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Not taking leave this year?

2014-12-18 00:00

During December, the half-empty office can be a downer. Here are some tips to survive,and celebrate, the festive season at work.

Take control of your Christmas spending

2014-12-17 00:00

Your finances don’t have to suffer this festive season. Here’s how to cut back and take charge.

Festive season life-saving ideas

2014-12-12 00:00

Stressed about the coming festive season? Don't worry, we've got your back.

Stay sexy over the silly season

2014-12-10 12:26

Want to keep your relationship happy and your sexy times sweet over the holiday season? Dorothy Black tells you how...

10 tips for a safe festive season

2014-12-04 14:33

It’s silly season again and that means it’s time to be even more vigilant around crime and safety.

Christmas gifts that keep on giving

2014-12-03 21:00

Columnist, Natasha Marais, shares classic Christmas gift ideas.

10 tips for a safe festive season

2014-12-03 13:30

Parties and indulgence in alcohol are associated with the silly season and that means it’s time to be even more vigilant around crime and safety.

Christmas gifts that keep on giving

2014-11-28 10:02

Columnist, Natasha Marais, shares classic Christmas gift ideas.

Avoid over-spoiling your kids this festive season

2014-11-19 14:55

Kids can lose sight of the real value of things if parents spoil them too much.

Christmas dinner for slimmers

2014-11-12 15:26

Spare a thought for the dieters this year and prepare a Christmas dinner that isn’t loaded with kilojoules, fat and cholesterol.

Healthy holiday food

2014-11-06 15:43

The festive season is all about lolling on the beach, long-distance drives and late-night celebrations – but unfortunately it’s about indulgence and expanding waistlines too.

Celebrate the Festive Season in style at the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

2014-09-30 10:01

There is no better way to celebrate the festive season than at the five-star Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa. Twelve Apostles Mountain Range, beautiful venues and impeccable service will ensure an unforgettable experience.

1 376 die on SA roads over festive season

2014-01-09 11:11
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Preliminary statistics show that 1 376 people were killed on South Africa's roads during the festive season, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says.

Alcohol a major cause of road deaths

2014-01-05 10:46

A Medical Research Council survey has found that alcohol remains a leading cause of death on South African roads, according to a report.

December road deaths may reach 2007 level

2014-01-02 20:48

As the number of road deaths in December looks set to rise to the highest recorded since 2007, officials have called for a collective effort to reduce road accidents.

Watch out for the skelms who are trying to steal your money this festive season

2013-12-31 12:00

The festive season is a great time of summer holidays and celebration; however, it is also a time when crime is on the rise.

Western Cape passenger deaths down

2013-12-30 14:47

The number of passengers killed in road accidents in the Western Cape has decreased by half compared to last year, transport MEC Robin Carlisle says.

Beware 'holiday heart syndrome'

2013-12-27 12:36

Ever heard of 'holiday heart syndrome'? It's an irregular heartbeat caused by too much alcohol. Here's how to handle it.

SA tourists advised to be careful in Mozambique

2013-12-24 17:19

South African holiday-makers have been advised to exercise caution, but not to worry about travelling to Mozambique, following recent kidnappings and violence in the country.

Beware 'holiday heart syndrome'

2013-12-24 12:20

Ever heard of 'holiday heart syndrome'? It's an irregular heartbeat caused by too much alcohol. Here's how to handle it.

Keep safe on roads, says Peters

2013-12-23 14:12

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has urged motorists to obey the rules of the road during the festive season as a number of accidents were reported across the country.

High traffic volumes out of Gauteng - RTMC

2013-12-23 12:12

High traffic volumes are moving on major routes out of Gauteng as Christmas draws nearer, the Road Traffic Management Corporation says.

How many weeks of holiday is that?

2013-12-23 09:00

The school holidays always tends to break the bank. Kim Norton shares some cost effective tips for school holiday activities!

Minstrels, Cape Town sign agreement

2013-12-22 18:02

The City of Cape Town and various minstrel associations have signed an agreement to ensure the Cape Minstrels' annual carnival is a success, mayor Patricia de Lille says.

