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Did You Know? Are Dogs Colour Blind?
yesterday
English Scientist John Dalton, who lived in the 18th century, was one of the first people to research colour blindness. Dalton realised that he and his brother could not recognise some colours. He and his brother confused pink with blue and scarlet (a brilliant red colour) with green. This sparked his curiosity to dig deep…
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Did You Know? Music and Personality Can Be Linked
a week ago
Everyone loves music. But not everyone loves the same kind of music. Have you ever wondered why you might love rap, but your brother can’t stand it? Or you might love pop and your friend hates it? Did you know that your taste in music actually reveals a lot about your personality? Most people listen…
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Did You Know – What Intelligence is
2 weeks ago
What is intelligence? It sounds pretty simple right, but in fact researchers and psychologists have grappled with a sole definition of intelligence for as long as can one can remember. Most concepts and ideas around intelligence can be described as the ability to learn from experiences, recognise problems and solve problems. Some psychologists believe that…
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How To add FunDza as a homepage
3 months ago
Mandy just found out that reading on FunDza is now free – no data required! Every time she logs in she types in the whole address: live.fundza.mobi. But her helpful friend Tamica (that’s me) showed her that there’s no need to do this. You can now add a link to FunDza to your homepage. This…
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How to submit your writing through WhatsApp
6 months ago
Submitting your writing to FunDza has never been easier now that you can submit through FunDza’s WhatsApp portal. To connect with FunDza on WhatsApp, simply text ‘hi’ to 0600 54 8676. You will receive a reply within seconds with a menu where you can find a limited library, information on how to do courses, get…
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How to create a routine for kids during lockdown
7 months 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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What You Read Matters
2 hours ago
The first book I remember reading for reasons other than school work was “Down Second Avenue” by Es’kia Mphahlele, back in 2007. I had gone through a very traumatic loss at the time and, since I lived close to the library, found myself hanging around it for hours at a time. I eventually picked up…
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Let's Talk About Sex
a week ago
One of the scariest questions parents fear to hear from their children is: “Mom/Dad, what is sex?” Why is sex such a contentious topic to raise? Even in normal adult conversations, the minute you talk about sex you may be labelled dirty minded, evil, or promiscuous. I remember my mother had to have this talk…
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How to get out of a toxic relationship
2 weeks ago
Many of us want picture perfect, ‘love lives here’ relationships, don’t we? We want love in abundance, cute Instagram posts with bae, presents and romantic phone calls that last way longer than they should. But what happens when what seems like a beautiful relationship turns into a nightmare? Those of us who have been in…
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Workwise: Building Employability
3 days ago
Have you thought about the factors that affect your ability to get a job? Is the reason you can’t find work just because you have too little experience or is it all based on qualifications? Let’s have a look at what affects your ability to find employment. Numerous factors can affect work-seekers' chances of getting…
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Workwise: How to identify scams online
2 weeks ago
Before Covid-19, work-seekers would spend money on transport and printing to drop off CVs in person. In the new world of work, looking for jobs online is safer, cheaper and easier. However, searching for jobs online can have its pitfalls. As a jobseeker you should be aware of the dangers and keep safe to avoid…
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Workwise: Online Work-Seeking Tips
4 weeks ago
How much have you adapted your approach to finding work? The Covid-19 lockdown has highlighted alternative ways for jobseekers to access opportunities and increase their chances of employment. Traditionally, most of us have relied on job ads from multiple media channels, or physically dropping off CVs. But now, the internet has become a hub for…
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WorkWise - Hustling: The new best idea
a month ago
So, many people are looking for work but we know that jobs are scarce. In fact, we know that South Africa shed 2.2 million jobs during the second quarter (April to June) of 2020. The youth unemployment situation is considered a crisis by the government. So where does that leave you? Does it mean that…
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Workwise: Networking
2 months ago
When you hear the word network you might think of the Herbal life presentations requiring you to join the movement, right? That is just one part of networking! There is much more to networks. They can help you to land a job or take your hustling game to the next level! Networking is simply getting…
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Workwise: Finding Appropriate Jobs Online
2 months ago
How difficult are jobs to come by at the moment? If you’ve been looking for a job, you’ll know that they are like hen’s teeth! (BTW: hens don’t have teeth!) It has become incredibly hard to find one, especially after the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown effectively shutting down our economy for months. So…
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Workwise: WeThinkCode Interview
4 months ago
Coding: A way into the digital world Have you thought about getting involved in coding? Perhaps it’s not something that came up at school so you don’t know much about it? How do you prepare yourself for the type of jobs that are now available? Things have changed dramatically in the last couple of decades.…
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Harambee's help for jobseekers
4 months ago
Are you feeling stuck about how to go about looking for work? There are so few jobs out there and you just don’t know where to start? What action can you take to help yourself during this difficult time when face-to face communication is so limited? I had the opportunity to chat to Nokubonga who…