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ACING that interview
coping with exam stress
4th Quarter 2004
That is why we will also run articles on celebrities and regular people who have overcome the odds to make it in life as well as articles on social issues such as HIV/Aids and other topics that don’t only affect your life but also the lives of the people and communities you interact with today or will interact with in the future. 2100 Tel: (011) 621 6600 Fax: (011) 615 0707 Email: xl@saica. 2198 PO Box 59875 Kengray. you will ﬁnd all the In this and future issues of information you need about choosing a career in business with speciﬁc reference to chartered accountancy – what business people do. One can safely say that a human being is not one in the proper sense till he is educated.” 15 Just ask 16 Vuyo Jack is da bomb! 19 ent stuff Vuyo “As my favourite teacher used to say: All learning begins with three simple words. bursary information.it is the key to understanding the reasoning behind everything. We do not want you to become just an ent businessperson but also an ent colleague and friend and human being. Nthato “Live your life in such a way that your epitaph reads ‘no regrets’ . But. details on training and education. helpful study hints. we have a nation that can only succeed. grow and prosper. to lead an ent life it is necessary to do more than just perform academically.to do that you need education. life skills development and more. we will be publishing reviews on the latest music and trends and give you a chance to win some great prizes. what characteristics are needed to become a successful businessman or woman. ‘I don’t know’. South Africa will never be able to grow our economy and increase the living standards for all. we are sure you will achieve ent results! Educating the editorial team Tersia “True education opens both doors and minds.be safe not sorry Sian “Don’t ever be afraid to ask why .” Miranda “It is quite clear that education is the knowledge of putting one’s potential to maximum use.. What’s more. With a commitment to lifelong learning. you stop learning and thinking for yourself.” Design and layout JHDesign The FIRST choice 01 . When you stop asking why things happen.” contents 02 Gcobani Bobo on the ball 04 Acing that interview 06 How to cope with exam stress 09 Get dressed for success 12 HIV/Aids . we have an advice column and you are welcome to write to us with any problems you might have and we will ask our experts to give you some ent advice. Enrich your mind..” 20 10 ways to. Each one of us has a role to play to make this earth a better place and we hope that will inspire you to do just that.” Editor-in-chief Tersia Booyzen contact details Integritas 7 Zulberg Close Bruma Lake. good luck to everyone writing exams.Editor’s note Sawubona reader! stands for excel and that is what we want you to do with your life.” Sian Singh Editorial team Miranda Lusiba Vuyo Piti Nthato Selebi Liz Zambonini Natalie Zimmelman Editor-in-Chief Natalie “Without the skills to compete.za Copy Editor Liz “A good education is the best platform for any career path.co. You are holding this magazine in your hands because the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and its Thuthuka development and transformation project believes you have got what it takes to make a great success of your life. Finally. And because life is not just about serious issues but also about having fun.
he does plan on studying towards a marketing degree. Gcobani’s advice to anyone who wants to achieve their goals is to live life to the fullest without accumulating any regrets. Gcobani captained his team in the SA schools tournament. and then played for the SA Sevens. But the time off was a blessing in disguise. From then it’s been a smooth climb to the top. He worked as a trainee at world renowned advertising agency Hunt Lascaris in Cape Town. in Cape Town. In 2002 he was injured and out of the game for nine months. rugby was never my thing but it was a big thing then. and was made captain of his own high school’s rugby team. and they won! After this break. In 1997 Gcobani captained the SA under-19 team. His unofﬁcial rugby career began when he was just 12. But Gcobani warns that reaching his goal has not been easy – “there is lots of pressure and hard work involved”.Gcobani Bobo. Whatever you see in front of you are thoughts manifested into actions. especially at Dale College. “I used to play soccer. this time helped me to rejuvenate. while Gcobani still has a long game ahead of him. But his most rewarding milestone was when he made his way onto the Lions team. I still believed there was hope for me to go back to playing rugby. was born in the small town of King Williamstown in the Eastern Cape. make sure that you do not procrastinate and really go for what you believe in. I stayed strong and took everything in my stride. the strapping 24-year-old SA Rugby Team centre. When he ﬁnally made it back out onto the ﬁeld. he was chosen to play for the national team. he was injured again and had to endure another nine months of painful recuperation. but rugby was not his ﬁrst love. Playing for the South African Rugby team (also known as the Springboks or Amabhokobhoko) has been an honour and a dream come true for him. playing in the Vodacom Currie Cup Super 12 for the Cats in 2002 and joining the SA Rugby Team in 2003. before concentrating again on his rugby career. when he captained the under17 SA team against France. so I found myself being pressurised into it. One of his highlights since joining the national team was having his father watch him play in his second match in the Eastern Cape. played in the Border Schools matches. yet it still overwhelms him to know that he touches the lives of so many people just by playing rugby.” As far as his future goes. Gcobani went through his early high school years at Dale Boys College in his home town but matriculated at Rhondebosch Boys. “Making wise decisions today has a good impact on your future. You need to believe in yourself.” Credit: Duif du Toit\Touchline Photo His deﬁning moment on the path to playing professional rugby came in 1995. His interest in marketing sparks from the challenge of having to change people’s perceptions and sell an idea or a product. 03 . Instead of giving up and thinking this was the end of it. “Because the game can be so emotionally draining. and that from the 43 million people in South Africa.” If you want to win a shirt signed by Gcobani turn to page 19. Gcobani Bobo on the ball 02 The multi-talented Gcobani then took a break for a year after matric.
