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world outside our own, the dreams, the journey, the struggle yet we persevered. I’m overwhelmed yet humbled. Youth Village, January 2011, a million hits, an early morning on ETV’s Sunrise, Global Change Makers, SA Fm’s mover and shaker of the week, over 50 radio interviews! YV Mag! The birth of a child already in its youth, full of energy but inexperienced, with little to give but anxious to share everything... Fast forward ... Interview features with Angie Stone, Musiq Soul Child and the Parlotones ! YV Mag! Our first issue! I asked for this moment to share my twist of hopes and joy (by the way I’m not the editor I’m

just an enthusiast who took a chance and ran with it). My worries and fears are bundled with perpetual optimism. I look back and I look forward and back again and what strikes me is how far we have come and how far we still have to go. I believe we have a long journey ahead of us. I’m thankful for the support we have had from you, the youth, our readers. The journey doesn’t end here, it begins here. YV Mag! A source for developmental information, a tool for communicating progress and positivity, a platform for the Youth to express their experiences, fears, dreams and hopes in writing, and in words . A bundle of joy, fun, entertainment, light warming stories and articles that will move you and serene you, push and pull you towards a world of possibilities and opportunities. In a million ways I see YV Mag! as a message that echoes through minds down to hearts, a message that says “yes we can, the possibilities are endless and mine begins now. I stand tall among towers, not in height but fortitude, my mind shapes my surroundings, we build our own world this is my beginning!”

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Celeb News ............................................ 5 Fashion .................................................. 6 Reviews.................................................. 7 Model Insight: Inside Boity’s world......... 8 Career: Pursuing a career in modeling ...10 Exclusive Celeb Interview......................13 Education: HESA Interview (Busaries)....14 Youth Jobs.............................................15 Events: Start a Biz Conference...............16 Business Funding ..................................17 Youth Organisation: F.E.B Radio.............18 Motoring:10 Most expensive cars..........21 Real Life: The rape story........................22 Abusive Relationships............................25 Column: Obssesion................................26 Young Minds: Oracles............................27 Technology: Free Software downloads...29 Freshman: Sleek Note............................31 Relationships Advice.............................32 Health...................................................33 Poetry...................................................34 Games ..................................................35 Sports....................................................38

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Letters Im glad & hourned to be part or should i say a great fan of youth village, i remember having an interview with youth village thats when i knew that this portal is a wining generation... A big thumbs up. Zodwa Gladness Bokaba

Would love a chance 2 show case our musik on your site.our group iz called ‘’AMVIS’’ you can sample it on www. soundcloud.com/amviszw .. Hi Send an email with your songs and photos to info@youthvillage.co.za

Hope you are all doing well. I was excited to see that there is a group of young people giving back to the community and assisting the youth. However I was very disappointed that Cape Town is not included in any of your programs, I went in to look for jobs for Cape Town but found nothing. Do you perhaps know if you will have information for the youth in Cape Town as they also face the same struggles. Busisiwe Nkomo Hi Busisiwe go to www. youthjobs.co.za and check the Western Cape tab

Hey guys thanx 4 hlpng us,i wsh i could get a job,i luv u guys.. Clement Muleya

My aunt just woke me up to watch Etv’s morning sunrise, I’m afraid i didn’t see the whole part just the end and I’m current unemployed. I got Matric and I got a FET certificate on Short Term Risk Management. I am not sure how I should apply but i have attached my CV please take a look... Lucky Tshotyana Hi Lucky go to www.youthjobs.co.za and apply to the available posts.

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I’m just here to praise what you guys do, its really a great job having what we need in the tips of our hands. I would like to suggest that YV get on a one on one with Gov officials about skills training for youth not just mining, artisans and engineering but more of everything. Citie Hey may u pls send me regular links dat i could read where they can be a positive way to moving forward like this one “What makes a gud relationship” from Joyce Hi there check the dating and relationships tab on youth village

Celeb News

“The collaborations are innocent they meant to be a bridge between my fans and Chris Brown’s fans” said Rihanna

Rihanna recently spoke on her controversial decision to re-team with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown on the remix to her song “Birthday Cake” and Brown’s “Turn Up the Music.” “The first song that came about was ‘Birthday Cake.’ I mean we ended up recording them at the same time and executing them together, but I reached out to him about doing ‘Birthday Cake’ because that’s the only person that really - it made sense to do the record,” she explained. “Just as a musician despite everything else that was going to be the person. You know I thought about rappers, and I’ve done that so many times, and the hottest R&B artist out right now is Chris Brown. So I wanted him on the track, and then in turn he was like ‘Why don’t you do the remix to my track?’ and it was a trade off. We did two records. One for my fans. One for his fans, and in that way our fans can come together. There shouldn’t be a divison. You know? It’s music, and it’s innocent.”

COMPETITION We would love to hear from you .Share your thoughts with us and stand a chance to win 2 movie tickets.

Justin Bieber Vs Lady Gaga on Twitter World

Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga have unwittingly found themselves in a Twitter war, instigated by Bieber fans who want to knock “Poker Face” singer Gaga from her perch as Twitter’s most-followed celebrity

Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose Engaged

After over a year of dating, Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose are ready to tie the knot. Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose have announced their engagement to be married. Breaking the news via Twitter, Wiz posted a picture of Amber’s hand rocking a giant diamond ring. Accompanied with the flick, he wrote, “She Said Yes!!!” The couple have been dating since early 2011 following Rose’s split from Kanye West. They more recently have collaborated on music, including on Rose’s single “Fame” and on Khalifa’s upcoming mixtape Taylor Allderdice. YV Mag! April 2012

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Fashion

hot winter trends

Music review

Movie review

Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection is a re-release of the Teenage Dream (2010). The first single was released from The Complete Confection so far. The lead (seventh overall) single, “Part of Me”, was a worldwide success, reaching number one in the United States. Whilst there are probably some highlights on the album and some real hits much of the ‘’bonus material’’ on Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection is already available.

With the success of Pink Friday, Nicki Minaj’s latest second offering Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded will be hitting the stores soon. Highly anticipated with Single’s like Starships, Beez in the Trap, Stupid chick and Right by my side, Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded is already creating a radio frenzy. Loaded with features the biggest question on most fans and critics’ minds alike is whether she will do a million first week, I guess time will tell. 6

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Book review

Reviews

Crocodile Burning by Micheal Williams Crocodile burning begins with disturbing scenes that seem to sway away Seraki’s attention and puts him into deep thoughts. The thoughts are those of his abusive alcoholic father , his brother Phakane who is detained by the apartheid system and the unfair Black Education system at his school. Seraki lives in a three roomed house in Soweto where residents are terrorized by gangs, beaten up and houses are burnt.

