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Wine industry: challenges and triumphs in a changing climate

South African vineyards stretch for some 800 kilometers in the Cape region, from the mountains and slopes of the coastal regions to the open plains of the Klein Karoo. Most of the vines are planted in the Western Cape, close to the coast, and are influenced by one of the two oceans, the Atlantic to the west and the Indian to the east. While it can be said that the climate has a Mediterranean profile, we would overlook the complex vagaries of nature that make South Africa the country with the most beautiful vineyards and an irregular topography that favors the nuances of the different regions. The Benguela Current, which carries with it the Antarctic cold, moderates the temperatures of the west African coast, which in summer easily exceed 30 degrees Celsius. The current is favored by the well-known Cape Doctor, a strong southeasterly wind that tempers the vineyard by dragging the cold air inland. The topographical complexity of the country is evident in the mountain ranges present in all the wine-growing regions, which offer an almost infinite variety of altitudes and soil types. It is, undoubtedly, a new world wine country with countless stores selling the finest varieties. South Africa is an example and a universal rarity since the wine sector doesn’t receive any state aid. It has achieved a lot in a short time and the growth potential is impressive.

Main grape varieties

The Western Cape region offers a wide range of conditions conducive to the cultivation of numerous grape varieties. The South African wine industry was once dominated by white grape varieties, but new plantings of red grape varieties have changed this situation. The main red varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinotage, Merlot, Cabernet Ruby, Cinsault, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. And the main white grape varieties are Chenin blanc, Colombard, Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay, Muscat d'Alexandrie and Sémillon.

A review of the history

South African wines have been inextricably linked to its history. The colonies, the French-British war, the Boer War and Apartheid. The first wine law dates back to 1973 when wine regions were delimited and concentrated in a few specific areas. Gradually it was transformed and modernized. A key moment for South African wine was Nelson Mandela's release from prison in 1990, his coming to power in 1994 with the end of Apartheid and the opening of international markets that had been vetoed until then. Since then, South African wines can be found in the wine racks of great restaurants and wine shops around the world. White wines began to be bottled with screw caps, as the New Zealanders did, in 2002. The last 10 years have seen a dramatic change in the maturity of wineries. Winemakers have traveled the world and drink wines from other countries, they know what is made outside South Africa and their cellars are filled with bottles of the highest quality wines from different wine regions.

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The power of coupons: how to maximize savings

There are many strategies for maximizing savings. From setting yourself a budget you can't exceed to using coupons. It's up to you to create the opportunities to make your budget work better throughout the month so you don't have to suffer for lack of money. South Africa is a country where discount coupons are well established and can be used in the vast majority of stores. It's an incalculable benefit to your pocket! As consumers, we use coupons because we are looking for savings on purchases. We also tend to apply them to quality products that we wouldn’t be able to buy without the discount. The customer feels more satisfied knowing that he has bought a product below its price, that is to say, that he has won. Be careful, don't get confused! A discount coupon is not the same as an offer. While both are intended to benefit customers, there are important differences. Discount coupons are vouchers or codes that give specific discounts at the time of purchase, while offers are temporary promotions that reduce the price of products or services.

Benefits of coupons for the shopper

  • Stack coupons. This means using multiple coupons for the same item. For example, you could use a manufacturer coupon and a store coupon on the same item. It will help you save even more money.
  • Digital coupons. Digital coupons are becoming increasingly popular and are a great way to save money. Many retailers offer digital coupons that can be loaded onto your loyalty card or smartphone app. These coupons can be used in-store or online, making it easy to save money on your purchases.
  • Exclusivity and privilege. By receiving a coupon, shoppers feel special and valued by the company. This creates an emotional connection between the customer and the company, which can lead to increased loyalty and repeat purchases.

Benefits of coupons for the retailer

  • New customers. Companies generate curiosity and interest in consumers who may not have previously considered their brand or product. Coupons act as an incentive for new customers to try products and services at a reduced price.
  • Information. Companies can gain insight into which products are most popular, when and how coupons are used, and which customer segments are most interested in the offers. This data can help fine-tune their marketing strategy.
  • Segment audiences. Coupons help segment audiences according to their tastes and interests, what they buy, the time of year they use the discounts, whether they are using a welcome coupon or another. That is why they are an excellent way to measure and get to know the brand's users. There are many strategies for maximizing savings with coupons. Planning ahead, stockpiling coupons, using digital coupons, using cash back apps, signing up for loyalty programs, and comparing prices are great ways to save money on your purchases. By using these strategies, you can stretch your budget even further.

Flyers 365 brings you all the catalogs of your favorite stores in South Africa. Use coupons and save the most!

 

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Quality craftsmanship: the art of furniture by Lewis

If you are thinking of renewing the decor of your home and want to change some of the furniture, here's a starting point: look at the trends and choose the ones that suit your style. Where can you find the best in furniture? Choose Lewis in South Africa, the art of furniture and quality craftsmanship.

Furniture with curved lines

It is one of the keys to furniture design that we already saw in 2022 and that continues to be very current. Sofas with curved lines, rounded armchairs, furniture that flees from the straight line to adopt more sinuous designs. Comfort and wellbeing are sought after as opposed to straightness and exigency. The aim is to create pleasant environments capable of transmitting a sense of comfort and in which we feel completely happy. Our home, today more than ever, is our refuge.

Natural fibers

This is another trend that continues to hit hard in 2024: furniture made of plant fibers such as rattan, wicker or bamboo enter the home to become an important point of decoration. Not only are they beautiful and decorative, but they are also sustainable materials, something that is of great importance at the moment in countries such as South Africa. Take advantage of the naturalness that these types of pieces bring and enjoy them throughout the house and in all its versions: headboards, chairs and armchairs, stools, side tables, etc.

The bouclé fabric

This is a thick fabric with a weave of small knots and a curly stitch that gives it a unique texture. It arrived in force to star in upholstered furniture in 2024, bringing softness, comfort and a touch of glamour, in the style of the iconic Chanel jackets that made bouclé fabric fashionable decades ago. In terms of upholstery, bouclé is elegant, warm and comfortable. It is also a versatile option that adapts to any style.

Vintage furniture

This is another of the decorative trends of 2024. A revival of the preference for vintage style furniture. It has a lot to do with sustainability and the fact of wanting to recover all those everyday elements that can be reused, but also with the taste for the good designs of the past. Choosing a piece of furniture of quality and vintage design and adapting it to today's environments is one of the trends of the moment.

Marble furniture

Another material that triumphs today in terms of furniture manufacturing is marble, a natural stone perfect for tables or furniture tops. Marble has a great beauty and a touch of elegance, and also establishes a connection with authentic materials. It highlights diversity in texture, veining and color, and boasts a myriad of attractive shades. In addition to using real marble as an integral part of the furniture, other alternatives are also used to achieve the same effect: porcelain tiles, vinyl finishes and other materials that imitate marble.

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Midas Magic: transforming your ride with top-quality auto parts

Although winter is not as harsh in South Africa, snow has come to cover cities as populous as Johannesburg. If you're already preparing your next winter trip to the mountains because you're a fan of the cold, there are a few things to keep in mind. Your car will thank you and will even look like a real snowmobile with the top-quality parts from Midas Magic. It is one of the most recognized stores in the country for spare parts and accessories for your car, motorcycle or bicycle. Check your vehicle before leaving on a trip: the oil level, coolant level, windshield washer fluid and brake fluid. To ensure the safety of your car it is also key to check mirrors, beacons, tires and defroster. In addition, you should always have your documents and those of your family with you. Get ready for the road!

Snow chains

When temperatures drop and snow blankets the roads, it's critical to ensure safe driving. This is where snow chains and snow socks come into play. At Midas Magic they offer a wide range of high quality products from the most trusted brands on the market. For those looking for affordable options without compromising safety, the Otokit brand offers a range of quality snow chains at competitive prices. You can count on Otokit to help you stay safe on the road in winter.

Ice covers

If your car has to stay outside because you have nowhere to store it, the ideal thing to do is to cover it with an anti-ice cover. It will prevent the vehicle from freezing and the next day you will be able to continue your trip without any inconvenience. At Midas Magic there are anti-ice covers of various brands and sizes. It will depend on the length and width of your vehicle to choose the one that best fits. And if you prefer to make the expense at once, there are protective covers for summer and winter.

Toolbox

Large, small or medium? 15 items or more than 35? With or without wheels? These are some of the questions we ask ourselves when we want to choose a complete toolbox. When we make the purchase we have to think about how many times we are going to use a certain type of tool. Based on that we will delimit whether it will be necessary to have a high quality, intermediate or low quality one. At Midas Magic there are cases of up to 100 pieces with screwdrivers, wrenches and pliers.

