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South African Airline, FlySafair has announced that its passengers will now have the option to send their boarding passes to their phones via WhatsApp, once they’ve completed the check-in process. This will be beneficial to passengers who have not made the booking themselves or where passengers have supplied an incorrect contact number during the booking process – they will now be presented with an option to provide an entirely new number, which will receive the...

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Over 18 million South Africans have less than perfect credit records*, TransUnion is on a drive to teach the language of credit so that people can start to take back control. Swiping a credit card for payment is fast and easy – especially in this tough economy, but the numbers show that it is not quick or simple when it comes to paying debt back. Of the 25 million credit-active people in the country, 40%...

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Each year on 8 March, International Women’s Day, I get invited to attend events that celebrate and discuss gender diversity in the workplace. They’re often rich with intelligent discussions about women and work, a topic I am immensely passionate about. But all too often, I sit up on stage, look out to the crowd and I think, ‘where on earth are all the men?’ There are many supportive men on gender diversity (I know quite...

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Legwear specialist Falke South Africa is teaming up with outdoor adventure experts Dirtopia as the presenting sponsor of the popular full moon hikes held at Delvera Farm, just outside of Stellenbosch. The 21st of March marks the third last hike in the Full Moon hike series of this season. The 9.75km Dirtopia Vineyard Trail is set in The Simonsberg Conservancy.  The circular trail meanders through vineyards, Renosterveld Conservancy and the majestic Yellow Wood Forest to...

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1/ Leafy Greens New research has suggested that if you want to boost your mental health, eating raw fruit and vegetables could be more beneficial than cooked, canned and processed options. 2/ Wholegrains Whole grains help to maintain blood sugar which keeps you satiated for much longer and stabilises your mood. 3/ Yoghurt Another food source that needs to be added into your grocery list is yoghurt. Researchers suggest that probiotic bacteria found in yoghurt...

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1. Write every day. A daily writing habit is thing number one because it is that important. Move your story forward by even a few words every single day, and you’ll be surprised by what happens. Or maybe not, since what will happen is that you’ll write a book. Twyla Tharp’s The Creative Habit is a great guide to help you create your daily writing habit. 2. Read like a writer. Stephen King says in his book On Writing that if...

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Write for Us startupAFRICA offers two types of writing opportunities as described below. Content Submissions We are currently accepting reader content submissions. It’s a great way to get your name in front of a community of African men and women working in the field of business.  You can submit an original article [not more than 600 words] for possible publication to this email address: cue@startupafrica.co.za Weekly Contributors startupAFRICA is currently looking for ongoing contributors.  If you can...

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South Africans looking to assist individuals and families of Alexandra Township (Alex) to improve their lives can now ‘Sponsor a Child’ through Rays of Hope, a non-profit organisation (NPO) based in Johannesburg. The initiative aims to help raise much-needed funds for the beneficiaries of social outreach programmes that Rays of Hope facilitates, based on three key pillars of support – education, orphaned and vulnerable children, and work-readiness. “Many of the people in Alex endure awful...

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Recession, economic uncertainty, political upheaval – these factors, among many others, are playing havoc with retail stability and longevity around the world. In the United Kingdom, well known brands such as House of Fraser and Orla Kiely have either gone into administration or closed down. Edgars may shut the doors of its landmark store in the centre of Johannesburg in an attempt to revive the ailing brand, and Nine West and Mango have closed their...

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