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After an extraordinary four-year battle, Gabi Lowe lost her beautiful, talented 20-year-old daughter, Jenna Lowe, on 8 June 2015 to pulmonary arterial hypertension, a rare degenerative lung disease, following a double lung transplant.
Jenna was young, bright and articulate. She was LEAD SA’s Youth Hero of the Year in 2015. Her death was mourned by thousands of people whose lives she had touched. During her short but full life, Jenna and the Lowe family raised much-needed awareness around this rare and devastating disease, highlighting the dire need for access to medication and organ donors locally. Although desperately ill, Jenna became the face for organ donation in South Africa through the hugely successful #GetMeTo21 campaign in which she invited all South Africans to attend her twenty-first birthday celebration by clicking on a link to become an organ donor. Tragically, Jenna died four months before reaching her milestone.
Brilliantly written, riveting in all its terrible truth and pain, in this brutally honest memoir Gabi Lowe shares her family’s desperate fight to save Jenna’s life. Get Me to 21 will inspire us to believe that the ability to face even the darkest, and most unimaginable, lives deep within us all.
Matthew Buckland built a business that employed 70+ people and counted Vodacom, Naspers, Mediclinic and J&B as clients. He fulfilled many an entrepreneur’s dream when he sold it to M&C Saatchi for millions, and stayed on as MD. But a few years later, he was out on his own again with a new venture and a new battle to fight: against cancer. So You Want to Build a Startup? is a frank, refreshing account of the difficulties – and the fun – of building a new-media business.
When Letshego Zulu set off with her husband, South African racing champion Gugulethu Zulu, to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro in July 2016, she had no idea that she would return to South Africa days later with her husband’s body in a coffin. Known and loved as SA’s Adventure Couple, the husband and wife team were brimming with excitement at being part of the 42-strong team of the Trek4Mandela initiative, attempting to summit the world’s highest free-standing mountain.
Along the way, Gugulethu complained about a scratchy throat but seemed fit to scale the 5 895 m peak. The doctor on the expedition gave him the all clear. On 17 July, the couple were separated as Gugu, who seemed to be struggling with the altitude, elected to join the slower team heading for the Kibo peak.
By the time the couple rejoined that evening at the base station, Gugu was deeply exhausted. Letshego helplessly watched as an energy drip was attached to her husband, which she later discovered was a medical faux pas at high altitudes. Within hours, his breathing had become gurgling gasps for air. Letshego’s blood turned to ice; it sounded like her husband was drowning. The camp doctor decided that Gugu, now in medical emergency mode, needed to descend. In the middle of the icy night, along with two guides, team leader Richard Mabaso and her husband strapped to a crude metal stretcher, Letshego ran down the treacherous mountain for eight hours in the black night behind her husband to find help.
I Choose to Live is both a tragic and inspiring memoir told in mesmerising detail by Letshego Zulu. As much as it is about the death of a beloved husband and the 17-year-long relationship the two shared, it is also a remarkable story of a wife’s courage and stamina as she tries to make sense of her loss and find life after Gugu’s untimely death. Letshego’s wish is that after reading her story, readers will be inspired to choose to live, to really live.
Toe Antoinette Pienaar, Afrikaanse sangeres en aktrise, die eerste keer staan voor oom Johannes Willemse, legendariese Griekwa-heler, sê hy: “Hier kom Juffrou nou eers aan!”
Want toe het oom Johannes al byna veertig jaar lank drome gekry van die vrou met die rooi bakkie aan wie hy sy kennis sou oordra. Kennis wat terug tot in die antieke verskiet van oupa na kleinseun aangegee is. Ná jare se vakleerlingskap het die eerste uitgawe van Kruidjie Roer My verskyn. Dié boek oor wat Karookruie vir jou kan doen het sy plek as klassieke werk ingeneem.
In Kruidjie Roer My hoor ’n mens die warm stem van Antoinette soos duisende luisteraars na haar gewilde rubriek op rsg dit ken: vol begrip en deernis, altyd met ’n staaltjie en boweal die ruimhartige mededeling van haar kennis en oom Johannes se wysheid wat nie net na jou liggaam omsien nie, maar ook jou gees dokter.
