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Did You Know? Cartoons weren’t meant for kids!
4 days ago
Did you know cartoons were not created for kids? Did you also know initially the meaning of cartoons meant something different from what they mean today? That may sound crazy because today when we think about cartoons, even though adults also watch them, we associate them with children. So it wouldn’t be crazy to assume…
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Did You Know? Rooibos tea is good for you!
2 weeks ago
I was never a fan of tea. Firstly, I’m allergic to caffeine and most teas contain caffeine. So, I naturally pulled away. However one day I decided to have a cup of Rooibos tea and I have never looked back. Not only is Rooibos tea actually pretty amazing in taste, it also has terrific health…
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Did You Know? What Dementia Is?
2 weeks ago
Imagine forgetting your mom, dad, siblings or even kids. Imagine not knowing where you live despite going home every day for your entire life. Sounds scary right? For some older people, this is their reality; they don’t know it because they can’t remember, but they have forgotten almost all aspects of their life. The culprit…
Ekasi with Amajita
Are we a thirsty generation?
4 days ago
South Africans have rather a close relationship with their alcohol! The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies the majority of drinkers in the country as binge (excessive) drinkers. This means that roughly 59% of alcohol consumers drink more than 60g of pure alcohol on at least one occasion every month, or six alcoholic drinks. This is…
Ekasi with Amajita
Age is not just a number
4 weeks ago
Growing up eKasi you unknowingly learn toxic behaviours which you carry to you adult life. You don’t even realise that these things are toxic because they are a norm in your surroundings. One of these things for me was, when I was in high school girls my age were ‘in relationships’ with men who were…
Ekasi with Amajita
Real men don’t beat women
2 months 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…
Girl Talk
Girl Talk: Dealing with sexual abuse
2 weeks ago
Shame. Guilt. Remorse and regret. These are just a few of the emotions a sexually assaulted victim experiences. The shame of being in that position. The guilt of feeling like it’s your fault. The remorse and the regret of everything. I was 19, young and naïve when I met the very experienced good looking, playboy…
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Girl Talk: Let’s talk about pregnancy
a month ago
Two lines on a stick. Those two lines can either bring joy and happiness, or fear, sorrow and despair. Pregnancy and motherhood can be a scary thing, especially if you’re a young mom. I don’t have any children (yet), but I have had the privilege of speaking to three amazing young mothers – Nikita, Kourtney…
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Girl Talk – Toxic Friendships
2 months 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
3 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
3 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…
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How to reduce relationship stress
4 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
4 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
4 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
It’s ok to make mistakes
2 days ago
We all logically know that everyone makes mistakes in life, regardless of race, class, gender, age and other differentiators. But there is a lot of negative energy around mistakes. So much that most of us do everything in our power to steer clear of them, ignore or hide them. The truth is, though, we are…
Mindspace
The new normal
a week ago
Mask up. Wash your hands. Avoid public spaces. Avoid your friends and family. Be indoors by midnight. Live in fear. A few years ago if you had told me this would be our reality, I would have laughed. Today, I am not fazed because this is the new normal. As a society, we are experiencing…
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Slender somhlaba is not a compliment
2 weeks ago
For the longest time, society has viewed and treated women as objects to a point where people, especially men, feel comfortable tearing us down about any and everything. Society is constantly putting our bodies in the spotlight, dictating what we wear and what we eat. We’ve been indoctrinated so much that we believe all the…
Student Life
Student life with A & B
3 weeks ago
If you are thinking about applying to university, or are currently busy with tertiary education, then this blog series is for you. For many, including myself at times, high school seemed like a real bore, and sometimes it turned out to be fun. University on the other hand seemed like heaven from the outside looking…
Style Secrets
Natural hair types
a month 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
2 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
3 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…
Work-Wise
Critical Skills: Becoming an Accountant
2 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?…
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Critical Skills: Becoming a Data Analyst
3 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,…
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Critical Skills: Becoming a Web Developer
3 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…