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Did you know… the death sentence doesn’t deter criminals?
6 days ago
There have been many calls for the death sentence in South Africa recently. When we hear of brutal rapes and murders, many feel such anger and despair that they want the rapists and murderers to be killed. However, there are many reasons why this is not a good idea, no matter how justified it may…
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Did you know why identities of accused people are withheld?
2 weeks ago
Many people have been angry on social media about the fact that newspapers immediately publish the names of people who have been murdered, once they have been identified, but do not immediately publish the names of the men (mostly) accused of the crime. Why do these men get such protection, is the understandable response. In…
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Did you know… Fynbos has more than 8500 species
3 weeks ago
Fynbos is Dutch for fine-leaved plants. Of the more than 8500 fynbos species, almost 6000 are indigenous. Fynbos is a unique kind of vegetation that makes up 80% of the Cape Floral Kingdom, with the majority found only in the Cape. Table Mountain alone has as many plants species as the United Kingdom – about…
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How to make roti's
4 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
4 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
4 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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Tears for Uyinene
5 days ago
I’m deepIy worried. I feel a sadness so vast that it almost drowned me the other day. Uyinene Mrwetyana is dead. Another flame violently put out by an unforgiving and unrelenting killer. If you haven’t yet heard the name, I understand. Not all of us have social media accounts, or are online at the same…
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Celebrating Women?
2 weeks ago
During women’s month, I was thinking a lot about what it means, and how it is linked to feminism.  Every year we celebrate women’s month and even the people who publicly criticise feminism join in on women’s month celebrations. And everyone thanks women for our contributions to the society as mothers, wives, caregivers, guardians, entrepreneurs,…
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Embracing Motherhood
3 weeks ago
Motherhood is a journey that should be planned. A person needs to be physically, emotionally, financially and mentally ready to embark on this life-changing journey. Sadly in most cases the above is never the case. A lot of young women and even teenagers rush in without any proper planning. Some are going through adolescence, experimenting…
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Symptoms of depression
4 weeks ago
Depression as a medical condition is misunderstood. The illness is surrounded by great stigma because our society stays silent about mental health issues. There is a perception that sustained sadness sometimes without an outside cause is merely imaginary. I considered writing a technical, well-researched article about symptoms to look out for if you suspect yourself…
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Can you find love online?
a month ago
So I did the craziest thing ever. I signed up for a dating site. Why, I don’t know. I didn’t understand the big hype about finding someone online. I mean, meeting someone in person seemed way more romantic and potentially safer. Dating online seemed rather ridiculous. So I would never have considered it, if it…
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Raising the individual
a month ago
When I was a young mother I read a lot of parenting books and magazines. I bought and kept these as I had my four children. But as my children grew I realised how an approach that would work for one child would dismally fail flat for another. I potty-trained my oldest child using the…
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Black or Coloured?
2 months ago
Until of May 30th, 2019 I always thought of myself as a Black woman. I’m sure you’re wondering what happened on that day. Well, I’ll tell you. It was the day I arrived in Cape Town from the United States. I’d never been anywhere south of the equator before, let alone by myself. But here…
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There Is No Such Thing As Black Tax
2 months ago
At the beginning of July this year, I was invited to an event called the Klerksdorp Youth Leadership Talks. While I was there, one of the five speakers who was set to give a talk about the Fourth Industrial Revolution spoke about “black tax” – a topic that always comes up whenever young black people…
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Getting Linked In…
2 weeks 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
4 weeks 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…
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Trade realities: Motor Mechanic
a month ago
Are you interested in cars and the way they work? Are you good with your hands and enjoy learning about new things? Have you thought about becoming a motor mechanic? A motor mechanic works on all systems in cars from their engines and brakes to axles and even sun roofs! And if you thought this…