’n Boek vol mooi name, soos kokkoromoniet, rooivergeetwortels en louhout. En met ’n weelde aan stories en raad wat nou weer beskikbaar is.
Across the world, 2 billion experience menstruation, yet menstruation is seen as a mark of shame. We are told not to discuss it in public, that tampons and sanitary pads should be hidden away, the blood rendered invisible. In many parts of the world, poverty, culture and religion collide causing the taboo around menstruation to have grave consequences. Younger people who menstruate are deterred from going to school, adults from work, infections are left untreated. The shame is universal and the silence a global rule.
In It's Only Blood, Anna Dahlqvist tells the shocking but always moving stories of why and how people from Sweden to Bangladesh, from the United States to Uganda, are fighting back against the shame.
Reflecting Rogue is the much anticipated and brilliant collection of experimental autobiographical essays on power, pleasure and South African culture by Professor Pumla Dineo Gqola, author of the bestelling Rape: A South African Nightmare.
In her most personal book to date, written from classic Gqola anti-racist, feminist perspectives, Reflecting Rogue delivers fourteen essays of deliciously incisive brain food, all extremely accessible to a general critical readership, without sacrificing intellectual rigour.
Ideal for anyone who wants to eliminate sugar from their diet, Sugar-Free & Carb-Conscious Living is based on ‘low carb high fat’ principles, with the emphasis on home-cooked, nutritional meals, the recipes will increase satiety, reduce sugar cravings and eliminate the need to snack between meals.
The recipes are suitable for family meals and also take account of the need to have a healthy packed lunch for school or work. Recipes and tips for breakfast get the day off to a good start and there is a varied selection of dishes for the rest of the day.
Sauces, dressings, salads and vegetables – often the key to creating variety in everyday meals – are not forgotten. Sugar-Free & Carb-Conscious Living includes guidance on encouraging children to adapt to a sugar-free diet, tips on how to incorporate alcohol and exercise into your new lifestyle, nutritional information, menu plans, and a short list of foods that are good for you and foods to avoid.
“Kosmaak is pure toorkuns. Met ’n knippie oëverblindery en ’n skeutjie kulkuns word aartappels rose en klits eierwit en suiker tot blink, wolkerige malvalekkers.”
Dié aanhaling van Johané Neilson, Tuis se kosredakteur, som presies op wat jy in Ta-da! kan verwag. Tuis is nie om dowe neute Suid-Afrika se topverkoper in die huis-en-tuin-tydskrifmark nie – alles in dié praktiese mooimaakgids is toeganklik en makliker as wat dit lyk.
Dit geld ook die gewilde kosafdeling. Johané het deur die jare die kuns vervolmaak om met maklike truuks indrukwekkende kos vir haar geliefdes voor te sit. In dié bundel deel sy van Tuis se gewildste resepte, met nuttige wenke vir hoe jy self die ta-da! in jou kookkuns kan sit.
Die boek bevat ’n keur van ligte somermaaltye tot koesterende winterkos, spog-voorgeregte tot liplekker nageregte (verbeel jou ‘n boerewors-frittata, kerrieviskoekies, potgebraaide bief met spek en biltong, heuning-appeltert, klapperkoek . . . ).
Dit was not nooit so maklik om jou mense te beïndruk nie!
Upon encountering Historian, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s quote “Well behaved women seldom make history” – Malebo knew that she was tired of everyone else but herself having a say on who and what she should be. Appropriating this quote, Malebo boldly renounces societal expectations placed on her as a Black woman and shares her journey towards misbehaviour. According to Malebo, it is a norm for a Black woman to live through a society that will prescribe what it means to be a well behaved woman. Acting like this prescribed woman equals good behaviour. But what happens when a black woman decides to live her own life and becomes her own form of who she wants to be? She is often seen as misbehaving.
