A guide to making your own soap


Bev Missing – the founder of 'Rain', South African hand-made bath and body products, began her industry as a measure to prevent petty crime, by providing employment for the local inhabitants of her town. “If we are not impacting people, what is the point of being in business?” is the ethos which underpins her business. Bev has now written and published a book entitled ‘Rain book of natural soap making’ which can be purchased online from Metz Press

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Laghu Hari Das’ bond with puppetry

Laghu Hari Das is performing at the Catalina Theatre in Durban 9 and 11 Oct 2014


Laghu Haris Das attended Art School in Bloemfontein and at that early stage he had already developed a passion for marionettes. As the school did not offer three dimensional work he studied sculpture at the then Technikon, developing a penchant for creating mobile art works from whatever materials he found. Laghu recently moved to Durban and teamed up with his close friend, ecologist Joe West; they have formed an association geared to delivering the important eco message to school learners through puppetry and storytelling

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Deaf Awareness Month: Sibo is a Star on the Rise

Mime artist Sibo Masondo Pic: Paulo Menzes

When young Sibo Masondo graduated from Fulton School for the Deaf (Durban) at the end of 2013 his family were concerned for him and his future. Although he had experienced a few vocational possibilities, none of them made good use of his real talent – his ability to amuse and entertain. Born with a keen sense of humour and a charismatic personality, Sibo’s natural charm and sunny nature needed an audience. But, with no dramatic training, how was this to be realised?

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Lewis Nkosi’s tombstone unveiled

Tombstone Lewis Nkosi 

Lewis Nkosi's tombstone pic: Gisele Turner

Writer Lewis Nkosi wished to be buried in home ground. Not only do his remains lie in the Stellawood cemetery of his natal Durban, but it is mounted with a magnificent stele, created by internationally renowned sculptor Andries Botha.  At a moving ceremony, his partner of many years, Prof Astrid Starck-Adler unveiled the headstone

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