preceded. words. its proﬁt history. no matter how much you may be paid. with your chin up and your back straight. These achievements show the interviewer that you are determined and ambitious. Listen attentively to the questions to make sure that you know the nature of the information required. this section of the CV will be omitted if you have no relevant experience. The interview Having clinched the interview. you’ve arrived at ﬁrst base. Don’t you? English Zulu Xhosa Education Proﬁle Brieﬂy describe your academic record. If that isn’t possible. that ﬁrst interview is almost as nerve shattering as that ﬁrst matric exam.sit at the front of your chair. you need to impress the hell out of the person with whom you’ve been granted an appointment! Dress for success Dress at least as smartly as you would expect the person you are about to see is dressed. Speak clearly. You do. rather show the interviewer that you understand what you have researched. see our make-over on page 9. Achievements These could range from having represented your school in a particular sport. by Mr or Ms. There are many ways in which a CV can be compiled but you cannot go too far wrong by sticking to the following guidelines: Your name Your contact details – telephone number. to having been given an award for the most improved learner at your school. Obviously. giving additional detail on achievements and skills relevant to the position for which you are applying. You simply cannot give your best if you are unhappy in your job. since the activities in which you engage can suggest to your potential employer the type of person you are and where your interests lie in relation to the job for which you are applying. want that job or bursary. their address and your dates of employment. supply the name of the employer for 04 . For some tips on how to dress up or down on a limited budget. study all you can about the company you are about to see – the kind of business it is. if it is a bank. nor too soft. the CV will be vital in opening the right door. you have gained. In most instances your CV will precede you. community or charitable work. Most importantly. etc – or if the interview is for a bursary.acing interview Whether it’s for a bursary. the number one rule is to show enthusiasm. which should be mentioned as it will probably impress the interviewer. but also suits your personality. If you don’t have access to the Internet then ask the company if you can have a copy of their company proﬁle or annual report or ﬁnd people working in the industry to answer your questions. that But don’t lie just to impress the prospective employer– it is important that you are placed in a job that you are not only qualiﬁed to do. learn about the interest rate environment and the current state of the economy. To get to second base. It shows you are conﬁdent but respectful towards him or her. For example: Written Good Good Excellent Spoken Excellent Fair Fair which you previously worked. that is relevant to the job for which you are applying. it must be neatly laid out and follow a logical pattern. and will show that even if you do not have relevant work experience. not too fast and not too slow. Relevant Experience Brieﬂy describe the experience. it should be brief. don’t thrust it down the interviewer’s throat. and will therefore make a success of whatever you take on. if any. Above all. don’t just repeat the information you may have read. for instance. For example. Your voice should not be too loud. At the same time. even if it was a part-time job. the Internet is a great source of information. Therefore. Work Experience This applies to non-relevant work experience. It could make or break your career. Here. you have at least been exposed to the working world. a job or a training contract. Interests. get to grips with the nature of the industry you are studying in. and don’t be afraid to ask the interviewer to repeat the question or explain it in another way if you do not understand what they have said. ask a friend or acquaintance working in the industry in question. the products it sells. He or she will most likely get around to asking you the questions relating to what you have been studying. Only send it off when you are 100% happy that it is the best document for opening the door that you hope to walk through. If in doubt. Question time Having digested all this information. its size. Don’t be shy about mentioning those achievements. don’t overdo it – you don’t want to be seen as a suck-up. Before the interview. Don’t be backward about using the name of the interviewer. Those of you who’ve been there know just how scary it can be. then ask for their advice. after all. Hobbies It is important to mention these. In other words. but at the same time keep the descriptions brief. or if you have applied through a recruitment agency or an organisation overseeing the bursaries. Check and re-check what the CV contains. email address Your postal address ID number State if you have a driver’s licence & a car Languages Include all the languages you know as well as how well you know them. So check out the websites of the company you will be seeing and of the sector of the economy in which it operates. call the company directly and ask them what their dress code is. So take great care. of course. Don’t slouch . but not so brief that it leaves out certain important details. Research the company The next golden rule to be borne in mind is preparation. You’ll make a better impression by being able to answer the questions coming your way than if you answered the questions before they are asked. It could refer to. And speak in your own The CV Topping your priority list is a CV or curriculum vitae (the Americans call it a resumé). Thankfully. Those who haven’t been there should be nervous enough to prepare thoroughly for that interview. which is essentially a summary of what your prospective employer would want to know about you at a glance.
