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Did you know? You Can Survive Janu-worry
a week ago
January is arguably the month that most people are not ready for when it arrives. They probably spent loads of money on December celebrations and put it to the back of their minds that January was a few days away. Many people have dubbed this month Janu-worry because of the financial stress that it brings.…
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Did you know? Phobias Can Take Over your Life
2 weeks ago
Have you ever been scared of something that makes no sense? For example, did you know that there are people who are scared of the colour yellow? That is called Xanthophobia. Fear is one of the most intimidating emotions, it can take you out of your safe space and make you realise that you are…
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Did You Know? Why Big Zulu is the Main Man
3 weeks ago
By now you’ve probably seen or heard of the #DuduzaneChallenge that has got social media streets buzzing ever since the festive season kicked off. Duduzane Zuma posted a video of himself, flanked by his bodyguards, walking with Imali Eningi playing in the background. Imali Eningi (which loosely translates to ‘Lots of money’) is performed by…
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Did You Know? The myths behind being left-handed
a month ago
Have you ever tried to write with our left hand? And even wondered why some of you friends are left-handed? Being left-handed is rare, with left-handers making up only 11% of the population. There are so many myths associated with being left-handed. Let’s have a look at some of them: 1. People who are left-handed…
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Did You Know? You Share 99% of your DNA with a Stranger!
a month ago
Have you ever wondered how close human beings really are to one another? Well you’d be surprised as to how alike we actually are. In fact, all humans are more than 99% identical. So no matter how different we look, we are closer than we think. All the differences we see amongst ourselves and other…
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Did You Know? How We Get Night and Day
a month ago
There are things that happen around us that we do not question, because we see them as normal. Like the fact that we live on a ball-shaped planet located in a universe that has a burning star called the Sun at its centre. And no one questions this or finds it weird. We get up…
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Did You Know? Why December is a Wonderful Month
2 months ago
December is the best month of the year; it doesn’t matter which corner of the world you live in or what religion you are. In this month people are bidding farewell to the year. From longer days to too many year-end celebrations, December has a lot to offer. Here are 7 reasons that make this…
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Did You Know? Are Dogs Colour Blind?
2 months ago
English Scientist John Dalton, who lived in the 18th century, was one of the first people to research colour blindness. Dalton realised that he and his brother could not recognise some colours. He and his brother confused pink with blue and scarlet (a brilliant red colour) with green. This sparked his curiosity to dig deep…
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How To add FunDza as a homepage
5 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
7 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
9 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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The healing power of connection
2 days ago
Recently I had the worst depressive episode of my adult life. It was isolating, exhausting and filled me with hopelessness. Sleep stopped having its restful qualities. I would go to bed tired and wake up exhausted. My depression demanded absolute isolation. In my misery I demanded total solitude so I stopped reaching out to friends,…
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To save a life
a week ago
My friend took her life when we least expected it. The odd thing about her suicide is that she spoke about it a number of times. However, my friends and I could never fully grasp the idea that someone would end their life. At some point, it transformed into a joke we shared when we…
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How do we measure success?
2 weeks ago
Back in the beginning of the year, a friend of mine visited me to show me his brand new car. A few months prior to that, another friend of mine had invited me to go see his new apartment in town, and another one asked me to go celebrate his new job appointment with him.…
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Workwise: Keep motivated while unemployed
4 days 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 weeks 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
a month 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…