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Memoirs of A South African Freelancer chronicles the unique journey of Lia Marus, the South African Freelancer. Get to know Lia as she chats about her favourite things both in her work and social life.

Wanting to do something special for my husband's birthday in March this year, I asked him what he wanted to do. The day falling on a Saturday, he decided that he wanted to go for pancakes for breakfast. Being a dedicated Zomatoian, I plugged "pancskes" into...

This past weekend - at the Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg - Benoit Knox from BK  Publishing and Colleen Higgs from Modjaji Books spoke about the ins and outs of self-publishing. Knox started off the discussion by introducing the publishing cycle.  He made the point that...

We had heard a lot about Possums on Burnside - the new restaurant that was taking over the premises of Burnside, a restaurant on Burnside Avenue in the heart of Craighall  Park and right next  to the Valley  Centre. After having completed the 5km course...

As I am writing this, I am listening to the gentle pitter-patter of the water in the fountain outside our chalet at Riverview Spa in Muldersdrift, Johannesburg. I am totally at peace. The reason? My husband and I have just spent THE MOST AMAZING two...

Taking its cue from the movie of the same name - which starred Whoopi Goldberg as lounge singer Delores van Catier - the stage production of Sister Act that is running currently at the Joburg Theatre is a treat for both young and old alike. The...

Last week, at one of the regular Zomato Foodie Meet-ups, the foodies and I tried LBV Bistro and Wine Bar in Bryanston,  Johannesburg. The restaurant is very secluded at the back of a shopping centre - so secluded that my Uber driver drove straight past...

At night, Norwood in Johannesburg transforms from a quiet, unassuming neighbourhood to one that's pumping with trendy eateries that you'll pay an arm and a leg to eat at. Nestled at the top of Grant Avenue, Hokkaido is definitely not one of these places. Don't...

When our home was broken into and – among others – both my laptop as well as my husband’s were stolen, I realised the importance of backing up as – had my husband not backed up our information – I would be sitting in a...

The dilemma that - I'm almost positive - every freelancer has faced at one point in their freelancing career is choosing what projects to pursue. If you're like me, I'm interested in a LOT of things and I want to pursue them all at the same...