Four things to do to keep the kids happy and entertained during social distancing

  • 23 March 2020 | Pakamani Nombila

Schools across the country shut down on 18 March 2020 following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on Sunday 15 March, detailing measures to mitigate the spread of the Covid-19 virus. This has seen millions of parents with school-going children across the country go into self-isolation within the confines of their homes.

Riverfields has put together four tips to help families survive social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic:

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Repurposing old car tyres to use around the house

  • 19 March 2020 | Pakamani Nombila

Old and worn-out car tyres are said to be “among the most problematic and challenging sources of solid waste”. Due to their large production volume, tyres are routinely thrown out and piled up at landfills, or are left lying around in the garage or the garden at home.

So, instead of letting old tyres take up space, here are a few ways you can repurpose them as a form of recycling and for use around the house:

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Riverfields renovations: tips for choosing bedroom furniture

  • 12 March 2020 | Pakamani Nombila

For first-time homeowners and those who are simply not used to relocating, buying bedroom furniture that complements one’s taste, budget and style can quickly become a daunting and even overwhelming task.

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Riverfields leisure: Valentine’s Day ideas

  • 12 February 2020 | Tumelo Buthelezi

Valentine’s Day is a time to express appreciation for the ones you love. People often celebrate 14 February with an exchange of cards, chocolates and flowers. While bigger plans may require some arranging and a sizeable budget, you can still make your Valentine’s memorable with these fun things to do in and around the East Rand.

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Top tips: three budget-friendly home improvements to consider

  • 29 January 2020 | Tumelo Buthelezi

Is 2020 the year you finally make those long-awaited changes to your house? If so, here are some budget-friendly home improvements for you to try ...

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Top tips: five ways to take care of your houseplants

  • 19 January 2020 | Tumelo

Welcome the new decade by introducing fresh greenery into your home. You can keep your houseplants in good condition and help them last for a long time by trying any of these five easy tips.

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Top five easy Christmas cookie recipes

  • 19 December 2019 | Tumelo Buthelezi

It’s that festive time of the year when we drape the house in colourful lights, put up the Christmas tree and let the kids join us in the kitchen to help bake cookies for the family and Father Christmas. So here’s a list of easy Christmas cookie recipes you can make for Santa this year.

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Riverfields leisure: fun things to do this December

  • 06 December 2019 | Tumelo Buthelezi

The school holidays have started and the kids probably don’t have much to do in a day except for staring at their cellphone screens for several hours. So, in this final Riverfields leisure guide for 2019, we suggest that you take them to the following places in and around Ekurhuleni.

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Creative ideas for (DIY) TV stands

  • 29 November 2019 | Tumelo Buthelezi

Wall-mounted screens are cool and all, but you can take things further and gift your entertainment area with greater appeal using TV stands and wall units. Take a look at these suggestions and see which will be easy to make after popping in at the hardware store for the materials.

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Riverfields leisure: things to do on the East Rand this November

  • 05 November 2019 | Tumelo Buthelezi

Have a good time with DJs who will play banging anthems for the weekend. Spoil yourself with some therapeutic treatment. Learn more about reptile conservation. And enjoy delicious international cuisine.

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