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Read more +30 September 2020 By Nonhlematsebula in beauty, Bossing Up, Career Guidance, Entrepreneurship, GIRL TALK, Girl Talk, Money Matters, Pop Culture

A Simple Guide on How to Monetize your Blog

So you’ve officially started your blog website, and you now can call yourself a blogger or vlogger or podcaster or content creator! Congratulations to you because this is a big step towards becoming your own boss and owning your own brand with your own content in it. You are a content creator and this can
Read more +20 August 2020 By Nonhlematsebula in Activism, Politics, Pop Culture, Real Life Stories

Coloured People During Black Lives Matter

Only in South Africa has there been dialogue going back and forth regarding the contribution, or lack thereof, of coloured people during the recent Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.  Race is still a very important factor in South Africa. The race conversation is usually a black and white issue, although in South Africa, black includes
Read more +13 August 2020 By Nonhlematsebula in Books, Career Guidance, Entrepreneurship, Money Matters

Start With Why

This article is based on the book ‘Start With Why’ by Simon Sinek. “People don’t buy WHAT you do; they buy WHY you do it.” This year I have embarked on a journey of reading broadly.  Reading not just business-related books, which is what I have been reading the past few years, but to read
Read more +05 August 2020 By Nonhlematsebula in Activism, beauty, Entertainment, GIRL TALK, Health & Beauty, Politics, Pop Culture, Real Life Stories, Studies & School

“Why Do Black People Always Feel The Need To Be Excellent, Why Can’t We Just Be Ourselves?” by Nonhle Matsebula

This is a quote abstracted from one of my favourite films of 2019, Queen and Slim. It is such a relevant question. I felt it needed to be asked to the Black community at this time of intensification of the Black Lives Matter movement and Buy Black movement. Why are we always thriving towards excellence?
Read more +31 July 2020 By Nonhlematsebula in About, Bossing Up, Entertainment, Entertainment & Reviews, fashion, GIRL TALK, Movies, Music, Reviews

Black is King… Damn We Love Beyonce

Just feeling so inspired right now, I haven’t even seen it yet, it drops in South Africa tomorrow at 8 pm on MNET (channel 101), but I know that is going to be one of the greatest films of all time, I mean the clue is in the name. We have been stuck on Beyonce’s
Read more +29 July 2020 By Nonhlematsebula in About, Bossing Up, Career Guidance, Entrepreneurship, Money Matters, Real Life Stories

Minding Your Own Business

In 2013, the year after my matriculation, I gained access to a book that would change my life forever. I recently came across a post on Facebook that asked ‘which book was it that you read that you believed changed the course of your life forever?’ and I instantly thought of this book, Rich Dad
Read more +27 July 2020 By Nonhlematsebula in About, Bossing Up, Career Guidance, Real Life Stories, Studies & School

Taking Up Online Courses

Most things in our lives are based on traditional values and systems or modus of operandi. The same can be said about our conventional ways of attaining recognizable degrees from prestigious and well-acknowledged institutions of higher or tertiary education. In the same breath, it can be said that the world is also shifting towards the
Read more +24 July 2020 By Nonkululeko Hlophe in About, Activism, Bossing Up, Politics, Real Life Stories

Have you ever thought about the possibility of a female president in SA?

In a recent tweet at the beginning of July, Kanye West announced that he would be running for president of the United States. Many people showed him messages of support and encouragement. With the election only four months away, West still needs to register with the Federal Election Commission, present a campaign platform, collect enough
Read more +21 July 2020 By Nonhlematsebula in About, Bossing Up, Career Guidance, Real Life Stories

A Girl Boss Come Back Challenge

We have just entered the second half of the year and there is no better time to reboot yourself, your work, and your energy than now. A comeback challenge is necessary at times like these to encourage ourselves to fulfill the dreams we had set at the start of the year. It is never too
Read more +17 July 2020 By Chiedza Dafi in About, Bossing Up, Career Guidance, Entrepreneurship, fashion, Health & Beauty, Money Matters, Real Life Stories, Reviews, Uncategorized

KEFILWE MABOTE INFLUENCER DE LUXE: FROM SOWETO TO MILAN : BOOK REVIEW

AUTHOR: KEFILWE MABOTE AND LEBO GRAND PUBLISHED: 1 APRIL 2020 PUBLISHER: HUMAN & ROUSSEAU GENRES: BIOGRAPHY  GIRL BOSS RATING: 4/5 We knew her as Kefi Boo and now her Instagram handle is her real name Kefilwe Mabote. She is one of the leading influencers in South Africa. Kefilwe Mabote is a 31-year-old female who has
Read more +14 July 2020 By Nonhlematsebula in About, Bossing Up, Career Guidance, Entrepreneurship, Money Matters, Podcast & Vlog

