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I hope you enjoy this
month's edition of the
Toluna magazine and you
can feel the essence of
Spring upon you! In this
edition, you will find this
month's CCMs, Toluna
news, a movie review,
your amazing content,
games and more! So,
take a break from life's
stresses, relax and enjoy
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T O L U N A T E A M B U I L D I N G
On Halloween, the Toluna office had a team building at
The National Museum of Natural History, located in
Paris. The museum is known for showcasing fossils,
dinosaurs and other skeletons, meteorites and crystals.
We all had lots of fun and we finished the night at a bar
where we enjoyed free drinks!
What is a CCM?
If you are new to Toluna, or it's your first time hearing about CCM, here is a bit
of info: CCM stands for Content Creator of the Month. Each month, the 10
members who have had the most rank up points for their content will be
named. If you have been 1 of the 10 CCMs for 3 months in a row, you win 5000
POINTS and for 5 times in a row, you win 10000 POINTS!
Rank up points are given for good quality content, so if you regularly create
good content, you will receive more points which can make you a CCM.
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T O L U N A
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On the community you may have noticed
posts from both the TolunaTeamZA Z
account, which I completely control, and M
another account, the Toluna account.
Why are there two Toluna accounts? Well,
the TolunaTeamZA account is run by me. E
I use this account to moderate the
community, give points and engage with T
your posts. The Toluna account, however,
is not run by me, and the posts there will
generally be more about trending news N
worldwide and we hope that these posts U
can create more of a discussion in the
W H A T D O Y O U T H I N K ?
So, let us know what you think about
having a Toluna Team account and a
general Toluna account. What would
you like each account to post?
Pssst...did you know you can get
points for your opinions? Comment
on posts on the community and
you can earn points!
' R E C O M M E N D E D ' A N D O T H E R C O M M U N I T I E S
On the community, you may have Toluna has many communities
noticed that there is a tab at the around the world and that is part
top called 'recommended'. When of what makes Toluna so special!
you go to this tab, you will see the We want you to make topics and
posts from both the TolunaTeamZA polls on your community and
account and the Toluna account. represent South Africa, sharing
Why have we done this? We want to all of your amazing content with
make it as easy as possible for you other South African members so
to navigate the site and find our you can really feel like you are
posts without you having to search part of a community.
through our wall.
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Did you know that if you share your rewards on the community
or other social media with the hashtag #TolunaWins, you can
receive points? Simply take a photo of the reward you have
received (without showing your personal information) and share
it on the community, Facebook or Instagram. We would love to
see your winnings and so would our Toluna members!
To find out more, click here!
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S P E N C E _ G U E V A R A
W E N D Y - M T H A N D I _ N
Dear self, You live, by the murder of
To my Toluna family,
who gave me the desire. You are a magnificent work of others,
To Bella and friends, art, stop looking at yourself like Contaminating through our
who gave me the fire. something that needs to be souls, to boast your power.
To my Lord and My God, fixed. Don't you understand? Our brains, our blood, our skin,
who lifted me higher.... Leonardo da Vinci would You always cut within.
crumble at the sight of the The bitterness in me,
Poetry’s not my thing, masterpiece that you are. You If we do meet, I swear I will
I also cannot sing. were never created to fit in, you kill...
I'll rather be funny, are the flower that grows
and be a happy bunny... through concrete. You blossom Dismantle families like an
even when unwatered. Don't
Let's have fun on you understand? God must have abusive father,
Toluna, been showing off when he Terrorising humble beginnings
causing an end.
created you. You are a
and be best amigos. masterpiece but not everyone You're like land burning from
Take a deep breath,
I might be the next can understand your beauty. lava,
Macbeth. Your body is a canvas. You are I despise you, I loathe you
art in motion. Cancer.
FILM 'A STAR IS
Everybody has been raving about the heart shattering film Without spoiling too much of the
A Star is Born, released last month in most countries. The film, I can say that this film had
film stars the worldwide famous pop mega star Lady Gaga almost the whole cinema
and the handsome Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper. This breaking out in floods of tears
film starts like many 'famous guy falls in love with the girl and heavy sniffling. This film
next door' type of films. Bradley Cooper plays the character could have easily over-done it on
Jackson, or Jack for short, who is a famous Blues singer the cheesy factor, however they
touring the Sates and living the American dream, though haven't, and instead the film
we see him in the early stages of the film looking worse for gives us a reminder of the harsh
wear, taking swigs of alcohol after one of his shows, reality of an industry where so
foreshadowing the crumbling of his career. After one of his many have dreams to become
shows, Jack, in his drunken state, decides to go to a bar the next big thing. And as for the
where Ally, played by Lady Gaga, is working. Ally and Jack soundtrack of this film, where do I
almost immediately hit it off and this is where their love start? Not only does Lady Gaga
starts to bloom. Ally, a talented yet shy 20-something-year- impress with her harmonious
old, is given an opportunity to showcase her powerful, vocals, Bradley Cooper, more
soulful voice at one of Jack's shows when he brings her up surprisingly, complimented
on stage to sing a song that she wrote, which to her Gaga's vocals with his raspy, tear-
surprise, had the audience roaring with cheers and jerking voice. A particular
thunderous applause. As the film progesses, we see Ally's favourite was the closing song 'I'll
career rise, as she becomes a rising pop start while Jack Never Love Again'. I definitely
battles his addiction against alcohol and drugs. think this film lives up to its hype
and encourage you all to see it!
