'January Special! Enroll before the end of January 2021 and we will waive the enrollment fee!
To apply: bit.ly/OasisPrepSchoolApplication' shared Oasis Preparatory School in Howick, KZN.
'January Special! Enroll before the end of January 2021 and we will waive the enrollment fee!
To apply: bit.ly/OasisPrepSchoolApplication' shared Oasis Preparatory School in Howick, KZN.
Orders close February 10th to allow for production as they are all handmade by our Howick Hospice Team to allow Howick Hospice to raise more funds.
Collection on Friday 12th
2. If you park your car outside your garage, ensure that you have external beams linked to your alarm system to alert you if you have an intruder on your property.
3. Secure any outbuildings, sheds, verandas and garages with some sort of external protection. These areas can be linked to your existing house alarm.
4. Now is a perfect time to trim all excess foliage and clean up your property and verges.
5. Number your property clearly so that emergency services can easily locate your address.
6. Don’t leave items lying around outside, in view of the road. There are opportunistic criminals that quickly jump into and out of yards and steal these smaller items.
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'For R6500 a year or R650 a month you can help us change a child's life. Get a group of friends together or if you can sign up for half a sponsorship we will find you a partner. 2021 is going to be a tough year and we can't think of a better way to help our community than by giving these amazing children a quality education.
Thank you. We hope you have a wonderful, safe and healthy 2021.
#Hope #Help #Heal' shared by Angel's Care Centre.
These little Nyala and Warthog orphans were recently introduced to each other. At first they were wary of each other but in no time they have become best friends. They move around their enclosure in close proximity as they find comfort in each other presence.
This is not an unnatural or odd relationship. In the wild, Nyala and Warthogs form mutual relationships. Mutualism in nature is when two species form a relationship that benefits both species. In nature, Nyala (or other antelope species) and Warthogs are often seen in close proximity to each other and rely on each others senses and alarm calls to evade predators.
These two young animals find security and comfort in each others company which forms a strong bond between them. When released back into the wild they will both stand a higher chance of survival as they have learnt about the mutual benefits of having a friend.
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Letter of thanks...
I was sitting having coffee and cake with friends last Saturday in the VILLAGE restaurant in Howick when my phone rang. It was lovely Craig Smith of the staff telling me he had found my purse on the verandah. He had gone to endless trouble – a great detective feat – to find me. Until then I was blissfully unaware that my purse was not in my handbag.
Thank you Craig – we had a great time and it is so good having a restaurant open for tea at tea-time in the Midlands on the weekend – most close so early. Please go and see for yourselves and enjoy the good service.
A very merry Christmas to you all.
On Sunday afternoon I visited Woolworths in Howick. I took my groceries to the car in a shopping trolley and didn't notice that I had left my purse in the bottom of the trolley.
I only discovered it was missing about mid-morning on Monday and, without any hope of a positive outcome, I returned to the store to enquire if it had been found.
You can imagine my surprise, not to mention relief, when the lady on the desk in front said Yes! It turned out that an employee from the shop had found the purse and gave it to a teller who had put it away. When the manager arrived on Monday morning, she gave him the purse and he locked it away in his safe.
How gratifying to know that honesty still exists in this topsy turvy country in which we live. My purse went through three different pairs of hands, was kept safe, and returned intact with everything, including the cash.
Thank you to the Management and staff of Howick Woolworths for their honesty, pleasant attitude and for sharing so genuinely in my relief. I am so impressed by you all.
Tel: 033 239 9320
SAPS: Crime-related emergencies: 10111 Radio Control Centre based in Hilton
033 845 6500
033 845 6543
All calls are recorded.
Station Commander of Howick police station:
Captain Reddy is the Head of Visible Policing, Crime Prevention and Front-line uniform service delivery.
She can be contacted via e-mail addresses 3 and 4 above.
Please only phone her if you require immediate and urgent intervention because of police officials who are not prepared to support/ assist the community.
Captain Reddy: Tel: 079 696 3476
The chairperson of the Howick Community Police Forum (CPF) is Ms TherushaGovindsamy.
