Vision Board

WHAT IS IT? Vision boards or “dream boards” are based on the concept: if you can see it you can achieve it.
It’s nothing more than you taking pictures of the things that you want to attract into your life from short, medium to long-term goals, pasting them on a board and putting it up where you can see it everyday. Its one thing to have your goals written down on paper but there is so much power in seeing images of the things you dream of everyday!
A vision board is not only fun to make but it’s a powerful reminder
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Get Your Ducks in a Row: Planning for a successful year

One of the most important rights that is enshrined in our constitution is the right to basic quality education, which means that no child in South Africa can be denied education. With rights, however, come responsibilities. Therefore with the right to education comes the responsibility of ensuring that you make the most of your opportunity to learn. When you have the mentality of only doing ‘what needs to be done’ you are not just letting down those who have fought to make it possible for you to get an education, but you are also doing yourself a disservice. Making the
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Pursuing Financial Freedom

Hello hi!! Happy Freedom Day firstly! Hope you had a good time. Plus its school holidays so pupils, parents and drivers are happy all over the country! I know I’m one of the happy drivers. What is this term Financial Freedom? It’s being financially free… That was the answer given to me which as you can imagine just by reading it, was NOT helpful at all. It’s a term that’s thrown around but no one really knows how to get there. So financial freedom is (in my words) is having more rand at the end of your month. So in
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Career Indaba 2016

The Career Indaba 2016 was held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on the 7th and 8th March 2016 and was held in partnership with SABC and the Department of Basic Education. The aim of the event is to provide students, parents and teachers with practical knowledge on how students can succeed in their lives after school and studying.There were 60 exhibitors including corporate companies such as Rand Water, The Foschini Group, Lafarge and Norton Rose Fulbright, as well as various South African and American Tertiary Institutions. There were 60 exhibitors including corporate companies such as Rand Water, The
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Ms Ngale Interview (Career Indaba 2016)

Ms. Ngale, an EMS, Creative Arts and Life Orientation teacher from Maryvale College recently attended the Career Indaba 2016 with the grade 11 and 12 learners. She talked to us about the event.   Can the experience you and your learners had at the Indaba?  The Career Indaba was well organized and some of the learners benefited, whilst others did not. The main universities were not there and the learners were looking forward to receiving information from these universities.   What is the importance of events like this and what role do they play in shaping learners’ career choices? These
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Paying It Forward

Nangamzo Koza is the Founding Managing Director of Inqubela Foundation. She is also the MD of Umthawelanga, an Africa-focused research and content production company and works at the Innovation Hub as a Communications and Marketing YALI Fellow. Nangamso started Inqubela Foundation 2010 with her last R200. This decision was driven by her passion for developing schools in under-developed communities into leading centres of academic excellence and leadership development. Over the years, Inqubela Foundation has been established as a vibrant hub that provides schools with a variety of curricular and non-curricular programmes. It has also become a hub for young professionals
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Little Suns

Little Suns begins in 1903. A lame and frail Malangana – ‘Little Suns’ – searches for his beloved Mthwakazi after many lonely years spent in Lesotho. Mthwakazi was the young woman he had fallen in love with twenty years earlier, before the assassination of Hamilton Hope ripped the two of them apart. Intertwined with Malangana’s story, is the account of Hamilton Hope – a colonial magistrate who, in the late nineteenth century, was undermining the local kingdoms of the Eastern Cape in order to bring them under the control of the British. It was he who wanted to coerce Malangana’s
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Say it Right

We are fortunate enough to live in an era where we are free to express ourselves in any manner that we like, and in any language we choose. With the increasing popularity of smart phones and social media, it has become more and more common to use slang and shorthand to communicate and as a result, the use of correct grammar among the youth has been severely diminished. While it may be perfectly acceptable to text “ C U L8R” to your friends, this is the kind of thing that would make your English teacher cringe and possibly get a
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Celebrating Freedom Day

27 April commemorates the day in 1994 when the first democratic election was held in South Africa. Today, South Africa celebrates Freedom Day to mark the liberation of our country and its people from a long period of colonialism and apartheid Apartheid ‘officially’ began in South Africa in 1948, but colonialism and oppression of the African majority had plagued South Africa since 1652. After decades of resistance, a stalemate between the Liberation Movement and the apartheid government was reached in 1988. The ANC, South African Communist Party (SACP), Pan African Congress (PAC) and other organisations were later unbanned on 2
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Remembering the Freedom Fighters

Robert Sobukwe One of the most respected and feared of the African nationalists, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe was born in Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape on 5 December 1924. He came from humble origins, the son of a farm worker and housewife mother, but he won a scholarship to the Methodist college in Healdtown and, like so many of his political compatriots, later attended Fort Hare University, at that stage one of very few sources of further education for black Africans in the country. He went on, initially, to become a teacher, then in 1954, took a position as lecturer of
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Make a Difference

In the spirit of Human Rights Day, this month we shine the spotlight on careers that focus on protecting and preserving the rights of those who are vulnerable. Studies have shown that choosing a career that involves helping others may lead to increased job satisfaction, so if you are passionate about being of service to others and making a positive difference in peoples’ lives, perhaps one of these career paths could be the one for you. Human Rights Lawyer What does a human rights lawyer do? A human rights lawyer focuses on the protection of the civil and human rights
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Profile: Avani Singh

We spoke to Avani Singh, a human rights lawyer at the Legal Resources Centre, about the joys and challenges of her job, and what steps to follow if you want to become a human rights lawyer. Name: Avani Singh Location: Johannesburg Occupation: Human Rights Lawyer Employer: Constitutional Litigation Unit, Legal Resources Centre Qualification: B.Comm (Law) LLB Institution: University of Pretoria   1.     Why did you decide to become a human rights lawyer?   I come from a family of lawyers, and have always had a general interest in the law.  By the time I completed school, however, I wasn’t really
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