MTN

MTN had to make it on our list because it is one of South Africa’s biggest network providers and their services have been useful to many people. So, if you are working from home and want to make sure you reach all your deadlines on time, then this is just the service provider to use. Check out their deals and services, then click here and see which one works best for you.

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Cell C

Gamers and streamers, here is something just for you. Cell C provides internet at speeds of up to 1Gps. It is also cost-effective at just R20. And, with the right deal, you'll never have to worry about running out of data again.

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Telkom Network

This is definitely a go-to for many South Africans. Telkom is ranked among the most used internet provider, providing their customers with excellent services. They also provide internet services, data and calling services.

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Axxess

If it’s a great fibre deal you're after, then you’ve found it. Axxess doesn't require much from you; no contracts or credit checks, and they offer free VoIP calls to other users using Axxess voice numbers.

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If you have any suggestions, feel free to comment down below!

Work

Does your desk look like a scattered bomb site? Then it's time to start immediate evacuations and bring on the spring cleaning. Start out by clearing off any unnecessary paper, old takeaway coffee cups and stationery you no longer use. If there are forms or documents that you must keep, make sure to file them away. The last thing you need is to toss away that very important contract you have worked months to land! But, we know that bulky files can weigh you down even more, so rather opt for a neat flip folder from Waltons. These nifty concertina files come in an array of colours and can be carried almost anywhere without hassle.

Did you know that your keyboard is one of the dirtiest surfaces, crawling with germs, leftover crumbs and dead skin? Make it a priority this spring to dust off your keyboard, mouse pad and any other PC gadgets. Is your screen looking a little grimy too? Get your hands on some non-alcoholic wipes or screen cleaner spray from Incredible Connection or takealot.com.

Lastly, have you thought about how many unnecessary apps, files and widgets your computer has stored over the last year? Take some time to declutter your laptop or desktop this spring season. Opening up a clean and tidy Windows page at 8am on a Monday morning can do wonders for mental clarity!

Spring Cleaning

Home

Now for the big guns - your house. While it may seem overwhelming at first, taking things slowly can bring great results. Pick one room to start with. It doesn't need to be the dirtiest or most overcrowded. We think the bathroom is a good place to begin. Clear out cupboards, drawers and cabinets of old medication, shampoo bottles and creams. Always check the expiry dates on these items, as some may still be usable. Give your towels and bath mats a good scrubbing too. Or, invest in a couple of new bathroom accessories from @Home stores. We love their Fringe Jacquard Bath Sheets. You better hurry if you want to wrap yourself up in a luxurious 100% cotton towel after your next bath.

Once you have the bathroom in top-tip condition, move on to the bedroom. We often store most of our junk in our bedrooms. This not only creates a cramped living space, but can even affect your sleep. The key to good shut eye is good ventilation, quiet and a space solely dedicated to sleeping. Clear your bedroom of any work related items, as these can hinder your brain from shutting off at night. Also eliminate any blue light emitting devices such as TVs, laptops and even your cell phone. We know, you like to scroll through Twitter before bed or catch up on your favourite series, but it's doing more harm than good. The last few months of the year can be a real drag, so it's vital to get as much good sleep as possible.

Spring cleaning

Next item on the agenda - the cupboards! Donate old clothes to a local community centre or host a jumble sale to make extra cash. The rule is, if you haven't worn it in a year, toss it out. You will feel much lighter waking up to a minimalist closet every morning, trust us. Plus, this is the perfect excuse to go out on a spring shopping spree to find a great new outfit.

Online

Our last spring cleaning hack is for all you social media addicts. How many times have you mindlessly followed an account or friended someone you haven't spoken to in person for years? Culling your contacts every once in awhile is a must. It allows you to keep in touch with only the people who inspire, motivate and genuinely care about your well-being. It can also prevent thoughtless scrolling through social media when you are bored. So get to it.

Happy Spring Cleaning everyone! 

What Was It?

Presented by Supersport, Channel 24 and 947, Joburg witnessed another breathtaking, thrilling and adrenaline-pumping Big Concerts Experience unlike any other. The world’s greatest action sports tour, Nitro Circus Live, returned to the city with a mind-blowing show which featured 30 of the world’s best in freestyle, motocross and BMX. The show also starred the American stunt performer, Travis Pastrana, for the every first time ever in South Africa. Nitro Circus Live had everyone on the very edge of your seats with bated breath.

Nitro Circus Live

 

For more information about this event, visit www.bigconcerts.co.za or www.nitrocircus.com.