A Simple Guide on How to Monetize your Blog

So you’ve officially started your blog website, and you now can call yourself a blogger! Congratulations to you because this is a big step towards becoming your own boss and owning your own brand with your content in it. You are a content creator and this can create ample opportunity for you. This is definitely
Read more +07 July 2020 By Wezizwe Ginindza in About, Bossing Up, Career Guidance, Real Life Stories, Studies, Studies & School, Study

Completing A Mini Thesis In 7 Months

A Guide To Completing Your Post-Graduate Year In The Midst Of A Pandemic We all have our dreams in terms of how and where we would like to work. My dream includes completing my post-graduate studies including my Master’s Degree, however, who knows how far I may take my academics in the future. This year,
Read more +07 July 2020 By Chiedza Dafi in About, Bossing Up, GIRL TALK, health, Real Life Stories

Healing, where do you start?

When someone says, “it’s time to heal and move forward”, sometimes at that moment you think “where do I start, how does one heal, what does that even mean?!?!”  Or that time heals all wounds? Healing is a complex concept which needs understanding. We all have experienced some sort of hurt here and there and
Read more +06 July 2020 By Nonhlematsebula in About, Bossing Up, Career Guidance, Money Matters

PLAN YOUR RETIREMENT NOW!

You might not be thinking about this right now, in fact, this might be the last thought to cross your mind considering all that we are experiencing globally at the moment. I wish I could argue the same, but I’m experiencing the complete opposite. The scare of the COVID-19 pandemic has me wondering about my
Read more +04 July 2020 By Nonhlematsebula in About, Bossing Up, GIRL TALK, health, Real Life Stories

The Skills of Self Confidence

What is self-confidence? In the simplest terms confidence can be understood as an ability or belief to believe in yourself to accomplish any task, no matter the odds, no matter the difficulty, no matter the adversity. It is the belief that you can accomplish anything that you have set your mind to. All those people
Read more +02 July 2020 By Nonkululeko Hlophe in About, Activism, Real Life Stories

What must happen now?

It’s no secret that as a country we are faced with another pandemic other than Covid-19. The pandemic I am talking about is not recent either, it has never stopped nor has the cycle changed. Gender-based violence (GBV) is a profound and widespread problem in South Africa, impacting almost every aspect of life. Whilst people
Read more +01 July 2020 By Nonhlematsebula in About, Events, Money Matters, Podcast & Vlog, Travel

Post COVID Travel Ideas

It’s all I’ve been thinking about, escaping my reality one last time before something gets in my way once again. I’m pretty certain that things will gradually ease back to how they used to be pre-COVID, but perhaps slightly different in the same breath. However, I see this as an opportunity for me to explore
Read more +30 June 2020 By Chiedza Dafi in About, Activism, Bossing Up, Politics, Real Life Stories

Pride Month Podcast

The LGBTQIA+ community is important. Their voice should be heard and should be protected. South Africa is one of the most accommodating countries in Africa, however, there is still a long way to go. Anza Thiba (@anzathiba), Mpho Koloko (@fruity_jay) and Salmaan Jacobs aka Sally (@werqsally) had a discussion on what needs to change in
Read more +29 June 2020 By Chiedza Dafi in About, Activism, Politics, Real Life Stories

Why aren’t we talking about the Yemen Crisis

After a period of continued struggle and oppression, there comes a time when enough is enough. The mind, body, and spirit simply will not be capable of taking any more pain. For Mohamed Bouazizi, a Tunisian street vendor, this moment came on the 17th of December 2010. Bouazizi doused himself with a flammable petroleum liquid,
Read more +27 June 2020 By Chiedza Dafi in About, Activism, Bossing Up, Real Life Stories, Uncategorized

Pride Month is Important

28 June 1969. New York City. Stonewall Inn, a bar located in Greenwich Village, frequented by the gay community, was raided by the police. Patrons within the establishment were taken outside in order to be arrested. The tension caused by the raid continued increasing with patrons resisting arrest and a growing crowd becoming more and
Read more +25 June 2020 By Chiedza Dafi in About, beauty, Beauty, Bossing Up, GIRL TALK, Girl Talk, health, Uncategorized

Body Dysmorphic Disorder? We might have all had it at some point

Have you seen a picture of your body from two years ago and thought “wow, my body was so fit and amazing”, however, at that time you didn’t think so and would found fault in all areas. That is Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)! Or when you look in the mirror and see a skinny girl
Read more +24 June 2020 By Nonhlematsebula in About, Bossing Up, Fitness, health, Uncategorized

Home-Friendly Ways to Break a Sweat!

