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Xander Dad: Craig Lotter

  Meet Craig, our awesome Xander Dad who chatted to us about his two gorgeous girls, technology and dad stuff.   Tell us about yourself? My name is Craig Lotter, I’m 36 years old, and I’m a senior software developer at Touchwork. I’m happily married, live in the beautiful...

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Xander Mom: Lindi Mogale

  Say hi to another awesome blogger we love here at Xander. We spoke to Lindi Mogale from A Well Heeled Woman about life, family and blogging.   Tell us about yourself? I am a wife and mom of 2 boys. During the day I work in the field...

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Xander Mom: Heather Step

  Our latest Xander Mom has more than one blog, a full time job as a Montessori teacher and a 3 year old. Meet Heather Step of One Step at a Time and SA Mom Blogs.   Tell us about yourself? My name is Heather, I’m a Montessori preschool...

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Xander Mom: Cindy Alfino

  Cindy is another one of our amazing Xander Moms. Read all about herself, her family and her award-winning blog. Tell us about yourself? Hello! I’m Cindy, although I don’t often hear anyone call me that anymore. Right now I only answer to “Mooooooom”, sometimes even if it’s not my...

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Xander Mom: Belinda Mountain

  Our fourth Xander Mom is Belinda Mountain from Cape Town. She tells us about managing a family, her favourite things about South Africa and her blog. Tell us about yourself? I’m a writer, business owner and mother who lives in Cape Town, South Africa. I dislike windy weather,...

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KamCare: a RE bale

We spoke to Monica Hammes from the KamCare a RE bale programme in Pretoria about their programme and the learners they serve. Tell us about your Programme? Our programme, sometimes known as a RE bale, is an English reading programme using the Reading Eggs software, sponsored by the Click Foundation....

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Xander Mom: Angie Batis

Meet another Xander Mom, Angie Batis. She told us a bit about herself, her blog, her family and parenting choices.   Tell us about about yourself? Hi my name is Angie, I’m a mom, a wife, a photographer, a blogger, I co-own Mr Big Stuff Diner in Braamfontein and I own...

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Three Reasons Every Child Should Fly a Drone

Last month in Mediatech (our library-based tech center), I did something rather insane. I set up a drone flying station. The idea was that anybody — young or old — could try to take off and land a toy drone on a large platform. From a safety and logistics...

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Xander Mom: Elsabe Van Der Colff

  We’re doing a series of reviews on some of our favourite mommy bloggers and women who form part of our Xander Moms programme. This week we spoke to Elsabe Van Der Colff from the lovely little town of Montague in the Western Cape. Tell us about yourself? A mother of two,...

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Aitsa: Dwarsriver Valley Initiative

  What is Aitsa? On the 15th of January 2014 the Dwarsriver Valley Initiative opened an after care centre in the small village of Kylemore just outside Stellenbosch for 25 children. This year the Aitsa! After Care centre caters for 105 children, ages 5 to 8, every weekday afternoon from...

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