Grace (Eva Mendes) is a single mom. She is too busy juggling work, bills, and the very married Dr. Hartford (Matthew Modine), to give her daughter, Ansiedad (Cierra Ramirez) the attention she desperately needs. When Ansiedad’s English teacher, Ms. Armstrong (Patricia Arquette), introduces her students to classic coming-of-age stories, Ansiedad is inspired to skip adolescence and jump-start her life without mom. While Grace becomes preoccupied with the increasing affections of her co-worker (Eugenio Derbez), Ansiedad enlists the help of her loyal friend, Tavita (Raini Rodriguez), to plot her shortcut to “adulthood”. But as her misguided plan unravels, Ansiedad and Grace must learn that sometimes growing-up means acting your age.

The book is interesting and once you get deep into the pages, it is fascinating and you can’t stop reading it!.

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Model Insight

and she’s African. What more can I say?

In the interview “Boity” (21) tells us more about her modeling and TV career, her achievements, future aspirations and what being a young woman in modern South Africa means to her. Who is Boitumelo ‘Boity’ Thulo?

perfectly.

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It means endless opportunities. It means respect. It means having to work the hardest. It means constantly having to prove you are worthy of a lot of things. All in all it genuinely just means being one of the most beautiful creations on this earth. Any projects you’re involved with at the moment? If so, tell us about them? I am currently busy assisting with a non-profit project called “Thusa a girl child” which is basically an initiative to help disadvantaged girls in rural areas who do not have enough money to buy sanitary towels.

What are some of the challenges you face in the Entertainment industry?

Boity is a young, ambitious, God-fearing, extremely loving lady who understands her worth and knows exactly where she is Unfortunately, it doesn’t get any easier. But the harder it going. A faithful believer and a gets, the more worthy it is. The legend in the making. toughest part has been having How did your love for Modeling to pretend to be much stronger than you are, to act tougher and TV come about? by the day and to basically just pretend that you’re not human Since I was 5 years of age I - all this evoked by the hate that would daydream about being you receive from strangers who on TV. I am so blessed that I refuse to grasp the concept that have been able to hold on to you too are human and that this dream for this long and their words cause more harm have it happen faster than my than they think. But you know, wildest, most faithful thoughts as they say “it’s the life we could have ever imagined. As chose”. From time to time, there for modeling - that seemed to is the intense pressure of having have come with the package to prove yourself worthy of your of dreams coming true. Every own dream. It’s a tough, weird girl...or rather most, dream of & creepy concept but yeah. one day gracing the pages of magazines and being portrayed *shrugs*. Apart from that it has just been a beautiful journey. as a goddess. Hehehe! It all seems to be coming together

And locally it would definitely be the beautiful, flawless, strong, inspiring African lady - Lerato Moloi. She’s the first black woman to become the face of Elizabeth Arden. You genuinely don’t get any better. I love her.

What does being a young black woman in this country mean to you?

Who is your favourite local and international model and why? Joelle Kayembe (duh) LOL! That lady is like the perfect combination of what makes a Goddess. She is humble, annoyingly sweet, smart, ridiculously beautiful, hardworking

What is your biggest achievement so far? My biggest achievement thus far is actually having worked my way to being where I am today. Who and what inspires you?

My best friends. And the idea of having my dreams come true inspires me to keep on keeping on. What advice do you have for other aspiring young models? Well, this is the advice I give to everyone for whatever it is they wish to achieve: do not allow anyone to convince you that your dream is not worth chasing. Only you, God and your heart know and understand the worth & importance of that dream. Surround yourself with people who believe in your dream and are willing to do whatever it takes to assist in making that dream for you. Do not confuse the universe - don’t pray for something and then act like u don’t believe that its going to happen. Assist God and the universe and take the necessary steps to making it happen. Don’t underestimate the power of your thoughts and words. Speak your hopes and dreams into the world. Lastly recognize, understand, appreciate your worth. :)

God’s love, grace & kindness. My mother - The strongest, most beautiful woman I know.

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Career

Pursuing a career in modelling ? Here is the list of modelling agencies across the country Durban

Model Internationals Tel: +27 (31) 202-6284 / 1843 Fax: +27 (31) 202-1843 www.modelsinternational.co.za

Ice Model Management

Greyville | Durban Location: 42 Lennox Road (off windermere), Greyville. Tel: +27(0)31 309 6114

Free State

Euphoria Model Management Tel: 082 681 80 20 Fax: 086 652 2431 www.euphoriamodels.co.za

Cape Town

Pubic Image Model booker@publicimage.co.za dylan@publicimage.co.za natalie@publicimage.co.za Telephone: 021-553-0570/1 Fax: 021-553-2698 www.publicimage.co.za

Outlaws Model Agency Tel : +27 21 439-3999 fax : +27 21 434-3130 info@outlawsmodels.com www.outlawsmodels.co.za

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Johannesburg

AEH Models Popular 23 Wellington Road,, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, 2198 www.aehmodels.com Telephone+27 (0)11 480 4852 / 0787072370 Fax0866261491 E-mailtasha@aehmodels.com

Eastern Cape

Extreme Modelling by Veruschka Barnard (Agency Owner) Port Elizabeth, South Africa Tel: +27 (0)41 368 2491 Cell: +27 (0)82 537 3294 E-Mail Contact Veruschka

The Model House School of Modelling & Deportment 082 778 1095 041-9226869 P.O.Box 567, Uitenhage Nelson Mandela Metropole 6230 Eastern Cape S A

Mpumalanga

Design Models: Joleen Dippenaar Mpumalanga Tel: +27 82 879 1103 Email: enquiries@ photonetwork.co.za YV Mag! April 2012

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Dazzling With Bonang “Your Girl B”

“Anyone will tell you, breaking into the industry is very hard. The ones who persevere the most are the ones who are most likely to make it and survive” There can only be one Queen B and that’s your girl Bonang Matheba. At the age of 24 “your girl B” has done a lot for herself and is one of the most inspirational young women in the country. She is one of the sexiest and most successful ladies in the showbiz. We had the opportunity to chat to Bonang about what makes her tick, how she got into the show

