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Did You Know? You Don’t Need to Panic
6 days ago
2020 was a rough year. We put up a fight and did our best to maintain our sanity under lockdown. We lost jobs and loved ones thanks to COVID-19. 2021 started with a glimpse of hope when we heard scientists had developed a vaccine and roll out was being initiated in countries around the world.…
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Did You Know? Why People Get Tattoos
2 weeks ago
You have probably come across at least one person in your lifetime with a tattoo, right? You know… the butterfly on the forearm or leg, the heart with the cupid arrow, the stars running across the neck area or even more “extreme” – a tattoo on the face like Lil’ Wayne, Mike Tyson and the…
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Did You Know? Some People Can’t See Colours
4 weeks ago
I sat on the grass with my friend Greg, admiring the different shades of orange and blue in the sky. “Beautiful, isn’t it?” I asked Greg. He was quiet for a while, then he finally said, “I’m sure it is.” It was then when Greg told me he was colour blind. I couldn’t believe that…
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How To add FunDza as a homepage
6 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
9 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
10 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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Skinny love
5 days ago
The year I wrote my matric exams was the year I could easily fit into a size 9-10 pair of shorts from the children’s section of Mr Price. While it wasn’t something I considered an achievement by any standards, it wasn’t exactly worrying either — I’ve always been thin. I come from a family of…
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Memes: Are we joking or coping?
2 weeks ago
A couple of days ago, while scrolling through Instagram, I stumbled upon a meme of a distressed-looking little boy along with the text, “Black parents will raise you like they’re doing you a favor.” While many laughed at this, I found myself questioning whether they were laughing because they found it humorous or if they…
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Like a mother scorned
3 weeks ago
I have a friend who has burn scars on her arms and legs. I had never really asked how she got them because body issues are a sensitive topic with women. I figured that, as we got to know each other more she would tell me how it happened. We’ve known each other for almost…
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The professional advantage
a month ago
How to conduct yourself at work After being unemployed for quite some time, you have finally got the job. Congratulations! However, that’s just the beginning… Now you need to focus on behaving professionally. Just being in the job isn’t enough. You need to behave in a way that your boss and your team members see…
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Workwise: Keep motivated while unemployed
a month ago
South Africa has a high unemployment rate which impacts all its citizens. Searching for a job takes its toll – especially if you’ve been looking for months or years and are still unemployed. Many lose motivation and along with it, their drive to be productive. Are you feeling demotivated? Here are a few pointers you…
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Dealing with online job interviews
2 months ago
Your revamped CV and cover letter caught someone’s eye? Great! You’ve got an interview! The catch is that you’re not being invited to an office, you’re going to be doing it via Zoom or another video conferencing platform. Video interviews are now an important part of today's recruitment process and the Covid-19 pandemic has increased…
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Writing a Great Cover Letter
2 months ago
You’re almost there! After weeks of heavy job searching, you’re almost there! You’ve perfected your resume (CV). But then, before you can send your application and call it a day, you remember that the job advert requires a cover letter. Now you’re stuck wondering how to write a cover letter? Your cover letter is a…
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Write a Winning CV
3 months ago
How to write a winning CV Your Curriculum Vitae or CV is the first engagement that the employer has with you, so make sure you sell yourself. Your CV should be neat and professional. Describe where you've worked, where you went to school and your skills and qualifications. Your CV must be targeted to appeal…
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Workwise: Building Employability
3 months 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
4 months 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 months 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…