Aggi de Aguiar – Casterbridge Music Development Academy

He may be known as ‘Grumps’ by some cheeky academy ‘graduates’, but Aggi gets the best out of his musical charges and the opportunities that have come their way are staggering. Experienced professional South African bands haven’t got the stellar CV’s that Aggi’s youth bands have – opening for and sharing the stage with the likes of Mango Groove, Allie Campbell (UB40), The Parlotones, Watershed, Elvis Blue…and the kids are going on to study and play music in Cape Town, Joburg and Los Angeles.

CANSA Lowveld

The CANSA Seal of Recognition, (CANSA Smart Choice and CANSA SunSmart) encourages South Africans to read product labels and to assist them to make informed choices, aimed at promoting a smart, healthy and balanced lifestyle. It also helps consumers identify products free of toxins, carcinogens, hormones and/or endocrine disruptors.

Dr Hendrik Toerien

The weight loss programme is the cornerstone of his thriving aesthetic business, bringing clients to White River from as far afield as Beira, Maputo, Zimbabwe, Piet Retief and Ermelo. He has two permanent and two part time Portuguese speaking employees to cope with the weekends when Face & Body Synergy bustles with Mozambican clients.

Saving Water

It’s fitting that on the 11th hour of the 11th month, normally a day dedicated to remembering how close the world came to complete destruction in the Great War (1914 – 1918), Mpumalanga became the fifth province in South Africa declared a drought disaster area. Simultaneously, Mpumalanga and Limpopo were also declared agriculture disaster areas.