Health & Wellness

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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With izinwele ezinhle , comes great care.

The ideal way for African queens to care for their hair. The quest for radiant hair is an arduous journey, often filled with uncertainty. While hair does not make the woman, great hair makes a woman feel like a the only woman on earth. The African woman is a unique individual, her hair a trademark …

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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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Dries Els vanquishes myeloid leukemia

Dries Els vanquishes myeloid leukemia The doctor enters the consulting room, his face etched with seriousness. The news is bad. You have cancer. A dark cloud surrounds you, as shock sets in. This can’t be happening. Cancer only happens to other people. But has the doctor handed you a death warrant? Is there a glimmer …

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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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Stop bullying – 3rd article in Series: A Champion is Forged

Stop bullying – 3rd article in Series : A Champion is Forged. Constant snide remarks, malicious rumours, accompanied with pushing and shoving, the school ground is a battlefield for bully victims. Bullies prowl the hallways, searching for suitable prey. These misguided children are looking for the weak, innocent or different. It is like they feel …

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Newcastle Crisis Centre, a place of safety for broken angels

Newcastle Crisis Centre, a place of safety for broken angels Domestic violence and sexual abuse lurk within the shadows of society, destroying innocent lives. However, victims do not need to endure their pain in silence. Over the past 22 years, Newcastle Crisis Centre has become an integral part of the Newcastle community. “Several years ago, …

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