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Marie Claire: How to think smart with Gumtree

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At Marie Claire we are all about thinking smart, while looking amazing. This week we hope to bring you a few fantastic ways to learn new or to expand your skills with Gumtree.co.za. Here are five recommended courses to try: Learn a new language Ever wanted to learn Spanish? So do we. La Casa-Escuela de […]

House and Leisure: 5 Beautiful Chandeliers On Gumtree

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Chandeliers are eye-catching statement pieces that can easily make a statement in your space. Here’s five of our favourite chandelier finds on Gumtree this week. 1. Globe Chandelier, R3 950 This large 600mm-diameter chandelier is a serious statement lighting piece. If you are looking for a wow factor, this light is it. http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-lamps-lights/claremont-newlands/globe-chandelier/1001142468090910001287909 2. Glass […]

Good Housekeeping Tips of the Week

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1. Five Very Large Glazed Ceramic Garden Pots R3 000 http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-garden-decorations-plants/noordhoek/five-very-large-glazed-ceramic-garden-pots-in-different-shades-of-blue-and-one-sand-colour/1001158246870910000431709 Give your garden a chic look with these pots in different shades of blue and one sand colour. It is perfect for small trees like lemon trees to create a finished look along a wall or to cover unsightly drains or pipes. 2. Biltong […]

Women on Wheels Top Car Accessories

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Women tend to love accessories, so why not enhance your car with some cool gadgets? We found so many options on Gumtree, we could hardly choose. These are the top 5 gadgets you just wouldn’t want to go without once you have them. And all for under R1000! Bluetooth Iphone snap-in adaptor What better way […]

O Magazine ideas for organizing your book collection

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Do you have more books than places to store them? If you’re a book-lover, you’re probably loath to part with your favourite page-turners but excess creates chaos, and settling down with your favourite read is much harder when you can’t find the book you want and know you have…somewhere. O has a few simple yet […]

Gumtree Celebrates Mandela Day

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This year, Gumtree is celebrating Mandela Day by paying tribute to the wise words of our own Madiba. Check out some of the most powerful Nelson Mandela quotes we know, and let us know what your favourite quote is on Facebook!  

The Lean Mean Green Gumtree Machine

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As many of you may know, Gumtree has sponsored racing veteran Mike Schmidt’s season. Saturday was our very first race and the entire Joburg team came out to support him. Race day dawned cold with clear blue skies. Having entered the car in two different categories it was decided that although we were going to […]

Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Favourite Gumtree Picks

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We trolled Gumtree again. These were the best deals we found Brown Leather Jacket Brown leather jackets go with everything! But they’re also not the cheapest. This is a steal at R250! Statement Ts These fab statement Ts add instant glam to your usual jeans and t-shit combo. And their only R140! Go Get em: […]

Gumtree chats to Growing Tomorrow about Free WiFi initiative

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Gumtree’s country manager Johan Nel appeared on SABC 2′s Growing Tomorrow about our partnership with Project Isizwe. Gumtree has partnered with Project Isizwe to bring free wi-fi to low-income communities across South Africa, starting with a large roll-out in the City of Tshwane. The initiative plans to create capacity to connect over 1 million people […]

O Magazine Party Essentials

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Planning a soiree? Gumtree will make it as easy as click, pay and deliver. Party Décor Create a fun atmosphere with quirky décor and accessories to get your guests in the party mood. For more info, visit: http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-party-catering/tamboerskloof/personalised-party-decor-with-a-difference/1001148390320910040174609 Mobile Cocktail Services Wow your guests with delicious cocktails on arrival, without the fuss of having to […]

Marie Claire Catwalk Bride Top Picks

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Get 10% off your bridal make-up Get a professional make-up artist from MAC Cosmetics to make you look picture-perfect on your big day. Find your scent (for less) Love designer fragrances? So do we. Find your signature scent to match your wedding gown. Go for the straight and sleek ‘do Achieve the simple and chic […]

Women on Wheels Top Picks

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Car Fridge/Warmer You don’t just get cars at Gumtree’s ‘Automotive Vehicle’ section- there are a lot of cool car accessories as well, such as this small in-car fridge/warmer. For only R520 it can be quite a handy little gadget. Customized Citi Golf Do you want a car, but feel like bland colours are too normal? […]

