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Did You Know? A Novel Without Letter “e” Exists
2 days ago
An American author named Ernest Vincent Wright pulled off one of the greatest literary accomplishments in 1939 when he published a novel that does not contain the letter “e”. The novel is entitled Gadsby (not to be confused with The Great Gatsby) and it has more than 50 000 words that don’t include the letter…
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Did You Know? The history of SA music
a week ago
Who remembers when they first heard the song sister Betina by Mgarimbe? The song is a beloved anthem and part of many childhood memories. We can’t talk about the impact and the history of South Africa’s music without highlighting it. It wasn’t only the lyrics that made everyone fall in love with the song, it…
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Did You Know - Why Loadshedding Happens
2 weeks ago
Claire, an American student visiting friends in South Africa, couldn’t understand what they meant when they said, “Did you check the loadshedding schedule? I think we’re off at 2pm, better charge the laptop.” “What is loadshedding?” Claire asked, confused. Loadshedding went from a temporary solution to a part of our daily lives. It is even…
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How to know if your partner is cheating
3 days ago
If you are reading this, then you probably suspect that your partner may be cheating on you but do not yet have concrete proof to back up your suspicions. When the truth about an affair comes out, it is simple to see that the warning signs were there all along—you just did not notice them.…
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How to pass your driver’s
a week ago
Doing your driver’s licence test can be a stressful experience. I was one of those people who failed in the yard. I actually cried that day. Learning to drive is an emotional journey, it takes a lot of time, finances and even emotional strain. I cannot begin to tell you how much anxiety I had…
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How to eat healthy on a budget
2 weeks ago
For the longest time I’ve been trying to lose weight in my stomach area and I was just not managing it well. I was exercising often, but I wasn’t yielding the results that I expected. So, in my bid to become fit, I decided to lead a healthier lifestyle. I started my healthy journey by…
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Ways of learning
yesterday
There is a quote attributed to Albert Einstein that speaks about the glaring deficiencies in assessment in our education system. “For the sake of fairness teachers ask students to take the same test. So they say, “climb the tree" but if you assess a fish on its ability to climb a tree it will spend…
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Friends will be friends
a week ago
I am an introvert and a loner, to a certain degree. You might have mouthed a "damn" under your breath as you were reading that intro because what a combo, right! But it's not nearly as bad as many might imagine, despite the several stereotypes and negative connotations associated with these terms. It simply means…
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Dealing with black tax
2 weeks ago
If you come from a working-class family you're probably familiar with the term black tax. If not, simply put, it’s money that black professionals are expected to give every month to support family members that are in financial need. The world is divided about this familial responsibility. Some people are for it and some aren’t.…
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Interview with Chemical Analyst Simanye Sam
3 days ago
Tamica Mopp caught up with Simanye Sam to find out more about his work as a chemical analyst and researcher. What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you? I’m not really a nerd. When you’re doing chemistry, people tend to automatically think of you as introverted or a nerd. But I…
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Critical Skills: Becoming a Chemical Analyst
2 weeks ago
Have you thought about working in a laboratory? Are you logical and enjoy solving complex problems? If you’re the kind of person who enjoys working in a thorough way through problems and you’re interested in researching the structure and composition of matter, then a career as a Chemical Analyst may well be a good option…
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Interview with Civil Engineer Owen Mwaura
3 weeks ago
Amber Solomons interviewed civil engineer, Owen Mwaura, to find out why he decided to make this his career, what he enjoys about working in this field, and his advice to anyone wanting to study for a career in civil engineering. Why did you decide to study civil engineering? I think in my case it was…