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Did You Know? COVID vaccine myths busted!
yesterday
It has been over 3 weeks since I got my first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The procedure was fast and painless! The only reason I waited at the vaccine station was the 15 minutes I had to wait so they could see my reaction to the vaccine. The nurse who administered the dose…
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Did You Know? We all learn differently
a week ago
Did you know that there are different ways of learning? Taking a bit of time to understand something doesn’t mean you are dumb because other people understood it faster than you. It just means maybe your way of learning is different and you may need to figure out a way that works for you. Take…
Did you know?
Did You Know? Reading is Important
2 weeks ago
If you’re anything like me, a good book is like a cup of warm soup on a cold, winter's day – satisfying to your soul! Reading is definitely beneficial, in 2021 when we are bombarded with TV shows, information on YouTube, and many others, we neglect reading. But why is reading so important? Let’s find…
Ekasi with Amajita
Real men don’t beat women
2 weeks ago
I was chilling with my friends on one Saturday afternoon when I noticed fingernail scratches on one of my friend’s neck and forearms. He told me, when I asked, that he had had an argument with his girlfriend and what I was seeing were her attempts at defending herself. “If you don’t beat your woman…
Ekasi with Amajita
Are we just ATM fathers?
a month ago
In 2019, I welcomed my baby girl into the world and I became a father for the first time. I remember walking into the delivery room draped in protective apparel and being handed this tiny being wrapped in white towels. My heart raced faster than the car I was in en route to the hospital…
Ekasi with Amajita
'Indoda Must'
a month ago
Every day I log onto social media and every day there’s this debate about what “Indoda must do” and how “Indoda must act”. Sometimes it’s a debate – a back and forth. Other times it’s full on women dictating what a man’s role is or what a ‘real’ man does. It’s posts like: Indoda must…
Girl Talk
Girl Talk – Toxic Friendships
3 weeks ago
Welcome back, sis! If you’ve been following the Girl Talk blog, we spoke about red flags in a relationship and then we tackled dealing with insecurities. In this blog, we’re gonna talk about toxic friendships… Signs that you’re dealing with a toxic friend: 1. You can’t be your true self around them – If you…
Girl Talk
Girl Talk: Dealing with insecurities
2 months ago
Hello again, sis! Last time we spoke about red flags in a relationship, this time we’re gonna take the magnifying glass and take a look at ourselves for a second - this time we’re gonna talk about that ugly thing that we all know so very well: insecurities. The word “insecurity” can be defined as:…
Girl Talk
Girl Talk: Red flags in relationships
2 months ago
Have you ever been told that a guy just wasn’t right for you? Or maybe you’ve felt it, you know that gut feeling deep inside, but you ended up ignoring it…and then seriously getting hurt at the end. If that happened to you, don’t worry you’re not the only one. It happened to me. I…
How to
How to reduce relationship stress
3 months ago
In an ideal world, a relationship is not something you should stress about. It is supposed to bring you warm feelings of support, love and happiness. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Each relationship faces its own challenges. As a result, it is normal to feel stressed out, worried or anxious when you spend…
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How to know if your partner is cheating
3 months ago
If you are reading this, then you probably suspect that your partner may be cheating on you but do not yet have concrete proof to back up your suspicions. When the truth about an affair comes out, it is simple to see that the warning signs were there all along—you just did not notice them.…
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How to pass your driver’s
3 months ago
Doing your driver’s licence test can be a stressful experience. I was one of those people who failed in the yard. I actually cried that day. Learning to drive is an emotional journey, it takes a lot of time, finances and even emotional strain. I cannot begin to tell you how much anxiety I had…
Mindspace
Living together before marriage
yesterday
A young woman I know got married in a lavish church wedding in 2019. She had met her future husband at a church conference in 2018. They were both young graduates who were keen to start their climb up the corporate ladder. In order to give them privacy I will give them aliases. I will…
Mindspace
You are worth more than your job
a week ago
One of the first things people ask when you're reuniting after a long time or meeting for the first time is "what do you do?". They'll use this information you give them as a response to gauge how to perceive and treat you going forward. While not everyone intends to treat you based on what…
Mindspace
Depression is a daily battle
2 weeks ago
The first and last time I attempted to commit suicide felt like any normal day. It was sunny; kids were playing and laughing outside. Like any township, Kraaifontein was buzzing that day, full of life while I felt so lifeless. I overdosed on sleeping pills. I can’t tell you what triggered me but up until…
Style Secrets
Natural hair types
4 days ago
Welcome back to Style Secrets with A & B! Since starting my curly transition journey I’ve learnt that hair actually has a type, which I never really knew before. I’ve always just either thought of my hair as curly, wavy or damaged; I now know otherwise. Here is a simple hair type breakdown: - Type…
Style Secrets
Our must-have winter essentials
4 weeks ago
Welcome back to Style Secrets with A & B Food for thought: Style is not fashion, style is not a trend, and style is personal to you. I know it’s been a minute since we posted our last blog, but we promise to be consistent from now on. We will be posting after every two…
Style Secrets
Style Secrets on natural hair
2 months ago
So let’s talk about natural hair. Let’s be honest, the entire natural hair process can be very daunting and tiring, but don’t worry, I’m here to help you every step of the way. Please do remember that I’m no expert, nor is Busie, we are simply sharing the knowledge we have gained over time to…
Style Secrets
Style Secrets with A & B
2 months ago
“Busi why on earth do you need to buy five bags all at once?” my friend, Amber asked. “Five bags is not even enough, sis,” I said laughing. *** Hi there, Welcome to Style Secrets. My name is Busiswa Mahonono, some of you may be familiar with my work from blogs like Did You Know…
Work-Wise
Critical Skills: Becoming an Accountant
4 weeks ago
Are you a person who enjoys being organised and pays attention to detail? Are numbers also your thing? Do you find that you’re not so interested in abstract algebraic numbers, but you enjoy the structured approach of numbers when working out your finances? If this sounds like you, have you thought about becoming an accountant?…
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Critical Skills: Becoming a Data Analyst
a month ago
Are you the kind of person who enjoys solving puzzles or digging into a mystery? Do you also enjoy working with numbers and on computers? Do you think you would be able to explain the story of your discovery to others through charts and graphs? If this sounds like it’s something you are comfortable doing,…
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Critical Skills: Becoming a Web Developer
2 months ago
Have you spent any time working on computer coding or using computer programmes? Are you creative, flexible, curious, and happy to upskill yourself on new digital technology? At the same time, do you think you are a problem-solver with plenty of discipline to work on your own and have good communication skills? If this sounds…