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The history of beauty pageants
3 days ago
“I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me, with my kind of skin and my kind of hair, was never considered to be beautiful. And I think that it is time that stops today. I want children to look at me and see my face and I want them to…
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Did You Know? Why Black Coffee Uses One Hand
a week ago
“Why does Black Coffee DJ with only one hand?” is a question that many people have asked but have received few answers to. In the South African entertainment industry, this is probably the second most popular question after, “Ngubani uMzekezeke? (Who is Mzekezeke?)” After all, Black Coffee is not just any DJ but one of…
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Did you know? Nature vs nurture - what makes us who we are?
2 weeks ago
Jim Springer and Jim Lewis are identical twins from the United States who were separated at birth at four weeks old. Years later in 1979, in adulthood, they met and discovered how similar they are despite not growing up together. “When they shared their stories they found that they both had childhood dogs named Toy……
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Did You Know? A spectacular wildlife event takes place in SA
3 weeks ago
Between May and July, millions of small silver fish commonly known as sardines, travel in huge shoals from the cold Atlantic waters of Cape Point to the warmer Indian waters of the northern Eastern Cape and southern KwaZulu-Natal. This is called the sardine run or the greatest shoal on earth. What makes this migration special?…
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Did You Know? The difference between astrology and astronomy
a month ago
Every night before she went to sleep Sibongile would look up to the stars and say goodbye to the moon. She believed that she was a moon child. There was a connection there that she couldn’t explain but somehow, she felt like the moon was always calling to her. Sibongile believed in astrology; to her…
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Did You Know? Why we celebrate Freedom Day
a month ago
Every year on 27 April, South Africa celebrates Freedom Day in commemoration of the first democratic elections held on that day in 1994. This day is important because it marked an end to over three hundred years of colonialism and an apartheid regime that stretched over five decades. Now, every five years, South Africans above…
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Did You Know? What anxiety disorder is
2 months ago
The current situation our country is experiencing with the COVID-19 pandemic is anxiety inducing for many people. Not having control over the situation, being under lockdown, and living with the fear of contracting the virus has left many people feeling uneasy and unsettled. But sometimes these feelings are more than just nervousness. Anxiety is a…
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Did you know? What postpartum depression is?
2 months ago
Sarah was so excited to see her little newborn cousin. She rushed through the door to her aunt’s room but stopped dead in her tracks when she saw her aunt crying hysterically. Later that evening Sarah’s mom explained to her that her aunt was suffering from postpartum depression. Sarah was confused and didn’t understand what…
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How to create a routine for kids during lockdown
a month ago
President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended lockdown to prevent the alarming rate at which COVID-19 is spreading around the country. Kids have been home for a while now, the cartoons are no longer exciting, naptime at this point is World War Three and let’s not forget when you are in a Zoom meeting trying to multi-task…
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How to keep studying during lockdown
2 months ago
The lockdown poses many challenges but it can be especially challenging if you’re a student needing to continue your studies. You’re confined at home with multiple distractions, no set routine and little connection to your fellow classmates and teachers. Many things are out of your control at the moment, but it’s important to focus on…
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How to make a cloth face mask
2 months ago
There has been lots of debate in South Africa and around the world on whether or not it is a good idea to wear a face mask during the Covid-19 pandemic. Given current scientific understanding of how the virus is transmitted, the Western Cape Department of Health is now recommending the use of cloth face…
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The fathers we may never know
2 days ago
Once, a few friends and I had a heated debate about fatherhood. Whether it was worse to have an absent father, an absent-minded father, or an inconsistent father. Fuelled by experience, we each flung points we felt justified our position on the matter. They spoke of the pain of having to question the whereabouts of…
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Being an Indian girl
a week ago
I’d never really thought about what it actually meant to be an Indian girl until my maternal grandmother and her children (all except my mother) formed a united front to continuously nag me about washing my underpants. “Ladies MUST wash their own underwear," they all said as if the safety of my country depended on…
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The power of representation
2 weeks ago
My mother was born in 1939, at the beginning of the Second World War. By the time she was eight, two of her older sisters had already been married off. The one being a 16-year-old bride, while the oldest's marriage was slightly delayed because she was 18 when she got married. For her two older…
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Popular Professions: Emergency services
2 months ago
Times are really tough, right now, aren’t they? So many people have had to stop going to work because of the coronavirus. Do you know someone who is still going to work? Why are some people working and others not? Most of the people who are going to work at the moment are people whose…
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Popular Professions: Caring
2 months ago
Do you love helping people? Are you a kind, patient person with a big heart? Have you thought about becoming a carer? A carer is someone who usually works in a person’s house (although you might work in a bigger institution such as a retirement village). You help your patient, often an elderly or disabled…
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Trade realities: Electrician
3 months ago
Do you enjoy fixing things and working with your hands? Are you observant, responsible, safety conscious and with an eye for detail? Have you thought about becoming an electrician? There are many different types of electricians such as: • Regular Electrician • Engineering Electrician • Construction Electrician • Mining Electrician • Auto Electrician • Aircraft…
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Internships and volunteering - a path to employment
3 months ago
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
4 months 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 months 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…
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Inside information - an interviewer at a logistics company shares his tips
5 months ago
As you know, it’s tough out there. South Africa’s economy is not doing well and jobs are scarce. We interviewed a manager, John, to find out how young people can stand out when they apply for a job. John is an industrial engineer and team leader at a large logistics company which stores goods in…
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Popular professions - Nursing
8 months ago
How often do you go to the clinic? Do you think about the work that the nurses do and how important their job is to all of us? It isn’t a career for woman only. There are many male nurses practising in our hospitals. We interviewed a young nurse, Akhona to find out more about…