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Did You Know? Some Prisoners are Innocent
3 days ago
Imagine spending years behind bars for a crime you did not commit; knowing that the real criminal was still out there while you were rotting in a jail. This is the reality for many people who are locked up in South Africa’s prions. “No one has felt the agony and anguish I’ve been through. I’ve…
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Did You Know? Why sharks are important for the environment?
a week ago
Do you care about sharks? It’s a simple question, yet many people cringe in fear and say why should they care about sharks; they’re evil, dangerous and they don’t matter. But the truth is sharks are more important for the environment than you may realise. It’s a known fact that you are more likely to…
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Did You Know? What causes high blood pressure?
2 weeks ago
We are living in very stressful times but it’s important to remember that stress can affect your health in potentially dangerous ways. Stress is one important factor that leads to high blood pressure. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, happens when your blood pressure increases to abnormally high levels. Your blood pressure measurement determines…
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Did you know? Why we have WhatsApp today?
3 weeks ago
Most people will remember WhatsApp as the app that made them say goodbye to costly SMSs. Others will think of the words ‘instant’ and ‘convenient’ when the app is mentioned. The Facebook-owned app is the biggest messaging service in the world, boasting two billion users to date. Jan Koum (44) and Brian Acton (48) co-founded…
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Did You Know? What causes beer bellies?
a month ago
The increase in belly fat, an excess abdominal fat that hangs over a belt line, is often associated with the consumption of beer. This belly fat is commonly known as beer belly, beer gut or potbelly. Does beer really cause belly fat? It seems that heavy beer drinkers are more likely to grow bellies as…
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The history of beauty pageants
a month ago
“I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me, with my kind of skin and my kind of hair, was never considered to be beautiful. And I think that it is time that stops today. I want children to look at me and see my face and I want them to…
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Did You Know? Why Black Coffee Uses One Hand
a month ago
“Why does Black Coffee DJ with only one hand?” is a question that many people have asked but have received few answers to. In the South African entertainment industry, this is probably the second most popular question after, “Ngubani uMzekezeke? (Who is Mzekezeke?)” After all, Black Coffee is not just any DJ but one of…
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Did you know? Nature vs nurture - what makes us who we are?
2 months ago
Jim Springer and Jim Lewis are identical twins from the United States who were separated at birth at four weeks old. Years later in 1979, in adulthood, they met and discovered how similar they are despite not growing up together. “When they shared their stories they found that they both had childhood dogs named Toy……
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How to submit your writing through WhatsApp
4 weeks 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
3 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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How to keep studying during lockdown
3 months ago
The lockdown poses many challenges but it can be especially challenging if you’re a student needing to continue your studies. You’re confined at home with multiple distractions, no set routine and little connection to your fellow classmates and teachers. Many things are out of your control at the moment, but it’s important to focus on…
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The beauty of African literature
a week ago
For as long as I can recall, I have always been an avid reader. Books have brought forth the companionship that I desperately sought but never found in anyone. When I was younger, I didn’t read books that had characters that I could relate to. By that, I mean black characters who were bred on…
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Online dating is not for the faint-hearted
2 weeks ago
I signed up for online dating yet again, but this time I dragged a friend along with me on my crazy crusade in finding love. On my previous attempt at online dating I used the dating site OkCupid, but this time my friend Busi and I opted for something different, Bumble. Despite it being lockdown…
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Inequality in African marriages
3 weeks ago
There are lots of beautiful features of an African marriage. Marriage in the African context extends beyond the union of a single man and a single woman. A marriage links two families together. Even before the marriage, couples involve their families. Often uncles are the first ones to know about a young man’s intention to…
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Teach English Online
4 weeks ago
The covid19 pandemic has not only deprived many people of their loved ones, but it has also deprived many people of a stable income. The economy has taken a huge knock off and it will most likely take a while before everything is restored to its original state. In the meantime, what happens to those…
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Popular Professions: Emergency services
3 months ago
Times are really tough, right now, aren’t they? So many people have had to stop going to work because of the coronavirus. Do you know someone who is still going to work? Why are some people working and others not? Most of the people who are going to work at the moment are people whose…
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Popular Professions: Caring
4 months 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…