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South Africa, Solidarity introduces … Solidarity Youth

May 25th, 2018

By Reon Janse van Rensburg On 16 May Solidarity held its congress. It is a yearly institution at which great expectations are created and surpassed. News that is shared includes highlights of the past year and we reflect on all that has been achieved. Those achievements serve as benchmark for  … Read more

The workplace: Social media or social monster?

April 26th, 2018

Even though social media is the friend with whom you share everything and the ideal platform on which you share your crazy weekends or simply pen down your thoughts of the day, social media can become your worst enemy if you do not take great care with the digital track  … Read more

André Friedrichs – Powerful plans for a bright future

April 25th, 2018

By Reon Janse van Rensburg Create your own future – André Friedrichs heard these words while still at school but realised the value of this advice only later in his life. With a good head on his shoulders and the right ideals, the 22-year-old André has created a bright future  … Read more

Molefe’s fall from power

April 20th, 2018

By Lize-Mari Labuschagne Brian Molefe’s dwindling path started when he was appointed as Eskom CEO on 25 September 2015. Later during the same year, he was appointed on a fixed term contract of five years. Below follows a summary of the events that constitute the Brian Molefe saga: The Public  … Read more

Privatisation of SAA: What you as taxpayer need to know

April 16th, 2018

South African Airways (SAA), once a sustainable enterprise, has for some years now been nothing but a struggling institution that is disintegrating under poor management. The airline’s history is dotted with numerous cases of ill-considered and unnecessary expenditure, which does not add anything to sustainable growth. According to a recent  … Read more

Provision for retirement as important as job retention

March 12th, 2018

As a trustee of one of the country’s largest retirement funds and as a trade union official who is often involved in retrenchment processes, I notice time and again that employees do not provide sufficiently for retirement. While modernisation in 1990 brought about a move towards defined contribution funds resulting  … Read more

Knights and Knaves

March 8th, 2018

Knight This week’s knight is Pretoria’s own Spiderman, Eric Nefdt. This father of two, has been entertaining residents of Centurion and the Eastern suburbs of Pretoria since 2016, when he began training for marathons in a full Spiderman suit, to create awareness for heart diseases. Nefdt will soon tackle the  … Read more

Five general tips to start saving

March 1st, 2018

To save is very important in the long term, but to do it now for that one-day, is very difficult. Some people are unsure about how to start saving, while others start saving easily but struggle to save sustainably. Make small changes When you decide to start saving it helps  … Read more

Knights and Knaves

March 1st, 2018

Knight This week’s knight is little Wilson, the boy who saved dr. Myra Marais, a veterinarian from the Mutale Animal Clinic, when a Brahman bull of around 650 kg stormed her. She was busy injecting a sick calf when the angry bull stormed her. Wilson appeared from the corner of  … Read more

Knights and Knaves

February 22nd, 2018

Knight This week’s knights are the field rangers and sniffer dogs in the Kruger National Park who are primarily responsible for the reduction of 40% in the poaching rate in the north of the park during the past year. According to Ike Phaahla, these dogs are responsible for 95% of  … Read more

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