Okay, let’s face it. I’ve been waiting for the longest time for gyms to reopen and for me to pick up my old exercising habits once again, but that does not seem anywhere close to my near future. I have accepted this and have decided to revert to my basic training days when a gym
Read more +21 June 2020 By Nonhlematsebula in About, Bossing Up, Spirituality, Uncategorized

LIFE CHANGING GRATITUDE

The year 2020 is beginning to seem a whole lot like The Matrix Trilogy; only this is the first of the three movies. It’s basically like a year in which the human collective consciousness awakens and the vibration of the earth increases. The earth is surrounded by an electromagnetic field, which vibrates at a particular
Read more +19 June 2020 By Nonhlematsebula in About, Activism, Bossing Up, Career Guidance, Real Life Stories, Uncategorized

Why you should consider volunteering

Volunteering is an old practice that has been there since the ancient times of humanity’s existence. It is an altruistic activity that a group of individuals committed themselves to, providing a service with no intention of being remunerated for your service. There are various volunteering departments that one can engage in. They include medicine, education,
Read more +17 June 2020 By Nonkululeko Hlophe in About, Contact, Politics, Real Life Stories, Uncategorized

The New Norm

What a time to be alive! The coronavirus crisis has had a huge impact on all of us. Thousands and thousands of people have lost their jobs and many self-employed workers’ incomes have taken a hit. A lot of us thought there is a specific time allocation to us being under lockdown but as we
Read more +15 June 2020 By Nonhlematsebula in About, Career Guidance, Contact, Entrepreneurship, Studies & School, Uncategorized

Improve Your Communication Skills Today

Isn’t it funny how we can sometimes be bad at something that we exercise on a daily, like communicating? Okay, so you might not be as bad as to not being able to communicate your thoughts or even get your point across when communicating with others, but there are some traits that you might lack
Read more +10 June 2020 By Nonhlematsebula in About, Bossing Up, Career Guidance, Entrepreneurship, Money Matters, Uncategorized

LinkedIn – A Great Start To Your Successful Career

Where do you start? A question everyone has asked themselves once or twice or many times , “where I do begin”, “how”… These are the questions we find posed to us as we venture into the field of building our careers. Some of us may be in High School, University, or ready for that 9
Read more +09 June 2020 By Bontle Nxumalo in About, beauty, Bossing Up, Real Life Stories, Studies & School, Study, Uncategorized

Going Back To School (Gr12) In Post-COVID19 South Africa

My name is Bontle Nxumalo. I was born in Botswana, but I’ve been living in Gauteng for most of my life and I’m currently completing my Matric year. As much as I enjoy binge-watching a good coming of age series, learning how to speak new languages though apps, or being on Astro Turf with a hooked
Read more +08 June 2020 By Nomzamo Ndlovu in About, Activism, GIRL TALK, Real Life Stories, Uncategorized

REMEMBER US by Nomzamo Ndlovu

“Stay home!” “Sanitise and keep safe!” “Think about your neighbours and protect them by practicing social distancing” they said. With the nationwide stay-at-home order we had a false sense of safety in a very uncertain time. A friend of mine had an incident the other day where someone entered her home and violated her.  This
Read more +08 June 2020 By Chiedza Dafi in About, beauty, Bossing Up, Entertainment & Reviews, Entrepreneurship, GIRL TALK, Uncategorized

The Queen of Her Phadii- Mbali Sebapu Interview!

The smart boss @Gorgeous_Mbali (Mbali Sebapu) has done it again. The well-known entrepreneur and influencer is breaking boundaries and continues stepping into her greatness. The founder and CEO of Hermosa Flor recently launched another palette (White Lily), matte liquid lipsticks (Phadii, CEO, Glow Getter, Dreamchaser) and lip glosses (Sparkly + Pink Roses) which made R100k
Read more +05 June 2020 By Chiedza Dafi in About, Career Guidance, Entrepreneurship, Money Matters, Podcast & Vlog, Studies & School, Uncategorized

Podcast on Nandi Madida’s controversial tweet !

