return to service of some generating units has been delayed. On Sunday evening, Eskom reduced load shedding from STAGE 2 to STAGE 1. But it’s now back up to Stage 2. The City of Cape Town says its customers will be on Stage […]

Because who doesnt love a good warm bagel?

Bagels are the quick and easy meal of many on-the-go work peeps, and everyone from adults to children can appreciate the fresh, chewy goodness of a freshly baked bagel. There are many reasons to love bagels, so let’s list off the many wonderful things about this multi-functional food now. Bagels are considered the perfect food […]

There’s been a sharp increase in the number of new coronavirus infections in SA, with more than 18 000 new cases recorded

There’s been a sharp increase in the number of new coronavirus infections in the country, with more than 18-Thousand new cases recorded South Africa has reported an increase in the number of Covid-19 deaths as the country faces the peak of its second infection wave. The Health department announced that 18-Thousand-555 new cases were recorded […]

Why you should be drinking Cinnamon in water on a daily basis

One of the best ways to extract all the goodness from cinnamon is to soak the stick in water and sip on it on a regular basis. Backed by various health experts, cinnamon infused water makes for a wonder drink that has innumerable healing properties. Cinnamon As Medicine Through History Cinnamon has been used as […]

Organise Your Home Day

Are you the type of person who uses every excuse in the book to avoid finishing off those half done projects around the house? Well today we celebrate Organise Your Home Day, which is an ideal chance to get your home in order and look forward to a brighter, clutter-free house! As social distancing keeps […]

Saving lives – an achievable new year’s resolution for 2021

For many of us, January is the month we reflect on the previous year and make New Year’s resolutions. Most of 2020 was spent in lockdown as we keep fighting the current COVID-19 pandemic. Even though there is uncertainty regarding the pandemic and what the new year will bring, one thing is certain, and that […]

National Gluten-free Day

A sly protein hides in your kitchen, acting as the binding agent in many foods and beverages you consume on a daily basis. Many of us take it for granted and know nothing of its presence, while MANY battle against it. Can you guess what it is? Gluten — a protein found in wheat, rye, […]

Is juicing really that great for you?

Freshly juiced fruit has become a staple in many diets – especially those of busy, health-conscious consumers who can save time on making (and perhaps even chewing) their food without missing out on nutrients. Fruit juice also has been linked to claims that it can help you both lose weight, and ‘detox’ your system. Most […]

The Liquor Traders Formation is pleading with Government to lift the ban on alcohol

There’s a real chance that at the very least, the lockdown Level 3 restrictions will remain in place beyond the 15th of this month. The National Coronavirus Command Council has met to discuss whether this level is sufficient or whether a harder lockdown is necessary in a bid to bring down infection numbers. President Cyril […]

Monday Motivation just for YOU

Monday motivation, it’s on! Now, more than ever, we know that you need it. Together, the world is working through it all and we’re all working together. Chin up, we’re going to get through this. The world is shifting in an unprecedented way, but we are shifting together. Monday motivation emphasises the keyword here, “unified,” […]

What’s your favourite drink to make using milk?

While drinking a glass of milk might seem like the most natural thing to do, did you know that this small action supports the livelihoods of one-billion people worldwide? Milk is enjoyed in all kinds of ways by various people who live all over the world! Some people choose to drink it with a meal […]

How to survive JANU-WORRY

For many South Africans, their last pay cheque was mid December and the struggle becomes so real! We couldn’t help but buy a few pressies here and there to make Christmas a little special this year, especially with it being a lockdown and extra cautious December. Many South Africans took to Twitter about surviving JANU-WORRY. […]

Why we love National Bean Day

There are so many different kinds of beans to try If you choose to celebrate National Bean Day by trying a few different kinds of beans, you’ll have a whole bunch of them to sample. Green string beans, pinto beans, navy beans, black beans, and red kidney beans are among the most popular types of […]

What do they say about people who are born in January?

They are quite generous if you observe January born, you will find that they are kind. They do not like hurting anyone. They prefer helping others and encouraging them to achieve whatever they want. Whenever something bad happens, people generally feel stressed and anxious, but this is not the case with people born in January. […]

National Science Fiction Day

When it comes to fiction writing, the stories are only limited by one’s imagination. And no matter what type of fiction stories you like, chances are a few of them involve some sort of science fiction topics. If so, National Science Fiction Day on January 2 is the perfect day to celebrate this type of […]

Temporary tents have been commissioned at Khayelitsha and Wesfleur Hospitals and more tents will be ready at Mitchells Plain Hospital too

Western Cape health authorities believe the second wave of Covid-19 infections will peak early in January 2021. In the meantime, the rise in active Covid-19 cases in all districts, represents a significant second wave for the province. A series of metrics supports this view: The positivity rate is now at 50%, the death rate has […]

National Resolution Planning Day

National Resolution Planning Day is on December 30 and we are getting a headstart on setting goals for next year! Did you know that one in three people fail their New Year’s resolutions in the first month? And only 10% of people are successful at keeping their resolutions throughout the year? While there are many […]

How to make the perfect Roast Gammon

Roast gammon is a dish traditionally served up at Christmas time for Boxing Day dinner – the richly succulent and saline meat can be served hot or cold and is treasured by most carnivores. But there is no reason why roast gammon should not be enjoyed all year round! Ingredients Gammon Stock Vegetables 2 Onions […]

The health department has announced that the health system is under pressure.

