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Did You Know? SA’s constitution is the most respected in the world
12 hours ago
“Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika.” This is the opening line of South Africa’s national anthem. It means, “Lord bless Africa.” The national anthem is sung in four different languages, which is part of the reason why South Africa is nicknamed the “rainbow nation.” However, does the country protect all its citizens? Did you know that our constitution…
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Did You Know? Why Sleep Is Important
2 weeks ago
“You need to sleep earlier,” Karl said. “I’m trying, okay!” Melissa responded. “Leave her Karl, sleep is for the weak!” Sipho laughed. Karl had noticed Melissa dozing off in class. She looked exhausted and he was concerned. Melissa had been trying to fall asleep and on the other hand, Sipho did not think it was…
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Did You Know? Plagiarism is a crime
3 weeks ago
The first day that I stepped into university, the lecturers kept on uttering one word: “Plagiarism”. Luckily I was well versed in the topic since my mom taught me about it when I was a teen. However, I didn’t know that plagiarism was such a big deal, so much so that it’s a crime. What…
Girl Talk
Girl Talk: Red flags in relationships
yesterday
Have you ever been told that a guy just wasn’t right for you? Or maybe you’ve felt it, you know that gut feeling deep inside, but you ended up ignoring it…and then seriously getting hurt at the end. If that happened to you, don’t worry you’re not the only one. It happened to me. I…
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How to reduce relationship stress
4 weeks 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
a month 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 month 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
There is no right way to be Black
7 days ago
During my younger years, when my classmates wanted to be mean to me, they would call me a “Coconut”. My relation to the innocent fruit was inspired by their belief that I did not behave or speak the way a black child was expected to. Therefore, I was reduced to a dark-skinned vessel with a…
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Ukuthuthukiswa kwemishado
2 weeks ago
Nginomzala oneminyaka eyishumi eshadile. Ushadele KwaZulu-Natal, Emadadeni. Umzala wami wahlangana nomkhwenyana wakhe ngonyaka ka2010. Umzala wahlangana nomkhwenyana wakhe ngesikhathi besenkundleni yebhola likanobhutshuzwayo ngesikhathi kukhona i-World Cup la eNingizimu Afrika ngonyaka ka2010. Ngalelo langa kwakudlala iNingizimu Afrika iqhudelana neMexico. UMnumzane Buthelezi, umyeni kamzala, wayenikwe inkampani ayisebenzelayo amathikithi amane amahhala. Eceleni kwesihlalo ayehlezi kuso kwakuhlezi umzala wami,…
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The cost of looting
2 weeks ago
My 22-year-old step-daughter, let's call her Lindiwe, joined in on the ongoing looting. She told me this over the phone. "Bhut' Bheki, I looted!” she said, her voice overflowing with excitement. "Tell me about it," I said, giggling. "Did you find anything?" Deep down I was disgusted with her. How could you? I wanted to…
Style Secrets
Style Secrets on natural hair
a week 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…
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Style Secrets with A & B
2 weeks ago
“Busi why on earth do you need to buy five bags all at once?” my friend, Amber asked. “Five bags is not even enough, sis,” I said laughing. *** Hi there, Welcome to Style Secrets. My name is Busiswa Mahonono, some of you may be familiar with my work from blogs like Did You Know…
Work-Wise
Critical Skills: Becoming a Web Developer
3 days 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…
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Critical Skills: Becoming an Architect
3 weeks ago
Are you a creative person who likes thinking independently? Do you find that you have an interest in functional form, be it buildings or any other types of design? Maths may not be your best subject, but you can work through things in order to achieve your goals. On top of that, do you like…
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Interview with Chemical Analyst Simanye Sam
a month 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…