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PORTIA KOBUE: Teecee Boley is new to Johannesburg and to Wits University. She arrived from Liberia six months ago and is still adjusting to her new surroundings and the local cuisine of South Africa. Portia Kobue helps Boley find traditional Liberian food in the city of gold.

Gathering up her greens in a fork, Tecee Boley’s face exudes a sense of contentment. This is her first Liberian meal since she arrived in South Africa in February.

Published in Vuvuzela News

ERIC MLAMBO: Nyiko Makhubele grew up fending for himself in a rural village in Limpopo but finds himself at Wits University today, working towards his future as a mining engineer. Eric Mlambo, who helped fund Makhubela’s studies, tells his story.  

It sounds like a far-fetched dream when 23-year-old Nyiko Sam Makhubele talks about his plans for the future. Makhubele, a BSc Engineering student, is determined to make his dream of becoming a mining engineer a reality despite the personal tragedies he has suffered in his young life.

Published in Vuvuzela News

ROFHIWA MADZENA: The Joburg Radio Days conference ended today with a focus on the youth segment of radio consumers. Rofhiwa Madzena weighs in on the debate.

The Debate
Radio today does not focus enough on the youth , according to one of the speakers on this morning’s opening panel on the final day of the 2014 Joburg Radio Days conference at Wits University. Speakers on this panel tried to outline their various approaches to attracting and servicing the youth market.

Picking up from where we left off in the previous article concerning co-working spaces, let us do a quick recap on it. Here is a definition I noted in my previous installment: ‘Ideally, co-working refers to the sharing of professional space between individuals, groups of people and possible small businesses who each manage their own businesses but in a space with like-minded people where they can potentially share skills, resources and values.
Co-working individuals usually gather in one rented space and share facilities such as the kitchen, printers, internet and other office necessities. It’s a growing global phenomenon and philosophy.’ Read more on part 2 of Co-working Spaces for Solopreneurs, in our latest online issue of 4Ward! Magazine

Published in Features

MICHAL-MARÉ LINDEN: Capital Craft Beer Festival marked its second anniversary on Saturday 14 June at the Voortrekker Monument. The tickets to the event sold out early, resulting in swarms of people eager to enjoy good music and homemade beer.

Published in Perdeby Entertainment

VIOLET MDULI: How many of us have ever had “the talk”? The sex talk, with our parents. I first had the talk at the age of 12 with my grandmother. Was it awkward? Very much so. However, l am grateful to my grandmother because “the talk” shaped among other things, my knowledge on sexual related diseases and how best to prevent them. The same sadly cannot be said for everyone.

Published in Oppidan Press Opinion

Monday morning, the alarm goes off. If that isn’t enough pressure, the question of ‘what to wear’ while scratching through the wardrobe, trying on every outfit there is, exhausting the mirror...

Catch up with DAF student Tyla Katz, as she gives great advice on how to create Your Signature Uniform

Published in Features

ROSANNE JOSEPH: The South African National Blood Services (SANBS) has lifted a ban on blood donation by gay men. Certain high risk categories of potential donors though, remained banned. Photo: Wits Vuvuzela.

Gay men across South Africa are now permitted to donate blood, according to shift in policy at the South African National Blood Service (SANBS).

A new “non-discriminatory” SANBS policy now considers those in monogamous homosexual relationships as eligible but there is still a restriction on certain high risk categories of potential donors.

Published in Vuvuzela News

SEBASTIAN BURGER: Hosting a “private party” last Saturday that saw a good amount of regular MONsters popping in for a surprise Jo, the new owner of what used to be monastery is starting to tentatively open the doors of the changing establishment, with a teaser this Saturday that is meant to celebrate the inside renovations of the building and get everyone hyped for the grand re-opening during fest.

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