House and Leisure Top Tables

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1. Oriental Table,  R2 300 Made with imported walnut wood, this oval occasional table will add an exotic flair to your living room. We love the ornate details and carvings. 2. Original Wooden Coffee Table, R2 500   This repurposed wood is perfect for a rustic and vintage lounge. Low coffee tables are good for […]

Good Housekeeping Top Finds on Gumtree

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1. Fireplace, Godin R5 000 Transform your living room into a cozy hideout this winter with a fireplace from Gumtree. This Godin fireplace comes with a stainless chimney for only R5 000! It is the perfect excuse to stay in and warm with a cup of hot chocolate and DVD’s. 2. New exercise bike R2 […]

Cosmo’s Top Gumtree Picks

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Low on cash but in the mood for some spoils? We’ve got a treat for you. We found the 5 best steals on Gumtree. 1. Vintage Magazines (1940′s – 1960′s) There’s something so cool and kitschy about antique decor. These vintage Vogue magazines from the ‘60s will give any bookshelf or coffee table a new sense of sophistication.    […]

Classifieds unite to improve online pet safety

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Gumtree South Africa has today announced that they will, along with competitors OLX and Junk Mail Publishing, form part of a meeting to discuss the online pet trade via the respective platforms. The meeting, as an initiative by animal rights organisation Beauty Without Cruelty/Ban Animal Trading, aims to resolve issues surrounding the treatment of animals […]

Good Housekeeping’s 5 Best Buys on Gumtree

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1. PS4 500GB + Dual Shock 4 (Urgent sale) R 5,400 There’s only so long a mother can ignore her teen’s pleas for a PlayStation upgrade!  And because this sale is ‘urgent’ it probably means there’s room for a little negotiation. Plus you get Fifa 14 thrown in too – just what we need with […]

House and Leisure’s Top Five Shelves on Gumtree

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Here’s our selection of the best shelving and storage options you’ll find on Gumtree this week. 1. TV Unit, R1 990 We love these solid wooden TV units with a perfect built in slot for decoders and DVD players. The built in drawers are a bonus for storing remote controls to keep your lounge clutter […]

Marie Claire’s Five Fashion Picks: Handbags

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Marie Claire’s five fashion picks for the month from Gumtree.co.za. Shop these must-have items now! We all love a Louis Vuitton classic for less. This month Marie Claire is honoring classic handbags, so be sure to get your daily fix here: http://www.marieclairvoyant.com/fashion/fashion-news A never-before-used powder pink Coach bag is a must this season. Wear this […]

O Magazine’s Top Gumtree Picks

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1. CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN HEELS  While true confidence comes from within, when you step out in a pair of red shoes you send a message that you mean business and you believe in yourself. These Christian Louboutin stilettoes are perfect to take you from zero to hero. For more information, click on: http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-heels/eastern-pretoria/christian-louboutin-shoes/100114279210091027612330   2. HERMES […]

Women on Wheels

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Ferrari There is no car too exotic for Gumtree. We came across this 2010 Ferrari 458 for sale for a whopping R2 999 900.   Cadillac collection You don’t need to only buy one car on Gumtree, you can buy an entire collection if you like. Check out this Cadillac collection forR 2 600 000 […]

Gumtree visits Cape Town’s Vintage Experience

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I was fortunate enough to attend the first ever Cape Town Vintage Experience this weekend – what a show! As you may know, Gumtree has very recently opened up a new office in the heart of the Mother City and therefore we can vouch from first hand experience that vintage threads are extremely popular. In […]

Five reasons to shop second hand

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Second hand shopping might not seem as glamorous as blitzing through the mall, but there are several reasons why savvy consumers should log on and try to pick up pre-owned bargains. It gives you more bang for your buck On average, goods bought second hand are 50% cheaper – even big brand name items that […]

World’s Most Valuable Soccer Players

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Who are the world’s most valuable soccer players? The World Cup in Brazil is around the corner and although each of the players in the 32 teams that are participating have to prove their worth, there are some who are considered more valuable than others. Gumtree.co.za has caught the soccer fever and released an interactive […]

