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Did you Know… Where Written Language Comes from?
yesterday
When you think of written language, you probably think of the 26 letters of the English alphabet that we know today. But did you know that there were originally 29 letters in old English, or that the symbol “&” came after the letter “Z” but was dropped in the 1835? And what about written language…
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Did You Know Why the Sky is Blue
a week ago
Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue during day-time, and not yellow or any other colour? Some people think the sky is blue because of the water in the Earth’s atmosphere. But the sky is blue in the desert which is an extremely dry place. Others think the sky is blue because of…
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Did you know... what junk status means for you?
2 weeks ago
Have you heard people talking about South Africa nearing junk status and not known what they were meaning? Perhaps you think that 'junk status' has something to do with a rubbish heap or our refuse policy, or perhaps you'd rather just think about something else. Well, you're probably not alone... big economic issues are complex…
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How to make roti's
5 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
5 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
5 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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How the internet is shrinking the world
22 hours ago
I will never stop being in awe of the internet. I am amazed how we can now hold the world in the palms of our hands. The information age has been the most important technological advance of this era. We have more access to information on our smart phones, for an example, than the president…
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Toxic family member
a week ago
Do you ever wish that you could cut a family member(s) out of your life because of the way they treat you or maybe the way they are as individuals? Truth is, you’re not the only one. Some have succeeded, some are trying to, and some are thinking about it. It’s not an easy thing…
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A nervous condition
2 weeks ago
“The Condition of Native is a Nervous Condition” (Jean-Paul Sartre, in an introduction to Frantz Fanon’s work) The few months I have been a matriculant have been the most enlightening months of my life. I have learnt lessons that were never taught to me in any history, economics or mathematics class. Self-reliance, resilience and bravery…
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Popular professions - Nursing
3 weeks 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…
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Getting Linked In…
2 months ago
Perhaps you have heard of LinkedIn at least once or twice by now, and as a student, new graduate, or a person in search for a job, you are debating with yourself about whether to set up a profile or not. I’ll start off by saying, yes you definitely need to. Unlike the other social…
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Trade realities: Beautician
2 months 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 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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?
4 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
4 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,…