Animal repellent

Scent cleaning foams, anti-mart spray or rodent repellent can be found at Midas Magic. If you are one of those people who are afraid of insects or mammals on the road, it is better to be prepared.

Flyers 365 brings you all the catalogs from your favorite stores in South Africa. If you're planning to hit the road, it's best to get your car ready so you won't have to suffer the consequences. Stop by Midas Magic!

 

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Toys R Us South Africa: where the fun starts

If you're on the hunt for the coolest toys, look no further than Toys R Us. This iconic toy store has a fascinating history and an unbeatable selection of toys that are sure to bring smiles to kids' faces. Let's take a brief trip down memory lane to discover the story behind Toys R Us in South Africa and explore some top toy picks.

The Beginning of the Journey

Toys R Us made its way to South Africa in the late 1990s. It quickly became a go-to destination for families, offering a wide range of toys and games. Parents and kids alike were drawn to the bright and inviting stores that promised hours of entertainment and exploration.

The journey of Toys R Us South Africa hasn't always been smooth sailing. The brand faced its share of challenges, including financial struggles and changes in ownership. However, South Africans' love for toys and the enduring spirit of the brand kept it alive and now Toys R Us has 47 stores across South Africa and several other countries such as Namibia and Zambia.

Toy Wonderland for All Ages

What sets Toys R Us apart is its ability to cater to children of all ages. From babies and toddlers to teenagers, there's something for everyone. Here are some of the top picks for different age groups:

  • Infants and Toddlers: For the littlest ones, consider toys like colorful stacking blocks, soft plushies, and interactive learning toys. Brands like Fisher-Price and LeapFrog offer a fantastic range of toys that help with early development.

  • Preschoolers: Kids in this age group love imaginative play. Look for action figures, arts and crafts kits, and building sets like LEGO. These toys stimulate creativity and critical thinking.

  • School-Aged Children: As children grow, their interests diversify. Popular choices include board games, remote-controlled vehicles, and dolls like Barbie and action figures like Spider-Man.

  • Teenagers: Teens may be more selective, but you can't go wrong with gadgets like drones, video game consoles, and puzzles that challenge their minds. Brands like Nintendo, Sony, and Ravensburger offer a wide range of options.

So, if you're in South Africa and looking for a place where the fun starts, head over to Toys R Us. Explore the aisles, see the latest trends, and bring home toys that will create lasting memories for your kids. Whether you're shopping for a special occasion or just want to surprise your little one, Toys R Us South Africa is the place to be.

In addition to the main brands of toys and excellent customer service, Toys R Us offers deals and discounts to help you save a lot of money on everything you need. Also provides online shopping services and gift cards to use in its stores and on its website.

Now that you have all the information you need about Toys R Us, don’t forget to visit Flyers 365 that has the latest catalogs and brochures on the market. You will also find exclusive benefits to get the best value for your money at your favorite venues, both online and offline.

 

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The ultimate guide to saving money on Christmas

Christmas is getting closer and the biggest worries are food and gifts. If you don't calculate the budget, you can overspend and end up regretting later for running out of money. In South Africa there are several chains where you will find the best prices. You just have to pay more attention to your consumption and follow some of the tips we give you to save money on Christmas shopping. Here is the ultimate guide:

Make a list

Make a list of all your holiday expenses and prioritize each one. The spending list should include everything from gifts to Christmas cards to decorations, special gifts, stocking stuffers, food and clothes. You may find it helpful to review last year's bank statements to see what you bought.

Set a budget

Creating a budget is a good way to keep track of expenses. You can use an app to write down the figures or use a notebook or a classic Excel sheet. The important thing is to write down everything you are going to give at Christmas. Once the budget is established, remember to compare the prices of online shopping with those of physical stores, and check your movements to avoid surprises. Many people get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays and forget to keep track of their budget.

Buy gifts early

Take advantage of discounts that come earlier and earlier every year. Also, by shopping early, you will be able to compare prices and not overpay for the same product. Look for gift offers that are beautiful and interesting. You can also go to outlet stores, where you will find quality items from past seasons at incredible prices. Write a letter with what you consider essential and make sure that all your gifts have their ticket. The purpose is that you can return it in case you haven't succeeded and that you don't lose the money.

Play “Secret Santa”

If there are many in the family, play “Secret Santa”. It is a way to save money in a fun and effective way. This way everyone gets a gift, but you only buy one. The economic savings are considerable. It is a good solution and everyone wins, since the gift will be personalized and doesn’t involve so much effort. You can reuse elements that you have at home and make all kinds of designs that you consider original. It's all a matter of imagination and practicality.

Buy in second hand stores

Every day we are more open to buying in vintage markets to equip our home with second-hand products. Try making gifts this year from already used objects to give them a new use and create a more sustainable Christmas. Not only will you save good money, but secondhand shopping is great for the environment.

Flyers 365 brings you all the discount catalogs from your favorite stores across the country so you don't have to overspend this Christmas. Prioritize your finances. Be smart and you'll be all set!

 

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Black Friday shopping tips: how to save big and avoid the chaos

Black Friday is the ultimate shopping extravaganza, and it's a time when savvy shoppers can score some incredible deals. However, with great discounts come big crowds and potential chaos. If you're planning to dive into the Black Friday madness in South Africa, we've got your back. Here are some practical tips to help you save money and navigate the shopping frenzy successfully.

  • Plan Ahead: Before Black Friday arrives, make a list of the items you genuinely need or want to buy. This will help you stay focused and avoid impulse purchases.
  • Set a Budget: Decide how much you're willing to spend and stick to it. It's easy to get carried away with enticing deals, so having a budget in mind is crucial.
  • Research: Look for deals online before the big day. Many stores release their Black Friday offers in advance, so you can compare prices and make informed decisions.
  • Subscribe to Newsletters: Sign up for newsletters from your favorite stores. Retailers often send exclusive discounts and early access to subscribers.
  • Shop Online: Avoid the in-store chaos by shopping online. Many South African retailers offer the same discounts on their websites. Plus, you can do it from the comfort of your home.
  • Use Price Comparison Websites: There are numerous price comparison websites that can help you find the best deals on Black Friday. Check them out to ensure you're getting the best price.
  • Early Bird Gets the Worm: Some of the best deals are limited in quantity. Be prepared to shop early to secure those special discounts.
  • Avoid Impulse Buys: Stick to your list and avoid adding unnecessary items to your cart. It's easy to get carried away in the excitement of Black Friday.
  • Use Cashback Apps: Some apps offer cashback on your purchases. Install and use them to earn a little extra money as you shop.
  • Be Patient: Expect long lines and crowded stores, but maintain your patience. The deals are worth it.
  • Social Media Alerts: Follow your favorite retailers on social media to get real-time updates on their Black Friday promotions.
  • Check for Hidden Costs: Ensure you're not hit with unexpected charges like shipping fees. Read the fine print.
  • Keep Receipts: Store your receipts safely in case you need to return or exchange a product.
  • Support Local Businesses: While Black Friday is dominated by big retailers, consider supporting local businesses and smaller stores with their own special deals.
  • Relax and Enjoy: Remember that Black Friday should be fun, not stressful. Take a deep breath, enjoy the process, and celebrate your savings.

Black Friday can be a fantastic opportunity to save money on your desired purchases. With careful planning and a bit of self-discipline, you can enjoy the excitement of the sales without falling into the chaos. Stick to your budget, do your research, and make the most of the deals.

And if you were tempted by this article and you’re thinking about doing a little shopping during Black Friday, don’t forget to check all the sales and discounts in the Flyers 365.

 

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Decofurn’s top 10 best-selling items

Autumn is the ideal time to renovate your home. The days are still longer and you can take advantage of the time to rethink every space. Try, play, assemble and disassemble with what you have and add new objects is a way to give ideas to those who have in mind to redecorate. Before buying, try moving furniture. In another location they have a completely different personality. But if you are determined to invest in new furniture for your home, Decofurn is the best store in South Africa. In this guide we recommend Decorfurn's top 10 best-selling items to decorate your home on a budget.

Cabinets

Melamine cabinets are long-lasting pieces, easy to combine and with infinite design possibilities. The quality of the furniture will act in favor of the decorative project you want to carry out, and melamine furniture is ideal if you don't want to abuse your budget.

Mirrors

Facing a bare wall can produce the same blockage as when a painter is faced with an unused canvas or a writer with a blank sheet of paper. But in all three cases, you have to throw yourself into the arms of creativity. A mirror is always a good solution.

