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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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How to keep studying during lockdown
11 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
11 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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How to stay sane in a lock down
11 months ago
On the evening of 23 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a nation-wide lock down in light of the rapid spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) across the country. The lock down will take place for 21 days from midnight on Thursday 26 March to Thursday 16 April. Many measures have been implemented including that no…
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How to make roti's
2 years 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
2 years 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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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…