How The Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust Dealt With Student’s Racist Attack

Surely we’ve all seen the video of the two ladies making racist comments on video one of their cellphone was stolen (if you haven’t, that’s a good thing, I won’t post it on here because- positive vibes only). After it started trending on social media people revealed that she was a student at The University of Pretoria, and later on, also a beneficiary of the CRET. Well, they released a statement and I commend them for dealing with this so swiftly. South Africa is no place for racists! Have a look at the press statement below:  “The Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET) is aware of an offensive video of one of its students circulating on social media platforms. CRF and CRET condemn the abhorrent behaviour displayed in the video and has rescinded the student’s bursary with immediate effect. The CRET bursary programme has prided itself on its non-racial, non-discriminatory approach to supporting disadvantaged students across all races. In 2017 CRET supported a total of 66 students, with students coming from all provinces. Of the 66 students, 64 are black and 2 white. These students form part of the CRET family that is encouraged to rise above their circumstances, to become inspirational leaders and to give back to those less fortunate. We are devastated to learn that one of our own family members has disappointed us to such a degree particularly at a time when South Africa needs to be embracing its diversity. We will support any further action taken against this student, pending the outcome of a disciplinary inquiry by the University of...
Career guidance tips for high scholars

Career guidance tips for high scholars

  When it comes to talking about the future, some high school students are often clueless. Their inability to make a life-changing decision is becoming a serious issue, and most of these students are heading in the same direction because that appears to be the safest route. We need to change that by guiding them in the right direction. Here are some tips:   CHOOSING A CAREER YOU LIKE First of all, you should look into what you are good at or what are your likes. We all have hobbies but we don’t consider them as anything else besides a pass time or a way to entertain ourselves. If that is the case, then you should acknowledge that many people turn their hobbies into prosperous careers. A wise man once said “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” The benefit of doing so is that you will be able to love what you do and it’s a rare thing these days. EMPHASIZE ON THE SUBJECT THAT YOU TAKE THE MOST INTEREST IN You may consider most of the subjects boring or have no such interest for them but there is always that one subject that you love. That one subject can be a gateway to your dream life if you are willing to work on it. Suppose your favorite subject is biology. You could look forward to being a doctor or a biologist and you can become a chemical engineer if you like chemistry. The list goes on and on, there are vast career opportunities that are neglected by...
JAGUAR LAND ROVER PRESENTS WORLD-FIRST TWO ICONS TOUR

JAGUAR LAND ROVER PRESENTS WORLD-FIRST TWO ICONS TOUR

Jaguar Land Rover South Africa has launched the world-first Two Icons Tour experience, which will run from 9 September to 5 November 2017 on Sandton City’s rooftop. This exhilarating experience will give guests an opportunity to experience Jaguar’s Art of Performance Tour and Land Rover’s Above and Beyond Tour, like never before, in one location! The Tour will give guests an opportunity to immerse themselves in various experiences across the two brands including self-drive and driven experiences, as well as other brand activities taking place at Sandton City. Set in the now transformed parking area of Sandton City’s rooftop, Land Rover will be taking adventure to another level and will provide a variety of obstacles to challenge the capabilities of the latest vehicles and drivers bearing the Land Rover badge. There’s no better way to get to know the elegant design and breath-taking performance of Jaguar than getting up close and personal with the vehicles. Skilful instructors will be on-hand to put the vehicles through their paces and provide a thrill-per-second Jaguar experience on the “Speed Route” and the “Ice Road”, showcasing the true Art of Performance. Lisa Mallett, Marketing Director of Jaguar Land Rover South Africa and sub-Sahara Africa said: “We are delighted that the Two Icons Tour, which has taken over 9 months of extensive planning, is finally here! The Tour is about giving guests the opportunity to experience all 11 of our models across the Jaguar and Land Rover brands. This will also include our new Range Rover Velar, the avant-garde Range Rover.” To bring the Two Icons Tour to life, the Jaguar Land Rover crew...
Little Ways to Appreciate Women Every day

