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Don't sweat the small talk!

Do you Uber? A question that is becoming more and more common as this ride-sharing app continues to spread its footprint around South Africa. And if you do Uber, do you chat to the driver? Now, we get it - not everybody is for small talk or is the type to launch into full-on conversations with everyone they meet… after all, we were raised to not talk to strangers. But if you are going to be spending a good 20 minutes or more with someone, you may want to break the ice a bit - especially

Is bigger always better?

Chicken or beef?... Or more appropriate… Diesel or petrol? When it comes to cars, we can't ignore engine size and fuel type, as they are an important part of deciding what type of car to go for. When considering this, you're not just considering the effects on your pocket, but also the environmental impact. Car manufacturers are becoming more and more innovative in the development of cars to cater more for environmentally-conscious, yet speed-loving drivers. At the end of the day, the qu

Truck it! Sharing the road with trucks

At some point in your driving life, you will share the road with trucks - sometimes more often than you'd like. If you are like many of us who use national roads on a daily basis, this is one thing you can't avoid. Because of their business purposes, trucks are on our roads daily and they are here to stay… so we just really need to learn how to truck it out better. We like big trucks and we cannot lie, but we like you too - so here are some tips on how we can all live together in harmony

Your 4-wheeled metallic personality extension

Does your ride scream "Get out of the way, I'm better than you" or "Stay in your lane and allow me to blend in"? A car is an extension of your personality and is your personal brand. What you drive is your message to the world of other drivers, pedestrians - or anyone who sees your car, really. If you haven't yet bought a car or are deciding on what to change over to, consider what it is going to say about you. Here are some (tongue-in-cheek) statements you could be making on the road: Sedan:

You have 24 hours

Moving from one home to another can be both exciting and stressful at the same time - no matter how many times you've done it before. Yes, you can outsource the packing - and most people use moving companies to get their boxes from A to B - but the one thing you can't run away from once you've started the process of moving is what to do once you've made that move… Where do you even start?! Well, since most move-ins happen at the end of the month, so what better time to get you equipped w

Spring cleaning: when you find stuff you completely forgot you had.

The habit of spring cleaning is an important one that, at least once a year, gives you a chance to go through the items in your house - like your wardrobe, electronics and other personal items - to see what needs to be tossed, fixed, updated or stored. This way, you can ensure that you aren't hoarding things, paying for things you aren't using - or just allowing space in your home (and cupboards) for newer, better things. With that said, it's just as important to review your policies at least o

Don't fall victim to smash and grabs

You're at the traffic light, minding your own business, when suddenly there's glass everywhere and your belongings have disappeared off with someone else… a reality experienced by many in this country. Smash and grabs are quick and often catch you off-guard. They purely play on the element of speed and surprise. Yes, we are aware that things happen, but we all have moments where we think we know the area so we let our guard down - and there's nothing like a shocking moment of paralysis t

7 ways you could be 'that' guy...

We've all been in a situation where we find ourselves with an assistant driver… often without even requesting one. It may be a prerequisite for racers, but when you're on the normal road, do you really need one? Passengers can be great company during long drives, ideal for traffic jam conversations and (especially so) can act as DJ during long road trips. However, there are those instances when having a passenger can get annoying - especially when they consider themselves driving gurus.

Here's how you can save water

With water restrictions now a reality in most areas, it has become more and more important for all of us to chip in and play our part in saving water. It may seem like a daunting task - but it doesn't have to be so. There are practical day-to-day things that you can do to aid you in saving water and watching your water consumption. Here's how you can start saving water today! Showering vs bathing: Choosing to take a shower rather than a bath means that you could save up to 400 litres of water

Patrick Mbalati: Service Hero

We've chosen Patrick Mbalati as September's Service Hero - one of the members of our 24/7 MiHelp Emergency Assistance team. Patrick, also known as Bra Pat, tells us more about himself: 1. Which department do you represent and what role do you play in keeping our clients happy? I work within the MiHelp Battalion [ed: the MiHelp Emergency Assistance team], and I play the role of MiHelp advisor. On a daily basis, we assist clients in unfortunate situations. For example, clients who are stuck on th

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