Nandi Madida tweeted “I always say this to young people who work in my company.The ages 18-25 yrs are so critical. If u waste that time being a rebel wasting ur parents money, being cool, hanging around wrong circles etc. U waste so much time & before u know it u’re 30 with nothing to
Read more +01 June 2020 By Nonhlematsebula in About, Activism, Politics, Uncategorized

Dark Skin Is Not A Crime

Today this continues to be one of our biggest challenges in our communities, unacknowledged colourism. We tend not to speak about the subject often because it is so taboo, but it is the reality amongst most black or coloured communities across the globe. It is not a phenomenon that is experienced only in African communities
Read more +15 May 2020 By Chiedza Dafi in About, beauty, Beauty, Bossing Up, GIRL TALK, Girl Talk, Hair, Hair, health, Health, Health & Beauty, Uncategorized

Curls Popping, let it DEFINE!

Everything in this beautiful life needs a regime, from moisturizing your hair to your skin care routine. So, with that being said, girl are your curls doing the THING? Don’t worry we got you, here’s a great break down on how to get your curls looking prim and PROPER!!! First of all, detangle and make
Read more +13 May 2020 By tshiedza Chivizhe in About, Activism, beauty, Beauty, Bossing Up, GIRL TALK, Hair, Hair, Health & Beauty, Politics, Real Life Stories, Studies & School, Uncategorized

THE HISTORY OF MY HAIR

As a young black girl, growing up in a small village in Swaziland called, Emkhaya, it had always been shown in hidden ways by the elderly how much dignity my hair holds. From being told to wear a head wrap over my fresh and nice-looking Benny & Betty at my Mkhulu’s (grandfather’s) funeral, to cutting
Read more +11 May 2020 By Chiedza Dafi in About, Activism, Bossing Up, health, Health, Real Life Stories, Uncategorized

“After twelve, its lunch” – How disgusting!!

“After twelve, it’s lunch.” This would seem like a straight forward statement but all is not as it seems. The above statement is dark, very dark. The phrase is one that is regularly used by grown South African men, referring to young teenage girls. In basic terms, the phrase says that once a girl has
Read more +08 May 2020 By Nonkululeko Hlophe in About, Bossing Up, GIRL TALK, Girl Talk, health, Health, Health & Beauty, Real Life Stories, Uncategorized

Keeping a positive mental health as the lockdown continues…

As the number of Covid-19 cases continues rising in SA, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that as of the 1st of May, the nationwide lockdown implemented in March will be eased in a five-level risk scale with level five being the highest risk level. South Africa is currently on level 4. This was great news; however,
Read more +07 May 2020 By tshiedza Chivizhe in About, Bossing Up, Career Guidance, Entertainment & Reviews, Entrepreneurship, Money Matters, Movies, Politics, Products, Uncategorized

NETFLIX SERIES SUGGESTION AND REVIEW!

MADE PERFECTLY FOR A GIRLBOSS SERIES TITLE: SELF MADE: INSPIRED BY THE LIFE OF MADAM C. J. WALKER DATE OF RELEASE: 20 MARCH NETWORK: NETFLIX CAST: OCTAVIA SPENCER, TIFFANY HADDISH, BLAIR UNDERWOOD CARMEN EJOGO EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: LEBRON JAMES, MAVERICK CARTER, JANINE SHEMAN BARROIS GENRE: DRAMA GIRLBOSS RATING: 9/10 “… Don’t sit down and wait for
Read more +06 May 2020 By Chiedza Dafi in Activism, beauty, Beauty, Bossing Up, GIRL TALK, Girl Talk, Health, Politics, Real Life Stories, Uncategorized

Imagine a World without Colourism

We live in a world of many problems. One of the biggest but subtly ignored problems we have is colourism. Colourism refers to discrimination based on skin colour. Colourism disadvantages dark-skinned people while privileging those with lighter skin. Its typically among people of the same ethnic or racial group. Even though it is subtly ignored,
Read more +05 May 2020 By tshiedza Chivizhe in About, Bossing Up, Career Guidance, GIRL TALK, Politics, Real Life Stories, Studies, Studies & School, Study, Uncategorized

University after Matric… Where to go?

Local or International… There are infinite opportunities and advantages from studying or living abroad but that is already a given. Why do many young people leave their home countries to study or live abroad? We are young and we know that there is so much more out of our own borders. Opportunities present themselves frequently
Read more +17 April 2020 By Nonkululeko Hlophe in Entrepreneurship, Money Matters

How You REALLY Feel About Money Determines Whether You Will Have It Or Not

Many of us, especially in the black community, grew up hearing the following phrases about money: “Money doesn’t grow on trees” “Money is the root of evil” Our thinking, understanding and feelings about money are shaped by scarcity, and you are also seen as a person of a wanton character if you declare that you
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