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Did You Know… Our planet is getting hotter!
16 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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How to clean sneakers using toothpaste
4 months ago
So you’ve bought a new pair of sneakers and they are all you have ever looked for in a shoe: trendy, comfortable – plus they go with most of your outfits. But you are on the go from morning til night, so you don’t have time to be washing your sneakers and waiting for them…
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How to make a Hotbox
4 months ago
Winter is on its way, and with it cold weather and coughs and colds! It’s also the time of year when electricity bills soar while you are just trying to keep warm. Here’s a way to save on those electricity bills while you make healthy food to help you to stay well this winter. If…
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How to Train your brain! [Part 2]
4 months ago
The mind is a powerful storage device! But it’s how to access the information in your mind that is important. This is where: memory games, word and number games – like Sudoku, Crosswords and Scrabble – and strategy games, like chess, help the mind to stay active for longer. There are some tricks that will…
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How to train your brain!
4 months ago
The brain, like any other part of your body, needs exercise to stay fit and perform well. Just like physical games strengthen your muscles, mental games help to strengthen your brain and prevent cognitive degenerative diseases, like Alzheimers and Dementia. Memory games and puzzles, as well as strategy games like chess, can train your brain…
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How to make educational/decorative numbers for your child
5 months ago
You’ve heard the saying that ‘children are like little sponges’ and so it’s never too early to start teaching your little one the alphabet or numbers. What you’ll need: 1. Coloured paper or plain white paper (cardboard optional) 2. A pencil 3. Scissors 4. Prestik 5. Koki pens or crayons 6. Stencil (optional) Method: Step…
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Symptoms of depression
5 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…