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 CRF and CRET condemn the abhorrent behaviour displayed in the video and has rescinded the student’s bursary with immediate effect.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...
The Afropolitan 50th Edition  ‘Then and Now Celebration’ –  From Africa To The World

The Afropolitan 50th Edition ‘Then and Now Celebration’ – From Africa To The World

    The Afropolitan, a magazine that celebrates the rise of a new cosmopolitan African style and sensibility embodying ‘the signature of African sophistication’ is celebrating their 50th edition.   The Afropolitan magazine is a publication that celebrates the identity and growth of the modern, business-savvy and global-thinking Afropolitan. Over the past 49 editions, the magazine has produced powerful and thought-provoking editorial, covering all aspects of a rapidly changing African reality. Through this content and valued partnerships, The Afropolitan has become one of the leading lifestyle and professional publications on the continent.   The success of the magazine is based on innovative leadership and marketing, great writers, blue chip advertisers, multi-dimensional readers and, last but not least, the association with KAYA FM.   In a time where what it means to be an African has never been more topical, the 50th edition of The Afropolitan explores and celebrates a new generation of Afro-preneurs, Afro-losiphers and Afro-magicians – the creative, politically aware, multicultural and ambitious professionals who continue to find new ways to be African. The Afropolitan will continue to be the voice for a generation that is forging new paths.   To mark the 50th edition, The Afropolitan will host the ‘Then and Now Celebration’ to commemorate all of the milestones that have been achieved over the past 10 years and to glimpse into the future of the publication. Hosted at the exclusive Steyn City Parkland Residence on the 1st of June 2017, the event will be an extravaganza of music, dancing, food, drink and shoulder-rubbing with Jozi’s finest. Our guests, leaders in their fields, can look forward to...
Afrirent Car Rentals Launches Its Services In Nelspruit

Afrirent Car Rentals Launches Its Services In Nelspruit

The launch of Afrirent car rentals will play an important role in the car rental business sector at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Nelspruit, where there has always been lack of transformation. Afrirent car rentals will be focusing more on providing affordable car rental services in multiple sectors like corporate, public and government. The company is aiming to provide a hassle-free service in a comparatively professional manner which is always a big challenge for any new business but the organisation accepted this challenge, and with a disciplined structure of management, they have achieved so much so far and stands out from others. Afrirent car rentals offers a variety of modern generation fleet that fulfill the needs of all types of customers and can be used for every occasion. With a fleet management and dealership network, customers are guaranteed to get new cars when they rent from us. Our cars will not exceed the 30 000-kilometer mark. As far as the rentals of different vehicles are concerned, Afrirent car rentals offer cost effective and economical solutions for people or companies that are looking for affordable cars. Upmarket cars are also on offer. Customers will not only have a commute but can experience the pleasure of driving their dream cars without having to purchase them. The cars are a good pick even by local people who need a short-term transport facility. Tourists who like to venture around the country on their own can opt for these rentals and enjoy travelling around at their own pace. Bigger cars can be chosen for family touring. “It is no mere rhetoric that we were...
BLUE MAN GROUP IN SA

BLUE MAN GROUP IN SA

  Extra Week Added For Johannesburg     Johannesburg: 7th February 2017 – 12th March 2017 – NEW WEEK ADDED Cape Town: 21st March 2017 – 26th March 2017   Big Concerts International is thrilled to announce that a fifth week has been added to the Blue Man Group run in Johannesburg at the Teatro at Montecasino due to exceptional demand. The award-winning global smash hit phenomenon will now run until Sunday 12th March 2017. Tickets can be purchased from www.bigconcerts.co.za and Computicket.   BLUE MAN GROUP creates experiences that defy categorisation, taking the audience on a journey that is funny, intelligent and visually stunning. All this culminates in the trademark Blue Man Group finale – a blissful party atmosphere. BLUE MAN GROUP is accompanied by a live band whose tribal rhythms help drive the show to its unforgettable climax. BLUE MAN GROUP was founded by three close friends Chris Wink, Matt Goldman and Phil Stanton in New York in 1991. Since the group’s inception it has grown to include permanent shows in Las Vegas, New York, Orlando, Boston, Chicago and Berlin, as well as a North American Tour and a World Tour.  Beyond the stage show, BLUE MAN GROUP has toured the globe with the ‘Megastar World Tour’ rock concert parody, produced multiple albums, including the Grammy-nominated Audio, and the recently released THREE. They have also published their first ever book, Blue Man World, in October 2016.   South African rave press reviews are evident of the shows unique offering and once off experience:   “They say seeing is believing and observing them in action at the Teatro, Montecasino, is a rare treat, an extraordinary journey where music,...
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With a mission to become the leading online electronics seller, Gearbest is definitely breaking the barriers by offering a vast array of products from apparels to gaming and party supplies to outdoors & sports products. They might’ve become the favorite of many by only sticking to electronics, but they became one of the best by opting to offer products from different others areas. In other words, they have narrowed down the trouble of customers and gave them a platform where they can buy all products ‘Under one roof.’ Being a big shopping enthusiast myself, I discovered a hidden gem on the internet, an online store that sells everything from tech, clothes, hair, and makeup etc. – www.Gearbest.com. Ever since I started using it, I have become an avid customer of Gearbest. I mean who doesn’t like discounts and enticing deals, right? Having a picky nature means that I am not easily tempted. Then what factors played a decisive role for me? Well, here are 5 reasons why I have fallen in love with Gearbest:   (1) Fashion If you are a fashion buff then I am pretty confident that you’ll find fashion products of Gearbest simply irresistible, it happened in my case! They have latest fashion products in clothing, bags, shoes, watches, beauty, fine jewelry, and fashion accessories. The most amazing thing I find about Gearbest is that they bring in all the trendiest fashion products. So, if it’s trendy, it is definitely available on Gearbest!   (2) Weaves and Wigs Since Gearbest sells products at wholesale rates, you can find weaves and wigs at amazingly low rates. You’ll...