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Focus On: Re-Imagined Learning Centre

The Re-imagined Learning Centre is a school that believes in the traditional African saying: “It takes a community to raise a child”. It was founded by Che’vanni Davids, Cheree Springfield and Nkululeko Phakati in 2016. The initial intention of the founders was to start a home schooling initiative for a group of kids who had a [...]

The Economics of settling

Contrary to popular belief, settling down is not the act of marrying someone you’ve always dreamt of. It is not the excitement and the feeling of accomplishment you have after you attain your dream job or house for that matter. Settling is when you give up the good fight and decide that enough is enough [...]

Google it: Taxes & Personal Finance

This series was inspired by videos ironically found on the internet. These clips often complained about the irrelevance of the school curriculum. They throw tons of criticism at the requirement to learn topics like Pythagoras theorem, photosynthesis or Australopithecus's facts. It is clear that the internet is harbouring a cynical youth disinterested in acquiring knowledge well; [...]

Google it: Taxes & Personal Finance

This series was inspired by videos ironically found on the internet. These clips often complained about the irrelevance of the school curriculum. They throw tons of criticism at the requirement to learn topics like Pythagoras theorem, photosynthesis or Australopithecus's facts. It is clear that the internet is harbouring a cynical youth disinterested in acquiring knowledge well; [...]

Pyrite My Hero

What many of you are asking yourselves is what is pyrite? Pyrite is “a yellow mineral consisting of iron disulphite and typically occurring as intersecting cubic crystals.” This naturally occurring metal is commonly known as fools gold. This is the case because it looks like gold, it shimmers like gold and Pyrite is occasionally found [...]

We’re All A Little Racist, Darling

Why is racism still a thing in this country? You would think that after 20-odd years of preaching the rainbow nation and oh, I don’t know, some 10 000 years of human civilisation, we would’ve had this problem all solved. We don’t. It is abysmal, heart-breaking and completely idiotic on our part. Most of all, it [...]

Don't Prank the tourists

I was having a particularly great day. The sun was shining and I was looking forward to binge watching my favourite series later that evening. For now, however, I had just completed a homework assignment and was looking for my tutor to help me mark it. Walking into the Mathematics building at Wits University I [...]

Don’t Prank the tourists

I was having a particularly great day. The sun was shining and I was looking forward to binge watching my favourite series later that evening. For now, however, I had just completed a homework assignment and was looking for my tutor to help me mark it. Walking into the Mathematics building at Wits University I [...]

Is It Really About Hair?

Living in post-apartheid South Africa, segregation is still rife. It is not instituted by the government, but institutionalised in our mind, we make judgements on how we treat each other based on skin colour and socioeconomic standing. We move when we get uncomfortable:  the shacks are getting closer and the schools are getting darker. Our [...]

3 Steps to Success &Prosperity

"Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life." -- George Arliss We are living in turbulent times for what will be known as South African history. We are caught up in whirlwinds of corruption and deception. Amongst the rising tension and unease we feel, [...]