Igniter Compact, Issue 3, February/March 2012
Editorial Hi All, I would like to start off and welcome all the new TSiBA students – wishing them a good year ahead. This month’s Igniter is filled with very interesting content compiled by the Igniter Team , which comprises of the new students and those who have been around for a while – thanks all for your commitment. The Team would like to send a huge appreciation to Nicole Alexander, a TSiBA graduate and former Igniter Team member, who took some time to put together an article for us. Please see the alumni section. I would also like to give a big hug for Nicole Kada, for the wonderful article about her wilderness experience. In closure, on behalf of the team, we wish you all a very good year and may you apply all the lesson learnt over the years and make this one a great one. Remember to join our Facebook page’’ Igniter reloaded’’. Signing Out, Lunga Schoeman (Managing Editor)
A social spot for students - VURA Café My Wilderness Experience – Nicole Kada Thinking Out Loud with Zuraan A message from society leaders New Fashion and Beauty Section - February Celebrity Look -alikes Seen Around
News and Features A SOCIAL SPOT FOR THE STUDENTS, BY THE STUDENTS…Vura Café! Run by a vibrant salesperson Vuyisile Tyesi (otherwise known as Vido) and idealistic creative-thinker Rayne Moses, Vura Café is the new campus hotspot on everyone’s lips.
Vura Café was founded on an existing and thriving biscuit business owned by Vido together with Rayne’s strategic ideas for what was a dreary games room. The idea was to create a space which would see the diverse on-campus cultures come together in conversation, over coffee and simply to enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed setting. The meeting of the two minds and theirs individual skills saw the idea develop into a real-life entrepreneurship venture. Each one of the owners has their own reasons as to why they brought the idea to life. Vido, who grew up watching his entrepreneurial mother make a success of many of her business ideas, was inspired to start his own –satisfying his passion whilst earning some money to fund his travelling expenses, amongst other things. Rayne on the other hand, was inspired by time or rather, the time which he’d have on his hands after he had completed his term as SRC President in 2011 and thus came up with the proposal for using the space for “connecting people from various backgrounds and cultures”. The proposal was torevamp and soon they could start their operations. They started out selling fresh-baked biscuits, muffins and brewed-at-the moment coffee, now they’ve added to their offering; stationery, chips and peanuts –an expansion of the product range is definitely in the pipeline. These lads are showing great promise and have the following hopes for the future of the business:
Having Wi-Fi installed in Vura Café (a wish granted, as of Adri’s notice about the all-around-campus installation which took place on the 16th of February 2012). Negotiating with TSiBA for a DStv connection. Hosting mid-week and or end-of-the week movie viewing. Hiring the venue out to Clubs and Societies for meetings and other activities
Congratulation to Rayne and Vuyisile – We wish them all the best in the future!
My Wilderness Experience Written By Nicole Kada In my life, I have taken many journeys without which I would not have experienced important truths. My family strongly believes; taking on many journeys helps you understand that true knowledge comes only from experience. When I was offered the opportunity to go on wilderness I was not very optimistic about it. I hated the thought of living in the wild for several days, knowing that the comfort of my day to day life was the cause of these feelings being manifested. After much deliberation I chose to accept the offer. The day of departure arrived and all I could see was me running home to my comfort zone. The Drive to the mountains was dreadful as I had the horrific fear of heights. We reached our destination safely and I once again met the facilitators and I was fine! The assurance they guarantee gave me joy. I, who did not want to be there, was once again looking forward to residing in those mountains! The time came for us to separate into groups and we said our final goodbyes to one another. All I could do was cry as I watched my friends walk a different route as myself. I already longed for their presence. After hiking to the spot where we were going to camp for the night my team and I had to set-up our tents and start preparing our dinner. It was then that we realized we could not cook dinner as we forgot to take a stove. We watched the groups as they prepared, cook and enjoyed their meal. Our facilitators were kind enough to allow us to use their stove and we could finally enjoy a wholesome meal. When we finished our meals, we had to partake in the cleaning of the dishes and this we did with sand; I hated every minute of it! My highlights surprised me because it ended up being the very things that challenged me most. I was unpleasant to be around; I just wanted to get home. I was angry at the fact that I had to comply to all the physical challenges and the worst was me having to climb a mountain known as "The Peak". I was so afraid, I was sure that the perceived fear I had would not allow me to reach the top of the mount in w s re d to give up nd not go n further My first three days of interaction with my facilitators were solely characterized by my hatred towards them. Each day I would present them with difficulty not because of anything they ever did, but because of what they represent. I took pride in the fact that I did not want to speak to them and refused to make eye contact. I treated them with resentment, it was my shield to not let them help me let go of my anger.
