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Stella Artois Presents Wet Paint: A Social Experiment In Social Distancing

A Social Distancing Experiment Titled “Wet Paint”, the artists’ ambition is to bring the social distancing message to life in their unique artistic styles, based on the idea that social distancing does not mean anti-social. In the experiment, eight locally-made Houtlander Interdependence II benches have been installed in busy public spaces in and around Johannesburg. […]

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Stores Open At Bedford Centre In Level 3 Lockdown

Level 3 Lockdown Update  As the country entered level 3 lockdown on Monday, 01 June 2020, many businesses and trade sectors were allowed to reopen. As Bedford Centre welcomes back more of their tenants and their loyal customers, stringent safety and hygiene measures will remain in place. This is to ensure the health and safety of all […]

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How To Plan A Child's Virtual Birthday Party During Lockdown

1. Explain Why They Can’t Have A Normal Birthday Party  We are sure that you’ve sat the kids down for the ‘big talk’ about COVID-19 already, but you may have to recap a few things when it comes to chatting to them about their birthday party. Explain again why their friends and family can’t come […]

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Motherland Coffee Gives Back During Lockdown

Motherland Essential Provisions Select Motherland Coffee stores have been open since the start of level 4 lockdown, bringing their customers essential goods and their favourite coffees to go. As a local business, Motherland knows just how great the impact of the national lockdown has been on the restaurant industry and small businesses. As such, their […]

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Socialising While Practicing Social Distancing

Thanks to smart phones, the internet and a selection of cool apps and websites, we can "get together" online, socialise and have a little fun! We have found a few cool ways for you to "hangout" with your friends and family, without having to step foot out of your home. From cooking together to gossiping […]

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Volunteer And Make A Difference During Lockdown

Even though we're all on lockdown, it doesn't mean that we can't lend a helping hand to those who need our support during this difficult time. There are many ways to volunteer during the lockdown/pandemic, and best of all, you don't even need to leave the comfort and safety of your home to reach out […]

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Transformational Sound Therapy Online

What Is It? Multi-platinum singer-songwriter and spiritual leader Nianell invites you to join her for an online Transformational Sound Therapy Session this Wednesday. A beautiful session of sound therapy to move your soul, uplift your heart and bring you to realise that even though we are told to be apart from one another, we are […]

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The Difference Between Self-Isolation, Social Distancing & Quarantine

Although the country is receiving regular instruction and updates from government about what to do and what not to do regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, there are still many people who are uninformed about the situation, or who have misconceptions regarding the actions we are required to take during this time. Especially in the light of […]

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Support Small Business: Get Your Fresh Produce Delivered During Lockdown

Faithful To Nature Faithful To Nature recently announced that they will be rolling out fresh produce and essentials delivery in Johannesburg. The store has partnered with local farms to bring you only the best fresh fruit and vegetables during the lockdown period. So, not only will you be saving yourself a trip to the grocery […]

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Online Resources For Students

JSTOR We are sure that you probably have this online resource handy at all times. But, just in case it has slipped under your radar, we would like to remind you of the value of the JSTOR digital library. A virtual store of academic journals, books and primary sources, JSTOR is a gem during times […]

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#StayHomeChallenge: Viral Internet Challenges To Keep You Entertained

Dalgona Coffee Challenge Coffee trends come and go, but this one seems likely to be around for awhile as we're all becoming our own baristas at home. Try your hand at making dalgona coffee while in lockdown - it's a deliciously frothy coffee made using instant coffee, water and sugar. With a sweet honeycomb flavour, […]

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Let Geldhof Chocolatiers Deliver Easter Right To Your Door!

COVID-19 Can't Stop Easter  Even though most events have been cancelled to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus, the Easter weekend remains on the horizon. And, while we may not be able to host large family gatherings or go on a long-weekend vacation, Easter still brings with it much-needed joy and respite from the […]

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COVID-19: Maintaining Your Mental Health Under Isolation

Why Is Mental Health Important Right Now? Your mental health may be the last thing on your mind as the COVID-19 virus overtakes almost all spheres of life. It's quite literally everywhere, isn't it? From social media, to the news, school, work and family life. With this constant barrage of information, it can be difficult […]

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Human Rights Day - Where We've Been & What We Can Overcome Together

Human Rights Day - Celebrating Our Rights Under Lockdown How would you usually celebrate Human Rights Day? Would you spend the day in your pajamas binge watching your favourite series, host a family braai or go out to an event commemorating the history and importance of the day? Whichever way you normally choose to celebrate […]

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Mindfulness Exercises To Keep You Calm Amidst COVID-19 Panic

1. Deep Breaths Take note of your breathing. Is it shallow, deep or quick? Becoming aware of your breathing is one of the most simple and effective ways to achieving mindfulness. When feeling anxious, try the 4-7-8 breathing technique. Empty your lungs of air, then breathe in slowly through your nose for four counts. Hold […]

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How To Talk To Your Kids About COVID-19

COVID-19: The Facts Before speaking to your kids about COVID-19, make sure that you have done your homework. Read up as much as you can about the precautions to take, symptoms and treatments without overwhelming yourself. Remember to rely on credible sources for accurate information, as you do not want to misinform or frighten your […]

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COVID-19: Ways To Have Fun With The Kids At Home

Mom, I'm Bored!  Schools are expected to reopen in phases from 01 June 2020. But this does not mean that your child will be returning to their normal routine any time soon. As kiddies may not fully understand the implications of the outbreak, it is imperative that parents speak to their children about the virus, […]

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