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Blurred Lines: Fashion in Sport

Written by Thursday, 24 April 2014 01:03

Vikash Gajjar: Fashion and sport were never closely linked. If you think back to a few years ago, the two had very little to do with each other: sport attire was for athletes and those indulging in a spot of exercise, while fashion was for the runway and aesthetics (mostly daily wear, too). The two were separate entities: a person may have worn both styles, but never at the same time. How times have changed.

E-gaming: A real sport?

Written by Wednesday, 23 April 2014 11:02

Laurie Scarborough: Pasty skinned, scrawny, face perpetually trained to the blue-ish hue of a computer screen, and always dressed in jeans and one-size-too-big t-shirts. Not really what comes to mind when you think of an athlete, but this is the stereotyped e-athlete.

The world of e-gaming will be unfamiliar to most people, but the field is a highly competitive and highly lucrative activity that many make a career out of.

Developing a Career Strategy – Part 2

Written by Wednesday, 23 April 2014 07:00

In the previous issue,  I promised to share a practical formula for developing a career strategy with you. Before I do that, I want to lay down three principles you should always keep in mind when you are using this formula.

The newly launched Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Human Development will ensure a better response to the challenges of child development in the country, according to Michael Masutha, deputy minister of science and technology.

Masutha was speaking at the launch of the centre, a joint initiative between Wits and UKZN (University of KwaZulu-Natal), at the Origins Centre earlier today.

Laying firm Foundations - part ii

Written by Tuesday, 22 April 2014 08:35

There is never a dull moment working for yourself with new and exciting challenges every day. It always seems like a ‘work in progress’ requiring perseverance and persistence on the wings of what I like to call ‘forward faith’.

Q&A with Michael Lowman

Written by Thursday, 17 April 2014 16:54

Chelsea Haith: Playing at Champs Action Bar, Grahamstown on 19 April singer/songwriter Michael Lowman is working his way into the South African consciousness with guitar skills described as 'panty-dropping' and several charted hits including Your Lovin' Ain't Right and Girl Saves Boy.

His debut album Crayon Boxes was nominated for a SAMA in the 'Best Adult Contemporary Album' category and Lowman earning an MK Award nomination for 'Best Newcomer'. Lowman will be touring South Africa with Tori Amos in June and July this year.

The launch of a campaign calling for South Africans to spoil their vote in the upcoming national elections attracted a small protest from political parties at Wits on Tuesday. 

The  Sidikiwe Vukani! [We are fed up! Wake up!] campaign, formed by African National Congress (ANC) stalwarts Ronnie Kasrils and Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge was formally inaugurated at a small launch held at the campus in Braamfontein. 

Brice Smith, a recent graduate from Pennsylvania State University in the United States of America, is in Cape Town with a mission: to study post-graduate law, get involved with social justice, and positively impact the South African democracy that he believes is ripe for change.

He describes this six month stint away from the place that he was so familiar with back home as a “broadening of horizons” which forced him to quickly grow and rise up to the challenges that lay before him.

More on Brice at INFOCUS: Embracing Change as an International Exchange Student in this latest issue of 4Ward! Magazine.

Limpopo textbook crisis continues

Written by Thursday, 17 April 2014 01:00

Tsepo Ngwenyama: On March 28th the community-based organization, Basic Education for All (BEFA), and the civil rights movement, Section27 - representing 18 schools in Limpopo - filed a founding Affidavit at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria against the Limpopo department of Education (LDoE) and the Department of Basic Education (DBE).

In findings by representatives of BEFA and Section27, 20 000 pupils and 39 schools in Limpopo are without learning material in the form of textbooks.

Roxanne Joseph: “A few people can make a difference in journalism,” according to Doug Frantz, assistant secretary of state for public affairs in the USA.

Frantz, who previously worked for former Senator John Kerry, spoke to the Wits Journalism department in Johannesburg on Monday, as part of his visit to South Africa.

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