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Did you know... Why the Sea is Salty?
5 days 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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Did You Know... SASSA Offers Grocery Vouchers?
2 weeks ago
With unemployment currently sitting at a staggering 29%, South Africa finds itself in dire economic times. Making ends meet is getting tougher by the day. The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has started to provide some much needed relief. It is providing grocery vouchers to citizens through its ‘Social Relief of Distress’ programme. This…
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Did you know... Jay-Z is Hip-Hop's first billionaire?
3 weeks ago
From a controversial past, to releasing multi-platinum albums, winning multiple awards and marrying Beyonce, Jay-Z can now add being a billionaire to his ever growing list of achievements. Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name ‘Jay-Z’ has officially become a billionaire, according to an article by Forbes magazine. Jay-Z grew up in the Marcy…
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Did you know there is a cure for Ebola?
4 weeks ago
Ebola is a deadly virus. It is spread through direct contact with the bodily fluids of a person who is sick with the virus, or who has died from it. When someone touches a person with the Ebola virus, or even touches things that the person has been in contact with, then the virus gets…
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Did you Know… Where Written Language Comes from?
a month ago
When you think of written language, you probably think of the 26 letters of the English alphabet that we know today. But did you know that there were originally 29 letters in old English, or that the symbol “&” came after the letter “Z” but was dropped in the 1835? And what about written language…
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Did You Know Why the Sky is Blue
a month ago
Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue during day-time, and not yellow or any other colour? Some people think the sky is blue because of the water in the Earth’s atmosphere. But the sky is blue in the desert which is an extremely dry place. Others think the sky is blue because of…
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Did you know... what junk status means for you?
2 months ago
Have you heard people talking about South Africa nearing junk status and not known what they were meaning? Perhaps you think that 'junk status' has something to do with a rubbish heap or our refuse policy, or perhaps you'd rather just think about something else. Well, you're probably not alone... big economic issues are complex…
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Did you know…you could be sued for retweeting?
2 months ago
In light of the terrifying statistics of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in South Africa, social media has been abuzz with names of alleged perpetrators. In the digital age one is able to tweet that someone has assaulted you. That tweet can go viral and ‘name’ and ‘shame’ someone who is added to a list of perpetrators.…
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How to make roti's
6 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
6 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
6 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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Finding Meaning In Life
2 weeks ago
Ever since my academic studies were disrupted by a mental breakdown went through in the middle of July this year, I have been struggling with finding meaning in life. So, to try and find a way to deal with it, I did the only thing that has kept me sane for the past couple of…
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The Act
3 weeks ago
How much does it cost to be happy? Not much, right? But how much does it take to bring happiness and joy to the next person? Sadly, the cost of living is so overwhelmingly high, and sometimes we think making a difference to others takes an astronomical amount of money to do. We tell ourselves…
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My name is a problem
4 weeks ago
Many people get my name wrong. Especially people that are Afrikaans or English speakers. My name is not Sikelo or Sitshelo, it’s Sicelo. Please get my name right. I’ve been becoming more annoyed lately when people get my name wrong even when I’ve taught them how to pronounce it. I try to not get angry.…
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Popular professions - Nursing
2 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…
3 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…
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Trade realities: Beautician
3 months ago
Do you find yourself paging through beauty magazines or watching beauty tutorials on YouTube? Are you interested in beauty products, and love make-up and fashionable nails? Do your friends come to you when they need to dress up and look fabulous? What do you need to become a beautician? How do you find out all…