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde is appealing citizens to protect themselves during the festive season in order to protect healthcare-workers. The health department has announced that the health system is under pressure. This is due to the sharp increase in Covid-19 admissions at hospitals, as well as other trauma cases. The province has seen a […]

Western Cape health authorities are making changes at hospitals, as Covid-19 infections continue to rise

Western Cape health authorities are making changes at hospitals, as Covid-19 infections continue to rise. Over the weekend, the department said the facilities are under pressure. Family members will not be allowed to visit hospitals, to limit any potential risk of possible transmission of the virus. The department has made amendments to the services provided […]

Do you ‘borrow’ money from your child’s piggy bank?

Are you one of these parents? We know times are tough, but really? A British survey of 2,000 parents found that nearly half admit to being “piggy bank raiders” who occasionally dip into their children’s cash. Some 46 per cent of parents of children aged between four and 16 years old said they have taken […]

Employee Holla – Kay-Leigh on #HeartBreakfast

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Cape Town Christmas’s are different from other parts of the world

Over the past couple of weeks leading up to Christmas, the team and listeners have been sharing their preparations for the big days, however Tapfuma coming from Zimbabwe made the observation that Christmas in Cape town sounds awfully traumatic. Aden explains…

What do they say about people born in December?

As the festive season begins to cheer our moods, families and relations, we have taken a step further to understand how extra special is the month of December for all those souls who are born during this month. December people are generally loved by all. The people born between December 1st and 21st are controlled […]

For the first time in 800 years, South Africans can spot the Christmas Star this evening

This is so awesome, for the first time in 800 years, you can spot the ‘Christmas star’ this evening! Astronomers call it the “Great Conjunction” because it’s when Jupiter and Saturn  are close to Earth and to each other, and you’ll be able to see the star after sunset. By chance, the conjunction also happens […]

Hospitals in the Western Cape are currently under severe pressure

Hospitals in the Western Cape are currently under severe pressure. This is due to the sharp increase in Covid-19 admissions at hospitals, as well as other trauma cases. On Saturday, the province recorded the highest number of daily cases of 4,202. This exceeds the previous figure of 2,660 cases on June the 15th. At the […]

The City of Cape Town says it’s still hard at work assisting fire victims in Masiphumelele

The City of Cape Town says it’s still hard at work assisting fire victims in Masiphumelele. A blaze last week destroyed more than 1,000 shacks, and left more than 4,000 people homeless. Mayor Dan Plato, declared the area as a local disaster, in efforts to unlock funding from national government. The City says building kits […]

National Short Girl Appreciation Day

This December 21 — National Short Girl Appreciation Day — don’t come up short on ways to celebrate the small ladies in your life! If you’re a short girl yourself, you know the genetic lottery you’ve won — they always make cute shoes in smaller sizes, your feet are never going to hang off the […]

During the festive season, leading up to Christmas, lets help protect our mental health

For most people, Christmas will be very different this year. Christmas is traditionally a time to share food with our nearest and dearest. For most of us, this is unlikely to be the case this year. With travel restrictions and quarantines in place, we will need to adjust. Although the pandemic has affected everyone in different […]

Warning to young people as the second wave of Covid-19 takes over SA

Theres another wave on our hands, this time the virus has mutated and is called the 501.V2. It first emerged in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro. On Friday, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize appealed to young people to make sure they are adhering to Covid-19 protocol’s at all times. That they make sure to wear masks, […]

Is it even Christmas without Trifle? 

Classic Trifle made with fresh berries, sponge cake and custard. This oh-so-delicious no bake dessert easily serves a crowd and takes only minutes to make. How to Make a Perfect Trifle INGREDIENTS 1 x 85 gram packet of raspberry jelly 420 grams (approximately 6 cups) store bought sponge rolls or any sponge cake* 4 tablespoons […]

National Device Appreciation Day

December 17 is National Device Appreciation Day, an opportunity to appreciate the devices that help us lead our lives, and take steps to protect those that are most important to you. The best, most effective way to protect all of the items that contribute joy in your life is to properly insure them, ensuring that […]

Police Minister Bheki Cele has defended his decision to shut down a production by a film crew at Camps Bay beach

