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The 1st for Women blog offers fabulous tidbits on all things wonderful and interesting - from the art of packing light (it can be done!), to a few delicious snacks and how to make them. Of course we’ll also be updating you on the latest 1st for Women offerings, and adding in a few insurance morsels that’ll keep you informed and make it easy for you to understand what you’re insured for and what needs extra cover with care.


Posted on: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

You’ve read the décor magazines, you’ve browsed the best homeware shops and you’ve checked out the DIY aisles at your local hardware store. You’re just about ready to embark on a massive home renovation. However, these kinds of projects can often go awry. The keys to a successful home improvement project are careful planning and the right people. With that winning combination, you’ll be on your way to renovation success. Here are the steps you should take before you start your project. 1.  Dr...

Posted on: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Whether you are starting a new job, moving to your own place or just changing your hairstyle, your life does not stand still for a moment! At 1st for Women we are proud to be able to support you every step of the way with the quality insurance products and fab benefits you have come to expect from us. Find out more, right here!   New car Nothing beats the thrill of sliding behind the wheel of your new car! You know that she needs comprehensive vehicle insurance , and for complete motoring pea...

Posted on: Tuesday, July 07, 2015

The sudden onslaught of homework, studying and projects when our children start primary school is a large source of pain for most parents. We are responsible for helping them to do well academically, but with today’s hurried lifestyle, fitting another task into our already-stretched-thin evenings can feel overwhelming. Unfortunately, there’s no way around it. Homework is almost as inevitable as death and taxes. The best thing you can do for you and your child is establish good study habits...

Posted on: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A long daily commute is often mind-numbingly unproductive and a waste of time. If your daily road trip were meditative or relaxing, you could at least say you were getting something out of it, but instead you are probably stressed and angry as you push your way through traffic. Don’t despair. With a little creativity you can use your time in the car to do your mind (and even your body) some good. Here are five things that you can do with half an hour twice a day from the comfort of your own (...

Posted on: Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Women’s position in society has changed remarkably over the last five decades. The era of modernization – and the rise of women economic empowerment – gave women the opportunity to leave the domestic space and enter the corporate world.  Today, more and more women occupy jobs traditionally associated with men, with some even becoming sole breadwinners in their household. The labour force, however, still shows inequalities today.  Statistics by the United States Department of Labour indicate t...

Posted on: Tuesday, June 09, 2015

In a 2012 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Women’s Report, it was revealed that sub-Saharan Africa has the highest proportion of women wanting to start a business, with 51% intending to become entrepreneurs in the next three years. Of course, intention doesn’t always lead to the realisation of a dream, and many women entrepreneurs face numerous challenges as they take the first steps to starting a business of their own. Becoming an entrepreneur takes guts, determination and support. While the...

Posted on: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

These days, every bank, credit provider and micro-lender is offering you money. You receive text messages on your phone, you see ads in the paper or on billboards, and you probably even receive offers in the mail.  All this loan marketing comes with a simple message: taking out a loan gives you the financial freedom to do whatever you want, right away. This sounds like a dream come true, doesn’t it? But what these loan providers are not telling you is that this financial freedom is extremely...

Posted on: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

With the modern pressures of work, money, health, relationships and just getting by, you sometimes need to get away from it all. Of course, leaping on a plane and heading to a tropical island would be just the tonic, but unfortunately, this can’t be put into practice every Friday evening when you’re in need of a bit of a pick me up. Rather, it’s important that you have an easily accessible space in which you can unwind. Of course, unwinding is easy on a beach, with a cocktail, and a sunset, a...

Posted on: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

As part of its commitment to support and help grow female-owned and run businesses in South Africa, 1st for Women is a proud sponsor of KAMERS vol geskenke   – SA’s pop-up treasure trove of handcrafted creativity. If you had a chance to attend the shows in Cape Town and Joburg recently, you’ll know that this prestigious event showcases the best creative talent South Africa has to offer. By doing this, the show plays an integral part in giving female entrepreneurs the opportunity to turn their...

Posted on: Monday, May 04, 2015

It’s part of the job description of a mother to always want to do more, be better, focus harder and spend more time. At the same time, the media and your friends can often make you feel like you’re not doing nearly enough to be the perfect mother who never loses her cool, has a yoga-toned body and whose children excel in maths and music. Some days, you just feel like a bad mother and it’s all you can do to get to wine o’ clock. But while there really are bad mothers in the world (of course...

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