Bases

If you have an old bed or a spring mattress, box springs are still ideal.

Cushions

One of the easiest ways to transform your rooms is to add throw cushions. A change of color or pattern and it's practically an instant space makeover. They have an enormous importance in the decoration of your home.

Rugs

Rugs are a must in your home. They are a beautiful addition to any living room or bedroom and you don't need to spend a lot of money to buy one.

TV units

The TV rack is a functional piece of furniture that allows you to group your TV and accessories such as audio systems, video game consoles or books.

Lamps

Whether you work at home or because you like to have very good lighting, you can't miss stylish lamps. They will give a special touch to your home and you will always feel well accompanied by their warm light.

Chairs

Modern decorative chairs are often defined by their simplicity and graphic designs, and stand out for their subtlety. At Decofurn you will find a variety of them.

Desks

The home office took on great significance with the pandemic. Now many are keeping up with the pace of working at home, and desks have become top sellers.

Outdoor benches

Another space in the house that was reevaluated with the pandemic was the backyard. Building a pool and having comfortable and beautiful outdoor lounge chairs are a plus for when you have guests over.

Flyers 365 brings you all the discount catalogs of the big stores in South Africa. If you are thinking of renovating your home and want to change some furniture, don't hesitate to visit Decofurn. You will find the best and at the cheapest price in the market. Hurry up!

 

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How to find the best supermarket deals in South Africa

Saving at the supermarket seems like mission impossible, but we have good news for you: it's not. If you need to save some money and you have no idea how to do it, these tips can help you. Try to look for more competitive prices, products that are more profitable in the long run and, of course, avoid impulse purchases that lead to adding more to the cart than you need. Shoprite, Pick n Pay, Checkers and Makro are the most competitively priced supermarkets in South Africa. How to find the best supermarket deals in the country? Pay attention to the list below.

Don't be fooled by brands

You may be used to always buying the same cereals, but private labels are usually cheaper. They generally use products from other companies with their own label and offer them at a cheaper price. Keep an eye on the ingredients to make sure you are buying the same product. The price of supermarkets' own brands in many cases averages 25% less than that of the leading brands, in addition to the discounts they give for buying their products. In fact, some supermarket chains confirm that between 15% and 40% of their sales come from private labels.

Look for promotions and offers

Supermarkets publish weekly and monthly advertisements of items on sale in the press, on their website or on their social networks. Find out the day and take advantage to buy everything you need at a bargain price. If there is a great offer, consider buying several units of the product. While some supermarkets put their best discounts first thing in the morning, so it's the early risers who benefit, others wait to do it at the end of the day. Keep an eye out and at the end of the month you can count on more money.

Save with discount coupons

Discount coupons are becoming more and more popular in supermarkets and we as consumers can benefit a lot. We can take advantage of a very interesting offer on a product that we usually buy. They can often be printed out, although there are apps that allow you to present them directly from your cell phone.

Join a loyalty program

Some chains have a customer loyalty program, and those who become members can enjoy special offers all year round. If the supermarket you frequent allows you to become a member, don't hesitate and do it. There are also many other strategies to save money when it comes to making your shopping list. For example, not going to the supermarket hungry (because of the temptation to buy something you don't really need) or doing it with just enough money to buy what you need and thus not being able to go off the list. These supermarkets launched a loyalty program that provides customers with cash rebates for new physical or online purchases.

Flyers 365 brings you all the discount catalogs of the main supermarket chains in South Africa. Take the opportunity!

 

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Sustainable development for a greener South Africa

South Africa's renewable energy plan took off in 2011, when the Pretoria government understood that the sun and wind were strategic for sustainable development.

That year, the Renewable Energy Independent Power Procurement Programme (REIPPP), a program to encourage worldwide investment in the renewable energy sector, was launched.

REIPP is a global success story in renewable energy, as it managed to bring together private sector expertise and public investment in a competitive auction system. In 2019, South Africa had an installed renewable capacity of 5,000 MW, which will increase to 17,800 MW by 2030.

Main plants in the country

The first power plant in the South African country was the Upington PV park, inaugurated in 2014 and with an installed capacity of 10 MW. This was followed by the Tom Burke PV power plant (66 MW), declared a point of national interest in 2017.

Subsequently, three new solar farms were inaugurated: Adams, Pulida and Paleisheuwel, all with 82.5 MW of installed capacity.

But in addition to the sun, wind also makes a key contribution to South Africa's renewable energy contribution; this thanks to the Nojoli wind farm and the Gibson Bay power plant. Gibson Bay is the largest power plant in the country, with 37 wind turbines with a capacity of 3 MW each and a total capacity of 111 MW.

In September 2017, EGP surpassed the important milestone of 1 TWh of energy emitted to the South African grid since the inauguration of the Upington power plant.

Moreover, the Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA) launched a €200 million green bond in 2021 to finance climate change initiatives across the country.

The loan is aligned with the country's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement program, aimed at boosting domestic renewable energy investment and production, and to accelerate sustainable and climate-friendly projects.

The new green age

In the midst of the growing energy and food crisis, uncertain global economic prospects and the increasing impact of climate change, a sustainable industrial transformation is needed today to reduce the development gap between countries, meet climate targets and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The UN's Financing for Sustainable Development Report 2023 states that urgent and massive investments are needed to accelerate transformations, including in electricity supply, industry, agriculture and buildings.

The energy crisis triggered by the Ukraine War has spurred global energy transition investment, which reached a record $1.1 trillion in 2022. Investments for the energy transition exceeded those for fossil fuel systems for the first time in 2022, but almost all of them took place in China and developed countries. South Africa is not far behind, though.

The report calls for a new generation of sustainable industrial policies, backed by integrated national planning, to scale up investments and lay the groundwork for the necessary transformations.

Flyers 365 brings you all the catalogs of your favorite stores in South Africa. But it also shows you what the reality of the green transition looks like, in which noble energies are of great importance.

 

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National Women’s Day: a day for change

Every August 9, the International Day of Solidarity with the Struggle of Women is celebrated in South Africa and Namibia. These geographical locations were particularly chosen because of the horrific crimes committed by Afrikaner Apartheid in South Africa against black women and girls from the late 1940s to the 1990s.

Why this date is celebrated

Although it has been a long time since Apartheid was eliminated from South Africa, racial discrimination by white supremacist advocates still exists today throughout the world.

The idea of the United Nations is to use this date to raise awareness of how harmful it is to be prejudiced or denigrate others just because they are physically different.

What's more, in 1973 Apartheid was declared by the United Nations as a crime against humanity, yet it continued to be practiced until the 1990s. Not to mention that crimes of racial intolerance continue to make headlines and cause terrible attacks in many countries around the world.

This date is fundamental for women because it contributes to movements that seek to help African women and girls who have been displaced from their country of origin by wars, natural disasters or political problems.

But it is also an ideal date to participate in any talk or event that seeks to raise the voice against racism or any other act of intolerance that endangers the lives and free development of women and girls of all nations.

History since 1956

August honors women for their contribution to society and commemorates the protests that took place in 1956, when they demonstrated against Apartheid.

In 1950, the South African government instituted the Urban Areas Act, also known informally as the "pass law". The law provided that blacks had to display a special pass to enter urban areas reserved for whites. This restriction initially protected only men, who were often forced to move to find work.

In 1956, Prime Minister Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom of the National Party proposed extending the pass requirement to women.

On August 9, 1956, 20,000 South African women marched to the South African government headquarters in Pretoria. The demonstration was organized by the Federation of South African Women (a political organization close to the African National Congress) and was led by Lilian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, Rahima Moosa, Albertina Sisulu and Sophia Williams-De Bruyn.

Prime Minister Strijdom refused to meet with them. The demonstrators submitted a petition to the government offices stating that the pass law had caused suffering to families and that its extension to women would in fact leave many children alone and unprotected.

The petition was accompanied by 100,000 signatures. After the document was handed over, the demonstrators remained silent for 30 minutes and then concluded the demonstration with a song.

Flyers 365 not only brings you all the discount catalogs of your favorite stores in South Africa, but also takes a look at the history of the country and its major milestones. It’s essential to know the history in order not to repeat the past.

 

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The best moisturizers for summer in South Africa

South Africans are very flirtatious, they love to dress up to go out and take care of their skin. They are also consistent with their beauty routines and this allows them to have much silkier skin. Now that summer is here, you need to protect yourself from the sun's rays and buy moisturizers to provide extra nourishment. But you don't need to spend hundreds of rands. Just train your wits a little and patiently browse the country's leading perfumeries to find out which are the best and cheapest creams on the market. If you join us, we'll take a tour of the most famous brands to show you which moisturizers - in our opinion - are the ones you should include in your weekly routine to protect yourself.

