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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

@Ozivanutrition For Every #Indian #Woman Who Puts Her #Family First

Hi Guys,

Have you ever told yourself that having a toned look is almost impossible when you have to look after your family? You prefer cooking things that your family loves to eat. You denied yourself your “Me Time” to take care of your responsibilities at work and home.

While the spirit of every woman in India needs to be saluted, here is why I want you to pay a little more attention to yourself and be the idol fitness role model for your family.

OZiva Protein & Herbs – For every Indian woman who puts her family first!

A survey conducted recently showed that 70% of the Indian women are deficient in protein intake! Protein is the building block of muscle mass, healthy hair, skin and nails so its deficiency leads to higher fat % as well as skin and hair problems to say the least.

Though we have a diverse choice of foods to choose from, most of our diets in India are heavily bent towards the carbohydrates, thus creating a big dent on the daily protein intake. Needless to say, most of us seem to observe looming fatigue and with the weariness from the daily life chaos seemed to leave very little room to consider working out. We appear to be on a constant lookout for the perfect, magical even, ingredient that would help us get fitness back on track, without asking us to give up on what we love the most: Food!

That is when I came across OZiva.

OZiva Protein & Herbs – For every Indian woman who puts her family first!

Most of the protein supplements available in the retail stores have very less protein content – less than 10gms per scoop. OZiva Protein and Herbs provides almost 3 times the amount of protein when compared – making it far more convenient to meet the daily protein requirement.

Sharing what I found about them from their website -

“At OZIVA we aim at solving the basic challenge faced by many people - the lack of nutrition. We have worked with nutritionists and researchers to develop the perfect, nutrition-rich products ranging from well-rounded meal replacements to high protein blends, to help tackle the problems like irregular meal timings, faulty food choices, to combat the stress of a fast-paced life among other problems that are now a part of everyone's life.”

Here is what I found special about OZiva Protein and Herbs ?

1. Wholesome Protein Rich Breakfast Shake - It is easily one of the healthy and wholesome protein rich food option that one can have for breakfast. It gives more than 30 gm of protein per scoop when taken with milk.

2. Blended with Ayurvedic Herbs Specially for Women - The protein is enriched with an ayurvedic herbal blend that is something to watch out for! With the choicest herbs specific to women, ranging from Shatavari (for hormonal balance and vitality), Tulsi (for its purification properties: boosts hair health and even, clear skin tone), and Green Tea Extract (powerhouse of antioxidants to help you burn all that extra flab!) and not only that, but also the goodness of Omega 3 (traced from plant sources to suit vegetarian and jain preferences), this product stands as an impressive choice for everyone.

OZiva Protein & Herbs – For every Indian woman who puts her family first!

3. Yummilicious - It’s Yummy and Tasty with its easy mixability and delicious chocolate flavour, it can be easily blended with absolutely anything- be it, dark chocolate or oats or fruits or even nuts. The result is deliciously indulgent yet healthy shake.

4. It takes less than 5 mins to prepare - Perfect on-the-go option when one is running short on time and needs a quick fix for a healthy meal!

5. Low in Sugar - Most importantly- Protein and Herbs shake is low in sugar and yet tastes amazing! If you are trying to watch out your fat% and food habits, this shake will help you be on the right health track.

6. Free Diet Consultation - The diet consultation is absolutely free with the product and it’s admirable that the brand has taken such a customer friendly approach

OZiva Protein & Herbs – For every Indian woman who puts her family first!

You can read more about the product on OZiva website (Click Here) or Amazon or speak to their nutritionist at 9769298556. Let’s each one of us take a step to be a better us.
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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Bring in #Spring with #Hemmesphere Lighting #Décor

Hi Guys,

Spring is here, and there’s no better time to not only spring clean, but also freshen up your home’s décor in time for summer.

“Now that summer is drawing closer, more natural light will flood into your interiors. Don’t however neglect to include plenty of light sources when designing a space,” says Holly Hamlyn, Interior Coordinator at urban property developers, Blok.
Bring in #Spring with Hemmesphere Lighting #Decor
To keep your lighting décor fresh, she suggests considering the materials and textures in the design. “Natural woods are a beautiful juxtaposition against a man-made, synthetic light bulb.” Hemmesphere Lighting, a UK-based bespoke lighting design company owned by Barend Massow Hemmes of Massow Design, offers a range of Japanese-inspired designs that are a combination of beautifully crafted wood, bare light bulbs and copper.

Hamlyn also advises using different levels of lighting to enhance a space - from pendant lights over a dining table to a low level lighting to highlight a feature. The Hemmesphere range is ideal as it is suited to ceiling-mounting or table-mounting. The price range starts from R2200 a piece and varies upwards.
Bring in #Spring with Hemmesphere Lighting #Decor
“When it comes to lighting design, you need to think about what the space will be used for. The kitchen counter and island units are functional spaces that require adequate lighting, while the more social, living and dining areas should feel inviting, so having glaring lights on is not ideal,” shares Hamlyn. The Hemmesphere collection comprises designs to achieve different lighting from a dim, luxurious ambience to bright brilliance, transforming the look and feel of any space.

