Category: World Events

Friday The 13th 2020 

It’s Friday the 13th today and social media is buzzing with superstitions, and we thought we would also get on the bandwagon and indulge. What makes this particular Friday the 13th more notable is that it’s the second Friday 13th of the year. The first one was in March, and that is the month when South Africa and many other countries commenced Coronavirus lockdowns. 2020 has been a rollercoaster of a year and popular opinion is that if the past few months are anything to go by, this Friday the 13th is certainly ushering in bad luck. 

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What Is Singles Day? 

Did you know about Singles Day? As I was casually scrolling through my Twitter timeline today and one of South Africa’s biggest online retailer was trending due to their Singles Day sale, and this piqued my interest.

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Black Friday 2020: 5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Black Friday Shopping

As the year draws to a close and the lockdown restrictions are getting less stringent, a lot of people are making plans to spend the festive season with friends and family. After not being able to see extended family for what feels like forever, we’re pretty sure the Christmas gift wish list is unbelievably long! And that’s where Black Friday will come to the rescue. Major retailers in South Africa like Makro, Pick ‘n Pay, and Superbalist are gearing up and getting ready to offer their BIGGEST BLACK FRIDAY DEALS yet.

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World Mental Health Day 2020

October 10th is observed annually as World Mental Health Day. This year, the day falls on a Saturday and in the thick of global health pandemic COVID-19. The Coronavirus ushered in an era of fear, caution and isolation which may have led to or exacerbated mental illness struggles. This year’s Mental Health Day is crucial in raising awareness about mental health, eliminating the stigma around mental health, and ultimately providing support for those affected.

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World Teachers Day 2020

October 5th is World Teacher’s Day. A day where we celebrate the sacrifice, patience and work that it takes to be an educator. The responsibility that comes with shaping minds is immense yet, the profession gets overlooked, and teachers don’t get their kudos for being the superheroes that they are. World Teacher’s Day aims to celebrate these real-life heroes who work tirelessly, and most of the time for little remuneration, to shape young minds.

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Celebrate Heritage Day 2020 

September is Heritage Month in South Africa, and we know that our country is a melting pot of different cultures. September 24th is Heritage Day when we take the day to reflect and celebrate the cultural diversity of our beautiful country. What is sometimes unclear, however, is how this particular day came to be.

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