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STAROOT ARTICLES Editor’s pick of the week: Kay Vittee, an expert on human resources, sets out the main choices for matriculants. Following 12 long years of schooling, for the class of 2014, it’s finally all wrapped up – but, what now?

Although some students decide on their “dream career” at a very young age, many may not know what options may not be paid much – or at all – you will gain valuable are available to them and where they would best fit in work experience to add to your CV, learn valuable skills the South African workforce. from more senior employees, and may even be offered a full time position with the company. The questions that needs to be asked is “Do you, as a matric student, know what your options are? What are Remember – no matter your circumstances – with a little you going to do now that you have left school?” determination, there is a world of opportunity open to you. We wish the class of 2014 the very best of luck. Having recently completed matric exams, students’ options depend on a number of factors including whether matricYou’ve hit the crossroads in life between school or not they have passed, the results they have achieved and the real world. So what’s next? Kay Vittee, a human and their financial situation, as well as their personal in- resources expert, sets out the main choices after you terests, strengths and abilities. have completed matric. She recommends tertiary studies, at a university or college if possible. But don’t despair For those who have passed their final exams with high if your marks aren’t good enough to earn you a place at marks and who have the financial means to study fur- a prestigious higher education institution. Vittee emphather, consider all of the options open to you. sises that there are many vocational possibilities. Above all, she says, with a little bit of determination, there is a Bear in mind that universities, technikons and Further world of opportunity open to you. Education and Training (FET) colleges are very different and offer a variety of study choices. Your choice of institution should depend on your individual interests, needs and abilities. Universities offer formal, academic learning for fields like the arts, medicine, law, education, commerce and engineering for example, while a Technikons focus on technically inclined degrees like business management or computer studies. A Public FET college may be more suitable for those wanting to enter a specific trade like hairdressing or mechanics. An important factor to keep in mind, when deciding on a certificate, diploma or degree, is the market need for the skills specific to that qualification. After identifying where your interests and strengths lie, do some research as to what job opportunities align with your interests. Then, it would be advisable to research which of these jobs are needed by the job market and will guarantee you a better chance of finding a job once qualified. For those who are less fortunate and do not have the option of formal tertiary education available to them, either because of inadequate marks or finances, there are still a number of ways for them to improve their skills, increase their employability and even get a qualification. One of these options is to apply for a skills or learnership programme with one of the 21 Sector Education and Training Authorities (Seta). These institutions aim to develop and improve the skills of South Africans by placing and training them in a specific sector. Like choosing a University, college, or qualification, when choosing which Seta to apply to, be sure to consider your interests so that you can match them to a relevant Seta, for example, if you have banking related interests, contact Bankseta for a possible learnership. Another option is to gain practical workplace experience in a field that interests you, whether it be through an in- http://www.biznews.com/thought-leaders/2015/01/06/lifematric-whats-next/ ternship, learnership or as a volunteer. Although you

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STAROOT VACANCIES Ekurhuleni Metropolitan

Ekurhuleni Metropolitan

Reference Number: FINA0716 Edenvale or FINA 0783 Kempton Park Position: Clerk

Reference Number: FINA0758N Position: Clerk - Credit Control

Department: Finance Division: Income Salary: R98 340 - R127 668 per annum (plus benefits)

Department: Finance Division: Revenue Salary:R98 340 - R127 668 per annum (plus benefits)

Minimum Requirements: Grade 12 Computer literacy Relevant experience

Minimum Requirements: Grade 12 Relevant experience

Core Responsibilities: Address consumer account enquiries Implement risk management, governance and compliance policy and processes Assist by reprinting of statements Apply effective financial control, corporate governance and financial compliance throughout the area of accountability Maintain Customer service orientation Changing of customer information on Billing system Registering of new deposits and termination of services on Billing system Build and sustain relationships with decision makers and interest groups in support of divisional objectives Applications must be submitted to the following Human Resource Office: Kempton Park Civic Centre, Corner Pretoria Road and CR Swart Drive, drop-in box, Main Entrance Postal Address: PO Box 13, Kempton Park,1620 Enquiries: 011 999 3611/3615/3612/3619/3608 No faxed and e-mailed applications will be accepted. Please quote reference number on application.

Core Responsibilities: Adhere to specified standards, policies and SOPs Run Final Notices in accordance with set parameters Run Disconnection Notices and verify correctness of disconnection schedules Receive confirmation of payments and issue reconnection instruction Perform follow-up in respect of arrangement debtors to ensure compliance with terms Adhere to Batho Pele principles Attend to all customer related enquiries, review, correct and respond Attend to other financial and operational duties as per supervisor’s instruction Applications must be submitted to the following Human Resource Office: Kempton Park Civic Centre, Corner Pretoria Road and CR Swart Drive, drop-in box, Main Entrance Postal Address: PO Box 13, Kempton Park,1620 Enquiries: 011 999 3611/3615/3612/3619/3608 No faxed and e-mailed applications will be accepted. Please quote reference number on application. Applications will not be considered if the necessary

Applications will not be considered if the necessary cop- copies of the required qualifications, identity docuies of the required qualifications, identity documents, ments, driver’s license (if applicable) and current driver’s license (if applicable) and current professional professional registration (if applicable), are not registration (if applicable), are not attached to the appli- attached to the application / CV. Candidates may be cation / CV. Candidates may be requested to submit proof requested to submit proof of the NQF level applicaof the NQF level applicable to the qualifications they have ble to the qualifications they have obtained. obtained.