 

Get into the festive spirit!

2014-12-18 00:00

Christmas can be a crazy time of year. Between work and family commitments, parties, holiday plans and present shopping, it's easy to lose those festive feelings. Here's how to get back into the spirit.

Celebrate Christmas & New Year’s Eve at Grande Provence in Franschhoek

2014-12-12 09:39

Treat friends and family this festive season with superb cuisine at The Restaurant at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate.

SA ditches chocolate for cash this Christmas

2014-12-05 09:28

According to a survey, South Africans will be spending more on food and less on travel and socialising this festive season.

SA cutting down on travel and socialising this Xmas

2014-12-04 13:20

According to a survey, South Africans will be spending more on food and less on travel and socialising this festive season.

Christmas gifts that keep on giving

2014-11-26 15:22

Columnist, Natasha Marais, shares classic Christmas gift ideas.

Festive Season at The Oyster Box

2014-11-17 10:51

The festive season at the Oyster Box always proves to be a highlight and 2014 will be no different.

Did Christmas hurt your relationship?

2014-11-06 16:58

Healthy cash flow and your size 34 figure may not have been the only casualties of the festive season. How is your relationship doing?

Stellenbosch festooned with Festive Season experiences

2014-10-13 10:09

The ‘forever young’ town of Stellenbosch is donning all its bells and whistles to offer locals and holidaymakers alike a festooned line up of indulgences and experiences during this Festive Season.

Surge in traffic expected on SA roads

2014-01-10 14:35

Traffic officers will be out in full force this weekend for an expected surge in traffic volumes as thousands return home ahead of the start of the school year.

Mpumalanga road deaths drop 16.5%

2014-01-09 10:26

Fewer road accidents and deaths were recorded in Mpumalanga in December 2013 compared to the previous year, the provincial community safety department says.

Anger over drunk driving conviction rate

2014-01-05 08:17

Traffic and police officers have spoken out about the low conviction rate for drunk drivers, blaming this on inefficiency and bribery, according to a report.

Man swept out to sea, drowns

2013-12-31 13:19

A man has drowned after being swept out to sea at Ramsgate beach, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics say.

Gauteng road deaths 'alarmingly high'

2013-12-31 11:12

Road fatalities in Gauteng are reaching alarmingly high levels this festive season with 177 people already dead, traffic police say.

Your days are numbered, drunk drivers told

2013-12-29 14:47
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Drunk drivers will face the full might of the law and could land up behind bars, acting Transport Minister Dikobe Benedict Martins has said.

Cop brings Xmas joy to orphans

2013-12-25 18:52

A Free State police cluster commander has presented Christmas gifts to orphans in Thabong and Hennenman.

855 killed so far on roads this festive season

2013-12-24 19:34

Since the start of December, 855 people have been killed in more than 700 fatal crashes countrywide, the Road Traffic Management Corporation says.

No burials at Ekurhuleni cemeteries

2013-12-24 15:46

Ekurhuleni cemeteries will be closed for burials on Christmas and New Year's day, the municipality says.

Consumers warned of debt trap

2013-12-23 16:04

Credit cards are like little soldiers marching consumers one day at a time closer to their ruler - debt, experts warn.

Party-season survival plan

2013-12-23 14:08

If you've been watching your diet over the past months and getting ready to show off your new figure this summer, you may be approaching the party season with some trepidation.

Watch out for the skelms who are trying to steal your money this festive season

2013-12-23 10:01

The festive season is a great time of summer holidays and celebration; however, it is also a time when crime is on the rise.

Boats collide at St Francis Bay

2013-12-22 22:11

A woman almost lost her leg after being hit by a propeller which had come loose when two boats collided on the Krom River, in St Francis Bay, the NSRI says.

Cops killed in crash, prisoner injured

2013-12-19 15:46

Two policemen have died and two other people, including a prisoner, have been injured in a head-on collision near King William's Town.

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