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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.

One of our favourite things to do after we've seen a show at the Joburg Theatre is to go and have a drink at Stages. This has always been a lovely, chilled - out venue where you and your party can sit and discuss the show...

"I am not disabled - I have a disability." These words, emphatically stated by Hiten Bawa at last week's 4th Annual Disability Conference - presented by Progression in association with TDCI - are still ringing in my ears. For me, this was one of the...

Despite being a restaurant chain, Col Cacchio has managed to keep the individual flavour of their restaurants without your dining experience ending up feeling like a fast food joint. For example, I've always felt that their branch in the Blue Bird Shopping Centre has quite...

As an editor, one of the challenges that one is often faced with is the extent to which one should edit a person’s work. Should one only correct the grammar and typos or is it permissible to rewrite sections of the text? What is the...

As an editor, one of the challenges that one is often faced with is the extent to which one should edit a person's work. Should one only correct the grammar and typos or is it permissible to rewrite sections of the text? This is a difficult...

Last week, my mom suggested that we meet for lunch at Patisserie de Paris in Blairgowrie. Always enthusiastic to try somewhere new, I readily agreed. Oh boy - am I glad that she suggested this delight! Tucked away in a small shopping centre behind the Engen...

When Jodene Shaer announced on her Facebook profile that she had a discount voucher from Zomato to give away, I didn't hesitate - I quickly put up my hand and asked for it. Had I checked where the restaurant was, I probably wouldn't have entered...

We have known Full Stop Cafe since it started off life on 4th Avenue in Parkhurst in its small yet quaint premises. Owing to the popularity of this very versatile restaurant, new (and bigger) premises were sought. It's now found its home on the bustling...

Tei Avon in the Victory Park Shopping Centre is one of our favourite restaurants on Johannesburg. Why? Well, there are a number of reasons. Attention to detail The moment you sit down, you are presented with a selection of bread sticks - which they make by...

I've just read a very interesting article on Forbes, which was written by Dorie Clark, entitled How to become a Successful Motivational Speaker. In it, she speaks to professional speaker, Chris Widener, about his tip tips to becoming a professional speaker. In this article, he doesn't...