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1 December is Emancipation Day
6 days ago
On December 1, 1834, the enslaved people of the Cape celebrated the official end to their enslavement with religious services, public gatherings and much rejoicing. Street parades, marching bands, singing and dancing in the streets and homes filled the city with the sounds and sights of celebration. On 30 November, on the evening before their…
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Did You Know? Too Much Sleep is Bad for you
2 weeks ago
I watched an interesting documentary once about a woman and a young girl who couldn’t help but fall asleep. I was so in awe by it, I thought what could be better than sleeping all the time, you know, a modern day sleeping beauty of sorts. However, I soon realised that this sudden onslaught of…
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Did You Know? We Need to Save the Planet
3 weeks ago
The Earth is on fire, in some places quite literally. We are running out of non-renewable energy. Some scientists estimate that we only have about 50-114 years left before life changes dramatically – and not for the good! The earth’s population is growing exponentially and food security is not guaranteed. What does this all mean?…
Ekasi with Amajita
No means no
6 days ago
For a long while, when I thought or heard of rape and sexual assault, I thought it had to be a physically brutal act. I thought about threatening language, violence and forced penetration. Though all this may true for many people, it’s not always what rape looks like. Rape is non-consensual sex. This means that…
Ekasi with Amajita
That iphara is my brother
4 weeks ago
One day I was walking to the shopping centre that is not far from where I stay. I had just crossed a busy road when I heard someone calling my name. I looked back but I did not see anyone that I recognised. I carried on with my walk until I heard the person calling…
Ekasi with Amajita
Are we a thirsty generation?
2 months ago
South Africans have rather a close relationship with their alcohol! The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies the majority of drinkers in the country as binge (excessive) drinkers. This means that roughly 59% of alcohol consumers drink more than 60g of pure alcohol on at least one occasion every month, or six alcoholic drinks. This is…
Girl Talk
Girl Talk – Dealing with anxiety
2 weeks ago
Welcome back to Girl Talk! This week we’re going to tackle the topic of anxiety. What is anxiety? What causes it and how can we deal with it? Anxiety is our body’s natural response to stress. That overwhelming feeling when your heart suddenly starts pounding faster than you can count. Everyone has different triggers and…
Girl Talk
Girl Talk: Dealing with a heartbreak
a month ago
Hello friends! Welcome back to Girl Talk. Last time we dealt with some serious topics, we dealt with sexual abuse. This time, we’re gonna talk about heartbreak. I’m sure we’ve all experienced getting our hearts broken from someone before, maybe it was a high school crush or someone more serious that we thought would be…
Girl Talk
Girl Talk: Dealing with sexual abuse
2 months ago
Shame. Guilt. Remorse and regret. These are just a few of the emotions a sexually assaulted victim experiences. The shame of being in that position. The guilt of feeling like it’s your fault. The remorse and the regret of everything. I was 19, young and naïve when I met the very experienced good looking, playboy…
How to
How to reduce relationship stress
5 months ago
In an ideal world, a relationship is not something you should stress about. It is supposed to bring you warm feelings of support, love and happiness. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Each relationship faces its own challenges. As a result, it is normal to feel stressed out, worried or anxious when you spend…
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How to know if your partner is cheating
6 months 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
6 months 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…
Mindspace
Is home where the heart is?
4 days ago
All around South Africa, December is a time of travelling; all roads for most people from big cities will be leading to emakhaya as we call it. Emakhaya means ‘back home’ as many black people don’t consider the big provinces like Western Cape and Gauteng home, but just a place of work. Because of this,…
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Pretty privilege
2 weeks ago
We should have known from a young age that appearance would influence the way we would be perceived and treated in the world. The clue was in the way adults would cup our faces and tilt them towards the sun, wanting to get a proper look at us. They made it seem as though there…
Mindspace
A better world for better people
3 weeks ago
Human beings as a species are improving. I say this without doubt and without fear of contradiction. This improvement is not only in terms of science and technology but in terms of morals. If we were to do a study measuring tolerance and justice advocacy across time then we would see that the world was…
Student Life
Student Life – Applying for funding
3 weeks ago
So you’ve made it into university or college; you’re so excited and can’t wait to get started, however it hits you how will you pay your university tuition. I know it seems like everyone always says there are so many bursaries out there and there really is, you just have to know where to look…
Student Life
Applying to university: A reality check
a month ago
The application process to any higher education facility is stressful, mainly because it’s your first time and you may not know what you are doing. I applied to three institutions namely Cape Peninsula University of Technology, University of Cape Town and the University of Stellenbosch. I just wanted any university that would take me and…
Student Life
Student life with A & B
2 months ago
If you are thinking about applying to university, or are currently busy with tertiary education, then this blog series is for you. For many, including myself at times, high school seemed like a real bore, and sometimes it turned out to be fun. University on the other hand seemed like heaven from the outside looking…
Style Secrets
Natural hair types
3 months ago
Welcome back to Style Secrets with A & B! Since starting my curly transition journey I’ve learnt that hair actually has a type, which I never really knew before. I’ve always just either thought of my hair as curly, wavy or damaged; I now know otherwise. Here is a simple hair type breakdown: - Type…
Style Secrets
Our must-have winter essentials
3 months ago
Welcome back to Style Secrets with A & B Food for thought: Style is not fashion, style is not a trend, and style is personal to you. I know it’s been a minute since we posted our last blog, but we promise to be consistent from now on. We will be posting after every two…
Style Secrets
Style Secrets on natural hair
5 months ago
So let’s talk about natural hair. Let’s be honest, the entire natural hair process can be very daunting and tiring, but don’t worry, I’m here to help you every step of the way. Please do remember that I’m no expert, nor is Busie, we are simply sharing the knowledge we have gained over time to…
Work-Wise
Critical Skills: Becoming an Accountant
3 months ago
Are you a person who enjoys being organised and pays attention to detail? Are numbers also your thing? Do you find that you’re not so interested in abstract algebraic numbers, but you enjoy the structured approach of numbers when working out your finances? If this sounds like you, have you thought about becoming an accountant?…
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Critical Skills: Becoming a Data Analyst
4 months ago
Are you the kind of person who enjoys solving puzzles or digging into a mystery? Do you also enjoy working with numbers and on computers? Do you think you would be able to explain the story of your discovery to others through charts and graphs? If this sounds like it’s something you are comfortable doing,…
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Critical Skills: Becoming a Web Developer
4 months ago
Have you spent any time working on computer coding or using computer programmes? Are you creative, flexible, curious, and happy to upskill yourself on new digital technology? At the same time, do you think you are a problem-solver with plenty of discipline to work on your own and have good communication skills? If this sounds…