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Let your inherent confidence shine

Have you noticed that when you make a small mistake, you’re quick to admonish yourself for it, but when you have a win... (Read more)

1st for Women puts you first

Are you a mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, friend or colleague? Have you taken the time to reflect and... (Read more)

Turning an innovative idea into a business

If you’ve ever watched Oprah’s popular TV talk show, you’ll know what an ‘aha moment’ is. This is one of her favourite expressions, and she uses it when she has an epiphany that... (Read more)

Announcing the 1st for Women Leaderex Winner

Women all over the world are doing some simply amazing things. We’re taking... (Read more)

Stay true to yourself

No matter what stage you’re at in your life, there is one person that you should always be able to trust in and rely on – you. (Read more)

Why women need best friends

There is something powerful and meaningful about women friendships that energises us, challenges us... (Read more)

6 ways to get that new job or promotion

If you’re a career woman, you’re always looking onwards and upwards. You work hard to advance your career, and if there is no chance for growth in your company, you’ll likely look for a new job somewhere else. (Read more)

Leaderex Entrepreneur Workshop

LeaderEx Entrepreneur Workshop in partnership with DESTINY and learn what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur. (Read more)

Being Assertive in the Workplace

As a working woman have you ever been labelled aggressive when you were trying to be assertive? Perhaps you were not able to stand up for yourself while someone else took credit for your work? (Read more)

Finding the balance between family and work

For working women, so much of our lives are about juggling being a wife, primary care-giver and worker. This often means that we have very little time for ourselves and our families. (Read more)

The New Single: You Are Whole All By Yourself

It’s Valentine’s Day. The TV is bursting with adverts and everywhere you go, you’re being encouraged to buy chocolates, perfume and say it with love. (Read more)

Ladies, Manage Your Time Effectively

We all know the drill: time is precious and there just never seems to be enough of it. Between work, kids and making time for family, friends and yourself, life can be pretty chaotic. (Read more)

Your Beautiful Winter Boots Could Put You At Risk Of A Car Accident

Whether it’s an ankle boot, biker boot, knee-high riding boot, combat-style lace up or the must-have wedge - putting your best foot forward this winter could impair your driving capability. (Read more)

Stalwarts Compete For Women In Media Decade Award

Ferial Haffajee, Esmare Weideman and Terry Volkwyn have been chosen as finalists in the 1st for Women Insurance Brokers’ Women in the Media Awards 2012. (Read more)

1st for women are fighting the fight against gender based violence in

1st for Women Insurance is making steady progress in its efforts to address gender based violence in Diepsloot by partnering with community development NGO, Afrika Tikkun. (Read more)

Ladies - Take your goods out of your car - 1st For Women

1st for Women Insurance is cautioning ladies to avoid storing valuable items, house keys and important documents in their cars as theft out of motor vehicles is on an upward trend. (Read more)

Why 1st for women only insures women

Men, as lovely as they are, err on the side of adrenaline. Some people call it impulsive and brave. 1st for Women Insurance calls it high risk (Read more)

Know what's going on down-south

During ‘Movember’, men around the world sprout moustaches to raise awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men. Women too are urged to pay attention to their health down-south as the incidence of cervical cancer is second only to breast cancer in South Africa, but it is the most common cancer affecting women in Sub-Saharan Africa. (Read more)

September Voices

1st for women has partnered with Voices Club who host exciting monthly events for their members. (Read more)

1st for Women Car competition

Not only can you get fabulous tailor-made insurance from 1st for Women but now you also have the chance of winning 1 of 3 Hyundai Grand i10’s. (Read more)

Human trafficking: Darkness and Hope

In October 2011, on a day just like today, a 16-year old Johannesburg teenager was abducted, drugged and taken to a township in Cape Town. Her kidnappers raped her and told her that she would be forced to work as a prostitute. (Read more)

Why women stay in abusive relationships

Glenda* was a 16-year-old single mother when she met Adam*. He was charismatic, intensely interested in her and swept her off her feet. (Read more)

What to do the first time he hits you

You’ve been dating a guy for a while and you think this relationship has potential. He’s good looking, charming and intelligent. Sure, he’s a bit possessive and he has a temper, but nobody’s perfect, right? (Read more)

Doing renovations right

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. (Read more)

Gender ruling and insurance

Women – young ones in particular – are paying much more for car insurance than they were a year ago in Europe where there has been a ban on insurance companies using gender as risk rating factor. (Read more)