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business and how she manages to flourish in the entertainment industry. “Bonang is well known for her infectious laugh, undeniable talent, incredible fashion sense and very bubbly personality”, said Bonang who is the copresenter of LIVE on SABC 1, and radio DJ on YFM. Bonang’s love for the industry made all things possible. She got her first break when she did a show called Manhattan’s Fantasy Challenge on SABC 2 . Amongst many of her achievements, Bonang had a clothing range at Legit named “Just B” , she is the face of GertJohan Coetzee’s clothing label, has a weave named after her, has her own range of trendy handbags called Baby Star and has also graced the cover of FHM, Her show B*Dazzled is fabulous

monthly column in the popular women’s fashion magazineGlamour Magazine South Africa called Bonang’s World. Bonang loves to travel, shop, sleep and watch TV. Her favourite local and international musicians are Rihanna, Adele, Chrisette Michelle, Selaelo Selota, Vusi Mahlasela, Swedish House Mafia and the list is endless.. When asked about some of the and is an invitation to her world challenges she faced in her zest of glitz and glammer . Nothing to pursue her dreams Bonang is as exciting as been taken for a said, “Rejection. Anyone will tell tour guide in Bonang’s World. you, breaking into the industry “It has made it a lot more is very hard. One will encounter difficult for me to live a ‘normal’ plenty of rejection before you’re life. My privacy is almost non given a break. The ones who existent. However, I get to meet persevere the most are the ones and interact with awesome who are most likely to make it people almost every day so I’m and survive”. pretty lucky. I’m just grateful While contrasts are constantly for everything and everyone drawn between SABC’s LIVE because I do understand that it music show and ETV’s Club 808, could’ve been anyone else in my Bonang still feels that the two position. I don’t take anything cannot be compared. Whether for granted”, Bonang explained she is saying LIVE is better, it is when asked how being in the up to the viewers decide. lime light changed her life. Though Bonang admits that In addition to her social being in the limelight is not media initiatives “Your girl B” easy our girl B still manages is currently doing a ‘help a to maintain her bubbly and sister’ campaign with Lifestyle outgoing personality. Bonang South Africa that assists young is definitely the type of girl you girls living in disadvantaged would love to dine and wine areas. Bonang also serves as a with. Good Will Ambassodor for the While many ladies wear stilettos National Youth Services, on the to work and take them off “The Start Here Campaign”, and first thing they jump into their Arrive Alive Safety Campaign. homes, Bonang keeps them Bonang also coaches young on and walks with command. up and coming television and Bonang works hard and that’s a radio presenters at On Cue proven fact. Communications. She also has a

Exclusive Interview

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Education Life after matric interview with Mr Abbey Mathekga from HESA (Higher Education in South Africa) Abbey is a Manager for Certification Services at HESA and has a record of accomplishments as a teacher, head of department, examiner, subject advisor and university lecturer. He is experienced in service training, curriculum design and monitoring, assessment and access.

Youth Village: Tell us about Higher Education South Africa and its background? Abbey Mathekga: The Higher Education South Africa is the coordinating body of all 23 public Universities in South Africa . It was established in May 2005. Youth Village: Are there measures taken to resolve the issue of lack of funds for students? Abbey Mathekga: There are measures and efforts that have been put in place e.g. universities have bursaries themselves and loan schemes from government. There is the National Student Financial Aid Scheme that is made to assist students who come from poor families but who are performing well at school. Those are the measures that are put in place to assist learners who deserve to get higher education 14

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to assist them to further their studies in universities. Youth Village: Can any student get a loan? Abbey Mathekga : Yes. There are rules that apply. One important rule is that, there is a main test that is conducted for a student to qualify. For instance, your parents have to be unemployed or their joined income should reach less than R50 000 per annum. This is a test used by universities as stated by government policy, to determine the crietiria of who should get that financial assistance because the money is not enough. The NSFAS is not enough. It only helps students pay for tuition fees but not residencial fees. In 2011 the minister made a commitment to increase the funding to cover all the costs. When you perform well a portion will be given to you as a bursary and you’ll only repay a certain amount. The aim is to get the bursary, after studying get a job then pay it back to help others. Youth Village: Sometimes a student struggles to get a job after graduating but the NSFAS still charges certain amount of interest every month so what happens in that case?

accounts up until it is affordable to a certain extent. Those are the measures that the department and government have put in place to try and assist the students. Youth Village: What message do you have for aspiring learners who are planning to go to tertiary this year or next year? Abbey Mathekga: The most important message we want to convey to students is to work very hard on their studies and plan ahead. I would like to encourage the grade 12 learners to start planning now. what it is that they’ll want to do next year. They shouldn’t wait for their grade 12 results and then rush to universities but they should start now and check their subject combinations and check the minimum requirements for the course they want to pursue at the university and make sure they apply on time.

SABC Education and Boston City Campus bursaries Deadline for Applications: 30 April 2012 NB: Applicants must apply for the bursaries on a weekly basis. We are giving away one bursary per week till the end of April 2012. So, applicants must apply within that specific week and we will announce the winner a week later. SABC Education in partnership with Boston City Campus is giving away weekly bursaries worth hundreds of thousands of rands on our Matrics Uploaded programme. Watch Matrics Uploaded television show on Mondays to Fridays @ 15:00 on SABC 1 to get more information. Grade 12’s and the general public that are interested in bursaries from Boston City Campus must watch Matrics Uploaded to see the weekly bursaries we are giving away. We are giving away a bursary per week until April 2012. Every week we will give away a new bursary in a different field. Applicants must download the applications forms at this link http://www.sabceducation.co.za/ images/files/boston_bursary_ entry_form.pdf

Management Trainee Internship 2012 1. Responsible for all food and beverage activities, including conference and banqueting 2. Manage, motivate and organise the department 3. Develop food and beverage concepts 4. Determine needs for training and implement training within own department 5. Budget planning and follow up 6. Maintain and further develop the standards of operation Requirements: 1. Fluency in English, both written and oral 2. Experience from a similar position or equivalent 3. Relevant business education and preferably international experience 4. Result oriented individual who gets things done Park Inn by Radisson Sandton 118 Katherine street, 2196 Johannesburg, South Africa Responsible: Ms. Cheryl Moodley E-Mail: cheryl.moodley@ rezidorparkinn.com Application deadline: 30/06/2012

Opportunities Commercial property broker learnership Detail: A Commercial Property Agency based in Craighall Park is offering an opportunity for anyone that would like to begin a lucrative career in property as a commercial property broker. The selected broker will work under their senior brokers in areas that are currently covered: Rosebank, Parktown, Sandton, Rivonia, Woodmead etc. To apply: Send your updated CV to Harlequin Duck Properties 231 (Pty) Ltd, 67 Rothesay Avenue, Craighall Park, 2196 or fax it to (086)649-8561. Enquiries: You may call (011)880-0000 or go to www.officespaceonline.co.za for more information,

Abbey Mathekga: The question of employment is a challenge not only for South african but for the intire world. The minister of higher education has reduced the amount of interest that accumulates onto a student’s YV Mag! April 2012

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Business Funding

Events What is the Start-a-Biz Conference?

