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Challenges that arise should you fall pregnant during your learnership:

18 Jun

Like many young people around the world, the youth of South Africa have high hopes and dreams for their future. Many of these hopes and dreams though, do not include an unplanned pregnancy as a result of unprotected sex. It is important to note that falling pregnant is not “the end of the world”, but it may mean adjusting your

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Decade of the Deaf

20 Mar

When eDeaf was established in 2007 the goal from both Nazreen Captieux-Bhana and Jesse Kotze was clear – How can we help Deaf people to Empower themselves? By Employing and Empowering the Deaf community through training and education, could we make a real difference and assist with employment that integrates the Deaf community into the very fabric of society? eDeaf

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10 ways to kick your own butt

31 Jan

“Many people start a new year with a New Years Resolution, which has been thought up at the very last minute … (often alcohol induced 😊) and it has no real thought or commitment and it might not necessarily be meaningful to them. Resolutions don’t usually work and are often forgotten in a matter of weeks. A resolution is only

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eDeaf – Employing & Empowering Deaf South Africans

31 Jan

The MICT SETA in partnership with eDeaf, has pioneered a way forward for digital access and literacy for the Deaf community of South Africa. The pilot project, fully funded by the MICT SETA, launched in 2014, with an initial intake of 50 learners. The importance of receiving training in one’s own language was paramount.   eDeaf subsequently recruited a passionate, computer

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Six Degrees of Separation

31 Jan

Looking at the concept of six degrees of separation (how all living things and everything else in the world are at most, only a maximum of six steps away from each other). As a concept, these six steps were originally set out by Frigyes Karinthy as early as 1929, but really gained traction and popularity in the 1990 play of the

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