My pillar

I am an orphan.
That is a very sombre way to start but it forms the basis of the story I’m about to tell so hold onto your tears. I promise the rest of my story will not be as daunting. I remember back in primary school, when they used to run those data collection tests to find out where students lived and whether or not they lived with both their parents, a single parent or a guardian and so on – you get the gist.

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Management of Technology, Innovation and People

The Da Vinci Institute is focused on the creation of knowledge that is trans-disciplinary in nature, socially relevant, actively promotes diversity and heterogeneity, and of which the intent is to apply situated learning, problem probing and decision making as critical constructs to solve work-based problems. In doing such, The Institute intends to contribute towards the professional development of the people involved.

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If you’ve lost a loved one…

Grief is an unwanted journey one has to go on after the loss of a loved one. It’s easy to become overwhelmed with emotions as you work through the phases of grief, so it’s important to remember to care for yourself. The finality of death can cause your body to go into shock and numbness, especially when it’s someone whose presence in your life may have never wavered.

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Challenges of being a UNISA student

My name is Valpre, a law student at the University of South Africa. Yoh! I do not know where to even start. Being a Unisan is a full-time job that requires all your time, energy and patience. I did not know what I was getting myself into when I applied to study at Unisa, but I’m glad I did, because I am now able to do quite a lot of things independently.

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How to succeed in 2021

After the year that was, I’m sure everyone is thrilled that it’s a new year with new chances. If you did not accomplish what you set out to do in the beginning of 2020, it’s okay! Productivity and accomplishments looked a lot different last year, and it probably may seem the same for this year as we’re still on ‘lockdown’ with limited meetings with friends and family.

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Home or Abroad?

From a very young age, I was always in awe with our country and its beauty, land, diversity, and culture – and as cliché as that sounds, that passion and love for my country has guided me. From my high school days, I have been an avid accounting geek and that continued with me until I finished school, I always dreamed of being this “big city” accountant and living this corporate world life.

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