•Gain first hand information on the criteria, products and services offered by enterprise funding •Do you own a Start-up or institutions in the public and small business with high value private sector. potential, which can have a How do I get my free seat? positive impact to the South It’s simple; just send us a African economy both in terms motivation letter of not more of employment creation and than 500 words that includes: poverty alleviation? • The business you are •Is your business in the Mining, involved in or preparing to Tourism, Green Industry, be involved in and Manufacturing, Health, • Why you have chosen that Infrastructure Development, particular business Education and ICT sectors? • What customer needs •Do you believe that with your product or service proper planning, mentorship satisfies and support, your business can • How much revenue is become attractive to investors? your business •Would you like to meet with generating per month? Funding Institutions and learn • Why you deserve a seat how you can improve your at the conference business in order to make it • Your age, gender and easier to access funding? race (preference •Would you like to learn about to entrepreneurs from PDI other avenues of funding that can backgrounds) help to grow your business? What will you get at the Conference? •Learn how to improve the planning, preparation and implementation aspects of their business •Network within the startup community and build relationships with other small businesses – let’s become each other’s suppliers. •Interact with role models and mentors to learn their success principles. •Meet future business partners – You might be involved in the same industry, why not work together. 16

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Venue Host: DBSA – Vulindlela Auditorium, Midrand Date: 09 – 11 May 2012 No. of Delegates: 150 Event Organisers: Adamas SA Email motivation to – Startabiz@ adamascoaching.co.za Phone: 0110269727 Website: www.adamascoaching. co.za

BUSINESS FUNDING

NYDA

National Youth Development Agency: National Youth Fund The fund aims to mainstream and integrate youth development for sustainable livelihoods by initiating, facilitating, implementing, coordinating and monitoring youth development interventions aimed at reducing youth unemployment and promoting social cohesion Requirements: • Youth (35 and younger) must hold greater than 50% of the shares in the company; • Must be a previously disadvantaged South African youth • The youth must be operationally involved in the business; • Must demonstrate commitment to the venture; • The venture must be economically viable. • The following types of ventures are excluded from funding: Gambling, Tobacco Property development and illegal practices.

Limpopo (015) 294 0800 Mpumalanga (013) 752 4628 Eastern Cape 043 704 4600 Western Cape (021) 415 2040 Kwazulu Natal (031) 327 9900/9904

Contacts

NYDA Branches

Gauteng (011)834 7660 Johannesburg, Pretoria (012)322 1375 /2135 Free State (051)411 9450 North West (014) 591 9600 Northern Cape (053) 807 1022 YV Mag! April 2012

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NGO Who is Frik Veldman?

My name is Frik Veldman I am the National Director for a Christian Organization called FEBA Radio .

What is FEBA Radio?

FEBA Radio is a Christian organization that focuses on taking the Gospel message to the most unreached people of the world.

Please tell us about FEBA SA’s youth projects?

We have the South African project called Time For Hope which is aimed at reaching the youth in South Africa. Our programming focuses on issues like employment, education and a wide variety of issues young people deal with on a daily basis.

Why Radio?

Radio has a tremendous reach. It has been around for many years and still is relevant today. Radio enables us to share the message into remote places where you cannot get easily with the Gospel message.

How are Time For Hope programmes beneficial to the youth?

Young people have a lot of influence and a lot of power, we know that. We realised that if you speak to young people you speak to people who are open minded to the message of the gospel and their keen to learn new things very often than the 18

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Reaching the youth through radio Young people have a lot of influence and a lot of power elders. I believe that our lord Jesus is very keen on seeing young people follow him. We know of his love for children. So that would is the primary reason why we focusing on young people.

What advice would you like to give to the South African Youth?

You have been created by God for a purpose. Make every effort of finding Gods purpose in your life. In the bible you will find a living relationship with Christ, through the work of the Holy spirit which enlightens you and which leads you day by day.God will give you hope and lead you where he wants you to be and God wants to bless you and you can trust him with that.

“You have been created by God for a purpose. Make every effort of finding Gods purpose in your life.”

Contact FEBA Radio Tel: (012) 335 5708/764 Email: febasa@corpdial.co.za Website: www.febaradio.co.za

t e g o t How e s n e c i L a Before applying for a driving license, a prospective driver must first obtain a learner’s license. The learner’s test is a multiple-choice test that examines knowledge of vehicle controls, rules of the road, and traffic signs.

LEARNER DRIVER

T •Code 1: Motorcycles.

hree types of learner’s license are issued.

•Code 2: Light Motor vehicles (except motorcycles)

with tare weight of 3 500 kilograms or less; minibuses, buses and goods vehicles with GVM of 3 500 kg or less; and articulated vehicles with GCM of 3 500 kg or less.

•Code 3: All vehicles (Heavy and Light Motor vehicles)

except motorcycles. The minimum age for a Code 1 or 2 license is 17, and for a Code 3 license it is 18. At the age of 16 a Code 1 license limited to motorcycles with engine capacity under 125 cc may be obtained. Learner’s

licenses are valid for 24 months, and, except for Code 1 licenses, require that the learner be accompanied by a fully licensed driver. A car driven by a learner must have a sticker with a large red “L” on the rear window. With the learner’s license, the prospective driver can take a driving test to obtain their driving license. The driving test has two components: the first is the yard test, in which the applicant demonstrates various parking and turning manoeuvres in a specially constructed parking lot. If the yard test is successful, it is followed by the road test, in which the applicant demonstrates their driving ability on the public roads, following the instructions of the examiner. Some errors on the test, such as a collision, speeding, or rolling backwards when moving off, will cause an instant failure of the test. Other errors cause the driver to lose points; if too many points are lost, this will also cause failure. If the

applicant is successful, they will be issued with a paper Temporary Driving License, which is replaced by the permanent card license within 6 months. Difficulties in Scheduling a Test As a result of the large level of applications along with the length of time for each test, learners license tests still being a sit down test with only a few sessions per day and limited seats available, and the required number of personnel, drivers tests requiring one-toone sessions with an authorized traffic official. Waiting times for learners and drivers tests can extend for more than 4 months, depending on the popularity and surrounding population of the selected traffic department. The waiting times vary massively between testing centres though. Some testing centres in small towns have waiting periods of a few days or less, while those in large cities can have waiting periods of up to a few months. YV Mag! April 2012

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10 Most Expensive

Motoring

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Real Life

THE STORY OF THE INNOCENT

“Tears filled my eyes and what had happened was painful. I had been raped”

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attling in my thoughts, I lay in a bed with a stranger that I knew. Well only intimately, or was it intimate? Tears filled my eyes and what had happened was painful. I had been raped. I moaned softly, separated only by a pillow was the prey and its predator. I the prey, clinged to the edge of the bed, confused, hurt, heart broken off which the latter couldn’t be reconciled as we never shared any companionship but nevertheless I felt deceived. A million questions filled my mind. How did I end up here? Vivid memories of the previous night saturated my fragile mind. It had been a weekend of absolute bliss, my best friend’s birthday. We had all decided to go celebrate at a club in town. I was not very eager to go clubbing two taxis away from my home which added to my thoughts of regret. The night at the club had been a great night. I truely had a jol that until i had to leave for home and transport became an issue. All my friends were not so keep on leaving. I called a couple of friends, however, they weren’t available. I went outside to see if there were any cabs but to my 22

