This Was My Experience At The All New Turn ‘n Tender Ballito
May04

This Was My Experience At The All New Turn ‘n Tender Ballito

By: Beverley Dias With forty years of fine steaks under their belt, Turn ‘n Tender have finally ventured into KZN and opened their doors at Ballito Junction on 23 March 2017. My partner and I arrived on a Sunday afternoon (tummies growling from hunger after walking the mall from top to bottom) to a warm welcome by Vaughan, the restaurant’s General Manager, who was our initial introduction to the efficiency of the staff in the...

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This Is Why We Love Drakensberg
Dec20

This Is Why We Love Drakensberg

By: Beverley Dias Drakensberg (Afrikaans for Dragon’s Mountain) was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on 29 November 2000. The park is 240 000 hectares large with a wealth of rivers, wetlands, indigenous forests, grasslands, valleys and cliffs with a variety of endangered plant and animal species inhabiting the area.  It is a vacation destination for all seasons with accommodation and activities to suit all tastes. Here are...

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What Makes Me A Proud Single Parent
Feb10

What Makes Me A Proud Single Parent

By: Beverley Dias My daughter, Toni, was born on a Thursday night, 16 March 1995 at 22:50pm. It was the scariest time in my life. I was about to bring a life into the world and Lord knows I was far from ready. My pregnancy was horrendous from beginning to end and the status of my relationship with her father was as volatile as the Rand. Most women suffer from morning sickness in their first trimester. I had morning, noon and night...

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Book Review | Dub Steps By Andrew Miller
Jan27

Book Review | Dub Steps By Andrew Miller

By: Beverley Dias Dub Steps is the 2015 Dinane Debut Fiction Award winner and the work of freelance writer, Andrew Miller. The title invokes curiosity and I was pleased to discover that my guess wasn’t too far off the mark. Dub Steps is a reference to the dub music of “Scratch” Lee Perry and a tongue in cheek play on the author’s intention to keep things in a constant state of motion. The genre of the book initially put a damper on my...

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The Significance Of June 16 To The Prosperity Of The Black Child
Jun16

The Significance Of June 16 To The Prosperity Of The Black Child

By: Beverley Dias I was just four months old when the Soweto uprising of 1976 took place, so I have no recollection of the landmark event which lent significance to the year of my birth. In defiance to being taught in Afrikaans, around ten thousand learners from Soweto high schools took to the streets to make their intentions known. The aftermath: bloodshed and loss of lives; the apartheid government of the day being seen by the world...

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