A Boozy Birthday Brunch for the Books

'We came, we slayed, we sang and we saw; no woman was left uninspired, no glass left empty and all balloons still intact. Every celebration births newness, a new year, fresh perspectives and hopeful beginnings, I do not doubt that the Creative Woman in each of us was enthused and will grow beyond the inevitable complexities of confidently charging towards the direction of your dreams.'

- Amo Helang 

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Barbie Honours 1st African Role Model
Ahead of South Africa’s official Women’s Day on August 9th, famous fashion doll Barbie, honoured its 1st African role model, LIRA, for breaking boundaries for the next generation of girls - with her own Barbie doll replica.

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Diageo SA's Pioneering Maternity & Paternity Leave Policy
Leading spirits company Diageo South Africa has announced an ambitious new family leave policy to provide 26 weeks of maternity and 4 weeks of paternity leave for all its employees at full pay. The leave policy is applicable to primary and secondary caregivers, in same sex relationships and in cases of adoption. Labour law in South Africa provides for a four months maternity leave and the parental (paternity) leave is being increased from three to 10 days with the recent amendments to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act.

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SA Fashion Brand Foschini Launches All Woman Concept Store
South African fashion retailer, Foschini is set to open a concept store offering a unique shopping experience that acknowledges, reflects and rewards its customers. A launchpad for interesting collaborations with local brands, the clothing collections will see up to 50% of merchandise in Foschini stores nationwide, being locally made. Kicking off the collaborations will be, Kisua Africa, Burgundy Fly, and hair and beauty care brand, Candi & Co.

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Stream The Crowning of Our New Miss SA on DSTV Now
This Friday, Miss South Africa 2019 will be crowned at the Sun Arena in Pretoria. Thanks for Mzansi Magic, Mnet and DSTV Now, viewers will be able to catch all the action from the most melanated group of finalists, EVER! Hosted by Bonang Matheba, Miss SA will kick off at 5pm CAT.

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Since I had such a short amount of time in the city, I didn’t get to do everything I wanted to do, Unfortunately when budget traveling, sometimes you have to pick and choose what is worth spending money on at that time. I chose to spend my money on food, accommodation and the train around the city, and I don’t regret it. At first after coming back from Hong Kong, I felt that the city is kind of over-rated and was slightly underwhelmed. However, to be fair, I had only 24hrs and think I would need more time to get a proper feel of the place. I did enjoy my time in Hong Kong though, and plan to return at some point. 24 hours is definitely not enough time, but then again you gotta do what you can with what you have.

 

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