Miss Behave challenges society’s deep-seated beliefs about what it means to be a well behaved woman. In this book, Malebo tracks her journey on a path towards achieving total autonomy and self-determinism. Miss Behave will challenge, rattle and occasionally cause you to reflect on your own life – asking yourself the question – are you truly living life the way you want to?
A passionate team: an allergy specialist,a paediatric dietician, and an occupational therapist collaborate in developing a practical way to guide you, sorting the noise from the science and helping your family thrive.
It includes over 70 delicious foolproof recipes using simple and inspiring ingredient combinations with minimal equipment and quick preparation times.
Our thought lives have incredible power over our mental, emotional, and even physical well-being. In fact, our thoughts can either limit us to what we believe we can do or release us to experience abilities well beyond our expectations. When we choose a mindset that extends our abilities rather than placing limits on ourselves, we will experience greater intellectual satisfaction, emotional control, and physical health. The only question is . . . how?
Backed by up-to-date scientific research and biblical insight, Dr. Caroline Leaf empowers readers to take control of their thoughts in order to take control of their lives. In this practical book, readers will learn to use
- The 5-step Switch on Your Brain Learning Program, to build memory and learn effectively
- The Gift Profile, to discover the unique way they process information
- The Mindfulness Guide, to optimize their thought life and find their inner resilience
Dr. Leaf shows readers how to combine these powerful tools in order to improve memory, learning, cognitive and intellectual performance, work performance, physical performance, relationships, emotional health, and most importantly a meaningful life well lived.
Each of us has significant psychological resources at our fingertips that we can use in order to improve our overall well-being. Dr. Leaf shows us how to harness those resources to unlock our hidden potential
A child is a work in progress who thrives when everyday living becomes an interactive game. Play. Learn. Know. is a guide to help Mom and Dad (and, in an ideal world, all caregivers) to shape their child's body, heart and mind with care and thoughtfulness. It gives simple and playful solutions to developing complex skills preparing children for school and life (ages 3 to 7). A child needs to experience life to become part of life. You can help your child to belong by exposing him to everyday life: name the things you touch; explain what happens around him; show him how things work; and allow him the opportunity to discover-learn, to move and ask questions freely. You don't need to know all the answers - teach him from an early age to find answers on his own. This book is not a checklist or a time sheet to tick off or fill in arbitrarily; it is a road map to guide you along the journey of development. It has no age indicators, because every child unfolds developmentally in his own time. Child development is not a race to 'get there first'. It is a journey during which there are skills to be developed, knowledge to be discovered and thousands of experiences to be enjoyed along the way to school readiness.
South Africans of all races remember the moment when Neil Tovey raised the Africa Cup of Nations trophy in 1996, with Nelson Mandela at his side wearing his number 9 jersey. It still represents South Africa’s greatest success in international football.
In his long-awaited autobiography, Tovey tells his fascinating life story, describing his modest upbringing in Durban, his entry into a mainly black sport in a deeply segregated 1980s South Africa, and his time as captain of Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana. He recalls his introduction to ‘muti’ rituals by team members and his growing popularity among Chiefs supporters, who nicknamed him Mokoko (boss chicken). Tovey also writes about his experiences as a coach and as technical director of the South African Football Association (SAFA), and shares his insights about the state of the sport today. He talks frankly about his family life and about surviving two heart attacks, and gives insights into leadership and success.
This book will appeal to all football fans, but it is also a fascinating story of a man who has lived a truly South African life.
Whole: Bowl Food For Balance is all about healing your relationship with food. Food is not the enemy and neither is your body.
Taking the time to get to know your body, treating it with respect and nourishing it with real fresh food is the single most important thing you can do for yourself. Eating mindfully, cutting out processed foods and embracing the foods that fuel you and leave you feeling energised are all part of the journey to finding happiness with food.
The nearly 90 recipes included in this book are packed with nourishment, providing healthy, balanced and easy meals in a bowl. Many of the recipes are vegan or vegetarian, or can easily be adapted to suit either lifestyle choice. But there is plenty for the meat-eater too, with the added bonus that not only does the food look inviting and uplifting for the soul, it’s good for your body too. There are also snippets of information about some of the ingredients to inform your food choices and why eating fresh, whole foods will benefit you.
