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It’s up to you to Participate in the Digital Future

I was at a conference in London during the last quarter of 2017, where it was highlighted that 52% of all websites are in English but only 25% of the global population understands English (and a smaller % speak it!). This percentage is slowly decreasing now, from what it...

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Xander Mom: Jonelle

  Tell us about yourself?  I was born in Swaziland and moved to South Africa when I was 19 years old to study Social Anthropology and Politics at UCT. After a decade at university, I decided I loved it here too much to ever go back. I got married...

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Xander Mom: Olerato

  Tell us about yourself? I am a mother sharing my world with other moms (and non-moms of course) in an attempt to show that parenting can be coupled with awesome adventures and excellent adulting. My daughter is 4 years old. A fun, free spirited, and adventure filled little...

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Xander mom: Cherralle

  Tell us about yourself? I am Cherralle, I live and work in Johannesburg. I am married to a shady guy (kidding, he is great) and mom of two adorable girls aged one and four. I work in Human Resources, currently in the Beauty Industry. However, I have worked...

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Parents: Keep On Top of Things

The moment you become a parent your life changes; from having to learn how to sterilise baby bottles, to dealing with the countless number of extra things that are added to your schedule when your child needs their vaccinations or latest dentist appointment. Using technology is a great way...

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Xander Mom: Belinda Fourie

  Tell us about yourself? ​I’m a decor and lifestyle blogger who can officially call herself a work-from-home mom and Mom Blogger since October last year.​ I love that I’m able to take on so many different roles during the course of one week (business woman, artist, writer, cook,...

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Teaching Kids New Skills Using Technology

Your children are growing up in the generation of technology, and although it is advisable to be conscious of the safety aspects of allowing them to use technology, it can be a great tool for education and learning. Here are some easy ways to use technology to teach your...

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Xander Mom: Victoria Cloete

  Tell us about yourself? Hello there, I’m Victoria Cloete a 34 year old wife and mother of one living in the Namaqualand region of the Northern Cape. I’m a digital copywriter and lifestyle blogger with an unhealthy habit of eating cake for breakfast. My favourite past times includes...

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How to create engaging teaching methods for children

There can be little doubt that teaching methods have changed over the decades. Once taught their times tables in parrot fashion and their handwriting by repetition and discipline, pupils are now encouraged to learn via an array of fun, creative, and often innovative teaching techniques, each designed to engage...

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Xander Mom: Jeanne-Riette

  Tell us about yourself? I’m a mom, blogger and business owner living in Jozi. Married to the real life SuperDad, we have a modern family with a 21 year old daughter, Caroline (his); an 8 year old son, Wade (mine) and a 4 year old son, Blake (ours)....

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Xander Mom: Andrea King

  Meet mom and blogger, Andrea from Mommy Wife Life SA. She talked to us about her awesome family, parenting in the age of technology and what she loves about raising her family in South Africa.   Tell us about yourself? My name is Andrea Bester , I’m 29...

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Xander Mom: Mira Naidu

  Meet mom, blogger and telecommunications expert, Mira. She talks to us about her blog, her family, technology and parenting.   Tell us about yourself? I am Mira Naidu, mum to a very busy almost two year old Keshav. I work in the telecommunications industry by day and blog...

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Xander Mom: Kim Muller

  Meet our first Xander mom for 2018, Kim Muller from the blog Muller Kids. She took some time out to talk to us about her gorgeous kids, busy family life and her thoughts on using technology as part of learning.   Tell us about yourself? I am a...

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Xander Dad: Terence Mentor

    Tell us about yourself? Hi! My name is Terence and I run a Facebook Page and YouTube channel called AfroDaddy. Tell us about your blog/ vlog? I started the vlog when I became a dad and realised that there were hardly any dads on the internet talking...

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Jean from Mommy Explores: 5 Favourites

Jean from Mommy Explores shared some of her favorite things for the kids. Take a look and try some of these and let us know what you think.   Melissa & Doug Products     I love the Melissa & Doug products but especially the “Drawing/Colouring” ones. They can...

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Xander Mom: Jean Olivier

  Tell us about yourself? I am the mother of two children, aged 2 years and 5 months old, based in the beautiful city of Cape Town. Before becoming a mom, I worked in the public relations & travel industry, which sparked my love for travel as well as...

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Xander Mom: Lisa Bartlett

  Tell us about yourself? Hi! I’m Lisa. Also known as ‘Mommy’ to a bubbly two-year-old little girl and partner to a cricket playing lawyer-to-be, both who I absolutely adore. When we aren’t cheering Chad on alongside the cricket field or watching Moana for the second time that day,...

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 Educational apps keep KZN learners’ attention at school 

photo credit- Mona Ewees, Breteau Foundation Teachers and learners at Zilungisele Primary in KwaDukuza, KwaZulu-Natal, say that the Xander educational apps improve teaching and learning. After three years of intervention at Zilungisele Primary and several similar schools, a principal’s survey showed a reduction in absenteeism and a higher enrollment....

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