Freaky Friday: Five of the most unexpected ways to die

When death comes knocking Death is the one constant in life. However, death is not one for monotony and comes knocking in highly unusual ways. Here are five of the most unusual deaths ever recorded. When you have a killer beard Beards are a sign of manliness, separating the men from the boys. Hans Steininger …

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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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Eric de Wet brings the smack down to Nigeria

Eric claws his way through All Africa Championships Walking onto the wrestling mat, Eric de Wet sets his sights on his opponent. The time is here, and he needs to dominate. Cougars Wrestling Club member, Eric recently participated in the All Africa Championships in Nigeria. A tournament which sees the best of the best in …

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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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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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Using WhatsApp on your Landline…Say What?

WhatsApp, no longer just for mobile phones. The communications world is one of constant change. From SMS to BBM and then Whats app. It is constantly diversifying and refining its platforms. Now welcome to the next revolution from the facebook owned giant, Landline messaging. WhatsApp is one social network which is breaking barriers down when …

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Are you breaking the law through your internet activity?

How you can break the law with a click of a button. Do you believe you are a law-abiding citizen? Do you frown upon criminals and their lifestyles? Don’t answer yes too quickly. You could be breaking the law through your daily internet activities and not even be aware of it. Here are seven illegal …

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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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Aviation fans take to the skies

Aeronautic Club lands in Newcastle Aligning his aircraft on the runway, a pilot braces himself for take-off. With ideal weather conditions, his plane soars off and he remains behind. “Watch how I make her flip,” he laughs from the ground. No, this is not the latest in pilotless aviation technology being tested at Newcastle Airport. …

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