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The Independent on Saturday (IOS) is entertaining, informative and sporty. It’s the most popular, must read English Saturday newspaper in KwaZulu-Natal. It’s your guide to being up to date and having fun, whether you are staying in or going out. It’s the perfect way to start the weekend, it’s a case of “Miss the IOS, miss the weekend”.

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52 Issues

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5 min.
cheers to sa’s young and powerful

I CAN remember when being on social media was a hobby. A reprieve from the mundanity of our lives. We commented on our friends’ breakfast choices, were recommending new music and TV shows to one another and encouraging people who follow us to follow people we like. Social media was a space to share thoughts, pictures and videos. It was like a little community. While that may still be the case, some, mostly millennials and Gen Z, soon realised that social media could give them an opportunity to live their dream. One of success and all the trappings that come with it. Thulasizwe “Lasizwe” Dambuza was one of them. He harnessed the power of social media and turned himself into a success story. On his YouTube skits, where he takes…

5 min.
finally, a reality show that shows sa’s hot property

Debashine Thangevelo When it comes to reality TV, South Africa has been a follower not a trendsetter. Idols SA, Big Brother SA, Survivor SA, Come Dine with Me SA, Strictly Come Dancing SA, The Bachelor SA, The Bachelorette SA, MasterChef SA, My Kitchen Rules SA, First Dates South Africa, The Real Housewives, Shark Tank SA, Love Island South Africa, Married at First Sight SA and The Voice SA, are indicative of this fact. Some shows have become ratings goldmines for the channels and have been airing for over a decade. It was only in recent times that celeb-driven offerings have become a thing with Kelly Khumalo, Boity Thulo, Somizi Mhlongo, Lasizwe, Shauwn Mkhize and Bonang Matheba, bagging their own shows. Right now, the buzz is around real estate reality shows,…

1 min.
margot robbie is taking a social media break

Margot Robbie, 30, is taking a break from social media. The Birds of Prey star took to Instagram to post a picture of herself and some friends celebrating the success of Pretty Young Woman – produced by her production company, LuckyChap Entertainment – and revealed that she will be stepping back from her social media platforms for the time being. “Jumping off social media for the time being – check out @luckychapentertainment if you’re interested in what we’re up to, otherwise ciao for now! (sic)” Margot didn’t state why she’s taking a social media break, but the star isn’t a frequent poster online and regularly takes weeks or even months to update fans on her life. The actress also doesn’t like sharing too many details about her private life, and…

1 min.
olsen twins didn’t want to front the row

Bang Showbiz Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen didn’t want to be the face of The Row. The famous twins launched their fashion brand when they were just 18 in 2006, and the former child stars have admitted they didn’t want it to be a celebrity brand. Ashley told i-D magazine: “We didn’t want to be in front of it, we didn’t necessarily even want to let people know it was us. It was really about the product, to the point where we were like: ‘Who could we get to front this so that we don’t have to?’” The Two of a Kind actresses insisted they were raised to be discreet. The sisters’ famous friends have praised the pair for how they’ve kept much of their lives out of the spotlight. Supermodel…

2 min.
ferrari’s luxury fashion aimed at youth and women

Giulio Piovaccari Ferrari rolled out its first in-house fashion collection, offering fans of the Ferrari brand and its supercars a touch of “couture” within a contemporary clothing range. The recent launch marked a major step in Ferrari's new brand strategy, one of its biggest investments outside the car business, which the company wants to account for around 10% of the profits in 7-10 years. Ferrari's plans to extend its brand also include a new restaurant in hometown Maranello in northern Italy with Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura. The fashions, by creative director and former Armani designer Rocco Iannone, were on show at the Ferrari plant in Maranello, with a catwalk set up on the assembly line for the “Prancing Horse” V12 sports cars, such as the new 812 Competizione.…

5 min.
astrologer, 22, blows up tiktok with cryptocurrency predictions

Travis M. Andrews MAREN Altman, 22, isn’t a huge fan of TikTok. “I’m a really serious person,” she said. She rarely scrolls through her feed. She can’t stand most of it. “I’m not into the trends or the jokes.” She’s amassed more than a million followers anyway. But then again, hers isn’t a typical TikTok page. No cute dogs here. No dancing. Instead, she posts astrology videos of all stripes, including ones focused on politics and celebrities – she predicted a major relationship shift for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. In the astrology community, she’s reached one-name status, like Sting or Bono. Her most intriguing videos apply astrology to a particularly daunting realm: cryptocurrency. Anything with a verifiable birthday or creation date has a birth chart that can be…