Values Articles

But how can I save?

This July savings month, Heartlines is encouraging everyone to think about their relationship with money. What does your say about you? If you would fall under the Big Spender category, here are some tips on how to save: Plan for the future: A good savings plan...

“Fleeking” on a budget

Lately, how an individual looks – be it hair, clothes, make-up, accessories, you name it – everything must be “on fleek” (a new age term used to define looking or feeling good) and when it comes to money, not a lot of people want to hear the word ‘save’. This Savings...

Starting A Business

Kgomoco Matjila is  a fashion designer who, together with her partner Jacqueline Da Silva, runs House of JM Designs, a fashion business. Starting a business is not as easy as many people assume: money is tight, the hours are long, the stress is immense and the journey...

Does Love Have a Price Tag on Valentines Day?

Like Christmas holidays, the 14th of February also brings with it a unnecessary pressure to splurge on that someone special to feed the idea that they are truly special. It used to be that love came with no price tag but apparently nothing says “I love you”, like a...

It’s just another march – why care at all?

On the 30th of September, my colleagues and I will be joining the March against corruption and, more importantly, we will march for the values of justice, integrity, accountability and unity. Why march against corruption or care to march at all? Corruption – and the...

The book that changed my life

As we celebrate National Book Week, Dimakatso Songoane reflects on a book that changed her life and the importance of reading.   I am not really an avid reader. My love for reading dwindled after high school, which to this day I still do not understand. The only...

Of cattle kraals and swimming pools

* Dr Garth Japhet's recent encounters at funerals cause him to reflect on role models and living a life that matters *   Funerals have a way of making me reflect on life and I have been to a number of these recently. There were the usual tributes to the deceased...

It’s good to give

  “No one has ever become poor by giving.”   This statement becomes more profound when we realise it was uttered by a young Jewish woman, Anne Frank who died in a Nazi concentration camp. When we think of being generous we often think of the personal cost of...

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