Response to the Minister of Finance’s Medium Term Budget Statement


Published on Nov 14, 2016 By Varsity Breakout


SA’s finance minister squanders R15 billion of taxpayer funds – why are we celebrating? A contribution by Khaya Sithole (Wits Lecturer)


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Icarus has fallen – Politics and the Tragedy of Brian Molefe


Published on Nov 7, 2016 By Varsity Breakout


“It is a melancholy truth; that even great men have poor relations…” (C Dickens, 1812 – 1870) A contribution by Khaya Sithole (Wits Lecturer)


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SA Universities Face Dwindling Global Reputation!


Published on Sep 22, 2016 By Varsity Breakout


As riots and violence remain rife within South Africa’s universities as a direct result of discord over student funding, the rest of the world is watching and it’s not a good look.


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Say what? Nzimande Recommends Student Fee Increase Of Up To 8% in 2017


Published on Sep 19, 2016 By Varsity Breakout


WATCH: SA’s Minister of Higher Education and Training explains his reasoning for proposing a fee increase in the new year, despite the recent #FeesMustFall student protests.  


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Yeezy Season 2 – Amen


Published on Sep 26, 2015 By Varsity Breakout


Kanye West, who has stood on many a soap box, has managed to break through the fashion world. Last year, the presentation of Yeezy Season 1 at New York Fashion Week for the fall/winter season featured an array of “oversized jackets, sweatshirts, sweaters, and leggings, interspersed with Vanessa Beecroft inspired nude underwear.”; and so far …


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A Word on Film: Five Must See South African Films


Published on Jul 14, 2014 By Kgomotso Seabe


City Press released a list of five films that South Africans should see to support the fast, ever-growing film industry in our country. One cannot deny that the standard of films in South Africa has become increasingly better over the last couple of years. And it is wonderful to see young producers, directors and actors making …


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Invest – Just do It:


Published on By Nomvelo Chalumbira


Everyone has received the “you must save” speech at least once from their parents or another elder. However, not many preach the “you should invest” story. Investing is a risky and complex concept, but it’s not all that dull. Why not invest in one of the coolest and lucrative brands of our time, Nike – The “Swoosh”. …


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What YOU SHOULD Be Asking During A Job Interview…


Published on Jul 11, 2014 By Varsity Breakout


  How To Ace the job Interview: Hey guys, ME again! I was thinking about starting to give out some handy tips from my perspective – being a recruitment consultant and speaking, meeting and placing candidates into jobs every single day! I think the best piece of advice I could give anyone when it comes …


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The Amazing New Amazon Fire Phone:


Published on Jun 20, 2014 By Nomvelo Chalumbira


Amazon has recently made big waves when they released a new smartphone on Wednesday called Fire. Amazon hopes to challenge Apple and Samsung’s years-long dominance in the smart phone market. The device is packed with a collection of futuristic features that are anticipated to make it easier for people to navigate apps, shop and use …


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INTERNET IN SOUTH AFRICA: THE DARK AGES


Published on Jun 13, 2014 By Leslie Makotoko


Everything you need to know about internet in South Africa (Literally)   Internet in South Africa: When Kimberly became the first city in the Southern Hemisphere and in Africa to get electric street lights on Sept. 1, 1882, South Africa gained a first of many firsts in its technological-advancement history. It would go on to …


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