You Can Now Stay In Nelson Mandela’s House
May25

You Can Now Stay In Nelson Mandela’s House

In the years after he left office as South Africa’s President, Nelson Mandela would often retreat to this six bedroom house not far from the entrance of the 24,710 acre Shambala Private Game Reserve, in the the country’s Limpopo province, a two and a half hour drive or an hour by helicopter north of Johannesburg. It was built for him in 2001 by the Reserve’s owner, South African insurance magnateDouw Steyn, a friend who also owns...

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Ever Wondered How An Aston Martin Speedboat Would Look Like?
May11

Ever Wondered How An Aston Martin Speedboat Would Look Like?

Quintessence Yachts, in collaboration with Mulder Design, unveild the first details of their umpcoming Aston Martin-branded range of powerboats named the AM37. The three firms released digital images on how the speedboats would look like. We’re not boat enthusiasts, but we got to hand it to them, they did a pretty nice job. So nice, in fact, that we’re kind of sad the speedboats are just in concept form and actually don’t exist. You...

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The work of a South African housewife work is worth over R50 000 per month: report
Apr20

The work of a South African housewife work is worth over R50 000 per month: report

If you had to pay a South African housewife for all the work she does, you’d have to fork out over half a million rand, Netwerk24 reports. This is based on research done by American Steve Nelms, who calculated what it would cost if he had to pay professional service providers to do the work done by his wife, a stay-at-home-mom. He found it would cost more than $73 960 (R890 980) per year. Rapport newspaper made a similar calculation...

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Sandton’s luxurious Diamond Walk opening soon
Apr08

Sandton’s luxurious Diamond Walk opening soon

Super luxurious global brands the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Jimmy Choo, Ermenegildo Zegna and Burberry are among a group of posh international designer brands set to launch stores in Sandton City’s refurbished Diamond Walk at the end of the month. Described as the ‘icon of African urban luxury and sophistication’, Sandton City has undergone major extensions to make way for the highly anticipated, devilishly luxurious Diamond Walk....

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Brandy Banter: All you need to know about liquid fire
Mar17

Brandy Banter: All you need to know about liquid fire

“Claret is the liquor for boys, port is for men, but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy” – Samuel Johnson, English author in the 1700s The word brandy comes from the Dutch brandewijn or “burnt wine.” Cognac is the best known brandy in the world. It comes from the West central coast of France and is produced from grapes. South African brandy is made in almost exactly the same way as Cognac; resulting in a very high...

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