Moisturizing cream with vitamin E

Summer is the season when skin dries out the most. To prevent it from cracking and small wounds on your face and hands, a moisturizer with vitamin E is ideal. At Avon you can get the Vitamin E Intense Moisturizing Cream for 450 rands. Among its specifications, this day cream moisturizes the skin for up to 72 hours, contains hyaluronic acid and raspberry seed oil to prevent cracking.

Sleeping mask

For 388 rands you can get at Sh'Zen a premium sleeping mask that exfoliates, smoothes uneven skin and provides a radiant complexion. The enveloping texture of this cream helps to hydrate the skin and keep it beautiful 24 hours a day. It is a unisex product and designed for all skin types. Its formula was created with vegan ingredients.

Facial serum

One of the many products that Justine has on sale these days is an extraordinary facial serum, which incorporates vitamins C and E. For how much? 347 rands. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent dullness and early signs of skin aging, and vitamin E helps salicylic acid smooth skin texture and reduce visible pores.

A bonus: aloe vera

If you're a fan of aloe vera, you can incorporate products made from this plant. But if you have aloe vera at home, there's nothing to stop you from experimenting on your own. It is a plant that can be used naturally in the form of soap, shampoo, moisturizers or masks. If you're on a tight budget, ordering some aloe vera from your neighbor is a very cheap option. A facial cleanser is also an excellent recommendation to remove the sweating caused by the oppressive summer heat. Put a small amount of cleanser in your hand, add water and make a paste. Massage over face or body. It is perfect in a routine with other soothing products such as tonic water or facial oil.

Flyers 365 brings you all the catalogs of your favorite skin care brands. The high temperatures are making themselves felt in this South African summer and it is always good to have a moisturizer at hand to avoid burns. Don't let the summer force you to stay indoors. Enjoy taking care of yourself!

 

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The history of bobotie: South Africa's national dish

The bobotie is a typical South African dish conceived under the influence of the Dutch settlers. In gastronomic terms, the use of curry and chutney, the mixture of sweet and savory and the original final decoration made with beaten egg that is baked in the oven stand out. It is also said that this dish originated in Indonesia and that it arrived at the Cape of Good Hope, Africa, in the 17th century. The name comes from the term Bobotok, the Indonesian name for Batavia, today's Jakarta. If you are one of those South Africans who love bobotie, but don't know how to prepare it, don't worry. Here is a quick guide. Have the necessary ingredients at hand and get to work. Go to your nearest supermarket to buy everything you need for the preparation. There are several options you can explore such as Spar, Shoprite, Pick n Pay or Choppies. These chains stand out for their variety of items, good quality and excellent price-product ratio.

How to prepare bobotie

This dish is now usually prepared with beef or lamb. Curry, ginger, lemon, dried apricots and raisins, almonds or walnuts are the ingredients that make this dish so unique. The bobotie recipe was also exported to other African countries such as Kenya, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The bobotie is a meat pie covered with a mixture of milk and egg that forms a creamy crust. The dish is traditionally served with basmati rice, but also with chutney or sambal, an Indonesian condiment made with chilies.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. In a large frying pan put the oil and fry the onion for a few minutes. When transparent, add the meat, kaffir leaves and curry. Fry the meat until browned and add at the last moment the raisins, salt, pepper and lemon juice if we hadn't put kaffir leaf.

Step 2

Turn quickly and pour the contents of the pan into a large bowl. Then add the chutney, the bread crumbs previously soaked in milk and a beaten egg. Mix well with a fork and pour the preparation into a greased baking pan.

Step 3

Beat the two remaining eggs and pour them on top of our meatloaf. Put in the oven and cook for 30 minutes. The top layer of egg will turn into an omelet and should even brown slightly. You don't need to cook like the gods to prepare this dish, but it is essential that you pay attention to each of the steps so that you don't make mistakes and can surprise your guests at home. Bobotie is a South African classic and you have to honor this traditional dish. Enjoy the process of cooking it and much more to savor it in the company of loved ones.

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Everything you need to know before buying a cheap smartphone

The smartphone is necessary for work, keeping in touch with family and friends, keeping an agenda, organizing the day, using maps, checking the news or listening to music on public transportation, among many other functions. That is why it is necessary to be clear about a number of issues when buying a new one so as not to spend your entire budget. In the big stores in South Africa such as Vodacom, Chatz, Game and Cell C you can find a wide variety of cell phones at bargain prices.

Shape, size and design

You're going to be using your new phone a lot, so make sure that even if it's cheap you like it and it's comfortable. Compact and sturdy phones, sleek metal and colorful plastic look and feel very different from each other. Big screens are great for surfing the web, watching videos or playing a lot of games, but smaller screens tend to be cheaper and may be more comfortable and useful.

The operating system

iOS or Android? Each operating system comes with unique advantages, but also with its problems. In general, here's what the experts say:

  • iOS has excellent connectivity and can sync with iPod, iPad or Mac seamlessly.
  • Android, on the other hand, is super customizable, but looks a little different on each phone and depends on the customization layer offered by the manufacturer. The iPhone cell phones, with iOS operating system, and the Samsung cell phones, with Android, are usually among the most expensive devices on the market. But you can also find low-cost versions of these devices that fight hand in hand for the top sales position.

Battery

It is recommended at least that the equipment has a 4,000 mAh battery. You also need to know if it supports fast charging, which is something that will prevent a lot of unpleasantness, especially in emergency situations. Another factor to consider is whether it is possible to charge the battery wirelessly or also to know if it uses the Qi standard.

Storage capacity

Internal storage is used to store apps, messages, photos/files and can often be expanded with an SD card. A dense and space-intensive application can take up more than 1 GB quite easily, so keep in mind that the more space, the more range of use.

The camera

Most smartphones come with cameras, but they can vary quite a bit. Some are akin to using a DSLR camera, while others have great front-facing cameras for select calls or video calls. Others just have a simple point-and-shoot camera on the back that doesn't do anything special. All these things are what you need to check to make your final decision. And remember that a very cheap smartphone can save a lot of money, but it can be a bad investment if it doesn't have everything you need.

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The best stores to redecorate your home on a budget

Autumn and spring are the ideal seasons to renovate your home. The days are longer and you can take advantage of the time to rethink every space. Try, play, assemble and disassemble with what we have and add new objects is a way to give ideas to those who have in mind to redecorate.

Before buying, try moving furniture. In another location they have a completely different personality. But if you are determined to invest in new furniture for your home, these are the best South African stores to visit.

Beares

This store works with some of the world's most original furniture designers to create simple, stylish and affordable products. At Beares you can find a wide range of products: beds, home furnishings, seasonal decorations, kitchenware, rugs and low-cost furniture.

There are many ways to save money at Beares so that remodeling your home doesn't eat up your entire budget. You can go to the offers section of their website to learn about discounts and promotions or subscribe to the newsletter to receive the latest information about their products and catalogs.

OK Furniture

OK Furniture is Africa's leading retailer of competitively priced furniture, appliances and home entertainment. It has branches in Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique and Angola.

The premise of this chain is to offer the guaranteed lowest prices on all major household brands. If you find the products OK Furniture sells cheaper anywhere else, they will refund the difference plus another 5% of the difference as well.

Dial a Bed

Dial a Bed is a company that partners with reputable manufacturers to offer customers the best products to help them sleep better. You can find sommiers, pillows of all kinds and furniture for your bedroom.

Dial a Bed is constantly innovating and expanding in the country with the aim of being a reference store for the South African.

Lewis

Lewis offers a wide selection of brands such as Samsung, Sinotec, Hisense, Telefunken, Skyworth, Aiwa, Volkano, Connex, HP, Asus, Proline, Lenovo, Kelvinator, Zero, and many more.

In this store you can find furniture and accessories to renovate different rooms of your home, as it offers from pillows and sheets to glassware, cabinets, paintings and outdoor furniture. On its website are loaded all promotions and discounts and the latest information on their products and catalogs.

Sheet Street

Sheet Street is a retailer store where you can find a wide range of quality and affordable home textile and décor products for bedroom, dining- room, kitchen, living-room and bathroom. Offers a full range of products: blankets, comforters, sheets, base covers, pillow cases, towels, placemats, vases, rugs and mats, furniture and storage.

It is one of the favorite sites for buying home textiles from clothes to duvet covers. Sign up on Sheet Street website and enjoy exclusive benefits and rewards such as vouchers, offers, tips, and more.

