Rhodes University held a documentary screening of Thrown Away, a film commemorating Amina Cachalia. Retracing a journey she made with Helen Joseph, Joe Morolong, and Mildred Lesia - the film honours the banished people of Apartheid.
Bianca Levin: Nestled in between the Tsitsikamma mountains and the ocean, just passed the border into Eastern Cape, one can find a beautiful and intriguing place: Tsisikamma.
This reserve is home to indigenous forests as well as an abundance of fynbos. Along with this lush greenery comes magnificent waterfalls. Though, Tsitsikamma has more to offer than just beautiful scenery: it is a place where the adventurous types can have a wonderful time.
Barrie Lake: Google has finally, after much anticipation and speculation, released its head-mounted computing device, Google Glass , to a group of approximately 10 000 people who are part of the Glass Explorer program.
Entrants, who applied to the program via Twitter and Google+, were required to explain in 50 words or less what they would do with Google Glass.
Mudiwa Gavaza: The Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook is a beautiful machine to behold.
One cannot help but draw a comparison between the Acer Aspire and the well-known Apple MacBook, especially the astonishingly slim MacBook Air. The Aspire S3 offers a slender and sleek design, complemented by its elegantly polished aluminium silver and grey finish.
DESRÉ BARNARD: Zahra* is a 23-year-old Tuks student. Last year she got a phone call from her gynaecologist. “They phoned me and said my pap smear showed it was cervical cancer and they had to operate immediately,” she says. Zahra’s cancer developed under exceptional circumstances attributed to stress, but she is just one of the countless women who have developed cervical cancer.
MARKO SVICEVIC: Picture the following: you have three assignments due this week, are writing two semester tests and are preparing for an upcoming exam. To top it off, you have a social with friends and are going clubbing on the weekend. A busy schedule is nothing new to students, but then again, neither is sleep deprivation. Although it is often not seen as a serious concern, lack of sleep has several detrimental effects.
Anna Insam: Ever questioned the landings on the moon?
April Fools’ Day has come and gone, and perhaps we are all still feeling a bit sheepish for sniffing the Google logo hoping to smell something.
From spray-on skinny jeans, headphones for cats, Virgin’s glass-bottomed plane to Twitter charging users to use vowels, we really saw it all this year.
CARMI HEYMAN: For most students, university life can be directly linked to drinking alcohol – legally, that is.
However, if Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has his way, students who are 21 years old or older may be the only ones who are allowed to drink legally. At a recent World Health Organisation meeting in Boksburg, Motsoaledi addressed numerous issues concerning alcohol and said that raising the legal drinking age from 18 to 21 is one of a range of measures being considered to reduce the harm caused by alcohol consumption.
Siphokazi Lumkile: Margaret Thatcher's legacy of dividing opinion continued as the news of her death brought contrasting sentiments back to the fore.
From a South African perspective, her oppositional stance to the likes of Nelson Mandela and her refusal to back sanctions against the apartheid government saw her gain a reputation of prolonging the oppressive regime.
Shandu Mulaudzi: IN PSYCHOLOGY, there is what they call the “bereavement process”. A process that describes the stages people go through after experiencing a type of loss.
Although the bereavement process is unique to all individuals who go through it, it is generally accepted that the first step is denial.