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disappointment there was nothing. I paused for moment thinking about plan B, then I heard someone saying let me give you a lift. I turned to the direction of where the voice came from. It was that cute guy who had danced with Lerato earlier.” I am also leaving this place, oh by the way my name is Siphiwe”, he said with a humble voice. I looked at Siphiwe with doubtful remarks. Should I or not? That was a question which crossed my mind. Even though I had just met this guy I still said ok.” All I cared about at that moment was to get back home as soon as possible. We drove off and Siphiwe introduced himself, we chatted here and there about the night. We joked around and laughed all the way. What a great way to end the night I thought to myself. He drove past my place and I asked him why, but he just said he was going to fetch his keys from a friend and he will take me back, besides the night was still young. We got to his complex and to my suprise he opened the garage door to park the car. I asked him why he was parking the car because I thought we were there just to fetch the keys

but he just stared at me and smiled “come on I don’t bite lets go in and have a couple of drinks, we will leave in an hour or two”, I did not mind I mean I would still be stuck on that freezing pavement had it not been for this perfect stranger. Before we got to the door he held my hand and looked me straight in the eyes “Ok maybe I lied just a little, this is where I stay” he said. For some reason I was rather disgusted than shocked “But you are still going to take me home right?” I asked, “Yes but tomorrow” he said, “but you promised” I shouted, he looked at me and said “You are not going to raise your voice at me ever again are we clear? What the hell were you thinking taking off with a total stranger?” He was telling the truth, what the hell was I thinking, I’m in the middle of nowhere with a stranger, I don’t even

know his name, in the middle of the night. He had me in a tight corner, I did not know where I was and it was either I go inside the house with him or I’ll find myself on the pavement again, I know it is crazy but I

resorted to the former. I know I should have gone to the security guards and ask for help but that did not even cross my mind. We got inside and he locked the door, I could see that he was angry. It was a bachelor apartment with a kitchen, a worn out couch and a bed, it looked tidy enough though. He went straight to bed and asked me to join him and reluctant as I was, I knew at that point that there was no way out. Reality hit me I think I knew what was to follow but I hoped I was just being paranoid. I got into bed fully clothed, within a minute he started touching me. I layed

“Tears filled my eyes and what had happened. there colder than I was on that pavement, and reality is I was getting raped and helpless. He undressed me, tears were rolling down my cheeks I pleaded with him to stop but the more I begged him the more he found pleasure, he kept saying I should stop acting like a brat and he knows that I liked it. I tried so hard to push him away but he was too strong for me, he went on and on while I laid there like a dead woman. He did not even bother to use protection. I wanted to scream so bad

but I couldn’t find my voice. Not only did I loose my virginity but I lost myself too. I lost my sense of feeling; I could smell him everyday, even my own father smelt like him. Though I refuse to bear these scars for life, I cannot stop thinking about that night. All I cared about was my survival. I never got the courage to report him to the police or let alone to tell anyone, what was I going to say? That I took off with a total stranger whom I still do not know by name after a drinking spree and he went on to rape me?

Names changed to protect the identity of the victims

Psychological Counselling and other services (Rape) NISAA Tel: (011) 854-5804/5 Gauteng (Lenasia) OUT (012) 430 3272 Pretoria Telephone POWA 011 642 4345/6 Gauteng Sonke Gender Justice Network (011) 339 3589 Orange Farm ADAPT Alexandra Thusanang- Free State 058 713 6074 or 0824959013 Sonke Gender Justice Network QwaQwa Lethabong (012) 270-1343 North West Thoyandou Victim Empowerment Trust 015 963 1222 Limpopo Masimanyane (0) 43 743 9169 East London Rape Crisis Centre 041 406 4112 Port Elizabeth SWEAT 021 448 7875 Cape Town Mosaic 021 761 7585 Western Cape Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust (0)21 447 1467 Cape Town Sonke Gender Justice Project (021)423 7088 Cape Town, (011) 339 3589 Johannesburg YV Mag! April 2012

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ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS

“No matter how much you love your partner, if you are afraid of him/her, you have a problem.

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This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. Emotional abuse is often minimized, yet it can leave deep and lasting scars. Noticing and acknowledging the

warning signs and symptoms of domestic violence and abuse is the first step to ending it. No one should live in fear of the person they love. If you recognize yourself or someone you know in the following warning signs and descriptions of abuse, don’t hesitate to reach out. There is help available. Understanding domestic violence and domestic abuse, also known as spousal abuse, occurs when one person in an intimate relationship or marriage tries to dominate and control the

other person. Domestic abuse that includes physical violence is called domestic violence. Domestic violence and abuse are used for one purpose and one purpose only: to gain and maintain total control over you. An abuser doesn’t “play fair.” Abusers use fear, guilt, shame, and intimidation to wear you down and keep you under his or her thumb. Your abuser may also threaten you, hurt you, or hurt those around you. Domestic violence and abuse does not discriminate. It happens among heterosexual couples and in same-sex partnerships. It occurs within all age ranges, ethnic backgrounds, and economic levels. And while women are more commonly victimized, men are also abused, especially verbally and emotionally, although sometimes even physically as well. The bottom line is that abusive behavior is never acceptable, whether it’s coming from a man, a woman, a teenager, or adults. You deserve to feel valued, respected, and safe. Recognizing abuse is the first step to getting help. Domestic abuse often escalates from threats and verbal abuse to violence. And while physical injury may be the most obvious danger, the emotional and psychological consequences

of domestic abuse are also severe. Emotionally abusive relationships can destroy your self-worth, lead to anxiety and depression, and make you feel helpless and alone. No one should have to endure this kind of pain and your first step to breaking free is recognizing that your situation is abusive. Once you acknowledge the reality of the abusive situation, then you can get the help you need. There are many signs of an abusive relationship. The obvious sign is fear of your partner. If you feel like you have to walk on eggshells around your partner constantly watching what you say and do in order to avoid a blow-up, chances are your relationship is unhealthy and abusive. Other signs that you may be in an abusive relationship include a partner who belittles you or tries to control you, and feelings of self-loathing, helplessness, and desperation. To determine whether your relationship is abusive, answer the questions below. The more “yes” answers, the more likely it is that you’re in an abusive relationship. Your Inner Thoughts and Feelings - Do you:

Feel afraid of your partner much of the time?

Abusive Relationships Feel that you can’t do anything right for your partner? Believe that you deserve to be hurt or mistreated? Wonder if you’re the one who is crazy? Feel emotionally numb or helpless?

Contacts

Life Line Johannesburg Stop Gender Violence Helpline 0800 150 150 www.stopwomenabusehelpline. org.za Durban Crisis: (+27 31) 312-2323 Free State Crisis: (+27 57) 352-2212 Klerksdorp Crisis: (+27 18) 462-1234 Mafikeng Crisis: (+27 18) 381-4263 Port Elizabeth Crisis: (+27 41) 373-8666 West Cape Crisis: (+27 21) 461-1111 Garden Route Crisis: 0861-322-322 POWA Helpline 083 765 1235

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Column Obssesion

“Society

the gives us classified

problem followed byhow to get rid of it. We don’t have to think for ourselves anymore” Our Addiction with Obsession By Jodie Peter

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e live in a depressed, obsessed, guilt and reward society. The media has wheeled out puppets in the form of human beings. We have been programmed to act and react in a certain way. We misplace the guilt we have for food with the joys of sex. Become obsessed with the body. The more rewards received from society in life, the more we become depressed. Now sex has become an actual addiction. We have replaced it by alcohol and drugs. The most taboo of all addictions and one that lurks in the shadows. In this day and age we have gone from free love to Aids, cigarettes to cancer , now drugs and sex addiction. We have seen it in Hollywood, with the likes of David Duvuchoney and sitcoms such as Sex and the city, 26

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Californication and the list goes on. Now it has hit mainstream people. We are living in a society that needs “pick me ups”. Are you feeling down? Go and have a happy meal. Are you feeling nervous? Pop a pill or two. Better yet go on Prozac. Are you feeling ugly? Go visit your plastic surgeon. Are you feeling unloved? Here’s a way to spice

up your sex life. Your man will love this, hot wild sex. And if he doesn’t treat you right here are the 10 steps to cheat without getting caught. Be kinky. Be naughty. Society gives us the classified problem followed by how to get rid of it. We don’t have to think for ourselves anymore. If society says we feel like that, well, then

ORACLES What is Oracles d’Afrique? And what do you guys do?

Oracles d’Afrique is part of a Global Changemakers Regional Action Project called African Oracles that we started at the Harare Youth Summit in 2010 to tackle some of the issues that face young people today. We wanted to use arts as a way to start what we believe is a necessary conversation about issues such as racism, stereotypes as well as give youth a platform to show themselves to the world. We are based in three countries (Zimbabwe, Algeria, and Kenya) and we run a variety of activities that range from youth workshops in all three countries, an online youth webzine to a theatre group in Kenya.

What motivated you to

start Oracles d’Afrique?

I wanted to make a difference. As a group we saw a problem and our efforts so far have been aimed at finding a solution to addressing that problem.

What were some of the challenges you faced as a young person starting your own project?

Some of the challenges I have faced include getting support from the local community. Some of the institutions we approached to help us with technical support flat out refused to help us but we persevered and found ways around the obstacles we faced.

Your biggest achievement yet?

I suppose being invited by the

Young Minds

President of Mozambique to visit Mozambique and also getting the opportunity to visit him at his home and talk to different sections of youth in Mozambique. It was an amazing experience , he was impressed with our vision and felt it was important for us to visit his country.

If you were a President for one day what would you change? Why?

I think the biggest thing I would change would be most African countries obsession with the past and the mentality that we seem to have that the world owes us. We are ultimately responsible for our future as a nation (and as a continent) and blaming everything on the events of decades past will get us nowhere. I would start focusing on the long term future of the region and begin making more friends than enemies.

Your advice to young people?

Never be afraid to take the initiative in changing. The way it has always been done doesn’t mean it is the best way to do it and your existence has the potential to change the course of the future but only if you stand up and take the challenge to just do it. Bongani - I’m a crazy mix of writer, poet, Global Changemakers, blogger, Computer Scientist… I honestly find it difficult to define myself.

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Technology 13.The GPS/ News- Always update about what they are eating, where they are eating, where they are and who they are with. 14.Mr or Mrs Goodie Two Shoes- Feels like it’s their job to share some love to random people they don’t know with posts like “ Good morning”, “Goodnight” and “I Love you all”. 15. The No Life - Posts every other second, whether its straight boredom or loneliness this group just truly needs a life. 1. The FBI–Never posts anything or comments on your post, but reads everything. 2. The Attention SeekerAlways post about her little problems with the hope of gaining some sympathy. 3. The Hyena- Rarely says anything beyond LOLs and LMAOs. 4. The Gamer- Plays Farmville and Mafia Wars all day. Usually has update like “Thabo is looking for grass” or “Andiswa just lost her sheep” 5. The Prophet- Every post makes reference to God

their status updates 8. The Bragger-Brags about their looks , news shoes, their lovely life, how classy they are, how everyone is not in their league. Usually this type shoots a lot of mirror photos with the peace sign (for what ever reason) 9.The Liker-Never actually says anything but clicks the like button 10.The Hater – Every post revolves around someone hating them and they swear people are trying to ruin their life.

6. The Thief – Steals status updates and will probably steal this one (LOL you can still share this article heh heh)

11.The Drama Queen -This person always posts stuff like “I can’t believe this” or “OMG” in the hope that you will ask them what happened.

7. The Pessimist- Hate their life, and everything in it, as evidenced by the tone in ALL of

12.The Lazy Comedian –This person tries to be funny but never is.

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16. Mr or Mrs Know It AllThey are just the mothers and fathers of Facebook. Opinionated and always picking fights on Facebook, very loud and boring.

5 Gadgets to look out for in 1. Wii U

2. Windows 8 tablets

3. Apple’s iPad3

19. The Impulsive - She goes through a million emotions in an hour ...with posts like “I’m in love”, “I hate him”, “I miss him”, “he is such a liar” all within an hour. 20. The Love bird- Forever posts about how much she is in love and how much she loves him. All her posts are my man this my man that.

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What is a smartphone? And what Makes a Smartphone Smart?

ou probably hear the term “smartphone” tossed around a lot. But if you’ve ever wondered exactly what a smartphone is, well, you’re not alone. How is a smartphone different than a cell phone, and what makes it so smart? In a nutshell, a smartphone is a device that lets you make telephone calls, but also adds in features that you might find on a personal digital assistant or a computer--such as the ability to send and receive e-mail and edit Office documents etc

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17. The Philosopher- Posts quotes all day whether its laziness or just poor inspiration, they are just a boring breed. 18. The Stripper - She is the type that jumps at the opportunity of showing some skin and loves the attentions she gets from males.

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4. PlayStation Vita

Security Avira Office Open Office Browsers Firefox Media Players VLC Audio Editing Audacity

5. Android 4.0 tablets

Operating Systems Ubuntu Messaging Pidgin Communicating Skype Remote Access/Communication Teamviewer

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Sleek Note

“Sleeker than the rest. We follow hiphop culture to the max from the Swag, tattoos and sound we are here to make a difference and hoping to put Africa on the map”

group?