You can also check them out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Nitro Circus Live

On Zomato

Traverate

Horak Corver also known as Traverate is a well-known Johannesburg influencer and currently the top Johannesburg Zomato reviewer/ foodie. Having written over 200 reviews of various restaurants in the city, one can tell he loves food and gives an objective opinion on quality and service. Needless to say, his images are highly aesthetically pleasing too.

Carien Jakovljevic

Ranked second as a Johannesburg Zomato foodie, Carien Jakovljevic is definitely worth a follow as well. Her food and restaurant reviews aren't always rainbows and sunshine, like any good reviewer is she able to give an objective opinion about the food and restaurant based on her experience. It's a good idea to reference her reviews before visiting a restaurant you might be unsure about.

Heather Hook

Heather Hook is a media personality, radio host, writer, social media collaborator and most importantly, ranked third on Zomato as a Johannesburg foodie. Although her food reviews are generally positive, her insight still gives you a good idea of the type of food and service to look forward to. Not only that, but the way she coveys her experience, you can even envision the décor setting of the restaurant itself.

On Instagram

The Jo'burg Foodie

When it comes to food, photographs and food staging, you'd swear The Jo'burg Foodie has credentials in each of those. His Instagram is absolutely tantalising, with images of gorgeous looking food, nifty restaurants and cool locations to get all this glorious food. If you don't already follow him, do it now.

J'Something

Not only is J'Something here to serenade us with beautiful songs but the man cooks... and cooks well! His Instagram showcases his lifestyle in general but his food images do tend to get people particularly excited. If it's pleasing on the eyes, then surely it must be beyond pleasing on the tastebuds. Follow his cooking and eating adventures now if you don't already do so!

Glam Foodie

She's a foodie and she's glamorous – have you ever thought of a more fabulous combination? Glam Foodie showcases her food loving lifestyle on InstagramTwitter and Facebook. So, if you want to get a peek at some of Joburg's good food, wine, cocktails and all things glamorous, check out her Instagram page for some awesome foodie delights.

Personal Blogs

Jo'best

With their beautiful images and flawless interface, Jo'best is definitely one of the foodie blogs you should be following. Offering insight on nifty restaurants and yummy food to try (typically only the best of the city), you definitely won't regret having their blog on stand-by for a quick reference, review and of course, food porn. Yum.

Jozi Foodie Fix

Jozi Foodie Fix created by Thando Moleketi is one of the best blogs to visit if you want to have your foodie craving satisfied. Coupled with stunning food photography that might literally have you drooling at your computer screen, as well as food and restaurant reviews, Jozi Foodie Fix can definitely be a great reference to look up before going out for your next meal.

Just Puly Beast

Just Puly Beast created by Pulane Mota – brand influencer, Public Relations student and founder of Puly's Cupcakes – explores food, travels and fun times in and around Joburg. Naturally, as any foodie and food blogger has to have, Just Puly Beast has some mouthwatering food photographs that can be easily titled as food porn.

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Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.

Do you follow these foodies? Which one is your fave at the moment? Let us know below!

 

Giant Character Suits
Not many of us have the girth worthy of a Japanese wrestler, but you don’t need to weigh in excess of 400kg to do a little Sumo on your bachelors with these padded sumo suits. If Japanese is not your thing then how about a chicken or kangaroo or even a “Supersize Me” Fatty?

Beach Bums Bachelors
Rent a spacious indoor arena which boasts 4 volleyball courts, DSTV, fully licensed bar, poker room, kitchen serving light meals and Billiards tables. This idea is appealing because you don’t have to worry about weather even if you’re playing beach volleyball, soccer, touch rugby or tug of war. Braai’s can also be included for a small extra fee.

Acrobranch Fun
A new phenomenon, Acrobranch is taking Joburg by storm so why not give it a try for your bachelors. Acrobranching is basically endurance testing yourself for fun and the best part is that it all takes place up in trees. Imagine a military fitness test but suspended in the branches of tall trees (with a harness). Acrobranch is great for the whole family but they have a fantastic adult course for bachelor type occasions.

Bells and Whistles
This is the all-singing, all-dancing inclusive package that will give the Bachelor and his mates an unforgettable experience, and includes climbing the Via Ferrata, a double pitch abseil, dinner for the hungry, overnight accommodation in the Mountain Lodge and breakfast the following morning. Need I say more!

Crazy Bachelors
This is the ultimate fun day for any “doomed groom”. A variety of options are available, with a choice of packages to suit every pocket. There are seven options with various prices all offering a combination of go-karting, archery and paintball. Some of the options also include spit braai’s etc making this a winner in my opinion.

All of these options can be conveniently booked through It’s a Date. Visit their site for more information and call them for a custom package to suit your needs.

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