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CORPORATES TO INCREASE EDUCATION SUPPORT
Following continuous students protests for free education, concerned corporates around the country are looking for solutions to assist in the funding crisis especially to students from poor families. According to ABSA’s staff writer, lack of access to quality affordable education continues to trap many into poverty. Over the next 3 years, ABSA commits to invest 1.4 billion in youth education programs across Africa. Heraldlive, reported that the Chamber
of Mines CEO Roger Baxter responded to the memorandum presented by South African Union of students (SAUS) in October, Baxter mentioned that in the next five years the mining sector intends to train and develop a further 24000 learners by providing full bursaries and affording tertiary education graduates opportunities for internship and much needed workplace experience. The sector which reported losses of R10 billion in 2014 and R37 billion in 2015 is doing
its best to sustain its tertiary education support in SA., although attempting to place any further burden on the sector would be very difficult in the challenging economic environment. NSFAS CEO Msulwa Daca addressing a media brief in Johannesburg said SETAs contributes a total of R363 million towards bursaries awarded to students though NSFAS. Up to this year, more than 1.5 million students have been assisted and over R50 billion has been spent. The NSFAS
however committed itself to finding sources for additional educational funding. Funding higher education remains a priority, government will allocate an additional R17bn to universities over the next three years to ease the burden on needy students. Among other plans to resolve the Higher Education funding crisis in the country, is the Ikusasa (the future) Student Financial Aid Programme which will address the funding needs of poor and “missing middle” students.
PROGRESS UPDATE AT UNIVERSITY OF MPUMALANGA Over the next ten to fifteen years, the University Of Mpumalanga (UMP), will grow to provide capacity for 18 000 contact students. Growth in student numbers will match the phased development of infrastructure for the institution over time. This is according to the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr. Mduduzi Manana, who visited the University Of Mpumalanga (UMP) in October 2015 to monitor construction progress. During the visit, he said that the range of programmes offered by the university will also extend in accordance with a planned Programme and Qualification Mix as capacity is developed over time’. In February 2014, the university opened its doors in existing buildings, some of which have been extensively refurbished, with an initial enrolment of 169 learners. During the visit, Deputy Minister Manana received a full briefing on the establishment and development of the construction
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Our development mandate is to work with other organization that aims to develop the industrial of our region,” Madala Masuku Deputy Minister of Economic Development Department.
project to date. Some of the important highlights are the following: 1. That UMP has a full Council and permanent Vice-Chancellor, Professor Thoko Mayekiso, who was appointed on the 1st of November 2014. 2. That the first phase upgrades and renovations of the existing facilities were done for the modest enrolments of 2014. These included refurbishment of teaching venues, student resources (library), offices for university staff members, student residences, and procurement of new furniture and teaching equipment. 3. That in 2014, the first undergraduate students of UMP enrolled in three
NEWS IN BRIEF In 1996 the former MEC for Education Mr D D Mabuza tasked a team to pursue the establishment of a university in Mpumalanga. The National Institute for Higher Education (Mpumalanga), established in 2006, under the leadership of the late Prof C C Mokadi coordinated the provision of Higher Education in the province. Dr B E Nzimande then appointed two task team to investigate the feasibility of establishing new universities
qualifications, a Diploma in Hospitality Management; the Bachelor of Agriculture in Agricultural Extension and Rural Resource Development; and the Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching (Siyabuswa). 4. In 2015, UMP launched a new qualification, the Diploma in Information Communication Technology, in Applications Development, and enrolled its first students into the Diploma in Agriculture in Plant Production that had previously been offered by the Lowveld College of Agriculture. 6. That from October 2014, the first
in Mpumalanga and Northern Cape following a resolution made at an ANC National General Meeting held in eThekwini in 2010. On the 22nd August the University of Mpumalanga was formally and legally promulgated leading to the launch on the 31st October 2013. February 2014, UMP opened its doors with an initial enrollment of 169 students, then 864 in 2015 and 1160 in 2016. UMP expects to enroll 500 students at Siyabuswa campus and 1050 at Mbombela campus making a total of 1550 enrolments in 2017.
phase of the major new construction started. Three new multi-storey buildings were under construction, and were expected to be ready eraly this year. 7. That the Mbombela campus the current construction include three buildings which was also expected to be ready for use in January 2016: students residence building to accommodate 240 students, including common amenities and study spaces; a multi-purpose building with large raked auditorium (250 seater), offices, seminar spaces and lecture venues; a science building with four state of the art science laboratoriums,
IT’S BEEN SAID “The single most important thing we can do is to make sure we’ve got a worldclass education BARACK OBAMA system for everybody. That US President is a prerequisite 2009 - 2016
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multiple lecture venues (eight venues), auditorium (250 seater), offices, library, IT Centre and a student canteen. The new science building can accommodate in excess of 1 300 students and will act as a minicampus. 11.That the Construction Development Targets (CDT) were established with the view to impart skills and enable access to the workplace by creating jobs and ensuring that local suppliers, labour and subcontractors benefit from this construction project 13. That the Department of Higher Education and Training provided a total of R1.32 billion in the 2015/16 financial year to finance the construction at both universities for the 2016 and 2017 academic expansion. A further R1.05 billion to be made available in the 2016/17 financial year and R1.1 billion in the 2017/18 financial year to fund Phase three of the planned new building and infrastructure development. 15. That the two universities are developing their own capacity to take over the management of their infrastructure development from March 2016. The Minister approved the release of R183 million for the current programme directly to the two universities (R100 million for UMP) as they prepare to take over the management of planned infrastructure development from the 2017 and beyond. “It’s all systems go, I am impressed with the progress made so far, we applaud all the role-players that have made it possible for the project to be delivered as planned with minimal glitches’.” said Deputy Minister Manana.
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Campus Connect visited the Student Representative Councils at the University of Mpumalanga, The Tshwane University of Technology, and TVET and held a dialogue with them to determine what challenges the students were faced with at the campuses and how they were going to resolve or try to bring about solutions to these challenges.
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“Currently the major problem students are f acing is funding. The UMP SRC engages the management to try and resolve the issue of student funding and a solution was arrived at, that:; 1. No fee increment for the academic year 2017 will be effeted. 2. A clinic shall be established on campus in the year 2017. 3. Initiating the use of intellicard system.
“The major issues the students are facing are shortage of study materials such as books, and library, convenient transportation and lastly the lack of diversity in lecturers. The students want 50% black lecturers and 50% white lecturers. The TUT SRC team met with the school management and requested a new student residence. The team has also collaborated with NSFAS and Shoprite to make it possible for students who stay out of town to shop at Shoprite with their cards as they were pre-
The newly elected SRC which shall be in office in the academic year of 2017,
shall establish a student parliament, shall work very hard to seek for students funding from private and government sectors. The Campus Connect shall benefit the students at their social exposure, improvement of the communication channel and method as well as helping students to be self-dependant, that will enhance their self-esteem to maximise the ability of decision making and help in grooming leaders for tomorrow.”
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viously only limited to Pick n Pay. The new SRC team wishes to have another student residence for students by next year, solve the issue of transportation and provide all the learning resources. The Campus Connect will benefit the youth and students by exposing their social issues to the right people so they could be solved. Also Campus Connect will be the voice of the youth and the students, it will help groom and bring together Mpumalanga’s campuses.”
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“Late arrival of textbooks, finance and sponsorship as well as transport in the evening. The college CEO has been tasked to approach the nearest companies for educational funding but the feedback has not yet been received. Instead SABC has offered a helping hand and TSB managed to get into a contract with the college. Having a fair and equal registration process in January 2017. Implementing new courses as courses like Business management and Human Resources have already been infiltrated in the job market. Building a mechanical working. The previous SRC has managed to introduce the
commune system into the college. As the 2016/2017 SRC we are currently proposing the PPP system in the Nelspruit Campus and as years pass, it will be passed to other campuses. 2017 is the year of socialism whereby every resource donated to the college shall benefit all students (instead of individuals). This applies to SETA learnerships and NSFAS bursary. The PPP system will give more privacy and space to students as the recommended guideline will be in favour of the student’s needs. The Campus Connect will benefit most of the disadvantaged students.. It will give them access to career information and easier access to the opportunities. available to them.”
“In the short term, we have announced a number of interventions to assist students who come from poor and middle class families and for the first time in the history of postschool education, the so-called ‘missing middle’.” Minister of HIgher Education Blade Nzimande US EDUCATION UNDER TRUMP
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According to college aftermath the following 5 countries provide free University education; Brazil, Norway, Finland, Slovenia and Germany
Most of the funds used to support free education are obtained through tax collection, however this will still be an issue as the student graduate as it will adversly affect their net income.
Government’s plan to transform tertiary education was also met, according to Nzimande, by the establishment of three new universities. “The University of Mpumalanga in Mpumalanga, Sol Plaatje University in the Northern Cape, and Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in Gauteng”. ”The proportion of people over 20 years of age with post school education has increased from 9.3% in 2009 to 14.1% in 2015. ”I want to acknowledge the difficulties that this period poses for parents who are bewildered when they consider what is taking place in institutions. Please, continue to support and place faith in these institutions in order to resolve the problems we face and there is no other
“We’ve got a number of role players who are not sleeping at the wheel. That is why the business community has also come to the fore.”
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alternative than dialogue”. Minister Nzimande said the department is processing a draft Policy and Revised Funding Framework for Universities, which emanated from the recommendations of the report from the Ministerial Committee on the Review of the Funding of Universities, which was led by the now Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. The report reviews the experiences of six years of partial and full implementation of the current funding framework for universities. It also analyses the current funding framework to determine whether it has functioned effectively in achieving the goals set for it at its inception.
On the 8th November, billionaire business man was elected as the 45th president of the US. We took some time to look at what this would mean to higher education in US. Accorrding to Times Higher Education it was only in mid October that Trump devoted a significant portion of a speech to provide the first detailed proposal of his education agenda. He vowed to force colleges to cut tuition fees ‘ if the federal govenment is going to subsidise students loans, it has a right to expect that colleges work hard to control and invest in their students.“ He said if colleges refuse to take this responsibility seriously they will be held accountable. “There’s no failed policy more in need of urgent change than our government run education monopoly,” Trump said at a speech in Cleveland, Ohio. “I want every single innercity child in America who is today trapped in a failing school to have the freedom, the civil right, to attend the school of their choice.”He pledged to immidiately invest $20 Billion in school choice. His plans seems to focus on taking steps to avoid the federal government from making profit from student loans. “How can a kid hope to build an American Dream when he hasn’t been taught how to spell the word “dream”? asked US President Trump
STUDENTS GET FREE ACCESS TO ZERO RATED EDUCATION FROM VODACOM
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Vodacom is in the process of extending its e-learning programme to participating universities across the country. Discussions are currently underway with universities in order to fast-track the implementing of this initiative.
“These will enable universities to provide free access to their academic content to all Vodacom students’ subscribers until end of this academic year. We believe in the centrality of digital platforms in transforming how education is delivered in the African continent hence our accelerated investments in digital content delivery platforms,”
said Mpumelolo Khumalo, Vodacom Executive in Mpumalanga. He explained that they believe that Information and Communicating Technology (ICT) is and mobile technology can be utilized to improve and advance learning, address skills development and help in finding employment. “The Vodacom e-school portal was
NSFAS’ DOORS WIDE OPEN FOR FUNDING TO FIRST YEARS ”We are concerned that the number of applications received from Grade 12 learners is very minimal.” STAFF REPORTER @CampusConnectMP
NSFAS issued a call to all current matric learners who have not applied for 2017 financial aid, to do so before applications close on 30 November 2016. NSFAS Executive Officer Mr Msulwa Daca, said the scheme has received a very low number of 2017 funding applications since applications opened on 01 August 2016. There are more than 600 000 learners who will sit for matric exams across the country this year, and Daca said NSFAS was expecting applications close to that number, since the majority of matric learners come from rural and poor communities, “We are concerned that the number of applications received from Grade 12 learners is very minimal. Most of the applications we received are from university students. This is a concern because the reason for the early opening of applications is to be able to assess all applications early and communicate with the applicants before January 2017,” Daca said. To broaden the options through which students can submit their applications, NSFAS
has joined forces with Vodacom to avail its 81 ICT community centres around the country, to assist learners with online applications. The 81 Vodacom centres are connected with necessary internet resources and learners wishing to apply for NSFAS will be granted free access. “Our partnership is an extension of our support for educational teacher training centres and our facilities will be fully maximised to support NSFAS online applications for the 2017 academic year,” said Tshepo Ramodibe, Executive Head of Corporate Affairs at Vodacom. NSFAS 2017 funding applications are submitted online through the NSFAS website, while learners who do not have access to internet can make use of Vodacom centres as well as NYDA youth development centres on the country. This is the first time that students would apply for NSFAS funding directly through NSFAS, as part of the new student-centred model that NSFAS is now implementing fully. Previously, students used to apply for NSFAS funding at universities and TVET colleges. “We call upon all teachers, and parents at home to remind the Grade 12 learners to submit their applications before the 30th of November 2016,” Daca said.
launched in January 2015, the NEXT LVL Careers was also launched in June this year, and now the zero rated educational content for participating universities are prime examples of how Vodacom is contributing to society. We already have over hundred thousand learners registered on the e-school portal,” Khumalo added.
YOUTH JOIN FORCE AGAINST CANCER Mpumalanga youth in Matsulu outside Mbombela has joined forces together to fight the epidemic disease that has destroyed the lives of many, the annual campaign which aims to spread awareness throughout the local schools and rural areas. Speaking to the coordinator of Care Givers Veronica Mathebula, she explained that it is important to stand together as a young generation to fight cancer and educate more people about it. “As they say, prevention is better than cure. It is our responsibility to build a cancer free generation and we can only achieve that if we stand together and fight it through every medium in our community,” said Mathebula. She explained that during the cancer awareness they made presentations around local schools engaging with the learners, the success of the event came through the support of local businessman, government officials, different organisations and the department of health which provided mobile clinic to the community. Mathebula added that this year’s event was different from the last two since it was dedicated to baby Hlelo Phiri, a one year old who was diagnose with brain tumor at eighteen month.
TVET SIGNED MOU S THAT INCREASE GRADUATES EMPLOYABILITY
The MOUs will see the college graduates gaining access to companies like RCL Foods, SABC, Correctional service Department and University of Mpumalanga for learnerships, internships and job
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Ehlanzeni TVET College signed Memorandum of Understanding with various stakeholders to open doors of employment for the college’s graduates around the province. Deputy Minister of Economic Development Madala Masuku, Ehlanzeni TVET partnered with relevant stake holders to open work places for training.
“Our development mandate is to work with other organization that aims to develop the industrial of our region,” said Masuku during the event. “The agreement was attended by the SABC, RCL Foods, University of Mpumalanga and the department of correctional services in a form of signing the Memorandum of understanding (MOU) to nurture the public private partnership.” “The signed MOU will enable students of Ehlanzeni to have access to Internships,
Learnerships, in-service training and entrepreneurship training without a hustle. This will make it easier for graduates to enter the world of employment,” said Masuku. Derick Van-Nikerk of RCL Foods emphasized that Ehlanzeni TVET and RCL Foods will work together hand in hand to enhance the youth of Mpumalanga. “The RCL foods open its doors to students of Ehlanzeni who are willing to learn, develop and grow within the company. We are determined to help the young people
THERE IS A TREASURE IN YOUR LOCAL
LIBRARY ONLY YOU CAN DISCOVER
Science has proven that reading a book before bed can give you a better sleep than watching your favourite movie. If you found yourself waking up feeling tired in the morning despite having a long night, you don’t need to change sleeping patterns you just have to change what you do right before you sleep. “Here we take you through the importance of getting involved in your local library and get smart” said Laverne Sanderson, encouraging youth to sharpen the minds through reading. “Libraries are more than just books, libraries are places where individuals gather to explore, interact and imagine. They are about more than just information; they add value to our communities. We all know the value of our libraries,” Sanderson stated. “Those who say that libraries are becoming out dated don’t know what public libraries do. Libraries are more than books or technology. They build good citizens, educate individuals and are essential
components of communities.” she said. Sanderson added that libraries also seek to raise awareness to the fact that they help, nourish and support our community by providing rich environment for learning and appreciating of acknowledgement. An active collaboration with other community groups, including service groups, business and other organisation would make the world a better one. “We encourage you to learn more about our libraries and become involved, we need dedicated men and women, young and old who would like to help,” she explained. We go an extra mile to assist those who need one-on-one personal reference, whether you need to research an assignment , find business, government, or medical information, search for an ancestor, or you would like to know how to use the internet for creating an email address, type your CV we can help you.” she concluded Visit your library and get informed.
of Mpumalanga to reach their goals,” added Van Nikerk. Quinton Lenyale of SABC also mentioned that the SABC will offer Learnerships in program sound engineering, new venture creation, radio broadcast facilities; to deserving students in the College. This strategic partnership which is meant to increase graduate’s employability will assist the students gain the very much needed experience when seeking employment as it prepares them with real work life skills.
“STRESS” A SILENT CREEPER ON STUDENT’S LIFE
A CLOSER LOOK AT WHY THEY CANT HIRE YOU
Some reasons why you are not getting the job, that you should
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Exams, money, Pressure to perform well academically, relationships, deadlines, health, and threatening situation can lead students into a state of stress, anxiety, and depression. This state is normal, however it is very necessary
to recognize, when these emotions start to interfere with your studies negatively. Stress can impact academic performance. In this column Campus Connect will engage experts to help readers cope with stress or at least do well under stressful situations.
Employers are often looking for skills that go beyond educational degrees, certifications and licenses. While your education may make you eligible to apply for a job, you will need to exhibit a mix of skills to be successful at the job. Employability skills, also known as key competencies or soft skills, are those basic skills necessary for getting, keeping, and doing well on a job. These are the skills, attitudes and actions that enable workers to get along with their fellow
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workers and supervisors Your ability to make a positive contribution to their greater goal of the organization hiring is one thing you cannot afford to not showcase. Capacity to solve its problems, propel its success is why they
are hiring. Here are some reasons why they don’t ask you “when can you start?” 1. Your Attitude, even your dress code can’t save you here. Character is key. 2. Your expectations not meeting your skills or potential, be reasonable.
3. Not responding truthfully to interview questions. 4. You make lots of excuses 5. You know everything,. Your future employer should, not you. You are not willing to learn. 6. Remember hiring you is a risk the company is taking. Give them a good reason. Make good first impressions. 7. Not clear about what you can offer, what’s required and why. 8. You can’t be taken serious. 9. You try too hard, not natural. Considering these may not get you hired, but may certainly give you an edge over other applicants.
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MICROSOFT IS LOOKING FOR SOUTH AFRICA’S SMARTEST KIDS
Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, a competition considered to be the world’s most prestigious student technology competition, seeks to bring various teams of innovative students from the whole entire world to compete for a cash prize and an internationally renowned championship. The teams that will enter the competition will be challenged to create either an incredible innovative app, or tech related powerful project like games, incredible world changing software innovations, social networks, music services or it could just be an innovation that solves a certain existing problem in today’s communities. Microsoft is looking for the next “big thing” of creative young developers by giving them an opportunity to acquire new, critical technological, business and team building skills, so that they can better get recognition world wide and still make a whooping $100k for it. According to a statement by Pablo Veramendi, Imagine cup competition Manager, Microsoft Chief Evangelist Steven “Guggs” Guggerheimer announced that Microsoft will be doubling the cash prize from $50k to $100k for the team that is
crowned the next Imagine cup World Champions to meet student’s enthusiasm with an equal commitment on the company part. “Also, we’re changing the way we judge projects. For the 2017 Imagine Cup competition, we’re placing greater emphasis on each project’s underlying technology. What that means is that Imagine Cup will be on the lookout for deep technology integration in fully formed apps, services and games with the potential to be viable in the commercial marketplace,” he commented. “Finally, we’ve decided to forego categories in favor of opening the competition up to apps and solutions that might not have neatly fit into one of those categories in past years, in other words, all big ideas are welcome in Imagine Cup,” he said. “I hope you’re as excited about the upcoming Imagine Cup season as I am. The innovations student come up with year in and year out never cease to amaze and inspire me, and I’m eager to see what the next generation of developers comes up with this year! Take your first steps into a larger and thrilling world and register for Imagine Cup today!” Veramendi concluded.