“Clever design and beautiful furniture are nothing if not shown in the right light. As the weather gets warmer, so should the lighting in your home,” concludes Hamlyn. For more information, visit: Hemmesphere


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Saturday, 24 September 2016

Soak up the Sun @MontecasinoZA Spirit of Spring Festival #MonteSpringFest @TsogoSun

Hi Guys,

Celebrate the GOOD LIFE at Montecasino’s SPIRIT OF SPRING Festival! No more winter woolies and cozy fires - we’re heading outside on the last weekend of September where we can soak up the sun, enjoy freshly-prepared meals made from the finest local produce, and taste delicious cocktails while listening to live music.

The festival includes plenty of exciting entertainment to keep the kids busy and happy while you browse through the latest summer fashions and accessories on our Piazza, attend a variety of spring-themed workshops, or simply relax over sundowners and long lazy meals at one of our outdoor eateries.

This is the perfect opportunity to slow down, enjoy time with family and friends, and raise a toast to the last quarter of 2016. Because life should not only be lived, it should also be CELEBRATED!
  • Dedicated child minders will be available to celebrate Spring with your little ones and guide them through exciting activities including:
  • Hoola Hoop competitions, dance competitions, shoot the hoop and tug o’war
  • Jumping castles
  • Magic shows
  • Ceramic painting (from R30 – R140 per item)
  • Sand art (from R20 per item)
  • Creative Kidz bead and mosaic work (from R40 – R100 per item)
  • Make Your Own Pizza (R45 per pizza with 7 different toppings to choose from)
  • Face painters, balloon sculptors and stilt walkers
  • Star-gazing interactive edutainment
  • Kiddies story-telling time at Skoobs
Visit the Montecasino Bird Gardens, which is home to over 750 plants from 37 different plant species; over 60 species of birds, frogs, scorpions; and Annie the world’s oldest female anaconda in captivity, to name but a few. Not forgetting the ever-popular Flights of Fantasy bird show (R35 if you are aged between 2 to 12 years or R70 per adult).
Soak up the Sun @MontecasinoZA Spirit of Spring Festival #MonteSpringFest @TsogoSun
Grown-ups are also spoilt for choice, and can look forward to a fantastic line-up featuring:
  • TobieSax Jazz evening at Skoobs on Friday, 23 September at 19h00 for 19h30 (R165pp includes a welcome drink and light snacks)
  • Margaret Roberts Book Signing at Skoobs on Saturday, 24 September from 12h30 to 13h30
  • Heritage High Tea at Skoobs on Saturday, 24 September from 15h00 to 17h00 (R140pp includes an Amarula Gold cocktail)
  • Poetry readings at Skoobs on Sunday, 25 September from 14h00 to 16h00
  • Unmissable live performances on the Piazza from Watershed on Friday 23 September from 18h00 to 20h00, Dawnay on Saturday 24 September from 13h00 to 15h00, Monark on Saturday 24 September from 20h00 to 21h00, The Morning After onSunday 25 September from 13h00 to 14h00 and again from 16h00 to 17h00, as well as Good Luck on Sunday 25 Septemberfrom 14h30 to 15h30
  • Spectacular fashion show by JJ Schoeman on the Piazza on Sunday, 25 September from 12h00 to 12h30
  • Relax in the Piazza’s stylish liquid lounge and enjoy mouth-watering drinks throughout the festival
 Visit one of our exciting SPIRIT OF SPRING workshops:
  • “Live Light, Live Large” with Louise Carver and Kate Emmerson on Saturday, 24 September 2016 at La Toscana from15h00 to 16h30 (R150pp)
  • Cooking demonstration & talk with herbalist Margaret Roberts and Chef Sandy Roberts on Saturday 24 September at La Toscana from 11h00 to 12h00 (R150pp)
  • Interactive cocktail making workshops on Saturday 24 September at La Toscana from 20h00 to 21h00 and on Sunday 25 September at La Toscana from 15h00 to 15h30
  • Cooking demonstrations with Chef Deena Naidoo on Saturday 24 September at La Toscana from 19h00 to 20h00
  • Cooking demonstrations with Chef Blake Anderson on Sunday 25 September at La Toscana from 11h00 to 12h00
  • Flower arranging workshop on Saturday 24 September at La Toscana from 13h30 to 14h00 and from 17h30 to 18h30. Also join us on Sunday 25 September at La Toscana from 10h00 to 10h30 and from 16h00 to 16h30
  • Cupcake Decorating workshop on Saturday 24 September at La Toscana from 12h30 to 13h00 and on Sunday 25 September at La Toscana from 12h30 – 13h00
  • Stacey Holland’s motivational health talk on Saturday 24 September at La Toscana from 17h00 to 17h30
  • Experience a bit of Artjamming on Sunday 25 September at La Toscana from 13h30 to 14h30
  • Join our Spring Pop up Gym on Saturday 24 September at the Piazza from 10h00 to 11h00
Indulge in a Spring-themed shopping spree on our Piazza and throughout the complex for the duration of the festival and get everything you need in order to look and feel good this Spring, including:
  • Sweet treats, delicious cakes and melt-in-your-mouth macaroons
  • Floaty summer dresses, kaftans, sandals, sun hats, jewellery and handbags
  • Inflatable pool loungers and umbrellas
  • Veggie garden tools, seeds and accessories
  • Exquisite fresh, cut flowers
Don’t miss out! For more information go to, join on Facebook at or follow on Twitter at @MontecasinoZA.
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@IndoniSAfrica #MyDoekMyHeritage Miss Cultural #SouthAfrica Finale #15Oct2016