Tel: 072 107 8553
SAPS Crime Stop
Tel: 08600 10111
Anonymous reporting of criminal activities
Not for Police - crime emergencies
Anonymous: Blow the whistle on criminal activity
Not for emergency situations
A Primedia initiative
Not satisfied with SAPS service vsExcellent service delivery
Tel: 031 325 5951
031 325 4886
079 877 6536
- NATIONAL HEAD OFFICE, PRETORIA
Tel: 0800 333 177
INDEPENDENT POLICE INVESTIGATIVE DIRECTORATE (IPID)
Hotline number: 0800 111 969
To promote access to justice for communities.
This toll-free number will ensure that no alleged police misconduct goes unreported due to lack of access or resources.
Please save the above information for easy reference.
When dealing with members of the SAPS, always make a note of their rank and name.
Crime Prevention & JUSTICE ADVOCACY GROUP: Howick
Communications Co-ordinator: JAG Initiative
Tel: 081 762 7788/ 082 779 8650
Support Sunfield Home Howick for Intellectually impaired Adults to celebrate their 65th Birthday year!
Sunfield Home Howick is a permanent “Home away from Home” for over 110 intellectually impaired adults. It is a Section 21 NGO in the Kwazulu-Natal Midlands town of Howick and it is cared for by a committed, caring and loving group of staff. Residents have a wide range of disabilities and rely completely on the Home for all their daily care and well-being.
With current market conditions preventing Sunfield Home Howick’s usual fundraising fairs and events, the Residents have rolled up their sleeves, put on their walking shoes and taken to the grounds to help raise funds to cover their Home’s needs.
Registration closes 31 December 2020 – visit our website to Register or Donate www.sunfield.co.za
Anyone can participate and you can do your 65kms as a walk/run/cycle/paddle or even a 65km road trip! We have people drawing, baking, knitting even painting for 65 days OR hours at their own pace and leisure!
Take your dog for a walk, take your kids for walks, you can even ride your pony! You can match the Residents and do the 65kms in 65 days, at your own pace, or craft, knit, bake, paint in your own space and your own way!
The Sunfield Residents are challenging you!
Register and help us raise funds for our loving, caring and permanent home for Intellectually Impaired Adults in Howick – register at only R150 at - https://sunfield.co.za/our-events/
KZN Dog Academy is having our official opening on the 16th of January. At the opening, both Nina and Jarred will be there to answer questions and show people around. We will have a few fun activities happening and there is even a jungle gym for the kids. There will also be food and drinks available.
We have a lovely fenced and secure area where we will be doing puppy classes, obedience classes, private lessons, socialisation and special events and shows. KZN Dog Academy is the combined effort of HDDT K9 Services and Clever K9. Nina and Jarred have joined forces to create what will become the best dog training facility in the midlands and hopefully the whole of KZN. KZN Dog Academy is well situated at Celtiskloof, in a safe and secure fenced area with undercover training space and even a dam to splash in on those hot days.
Pictured here L-R; Jarred Hodgson and Sam.
Hi-Q Howick are specialists in wheel alignment, wheel balancing and stock a wide range of leading tyre brands to suit all vehicle types.
Our dedicated team of professionals possess the knowledge, experience and equipment to detect and fix any problems your vehicle may present so that it is well prepared for the road ahead.
Request a quote cellphone contact Gary Steynberg
Request a quote cellphone number 082 575 3675
Request a quote cellphone contact Braam Barnard
Request a quote cellphone number 073 384 9214
Our team of experts is ready to help!
Get in touch with us today.' shared Dormehl Phalane Property Group Midlands.
'Bored in the house?
With all the lockdown regulations we find it can be difficult to find fun & different things to do, so we have created a bucket list of social distanced, outdoor activities you can do with your family or even by yourself (self love Sundays!)
Complete all the activities and send us photo evidence once you have done them ALL.
We will send you a voucher for a FREE hot drink of your choice.
Here are a few hints...
Zip over the Vineyards
Mix bath salts
Something new to eat
@chocolateheavenafrica' shared Piggly Wiggly.