I was afraid that if I gave them a chance, I would grow fond of them and allow them in. To them, I was essentially a good person, just confused and scared; trying to do their best, but just not able to get hold of me. They saw me as I wished I could see myself. Stef and Linda, my facilitators, never gave up on me, and the chance they gave me was a chance that changed my life. Because of this, I know the value of a chance, of having faith in someone, of seeing others as they wish they could see themselves! In closure my wilderness experience was amazing. It was as if my perceptions were being exfoliated and I was allowed to embrace better perceptions of myself and life. By this I am referring to many shifts ranging from how my fear of heights suddenly didn't feel real and in control of me anymore. Up until today I celebrate this experience.
A big thank you to Educo Africa Staff for a wonderful experience
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Thinking Out Loud
Don‟t we just
ll feel th t we need some inspiration the moment we found ourselves in
difficulties/ch llenges in life? Don‟t we just need inspir tion when we feel like we c n lose something so import nt th t we c n‟t bre the in the moment of living? The moment something has been taken away from us or something happen that we do not have control over. Well we can all relate to that some way in life. Well m Zur n McK nd felt th t needed little f ith But how does person find „it‟? th t „it‟ to m ke us feel like living g in, th t „it‟ th t m ke us get up for bed when we w nt to sleep just a few more hours again. We make goals in life like a dream, when we see someone else having something that we want, like a car, house or just even a boyfriend or girlfriend. We want to look like other people, we want to live the high life that other people is living. But we never ask ourselves how it happens that we can achieve possessions that others c n Wh we c n‟t h ve cert in things th t well h ve dre ms to, to h ve m own flat, car and live the life of the high class people. I know where I want to shop; I know where I want to hang out on weekends even go on a holiday lol. I know what I want in life..... But what is stopping me. Well at this moment I think it‟s p rticul r subject th t h s been keeping me w from doing two PJ‟s b two big companies in South Africa. I needed to find inspiration I needed to find a little bit of faith. But how does it happen that you can repeat one subject three times and you know that this is you last strike. How do you get up from bed to go make yourself aware? Not to disappoint people that gave you this opportunity others have. Our destiny is not all the same, we cannot expect that we must hold hands through our journey that we have in life. As long as you know where you are going in life and that which, you must have faith to guide you. Best Regards, Zuraan Mckay
A look b ck on V lentine‟s D
LOVE, NOT ACTUALLY S int V lentine‟s D is n nnu l commemor tion celebr ting love nd ffection between two people who are either sharing physical or emotional intimacies. However, this day is now widely used to pursue such sharing of intimacies. When emotions are not sh red between gu nd girl, it‟s seldom th t he‟d offer rom ntic gesture on this d nd even more seldom th t she‟d ppreci te it However, the day cannot be ignored so the best solution would be something pricy, with the least amount of sentimental v lue believe th t the definition of this d should be ch nged to “the commemor tion of m teri listic beh vior in hum ns” unless of course ou‟re in love or somewhere close. often wonder if ll the v lue h s been sucked out of this d , if ll th t‟s cared about are gifts When products such s the „remember ring‟ re invented nd proved norm lit it brings us closer to a complete superficial way of thinking. That the more innovative and advanced the world becomes, the more superficial and materialistically shallow humans become.
hot d te for couples
A speci l ring th t he ts up to remind husb nds nd wives of „SPEC AL‟ d tes h s been created. The ring will warm up to 120º F for approximately 10 seconds, and continue to warm up every hour, on the hour, all day long! The initial idea behind the Remember Ring is to put n end to rows bout forgotten d tes such s nnivers ries, birthd s or V lentine‟s Day.
The sense behind this concept baffles me for more than one reason. If a date is really speci l to someone, don‟t believe th t such n unsubtle ppro ch would be needed to remind said person about the date. Is it not the thought behind remembering a special day that matters most? Or has the world changed to valuing the exchanging of gifts or confectioneries more th n wh t the d te ctu ll s mbolizes? t‟s slowl st rting to seem like all these dates, anniversaries, are just free tickets to receiving gifts and that the meaning behind these commemorations are mostly lost and substituted with the love for material things. If ou‟re the t pe of person who lw s forgets nd ou know with utmost cert int th t there‟s bsolutel no w ou‟d remember Special day. I would suggest that you get it.
One more reason not to trust this ring: The conversion to heat energy uses loads of battery power which means the battery will not last long: So- the onl w ou‟d know the b tteries ren‟t ch rged is b actually missing a date.
