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5 Top Tips for Studying for Tests and Exams

By Amanda / May 26, 2014 / Comments Off on 5 Top Tips for Studying for Tests and Exams

As the end of term approaches, it’s time to turn our thoughts to revising for those all-important end-of term tests! Here are a few tried-and-tested study tips that will help you when preparing for tests or exams. 1. Make notes or flash cards Did you know that writing down information or definitions more than once…

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Ever wonder how YCAP came about?

By Amanda / May 15, 2014 / Comments Off on Ever wonder how YCAP came about?

Empowervate is a youth development NPO that works towards empowering and motivating young people to become contributing citizens of South Africa, able and willing to change the nation. Today we are a well-established organization. But how did it all start? Empowervate was born 7 years ago from an annual “The Big Talk” youth dialogue. The…

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Unisa’s Department of Communication Science wants to make a difference

By Webmaster / April 30, 2014 / Comments Off on Unisa’s Department of Communication Science wants to make a difference

The Youth Citizens Action Programme (YCAP) exists to empower learners throughout South Africa to become active citizens. They do this by inviting 40 schools in each province to participate in a national competition in which they are tasked with creating and implementing a social project of their choice to address problems in their school or…

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Planning your YCAP 2014 project? Start here!

By Webmaster / March 18, 2014 / Comments Off on Planning your YCAP 2014 project? Start here!

The first issue you will be faced with when starting your YCAP project is which topic to focus on. You may find that there are a number of issues within your school or community that you would like to help resolve, and you may feel overwhelmed at the prospect of such a big task. The…

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Happy New Year 2014

By Webmaster / January 6, 2014 / Comments Off on Happy New Year 2014

The new year is upon us. We hope you had a relaxing, fun and safe holiday and that you’re ready to face 2014 head-on! What plans or goals have you made for 2014? When I was at school, we learned to make our goal SMART: Simple – Break up a big goal into “bite-sized-pieces”. For…

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Paying Tribute to Tata Madiba

By Webmaster / December 10, 2013 / Comments Off on Paying Tribute to Tata Madiba

As South Africa and the world mourn the passing of our great leader, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, who achieved so much in his 95 years, we recognise that he was a great example of an “active citizen”. The Youth Citizens Action Programme encourages learners to take control of social issues they face in their schools and…

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