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High school is arguably a beautiful place. Many lifetime friendships are conceived there, formed, and nurtured only to be separated after matric and rekindled on social media later on in life. For some, high school is horrible, a place of the devil. Some don’t even make it out. However handsome or horrid the place can be, it does possess a ubiquitous common denominator that is education.

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Do you know when you are not coping?

I don’t know why, but I was the last person to find out that I wasn’t okay. I remember my psychiatrist asking “why are you here?”, I answered “I don’t know”. Even on a hospital bed, it still didn’t hit me that I was indeed sick. That’s the thing about mental illnesses, you don’t see blood coming out of a wound, you don’t feel a burning sensation or inflammation anywhere on your body. Really guys! Do you know when you are not coping?

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What it means to be a Woman in South Africa?

I was celebrating my 28th birthday last Thursday, and I wanted to go out and have fun, go to a lodge far from school, just to get awThe first thing that comes to mind when I think about being a woman in this country is GBV. Mainly because gender-based violence is rampant in South Africa, making it one of the most hazardous locations in the world for women. As a Law student, I know that in terms of legal protection of gender rights, the new South African constitution is one of the most progressive in the world. ay from my books and the stress they bring. I love my course, but a lady needs a break every now and then.

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