On a brighter note, since the perception of this day is completely distorted and evil, we might s well milk it for wh t it‟s worth, so here you go: t‟s good d to pl nt good perception in a girls mind with the least amount of effort ever. eg. Give her a box of chocolates with a red ribbon on it nd it‟s reg rded s „speci l‟ … n other d , it‟ll just be nice So gr b the opportunit s this is the onl d in the e r th t h s this „speci l‟ kind of beautiful, profound „me ning‟ tt ched to ever gesture
So even if ou don‟t usu ll celebr te V lentine‟s D , be reminded th t this e r‟s speci l one and since being in a committed relationship is no longer required, join in the fun. After ll it is 2012, ‟m sure ou‟ve seen the movie! With th t ‟d like to wish all of our readers a happy unimaginative consumerist-oriented and entirely arbitrary manipulative and shallow interpretation of romance day. May all of you get wh t our he rt‟s desire – even fter the d h s come nd gone…
Alumni – Igniter Connects with Take ONE Step at a time!
By Niki Alexander
As the e r st rted we ll h d New Ye r‟ resolutions nd pl nning on wh t go ls we want to achieve this year. I choose to have goals that I set for the year and would want to achieve at certain times of the year. During our Staff Retreat in January there were things that reminded me of “he , just stop for moment nd think of how our life will flow during 2012, nd th t h ve to be more re listic ” m the t pe of person who is n optimist and believe in Law of Attraction-“positive thoughts, positive ttr ction” When realizing all my responsibilities I had to stop for a moment and see how this can be achieved in one year. At this moment I am in a place of focusing on my career, whilst on other side of the coin there are multiple responsibilities that need tackling too. The reason for sharing a glimpse of my life is that, I have been in your shoes and know how it is to study full-time and have other responsibilities. I have learnt that one needs take time out and distinguish what is important at the moment and what is urgent? Therefore my encouragement or motivation is that just hold on and if things do not go according to plan, it is ok!
*Niki Alexander is a TSiBA graduate (2011), and now works as Administrator for Educo Africa. She was Layout Editor of the Igniter and SRC representative for Academics during her time at TSiBA.
Off the track…………
Figure 1 Busiswa takes a pose
Figure 2 Aunty Mzu, Anti Olivia and Aunty Masibulele at the Peer Eds Camp 2011
Figure 3 A Group of student taking some time of in-between classes
Messages from Society Leaders We will be featuring messages from student leaders of the next few issues ….NEXT ISSUE: SiFE and BMF
Hi Passionate TSiBAlings, It is inspiring and exciting for us to see you all thrive in the spirit of TSiBA. To the 2012 HCBA‟s, w rm welcome to ou, s we embark on this journey of learning together, we hope that you will allow your experience at TSiBA to be nothing short of great expectations. The 2011 SRC team really set the standards for us last year in that they had the energy to initiate ideas and accomplish many of those ideas which serviced the well-being of the student body. Amongst many of their initiatives, the 2011 SRC team introduced a subcommittee team, which enables all students, in their respective years, to represent their fellow students in their particular class group. The 2011 SRC team achieved an amazing 6 out of the 8 events that they had planned of which one of those was a business expo that allowed for student to be in the presence of young entrepreneurs. This event also brought gifts along with it which were opportunities of exposure for TSiBA Education. The 2012 SRC team is energised for a multitude of commitments to us as students this year. These events will be marketed on the notice boards around campus for your informative pleasure. We also have a comment box for all students to voice comments and compliments on any aspect regarding your well-being at TSiBA. We are committed to transparency and therefore will keep you well informed about everything that is happening in and around the campus - we recommend that you check your e-m ils on regul r b sis nd to the HCBA‟s ple se join the TSiBA SRC Facebook page (TSiBA Education SRC). Yours in leadership and learning, The SRC team
The bread tag society all started with an idea that was created from collecting bread-tags for a former employee, Yolanda Carter. I decided to take the initiative as a TSiBA value, to start a society at college to make students aware from the benefits from collecting breadtags in 2010. For me personally it was an eye opener when I did research to see how a bread-t g c n ch nge people‟s lives The collecting of bread-tags is for the beneficiary directly for people in our disadvantage communities. For every 270 kilograms collected, 1 needy person will receive a wheelchair. The value of the bread-tag is converted in to money for a wheelchair. I urge all students to be part of the initiative because it can clearly change someone life. We all know someone in our community that needs a wheelchair. At this current moment students is only collecting bread-tags, but no one has really come forward to help me directly to find an organisation that can assist us with the bread-tags. Example everyone buys up to 3 loafs of bread and which is a total of 3 bread-tags for per day and in one week a total of 18 bread-tags, and for the whole month –end it will be 72. If each TSiBA student does that we can have more than 28000 bread-tags and we can help more than 5 people in one year with a wheelchair who cannot afford one. If you really ready and willing to offer your quality time please come forward and be part of this gre t initi tive th t c n ch nge people‟s lives in our dis dv nt ge communit
