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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.

The e-mail has revolutionised business so much so that sending correspondence via 'snail mail' has all but become a thing of the past. However, one of the downsides of the e-mail is that it can be so easily misinterpreted as all you have to go on...

At the moment, I'm reading a book by Arianna Huffington called Thrive. The book is based on her experiences of what it means to be successful - especially a successful woman. The material trappings of success - such as fancy cars and expensive holidays - are...

My husband and I have been to two branches of munch Cafe - one in Parktown North and the other in Bryanston. The thing that makes this restaurant so special is its location: many of the munch Cafes are located in branches of the Garden...

Theatre producer Bernard Jay is proud to announce his fifteenth collaboration with acclaimed writer/director Janice Honeyman on the annual Joburg Theatre pantomime productions. The evergreen tale of the beautiful princess who is cursed at her christening by the wicked fairy in Janice Honeyman’s “pantomime of your...

I think that one of the main things that many freelancers struggle with is invoicing. I can safely say this because I am one of them! When I started out in the freelance world, I would construct my invoices using a self-designed template on Excel....

The life of a freelancer can, at times, be glamorised  - a lot - especially in your own mind when you're working for a boss you can't stand at a job you can't stand even more. You think wistfully of managing your own time, working...

The latest buzzword in many industries is sustainability. I'm sure that many people use it as merely  a marketing ploy but this is not the case with Coobs, who also markets themselves as a sustainable restaurant as everything that they serve in their establishment -...

My Bread and Butter is a relatively new addition to Parkview's restaurant line-up and boasts a menu worthy of any foodie programme on BBC Lifestyle. The decor is modern and it maximises on the restaurant's position on the corner of the Parkview precinct of shops thus...

My husband and I had been waiting to see Burn the Floor - a Dirty Dancing-esque take on traditional ballroom dancing - for ages. And when the invitation to see it at the Joburg Theatre arrived, I immediately RSVP'ed that we'd go - even though...