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Did you know? What postpartum depression is?
7 days ago
Sarah was so excited to see her little newborn cousin. She rushed through the door to her aunt’s room but stopped dead in her tracks when she saw her aunt crying hysterically. Later that evening Sarah’s mom explained to her that her aunt was suffering from postpartum depression. Sarah was confused and didn’t understand what…
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Did You Know? Who Solomon Mahlangu was?
2 weeks 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
3 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
4 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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Did You Know? How government spends your money
a month ago
The Budget Speech may seem like a boring, unnecessary annual event, where Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivers a speech that is filled with stats that you don’t understand. But it’s important to remember that the government’s budget has an effect on every South African. The country’s budget is based on the money that you get…
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Did You Know? Why this year is longer than others
a month ago
“I was at the bank in 2006 and the cashier told me that the ID number I had provided her didn’t look ‘right’. That’s when it hit me that my birth day was unlike other people’s; mine only comes once in four years,” recalls Ace Matiwane. He turns 36 on leap day, 29 February 2020.…
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Did You Know? Earth's water is under threat
2 months ago
Clean water is one of the earth’s most precious resources, but it is currently facing a crisis. Reliable clean water supplies are essential for agriculture, industry and energy production. Life on earth depends on water for daily survival but with our water supplies under threat, earth’s inhabitants are in a precarious position. A number of…
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Did You Know? The real story of Valentine's Day
2 months ago
Go to your nearest shop right now and you’re likely to be greeted with heart-shaped balloons, rose-decorated shelves, and mugs that scream ‘Be My Valentine’. Valentine’s Day is a day that some love to hate, others forget, and some look forward to with great anticipation. But how and where did it originate? Well, that depends…
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How to make a cloth face mask
3 hours ago
There has been lots of debate in South Africa and around the world on whether or not it is a good idea to wear a face mask during the Covid-19 pandemic. Given current scientific understanding of how the virus is transmitted, the Western Cape Department of Health is now recommending the use of cloth face…
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How to stay sane in a lock down
2 weeks 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
11 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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To the children stuck at home with their abusers
6 days ago
For most of high school, I was barely home. And when I was, it was in the small bedroom that I shared with four other people, in our small RDP house in Braamfischerville in Soweto, reading. I have often told the story of why I read so much as a child, but it is important…
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Speaking ill of the dead
2 weeks 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
3 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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Popular Professions: Emergency services
yesterday
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
2 weeks 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
4 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…