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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +08 April 2020 By tshiedza Chivizhe in Bossing Up, Career Guidance, GIRL TALK, Reviews, Studies, Studies & School, Study

HOW I STAY FOCUSED AND ON TRACK WITH GRADE 11 WORK DURING THE LOCKDOWN

Chichi Chivizhe LEARNING AND PUTTING SELF DISCIPLINE BEFORE MOTIVATION AND PROCRASTINATION I have big dreams for my life, even as a 15 year-old in Grade 11, I have ideas of the things I want to do and achieve, and I am not about to let this prolonged school holiday/lockdown, trip me up.  And unlike my
Read more +01 April 2020 By gigingcobo in Bossing Up, Career Guidance, GIRL TALK, Girl Talk, Real Life Stories, Reviews, Studies, Studies & School

APPLIED KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

: BY GIGI NGCOBO Gigi Ngcobo is a senior studying finance and user experience design and is a member of the Honors College. She is an advocate for the development of emerging markets and organized the inaugural MSU African Business Symposium last year. Gigi was recently featured on the globalEDGE Business Beat podcast to talk about her goals and how
Read more +16 March 2020 By Chiedza Dafi in About, Activism, Books, Bossing Up, Contact, Entertainment, Entertainment & Reviews, Politics, Real Life Stories, Reviews, Studies, Studies & School, Uncategorized

Coconut Kelz’s Guide to Surviving This Shithole

AUTHOR: LESEGO TLHABI PUBLISHED: 4 SEPTEMBER 2019 PUBLISHER: JONATHAN BALL GENRES: HUMOUR, FICTION, PARODY GIRL BOSS RATING: 4,2/5 Coconut Kelz also known as Lesego Tlhabi is a comedian using her platform to discuss pressing issues in SA. She is highly misunderstood by a lot of South Africans because her style is different. However, if you’ve
Read more +04 February 2020 By Chiedza Dafi in Entrepreneurship, Health, Money Matters, Real Life Stories, Studies & School, Travel

BASIC TIPS TO BE FINANCIALLY SAVVY IN 2020

Chiedza Dafi Baby girl are you saving right? Are you able to travel every once in a while? Are you able to enjoy December with no stress? Are you able to send your family that large sum of cash when they ask for your financial assistance? If you were financially comfortable in 2019, big ups
Read more +04 February 2020 By Chiedza Dafi in fashion, GIRL TALK, Girl Talk, Pop Culture, Real Life Stories, Reviews, Studies, Studies & School

ARE WE STILL SWIPING LEFT OR RIGHT?

Chiedza Dafi In 2017, sometime, Tinder was quite a popular app in South Africa. Many singles who were looking for love or entertainment downloaded the app and would literally ‘shoot their shot’. There are various personal reasons behind why people would find themselves on such platforms. However, with the current climate in our economy, one
Read more +15 October 2019 By Mpho Sehlapelo in Activism, Career Guidance, Studies & School

Girl Boss Interview With 16-Year Old Activist Zulaikha Patel

by Mpho Sehlapelo Zulaikha Patel is a FORCE!  She is inspiring in so many ways.  Her vocal activism started at a young age, she has done so much and just turned 16. She has already been listed as BBCs 100 Most Influential Women 2016, andTime Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. She was also recognized by CNNAfrica
Read more +11 October 2019 By Chiedza Dafi in About, Politics, Real Life Stories, Reviews, Studies & School, Travel

Celebrating Greta Thunberg on International Day of the Girl Child 11 Oct 2019

by Chiedza Dafi Who is Greta Thunberg (age, origins, background) and why she is trending on media?  Greta Thunberg is a young environmental activist aged 16. She is originally from Sweden. Daughter to an opera singer and actor. She also has a younger sister.  Greta was an ordinary girl who attended school just like every other
Read more +10 October 2019 By tshiedza Chivizhe in About, Politics, Studies & School, Travel

Growing Voices – Girl Boss Activists Around The World

– WRITTEN BY 15 YEAR OLD TSHIEDZA CHIVIZHE Greta Thunberg , Autumn Peltier , Bana Alabed and many others are young girls, they are female activists changing the world. They are following in the footsteps of girl leaders like Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani who won a Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 17 in
Read more +16 September 2019 By Nqobile Mkhatshwa in Career Guidance, Entrepreneurship, Studies & School

The Best Thing About Freelancing or Being In The Gig Economy

by Nqobile Mkhatshwa Let’s face it, we are living in tough economic times in South Africa and at the rate things are going, it does not seem as though much is going to get better, at least not any time soon. It’s an uncomfortable season and for many, has been for a while. The anticipation
Read more +23 August 2019 By Nonkululeko Hlophe in Career Guidance, Studies, Studies & School, Study