What to Buy for Father’s Day

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Buying a gift for dad for Father’s day can be quite a challenge. Often fathers don’t give a clear indication of what they might want, and it’s not as easy as buying jewellery for mom! Chances are, your father falls into one of the following types, so here’s a Gumtree gift giving guide for the […]

Writing a winning CV

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Both private companies and recruitment agencies have the same complaint – there are simply too many “poor candidates” flooding their HR departments and account managers out there. But the reality is that these companies aren’t necessarily receiving poor candidates, but rather poor CVs. When it comes to job hunting, you are only as good as […]

Gumtree Marketing Manager on eXpresso!

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Gumtree Marketing manager Claire Cobbledick appeared on the eXpresso show to chat about the site and hand some big cash prizes over to viewers. Tune every Thursday this month and you could go home with R5000 cash!            

Queen B’s Gumtree Boutique – Terms and Conditions

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Queen B’s Gumtree Boutique Online Virtual Sale (“Sale”) RULES/TERMS & CONDITIONS By engaging in the Sale, prospective purchasers agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below (“Rules”) applicable to this Sale which is being facilitated on the online advertising platform provided to you by Marktplaats BV (“Gumtree”). A copy of these Rules are […]

Queen B’s Gumtree Boutique

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The anticipation about Queen B’s Gumtree Boutique has been building for weeks – and there’s not long to wait now! The Boutique goes live at noon on 2 June 2014! Bonang Matheba has generously donated some of her favourite items, including dresses, shoes and bags, to be sold on Gumtree. All proceeds will benefit the […]

It’s Queen B!

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This week we revealed the identity of the mystery celeb who will be selling her swag on Gumtree to benefit a local charity – and it’s none other than the Queen B herself, Bonang Matheba. Bonang generously donated items from her personal collection, including shoes, bags, dresses and accessories. Start shopping at www.gumtree.co.za/queenb! These items […]

What’s on in Durban: Festivals, Art, & Culture

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Durban is a vibrant, multicultural city with a great sense for outdoor festivals and occasions due to its great weather and superb location along the warm Indian Ocean and. Each weekend there are numerous festival, music, art and cultural events on show, so make a point of hopping in your car and getting yourself entertained […]

Queen B How To Guide

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Wanna walk a mile in Bonang’s… stilettos? Now you can. Do you covet chic and ultra-stylish fashion items? Are you Bonang Matheba’s most adoring fan? Do you love to find great deals on second hand clothes? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Queen B’s Gumtree Boutique is the one-stop virtual shop […]

Durban – Theatre, Art, and Culture May 15-19

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Durban and its surroundings offer a vibrant multicultural playground abounding in theatre, arts, and cultural events, so shake off the stress from your job, leave the toys at home, and take the family this weekend to enjoy the fun and culture of the following events on show. Theatre lovers can head for the Rhumbelo Theatre […]

What’s on in Durban – Music May 15-19

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Durban is abuzz with live music each weekend, so call some friends or your partner and chill at one of the many music bars in our vibrant city. If you want to express some energy, then hit the dance floors of the city’s nightclubs, or romance away at some of the cosy late night venues. Here […]

Cape Town Local Music May 15-19

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Cape Town’s music scene is overflowing with fantastic local events to sink your teeth into, but how do you pick the hot from the not-so-hot? Gumtree SA presents a weekly guide to the top local music events happening this week, featuring a variety of genres, venues, and some of the best musicians Cape Town has […]

Mystery Celeb selling swag on Gumtree

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We are excited to announce the launch of The Gumtree Boutique – a virtual shop selling stunning second-hand goods, formerly belonging to a local star. From 2 June to 13 June, the prized possessions of this high-profile SA celebrity (to be announced on 21 May) will be available for purchase on gumtree.co.za. Fans of the […]

6 Perfect Date Nights in Johannesburg

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Johannesburg is informally known as the economic capital of South Africa. Life in Joburg is fast, sometimes even frantic – certainly not qualities associated with classically romantic cities like Paris or Rome. Yet Joburg holds a great many opportunities for romance. Here are some ideas to help you plan your perfect date night in Johannesburg. […]