1st for women's guardian angels get a make-over

According to a survey conducted by a UK-based hair salon chain, the average woman changes her hairstyle about 150 times in her lifetime. (Read more)

Drunk driving

A recent study has found that men are more likely than women to drive drunk. In the survey, 27% of men admitted to driving over the limit compared to 10% of women. (Read more)

Renault Clio Car Competition Winner 2014

After receiving over 50 000 entries in just three short weeks, we are proud to announce the winner of our ‘Win a Renault Clio Car’ Competition in collaboration with Scandal! on ETV. (Read more)

The Collective Power of Women

1st for Women Insurance’s charitable trust, the 1st for Women Foundation, together with 1st for Women customers are making a tangible and sustainable difference to the lives of thousands of South African women. (Read more)

Giving, It’s What Women Do

Fans of 1st for Women’s traditional tongue-in-cheek TV commercials that poke fun at men will be forgiven for thinking that the women-only insurance brand has gone soft with its new campaign called Giving, it’s what women do. (Read more)

Bikers for mandela day 2014: take action against abuse

From 11 to 13 July 2014, Zelda La Grange, DJ Fresh, Saint Seseli, Angie Khumalo, Anele Mdoda, Alex Caige, Clint Cunningham and Johrne van Huyssteen donned helmets to take part in Bikers for Mandela Day event. (Read more)

It's easy at Easyway

Easy. How many times have you heard that word being bandied about and misused? Easy this, easy that, but at the end of the day, is it really? (Read more)

Choice is yours competition on heart radio

1st for Women has teamed up with popular Cape Town radio station, Heart FM, to bring you the Choice is Yours Competition. (Read more)

Bikers for Mandela Day 2015

On 16 July 2015, Zelda la Grange, DJ Fresh, Johrnè van Huyssteen, Alex Caige, Saint Seseli, Angie Khumalo, Mac Masina, Piet Croucamp and Karen... (Read more)

Taking care of your world

Getting the most out of life is often a matter of carefully balancing work and home commitments in a sustainable manner, so as not to lose yourself... (Read more)

Working from home?

Working from home has plenty of perks, but keeping your work on schedule takes a lot of discipline. We had a chat to two women who've made their ho... (Read more)

Financially fit

Keeping your mind and body healthy is essential… but keeping your business financially fit is equally important. How do you do it? That's the... (Read more)

The insurance you need - every step of the way

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 f... (Read more)

Good study habits for kids? Here's how...

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... (Read more)

6 superfoods to get you through the winter

In the winter months it can be tempting to curl up with hot chocolate and pizza and forget about the world outside. However, the cold weather is no... (Read more)

6 ways to beat the commute blues

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... (Read more)

Secrets to success from self-made women

Women's position in society has changed remarkably over the last five decades. The era of modernization and the rise of women economic empowermen... (Read more)

Support for women entrepreneurs

In a 2012 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Women's Report, it was revealed that sub-Saharan Africa has the highest proportion of women wanting to... (Read more)

8 questions before you take a loan

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 o... (Read more)

The importance of having a happy place

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... (Read more)

SA women mean business!

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... (Read more)

You ARE a good enough mother

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 an... (Read more)

10 important things your kids teach you

Kids have so much to learn. And as mothers, we have so much to teach them. But somehow in those first precious moments of being a parent and for th... (Read more)

Buying a scooter: the best move you ever make

Terrible traffic, the high cost of fuel and the slow pace of public transport are factors that many women have to contend with when getting... (Read more)

Make your wardrobe work for you

There's no denying that women are judged by their appearances. But this doesn't mean that to be successful, happy or loved, we all have to dress in... (Read more)

Live your life, but plan for your death

Thinking about your own death probably makes your blood run cold especially if you have children. The idea of them going on without your love and... (Read more)

Finding your business niche

If there's one thing successful business owners know, it's that finding the right niche is key to ensuring a thriving business. So here are a few... (Read more)

Time for a business makeover?

