The best gift guide for the best mother

Best Of By May 3, 2016 No Comments

post11_BLOG_bestofMother’s Day often has a way of sneaking up on us, although it’s not the kind of thing you want to leave till the last minute.

After all, your mother knows you better than anyone, so she’s sure to know whether you picked her gift up on the way to lunch. So in the spirit of Mother’s Day, we have put together a list that will help you find the perfect Mother’s Day gift, for any type of mom.

For moms who love to read
A good book is a thoughtful way of giving something personal without having to break the bank. It’s a great gift on its own or as part of a gift basket. Either way, if your mom loves to read, she’ll love a Mother’s Day gift that encourages her to relax and take some time for herself; and what better way to do that than curling up with a good book this winter?

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How to tell when to sell your car

In The Know By April 29, 2016 No Comments

post10_BLOG_intheknowSo you’ve been playing with the idea of selling your car. Maybe it’s giving you too many hassles, it’s too expensive to maintain, or maybe you just feel like its time for something new. But you also know that keeping your current car means not having to pay for a new one.

So should you drive your car until it needs to be pulled by a horse? Or should you rather sell it after a year or two so that you can feel as though you haven’t lost too much of your initial investment? Sadly, there’s no magical mileage threshold that tells you when you should sell your car. But you can have peace of mind knowing all cars have significant milestones that can guide you in deciding whether or not to sell.

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5 Reasons why autumn is ideal to sell your home

In The Know By April 20, 2016 No Comments

post9_BLOG_intheknowIt’s often said that spring is the busiest time of year for the property market… but did you know that you actually stand a better chance of selling your property in autumn? Here’s five reasons why:


1) Fewer extended holidays

Unlike summer, autumn is relatively quiet when it comes to major festivals and long holidays. With the kids back at school, sellers can secure more potential buyers because they’re less distracted and more available. With Christmas, New Years and the Easter weekend behind us, autumn is a much more convenient time for potential buyers to consider scouting property.

 

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4 Most fuel efficient cars on the market

In The Know By April 18, 2016 No Comments

post8_BLOG_intheknowYou may be used to petrol price increases, but the hike in fuel prices coming up this April will definitely make your eyes water.The price of petrol is expected to increase by 31 to 35 cents per litre, while the price of diesel is expected to increase by a massive 60 cents per litre.


In simple terms: a VW Polo driver can expect to fork out R500 to fill up, while BMW drivers will need to pay around R800 and Toyota Hilux drivers will need to cough up at least R1000 just to fill up. Which raises an interesting topic: what are the most fuel efficient vehicles on the market right now?

 

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Must-see art galleries in Cape Town

In The Know By March 18, 2016 No Comments

post6_BLOG_intheknowFrom modern to contemporary art, Cape Town is abuzz with artistic activity & overflows with talent. Contrary to popular belief galleries aren’t only for the artistically elite.


Art should be enjoyed by everyone. Whether you want to immerse yourself in the art world, simply celebrate pretty things or take a cultural detour in Cape Town – these are the must-see local galleries.

Worldart
This contemporary gallery encourages artists to exercise their creativity freely across a wide range of media, from acrylics and oils to pencil work.

The art shown is contemporary with urban and pop styles.

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Easy ways to go green in 2016

OLX Tips By March 14, 2016 No Comments

post5_BLOG_intheknowGoing green for you might sound like a 2005 fad or something reserved for hippies or Angelina Jolie – the reality is that it’s an ongoing issue and will continue to be one until we make a change.


Yes, this might be a cliche, but it starts with making sure that everything we use is sustainable. Apart from saving the world there are benefits in it for you too – A healthier lifestyle, saving money and a clean conscience. This doesn’t mean that being eco-friendly has to come with daunting lifestyle changes, it’s often the small things that make a difference.

Change your lights
Use energy savers, it really is that simple.

 

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Top 4 thrift stores in Joburg

Best Of By March 4, 2016 No Comments

post4_BLOG_bestofWith vintage clothing being all the rage it’s hard to find where to buy unique and truly affordable items. Here is a list of some of the best thrift stores around Johannesburg.

1.Wits Hospice Shop
Situated in Orange Grove, it’s home to masses of beautiful blazers, fun shirts and a serious amount of most-loved books. Spending your money here goes further than the items you take home as the proceeds go to a cause. What more of a reason do you need to shop!? Find them at: Corner Louis Botha and 9th Street, Orange Grove.

2.Bounty Hunters
You’ll find litters of cats in this quirky thrift store , which might not appeal to some, but if you’re open to something unique, this is the place to be.

 

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How to tell if you’re buying from a scammer

OLX Tips By February 26, 2016 No Comments

post3_BLOG_tipsBuying and selling on classified sites like OLX can be very rewarding but that doesn’t mean it’s risk free. It’s important, as a buyer, to be aware of who you are buying from. Here are a few tips to make sure your experience is as pleasant as possible by knowing how to tell if you’re buying from a scammer.


On the Site
Look out for products that are priced unreasonably low, ever heard of the saying too good to be true? If a seller has posted multiple ads of the same product it could be a scammer or just someone desperate to get their ad noticed, either way it’s not allowed on our site. Use the report button to notify us and we will follow up on the situation.

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SA Artists you should be listening to

In The Know By February 19, 2016 No Comments

post02____in_the_know_450x450It’s an incredible time for local South African musicians, and they’re definitely not taking it for granted. This list was not easy to whittle down but those left standing are something to credit your ear drums with. What South Africa is producing musically is not only unique but so catchy it’ll make you wish Justin Bieber never found Youtube.


Young Hands

The remnants of the City Bowl Mizers and the scraps of the recently split up Meth Breath bore the new local indie pop rock accumulation, Young Hands. Their classic drum beats combined with infectious lo-fi style guitars are paired with laid back and charming vocals making their sound pretty unique.

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Anticipated Tech Releases in 2016

Best Of By January 29, 2016 No Comments

post01____best_of_450x450From Apple Watches to smart cables, you won’t want to miss what’s coming in 2016. If you anticipate the release of new gadgets more than your own birthday then this list is going to be the icing on the cake. Get the scoop on the latest tech coming this year.


Iphone 7 & 7plus
  (September)
As always the hype for the new iPhone brings a lot more rumour than fact and we’re all wondering how Apple is going to revolutionise technology this year. There’s been talk about swapping the home button for a touch-sensitive piece and removing the headphone jack altogether. Expected features include a thinner design, dual-lens camera and an upgraded processor.

 

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