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The cheapest quality sunscreens on the market

Although the summer is already gone in South Africa, the sun is still very strong and it is advisable to protect yourself with a good sunscreen. No need to spend hundreds of rands to find the cream that best suits your skin type. Just pay attention to the offers we bring you and make your choice. There is a wide variety of brands in the sunscreen market and that can be confusing. The best thing to do is to visit specialized stores such as Clicks, Justine and Sh’Zen and get advice from the sellers regarding quality and price. We put together a list of the cheapest quality sunscreens on the market to save you time searching and not blow your budget.

Island Tribe sunscreen SPF 50

At Clicks you can get the Island Tribe SPF 50 sunscreen for R62.99. It is a 30-gram pot of transparent gel, ideal to avoid the sticky feeling when you perspire. It's ideal for sensitive areas such as the neck, ears, nose and lips. A plus? It provides maximum protection for water sports enthusiasts who are frequently exposed to the sun. Effective UVA and UVB protection and water resistance. Among its descriptions, it also lasts for four hours and is fragrance-free. It is really a good product to take advantage of and at a bargain price compared to sunscreens from other premium brands. It is not an opportunity to miss.

SolarTec sunscreen SPF 50

Another affordable sunscreen alternative can be found at Justine. It is the SolarTec SPF 50 sunscreen that comes in a 280 ml bottle. It costs a little more money, but you get more product. How much? It is available at R299. This lotion is lightweight, non-sticky and offers high-level, broad-spectrum sun protection against UVA and UVB rays. It is enriched with provitamin B5 for additional hydration. Within the SolarTec product range you can find moisturizing and anti-aging creams, also with sun protection. They are a bit cheaper, but their packaging is smaller. In this store there is a wide range of SolarTec items for you to choose from based on your budget.

Sh'Zen sunscreen SPF 50

In Sh'Zen's exclusive stores you will find a wide range of private label products, including sunscreens. Our recommended product is Sh'Zen sunscreen SPF 50. It's non-greasy, has a rich scent and is available for R149. All Sh'Zen products are natural, high quality and offered at affordable prices. They have active ingredients that combine both aromatherapy and cosmetic science. There is everything: facial, anti-wrinkle, hand, body and foot creams. You don't have to go broke to buy a good sunscreen or any other beauty treatment cream. Take advantage of Sh'Zen deals. In this great chain you can obtain exclusive benefits for the purchase of sunscreens.

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Checkers vs Shoprite. Which store has the best offers?

There is a wide range of supermarkets in South Africa. But there are two chains that are the most popular in the country because of their variety of products, promotions and popularity among the local public: Checkers and Shoprite.They have a wide range of products, good prices and tempting seasonal sales. Some prefer Spar.

Although each shopper will choose a specific chain based on taste or loyalty, which store offers the best discounts? It is very important to be attentive to the daily and monthly publications they make so as not to miss any opportunity and to compare prices. After the Christmas and New Year holidays, which generated a lot of spending for the South Africans, be aware of the promotions and offers. Not compromising the budget will be essential to reach the end of the month without debt and with some money to invest on a personal whim.

Checkers

Checkers offers a wide range of products in its stores including frozen foods, fresh and processed meats, milks and non-dairy products, fresh and frozen seafood, potatoes, fruits and vegetables, bread and cookies, savory snacks, candy, coffee, beer, wine, soft drinks, pet food, appliances and cereals, and much more. At Checkers you can always save more. Sign up for exclusive benefits with Checkers “Xtra Savings Program”. Enjoy instant savings on your purchases, personalized offers every time you scroll to their website and save up to 25% on select groceries. Don't forget to also check out their current promotions and sale offers to find the lowest priced items. If you sign up on their website, you will receive promotional product alerts and be able to track your savings with digital cash receipts. Every week, Checkers offers numerous promotions for food and non-food products. It also has food deals and discounts on cleaning products and home accessories, gardening tools and DIY items.

Shoprite

At Shoprite the options are also varied. You will find everything at the best price: fruits and vegetables, snacks, sweets, fresh food, DIY and gift items, pet food, plants, coffee and tea, small appliances, party products, toiletries, garden tools, clothing, and many more. Shoprite offers special weekly promotions that make shopping at this supermarket even cheaper than usual. In addition, Shoprite customers can take advantage of many exclusive in-branch benefits. Subscribe now to the Shoprite newsletter and don't miss out on more offers. You will receive the latest news and promotions directly in your inbox. If you browse their website, you will find amazing promotions on selected products. A plus? It has a section with additional savings to make your shopping easier. You can access exclusive discounts for cash payment and enjoy the offers that are already a trademark of the company.

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Everything you need to know before buying an affordable mattress

If you are thinking of changing your mattress or buying a new one, there are many chain store alternatives in South Africa to invest in. Of course you need to have some savings because it isn't a cheap item to buy. Although you may think that it is a trivial purchase, the mattress is meant to give you a good night's sleep. If you sleep well, you work well and you will wake up with energy and be very predisposed to start the day. In this guide we are going to tell you everything you need to know before buying an affordable mattress. Remember that at stores like OK Furniture, Bradlows, Beares, House & Home and Decofurn Furniture you can find the best products at the best prices.

Set a budget

Before you start the search for the perfect mattress, you need to define what budget you have to make the purchase. Keep in mind that you spend most of the day in bed and need a good mattress to rest. That is why investing in a good mattress will be the solution to many of your problems, even if you suffer from insomnia. Leave aside the old mattress, sagging and with expired springs, and spend some extra money on a quality one.

Define the size

If you have just moved in, measure the size of the room to know what type of mattress is recommended. There are different sizes: one, one and a half, two, two and a half or king size. For a couple, it is advisable to buy a mattress of two and a half squares. If you suffer from heat and don't want to wake up at dawn glued to your partner, it is definitely the best option. For a teenager, a single mattress will be enough.

Consider the material

Spring mattresses are the softest and high-density foam mattresses are the firmest to sleep on. If you prefer a surface that doesn't sag, the ideal is to choose a foam mattress. Otherwise, opt for a spring mattress.

Evaluate your weight

For overweight people or those who like to toss and turn a lot in bed, a mattress that provides firmness is always recommended. As mentioned in the previous point, choosing a high-density foam mattress would be ideal.

Take advantage of offers and promotions

Make sure you buy your mattress during the sales season. The big stores in South Africa choose special dates such as Cyber Monday or Black Friday to liquidate part of their stock. You will be able to buy a good mattress at an affordable price. Try them out, sit on top, rest for a few seconds and you will know which is the perfect mattress for you or your family.

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5 affordable and original Valentine's Day gifts

Valentine's Day is getting closer and there are many options to give your partner a gift without spending too much. You have to choose the gift thinking about the person you love and not on the price. That it is original, that it has a meaning for your special person and that it represents you as a couple are the pillars of a Valentine's Day gift. For many people it will be a day like any other next February 14, but others will take their time to choose the perfect gift and spend a special day together with their partners. If you are still undecided about what to buy, here is a list of original gifts.

Perfumes

A perfume is always a good gift. Of course you will have to be sure which is your partner's favorite fragrance. Perfume is a very personal item: there are fruity fragrances, floral fragrances or a mixture of both. At Avon you can find a wide variety of fragrances, many of which have been on the market for years and are familiar to most South Africans.

Jeans

A versatile garment that cannot be missing in our closet is the jean. In 2023, wide jeans, an iconic piece from the ‘70s, are back on trend. You can dazzle at a party if you combine them with shoes and a corset. It isn’t a classic gift, but an original one for Valentine's Day. From the classic straight cut jeans to the most innovative there are dozens of options to choose. In Ackermans you will find all kinds of jeans and very different prices. There are white jeans, ideal for summer, for R119 and bell leg jeans for R199.

Bags

For work, going out for a drink or going to a party. A bag is an excellent gift for both: him and her. Men prefer backpacks because they are more practical for carrying their computer or for the gym. Women prefer medium sized bags, easy to carry and with storage space. At Mango there are inexpensive bags for R299 and others, with modern style, for R1199.

Sneakers

If you have a partner who loves sports, you'll find the perfect gift at Adidas. Depending on the activity he or she does, there is a wide variety of sneakers. Adidas stands out for its quality and for being one of the most important footwear brands in the world. Shopping here nothing could go wrong.

Jewelry

Jewelry has long ceased to be a gift exclusively for women. Men choose to wear rings, bracelets or earrings to complete their looks and can be an original gift to surprise your partner on Valentine's Day. If you stop by Honey, you will find all kinds of jewelry and you can even complete the gift with some other fashion accessory.

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Shoprite vs Boxer. Where can you get the best deals?

