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5 Surprising Ways You Could Be Harming Your Car

No driver deliberately damages their car, but you could be doing so unintentionally.

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How to renew your car licence online

Are you psyching yourself up to renew your car license and face the winding queues at the municipal offices? Go online.

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Ditch Home Affairs queues and get your ID at the bank

Goodbye to the long forsaken queues at Home Affairs, and hello to the banks easy way of accessing SA Smart Cards and passports.

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Looking for a career change? Here are your salary expectations for 2016

Have you started your year with thoughts of a career change, or perhaps you’re just entering the business world and need to make a career choice.

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How About a 3 Course Meal for Less Than R100?

It sounds a bit impossible to get a three course meal with only a R100, especially as Christmas draws closer. But with everyone wanting to save money over the festive season, the challenge was accepted. Here are the results.

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Have you considered these accident scenarios'?

During a heavy storm, a tree branch falls on your car, causing damage to the roof and windshield. Do you think it’s covered?

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8 Hidden Threats Stopping You From Travelling

There are reasons why some people see the world and others simply don't. Find out what's stopping you from travelling.

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South Africa's 5 Best Lazy Sunday Drives

From the sunny South Coast, to the rugged Wild Coast, South Africa’s coastline is perfect for that scenic, relaxed Sunday drive. Here’s our list of the best routes to take on a lazy Sunday afternoon, and what you’re in for on the drive:

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How to Travel on a Shoestring Budget

The word travel leads to the word money, which most normal people don't have.

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Short And Sweet: 5 Of The Best South African Weekend Getaways

As much as we'd all love to spend weeks or even months touring our beautiful country, everyday life gets in the way for the most part. Let's fix that shall we...

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The Greatest Gatsbys : The Best Spots To Find Cape Town’s Iconic Sandwich

The Gatsby is a starch and meat filled monster, guaranteed to best even the biggest hungers! Here are the best spots to get yourself one of the Mother City’s famous sandwiches.

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Successful Habits Of Wealthy People That Don't Cost A Thing

Do you wonder how the rich and successful continue to hold down their empires without self-combusting? Here are some proven methods to help you get the best out of your day.

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Tips For Buying Software For A Start-up Business

Starting up a business or 'going out on your own' can be a daunting task, and whilst many claim to be the oracle of business management, there are a few essential things you need to consider.

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How Can I Earn Money, Be Successful And Still Travel The World

So you're not happy with your job and travelling is your passion, but you can't afford to be unemployed. Don't throw your life away stuck in a dead end job.

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6 Things You Should Avoid Doing On Social Media

For those not too clued up on the biggest things to avoid on social media, you should probably carry on reading.

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Prevent Being A Victim To Loadshedding Crimes And Damages

Criminals thrive on chaos and darkness is their playground. Load shedding provides both of these environments for lurking lawbreakers seeking to capitalise from South Africa's outages. Find out ways to remain safer during outages.

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Five Loadshedding Apps to Keep You in the Loop

There are very few people in South Africa who haven’t been affected by loadshedding in some way, shape or form. We scrubbed the internet to find you a host of loadshedding apps, just so that you can be 99% sure that when your lights go out, it is actually loadshedding. And of course, ones that will help you plan ahead for when Eskom makes that dreaded announcement.

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Dating Apps: Protect Yourself from Cyber Threats

IBM, the world’s largest information technology company, has released a report on their Security division’s analysis of mobile dating applications. The company found that nearly 60% of the world’s leading Android dating applications were vulnerable to potential cyber attacks.

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Your Eskom Survival Guide

Power cuts are set to be a daily occurrence for the foreseeable future. Follow our easy guide to making load shedding more bearable.

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How to spend Valentine's Day if Eskom is playing Cupid

With Valentine’s Day approaching, perhaps Eskom will play Cupid, implementing sporadic loadshedding so that we may rediscover the current between us and our loved ones.

