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Things to know before you start working

Comparison will kill you It’s easy to compare yourself to your coworkers and how adjusted they are to their work. So, your colleague scores a new client, or gets a promotion. Your coworkers work does not diminish the work you do. If you always compare yourself to...

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5 Books by African Authors You Need to Read

Disgrace – J.M. Cotzee Set in post-apartheid South Africa, this novel follows David Lurie, a South African English professor who lost everything as a result of inappropriate sexual activity. Having lost his job, he moves in with his daughter on her Eastern Cape farm....

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LinkedIn tips for Job Seekers

Never underestimate the power of LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a social media site to connect professionals across various industries. It is thus the best social media app for professionals to network. As a job seeker, you can easily market yourself on LinkedIn. However,...

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15 Nelson Mandela Quotes to Inspire You

Nelson Mandela has gone down as one of the most influential figures in history. The freedom fighter led the fight for democracy against the South African system of apartheid. He has become a worldwide figure of peace, reconciliation and resilience. Here are a few of...

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How to Beat Burnout

Thrive Global describes burnout as “a state of mental and physical exhaustion that can zap the joy out of your career, friendships, and family interactions. Continual exposure to stressful situations, like caring for an ill family member, working long hours, or...

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365 words of wisdom to live by every day

"Experience is the teacher of all things" - Julius Caesar"You have to be odd to be number one" - Dr. Seuss"Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart" - Roy T. Bennett"We are our choices" - Jean-Paul Sartre"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside,...

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Visa free travel locations for South Africans

The Henley Passport Index website provides comprehensive, printable lists of the countries you can access visa-free, with an electronic visa (e-Visa), with a visa on arrival, or with a normal visa. It also allows you to compare the strength of passports and understand...

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15 Oprah Winfrey Quotes to Inspire You

Oprah Winfrey is an American media executive, actress, talk show host, producer and philanthropist.  She was born into poverty to a teenage single mother, and raised in inner-city Milwaukee. The Oprah Winfrey Show was the highest-rated TV program of its kind in...

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How to Recruit and Retain Millennials

Ah, millennials. The so-called, “lazy generation”. Many discredit this generation for their apparent lack of care. However, the conversation needs to shift to realise the strengths of millennials. Millennials were raised differently to baby-boomers and gen-Xers. They...

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How to Write the Perfect Email

Email has become a primary form of communication in today's digitized world. You really can’t avoid it. And sure, emails can be easily. You can knock them out without putting much thought into them most of the time. However, there are moments you really need to focus...

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