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Did You Know… What the silent killer is?
4 hours ago
When you think of factors contributing to the death toll in South Africa you may think of things like road accidents and murder. But there is a silent killer lurking in our midst; a killer so subtle that you may not even expect it or take it seriously. The silent killer is diabetes. Over three…
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Did you know it's time to panic
6 days ago
Climate change has been a hot topic for some time now. People all over the world appear to be waking up to the fact that we, not our grandchildren, are the ones who will have to face this threat. Scientists who have tried to censor climate change trends throughout the years have been proven wrong…
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Did you know... You can make money from waste?
2 weeks ago
Recycling and collecting waste is important because you can make cash by collecting waste, help feed families and preserve the environment for generations to come. Perhaps you are wondering why it is important to recycle? Here are some interesting points to consider: Did you know that there is an island of plastic waste? In the…
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Did You Know... What happened at Blood River
a month ago
As a nation, there is more that unifies us than that which divides us. A history of reconciliation remembered… The history of the annual holiday of reconciliation celebrated on 16 December in South Africa dates back to the year 1995 - at the end of apartheid. The day was made as an effort to reconcile…
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Did you know... we are facing the next mass extinction!
2 months ago
A mass extinction is a time period in which a large percentage of all known species living at that time is completely wiped out. The last great mass extinction (the 5th) was 65 million years ago when 75% of all animal species were wiped out, including dinosaurs. Scientists have found evidence which shows that the…
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Did You Know... attitudes encourage gender-based violence
2 months ago
16 Days of Activism is upon us – a time to come up with solutions to South Africa's gender-based violence crisis. Violence against women and children has many forms, including physical violence, emotional violence and the violence of poverty. The South African Government stated, "Poverty, inequality and unemployment are conditions under which violence thrives". South…
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Did you know... Trevor Noah's birth was a crime?
2 months ago
Trevor Noah is arguably South Africa’s best export. The comedian is the first African comedian to sell-out the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden in New York. He also is the first black host of “The Daily Show”. The Daily Show is a well-known American late-night talk and news comedy show. When it was…
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Did you know... Why the Sea is Salty?
2 months ago
Water covers more than 70% of the Earth’s surface and about 97% of that is salt water. People who have been to the beach know that sea water is salty. And we all know that fresh water in rivers and rain doesn’t taste salty. But why? It is because of what happens to rainwater as…
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How to make roti's
8 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
8 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
9 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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What I would say to my child
6 days ago
Can I tell you something that worries me? I want you to know that if you’re a girl, I don’t think you’re safe in this country. I think this land we call South Africa is stalked by many predators, but men stand out as the biggest predators. They are the ones you should worry about…
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I think I like girls...
2 weeks ago
“I think I like girls,” muttered my seventeen year old girl-self nervously after I’d being caught in the church cloak room by my grandmother, making out with a girl she’d always known to be my friend. I liked girls, a whole lot, for years I had known this about myself, but in that compromising moment…
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Girls are not iiweyi, objects, or the same!
3 weeks ago
Am I happy to live in a world where girls are called ‘things’? No, I am not. I wish for this to change, and to change now. I spend a lot of time with amajita, men, and, listening, and participating in our conversations. I get very concerned about how men talk about women. I remember…
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Inside information - an interviewer at a logistics company shares his tips
7 days ago
As you know, it’s tough out there. South Africa’s economy is not doing well and jobs are scarce. We interviewed a manager, John, to find out how young people can stand out when they apply for a job. John is an industrial engineer and team leader at a large logistics company which stores goods in…
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Popular professions - Nursing
4 months ago
How often do you go to the clinic? Do you think about the work that the nurses do and how important their job is to all of us? It isn’t a career for woman only. There are many male nurses practising in our hospitals. We interviewed a young nurse, Akhona to find out more about…
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Getting Linked In…
5 months ago
Perhaps you have heard of LinkedIn at least once or twice by now, and as a student, new graduate, or a person in search for a job, you are debating with yourself about whether to set up a profile or not. I’ll start off by saying, yes you definitely need to. Unlike the other social…