As a business owner, it's easy to get side-tracked by day-to-day responsibilities. If any of this sounds familiar, then it might be time to think... (Read more)

Another way we put your business first

I was extremely impressed with the knowledge the supplier had on Social Media management and that he took the time to assist me FREE of charge. I ... (Read more)

5 questions to ask before you start your own business

You're sick and tired of working your fingers to the bone to make someone else's business a success. You don't want to be answerable to anybody els... (Read more)

5 ways to stop sitting from killing you

You've seen the headlines:  Sitting is killing you! or Sitting is the new smoking! While no one ever believed that sitting at a desk all day wa... (Read more)

How to make New Year's resolutions you'll keep

New Year's morning is like a clean slate. You can put the excesses of the previous year (and the December holiday) behind you and make a fresh star... (Read more)

8 ways to stretch your salary in January

December is a rough month for your finances. Even if you've done all the right things like made a budget and stayed out of credit, your bank balanc... (Read more)

7 reasons why it's great to be single

For most people, being in a relationship is a must-have item on the happiness list. But, as difficult as it might sometimes be, there's a lot to be... (Read more)

Make mall safety a priority

Malls have become targets for criminal activity in South Africa. In the Cape in the last six weeks there have been more than 15 armed robberies in... (Read more)

Give your holiday peace of mind

You're packing your bags for the long haul down to the coast and you should be looking forward to the wonderful time you'll soon be having. Instead... (Read more)

10 steps to breaking your impulse buying habit

You're walking down the aisles of your local supermarket. You've picked up lunch, but you've just spotted a darling little milk jug with polka dots... (Read more)

Stellenbosch - kvg

A treasure trove of creativity in the heart of Stellenbosch Thousands of people flocked to the beautiful Webersburg Wine Estate in Stellenbosch las... (Read more)

I'm OK you're OK: happy at last

So much of a woman's early life is punctuated with confusion and uncertainty. We struggle to define ourselves, to relate to others in healthy ways ... (Read more)

1st for women launches a smartphone app

Last year, a tablet was designed specifically for women. Dubbed the ePad Femme, the tablet was available pre-loaded with a pink-hued background and... (Read more)

What you need to know about breast cancer

South African women have a one in 31 risk of developing breast cancer in their lifetime. During October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, th... (Read more)

Smes owned by women are more successful than those owned by men

That's right, you heard it hear first! According to The SME Survey 2014, an annual study of factors behind the success of small and medium... (Read more)

Settling in to your new neighbourhood

After you've unpacked the boxes and hung the curtains, you may still find yourself feeling a little displaced in your new home. Most people don't... (Read more)

Beware of harmful beauty treatments

Some women (and men) will take expensive measures to look their best, from waxing to electrolysis to Botox and fillers. While being pulled and... (Read more)

The big December debt detox

Christmas comes once a year, but the hole that it leaves in your bank account is the gift that keeps on taking for the next 12 months. Even though... (Read more)

Unfortunately, it won't be raining men

For the past two years, hail storms have left a catastrophic trail of destruction, desolating thousands upon thousands of cars and homes. This year... (Read more)

Get the feel good factor this summer

Spring is all about new beginnings and starting over. It's the perfect opportunity to take control of your own happiness by introducing activities... (Read more)

What to do in the wake of a rape

Last year in South Africa, it was reported that the crime rate for sexual offences was 127 per 100 000 people. This means that roughly 67 300 sexua... (Read more)

5 reasons why being a woman is fabulous!

Back in the day when I was a student and taking every Gender Politics course my liberal university could dream up, I got the notion in my head that... (Read more)

Trash your vitamins?

You always believed that it is important to take your vitamins. They make your skin glow, your hair shine and your nails strong. Oh, and you won't... (Read more)

Six lies we tell ourselves

We all tell ourselves little white lies from time to time, and that's OK. But when those lies keep us stuck in a rut or start to justify poor... (Read more)

How to win at online dating

You are single. Your friends aren't. You'd like to meet a guy, but all the good men have been snapped up by your friends, and all that's left are t... (Read more)

Clever ways to stay warm this winter

When power was cheap and environmental concerns weren't so pressing, it was easy to feel entitled to use as much electricity as we wanted. Now that... (Read more)

How to prevent car-jamming

You have seen the signs as you drive your car into the parking garage at your local mall: Car-jamming is a reality. Make sure your car is locked.... (Read more)

Buy a home in 10 simple steps

You have been told that property is a great investment and that you should get a foot in the property market as soon as possible. You want to sign ... (Read more)

Five ways to keep off winter weight

As tempting as that hot chocolate and sticky toffee pudding might be, there's no reason for you to fall off the weight-loss wagon in the winter... (Read more)

Caring for your parents, your children and yourself

Are you struggling to get your kids through school, but also faced with the financial and emotional task of caring for your ageing parents? You are... (Read more)

Surviving a break-up without the baggage

As the newly single Cressida Bonas has shown the world, being beautiful, rich and famous doesn't necessarily mean you'll be able to make a go of it... (Read more)

You can judge a product by its label

As consumers it's overwhelming to make sense of the nutritional claims that companies use to market their products: This will nourish. That will... (Read more)

Five things to do before moving in

You made an offer on your dream home and it was accepted. Then the bank approved your bond and finally you are a homeowner. But now you're in limbo... (Read more)

Low-carb or low-calorie which is right for you?

