A one of a kind self-certifying machine


A one of a kind self-certifying machine

By Selina Rapulane

From left, Mr Michael Serapelo: HOD Design Department; Mr Thabang Mamantsebe: Founder of THABI T GROUP(Pty)Ltd; Mr Pule Maake: Co-founder THABI T GROUP(Pty)Ltd and Mr Teboho Kekana: Product Designer, with the e-certify machine.

The Design Department at the Vaal University of Technology Southern Gauteng Science and Technology Park (VUTSGSTP) in Sebokeng has partnered with two of Gauteng’s young innovative entrepreneurs, Mr Thabang Mamantsebe and Mr Pule Maake from Ekurhuleni in designing a self-service certifying machine that is built to assist government sectors and the communities in the township in making things easier.

The E-certify (self-service certifying machine) is a product developed to reduce long queues at government institutions such as the […]

A one of a kind self-certifying machine2021-08-11T12:52:18+02:00

Olympians are worth more than medals in some countries


Olympians are worth more than medals in some countries

As the 2020 Tokyo Olympics draw to a close, it was certainly a very different affair this year round given that the world is still in the midst of a pandemic which necessitated strict COVID protocols be adhered to by all personnel including athletes, coaches, support crew and stadium staff and volunteers. It also meant that for the first time, there was no live audience or spectatorship at any of the events, except from those sitting behind their television screens. That didn’t stop the medals from flowing though, with the United States taking home 113 medals including 39 gold medals, 41 silver and 33 bronze. China followed in second […]

Olympians are worth more than medals in some countries2021-08-11T12:48:41+02:00

The long and short of career goals


The long and short of career goals

With COVID-19 still dominating such large aspects of our lives, it almost seems futile to focus on the long term in almost any context as the future and what it might look like is subject to so much potential change. From a career perspective this may seem especially true, given that the pandemic has compromised the full functionality of many industries and in turn, many jobs. In South Africa, the youth unemployment levels are at an all-time high – so in all honestly the focus right now may just be getting a job, or holding onto the one that you already have, not necessarily what you envision you career to look […]

The long and short of career goals2021-08-11T12:44:22+02:00

The revenge bedtime procrastination


The revenge bedtime procrastination

Revenge bedtime procrastination may sound a little dramatic, but it’s a phrase that’s being thrown around more and more often despite the fact that so many of us are exhausted and really value our sleep pandemic or not, but despite all these factors, when we’re in bed – do we really try our best to get to sleep, or do we use that time for other things? According to the Sleep Foundation “’Revenge bedtime procrastination’ describes the decision to sacrifice sleep for leisure time that is driven by a daily schedule lacking in free time.”  Sleep is a crucial part of our survival, without it, or with minimal amounts – we significantly impact our […]

The revenge bedtime procrastination2021-08-11T12:40:53+02:00

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