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7 Smart Instagram Stories Hacks That Will Blow Your Mind

July 15, 2019
7 Smart Instagram Stories Hacks That Will Blow Your Mind

The best Instagram Stories hacks are usually top secret. Brands and businesses like to keep their tips and tricks to creating awesome stories posts under wraps – but we’re here to reveal 7 super cool Instagram Stories hacks to take your story to the next level! When it comes to making Instagram Stories stand out, some of the most useful features, editing tools and techniques are hidden to the naked eye. So we’ve unearthed them and shared our favorite, creative Instagram Stories hacks in one post. Keep reading to learn how you can make engaging, artistic, and effective stories with…

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A look at the ‘sporty’ Toyota Hilux coming to South Africa later this year

April 15, 2019
limited edition Heroic Toyota Hilux GR Sport 2019

What?! Toyota is launching an even TOUGHER-ER Toyota Hilux? Toyota South Africa hosted its second ‘state of the motor industry’ (SOMI) event in Midrand earlier this year. As part of the event, the manufacturer revealed some of its plans for the local South African market in 2019. This will include the launch of the Corolla Hatch, the new RAV4, and the 2019 Prius. But the BIG news was undoubtedly Toyota planning to launch the limited edition Heroic Hilux GR Sport in South Africa later this year. The limited edition Toyota Hilux GR Sport features: Bespoke Gazoo Racing-themed decals A unique front grille design A…

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The OFS Smart Team Building 2019

March 22, 2019
The OFS Smart Team Building 2019

Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people • Steve Jobs At OFS Smart Repair we believe in investing in our team. We understand that the whole is only is strong as the sum of it’s parts. Without our team, OFS would not be half the company we are today. Teamwork for us is ALL about collaboration. So, when we decided to create a SUPER fun witty think-out-of-the-box Team Building for the Smart Team this year, we knew just the local Bloemfontein creative lifestyle design crew to collaborate with. Brainstorming and putting…

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First Test Flight in the bag for Boeing’s flying car

February 12, 2019
Boeing Flying car

It is the year 2000, but where are the flying cars? • Avery Brook A Boeing Co flying car designed to whisk passengers over congested city streets and dodge skyscrapers completed its first test flight on the 22nd of January 2019, offering a peek into the future of urban transportation the aerospace giant and others are seeking to shape. A prototype of its autonomous passenger air vehicle completed a controlled takeoff, hover and landing during the test conducted in Manassas, Virginia, the maker of military and commercial jets said in a statement on the 22nd of January. Propelled by electricity, the…

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What we learned about Instagram from local Social Media guru Christine Meintjes

October 15, 2018
What we learned about Instagram from local Social Media guru Christine Meintjes

Whatever you are, be a GOOD one • Abraham Lincoln The first thing you should know about Christine Meintjes is she REALLY knows her stuff. In 2007 she founded Christine Meintjes Photography. Fast forward a few years and she has shot over 350 weddings, travelled to more than 10 different countries for shoots and is considered to be one of THE best photographers on the continent being one of only five Premium Ambassadors for Nikon Southern Africa. Amongst being a photographer, Christine Meintjes is also a top style influencer, specialist content creator and Social Media expert. Christine successfully built South Africa’s first…

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Introducing The New Nippy Volvo XC40

September 7, 2018
Introducing The New (not-so-little) Volvo XC40

Meet the NEW Volvo XC40 The small SUV that’s big on innovation. Expressive design, ingenious storage and smart technology. Volvo’s latest offering is built for city life. With OFS Smart Repair being a PROUD Volvo partner and the ONLY Approved Volvo Auto Body Repair centre in the Free State and Northern Cape, we could not wait to test drive the latest addition to the Volvo Family. AND NOW The Volvo XC40 is available in South Africa in a T3 guise, priced at less than R500,000. And the new powertrain is the first three-cylinder engine in the company’s 91-year history. The…

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The most popular car colours in South Africa

July 13, 2018
The most popular car colours in South Africa • Yellow 2018 VW Polo

Autotrader has released a new report on which car colours South African motorists most search for. The report follows an analysis of millions of searches on AutoTrader that used the colour filter (from March 2017 to March 2018), and considers both used and new cars. So, which car colours rule the popularity roost in South Africa? White The report found that South African drivers favour white for their cars, with 55% of searches being for a white vehicle. Silver and Black Silver and black were named as the second and third most popular car colours in South Africa, with fourth…

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The Bloem influencers to follow on Instagram • Smartguy edition

June 28, 2018
Bloem influencers to follow on Instagram • Tony Peng

Why the Influencers trend is catching on in SA marketing and the names you should get to know. Instagram is where we go to find all that’s fresh, trendy and creative. Growing rapidly year on year, now more than ever, Instagram is one of South Africa’s MAJOR relevant social media platforms. A rise in social media users in South Africa Research firm World Wide Worx reported that Instagram users in South Africa increased 32% between 2016 and 2017 with another 8.5% growth during 2017 and 2018. This is a trend that is in line with smartphone penetration in the country.…

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These are the best family cars in South Africa

June 21, 2018
These are the best family cars in South Africa • Land Rover Discovery 2018

From compact yet spacious hatches, to high-end luxury 4x4s, South Africans have a range of top family cars to choose from, says AutoTrader. The online automotive classifieds advertising website noted that selecting the right car for you will obviously depend on your family requirements. Therefore AutoTrader suggested considering the following points when shopping for family cars, starting with the number of occupants, both two and four-legged. Body style – you may have a passion for SUVs, for instance. Storage areas – from cup holders to the luggage capacity. Safety features – always important when transporting your loved ones. Economy – if…

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8 Nippy Family Cars you can buy for less than R200,000 in South Africa

May 10, 2018
8 Nippy Family Cars you can buy for less than R200,000 in South Africa

In the market for a new family ride? Not too big. Light on fuel. 4 doors with a boot. Something nippy? Data published by financial services company Wesbank shows that the average spent on financing a NEW vehicle in South Africa is around R300,000. Its data also showed that the average amount financed for a USED car with the lender over the past 12 months was R203,284. Wesbank finances more than double the number of used cars when compared to new cars, and while the allure of a bargain in the second hand market for a more high spec model is logical,…

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