Take a look!
01: Film cover
02: Ally and a friend at Jack's show
03: Jack brings Ally on stage to sing the song 'Shallow' together
04: Ally looking at Jack with adoration
0 5: Jack singing the closing song 'I'll Never Love Again' while Ally listens tearfully
Breast Cancer Awareness Month may be over, but it's
always important to talk about, and we should not shy away
from discussing the 'C' word. To everyone who showed their
support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Thank You!
Let's continue to spread information about this disease.
During #TolunaPINK, some of you
sent pictures of yourselves or pink
items to show your support for
Breast Cancer Awareness Month - A
big thank you to everyone who has
taken part on the community or
social media to raise awareness!
Here are some pictures that you
guys posted during the month!
Many of you also joined me in taking
up one good habit for the month.
How did it go for you? Did you notice
any difference in your life? For me, I
tried to make sure I got at least 8
hours of sleep a night, as that's what
doctors normally recommend. It went
well and I can say that I definitely feel
less tired during the day and generally
in a better mood! I hope to now
implement an 8-hour-per-night
sleeping pattern from now on.
The month also consisted of info
being given about volunteering
and donation as well as some
healthy recipes. Did you try them
at home? Feel free to share
pictures on the community of your
Best of South
Knysna is a rather small town You can also take a scenic
on the Garden Route of hike on the Jubilee Creek
South Africa. This dreamy Forest Walk where you can
town should be on your list immerse yourself in the
of places to visit and it is pulsing heart of Knysna and
sure to steal your heart with hear the gentle flowing
all the beauty it has to offer. stream that runs through, You
will be amazed by the many
shades of green as you take
Knysna boasts a serene this walk and it makes for a
lagoon where you can take a great place to have a picnic!
boat and enjoy the turquoise
waters and the sandstone Another must see is the
cliffs which nicely Tsitsikamma National Park,
compliment to area. where you can find gorgeous
coastal scenery, reefs, rivers,
and a magnificent forest!
Click here to find out more!
NEWS FROM SOUTH AFRICA
see what's been going on this past month
Keep yourself in the loop!
NEWS THE MOST TALKED ABOUT TOPICS IN
SOUTH AFRICA THIS MONTH
Dinosaur hunters are loving South Africa
The sun rises over the South African bush as scientists
laden with backpacks climb a hillside. They get down to
work, carving into two immense blocks of stone that have
concealed the secrets of an ancestor of modern-day
crocodiles for some 200 million years. “In 2015, one of my
students just saw a few (fossilised) bones coming out. We
started to excavate it and we brought it back to the lab and
Trans South African it turned out to be a hip of a species we’ve never seen
model is making waves before.”After five hours of drying time, the stone is
Elle van der Burg, who has been modelling chiselled free, lifted by three strong people, and then
since the age of 15, is maing her name for transported by road nearly 300 kilometres (185 miles) to
herself, not only for breaking in to the world Johannesburg into the expert hands of Wilfred Bilankulu.
of fashion, but also for her activism in
creating more visibilty for transgender
models. She will now focus on road shows
that break down the relationship (and
difference) between sexuality and gender.
She feels this understanding is particularly
important to South African youth, many of
whom have neither the vocabulary nor the
opportunity to have vital conversations about
sexuality and gender.
2 black rhinos have died following move
Two of the six black rhinos that were flown from South Africa
to Zakouma National Park in Chad in May this year have died.
The two rhinos, a male and a female, were not poached,
African Parks said, but the exact cause of death is not yet
known. A specialist Veterinarian was dispatched and is now
Remembering South on site in Zakouma National Park in order to conduct a
Africa's Hip Hop Pantsula postmortem that will provide more information on the cause
of death and assess the situation to advise on further
Jabulani Tsambo, who has died aged 38, actions. African Parks had worked with government agencies
helped to pioneer South Africa’s in Chad and South Africa to move six rhinos to Zakouma. No
motswako style – in which rappers flit black rhino had been spotted in Zakouma, Chad’s oldest
between English and the language of national park, since the early 1970s, and the arrival of the
Setswana. The full circumstances of his batch from South Africa’s Addo National Park marked the
death are not known and his family return of the species to the country after nearly 50 years of
have asked for privacy. Pantsula is a absence.
tradition and also a highly energetic
dance form that originated in the black
townships of South Africa during the
Article 1: Eyewitness News Article 3: Mongabay
Article 2 : Huffington Post Article 4:: Independent
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