Children

Supermom Mandisa Nxele, raising her family one day at a time

Supermom Mandisa Nxele, a woman of strength Agatha Christie once said, “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” Working as a full-time clinical psychologist at Newcastle Regional Hospital, while raising four …

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Visual impairment in children is on the rise. What should you do?

Visual impairment in children is on the rise. Is there an increase in visual impairment among children? As a parent, when was the last time you took your child to the optometrist? “There has been an increase in visual impairment among children. This is because they spend so much time on their tablets and cellphones,” …

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St Dominics Newcastle to battle it out with 1 300 learners

St Dominics to host Curro sports tournament, which will be of epic proportions. Come March 8, a staggering yet impressive 1 300 children will descend upon St Dominics Newcastle from various parts of South Africa. This monster Curro event promises to showcase an array of the country’s top performing athletes. Hailing from KwaZulu-Natal, the Free State …

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Paula dominates Kenyan Open and Para Swimming Championships

Paula van Zyl swims her way to victory Walking up to the pool, a sense of calm fills her. The deafening cheers of the crowd, nothing but a vague background noise. She fades into a world where it is only her and the water. The sign is given, Paula van Zyl dives into the pool. …

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Experience Ultimate cycling with Vulintaba Extreme.

Experience ultimate cycling with Vulintaba Extreme. The countdown has begun. In a matter of weeks the toughest cycling race in KwaZulu-Natal hits Newcastle, pushing avid cyclists to dig deep and bring their all. The Vulintaba Extreme is no ordinary cycling challenge. Taking place over two days, the Cycling South Africa approved event will draw scores …

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The Society of St Vincent de Paul, Newcastle’s hidden angels

The Society of St Vincent de Paul, Newcastle’s hidden angels Angels walk among us, never revealing themselves. But despite working in silence, bringing relief to the weary and downtrodden, their work has not gone unnoticed. For the past 40 years, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul has brought hope to Newcastle’s destitute community.  But …

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Local philanthropist encourages girl power

Local philanthropist encourages girl power A male dominated world is becoming a thing of the past, with women adding their compassionate touch to our environment. This is evident within the ranks of St Dominics Newcastle’s Power Circle. A power circle is an initiative formed by Leave No Girl Behind founders, Haseena and Shameema Patel. The …

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The lost children of Newcastle find hope

The lost children of Newcastle find hope Nothing can compare to the unconditional love shared among a family. However, there are children who will never experience the soft embrace of their mother, the wisdom of a doting father or the support of loving siblings. These children too often slip through the cracks and find themselves …

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Chinese New Year to bring about good fortune

Chinese New Year to bring about good fortune The dawn of a new year brings about new hope and opportunities. While many Newcastillians have already welcomed in the start of 2018, the Chinese New Year is set to take place on February 16. The Chinese New Year, or the Lunar New Year, is an important …

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Local men driving 20 000km cross country to raise funds for Cerebral Palsy.

Driving cross country for a cerebral palsy free tomorrow With a journey spanning over 20 000 kilometers ahead of them, Andrew Stevens and Frank Neikes are determined to play a positive role in South Africa. The two friends are travelling from Johannesburg to Zanzibar to raise funds for the Paige Project. This an organisation which works …

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