Should candidates not be informed of the outcome

Should candidates not be informed of the outcome of the of the application within six weeks of the closing application within six weeks of the closing date, it should date, it should be regarded as having been unsucbe regarded as having been unsuccessful. The Ekurhuleni cessful. The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality Metropolitan Municipality subscribes to the principles of subscribes to the principles of the Employment the Employment Equity Act. Equity Act. Closing date: 2017/01/16

Closing date:2017/01/16

Sterkinekor Internship Opportunity 2017 Who we are looking for: Creative, sharp and compassionate individuals ready to hit the ground running with an internship at Sterkinekor Theatres. This advertisement, is issued to all unemployed applicants younger than the ages of 35 / including young persons withdisabilities in Gauteng, who possess a 3-year qualification Degree or Diploma from an accredited tertiaryinstitution. The primary purpose of internship program is acquisition of skill, knowledge andexperience in order to compete in the open labour market. Closing Date: 30 January 2017 Location: Sandton, Ster Kinekor Head Office Education Certificate, National Diploma or Degree in: Business Management, Finance, Human Resources, IT, Risk, Audit and Legal Marketing Digital OUTPUTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Complete all internship duties in a professional manner as determined by the mentor to ensure the development of skills in the relevant field; Take initiative when questions, situations, or concerns arise and display pro-activeness; Participate and successfully complete the intended qualification of the internship; Supporting various office administrative duties; Assisting with the coordination and execution of various tasks such as writing of reports and memos; Performs additional job-related duties and responsibilities as requested. COMPETENCIESKNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS Computer Literacy Excel, Word & Outlook Excellent verbal and numeracy skills. Excellent telephonic manners and service ability. Must be a good listener. Good English communications skills both verbal and written. Ability to present yourself confidently. https://ldd.tbe.taleo.net/ldd04/ats/careers/v2/applyRequisition;jsessionid=19D647559E7927DC819B6068EFF64089?org=SKINEKOR&cws=37&rid=606

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STAROOT VACANCIES Ekurhuleni Metropolitan

Ekurhuleni Metropolitan

Reference Number:HESD0747E Position:Podiatrist

Reference Number:HESD0727E Position:Enrolled Nurse: Auxiliary

Department: Health and Social Development Division:Family Health Salary:R236 436 - R306 900 per annum (plus benefits)

Department: Health and Social Development Division:Family Health Salary:R140 613 - R182 172 per annum (plus benefits)

Minimum Requirements: Diploma / Degree in Podiatry Current registration with Health Profession Council of South Africa Computer literacy Valid drivers’ licence Core Responsibilities: Plan and organise own work tasks within area of accountability Provide health education on promotive foot and limb care Consult, assess, diagnose and provide treatment and care for foot care problems and diseases Perform minor surgeries Improve the mobility, independence and quality of life of patients Adhere to Protocols, Policies and Standard operating procedures Applications must be submitted to the following Human Resource Office:

Minimum Requirements: Certificate as Enrolled Nursing Assistant Registration with SANC Core Responsibilities: Perform basic observation and nursing functions under the supervision of a registered nurse Prepare patients for diagnostic procedures Accurate recording of observations Test elementary samples Perform HIV counselling and Testing Render health promotion services Clean, pack and monitor sterilisation of medical instruments Adhere to Batho Pele Principles and Patient Rights Charter Applications must be submitted to the following Human Resource Office:

Brakpan Civic Centre, Cnr. Elliot & Escombe Streets, Brakpan Civic Centre, Cnr. Elliot & Escombe Streets, Brakpan Brakpan Postal Address: PO Box 15, Brakpan 1540 Postal Address: PO Box 15, Brakpan 1540 Enquiries: 011 999-7785/7771/7840/ Enquiries: 011 999-7785/7771/7840/7845 No faxed and e-mailed applications will be accepted. No faxed and e-mailed applications will be accepted. Please quote reference number on application. Please quote reference number on application. Applications will not be considered if the necessary copies of the required qualifications, identity documents, driver’s license (if applicable) and current professional registration (if applicable), are not attached to the application / CV. Candidates may be requested to submit proof of the NQF level applicable to the qualifications they have obtained.

