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How to Make Your Study Group More Efficient
a week ago
The school workload is piling up and the subjects are becoming more challenging. You are anxious that the teachers are moving from one section to another at such a fast pace that it is hard for you to grasp all the concepts. You decide to start a study group with some of your classmates to…
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How to prepare for a drivers test
2 weeks ago
You have passed your learner’s licence and you’ve booked a date for the driving test. But you have no idea what to expect. Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions on how to prepare for that driver’s test. 1. What happens during the test? There are two parts to the South African driver’s…
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How to save your rands and cents!
3 weeks ago
We all want that spare cash in times of a rainy day. But it’s easier said than done. When it comes to saving, the first thing you need to do is START. Here are some practical tips on how to save money: 1. Start putting a percentage of your money away Take a look at…
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Seagull Managers
5 days ago
A talk radio station was having a discussion on corporate leadership. Callers were invited to share their experiences on the types of leadership they have experienced in the work place. A caller named David described his boss as a seagull manager. He then went on to explain that seagull managers are types of bosses who…
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Shopping for racism
2 weeks ago
You don’t have to look too hard to find racism in South Africa. Sometimes the race problems are like demons that crawl around in the shadows, hiding themselves very well. On other occasions, the racism is so obvious, it’s impossible not to see and feel. It spits venom at you when you get into a…
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A grave reality
3 weeks ago
There is a meme circulating on social media about how, regardless of class, we are all essentially equal. How our final destinations will all be uniform. The meme shows a big beautiful house, contrasted with a small leaky shack. Then there is a picture of two open graves both six feet deep, both rectangular in…
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Read! Don’t just sign...
a week ago
Wow! You applied and got that job! You’re over the moon and ready to start. But wait. There’s one more important next step before you seal the deal. Reading through your job description and employment contract is essential. You need to know exactly what you’re agreeing to do! Here are some things you need to…
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Top tips for team meetings
3 weeks ago
So you have to attend your first proper internal team meeting at your new job. There’s nothing difficult about meetings, is there? You just have to sit there while other people talk. Wrong! How you behave in a meeting is really important. Your boss and colleagues will judge you by the way you interact and…
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Getting that enquiry email just right
a month ago
You’re interested in studying but you’d like to find out more about a course you’re interested in. Or perhaps you want to request an application form. Why can’t you just pick you the phone and ask someone about it? Well, you could try that but the chances are you won’t get through to the right…