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Could you lend me some $ugar, Sugar?

Written by Tuesday, 15 April 2014 08:44

Katy Scott: Female university students struggling with debt and unsatisfactory lifestyles have long been seeking “alternative arrangements” to make money. Signing up to be a sugar baby on a sugar daddy website has become another possible solution.

Online learning for Young Entrepreneurs

Written by Tuesday, 15 April 2014 08:00

As the online world grows so does the voices of experience across all spectrums of knowledge.

In this latest issue of 4Ward! Magazine, MIND POWER will be focussing on how you can find personal growth as an entrepreneur and learn more from online learning and sharing from people who have been doing business for years. One of the more popular channels of communication are podcasts - a recorded sound or video medium in which the author shares knowledge, talks about a particular subject, and conducts interviews amongst many other things.

So what is out there for you to learn more from the likes of Patt Flynn, John Lee Dumas and Chris Ducker? Find out in Online learning for Young Entrepreneurs

Can the IEC really be trusted?

Written by Tuesday, 15 April 2014 01:00

Dean Horwitz: Earlier this year Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, released a report into a procurement deal concluded by the Independent Electoral Commission. The Pubic Protector was tasked to look into a lease deal entered into by the IEC. In her findings, Madonsela found that the deal contained numerous irregularities which would not stand up to litigation in court. 

Following  the report, the National Treasury commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers to investigate further. The company concluded that the process was not fair, transparent or cost-effective and implicated IEC head, Pansy Tlakula, as the main culprit. 

A sweet deal

Written by Tuesday, 15 April 2014 01:00

Anna Insam: A sweet potato is known to be high in Vitamin B6, which ultimately helps prevent heart attacks.  They contain iron and are a good source of magnesium, which both play a role in resistance to stress and its dreaded side-effects.  Although they taste sweet, they won’t spike your blood sugar either – their natural sugars are slowly released into the blood stream, making them ideal study pals for when test week strikes.  One medium purple sweet potato holds a mere 103 calories, proving that these veggies need to grace your presence very soon!

The voiceless trophy wives of Kenya

Written by Tuesday, 15 April 2014 01:00

Tyra Overmeyer: Privacy is a cryptic concept. Many would argue that a person’s personal life should not necessarily define the way others see them because of their entitlement to privacy. The nature of a person’s marriage, whether traditional or unconventional, should not affect their friendships with others or their professional relationships with colleagues because of their entitlement to privacy. If the nature of their marriage becomes a template for a law in which their female friends and colleagues would be disrespected, then privacy is no longer a justification.

Dandelion coffee – yay or nay?

Written by Tuesday, 15 April 2014 01:00

Shannon Krausey: Dandelion root coffee has been hailed as a miracle cure for anything from liver disease to cancer. While there is almost no medical proof, hundreds of herbalists swear by it and are sharing their recipes on the internet. I put the recipes to the test to see if this plant could indeed curb my coffee cravings.

Dandelion coffee has only recently gained popularity, but people have been making it since the 1850s, both for health reasons and as a cheap coffee substitute.

The inevitable uprising

Written by Tuesday, 15 April 2014 01:00

Perivi John Katjavivi: Rage and uprising have always been closely intertwined with the mines in South Africa. The mining industry prioritises protection of resources over the protection of labourers. Black workers unionising in the 1970s led to violent repression from the government, which led to corporations putting pressure on SA to adapt its policies towards the black majority.

Fairy-tale bust

Written by Tuesday, 15 April 2014 01:00

Jena Ascough: Fairy-tale and nursery rhymes are notoriously morbid, filled with abusive mothers (and stepmothers), cannibal witches who live in candy cottages, grandmother-eating wolves and, my personal nightmare, a creep named Wee Willy Winky who runs around knocking on children’s bedroom windows in the dead of night to tell them to go to sleep.

Egypt: The 360 degree revolution

Written by Tuesday, 15 April 2014 01:00

Quentin Coetzee: In Egypt, 529 members of the Muslim Brotherhood have been sentenced to death by the courts on charges of murder. Before this, the Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi won a democratic election and faced an expelling by the military. This was followed by him being put on trial and his group was banned and declared a terrorist organisation. 

Rather safe than sorry

Written by Tuesday, 15 April 2014 01:00

Fanie van Zijl: The University of Cape Town’s Campus Protection Services (CPS) claims to be committed to ensuring the safety of UCT students, both on campus and in the surrounding areas. They operate from six centres situated around the various UCT campuses, including Hiddingh, which is situated in the heart of Cape Town. They function 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as opposed to University hours only.

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