Applications will not be considered if the necessary copies of the required qualifications, identity documents, driver’s license (if applicable) and current professional registration (if applicable), are not attached to the application / CV. Candidates may be requested to submit proof of the NQF level applicable to the qualifications they have obtained.

Should candidates not be informed of the outcome of the application within six weeks of the closing date, it should be regarded as having been unsuccessful. The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality subscribes to the principles of the Employment Equity Act.

Should candidates not be informed of the outcome of the application within six weeks of the closing date, it should be regarded as having been unsuccessful. The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality subscribes to the principles of the Employment Equity Act.

Closing date: 2017/01/24

Closing date: 2017/01/24

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STAROOT VACANCIES Department of Health

Department of Health

PROPERTY CARETAKER Reference Number: REFS-002462 Number of Posts: 1 Centre: Edenvale Regional Hospital Directorate: Support Salary: R84 096 per annum (plus benefits)

LAUNDRY WORKER Reference Number: REFS-002460 Number of Posts: 1 Centre: Edenvale Regional Hospital Directorate: Laundry Salary: R84 096 per annum (plus benefits)

Requirements: ABET/ Grade 10/ Grade 12. At least 3 years Gardening or farming experience will be advantageous. Knowledge of gardening and the use of garden equipment and tools. Experience in tractor driving will be more advantageous. Possess the physical strength and endurance to meet the strenuous demands of the position. Must be reliable, punctual and honest.

Requirements: Minimum requirement, Abet or grade 10 with 2 years Laundry /cleaning Experience. Grade 12 qualification will be advantageous. Understanding of a Laundry set up. Poses good communication skills, be able to work shifts especially night shift. Be able to rotate areas in the laundry. Honest and reliable Poses physical strength and to cope with physical demands of position. Be able to work as a team and or independently. Duties: Clean laundry area and laundry machines; be able to operate various machines in the laundry (i.e., washing, dryer ironing and pressers). Iron, fold, count and pack laundered items and seal linen bags. Collect and deliver linen to clients except Edenvale hospital. Sort, count and record dirty linen. Do all laundry responsibilities as directed by the supervisor. Report any machine defaults to the supervisor. Do all laundry duties as directed by the supervisor.

Duties: Digging and weeding of garden and removal of dead wood. Mowing of lawns by mowers and trimming machines. Must be able to drive a tractor. Apply fertilizer and water garden. Clean premises by removing litter and emptying refuse containers. Remove garbage from storage areas to refuse containers. Wash and disinfect garbage storage areas. Assist with moving and delivery of equipment and furniture. Sweeping and washing of roads and paved areas. Carry out pest control functions on the premises and the Hospital facilities. Adhere to any instructions issued by a compeNotes: tent officer. Will perform various duties inside the facility on request by supervisor or delegated official. . The institution reserves the right not to fill this post. Signed Z83 Application forms with certified copies of qualifications and ID to be send to: Edenvale hospital, Notes: The institution reserves the right not to fill this post. Resource Department Private Bag X 1005, Edenvale, Signed Z83 Application forms with certified cop- 1610 or hand delivered to: Edenvale hospital, Second ies of qualifications and ID to be send to: Edenvale gate (Next to taxi Rank), Modderfontein Road, Edenhospital,Resource Department Private Bag X 1005, vale, or apply online at: www.gautengonline.gov.za Edenvale, 1610 or hand delivered to: Edenvale hospiClosing date is as of below at 15:00. tal, Second gate (Next to taxi Rank), Modderfontein Enquiries: Mr. M. Leshabane Tel: (011) 321 6075 or Road, Edenvale. Closing date is as of below at 15:00 or Mr. JM Segabutla Tel:l (011) 321 6078 apply online at: www.gautengonline.gov.za Enquiries: Ms. J Van der Bank Tel (011) 321 6014 Closing Date: 2017/01/20 12:00:00 AM Closing Date: 2017/01/20 12:00:00 AM


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STAROOT JOURNAL INTERNSHIPS/LEARNERSHIPS 4 X Social Work Interns Opportunities at WMHS 2017 Central Gauteng Mental Health Society, formerly known as the Witwatersrand Mental Health Society, was born on 23 November 1919 as the Society for Mental Hygiene and Care of the Feebleminded, with statistics of 100 cases of mental deficiency recorded. The Society managed to branch out into new activities such as an occupational centre for boys in Johannesburg in 1941 and a home for indigent women in 1942. Over the years the organisation never ceased to agitate for more accommodation for the mentally disordered and defective in Government institutions and to urge the Government to provide accommodation for non-white defectives. Central Gauteng Mental Health Society formally known as Witwatersrand Mental Health Society provides the following services: Disability, Health, Mental Health, Community Development, Empowerment, Advocacy, Skills Development, Human Rights, HIV/Aids and Mental Illness, Arts and Culture, Women and Children, Orphaned and Vulnerable Children. The organisations seeks to appoint Four Social Work Interns, based in Johannesburg. This is a 12-month contract position. Opportunity closing date: Tuesday, 31 January, 2017 CV Certified copy of Identity Document Certified copy of Learners’ Qualification Certificate from University To apply, submit the following documents to thabo@witsmhs.co.za or bhengu@witsmhs.co.za Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal. For more about Central Gauteng Mental Health Society, refer to www.witsmhs.co.za. Location: Johannesburg

