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10
AUG
12pm

THE CONNECTING ROOM

sexual harassment as unwanted conduct of a sexual nature.
The different types of sexual harassment include
Unwanted touching or physical contact of any kind.
Being subjected to a strip search in the presence of someone of the opposite sex.
Cat calling
Unwanted flirting;
Jokes referring to sexual acts and/or sexual orientation;
Unwelcome graphic comments about a person’s body
Unwelcome and inappropriate enquiries about a person’s sex life;
Sexual favours
Other sexual advancements.
Unwelcome gestures of a sexual nature like looking someone up and down in a way that makes that person feel uncomfortable.
Indecent exposure of any kind.
Unwelcome display of sexually explicit pictures and objects.
10
AUG
12pm

THE HOT BOX

Lisa Willis, an assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Alberta researching gender, diversity and inclusion says discrimination of women in science, technology, engineering, math fields is common.
Past studies have suggested that women are more likely to choose social science programs over STEM in university but that choice is not primarily motivated by their performance in math courses in high school.
Statistics Canada research shows that women with higher mathematical ability are less likely to do into STEM fields than men with lower mathematical ability.
A 2011 study from the International Journal of Gender Science and Technology described the discrimination against women in STEM fields as a glass obstacle course.
07
AUG
12pm

THE HOT BOX

The Tshwane University of Technology has announced that it will improve the delivery of a fully blended online learning experience to more than 64 000 students.
The institute has a plan to adopt digital and smart technologies to enhance student-learning experiences, facilitate knowledge creation, increase engagement, and accelerate technology transfer.
a global learning technology leader Visins Consulting and D2L have won the tender to implement the Brightspace platform as the University’s learning management system.
Brightspace is a cloud based learning platform built by educators, that works on any device.
07
AUG
12pm

THE CONNECTING ROOM

The desire for more privacy is a natural part of growing up.
As teens get older, they begin facing big challenges, like learning what kind of person they are, where they fit in, and what they want to do in life.
Their brains also are rapidly developing; they are gaining new thinking skills and developing new social interests.
As a result, it is only natural that they would crave more privacy and space as they work these things out.
For parents, this time period can be a huge adjustment as well.
After all, there are so many unknowns with your teen that it can be unsettling as you come to terms with their desire for more privacy does not necessarily mean your child has something to hide.
06
AUG
12pm

TECH ME TO THE FUTURE

ChainEX is currently, the only digital asset exchange that provides a platform for South Africans to buy, sell or trade over 20 different digital assets.
It was founded early in 2018, 3 years after one of the executive team members was introduced to cryptocurrencies by eavesdropping on a conversation between two people over breakfast.
06
AUG
12pm

THE CONNECTING ROOM

Researchers have analysed information from more than 11 000 couples, drawn from 43 data sets that tracked those partnerships for an average of a year, to determine the extent to which they could predict the quality of relationships, as well as which measures best predict it.
The researchers realised that it's the way one views their relationship that contributes more to the overall quality of the connection, rather than either of the personalities.
They says when it comes to a satisfying relationship, the partnership you build is more important than the partner you pick.
The research also looked at the idea of having or dating a type.
Researchers believe success in relationships comes more from the dynamic created with a partner, rather than who you are with or if you are with someone who is your type.
06
AUG
12pm

THE HOT BOX

The Light SA Red movement wants government and financial institutions to extend covid19 relief funds to those in the events industry.
The industry, comprising of freelancers, venues, theatres, companies and businesses has not been working since the blanket ban on all events on 15 March 2020.
The movement says The South African events industry is dying, and they are being ignored.
Light SA Red says financial relief should be given to those who earn a living in the technical production and live events industry until they are allowed to work again.
Yesterday in protest various iconic buildings across the country like Constitution Hill and Table Mountain were lit up in red by the movement to highlight the crisis faced by those employed in the sector.
05
AUG
12pm

THE HOT BOX

The Department of Basic Education has released the revised calendar for the 2020 school year.
Grade 12 went back to school this week.
children in Grade 7 will return next Monday, 10 August.
The rest of the grades will be be phased un during the course of August.
GLobally, prolonged forced school closures because of Covid 19 saw pediatricians and educators began to voice concern that school closures were doing more harm than good, especially as evidence mounted that children rarely develop severe symptoms from COVID-19.
04
AUG
12pm

MAKING CENTS

A new survey has found that 85% of all South Africans needed help either financially, emotionally or both as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
An additional 55% require financial assistance but have no access to credit and another 96% are stressed about their health, finances or both.
The poll was commissioned by Debt Rescue.
The poll also shows that only 26% of the respondents have successfully applied for a payment holiday while 51% said they had no savings to fall back on.
Other findings of the survey include:
45% of respondents have been affected by either retrenchment, temporary layoff or salary reductions
30% have no idea what the impact will be on their salaries
16% rely on credit
36% had to dip into savings to make ends meet
04
AUG
12pm

GAME ZONE

ROYAL DASH [GENERAL KNOWLEDGE TRIVIA]

THIS MONTH WE ARE PLAYING WITH THE LADIES OF METROFM

TEAM SPHE VS TEAM NAvES
EACH TEAM HAS 25 seconds TO ANSWER 5 QUESTIONS
SFX - 25 TIMER, BUZZER, APPLAUSE, SCATHING LAUGHTER
04
AUG
12pm

THE CONNECTING ROOM

today, August 4 is Single Working Women's Day, a day reserved to recognize the important role that single working women play in our communities and societies.
The unofficial holiday was created by Barbara Payne who realized that despite the important economic and social contributions of single working women, there were no holidays that celebrated their achievements, creativity, and courage.
Single Working Women's Day was founded in 2006.
03
AUG
12pm

PUSHA PHANDA

Hair care is big business.
A 2016 Statists report estimates the size of the global hair care product market at a whopping R1.1 trillion.
Black consumers make up the bulk of spending.
South Africa’s black hair care industry is estimated to be valued at R9.7 billion a year.
And now south arfrica has a new player in the game.

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