College SA Student Experience

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Please watch the following video one of our students sent to us:

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On fire – can we handle the flames?

Fire is an amazing (and terrifying) force of nature. Our ancestors relied on fire for warmth, protection and for food preparation purposes. This is still true for many people in the world.

Fire, however, can also destroy, ravage, scorch and kill.

All eyes are on the raging fire burning rapidly through Cape Town’s southern peninsula:

Fire in Cape Town

People are evacuating their homes, and there has already been considerable damage to the vegetation and to properties. Sadly, many animals are dying in the flames.

I am glad to see that the general public is being so generous with their emotional and physical support for our fire fighters and other rescue service personnel. These people must be so exhausted. Yet, they are not giving up.

Imagine facing a fire so fierce that even experts describe as ‘unstoppable’ and ‘uncontrollable’. 

Fire all around

Have you ever felt that a situation was helpless, hopeless?

I came across a picture of an exhausted fire fighter who was taking a quick drink of water. During his break he noticed, just a few metres away from where he was standing, a small tortoise that was about to be burned alive. This fire fighter was clearly exhausted, filthy and dripping with sweat from the extreme heat. He dropped his water and raced towards the tortoise. He got to the tortoise in time and handed the small creature to another fire fighter so that the tortoise could be taken out of the danger area.


Saving the tortoiseFires can be really scary. The amount of damage that they can cause can be indescribable and unquantifiable. But, there’s something quite interesting about fires … Land  becomes stronger and more fertile after a fire. Fires are sometimes nature’s way of renewal. 

Metaphorically speaking, we have all faced fires. We have all experienced the intense flames of pain, hurt and destruction. Do we come out stronger after these fires? Or, are we permanently scorched after the ‘flames’?

“Fire bursts out” Hard Times, Charles Dickens.

Walk through the fire

Sparks of light

For all the budding Beauty Therapists

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Beauty Therapy, Beauty Therapy Courses, College SA

Are you an aspiring Beauty Therapist? Do you think you have what it takes?

Answer these questions for yourself:

  • Do you have a passion for improving and enhancing your own or others’ appearance?
  • Do you like to paint and decorate nails?
  • Do you enjoy applying make-up – even when you have nowhere special to go?
  • Do you think it is very important to take care of your skin?
  • Do you like to help people unwind with a relaxing massage?

If you answered YES to most of these questions, then you are definitely a budding Beauty Therapist!

You should explore your passion further by taking some Beauty Therapy Courses. This is a great way to see whether a career in Beauty Therapy is suited to you.


Did you know?

Make-up was first created by Ancient Egyptians using copper and lead ore. Ancient Egyptian women were also among the first people to wear make-up. They painted dark colours under their eyes and made their eyelashes darker.


At College SA, we offer Short Courses, Certificates, Advanced Certificates, as well as Diplomas in Beauty Therapy.

 You can choose to specialise in the following areas:

  • Nail Care
  • Lash and Brow
  • Massage
  • Facial Skincare
  • Make-up Application
  • Hair Removal
  • Salon Management

As a registered Beauty Therapy student at College SA, you will also receive a complimentary Kit Item to help get you started on the practical side of your course.

Here are some examples of Kit Items that you could receive:

College SA, kit items, Beauty Therapy

All of our courses are offered via distance learning – allowing you to study from the comfort and safety of your own home!

Your dream career is closer than you think! Contact our friendly Student Registrars right now – they are looking forward to hearing from you, and you will not pay for this call!

~ 0800 21 23 22 ~


What do our students think of our Beauty Therapy Courses?

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“EveryBODY is beautiful” – Taryn Brumfitt

This morning, I came across a video and short testimony of a woman named Taryn Brumfitt. Her story really inspired me and I wanted to share it with you.

Taryn Brumfitt is an Australian mother of three beautiful children. She is the founder of the Body Image Movement. The reason that she started this movement is because, after all her pregnancies, she felt fat, ugly, unworthy and unattractive. These feelings are something that men and women alike can relate to.

Many of us feel unworthy or unattractive, especially when famous film stars, musicians or models set unrealistic standards. We are constantly confronted with these men and women on magazine covers, movies, television shows and social media. Hollywood has these scary, fast diets and intense exercise plans that help people to lose weight at extreme rates.

The whole idea that you need to be skinny, firm, lean or have killer abs to be beautiful have many of us “normal” people in tears when we stand in front of a mirror. Society sets these standards, and young girls and boys grow up believing that this is what they should strive for. It has become an obsession and sickness in many young women’s and men’s lives.

My body will take on many shapes in my lifetime. It is my character that matters most.

Before Taryn had children, she was a fit and beautiful woman who was confident enough to walk in a bikini in front of a panel of judges and hundreds of people. After Taryn’s third pregnancy, however, she wanted to go for plastic surgery. She felt ugly and unworthy. She lost her fit and lean body. Instead, she had excess fat, stretch marks, and saggy breasts. Everything that she once loved about her body was gone.

