People of Mastergrade IT : Brandon’s story


People of MastergradeIT; Brandon’s story: I was born in Zimbabwe. When people ask me if I see myself as Zimbabwean or South African, I reply with “I am me”. I don’t feel that I need to be labeled. My parents decided that South Africa would offer our family a better future and moved to SA in 2006.   As it’s difficult to uproot an entire family with young kids, my parents decided that it’s best to go to SA alone to get jobs and settle first. Before bringing me over too. My sibling was too young and joined my parents in the [...]

People of Mastergrade IT : Brandon’s story2020-10-26T08:44:43+02:00

People Of MastergradeIT : Victor’s Story


I was born into a middle class family. My childhood was great. I had 2 brothers and 2 sisters, one of which was my twin. I matriculated and enrolled for a national diploma in Electro-Mechanical Engineering. My first year went well with all the support I received from my family, but the joy was cut short when my father passed away the following year. It was in 2001 and I was 19 years old. Suffering began and with no financial support, I had to choice but to stop studying and began job hunting. I managed to find a job. I now, [...]

People Of MastergradeIT : Victor’s Story2020-09-07T13:04:14+02:00

People Of MastergradeIT : Tyronne’s Story


I was born in Somerset West Hospital. Growing up, I felt a bit like a yo-yo.  Going from my parent’s home to my grandparents’ home and vice versa.  I never knew my real granddad. My mom’s stepdad was passed off as my ‘real’ grandfather. I later learned the truth, but it was too late. When I was old enough to start making my own decisions, I learned that he passed away to get to know my biological grandfather.  Till this day, I still feel like a part of me, is missing. I don’t know how I am. With travelling between two [...]

People Of MastergradeIT : Tyronne’s Story2020-09-04T10:57:46+02:00

People Of MastergradeIT : Joshua’s Story


I – or should I say we – were born in Cape Town. With ‘we’, I’m talking about myself and my identical twin brother. I’m the older one, by a whole three minutes.  Being part of twins,  means  that I’ve never been alone. Not even in the womb! We are always together. Which I love, I mean, I don’t know anything else.  Of course, we have our arguments, but that’s understandable. Being one of twins, I also feel the need to become my own person. It’s always me and my brother. I do feel the need to make my own mark. [...]

People Of MastergradeIT : Joshua’s Story2020-09-03T09:36:59+02:00

People Of MastergradeIT : Steven’s Story


It has taken me many hard, tough years to get where I am today and my story continues. My story is not very different to those who grew up in the same area as I did. I was born and grew up in Maseru, Lesotho. Growing up was not easy.  I’m not talking about poverty, I’m sure most people are aware that it’s a very rural area and upbringing. I’m talking about the fact that an 8 year old child had to step up and take care of his siblings. Become the parent in the home. My mom got very ill [...]

People Of MastergradeIT : Steven’s Story2020-09-02T09:48:44+02:00

People Of MastergradeIT : Serge’s Story


“With my dad as part of government, he was scared for us. He did not want to put us in any danger. Back then, it was dangerous…. Our family had to split up. Each of my 7 siblings went to a different part of the world. Some went to America and Europe.  I had a chat with my wife. This is a big change, we were born in Congo and lived there our entire lives. We decided on South Africa. My one brother decided to come with us, as he was not sure where in the world he wanted to go. [...]

People Of MastergradeIT : Serge’s Story2020-09-02T09:19:26+02:00

People Of MastergradeIT : Pakha’s Story


I’ve always had a passion for computers and networks. Since a young girl, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. So far, life has not been easy for me. Growing up in Brazzaville, Congo, we were poor and had a tough upbringing. I wanted more. I wanted to see more. As a child – and still today – I loved singing. It makes me happy and forget my problems for a few moments. (Learning to play piano, is also on my to do list). It’s my dream to one day see and [...]

People Of MastergradeIT : Pakha’s Story2020-08-31T13:50:37+02:00

Don’t let cybercriminals hijack your WhatsApp account


Don’t let cybercriminals hijack your WhatsApp account – watch out for this scam As the heightened dependency on digital communications multiplies due to the pandemic, cybercriminals are exploiting this dependence as people spend more and more time on digital devices, particularly their mobile phones. Hackers are attempting to hijack WhatsApp accounts to defraud your friends, family and colleagues by sending fake messages requesting emergency money transfers or soliciting sensitive information from business-related WhatsApp groups. THEIR MODUS OPERANDI Your WhatsApp account is linked to your phone number (your unique identifier) and the app can only be on one device at a time. [...]

Don’t let cybercriminals hijack your WhatsApp account2020-08-06T07:39:35+02:00

Ultimate Protection: Top 6 FREE Antivirus Software In 2020


Ultimate Protection: Top 6 FREE Antivirus Software In 2020 With the ever-increasing use of technology, the crimes related to it that are the cybercrimes are also at its peak. The data can be easily accessed if not for the antivirus software. The main aim of this article is to bring awareness among people about what antivirus software is, the advantages and disadvantages of using antivirus software and also to bring light on the top 6 FREE antivirus software of 2020. What Is Antivirus Software? Antivirus software is a software that scans different files that travel across various networks. After scanning, if [...]

Ultimate Protection: Top 6 FREE Antivirus Software In 20202020-07-10T11:52:28+02:00

How to Make Online Learning Work for You


How to Make Online Learning Work for You Figure out which learning style is right for you. For the most part, online courses will either have instructor-led live classes or pre-recorded lessons. Instructor-led courses are the closest thing you will find to a real classroom experience. Via live video, you will watch your instructor teach a class along with other students attending the course. You can interact with your teacher and peers in real-time, creating a fully engaging experience. These courses work best for people who prefer to learn in a traditional classroom setting. Pre-recorded lessons offer the greatest flexibility and [...]

How to Make Online Learning Work for You2020-07-10T09:08:35+02:00
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