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Read more +14 August 2021 By Simi Gumede in Girl Talk, Politics, Real Life Stories

The History of Polyandry and Should SA Legalise it

The History of Polyandry and should SA legalise it?       The recent polyandry debate has ignited robust debate all over the country, in parliament and social media alike. Last month the Department of Home Affairs gazetted a green paper for the Marriage Act in which one of the proposals was the addition of
Read more +30 September 2020 By Zukiswa Khoza in beauty, Beauty, fashion, Health, Health & Beauty, Skin

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Sunscreen! – Zukiswa Khoza

Sunscreen is the most important step in your daily skincare routine. I always tell clients everything we work with in the salon and the products they use at home will not give them the optimal results if they are skipping this essential step, especially considering the climate we live under! Applying sunscreen is non-negotiable irrespective
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 +11 September 2020 By Zukiswa Khoza in beauty, Beauty, Health & Beauty, Skin, Studies

Understanding Melanin In Skin – Love Your Brown Skin

By Zukiswa Khoza. Your skin is the largest organs on your body, it serves as the first line of defence against extrinsic factors such as toxins, bacteria and viruses. It also prevents water loss, regulates our temperature and gives us our sense of touch. Skin also reflects overall health as disruption to ones health may
Read more +30 August 2020 By Nonkululeko Hlophe in Fitness, health, Health

Do You Want To Boost Your Productivity & Increase Your Wellness – Practice Yoga

Are you trying to find new ways to improve your memory, gain control over your emotions, and boost your ability to multitask? A new brain scan study may be just the incentive you need to put yoga at the top of your to-do list. Yoga is an art, a science and a philosophy that is
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 +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 +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 +20 July 2020 By Nonhlematsebula in About, Books, Fitness, GIRL TALK, health, Health, Real Life Stories, Spirituality

Becoming More Productive

In the shower, every morning before I start my day, I always ask for the universe to bless me with more productive energy, because the universe knows better. For the longest time, I‘ve always believed that I was cursed with a sleeping disorder. I am literally those people, who jump out of bed, make their
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 +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 +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 +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 +22 June 2020 By Nonhlematsebula in About, beauty, Beauty, GIRL TALK, Hair, Hair, health, Health & Beauty, Uncategorized

Your Relaxed Hair Regimen – Girl Boss Products

Lately, the market has been flooded with natural hair care products, and it almost seems as if brands have been paying no mind to us girls who still prefer to wear our hair straight and relaxed. It’s all based on preference right? What works for me might not work for others and having relaxed hair
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 +12 June 2020 By Nonhlematsebula in About, beauty, GIRL TALK, Girl Talk, health, Health & Beauty, Products, Reviews, Skin, Uncategorized

Winter Is Here And So Is Your Winter Facial Regimen…

The time that most of us dread and very few of us enjoy has finally hit our hemisphere, winter. There are very few things to enjoy about this weather really; early nights spent mostly indoors, dry skin, chapped lips that sometimes crack, often dry and ashy elbows, the list is endless. But like most things
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 +04 June 2020 By Nonhlematsebula in About, Food, health, Health & Beauty, Uncategorized

The Banting Diet

This diet is one of the least known diets in the market but there has been plenty of testimonials from those who have tried it that claim that it is has done wonders for them. As people who are serious about keeping in tiptop shape, our diet is essential for weight loss and maintenance. It
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