It is that time of the year where students are hurrying to hand in last assignments, copy down notes from friends that hardly looks familiar. We have reached that time where we are preparing to study for exams A first year student asked me: "What advice can you give me with regard to studying and … Continue reading AS THE END OF THE SEMESTER APPROACHES
I remember when I was a little girl, I would draw strange figures on my body with a pen and call them tattoos. It would usually be on my legs or arms, a place where teachers could not see them. Now as I am older, I can make the decision to get real ones. Being … Continue reading TATTOOS: BODY ART FOR WHO?
In this past week, I have seen three homeless men urinating in public- in the street to be precise, one homeless woman walking in a panty and bra and another who urinated in her pants walking down the m4 highway in Claremont. Should such people, who clearly have no care who sees them, be helped? … Continue reading SHOULD WE HELP THE HOMELESS?
Teenage dating is like riding a rollercoaster. You are in love one moment, then heartbroken the next. What you do not expect from dating in your teens is violence. One brave teen shares her story of domestic abuse which lasted three years. Walking in the picturesque Arderne Gardens in Claremont you would usually see squirrels … Continue reading #TEEN DATING VIOLENCE
Social media is flooded with images of makeup transformations. From what I have seen so far, most of the time the responses are negative. Females, and many males are mocking and taking jabs at women who use excessive makeup. Exactly like this one I am yet to come across a meme which criticizes or pokes … Continue reading MAKEUP: ITS BECOME A WAY OF LIFE
Technology has made our lives so simple. As underpinnings of technology, social networking services keep us connected to family, friends, and essentially the rest of the world. One like of a picture can be the start of a new romance. The problem is not being connected online, it comes in the form of a friend … Continue reading CATFISHING- MORE THAN JUST A SPORT
As women when you look good, you feel good. Having people praise you or your body definitely gives your confidence a boost. So what happens in the case of body shaming? Body shaming affects women of all sizes. Usually when you think of body shaming, you would immediately associate that with the body of a … Continue reading BODY SHAMING- IT NEEDS TO STOP
The recent sexual violence against women in Cape Town have left many feeling unsafe, after seven cases have made news headlines. In just less than six months, seven females were reported to have been sexually assaulted with two of them losing their lives. The victims were young women, with the youngest being 15. It … Continue reading Violence against women crisis
Considered broadly, the mind of a woman is a complex phenomenon. Who really knows why they do the things they do. Scientists, scholars and people from all walks of life have given their opinion on how females react to certain things. Why do women compete? Being a modern woman in the 21st century is tough. … Continue reading Complexities of the female mind