There is a wide range of supermarkets in South Africa. But there are two chains that stand out above the rest because of their variety of promotions and their strong local appeal: Shoprite and Boxer. They have a varied catalog of products, good prices and very tempting sales. Although each person will go for a particular item, which of the two large supermarket chains offers the best deals? It is important to keep an eye on the daily publications so as not to miss out on any opportunities. After the Christmas and New Year's holidays, which generated large expenses, being aware of the promotions and offers that supermarkets like Shoprite and Boxer have is not a minor issue. Oxygenating the wallet a little will be essential to reach the end of the month without debts and with some margin of money to invest in something else.

Shoprite

Shoprite is the largest supermarket retail chain in Africa. In this store you can find a wide variety of products: vegetables and fruits, meat and fish, dairy, frozen foods, snacks, soft drinks, wine and beer, pet food, personal hygiene items, pasta, cheese, chocolates, and much more. There are many ways to save money with Shoprite. You can sign up on the official website to receive alerts on products you wish to purchase, simply click on the alert icon below the product to receive promotional alerts and Shoprite will send you an email with relevant offers and promotions. You can also take advantage of the latest Christmas discounts on selected products such as champagne, meats, fruits and chocolates with up to 45% off. For fish lovers, there are steaks at 60% off and discounted red fruit cocktails. There are many choices.

Boxer

Boxer also offers a wide range: fresh fruit and vegetables, meat and fish, bread, pastries, milk, cheese, soft drinks, wine, beer, pasta, ready meals, beauty products, pet food, personal hygiene items, chocolates y and candies, and much more. There is a selection of items of the moment, with products of all kinds. What is it all about? It's all about Boxer's best promotions and the biggest brand hits sold in every supermarket in the country. For example, four kilos of chicken at R289 (you take four and pay two), three soft drinks for R60, two two-liter bottles of oil for R136 or three packs of sliced bread for R38. Another way to save money at this chain is to browse the promotions section of its website, consult a specific section to see the offers in real time or subscribe to its newsletter to receive the catalog with the season's offers as soon as possible.

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The best sport shoes for under $1000

Many sneakers that we like the most are classic models of simple shapes and colors that we can wear all year round and that combine with almost everything. It is worth investing in them, because there are also many models that are not particularly expensive. Renowned international artists are the ambassadors of low cost footwear and choose to complete their outfits with sneakers that cost less than $1000. There are hundreds of models to choose from, colored, white or the classic street shoes that have been reinvented over the years. Here is a selection of the best cheap sneakers:

Nike Court Royale 2 Low

If you are looking for an all-white, classic, retro-looking sneaker at a good price, the Nike Court Royale 2 Low is what you are looking for. Originally conceived for the tennis courts, they've been taking the streets by storm since the late ‘70s and are still scoring match points in the best closets. How much? $989 at all official Nike stores in South Africa and also at their digital store. Another option is the Nike Dunk Low Retro, one of the best-selling models on the market. You'll get them for twice the price.

Adidas Gazelle

In 1968, the shoemaker Adolf Dassler -Adi for his friends and Adi-Das for the whole world- launched his indoor soccer shoe model. During the ‘70s, the Adidas Gazelle became an icon that transcended the sport to fit the street. During the ‘80s, musical references were encouraged to wear them. Later on, it would be normal to see them worn by big names such as Noel Gallagher, king of Britpop and leader of Oasis. To top it all off, in the last year Gucci has given them the patina of luxury in its latest collaboration. They are not the cheapest sneakers on the market because they are back in fashion. But at Adidas stores you can find them discounted for $999. Take advantage of this opportunity.

Puma Suede Classic

The Classic Suede was commissioned by basketball legend Walter “Clyde” Frazier of the New York Knicks to Adolf Rudolf Dassler, one of the founding brothers of Puma. Hence, sneakerheads also know them as the Clyde. They later became the sneakers of choice for hip hop lovers. How much? Their original price is $1465, but you can get them discounted at Total Sports for $992.69. Puma also hit the market with numerous models of workout and training sneakers that are under $1000.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star

The catwalks are fitting many of the trends with this cut of sneakers. However, the classic Converse were born in 1917 and monopolized the basketball market. So much so that it included the name of its ambassador in the 1920s, the basketball player Chuck Taylor, and was renamed Chuck Taylor All Stars. The original price is $1373, but you can get some models on sale at Sportsmans Warehouse branches.

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3 things you should know before you buy a sofa

The sofa and the TV make an unbeatable duo. We will throw ourselves on the sofa to watch a game, a movie or to take a nap. That's why we shouldn't make a mistake when buying and there are a few things we need to know so we don't regret it later.

In South African stores like Ok Furniture, Astra Furnishers, Bed & Lounge, Russells or House & Home you can find a wide variety of sofas and choose the one that best suits your needs and budget.

Good structure

The sofa has a complicated mission: to adapt to the whole family and to all the uses you give it. And these are the three requirements that must be met: a solid wood or metal structure, have a system of straps that hold the cushions and the legs are part of the structure of the sofa.

Good padding

For a sofa to be comfortable, it must be neither soft nor hard: the padding must be of good quality. Today, for example, high-strength foams are used that deform very little. However, as a general rule, the backrest should be softer than the seat.

Viscoelastic foam, springs or HR polyurethane foam, which has high strength and durability and deforms little, are the usual choices. Backrests should be made of feather, high-recovery siliconized hollow fiber or HR foam. It is advisable to change the foam fillings every five or six years to recover the density and not lose comfort.

Another factor that determines the resistance of the sofa is that it should be breathable. And for this, the upholstery is essential. The more breathable it is, the more comfortable it will be. The padding will also be key to breathability. Which is the best? For the seats, goose or duck feather for its comfort.

Sober colors

A white sofa, for example, takes up less space visually and also combines with any color or chromatic range. White is luminous and if it receives sunlight, it reflects it even more. At the same time, it is a tone that reduces the visual weight of the sofa, and even if it is a large model, it will seem smaller.

Another of its virtues is that it allows you to redecorate for very little, since it is a neutral base capable of adapting to any style or season only with the details. Change the colors and fabrics of the cushions, and both the sofa and the living room will look different. White is relaxing to the eye and creates calm spaces.

And finally, a white sofa is cleaner than it looks. It is best to choose a sofa with removable covers and very resistant upholstery, such as cotton or chenille. Thus, in case of any stain, it will be enough to wash the cover and it will be as good as new.

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Tips to save on Christmas meals

Worried about spending too much this Christmas? Here are some tips on how to save money this holiday season. It may seem unbelievable, but it is possible to reduce expenses even if you have to receive guests in your home on the night of December 24.

At Christmas we usually invest much more money than usual in products, gifts, decoration and, above all, food. Meals are one of the great protagonists and temptations of the date, as they become the perfect excuse to get together with family and friends.

In some stores in South Africa such as Spar, Shoprite, Boxer, Check Save and Makro you can find a wide variety of products with a very good price-quality ratio.

Get a head start on your shopping

It's best to shop before the week before Christmas, when prices tend to soar, and do it in stages rather than in a single purchase so that your wallet suffers less.

Buy the fish, seafood and meats you want to eat this holiday season and freeze them, whole or in portions, until you are ready to use them. Look for 2-for-1 or 3-for-2 offers and go for private labels and seasonal products that can make your basket cheaper.

Define your budget

It's all about staying within your budget and not buying things you don't need for dinner, so you avoid spending more money than you had planned.

Make a list with all the ingredients and their quantities to elaborate the Christmas dinner menu, including drinks and possible extras such as nougat or polvorones. If you want to save even more money, instead of buying them you can make them yourself.

Plan the menu

You should start by knowing the number of guests and plan a closed menu to avoid unnecessary purchases at the supermarket. When choosing the Christmas recipes that you will enjoy those days, go for economic alternatives or typical dishes.

Do you dare to try stuffed chicken or baked pork leg instead of turkey or lamb? And change sea bream or hake for grouper or monkfish? You can also do without or shorten the appetizers. For example, go for an easy and tasty three-course Christmas menu.

Buy white brands

Another way to save at Christmas is to buy private label products. They are almost always made in the same place and with the same ingredients as their well-known counterparts, so you'll get the same quality at a lower price. grape jam or a chestnut flan. Sharing costs Another good idea to save when gathering family and friends around the table at Christmas is for each person to contribute something: a bottle of wine or cava, dessert, liqueurs. This will reduce the expense for the host.

And don't forget to take advantage of leftovers. For example, with the sirloin steak you can make cannelloni or, if you have leftover turkey, try to reuse it in a delicious sandwich.

