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Woman & Home South Africa March 2019

Woman & Home puts the reader at the centre of everything they do, never pigeonholing, always believing it’s attitude not age that matters, always with a positive tone that connects to the reader, giving her confidence, glamour and inspiration to try new experiences. woman&home has a brand new attitude and offers irresistible inspiration each and every month.

South Africa
Caxton Magazines
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12 Issues


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it’s all about you!

There was a time when the word ‘glamour’ was only associated with images of striking Hollywood starlets taking to the red carpet. It was an adjective we used sparingly for our own special nights out. No more. Glamour has been reclaimed by the everyday woman as part of her daytime dress routine. Long gone are the days when workwear was ‘sensible’ (read demure). Powerful, modern women aren’t afraid to strut into the office wearing fabulously chic outfits that truly embody their personality, feminine side and all. ‘The everyday woman has reclaimed glamour’ ‘We women don’t have to relinquish our sense of femininity in order to be successful or powerful’ Grown-up glamour – and how well women of all ages are pulling it off – is something we look at in this issue.…

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meet our contributors

One of our cover stars, TV’s CLAIRE MAWISA, chats about life in the limelight on page 8. What do I love most about our country? The people! When we’re all pulling in the same direction, we’re magic. My favourite local holiday destination is... Zinkwazi Beach, north of Ballito – I adore it. It’s secluded, but close enough to major amenities. My must-see spot in South Africa? Mpumalanga is breathtaking. Its sites like God’s Window don’t disappoint. On page 36, fashion icon YASMIN FURMIE shares how her lifelong passion has become an inspiration for others. What do I love most about our country? It has to be the people. South Africans possess a warmth, generosity, and humour that can’t be readily found elsewhere in the world. My must-see local spot? The Natal Midlands for its lush beauty,…

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3 is the magic number

Girl power is the phrase that springs to mind when you put these three incredible women in a room. Uveka Rangappa, 43, co-anchors Morning News Today on eNCA, Francis Herd, 41, co-anchors SABC’s The Full View in the evenings, and Sunday nights wouldn’t be the same without watching Claire Mawisa, 40, on M-Net’s Carte Blanche . These women are responsible for bringing you breaking news and the slickest live interviews... and they look fabulous doing it! We brought this dynamic trio together to celebrate SA’s powerhouse women who are breaking boundaries at every age and stage of their life. Besides fronting our daily and weekly news shows, each of these women juggle the demands of family life, too. Uveka is mom to Suryana, seven, and Surav, nine; Claire to Neo, 14;…

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our on-screen style

Uveka Rangappa The elegant two-piece I’m lucky to have a stylist named Shupi, who’s helped me carve out a look for the show. I’m not all that fussy, but I do love a classic skirt and pretty, feminine top – I think it flatters my figure, and the best part is that it’s easy to navigate on my many bathroom trips! We’ve got a contract with Truworths, so lots of my garments come from them, but I’ll add one or two of my own things when I can. I’m obsessed with Poetry at the moment. Francis Herd The classic A-line One of my style heroes is the iconic Coco Chanel, so you can’t go wrong with a lovely A-line dress in a classic colour like black or red – simple and stylish. While I’m more…

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‘it’s a double whammy, age and sex discrimination’

Do you think there’s prejudice against older women and, if so, what does it look like? Last year, when the deputy governor of the Bank of England, Ben Broadbent, said the UK economy was entering a “menopausal era”, there was a huge outcry. He explained that he was talking about economies that were “past their peak and no longer so potent”. Keep digging, Ben, keep digging! Mr Broadbent had to apologise for his crass remarks, which he admitted had “ageist and sexist overtones”. The use of ‘menopausal’ to mean ‘past it’ caused a hot flush. Not just as it was rude, but because it was shockingly out of date and couldn’t be further from the truth. A few weeks before he cast these aspersions on the power of the Midlife Woman, an engine…

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brilliant ways to break your bad habits for good

A plan helps you anticipate triggers or distractions, and figure out other ways of dealing with them At this time of year, we’re still thinking about the New Year’s resolutions we made – which is likely to trigger one of two reactions. Either “Help! How on earth can I keep this up?” or “Yawn, I’ve tried it before and it never works”. If you’ve attempted to lose weight, cut back on booze, or give up smoking, but never quite stuck with it, we hear you. So, we’ve called on behaviour-change experts to help you get to the bottom of what’s really driving your bad habits – and help you achieve your goals. 1 MAKE MICRO-CHANGES At this time of year, we want to wipe the slate clean and start afresh. We aim high…