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1103, 2019

St. Valentine, the mysterious saint of many things

March 11th, 2019|Categories: News|

St. Valentine, the mysterious saint of many things Valentine’s Day or Saint Valentine’s Day as it’s known in some countries, is a day associated with various expressions of love – these days it mostly comes in the form of cards, chocolates, flowers and other gifts stereotypically associated with love. Although Valentine’s Day is generally universally acknowledged and ‘celebrated’ in February annually, the day’s origin is still somewhat mysterious. Who [...]

1103, 2019

The buzz about energy drinks

March 11th, 2019|Categories: News|

The buzz about energy drinks As a student, energy drinks are par for the course when it comes to pulling all-nighters, exam-cramming, last minute assignments and staying awake in lectures. Energy drinks are consumed in order to give us that extra Guarana-boost or caffeinated-push; they have also become synonymous with giving us ‘wings’. Energy drinks have long superseded their original purposes and are now consumed in a multitude of [...]

1601, 2019

Global Governments & Popular Political Systems

January 16th, 2019|Categories: News|

Global Governments & Popular Political Systems With the build-up to the upcoming elections in South Africa, it’s important to reflect on the meaning of democracy and what a democratically-elected government is, so that we can understand the significance of our role as voters and why we take part in a political system that requires citizen participation. It is also interesting to note that South Africa’s government system is a [...]

1601, 2019

On the hook, or off the hook?

January 16th, 2019|Categories: News|

On the hook, or off the hook? Hookah, Shisha, Sheesha, Goza, Argileh, Narghile or Hubbly Bubbly, as it’s more commonly known in South Africa is a popular method of smoking flavoured tobacco by using a water pipe. Smoking Hubbly Bubbly or Hookah as it predominantly know around the rest of the world, has become a supremely social form of smoking, particularly amongst the youth. The Hookah or water pipe [...]

1601, 2019

The History of Horoscopes

January 16th, 2019|Categories: News|

The History of Horoscopes With the start of the New Year, and New Year resolutions in full swing – many people seek additional guidance and an indication of what the New Year has in store from an astrological source. Followers of Western astrology and the Zodiac signs look to the relevant star-signs associated with their birthdate for predictions, and perhaps, answers for the year ahead. There are thousands of [...]

1512, 2018

Sniffing out malaria one parasite at a time

December 15th, 2018|Categories: News|

Sniffing out malaria one parasite at a timeDogs aka ‘man’s best friend’ are known and loved for many of their furry characteristics. They are employed in multiple service-based industries for their ability to be trained to perform specific tasks upon command, for protection and particularly for their keen sense of smell. Dogs are also used widely as aids for the blind as well as those who are physically and mentally [...]

1012, 2018

The Problem with Palm Oil

December 10th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Problem with Palm Oil Palm oil is derived from the palm tree, which is only grown in tropical areas. The oil, which is usually of a high-quality produced from these trees is predominantly utilised for cooking in developing countries. However, that being said – palm oil can be found in many other unexpected everyday products. These include food products, cosmetics, detergents and more. Palm oil’s popularity lies in [...]

512, 2018

Black Friday and its black mark on the environment

December 5th, 2018|Categories: News|

Black Friday and its black mark on the environment Black Friday is an annual sale-filled shopping bonanza that occurs the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States. It is a day filled with extreme price cuts and even more extreme shopper behaviour. The sale kicks off just after midnight and runs for the duration of the day. You will be hard pressed to find a store, whether bricks-and-mortar, or [...]

2511, 2018

Caffeine Fiend of Caffeine Friend

November 25th, 2018|Categories: News|

Caffeine Fiend of Caffeine Friend A cup of coffee forms a crucial part of many peoples’ morning as well as daily routines. However the morning ‘cuppa Joe’ is not a firm favourite for everyone, and that may have a lot more to do with just personal preference and taste. For some, a cup of coffee provides the welcome and essential boost needed to get through the day. For others [...]

1511, 2018

The Seven SPIs of Plastic

November 15th, 2018|Categories: Faculty of Applied & Computer Sciences|

The Seven SPIs of Plastic A good place to start when it comes to knowing your plastics, is understanding that there are seven different kinds of plastic. Being able to differentiate between the seven plastic compounds is also key in being able to utilise them responsibly so that you know which kinds can be recycled and how. This is imperative given that plastic is used daily in most items [...]

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