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  • Podcast Episode #5: Chantel Maina

    Podcast Episode #5: Chantel Maina

    Welcome back to our loyal listeners ! This month we are joined by Chantel Maina. A distinguished and accomplished UCT student. She completed Matric with 7 distinctions from Kingsmead College in 2018. She is months away from graduating with an Actuarial Science degree, all while running her own high school tutoring company called, Whiztutors.  We…

  • Podcast #4: Daniel J. Martin

    Podcast #4: Daniel J. Martin

    Welcome to the first episode of the Bellwether Podcast in the year 2022. We had the honour of speaking to a man of many titles and talents, Mr. Daniel J Martin. During his university career he started 2 successful businesses. He sold the one and the second, Delega, specialises in growing small to medium-sized businesses…

  • Gate-keeping the Noble Profession: The Unjustifiable Obstacles to Practicing Law in South Africa as a foreigner

    Gate-keeping the Noble Profession: The Unjustifiable Obstacles to Practicing Law in South Africa as a foreigner

    Becoming a lawyer is no easy task. The path is riddled with land mines at every turn.Whether it be getting a law degree, finding articles of clerkship, writing board exams orbuilding a portfolio as an attorney/advocate, there are many challenges that one faces whenembarking on this journey. There is however no greater obstacle to entry…

  • Black Dragon: The Legend of Vusi Tembekwayo

    Black Dragon: The Legend of Vusi Tembekwayo

    How do you hatch a dragon egg? Yes, a dragon egg. As in the mythical, monstrous lizard-like creatures that are often winged, breathe fire and have been the subject of everything from children’s nightmares to scientific study from ancient China to Europe for as long as stories have been told. Well, the answer to that…

  • #Support Local: Panache Design and Architects

    #Support Local: Panache Design and Architects

    Luxurious mansions, private beach condos and tiny mobile homes all have one thing in common: They were all just a drawing on a piece of paper at some point. Thereafter, brick by brick, they were built and brought to life: The manifestation of imagination. They also point to another reality, which is that everyone desires…

  • Podcast #3: Trauma and posttraumatic growth in the lives of sex trafficking victims with Dr Heather Evans

    Podcast #3: Trauma and posttraumatic growth in the lives of sex trafficking victims with Dr Heather Evans

    Dr. Heather Evans is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Director of Evans Counseling Services LLC, a private group counseling practice in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. She has over 20 years of clinical experience, with a specialization in women’s issues, particularly sexual trauma, sex trafficking, and aftercare of its victims. Heather received a Doctor of Clinical Social Work…

  • Podcast #2: Breaking into the entrepreneurship sphere with Ibahim and Rinae

    Podcast #2: Breaking into the entrepreneurship sphere with Ibahim and Rinae

    Join us for our second episode with student entrepreneurs Rinae and Ibrahim, the co-founders of  RINAIBRA. RINAIBRA is a maintenance communication system with a focus on students and the residence maintenance administrator. Founded in 2020 by Riane and Ibrahim, they offer tracking of residence maintenance issues on the platform and a convenient communication system between…

  • Women in leadership: Karen Nelson

    Women in leadership: Karen Nelson

    A person’s success is often measured by how much money they have made, their net worth, real estate portfolio and any other such material possessions that they have amassed over the years. Maybe that is too materialistic a view of success to be palatable for some of you. Some prefer to measure success by the…

  • Women in Leadership: Dr Heather Evans

    Women in Leadership: Dr Heather Evans

    Listening to Trafficking Survivors: Lessons Learned on the Journey Dr. Heather Evans, LCSW An excerpt from Understanding Complex Trauma and Posttraumatic Growth in Survivors of Sex Trafficking:  Foreground Women’s Voices for Effective Care and Prevention Human trafficking is a global human rights violation, enslaving men, women and children.  Human trafficking is defined as the recruitment,…

  • Champions League: 3 Players to keep a close eye on

    Champions League: 3 Players to keep a close eye on

    Europe’s top club competition “Champions League” is underway now and expect another exciting campaign. As teams and players prepare to battle it out for the trophy with the big ears, this would be the perfect opportunity to profile three players you should watch out for. Let’s get cracking… Donyell Malen – (Borussia Dortmund) Position: Attacker…

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