Online and books editor by day, mum even while I sleep, individual all the time. I live in the beautiful city of Durban - the unpolished gem in South Africa. If I didn't have a family, I'd be that crazy cat lady your mum probably warned you not to feed! Blogging is where I share, vent, rant, laugh and generally be myself. Join the ride!

Lesson on education and societal change

Meneesha Govender, JustMeneesha, UWN

Postgraduate education students from New York University (NYU) and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in the United States are learning invaluable lessons in the teaching sector through a one-month programme based in South Africa.

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SATN helps boost PhD capacity in South Africa

Meneesha Govender, JustMeneesha, SATN, UWN, highered

The South African Technology Network (SATN) has partnered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to launch a Staff PhD Capacity Enhancement Programme designed to raise the number and quality of PhDs coming out of universities of technology and previously disadvantaged universities in South Africa.

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#ReadingRoom: Friday Black

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, book, reading, Friday Black, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Durban

“Fresh, exciting, vital and contemporary”. These are just some of the words used to describe this collection of short stories. Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s Friday Black has debuted with a bang.

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My best social media tactics for 2019

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, blog, freelance, freelancer, entrepreneur, 2019, tactics

I’ve been thinking about my social media strategy for 2019 while researching trends and tactics. How do I get my own brand, as well as the brands I work for, to stand out next year? What worked for me this year? Will this continue to work into 2019? Or do…

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#FreelanceFriday: And the word of 2018 is toxic

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, blog, freelance, freelancer, entrepreneur, toxic, word of 2018

“The Oxford Word of the Year is a word or expression that is judged to reflect the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of the passing year”. This year that word is TOXIC.

“Toxic” has many strings – toxic waste, toxic poisoning and the like. And events around these issues have facilitated the word’s rise to the top of the most-used pile.

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#FreelanceFriday: firing a client

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, blog, freelance, freelancer, entrepreneur

As a freelancer, you quickly learn that it’s important to have as many clients as possible. More clients mean a healthier bank balance every month. We never really think about firing clients … until one (or two) come along and we know we would be happier not having them around.

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Using hashtags for effective marketing

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, blog, freelance, freelancer, entrepreneur, hashtags

If you use social media you must know that hashtags are an important component of social activity, especially on Instagram and Twitter. But have you ever asked yourself what a hashtag is? And more importantly, have you ever asked why and how do I use hashtags optimally?

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Raising responsible, tech-savvy teenagers

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, blog, freelance, freelancer, entrepreneur

Generation Z is a demographic group that comes after Millennials. One of the defining characteristics of this group is that youngsters from Gen Z have grown up with mobile communications. Among this generation, the most common form of communication is texting or social media interaction. This week I’m talking about teenagers and social media.

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