If you've spent your life avoiding butter and cutting the fat off meat, you might be finding the recent spate of health announcements that fat is... (Read more)

Start planning for your retirement now!

Nobody likes to think about retirement planning. Young women feel that they have all the time in the world to start worrying about their golden... (Read more)

How to earn a second income

Imagine being able to generate a second income to supplement your salary. It might sound too good to be true but, with a bit of thought and plannin... (Read more)

Help for stressed teens

Teenagers are a lot busier then we ever were: more homework, tests, exams and more pressure to succeed in a world obsessed with money and status.... (Read more)

Reasons why you can't lose weight

Losing weight is hard and keeping it off even harder. We all know that battling the bulge requires discipline and persistence, not forgetting... (Read more)

Pass the salt or pass on the salt?

As women, we all have a mental checklist of the ways in which we should look after our health. We should exercise more, worry less, take off our... (Read more)

How to help your man deal with depression

Men and women are inherently different we know that right? But, on closer inspection, it's our less physical traits that truly separate the... (Read more)

Dealing with sexual harassment at work

Sometimes, in the workplace, it can be tricky to work out where casual compliments or flirtation end and sexual harassment begins. For example, Ni... (Read more)

New mom? Here's how to look after yourself

Becoming a mother changes your life in an instant. From the moment your baby is put into your arms your priorities shift dramatically and that bund... (Read more)

How to avoid roadside arrest for unpaid fines

There's nothing more terrifying than approaching a road block knowing you have outstanding fines that need to be paid. Did you know that it's not... (Read more)

6 things you should be teaching your teenager

A very wise person once said that you cannot prepare the world for your children but you can prepare your children for the world. Every parent know... (Read more)

10 health foods that aren't really good for you

You are running from meeting to meeting with no time for a proper meal so you dash into the nearest mall to grab a quick bite. You don't want to... (Read more)

Research - mammograms don't save lives

On 11 February the British Medical Journal published a Canadian study that showed that regular mammography does not reduce the number of deaths fro... (Read more)

Financial cover for your domestic worker

Your domestic worker cares for your children, your animals and perhaps even your elderly parents. She cooks, cleans and looks after your family as... (Read more)

Help your kids to find the right job

Your kids are almost grown up and ready to leave the nest. You have seen them grow from sweet smiling babies to moody high school students. Now the... (Read more)

Why you need a marriage contract

The bride was beautiful and the groom ever so handsome. After a dream wedding they drove off into happily ever after to raise a family and grow old... (Read more)

How to spot the sugar hidden in every day foods

Your mother always said that too much of it will rot your teeth but sugar will do a lot more than that. Dubbed the new nicotine' sugar can cause... (Read more)

9 ways to prepare your body for pregnancy

Planning for pregnancy and motherhood is a daunting task. It goes without saying that you and your partner have a lot more to think about than just... (Read more)

How to show retrenchment who is boss

Retrenchment. Surely the word alone is enough to strike fear into anyone's heart? Let me set the scene. Rumours start spreading at the office about... (Read more)

Personal loans: handle with care

Personal loans are tempting. All it takes is one phone call and ka-ching, there is money is in your account. Lots of lovely lolly for you to spend ... (Read more)

What to do if you suspect a child is being abused

On the 30 th of December Baby L was admitted to ICU with broken ribs, a fractured skull and damage to her kidneys and pancreas. While her mother's... (Read more)

Beat the first day of school blues...

Are you sending your little one to school for the first time? Sad? Excited? Happy? Worried? Yes, it's truly a confusing and stressful time for your... (Read more)

What to do if you are asked for a bribe

You are hurrying home from the gym, thinking about what to cook for dinner and the work that you have to finish later. You do a quick scan for... (Read more)

Is your relationship ready for marriage?

