Social Development

A HASHTAG OF OPPORTUNITIES

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“We all have something we are good at or passionate about, we should utilise social media to push that.” Just over a year ago, a young social media specialist took it upon himself to create a twitter hashtag that would serve as a tool that aids individuals in their search for employment.  Menzi Ngcobo is […]

EDUCATION MADE COMFORTABLE

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JustLearn.me is a brand new online platform founded by Uviwe Faku, a young black entrepreneur who is also an accounting student at the University of Cape Town. This initiative, a first of its kind in South Africa, allows students and tutors to interact with one another from the comfort and safety of their own homes […]

IMBAWULA: EVERY STORY IS VALID

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While we stand before each other as strangers, we are discreetly connected by common human experiences and collectively relate to that which we have seen and felt as individuals. Our estranged relationship becomes apparent when we reveal pieces of our lives in the form of stories; the tales shared around fireplaces, within the walls of […]

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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I met Mpho Roberta Masondo, owner and founder of Ngola Consultancy ZA Hub (NCZA Hub), earlier this year at a literary event. Her, my friend and I had a brief conversation after the event, casually sharing our interests, ideas and views on certain issues. By the end of the night we had exchanged contacts and […]

FOR BLACK GIRLS ONLY

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The wholesome acceptance and celebration of black women remains an imagined concept. This past weekend, the For Black Girls Only event made this concept tangible. For just a couple of hours, black women from different walks of life touched this dream.   On the 31st of January, the first For Black Girls Only event in […]

ARTISTRY UNPLUGGED

Fresh talent, an electrifying atmosphere and great music, were the expectations I had for my first experience of Youth Unplugged – a six week long annual initiative aimed at empowering South Africa’s young aspiring musicians.I attended the finale that took place on June 28,not only were my expectations met, but I was also left inspired […]