Leaving a Legacy

  Sometimes being legendary happens, and other times we need to make it happen, which is a bit of both in Mongezi’s case. “Legacy” is a loaded word we often associate with leaving, as in “leaving a legacy”. It’s a big deal and a lot of responsibility. Have you ever thought about the legacy you would like to leave one day? You might need a moment to think about it.   While you think about...

Through The Eyes Of A Local

The Rawdons Craft Gin and Beer Experience – join us as we explore a best-kept secret of the Midlands through the eyes of a local, but don’t say anything. We all know how famous the Nottingham Road Brewery is. If you don’t, be sure to taste the most outstanding, smooth, and well-rounded Craft Beers made from the finest quality hops and malted barley, drawing the best water from an artisan well on the grounds. You...

Mums Sewing Up A Storm

From A-lines to hemlines, seams to stitches, in this article, we provide a runway for these local mums to showcase their brilliant creations. You won’t need to go to Paris to find something utterly unique – we have a few options closer to home. If you are not a fashionista, you might not know the French term haute couture, which means “high sewing”. It is pronounced almost like “oot koeture”, and you have to say...

Fabstuff May/June 2022

We’ve got loads of stuff you’re going to love! BERDOUES COLLECTION GRANDS CRUS GUARIA MORADA Guaria Morada is the iconic flower of Costa Rica. It is a symbol of luck and a source of good fortune. This fragrance promises floral sweetness and fruity delicacy for a unique journey into the Costa Rican landscape. A combination of floral and fruity notes pique your curiosity and deliver instant pleasure with ylang-ylang, orange blossom, and pear. An exotic...

Embracing The Big

For many Midlands locals, we have all seen the “Love Howick” and “Love Notties” signs scattered about our towns, but who is behind the name? In this article, we meet Matt Hogarty, the man, husband, father, and business owner creating change, living BIG and leaving a legacy. Growing up in the idyllic Cape Town and spending a year working in Australia, my entry point to the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands was anything but positive. I was looking...

Keep it in the Community

There are tons of great businesses here! Created by savvy, smart, and caring business professionals. We take a look at what several of our local businesses offer and how they are supporting their community through their products and services. Rockingchair Photography  Antoinette McDonald shares more about her business with us, “My business is primarily about storytelling. I feel like I stumbled into photography after working full-time in television production where I was writing, directing, and...

Eat. Play. Discover.

Boston, Dargle and Impendle have an incredible Community Tourism Organisation which was formed back in 2018 by owners and managers of a myriad of bed and breakfasts, cottages, hotels and farms partnering with the Impendle Municipality that now helps promote awareness to this spectacular part of The Midlands. If you are a tourist or local there is a wide variety of activities and establishments in the area that will cater to your needs and allow...

Fabstuff March / April 2022

We’ve got loads of stuff you’re going to love! FLOWERS & LEAVES PATCHOULI & YLANG-YLANG COLLECTION A highly aromatic, deeply herbaceous, spicy-floral blend of oils. Made with ylang-ylang, patchouli and lavender essential oils and a dash of natural vanilla extract to enhance its richness and depth. This intense blend of oils is not only sedative and relaxing but promotes glowing skin, is a powerful antibacterial agent, and also a natural deodorizer and a superb insect...

A Superb School

We are given an insider’s peek into what the life of a Weston learner looks like and how this agricultural school actively prepares the boys for their future studies or careers. Set in the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal Midlands is a high school like no other. The road leading to this unique agricultural school, which was built more than a century ago, is lined with established trees and welcomes aspiring young agriculturalists. Weston Agricultural College promises to...

A Special Teacher

We asked a few schools here in the Midlands about some special teachers who are near and dear to their hearts. Read more below about what they each share about how they became a teacher and the difference it has made in their lives. Teachers have always been one constant in our lives, especially growing up. Our school days have come and gone with so many teachers passing us by, from grade to grade. But,...