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STAROOT JOURNAL INTERNSHIPS/LEARNERSHIPS KZN SAPS: Graduate / Internship / Traineeship Programme 2017 Closing Date: 19 January 2017 at 13:00 The South African Police Service: Human Resource Development is offering internships to graduates, unemployed matriculated candidates without work experience or student who are registered with tertiary institutions to obtain experience as part of their study programme. The graduate interns will receive a contract of twelve (12) months. Stipend will be determined by Division Human Resource Development. Requirements Graduate interns: Ref int. 1 / 12 / 2016 National Diploma / B-Tech / Bachelor’s Degree or Higher Qualification Unemployed and not participated in an internship Programme 18-35 years of age South African Citizens No Criminal Record Student intern: Ref int 2 / 12 / 2016 Registered student at Tertiary Institution / TVET Letter from Tertiary Institution requesting experiential learning 18-35 Years of Age South African Citizens No Criminal Record Matriculated intern: Ref int. 3 / 12 / 2016 Matric / Grade 12 / TEVT / Unemployed and not participated in an Internship Programme 18-35 Years of Age South African Citizens No Criminal Record All Qualifications must be related to the following: Human Resources Management, Office Administration, Public Administration, Public Relations, Communications, Psychology, Supply Chain Management, Sports Information Technology Matriculated Interns must have Language English rating: National Senior Certificate rating 5 → 60 – 69% → C 4 → 50 – 59 % → D Applications must be accompanied by letter of application stating the field of study which the intern is applying for. One (1) application per applicant must be submitted. Attach a CV, certified copies of all certificates and Certified Identity Documents. Please forward a comprehensive cv with certified copy of ID, Senior certificate and all other qualifications, quoting the relevant reference number, marked for attention of the relevant recruitment officer / official: to the respective centres as per attached list Enquiries: LT Col K Govender / PPO M Parsaramen ISPO Nkosi (031 325 4808 / 6194 / 6196) Note: Short listed candidates will be subjects to an interview to determine their suitability. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Like our Facebook page Staroot Journal for links


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STAROOT JOURNAL CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES PSYFER INSPIRED ME

Welcoming Mr Teboho Phosa to our team, who will be contributing for Staroot Journal I am from Katlehong Zonkizizwe Ext 3 at a township called Tshamahantsi. Define myself as an artist, reason being I can draw (sketch) dance, write poetry and rap but writing is the passion. The thing is art keeps I moving. If I had to explain for simplifying it is like petrol in a car.

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FM radio DJ Debonairs Mthethwa said he was inspired by Kasie FM DJ Sphiwe Maphike known as Psyfer. Debonairs is one of the DJ’s who were given an internship by Kasie FM management Mr. Jabu Mpembe.

My childhood I spent it at a community center named Noah’s ark, it was the only place that kept us busy. We were protected from all the negative stuff, we were saved from things like drugs, gangsterism and other wicked stuff in the townships we call the ghetto. If I were to explain according to my understanding we were built not destroyed.

We all know that time never waits for no man. I started my radio career at Kasie FM were I was doing When I was doing grade seven I was intromidnight slot on weekends. In 2014 I went to EK FM in duced to the sub-culture of hip hop. It is where Tsakane it’s were aim now. The name of my show is, The Best of Midnight Radio, is every Monday to Friday it all began; I started falling in love with word’s said Debonairs.I never done any radio course prior to that lead me to the library, like getting more my community radio job, I believe radio is my talent. books not boobs, ancient history was my interest back then. As time went on I noticed that I will continue to work hard as my main goal is to work books have authors. for Metro FM or Kaya FM concluded Debonairs. We spoke to one of the Debonairs show listeners Mr. Confess Maphunye who said ‘I listen to this boy every midnight his show is one of its kind, second best after Champ GSD Who’s doing the afternoon drive concluded Maphunye.Debonairs Mthethwa is from Vosloorus Ext 14 and hell be joining Yfm as an intern from next April 2017 to September 2017.

That’s when it all began then started writing tracks and then poems. The next thing I noticed is that writing is all I have to deal with but you know life has its own challenges.

EK FM 103.6 is broadcasting in Faranani Multi Purpose There’s a saying that says, we can build a nacentre in Tsakane and its all surrounding areas .Debonairs is also a stand in presenter for Friday show 21hoo tion, with these words I crave a chance to purto midnight. sue my art most passion to concur all. STORY BY: TSHEPO MSIMANGO


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Toyota: Learnership Programme 2017 Closing Date: 06 February 2017 Location: Durban This exciting Learnership provides an opportunity to be trained in various technical disciplines for a period of 7months. Upon completion, candidates will be awarded with an NQF Level 2 certification. Mechanical Trades: NTC3 or Technical Matric with the following subjects: Mathematics Physical Science Science Engineering Drawing/ Graphic Design And a trade related subject (mechanical) Electrical Trade: NTC3 or Technical Matric with the following subjects: Mathematics Physical Science Engineering Drawing/ Graphic Design Electro – Technology/ Industrial Electronics And a trade related subject. Apply online or like our facebook page (Staroot Journal) for links

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Danone: Graduate / Internship Programme 2017 Location: Johannesburg

We are giving the opportunity to young graduates to join the Danone family as part of a Graduate programme. This program will provide an introduction to the working world of Danone, as well as a strong foundation and further development.

Who are we looking for?

If you are a driven, passionate an ambitious individual who recently graduated we invite you to join our team and help us in achieving and maintaining our vision of “Bringing Health through food to as many people as possible”. At Danone we value our employees and you can consider our Graduate program as a stepping stone to bigger and better career opportunities.

What do you need?

A Potential candidate will need to: Have a good sense of self-awareness and portray leadership potential Have a positive team spirit and good social skills High level of commitment and initiative Drive to achieve ambitious performance objectives and quality standards Relevant 3-4year Bachelor’s degree 0-2 Years work experience

What does the program entails?

During this year 1-year period you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your potential by working on live assignments and projects that are important to the company, whilst gaining the necessary business skills. Your performance will be monitored and reviewed regularly. You will receive guidance and continuous development throughout the year. You will have the opportunity to gain exposures to various departments across our business and gain in depth knowledge of our operations.

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STAROOT JOURNAL FULL PAGE VACANCIES JUNIOR ANALYST, MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS Work type: Contract Location: Pretoria Categories: Economist, Legal, Analyst (A starting annual total cost to company package of R 535 900.52 negotiable commensurate with experience). Please note these vacancies are on a 5 year fixed-term contract. Minimum requirements: An LLB, preferably an Admitted Attorney, with 1 - 2 years post articles experience and exposure in a legal environment. OR BCom (Hons) in Economics – preferably a Master’s Degree in Economics with 2 years working Experience in an analytical environment. Strategic thinker with strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to exercise sound judgment. Understanding and interest in competition law matters. Prior Experience and exposure to competition law/ economic analysis will be an added advantage. Key Responsibilities: The investigation, research and analysis of the competitive effects of mergers in terms of Chapter 3 of the Competition Act. Writing of reports on mergers and liaison with merging parties and other interested parties. Representation of merger investigation findings to the decision-makers in the Competition Commission and the Competition Tribunal. To assist with administration, policy development and strategic planning and implementation in the Competition Commission. The monitoring of mergers conditionally approved by the Competition Commission. The candidate must have the following attributes: Be a results oriented self-starter. An energetic, committed individual. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ability to pro-actively interact with management, team members, external stakeholders and function well within a team. The ability to handle multiple tasks in both individual and team environments. Analytical with attention to detail. We offer: An opportunity for you to actively participate in reaching the objectives of building an efficient, functioning, free and fair economy for all South Africans. Exposure to excellent training opportunities. An opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the attainment of the Competition Commission’s Vision 2030 of a Growing and Inclusive Economy that serves all South Africans. Employment Equity: The Competition Commission subscribes to equal opportunity, affirmative action and representivity. Application Process: All international qualifications must be accompanied by a SAQA accreditation certificate. Shortlisted candidates may be required to undergo psychometric assessments. The successful candidate will be vetted for security purposes. The Competition Commission reserves the right not to fill this position. If you meet all the criteria above and are looking for an exciting opportunity to make a difference to our economy then look no further than the Competition Commission! We look forward to receiving your comprehensive CV! Applications close: 13 Jan 2017 17:00 South Africa Standard Time https://secure.dc3.pageuppeople.com/apply/594/cw/applicationForm/initApplication.asp?lJobID=492486&sLanguage=e n&sSourcePointer=cw&lJobSourceTypeID=796


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STAROOT JOURNAL KASIE ARTISTS PROFILING 1400: THE SOUND OF SILENCE SiBi ............ Finest quality lyrics that will leave you knocked down! Coming in the form of an EP, SiBi’s project is a mixture of raw emotion, deep insight and light hearted raps that only a seasoned rapper can create. The project is primarily made up of well crafted solo performances and a selection of clever collaborative efforts, the project is preceded by the release of a single called “Where is the love” featuring the equally talented, Vaal born, King Shaka Soul with production assistance from seasoned Limpopo native, Clifford “Cliff Beats” Ngobeni. http://www.audiomack.com/album/kv4ever/1400the-sound-of-silence What to expect from this triple threat artist? Honesty • If it is not the truth, you will not hear SiBi say it Work Ethic • SiBi is all about putting out quality work and if it isn’t her best, you will not hear it Good Music • Before all else SiBi is amusician and entertainer so she puts everything on her performances Full Names Sibongile “SiBi” Tshabalala Occupation Rapper, Singer, Song writer, Producer

Contact Details Cell: 072 757 0835 Email: legendary@kasivipzent.com Twitter: @thisissibi IG: @thisissibi Soundloud: soundcloud.com/thisissibi

Years Active 2010-Present Record Label Independent Artist Notable Appearances • Karabo FM • Metro FM Rap Activity Jam • Ekurhuleni Unsigned Artist Fest • The Family affair Sibongile “SiBi” Tshabalala is a female rap artist native to the Vaal. Born into a family of three sisters, SiBi discovered her love or music at the tender age of 9, growing up in the time when the air waves were dominated by the likes of Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu and Pharrell Williams, just to name a few, SiBi immediately identifies these names as some of her biggest influences. She actively began pursuing a career in music at the age of 15. Primarily delivering most of her raps in English, SiBi is a dedicated lyricist, passionate about delivering quality works every time she steps onto the microphone now 80 percent done with her first full body of work, SiBi is now more than ready to share her artistry with the world.

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AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY GET THE POWER OF DECISION “Our decisions determine our destiny“ By Zolani Maqhasha, Author, Motivational Speaker, Social Entrepreneur. To order your HARD copy please call Zolani Maqhasha at 083 3699 197 or Facebook page: Zolani Maqhasha Speaks “It’s funny how sometimes the decisions we take as people do not just affect us but the people we love as well “ - Zolani Maqhasha

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STAROOT JOURNAL INTERNSHIPS/LEARNERSHIPS Services SETA: Graduate / Internship Programme 2017 Closing Date: 31 January 2017 Location: Durban, Johannesburg Requirements 3x Curriculum Vitae (with nex t of kin particulars) 3x Original certified copy of ID 3x Original certified qualifications 3x Proof of residence (Indicate the Municipality and the Municipal ward) 3x Medical proof of disability, where applicable Services SETA has the following scope of coverage: Marketing Management Human Resource Management Business Management Management Assistant Public Relations Public Management LP06: Internships TVET (formally known as FET) pat Nated Qualification (N6 only) This is an 18-month workplace ex perience programme designed for candidates who have already completed an N6 qualification relevant for employment in the services sector, but have not yet gathered the necessary practical ex perience to enable them to obtain a National Diploma. Duration: 18 months Stipend: R1 500 The application must clearly indicate the reference number of the internship applied for: Ref: (LP06: N6 Gauteng & KwaZulu Natal) All applications must be hand delivered or posted to: Elethu House, Suite G4 Block 27 Thornhill Office Park, 94 Bekker Road, Midrand 1685. PO BOx 3840 Halfway House 1685

All applications must be hand delivered or posted to:

Mashona House Suite 4A Royal Palm 6 Palm Boulevard, Umhlanga Ridge, Durban, 4319. PO BOx 1431 Umhlanga Rocks 44319 Marketing Management Human Resource Management Business Management Information Technology Project Management Office Administration Management Public Relations Public Management Personal Care & Care Givers LP05: Graduates Internship Programme (entering workplace) This is a 12-month workplace ex perience programme designed for candidates who have already completed an NQF Level 5 and higher qualification that is relevant for employment in the services sector, but have not yet gathered the necessary practical ex perience to enable them to obtain employment. Duration: 12 months Stipend: R2500 The application must clearly indicate the reference number of the internship applied for Ref: (LP05: Graduates Gauteng only) All applications must be hand delivered or posted to: Elethu House, Suite G4 Block 27 Thornhill Office Park, 94 Bekker Road, Midrand 1685. PO BOX 3840 Halfway House 1685 APPLY ONLINE or Like our Facebook page Staroot Journal for links


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STAROOT JOURNAL INTERNSHIPS/LEARNERSHIPS Standard Bank: Finance Learnership Programme 2017 Closing Date: 13 January 2017 Location:Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Western Cape & Eastern Cape The learnership is a 12 month programme which will allocate successful candidates to various areas in the bank where they will be spending time applying their learning, when they are not formally or informally engaged in training activities. Job Purpose

What’s in it for successful candidates? Successful candidates will be required to sign a 12 month fixed term employment contract as well as a learnership agreement. They will not be paid a salary but will receive a learner allowance of R 3,500-00 (taxed as per SARS tax table) per month for the duration of the learnership. Upon successful completion, candidates will obtain a recognised Core Banking and Financial Services (NQF 5) Qualification What is the qualifying criteria?

The candidate must: Be between the ages of 18-30 Be able to speak, read and write English Have completed Matric and passed Mathematics and/or Maths Literacy and/or Accounting with minimum 60% Be computer literate Not be permanently employed Not be studying at any other institution Not be registered on any other learnership What is the Recruitment process? Anticipated start date of Learnership 1st March 2017 Closing date for applications 13 January 2017 Candidates will be required to complete relevant assessments The following checks will be conducted: Register for Employees Dismissed (RED) checks; Credit and criminal record checks; Reference checks with previous employers; Verification of educational qualifications; and Proof of South African citizenship/South African residency/work permit. How To Apply Apply Online for the Standard Bank: Finance Learnership Programme 2017 Please note that all correspondence will be made via e-mail and if contact is not made with the applicant by 28 February 2017, consider the application as unsuccessful APPLY ONLINE or Like our Facebook page Staroot Journal for links


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STAROOT LIFESTYLE LIFESTYLE • • • • • • • • • • •

5 must-see African films at the Joburg Film Festival

Fashion Cars Cribs Entertainment Shopping Art Music paylists Foods Photos Make-up/Skin Products Exercise/Diet

Lamb by Yared Zeleke (Ethiopia) This feel-good film is about a boy named Ephraim and his relationship with his pet lamb called Chuni. Following the death of his mother, Ephraim is sent away to live with his relatives. He spends his time learning some cooking skills (which displeases his uncle) and chilling with Chuni. His uncle then threatens to slaughter the lamb, which leads to Ephraim hatching a plan for them to escape. Yared Zeleke’s debut feature film’s use of beautiful landscapes, non-professional actors and a simple story were enough to make us want to see Ephraim win.

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he Joburg Film Festival starts this Friday and will be on until November 5. Up to 60 films will be screened at 20 different venues across Jozi and Soweto, so it’s also a great way for you to see the city. Here are 5 films from across the continent that you should definitely check out: Vaya by Akin Omotoso (South Africa) Vaya follows the lives of three characters we meet on a train that is travelling from Kwazulu Natal to Joburg. The film is set mostly in the city and parts of Soweto and is directed by Nigerian director, Akin Omotoso. The film’s three main characters Nkulu (Sibusiso Msimang), Nhlanhla (Sihle Xaba) and Zanele (Zimkhitha Nyoka) do not know each other but their lives cross paths, in interesting ways, as they move through the city. The Wedding Party by Kemi Adetiba (Nigeria) This romantic comedy is from Nigerian filmmaker Kemi Adetiba. The story follows a couple that is about to get married and how they go about bringing their two families together. The Wedding Party’s cast includes popular Nigerian performers like Banky W and Adesua Etomi. If you’ve never been to a Nigerian wedding, you might want to after watching this because the wardrobe is fantastic and you will find yourself laughing throughout too.

The Pearl of Africa by Jonny von Wallström (Uganda) This doccie captures the story of the Ugandan activist Cleopatra Kambugu and her soft-spoken husband Nelson. Cleopatra came to be known for sharing her story of living in Uganda as a transgender woman under the life-threatening conditions of living in a country with harsh anti-LGBTQIA legislation and stigma. The film captures her hardships as well as the heart-warming triumphs she made after making very difficult decisions for her own survival. The Pearl of Africa is ultimately a love story that needed to be told and is done so with great care. Hatchet Hour by Judy Naidoo (South Africa) Hatchet Hour dives into the life of criminal defence lawyer, Isabelle Sudlow. Isabelle drags her childhood best friend, Jade, into covering up a murder. Then we basically follow the plot of the story to see what happens next. Judy Naidoo brings together this bold story with a variety of new as well as familiar faces (such as Petronella Tshuma (from e.tv soapie Scandal!). by: Lebohang Ntoele http://livemag.co.za/featured/5-must-see-films-at-theupcoming-joburg-film-festival/


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STAROOT FINANCES FINANCES How to stretch your salary. -By: Maya Fisher-French • Business • Banks • Education • Money tips • Invest • Budgets • Real Estate • Career • Innovation • Economy • Stokvels • Loans

available. Pay your bills online and ask for your statements to be emailed to you. You pay for statements that are mailed to you in the post so an emailed statement will cut this cost.

Times are tough and even though the inflation rate might be slowing down, prices are still going up. This means your cost of living is only going to increase as the months go by. “The higher monthly average trend is likely to continue, in line with the anticipated public sector wage increases,” says Mike Schüssler, chief economist at economists.co.za. The BDSI median salary shows that 50% of individuals with monthly take-home salaries paid into their bank accounts took home at least R9 679 in May. “This typical take-home salary grew below inflation for the second time this year, reflecting that the lower inflation rate of 2015 is having an impact on the typical take-home pay, as present inflation is far higher than the 4.6% average seen last year,” explains Schüssler. This means that while your salary may have increased on an annual basis, it is just barely enough to meet the rising cost of living or the rate at which inflation is growing. “The average take-home pay increased by 24.3% over that period despite medical insurance and tax rates increasing far above that rate. The median take-home pay increased by 25.9%,” says Dr Caroline Belrose, head of knowledge and risk services at BankservAfrica. Inflation increased by 25.1% indicating that generally take-home pay increased more or less in line with inflation.

