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Did You Know? Why this year is longer than others
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“I was at the bank in 2006 and the cashier told me that the ID number I had provided her didn’t look ‘right’. That’s when it hit me that my birth day was unlike other people’s; mine only comes once in four years,” recalls Ace Matiwane. He turns 36 on leap day, 29 February 2020.…
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Did You Know? Earth's water is under threat
7 days ago
Clean water is one of the earth’s most precious resources, but it is currently facing a crisis. Reliable clean water supplies are essential for agriculture, industry and energy production. Life on earth depends on water for daily survival but with our water supplies under threat, earth’s inhabitants are in a precarious position. A number of…
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Did You Know? The real story of Valentine's Day
2 weeks ago
Go to your nearest shop right now and you’re likely to be greeted with heart-shaped balloons, rose-decorated shelves, and mugs that scream ‘Be My Valentine’. Valentine’s Day is a day that some love to hate, others forget, and some look forward to with great anticipation. But how and where did it originate? Well, that depends…
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How to make roti's
9 months ago
Rotis is a favourite for many people. It is one of those things people really enjoy but not many people know how easy it is to make. Ingredients: 3 cups of cake flour half a teaspoon of salt 2 tablespoons of oil 1 cup of lukewarm water 70 grams of butter ( I use Marvello…
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How to protect your plants
9 months ago
Sick and tired of your plants being eaten by pesky insects, but can’t afford to buy insecticides? Or maybe you just don’t want to risk using such harmful substances in your own back yard? Well today we will make sure you have one less thing to worry about. That’s right – we are going to…
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How to make a bookshelf from cardboard boxes
10 months ago
Are you an avid reader who devours books like chocolate, but has no space to keep them? Are they lying around, or piling up in a corner somewhere, making your room look and feel untidy? Don’t fret, you are not alone! One of our Fanz writers had the same problem with his books and this…
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When being a dark-skinned fat woman is criminal
6 days ago
“I am sorry, but we do not have sizes for you here”. I remember this day like it was yesterday. I was a teenager and like all other children my age, I was in the habit of walking around malls window-shopping. This day was one of the few rare occasions in my childhood that I…
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Does gratitude make you happier?
2 weeks ago
I used to work with a woman named Sarah who was a cleaner. She was the kind of person who seemed to hum a song while she worked. She was young, so this job could not have been her dream gig, but she would take such pride in her designated cleaning area. In fact, for…
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Dear Woman
3 weeks ago
I convinced myself that what my fiancé was doing was normal. All men cheat, I thought, they are just wired that way. If I left him, no one would ever love me again. I was terrified by the thought of someone new; why would they stay if they knew I had two kids? Surely, they…
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Internships and volunteering - a path to employment
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Have you had your hopes of getting a job straight away dashed? Have you applied to study or sent in numerous job applications and nothing has worked out? What is the alternative to sitting at home doing nothing all year? What about looking for an internship or volunteering for an organisation? Volunteering can often be…
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Entering the World of Work
2 weeks ago
Where do you start? Is this the first time that you’re looking for a job? Perhaps you’ve just finished school or tertiary education? Or did you finish an internship or resign from a job at the end of last year? It can be a real challenge to get a job so let’s look at where…
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Trade realities: Fitter and Turner
4 weeks ago
Are you interested in machines and the way they are put together? Are you practical and do you like to work with your hands? Perhaps you’ve thought of doing a type of engineering course but don’t really know what variety of trades is out there. Perhaps you should consider becoming a fitter and turner. It…