Posts Published by Carmen Botes

Giving back to the community

This month at 9Lives we’re all about giving; and I’ve decided to find out more about how we can give to those in need. With Mandela Day just behind us and Women’s Month coming up…

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A journey to Journey’s End

On a sunny Friday afternoon in winter, Leandra and I were invited to spend the day at Journey’s End Vineyards in Somerset West, close to Sir Lowry’s Pass. I have been living just around the…

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Recycling Recipes

Growing up, my mom made our family dinner on a kind of schedule. Monday would be chicken, Tuesday we would have pasta, and so on. It was kind of nice knowing what would be for…

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How to survive a holiday overseas

It’s my first week back in the office after coming back from my first “grown-up” holiday — which I planned myself. Somehow, through all the confusion with my visas, and after almost missing our connecting…

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