She decided she was going to have plastic surgery done on her breasts, and have a tummy tuck. Before she went for the surgery, she suddenly decided against it for this reason:

“If I go through with this, what am I saying to my daughter about body image? How will I teach her to love her body? How am I going to encourage her to accept and love her body, when I am standing in front of her with a surgically enhanced body? What type of hypocrite or mother would I be?” – Taryn Brumfitt

Taryn then decided to publish ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos of herself. These are not the type of photos that you normally see in a ‘before and after’ photo campaign. The ‘before’ photo is of her fit and firm younger self, while her ‘after’ photos are of her post-pregnancy body. She is embracing her body and her beauty as a woman, regardless of her tummy fat, stretch marks, saggy breasts and other body parts she hated.

Just like Taryn, many of us despise ourselves for the way we look. We spend endless hours obsessing about it, and as a result, we end up being genuinely unhappy with our lives. This was the main agenda behind Taryn’s Body Image Movement – to help women and men accept themselves and to stop thinking of themselves as disgusting or ugly.

Taryn Brumfitt is planning a documentary titled Embrace that will teach women to value themselves and break the unhealthy goals that they set for themselves, which are often derived from society and the rich and famous.

Taryn Brumfitt has really inspired me, because I am one of those women who stand in front of a mirror, insulting myself. We should all learn to embrace ourselves. Not just women, but men too. And in turn, we should teach the younger generations that rock hard abs and beautiful, lean bikini bodies are not the only things that make us beautiful. It is unhealthy to spend our days obsessing over our appearances. We are beautiful just the way we are. Embrace your beauty, and embrace yourself!

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy Days

Hi there Dear Readers,

Well today is Friday and I hope that most of you are looking forward to your weekend.

I am thrilled that today’s post has been written by another of our Marketing gems, Tania.

Here are Tania’s words. Enjoy the post …


“Time does not pass, it continues” 
― Marty Rubin

Time and life

I have been struggling to concentrate or to even move a limb this past couple of days due to the heat. It is always better if you are able to go to the beach or sit at the pool while enjoying cold drinks with colourful straws and fruit.

But for some it is not always the case and we long for our young care-free days where our only concern was when we could go outside and play (even if it was scorching hot).

But this weather has made me think of how we wish our days away.

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On these awfully hot summer days, all we do is wish it was over. We wish it was winter and we long for the cold. However, as soon as it is winter and it rains day in and day out, we wish that away too and again we long for summer. I have come to notice this in more areas of my life…

While I was I student I took my “freedom” for granted and there was only a few weeks in a year that I could proudly say that I attended all my classes.

Now, as a working person, if I could go back I would tell my younger self to wake up for that 8 am class and attend that 4pm class on a Friday.

Because there will be a day that you are going to regret it and be angry with yourself and wish with all your heart that you attended all your classes or studied harder.

You have lost those days forever, opportunities to enrich yourself –  and you did that to sleep another hour or to watch one more episode of your favourite series.

The thing is, you could have taken an afternoon nap, or watched series over the weekend, but you didn’t.

You wished your student life away to become independent and earn your own money. But in the mean time, you lost precious opportunities while you sat there thinking about the future. Don’t get me wrong, it is good to plan for the future, but it is unhealthy if you dwell on it too much and forget that you are wasting time in the present.


It is the same thing we do every day when we want the day just to end because we cannot bear the heat. But what if that hot scorching day was the last day before a loved one will move far away?

Will you want to wish the day away then?

Or what if it was the last day you will see your child before they go off to boarding school?

It can even be something more serious, what if you are sitting next to a friend and you both are wishing the day away because it has been raining for days on end. And on your way home you are in a terrible car accident and you lose your dear friend?

If you knew that, would you have wished the day away?

The answer to all these questions will remain no…


“Free time is the most expensive time you have, because nobody pays for it but you. But that also makes it the most valuable time you have, as you alone stand to reap the profits from spending it wisely.” –  Jarod Kintz


What I am trying to say is that there is beauty in every day, no matter how hot or windy or cold. There are opportunities in every day and you may not ever get them back.

We should appreciate each day as if it is our last (and I know it is a cliché) but it is true in every single way. We never know what is going to happen.

So on those cold wintery days, curl up under a blanket, phone a friend, watch a movie, read a book, invite people over for dinner, play with your pet and tell the people around you that you love them.

As for the warm summer days with the unbearable heat, be grateful that you can experience sunshine and that you have access to water. We are privileged enough in South Africa to have running water and to be safe enough to let our children play outside.

There are countries that are at war and, if you had to walk outside in the sunshine in those countries, you might die from a bomb explosion or gun shooting.

Be thankful for each day, because each day is a gift.

Therefore, go today and enjoy the heat, because in a few month’s time you will miss it. After school, work or a long week, go home and enjoy the simple things about summer.


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What I would like to do today is walk around my town and truly see the beauty of the day. I am going to take photographs and write poems and try to capture the true worth of what I have been given.

I implore you to do something similar. You are blessed with every breath you take each new day.

Remember that and don’t wish it away!

“It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.” – George Harrison



Thank you, Tania, for your inspiring and touching words. Let me end off today’s post with a picture that I find to be very inspirational: