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Seasons in history

Ecomomic seasonsThe wise king Solomon said “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.” (Ecc 3:1) If we look at nature it is just wonderful to see swallows returning at a certain time every year and fruit getting ripe in its appropriate season every year. In Gen 8:22 God promised that

While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease.

Business cycles

In business we experience the same. A business owner recently told me that ... continue reading

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Pointless endeavour

Quality, Results, Soccer, BoringIn his regular column in Die Burger John Scott writes that soccer leaves him cold. “I’ve tried,” he says “goodness knows I’ve tried, to appreciate what some misguided person called the beautiful game. Up and down the players run, for 90 minutes, often with neither side scoring a single goal.

‘It’s their skill in controlling the ball,’ said a friend when

I asked him the point of a game that ended pointless.

‘But not enough skill to produce a result,’ I suggested.”

Pointless lives

But it is not only a ... continue reading

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Black Tuesday – a new reality

Recession, roller coaster, business, economy, down, In my newsletter and blog post of the first week in December 2018, I warned as follow about a difficult first quarter in 2019:

Prediction

“At present most businesses look forward to increased sales during the festive season and “Back-to-School” business in January. But February 2019 I think might become a challenge. Although I do not like to be negative, I think it is necessary to be cautious with spending during the festive season and especially on credit.
There is just so much uncertainty about government policy regarding land reform
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Post-elections

Vote, Warning, What is next,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

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Without my job, who am I?

cardboard, job, old, future, unemployed, joblessThe 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.

Unemployed?

Usually we are not very concerned ... continue reading

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2 Sam 12:25 “So he called his name Jedidiah because of the Lord.”

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