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Chai 2024 Cover Model Winner

As you all know, our annual cover model competition is the most popular of all competitions we host during the year. To be crowned the winner is truly something to be excited about. The 2024 title has been awarded to Chai, a very charismatic cat with a story that has the very best ending. Chai’s triumph is not merely a victory for him but a celebration of the countless rescue

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Elle Franco’s Doggy dream team

In the world of social media, there are countless influencers and content creators, each with their unique niche and passion. One such individual is Elle Franco, the creative force behind the Instagram account @diywithelle. What makes Elle’s content truly stand out is her wonderful blend of DIY projects and her life with her two beloved Morkies, Jimmy and Sid. In a candid Q&A session, Elle shared her journey, insights, and

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Awe – Inspiring Arnold

A Tale of Resilience and Redemption There is nothing more inspiring than the will-power of an animal. The love they give and the forgiveness they have for humankind. While we will never know exactly what Arnold had to endure, one thing is for certain. It must have been horrible. Rescued from the side of the road by a good Samaritan, Arnold was riddled with disease and had multiple fractures. He

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Pathology + Painting with Dr Owen

Some people colour with pencils, others use paint… then there are those who have the unique talent to paint with words. I count myself lucky to know a person like this. Owen Wiese, also known as Dr Owen, is a unique human who has been the inspiration and comfort behind many women who have tried to wade their way through life. His understanding and wisdom seem to come effortlessly and

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Echo – 2023 Cover Model Winner

” Are you one of those people who gets all giddy when you see a dog in public? Trying to make eye contact with the human on the other side of the leash to see if they would approve of you smothering their K-9 with affection? Good, so am I! “ PHOTOGRAPHY BY EMMA O’BRIEN WORDS BY MARISE BURGER & ESTASCHIA COSSADIANOS It’s one of those unspoken things that people

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Carl Wastie and his Boston Besties

If I said it once, I’ll say it a million times more. Never judge a book by its cover. Meeting Carl Wastie just re-established this for me. Whether you tune in to the Expresso Show in the morning, listen to the Flash Drive on KFM or attending an event where he’s the Master of Ceremonies, you’ll know that Carl is well known for his dad jokes and quick quips. He

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Getting To Know Goodluck

It’s 7am on a Saturday morning, you get up and go to the kitchen. As you switch on the kettle, you also turn on the radio. The sound of music fills the house, and you smile. It’s one of those unforgettable tunes that you hum to subconsciously. You can feel it lifting your mood and your cells fill with dopamine as you do a little shuffle while pouring the milk.

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American Sweetheart Shannon Loving Life in South Africa

Generally speaking, widely famous people require briefer introductions. This does not mean that it becomes easier to introduce them though. Honestly, it is just more intimidating. Lucky for me, our cover star, Shannon Elizabeth, who barely needs any introduction, is one of the warmest and most genuinely nice people you’ll ever get to meet! We met up with Shannon at her South African residence, where we were welcomed with homemade

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Jumping for Joy with Jameson

Remember when you were five years old, and you would run around the playground splashing in puddles, waving at people going by while smiling from ear to ear? When everything was new and bright, and you could hardly contain yourself at a passing butterfly, and you didn’t have a care in the world? That is who Jameson reminds me of. He reminds me of the friendliest toddler you can find

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Lee Thompson Loving Life With Grace

When The Bachelor landed on South African shores, the whole country was on the edge of its seats to see who the lucky man was who would be spending time with 24 beautiful ladies, hand-picked to fit his personality and lifestyle. Viewers were glued to their screens, episode after episode, completely entrenched in the drama that is one of reality television’s most popular franchises. Unfortunately, television isn’t always the accurate

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Francois on family + fame

Balancing the demands of a flourishing music career with the responsibilities of family life is a delicate art that South African pop/rock sensation Francois van

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Fascinating Grasshopper Facts

Grasshoppers and Locust belong to the order Orthoptera, which also includes crickets and katydids. Locusts are actually species of short-horned grasshoppers. Grasshoppers existed long before

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Pets Need a Break too

BY BRIAN BERKMAN Luxury travel writer, brian berkman, searches out the fabulous and often affordable options available to you and your pets. Julie, his rescued

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Pets Need a Break too

BY BRIAN BERKMAN Luxury travel writer, brian berkman, searches out the fabulous and often affordable options available to you and your pets. Julie, his rescued

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Fascinating Orca Facts

The scientific name for killer whales is Orcinus orca. “Orcas” and “killer whales” both refer to the same species of marine mammals. “Orcas” is a

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Fascinating Baboon Facts

Baboons are primates and are native to Africa. They belong to the genus Papio and are known for their distinctive appearance and complex social structures.

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Awe – Inspiring Arnold

A Tale of Resilience and Redemption There is nothing more inspiring than the will-power of an animal. The love they give and the forgiveness they

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Fascinating Frog Facts

A frog is any member of a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura. You will find frogs on

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