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Well the elections have come and gone and in my mind not very much has changed. All the provinces are still governed by the same parties as before and the same president is still president, but it will cost us R150m to get him inaugurated into the same position he currently holds.
The value of money
Someone once said that it seems politicians do not know the value of money and many do not quite understand the difference between a million and a billion.
He explained that if you spend ... continue reading
Saturday 6 July 1957 was a defining moment for the history of modern music: it was the day that John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time.
That day John Lennon’s group, “Quarrymen” played at the garden fete of St Peter’s Church in Liverpool. Besides the music, there were craft and cake stalls, games, police dog demonstrations and the traditional crowning of the Rose Queen. Paul McCartney also performed and afterwards McCartney aged 15 was introduced to Lennon then 16.
Both were impressed with each other’s ... continue reading
The last official unemployment figure for South Africa I heard of was more than 27% while many people estimate it to be much higher. Comparing it to a 25% unemployment rate at the height of the Great Depression during the 1930s, we realise we need more than just political promises for South Africa.
Driving through towns and especially industrial areas and seeing how many business premises are empty, I realize that it confirms the high unemployment figures that we read about in newspapers.
Usually we are not very concerned ... continue reading
What if I studied harder at school or an extra degree at university? What if I chose a different career? What if I rather invested my money elsewhere?
Most common regrets
In a Ted Talk video Don’t Regret Regret Kathryn Schulz mentions that education and careers chosen are the things that people regret most in life.
Education – Many people regret that they didn’t study harder or further, because it could have opened doors or job opportunities that they now do not have.
Careers – Because people often land in ... continue reading