#InternationalWomensDay
Mar08

#InternationalWomensDay

By: Courtney Rehman Being a woman in this day is a superpower although, many times we get body shamed and told to dress ‘appropriately.’ We get told the reason we get abused or raped is because of our dress codes and that we should also dress according to our sizes. We’re also told we can’t be successful AND have a family. It’s the 21st century and women are taking over, we’re supporting each other, we’re growing and we’re amazing. To...

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Women Are Not ‘Just Objects’

By: Onawanda Mpanza For years, men have been groping women in public and we have been shaking it off and complaining about it in private. They would comment about our private parts and we would be angry in silence and never tell the man to shut up. They would hold our hands and pull us in public and we kept quiet. Well not all of us, a friend slapped a man that tried to grope her breasts in town. Question is why we have kept mum about...

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Add Hope – Creating Ripples Of Change | Tebogo Mabye
Apr19

Add Hope – Creating Ripples Of Change | Tebogo Mabye

Born in Hillbrow to a single mother and surrounded by street gangs and crime, young Tebogo Mabye seemed destined for struggle. Fortunately, he found a safe haven at MES, a partner of Add Hope that is funded by donations that KFC customers make every day. Tebogo, and many other children like him, have been able to turn their lives around thanks to Add Hope and the organisations they work with – becoming role models for other children...

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Dear African Student; Do Not Wait To Market Yourself
Mar22

Dear African Student; Do Not Wait To Market Yourself

By: William Jackson African students in the 21st century cannot wait to market themselves in a world of global commerce, digital Branding, intellectual sharing and the vast Social Media sites that are building to get the word out there about the talents, abilities and skills that students possess. Students still struggle and have faced more challenges in the past years as institutions struggle to remain relevant, real and respiratory....

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Pitting Women Against Each Other-why It Has To Stop
Feb15

Pitting Women Against Each Other-why It Has To Stop

By: Tina Dube Kim Kardashian and Amber Rose recently very nearly “broke the internet” as the cool kids would say. No, they’re not starting a school in the Eastern Cape and they didn’t invent a device that applies body lotion to your back either. The one thing they did was take a photo together. A selfieto be precise. A selfie that trended on Twitter worldwide which is no mean feat. Now, celebrity selfies are nothing new, we’re...

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Lessons Learned In 2015

By: Vuyisani Bill As I take a brave leap into 2016 I reflect on the year that has passed in an attempt to ready myself for the new chapter in my life. The greatest gifts our past has to offer us are always embedded in the lessons we learned from our experiences. The past provides the foundation on which our future is cemented.  These are the lessons I learned in 2015. On Love: Taking a risk is worth it.  Being open to something new...

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