Can political coalitions build strong communities?

It’s no secret that the most anticipated South African municipal elections were recently held on the 3rd of August 2016 . After both leading political parties failed to secure majority votes amongst respective municipalities, the search for coalition partners began.   Coalitions are crucial for South Africa's key economic hubs, i.e Tshwane and Johannesburg.  …

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Top 7 ‘strange’ online communities and websites

The internet is stranger than fiction. Online communities range from the peculiar to strange and even downright weird. In no particular order, I have compiled a list of my top strangest online communities and websites. Prepare to get shocked, perplexed and screaming  what the...? From sites that encourage you to get overweight, high and bloody,…

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Crowdsourcing taps into the network of internet communities

Crowdsourcing continues to tap into  the vast network of internet communities. Still a fairly 'new' phenomenon, crowdsourcing remains a vital  innovation  for any business to continue growing and to strengthen its brand. Most successful companies create a powerful resource of ideas, talent and opinions through crowdsourcing. This form of outsourcing is deemed one of the best…

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Community projects made efficient through synergizing

Community does not always mean zillions of people, it just means more than one person or a team, in our case. Well, that’s just my take on the whole community thing. The theme for August from our usual team meets is community. It confused me quite a lot, mainly because I did not know which angle…

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How 2016 South African Municipal Elections Performed on Social Media

As we publish this post, we are left with less than 3hrs before closing of the polls for South Africa's most contested municipal elections in the country's 22 years of democracy. This is the 4th time Mzansi is having this category of democratic elections. It has become practice with events of this magnitude on the…

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Up the stairs to self-actualization

For a lot of us twenty-something-year-olds, identity has been SERIOUS a war. “Where am I right now?”, “Where am I going?”, "What do I want?", "What do I have?" These questions are what causes the many little heart attacks we experience throughout our lives whenever we pause to consider our progress in life. This is…

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