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2015 ECHO Golf Day

. March 23, 2015
2015 ECHO Golf Day

On 6 March 2015 ECHO held its annual Golf Day at the Erinvale Golf Club in Somerset West. The aim of the Golf Day is to raise funds towards all ECHO activities, seeing as the Golf Day is ECHO’s biggest fundraiser. The first ECHO Golf Day occurred in 1999, two years after ECHO’s establishment. On […]

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First ECHO student to complete the Cape Town Cycle Tour: Tiana Schultz

. March 12, 2015
First ECHO student to complete the Cape Town Cycle Tour: Tiana Schultz

On Sunday the 8th of March I did the Cape Town Cycle Tour for the first time. What an unforgettable event and a very unique race in the history of the previously named Cape Argus. For the first time ever, the race route has been adjusted and as result shortened the route from 109km to […]

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ECHO Fun Walk/Run!!

. February 24, 2015
ECHO Fun Walk/Run!!

ECHO is proud to announce that we will be hosting it’s first fun walk/run in conjunction with Raithby Rate Payers on 21 March 2015. See Poster Here Come join us for a day filled with family, friends, fitness and LOADS OF FUN!! Download Entry Form HERE

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Diversity Week: Glocal is lEKKEr!

. October 5, 2014
Diversity Week: Glocal is lEKKEr!

by Bianca Bock   Stellenbosch University celebrated our second annual diversity week. The theme was Glocal is lEKKEr as we celebrate all different diversities across the globe. Each evening there was an event and daily photo booth, writing comments on tables, debating topics and bracelet making session where each bead represents what makes us, us(e.g. one […]

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What is Heritage Day?

. September 24, 2014 . 3 Comments
What is Heritage Day?

by Lincoln Barnabas Heritage Day is a national holiday in South Africa. Its purpose is to celebrate our cultural heritage and to embrace the cultural heritage of other groups in South Africa.  All these groups form the South African rainbow nation.     Heritage includes all that which we inherit. This ranges from things that are […]

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Our Inheritance

. September 15, 2014 . 1 Comment
Our Inheritance

by Eben Johannes When I think about the word inheritance. It normally involves money and materialism. Most families fight over which family member gets which part and it normally causes family separation. This weekend I attended a camp with learners that is part of the schools ECHO Club. I did not know what to expect […]

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The Wisdom to Gain Knowledge

. September 8, 2014 . 3 Comments
The Wisdom to Gain Knowledge

by Nathan Theron   Entering my final couple of weeks at University, I have reflected on the privilege of being given the opportunity to study and it has been such a blessing to be able to have faced so many challenges along the way.  Pursuing my Honours Degree in Property Studies at the University of Cape […]

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The downside of social networks: Twitter

. August 18, 2014
The downside of social networks: Twitter

by Masamnkele Matshayana It has become a common practice in a world of advanced technology for people to make use of the various social networks. One of these social networks is Twitter; an application that allows a registered user to send a message to other registered user in the form of a “tweet”. These tweets are […]

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Are you anything but “social”?

. August 10, 2014 . 3 Comments
Are you anything but “social”?

by Marinel Bouwer   Are you guilty of checking your phone before saying good morning to someone or is checking social media the last thing you do before you go to sleep? Are you guilty of taking a picture to post on Facebook or Instagram even before you have really appreciated and taking in the surrounding […]

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Repo Rate Increase

. July 22, 2014
Repo Rate Increase

by Akhona Dafeti   After the MPC (Monetary Policy Committee) sat for 3 days last week the Reserve Bank announced on Thursday a 0.25% repo rate increase. Let’s start by first defining what the MPC and repo rate is. In monetary policy decision-making processes, committees are preferred above individuals. Not one central bank has replaced […]

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