Little Ways to Appreciate Women Every day

It’s Women’s Day and like everywhere else in the world, South Africa is celebrating it to acknowledge the efforts of women and to let them know that we are immensely thankful for them. Women’s Day is a day to appreciate and thank the women in our lives Whether it’s your mother, grandmother or aunt, your sister, your wife or daughter, or any other woman who has become a blessing in your life – or a random woman – they all deserve to be appreciated and to be reminded that without them you could have never been who you are today. It is said that behind every successful man there is a woman and it is certainly true, because women have the ability to put their needs above their own and support us selflessly. They help us and support us through life’s challenges on so many stages, they deserve to be appreciated. The least we can do is to appreciate them for all they do for us, try to understand them and respect them. The women in our lives deserve our utmost respect. We need to show them that their opinion matters to us and respected by us, their shortcomings are understood, and their efforts are appreciated. Appreciation does not need to come from grand gestures It is the small things, done with affection and admiration, that mean the most! A kind word, a sweet compliment, a considerate gesture can sometimes go a long way. Little things such as kind words, compliments, regular encouragement and acknowledgements can mean so much to women. Start giving their opinion importance and appreciate what they do. It is very easy for us...
CHESTER BENNINGTON’S DEATH: A REMINDER THAT DEPRESSION SHOULD BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY

CHESTER BENNINGTON’S DEATH: A REMINDER THAT DEPRESSION SHOULD BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY

On 20th July, heartbreaking news broke out about the sudden departure of Chester Bennington (lead singer of rock band Linkin Park). He too was battling with depression and for him, suicide was the only way out. The singer was loved by millions of fans from all over the world, unfortunately depression affects anyone. Chester Bennington actually cried for help. Watched the entire interview and yo I'm in tears 😭 pic.twitter.com/gI1abJRrv2 — Gem (@Gem_Djanie) July 23, 2017 Depression is hard to understand. But if it can kill Robin Williams, Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington I'd say it's pretty damn real. — George Shrouder (@GshroudOCTW) July 20, 2017 Chester Bennington and Linkin Park got me through tough times. Music can help you out, but I wish it helped him out. — CAMUS. (@cavemancamus) July 20, 2017 RIP Chester Bennington. You inspired an entire generation of music fans. Depression is very real, if you're suffering talk to someone ❤️ pic.twitter.com/oELBO4Nuhj — Impericon UK (@impericon_uk) July 20, 2017 When he's trying to help out people from depression through his music, but in the End it's him needed it most 🙁#LinkinPark #Chester — Christian Baila (@tianszy00) July 21, 2017 Linkin Park's music got me through my own depression as a preteen and teenager. My heart goes out to Chester's friends & family. 🤘🏼 — Renée Reynosa (@lolrenaynay) July 20, 2017 RIP Chester. Anxiety and depression among musicians is real serious issue that isn't discussed enough and shouldn't be taken lightly. — (LALALALA) LAKIM (@LAKIMisAlive) July 20, 2017 The severe feeling of dejection and hopelessness is cited as depression. Depression affects your thoughts, behavior, mood,...
Honoring Legends- Andrew Mlangeni

Honoring Legends- Andrew Mlangeni

TUESDAY June 6, was a picture of all things bright and beautiful at Centurion Country Club. We were graced by South Africa’s young citizens and Golf enthusiasts from GA Rankuwa. The day ended as cheerful as it started with golf trainees being awarded their certificates. It is out of such little things that greater things are born. The June and Andrew Mlangeni Foundation is grateful to the Department of Sports and Recreation for bolstering the need for development of young golfers through the Golf Development Programme. Wednesday June 7, was yet another day of the golfing community, companies, the department and stakeholders coming together to rise to the occasion of raising the good values of the sport as well as showing their support to the work of the Foundation. It was equally a cheerful day. Today, we turn attention to acknowledge the talents of sportspeople through the Andrew Mlangeni Green Jacket. Congratulations to all recipients. While these cheerful moments are ours to cherish, we cannot forget the scourge of abductions, rapes, killings and the cruel deeds of perpetrators who continue to threaten, hurt, maim, rape and tear families by terrorising the lives of women and children within our communities. Death is stalking our homes, work places, places of leisure, shopping centres and centres of learning without an end. People behind these cruelties know that they live in a constitutional democracy where the right to live is one for us all. But what do these monsters do? They continue to use the fruits of our democracy, that grants the right of life to us all, to end the lives of...