'Some people think Putt-Putt is easy?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
No ways. What may seem like a simple, small round of mini-golf is actually a test of true skill. Hit too hard? It goes right in the bushes (how embarrassing?) - hit too soft it rolls back at you... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But, that does not mean you should only play this if you have the skill. No ways to that too! Practice makes perfect, right? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you are often at Piggly you may spot Nick (player in photo) on the course doing what he does best. Look where the ball is. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Comment if you think you could win in a Putt-Putt tournament!' shared by Piggly Wiggly on Facebook.
'We have cranked up the production of our frozen meals due to demand. Meals are available directly from Fern Hill Hotel or Garlingtons Deli. They are also available to order and have delivered via this website: www.thesnootyfox.co.za' shared Alex Poltera and team.
Simply place your orders online, it is so easy!
It is summer and many of us are enjoying an easier laid-back approach to our beauty regime this festive season. Eliminating not only the physical stress of needing to manipulate our hair but embracing the free time to enjoy our summer season.
Reneé Potgieter, hair health activist and colour alchemist, is on a mission to change the way beauty is perceived. She knows as an expert for over 25 years, that a less is more approach to our hair is what leads to healthy, beautiful locks and that the summer season gives us the perfect opportunity to bring out our natural hair.
Here are Reneé’s top tips to enhance your beautiful locks this summer,
with no extra work…
Embrace no heat styling
No heat styling is specifically the absence of artificial direct heat on the hair. For anybody that wants to restore health, vitality, and strength to their hair it is an absolute must. The no-heat method works because your hair consists in part of hydrogen bonds and artificial heat manipulates the hair thereby controlling its shape.
These temporary hydrogen bonds are radically responsive to moisture. So, while your hair may look fabulous just after styling, the moment steam, water or perspiration hits, your killer styling disappears in seconds. Temporary bonds are responsible for controlling the temporary shape of your hair; if you are manipulating them consistently with styling, long-term damage will happen to these bonds and your hair will suffer a sort of “memory loss”.
Constantly manipulating hair texture, like making your curls straight with frequent blow-drying and straightening, means that these bonds will eventually “forget” their true natural form and essentially, your hair goes into crisis turning into a mess.
The only way to prevent this is to work with your hair structure instead of against it. Enhancement and nourishment, in place of relentless manipulation, will bring out the best in your hair structure.
Of course, this does not mean that you’ll magically wake up with perfect hair. Some mornings will be a little rougher than others, but with water no longer being the enemy, just a drop of it with a chemically light styling aid and a kiss from a hairdryer here and there, and your hair will begin to work with you instead of against you. Although no intense styling can happen while sleeping, it’s a great time to leave a nourishing treatment in your hair because nourished and healthy hair is cooperative.
Use natural styling products
Have you ever noticed how great your hair looks after a day at the beach? There are two reasons for this. One is that there are no mirrors for you to consistently critique yourself in, so you are forced to embrace your hair and its reaction to the elements.
Two, the salt in seawater acts as a filler to help smooth out the microscopic ridges on the cuticle layer of your hair shaft that creates hair irritation, thereby acting as a styling aid. Broadly, a Styling Aid is a product that helps control irritation by smoothing the cuticle layer when we leave our hair to dry naturally.
Despite popular belief, damage is the main contributor to when it comes to creating unmanageable naturally hair structure. Any hair that is in a bad condition will suffer from fizziness and in our attempt to help it, we often use styling aids that do more damage than good. When it comes to the gazillion styling aid products out there, remember that less is more and all of them will become redundant once your hair is in a healthy condition.
Quality styling aids are important in the beginning as they are formulated to not coat the hair with silicones or other heavy ingredients that do more damage than good. With any natural products, such as salt sprays, it is important to read the ingredients to ensure that they are of high quality and truly cleaner. Reneé says that some of the worst build-ups on hair she has seen have come from traditional cosmetic companies that have ventured into hair products. To avoid this, ensure your products are free from parabens, alcohol, and any other nasty chemicals you can’t pronounce.
Reduce and naturalize your colour
Every time you colour your hair, you expose it to harsh pigments and chemicals no matter how gentle the product. The more chemical exposure to the entire length of your hair shaft, the more compromised the entire cuticle layer will become and the worse the state of your hair will be.
