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2013
  • Edition: March 2013

    As the heat dials down it's time to chill out with some Easter goodies from Virgin Money…

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  • Edition: June 2013

    When there’s frost on the windowpanes and ice on the pavements, there’s nowhere better…

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  • Edition: October 2013

    As the weather warms and the sky get its fresh new coat of blue, it feels like anything is possible...

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  • Edition: December 2013

    We're celebrating the upcoming holidays (and the promise of a new, exciting 2014)

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2012
  • Edition: March 2012

    Comfy? Good, because with the Easter holidays almost in sight, this is your chance to go on a trip or two without paying a single highway toll...

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  • Edition: June 2012

    Trying to get any work done on a typical winter morning is not a task for the faint of heart… Your breath condenses into sad little clouds as it collides with the icy office air...

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  • Edition: October 2012

    We’re warming up your spring with a hot new look for our Virgin Money newsletter!

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  • Edition: December 2012

    Bring on the holidays. Before you shut up shop, or shut down your PC for the upcoming break, we've got some super stuff for you…

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2011
  • Edition: May 2011

    Yup, it’s time to unearth your boots from the back of the cupboard where they’ve been collecting dust behind a pile of slip-slops...

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  • Edition: July 2012

    Does anyone remember 2006? It was the year Justin Timberlake brought sexy back and Shakira was very insistent about the truthfulness of her hips...

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  • Edition: October 2011

    It's the time of year when a certain phenomenon occurs in office spaces all over the country: it's called 'wistful web wandering (www, for short), and its dangerous.

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  • Edition: December 2011

    All around the country, parking lots clog as mall-madness takes over, and pale, dough-y tummies are anxiously pinched above the waistband of last-year's swimming togs.

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2010
  • Edition: February 2010

    The buddhists tell us not to expect anything. Experience tells us to expect the unexpected. I was told by a man named Travis Hickey from Wyoming to expect...

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  • Edition: March 2010

    You can tell how someone feels about the World Cup by the way they pronounce those two words. The optimist says it like a drop-kick: the world CUP.

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  • Edition: April 2010

    Literally, ubuntu means "humanity to others". It comes from a Bantu saying which translates as "I am who I am because of others".

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  • Edition: May 2010

    It doesn't take much to be described as a "mad" these days. The guy at an office who wears socks with cartoon characters....

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  • Edition: June 2010

    People often behave differently abroad. Without the usual frames of reference, a certain independence gives rise to more exaggerated behaviour.

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  • Edition: July 2010

    When you read this, the World Cup will be almost over. Tourists will be leaving in their droves as the country exhales one long, slow sigh of…of what exactly?

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  • Edition: August 2010

    Bafana Bafana might not have won the World Cup - which is very strange, because R Kelly said we would, and he's seldom wrong about soccer...

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2009
  • Edition: January 2009

    It’s January. Time to go home. Gautengers are hobbling to their SUVs, ruing their decision to buy their sons the boogie boards...

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  • Edition: February 2009

    There are a few things that divide the world right down the middle. Here’s one: There are people who refill ice trays and there are people who don’t.

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  • Edition: March 2009

    What makes us South African? Braais, pap, Mrs. Balls Chutney? Madiba, Table Mountain, Boerewors? Is it Shoprite? Does Shoprite make us South African?

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  • Edition: April 2009

    Trust nobody today – it’s all one big April Fools prank. The news you read this morning didn’t happen. That’s right; Crocodile Dundee is not running for president. Sorry.

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  • Edition: May 2009

    There are those who believe graffiti is an art form and there are those who see it as vandalism. A local city council recently outlawed graffiti and hopes...

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  • Edition: June 2009

    Opinions are divided on Heat Magazine. There are those who think of it as a waste of trees and there are others who are wrong.

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  • Edition: July 2009

    There has been a lot of negative press about the vuvuzela. Journalists watching the Confederations Cup have been queuing up with their...