Police Minister Bheki Cele has defended his decision to shut down a production by a film crew at Camps Bay beach, on Wednesday. He says although the private company had the necessary permit from the city, upon closer inspection it was found that production was not compliant with COVID-19 regulations. The City of Cape Town […]

South Africans doing good: a new study shows everyday heroes emerging during the pandemic

The Everyday Heroes research study conducted in October saw hundreds of South Africans responding to a variety of questions relating to their economic activity before and throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the assistance they offered, received, or witnessed. The survey, conducted by Nedbank, shows that despite the severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, […]

Cape Town’s law enforcement agencies are upping their road safety efforts as the peak of the festive season approaches

Cape Town’s law enforcement agencies are upping their road safety efforts as the peak of the festive season approaches. The Traffic Service will launch its ‘Operation Exodus’ on Monday. The focus is on long-distance transport vehicles to ensure that they are roadworthy, and that drivers have the relevant documentation. Authorities will also check that all […]

President Cyril Ramaphosa said that in one week, the daily average of new cases has lept by 74%, and daily deaths have risen by nearly 50%

New restrictions have been announced to curb South Africa’s rising number of Covid-19 infections. In an address to the nation on Monday evening, President Cyril Ramaphosa said that in one week, the daily average of new cases has lept by 74%, and daily deaths have risen by nearly 50%. In response, the President has declared […]

What is Green Monday?

GREEN MONDAY ACTIVITIES Cross off your listNow’s the time! Are you ready to finally complete that darn list that you didn’t mean to forget about? Honestly, Christmas sneaks up on us every year, but this is your chance to say “I knew you were coming! And my list is almost complete!” Get something for yourselfIf […]

We spoke to a man who had the courage to admit to his wrongs & reform his behaviour from being an abusive partner #stopGBV

Last week and for the period of 16 days of activism, we spoke to various organizations, warriors and champions, who’ve had the courage and bravery to speak out and share their stories with us. This morning we speak to a man who had the courage to admit to his wrongs and reform his behaviour  from […]

A Christmas Spectacular with some of South Africa’s finest artists

This coming Friday you’ve got the opportunity to be part of a very special live streaming Christmas show featuring Amy Jones, Mark Haze, Jarrod Ricketts, Austin Jacobs, the band of Dominic Swartz, The Unexpected. Peak Flow Productions will host a Online Christmas Show on the 18 December 2020 called ‘A Christmas Spectacular’ with talented artists […]

Sherri shares with us, her wedding prep during Covid-19

On Friday morning we received a school teacher enjoying here last day of the year, but she also told us that is getting married today! “Good morning Heart Breakfast Team – I’m a teacher and today is my official last day at work. I’m getting married on Monday and will try & squeeze in our […]

International Mountain Day

Mountains are some of the most interesting geological features that our world has to offer. Clear proof of the massive changes that happen beneath the surface of our planet, mountains have also served as playgrounds and places of worship for countless generations of humans. Anything that’s been such a mainstay for so many people and […]

Karin Kortje chats to Aden Thomas about safety and behaviour at live shows

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Money-free and off-screen; Play Sense is taking families on a Playcation

Parents have had a rough year. National lockdown left moms and dads without the support of childcare or play schools, leaving parents to find ways to keep their toddlers stimulated and learning. Now with holidays fast approaching and localised lockdown on the cards for a number of regions throughout the country, families are once again […]

16 Days of Activism – Mosaic, an extensive men and boys programme for perpetrators of gender-based violence

We started the interview series in context of 16 Days of Activism for no violence against women and children. We’ve spoken to many champions and warriors. This morning we spoke to another organisation who not only works with women survivors of domestic abuse, but also have an extensive men and boys programme for perpetrators of […]

Today marks the final day of 16 Days of Activism for no violence Against Women and Children

Today marks the final day of 16 Days of Activism for no violence Against Women, and Children. And advocacy groups say they are still waiting on proactive measures to tackle the scourge. A series of dialogues with communities and activists has been held across the province during this period. But NGOs believe that this is […]

The City of Cape Town says it’s ready for the festive season, with measures in place to deal with challenges related to Covid-19

The City of Cape Town says it’s ready for the festive season, with measures in place to deal with challenges related to Covid-19. The City launched its plan in a virtual media briefing, on Tuesday. A number of resources will be deployed especially across beaches, on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Authorities say they […]

P.DIVVY IS BACK! We speak to a legend, a voice we haven’t heard in the media for a while now

P.DIVVY IS BACK! We speak to a legend, a voice we haven’t heard in the media for a while now. He has officially been named the head coach of the Eastern Provinces Elephants, who will contend in the 2021 Currie Cup. Coach Peter de Villiers joins us on the show.

SPUR has a brand new song, have a listen!