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Expert tips to save money at the supermarket

Going to the supermarket can be a headache. If you don't plan your shopping well, you run the risk of taking unnecessary products and seriously compromising your budget. In South African stores like Shoprite, Spar, Boxer, Makro and Checkers you can find great discounts to make your money go further. If you follow these tips, you'll add up some pocket-friendly tools and be able to save a lot more during the month.

Make a shopping list

People who don't make a list of what they need to buy often end up forgetting what was essential and buying any kind of product instead. Also, setting a rough weekly budget can help to get a basic sense of how much to spend and thus avoid going too far over the planned limit. An alternative is the online list method. In this case what we will do is create a series of pre-determined lists on the online page of the cheapest supermarket. This can be one for each week of the month for the purchase of perishable foods and another for cleaning products that are not needed on a weekly basis.

Shop by price and not by brand

A classic mistake is to avoid lesser-known brands because they are considered to be of lower quality. However, it is important to keep in mind that there are products that are not as well known but are just as good as those of the leading brands. You just have to know how to choose. Occasionally resorting to these products is a good way to save on the shopping cart, as their prices are usually considerably lower.

Go to different supermarkets

It is key to visit different branches and companies as prices can vary significantly. It is also important to know the days and places where discounts and promotions are offered to take advantage of the benefits and thus pay less.

Buy what you need

It is necessary to select in the supermarket the amount of products we need and avoid buying in excess in case the price goes up. As a result of this action, many times we end up buying too much in items that we are not going to consume and then end up throwing them away.

Take advantage of seasonal products

When it comes to consuming fresh products, seasonal products will always be cheaper. It is true that everyone likes to eat their favorite fruits and vegetables at any time of the year, but doing it in season is not only cheaper, but also more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Join loyalty programs

Many supermarkets have loyalty programs through which you can accumulate points to get discount checks later. Traditionally, supermarkets gave you a physical card (sometimes one of those that you could carry with your keys), but nowadays many of them work with mobile applications, where you can see how many points you have accumulated and on which products there are offers.

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5 affordable christmas gifts you should add to your list

Christmas is getting closer and closer and you already have to start thinking about gifts so you don't accumulate shopping. Although it is difficult to please everyone, there are gifts that should always be on your list because they never fail. They appeal to young and old, men and women. Families give gifts to each other and companies also take advantage of this time of the year to entertain their customers. If you have run out of ideas for your Christmas gifts, here are some affordable products.

Perfumes

Although perfumes are very personal, you can find out beforehand which one that person likes the most. Some people prefer fruity fragrances and others prefer floral ones, or simply a combination of the two. In any case, make sure you don't have to change your gift. In stores like Avon you will find a wide variety of perfumes. Some are already a trademark of the brand, but there are always new releases for dates like Mother's Day, Father's Day or Christmas.

Cell phones

If your child's cell phone has run out of battery life, buying a new one for Christmas can be a good option. For this time of the year, electronics chains have big sales and in stores like iStore you can find different devices. Depending on the age and the use you are going to give it, you will choose a cell phone with more or less features. The iPhone range never disappoints and even if you choose the iPhone SE, you will get a device with great potential and at an affordable price. If you opt for the latest phone from the bitten apple brand, you might spend more than you thought.

Sneakers

A survey revealed that more than half of South Africans engaged in sports during the height of the pandemic. The curve didn't turn and if you have a family member who loves to be physically active, buying them a pair of sneakers might be a good place to start. You can even supplement with a personalized bottle now that protein and vitamin shakes are so trendy. There are bottles with a shaker, so they can carry the shake with them without spilling a drop and help mix all the ingredients well. There are also the classic bottles for the bicycle with extendable cap, or the metallic bottles with coolant to keep the drink cold. At Total Sports you can find a wide variety of shoes and bottles to choose from to suit the taste of your special someone.

Dresses

Many women choose dates like Christmas or New Year's Eve to wear a dress for the first time. If you know the sizes and the person's taste, giving a dress as a gift will never disappoint. It is ideal to wear a red dress for Christmas and white to welcome the new year. Mango has an exclusive collection so you can choose a special garment without spending too much money. In this store quality is above all things. Affordable, well-made clothes for all types of women.

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What to know before buying home appliances

Buying home appliances and small technological items demand a good amount of money, but they cannot be missing in the home. We must be clear about what we want and how much we are willing to spend to adapt the purchase to our budget.

Depending on how many members there are in the family or the type of life we lead, we will use more or fewer appliances. Sometimes we get carried away more by advertising or fashion without really knowing what we should really look at to choose the appliances that will be part of our home.

An appliance for every location

Choose the appliance that is best suited to its future location and that adapts to the type of energy available in your home. A TV set for the living room of a small apartment will not be the same as a TV set for a 30-square meter living room or for a summer house where we will only spend our vacations.

The design has a significant influence on the practicality of a home appliance because in addition to giving it a greater appeal it also allows it to be placed strategically in the most comfortable areas.

Energy consumption

Keep in mind that some large white appliances such as refrigerators or freezers are continuously running and consuming energy. So are televisions, washing machines, electric ovens, or air conditioners. That is why you should always consult the information on the energy label to calculate consumption.

Beware of second-hand purchases

Don't buy a second-hand appliance unless you have a guarantee of the actual age of the appliance. In this case, check the general condition of the appliance, make a test run and agree on a warranty of at least one month with the seller, since once in operation you could have surprises.

Another thing is the appliances with some defect or blow in its transport that are no longer sold as new. But if your intention is to buy a new appliance, the best stores to take advantage of in South Africa are Hifi Corp, Matrix Warehouse, Mitabyte, and Fair Price.

Technical service

Although we may not like the idea, the possibility of appliance failure at some point exists. Having a quality service technician is what can get us out of trouble before we enter into a state of despair. The great advantage if we buy a new appliance under warranty is that it is possible to contact directly with the brand of the appliance if it fails.

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The best supermarkets in South Africa in 2022

The list of offers in South African supermarkets is extensive. Most chains offer different discounts almost every day of the week, and in some cases, these discounts mean significant savings on groceries. South Africans are looking to pay less, watch their budget and not make ends meet so tightly.

Stores are well trained to stimulate consumption. To avoid compulsive shopping, make a list beforehand of what you are going to buy and stick to it. Don't get distracted by all those desserts and snacks that are not part of your daily consumption.

Spar

This is one of the most popular stores in the country where you can find a wide range of household products from their own brand as well as other local and international brands. It offers its customers quality products at an affordable price.

There are many ways to save money at Spar. You can download the free Spar app to receive e-coupons directly to your phone or register an account on the Spar rewards website. Buy any of their items and the discount will be deducted automatically.

Makro

Makro sells a wide range of products including, apart from groceries, home entertainment, computers and communication, office furniture, stationery, large and small appliances, hardware, bricks, and perfumery.

At Makro you can save money by taking advantage of all its offers and promotions on selected products. In addition, the company suggests its mCard and mRewards programs, which offer important benefits. The company offers the best deals, quality brands, and interesting benefits for you and your pocket.

Shoprite

Based in Cape Town, Shoprite is considered one of the cheapest retail stores in the country. At Shoprite, you can find fresh and frozen foods, meats, pasta, cleaning products, and even pet food.

Like all the big chains in the industry, it offers different ways to save. You can register on the official website to receive alerts about products on sale or simply click on the alert icon below the product to receive promotional alerts. Shoprite will email you with relevant offers and promotions.

Checkers

Checkers was the pioneering chain in launching the grocery home delivery system in the country. At Checkers, you can find a wide range of products ranging from groceries and toiletries to appliances and pet food.

There are multiple ways for customers to save money with Checkers. Sign up for exclusive benefits and savings in the Checkers Xtra Savings Program and enjoy personalized offers. Don't forget to also check out their current promotions and sale offers available to find the lowest-priced items.

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Renew the look of your room

It often happens in South Africa that we walk into our room and find it boring. It can happen that, after several years of living there, we think that our room needs a change. That's why we've written these tips to help you make the process of renovating your room a whole new space.

Change the colour of a wall

It's time to introduce some colour into your room. Head to a paint shop in South Africa and choose a shade you like. If you're looking to attract a lot of attention, colours like orange or red will really make a statement. If, on the other hand, you want a colour that goes with the surroundings, you can choose from dark blues, purples or opaque shades. Don't overdo it, just one wall will be enough to give your room a new look.

Place shelves with decorative items

Use the walls to display items that add personality to your space. You can choose to buy small shelves from a retail shop to hang some of them and place picture frames, candles or other decorative items on them. Another good idea is to hang paintings that will add a particular style to your décor. There are sets of small pictures with abstract or nature content that will help turn a dull wall into a stylish one.