You've been dating for a while, you have a lot in common and you are happy together. You think that maybe, just maybe, he might be the one. How can... (Read more)

Supporting a family? Here's a financial checklist

A recent survey from Women24 revealed that over 60% of South African women are primary caregivers and financiers. Shouldering the financial load fo... (Read more)

The beauty mistakes you made in 2013

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? No, you don't need to be Angelina or Charlize to be gorgeous. Nothing is more beautiful... (Read more)

Healthy eating in a hurry

Is the food you eat your medicine or your poison? Does it nourish your body or burden it with fat, sugar and additives? While we all know the dange... (Read more)

Five ways to give back to yourself

Wife, mother, sister, daughter, cleaner, cook, nurse, teacher, mentor, employer, breadwinner... Sometimes women can be so swamped by taking care of... (Read more)

The gift of giving

In a country where 24% of the population is unemployed and thousands live in poverty, each and every South African should do what they can to give... (Read more)

Your guide to stopping at roadblocks

A police force tainted by unscrupulous cops makes stopping at roadblocks nerve wracking and sometimes even dangerous. Knowing how to handle the... (Read more)

How to beat holiday weight gain

It's January and you are broke, bloated and unfit. Sound familiar? Your annual holiday might be a great time to de-stress and unwind, but that... (Read more)

Identity theft: what you should know

One afternoon at work Sandra got a call from a bank. Your loan has been approved and the funds will be in your account in 24 hours, a teller... (Read more)

Sunscreen rules and myths

It is summer time: beach time, pool time and time to work on your tan? As irresistible as the idea of sun-kissed shoulders might be the reality is... (Read more)

16 Days how can you get involved?

It is estimated that every year 500 000 people are raped in South Africa. Women's groups estimate that a woman is raped every 26 seconds in this... (Read more)

Office parties: dos and don'ts

An office party is not about sitting through a few drinks with colleagues and making small talk with the guy from accounts. It is also not about... (Read more)

How to tell if someone is lying

Your boyfriend says he got stuck at the office, but something tells you he is not being completely honest. A colleague swears she left your coffee... (Read more)

Diabetes: know the facts

Did you know that diabetes is called the silent killer' because sufferers only display mild symptoms and many cases are not diagnosed by doctors?... (Read more)

Advice on stopping for police late at night

Not many South Africans would feel comfortable pulling over to the side of the road at night at the request of a car flashing blue lights. At the... (Read more)

Protect your car against hail damage

As glorious as our South African summers might be they bring with them the threat of thunderstorms and hail damage to your much-loved car and home.... (Read more)

Our top five mobile apps just for you!

Why do you love your smartphone? Is it because it gives you instant access to the Internet or because you have your world at your fingertips with... (Read more)

Need help with your taxes?

While we sometimes complain about the taxes we pay the reality is that our monthly contributions are used to fund much-needed social services like... (Read more)

Famous celebrity friendships

Even celebrities need best friends someone to call, perhaps, when critics slam their latest movie or the paparazzi get a shot of them looking les... (Read more)

Breast cancer: know your risk

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the iconic pink ribbon splashed across magazines and the internet. As you read the survivor stories a... (Read more)

Buy a second-hand car with confidence

Buying a second-hand car can be a daunting task. You want a reliable car at the best possible price but where do you start? How do you even begin t... (Read more)

Have a merry Xmas... on a budget

Yes you should have been saving for Christmas since July but you have not yet managed to squirrel away a single penny. Now, with only two months to... (Read more)

Stay Motivated and keep fit this winter!

As winter closes in the days get shorter and temperatures start dropping. Sticking to an exercise routine seems almost impossible when just the... (Read more)

Drowning in debt? Get help here!

None of us are strangers to the world of loans and credit but the hard and fast reality is that millions of South Africans are struggling to keep u... (Read more)

Dating mistakes to avoid

Whether you are 25 or 45 years old, dating is difficult. A disastrous first date or a dream date that never calls. The guy that stood you up twice ... (Read more)

How to ask for a raise

Petrol, electricity and food price increases your money just does not seem to go as far as it used to, does it? Besides, you work hard and deserv... (Read more)

Why you need a hobby

Hobbies. Remember those? Perhaps as a child you knitted, rode horses or played the piano. If researchers are to be believed then maybe it is time t... (Read more)

Finances Take charge today!

