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Author: Mzukona

Thinking of ways to bring the world to our farmers & showcase the wonderful work they do!

MADE WITH RURAL is a movement that is incredibly passionate about transforming the agricultural sector in Africa. Made with Rural is driven by the belief that this is possible by supporting and growing small scale farmers, specifically in rural areas, by leveraging mobile technology and creating access to markets. This is done through a mobile […]

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Celebrating South Africa’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Heritage implies a particular meaning of relating to the past and, in its popular usage in the English language means something different to history. People do not write, read or relate to heritage. Heritage is, rather curated and conserved, possessed and performed. Heritage is art factual more than textual; it is realized […]

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Our National Anthem

The National Anthem of South Africa was adopted in 1997 and is a hybrid song combining new English with extracts of the 19th century hymn “Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika” (English: “God Bless Africa”, lit. ’”Lord Bless Africa”‘) and the Afrikaans song “Die Stem van Suid-Afrika” (English: “The Call of South Africa”), which was used as the South […]

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Young People and the culture of SAVING!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho South Africa has one of the lowest savings rates in the world. The GIBS Savings Index shows that in the last 20 years, the savings rate in South Africa has steadily declined and is now sitting at 16.3%. This is also exacerbated due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has […]

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Towards a Transparent Educational Sector…

Education is the fundamental right of every child; besides, the prosperity of every nation lies in the quality of her education, which is why we are working so hard to ensure that every child, regardless of status and social class, has access to quality Basic Education. Last week, with support from ChristianAid, we engaged a […]

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Let’s have an Active & Participatory Environmental Movement in Africa to save our Planet!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Njeri Kabeberi is an environmental activist on a mission to work with others to foster environmental consciousness where Africa’s people seek social and economic prosperity in ways that protect the environment for the benefit of humans, the planet and the future. Yo School Magazine recently spoke to her about his journey. Tell […]

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Have a garden to address the issues around Food Security!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho The year has been an extremely difficult year for South African farmers, particularly our small and emerging farmers. To address the issues around food security and greening our spaces, consider having a garden in your back yard – food prices are extremely high these days with the Covid-19 pandemic, a garden would […]

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The Right to Freedom of Speech!

By Osego Molose Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948, states that: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. Freedom of speech and expression, therefore, […]

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I am all about serving my Community!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Dr. Khathutshelo Kenneth Nematatani, founder of Fresh Breadth Confidence Dentistry at the Cosmo City Medical Centre was born in Venda in the Limpopo Province in a village called Lwamondo Village. He is from a royal family called the Matatani Royal Family. He is a first born child with five siblings. His father […]

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Your finances as a Teen

By Mzukona Mantshontsho South Africa continues to rate poorly in terms of savings among adults and youth. The financial literacy baseline study, which was undertaken by the Financial Services Board (FSB), revealed several statistics about young people aged 16 to 19. The study found that the majority of young people would prefer to spend money […]

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