During certain periods like the ﬁrst few weeks and close to exams – especially swot week – most people experience abnormal amounts of stress. Even his mother hadn’t realised that her son was under so much stress. or imposed by family and friends. Have you ever said to yourself. sounds. Self-doubt and fear – the voices in our heads telling us “you’ll never succeed. For example you are on a beach. Now every time one of those unwanted thoughts occurs. but to rather focus on the positive. The stress of dealing with the one fail was so much for him that he felt he had no other option but to take his own life – though this is never a solution. or happens often enough. feel the sand under your feet. “Today I won’t think about…?” And the ﬁrst thing you thought about was? I’ll guess an obsessive thought or unwanted behaviour. Take a minute to try this technique: Picture a scene that brings up wonderful. emotional or mental demand placed on it by oneself or others. A brilliant learner. you can smell the sea. How to manage stress One sure way to manage stress is by stopping unwanted or obsessive thoughts. This is frequently because of high expectations they have of howto cope wITH exam stress themselves. with a positive thought that makes you feel good. Not only a whiz at chess. when everyone expects an A+ from you can easily become stressful. what it looks. Psychologists say stress levels during exams are generally high because learners and students are often unable to cope with personal issues. like John more so than others. Then substitute this thought with your positive scene. What causes stress? Anything can be a stressor if it lasts long enough. Stress management guru Simma reckons the technique called thought-stopping is a sure bet. To help you cope with the pressures of exams. and hear the sound of the waves beating against the shore. More often than not. to break your train of thought. so what you imagine does not have to be a true experience. here are some pointers you might want to take in. and falling in love. bringing home straight A’s. Getting an A for math. to the excitement of playing a lively game of diski (soccer). John for example. No one saw it coming. felt so out of place in her campus that when the What is stress? Parents always arguing? Worried about relationships at school? Got an exam coming up? Stress is the body’s general response to any intense physical. so why try” – interfere with our ability to achieve or set goals. who were all so used to their ‘star learner’ annual ball came up. comfortable feelings that make you feel good about yourself. some. replacing the negative thought that stresses you out. she decided not to go. This can range from earning a poor mark in a test or exam. The key is not letting those negative thoughts and people inﬂuence you. Now imagine this scene clearly. we listen to those voices and decide to give up before we have even started – a stressful situation indeed. he was also a talented bowler for his school’s cricket team – as a result he was both popular and well-admired by fellow learners and educators. like because she listened to those silly voices in her head. Now Cindy will never know what that night of glitz and glamour would have been 07 . a ﬁrst-year student. never ﬁgured he could fail. smells and feels like. neither did his educators and parents. Trying to control things and events that you have no control over can also be stressful. John was devastated by his ﬁrst academic failure. who were all shocked when they learnt of his suicide. yell “stop!” either in your mind or out loud. because she concluded that she wouldn’t ﬁt in. Cindy. Remember to concentrate on what makes you feel good.A gifted grade 12 learner in Durban took his own life recently after learning that he had failed one of his subjects in the June exam.
that a suit does not have to boring. Try it again. Wild hairdo’s. Financial Management. study later during the day but remember to go to bed at a reasonable hour to get enough sleep. and especially if you’re feeling stressed out. presenting in front of a big crowd. And whether you are at school or university. Study in short bursts. Make notes of important points when revising. HIV/Aids. Short bursts of focused revision are often more beneﬁcial than hours of staring at the same page. Try adding headings and subheadings. they might get nervous too. Why: I always loved accounting at school and I had this wonderful teacher who is an inspiration to me. and what you wear to your job interview can have a real impact on its outcome. especially if you don’t like the subject or ﬁnd it difﬁcult. we know that when you are a learner or student. educators or lecturers.Some symptoms of stress: Headaches Tight neck and shoulders Back pain Constant worrying Insomnia (inability to fall asleep) Sleeping too much Crying easily Cold hands and feet Loss of appetite Feeling like a victim Weight gain Overeating Stomach problems like indigestion and ulcers Negative thoughts and obsessive thinking Anger