YUSS! Get Paid R10 000 For Chilling This Holiday!


SA rapper icon Jack Parow created a social media storm this week with the launch of South Africa’s laziest job competition.

Parow, who proclaims he has a ‘PhD in chilling during the day’, urged students and recent graduates seeking well-paid holiday employment to apply for SA’s laziest summer job, where languishing in the garden in a deck chair for 10 days is about the most strenuous requirement.

The search for three successful candidates – in Joburg, Durban and Cape Town – was launched by Parow on behalf of Husqvarna South Africa – leading gardening, forestry and agricultural equipment supplier. The lucky finalists will ease gently into the working world, earning a whopping R10 000 from 1 to 10 December for doing, basically, very little.

The only physical exertion required of the incumbents is to set up a sunshade and a deck chair, and apply nimble fingers to the keyboards of their smart phones doing social media broadcasts about their cool new “career”, burning through the five gigabytes of data that are loaded – for free – onto their devices.

Husqvarna and Parow have teamed up to promote how much free time you get when you use their brand new “hands free” robotic lawn mower – the Husqvarna Automower® – which mows your lawn all by itself while you get on with more important things. Things like, in Parow’s words, ‘having a dop and a tjop with my tjommie”.

To Parow, using technology to avoid working up a sweat while still getting the work done is ultra-cool. In this job, where your bank balance goes up while you sit down, ‘being lazy never felt so good’, he says.

‘The Automower® has revolutionised “working” in the garden, allowing you to do other chores while it does all the mowing for you. Or, of course, you can get on with other fun stuff at the same time,’ says Jacqui Cochran, marketing manager of Husqvarna South Africa.

The Husqvarna robotic Automower® has a charging station and is guided by a boundary wire. It is fully automatic, even returning to the charging station when battery power is low, and starting to mow again once fully charged, without your intervention.

To apply for the vacancies, visit, submit a photo of yourself and a small write up saying why you should be chosen. You need to be at least 18 years or older. Entries close at midnight on 01 November 2017.

Husqvarna will pick the top 10 from Durban, Cape Town and Jozi. These entrants will then be asked to submit videos. Out of these, the top five finalists will be chosen from each region. These videos will then be uploaded to the competition site and voting for contestants will begin. Check out #Husqvarna #LaziestSummerJob on Twitter and other social media.

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Win Tickets to Pure & Crafted Festival


Just a few short weeks ahead of the Pure & Crafted we caught up with the world-renowned BMW stunt-rider, Mattie Griffin! Yeow!

1. WhatsCracking Mattie! Tell us about yourself? A few sentences will do that best describes you.
I see myself as a regular guy that has turned his passion for bikes into my job, I get paid to do what I love Ride bikes, entertain and put a smile on peoples faces, I like to treat people the way I would like to be treated, I love nothing more that performing on my BMW’s and to make people happy.

2. So we’ll be seeing you in action at the Pure&Crafted Festival. What can we look forward to?
I always give 110 % all action with mind blowing tricks and regular crowd interaction during my shows keeping the spectators on the edge of their seats, I will possibly use one or two spectators in my performance also, I don’t have a set routine my shows purely freestyle so each show is different and I regularly add new tricks to my show..!


3. Is this your first time in South Africa?
No, I have been to South Africa a few times now to perform, and I can honestly say I have been traveling the world the past 12 years performing and I always love to be invited back to South Africa..! South Africa is one of my favorite places to perform.

4. What’s one absurd thing you’ve heard about us South Africans?
I must be honest with you I have never heard anyone say anything bad about South Africans, but I will say I was very impressed to see first hand how very welcoming and cool people you are and know how to have fun living life to the max..!


5. Where to next? What are your plans?
Believe it or not so far this is my last event of this extremely busy but great year I have had performing all over the globe, I plan to spend some quality time with my family before winter training and learning some new tricks to add to my performance for next year.





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  3. Competition opens on 13 October 2016 and closes at midnight on 1 November 2016, South African Standard Time.
  4. Winner/s will be randomly drawn on 2 November 2016. WhatsCracking reserves the right to change the draw date.
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  7. The prizes are non-transferable for cash. If you are the winner, a copy of your South African identity document or passport may be required as proof that you are in fact the winner whose name was drawn.
  8. Employees, agents of or consultants to WhatsCracking and, their immediate family members (parents, children, brothers and sisters), spouse(s), life partners, business partners and associates are excluded from this competition.
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