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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
The past week we heard that the Notre Dame in Paris, France, one of the world’s most popular attractions, burned down. What an incredible building that stood the test of time for almost 700 years since completion.
I wonder how many modern day buildings would still be here 700 years from now.
Work on the Notre Dame started in 1163 and was only completed 182 years later in 1345. This means that the architect or whoever designed it never even saw the end result of his design and a couple ... continue reading
In April 2000 it was revealed that Hansie Cronje, former South African cricket captain and Sanjay Chawla, a representative of an Indian betting syndicate were involved in match fixing during 1999 and earlier.
After an enquiry by the King Commission, Cronje was banned from any involvement in cricket for life. This scandal was one of the biggest controversies ever to have rocked the international cricket world.
Only now during January 2019, after almost two decades, a British court ordered for the extradition of Sanjeev Chawla, to India where he will ... continue reading