Vuthlarhi Shirindza 18, a passionate future medical doctor.
Gabby Olbrich 18, tommorrow’s Actuary Not an average learner, Gabby Olbrich holds three Penryn College academic honours awards for the years, 2014, 2015 and 2016. She was the overall winner in Mathematics and physical sciences, won the prize for the top Mathematics, Advanced Programme Mathematics and Physical Science combined average. Won the prizes for being the top Physical Science, History, Sport Science and Advanced Programme Mathematics scholar. Olbrich says she would like to become an Actuary and mentions perseverence as her secret. “Never give up on yourself,” she said
DUX scholar at grade 7, 8 and 9. In grade 10 she was awarded Honours in Academics. In grade 12, she was recently awarded the book prize for Life Orientation after producing the best results at Penryn for that subject. Head girl of Penryn College for 2016; the head of the Waterberry boarding house for 2016 and also the President of the Interact Club, Vice captain of the hockey first team in 2016. In grade 10, she was already part of the Scholar Representative Committee. “I want to change the world. I also believe in empowering and investing in one another, especially in the youth and future generations.” said Shirindza
Can't Decide on a Major? Here's What Majors Set These Leaders Up for Success
BY SUZANNE LUCAS If you are heading off to college in a few weeks, or you have a child who is going, you’re probably concerned about majors. Just what should you (or your child--but it’s really not mom and dad’s decision) study to be successful? I asked some CEOs and Founders what they studied in school. Maybe their successes will help you determine what is right for you.
ACCOUNTING I originally set out to study marketing, but one day in my accounting 101 class (actually dropped accounting 101 two previous times) we had a visitor from the FBI. After hearing him talk, I was set on being an FBI agent specializing in forensic accounting. He told me that a degree in accounting or finance was what the FBI was looking for, so I changed majors. Well, that dream fizzled but another prospered. I realized that wherever my career took me, every business needs accounting, numbers, analysis. It the meat and potatoes of every business. If anything it does not limit me to any specialized industry. I have matched my skills in accounting, with my passion for technology and overall business operations/administration to shape my career and brand. Quickly understanding all functions of internal client teams is a must. Accounting has given me the skills to spread my wings across all operations to understand their language, respond to their operation requirements and successfully lead their transitions during seasons of growth. Chad Naphegyi, is President/ Moveoligist, Relocation Strategies in Philadelphia, PA.
“We are looking at employing over 600 full time workers in the Mpumalanga factory “ Thulane Khoza
UNSTOPABLE MPUMALANGA MILLENIAL ENTREPRENEURS TO WATCH THULANE KHOZA (28)
South Africa’s very own Steve Jobs, Bushbuckridge born, Thulane Khoza, Award winner of the Man of The Year Awards 2016 (Science and Technology), Founder and Chairman of Thules Telecoms, a company he started in 2006. The company specializes in Cyber security, innovation, mobile solutions and software development, network development and management systems as well as telecommunications. In 2008 he received a Cyber Security Application of the year Award in UK, provided dependable IT services to government and mining sector, including hospitals and schools in four regions of the country. His company has trained over 89 software programmers and engineers in South Africa. This innovator started by developing a
LEBO MALOPE (23)
At the age of 21, Lebo Malope has already filled a position as a Managing Director in one of the biggest black owned business in Mbombela, Bhangula Waste and Recycling. The millionaire at 23 now started his business with two other business partners, Nyiko Baloyi and Patrick Maseko two years ago to create employment for themselves but their goals turned out to touch many. “I am a strong believer of dreams; we utilize cycling as a lead to combat
poverty. We also teach people to create a form of income for them in the space of recycling,” said Malope. Malope urges young people to give themselves as much time and focus towards on building themselves and the world we live in “Put that hard work in. We all have ideas, but they are nothing if we won’t do the hard work it takes to develop them into tangible things.” added Malope. He says they are also planning to expand throughout Mpumalanga and then to Limpopo and Eastern Cape.
“Find something you love and make millions from it. The biggest reward is to live and not work for money, but have money working for you so you can live a better life.” Lebo Malope
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GRAPHIC DESIGN I studied Graphic Design, which essentially became Web Design by the time I graduated in 1999. The combination of learning to build Web pages coupled with the diversity of work I did at a creative agency helped me become “problem agnostic” while having the skills to develop digital solutions to business problems. When your career has you jumping from creating children’s museum to e-commerce websites, you learn to not fear the unknown. I knew very little about the recruiting space and existing recruiting technologies when I started Jazz. That ignorance (in the true definition of the word) and a lack of fear greatly contributed to our early success. Don Charlton, is the Founder, Jazz.co in Pittsburgh, PA.
cyber security app that was considered the bets in its category. This attracted big corporates’ attention with one even offering $30m to buy him out but he turned down the offer because he had better plans for the company and he so wanted to share his innovations and his success with his fellow countrymen, He then went on to develop the first locally made smart phone in South Africa He is a mentor to many young leaders, and a beacon of hope to high school learners whom he often motivates and inspires by sharing his life story. I want to go back and have a factory in Mpumalanga because I want to give back to the community. I also want to inspire others,” Khoza says, adding that he wants to show others that nothing is impossible and that anyone can achieve their dreams.
