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About Us

Dave Charles

Founder, Life & Style Media


“As an independent media company, we operate on the basis that we present content that our readers and listeners will enjoy and respond to, creating a positive advertising environment. It is a formula that works well and allows us to continually grow and develop Ballito’s premiere media brand.

We understand the market that we operate in and understand we must keep innovating to stay relevant. This is why we have developed a multi-platformed opportunity giving our advertisers targeted access to the affluent KZN North Coast market on air, online and in print.

Our pricing is designed to allow even small businesses comfortable access to effective advertising. It is the most comprehensive approach to advertising in this region and the results are impressive. We’d love to help you grow your market share in our fabulous part of the world!”

Dave Charles presents the Afternoon Show Weekdays 3 - 6pm on

88FM Radio Life&Style - The Voice of Ballito


Life & Style Media


The Life & Style media brand was established in 2004 to cater for the rapidly growing community in the Ballito region of KZN. Former 5FM presenter and award-winning Specialist Television Producer, Dave Charles, and his Art Director wife, Sue, created a stylish publication in newsprint targeting the trendy, affluent, discerning reader giving advertisers direct access to the upper LSM market in the region.

Life & Style’s growth and innovation since inception has resulted in us comfortably claiming the title of leading independent multimedia brand in the region. Life & Style has evolved to include a ground-breaking mix of digital and print media products that includes a popular local radio station – 88FM Ballito (Radio Life & Style) – as well as the glossy Life & Style magazine and a fortnightly digital newsletter.

Our radio station and digital products are given extended digital reach through our dedicated smartphone apps for both Android and iOS devices, putting the power of Life & Style in our audience’s pocket. On air, online or in print – the Life & Style media brand clearly has the KZN North Coast covered.

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