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Here’s how to deal with that pesty ex who refuses to go away

by: Natasha Ndlebe - 17 December 2015

Here’s how to deal with that pesty ex who refuses to go away

  They come in all sizes, shapes, colours, weight and even height. That annoying fact of life when you’ve moved on and definite that the relationship is over, but unfortunately your ex is keen on sticking around. Such exes, we label them as pests and, lucky for you, there are easy ways to get rid...

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7 apps you need on your phone this December

by: Natasha Ndlebe - 15 December 2015

7 apps you need on your phone this December

With more than a million apps on Android and Apple, there’s an app for almost everything. Here are few free apps, available on Android and iOS that we thought would make your December even better. For Foodies: Allthecooks Recipes Some people prefer being couch potatoes in December, while some like to cook up a storm....

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Young people do not think we can end GBV in their lifetime

by: Natasha Ndlebe - 10 December 2015

Young people do not think we can end GBV in their lifetime

The stats are scary: 1 in 3 women will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime in South Africa. But what can be done about this?   Live Mag SA spent the 16 days between November 25 and December 10th, officially known as 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children,...

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What myths, beliefs and Stereotypes affect GBV?

by: Natasha Ndlebe - 1 December 2015

What myths, beliefs and Stereotypes affect GBV?

Yonela, “The fact that men can’t be the abused and that women can’t be offenders is one myth I’ve heard.” Vusi, “The biggest myth affecting gender-based violence is that violence is only physical. Anyone can be an abuser past the physical point. There is psychological and emotional violence that people need to be actually aware...

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Meet Shaz, the female gamer giving the boys a run for their money

by: Natasha Ndlebe - 27 November 2015

Meet Shaz, the female gamer giving the boys a run for their money

Sharon “Shaz”  Waison, a business management graduate from CTI Education Group, says she did not know she would end up playing video games professionally. She played her first computer game, Counter Strike (CS) 1.5, at age 13 after watching her brother and his friend playing. “I was obsessed with my computer and very drawn to...

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So you want to be… an opera singer?

by: Natasha Ndlebe - 23 November 2015

So you want to be… an opera singer?

Our “So you want to be…” series aims to help you in the process of choosing a career by featuring a practising professional to tell us what to expect in their field of work. This week we speak to opera singer Themba Maseko (27) from Sebokeng. He started opera singing in grade 10. Today he...

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#FeesMustFall: In defense of my fellow TUT students

by: Natasha Ndlebe - 3 November 2015

#FeesMustFall: In defense of my fellow TUT students

Being a product of Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has earned me a few unpleasant names, especially because I studied at the Soshanguve campus. A hooligan, a thug, a ruffian were some of the names spat in my face when having to rep my campus name while protesting at the Union Buildings with a number...

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#FeesMustFall: Wits management agrees to halt fee hikes after a week of protests

by: Natasha Ndlebe - 20 October 2015

#FeesMustFall: Wits management agrees to halt fee hikes after a week of protests

Words by Natasha Ndlebe and Thembekile Sibiya The hashtags changed from #WitsFeesMustFall to #WitsFeesWillFall and after a week of sustained protesting, the Wits university management heard the students cries and fee hikes were halted. The Wits council announced in a statement today that they had not only agreed to halt the proposed 10.5% fee increase...

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