It isn't pretty. The petrol price is forever on the increase and food certainly isn't getting any cheaper. Now more than ever South Africans need t... (Read more)

Great money saving ideas

Spending money is easy and a whole lot of fun too. The joy of finding that perfect something, sneaking your credit card out your purse, swiping and... (Read more)

How to get ahead at work

Look around the office. You know the people I mean. The ones that move effortlessly from promotion to promotion without breaking a sweat. How do th... (Read more)

Girl Power means lending a helping hand!

Doing things together is an inherently female characteristic, and while that makes for some pretty funny examples, it also means that when we band... (Read more)

How to be happy

How are you feeling today? Joyful or unhappy, upbeat or pessimistic? If you are dragging your way through yet another miserable day then here is th... (Read more)

Beat colds and flu this winter

Who has time for colds and flu? Between family, friends and work, downtime just isn't an option. If you want to win the war against colds and flu... (Read more)

What's for supper, ma?

As a mother, one of your first priorities is to ensure that your children eat healthily. You know all too well the importance of a balanced diet an... (Read more)

Get geyser wise and save electricity

This month the focus at 1st for Women is on geysers. We have increased consequential loss cover on geyser claims to R20 000 for all new Buildings... (Read more)

Is your home secure?

Crime is a reality for all South Africans. While we cannot live in fear, we must do what we can to keep our homes and our families safe. Have you... (Read more)

Being MRS Right

In nightclubs, at the gym or at her best friend's wedding, almost every single girl out there is looking for Mr Right. For those of you struggling ... (Read more)

Spring clean your policies

Winter is over and spring-cleaning is the word on everyone's lips. Yes, we should probably all be following the example set by our mothers and... (Read more)

Social Media: Do's and Don'ts

Social media. We all do it. Whether we are tweeting, liking or sharing, most of us are active on a social network every day. With the likes of... (Read more)

Car breakdown: what now?

It is probably one of your worst nightmares. Your car breaks down and you are left stranded at the side of the road, vulnerable and alone. Perhaps... (Read more)

Assertiveness 101

Where do you rank on the assertiveness scale at work? Are you the mouse who never does more than squeak or the screaming banshee who is forever... (Read more)

Happy kids? Here's how

Somebody once said that parenting is one of the toughest jobs in the world and one for which you get the least training. Truer words were never... (Read more)

How to look good in photos

Photos capture some of our most precious moments and make lasting memories out of days that would otherwise be forgotten. Not everybody loves the... (Read more)

Your Medical Benefits

Telephonic medical advice, emergency medical services and HIV treatment in case of accidental exposure? Sounds fabulous, but at what price? Here's... (Read more)

Online dating: what you need to know

A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences revealed that 35% of recently married American couples met online. The... (Read more)

Great holiday planning tools

Doctor's orders ladies: schedule in some vacation time today! According to a study published in the Wisconsin Medical Journal, women who take... (Read more)

What to do in case of a car accident

From bumper bashings to 10 car pile-ups on the highway, car accidents are an every day occurrence on South African roads. If the worst happened and... (Read more)

Your guide to buying life cover

Interested in investing in life insurance? Smart move. A life insurance policy is the financial protection your family needs against the loss of yo... (Read more)

Banish the Monday Blues

Scientists have studied it, singers have written songs about it and every single one of us have felt its pain. It is the Monday Blues, that lingeri... (Read more)

Smoker? Get help here

Every smoker knows all too well the joy of a cigarette, the joy of lighting up after a meal or with a glass of wine after a long day at work. At th... (Read more)

How to reduce your carbon footprint

Almost everything we do, from brushing our teeth in the morning to switching on our computer at work has an impact on the environment. While not... (Read more)

Are you a good friend?

Through good times and bad, we all need a girlfriend who understands the trials and tribulations and successes and celebrations that are uniquely... (Read more)

Put the brakes on premature ageing

Premature ageing; two words that are enough to strike fear into the heart of any woman. While wrinkles are a fact of life the reality is that many ... (Read more)

What every mom should teach her child

Daughters learn a lot from their mothers, sometimes without even realising it. You could go so far as to say that the lessons that we learnt at our... (Read more)

Be honest with your life insurer

Good news! Recent research by The Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA) has revealed that life insurers paid out 99% of all... (Read more)

What do other women carry in their handbags?

