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How to Tackle the School Holidays on a Budget

The school holidays are steadily approaching. For many, this is a time for series binge-watching, binge eating and endless hours of napping. But for some, this is a time of wanderlust, empty pockets and empty calendars- SIGH! Here are a few tips to help you survive the school holidays while freeing your adventurous soul, without […]

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The 8 Ultimate Guides to Mastering Revision

The pre-exam period is a dreaded time for most students, almost as terrible as the exams themselves, but we have the best study tips to help make revision a breeze because we all know that: “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”- Benjamin Franklin 1. Find the perfect study method for you. All […]

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Mistakes that could turn a living situation sour.

At the end of high school, many cannot wait to go to University/College and be free from the “imprisonment” of their parent’s house rules and regulations; therefore when presented with the opportunity many students choose to rent an apartment/room with a friend. Let’s be honest the first word that comes to mind when thinking about […]

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Unhappy with your student accommodation?

Know your rights! The first semester is almost up, with many students assessing their current living conditions. Students at tertiary institutions across the country find themselves living away from home in rented accommodation – often unaware of their rights when it comes to the property they’re staying in. For those unhappy with their current accommodation, […]

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Part-time tertiary education is a solution to unaffordability

Student numbers across the country are falling as tertiary education fees are rising nationally, which is a double negative as the country is experiencing a chronic skills shortage across numerous professions. “Educational institutions have to change the  model of contemporary education by introducing more flexible courses. Part-time study towards degrees is one such innovation,” says […]

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Preparing Matric students for University life

It is a daunting step up from high school to university, one that just under half of all students fail to master. However, through proper understanding and realistic expectations, aspiring undergraduates can learn how to successfully navigate the leap.  According to a study published by The Council of Higher Education (CHE) in 2013, which tracked […]

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My Reality

An African Proverb says, ‘If you wish to move mountains tomorrow; you must start by lifting stones today.’ What is your reality? Sitting and waiting for manna to fall from the sky? Or are you taking a leap of faith towards fulfilling that which burns you on the inside? You have exactly one life in which […]

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3 hobbies to better yourself this winter

Everybody needs a hobby. Our lives are stressful and sometimes it feels like all we do is work. It’s important to have something we enjoy outside of office hours. But we don’t want to just pick a hobby at random. We actually have to want to do it. And it should also be an activity […]

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GRADE 9s: DON’T LEAVE SUBJECT CHOICE DECISIONS TO THE LAST MINUTE

Grade Nines preparing to enter their final phase of schooling next year will in coming months be expected to select the subjects that will see them through to matric. But that decision is too important to shelve away until the time comes, an expert says, and it should already be top of mind for learners […]

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MATRICS: THERE ARE ALWAYS OPTIONS – EVEN AFTER BAD RESULTS

Many thousands of Grade 12 learners from the Class of 2015 will this week have to face the reality that things have not worked out the way they wanted them to in terms of their results.  With this disappointment will come the disarray of having to review their plans for 2016, an education expert says. […]

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