Trouble remembering Depression Loss of energy Excessive sadness/ over-emotional Some more common ways to help you manage exam stress Try to plan your revision time by drawing up a timetable. not late at night when you can’t concentrate or you feel too sleepy. abuse. it would always be better to be more classical and stick to a classic suit and shirt or blouse. or going to play football in the park. Being too tired will slow your revision and not help your exam chances. If you really cannot concentrate it may be because you are tired or hungry or just bored. Try answering questions from past exam papers or explaining tricky answers to someone else to make sure you have made sense of it. Don’t leave your revision to the last minute – cramming will only make you more stressed out. loud or revealing tops and loads of make-up and bling-bling will not ﬁt in! Classical is always a safe choice. Now I’m enjoying it. poverty. violence. and life skills. FAMSA is available on: National: 011 975 7106 Cape Town: 021 447 7951 08 Durban: 031 202 8987 BEFORE *See ent stuff on page 19 if you want to be our next make-over and cover girl or guy. so you can wear your suit for many years to come. and is now an accountant herself. She actually went back to school. Try rehearsing different ways of behaving – act it out loud with a friend. Free State Studying: B. For counseling and guidance to help you cope with stressful situations like family relationships. Always ask for help if there are things you don’t understand. so you would feel more in control and how other people might behave if you acted differently. there are several help lines designed to help you with these worries. that it can be phly! Our model* Name: Emmah Dibuseng Tsotetsi Age: 25 From: Warden. Think carefully about what revision routine best suits you. Business Management. What’s more. etc) and how you behave. but not everyone is right ﬁrst time. DressfoRsuccess 4 So … you have to go for an interview…. If you seem nervous. going to a party. others study better later in the day. Part of what your interviewer will be looking for is if you are a ‘good ﬁt’ for the company. if you smile. trauma. You might get it wrong when you try it for real. key words or charts – whatever works for you. Commercial Law and Statistics. If stress really gets on top of you. there is no getting away from the fact that revising can be stressful. rather than long sessions. for example. Here are some more tips on how to handle stress at this time: Make a realistic revision timetable and stick to it. they will probably smile back. Comm Accounting. If you are a morning person do most of your studying before lunch. Finally. or use highlighting pens and revision cards.don’t panic! With a few helpful tips we’ll have you looking and feeling like the CEO! First impressions last. next time. never forget that there is life after revision and exams. Start planning it well before the exams begin. RAU Year of study: 2nd year Courses/subjects: Accounting. However. Now. we will show you that it’s worth the investment. short skirts. If you’re a night person. Build in time for the things you enjoy – like watching your favourite TV programme. Your dream: To become a Chartered Accountant. it does not go out of fashion easily. Think of your stress as a kind of puzzle. going out with your friends. Work out the best time for you to revise – some people are more alert in the morning. Make summary notes of your books. notes and essays to make them more user-friendly. you would not want to spend it on a boring suit. and work out what situations make you feel stressed (exams. And we know that if you did have money for clothes. If that’s no good. Take a short break and come back to it 10 minutes later. very low hipsters. Think of different ways you could behave in that situation. Never leave revision to the last minute. If you are applying to work in a professional business environment. Give yourself a few treats – pamper yourself with a long hot bath. 09 East London: 043 743 8277 . Her views on campus life: When you come from a semirural area. moving to a big city takes a lot of adjustment. the chances are there is very little cash left after last weekend’s party to spend on a work wardrobe. talk to your parents. or listen to your favourite CD for an hour after you have ﬁnished your revision. writing mid-term or ﬁnal exams.