Introduce plants

There's nothing better than filling your room with greenery and life. If you have placed a shelf, you can put a hanging plant there so that the leaves give volume to the wall. You can also place a monstera or elephant's ear to draw attention and focus the eye. Plants are good for drawing attention away from the clutter. Another great idea is to incorporate succulents or cacti into bedside tables or desks.

Revolutionise the backrest

If you don't have a backrest for your bed, a good option is to use that space to add colour and texture to your room. You can buy traditional backrests that copy the style of the bed from a furniture shop or make your own from wood or textiles. You can also paint the wall to simulate a backrest or put up a shelf to frame the bed space.

Innovate with lighting

Do you have just a boring lamp on the ceiling? It's time to add more light to your room. You can buy some Nordic lamps from a South African shop and add warm light for a lower wattage option. Also, another great idea is to hang garlands of lamps that can easily be attached to the wall and bring a relaxed atmosphere to your room.

 

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The hardware products that will fix your life

When something breaks in our home we tend to get very nervous and turn to professional hands. Houses in South Africa are not always in perfect condition and every now and then we have to carry out repairs. That's why we want to leave you with a basic kit of elements, products and supplies that you should have on hand to solve small household problems.

Glue

The first thing you should go out and buy in a retail shop in South Africa is a good glue. Things are always going to break in our homes and it's good to have a glue on hand, whether it's synthetic glue, glue or contact glue. This will give that much-loved cup or saucer a little more life if it does break. It's also good to have glue for repairing lifted woodwork or minor furniture touch-ups.

Tap gaskets

Has it ever happened to you that your tap leaks and you can't live with that noise? This happens because the rubber sealing gasket of the faucet is broken. It is always a good idea to buy some spare parts from a hardware store in South Africa so that you can keep them in a drawer and pull them out when you need them. The less water we waste, the better it is for our environment and for our economy as well. With these supplies you will no longer have any problems repairing your taps.

Repairing holes

The walls of our houses can suffer some problems either by a blow from a piece of furniture or when we want to change a painting. For this you should have putty in your survival kit. You can buy it in any home improvement shop in South Africa and it will help you to cover up those little holes that look bad. It's easy to prepare and dries quickly. Then you'll need to give it a little paint to keep the fix in place.

Combat damp

If there's one problem that plagues everyone, it's damp. Sooner or later we will have to deal with this scourge of every South African home. The first solution is to call in a specialist to check, break and fix the crack that is causing the damp. Beyond that, we can also buy some products at our local hardware store to help rule out this problem. After fixing and painting an adhesion promoter to fix the paint and a water repellent to avoid corrosive actions from the outside.

Sealants

In addition to glue it is important that you buy a good sealant from a building supply shop in South Africa. These products, which come in different brands, allow you to control those small gaps where taps or toilets leak water.

 

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Improve your weekly diet with these tips

Tired of always eating the same thing, always saying you're going to start your diet on Monday? In South Africa, thousands of people are looking for ways to eat better and have healthier habits. That's why we want to summarise some tips for you to consider when planning your weekly diet.

Cooking over buying ready-made

It is essential that this is one of the clearest rules you have. It is very tempting to order food through an app or to buy pre-cooked food from supermarkets in South Africa. However, it is dangerous for our diet to be based on fast food or bought-in food. That's why you need to be able to take the time to cook as you can buy the products that you like and look good, use healthy cooking methods and enjoy dishes that you make yourself. There is nothing better than knowing what we eat and how we eat it.

Cut down on ultra-processed foods

One key to eating better is to put ultra-processed foods on hold. To do this, it is important to check the labels on the products you buy when you go shopping in a South African supermarket. Many of the foods we select contain ultra-processed ingredients that do not nourish or benefit our bodies. The more real and natural food you buy, the better you will be able to put together your weekly diet.

Watch out for snacking

Avoid temptation! Many times we feel hungry and instead of cooking or eating something nutritious we grab a few snacks from the supermarket and calm down. This habit is very harmful and compromises our nutrition. A good start is to swap these saturated fat snacks for healthier ones such as vegetables or dips made from real foods like hummus or baba ganoush. Although it's best to wait and cook dinner so you don't leave time for temptation.

Vary your meals

Following on from the tips, diversity of produce and foods in your diet is a must. When you go to a supermarket or food shop in South Africa try to shop for a variety of vegetables, meats and pulses. There are many options for mixing proteins and carbohydrates for a better diet. If you don't know what to eat, we always recommend that you visit a nutritionist for guidance and a diet to suit you.

Don't forget to hydrate

Last but not least, always stay hydrated. Drinking 2 litres of water a day is ideal. We know that we often forget, but the more hydrated we are, the better our body will be. You should also watch out for excess alcohol, which doesn't mean that you should stop drinking it.

 

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These are the looks for your hair this 2022

Looking for a change for your hair? Going to the hairdresser in South Africa and don't know what haircut to get? This year we will have different trends for all tastes that will surely inspire you. It's just a matter of going to your local hairdresser for a new look.

Bob style

If there's one hairstyle that's here to stay, it's the bob. This cut, all the rage in 2021, will be with us this year in every salon in South Africa. It is a hairstyle that originated in the first world war and from there it spread throughout history. Its original version has a ¾ length that flanks the jawline and highlights the cheekbones. However, this year its reversions in all lengths will be trendy.

Lengths never go out of fashion

Beyond music, Dua Lipa leaves trends wherever she steps. Long hair will also be among the most sought after this year so if you're one of those who like to have hair to style and show off you'll have options. To make your hair look amazing you will also need to buy a hairdryer to set that special polish. We also suggest you look in beauty shops for a firm brush to give it the shape you like.

Up-do

One of the updos you'll see on the streets of South Africa is the high bun. This choice is largely based on the fact that it allows you to show off your accessories and jewellery. If you're looking for a hairstyle that gives you freedom and is hassle-free, a hairspray that you can buy from your favourite beauty shop will help you shape this hairstyle. You can add a cute hair tie to give it even more personality.

Fringes never die

This 2022 you will have a few fringe options for your South African hairdresser. If you're looking to make your hairstyle stand out you can opt for a baby bang fringe, short to the middle of your forehead for a fresh look. Another style that never goes out of style and is very versatile is the french bang, perfect for all hair types. If you want something more daring, a curtain fringe will allow you to show off in front of an audience.

The colours of the year

For those who want a change in hair colour, this year in South Africa comes with classics and modern. Blonde shades will continue to be on the rise so you can opt for different shades of gold and yellow. Chocolate browns and ash grey will also be all the rage. If you want to revolutionise your hair, a bright red is a great idea.

 

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5 places to adventure in South Africa

South Africa is one of the most beautiful places for adventure activities. It's just a matter of going out and buying the right equipment and choosing from the many options the country has to offer. Here are some ideas for your next adventure.

Discover animal life on safari

Who doesn't want to meet the most fabulous animals? The first thing to do is to go and buy some good binoculars in South Africa's adventure shops. Then it's just a matter of choosing the national park you want to visit and checking the road map. Kruger National Park is one of the most popular places for game viewing but there are also other options in the country. It's best to do your adventure with professional guides as you'll be able to benefit from their knowledge and learn about the flora and fauna.

Sea-challenged sports

South Africa's waves are among the most sought-after by tourists and locals alike. There are many ways to enjoy the water. Once you've bought your swimming costume and sports gear in South Africa's shops, head to Muizenberg, Long Beach, Eland's Bay or one of the other surfing beaches. If you like surfing you can always find a good spot on one side or the other of the cape. You can also do other sports such as kitesurfing, stand up paddle, kayaking or windsurfing.

Explore trails and get great views

South Africa offers great hiking trails. Pick up a pair of good shoes from a local sports shop and start hiking some of the country's most stunning parks and trails. Popular options include the Otter Trail near the sea and the Table Mountain trail. For the more adventurous, ideas include hiking the Amphitheatre Heritage Trail or the Lion's Head.

By air

If you want to fill your afternoon with adrenaline there's nothing better than taking to the skies. South Africa has several places where you can jump and tour the country from the air. We recommend you buy some good goggles for your flight and comfortable clothes at a local sports shop. If you're just starting out, we suggest launching from Sir Lowry's Pass or Porterville, while the more experienced can take off from Table Mountain.

In search of the great white shark

One of the most maddening adventures in South Africa is diving. The ocean's wildlife has many species to discover, including the great white shark. Pick up a bathing costume, branch legs and goggles at a local sportswear shop and discover the underwater universe. The most extreme experiences are shark watching in the Gansbaai area.

 

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