TSiBA has quite a range of clubs and societies for students to join. A big well done to all members of the societies on the work they have done and are doing. To receive more information about any of these societies, email email@example.com nd subject it „‟SRC‟‟ or „‟Bre d T g Societ ‟‟ nd our quer will be ttended
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Till next time, Jenifer Moeketsi Fashion and Beauty Editor
Ignite-tainment Making Your Mark… Welcome to the New Year! This year is going to be full of exciting events and parties from all corners of TSiBAland, namely all the societies. To all the Senior Students and the new HCBA’s the year has begun and it’s time to make your mark and re-establish yourself as the Dragon brings great fortune, luck and excitement, what better a reason to become involved and answer the questions of “Who Am I?”And “Where Do I Fit In?” How better to do that by involving yourself in all that TSiBA Cape Town has to offer, not just in the academia aspect. By involving yourself in societies and sports one would be able not only establish yourself in the eye of other TSiBA students but also to the most important person, YOU, and from there one would be able to learn valuable lessons that can be applied not only in a social and informal setting but in the lecture room and even with your mentors. Another great way to share in the TSiBA Experience is by attending various events organised by the vast range of TSiBA societies. However before moving forward on to the new and anticipated events for the year we all must raise a glass to the past. On the 2nd of December 2011 The Digital vs. Vinyl team and the New TSiBA Cape Town SRC hosted the Old School Candy Party at Café Sofia, Rondebosh. The Candy Party was the long anticipated second event of the Digital vs. Vinyl team who had successfully presented TSiBA Cape Town students with a great pre-exam party which won The Igniter Party of the Year Award for 2011. The synergy between the two Organizing Teams created a mind blowing party experience that catered to the “student pocket”, as we all celebrated the end of Final Examinations. The cover charge was R20 including a complementary rainbow lollypop and drink, and R50 which included complementary items and transport home after the party. All of the featured DJ’s, especially DJ Gabriel had everyone present on their feet and dancing the whole night, even the Café Sofia Staff behind the bar started breaking out some moves! “ This party was AWESOME, it’s the one time in the year where all TSiBA students come together, mingle and be free to enjoy themselves together”, says Zuran McKay a BBA 3 student. A great appreciation must be made to both of the Organizing teams for the greatest end of year student parties in TSiBA history and a special “Big Up’s” to our President Ekome Same who made it his mission to ensure all TSiBA Cape Town Students and their Guests had transport home!!! Truly he is a great leader who puts the needs of his people first! The provisional Event guide is as follows:
Art Exhibition TSiBA Got Talent Mid-Year Student Party TSiBA Family Day
Late March 2012 5 May 2012 Late June 2012 25 August 2012
…Smile A While… We know that in life we have those times when you just need a little something to make the day all that better…don‟t worry your face wont crack…just the Smile. About…Our Leaders
…The Opportunists… A dinner speaker was in such a hurry to get to his engagement that when he arrived and sat down at the head table, he suddenly realized that he had forgotten his false teeth. Turning to the man next to him he said, "I forgot my teeth."The man said, "No problem." With that he reached into his pocket and pulled out a pair of false teeth. "Try these," he said. The speaker tried them. "Too loose," he said. The man then said, "I have another pair...try these."The speaker tried them and responded, "Too tight."The man was not taken back at all. He then said, "I have one more paid of false teeth...try them."The speaker said, "They fit perfectly." With that he ate his meal and gave his address. After the dinner meeting was over, the speaker went over to thank the man who had helped him."I want to thank you for coming to my aid. Where is your office? I’ve been looking for a good dentist."The man replied, "I’m not a dentist, I’m the local undertaker."
…The Open Minded… A business man was interviewing applicants for the position of divisional manager. He devised a test to select the most suitable person for the job. He asked each applicant, "What is two and two?" The first interviewee was a journalist. His answer was "Twenty-two." The second applicant was an engineer. He pulled out a slide rule and showed the answer to be between 3.999 and 4.001. The next person was a lawyer. He stated that in the case of Jenkins v Brown, two and two was proven to be four. The last applicant was an accountant. The business man asked him, "How much is two and two?" The accountant got up from his chair, went over to the door and closed it then came back and sat down. He leaned across the desk and said in a low voice..."How much do you want it to be?" He got the job.
If you have any brilliant Jokes that will keep us rolling, send them to email@example.com …Keep Smiling… (^^,) Kimi D, Entertainment Editor
Figure 2: Students are enjoying the Vura Café environment.
Figure 1: Many Well Wishes to Natheema AbbasFredrick’s on the upcoming birth of her baby.
Figure 4: Students going CRAZY for the End of Year Student/Candy Party
Figure 3: The TSiBA Cape Town SRC 2011/2012. They are ready to take on the world.
Figure 5: TSiBAlings Posing For Their TSiBA Fans!
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