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  • Edition: August 2009

    Everybody remembers their first kiss. Except me. I think I’ve blocked it out, because the vague and fleeting flashbacks I’ve had over the years...

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  • Edition: September 2009

    Winter is over and everywhere we are crawling out of hibernation, pale and shivering like naked Greenlanders, blinking into the pale sun. It’s not been that bad, has it?

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  • Edition: October 2009

    I am not what you would describe as a physical machine. My dad was, which makes it worse. Its like Apple following the iPhone with the release of two tin cups...

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  • Edition: November/December 2009

    Everyone loves a happy ending. Any romantic comedy that dared to end without a last-minute dash to the airport...

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2008
  • Edition: January 2008

    It’s a week or so after New Year, which means that almost all of us will already have buckled on our resolutions.

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  • Edition: February 2008

    I have nothing against jocks. Jocks don’t make things complicated (on the rare occasions that they don’t already find a thing complicated in the first place).

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  • Edition: March 2008

    Green is your new favourite colour, whether you like it or not. It has to be. Green is swinging elections, winning Nobel Peace Prizes.Green is the new black...

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  • Edition: April 2008

    My brother is an artist and we share a studio. In it, there is a cupboard we refer to as the ‘Technology Drawer'. Everything complicated goes in there.

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  • Edition: May 2008

    Mariah Carey has titled her latest album E=MC2. Unfortunately, this is a fact and not a punch line. Apart from being hilarious - I would pay good money to ask Mariah...

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  • Edition: June 2008

    When I was very young I wanted to grow up to be a fire engine. A few years later, noting with displeasure that my shoulders were not hardening and turning...

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  • Edition: July 2008

    This just in: Matt Damon will play Francois Pienaar in a film about the 1995 World Cup. It’s an interesting bit of casting, don’t you think? Not only is Damon half the size...

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  • Edition: August 2008

    My first date was at the cinema. We’d agreed to meet after slow dancing to Whigfield’s ‘The Summer is Magic’ a week earlier and I felt good.

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  • Edition: September 2008

    It doesn’t really bear thinking about, but I know without question that my parents had sex in Spring 1979, because roughly nine months later my brother...

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  • Edition: October 2008

    Things were looking decidedly bleak for a while last month. The Large Hadron Collider was going to recreate the Big Bang and suck us all into a black hole, Zimbabwe looked...

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  • Edition: November 2008

    You may have come across the news that the world’s economy is in the gutter, and it’s not looking at the stars.The bubble has burst, and as the US and European economies ...

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  • Edition: December 2008

    My hair is falling out. I look in the mirror more than I used to, and these days I see nothing but the peninsula of hair; the bays of newly exposed scalp. I found a photo of my mother’s father...

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2007
  • Edition: May 2007

    "Here comes another bloody newsletter from my credit card company with a new and improved list of suggestions as to how I should spend more money."

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  • Edition: June 2007

    Snow in Plettenburg Bay, the Bulls win the Super 14 in an all-South African final and a jail-bound Paris Hilton is photographed carrying a copy of the bible.

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  • Edition: July 2007

    A Spanish person asked me the other day what South Afrcan men are generally like. I started an answer but stopped after a stuttering minute of indecisive rambling.

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  • Edition: August 2007

    "Where are your wellies, mate?" I look up to see a man in a raincoat and gleaming Wellington boots, smiling smugly from under his umbrella.

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  • Edition: September 2007

    It’s Rugby World Cup time, and across the land men and women are squeezing themselves into long forgotten rugby jerseys and practicing ‘Shosholoza’ in the shower.

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  • Edition: October 2007

    It occurred to me recently that celebrities just don’t get enough exposure in the press. I feel sorry for them. And because I feel sorry for them...

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  • Edition: November 2007

    My cousin recently discovered Facebook. He adores it, in my respectful opinion far too much. He loves the new applications most. He send messages, he “pokes” me...

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  • Edition: December 2007

    I recently received a text message that read: Do you want to see 'Beowulf at the Imax this evening?'. It's almost fine, but there's something odd about it isn't there?

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