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As a woman at increased risk. Parents have Aids or are at high risk . be pe th ear d p ite . but simply put. ear infections (opportunistic illnesses) Stage 3 . I have to delay any plans to fall pregnant. pneumonia or TB. the better equipped 12 13 . A pregnant woman infected with the Aids virus has a 30% to 50% chance of passing the virus on to her unborn child. dentist. IV fe H Du n0 ts or ry be be sa fe ry or ts n0 The Four Stages of HIV and Aids: Stage 1 . According to the US Department of Health and Human Services. it is known as a syndrome. Partner has Aids or is at high risk. you cannot get the disease from each other. but at varsity life was different. or sperm (this last part is very easy as I am a woman). but if I did. And if you and your partner maintain a monogamous sexual relationship. B s t n to ut t hat do he th e So what’s the difference between HIV and Aids? HIV is the Human Immunodeﬁciency Virus. plasma. and I should also enrol in a treatment programme. As people in this stage can get many illnesses. Now it seems I may very well have paved the path to my own destruction by putting myself in a high risk category. doctors look at a speciﬁc T-cell count to ﬁgure out if a person is HIV positive or has progressed to having full blown Aids and needs to take antiretroviral drugs (see table). HIV Aids sa I will be to handle the results. I can’t share toothbrushes. Are or have been sexually promiscuous. ac a – lik B k tr be e ut wa ic th th rd ex sa er at s am fe e a no wa did nd s I ts ex s no I k kne or pl a ne w od ba t s w ry e llo top I all ﬁr I h in on t w m st a m a he ou y d y do I wa driv th st bou sic ld in s s er at om t k g ’s sa so ick te m ac to m to st e h. It works by attacking T-cells that make up the immune system in the body.Who’s at risk? I have had one partner in the last two years and before that one partner for ﬁve years. I ed if ce cli I k am t lo ck I r po ng in te tai nic no go o ta te int for thre st n n ti tha w I ing ke st is a e eg m t wi t th an I po m at es the ll o h e s d ha sit on ive on te pro av ca to ve iv th I c s b e ri kn m e r s t wi ert ts a abl an est ow ad esu im ll h ain re y b m e th lt t e as ave da on e ys e o y ly ta de sho it ta to g s an tu cis w ke o d s. ne y s t life dec ev th es – id ba en at e t. Tw th t en op ere ch re an o he v . Stage 4 .This is when a person develops Aids and is infected by diseases that only a person with a very weak immune system can get. making it deﬁcient. tonsillitis. There is also no risk of getting Aids by giving blood as new equipment is used for each donor.A person is HIV postive but has no symptoms except perhaps swelling of the lymph glands Stage 2 . If I’m positive. my sexual partner. razors.A person develops minor illnesses. you are at great risk if you: Have shared needles when injecting drugs. Aids is Acquired Immunodeﬁciency Syndrome. or any other items that could become contaminated with blood. le a to wa and ent rtic T be s n th ion le te oda o e . which ﬁght viruses. Abstain from sex or at the least use a condom. if I am infected. so if the T-cells are destroyed. ri /A wo ng fe id el p rk my in as b m s g s. T-cells produce antibodies. and neither of you are infected. but I need to talk to someone who knows about this – the more informed I am. there are several steps I have to take until I learn my status to avoid spreading the disease: Seek counselling and a medical evaluation from professionals. I can’t use illegal intravenous drugs (which is easy as I don’t take drugs). I can’t donate blood. Inform anyone I may have exposed to the Aids virus through sex or drug use that I might have infected them and encourage them to get tested too. Have haemophilia and have received clotting factor products. body organs. the human body can’t protect itself against diseases because there are too few antibodies to ﬁght them. Are/were a prostitute or have used their services. such as skin problems.A person may have lost 10% body weight and may have a temperature for a month. What to do if you think you are at risk or if you are HIV positive: Although I have already decided to get tested. io . I need to tell my doctor. I r don s e as a in ng I ut h a en en eal e a duc ske my sit an ing o m r o I h cou ised ll th ati d t sto he d st uc f di up h ad ra th e on o ma re d n’t ge at res an wr ch wi id fa il. and eye doctor that I’m infected so they can take precautions to protect themselves. Taking the Aids antibody test will enable me to know my status and protect myself or. Have symptoms of Aids or Aids related illnesses. bacteria and diseases that enter the body. pr w ﬁ H st y I o. et m – fe A so hin y I k eli sa nd th g s sto ne ng we me now at tu m w w I d pi ach ho he on ek sic t id d o w w n I H H s a k f his do r f ith to to dr avin IV/ go eeli mo so aili th dri ok co aft g Aid I w ng rni m ng e ve my et . I should not share needles or syringes.a rs ac y I t to IV/ in m hav tiv Ai y e do ld b d e. HIV is a virus that affects the immune system of humans. When doing a blood test. I continued to be sexually promiscuous – I just didn’t care how many sexual partners I had. other body tissues. We’ve all read or heard that a million times. The good news is that Aids does not spread through casual social contact – not by sharing meals or equipment or by handshakes or hugs with an infected person so there is no reason to avoid ordinary social contact with a person infected by HIV. ﬂu. s fe b wh uld . For some reason I embarked on this self destructive path and although I knew I was putting myself at risk to HIV/ Aids and in other ways too.
