TMG - October 2016

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OPEL ASTRA OPC – Bar Room Brawler

OPEL ASTRA OPC - Bar Room Brawler | The Magnifying Glass

The performance hatchback arena has never been more tightly packed or hotly contested. The freshly facelifted Ford Focus ST, as well as the mega Honda Civic Type-R and Volkswagen Scirocco R, are all aiming to be at the top. However, Opel’s contender – the Astra OPC – might be aging but it is still a …

Mazda2 – Two’s Ideal Comapny

Mazda2 - Two's Ideal Company | The Magnifying Glass

Now employing the same ‘Kodo’ design language – which means the Soul of Motion – as larger models in the Mazda range, and now in its second generation in South Africa, the Mazda2 is the most stylish and distinctive small hatchback the firm has offered SA buyers. With its sights aimed squarely at the Volkswagen …

BMW 5-Series – RETURN OF THE KING?

BMW 5-Series - RETURN OF THE KING? | The Magnifying Glass

The seventh generation of BMW’s iconic 5 Series sedan will cut a sporty, stylish and elegant figure when it hits the roads in South Africa in early next year. The new model will be more premium and high-tech, co-opting more premium features from BMW’s flagship 7-Series. They include semiautonomous driving and safety features, an extended …

A – Z Breads of The World

A - Z Breads of The World | The Magnifying Glass

Sandwich, accompaniment, dip or toast, there’s always room on the table for bread – wherever you are in the world. There’s something so satisfying and deceptively simple about that lump of baked dough, which is in fact a creation of precise craftsmanship and which varies exotically from culture to culture. While many of us would …

Kia Picanto 1.2 LS – Look Sharp

Kia Picanto 1.2 LS - Look Sharp | The Magnifying Glass

With a winning combination of cutting edge styling, which remains fresh five years later, a quality interior and an inspiring driving experience – as well as trophy cabinet full of awards – and with millions of units sold worldwide, the Picanto remains the best example of how an affordable car doesn’t have to make any …

Femininity Fair 2016 hosted by The Geness Foundation

Femininity Fair 2016 hosted by The Geness Foundation | The Magnifying Glass

In keeping with Breast Cancer awareness month of October, the second annual Femininity Fair took place on 22 October 2016 at THE VENUE in MELROSE ARCH. Hosted by the Geness Foundation , the fair boasted a full house with attendees that included top business people and South African celebrities like TERRY PHETO, UVEKA RANGAPPA ( …

Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe 4MATIC – Everyday Streetfighter

Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe 4MATIC - Everyday Streetfighter | The Magnifying Glass

Straight out of Affalterbach, comes the all-new Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe. The high powered C-Class Coupe is the latest addition to the AMG family and forms the bridge between the sporty C300 and the all-out apex predator C63. Under the svelte hood, lies a new 3.0-litre biturbo V6 that puts out a class-leading 270kw and 520nm …

Isuzu KB 300 LX Double Cab – King of the Bushveld

Isuzu KB 300 LX Double Cab - King of the Bushveld | The Magnifying Glass

Isuzu has refreshed its legendary KB range for 2016, with styling and tech upgrades aimed at making the KB double cabs more attractive for families, and more athletic while building on Isuzu’s core values of reliability, durability, dependability, and value for money. Double-cab bakkies continue to grow in popularity as family transport. With an abundance …

MiWayLife moves to support Southern Africa’s first Working Mothers Expo

MiWayLife moves to support Southern Africa’s first Working Mothers Expo | The Magnifying Glass

MiWayLife, a division of Sanlam Life Insurance Ltd, is the main sponsor of Southern Africa’s first Working Mothers Expo, which is to be held at the Sandton ICC on November 4 – 6, 2016. MiWayLife has identified working mothers as a market segment that has been historically under-serviced by the industry. Working mothers play an …

East Coast Radio launches ECRmojis

East Coast Radio launches ECRmojis | The Magnifying Glass

In celebration of “all things KZN”, East Coast Radio has launched its own selection of home-grown emoticons. A first for any radio station in South Africa and in the continent, the ECRmojis allow the people of KwaZulu-Natal to pack their phone with provincial pride! From a minibus to Moses Mabhida Stadium, shields to sharks, the …

Food Meets Cocktails and Comedy

Food Meets Cocktails and Comedy | The Magnifying Glass

Don’t miss Cargo Holds monthly food meets on Saturday, October 29th from 6pm where it won’t be just about good wine and great cocktails, but also about having a really good laugh. Catch top local comedian Carvin Goldstone, 2-time Comedy Show winner and arguably one of Durban’s most loved and most successful comedians, his ‘family-friendly’ style …

Emperors Palace presents Proudly Coloured Comedy for the whole family

Emperors Palace presents Proudly Coloured Comedy for the whole family | The Magnifying Glass

Proudly Coloured Comedy – “BrainOu – BrainOu” returns to Emperors Palace on October 29, 2016 with another stellar line-up of ‘proudly coloured’ comedians. Apt timing too, with the hashtag #coloureds recently trending on Twitter as South Africans tried to claim their piece of Wayde van Niekerk’s 400m Olympic victory. The well-known comedy series adds colour …

Africa’s best Thai restaurant is based in Mauritius

Africa’s best Thai restaurant is based in Mauritius | The Magnifying Glass

Beyond the recognition of an exquisite cuisine, it is the passion of a chef that was rewarded during the World Luxury Restaurant Award 2016. The EAST Restaurant of LUX* Le Morne, Mauritius, led by the master hands of Chef Suksan Supprasert, won number one position in the category for Thai specialties. The prize giving ceremony …

Amy Tjasink and Full Band to perform at Café Roux

Amy Tjasink and Full Band to perform at Café Roux | The Magnifying Glass

Capetonian singer-songwriter Amy Tjasink is set to perform at one of the upcoming Café Roux sessions taking place next month. Backed up by her full band, Amy will take the stage on Wednesday, 16 November 2016 from 7-10pm at Café Roux. Amy is an emerging musical powerhouse and took the bold step of releasing her …

Leave your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 at home when flying Comair or kulula.com

Leave your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 at home when flying Comair or kulula.com | The Magnifying Glass

Comair has announced that, in line with a new ruling by the South Africa Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA), customers may not board their aircraft with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. This applies to all aircraft operated by Comair Limited in southern Africa: British Airways (operated by Comair) and kulula.com. This step is in compliance …

South Africa’s top toy picks for 2016 revealed

South Africa’s top toy picks for 2016 revealed | The Magnifying Glass

South Africa’s largest toy store chain – Toys R Us – have revealed the latest “must-have” toys, set to appear on children’s Christmas wish lists this year. With Christmas fast approaching, the 2016 most sought after toy list boasts the retailer’s hottest picks which include popular brands such as Lego, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Paw …