A less is more approach to colouring means being open to blending techniques such as balayage which is a technique for highlighting hair, that creates a graduated effect for asymmetrical, natural-looking results. The regrowth from this technique is far less stark and will allow you to extend the period between your colouring sessions.
Being smart about your colour choices also goes a long way. The variance between your natural colour and the chosen colour should be as minimal as possible. For the softest regrowth, the gap between your colour and the altered colour shouldn’t be more than two shades. The bigger the gap the more obvious your regrowth will be, ultimately forcing you into colouring more often and therefore compromising condition.
Feed your hair
Elasticity and porosity are building blocks of naturally good hair structure, so it is important to care for these building blocks by nourishing your hair. Natural nourishing treatments, with botanical oils, come in all sorts of forms such as masks and conditioners. This process doesn’t need to be another laborious thing to add to your day and can be applied overnight with your hair loosely tied up.
Thankfully, natural oils are making a comeback, taking a note of inspiration from numerous ancient traditions. Once again, make sure you use top-grade pure oils such as jojoba, for moisture, and almond, for a strengthening protein boost. These natural oils are so pure they become solid when you put them in the fridge which is a great indicator of quality.
The festive season is a time where we become more mindful of all the things we are blessed with, so sit back, relax and let your natural beauty shine through. You already have the hair of your dreams, you simply need to let it shine through.
Christmas came a little early this year at Angels' Care Centre, but it brought to life the true meaning of magic, hope and kindness. We were able to hand out OVER 350 Christmas presents to children who otherwise would have nothing. The gifts all included a facecloth, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, vaseline, a bag of sweets and of course an age-appropriate gift. They also walked out with a hotdog, juice, and a hot cooked meal (and maybe a cupcake or two).
We honestly cannot THANK every single person who helped us make this possible enough. It has been an incredibly tough year for everyone but again our Angels' Care community pulled together and helped us bring so much JOY to so many little, precious lives.
A HUGE thank you also needs to go out to our staff who put in countless hours packing each present, sorting each age group, and sourcing gifts and food to make sure it was a special day the children could treasure.
I truly was blown away by the smiles, hugs and pure joy. Your smalls acts of kindness and generosity helped us change the lives of many children. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and all the little hearts you helped us touch. Kindness in giving creates love and that is exactly what happened this Saturday.
For many people, the holidays are a joyful time of year. But for people with dementia, their families, and their caregivers, the holidays can pose special challenges. Family members want to enjoy the festivities, decorate their homes, spend time doing activities, being in the kitchen and so much more.
Ensuring that those with dementia, Alzheimer’s or similar memory conditions feel loved and included during the holiday season is important. It can be tricky to navigate holiday preparations and family get-togethers when a family member or loved one has Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Luckily, there are a wide variety of memory care activities that can help boost cognitive function and ease dementia symptoms. Here’s a list of memory care activities that we’ve curated for you:
Listen to music
Music is a very powerful tool for those living with dementia and is an excellent memory care activity all year round. For many people, music is closely linked to memories and emotions. People who have trouble remembering what they did earlier in the day may still remember all the words to their favourite songs perfectly. So put on the golden oldies and enjoy!
Nothing stops you from including your loved one when decorating the house. Help them with simple craft activities like making a wreath, decorating a stocking, or painting a snowman. Crafting is a memory care activity that keeps those with dementia and Alzheimer’s busy while stimulating their brains.
Cook or bake some seasonal treats
If your loved one enjoyed cooking in the past, being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s shouldn’t prevent him or her from doing this activity. Customize this memory care activity to make it easier and safer for your loved one. Baking can help your loved one maintain some of his or her old habits, in addition to his or her dignity and self-worth.
Holiday-themed memory care activities are meant to promote health and happiness, but many people with dementia or Alzheimer’s may not be capable of engaging in these tasks. However, they can maintain a higher quality of life with the help of specialised care. Livewell offers both permanent and respite care at our estates in Gauteng and Western Cape.
For more information please visit www.livewell.care