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In light of recent mall robberies: be aware

South Africa has been plagued by a wave of mall robberies in recent months, leaving many shoppers feeling jittery and unsafe when entering any mall. With safety being such a big concern, we've compiled a list of tips to stay as safe as possible!

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Top Series to Add to Your Bucketlist

The following is a list of the most popular TV series, in no particular order, that have come onto the scene within the last couple of decades. Every modern-day bucketlist includes a list of must-see movies/TV shows, right? Well, in case you haven’t had a chance to write out the series you wish to watch in 2015, we give you full permission to copy and paste the following 30.

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Six Myths of Enterprise Business Intelligence

How much of what we think or ‘know’ is untested belief? What if the opinion that we never question and unthinkingly repeat turns out to be patently wrong, making us seem naive?

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5 Ways Dreamers Can Become Doers

Maybe you’ve been called a dreamer your whole life—by others and by yourself. However, saying you are a dreamer or a doer is like saying you are good or bad. Nobody is 100 percent one way or the other, but they may lean more in one direction. It’s a spectrum, and the good news is that you can shift the paradigm so you’re a little more balanced.

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Technology to Watch for in 2015

Industry experts share their thoughts on the innovation that will have an impact on business in South Africa in 2015.

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Tech Q&A: Questions We've All Asked

Whether it's wondering whether or not the government can spy on us through our technology or wanting to know what your teenager means when they use certain acronyms in their texts; this article has all the questions we've ever asked - regarding technology - and all the answers as well!

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How to Find That Perfect Holiday Spot and Avoid Holiday Accommodation Scams This Festive Season

If you’ve left planning your holiday to the last minute, you may want to consider searching online classified ads for that perfect holiday spot. “Online classifieds are easy to navigate and contain all the necessary information for you to make an informed decision,” says Francois Labuschagne, Product and Marketing Manager for Junk Mail Classifieds.

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8 Travel Hacks for Your Next Vacation

Contrary to the saying, getting there is not always half the fun. Don’t let airport hassles, dead phones, and suitcase disasters get in your way. Instead, try these convenient travel hacks to make your vacation the relaxing trip it should be.

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10 Things You Ought to Know About Travel Insurance

With so many different types of insurance packages on offer, travel insurance is the one that often gets overlooked. If you are someone that travels often, however, whether for business or leisure, you are far better off being insured than facing the risks alone. If you disagree, then go on and read these 10 things you ought to know about travel insurance. No doubt you will have changed your mind by the time you get to number 4…

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7 Useful Tips to Better Listening – and More Learning

Everyone wants to be a better listener, but how? Here are 7 practical tips to get more out of your everyday communication.

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The 10 Worst Things You Could Say To Your Boss

Clearly, these are incredibly obvious phrases you know your boss doesn’t want to hear. But, surprisingly, the majority of statements that make bosses cringe may seem like NBD to a lot of us. In fact, many of the lines most likely to irritate your boss are the ones you might utter because you think you’re helping them out.

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7 Ways to Shake Up Your Daily Routine

Sometimes, routines become stale. You might, for instance, feel uninspired about the exercise regimen you've practised for half a decade. Or, maybe you can no longer bring yourself to complete mundane daily tasks, like logging your receipts or making a healthy breakfast. If your chores or routine could use some pep, check out these seven tips on how to shake up your day.

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WHY TINDER SHOULDN’T BE CONSIDERED A DATING APP

You may have been a part of the recent hype regarding the supposed ‘dating app’, Tinder. If not, let us fill you in. Tinder, officially launched in 2012 within the University of Southern California, rests on the premise that most first encounters are based on whether or not the couple in question finds each other mutually attractive.

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Oscar Pistorius is due to be sentenced this week in the High Court in Pretoria. Proceedings will start at 9:45am.
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According to Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, South Africans can live off R753 a month. A little rich coming from someone who earns just over R2 million a year.
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South Africa’s (Potential) Credit Rating Downgrade
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