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Did You Know… Our planet is getting hotter!
17 hours ago
Did you know that global warming is the cause of the strange weather patterns we’ve seen in the last few years? The Planet Earth is warming up, largely owing to the use of fossil fuels by humans. This may well be a threat to the survival of our own species, homo sapiens. These are the…
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Did you know Elon Musk made his first video game aged 12?
a week ago
Elon Musk made headlines in 2012 when his company, SpaceX, launched a rocket that sent the first commercial space craft (Dragon) to the International Space Station which orbits 400 kilometres above Earth. Elon was 30 when he founded Space X, the high-tech company that designs, makes, tests, sells and maintains space craft and rockets. But…
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Did you know who Lilian Ngoyi Was?
2 weeks ago
August in South Africa is celebrated as Women’s Month in commemoration of the iconic Women’s March that took place on 09 August 1956. Previous demonstrations almost always turned violent with the police firing live ammunition at the demonstrators, but this didn’t happen at the Women’s March. Four brave women, Lilian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, Rahima Moosa…
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How to make roti's
3 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
3 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
3 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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Symptoms of depression
6 hours ago
Depression as a medical condition is misunderstood. The illness is surrounded by great stigma because our society stays silent about mental health issues. There is a perception that sustained sadness sometimes without an outside cause is merely imaginary. I considered writing a technical, well-researched article about symptoms to look out for if you suspect yourself…
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Can you find love online?
a week ago
So I did the craziest thing ever. I signed up for a dating site. Why, I don’t know. I didn’t understand the big hype about finding someone online. I mean, meeting someone in person seemed way more romantic and potentially safer. Dating online seemed rather ridiculous. So I would never have considered it, if it…
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Raising the individual
2 weeks ago
When I was a young mother I read a lot of parenting books and magazines. I bought and kept these as I had my four children. But as my children grew I realised how an approach that would work for one child would dismally fail flat for another. I potty-trained my oldest child using the…
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Trade realities: Beautician
3 days ago
Do you find yourself paging through beauty magazines or watching beauty tutorials on YouTube? Are you interested in beauty products, and love make-up and fashionable nails? Do your friends come to you when they need to dress up and look fabulous? What do you need to become a beautician? How do you find out all…
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Trade realities: Motor Mechanic
2 weeks ago
Are you interested in cars and the way they work? Are you good with your hands and enjoy learning about new things? Have you thought about becoming a motor mechanic? A motor mechanic works on all systems in cars from their engines and brakes to axles and even sun roofs! And if you thought this…
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Trade realities: Hairdresser
a month ago
Do you know that the hairdressing industry is flourishing in South Africa? There are many different opportunities in this industry ranging from barbers to hairdressers, specialising in either the African or Caucasian market. And some hairdressers also need receptionists and managers. A study done in 2015 by the Department of Higher Education estimated that the…
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Trade realities: Baking
a month ago
Do you know that one of the Mail and Guardian’s top 200 2019 Young South Africans is a baker? Rifiloe Rantekoa is the founder of Borotho Bakery in Soweto. His bakery is known for selling bread at affordable prices to people in the community. It started in the backroom of his grandfather’s house and he…
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Can you become a commercial model?
2 months ago
The answer is yes. Yes, you can. But it won’t be as simple as that yes sounds so it’s advisable to keep your expectations in check. When you look at the modelling industry in the past from a global view, it seems elitist and exclusionary. The people in the pages of glossy magazines, large billboards,…
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Trade realities: Agricultural practitioner
2 months ago
Have you thought about getting involved in the agricultural sector? This sector is growing and changing and there is a great need for qualified young people in this field. If you gain a qualification in agriculture you will be involved in the scientific production of plants and animals. South Africa has a growing population and,…
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Trade realities: Plumbing
3 months ago
Have you thought of doing a trade? Perhaps you don’t know too much about what tradespeople do? This week, I thought I’d find out more. I interviewed a plumber, James, from James Plumbing Service, to find out more about what it is like being a plumber. A plumber is someone who is responsible for assembling,…
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Workplace feedback: The Performance Review
3 months ago
As we approach the mid-year mark, many organisations are beginning a round of performance reviews. Perhaps you have one coming up and you don’t know what to expect? Is it just what your boss thinks? Do you have a say in your review? Different organisations may have different performance review templates but they often follow…