ZWELAKHE MABUNDA (22) All things are possible if you put your heart in it and focus, these are the words of a 22 year old from Matsulu outside Mbombela who recently had graduated to become a pilot. Zwelakhe Mabunda born and bred in the Lowveld says growing up in poor has nothing to do with ones future because anyone can achieve anything in life.
Mabunda also encourage young people to have a positive attitude, self-confident to achieve their dreams, His dedication to practice aviation regulations makes his life easy as a cadet and shaped him into a right direction,” he added. He further explained that it was not an easy process to get the sponsorship because you need to have excellent matric results and above that selection process which includes psychometric tests and panel interviews can lead you to giving up but perseverance Mabunda has recently graduated for his commercial pilot license and graduated out of 43 Air school in Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape. He is now working towards is B737NG rating. “This career demands a lot of discipline, respect, determination, focus and hard work,” said Mabunda. During an exclusive interview.
SIBUSISIWE MAGAGULA (19) UCT Her leadership and academic success scored her a Golden key recognition award in an international platform. The Mpumalanga born, Sibusisiwe Magagula (19) has received an international honor award which aim at connecting high achieving individuals locally and globally. The Golden key is a nonprofit organization which recognizes academic achievement among college and university students in all disciplines. Magagula is currently studying Bcom in Economics and Finance at the University of Cape Town; she says the award comes along with great career
opportunities. Not only academically smart, she is also passionate about music, this far she became a netball captain in high school and at UCT, she also mentor first year students at the University.
LIFESTYLE THULANI KHOZA WHO RECENTLY WON, DEDICATES THE MAN OF THE YEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AWARD TO MPUMALANGA
“Mpumalanga rise up and celebrate together this award belongs to the people.”
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Mbombela’s favorite, Jaydon Mark from the Lowveld has a passion for entertaining people through deejaying. Mark is a resident DJ at the Jock Pub and Grill as well as News Café. The DJ’s has been places and has at one point entertained a crowd of 6000 people and regard it as his best highlights of his life. “People can get me at the Jock and News Café where I am a resident Dj.” Mark explained that he has lots of role model however his dad is one person that inspires him the most.
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Maan Ray Mags perfoming at Kedebone’s welcome party
The swati rapper’s unique bars got him selected by IMEXSA to perfom in NYC. His first mixtape “SHO” was released online and is available for purchase on itunes, amazon and google play to name a few.
WHAT KARABO HAS BEEN UP TO LATELY
LIFE AFTER IDOLS
The Mpumalanga born Idol has made headlines both local and abroad. He has received lots of love from his fans on social media. With over 80k followers on Instagram, The 25 year old SA idol season 11th winner, Karabo Mogane recently announced that he dropped his new album called Matters of the heart on the 11th of November.
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5FM’S SELF CONFESSED NERD TREATS MBOMBELA TO SOME GOOD TIME AT JOCK Once been part of a Hip Hop band, a drummer, Nick Hamman’s street cred was felt at a recent gig at Jock Pub & grill Halloween night. A Dj at 5fm’s Powerhouse breakfast show which provide listeners with ground breaking, youth driven content. Fans couldn’t get enough of him when he was invited to co-host TrendingSA with Khuli
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The prestigious Mpumalanga Sunrise Women Awards took place on the 29th of October 2016, at Bundu Lodge. The awards are intended to uplift and appreciate remarkable work done by women in the Mpumalanga province. The event was graced by a lot of popular faces such as Manda Gomes, Mrs Universe 2011 who was also awarded with a humanitarian award. People were dressed to the nines and everyone loved the event, Nothando Makhushe the project manager added that the awards will be an annual event in hopes that more remarkable women will be honoured for their work in the province. Casambo music and film festival. CASAMBO held the much anticipated event last weekend at Casambo. The event had an amazing line-up of performers such as Blu lamp band, Cuamba dance from Mozambique, Pressure, Tlza and the Music project. The crowds loved the smooth performances and jam vibe the event had. After the music and film festival a pool party was hosted as well which was a cherry on top for the crowd. We look forward to more amazing and dope events such as the next jam session on the last Sunday of the month. Big Ups Casambo.
things to do this festive season
MUSIC GARDEN Mpumalanga, it is that time of the year again. Festive season! Yeah That can only mean one thing, Music Garden. Mpuyami’s annual Music Garden is back again with a bang baby, and the line-up is super dope with performances from Babes Wodumo, Ricky Rick, Black Motion, Nasty C and Kwesta. Like could it get any better, this “bomb”
event will be held at Mbombela Stadium on the 16th of December with tickets ranging from R 120 to R 500 VIP. “Abo boy nabo girl nabo girl nabo boy” y’all don’t wanna miss this bomb event! Catch the Campus Connect crew there and you can also contact us at email@example.com, it’s time to shut Mbombela down.
