Parents

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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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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Brace yourself for a Lekker Resies

Brace yourself for the Amajuba Lekker Resies For those seeking a change in their daily routine, brace yourselves for a day filled with excitement. Come March 3, one of Newcastle’s largest and massively supported events will get underway at the annual Amajuba Lekker Resies. Set to take place at Majuba Lodge, Newcastillians can look forward …

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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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Super moms: Nicky Snyman and the strength of a mother’s love

Super Moms: Nicky Snyman and the strength of a mother’s love   Little can compare to a mother’s unconditional love, it encompasses the family unit with overwhelming support and warmth. Driven by passion, Moms are always there to heal, teach and inspire. Focusing on the immense role mothers play in people’s lives, the Newcastillian is …

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Largest Deadly Outbreak in SA since 2011. Listeriosis, the killer bacteria?

How safe is your food from Listeriosis, the deadly bacteria? This is not one of those topics you simply skim over. This might save yours or a loved ones life. This comes after the World Health Organisation considered South Africa’s Listeria outbreak, the largest outbreak since 2011. As the figures continue to climb, it is …

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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’s insane and cruel animal trade on facebook.

Help give animals a second chance Social media is a powerful tool, allowing like-minded people to connect at a whim. However, imagine social media being used to sell children. As horrible as this might sound, social networks are being used to sell living creatures. “Using social media for the selling of pets or for giving …

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