Hi Guys, 

September is the month South Africa celebrates the diverse cultural backgrounds of its people in dress, food and general way of life. Heritage day is set to bridge the divide between people who have rather more in common than otherwise and are sometimes unaware of it; a beautiful spectacle to witness. Bright colors greet the eye; questions around identity get answered; feasts on the best exotic delicacies are had… The doek (dhuku), Afrikaans for head wrap, is part of the cultural expression for African women; not only in South Africa but the continent over. In celebrating heritage month this year Indoni is embarking on an online cultural celebration campaign geared for the entire continent, #MyDoekMyHeritage.
The head wrap is different things to different people but a common “crown” on the heads of African women from Cape to Cairo; it is a symbol of self-respect and pride. A trendy one at that for African women, even in the Diaspora. A head-wrap is a common women’s cloth head scarf in many parts of southern and western Africa. In South Africa and Namibia, the Afrikaans word ‘doek’ (meaning ‘cloth’) is used for the traditional head covering used among most rural elderly African women. In other parts of the continent, terms like ‘duku’ (Malawi, Ghana), ‘dhuku’ (Zimbabwe), ‘tukwi’ (Botswana), and ‘gele’ (Nigeria) are used. For the BaTonga women, the opportunity to wear a ‘dhuku’ usually falls on a religious day of Friday, Saturday or Sunday, or other ceremonial functions such as the Lwiindi Gonde, Kuomboka and other initiation rituals. In South Africa, the Doek (Iduku, in Zulu) is culturally worn by married and engaged women, Sangomas have always worn doeks irrespective of gender, as a symbol of their spirituality but recently young women wear it as a fashion accessory to social events. Various political parties have also designed doeks bearing their logos, for women to wear at their rallies and conventions.

Indoni seeks to preserve culture and restore it as the “old new cool” by introducing the #MyDoekMyHeritage trend as a way to move towards a boundless Africa, and to remind people of the actual reason behind this cultural practice of wearing doeks. We are one people divided yet brought together by the world; aesthetically, socially and otherwise. We need to always remember that we are one people and to better remind ourselves it is important that we find and celebrate our meeting point.
Shiluva Lessa Shirindza - Indoni Miss Cultural SA Tsonga Finalist
Shiluva Lessa Shirindza - Indoni Miss Cultural SA Tsonga Finalist
In this time where the youth is largely influenced by what they see on social media than what they hear on radio, this campaign is important for meeting young people on their turf so as to remind them within a space that is familiar to them who they are and what makes them the same as the next. #MyDoekMyHeritage a social media trend for all African women in the continent and in the diaspora. Overall best styled doeks stand a chance to win fantastic prizes, Winners will be announced at the Indoni Miss Cultural South Africa Pageant Finale on the 15th of October 2016 at the Durban ICC.

It is important for us to remember our roots and document their beauty. Whether it is a heritage that stems from conditions or from love, our heritage is who we are and we must celebrate it, especially in this modern day quest for a united and independent Africa. We have more in common than the world cares to see.

Founded by Dr. Y.N. Mthembu, Indoni SA was officially launched in June 2011. The program was formulated as a direct response to various social ills faced by young people on a day to day basis including lack of respect, lack of bankable skills to allow people entrance to sustainable jobs, HIV and AIDS prevalence among young people and the impact thereof on their lives, drug and alcohol abuse, unemployment and teen pregnancies.

Indoni is a celebration of our culture and heritage, bringing together various cultures from across the country while showcasing the diversity and richness thereof through its various activities and functions. The reach tapestry of our culture and heritage is used as a tool for promoting tourism and economic activity through the hosting of various events and functions during the year leading up to the Indoni Festival in Durban during Heritage Month and October. Check out -
Facebook: Indoni My Heritage My Pride
Twitter: IndoniSAfrica
Instagram: @Indoni_SA
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