Late last year, Cadburys went where no man has ever gone before and did some research into the contents of women’s handbags in the UK. While the... (Read more)

Yours, Mine, and Ours

As modern women we like to think of ourselves as bold and assertive and not shy to voice our opinions. But there’s one subject it seems, that we... (Read more)

Life Insurance - Be in it for the long haul

Have you ever considered life insurance? We mean, really considered it? Mostly it seems to be a product that’s intended for the older and more... (Read more)

Women take centre stage in social networking

With our gift of the gab is it any wonder that women around the world spend more time on social networking sites than men do? Even though women... (Read more)

Men and Women:We spend differently on credit cards

Men and women think and act differently. That’s no secret. That said, it will come as no surprise that our credit card spending habits are also ver... (Read more)

Few things in life are free and credit is not one of them

Having access to credit is undoubtedly a key to personal advancement and empowerment. But, if you have a credit facility, treat it with care. We’ve... (Read more)

Robyn Farrell, managing director of 1st for Women gives us her take on hair colour and funds.

Do blondes really have more fun? That's debatable. What does seem to be true is that blondes do have more funds! Recent studies have shown that... (Read more)

1st for Women takes the silver at the 2012 Midas Awards

We’re proud to announce that our “Why We Insure Women” campaign has secured the prestigious Silver Midas Award, as well as a Midas Certificate at t... (Read more)

Hot Tips for Walking in Heels

Apparently high heels and happy feet are not an oxymoron, if only women hold themselves correctly while walking, or so says Victor Chu, a former sh... (Read more)

Survival tips

There’s walking the talk, and then there’s surviving the walk. Some of us fabulous females’ idea of exercise is the walk from the car to the elevat... (Read more)

Ever kept a Celeb-Spotter Notebook?

This is the ultimate collector's item in the making! The Sisters with Blisters Walk 2012 promises to be choc-a-bloc with local celebs, so take this... (Read more)

Our Guardian Angels in the flesh!

Our Guardian Angels are always alert and ready to assist woman motorists, whether you need minor help with something during a breakdown, or someone... (Read more)

Sisters with Blisters Event

Sisters with Blisters is an annual Jacaranda FM initiative which we proudly co-sponsor. Every year we aim to raise much needed awareness on women a... (Read more)

Furry friends are Family, too!

We know that your dogs aren't just pets. They're part of your family! That's why you want nothing but the best for them, whether it's doggy... (Read more)

Chocolate Brownies Recipe

There are some that don’t have much faith in the chocolaty-ness of brownies, but they’ve probably had bad experiences of the dry and poorly made... (Read more)

Arrive refreshed after long flights!

Hollywood stages the most impressive accounts of women stepping off of planes looking glamorous and well-rested. Even if said flight was 14 hours... (Read more)

The Reason Why We Insure Women

Men, lovely as they are, have a tendency towards antics, adrenaline and, in general, a disregard for the consequences of their actions. Some people... (Read more)

The Art of Packing Light

Packing for a trip (whether for two weeks or two days) can be daunting, especially when there’s a weight limit involved. Because so many of us have... (Read more)

On-the-Run Grocery Shopping List

These days between hectic work schedules, finding time for a social life, and all the other admin that eats into your day, grocery shopping can... (Read more)

At the office: Healthy Snack Ideas

We can all relate to occasionally eating badly at the office. Sometimes meetings run over lunch time, and sometimes the vending machine is just too... (Read more)

Top 10 reasons to love being single!

Being single is a fabulous thing, even if every romcom that you see might suggest otherwise. The trouble is that there comes along a moment during... (Read more)

Top 10 Wintery Lovelies

Winter is all about the boots, scarves, hot chocolate, crackling fires and chunky soups. That being said, we’re sympathetic to those who prefer the... (Read more)

Time slimming tips for working moms

If you’re a working mom then doing it all has a much deeper meaning. Laundry, cooking, packing school lunches, traffic, taxis, deadlines, meetings…... (Read more)

Never leave your handbag unattended warns 1st for women

Having your handbag stolen very often translates into weeks of costly and time-consuming admin which one can ill afford, especially over the festive season. (Read more)

Mandela Day 2013

In July, DJ Fresh, Angie Khumalo and the Patron of the 1st for Women Insurance Trust, Zelda la Grange, will join other bikers and travel across South Africa (Read more)

Women in the Media Awards

In 1975, a young and energetic female sport journalist was assigned to cover a pro-tennis team called the Boston Lobsters. (Read more)

Spoiling our Clients

In May 2012, 1st for Women hosted its annual Mother’s Day pamper celebration at Mangwanani African Spa in Johannesburg (Indaba), Cape Town (Zevenwacht) and Durban (Sibaya). (Read more)