Did you know?
There are new school subjects
yesterday
Have you ever wondered about who decides what we learn at school? And how subjects changed to keep up with the times – or new government policies? In apartheid times, the curriculum was very different. For example young people learned lots about Afrikaner history at school – and hardly anything about pre-colonial Africa. There was…
Did you know?
Did you know how to make a vision board?
a week ago
At the beginning of every year we always here the phrases, “New year, new me,” “This is my year,” “This is the year I achieve everything I’ve ever wanted to,”, but we seldom hear about how people plan to do it. There are steps to every achievement, and studies show that people who write down…
Did you know?
Did You Know? Shakespeare's Words
a month ago
William Shakespeare was a prolific writer during the English Renaissance. Many of his plays and poems remain popular to this day. His popular works include Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Macbeth and many more. But, did you know that he is also credited with inventing over 1 700 words? But first… Who is William…
Ekasi with Amajita
Ekasi: Men Don’t Cry
2 weeks ago
When I was a boy, I would come home crying and my uncles would ask me why I was crying. When I told them another boy had hit me, they would say, “Boys don’t cry. Go back and fight for yourself. Boys who cry are weak.” I grew up and became a man but my…
Ekasi with Amajita
Amapiano: The Sounds of Ekasi
a month ago
Ever since amapiano first broke into our mainstream music scene, the genre has found its way to every ekasi corner and it has even gained traction across the sea as well! Local event organisers know that the event is not lit enough if there is no amapiano DJ on the lineup! Amapiano songs have that…
Ekasi with Amajita
No means no
2 months ago
For a long while, when I thought or heard of rape and sexual assault, I thought it had to be a physically brutal act. I thought about threatening language, violence and forced penetration. Though all this may true for many people, it’s not always what rape looks like. Rape is non-consensual sex. This means that…
Get to Know
Get To Know: BMX rider, Wanga Moshani
3 days ago
Please introduce yourself to FunDza readers My name is Wanga Moshani and I am a 23-year-old BMX rider from Cape Town. I am number 208; that’s my career number. What’s your nickname? I don’t have a nickname, but everyone calls me “champ” in my hood, so I will take that as my nickname. Have you…
Girl Talk
Girl Talk: New Year, New You
3 weeks ago
It’s 2022! Happy New Year to all you lovely ladies and welcome back to Girl Talk! Every single year I make “New Year Resolutions” and guess what? Every single year, those new year resolutions are forgotten and tossed aside, never been done. I asked myself why and that’s when I realised those resolutions were not…
Girl Talk
Girl Talk: festive safety
a month ago
Welcome back to Girl Talk! It’s festive season and in this blog I’d like to share a few tips on how to stay safe during the festive season. Unfortunately, South Africa is one of the countries to have the most highest statistics for gender based violence. According to worldpopulationreview.com South Africa is number 1 on…
Girl Talk
Girl Talk – Dealing with anxiety
2 months ago
Welcome back to Girl Talk! This week we’re going to tackle the topic of anxiety. What is anxiety? What causes it and how can we deal with it? Anxiety is our body’s natural response to stress. That overwhelming feeling when your heart suddenly starts pounding faster than you can count. Everyone has different triggers and…
How to
How to reduce relationship stress
7 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…
How to
How to know if your partner is cheating
7 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.…
How to
How to pass your driver’s
7 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
Everyday violence
yesterday
Geographically, Turffontien lies a stone’s throw away from Johannesburg CBD. The neatly plotted houses and lush trees are reminiscent of a suburban paradise. Yet, the appeal has long faded. Instead, the years have chipped paint away from the houses, bullet cases litter the streets and spilt blood has seeped into cracks on the pavements. Residents…
Mindspace
Are you being pocketed in your relationship?
a week ago
The 20s and 30s are the most exciting yet challenging time of our lives. We're in the thick of adulting, and it's a circus show for the most part. Amid this confusion, throw in dating and all the tests that come with it. Among these is pocketing. How to tell you're being pocketed? Imagine this.…
Mindspace
No more new year resolutions!
2 weeks ago
It's that time of the year again, where we will be quizzing each other on what our new year's resolutions are. Some of us will have these planned ahead of the conversations, and some will make up a few on the spot just to field the query. I typically fall in the latter group because…
Snapshots
Gugu’s Taxi Ride
a week ago
It was an uncharacteristically chilly summer morning in Orange Farm when Gugu, a full figured beauty, was about to climb into a Quantum on her way to Jozi Maboneng. At this time of the morning most of her fellow passengers were familiar to her, except for the two gents who rudely pushed past her to…
Student Life
University vs Gap Year
a week ago
For some people, they already know in high school what career they’d like to have someday, but if like me, you were or are a bit confused then this article is for you. After school I’ll be the first to admit that I was so confused about my future and what I wanted to do;…
Student Life
The Wait: Matric Results
a month ago
Matric year is probably one of the most stressful times of any student’s life. It’s a make or break moment because after 12 years of school all your hard will either come into fruition or fall at your feet. From writing the final exams in December to waiting for the final results that come out…
Student Life
December Holiday Break
2 months ago
It’s that time of year, holiday break. I bet you’re excited and can’t wait to kick back and chill. Well that’s how I always felt when the university or school year was over; pure bliss. The holidays are a time for many things and opportunity for many too. Some students go back home if they…
Style Secrets
Natural hair types
4 months 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
5 months 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
6 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
7 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
5 months 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?…
Work-Wise
Critical Skills: Becoming a Data Analyst
6 months 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,…
Work-Wise
Critical Skills: Becoming a Web Developer
6 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…