if you have ‘homies’ at school. drama. or oral sex. Q I’m an 18 year old Matric student. check out what Orientation activities are taking place – which ones will be useful and give you information A. religious. It sometimes helps to talk to someone who is not close to you. but your partner has a right to know if they have also been infected. How to prevent getting HIV/Aids: I know I put myself at risk to HIV/ Aids and I have no one but myself to blame. or maybe I will be lucky – because that is all that distinguishes those high risk people who have HIV/ Aids from those who don’t. but your friends and family do know you best. ﬁnding out you’re HIV positive is life changing. rape victims or pregnant women need anti-retroviral medication. blood-borne disease that spreads from one person to another in the following ways: By sexual intercourse .co. You must also talk to your sexual partner(s). First of all. Latex condoms with a nonoxynol-9 (non-OX-in-all-nine) spermicide are recommended. Kengray. allow yourself to dream so that your dreams can give you strength and determination. anal. So now I can ask – how about you? Do you know your status? Are you proactive and are you ready to commit yourself to protecting yourself and those you love? Or will you ignore the warning signs as I did. This will prevent you from picking up other viruses. This is called a window period. If luck is on my side today. and regret it when it may be too late to change anything? avoid problems before they even arise. then I will commit myself to the following rules to avoid being infected: I will never inject drugs. you sound as if you have a really good sense of who you are and where you want to go. but down to real life practical stuff. Don’t go home and do nothing – remember life goes on.za/.just ask.aidsinfo. Join a student club or organisation – whatever does it for you: sport. Healthy living – there’s no risk in sharing the same house. Get an idea of what you are going to be up against so that you can about student life. although this risk has been sharply reduced by screening blood and blood donors and by new ways to process blood used to treat disorders such as haemophilia. he or she will have to be re-tested as it takes about three months for a positive result to show. Go back to the counsellor and ask for advice and help. just remember that any JUst ASK If you have a question about life. Maybe the test will be positive.za and put . you are going to be far better prepared for some of the struggles you might come across. If you are HIV positive. and using condoms can prevent the disease from being passed on to your partner. is to prepare yourself.za or call the Aids Helpline on 14 0800 012 322 15 . By an infected woman to her baby during pregnancy. bathroom or eating utensils. I will always use condoms. The only true “safe sex” is within a mutually monogamous relationship of two uninfected partners. luck. changes we experience in life can be very scary and stressful – and you’re about to experience some major changes. I will not have sex with multiple partners. Otherwise. Last but not least. one of the biggest challenges that a new student faces is loneliness and confusion. Get to know your way around the campus as soon as possible – again. urban area. According to TAC. Heita Tshepang. PO Box 59875.the virus can be spread through vaginal. make sure that the guys are the kind of guys that you trust and would kinda be your role models). The problem is that I live in a small village near Groblersdal and I am already anxious about how I will cope with leaving this small place to move to somewhere like Jozi. http://www. I’ve applied to a whole lot of tertiary institutions to study next year. The more you know. but not in the same way the common cold is contagious.org. opportunistic illnesses are treatable. Do you know any ‘homies’ who are studying at the school that you are going to go to? Ask them for the low down when they are back in the vacation (of course. but it is not the end of your life . Self-conﬁdence and self-belief are two of the most important tools to get you through rough times – keep that goal of a qualiﬁcation and career in mind all the time. Being sick – allow your friends and family to help you if you are sick and do not be afraid of being discriminated against – it is not about what other people think. They will also be able to answer many of your questions and help you through the emotions you may be feeling. One of the best ways that you can get ready for moving to a school in a different. motivated guy who is determined to make the most of your opportunities. you sound like a really together. Make sure you eat healthy food. I’ve been promised a bursary and I’m sure that my marks will be good enough to get entrance to at least some of the schools.you can still live a normal life: Take control of the situation – like any obstacle or problem you face in life. but you will also have a regular stress management tool. By sharing contaminated needles to inject drugs. Encourage your partner/s to get tested – if your partner tests negative. but how well you take care of yourself.just ask in the subject ﬁeld. It is a sexually transmitted. Treatment – only people in stage 4 Aids. I can’t really talk to my friends coz they say I’m crazy – that they would do anything to get out of this place and all they are worrying about is trying to pass their exams. By transfusion of contaminated blood or blood components. Good luck – and don’t forget to focus on your studying for those ﬁnal exams!! Join a support group – by joining a support group you get to meet other people who had your own fears and experiences and have managed to deal with them. decide on positive things to do for the rest of the day. Tshepang Transmission: HIV is contagious. 