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‘Bogg’ling the mind: Twinsaver Tips

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Share The things you didn’t know about toilet paper… Sitting on the toilet usually offers a brief respite from a busy dayand, while contemplating one’s toes or the latest glossy magazine, the average toilet-goer will grab a fistful of loo roll without giving ita second thought. So what would the world be like without toilet paperand how does it feature in people’s lives on a daily basis? Astoundingly, it is estimated that between seventy and seventy fivepercent of the world’s population doesn’t actually use toilet paper –often because they simply can’t afford it or because there are notenough trees in some areas to manufacture it, nowadays however, it ispossible to produce toilet paper out of recycled fibre, which will help this particular issue. Toilet paper has purportedly been around in Western society since1879, originally in extremely rudimentary (and most probably …

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Awqaf fails to respond to LGBT movement

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Share On the 22nd of December 2010, I decided that living in South Africa as a LGBT member was just not enough – although we have our rights as same sex couples being recognized in this country. I was moved by the intention of the Awqaf organization to institute a charter that encompasses all that Muslims stand for and abide by. I was glad that the Muslim nation took the first step in a diverse country as this to engage the government and the residents of South Africa to understand the face of Islam and how it should be portrayed. “Prophet Muhammad … said that religion is the way we conduct ourselves towards others—not theoretically, but actually. By that standard, how Muslims behave is Islam.” ” An in-depth study reveals its meaning: Islam is a fulltime endeavour, forming the basis …

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Die Antwoord an A-Grade South African product

ShareWhen you think of South African music, you think Seether, Just Ginger, Prime Circle, Parletones and not to forget The Laysmith Black Mambaso’s. But watch out boys and girls there’s a new name making waves with their unique and proudly South African way of getting their voices heard through the white noise of commercial and mainstream music…. The brilliant mix of Afrikaans and English a fusion that could only be achieved by a musical genius and in this case there are two…. Die Antwoord, consisting of two main artist’s namely: Yolandi Visser and Ninja aka Waddy. Ninja & Yolandi The duo write their own lyrics and have been around since 2008 and in late 2009 released a track called “Enter the Ninja” which took the world by storm, after they uploaded the music video on YouTube from then on everyone …

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What we’re doing this World Aids Day…

ShareNext Wednesday, 1 Dec, loveLife will be putting young people – and our cool, funky brand – in the spotlight with two awesome events in Jozi and Cape Town. This is what Mzansi can look forward to on World Aids Day – so spread the word: call your friends, message your family, and tell your partner organisations, suppliers and colleagues: JOZI: loveLife/Liquideep flash mob with the UNFPA loveLife is joining forces with the country’s hottest House Music duo Liquideep, as well as Ama Kip Kip to give young people a voice at an exciting flash mob, co-funded by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. Liquideep will be performing at Cresta Shopping Mall Amphitheatre on 1 December 2010 from 3pm. One of the songs they will be sharing with the crowd is called “Love your life”, which they have offered to …

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Bittersweet…by Yusuf Haffejee

ShareCongratulations to inexperienced cast for doing good justice to well-written script. (Review by Caroline Smart) Currently running at Howard College Theatre and forming part of this year’s 150th anniversary of the arrivals of Indians to the shores of South Africa, BitterSweet is a well-written play by Yusuf Haffejee that tackles the harsh realities of colonialism in the 1800’s. The story deals with two brothers Murugas (Raj Naidoo) and Appia (Lovie Ramas Rai), “untouchables” in their homeland, who travel to South Africa from India as indentured recruits in search of a better life. Now slaves in an unfamiliar and inflexible regime, they find themselves working as cane cutters on the same plantation as the jovial Abdullah (Ruben Naidoo) and the upper caste young North Indian Ramesh (Ashim Saxena) under the supervision of the Sirdar (Denver Naidoo). The appearance of a young widow …

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