Chicken or Beef (or Soya)?

Hey there,


I’m a bit worried. You see, I realised that I don’t have favourites.

[Of course, we shouldn’t really have a favourite pet, or a favourite parent – but I’m not talking about those kinds of favourites].


Somebody asked me what my favourite book is. I couldn’t answer. For me, choosing ONLY ONE book out of all the books I love is practically impossible.

Room full of books

I was then asked about my favourite song. I also couldn’t answer that question. I absolutely LOVE so very many different songs.

The next question was about my favourite movie. Guess what? I couldn’t answer that either.

So this got me thinking – what is my favourite way of eating eggs? Gosh, even with that question, I’m not too sure.

How do you like your eggs?

I guess maybe I have a preference problem, or perhaps even a decision-making problem. Or maybe my heart is too big. I’m not sure.

I realise that I need to be able to answer some of these ‘what-is-your-favourite’ type of questions. Of course, I am going to over-think my potential answers – instead of just coming up with an intuitive kind of answer.


If you have a similar problem with favourites – do not despair.

For example, if you just can’t decide what you want to study at College SA – that’s okay. We have so many different types of Short Courses that you can complete a few and THEN decide which full course or national qualification you would like to study.


Sometimes it’s okay NOT to know.


The world is not all ‘black and white’. And, there are WAY more than just 50 shades of grey …



Take care folks!

“I have a theory that every time you make an important choice, the part of you left behind continues the other life you could have had.”
Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit


Are You an Aspiring Photographer?

“Photography is a love affair with life.” – Burk Uzzle

Photography is a hobby shared by many people. It is the science and art of capturing images – either digitally or on film.

It is an exciting field that is constantly growing and changing as technology advances. Advanced technology of this era brings us sophisticated cameras and programs to edit our photographs – so it is no longer difficult for amateurs to produce professional-looking photographs.

Camera, Photography, Nikon, Photo Photograph

There are many different types of photography to choose from. For example:

  • Nature photography
  • Sports or action photography
  • Aerial photography
  • Commercial photography
  • People photography (school photos, family photos, model shoots, etc.)

…and many more! Photography can thus cater for a wide range of interests.

The best way to learn more about this exciting field is by completing a Photography Course.

photographer, photography, photography course, taking photos


Did You Know?

Photography has come a long way since the summer of 1826, when photography was first discovered. The first person to successfully create a photograph was a man by the name of Joseph Niepce.


Studying Photography through College SA

College SA offers a fantastic Digital Photography course, as well as courses that deal with the editing side of photography:

  • Digital Photography
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 Basic
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 Advanced (Including Basic)

The Photography course will teach you about digital cameras and its components, photographic techniques and ideas, the digital darkroom, as well as the end results of your photographs.

The Photoshop courses will equip you with valuable skills that are needed to edit your photographs (using the programme Adobe Photoshop). This includes resizing, touching up, adding fills and overlays, and other techniques and effects that can enhance your photographs.

All of these courses are offered via distance learning – which means that you can study from the comfort and safety of your own home.

photographer, photography, photography course, taking photos

What do our students have to say about our Photography Courses?

“I am proud to say that I am currently studying Digital Photography through College SA and I am doing it via correspondence learning. I’ve never been this excited to study. Photography has always been a hobby of mine but I would like to turn this hobby into a business one day and College SA is definitely giving me the opportunity to do so.

The tutors are always ready to help and the support is great; any queries get answered the same day and the study material makes it so easy to understand, especially for a person studying through correspondence learning.


Time for a NEW you!

Hi there dear Readers, how are you all doing?


Today’s blog article is inspired by the beautiful Spring sunshine that has come to visit us. I hope I am not jinxing things, but it certainly seems as if Spring has arrived here in Cape Town.

Spring is the season of rebirth after the cold winter months. Spring is when people start smiling more.


Spring is all about new beginnings!


Today I would like to issue you all with a challenge – do something new!  Be bold, be brave, be fabulous!


1) Grow a little this Spring

Grow this spring


Spring is a wonderful time to start planting. Visit  your local nursery and choose plants that you love. You don’t have to be a gardening expert in order to experience the joy of seeing your plants and flowers grow. Get some colour in your life – plant flowers that are bright and beautiful. Don’t feel obliged to plant your flowers in neat rows all according to colour. Mix it up a bit. Don’t be afraid to be a little daring.



2) Say Howdee to a new hobby

It’s absolutely untrue that you can’t do anything creative or funky or artistic. You don’t have to be a genius at anything – just take up a new hobby. Do something you’ve always wanted to do. Don’t let anybody tell you that you can’t do it. So what if you can’t sing? Grab a hairbrush and sing as if you are serenading the world. Think you can’t paint? Grab some paint and literally splash it onto a canvas. Go a little crazy.

Take up a hobby



Have you always wanted to learn how to play a musical instrument? It doesn’t matter if you have less rhythm than a teaspoon. Stop thinking you can’t do it. Find a teacher that can turn you from zero to hero with a guitar.

Learn to play the guitar

If you are the shy type, don’t worry – there are plenty of hobbies that you can do in the privacy of your own home. Nobody has to ever see your wonderful creations. It doesn’t matter what you do, just do something!



3) Let’s get physical

Get your happy hormones pumping through your body with a bit of activity. Don’t worry, I’m not suggesting that you trek up Kilimanjaro. Just do something that gets you moving. Even if you are the world’s biggest slob, you can still do something that won’t kill you.

Dance with your soul

Let's get physical



Today I challenge you to do something new or different. Live out your dreams and fantasies. Have the confidence to try new things. Be as camp or as geeky as you want to be.


Click your heels together three times and say “Take me ……

Red Kansas Shoes



Until next time,