What you need to know this week
English words that have nestled in Afrikaans:
Okay: reg, goed
Soap opera: sepie
Wrap: toevoubroodjie or tjalie
Donut or doughnut: (ringvormige) oliebol
Trends: neigings or tendense
(Compiled by Jana Luther, coeditor of the Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal)
1. We've found two superstar products in the W-Beauty range at Woolworths. The Enzymatic Cleansing Powder contains papaya enzymes and salicylic acid. When mixed with water, it becomes a lovely gentle cleanser that also exfoliates. R199 for 150 ml. Our second find is the Glow Skin Toner with lactic acid, lemon and orange extracts and niacinamide. The formulation is unashamedly inspired by the iconic Pixi Glow Tonic, but as rip-offs go we think this one is better than the original. Also from R199. This is such a mega-hit that it is constantly sold out (as it is at present), so grab it when you see it.
2. Check out the Delonghi Dedica Manual Pump Espresso Machine EC685 on Takealot to create your own coffee recipes. Currently at the bargain price of R3,199 at Takealot.
1. Very nice red and dark grey mattress ticking, which is perfect for upholstering patio furniture, mattresses and loose covers, is available at Bbellamy&Bbellamy https://www.facebook.com/bbellamyandbbellamy/ at R500 a metre (220 cm wide). Look for the woven ticking stripes, it must not be printed. Call them on 084 314 5741 and they will deliver.
2. The Time Out Market in the old power station at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town is open — the first and largest of its kind in Africa. There are already Time Out markets in Lisbon, New York, Chicago and other cool world cities, but this one's location is going to be hard to beat.
It brings together the best of the Mother City's culinary adventures under one roof. There are 13 kitchens led by some of the country's best chefs and restaurateurs, four wine bars with local craft beer and 750 seats.
Chefs and restaurants include Peter Tempelhoff and team with Ramenhead, Bertus Basson with Vrije Burger, The Melting Pot Seafood, How Bao Now for Asian street food , Giorgio Nava's Carne, The Siba Deli with Siba Mtongana for South African cuisine, The Yard, Barakat for Cape Malay food, Sushiya for upmarket sushi, Kapochka for Indian street food, Yard for pizza, MLILO with chef Vusi Ndlovu for pan-African food, NØSH CAFÉ for the best coffee, and Unframed Ice Cream.
1. Swimming With Sharks on Showmax is a psychological drama set in the workplace. It's a fun and quirky mini-series of four episodes about a young, calculating, ambitious upstart played by Kiernan Shipka, who is starting her career in Hollywood. Her obsession with impressing and seducing her mentor, played by Diane Kruger, exposes her sly, dark and sinister character. We give it 7/10.
2. The Killer is a crime thriller by David Fincher on Netflix. You'll love it or hate it, but this stylish, sardonic noir film is cleverly put together. Michael Fassbender plays possibly his best role yet as the professional but complicated assassin, with Tilda Swinton in a cameo role. Worth giving it a shot.
3. Charlie Wilson’s War (on Google Play, among others) tells the true story of Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks), playboy congressman from Texas, who teams up with the CIA to help finance rebel groups in Afghanistan during the Cold War in the 1980s and defeat the Soviet army. The erotic interplay between Charlie and Joanne Herrings (Julia Roberts) is compelling viewing. Where is Charlie now that Ukraine needs him?
Nordic walking involves walking with two poles. It originated as a snow sport in Finland and can be practised by hikers and serious athletes alike. Once you've tried it, you won't want to walk without the poles again.
The biggest advantage of Nordic walking is that walkers use their upper body and it consumes 45% more calories than normal walking. It lessens the impact on your joints by 30% and is good for reducing back, knee and hip pain. The resistance offered by the poles is effective in increasing bone density and fighting osteoporosis. The coordination required stimulates shifting from the left to the right brain and improves blood circulation.
Sessions of 30 minutes two to three times a week are sufficient to improve overall fitness. Walking poles can be bought online at @southpole.co.za and cost R1,195. They're a nice Christmas present.
1. Click here for a list of businesses offering bargains: https://businesstech.co.za/news/black-friday/731243/the-list-of-stores-running-black-friday-deals-in-2023/
2. Also check out these bargains from Incredible Connection: The Gizzu UPS is not to be missed if you've been cursing Eskom all year. It provides four hours of uninterrupted power and has a strong lithium battery. Previously R1,299, now R699. Another incredible offer is the Microsoft Modern Life Pack that includes Microsoft 365 Office for a year, a wireless mouse and a mouse pad. Previously R2,499, now R699.
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