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

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May 11th is Mother’s Day, when we celebrate the hard working women who raised us. For those of us who haven’t had a chance to buy something wonderful for Mom, time is running out! What to get her? A Spa Day? A luxury handbag? As it turns out, not all gifts are equal. Here are some […]

5 Kid Friendly Vacation Spots in SA

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South Africa is a wonderful vacation destination, and with its great outdoors, fabulous nature, and wonderful weather, it is a holiday paradise for children and families. There are simply hundreds of great outings to take the kids, but we will look at just five of them. Starting in Durban, no child will be content without […]

Guest Post – Expat Communities and Lifestyle

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Expat Communities and the Ups and Downs of Expat Life There are many reasons for choosing expat life: the chance of a new beginning, a life in the sun, and amazing career perspectives. The experiences expats have abroad are as varied as their reasons for moving in the first place. In many cases, it is […]

Guest Post – The Big Match: Liverpool v Chelsea

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After 10 months of end-to-end action, of missed chances, dodgy decisions, penalty appeals, injuries, yellow cards, five goal thrillers and David Moyes, we get the match that for most people is the real title decider – it could be slightly premature, but I think we all know what it will mean if Liverpool beat Chelsea […]

The Most Common Online Scams in South Africa

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Online commerce has become the norm for most of us, with a considerable number of the population logging onto e-tailing websites, online classifieds and other sites to buy or sell goods. While the trade has done wonders in creating jobs and new opportunities, there is a dark side – criminals are taking advantage of the […]

Adult Easter Basket Ideas

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Easter is almost here. It is a day of religious celebration, family, and tradition. No one should feel left out of the Easter fun, but adults often get the short-end of the stick when it comes to Easter gifts. If you celebrate Easter, receiving a basket full of treasures is a treat of the season. […]

Gear up for the Two Oceans Marathon

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This weekend thousands of South Africans will be participating in the annual Two Oceans Marathon. The ultra marathon (56-km), the half-marathon (21-km) and variety of fun runs are always met with great enthusiasm by the locals. If you’ve entered, it’s not too late to stock up on the goodies you need: Good running shoes can […]

DIY – 5 Ways to Fix Up a Shabby Chair

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Of all the furniture in a house, the chairs often are the pieces that engender the greatest feelings of comfort and home. Sometimes, however, some of the things that make a chair so comfy and homey get worn down and need a little sprucing up to fit in with your home decor. Just like their […]

We Are One Colour Festival – Johannesburg 2014

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A Feast of Colour in Glorious Sunshine It all started in Berlin on July 29, 2012. That day many people gathered for the Berlin Holi Festival, the first of what will undoubtedly become a long-standing annual event. It took but a year for the festival, which celebrates diversity, acceptance and unity, to grow into a […]

Guest Post – The Big Match Part 7

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Photo Credit – BackPagePix The BIG Match – 30 March 2014 British Premiership this season is fast turning into one of the most exciting title races in years. Firstly, Manchester United, who have dominated the scene for years, are in danger of not even qualifying for the Europa league – this in itself has millions […]

How to Choose the Best Concert Clothing

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Festivals and concerts, like the Cape Town Jazz Festival, are a great way to get out, let loose, and have a blast for a night, and in South Africa, they’re always the best. For some, looking fabulous at concerts and festivals is one of the fun parts of attending them. It’s also a great way […]

Guest Post – The Big Match Part 6

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Photo Credit: BackPagePix The BIG Match (22 March) There are mouth-watering matches in every league you can imagine at this time of the season – so it’s a little difficult to select only one from the list – but with recent events in England and in the Champions League featuring British teams, there is one […]

15th Annual Cape Town Jazz Festival

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There are 9 days left until the 15th Annual Cape Town Jazz Festival, have you bought your tickets yet? The event will take place on Friday the 28th and Saturday the 29th of March at the CTICC – Cape Town International Convention Centre. The CTIJF is one of the largest music events in sub-Saharan Africa […]