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How to help your young child to learn
4 days ago
Do you want to help your young child who’s in primary school, but you don’t know what to do? Remember, you as parent or care-giver are your child’s first teacher – think of all they have learnt already! And you can help your child with improving their academic ability as well. Here are some ways…
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How to lawfully clear and remove a criminal record
2 weeks ago
If you found yourself on the wrong side of the law when you were younger and have a criminal record it can be depressing and very challenging to find a job. Even if the offence was minor, if you were convicted and sentenced, you will have a criminal record. BUT you can get your record…
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How to get a Police Clearance Certificate
3 weeks ago
You're applying for a job working with young children at a creche, but the creche owner says you can't get the job unless you have a Police Clearance Certificate. What on earth is this? And, how can you get it? Don't worry, we've got some quick answers for you... What is a Police Clearance Certificate?…
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How to diet cost effectively
4 weeks ago
We spend hours online, looking for a diet that will help us shed off that “tyre” around our waist. But often before we can even get started, we hit speed bumps that put us off. Many of these diets have ingredients we’ve never heard of, with ridiculous prices. And we suddenly feel as if this…
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How to maximise your gains when working out
a month ago
The festive season is over and perhaps you've over-indulged on those Christmas yummies and feel like it’s time to get back in shape. For many of us - me included - during December exercising takes a back seat but then January hits with its New Year's resolutions and we feel it's time to get in…
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How to make Christmas crackers?
2 months ago
It’s that time of year again, a time for gifts, wrappings and bright and fun decorations. We thought you could do with some decorations-cum-fun treats that won’t bite too hard at your pocket. Christmas crackers can be used both as decoration and treats for the whole family. They are easy and you can make them…
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How to make peppermint crisp tart ice cream sandwiches
2 months ago
Are you looking for an easy desert to make this Chrismas? The last thing you want to do is slave over pots when you really should be enjoying your time with your family. So we have an easy win for you that will leave everyone at the dinner table salivating for more… A Peppermint Crisp…
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How to access FreeBasics with MTN and Cell C
2 months ago
You need to finish reading the latest FunDza short story but your data is about to run out... Oh no!! What to do? You simply HAVE to find out how the story will end! Well... you don't need to worry if you're a MTN or Cell C customer - you can read FunDza for FREE…
Mindspace
Languages at home
3 days ago
I am a millennial mom raising two boys in the city. I am aware of the importance of teaching them their home language, which is isiXhosa. A while back I came across a Facebook post saying that black people with children that can not speak their home language should be ashamed of themselves. This has…
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The conversation
a week ago
You wake up in the morning, half of your face ready to prepare for the day ahead, the other half in anguish and disgust of having to abandon sleep. Eyes half-dead, the corner of your mouth still dripping with drool, existential angst creeps in: “Why was I born?”, “Is living really worth it”- such scurrying…
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It's time we re-teach black girls about periods
2 weeks ago
I came home to find my 13-year-old cousin in a state. This was out of character for her - she is a happy child, a joker of sorts and she almost never wears her feelings on her face. Obviously concerned, I asked what the matter was. She told me, “The boys were laughing at me…
Work-Wise
The value of working in a trade
6 days ago
Often, when we think of our working life, we think that finding a job is based only on our academic results. Perhaps you haven’t achieved the results you wanted, or you don’t actually know what you want to do. Have you considered a trade? This line of work is often ignored but is actually a…
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Soft skills and why they are especially important for young people
3 weeks ago
When we are at school, the focus of our education system is on developing knowledge and hard skills. For example, you acquire the skill to read, write and do maths and you gain knowledge about the world in the subjects that you take. But this isn’t enough for today’s world of work. Knowledge is much…
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Set your goals and find a meaningful job
a month ago
The year has begun and things might have changed for you. Perhaps you have just received your matric results or your work contract came to an end in December? Now you need to find a new path. You want to find a job and, although you can get advice from family, friends and even the…