Has anyone been to Spur recently? When it comes to birthday’s Spur has always been known for its staff sing-along and birthday wishes. Over the years it’s evolved, at one stage the Campbell brothers were commissioned to write a birthday song, which was played and the staff sang along. Due to Covid, things are different […]

The Baxter suspends performances from 19 December 2020 to end January 2021

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release The Baxter suspends performances from 19 December 2020 to end January 2021, to help curb the rapid spread of COVID-19 cases in the Western Cape With the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in the Western Cape, The Baxter Theatre has taken the decision to suspend all performances over the festive […]

Western Cape health authorities have established and identified a Covid-19 outbreak in the Delft area

Western Cape health authorities have established and identified a Covid-19 outbreak in the Delft area. The department says it’s concerned with the increase of new cases in the Northern and Tygerberg sub-districts, over the past week. Cases in the Northern areas have increased by 55% to 303 cases. While cases in the Tygerberg area have […]

The Western Cape Education Department has found no evidence of racism at Brackenfell High School, in relation to the controversial matric farewell

The Western Cape Education Department has found no evidence of racism at Brackenfell High School, in relation to the controversial matric farewell. The department launched an investigation following an event attended by some pupils and teachers in October. The department report has revealed that the function was a private function held at a wine farm. […]

Raafiqah Ganger was recently reunited with her biological family after being adopted as a child

42-year-old Mitchells Plain activist, Raafiqah Ganger, was recently reunited with her biological family after being adopted as a child. She’s overcome abuse and homelessness, but says it moulded her into the strong person she was for the moment she reunited with her birth family after a nearly decade-long search. Raafiqah Ganger joins us on the […]

Double Chocolate Brownies – Grace Stevens

2020 has definitely produced more foodies. At the beginning of the lockdown many took up baking challenges. However, baking is an art, a science almost – you can just do whatever you want to do and add things as you feel you want to. If you get it wrong, you can get it horribly wrong. […]

Western Cape authorities are concerned by a number of parties being held across the province

Western Cape authorities are concerned by a number of parties and large social gatherings being held across the province. This was discovered during operations conducted by the Disaster Management Centre to enforce Covid19 regulations, over the weekend. Among events include a Cooler Box Festival in Ladismith in the Central Karoo, and a matric party in […]

Gifts that don’t cost you anything at all

COVID-19 affected more than our health. For many of us, it affected how we work and if we worked. After months of not being able to work or working fewer hours, a lot of people are wondering, “Can we even do Christmas presents this year?” If your budget for Christmas isn’t what it used to […]

Rumours have it that sales of toothpaste have gone up since Covid-19 and the wearing of masks

Are you one of those people that is extremely conscious of bad breath? Someone in retail told someone that toothpaste sales have been on the rise since lockdown. It would appear that another benefit of wearing a mask is to give you a good indication of the state of your oral hygiene. Can anyone relate […]

World Cookie Day!

Cookies are sweet and full of all sorts of delicious goodness, from nuts to fruit to chocolate. They can be either delightfully crumbly or sinfully chewy. Not to mention that they keep forever if they are stored properly… There’s no doubt about: cookies more than deserve their own day, and that’s why Cookie Day is celebrated […]

Christmas Markets and More…

The Edgemead Market Running from 1-22 December 2020, this is one of Cape Town’s most anticipated Christmas Markets, with more than 200 of the Cape’s finest crafters from as far as George, Montagu and Riversdale coming to display their products. Organisers have extended the duration of the market as a COVID-19 precaution to reduce the […]

World Disability Day

The aim of Disability Day is to encourage a better understanding of people affected by a disability, together with helping to make people more aware of the rights, dignity and welfare of disabled people. As well as raise awareness about the benefits of integrating disabled persons into every aspect of life, from economic, to political, […]

One of the first theatres to open its door under the current lockdown restrictions is the Baxter Theatre…

One of the first theatres to open its door under the current lockdown restrictions is the Baxter Theatre. Some of you might have went along to see Marc Lottering’s show, under very different circumstances. We’ll have the marketing manager from the Baxter, Faheim Stellenboom, talk to us about theatre in the new normal and how […]

Aden chats to RENE DARBY, Eskom: Senior Manager Customer Care

Aden chats to RENE DARBY, Eskom: Senior Manager Customer Care, joins us on the line to explain the Prepaid vendor changes and what it means to you the consumer.

Fritter Day!

As a verb today’s namesake could mean waste time, money, or energy on trifling matters or divide (something) into small pieces. However, today we celebrate something described as a portion of dough, meat, seafood, fruit, vegetables or other ingredients which have been battered or breaded and fried – Today is world fritter day. Economical and […]

Efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the Western Cape mean some regions are cancelling public events

Efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the Western Cape mean some regions are cancelling public events. In a bid to avoid large crowds congregating, public facilities and venues in these areas will also no longer be available to the public. The George Municipality for an example has closed all its public venues […]

National Mixed Breedie Dog Day