Extra Virgin - August


Do It Herself - Of all the well-worn stereotypes out there, the one about women being bad at DIY is among the most threadbare. But if you're a girl who thinks a Stanley knife is a knife that belongs to someone named Stanley , read on.

With training venues popping up all over the country, DIY Divas is the new way to network, meet like-minded women, have fun, and learn valuable skills that can easily save you money on home repairs and improvements.

The realities of divorce, single parenthood and the choice of empowerment have contributed to recognition that women don't necessarily need a man to perform home repairs and improvement.

The introduction of a veritable bonanza of do-it-yourself home improvement TV programs over the past couple of years have given us positive, visible female DIY role models to look to for guidance, and the affirmation that “doing it yourself” can be a cost-effective and satisfying activity.


DIY Divas offer a range of courses that range from an introduction to power tools to making your own furniture projects. The emphasis is on a relaxed, casual and fun atmosphere where there is no such thing as a stupid question – only unusual queries.

Each and every Diva attending the courses gains “hands-on” experience with a wide range of power tools, from a drill/driver right up to an angle grinder. This method of training is intended to instill confidence and provide users with the necessary safety knowledge and techniques to be able to perform tasks in their own home.

Established in 2007, DIY Divas now runs regular courses in Jo'burg, Pretoria , Eastern Cape and Cape Town . Courses are held on a Saturday morning, although other days are available on request for corporate clients and team building.

Visit the www.DIY-Divas.co.za website for full details on venues and courses.


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