SN: 5 YV: Tell us about yourselves? SN: Each one of us has a role to play that is different from the next person. Sean Makes the Beats and Raps, Max sings, Ayce is a Rapper so as Young and Toast but each person has their own persona and Identity. We are from different countries.. Max is from S.A, Ayce and Young are from Angola, Sean is from Garbone and Toast is from Nigeria. YV: Why Sleek Note? SN: Out of the crazy ideas we had, we felt Sleek Note is the right name that defines us all in 2 words. Sleek represents our Sleek Sound.. And Note represents Music and Money

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YV: What makes Sleek Note unique from other groups out there? Our Sound is different from local Hiphop. We follow the hiphop culture to the max from the Swag, tatooes and Sound. We are not in the game to compete with anyone. We are here to make a difference and hoping to put Africa on the map. We are hoping to make a break through and change other people’s perspective on Local HipHop. We feel like our HipHop is not promoted in the States the

same way we Promote their music. We are trying to break through that and show them that Africans we don’t stay in caves. Americans are not exposed to our music partly because our material is not quality.

YV: What are some of the challenges you face daily in the music industry? SN: Considering that we are just making an entrance we haven’t done half the things we are planning to do. What you have seen is only the basics, we are still building a foundation and we are already being judged on assumptions. We are not trying to compete with anyone, we have one goal to make music and acchieve our goals.

YV: What is the biggest challenge you feel the youth is facing in Africa today? SN: Our Youth are exposed to a lot of bad things like Drugs and Violence everywhere. And some are fallen Victims of Child Pornography, Rape and Killings.

YV: Young Nucho how do you deal with people thinking you’re Lil Wayne? SN: Don’t deal with them because it doesn’t affect me anymore. If it doesn’t have an

effect on me means I don’t think about it. Its nothing new its something that started when I was still in highschool. Everyone always say I look like Wayne so now its nothing new.

YV: Any future projects that you are working on? SN: Right now its all about SN.. We are busy building our foundation and finding our feet in the Industry. There is still a lot of work to be done until our Album is done then we will see.

YV: What advice do you have for young people and upcoming rap artist out there? SN: Its not easy being a Rap Artist... Its takes more than rapping talent to become an Artist. First important step FINISH your studies. Even an Artist need an education background for him to manage his own carreer. Now to become a Rapper you need Talent,Confidence,Courage, Dedication, Attitude, and Creativity, Great Team and the right recording label to help you persue your Rap Goals. You need to understand once you enter the Game your whole life is now Rap... There will be a lot of Negativity and Intimidation.. Be smart to know what to take into consideration and what not to (this is were your education works).

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Advice

fearing family and we love each other so much. We found out that my sister has a breast cancer and she didn’t say anything about it until she had to go for check up. When we got the news we were shocked, frustrated and confused. So my question to you is, how can we support her through this hard time?

Lady P Answers

Get advice from LadyP on personal issues, family matters and relationships. Am I the one?

My name is Dineo and I am 21 years of age. I have been dating this guy for three years and I have never met his family and everytime I tell him that I would like to meet my future inlaws, he says we are not in a hurry for anything, the time will come. He is always welcome everytime he visits my family. I don’t know if he is embarrassed about me or he is not sure if I am the one.

Lady P Answers

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him to your family and too bad he doesn’t see that. You need to talk to your boyfriend and tell him that it is very important that you meet his parents. I know that it’s not easy but if he doesn’t agree, give him some time because he might be in a bad relationship with his family. Question is does he ever talk to you about his family? If he does and everything is ok, I am sure he will take that step. If not soon, maybe as time goes. However, should you go for 4 years without even taking that step, then he is not serious and he is really wasting your time.

How can we support her?

My Name is Caroline from Boksburg. I come from a God

Hi Caroline, I understand how you are feeling right now. You feel disappointed and you have every right to feel that way. However, finding out that you are diagnosed with breast cancer can really affect you tremendously. I am sure that your sister has been contemplating numerous times about telling you and she has her own reasons. I mean not telling you shows that she is afraid and she probably doesn’t want you to be worried. One thing you need to know is that it can be hard to tell people you love about what you are going through, especially in the case of being diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s not easy, some families even find out when their loved ones are on the death bed. Now that you know about her condition, you need to put everything behind and support her. She really needs all the support she can get from you.

To get advice from Lady P send an email to advice@ youthvillage.co.za

A healthy diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Not only can a healthy diet help with weight management, it can also improve your health and quality of life as you get older. The key to healthy eating is the time-tested advice of balance, variety and moderation. Being healthy is also about what you eat and choosing the right food. Here are some tips for a healthy diet:

of-control hunger, often resulting in overeating. When you’re very hungry, it’s also tempting to forget about good nutrition. Snacking between meals can help curb hunger, but don’t eat so much that your snack becomes an entire meal.

Health

•Balance your food choices over time.

•Eat more fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables provide valuable dietary fibre and many of them contain the nutrients: calcium, folate, potassium, magnesium, iron, and vitamins, but variety is important.

•Eat cereals, rice, potatoes and bread.

This food gives you energy for all the activities of your life. They are a good source of vitamins, protein and minerals as well as starch. Eat whole grain varieties of cereals if you can because they are high in fibre. Fibre can help prevent constipation and other bowel disorders.

•Eat regular meals.

Skipping meals can lead to out-

Not every food has to be “perfect.” When eating food high in fat, salt or sugar, select other foods that are low in these ingredients. If you miss out on any food group one day, make up for it the next. Your food choices over several days should fit together into a healthy pattern. Remember, your life is a blessing and your body is a miracle. So take good care of it and live a happy and healthy lifestyle. Come on, we all want to look young and fresh, right? YV Mag! April 2012

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CROSS WORD PUZZLE

SODUKO

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1.Browning’s “always” 4.Forbid 7.Splash 12. Adios! 13. River (sp.) 14. Mr. Claus 15. Wager 16.House Locations 18. What Moses parted (2 wds) 20. Have Supper 21. Spotted 23. Frighten 26. Speaker 30. Sarcastic writing 31. Alphabet part 35. Knock 36. Come out 37. Los.........., California 41. Roller Coaster feature 42. Fabrication 43. Greek God 46. Provisional 49. “Harper Valley........” 52. Farm units 53. Twice five 54. Billion years 55. Marsh plants 56. Stop 57. Singer....Stewart

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1. Decline 2. Needle feature 3. Withdrawl 4. Actor........Pitt 5. Helps 6. Lymph 7. Compass reading (Abbr) 8. Vegas 9. Beginning 10. Swipe 11. Swiftness 17. infant’s toy 19. whole 21. Distress letters 22. Gay Nineties 24. Throat-cleaning sound 25. Narrate again 27. Loud 28. Do again 32. State police officer 33. Conceit 34. Agt 37. Church table 38. Category 40. Ill will 44. Baker chamber 45.Let borrow 47. Danson or Koppel 48. Pack animal 50. Excessively 51. Plus