2100 or email @saica. and ask questions about anything you don’t understand or are unsure of. To start with. For further information visit www. delivery and breast feeding.Living with HIV: So what are my options if I’m HIV positive? The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) does extensive counselling on how to cope with living with HIV or Aids. exercise regularly and do not drink alcohol or smoke. but if you were in a state of shock you may not have been concentrating. if the problem raises its ugly head it’s usually quite easy to deal with. Often. which ones are just an excuse for a bash? 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The impact of Chartered Accountants is pervasive in the entire economy as they measure the ﬁnancial performance of companies and organisations in the private and public sector. Wits rsity = Unive e = Degrm end ajoring a B. ra s of e 17 nd hr erm Co-fou erdex. rea and p ban ism mystic = Drives e Food = it on = Favour stinati ay de e holid it Favour s= Hobbie Why CA(SA) as a career choice? It is important for the economy. Vuyo was part of the task team to advise the minister of trade and industry on BEE legislation and on guidelines to help companies implement BEE sustainability. Com unting in acco What does BEE mean for current learners and students? BEE makes it possible for current learners and students to have equal access to opportunities within our economic system. little would have changed. with client companies clamouring for guidance. mpow ices SA co powerment E v and adEconomic Em overy n. because once the BEE objectives are achieved then it will no longer be needed. as this facilitates wider market access for BEE companies. “Growing up in Soweto. He reckons that without the present pressure on ﬁrms to comply with BEE goals. can’t make sound economic decisions. Another valuable part of BEE is afﬁrmative procurement. such as the liquor industry and ICT. I saw that without accounting you can’t measure performance and. my youthful fantasies were about being a movie producer and director. who was a merchant banker. showed me that money was critical not only in movies but in everything. p Gretw u eo Sow = School arist ’s M id St Dav rs. For Vuyo. i ees = rs ArtwctlrhouseCoope a Price r of tes Job = er and partnesearches.“ Vuyo still lectures part-time in Financial Accounting at Wits and is heavily involved in bringing new black accountants into the profession. The ultimate aim of BEE is to facilitate the integration of black people into the mainstream economy in a sustainable manner. but appeals for consistency and uniformity. . Inanda.b! bom is da ack yo J Vu Vuyo NAME = ion = CA(SA) at Design 8 Age = 2 = Dube. my e Black er Disc getaria ic nd Rov La cto-ve h Basmati R As a la ov wit India trogan oom S a Mushr is ings in e dish s and s t. This means that BEE will not be there forever. whicmpanies in t (BEE). avourit f r pianis antum mateu qu ssical a topics like d cla azz an terature on J li oteric ding es sychology d. especially Chartered Accountants. He is happy with most of the charters. Com m (Hons) m B. are a critical part of the foundation of the country’s economy as they bring integrity to the entire economic process. the company he founded three years ago with partner Chia-Chao Wu. The bigger objective. we might represent an incorrect picture of how our economy is doing and thus make the wrong economic decisions. It also brings numerous opportunities to be involved in the mainstream economy and there are greater advancement opportunities due to the shortage of skills. Ownership is very important but other elements will drive broad-based BEE in a manner that will beneﬁt a wider base of beneﬁciaries. not soccer.not just a business of crunching numbers – and waxes quite passionate: “Accounting is the language of business and we are the custodians of that language. not anything…” ts = Subjeec grade)B high r B A C C D Vuyo really enjoys teaching and foresees a return to academe after Empowerdex has been brought to complete fruition. Other activities take up this restless man’s time . A friend. “I don’t think there can be a charter covering every industry. That said accountants. Vuyo is working on his Masters thesis on the nature and extent of BEE disclosures of JSE-listed companies. empowerment is crucial in eliminating the present dual economy in South Africa.” His other criticism is that most people involved are “ﬁxated on ownership. both pondering innovative ways in which they could contribute to economic development in Africa.he is a member of SAICA’s Continuing Professional Development Committee and a chairman of a non-proﬁt organisation called Children of Fire that focuses on taking care of burnt children and running ﬁre prevention courses in squatter camps.” Vuyo and Chia-Chao were colleagues lecturing at Wits University. has become the nation’s leading rating and research agency on the question of black economic empowerment. However BEE brings with it a heavy responsibility of ensuring that these opportunities are well utilised and that they can be used to beneﬁt a broader base of beneﬁciaries. I would like to see more emphasis on enterprise development – bigger companies helping small black companies to create sustainable operational and ﬁnancial capacity increases. as a country. which have been published thus far. Some. not banking. Empowerdex. advice and monitoring ever since the company opened its doors. Brothe esburg Johann (All Maths English Historyy Biolog e Scienc ans Afrika Jack Vuyo Jack is a CA(SA) who makes it his business to keep the score on black economic empowerment. play physics. nothing would function properly. is to help black people to take charge of their own thinking and their life’s objectives – and education is the key. The rigorous chartered accountancy training equips you with evaluation skills and a mindset that stresses substance before form – and that is the way we like to approach empowerment. are too specialised. he says. He likes to make accounting “sexy” . If we did not measure it correctly. I like to tell my students that without accountants.