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CAR PARK LEAGUE Car park league is a skate day where all the youngsters with passion for skating are invited to skate clinic. These youngsters will be taught the basics of skating, balance and pushing on the board. It will be a fun day with lots of
food and prizes to be won, skates will be available for those who do not have. The event is hosted by Makro on the 12th of November at Makro shopping centre. Bring your kids and have fun as you shop!
Mbombela people can expect to truly laugh their lungs out on the 12th of November 2016 at Emnotweni as the show has a stellar line-up of comedians. The comedy show will have best of both worlds with local acts and top South African acts such as Tol Ass Mo, Deep Fried man, Thapelo king flat and many more. The jokersters will be performing at the Emnotweni Arena and entrance fee is R 150 per person. The show promises to be spectacular and you do not want to miss it!
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Mpumalanga has very hot summers, which means perfect time to pull out your deep colours like your deep purples, bright yellow, bottle green, navy blue and your black and whites, from your closets. Fhilip’O strongly advices to stay on the slayage by accessorising with bangles, side bags, clutch bags and don’t forget those cool oversized sunglasses. Florals, prints, onensies and peplums are also a must have this summer so guys “revamp and funk up your style to stay trendy this summer! Fhilip Oosthuizen is a dynamic one of a kind fashion designer. The Mpumalanga based designer launched his own studio at Sonpark shopping centre (shop 9C) in Nelspruit. Fhilip has a strict eye for perfect fit and he also has a full understanding of the male and female figure making him a dynamic designer of truly times less and fashion statement pieces.
ULTRA-STREET STYLE STARS ON RED CARPET
The sunrise women awards are the talk of the town at this moment. The fashion was on point everyone came dressed to the nines. The most noticeable was print! Now prints are this season's hottest trend especially dashiki prints. Traditional or dashiki prints can be incorporated with a modern twist provided you incorporate it with a solid colour. Tulle skirts are also a must this season as we saw from Miss Mpumalanga, tulle skirts are not only for first graders, they can be very classy paired with the perfect sandal heel and fitted top.
EFFORTLESS, ELEGANT AND CLASSIC Miss Mpumalanga, Elaine Mkhabela
TRENDING FLORALS Florals are the 2016 thing, so in. They so bring out the feminine side of fashion wonderfully. Great fit, yet stylish at the same damn time
COOL IS COOL Cool spring look with the classic denim sleeveless jacket though perfect for the streets. The cool leather dress’ so ideal for evenings.
GET SUMMER BEACH READY Swimsuit, a recognised style within the modeling industry mainly for women to feel easy and confident in their skin and body. Trends in swimsuits changes from time to time but it is predicted that small briefs and high cut one-pieces are the in thing as fashion takes on a throwback from the 70s and 80s.
Red carpet events are always thought to be so uptight and dressy. But with the right fashion knowledge, you can play around with your fashion. Maroon is a very bold colour but can be classy when paired with monochrome colours like white or black. Creativity is key when it comes to red carpet fashion, just keep it red, streetstyle’s always tempting. Rules are meant to be broken provided its the right way so don’t be scared to try out new things. The blazers and color here, just the right direction to slayville!
“After raduating rom Xela Fashion College, my vision was to take my career in a global platform and do what I love while I inspire young people,” says 22 year Angelique Mazibuko, a CEO of Angelique Designs. The 22 year old says her love and passion for fashion has grown since she graduated in 2014, she said her biggest challenge was to get funding to kick start her business in the Lowveld. “After graduation I struggled with the business, I started working with direct client to keep cash flow. My parents had to support me financially and I managed to open my shop at the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport late 2014,” said Mazibuko. She added that even though there market was good at the airport, it was not good for business because its gets quite most of the time and she had to move to Kamagugu. “I had to close down the shop at the airport because there was no business, I currently operate at Kamagugu,” she added. She urges young people to focus on their passion and do what they love rather to follow what other people does, she added that her biggest achievement was when she took part in South African fashion week in 2015 were she got the opportunity to work with top designers and models in the country. “It is important to follow your dreams not your family’s or friend’s but yours, success only comes when you focus on doing what you are passionate about,” she added
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Still spending a fortune on clothes? Well our fashion team at Campus Connect has put together a few tips on how to look great without breaking your bank. We know nobody wants to experience FOMO so everybody wants to follow the latest fashion trends and here are a few ways to never let FOMO catch you: 1. DIY, yes do it yourself. There is a million video tutorials on the net showing how to create all the latest fashion trends for almost nothing. 2. Funk up your style,
You’re in a shop, you have no idea what you really need, even why you in there, oh! Because it’s festive season? You just got some pocket money? Or you just couldn’t resist the hype
GET A ‘THRILL’ OUT OF SPENDING VERY LITTLE OR NO MONEY AT ALL MONEY
around the traditional festive shopping? Then in that case you are guaranteed your wallet will be empty before you check out the shop. You’re most probably likely to come out broke, with only a long slip that can be used as a
temporary scarf, bags full of new stuff that are probably useless to your already busy life and closet. Sound familiar? It’s all in the planning. We took some time to compile tried and tested ways to beat impulse buying and help you
get your shopping right. Firstly, before we even hit the stores, do what we’ld like to call ‘closet stock take’ and make a shopping list. Know what you need based on what you don’t have. Pants, shirts, tops, tees, shoes, accessories.... Then you can now work out your budget to make sure you don’t just become a welldressed broke millennial. Consider only the money you already have not the itchy feel on your palm. Once that is established then we can go check the shelves, bearing in mind that we can buy new items that complement what we already have.
