Donate A Dress And Help Cadbury P.S. Make Matric Farewell Dreams Come True #PSgiveadress

By: Sandy Nene Matric Farewells should be a night to remember and for most girls, a dress is the most important part of the event as it contributes to the makings of a perfect Cinderella story. Through the new P.S. Matric Farewell Dress Campaign, Cadbury P.S. is hoping to make a few lucky girls’ dreams come true by providing them with a dress for their special event. The campaign kicks off this July and will target disadvantaged girls...

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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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‘Our Lived Experience’ The Mental Health Blog
Sep02

‘Our Lived Experience’ The Mental Health Blog

By: Yvette Hess Our Lived Experience (OLE) is an ongoing project aimed at educating people about mental illness in South Africa. OLE was born out of the idea that the wealth of knowledge lives within the bodies of people and it is where real life experience and sharing it becomes more than just useful. It becomes wisdom. OLE is a platform where these experiences, news and other information are shared- where a community is created. OLE...

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Align Your Passion With Your Paycheck
Nov10

Align Your Passion With Your Paycheck

By: Vuyolwethu Dubese Hip Hop (or as I like to dub it – street poetry) is easily gaining favour with me recently and this is due to not only the comical rhymes but also the stripped  truth that the rappers unfold about the business of the industry. Rappers who have been in the game for some time like Tumi, Kanye, Reason and Jay Z subtly talking about the business of branding via the classic line “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business...

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Understanding Your Craft
Sep15

Understanding Your Craft

By: Amanda Mathe People have different ideas of what makes up a craft or a skill. It can often take years before a person is able to fully understand what their craft is, and in other cases it takes a couple of months. Whatever the time, your craft still remains your token, your gift to society that needs to grow and shape with your ambitions and dreams. The Cambridge dictionary suggests that a craft is a skill and experience, mostly...

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“Against All Odds” by R. A. Lang
Sep03

“Against All Odds” by R. A. Lang

By: R. A. Lang   My story starts in May of 1989, when I read in a London newspaper that there was going to be a seminar held in a London hotel regarding emigration to South Africa. I didn’t need to waste time thinking about it. I decided to attend, compiled my first curriculum vitae, and headed to the seminar. At the seminar, there were representatives from South African banks, immigration officials, and representatives from the...

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