This young Grammy Awardwinning artist has done it again! Infused with deep soul. Loyiso this year released his aptly titled new album – Ampliﬁed. Offering soulful R&B tracks like no other in the country.za or by snail mail to . Another hot track to watch out for is I Wanna Thank Ya. Justin Timberlake and the like. Angie presents wiser tracks like the sassy sister anthems That Kind Of Love and Stay For A While. 2100. If you want to be one of the lucky winners send your name. Unfortunately due to logistical reasons we have to limit this to learners and students who live in the Jozi area. to TKZee and now R&B. clothes size and a recent photograph and you could be our next make-over and cover star. telephone number and address as well as the name of the CD you want to ent give-aways at the addresses below. The Diary of Alicia Keys – Alicia Keys (BMG) ent give-aways and competitions CDs We are giving away ﬁve copies each of Loyiso’s Ampliﬁed and Ushers’ Confessions. his most popular single on the album is currently sitting at number one on local airwaves. Alicia Keys’ new offering kicks off with some of her liveliest music to-date without losing any of the traditional R&B. Confessions is tight – ﬁlled with elements of R&B. Usher’s new album proves that this guy is at the top of his game. Burn.co. Angel. her third album. Alicia can look to a long and promising career. age. proof that this local icon is no one-hit wonder. The closing date for all the above is 30 November 2004. Just listening to Ampliﬁed makes one truly proud to be South African. this neo-soul diva delivers the infectious brand of music she is so well known for. Confessions. Cleary mark on your envelope or in the subject ﬁeld of your email what you are entering for. but this dude with the vocal cords to match his perfect abs has done it. Kengray. Signed Bobo rugby shirt One signed Gcobani Bobo rugby shirt is up for grabs. Become our next cover girl or guy If you’ve got what it takes to appear on the cover we would like to hear from you. As if recognising the need to shake things up a bit. beating international counterparts. Very rarely will you ﬁnd musicians who are able to surpass their previous works with ease. PO Box 59875. Angie Stone never leaves an emotional stone unturned. Don’t believe me? Then try listening to the tracks Yeah. Send us your name. On Stone Love. hip-hop. The Diary of Alicia Keys feeds on all this gifted artist’s talents. 19 . Loyiso is right up there with Usher. pop and hip-hop that catapulted her to stardom. Drawing inspiration from the past. which is already at the top of local and international charts. jazz and some Prince funk. By far one of the best CDs to come out in 2004. it’s no wonder this guy has been hailed as the best in the country. and my favourite.ent stuff Confessions – Usher (BMG) Ampliﬁed – Loyiso (Sony) Stone Love – Angie Stone (BMG) Now this boy here knows how to keep it real. and then come back and tell me you don’t think he is off the hook! From the Drakensberg Boys Choir. telephone number and postal address. Truth Hurts. Well done Loyiso! Whether belting out lyrics on love or heartbreak. tell us why you think you deserve it and it could be yours! Send entries via email to @saica. Remember to include your name. Picking up where Mahogany Soul (her last album) left off.
4. Try not to eat after 7 ‘o clock at night to give your body enough time to digest your food – indigestion gives you heartburn and bad dreams. 8. 4. Get to Durban or Cape Town for the beach action festivals – there are loads of stuff to watch for free. 9.. …be a good friend 1.. …stay healthy 1. 7. gather your good friends and make some popcorn. 20 8. 3. Visit a friend or long lost cousin. Try to go to a place you will both like so if it doesn’t work out at least you can still have fun. Go away for a while – you don’t have to be a millionaire to go on holiday. Moisturise your skin and use a sun block so you don’t get burnt in the sun. Eat green vegetables with lunch and supper if you can. 4. 7. 2. Get a part time job so you can pay your own way. 2. Get some videos or DVDs (you can hire a video machine or DVD player if you don’t have one). Don’t be late! 3. snack. 5. 10. 5. chess.stay away from ﬁzzy drinks and concentrated/ mixed juices. Get your friend to talk about problems instead of bottling them up. Don’t throw yourself at your date – a ﬁrst date could just turn into a one night stand. 8. 4. etc. Ask them questions about themselves – it shows you are interested in them. but don’t nag! 3. Try to get at least eight hours of sleep every night. Be positive throughout the date – maybe you found the love of your life or just another friend. Take Vitamin C tablets to boost your immune system and stop you from getting a cold or the ﬂu. 2. 9. . Go camping or on a picnic with your friends – there’s nothing like being outdoors. lunch. 8. Dress up for your date so they know they’re important to you. 10. 7. 9. Don’t judge your friend by the things he/she does – we ALL make mistakes. Don’t go to a movie – sitting in the dark not talking is not a good way to get to know someone. Go for a run at dawn – it’s a great way to exercise and watching the sun rise is a bonus.10 WAYS TO. and have at least one fruit snack. 10. Don’t only talk about yourself – ask your friend how she/he is. Give advice only if he/she asks for it or if you think he/she really needs some help. Be yourself – this way your date gets to know the real you. Listen to your friend and understand him/her. snack. …spend the summer 1. 2. 6. Drink between one and two litres of water a day . Be supportive of your friend’s decisions. 5. 7. 9. 10. And when you are down – talk to your friend about what’s bothering you. Don’t lie about yourself – you will get caught out! 6. Break up your food into ﬁve meals a day: breakfast. Wash your face twice a day to keep your pores clear and prevent acne. supper. Try to eat starchy food during the day when your body needs the extra energy to keep you going. 3. When your friend is sad. Read at least one book to keep your mind active. Don’t spend all your time with one friend – allow yourselves time apart. 5. Exercise in the morning – it gives you lots of energy for the rest of the day. Organise a sport or social club with your friends in the neighbourhood – whether it’s cricket or soccer. 6. Don’t TELL your friend what to do – that’s what parents are for! 6. Swim – it’s relaxing and keeps you cool at the same time. Help your parents with your siblings or household chores – they also need a break and you could be rewarded. do something fun to lift their mood. Go somewhere casual so there’s no pressure. …have a great ﬁrst date 1.
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