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Did You Know? Who Solomon Mahlangu was?
5 days ago
“My blood will nourish the tree that will bear the fruits of freedom. Tell my people that I love them. They must continue the fight,” said Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu just before he was sent to the gallows for his execution. Solomon Mahlangu was a freedom fighter under the apartheid regime and remains one of the…
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Did you know? How to cope with the corona crisis
2 weeks ago
The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has reached South Africa and we all need to be responsible and follow official health guidelines and procedures to stop the spread of the virus. We also need to support each other and be kind, considerate and compassionate in this stressful time, especially to those who are the most vulnerable to…
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Did You Know? Why Seasons Change
3 weeks ago
We experience different seasons throughout the year. In South Africa, we have four seasons: autumn from March to May, winter from June to August, spring from September to November and summer from December to February. But what is the reason for these seasonal changes? Many people think it is summer in some parts of the…
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How to stay sane in a lock down
5 days 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
10 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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]
11 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!
12 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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Speaking ill of the dead
4 days ago
My mother passed away last year. She was two months short of her 80th birthday and while she had been incapacitated and bed-ridden for months, her death did not bring me the imagined relief I thought I would feel as her depleted primary caregiver. For months before she passed on, our life-long roles of her…
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I'm openly gay but you're not
2 weeks ago
How do I begin to deal with my pain without feeling like I’m pulling you out of the closet? Yes, I’m openly gay but you’re not. Mentioning your name in my social circles as the cause of my tears feels a lot like me outing you. I keep questioning my role in our untimely separation.…
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When being yourself is not enough
3 weeks ago
I remember growing up in Tembisa, how rumours could rear their ugly heads, spread like wildfire, and easily burn their victims. It was nasty, and uncalled for. When I was in Grade 10, there was a rumour that circulated on the Mxit social media platform that a classmate of mine had been sleeping around with…
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Popular Professions: Caring
7 days ago
Do you love helping people? Are you a kind, patient person with a big heart? Have you thought about becoming a carer? A carer is someone who usually works in a person’s house (although you might work in a bigger institution such as a retirement village). You help your patient, often an elderly or disabled…
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Trade realities: Electrician
3 weeks ago
Do you enjoy fixing things and working with your hands? Are you observant, responsible, safety conscious and with an eye for detail? Have you thought about becoming an electrician? There are many different types of electricians such as: • Regular Electrician • Engineering Electrician • Construction Electrician • Mining Electrician • Auto Electrician • Aircraft…
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Internships and volunteering - a path to employment
a month ago
Have you had your hopes of getting a job straight away dashed? Have you applied to study or sent in numerous job applications and nothing has worked out? What is the alternative to sitting at home doing nothing all year? What about looking for an internship or volunteering for an organisation? Volunteering can often be…