Melissa Delport is a Cape Town-based food photographer and blogger who loves to travel. Her food career started when she entered a cooking competition in South Africa. Her love of food was born while learning to cook at her mother’s and grandmother’s knees. After years as a fad dieter, Melissa discovered the path to health and wellbeing. Linking this directly to food and working with health coach Nikita Stallbom, Melissa’s new mindset of mindful consumption was integrated into her food philosophy. Learning to release fear around mealtimes, coupled with her knowledge of food and a desire to share this way of eating, the concept of Whole: Bowl Food For Balance was born, Melissa’s first cookbook.
2000 Family Meals contains hundreds of recipes (plus variations) for every occasion.
There are ideas for breakfasts, lunches, dinners and desserts. The meals have been chosen with families in mind and can all be made quickly, and easily be customised to suit the tastes of different family members. And with these family-friendly recipes, the children can get involved with the cooking too, learning to make their own ravioli or bake their fi rst cake.
In addition to traditional dishes such as spaghetti Bolognese, macaroni and cheese and pot roast, there are tempting recipes sourced from around the world that are sure to become family favourites.
Contents: Healthy breakfasts; Mid-week meals; Pizza and pasta; Rice and noodle dishes; Packed lunches and picnics; BBQs and parties; Tasty desserts
Parenting experts and co-authors of the Sense-series books, Meg
Faure (OT) and Ann Richardson (Registered Nurse and Midwife) bring
you the updated and expanded third edition of their highly
acclaimed practical guide to parenting in the first year. Baby
sense has, over the years, become the best loved baby care book in
South Africa. Many parents call it their ‘baby bible’. This month
sees the launch of its latest edition.
2000 Healthy Meals is full of delicious recipes that are designed to be healthy and low in calories. This is not specifi cally a diet book, but instead is designed to support and inspire those who want to watch their food intake, without having to count each calorie. The recipes are suitable for a range of different requirements including meat-free, dairy-free, low carb, low fat, low sugar and gluten-free.
The objective behind the recipes is to cook some familiar and some new and creative meals using less fat and sugar than usual, but without compromising on fl avour and texture. The recipes generally use minimal amounts of cooking oils, opting instead for low-fat cooking sprays, non-fat or low-fat dairy products and lean meats, as well as utilising clever tricks and substitutions to omit or reduce high-fat and high-cholesterol causing ingredients.
To keep within your budget, can be challenging in these days - especially if you like eating out. However, As Good As Eating Out provides the perfect solution: make your own restaurant food at home. It's much more healthy and affordable.
In this cookbook you will find easy recipes for fast food favourites like chicken bites, fish and chips, hot dogs and boerewors rolls, pizza and pasta - and ice cream of course. And if you prefer a diet low in carbohydrates and sugar, even you are catered for. Start planning your menu: choose from soup, salads, wraps, nachos and tacos, stir fries, curries, steaks, bunny chow, lamb shanks and pork ribs to mention a few. And if you worry about basics like how to make pizza dough or pasta yourself, even these topics are catered for. End your menu with dessert, ranging from cheesecake and mousse to malva pudding and panna cotta.
You will eventually see: real restaurant can be affordable - at home.
Everyone can feel great working with nature! Natural substances in various forms can be used with great effect to combat a wide range of physical and mental problems. Use the natural antibiotic activity of garlic and basil by making a pesto that you know will help you feel better. If you feel you are about to get a cold, immediately increase your intake of vitamin C or take the recommended tinctures. Know where the relevant accupressure point in your hand is and get rid of a headache as soon as it develops. Treat yourself to a cup of warm ginger tea when you are feeling nauseous. All these and other natural solutions discussed in this book are available in abundance from mother earth. You need very little to provide comfort and assistance - just the knowledge to be able to treat yourself and your loved ones.
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