POLL Does the Freedom day carry any value to you as a young person

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Life As An Albino In Africa

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People with albinism have little or no pigment in their eyes, skin, or hair. They have inherited altered genes that do not make the usual amount of a pigment called melanin. One person in every 200,000 people has some type of albinism. It affects people from all races. Most children with albinism are born to parents who have normal hair and eye color for their ethnic backgrounds. Although people have being living with albinism for years, many people with this condition face a lot of social injustice and are being discriminated, ridiculed and even subjected to violence amongst other things. Cultures around the world have developed many beliefs regarding people with albinism. This ranges from harmless myths to dangerous superstitions that cost human lives. Cultural challenges can be expected to be vastly higher in areas where pale skin and light hair stand out more from the ethnic majority’s average phenotype. It is even socially considered a taboo or a curse to give birth to an albino in some parts of the continent, because it is believed only witches give birth to albinos. Somewhere in the world it is even believed that

albinos have supernatural powers. 20 Tanzanian Albinos have been murdered in 2009 alone, mutilated for their body parts, which are then sold on the black market by witch doctors. A teenage girl from Tanzania named Joyce Charles who is an albino almost became a victim. On her way back to school in Dar es Salaam, she was spotted by human poachers. “Two men passed by riding on a bicycle, and I heard them saying, ‘When you take that lady, you are going to become rich,’” she says. Shaken by all this Joyce ran home and stayed home from school that day. Now her mother says she cannot go anywhere alone and her sister has to walk her to school every day. Joyce’s mother admits that she does not worry much about killers, but her biggest challenge in life is raising two albino children. Both Joyce’s parents are not albinos, only her and her younger brother suffers from this skin pigmentation condition. Though Joyce is old enough to take care of her skin, she occasionally gets blisters form the harsh African sun whenever she plays in the sun . Because of the skin condition, Joyce and her little brother must forever wear long sleeved T-shirts and hats to protect their skin. Joyce’s family cannot afford a sunscreen because it is expensive and although the government does try to

provide them with sunscreen, sometimes it’s not enough and it does not reach them. Numerous authenticated incidents have occurred in Africa during the 21st Century. For example, in Tanzania, in September 2009, three men were convicted of killing a 14-year-old albino boy and severing his legs in order to sell them for witchcraft purposes. In Tanzania and Burundi, the murder and dismemberment of kidnapped albino children are reported from the courts, as part of a continuing problem. There has been an unprecedented rise in witchcraft related killings of albino people in recent years. This is because albino body parts are used in potions sold by witchdoctors. Many people like Sean live in fear everyday of their lives only because they have a rare skin condition. Some say it’s a condition while others say its a disease. We have come to fear things we know nothing about.

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Things You Don’t Know About Messi

Lionel Messi is widely considered to be the best player in the world at the moment and some even believe the Argentine is the best to have ever played the beautiful game. At 23 years of age he has accomplished much more than anyone could have hoped for and his life is pretty much an open book for soccer betting fans around the globe. However, there are some things that you probably didn’t know about the Barcelona star. 1.Messi’s style of play, impressive technical skills and small physique earned him comparisons with the legendary Diego Armando Maradona, Messi first scored a brilliant goal after a solo effort against Getafe, before scoring with his hand against Espanyol in the very same season. 2. Messi was asked to play for Spain national team, but decided to wait for a callup from Argentina. Had he accepted a call from La Furia Roja, the Argentine would now have probably owned a World Cup winner’s medal. 3. His debut for Argentina only lasted for around 40 seconds. That was the time he spent on the pitch before being sent off. The fact that he hadn’t deserved the red card was probably poor consolation at the time. 4. You may be surprised to hear that not only girls drop their pants in front of Messi, but some guys as well. A man was so desperate to get a picture with Messi that he chased the Argentine around the airport and when he finally thought 38

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he had caught him, a clothing failure prevented him from accomplishing his mission. 5. In March 2010 Messi became UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and he now works with the organization helping children around the globe.

in front of Cristiano Ronaldo, by collecting 473 out of possible 480 votes. How do you think the Portuguese handled the results?

standing ovation from the home fans, having scored two goals to help his side record a memorable win. Cristiano Ronaldo would have nothing against getting the same treatment at Camp Nou, but Real will first have to beat Barca for that to happen

PROFILING

Katlego Mphela

9.Barcelona signed the

6.While the whole world loves watching Messi from the comfort of their homes, the Barcelona star once said that he never watched highlights of himself. Argentine when he was just 13 with the scouts needing just half an hour to realize the player’s massive potential. That will soon prove to be one of the best decisions in the history of football.

7. In the Champions League game against Panathinaikos, a Greek fan invaded the pitch only to show Messi the middle finger, probably tired of constantly watching the Argentine making fun of PAO’s defence. 8. He won 2009 d’Or

the Ballon award

10. Following Barcelona’s 6:2 victory over Real at Santiago Bernabeu, Messi achieved the unthinkable and received

First name :Katlego Abel Last name :Mphela

Nationality :South Africa Date of birth

:29-11-1984 Age :27 Team :Mamelodi Sundowns Position :Attacker Height :183 cm Weight :70 kg Foot :Right

Katlego Mphela (born 29 November 1984 in Brits, North West) is a South African footballer who currently plays for Mamelodi Sundowns in the Premier Soccer League and South Africa. His style of play includes challenging defenders with both pace and strength but he can still play deep as a supporting striker. He is nicknamed “Killer” for his finishing ability. Club career Mphela, a product of Jomo Cosmos, played in France for RC Strasbourg and Stade Reims, both with limited success. After returning home he turned out for Supersport United and Mamelodi Sundowns. He finished the 2009–10 season with 17 goals in 30 games which made him the league’s top goal scorer. He won the Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot and was voted PSL Players’ of the Season. International career Mphela scored a brace on his international debut against Seychelles on February 26, 2005. He has represented South Africa 44 times, scoring 22 goals. He scored South Africa’s only goal in the 3–1 defeat against Tunisia in the 2008 African Nations Cup. Perhaps Mphela’s greatest moment came in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup third-place playoff against Spain. Coming in as a substitute Mphela produced arguably the goal of the tournament with a free kick from 30 yards, which

Profile turned out to be the last action of the 90 mins, sending the game into extra time. Mphela was included in South Africa’s 23 man final squad for the 2012 World Cup. He played in the inaugural match against Mexico, which ended 1–1. Next, the Bafana Bafana played against Uruguay, but they lost the game 3–0. Mphela opened the scoring in South Africa’s first international match following the 2010 World Cup putting South Africa up 1–0 against Ghana. Mphela scored the winner for South Africa against Egypt in the 93rd minute with a perfect finish that saw the North Africans beaten by South Africa for the first time in competitive football between the two countries and increased the hopes of qualification.

YV Mag! April 2012

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