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#Adulting 101

🔹a. Managing exam stress Exam season is around the corner for school and university students, and with the mounting stress and pressure, especially given the

R15m stadium brings out the best in SA memes

Have you seen the memes reacting to the ridiculous R15m sports facility officials “opened” in Lesseyton village yet?  Officials from Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality in

Bafana give us reason to hope

Bafana Bafana supporters are experiencing an unfamiliar feeling this week: hope. This, after the men’s senior national team beat Ethiopia in two World Cup qualifiers

Tell us how you really feel, Mike!

Admit it: you’ve dreamed of writing a no-holds-barred, entirely undiplomatic resignation letter. But – adulthood and social conventions being what they are – most of



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Deep Dives

In-depth takes on key topics, with the breadth that is often missing in daily reports.



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Weekly Summary

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