Kim Kardashian is Studying Law: Why You Should Consider Studying In 2020

I recently overheard two young women, both around 19 years old debating between themselves whether they should apply to study next year or continue doing the promotions work they do.  They love the promotions work because it pays them more than they know, around R3,000.00 per month and they feel they can earn more as
Read more +02 April 2019 By londeey in Bossing Up, Studies, Studies & School

The Difference between Postgrad and Undergrad

So, let me tell you some of my experiences thus far. I recently just graduated and currently doing my postgrad studies and done with the first block which literally have been the most hectic block in my university experience. See, being an undergrad (still pursuing your degree) and postgrad (after you have obtained the degree)
Read more +13 March 2019 By londeey in Bossing Up, Studies & School

Dear First Year Me

It’s time to take a very big step to making your dreams come true. You have come this far in being accepted at this institution, which means you have paved a very beautiful journey for growth.  Do not ever be afraid to do what you put your mind to. Do not let anyone or anything
Read more +13 March 2019 By lebogangmashasha in Bossing Up, Money Matters, Studies & School

A Modern Take On Stokvels

Stokvel’s in South Africa are estimated to be valued at R25bn. Clearly this is a vehicle of generating money which needs to be explored. When one hears the word “Stokvel” young people do not come to mind. Traditionally stokvels have been associated with older people. I’m here to give you a fresh take on understanding
Read more +21 February 2019 By Simi Gumede in Bossing Up, Studies, Studies & School, Study

Conquering FOMO in University

I loved my university experience and I am thankful for the opportunity because I know not everyone gets to go. I had a lot of fun, I did my school work but unfortunately, I spent too much time socialising. In uni I only did what was expected of me. I didn’t push myself academically to
Read more +21 February 2019 By Nonhlematsebula in Bossing Up, Studies, Studies & School, Study

How All Returning Varsity Students Should Boss Up

This article is dedicated to those who are returning students, and have a desire to improve their ways. These ways could be academically, physically, mentally and just ones overall health. But of course we can all learn from this, even ‘freshers’ or first year students. The university experience is by far one of the most
Read more +21 February 2019 By lebogangmashasha in Bossing Up, Career Guidance, Studies, Studies & School

Moulding Your Career While Studying

Amongst other things, the aim of going to study in a tertiary institution is to get that paper. The one that certifies that you are knowledgeable in whatever course you’ve enrolled for. But what happens when 300 students receive that same diploma/degree that you have and graduate along with you? Now that is just considering
Read more +17 February 2019 By Zani in Bossing Up, Career Guidance, Podcast & Vlog, Studies & School

#BossingUp in Education with Londiwe Sibanda

Inspired by her father’s impact on people’s lives, Londi shares how she is #BossingUp by pursuing her dream career, despite her parents concerns. She discusses what she’s learned while studying teaching and how she plans to make an impact on the lives of her students.
Read more +04 February 2019 By Zani in Bossing Up, Podcast & Vlog, Studies & School

Study In The UK With A Chevening Scholarship

Girl Boss contributor Simi G interviews Simise Mamba, a Chevening Scholarship recipient from Swaziland who is currently studying in Scotland. They discuss the travel experiences, student challenges and the process to acquiring this scholarship. If you’ve considered studying in the UK and have not known how to manage getting there, this 20 minute video may
Read more +21 November 2018 By Zani in Bossing Up, Politics, Studies, Studies & School, Study

Being AFRICAN is one of your SUPERPOWERS!

by Gigi Ngcobo This November I had the honour of being selected as the first student moderator of the World Lecture Series at Michigan State University (MSU) in a 163-years. I was chosen to moderate Rev. Nontombi Tutu. a consultant, professor, clergy and the daughter of Desmond Tutu lecture on the TRC and apartheid. As I
Read more +21 November 2018 By Zani in Bossing Up, Career Guidance, Studies, Studies & School, Study

Let’s talk Vac Work

by Lebogang Mashasha I am yet to find something as satisfying as making my own money and being able to spend it as I please. Vac work offers a great opportunity to do so, one just has to look closely. Not only that, you will also learn some soft skills such as communication, teamwork and
Read more +13 November 2018 By Zani in Bossing Up, Money Matters, Studies, Studies & School, Study

3 Tricks To Help You Get EVERYTHING Done

by Gigi Ngcobo As a college student, I constantly feel like I’m chasing a deadline and never have enough time. In a week I take 5 courses, work 20 hours a week, volunteer for 5 hours, I do a 4-hour radio show, I case interview weekly, write for Girl Boss, I have a boyfriend, and
Read more +14 October 2018 By Zani in Bossing Up, Studies, Studies & School, Study, Uncategorized

A Few Things To Consider When Choosing Your University Course

Some people may apply to university knowing exactly what they want to study and some students are always faced with a variety of courses or subjects to choose from and aren’t very sure. The choices you make on what to study will affect you later on in life, therefore take the time to understand the
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