as we like to call it at Campus Connect is simply revamping your old clothes. Remember that old item in the closet you haven’t worn in years? You can simply turn it into a nice little black dress, yes that easy! Just get in touch with a seamstress that does alterations or add a few accessories to it and you’re done. 3. Lastly thrifting, fashion is always evolving but there are just those pieces that are timeless. So let’s get thrifting and savvy. Let’s connect next time!! Enjoy your holidays.
TO SAVE ON SHOPING THIS HOLIDAY
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The choice of the shops you walk into, the size of the cart you pick should be determined by your shopping requirements and the amount you set aside for this festive shopping. Check the sale corner first.
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Assuming that you have a clear idea of you want while you’re pushing your cart, select items worth fitting. One activity that has a tendency of confusing you between a need and what you’re seeing Stay in your lane!!
Fit items, check on the mirror, if you dont feel insane or dump then throw’t in the bag. Move around, stretch your arms/legs, sit and turn around. Make sure its comfy and finaly if you really in with this look, GET IT.
Getting it means paying. By this time you should be so happy with your choices enough to chearfully part ways with a couple of rands. Find out about any rewards that could increase your change.
Things usally get real when you’re now in your room unpacking or when you need to wear your new numbers. Rare cases though but due to a number of reasons, you may need to return some. Unpack carefully, and keep all items required as on the return /exchange policy.
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It’s hard to beat oatmeal at breakfast. Oatmeal is a whole grain, which you digest slowly, giving your brain and body steady energy.estius sapiti inctus non cum labores temolut re sime es venitibus nus rehent dem fuga. Itat verempo rionsed que enihil.
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Low-fat dairy products are packed with protein and B vitamins that may help you concentrate and work efficiently. Milk and yogurt are fortified with vitamin D, which also supports brain health.
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Bread is a main source of Calories which provide heat/ energy for the body to use and they can be stored as fat for future use.
Beans supply high-quality protein, magnesium, and B vitamins, all of which help your brain work. Because beans also have lots of fiber and complex carbohydrates, you’ll digest them slowly and benefit from them over the course of the day.
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KICKING THE BLUES WITH BLU’S BOOTCAMP Fitness fanatic takes us through her exciting healthy lifestyle. Being an owner of a boot camp and a dancer in your youth must be an exciting experience. Inspired by dancing and healthy living, Blu recently opened a boot camp in Mbombela to train people and promote healthy lifestyle. A very passionate dancer, real name Peggy Molokomme AKA Blu (28) says she describes herself as a fitness fanatic. One of her future plans would be to travel the
world and start programs of training people around the globe. Molokomme started her boot camp early this year with the purpose of promoting healthy living in Mbombela, she currently train people of all age and believes that one day her work will be witnessed by many and reach a global platform. “I am very much passionate about dancing; I breathe, live and embrace it. I enjoy training people hence I opened the boot camp in Valencia recently,” she added.
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STEVAL PUMAS START NEW DAWN WITH JANSE VAN RENSBURG Incoming Steval Pumas head coach Brent Janse van Rensburg has already started work with the team on the first phase of pre-season training and the development of the rugby programme at the union. After a brief break for the Steval Pumas after the 2016 season, Janse van Rensburg says that the immediate focus will be on the development of the environment the union wants to create, and ensuring operational efficiency. “It has been a busy but rewarding few days. We are currently focusing on ensuring that the necessary infrastructure is in place to allow our rugby programme to function
optimally. The medical and conditioning departments are our other focus to ensure that the right steps are taken to produce elite athletes,” said Janse van Rensburg. Van Rensburg explained that the first phase of pre-season training will be more skills-based than usual, with the further rollout of the coaching programme being implemented in January. He added that he has been incredibly impressed with the infrastructure in place at the Steval Pumas. “The administration of the union is exceptional and CEO Pieter Burger has clearly brought his experience from the corporate world. Specialist
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people have been put in place with a longer-term vision clearly in mind. The facilities are world class and I believe that this union is geared for bigger things to be achieved in future. From a coaching perspective, if we formulate the correct recipe, we can achieve success,” he said. The squad is likely to be further boosted by the addition of several new players. The union is currently in the process of finalising signings and will communicate these to supporters and the media when everything is confirmed in the coming weeks.
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Published on Nov 1, 2016
Published on Nov 1, 2016
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