Savings tips

We rounded up a few savvy tips to help you stretch your salary: Shopping Never go grocery shopping on an empty stomach. You will be tempted to buy things you would not normally buy. Also, make sure you have a list before you hit the stores ….and stick to it. If you are not very disciplined, online shopping removes a great deal of temptation. Buy in bulk and save on costs. Goods such as detergents and household cleaning items last long and can easily be bought in bulk if you have the storage space

Be aware of where you shop. Keep an eye out for specials. Sometimes the extra trip to get to a different shop is worth the effort. Avoid “convenience stores” because they are usually about 30% more expensive! Plan your meals around the specials at your local grocery store and include in-season fruit and vegetables. If you belong to loyalty schemes, save up all the discounts or points you accumulate over the year and use them in December. Lifestyle Adopt a healthier diet and watch your grocery bill shrink. If you eat less meat and drink less alcohol, that will be a massive saving on its own. Pack your own lunch instead of buying take-aways every day. Take this one step further and eat in every night instead of eating out. If you want to spend time with friends, take turns hosting dinner parties at home. It will be much cheaper than going to a restaurant. Or host a movie night at home instead of going to the cinema. Instead of buying gifts, take the time to make something personal for your friends and family. Cancel your gym membership and take up a hobby such as cycling. You could start walking the dog regularly or go for hikes. Make food from scratch. For example, if you bake your own bread, this can cost you as little as R70 a month compared to buying a loaf of bread regularly, which can cost as much as R120 a month or more. Buy secondhand clothes. You would be surprised at the amazing bargains you can pick up and the incredible quality of the clothes available at secondhand stores. Vintage clothing can be quite cool too and you can be sure no one else will be wearing the same thing. Your children are only going to use their school uniforms for a limited time so take advantage of the secondhand shop at their schools. These are all simple changes you can adopt over time, which will eventually add up to a whole lot of saving. Whatever saving tips you choose to implement, make sure it becomes a habit – and watch the money in your bank account grow. http://mayaonmoney.co.za/2016/08/how-to-stretchyour-salary/

*the science of money management*


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STAROOT POETRY INEED TO PLANT A SEEED. -A Poem By: TEBOGO KGALABI PHOSA I HAVE A THE SEED IN THE HAND TO PLANT I AM LOOOKING AT THE SOIL TO PUT THE SEEDS IN THE SOIL THAT HAS DECOMPOSED AND FERTILIZED THE THAT CAN EASILY ABSORB WATER AND SUNSHINE THE WATER THAT CAN MAKE SEEDS TO GROW THE LIGHT THAT HAS VITAMIN’D AND MAKE SEEDS STRONG IT DOESN’T MATTER WHERE I FOUND THE SOIL IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW MANY PEOPLE RUNNING ON TOP OF SOIL IT DOES MATTER THAT THE SOIL IS READY TO CAPTURE THE SOIL I FOUND THE DIFFERENT SOIL ALL SOIL SOILLOOKS IN GOOD CONDITION THEY ALL LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE READY TO CAPTURE THE SEED I DIG ALL THE SIL ,BUT IT IS DIFFICULTTO CHOOSE WHO IS SUPPOSED TO CHOSE THE SOIL FOR ME IT IS THE LAST SEED THAT I HAVE I DON’T WANT TO LOOSE THE SEED ANYMORE I DON’T WANT TO PUT THIS SEED IN THE WRONG PLACE I HAVE CARRIED THIS SEED FOR LONG TIME WAITING FOR THE GOOD SOIL CONTACT NO: 084 885 1820/ 071 227 4686 EMAIL ADDR: PHOSANATOR@GMAIL.COM HOME ADDR: 14638 ZONKIZIZWE EXT 3 KATLEHONG 1431

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EVENT DETAILS DATE: 01 February 2017, VENUE: KATLEHONG Family Skills Centre THEME: PROVISION FOR THE ROAD YEAR AHEAD TARGET: 70 people TIME: 10h30-13H30 (REGISTRATION STARTS AT 9H45) COST: FREE ABOUT: Starting and running a business is a challenging thing, more so to kasi businesses, Non-profit as social entrepreneurs and Cooperatives, the reality seems far from some of the stories that are told about the freedom that comes with being an entrepreneur. It hard and a lonely journey to travel many do fail. It is also about bridging the gap between slaving in the business and enjoying the fruits of your labour, this is a possibility yet one that many never experience because they gave up too soon. The Entrepreneurship Talk is a short yet empowering session aimed at keeping the spirit of entrepreneurship ignited. This is a reconnection session with an acquaintance a friend who understands your reality seeks to inspire entrepreneurs to pursue their trade with intention, purpose and vigour in 2017. To pursue the promise is success is at the summit, giving up is no option.

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